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Today's Special of the Day!

BellaFiore Collection Mini
BellaFiore Collection Mini

Save 30% off this Collection Mini 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 Kerry Veale. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"I enjoyed creating my Bellafiore Collection Mini to be what I consider 'eye candy' - a vintage jar, a sparkling ladies brooch inspired by an 1891 jeweler's catalog; a carefully restored European trade card with cherubs and orchids; antique glass-doorknob buttons; beautiful natural feverfew and clematis blooms from my garden, and papers created from antique trade cards and perfume labels in my collection of ephemera. I digitally painted much of the jar so that it would appear quite realistic over photos and embellishments in layouts... I think it is my favorite part of this collection, and I LOVE seeing your layouts and what you have done with the jar!"

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

Papers. In fact, I have three papers worth of collections finished right now... I need to go back and finish the rest!

2. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Hit the snooze alarm. I'm a night owl!

Kerry Veale
Kerry Veale

Image: What's New

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 Monday, June 25, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Altered Art Essentials 1 Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: US States Super Biggie So Dreamy Solids Paper Mini
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Commercial license versions of Altered Art Essentials 1 Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: US States Super Biggie and Brush Set: Bubble Wrap Shapes are also available.

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ATC by Elisha Barnett
Artist Trading Card by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Artist Trading Cards So Dreamy Blended Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Splashed-Summer 13001 Biggie

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Splashed-Summer 13001 Biggie 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 Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curled Paper 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Splashed-Juicy 13002 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Europe and Australia Super Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curled Paper 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Splashed-Juicy 13002 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Europe and Australia Super Biggie and 8.5x11 Altered Art Essentials 1 Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Thursday, June 28, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Continental US Super Biggie Value Pack: Translucent ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Magic 6301
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Continental US Super Biggie, Value Pack: Translucent and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo 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
June 25 - 30, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • Product Design Team Call
  • 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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Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


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Ever wish that you could be a Product Designer for Scrap Girls?

Well, now's your chance to apply!

If you are interested, please forward the following items to [email protected].

The subject line must read: Product Designer Application.

  1. 3 color palettes that you might use as a basis for designing collections.
  2. A sample collection mini, consisting of 6 background papers, 1 "sheet" of embellishments, and 1 "sheet" of word art.

    A "sheet" consists of a grouping of items that will fit on an 8.5x11 document. Take care to make sure that the collection mini's color set is well balanced and that it has an idea that ties it together. It should contain enough embellishments and word art to be useful to someone who wishes to make several layouts from it. Also, take care that the embellishments are not a grouping of a small number of items that have just been re-colored. This is your opportunity to show your versatility and skill level.

  3. At least one sample layout using the collection mini.
  4. A sample brush set with 3 brushes.
  5. A sample paper template set (like our ScrapSimple Paper Templates) with 2 papers.
  6. A sample embellishment template set (like our ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates) with 3 embellishments.

    Examples of all of these products can be found in our Boutique.

Also, please answer the following questions in the body of your application email:

  1. Approximately how much would you like to earn each month?
  2. Approximately how many hours do you have to dedicate to design work each week?
  3. What are your goals as it pertains to design work?
  4. Why are you interested in working with Scrap Girls?
  5. What software do you use?
  6. Include any other information that you think would be helpful as we make our decision.

Other instructions: Save your files as 600px wide, 72 dpi. Place them in one zipped folder and forward with your application email.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 13, 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Notifications of results will be sent to all applicants by Friday, July 20.

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What is Scrap Girls looking for in a new designer?

  1. Talent
  2. Desire to work with Scrap Girls and be a committed, active member of our team
  3. Work ethic
  4. Software and designing skills

If a talented person comes along whose skills are not quite what they might be, but we feel they would be a super-committed, dynamic member of our team if given a little help, we may choose to put them through an apprentice program.

We look forward to seeing your application!

Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Sarah Batdorf - A Memorable Birthday

One of my most memorable birthdays was when I turned 22. I was at Bible college, and my dorm had a small party for me the night before with presents and cake. When I went to bed that night, I pulled back the covers, and there was a playful surprise from my genius roommates. I found a boat load of candy in my bed! 

Designer Do-Over by Jan Ransley

It makes me smile when I look back over my old albums - the photos are great and bring back all sorts of memories, but some of my earliest attempts at creating digital scrapbooking layouts really make me giggle.

Meeting the Chief Eater of Oreos

In May when it was clear that Rozanne Paxman, the founder and CEO of Scrap Girls, was going to be handing me the reins, she invited me down to Utah for a week of training. After I had committed to my travel arrangements, I started wondering, "What will this week be like?"

How to Mix and Match Items from More Than One Digital Scrapbooking Collection

Mix and match. Sounds like a fun idea, doesn't it? You can have that kind of fun with your digital scrapbooking supplies! There's nothing wrong with making a layout with the supplies from just one collection, and there are plenty of reasons to do so. But sometimes you may need or want to use items from multiple collections to get the look you want.

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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

Friday, June 29, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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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.

Dynamic Brush Set: Chain Necklaces Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames Inspiring Collection Biggie Inspiring Dates Word Art Mini
Inspiring Edges Paper Super Mini   JIF Plus: 12x12 Inspirational

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Chain Necklaces, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames, Inspiring Collection Biggie, Inspiring Dates Word Art Mini, Inspiring Edges Paper Super Mini and JIF Plus: 12x12 Inspirational are also available.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Etoile Moderne Collection Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Watercolor Whimsy Watercolor Whimsy Solids Paper Super Mini

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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.

Scrap Girls Club Image

July's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Durin Eberhart.

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

July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Durin Eberhart

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart
using July's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cindy Rohrbough and Cherise Oleson.

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Cindy Rohrbough & Cherise Oleson

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 Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
using June's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Tooth Fairy Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Tooth Fairy

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Tooth Fairy spacer Cottage Christmas Collection Biggie

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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, July 3rd - 8:00PM EDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm ET. Can't wait to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 4th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the 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 July 4th, we'll do a Stars and Stripes Challenge. Use some stripes and at least one star on your page.

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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Journaling Challenge Crop
Monday, July 9th - 8:00PM EDT

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll use Melissa Renfro's Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie. We'll have a special challenge to get your motivated. Hope to see you there!

Games

July's Forum Game: Spotlight on the Boutique

Each day of July (with the exception of Sundays), a member of the Welcoming Committee will post an image spotlighting a small circle of the layout you are to search for in the Scrap Girls Boutique. If the layout is not identified by the following morning, a second spotlight circle will be added to the layout; this will be repeated until the product is identified.

All you have to do to participate is search the boutique for the layout and post a link to the product page in the official game thread. Only one guess per member per day is allowed. You can find more specific details in the forum game thread.

Three $10 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique will be awarded. The winners will be randomly chosen from all the members that correctly identify a product throughout the month.

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

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: Hot! Hot! Hot! In the northern hemisphere, July is generally a month of very warm temperatures. For July's layout contest, we want you to scrap about what you do to stay cool – whether it'is in July or December. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on July 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

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 the Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

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