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Presidents Day Sale! Save 17.76% off everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on February 21, 2012!

Save an extra 5% off everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on February 21, 2012!

This sale is revolutionary! During Scrap Girls' President's Day Sale, you can save an extra 5% off everything in the Boutique! This coupon expires TONIGHT at Midnight, MST!

Coupon Code: President
Please be sure to enter the coupon code exactly as it appears above.

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Today's Special of the Day!

Monsters in my Closet Collection
Monsters in my Closet 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 Sara Beth Peterson. In a brief interview with Sara, she shared these comments with us...

"My oldest son loves arts & crafts. He especially enjoys drawing. We often sit down together and enjoy experimenting in art. One day we decided to draw monsters. We filled pages with all sorts of monsters, curlicues and eyes. This collection is an assortment of our best monsters from that drawing session. I have the most fun in my art when I am collaborating with my children."

1. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes

2. What is the last book you read?

"Her Daughters Dream" by Francine Rivers

Sara Beth Peterson
Sara Beth Peterson

What's New

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, February 14, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Vertical Love Me Do Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Mixed Months Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Resize it
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Vertical Love Me Do Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Mixed Months Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Resize it are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, February 15, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Courtship Clusters Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Love Me Do Mini Heart and Soul Paper Dolls Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Metro spacer ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Horizontal Love Me Do Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Love Me Do Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heart and Soul, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Metro and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Horizontal Love Me Do Mini 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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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
February 13 - 18, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 17.76% off President's Day Sale, plus an extra 5% off Coupon!
  • 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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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: Charlene Crowder - Kitchen Gifts

I was recently watching an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. It was Aunt Bee's birthday, and Andy bought her two dozen canning jars. He just knew that she wanted a sensible, useful gift. Aunt Bee was so disheartened when she opened the gift. She happened to have her heart set on a lovely, feminine, perhaps frivolous, bed jacket. The happy ending came when Andy presented her with another gift to unwrap - the dainty, longed-for bed jacket!

Life Muse by Ro: He Sees Me

When I realized that this muse would appear on Valentine's Day, I knew that I wanted to tell you a little story about Gary.

Life Muse by Ro: Rewind! Rewind! Rewind!

What if we had the power to edit our life as we went through it? Would it be helpful or not? Just imagine this...

Scrap Girls Etc.: Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos

Gradients are a quick way to add multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper - or just about anything! This week, I am going to show you how to add a gradient to a ScrapSimple Paper Template, some ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, and a photo using Photoshop.

Life Muse by Ro: Quotes

"Don't abandon your post. In time the Lord will allow all things to work out for your good." - Carl C. Cook

Customer Muse by: Kyla Bayang - Favorite Quotes

Last week, I set about scrapping some favorite family quotes. Being quite "down home," I can recall a few favorites as I was growing up.

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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, February 13, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The first three products listed below are 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.

Butterfly Effect Collection Biggie Butterfly Effect Plaid Paper Super Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Butterfly Effect
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Edge Them

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Edge Them are also available.

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Thursday, February 16, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The first four products listed below 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 Word Art Templates: Admirer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer
Brush Set: Sweet Romance   Old Friends Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer and Brush Set: Sweet Romance are also available.

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Friday, February 17, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
Photo by Shauna DuBois at Two Chics Photography
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Junk in the Trunk Collection Biggie Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk So Basically Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy THIN Time Traveler Embellishments - Frames ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy THIN and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Mania 2 are also available.

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Saturday, February 18, 2011

Printable Art Sample by Ang Campbell

Printable Art Sample by Ang Campbell
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* Printable Art and Crafts: Be Still *

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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 February ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Pebbles Jones and Shalae Tippetts.

Exclusive content from February'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

February's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Pebbles Jones & Shalae Tippetts

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones
Layout by Pebbles Jones
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones
Layout by Pebbles Jones
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

February's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Kim Meeder.

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 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

February's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Kim Meeder


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Back to Basics

Designer Do-Over by Melanie Johnson

For this assignment, I decided to pick a layout that I had never finished and give it a "designer do-over." As you can see, it was in sore need of some attention!

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Customizing Drop Shadows

One of my favorite ways to add a little dimension and put the finishing touches on my layouts is to add drop shadows. However, I remember when first starting out with digital scrapping, I was a little intimidated by drop shadows and not really sure how to use them. If you are like me (a little scared) and/or prefer to go about things the easy way, you are in luck because the Scrap Girls designers have some wonderful drop shadow products in the Boutique that make it easy for you to add them to your layouts:

How to Use "Brush Set: Record It Biggie"

Let me introduce you to one of the most versatile brush sets in the Scrap Girls Boutique - Brush Set: Record It Biggie! This Brush Set is so big that it contains doodles, photo prongs, word art, graphs, stitching, and frames - all in one!

Adding Glitter

Glitter is a girl's best friend! What's not to love about the sparkle that glitter gives... well, everything! When I paper-scrapbooked, I loved to use glitter - but now that I've gone digital, I still love to use glitter. Actually, I might even love it more than I loved it before, because there is zero mess involved with digital glitter - and there's plenty of sparkle. I love the fact that digi-scrapping is so mess-free, yet you get such an amazing satisfaction out of the creative process.

How to Use ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots to Add Texture to Your Layouts

The series of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots are a cool way of adding texture to your digital scrapbooking layouts. The quickest and easiest way to use an Embossy Boots template is to recolor it to match your layout. Let me show you how I use them.

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 Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Brush Set: Month Clouds Horizontal - Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates with her Brush Set: Month Clouds Horizontal

1 Scrap Girls Relax Collection Biggie spacer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini is also available.

Jo Corne
Today's freebie designed by Jo Corne

* 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

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 22nd - 10:00AM MST

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 February 22nd, we'll do a White Space Challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! 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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Sketch Challenge Chat
Tuesday, February 28th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm 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;) This month our inspiration piece is ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Vintage Valentine from Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. 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, February 29th - 10:00AM MST

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 February 29th, we'll have a "Change it Up Challenge." Reverse a template, rotate a frame, change the color of an embellishment or paper - 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, February 29th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. Then, you will have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Forum Gallery!

Games

February's Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

February is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from February 1st when we post the thread until 11:59pm MT on February 29th.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Contest, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your CURRENT post count. Your post count is the number under your avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a number which is calculated differently.) During the month, post your fingers off! At Midnight on February 29th, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.

PRIZES:

  • Those with 50-99 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 100-249 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 250-399 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 400 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate!

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

Contests

February Monthly Layout Contest: This February we have a Leap Year Day. For this month's contest, we want you to scrap about what makes you "Leap for Joy." Let us know in your journaling why you leap for joy. Post your layouts in the February Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on February 29th. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win 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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