To start this week off with a bang, we have an awesome giveaway prize! Today, we are giving away a Silhouette Cameo – a prize worth $299.99! You can enter below using Rafflecopter or up your chances by placing an order in our Boutique today. For each order placed, we will add additional entry into the drawing for you!
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New Silhouette CAMEO®
The Silhouette CAMEO® is the ultimate DIY crafting and home decor machine. It works like a printer, plugging into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. But, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and other materials up to 12 inches wide. You can also print items and then have the Silhouette cut them out using the registration mark feature!
- Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool
- Silhouette Studio® software
- Power cable, USB cable
- Basic instruction manual
- 12-inch cutting mat
- Cutting blade
- One-month basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store
- 100 free digital designs
- Open to Continental US Residents, 18 & older.
- Void where prohibited.
- Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
- Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
- Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 6-8 weeks.
- Winner will be announced Sunday night.
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When you started working on your club, what was the first thing you did?
I am drawn to the amazing things people create with paper, by simply folding and cutting. Deciding on direction for the club was the initial focus which was really about what had been catching my eyes at the time, paper crafting. I also liked how this idea connected with a deeper meaning in embracing who we are. It is the chinks and dents that we collect as we journey through life that make us who we are. We don’t need to hide those things away. Being an amazing unique individual, chinks and dents included, is something to celebrate. Once I had this concept cemented I had my point of reference for the journey ahead.
I like to have some neutrals with a pop of colour, mostly so photographs can shine. I like colours to suit everyday use, and be versatile, for male and female.
Inspiration in general comes from a multitude of places, including the local library, the internet and catalogues. I keep a folder on my computer called Inspiration and am often taking snaps of physicals things that catch my eye. I tend to go here first when looking for inspiration. Geometric shapes are in and so I wanted to have papers focused around those kinds of shapes and paper crafting. I wanted to include some metal and wood for finishing touches.
The club includes several products. Did you start and complete each one before moving on to the next?
Usually I start making some papers first but in this case I didn’t follow my usual flow. I was eager to get into the speech label, metal brad and folded alphas and the embellishment mini. I liked so many of the aspects of these products that I was creating a mix of other product pieces, try them out making layouts to see how they work together. The last thing I finish is usually the embellishments.
There are so many parts of the club that I enjoyed designing it has been a challenge to narrow it down. If I had to pick I would say the Alpha Speech Labels. They are such a great way of adding titles, journalling and highlighting details.
Creative. It sums up who we are and the way in which we express ourselves.
That is an interesting question. I like to have plenty of thinking time before launching into a project. I like my subconscious to help clarify my direction before I sit down and get to work. Once I began designing, it took about a month, not including edits, packaging and getting it ready to go live. It is such a team effort when it comes time for the quality check process and I am grateful for the assistance as when you have been immersed in a project you often see what things should be not what they are.
I was chatting with my husband about the concept and meaning behind the club and we were bouncing ideas of each other on what to call it. It was his idea for the name “Nip & Tuck”. I instantly loved it so it stuck.
There is so much digi-scrapping goodness in this month’s Scrap Girls club by Jacqui Smith, but while I was making my layout, I realized that there were three pieces of it that really I fell in love with.
The first is the Alpha Brad set. These alphas are super versatile and I discovered that with the simple step of using a layer mask to hide parts of the letters I could make it look like they were intertwined.
The second is the Word Art. I am a sucker for good word art, it is often what sells me on a collection. The wooden labels with the embedded word art have such a great style, but while making my layout I found that I needed a word that wasn’t included. I was so happy to see that Jacqui included a blank wooden label with the embellishments. I simply typed my word on the label and used an inner shadow to mimic the same embedded look as the labels included with the collection.
Finally, is the Hex Cut Out paper that comes with the Nip & Tuck Paper Super Mini. I am so thankful that the layered .psd file was included with the collection, because it meant that all I had to do was add my photos and my layout would be done in no time! When it came time to make my layout, however I realized that I didn’t have enough pictures to fill all of the spaces. I decided to clip some of the other papers to the photo spots in the hexagons to add some additional color to my layout.
