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Using January's Scrap Girls Club
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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!
January's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Jen Reed. Her 12 of Never products will help you commemorate family and friends lost or lend a timeless look to all of your digital scrapbooking layouts and craft projects!
Revisiting Clusters with January's Scrap Girls Club
Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 with Windows 7
Assignment: Do a layout for the January 2013 Club. Easy, right? Well... it really was! It took me longer to choose the photo than it did to make the layout.
The January Scrap Girls Club 12th of Never by Jen Reed is so easy to use and lends itself particularly well to blending and layering.
This chandelier photo was taken at The Hermitage in St. Petersburg and worked well with all the gold and aqua in this kit. The kit colors would also work well with celebrations, snow, formal, boy, and water-themed layouts.
I had a hard time choosing papers, so I decided to place one over another and erase away in places. This left me with a nice background for my photo.
My next step was to build up a base for my photo and my layering. Again, this kit made it easy – I used the photo mat for my base and simply added my photo, some stamps, and the frame as my centerpiece.
Then I used the ruffle and more stamps at the top and bottom to anchor all my flower embellishments.
Using the bows as corner pieces and a flowing ribbon, I decided I was finished. Yet it still looked like I could fit in those gorgeous flowers from the other paper I liked... but I had enough papers.
I decided to extract the flowers from the paper, add a yellow photo filter to reduce their starkness and lower the opacity a little. This gave them the effect of tissue paper. A very soft shadow completed this look.
I took this kit in a flourishing, flowery direction, but I am keen to try it in a more grungy style, too. Plus I haven't even started on all the word art and alphas yet... nor the JIF kit... nor the Members Only supplies! Be sure to post any layouts you make with this stunning kit in the Scrap Girls Gallery so we can all "leave some love" and be inspired!
Layout by Jody West
The 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.
Article written by Jody West
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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, January 21st - 8:00 p.m. ET
Stop in to chat about this month's ScrapSimple Club, you don't have to be a club member to chat. Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and discuss the month's club and how to use ScrapSimple products in general. These products are fun and versatile items to have in your digital arsenal!
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 23rd - 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 23rd we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one ScrapSimple 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!
Project SG 2013 Chat
Thursday, January 24th - 8:00 p.m. ET
Join Shannon in the chat room for the "Kick Off" Chat of 2013. Get all the details on this year long project to stay up to date with your scrapbooking. You will want stop in to hear about the fantastic prize you have the chance to win by taking part!
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.
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!
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 Forum calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!
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