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One Day Only! Save 50% off all Value Packs in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on July 12th!

Surprise! Today only! You can get 50% off everything in the Value Pack section of the Scrap Girls Boutique. Commercial value packs are also on sale!

This is absolutely a DO-NOT-DELAY moment because this rare bird (a sale like this hasn't ever happened before!) ends tonight (July 12th) at Midnight, MDT!

Once this one is over, it is over because it will NOT be repeated in 2011!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Wanted Collection
Wanted Collection

Save 30% off this Collection 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 Jen Reed. In a short interview with Jen, she shared these comments with us...

"The Wanted Collection came out of my desire for a non-traditional Valentine collection. I used a color palette that would lend itself to scrapping boy valentine layouts - hearts without the pink. Ironically, I haven't used it much to scrap my son and instead have a ton of layouts of my girls. There are so many different patterned papers (I love patterns!) and I actually had a hard time stopping and ended up with 22 total coordinating papers. These papers are broken out over several coordinating products including the main collection and today's free paper sample."

1. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

Led Zeppelin

2. When designing a collection what do you start with first? Papers, embellishments, word art?

The very first thing I do when starting a collection is pick a theme and jot down ideas for the collection. From there, I'll come up with a palette and start designing a multi-color patterned paper and a multi-color stripe of some kind to check to see how my colors are working together. Lately I've been designing more random than ever before... I always start with some papers (again, the multi-color pattern and stripe come first), then I might get an idea for an alpha and I'll work on that, then do some embellishments, come back to the papers and add a few with the new embellishments, then add some solids, more embellishments, some word-art, etc. For the last few collections I've designed, I've found that my designing is flowing much better when I actually design non-linearly and hop around - design different things as the idea comes into my head instead of completing all the papers, then all the embellishments, etc.

Jen Reed
Jen Reed

What's New

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 Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

The Patriot Biggie Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Flower 6302
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Calligraphy American Dream Collection Biggie Coastal Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of The Patriot Biggie Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Flower 6302 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Coastal Biggie Brush Set: The Patriot Declaration Signatures ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That
Curious Paper Super Mini The Patriot Badges Embellishment Mini You're The Man Collection Biggie
Brush Set: Sun Bursts spacer Value Pack: Monsters in my Closet

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Coastal Biggie, Brush Set: The Patriot Declaration Signatures, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That, The Patriot Badges Embellishment Mini, You're The Man Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Sun Bursts, Value Pack: Monsters in my Closet, 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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Independence
July 4 - 9, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 50% off Value Packs! (Commercial ones, too!)
  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Clubs
  • Back to the Basics
  • Tips from the Pros: Tutorials & Articles
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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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Life Muses by To and Other Writings Image

A Designer's Life: Cherise Oleson - My Silhouette Cutter

I just recently had a birthday and received some wonderfully thoughtful gifts. One of the gifts that I'm very excited about is my Silhouette electronic cutter. I've been stalking them for a while now and drooling a little bit over them. Now the stalking can end because I have one of my very own! I'm thrilled to be able to pair up my digital scrapbooking supplies with my cutter and make some unique and fun items!

Life Muse by Ro - Shut My Mouth!

My word!

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: Fun with Flickr

Many of you may have heard of Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/) or even have your own Flickr account. It's a great way to share photos and layouts and a wonderful place to be inspired by others!

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Customer Muse by: Melissa Turner - Family Record Keeper

I am continually amazed at what I learn each day from my children.

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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

Cute Stuff

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

Monday, July 4, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301 Beautiful Life Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Polka Dot Chipboard  6301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 Bird Legs Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Polka Dot Chipboard 6301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Thursday, July 72011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Defining Moments Cluster Embellishment Mini Defining Moments Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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Intaglio Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie Always and Forever Collection
Brocadelicious Embellishment Mini Brocadelicious Collection Swirls and Pearls Embellishments
Embossed Vellum Paper   A Fairy Garden Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Intaglio Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie, Swirls and Pearls Embellishments and Embossed Vellum Paper are also available.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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This product included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Ever So Lovely *

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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 June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

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).

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

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! 2 Tutorials

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner
Layout by Ashleigh Bronner
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Sonia Payne
Layout by Sonia Payne
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

July's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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

July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Keri Schueller


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive!JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Adding Styles to a Title

Do you ever finish a layout and think to yourself that it could possibly use something a little extra? I'm going to share with you an easy way to add some pizazz to your layout titles!

Documenting the 4th of July

Do you want to add a new twist to that old cliché - apple pie and 4th of July? Here are a few ideas to help spark your creative talents as you capture the spirit of the holiday.

Using Custom Shapes to Create Negative Space

I love ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes! They are probably the most versatile of the tools we offer at Scrap Girls. I get particularly excited when I find a new use for them, and in this tutorial, I am going to show you how easy it is to use them to create negative space.

Taking Your Picture in a Mirror

So often in our photography efforts, we are the ones behind the camera. As the family memory makers, it's hard to get images of ourselves. Efforts to be included in the photos often result in blurred images, poor cropping, bad lighting, or cut-off portions. Frustrating, huh?!

Using 12x12 Supplies to Make 8.5x11 Layouts

If you've ever noticed that the standard dimensions of scrapbooking paper are 12x12 inches, and not 8.5x11 inches like most standard papers, then you're not alone. I'm not positive why scrapbooking paper is set at this default length and width, but my guess is that it allows the scrapbooker (you!) to decide whether you want to use the pattern horizontally or vertically.

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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threadbare Shapes Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threadbare Shapes Biggie

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threadbare Shapes Biggie Yesteryear Collection Biggie Brush Set: Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threadbare Shapes Biggie and Brush Set: Text 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

Use Your Stash Chat
Tuesday, July 12th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room at 6pm MT for this month's edition of "Use your Stash!" Don't just collect tons of digital goodies, use them! We will post a challenge to help you get started. See you there!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 12th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm 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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Sketch Challenge Crop & Chat
Tuesday, July 12th - 8:00PM MDT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, July 12 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, July 13th - 10:00AM MDT

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 July 13th, we'll do a patterned paper challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple patterned papers - at least 2 different patterns! Mix it up! 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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Baby Theme Crop & Chat
Wednesday, July 13th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Theresa (tiza126) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop at 7pm MT! This month we'll continue to work with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with a S, T, and U! We'd love to see your layouts in the Baby Book Gallery!

Games

July Message Board Game: Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Dust off those thinking caps and hunting boots! We're having a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and you're invited! Join us for the July Message Board Game, where each Monday through Saturday during the month of July, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a clue in the official game thread. The clue will describe a product from the Scrap Girls Boutique. To participate, search the Boutique for the product and post a link to the product page in the official game thread.

But wait, there's more! In a new twist to the scavenger hunt game, on certain days you will be sent to the Scrap Girls Gallery to look for layouts using specific products or collections, and then post a link to your layout comment in the official game thread.

Three winners will be drawn from all the members who correctly identify a product or find Gallery layouts throughout the month. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good luck in your search!

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

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: As the United States celebrates its independence this month, we'd love to see some examples of how you've gained independence! For July's Monthly Layout Contest, show us your layouts featuring someone displaying independence! It could be a toddler learning independence or a young person out on their own for the first time. You could even scrap about a time you displayed some independence! Be sure to include some journaling to support your photos. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. 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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