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Today's Special of the Day!

Paper Pack Biggie: Polka Dots
Paper Pack Biggie: Polka Dots

Save 30% off this Paper Pack Biggie today only!

Each week, 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 Kim Meeder. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"I love polka dots! They just make me smile! I wear them, display them, and design with them. Almost all of my collections have some sort of polka dot pattern in them... some are subtle and some are not. I find that polka dot patterns can add just the right amount of pop and pizazz to an, otherwise, ordinary digital scrapbooking layout. To quench my appetite for all things polka dot, I have created basic polka dot papers in a spectrum of colors for year-round use. And, to make it super easy and affordable, I have packaged them all in one product."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey! But, I have to say that I love to make homemade ice cream and I have the secret Penn State creamery recipe. (If you didn't know, Ben and Jerry attended Penn State's Ice Cream University before starting their ice cream business.) And, no I can't divulge the recipe... even to Scrap Girls.

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

Probably Contemporary Christian. But, I love a lot of different genres depending on my mood.

Kim Meeder
Kim Meeder

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, May 14, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Stitches Elephants Fly Collection Biggie Art Journal Inspirations eBook: Love
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A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Stitches is 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, May 15, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Elephants Fly Borders Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Frame It ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ashley Biggie

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Frame It is 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, May 16, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Beachcomber Collection Mini Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Ashley ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Lace Doodles
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Lace Doodles and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Freeze Frame are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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, May 17, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Photo Magic Elephants Fly Paper Super Mini Value Pack: Ashley

A commercial license version of Value Pack: Photo Magic is also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Friday, May 18, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Witty Font Luscious Linens: Baby Paper Mini Value Pack: Elephants Fly
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Commercial license versions of Witty Font and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 On A Tilt 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 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
May 14 - 19, 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: Keri Schueller - My Happy List

The world is very good at telling us what should make us happy, and I'm guilty of believing it from time to time. The longer I live, the more it becomes apparent to me that it isn't true. Sure, I still find myself with glazed-over eyes from time to time when I see things that others have, but it doesn't last long. The big house, the shiny cars, the boats, you name it... they don't actually guarantee happiness.

Life Muse by Ro: Big Things. Little Things. Which Makes the Biggest Difference?

Have you ever noticed that prayers are sometimes answered in unusual ways? The night before I found the tag containing this bit of wisdom on the floor, I had been on my knees begging for forgiveness for an enormous laundry list of flaws. I felt overcome with my inability to improve because most of the issues seem to be associated with my personality. And changing your personality is hard – if not impossible.

Creating Canvas Blocks

In preparing for this assignment, I made a trip to our local craft store to get some ideas for our May Scrap Girls Club. For me, a trip to the craft store, just like the office supply store, is my trip to the candy store! I love all the bright colors, the packaging, the rows of pens and brushes and paper! Lately, I have been really interested in art canvas and the non-framed appearance for pictures and artwork, including layouts. As I was browsing the canvas aisle, I found a neat set of inexpensive 4x4-inch canvas blocks. I suddenly had an idea for my Scrap Girls Club Craft!

How to Use a JIF 6 Kit

Do you want to digitally scrapbook but find that you are lacking the time or energy to do it? JIF Kits are the answer! JIF Kits are one of the fastest and easiest ways to create a finished layout within minutes - literally. They are fast like an Easy Page, yet they keep everything on separate layers, allowing you to move and customize it to your preference. Let me show you just how easy it is!

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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, May 19, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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The 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.

Opposites Attract Collection Biggie Opposites Attract WordArt Mini JIF Plus: 12x12 Opposites Attract

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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 May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Laura Louie and Ang Campbell.

May's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Laura Louie & Ang Campbell

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 Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using May's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Wetlands Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Durin Eberhart coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wetlands

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Wetlands Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie Respite Collection
Memories of Pink Collection Biggie Value Pack: Gesso Paper Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Wetlands, Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie, Respite Collection, Memories of Pink Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart

* 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

ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, May 22nd - 7:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for this month's ScrapSimple Club Chat. We will talk about this month's new club, including some fun ideas how to use it. If you create a layout using the current month's ScrapSimple Club products, you have the chance to be featured in our daily newsletter and win a great prize!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 23rd - 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 23rd, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least three different fonts! 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!

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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Check our Forum 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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