Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

Sneak Peek Coupon! Save 25% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, ET on September 10, 2012

We have a stunning new store! And it's packed full of great new features for our customers. To encourage you to have a look around, we are giving you a coupon for some great savings! Have fun! But act fast, this coupon will expire on September 13th on Midnight, EDT!

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Image: What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Value Pack: Happy Camper
Value Pack: Happy Camper

This camping themed digital scrapbooking Value Pack with a touch of grunge is ideal for highlighting all of your camping adventures. Whether it be hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or just playing games and sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. Includes Happy Camper Collection Mini, Happy Camper Paper Super Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Happy Camper 12901.

  Camp Trip Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Happy Camper are also available.


Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Venue
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Venue

Try out this set of 10 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates for something hip and cool! This package comes in PSD files for Photoshop users as well as drag and drop PNG files for users of other graphic imaging software.

Venue Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Venue and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501 are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini
digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini

The digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini contains six textured grunge papers that inspire you to create your own expressive layouts and capture those treasured childhood memories. The papers are designed to work with the other digiDo•er products such as the digiDoer eBook: School Year, that takes you through the simple steps of organizing, converting, creating and sharing those treasured childhood memories.

Learn more about Jacqui's digiDoer line of products on the Scrap Girls blog here!

digiDoer eBook: School Year and Nano Collection digiDoer School Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 02
  digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of digiDoer School Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 02 and digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Film Fragments
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Film Fragments

These film fragment digital scrapbook embellishments will give your photos a grungy edge! PNG and layered PSD files are included.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability Picturesque Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Film Fragments, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.


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A Tour of Scrap Girls Boutique
Monday, September 10, 2012


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  • What's New in the Boutique
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  • A Designer's Life: Cherise Oleson
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Scrap Girls Etc.

Cindy Dake
Cindy Dake
Scrap Girls Editor

Welcome to the New Boutique: Tours Begin Here!

Step right up! The tour of the new Scrap Girls Boutique begins right here, right now!

There's so much to see in the new Boutique, and we only want to take a few minutes of your time, so we're going to hit the high points. Hang on, because this is just the beginning of a great new digital scrapbooking experience for everyone!

1. Easier Viewing: Just Click to Enlarge the Product

In the old version of our store's software, you had to "hover" your mouse to see a larger version of products and layouts. Now, a simple click of your mouse gives you a big image of the product and its features, and a side window lets you click between the various images.

The first screenshot (below) shows part of a product page, its layouts, and its description. The red arrow shows where to "Click for larger image and other views."

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Click for larger view.

When you click there, you'll get an enlarged version (see below) of the product images and its related layouts. You can easily "mouse over" the various layouts and images to enlarge each one. The window will stay open until you click the X in the upper right corner to close the product images window.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Larger view of product images.

Another super-helpful feature in the new Boutique is the addition of the designer's name right under the product name (see below). Sometimes you have a favorite designer (or two or threeā€¦) and you'll want to collect their new items right away! Now you will be able to identify a designer's products right away, not just by searching under the "Designers" category.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Designer's name below product name.

2. My Account: Your Personal Organizer

We wanted the updated My Account features to really benefit you in the new Boutique, so we designed it with an easy-to-use, clickable bar with topics that will help you get all your info centralized in one easy-to-locate place.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Account Options.

My Account now features:

  • Overview (your personal data summarized)

  • Purchase History (the go-to place to access your previously purchased product information)

  • Contact Info (where to change your name, address, email, phone, etc.)

  • Payment and SG Bucks (your saved credit card information from previous purchases and your SG Bucks information showing the amount you've earned from your purchases)

  • Wish List (the place to create new Wish Lists, to look at the products you've placed on your Wish Lists, to manage your Wish List items, or to access the links/codes to send your Wish List to friends)

  • Log Out (you can log out here or you'll see the Log Out option at the top of every page, too)

3. Easier Downloading

The download experience is easier now because the receipt has been simplified and you can find what you need quickly. The screenshot below shows where you'll find the download code on your receipt.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Download code on receipt.

But what happens if you complete your purchase and don't have time to download your digital scrapbooking products right at that moment?

Simply click on My Account (at the top of every page), then click on Purchase History to see what you've ordered in the past. Scroll to the receipt that contains the products you want to download. Click on "Download Password," which is highlighted as a clickable link in purple, and you'll go straight to the download area. In this screenshot, the red arrows are pointing to the Download Password for two different orders.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Download password in Purchase History.

4. Improved Search Functions

We've made the search faster and more accurate, and we plan to keep improving the search capabilities in the months to come!

In the new Boutique, several ways to search are right on the home page: Categories or Designers. These two options are now permanent parts of the Boutique's front page, not drop-down menus like before:

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: List of Categories and Designers.

