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Help us create our spring collaboration to benefit Food for the Poor!
Twice a year at Scrap Girls, our fabulous designers work together to create a unique collection that we call our "Charity Kit." A full 100% of the sale of these collections go to help others.
Our charity of choice is always Food for the Poor (http://foodforthepoor.org/), a terrific Christian organization that helps those who need it most. We have requested that money raised by Scrap Girls goes specifically toward providing clean drinking water, and to date, Scrap Girls has helped Food for the Poor dig new wells in communities all around the world.
This year, we want our customers to join us in the fun of creating this spring's charity kit. For the next three weeks, we will be asking questions on our Facebook page to find out what style, theme, and color palette you would like to see for our spring collection. So stop by our page and share your opinion.
Then, as the designers get to work on what you come up with, we'll use Facebook to give you some previews of their designs!
If you've ever wanted to have a say in what goes into a collection, this is your big chance! As always, 100% of the sales of the spring collection will go to Food for the Poor – so the very best part is that it's all for a good cause!
Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7
I have been a "journaling" kind of person since my college days. Journaling was a big reason why I was attracted to paper scrapbooking way back in 1999. My first scrapbooks are filled with photos on white backgrounds - except the white backgrounds are almost 100% covered up with journaling.
As my scrapbooking style has evolved, my journaling has become more of a design element on my pages. Yet I still want to maintain enough space to tell the whole story. Now that I have gone digital, the sky is the limit with how creatively I can show my stories on my pages.
On the page below, I decided to see how creative I could be with shaped journaling using some of the many type paths in the Scrap Girls Boutique. I used two of Syndee Nuckles's type path products and simply double-clicked on the small square "T" in the Layers Palette to highlight the sample text she provided and start typing my own journaling.
To find more Text Path products in the Scrap Girls Boutique, just enter "Text Path" in the Search box on any page in the Boutique. Then just see how creative you can be! You'll find paths that allow you to journal around the edges of a shape (as I did in the layout below) and many that allow you to journal within the shape itself. The sky really is the limit.
Don't forget to show us what you've created by uploading your layouts to the Scrap Girls Gallery!
Article written by Cheri Thieleke
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Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles
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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 6th - 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 February 6th we'll do a Color Challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the colors RED and WHITE!
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!
Monday, February 11th - 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 Art Journaling and how to use it on your layouts using Kim Meeder's ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Watercolor Resist - Art. Hope to see you in the chat room!
New Member Chat
Tuesday, February 12th - 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.
February's Forum Game: Leaving Love Posting Challenge
Join us on the Scrap Girls Forum for a Leaving Love Posting Challenge! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply leaving love (comments) on layouts in the Scrap Girls Gallery. Only gallery comments will count toward your total. This contest runs from February 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28th.
To enter the Scrap Girls Leaving Love Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Leaving Love Posting Contest Thread with your current GALLERY post count. You can find your current gallery post count on the Gallery Tab of your profile. You must post in the thread for us to be able to tally your posts at the end of the month.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
February Monthly Layout Contest: February is here! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog's Day? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, we'd love to see your layouts featuring sunlight and/or shadows for the February Monthly Layout Contest! Please post your layouts using mostly Scrap Girls products in the February Monthly Layout Gallery by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28th 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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