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Sweetheart Sale! Save 33% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on February 14, 2013.

We love ya - we can't help ourselves! We just love ya to pieces - so we're giving you a Valentine's Day gift early by launching our Sweetheart of a Sale (February 11-14) on just about everything in the Boutique. You could run out and buy your loved ones lots of chocolate and refined sugar stuff - or you could scrap some memories and give them a gift that won't add an inch to their waistline! Whether it's digitally scrapped layouts, cards, or hybrid crafts, we've got what you need to make this Valentine's Day fantabulous! And at 33% off, we've marked down our prices before Valentine's Day to make it easier on your wallet. See? We told you - we're crazy for ya!

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Digital Scrapbooking Album by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Project by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Easy Page Pro Album: 3.2 x 2.5 ID Badge You're The One
Easy Page Pro Album: 3.2 x 2.5 ID Badge You're The One

This digital scrapbooking mini ID Badge album is already completed. Simply add your photos, print and assemble your mini album with ID Badge Holders found at office supply stores. Includes versions with and without word art, cover, and a journaling sheet. Both Horizontal & Vertical versions are included as well!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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19 Hearts Word Art Mini
19 Hearts Word Art Mini

Enjoy this set of 26 metallic gold wire words that coordinate with the 19 Hearts Collection Biggie & are the perfect little accent to any collection. Of course the word theme here is all about love.

19 Hearts Collection Biggie Vellum Paper Brush Set: Fanciful Bits
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Fanciful Bits and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Marlene Peacock
Layout by Marlene Peacock
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Value Pack: Week 52
Value Pack: Week 52

Packaged together to save you money, this Week 52 Value Pack includes: Week 52 Stitched Yellow Alpha, Week 52 Word Art: Dates Biggie, Week 52 Paper Mini. Week 52 is perfect for scrapbooking any layout and your project 52 or project 365 layouts. The soft tones and neutral colours are accented with a pop of colour to make any layout stand out.

Week 52 Collection Biggie   Christmas at Home Paper mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Thoughts and Talks 2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Thoughts and Talks 2

These whimsical shapes and sketched outlines make a great background for your journaling. Sized for Pocket Life projects as well as digital scrapbooking, altered art, art journaling, mixed media and paper craft.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Thoughts and Talks Value Pack: Fascination 2 Value Pack: Fascination 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Thoughts and Talks 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Thoughts and Talks, Value Pack: Fascination 2 and Value Pack: Fascination 1 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Font: Sweetie Pie
Font: Sweetie Pie

Add a hand-written touch to your layouts, cards, art journal pages and more with this fun font!

8.5x11 Heart and Soul Collection Mini Brush Set: Artists Toolbox Font: Blocky
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability  

Commercial license versions of Font: Sweetie Pie, Brush Set: Artists Toolbox, Font: Blocky and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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Value Pack: digiDoer Planner
Value Pack: digiDoer Planner

The digiDoer Planner Value Pack is packed full of goodies and bundled to save. It is a versatile collection of goodies that makes creating your own perpetual planner/calendar and everyday layouts quick and fun. Be inspired to capture life's everyday moments easily and have more time to enjoy living them. Coordinate with other digiDo•er products. It's quick and fun, make it digiDone!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Tiny Critters Any Month Calendar
Tiny Critters Any Month Calendar

This is a great organizational tool for homeschooling parents or any parents with small children. This printable perpetual calendar will help your kids stay organized with their activities. Designed in candy colors, this cheerful calendar contains twelve decorative backgrounds and calendar grid overlays that you can customize for any month. This agenda is designed to work with the Kiddie-genda EZ Page Album, as well as ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tiny Critters.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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All You Need Paper Super Mini
All You Need Paper Super Mini

All you need is love, right? Inspired by the song, this collection features psychadelic colors and patterns to satisfy your inner flower child. Here is a set of 3 solid papers that coordinates with the All You Need Collection (sold separately).

All You Need Collection All You Need Clusters Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: All You Need 12601

Commercial license versions of All You Need Collection, All You Need Clusters Embellishment Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: All You Need 12601 are also available.

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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.

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Embossing Papers
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 33% off Sweetheart of a Sale!
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • Tips From The Pros
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Scrap Girls on Facebook Scrap Girls on Facebook

Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Pocket Life

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

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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
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Tips From The Pros

Embossing Papers

Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7

I have always loved the look of embossed papers, and as paper crafter, I amassed quite a collection of stencils and tools. Now, however, they are gathering dust on a shelf because I can get the same look with the click of my mouse using Brandy Murry's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use this style to create an embossed or engraved look on your digital scrapbook pages.

First, you will need to install the style in your program. If you haven't installed a style before, you can find instructions in the ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook). Now, try applying the style to different brushes, word art, embellishments, and ScrapSimple Paper Templates. Brandy’s styles make the layer transparent so they will take on the color(s) of the items below them in the Layers Palette. The embossing effect only applies to the edges, so choose items with some transparency.

In the example below, I put the brush work on a new layer and made sure the embellishments and paper templates I used were PNG files

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial: Try out ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie on different digital elements.

On my page, I used ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie with the styles. I tried all the styles in the set on the different layers of the template. The embossed styles will give it a raised appearance while the engraved styles will look indented. Below you can see the detail on the edge of the circlet and how I used the styles with the layers.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial: Apply ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie to a paper template.

Try using these styles to get a neat embossed or engraved look on one of your next digital scrapbook pages, then post your layout in the Newsletter Tutorial section of the Scrap Girls Gallery. Using ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie on your digital scrapbooking pages can give your older supplies a fresh look and make it look like you spent a lot more time on them than you really did.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by April Martell
Layout by April Martell
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie Cottage Rose Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie are also available.

April Martell
Article written by April Martell

 

Scrap Girls Club for February 2013, designed by Paula Wright.

February's Scrap Girls Club,
designed by Paula Wright

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
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

ScrapSimple Club for January 2013, designed by Durin Eberhart.

January's ScrapSimple Club,
designed by Durin Eberhart

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).

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

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Unforgettable Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates
with her Value Pack: Unforgettable

  Assemble Your Own Cards: Greeting Cards Love  

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 13th - 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 13th, we'll do a "Hearts" challenge! Create a layout using at least one heart!

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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, February 18th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room to discuss SS Club products. If you are a club member we can talk about ways to use the month's offering. If you are thinking of joining the club stop by to grab some SS product tips.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 20th - 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 20th we'll do a 3 Photo Challenge. Create a layout using 3 photos, no more, no less.

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

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.

PRIZES:

  • Those with 20-49 new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 50-149 new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 150 or more new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • The person with the most new gallery posts will receive a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.

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

Contests

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!

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