SHOP HOME BLOG CONTACT
Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

Save 40% off ScrapSimple Digital Layout and Album Templates in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on January 5, 2013.

Save 40% off ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates and ScrapSimple Digital Album Templates until tomorrow at Midnight ET!

It's the New Year! That means it's a great time to get started on all your scrapping resolutions. Now is a perfect time to stock up on templates so you'll be ready for all the challenges, crops, and projects that 2013 will bring. If you're planning to keep up with a layout a week (Project 52), then give yourself a head start with a stash of great templates to get them all done with ease!

SHOP NOW

 

Image: What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
larger view

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Negatives 2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Negatives 2

Create your own unique curled digital scrapbooking embellishment frames and accents with these fun templates! Both layered PSD and separate PNG files are included.

Flea Market Collection Biggie Flea Market Word Art Mini Flea Market Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Color 6301   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Negatives 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Color 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kerry Veale
Layout by Kerry Veale
larger view

Adagio Collection Biggie
Adagio Collection Biggie

This warm and rich digital scrapbooking kit will spark your creativity in creating layouts for travel, performances, music, romance, special occasions like dances, and heritage layouts. Kerry designed this collection to coordinate with her popular Time Traveler Collection Biggie and Intaglio Collection Biggie. The three collections together will provide you with an abundant supply of coordinating papers, embellishments, and word art, more than enough to complete a beautiful coffee-table book.

Time Traveler Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own: Diorama Frames Classical Music Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Time Traveler Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie are also available.

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
larger view

Lettering Delights Traveling Circus
Lettering Delights Traveling Circus

This elegant, swirly font is perfect for journaling on all your digital scrapbooking layouts and crafts.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 12x12 Stitched Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 Sweet Cherry Jubilee Embellishments - Clusters
  Loopy Love Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Traveling Circus, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 12x12 Stitched Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 are also available.

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
larger view

Value Pack: Classy Christmas
Value Pack: Classy Christmas

Celebrate the season with this classy value pack. Great for Christmas or general Holiday season celebrations. With a color palette of gold, greys, black and cream. Embellishments include a cluster frame, metallic edges, silk poinsettias, black glitter paint splat and more.

  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini are also available.

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
larger view

Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fascination
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fascination

This vivid color scheme, filled with rich texture and artsy elements creates a beautiful digital scrapbooking backdrop for your photos or presentation.

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
larger view

Sugar Plum Gingham Paper Mini
Sugar Plum Gingham Paper Mini

A set of 6 foiled gingham papers that coordinate with the Sugar Plum Collection Biggie. The Sugar Plum Digital Scrapbooking Collection celebrates the sweet side of Christmas!

  Sugar Plum Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Sugar Plum Gingham Paper Mini and Sugar Plum Collection Biggie are also available.

div

If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Forum? It's easy!

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.

Click here to read online

Using Embellishments as a Shape
Friday, January 4, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Layout & Album Templates Sale!
  • 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

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contact Scrap Girls
Management
Design Team
Layout Artist Team
Welcoming Committee Team
Customer Support and Staff
Privacy Policy
Terms and Conditions

Scrap Girls on Facebook Scrap Girls on Facebook

Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

Scrap Girls Guarantee

Your email address is safe with us. We never share, rent, sell, or loan our list with anyone!

If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

All Star Logo


Debbie Cleek

While one girl's picture appears here on the Newsletter, Scrap Girls is really a community of talented designers, techy gals, thoughtful contributors and fantastic customers. We are ALL so happy to have you as part of the Scrap Girls community and we are very grateful for your support.

Debbie
President
Scrap Girls, LLC

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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!

divScrap Girls sends a birthday gift to each of our Forum members!

Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


*ADVERTISEMENTS*

Adobe
Find all current special offers on Adobe products.

Adobe Creative Suites
Big savings for Students and Teachers

Snap Fish

Sleep better at night with Mozy Online Backup.

Leaw PowerPoint To Video Software

123Inkjets
123Inkjets is a great source for both compatible and original OEM printer ink.

Tips From The Pros

Using an Embellishment as a Shape

Tutorial created Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Windows Vista

The Scrap Girl Boutique, as you know, is loaded with wonderful goodies. There are scrapbooking collections for every theme you can imagine with creative embellishments, colorful papers, and one-of-a-kind word art. Single collections can be used alone for your layouts, or you can mix and match several any way you want.

