Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie

A basic glitter digital scrapbooking style appropriate for any type of layout. This particular palettes of gold, silver, brown, green, and khaki work well for unisex and heritage layouts.

So Elementary Collection Biggie So Basically Collection Mini Brush Set: Grungy Glitter
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Reawakening  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie, Brush Set: Grungy Glitter and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Reawakening are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artsy Borders Frames
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artsy Borders Frames

This set of beautifully distressed photo frames will add instant character to your digital scrapbooking layouts. Use them as photo masks or create journaling spaces. Either way, they are sure to delight!

Morning Mist Collection Biggie   Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artsy Borders Frames, Morning Mist Collection Biggie and Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Chesapeake Clusters Embellishment Mini
Chesapeake Clusters Embellishment Mini

The nautical themed digital scrapbooking Chesapeake Clusters Embellishment Mini is perfect for documenting your vacations and weekend getaways to the shore, sailing, fishing, and seafood recipes and meals. It is inspired by the Chesapeake Bay, but it's versatile enough for all your watery, beachy layouts! Coordinates with the Chesapeake line of products.

  Chesapeake Collection Biggie  


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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JIF 6: Pretty In Pink
JIF 6: Pretty In Pink

Create a beautiful layout in minutes with this digital scrapbook kit! Create a layout fast with this great JIF 6 kit! JIF 6 means Just Insert Foto, because the layout is already done for you! Yes, each kit includes a full layout, you just add a photo and some journaling if you want. Each kit includes six items which are in a complete, ready-to-go, PSD layout file. Open the file, and JUST INSERT FOTOS! This JIF 6 kit includes: Vintage wallpaper background paper, wood flourish, flower cluster, old pitcher, fancy matte and leaves.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.


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Shopping For Shoes
Monday, August 6, 2012


  • What's New in the Boutique
  • A Designer's Life: Angela Blancard
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!


Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

divScrap Girls sends a birthday gift to each of our Forum members!

Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


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Angela Blanchard
Angela Blanchard

Why Am I So Afraid of Shoes?

I was browsing at a department store the other week and came upon the shoe section with their wide array of summer designs. I stopped dead in my tracks and just gazed at all the beautiful colors and styles. I could imagine myself as a fashion model strutting around in these beautiful creations. Cork-wedge heels with straps in bright orange for my first trip down the runway, and maybe a spike-heeled, hot pink, open- toed version the next. Then I came back to reality.

All the shoes I own at the moment are black or brown. None of them have very high heels, and if they do have a heel, it's certainly not spiked! Why is that? I got to thinking about it and some of the reasons are leftover from childhood, but they still have a hold over me.

Like the fact that I have big feet. Even as a child, people said that my feet were "gunboats." I didn't know what a gunboat was, but I knew it wasn't good! My feet finally stopped growing when they reached a size 11. In the 1970s, it was hard to find stylish women's shoes in that size. So why would I buy a bright-colored shoe that was probably out of style and draw attention to my large feet?

Then there was the clumsiness issue. With big feet, you usually wind up tripping over them and falling flat on your face. Being a shy, sensitive child, this must not happen. Stiletto heels were certainly out!

Lastly, there was a question of making a fashion statement or the fact that I didn't have the confidence to pull off wearing a stylish, fashionable shoe (refer back to issues #1 and #2). The only statement I wanted to make was that I was invisible – and I think I probably succeeded at it.

But now I'm grown up and the rest of my body is in proportion to the size of my feet. I've learned how to walk decorously (for the most part), and shoe companies now cater to even size 11 feet with the latest colors and styles. Maybe one pair of totally frivolous, bold-colored, high-heeled shoes would be okay. Anyone want to go shoe shopping?

- Angela


Favorite Product I've Designed:

Sticky Bits Embellishments Biggie
Sticky Bits Embellishments Biggie

I'm really loving the Sticky Bits Embellishment Biggie right now. It's so versatile and adds the perfect pops of color to my layouts. I love layering them and altering their colors - they work just about anywhere!


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angela Blanchard
Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Sticky Bits Embellishments Biggie Rose Scented Collection Mini Waters Edge Collection
Prairieland Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bakers Twine ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hoo Loves Ya

Commercial license versions of Sticky Bits Embellishments Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bakers Twine and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hoo Loves Ya are also available.

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August's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Jan Ransley.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

August's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Jan Ransley

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jan Ransley

ScrapSimple Club

The July 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Melissa Renfro.

July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Melissa Renfro

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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Home Sweet Home Embellishment Special One

Designer Freebie by Jan Ransley coordinates
with her Home Sweet Home Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Home Sweet Home Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Home Sweet Home Date Stamp WordArt Mini

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Jan Ransley

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 7th - 9:00 PM EDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 9pm ET. This month, we'll focus on how to use ScrapSimple Layout Templates to create unique greeting cards.


High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 8th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On August 8th, we'll do a Color Challenge. Use vibrant colors like turquoise, orange and yellow on your page. Any vibrant colors you choose are fine. Have fun with it!

Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!


Journaling Crop
Monday, August 13th - 8:00 PM EDT

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll use Syndee Nuckles' Brush Set: Journal Spots. For an added challenge, think about the Who, What, Where, When and How of your photos! Hope to see you there!


August's Forum Game: BINGO

Join us for an exciting game of August BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Forum username" by Wednesday August 1st (Midnight EDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Thursday, August 2nd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.


August Monthly Layout Contest: Summer vacation time! We'd love to see your layouts featuring your summer vacations! Have you gone on the trip of a lifetime? Or an annual trip with family or friends? Have you had a fun staycation right in your own town? We'd love to get a glimpse into how you spend your vacation and why you chose spend your time that way! Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on August 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!


Check our Forum calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in the Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

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