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Today's Special of the Day!

Frippery Collection Biggie
Frippery Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

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

This week's designer spotlight is on Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"I combined a few things I love in this collection. Pieces of ephemera, collage elements and a pops of color. It's not your average heritage type collection, but it works well for this purpose."

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

Papers! They're also my favorite item to design.

2. Are you an early morning designer or do you burn the midnight candle?

I'm a night owl, always have been. But being a mom of three makes me moreso an "whenever I find the time" kind of designer.

Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Image: What's New

Printable bookmark samples by Charlene Crowder
Samples by Charlene Crowder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, April 23, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Printable Craft: Graduation Day Bookmarks ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Nature Pattern 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Textured Wood 13001
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Nature Pattern 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Textured Wood 13001 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Embossed Paper Frames and Things Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Simply Suede Brush Set: Stitched From the Heart Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Simply Suede, Brush Set: Stitched From the Heart Biggie and Brush Set: Grungy Lace Alpha Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Finery Brush Set: Via Dolorosa Masks Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Shadow Decor
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus spacer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Shadow Decor, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 2 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, April 26, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini 8.5x11 On A Whim Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 3
Value Pack: Bless This Nest spacer Graduation Day Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 3 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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, April 27, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials Textures 1 Value Pack: Lace Effect Bless This Nest Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials Textures 1, Value Pack: Lace Effect and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Black and White Magic 6301 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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
April 23 - 28, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Scrap Girls, Etc. Articles
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • 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

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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Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Jen Reed - Final Meet of the Season

The girls had their final swim meet of the season this past Monday. We had to be there at 3:00 p.m., and we didn't get out of the meet until after 7:00 p.m. Swim meets are incredibly long just to watch about four minutes of swimming. It was a very long day for poor Dan, but he was a trooper.

Life Muse by Ro: Ro is Looking for Your Advice on This One!

I have had a sleep disorder since at least 1988. Without the help of a sleep medication, I am unable to drift down into Stage 4 sleep on my own. Since all of the body's muscles and systems rebuild during Stage 4, it is critical that I arrive there each night. If I don't get the proper type of sleep (and enough of it), I suffer negative physical and psychological consequences. In other words, I get sick.

Adding Color and Texture to ScrapSimple WordArt

Customizing ScrapSimple Word Art to coordinate with your page takes only a few simple steps! I like to begin by entirely creating my layout and using the grayscale version of the word art for placement purposes.

Shape Repetition

One of the greatest challenges when creating an engaging layout is to connect the emotions of the original image to your visual presentation. The viewer's eye must be guided around the composition that expresses the memories and feelings of those precious pictures. Shape repetition - duplicating elements, textures, themes, or colors in a digital scrap layout - is an easy way to give your layout a compelling flow.

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Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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!

Cute Stuff

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The first three 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 Paper Templates: Room With A View ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Plates ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Instant Photo Clusters
Noteworthy Collection Biggie Picturesque Collection Biggie Butterfly Dream Collection
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Room With A View, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Plates, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Instant Photo Clusters and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Kim Meeder
Layout by Kim Meeder
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May Day Collection Biggie   Bella Marie Collection Biggie

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

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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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May's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Ang Campbell.

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 JIF 6 Plus 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

May's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Ang Campbell

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Ang Campbell
using May's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The April ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Armi Custodio and Syndee Nuckles.

April's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Armi Custodio & Syndee Nuckles

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

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
using April's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 SoccerStar - Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates with her Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Soccer Star

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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, May 1st - 6:00PM MDT

Would you like to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to make greeting cards? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digital stash! Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 pm MT for our monthly Creative Cards Chat. This month we'll use Assemble Your Own Cards: A Mother's Touch to make quick and easy cards for Mother's Day or any occasion. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 2nd - 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 May 2nd, we'll do a Stripes Challenge. Create a layout on any theme, any topic and any colors using stripes! The stripes can be from paper, paper strips or in your photo. 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!

Games

May's Forum Game: Boutique Alphabet Game!

The Boutique Alphabet Game is back! Do you remember playing the game "I am going on a _____ hunt and bringing..." where each player listed items starting with a specific letter? We are playing a similar game on the Scrap Girls Forum during the month of May. Each day except Sundays, a team member will post a new theme and starting letter in the game thread. Members then will search the Scrap Girls Boutique for a product that fits the theme and post it in the game thread. Entries are to follow the alphabet starting with the letter posted with the theme each day. Only one product per letter per round will be counted and products may not be used more than once. Collections and their individual parts count as one product. Time stamps will be used to determine credit in the case of duplicate letter or product posts. There is a limit of three game posts per person each day and another player must post before posting again. Member names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links posted in the thread.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the June 9th Newsletter. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: $15 SG Gift Certificate for first place, $10 SG Gift Certificate for second place and a $5 SG Gift Certificate for third place.

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

Contests

May Monthly Layout Contest: May is a big month in the northern hemisphere for flowers. For this month's layout contest, we're going to give a little twist on the usual flower photos. We want you to try your hand at extreme close-ups. Be creative in point of view and angle. Even most point-and-shoot cameras have a close-up mode. Do the best you can with the equipment you have and scrap a layout with a photo or two – or three. Your submission will be judged on its merit as a layout, not necessarily the photography. Post your layouts in the May Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on May 31st. 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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