Recently, I made a layout and used a new technique of mixing collections, so I wanted to share this idea with you. I used a finished embellishment from one collection as a shape, then changed the look of the embellishment altogether for a new layout. Let me show you how.

In the layout below, I really loved the horse head shape from Western Rodeo Collection Biggie. I tucked it into my cluster below the main picture. I liked the way the horse head looked, and I loved the horse; however, for this layout I thought the beautiful detail of the horse head competed with the photo of the real horse. Therefore, I decided to keep the shape of the horse head but make it more abstract.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using the shape of an embellishment on a layout.

First, I selected a rustic paper. Then I placed the rustic paper layer above the layer of the horse head. Using Ctrl+Alt+G (in Photoshop; Ctrl+G in Photoshop Elements), I "clipped" the paper layer to the horse head layer. Clipping is a very useful tool that lets the layer above take on the shape of the embellishment (or word art, alpha, etc.) below it. In my layout, the paper took the shape of the horse's head, covering all the details. The previously finished embellishment now looks completely new and different and more abstract for my layout.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Clip a digital paper to the embellishment to make it more abstract.

With digital scrapbooking, we have at our fingertips a virtual toolbox loaded with tricks and options. Using these tricks, we can find new and exciting ways to combine our collections! As you explore, see how many shapes you can find in your finished collections and use them to launch your creativity to new heights!

div

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
larger view

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: This Year 2013 Western Rodeo Collection Biggie Painted Pony Collection
Rustic Charm Collection Mini Autumn Jewel Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie

Commercial license versions of Rustic Charm Collection Mini 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

Scrap Girls Club for January 2013, designed by Jen Reed.

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

January's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Jen Reed

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using the Scrap Girls Club for January 2013
Layout by Jen Reed

ScrapSimple Club

ScrapSimple Club for December 2012, designed by Elisha Barnett.

December's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Elisha Barnett

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 Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
larger view

Dogs Have Masters Collection Mini - Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates
with her Dogs Have Masters Collection Mini

Value Pack: Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Geometry Mini A Happy Haunting Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501   Lettering Delights Vanilla

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Geometry Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Vanilla are also available.

Jo Corne
Today's freebie designed by Jo Corne

* 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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, January 8th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Do you use your Digi-supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) for the once a month Card Chat at 8 PM Eastern Time. We'll show you how you can use Scrapsimple Card Templates: 4.25x5.5 Sweet Kindness Mini to make cards for any occasion. Can't wait to see you there!

div

New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 8th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 PM 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.

div

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 9th - 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 January 9th we'll do a Circle Challenge. Create a page using at least one circle. It can be a circular embellishment, polka-dots, brads- it is your choice!

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

January's Forum Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with some fun and a focus on scrapbooking! Join us on Scrap Girls Forum for "Jumpstart January!" This is a game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little "speedbumps" of life. When the month is over you'll have completed several layouts and been treated to some fun along the way.

A Welcoming Committee Member will post a task each Monday through Saturday from January 1-31. The tasks will be formatted in a LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all the required tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59 pm (ET) January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete all the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 gift certificates. Each person who completes a layout will be entered – once for each completed challenge page - into a drawing for one of three $3 gift certificates.

For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: Our scrapbooks are full of the holidays, birthdays and special events. But what about those little, everyday moments? For the January Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring everyday moments or habitual tasks that would otherwise go undocumented. Please post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on January 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!

div

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.)

Copyright Scrap Girls, LLC 2004-2013

This newsletter may be freely redistributed by email in its unedited form. We encourage you to share it with others.

Customers or advertisers, you may contact us at:
Scrap Girls
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #753
Portland, Oregon 97214
www.scrapgirls.com

Toll-free: (866) 598-3444

P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call 866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

Stop! Before you unsubscribe... Did you know we have a Weekly Round-Up newsletter?

This action-packed newsletter is sent out on Tuesday afternoons and summarizes what has happened in the past week. It's perfect for people who feel that they are too busy to read the daily editions! If you would like to receive our Round Up Newsletter, scroll to the bottom of this email and use the "Update Profile/Email Address" option to join the Round Up list and/or change your subscription options to our newsletters.

Of course, the Weekly Round Up Newsletter contains a fresh, new freebie, so even if you like to get the daily newsletters, you might want to join the Weekly Round-Up Newsletter, too. It's a great way to keep track of all of the fun things you are learning!

Emails for Small Business with Constant Contact