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Tips For Navigating The New Store

Our new and improved ScrapGirls Design Shop is open for business!  There have been some great new updates that we wanted to share with you, so let’s take a stroll through the aisles together…

This is the home page of the new shop.  To log in, click on the My Account tab and you will see a drop down menu with your options.  You can still use your previous boutique log in information, no need to re-register.

Once you have logged into your account you have several navigation options:

Now that we are logged in, let’s shop!
The sorting options have all been combined into one drop down menu.

You now have a View All option on the per page drop down menu- no more flipping through pages.

An awesome new feature is the Already Purchased warning on the product pages.


Want to add something to your wish list? It’s super easy, just click the Heart Icon. Your Wish List can be found under the My Account drop down menu once you are logged in.

If you are looking for something specific, you have 2 options: the Regular Search feature or the newly expanded Advanced Search option.

On each Product Page you have several options:

So you have found what you were shopping for and now it’s time to check out. To view what is in your cart, click the Shopping Cart icon. While viewing the items in your cart, you may notice an Edit Options button. This is where you can change the License Type of your item if you are a Scrap 4 Hire customer.

Let’s check out! Once you click on the Check Out button you will see that you need to choose a Payment Method, and add any Coupon Codes you may be using.

After successfully checking out you will get an email with your download keys. One big difference from the previous system is that you will receive a receipt from each designer that you have ordered from.

Your account will reflect this, as well.

The download keys will bring you to the product download page where you can download the files you purchased from that designer.

Another great feature I found was that I did not have to wait 10 seconds between each download-woot!
So that’s our new store in a nutshell. If you have any other questions, feel free to post them on the message boards and we will be happy to answer them for you.

April 19th Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER
Complete Happiness by judy in SD 
Congratulations Judy! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest?
Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery; if we choose yours, you’ll win a prize! To be considered, don’t forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.

Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Forum!

NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE WINNER
It was so hard to pick just one winner for this challenge! We had so many great entries, thank you to all of you for joining in the fun!
I Have Heart by Sondra (Rosemarythyme)
Congratulations Debbie! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Visit the Newsletter Challenge Gallery and join in the fun!
Honorable Mention
Doris R’s layout Appreciate caught my eye right off. I love the colors and the message.
Well done Doris!
Appreciate by Doris R
THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE
UPCOMING CHATS & CHALLENGES
Monday, April 13th – Ad- Inspired Challenge by Theresa Reck
We head to the Madison Avenue this week for an ad-inspired challenge.

Tuesday, April 14th – What’s Growing by Valerie
Join us for an Earth Day challenge celebrating what’s growing in your yard right now.

Thursday, April 16th – Focus on GREEN by Monica
You can’t think of Earth Day without the color green, and you can’t do this Challenge without it either.

Weekend Challenge – Recycling by Shanon
We have a challenge that will get you recycling.

April Forum Game – Scrap Girls Bingo
Join us for an exciting game of Scrap Girls BINGO! Just pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says “BINGO CARD_your Scrap Girls Forum username” by Thursday April 2nd at Midnight (ET) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Friday, April 3rd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you’ll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Find out more on the Scrap Girls Forum!

Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

Love it. LOVE it. LOVE IT. Angie’s May Club. I just love it. In our household, however, there are not many occasions where I get to use a “pretty” or “more decorative” collection. Many of my pages contain the boys or places we have been. Even the pages with Darren and me are not flowery, nor overly clustered. Much as I love that style of page, I rarely get to make one.

So what can I make with this club? Well, I love the succulents, and I love the gorgeous flowers, and I could see myself using them with boys – with some color tweaking – but I also LOVE the papers. The patterns are mostly unisex and the colors lend themselves especially well to unisex layouts.

With this in mind, I started thinking of ways in which I could incorporate multiple papers and still have a simple page. Angie has PNGs for the various layers of her clusters included in the club, and I decided the triangle templates (ABR_WY_EmbCluster_1b-NS.png) would be ideal for what I had in mind.

I placed the triangle PNGs onto my page, flipping them to my liking. Next, I merged the layers so all triangles were on a single layer.

Then I selected the papers I wanted to clip (there were five in all). Each paper layer was clipped and erased until I had two triangles in each color.

