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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Retro Valentines Embellishment Mini
Retro Valentines Embellishment Mini

Create vintage themed layouts for Valentine's, anniversaries and more with these digital scrapbooking clusters! Clusters feature vintage Valentine's and are easy to add that special touch to your project!

Zip Kit: Cupid's Cuties   His and Hers Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Racy Romance Collection Mini
Racy Romance Collection Mini

Racy Romance Collection Mini has a boudoir feeling of love and romance. Create sultry or sweet digital scrapbooking layouts with this kit.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Value Pack: 19 Hearts
Value Pack: 19 Hearts

Packaged together to save you money, this 19 Hearts Value Pack includes: 19 Hearts Collection Biggie, 19 Hearts Word Art Mini and 19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking layout templates.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cast Shadow Frames

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cast Shadow Frames are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Pocket Life: Quiet Beauty
Pocket Life: Quiet Beauty

Antique Victorian floral charm fill these sweet pocket sized cards, perfect for either digital scrapbooking or pocket journaling, altered art, mixed media or paper craft.

Quiet Beauty Collection Mini Moss Side Collection Mini Fascination Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Pocket Life: Quiet Beauty, Quiet Beauty Collection Mini, Moss Side Collection Mini and Fascination Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: All You Need
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: All You Need

Customize these embellishment templates with your own colors, styles and textures. A set of 10 templates that coordinate with the All You Need Collection (sold separately). Both layered .PSD files and individual .PNG files are included.

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

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

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Digital Scrapbooking Timeline Samples by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Timeline Samples by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Social Timeline Templates: Love Bug
ScrapSimple Social Timeline Templates: Love Bug

Decorate and personalize your social timeline banner with these digital scrapbooking templates. Includes 3 templates in 300 DPI, and 72 DPI versions. Templates come with PNG and PSD versions.

Metro Love Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Candied 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Stitching 6401 Super Biggie
  Love Bug Collection Mini  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Tiny Critters Collection Biggie
Tiny Critters Collection Biggie

This charming digital scrapbooking collection has a preschool feel with its primary colors and simple shapes. Tiny Critter animals, sticks and curtains allow you to have a puppet show! Alphabet flash cards can be used in learning activities. Enjoy this sweet collection with your children!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Marlene Peacock
Layout by Marlene Peacock
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Plastic Pockets 3x4
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Plastic Pockets 3x4

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Plastic Pockets are designed to coordinate with our popular Pocket Life cards. These Plastic Pockets are designed to fit 3x4 sized cards, with some "spacer" pieces to help you fit them together in your layouts.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Plastic Pockets 4x6   Week 52 Collection Biggie

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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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Adding A Stroke
Thursday, February 14, 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

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Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Pocket Life

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

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Tips From The Pros

Adding A Stroke

Article written using Photoshop Elements 10 with Windows Vista

A stroke is an outline or border that can be added to photos, papers, text, and embellishments. It can act as a frame or mat on any item you choose. Strokes are super versatile as you can adjust the color and width, plus you can also add styles to strokes, thereby changing their look completely.

So, how do you go about adding one of these magic strokes to an item? As in most cases with digital scrapping, there are several ways to add a stroke. Let me show you the method I use most often.

First, make a direct selection of your item by Ctrl+Click on the layer's thumbnail in your Layers Palette. You should see the “marching ants” on your selection once you do this.

Next, make a new layer in the Layers Palette on top of your selection. In the menu bar, go to Edit> Stroke (outline) selection. This pulls up an edit menu for your stroke; in this menu you can set the width (size), color, location, and blending of your stroke. Now you have some choices to make:

  • The width or size of your stroke can be set anywhere between 1–250 pixels, depending on whether you want a thin outline or a very thick one.

  • You can choose the color of your stroke based on the other colors in your layout. I usually leave mine black or white in this step.

  • There are three choices for the location of your stroke - inside, center, or outside. The differences can be subtle and the one you choose will just depend on the look you are going for. Something to keep in mind is that if you are putting a stroke on a photo or something similar with sharp corners, the inside option is the best choice for preserving those corners. The outside option is a good choice for text and word art.

  • Blending: I don't usually mess with blending at this stage; I just leave it on the default setting of Normal at 100% Opacity.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Add a stroke to an element.

Click OK and let the magic happen! If you find that you don't like something about your stroke, such as the width or location, just hit Ctrl+A to undo it, then start again with Edit> Stroke.

Once your stroke is applied to your liking, click Ctrl+D to deselect your layer thumbnail, and the marching ants should go away. This is when it comes in handy to have your stroke on a separate layer because now you can add styles or colors to your stroke and adjust them to your liking.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
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Sweet Love Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: In Bloom 4 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Organica 5201 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Lettering Delights Artistic Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

Melanie Cockshott
Article written by Melanie Cockshott

 

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 Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Love Bug Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin coordinates
with her Value Pack: Love Bug

Value Pack: Love Bug   Jubilant Notepaper Embellishment Mini

Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Today's freebie designed by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

* 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

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!

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Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, February 21st - 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 April (April Showers) at 9 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy. This month we'll talk about ways to use products like 19 Hearts Collection Biggie to make beautiful heritage pages with a splash of color.

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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