The Team has chosen Belle as the Member of the Month for October! Belle will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique and has the honor of wearing the Member of the Month blinkie!
We thought it would be fun to get to know Belle a bit better by asking her a few questions – thanks Belle!
What program do you use to digital scrapbook?
PSE 11. I hope to get 13 soon.
Are you a Mac or a PC, laptop or desktop?
Do you use a mouse, tablet or something else to scrap with?
Pen tablet. I only use the mouse to scroll with. Love my Wacom Touch Tablet!
Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.
I’ve got a new Samsung Tag & Go Hybrid Touch screen. It’s small and fits in my handbag.
What one new photography or scrapping skill have you recently mastered or would like to master?
Blending using the Gradient Tool. I love this tool.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
All I ever wanted was to be married with my own family. We are going in for 49 years this year.
What color shoes are you wearing?
What is your favorite season and why?
Winter. I love watching the storms and rain. I dislike summer.
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
New York, New York
What is your favorite part about being a Scrap Girl?
All the lovely people I get to deal with on a daily basis. I have made so many friends here that I feel like I have met you all in real life. Would love to do that someday.
The Flip-Pal folks make the mobile scanner which is about the size of a typical tablet and can go anywhere you go! It’s able to scan all kinds of 3D objects and has a great stitch function for scanning larger items.
- Battery powered.
- Compact, lightweight and durable
- High quality digital images at 600 and 300 dpi resolution, with color true to original.
- Push one button to scan in seconds to the SD card. No computer is required to scan. LCD shows scan.
- Scan small to large originals.
- Includes EasyStitch software for larger than 4×6″
- Scan originals in place
Patented flip-and-scan technology: remove the lid, flip the scanner over, and place it on the original using the see-through window.
Last year, we ran this contest and picked a Scrap Girls customer to be our 2014 Flip-Pal spokesperson. Perhaps you saw the articles in our newsletter featuring Scrap Girls customer Pam Zeman? Pam showed us how she used her Flip-Pal mobile scanner to scan dimensional objects; such as her vintage button collection, which she used on a layout! View her article here. We had such a great time following Pam and her Flip-Pal adventures that we are doing it again this year!
Leave a comment telling us “What would you do with a Flip-Pal?”, and then sign in to Rafflecopter below to enter. The winner will be chosen on October 31st!
****PLEASE NOTE: (Winner must be in continental US.)
If you aren’t lucky enough to win, you can still get your hands on a Flip-Pal mobil scanner through the Scrap Girls Boutique. Buying your scanner through Scrap Girls helps support all the newsletters and tutorials we bring you all year long.
Good luck! We can’t wait to see what you would do with a Flip-Pal!
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!
This week’s newsletter challenge is–you guessed it–Diamonds & Tin! We’d love to see how you combine these diverse materials together on one layout. Not only could you win our daily prize of $10, but you’ll also be one layout closer to winning our Scrap10 Challenge Grand Prize!
The chats and challenges for the upcoming week are listed below, but please check the Anniversary Forum threads for complete details.
Monday, October 20th
- Scrap10 Challenge: How did you find Scrap Girls? by Marilyn (MariJ)
- 7:00 a.m. (ET) Art Journaling Chat: What Scrap Girls Means to Me Scrap10 Challenge
Ready for an Anniversary-themed Art Journaling Chat? Join Jody (jode2771) and Marilyn (MariJ) for a chat that’s “All About You.” We’ll talk about Art Journaling and provide a prompt to help you get started. Come join the fun!
- 12:00 p.m. (ET) Diamond or Rhinestone Scrap10 Challenge
This crop with Valerie (ValerieT) and Theresa (teecee) will get you laughing out loud while you create a layout with the random “ingredients” you’ll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout turns out to be a Diamond or a Rhinestone. We hope to see you there!
- 8:00 p.m. (ET) Meet Our Designers Chat
This is your chance to chat with some of your favorite Scrap Girls Designers: Laura Louie, Ginny Whitcomb, Jennifer Ziegler, and Emily Abramson! Ask them anything you want to know about their designs and creative process or just get to know them!
