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Pocket Life - January Special

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Image: Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

By slightly altering Andrea Trump's ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Granny's Attic, I was able to use a rectangular-shaped photo instead of a square. Because I wanted to put the emphasis on the entire photo, I enlarged the original square while elongating it to fit the shape of the photograph. By clipping solid papers to the remaining squares and backing the entire group with a contrasting solid paper, the photograph now becomes the main focal point of the layout.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Granny's Attic Wild Things Collection Biggie Wild Things Solids Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Granny's Attic are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS5

Name of Challenge: Use a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jody West
Layout by Jody West
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For this layout, I used ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curled Paper by Syndee Nuckles, selecting a template that featured a blended larger photo. However, the photos were portrait orientation (vertical), so I needed to rotate the photos and mask. I moved the text box and resized it to fit the new location. Most shadowing is included, so all I needed to do after merging was to add shadows to the framed photos. So quick and easy!

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curled Paper Count The Ways Collection Biggie Everyday Moments Planner Paper Mini
Visionary Collection Biggie Naturally Neutral Paper Lettering Delights Becca Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curled Paper are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

Name of Challenge: Use a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sue Maravelas
Layout by Sue Maravelas
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To remove a yellowish color cast on my photo using Photoshop Elements 6, I clicked on Enhance> Adjust Color> Adjust Color for Skin Tone. Following the directions in the new inset window, I clicked on one person's skin in the photo and watched the overall color cast of the photo change. I didn't like the first result, so I hit Reset, and then kept clicking on different patches of skin until I was satisfied. Alternatively, I could have moved the sliders at the bottom of the inset window to adjust the skin's tan and blush as well as the ambient light's temperature (from blue light to red light). When I found the setting I liked best, I clicked "OK," and the photo changed to the new color cast. If your photo contains people, this method adjusts the color quickly and easily.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Bless This Nest Mini One Yellow Paper Collection Biggie Potpourri Collection Biggie
Floralicious1 Collection Biggie Acceptance Collection Spring Song Collection

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for photo editing; GIMP for layout design

Name of Challenge: Use a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I started with a two-photo template from ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 14 Mini. I really wanted to make the octagon with my animal embellishments stand out from the other octagons in the grouping. In order to do this, I added a stroke on its own layer around each embellished octagon. Then holding down the Alt key, I resized the stroke so that it was just on the inside, acting like an edging or border. To add to the unity of the layout, I used the same technique on the inside yellow paper layer.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 14 Mini Wild Things Collection Biggie Wild Things Solids Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 14 Mini are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Name of Challenge: Use a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Pocket Life: January Special - Free with $15 Purchase!
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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!

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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 Laurel Lakey
Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Together Collection Mini Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Laurel Lakey coordinates
with her Together Collection Mini

Together Collection Mini   Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie

Laurel Lakey
Today's freebie designed by Laurel Lakey

* 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

Journaling Chat
Monday, January 14th - 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 pm et that is sure to help you get journaling! This month we'll talk about using Amanda's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notebook Journal Mats. It's a great template set to help make your journaling part of your layout and not an after thought!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 16th - 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 16th, we'll do a Font Challenge. Use a font that you haven't used before in your layout. If you need some font inspiration, check out the fonts in the Boutique.

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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Heritage Chat
Thursday, January 17th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) at 9 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jot It Down Biggie to dress up your journaling for heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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!

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