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It's OK to Play Sale! Save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight on June 14th

Summertime is play time and what better way to play than to scrap all of your great summer photos! But don't play around too long or you'll miss all of the great deals! This sale ends promptly TONIGHT at Midnight, MDT!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Pretty Primavera Collection Biggie
Pretty Primavera Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Thao Cosgrove. In a short interview with Thao, she shared these comments with us...

"My original inspiration for this kit were the pretty flowers of Spring, in colors such as pink, blue, and green. However, after designing this kit, I realized that the kit also lends itself to scrapbook pages about a baby girl. Now, that I have a daughter, I'm desperately trying to find time to scrapbook about her. Of course, this kit definitely comes to mind."

1. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives.

2. What's the last book you read?

"The No-Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley

Thao Cosgrove
Thao Cosgrove

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner

Layout by Ashleigh Bronner
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Maps May Day Collection Biggie Diamond Diva Collection
My Father's Eyes Solids Paper Mini Twiggy Embellishments ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Branches 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Maps, My Father's Eyes Solids Paper Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Branches 5001 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Alpha Template: Dog Tags ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birdies 5001 Shabby Chic Collection Biggie
Scrap Pack: Souvenir spacer My Father's Eyes Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Template: Dog Tags, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birdies 5001 and My Father's Eyes Collection 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 Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Moonlight
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
  • Back to the Basics
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Clubs
  • Tips from the Pros: Tutorials & Articles
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th Newsletter.

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 Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money… Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.

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A Designer's Life: I Have an Illness

I have an illness. It's not life-threatening. It doesn't negatively affect my day-to-day life. It doesn't cause me any pain or discomfort. In fact, it actually brings me a lot of peace and joy. I've had this illness almost all my life, and it is progressive in nature. It's getting more intense as the years go by. I didn't go to a doctor for the diagnosis. Let me tell you about the day I was diagnosed.

Life Muse by Ro

Moonlight streamed through my window. As the light danced around the room, my mind traveled back in time.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: Fun things to do with Paper - Tin Can Centerpieces

When you're entertaining, it's so much fun to find little ways to add seasonal color and beauty to your home. With Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking papers, it's so easy to add a splash of color to anything!

Life Muse by Ro

Why?

Customer Muse: Where Do I Go from Here?

What do I want to do, I muse?

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Follow Ro's popular blog – RoPaxman.com
Blog-only muses and humor pieces, inside scoop of Ro's life, photo journals, and more

Follow Ro's newest blog – How Mom Did It
Food recipes, homemaking tips, gardening, quilting, and other neat stuff her mom and grandma taught her

Back to Basics

How Do Gift Certificates Work?

So, you just received a gift certificate for Scrap Girls, and you're ready to shop! What do you do next? Today I'm going to answer some of the most common questions I am asked regarding gift certificates.

What are Dynamic Brushes?

How are your brushes behaving these days? Not sure? Well, if you haven't paid attention to these quiet little guys lately, take this tutorial for a spin and see what the brush brothers can do for you!

Creating a Hybrid Father's Day Card

A hybrid scrapbooking project involves using digital scrapbooking elements along with traditional paper-crafting techniques. I used to avoid hybrid projects, convinced that it was something only for the truly crafty. Luckily, I was wrong!

Story Time: Using Song Titles

When you're creating your layouts, do you ever get stuck when it comes to the title? I do - all the time! If I look back at my layouts, I find one of two things happening. My titles are either the same, over and over (I've used "Little Helper" way too many times!), or they are just plain boring. Well, I've discovered that great titles are no further away than my own iPod or CD collection! A simple search in iTunes works wonders for my scrapbooking pages!

Photography Friday: How to Remove Yellow Eye from Pets

Have you ever taken a photo of your fur-baby only to discover that his or her sweet little eyes look more like the glowing yellow eyes of a monster from a B-movie?

Technology Saturday: Tips for Photographing or Scanning Memorabilia for Use on Your Layouts

Do you have an old love letter from your great-grandparents or perhaps a pocket watch that you would love to include on a layout? How about boxes of your kid's artwork, including some that are too big to scan? Let's talk about ways we can get items like these into digital format so you can include them on your digital scrapbook layouts.

