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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Just Photo It v.01 Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Just Photo It v.01 Mini

Create layouts fast with a variety of digital scrapbooking layout templates. The "Just Photo It" template series contains layouts with 4+ photo slots. Templates come with individual PNGs, layered PSD files and layered TIF files.

The four products listed below are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Count The Ways Collection Biggie Count The Ways Embellishment Mini Count The Ways Paper Super Mini
  Count The Ways Paper Super Mini 2  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Just Photo It v.01 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Brush Set: Sketchy Butterflies
Brush Set: Sketchy Butterflies

Soft butterflies mixed with swirls and sketches come together in these digital scrapbooking brushes. Great for adding texture and interest to your layouts and card projects.

Sisterly Collection Mini Yours Naturally Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Grungy Stencils
  JIF 6: Pretty In Pink  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sketchy Butterflies and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Grungy Stencils are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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8.5x11 digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini
8.5x11 digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini

The 8.5x11 digiDoer School Mixed Paper Mini contains 6 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!

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 digiDoer pageGrids 01 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 digiDoer pageGrids 01, 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie and digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Value Pack: Venue
Value Pack: Venue

Combined to save you money! Enjoy this grouping of "Venue" digital scrapbooking products for one low price. In this grouping, you will get 26 Papers, 5 Alphas, 2 pages of Word Art and 3 Pages of Embellishments... plus 10 ScrapSimple Digital Layout templates to get you started.

  Brush Set: Sun Bursts  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sun Bursts are also available.

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If you are a registered user of the Forum, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Using Styles on Embellishments
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

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  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
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Tips From The Pros

Using Photo Styles on Embellishments

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Windows Vista

The Scrap Girls Boutique has a huge number of styles that be used in a variety of ways on your layouts. One style might be intended to change the texture of a paper, or another might be used to add some metallic characteristics to a frame. A number of styles are what I call "photographic" styles: a style that changes the characteristic of your photo. Some of these styles add age to your photo, some add softness, and others add alternate light patterns, clarity, bokeh, or even texture.

In the layout below, the original photo was too bright and saturated. To fix this, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 was applied to my photo layers for softness. The soft, muted colors worked better with the color palette of the layout as well.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Sample layout with photos edited with ScrapSimple styles.
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In looking at my layout, the green laurels are too bright and bold for this layout. I love the laurels and I love the movement they add to the layout, but for this layout, they need to be muted down, just like the photos. There are several options in Photoshop to address this, such as adjusting the brightness, hue, or saturation, but the results were not what I was looking for. Then the idea came to try using one of the photographic styles on the embellishment itself, just like had been done on the photo.

A little experimentation with the photographic styles on the embellishment layer came up with a number of different looks for the sprig from Laurels Embellishment Mini.

This is the sprig with ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie applied to the layer:

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Dreamy Canvas style applied to the embellishment.

Here, I've applied ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501 to the layer:

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Painting Textures style applied to the embellishment.

This example shows what the sprig looks like with ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: So Basically Textures 6401 applied to the layer:

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: So Basically Textures style applied to the embellishment.

Finally, this is the sprig with ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 applied to the layer:

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Aged Photos style applied to the embellishment.

In the final layout below, I have chosen ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 for the sprig layer. Although I liked all the styles that I played with, I chose this one because the color, saturation, and texture of the sprig with the style was most complementary with the colors and saturation of the layout. By applying this photographic style to my embellishment, the characteristics of the embellishment were easily and creatively altered with the click of the mouse.

Adding photographic styles to embellishments, as well as to your photos, is a creative and fun way to build your digital scrapbooking layouts. Experiment with your styles today!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 Laurels Embellishment Mini La Di Da Collection Biggie
Elephants Fly Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings Serendipity Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crumpled Paper 6301 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501
  Countryside Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crumpled Paper 6301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501 are also available.

Amy Flanagan
Article written by Amy Flanagan

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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
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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
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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 Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
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Brush Set: Messy Months - Special

Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates
with her Brush Set: Messy Months,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quilt Patterns Molly Milkshakes Collection Biggie Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4902  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quilt Patterns, Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4902 are also available.

Paula Wright
Today's freebie designed by Paula Wright

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What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

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.

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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!

Games

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.

Contests

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!

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