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Are you crazy for all things crafty?
Do you LOVE combining digital and traditional craft products
and sharing your creativity with others?
Then Scrap Girls is looking for you!
• 1 hybrid project a month, which would include a tutorial to be posted on our blog.
Additional products are always welcome but not required.
• Being crafty and having fun!
• Free products from Scrap Girls
• $5 a month to cover cost of glue, printer paper, etc.
• Being part of an awesome community!
To apply, email the following to email@example.com
• Photos of 2 hybrid projects (can be crafts, cards, or layouts)
• Tell us why you would like to join our team.
• Send in your applications by November 21st.
Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 with Windows 7
What is Art Journaling? I asked the same question earlier this year when a friend was taking an Art Journaling Class. I had never heard of it and wondered what she meant. I searched online and found this definition of sorts:
"Art journaling is about the [creative process] of pulling together color, words and images as you wish on a page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome." -Tammy Garcia
Art Journaling is all about putting things on a page in a way that expresses a feeling or theme or idea in a way that makes YOU happy. There are no rules, but there are a couple of guidelines that most Art Journaling pages follow:
Art Journaling is traditionally done on real pages, using real paint, text, crayons, pencils, and using real embellishments like glitter, fabric, leaves, texture paint, wool, collage, etc.
So how can we - as digital scrappers - create art journal pages?
Art Journaling allows you to use your digital supplies in new and different ways, so raid your digital scrapbooking stash and see what treasures are in there!
I like to start by building my background. I find it easiest to start with a paper that looks like the effect I am going for, then perhaps adding a blending template and adding another paper. Edgers are terrific for adding interest, and paint effects are also wonderful for backgrounds.
Once I have my base sorted, I like to think about the feel of my page. I tend to add word art now and extra visual interest... embellishments, other texture or color, styles, etc.
Finally, I will add journaling if I am using it, shadows, and extra finishing touches...
Contrary to my usual scrapping philosophy of "less is more," I find that with Art Journaling "too much is never enough." Be creative, add and take away until you are happy, and then post your layouts in the Scrap Girls Gallery for us to "ooh and ahh" over!
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended, Altered Art Essentials 1 Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: My Art Canvas, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Beauty of the Earth, Brush Set: Art Diary Alpha Super Biggie, Value Pack: Markers 8501, Brush Set: Grungy Glitter and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie are also available.
Article written by Jody West
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:
November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts
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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:
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Jewel 1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Jewel 2 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry
* 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.
Journaling Challenge Chat
Monday, November 12th - 8:00 p.m. ET
Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Journaling Crop at 8 p.m. ET that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll talk about Shalae's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Matchbooklet!
New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 13th - 9:00 p.m. ET
Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 p.m. 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.
Wednesday, November 14th - 6:00 a.m. ET
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Calendar chat. We can help keep each other on track, share ideas for getting started, organized and even printing! Calendars make a fantastic gift for family and friends, come and join in the fun.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 14th - 12 Noon ET
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 November 14th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout showcasing a recently taken favorite photo!
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!
November's Forum Game: Products Picks Game
This November, we are playing the Products Picks game where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping.
Each Monday through Saturday in November, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in this Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.
At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 41 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-40 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: What are you thankful for? Have you thought about your blessing lately? For the November Layout Contest, we'd love to flood the Gallery with layouts showcasing what you are thankful for! Post your layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on November 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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