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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Motherly 6401 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Motherly 6401 Super Biggie

Shades of purples, periwinkle, gold and neutrals make a pretty palette to create layouts for your loved ones with these digital scrapbooking styles. Includes 12 styles in all. 4 solids with vintage paper edges, 4 glitters with vintage paper edges, and 4 soft vellum papers with patterns. Includes two versions of this style. A small format version, and a large.

  Motherly Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Motherly 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Value Pack: Pixie Mischief
Value Pack: Pixie Mischief

Looking for a bargain? We've packed these items together so you can save money! Hold on to your brownies, these little pixies are up to mischief! Three complete products are included in this great value pack: Pixie Mischief Nano Collection, Zip Kit: Pixie Mischief and Brush Set: Pixie Mischief.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build a Flower 6301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build a Flower 6301 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Venue Collection Biggie
Venue Collection Biggie

The Venue digital scrapbooking collection set in a retro style is all about going out on the town, dinner with friends, concerts, the theater and having fun.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout: 8.5x11 digiDoer Cover 01 Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout: 8.5x11 digiDoer Cover 01 Mini

The ScrapSimple Digital Layout: 8.5x11 digiDoer Cover 01 Mini matches perfectly with the digiDoer pageGrids and make it simple to create an album or use them as a quick start for your own creative layouts. Both PSD and PNG files are included. Use the covers with other digiDo•er products like the digiDoer eBook: School Year that leads 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 8.5x11 Nano Collection 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: digiDoer Date Stamp Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout: 8.5x11 digiDoer Cover 01 Mini, 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: digiDoer Date Stamp Biggie are also available.

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

Create layouts fast with a variety of digital scrapbooking layout templates. The "Just Scrap It" template series contains layouts with 1-3 photo slots. Templates come with individual PNGs, layered PSD files and layered TIF files.

  Value Pack: Cottage Rose  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Just Scrap It v.01 Mini 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 Action Sets
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

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  • What's New in the Boutique
  • Tips From The Pros
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Tips From The Pros

Using Action Sets

Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7

A few years ago, one of my friends signed up for an expensive online photography class that used Adobe Photoshop. She had not used the program before and had no idea how to follow the course instructions, so she called me and asked for help.

I'm a nice friend, so I walked over to her house to help her figure it out. After we went through a series of complicated steps editing her photo, I looked at the end result and said, "That looks great, but I just use an action to get the same effect."

I was referring to Melissa Renfro's ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 - which my friend promptly purchased. I love using actions because they can make complex techniques relatively simple.

We will be working with ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 for this tutorial. It was one of the first actions I purchased at Scrap Girls, and I still use it a lot in my digital scrapbooking layouts. If you haven't already loaded the action, follow the instructions for your software version in the 1 Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook).

After the action is loaded, simply click the Play button to run the action. Many of the actions available in the Scrap Girls Boutique come with detailed instructions written by the designer on how to use it. You can see in the screenshot below that this action puts the effect on its own layer so you can customize the finished image. An easy way to adjust the effect is to change the opacity of the effect layer.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Actions menu in Photoshop.

Each action set comes with a number of actions in it. I like to play with all the actions in a set to find one that will work best for the layout that I want to create. In the screenshot below, I used every action in this set on a photo of my niece.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Samples of photos that were edited with a ScrapSimple Actions set.

For my layout, I used the "chocolate with color" action on the photo first. Then I used the "smart glow" action on top of it to give it a brighter look. Try using one or more actions in your next layout and post your pages in the Newsletter Tutorial section of the Scrap Girls Gallery. Using ScrapSimple Actions in your digital scrapbooking pages can make it look like you spent a lot more time than you really did on your pages, plus actions give a unique, customized look to your photos.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by April Martell
Layout by April Martell
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ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 Blue Linen Collection Mini Value Pack: Teal Zeal
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

April Martell
Article written by April Martell

Scrap Girls Club Image

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
Paula Wright

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 Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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Ashley Collection Biggie Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates
with her Ashley Collection Biggie

Ashley Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font are also available.

Jo Corne
Today's freebie designed by Jo Corne

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What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

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!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 19th - 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 19th, we'll do a No Photo Challenge! Create a layout without any photos. Everything else is fine! Are there some things you'd like to document but you don't have photos? Try using scanned memorabilia or extensive journaling to make a memorable layout without photos.

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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