Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

Save 30% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, ET on October 20, 2012



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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Value Pack: One Fall Day
Value Pack: One Fall Day

Save money on this One Fall Day Value Pack that includes: One Fall Day Collection, One Fall Day Paper Super Mini, Quaking Leaf Collection Super Mini. Create beautiful printable digital scrapbooking layouts with this Fall and Autumn theme.

ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fruit 6501   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fruit 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners
Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners

These grungy corner digital scrapbooking brushes are an essential tool to any scrappers stash. Create faded corners on layouts, papers, and photos. Erase edges of items to create blends, or stamp to add an inked effect.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Fatherly Alpha and Word Art Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Winter White Textures
  Bespoke Alpha and Word Art  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Winter White Textures are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Living it Collection Super Mini
Living it Collection Super Mini

This digital scrapbooking kit filled with beautiful jewel tone colors is the perfect way to highlight all of your everyday moments this fall season. Includes 3 digital scrapbooking papers and 22 embellishments (300 dpi, jpg and png files).

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III Linear PSE Biggie   Wandering Garden Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III Linear PSE Biggie are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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JIF Plus: 12x12 Today
JIF Plus: 12x12 Today

Preserve those everyday moments with Today JIF 6 Plus kit. JIF means "Just Insert Foto", because the layout is already done for you. This kit includes a full layout, in a PSD file, as well as individual png files for complete customization.


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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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A Unique Way to Use Embellishments
Friday, October 19, 2012


  • 30% Off Anniversary & Grand Opening Sale!
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • Special Event: Anniversary Party
  • Tips From The Pros
  • Scrap Girls Club
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  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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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!

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Special Event

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!

- Debbie


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.

Scrap Girls Anniversary Party Embellishment Hunt Game
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Chat Schedule

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!

Tips From The Pros

October's Scrap Girls Club by Syndee Nuckles.

The Scrap Girls Club allows you to get all of the newest looks while saving money! It is perfect for anyone who wants beautiful, coordinated digital scrapbooking supplies that are easy to use. You get all the products shown above a $40.59 value, for $9.99 or less! Plus, each month we will help you find new ways to use your club contents to the fullest with this article full of ideas, tips, and projects to get your creativity going!

Members-Only club content! Now Scrap Girls Club members receive three exclusive, members-only Club products every month! These new products include a JIFFY Easy Page Album - five layered PSD files of your favorite Club layouts designed by the professionals at Scrap Girls just for this Club, one Designer's Gift item - a product chosen by the Club's designer, and a Color Palette which you can use to coordinate your photos and ScrapSimple products with this month's Club to make it an even bigger value!

October's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Syndee Nuckles. Her Flea Market products will add a unique and vintage look to your digital scrapbooking layouts and altered projects!


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!

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Add a matte behind your photos for emphasis.

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!

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Layer strip and border elements to create a photo matte.

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!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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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.

Flea Market Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie

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.

Amy Flanagan
Article written by Amy Flanagan

Scrap Girls Club Image

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

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

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Joyce Schardt

ScrapSimple Club

The October 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Keri Schueller.

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Keri Schueller

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 Keri Schueller
Layout by Keri Schueller

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Snapshot Nano Collection Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates
with her Snapshot Nano Collection

Snapshot Nano Collection   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

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

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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

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.


  • Those with 50-99 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 100-249 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 250-399 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 400-600 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 600 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in all four drawings!

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!


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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