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Today's Special of the Day!

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Scrappy Alpha Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Scrappy Alpha Super Biggie

Save 30% off this ScrapSimple Word Art Template set 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 Jan Ransley. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"In our previous house, the walls of our breakfast room were covered in large collages of family photos. I would create one at the end of each year, documenting the little everyday things from the past twelve months. Now we have downsized to a much smaller home and don't have the wall space for such huge pieces of art. But I still love to display those moments I've captured on camera and designed these ScrapSimple WordArt Templates as a method of doing so on a much smaller scale."

"They're also really handy for those occasions that you want to document, but when the photos you have taken really didn't turn out great - you know, kid's birthday parties and the like, where you've taken dozens of snaps but they all end up a bit disappointing. So, crop them and put them in a patchwork collage using these templates and they'll end up looking great!"

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

Put the kettle on for a cup of tea.

2. What software do you use?

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Jan Ransley
Jan Ransley

Image: What's New

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 Monday, September 24, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosie Posie Fall Fantasy Stacked Paper Mini Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosie Posie, Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Perpetual Editable Snazzy Calendars are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Under The Boardwalk Fall Fantasy Story Cards Embellishment Mini Value Pack: Fascination 2
Dynamic Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501 spacer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Cluster Masks

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Fascination 2, Dynamic Brush Set: Markers Biggie 8501 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Cluster Masks are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 26, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Toy Trains Value Pack: Artsy Borders Photos ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Markers Super Biggie 8501
Lettering Delights Scriptive spacer Value Pack: Fall Fantasy

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Artsy Borders Photos, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Markers Super Biggie 8501 and Lettering Delights Scriptive 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 Thursday, September 27, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Thanks A Bunch Collection Super Mini School Is Cool Photo Clusters Embellishment Mini Chic Happiness Collection Mini
Value Pack: Altered Art Essentials Paper spacer ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilt a Whirl Mini

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Altered Art Essentials Paper and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilt a Whirl 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 Friday, September 28, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Markers 8501 Lettering Delights Honeydukes Value Pack: Fascination 1
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Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Markers 8501, Lettering Delights Honeydukes and Value Pack: Fascination 1 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
September 24 - 29, 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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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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Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Durin Eberhart - A Dog Named Desmond

For the past two years, my youngest son has been asking for a puppy. I came up with a million reasons why that would be a bad idea, including the expensive vet bills, the fact that we live so close to the highway, and the amount of time needed to take care of a puppy. Still, he continued to ask earnestly. As a compromise, I bought him a dwarf hamster. She was adorable and fluffy and very easy to care for, and in my eyes, the perfect pet. But a perfect pet maintenance-wise is not necessarily a perfect pet heart-wise. My son wanted a pet that would run and play with him and snuggle with him at night. He wanted a dog.

Quick Layouts in a JIF!

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed a layout fast? Maybe you have found yourself needing a last-minute birthday remembrance for a friend or family member, or maybe you need something fast to get that album done and to the printer on time. Maybe you just wanted to get a layout done quickly to record an event or memory while it was fresh, or because you had a ton of housework and couldn't justify the time scrapping. Can you relate? Or maybe, life circumstances have gotten in the way of a fast-approaching deadline! That's what happened to me, so let me tell you how our wonderful selection of products in the "Fast and Easy" section of our new Boutique came to my rescue.

Finding Inspiration

I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration, and it never seems to be in short supply! I can be taking a walk and notice how the light hits the side of a tree and wonder how I can create that look on a photo in Photoshop. Or I will see a little girl at the park wearing the cutest little outfit, and I'll think, Wow! Those colors would be amazing on a layout! And how many times have you taken a walk in the fall and noticed all the beautiful colors on the trees and fallen leaves?

New Scrap Girls Designer: Meet Cheri!

As many of you are aware, Scrap Girls put out a call for new designers this summer. We are fortunate to have an amazing group of designers already, but it's always good to mix things up now and then to keep things fresh and exciting.

Looking For A Bargain?

If you are new to digital scrapbooking or you simply love a bargain, then there is just the place for you to shop in the Boutique. You don't even need to travel to Filene's Bargain Basement Department Store. But instead, simply direct your fingertips to the section "Best Deals," then click Value Packs on the fly-out menu.

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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, September 29, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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  Broom Ride Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Broom Ride Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Hackman
Layout by Brandy Hackman
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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 Embellishment Templates: City Slick Skylines ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: City Slick Drip Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Brrrr!
  ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Street Grunge Frames  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: City Slick Skylines, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: City Slick Drip and ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Street Grunge Frames are also available.

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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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October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

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 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

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles

ScrapSimple Club

The September 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Hackman.

September's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Brandy Hackman

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! Tutorial

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman
Layout by Brandy Hackman

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornamentali Special

Designer Freebie by Cindy Rohrbough coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornamentali

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornamentali Spring In Bloom Collection Mini Spring In Bloom Paper Super Mini
Wandering Garden Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tagged Homebody Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornamentali and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tagged are also available.

Cindy Rohrbough
Today's freebie designed by Cindy Rohrbough

* 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, October 2nd - 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) and Theresa (tiza126) 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, October 3rd - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET 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 October 3rd, we'll do a white space challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white!

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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New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 9th - 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 will need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 10th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET 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 October 10th, we'll do a patterned paper challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple patterned papers - at least 2 different patterns! 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

October's Forum Game: Posting Contest

October is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from October 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 31st.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Challenge, 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 different number and is calculated differently.)

During the month, post your fingers off! At midnight on October 31st, 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 400-600 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 600 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in all four drawings!

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

Contests

October Monthly Layout Contest: October brings Halloween here in the U.S. and with Halloween comes costumes! Costumes are all around us every day, not just at Halloween. There are costumes in parades, the circus, in shows, and even at parties! Show us the costumes you've seen, and tell us about them! Post your layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on October 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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