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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Elements 2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Elements 2

A must-have for your digital scrapbooking toolbox, this multi-layered template set contains several different line, text, photo, alpha and number configurations. Mix and match for maximum versatility. Available in layered PSD format only.

Tiny Critters Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tiny Critters Biggie 2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Elements 2, Tiny Critters Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tiny Critters Biggie 2 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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Mardi Party Collection Mini
Mardi Party Collection Mini

Let the good times roll! This festive digital scrapbooking kit in bold purple, green and gold is the perfect go-to kit for scrapping your photos celebrating carnival season and Mardi Gras!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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Value Pack: Out in the Yard / Nature Patterns
Value Pack: Out in the Yard / Nature Patterns

The Out in the Yard / Nature Patterns Value Pack is packed full of goodies and bundled to save. Inspired by the everyday activities we engage in outdoors, Out in the Yard digital scrapbooking kit is textural, colored with natures goodness. Use it all through the year to capture those outside everyday moments shared with family and friends.

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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Syndee Nuckles
Card by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6302
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6302

These fancy bracket digital scrapbooking custom shapes are so versatile! Use them as journal mattes, photo mattes or just about anything! Both solid and framed shapes are included in this set!

Pretty In Pink Nano Collection JIF 6: Pretty In Pink ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6302 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Marlene Peacock
Layout by Marlene Peacock
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Week 52 Word Art Dates Biggie
Week 52 Word Art Dates Biggie

Filled with days of the week, numbers, months and years, this Word Art biggie will provide you with numerous ways of adding dates to your layouts. Coordinates with Week 52 Collection Biggie. Week 52 is perfect for scrapbooking everyday layouts, and your project 52 or project 365 layouts.

Week 52 Collection Biggie JIF 6: 12x12 Loved ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer

Commercial license versions of JIF 6: 12x12 Loved and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer are also available.

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

Customize these paper templates with your own colors, styles and textures. A set of six templates in patterns 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 All You Need Clusters Embellishment Mini

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

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 12x12 19 Hearts
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 12x12 19 Hearts

Sometimes we all need a little help getting started. If you like the layout samples for the 19 Hearts Collection, then this set of 3 digital scrapbooking layout templates will help you get on your way quickly.

19 Hearts Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 12x12 19 Hearts and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 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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Creating A Scene
Friday, February 15, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 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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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.

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Tips From The Pros

Creating A Scene

Article written using GIMP and Photoshop Elements 6 with Windows Vista

As soon as I saw the kit Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini by Cindy Rohrbough, I knew I wanted to create a scene - literally! Cindy's kit includes many different old-fashioned elements, perfect for layouts with vintage photos. Using those elements, I created the illusion of an old room with a photo, title, and journaling - framed and "hanging" on the wall.

First, I selected two background papers with small print that I could use as the "wallpaper" on the wall. To imitate a beveled strip of wood separating two types of wallpaper, I used two thin strips of a third paper. I left the top two-thirds of the page for the photo, title, and journaling.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Select papers that will imitate room decor.

Next, I wanted to create the illusion of a piece of furniture which could hold an old typewriter and other elements from Cindy's kit. One paper from Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini looks like a set of four doors, so I used that as the bottom of the "buffet." For the top of the buffet, I wanted a paper with the look of wood with the grain going horizontally. I used a paper from Cindy Rohrbough's Rustic Charm Paper Super Mini to achieve the look.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Add a wood-grain paper to your layout.

To give my buffet a more three-dimensional look, I used the Dodge/Burn Tool to darken the edges of the papers. The image below shows where to find this tool in both GIMP and Photoshop Elements 6.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Dodge/Burn Tool in Photoshop Elements and GIMP.

The Dodge Tool lightens, and the Burn Tool darkens, so I selected Burn. I used just the edge of a large soft brush (fuzzy circle with radius of 300 pixels) set at 30% Opacity. Below, you can see the difference just a few strokes along the edges of both papers made. You can play around with the settings and strokes until you achieve the look you want.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Use a soft brush to darken the edges of an element.

Finally, I clustered the elements on the buffet and added drop shadows. The default shadow settings made the elements look like they were floating off the buffet, so I used drop shadows that went almost entirely to the left (X) with very little shadow going down (Y). Here are the settings I used for the drop shadows in GIMP: Offset X -25, Offset Y 2, Blur radius 45, Color black (000000), Opacity 40%. My page was ready for the photo, title, and journaling to be hung on the "wall" above my virtual buffet. I had created a scene!

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Continue adding elements to create a scene.

This was so much fun! Why don't you try to create a scene? I'd love to see your designs. Upload your pages to the Scrap Girls Newsletter Tutorial Gallery so we can all enjoy them!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sue Maravelas
Layout by Sue Maravelas
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Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini Treasured Heirlooms Embellishments Mini: Frames and Journaling Rustic Charm Collection Mini
Rustic Charm Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Suede Borders

Commercial license versions of Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini, Treasured Heirlooms Embellishments Mini: Frames and Journaling, Rustic Charm Collection Mini, Rustic Charm Paper Super Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Suede Borders are also available.

Sue Maravelas
Article written by Sue Maravelas

 

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 February 2013, designed by Laura Louie.

February's ScrapSimple Club,
designed by Laura Louie

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 Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Brush Set: Markers Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates
with her Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501

Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501 Venue Collection Biggie Naturally Neutral Paper

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501 are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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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