- 9:00 p.m. (ET) Build a Birthday Cake
Help us celebrate Scrap Girls turning 10 by “baking a cake.” You will decide on the ingredients for your cake (flavor, frosting, decorations, etc). Then at the chat, Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Sue (SeeWhatSueSaw) will reveal what each ingredient represents for your layout. It’s sure to be lots of fun. There is a prize involved, but you’ll want to attend to learn more!
- Forum Game: Light the Candles on our Cake
Help us light all the candles on our beautiful birthday cake! Guess the number of an unlit candle and you could win a prize – it’s as easy as that!
Tuesday, October 21st
- Scrap10 Challenge: Using Diamonds & Tin hosted by Carla (CRS)
Submit a layout that uses mostly Scrap Girls products to the Scrap 10 Gallery by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Saturday and you could win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
- 8:00 p.m. (ET) FREE Mini-Class – Diamonds & Tin: Working with Styles
In this Mini Class, Carla (crs) and Melanie (mbc72) will share tips for working with styles, focusing on diamond, tin, metal, and other precious gem styles! There will also gift for all participants from Ginny Whitcomb!
- Forum Game: Mining for Diamonds
Join us on a hunt for diamonds and you might just win! We have a game card full of hidden diamonds. Guess the correct coordinates and you win!
Wednesday, October 22nd
- Scrap10 Challenge/High Noon Crop: Geometric Challenge: Diamonds
The High Noon Crop is designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes by providing a fun new challenge and a one-hour goal. Join April (April Showers) for a Geometric Challenge using diamonds! You’ll be amazed at the “diamond-encrusted” layout you’ll create in just an hour!
Thursday, October 23rd
- Scrap10 Challenge: Tin Man by Theresa (teecee)
All this week, we’ve been focusing on the traditional gifts for a 10th Anniversary: Diamonds and Tin. Today’s challenge will be based on the famous Tin Man character from The Wizard of Oz, who was looking for a heart. You’ll be challenged to create a layout about finding your heart.
Friday, October 24th
- Scrap10 Challenge: Your Previous Decade by Valerie (ValerieT)
A lot of things can happen in 10 years – both big events and little things. Today, we challenge you to create a layout about the best memories from the last 10 years of your life.
- Forum Game: Anniversary Boutique Scav-10-ger Hunt
How well do you know your Scrap Girls collections? If we gave you a list of 10 different collections, do you think you could find a specific item within them? Join us on the Forum to give it a try.
Saturday, October 25th
- Scrap10 Challenge: 1+2+3+4=10 by Theresa (tiza126)
The ancient Greeks thought 10 was a mystical number because of this perfect mathematical formula. Today, we will use this formula to make a perfect layout with 10 elements.
- 8 p.m. (ET) Meet Our Designers Chat
This is your chance to chat with some of your favorite Scrap Girls Designers: Angie Briggs, Marlene Peacock, and Cheri Thieleke! Ask them anything you want to know about their designs and creative process or just get to know them. The designers also have a special prize planned for attendees.
October Monthly Layout Contest:
This month, Scrap Girls is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! In honor of this milestone, we’d love to see your layouts featuring the number 10! Fill the October Monthly Layout Contest Gallery with your works of art featuring the number 10 or a multiple of 10 in some way. Maybe you have photos of someone’s 30th birthday, a 10 year wedding anniversary. You could use the number 10 on your layout, use 10 photos or to totally crazy and use 10 of the same embellishments!
Please post your completed layouts in the October Contest Gallery by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 31st to be eligible for a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Be sure to add your product credits to the description area or in the EXIF properties. Good Luck!
October Forum Game:
This October we are playing the Products Picks game where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!
Each Monday through Saturday in November, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the Product Picks game thread on the Scrap Girls Forum. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique, navigate to that particular designer’s product pages and choose a favorite product or one you have on your wish list and share it in the Product Pick thread. It is as simple as that! Spend a little time in the boutique, and share with us what you like about each designers’ products!
- Members who have posted links to 37 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 GCs.
- Members who have posted links to 16-36 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 GCs.
- Members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 GCs.
See the Product Picks game thread on the Scrap Girls Forum for complete details.