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Today's Special of the Day!

Playground Fun Paper Mini
Playground Fun Paper Mini

Save 30% off this Paper 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 Ang Campbell. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"I was excited to have the assignment to create a set of digital scrapbooking papers with a playground theme for last year's Staycation event. My kids play at the park several times a week and I knew having a little playground paper pack would come in very handy to scrap all the park play pictures I take! My favorite is the grassy paper because it's perfectly versatile for so many of my outdoor photos."

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

Since my alarm clock is on my phone and I have to pick up my phone to turn off my alarm, I inevitably open my email on my phone and take a quick peek at what arrived in my inbox while I was sleeping. I'm a little obsessed with checking my email.

2. Soda, coffee or other?

Can you believe I've never ever had a cup of coffee? I do love the smell of it though. I'm kind of a Diet 7-Up or Diet Pepsi girl, but I'm trying to eliminate carbonation and stick with water (which I also really love, especially when it's ice cold.)

Ang Campbell
Ang Campbell

Image: What's New

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, July 2, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 12x12 Parterre ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6501 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doily Days
Patriette Flair Embellishment Super Mini spacer Morning Mist Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6501, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doily Days and Morning Mist Collection Biggie 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 Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6502 JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 Parterre
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Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6502 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, July 4, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6: 12x12 Independence Day Parterre Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301
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A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301 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 Thursday, July 5, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Patriette Solid Mats Paper Super Mini Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Independence Day 6401
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Swiss Cheese spacer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6503

Commercial license versions of Altered Art Essentials 2 Paper, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Independence Day 6401, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Swiss Cheese and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Lid 6503 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, July 6, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Paint Lid Styles Super 7 Spread: 12x12 Parterre JIF Plus: 12x12 Patriette
Value Pack: Independence Day spacer Value Pack: Corrugated Cardboard

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Paint Lid Styles and Value Pack: Corrugated Cardboard 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
July 2 - 7, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Value Packs!
  • 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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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: Shalae Tippetts - The REAL Me

Recently, I have been reading a book that has started me to thinking about the lies that I believe that take away joy from my daily living. It's made me start to see how as women we just aren't REAL. We don't show our real selves; we are always trying to show our perfect selves. We try to paint our picture as perfectly as we can; we try to show all the good things we do - our strengths and never our weaknesses - yet we are hurting ourselves and others in the process.

4th of July Layouts

Do you and your family have Fourth of July traditions? Or do you do something different every year?

The Sweetness of Summer

It happens every year right around Easter. You're in the grocery store making your usual rounds and you spot something red out of the corner of your eye. You move in to investigate. And you realize with a certain giddiness in your heart that your long winter days of eating nothing but apples may be coming to an end. STRAWBERRIES are in!!! You snatch up a carton. You snatch up a second carton. You wonder if it would be piggy to buy two cartons and whether you can really eat them fast enough anyway. You skip your way toward the checkout line.

Understanding Download Expiration Dates

Consider this scenario: You've just placed your first order with Scrap Girls and you go to download your product. You see that your order has an expiration date on it and a maximum number of downloads allowed. All of a sudden, panic starts running through your mind: I thought the product was digital, so why does it expire? Can I only use my files five times before they are no longer good? Then you start thinking if this is true, maybe digital scrapbooking isn't for you.

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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, July 7, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The first two 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: Cherished Treasures Fabric Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets Inspiring Embellishment Biggie
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Journals  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Journals are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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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.

Fascination Collection Biggie Fascination Solid Paper Super Mini Fascination Word Art 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 Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using June's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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8.5x11 Time Traveler Collection Biggie Special

Designer Freebie by Kerry Veale coordinates with her Time Traveler Collection Biggie

8.5x11 Time Traveler Collection Biggie Always and Forever Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie
Brush Set: Always and Forever Word Art Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paua Shell 7601 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Fragments Brocadelicious Collection
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie, Brush Set: Always and Forever Word Art Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggi, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paua Shell 7601 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Fragments and ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Brocante Frames are also available.

Kerry Klaassen Veale
Today's freebie designed by Kerry Klaassen Veale

* 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 10th - 9:00PM EDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9pm ET in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 11th - 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 11th, we'll do a Texture Challenge! Create a layout using textures - either a richly detailed photograph, a textured paper, embellishments, whatever! Add some texture!

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

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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