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Leap Year Sale! Save 40.5% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on February 29, 2012!

This huge Leap Year Sale only happens once every four years. Don't miss out!! This sale ends tomorrow at Midnight, MST!

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What's New

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jacqui Smith

Layout by Jacqui Smith
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, February 21, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Out In The Yard Collection Biggie Value Pack: Courtship ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Wetlands
Value Pack: Fold and Curl Kensington Collection Biggie Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Wetlands, Value Pack: Fold and Curl and Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn are also available.

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Printable Art Sample by Armi Custodio

Printable Art Sample by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, February 22, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Printable Art and Crafts: A Mother's Love Value Pack: Memories of Pink ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fancy Vellum 6301
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Clouds of Joy spacer Kensington Golf Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Memories of Pink, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fancy Vellum 6301 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Clouds of Joy are 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 Thursday, February 23, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Take Time Collection Mini Value Pack: Just Before Dawn ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Courtship
Value Pack: Horizons Birdsong Collection Value Pack: Valencia

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Just Before Dawn, Value Pack: Horizons, Birdsong Collection and Value Pack: Valencia are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, February 24, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wetlands Value Pack: Realms of Glory ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blends
Frame Groups Embellishments spacer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dangling Hearts Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wetlands, Value Pack: Realms of Glory, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blends and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dangling Hearts Biggie 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 20 - 25, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40.5% off Leap Year Sale!
  • 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: Cheré Kaye Edwards - The Cyclical Way of Life

My grandmother often said that life goes in circles. There are periods of great highs and great lows, with the gradual increase and decrease of things in between. I have witnessed this in a profound way in the last year and a half. It has truly been amazing the changes that have happened, and if you would have asked me two years ago if I would be where I am today, I would have emphatically said, "No way!"

Life Muse by Ro: The Other Side of Tomorrow

I want to be on the other side of tomorrow.

Life Muse by Ro: Well, When You Say It That Way...

See if you can recognize these idioms – in their metric form:

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

Last week, we talked about using Gradients in Photoshop, and this week we are going to be using Gradients in Photoshop Elements.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Customer Muse by: Carole Ivener - Perspective... It's All How We Look at It

It's that age-old question: Is the glass half empty or half full? On a bad day, I would say it's half empty, but I'm hoping that the majority of the time it's half full. Our capacity to look at something in two completely different ways is amazing - if we can just take that all important step back and look at it from a different perspective.

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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 20, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The first four 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 Embellishment Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Butterfly Effect
Glitterati Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Effect Glitter 10601 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Effect Glitter 10601 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Card by Syndee Nuckles

Card by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Noteworthy 6301 Noteworthy Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Cards: Cartes de Voeux
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Noteworthy 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301 are also available.

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Saturday, February 25, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ro

Layout by Ro
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 My Life 3 Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1 Back Porch Solids Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie   Jovial Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 My Life 3 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The Weather Outside Collection Mini Biker Collection Love Blooms Collection Nano
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Transparency 4901 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stamped Yellows 4902 - Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Transparency 4901 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stamped Yellows 4902 - Biggie 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 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 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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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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

What Are Clusters and How Do You Use Them?

You love the detail of intricately layered, perfectly shadowed embellishments on your layouts, but you just don't have the time to get the look you want, right? Well, add a few cluster sets to your digital scrapbooking stash and speed things up!

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Creating Embellishment Clusters

The question that I am most often asked is how do I make a cluster? When Paula Wright recently wrote an excellent article giving us an easy step-by-step recipe for creating clusters, it initiated a lot interest. Now that you are all proficiently designing clusters, I would like to suggest a few more tips that I have personally found useful!

Using Lace Brushes

I have to admit that I am a little rusty in doing layouts. Life takes twists and turns, and I have had to take a while off from painting and creating digital scrapbooking designs. So, all that to say, it was good to do this tutorial to make sure I remembered how to start a layout. How simple to have a supply of brushes that makes it so easy to get back in gear!

Using Your Camera's Self-Timer to Get Family Photos

Do you find that you are often missing from the family photo album because you are the one behind the camera? Using the self-timer on your camera is a simple way to solve that problem.

Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Unique Background Paper

Scrap Girls offers many products that allow the digital scrapbooking artist to create unique digital elements. ScrapSimple Paper Templates helps you create digital paper in the color and style you want. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use ScrapSimple Paper Templates to quickly create digital paper.

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 Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Andrea Trump coordinates with her Brush Set: Crazy Retro Day

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Smart Stackers Volume 1 Christmas Whimsy Collection Mini Christmas Whimsy 2 Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Smart Stackers Volume 1 and Christmas Whimsy Collection Mini are also available.

Andrea Trump
Today's freebie designed by Andrea Trump

* 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

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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