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Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Weekly Round-Up Newsletter

Today's Special of the Day!

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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 Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. In a brief interview with Amanda, she shared these comments with us...

"Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather, the colors, and the smells. So it's no surprise that I love to design collections for fall!"

1. What programs do you use?

All Adobe here. Photoshop is what I use the most. I recently just got Creative Suite Premium CS5 and I'm super excited about that!

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Currently it's a at a local place, they have a flavor called "birthday party". Its vanilla with bits of yellow cake and rainbow sprinkles mixed in. Yum.

amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

What's New

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 Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Hallow's Eve Pennant Alpha ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Project Memories - Fall Dem Bones Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Smart Stackers - Volume 1 Fanciful Worn Paper Super Mini JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 - Gypsy Chic

Commercial license versions of Dem Bones Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Smart Stackers - Volume 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, October 12, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Dem Bones Value Pack: Wicked Value Pack: Hallow's Eve
High Holy Days Collection Mini Harvest Dance Embellishments ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fanciful 6401

Commercial license versions of Digital Stickers: Dem Bones, High Holy Days Collection Mini, Harvest Dance Embellishments and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fanciful 6401 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, October 13, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Monster Mash Collection Mini High Holy Days Paper Mini Skidamarink Collection Biggie
Fanciful Clusters Embellishment Mini Hallow's Eve Collection Biggie Brush Set: Wicked

A commercial license version of High Holy Days Paper Mini is also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 14, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6: Eventide Abracadabra Paper Super Mini Harvest Dance Paper
Value Pack: Fanciful spacer Brush Set: Hallow's Eve

A commercial license version of Harvest Dance Paper is 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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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
October 10 - 15, 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
  • 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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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: Jo Corne - There is No Such Word as CAN'T

I always tell my kids - there is no such word as can’t. “If you don’t try, you won’t know,” I tell them.

Life Muse by Ro: Bumping Our Shins

People hurt each other without even trying.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: What are External Hard Drives?

You may have seen the abbreviation EHD around the Scrap Girls Message Board or the Internet. Some of you already have one or several EHDs, but some of you may be wondering what an EHD is, what it’s used for, and how do we protect it?

Life Muse by Ro: Will Your Photos Get Thrown Away?

One morning as I studied the view outside my bedroom window, I asked myself why I keep doing digital scrapbooking after all of these years. What's the fascination? Is it the pretty papers? Is it the cute stuff I use on the layouts? Is it the pleasure of spreading the supplies around and seeing art appear on my computer?

Customer Muse by: Nicole Elliott - Tribute to the Sweetest Dog

Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair. But I am a sincere believer "that all things work together for good," so it comforts me to know that the terrible accident which took you from us served some purpose... even though I'll probably never know what that purpose was.

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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!

Cute Stuff

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Rough Hewn Paper Super Mini Rough Hewn Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamped 5001
spacer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Strips spacer

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamped 5001, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Strips are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The first five 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: Pennant Banners ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric
Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up Coastal Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric, Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up are also available.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Pumpkin Delight Collection Mini Welcome Fall Collection Laurels Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Pumpkin Delight Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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* JIF 6 by Doris Castle *

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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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Loni Harris and Chere Edwards.

Exclusive content from October'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

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Loni Harris and Cheré Edwards

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Cherise Oleson.

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

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Cherise Oleson


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Sara Peterson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Three Ways to Use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Shapes

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Shapes is a really versatile, new product in the Boutique that I've been having a lot of fun playing around with. I thought you might enjoy seeing three fun ways that it could be used. The great thing is that it lets you make any paper or style look like a shape that has been torn out of paper, complete with realistic paper tears.

Journaling around a Shape - Fun with Type Paths

One of the coolest things that Photoshop does, that Photoshop Elements (PSE) does not, is it fits text to any shape! I only have PSE, so I have been unable to play around with this cool feature. But lucky for me, and all you PSE users, the Scrap Girls Designers have created some fantastic products that allow us to type text around numerous different shapes. These products are known as Type Paths. Here is a list of links of the Type Paths products that are currently in the Scrap Girls Boutique:

Document a Day in Your Life

Busy days fly by, and we can hardly remember what we did last week, much less last year! For the sake of posterity (and maybe your own sanity), take a break from your busy-ness and document a day in your life with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10.

Designing a Layout Using 6 photos

I love a well-designed layout with one focal photo and lots of yummy embellishments, but let’s face it, I’m a mom who loves to take pictures. I’m a self-proclaimed mamarazzi – which means, more often than not, I have to include a lot of photos on a layout.

Creating Sumptuous Velvet Ribbons from ScrapSimple Templates

My background is in textiles, and I love to include them in my digital scrapbooking layouts. This is one of the reasons I created the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Ribbon Biggie. Today, I want to share how to digitally color the templates to get a rich, velvety look with lots of dimension.

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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La Di Da Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her La Di Da Collection Biggie

La Di Da Collection Biggie Wanted Collection Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie
spacer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie spacer

Commercial license versions of Wanted Collection, Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie 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

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, October 18th - 1:00PM MDT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "CHAT" button at the top of this Newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, October 18th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 19th - 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 October 19th, we'll do a Journaling Challenge. Create a layout with at least seven sentences of meaningful journaling. 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
Thursday, October 20th - 6:00PM MDT

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) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT 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.

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, October 21st - 9:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work! You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!

Games

October Message Board Game: Product Picks

Join us for a new game in October, where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!

Each Monday through Saturday in October, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, Boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.

At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 42 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-41 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

October Monthly Layout Contest: October is all about color! Show us those fabulous fall colors or spring colors for our Southern Hemisphere members! Maybe you have a favorite color you'd like to showcase or a very colorful photo to scrap. Remember, it's all about colors! Share those layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on October 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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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