By clicking on a designer's name, you'll automatically go to her area of the Boutique and be able to browse her products exclusively.

By clicking on one of the categories, you'll get additional choices within each category. For example, clicking on Basics, you'll get a drop-down menu with these choices: Collections & Kits, Embellishments, Papers, Alphas & Word Art, Transparencies.

Swing by the Boutique and take a few moments to familiarize yourself with what's under each category's menu so you'll have a good idea of where to find your favorite digital scrapbooking products.

Finally, the search bar at the top of the page gives you the opportunity to search by very specific criteria, such as the specific name of a product, a keyword, etc.

Scrap Girls Boutique Screenshot: Search box to find products.

Now that you've taken the quick tour, jump over to the Boutique and browse around. We have thousands and thousands of digital products just waiting to inspire you in your scrapbooking journey!

- Cindy

P.S. Want more information about the Boutique? Check out our blog where a whole series of articles about the new Boutique have been archived. You'll find articles on Wish Lists, Scrap Girls Bucks, and more!


Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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Cherise Oleson
Cherise Oleson

Doors and Windows

They say that when one door closes, another opens. But I recently heard someone amend that to say that when one door closes, sometimes we stare longingly at that closed door and we don't even notice the window that has opened right next to it.

A few months ago, when I wrote my last Designer's Life article, we had just sold our home in Missouri and were living in temporary housing for two months, in preparation for our big move to Wyoming where my husband had already been working. We had registered our kids for school there and had even made an offer on a home. But those plans all came crumbling down a few weeks later when my husband lost his job very unexpectedly.

Suddenly, we were without a plan. We no longer had a home in Missouri. We had no job there, no family there, and no other strong, compelling reason to stay there. The door to Wyoming had slammed shut on us, but we did not immediately see another door opening. After a couple of days of grieving over that slammed door, my husband and I decided to look at it from a different perspective.

Instead of looking for one particular door to open to us, we realized that the whole world was open to us. For the first time since we began our married life together, we could choose wherever we wanted to go. We knew a move was imminent, but we just had to decide where we were going to land. We started thinking, evaluating, and mostly praying to know what might be the best road for us.

Little by little, windows began to open. About a week later, we had narrowed it down to two geographic locations, and my husband and I both started looking for employment in those areas. I was offered a position in the Reno, Nevada, area, and we felt really good about that possibility. But my husband still had an interview and a job possibility in an entirely different location. With all of that, we were not 100% sure where we were going to move until the day before we picked up the moving van! We did finally make that decision - and we moved to the Reno area.

From the first day that we arrived in Reno, we have seen windows continue to open, letting in a little more light with each one. From finding an ideal rental home for our family (with a short-term lease) in an ideal location, to meeting wonderful friends from that first day, to my husband getting a job here ... each one has been a little window of additional light.

When I think back to a few months ago and realize all that has happened in such a short time, I am amazed. And I'm so grateful that we did not stand looking at that closed door for any longer than was absolutely necessary - or we may have missed the beautiful view that we have now, looking out our new windows.

- Cherise


Favorite Product I've Designed:

Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners
Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners

I love how these templates are fully customizable and allow me to give a handmade fabric-pennant look to my layouts!


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Cherise Oleson
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Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces The View Collection
Shabby Blanc Collection Biggie   Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders

Commercial license versions of Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces and Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders are also available.


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September's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Angie Briggs.

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 JIF 6 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

September's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Angie Briggs

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs

ScrapSimple Club

The August 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Paula Wright.

August's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
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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! Tutorial

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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Count The Ways Multi Color Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates
with her Count The Ways Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Count The Ways Collection Biggie   JIF Plus: 12x12 Count The Ways

Angie Briggs
Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs

* 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

Journaling Challenge Crop
Monday, September 10th - 8:00PM 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 talk about Syndee's ScrapSimple Type Paths: School. They aren't just for school layouts! Carla will have an additional challenge for you, too!


New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 11th - 8:00PM EDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 8pm ET in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.


High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 12th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET 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 September 12th, we'll do a Quote Challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling.

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!


September's Forum Game: Simplify September

This month's Scrap Girls Forum game, Simplify September, is designed to help you get more scrapbooking done with a series of simple steps that add up to a finished project at the end of each week.

Throughout September, Monday through Saturday, a team member will post a daily layout step in the Simplify September game thread; the first week has seven steps, and the remaining three weeks have six steps each. These steps will be posted in large purple font so they will be easy to spot.

Members who complete the steps required in the game thread and post all four layouts in the Simplify September Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $15.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

Each completed layout posted in the Simplify September Gallery, up to four per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of four $5.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2012, to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Simplify September Gallery.

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


September Monthly Layout Contest: September is Classical Music Month! For the September Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring music! You could scrap a favorite song, a concert, or even some musical instruments! Post your layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on September 30th 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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