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A Unique Way to Use Embellishments
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Scrap Girls 8th Anniversary Party!
It's a Party!
This week we are pulling out all the stops to bring you a weeklong party because we have two fantastic reasons to celebrate.
First, it's our anniversary! Saturday, October 20th, marks eight great years of Scrap Girls. To recognize this occasion, we are releasing a great new kit called Story Teller that features all things digital scrapbooking. This kit is a collaboration kit that a whole team of our designers created. And the best thing of all? A full 100% of the sales of this kit go to our favorite charity, Food for the Poor. Additionally, many of our designers have created small coordinating kits that go with Story Teller, and these will be offered at a special price all week long, too.
Our Scrap Girls Forum will be the place to be this week with special chats and games, including some old favorites brought back for this week only. And there will be prizes galore given out for all the chats and challenges!
Second, we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our new Boutique. We have a new look and a ton of great new features that make shopping at Scrap Girls more fun than ever. Every day this week, we will be celebrating these new features on our blog with a daily giveaway. That's right - you can win just for putting something on your Wish List, or leaving a product review. And at the end of the week, we will take all the entries and draw a winner for a Grand Prize - $50 to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Check the blog to see what the contest of the day will be.
I hope you join us in the fun all week long!
Embellishment Hunt Game
Your challenge is to find these sixteen embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Those who correctly identify all 16 items will be entered into a drawing to win a $28.88 Gift Certificate! Those who correctly identify 15 or less will be entered into a drawing for an $8.88 Gift Certificate.
Hunt for the embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Go the Scrap Girls Forums and find the "Embellishment Hunt" thread located in the Anniversary Party Forum. Post a message in this thread saying that you have entered the game.
After you have finished searching, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: "Embellishment Hunt." Include your username, the name of the product where you found the embellishment, and a link to its page in the Scrap Girls Boutique for each of the sixteen items.
Emails must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, October 20th.
Friday, October 19, 2012
6:00am EDT – Lucky Dip Challenge
Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking challenge with a twist. Come join in the chat and help choose what will be added to your layout. Will you get lucky?
11:00am EDT – Quote Chat
Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Pat (PBarnes) for an Anniversary Quote/WordArt Challenge. Including a quote on your layout can be a meaningful addition, plus it's a chance to make your own word art.
9:00pm EDT - Desktop Challenge
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Amy (mimes1) in the Chat Room for Desktop Challenge. We'll show you how fun and easy it is to change your computer desktop from boring to exciting using your digital supplies!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
8:00am EDT – Saturday Color Challenge
Join Conda (SodScrap) and Theresa (teecee) for a special anniversary color challenge and chat as we continue to celebrate Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary! We will have lots of fun as we chat and scrap together!
1:00pm EDT - Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Stash
Do you get lost searching through your folders for supplies while scrapbooking? Do you wonder what you'd do if your hard drive failed and you lost all your supplies and layouts? Join April (April Showers) in the Chat Room where we'll discuss different ways to organize and safeguard your files. If you are already an expert, come share your method. There is no right or wrong way. Let us help you find one that works for you.
3:00pm EDT – Mini Class with Anna
Join Anna (anna) for a new mini class! Learn a fun technique to give your photos a ghostly, faded look! Perfect for spooky Halloween layouts or to capture that feeling of fading memories. Download the free tutorial from the class thread in the Anniversary Forum the morning of class.
9:00pm EDT - Cram the Chat Room!
Let's cram the Chat Room! Join April (April Showers) and Amy (mimes1) to see how many people we can squeeze in! We haven't run out of room yet. Join in for tons of fun, lots of mischief, and a few prizes! Hope to see everyone there!
10:00pm EDT - Late Night Pajama Party with Bingo
Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary wouldn't be complete without a PJ party! Put on your favorite pajamas, grab some chocolate, and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) for some Late Night Pajama Party fun with games and prizes!
* All Chat times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!
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A Unique Way to Use Embellishments
Tutorial created Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Windows Vista
For the past five years, I have looked forward to the first day of every month; that's right, Scrap Girls Club day! Each month the club is anticipated with enthusiasm and excitement as we wait for the reveal. The designers at Scrap Girls out-do themselves as they put together an incredible bargain and goodie bag brimming with papers, embellishments, alphas, and even surprises! One of the best things about the Scrap Girls Clubs are that there are so many creative items included in the club, you can make endless numbers of layouts with one collection and its contents. The clubs are a great way to stretch your scrapping buck.
This month, the Scrap Girls Club is from our wonderful designer, Syndee Nuckles. The club includes her Flea Market Collection Biggie. This collection is full of antiquities, eclectic papers, and even modern elements. It is rich with borders, paper strips, buttons, and flowers! The colors and textures of the October Club appeal to heritage layouts, as well as gentle feminine layouts. Even more masculine layouts have a home with this month’s club. This club certainly has something for everyone!
For this month, I am going to show you one way to use your club embellishments in an unexpected way. Let's make an interesting photo matte for your layout using borders and strips from the embellishment set included in your Scrap Girls Club Collection. You will see how easy it is to make a matte behind your photos to help create a focal point on your layout.
First, open your layout and choose a background and bring it onto your layout. I kept mine white for this step for clarity. You could choose a paper at this point, if you want to.
The next step was to place my photos on the page. For this layout, I wanted to emphasize the three generations within the photo. Therefore, the same image was used twice - once in its full frame format, the second cropped tight to show the image in the iPod in the picture. (Pretty cool, huh? My daughter, Belle, took that picture with her iPod and it's amazing.) By creating a matte behind my photos, the photos will have extra emphasis on my layout, and I can use more of the pretty things from the club!
After I knew where the photos were going to lay on the page, I turned them off temporarily. That way I could see my work space behind them. Then I simply started collecting ribbons and borders from the collection and started piling them up behind my layout behind where the photos would be. I can turn on and off the photos as needed during this step. On this layout, 11 different embellishments strips and borders from Flea Market Collection Biggie were used to make the photo matte. I mixed up colors, lengths, shapes, and prints. I turned strips around, placed others on angles, and turned borders upside down. Some of the borders are shadowed, and others are laid flat to mix things up and add interest to the layout. And most of the borders are in the middle of the layout; not on the edges!
After moving the borders and strips around, I turned the visibility of the photos back on so I could make fine adjustments to my newly created photo matte. Then I added the embellishments and journaling, and lastly, I brought in a paper background to create a pleasing layout.
When you open your Club Selection this month, it will be sure to appeal to your senses and stir inspiration. As you look through all of the wonderful embellishments, try to look at them from a different perspective and see how many ways you can find to create photo mattes out of the embellishments included!
The first product listed below is 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.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.
Article written by Amy Flanagan
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:
October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles
October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
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:
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles
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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 24th - 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 October 24th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one Scrap Simple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat.
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!
October's Forum Game: Posting Contest
October is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from October 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 31st.
To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your current post count. Your post count is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a different number and is calculated differently.)
During the month, post your fingers off! At midnight on October 31st, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
October Monthly Layout Contest: October brings Halloween here in the U.S. and with Halloween comes costumes! Costumes are all around us every day, not just at Halloween. There are costumes in parades, the circus, in shows, and even at parties! Show us the costumes you've seen, and tell us about them! Post your layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on October 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!
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