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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Brush Set: Summer Fun Sweet Cherry Jubilee Collection Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie
Memories of Home Embellishments - Frames   Brush Set: Leaky Stamp Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Summer Fun, Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie and Brush Set: Leaky Stamp Super Biggie are also available.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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Respite Collection Adoration Collection Mini Pleasant Afternoon Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2 Sweet N Sassy Blossoms & Blooms - Summer Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of Respite Collection, Adoration Collection Mini, Pleasant Afternoon Collection, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2 and Sweet N Sassy Collection are also available.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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These four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picture Book Brush Set: Our Life ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stamps and Stuff
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stamps and Stuff  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picture Book, Brush Set: Our Life, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stamps and Stuff and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stamps and Stuff are also available.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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* Winsome Collection *

Commercial license versions of Winsome Collection 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 Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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The May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Kim Meeder and Rozanne Paxman.

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

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

May's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Kim Meeder and Rozanne Paxman

Exclusive content from May's ScrapSimple Club

But that's not all! ScrapSimple Club members now receive these exclusive, club-only items!

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

and two Club Exclusive tutorials!

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using May's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman
Layout by Ro using May's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder
Layout by Kim Meeder using May's ScrapSimple Club
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June's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

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 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

June's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

But that's not all! Scrap Girls Club members now receive these exclusive, club-only items!

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

and a Club Exclusive Color Palette

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Color Theory - Tertiary Colors

As a child, I enjoyed mixing colors and creating new ones. It was always exciting to see what new color I could create. And to tell you the truth, I still enjoy it. With just red, yellow, blue, and maybe some white and black, the possibilities are endless.

Layouts about Dad

I don't know about you, but I've got one incredible dad in my life. He's not my own dad, but he's just as important. He's my husband, which makes him my kids' dad. And for Father's Day this year, I wanted to create a special digital scrapbooking layout for him to take to work and display on his desk. Unfortunately, his job requires him to travel around to different companies (or clients), so he doesn't actually have his own desk. I would not be deterred, however, from creating a gift for my hubby for his special Father's Day. Instead, I decided to create a couple of small cards that he could put in his wallet and take with him wherever he goes.

Creating a Hybrid Father's Day Card

A hybrid scrapbooking project involves using digital scrapbooking elements along with traditional paper-crafting techniques. I used to avoid hybrid projects, convinced that it was something only for the truly crafty. Luckily, I was wrong!

Designer Do-Over by Sara Peterson

What's not to love about a precious child exploring his food – and making a delightful mess in the process?

Creating Titles using Word Art and a Digital Scrapbooking Label Maker

Sometimes when you are creating a title, you can find a lot of great Word Art for some of the words, but then others are missing. In those times, I know, your first thought is to pull out your handy dandy label maker and go to town. But now that you are a digital scrapbooker, what's a girl to do?

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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On A Whim Paper Special - Pink

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her On A Whim Collection Mini

On A Whim Collection Mini Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, June 14th - 6:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 6pm MT 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.

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Hybrid ATC Chat
Tuesday, June 14th - 7:00PM MT

Please join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Lei (Bride) on Tuesday, June 14th at 7pm MT as we host the chat for another round of our Hybrid ATC Swap. Didn't participate this round? Not sure what it is? Come join us to find out all of the particulars!

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Sketch Challenge Crop & Chat
Tuesday, June 14th - 8:00PM MT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, June 14 at 8pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing - hook, line, and sinker! All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 15th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast 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 June 15th, we'll do a stripes challenge. Create a layout on any theme, any topic and any colors using stripes! Use a paper, create your own - it is up to you! 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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Hybrid Craft Chat
Wednesday, June 15th - 7:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for this month's Hybrid Craft Chat! Not sure what a hybrid craft is? Come and join us on Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm MT and we will let you in a the secret!

Games

June Message Board Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the Forum this month for "Re-JUNE-venate!" This is a Meassage Board 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 several completed layouts and will have been challenged and treated to some fun along the way... with prize opportunities thrown in as well!

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge or task each day Monday through Saturday from June 1st - 30th. The tasks will be formatted in 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 tasks and submit or post required participation will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

Join us in June for some serious scrapbooking re-JUNE-venation!

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

Contests

June Monthly Layout Contest: Father's Day is celebrated in June in the United States, but a day set aside to honor our male parent is celebrated in many countries on different dates throughout the year. For June's layout contest, we want you to do a layout honoring your father, whether he is living or not. Post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on June 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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