My next step was to select a suitably simple way to display my photo. I chose the basic frame (ABR_WY_Emb-Frame.psd) with the two photo spaces because I knew I would be incorporating some form of word art. Keeping in mind I wanted a simple design, I thought I could place my photo in one box and the word art in the other.

A simple pin through the top to hold it together, some shadows, and my page was done! It was really easy and quick, and I think the simple lines and visual interest created by the triangles is just enough for this page.

Sometimes when you are doing a boy page, a heritage page, or even a travel page, and embellishments are hard to select, consider a “clean lines” page. After all, the page is designed to complement your photo, not compete with it.

I look forward to seeing how you interpret these ideas, so be sure to upload your layouts to the Scrap Girls Gallery and inspire us all!

Join the Scrap Girls Club and each month you will receive a huge stash of coordinated products!
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS USED
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Shadow Me
jody west
Tutorial written by Jody West
Tutorial written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 with Windows 7
 

 

April 12th Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER
Cardo Miniature by Happy 
Congratulations Happy! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest?
Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery; if we choose yours, you’ll win a prize! To be considered, don’t forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Forum!

NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE WINNER
Games We Play by Debbie (Boadlady)
Congratulations Debbie! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Visit the Newsletter Challenge Gallery and join in the fun!
THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE
UPCOMING CHATS & CHALLENGES
Monday, April 13th – Random Challenge by Melanie

We will be looking to one of our favorite places for inspiration – Pinterest! 

Tuesday, April 14th – AJ Chat & Challenge by Marilyn

We will be kicking off Art Journaling week with a challenge and accompanying chat. Check out our forum for the prompt, or better yet join us in the Chat Room at 9:00 PM ET to work on your layout with a fun group of gals!

Thursday, April 16th – Free Up Your Creativity by Andrea

We are going to shake you out of the 12″ by 12″ rut to help free up your creativity.

Weekend Challenge – Strength by Carla

Strength will be the prompt for this Art Journaling Challenge. Join us and find yours.

April Forum Game – Scrap Girls Bingo
Join us for an exciting game of Scrap Girls BINGO! Just pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says “BINGO CARD_your Scrap Girls Forum username” by Thursday April 2nd at Midnight (ET) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Friday, April 3rd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you’ll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.
Find out more on the Scrap Girls Forum!

March Forum Game Winners:
Congratulations to the Scrap Girls March World Tour winners! Each has won a $5.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Ande43
Ladyscrapalot
TaraD
scrapgran
Doris R

Create an Animated Layout!

Scrap Girls designer Brandy Murry has created two videos showing you how to create animated layouts in PS (Extended Versions) and PSE!

Brandy’s animated layout featuring her Gypsy Rose Collection:
Breaking Down The layout #8 – Animated GIF Layout in Photoshop
Breaking Down The layout #8 – Animated GIF Layout in Photoshop Elements
If you have trouble viewing these videos click here

April 5th Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER
Coit Tower San Francisco by merrybey 
Congratulations merrybey! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest?
Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery; if we choose yours, you’ll win a prize! To be considered, don’t forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Forum!

NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE WINNER
Fun in the Sun by Jane in N.Z.
This just cracked me up!
Congratulations Jane! You may claim your gift certificate by emailing [email protected]
Visit the Newsletter Challenge Gallery and join in the fun!
THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER CHALLENGE
We will be playing games all week long, including a scrap-related Bingo game on our Forum! Join us for this or any of our game-themed challenges. You might be lucky enough to wear the title of “winner!” 
UPCOMING CHATS & CHALLENGES
Monday, April 6th – Random Challenge by Theresa R

We have a scrap lift challenge that get your inspiration revved. 

Tuesday, April 7th – Favorite Games by Valerie

Our challenge today will be all about playing your favorite games.

Thursday, April 9th – Sports by Monica

We all love a big game. We’ll celebrate being a fan or participant of sports of all sorts.

Weekend Challenge – Scrabble by Shannon

In honor of Scrabble Day we will be paying homage to everyone’s favorite word game.

April Forum Game – Scrap Girls Bingo
Join us for an exciting game of Scrap Girls BINGO! Just pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says “BINGO CARD_your Scrap Girls Forum username” by Thursday April 2nd at Midnight (ET) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Friday, April 3rd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you’ll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.
Find out more on the Scrap Girls Forum!

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