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May 17th Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER

Having Faith  by Fran (Frani_54)
Congratulations Fran! 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
Precious by Kathy (momvetkat)
Congratulations Kathy! 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
This week, we’re asking to be invited into your kitchen to share some meals with you. What tasty dish will inspire your layouts this week? Whether it’s fancy, fun, or frankly quite simple, we’re sure it’s worth a Right Now layout!

PROJECT LIFE QUARTERLY WINNER!
Congratulations Ande43 (Carol)!  You have won a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template in our first quarterly Project Life drawing. You may claim your prize by emailing [email protected] and letting Angie know which template set you have chosen.  Keep posting those layouts to our Project Life Gallery http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/category/327-sg-project-life-2015/  and you could be our next winner!

UPCOMING CHATS & CHALLENGES

Monday, May 18th – Scrap Lift Challenge by Theresa G.

Join us for a scrap lift challenge inspired by the SG Designers.

Tuesday, May 19th – Right Now Challenge by Theresa R

Grab your camera, snap some pictures in the kitchen or at the dining table, and then create a layout!

Thursday, May 21st – No Calorie Layout Challenge by Valerie

Create a layout about your favourite pudding or dessert.

Weekend Challenge – Contents of Your Fridge  by Monica

You can get cooking without the staples. Today we want to see what you’ve got in your kitchen.

May Monthly Game Challenge:

May is our Month of Memories Challenge that will help you create a mini-album to turn everyday memories into lasting memories.

 

Embellishments Outside-the-Box

One of the things I like best about ScrapSimple embellishments is their versatility.
For example, Laurel Lakey designed April’s fun-filled ScrapSimple Club around a travel theme. However, the classic shapes of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Luggage Tags provide us with a great opportunity to think outside the box. They are not only perfect for travel and vacation layouts, but they can be used even if we are just staying home!

The luggage tags come in layers with text that can be edited. Since we can edit the text, we can journal names, dates, descriptions – anything we like! We can also choose our own fonts! By coloring the different layers, adding effects or clipping non-travel-themed papers, we’ll see how different they can become. Here are just a few ideas to get your creative thinking to venture outside the box!
This is Luggage Tag 1 as a badge and again as part of a cluster.

Here’s how I got the different looks:
For the badge, I added a Gold style ScrapSimple Tools-Styles: Gold 8501 to both the edge and to the text layers. Then I merged all the layers except the edge and added both a small drop shadow and a Flair style ScrapSimple Tools-Styles: Flair 6301 to give the tag a shiny look.

To make Luggage Tag 1 coordinate with the floral cluster, I clipped papers to it from the same collection as the floral cluster. In this case, I used papers and a floral cluster from the Memorabilia Collection Biggie. To “clip” papers to the embellishment, place the paper above the layer you want to clip it to. Then go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask; or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G (PC) or Cmd+G (Mac).
Here is Luggage Tag 7 used as a journal mat. By clipping different-themed papers to the tag, the tag can be used for totally unique layouts. I used papers from the Happy Days Collection Biggie and the Bright Christmas Collection, for my samples.

For extra versatility, some of the luggage tags can also be printed for hybrid and paper projects. Here’s Luggage Tag 8 used for a party sign.

I didn’t clip papers this time. Instead, I colored the sign by using a color fill on each layer.
To fill a layer with color, choose a color, click on the layer you want to fill, then use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+Backspace (PC) or Opt+Shift+Delete (Mac). You can also fill the layer by using the Paint Bucket tool (keyboard shortcut K).
This sign will liven up a digital layout! If it was enlarged, printed out, and mounted on cardboard or poster board, it would be a great party decoration!
I hope I’ve inspired you to use these wonderfully versatile embellishments in your own unique way. When you do, upload your layouts to the Scrap Girls Gallery and let us admire your creations!

An Amazing Deal!
If you were to buy all of the items in the club individually from the Boutique they would cost $19.15 and we offer it to you for just $6.99 a month!
MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
 
Tutorial written by Diane Lardieri
Tutorial written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 with Windows 8.1

May 10th Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER

Ottowa by Debbie (Boatlady)
Congratulations Debbie! 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
Mum by Laraine (Scrapgran)
Congratulations Laraine! 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 have updated and redesigned our ScrapSimple Handbook!  We will have three challenges based off the techniques our Creative Team demonstrated in their Inspired Scraps layouts. 
UPCOMING CHATS & CHALLENGES

Monday, May 11th – Using Multiple Templates by Conda

Everyone loves templates and this challenge is your opportunity to use a bunch!

Tuesday, May 12th – Clipping Papers to Templates by Marilyn

We want to see you clip a paper to a ScrapSimple Template and we’ve provided all the instructions for how it’s done.

Thursday, May 7th – Gradients Challenge by Melanie

Have you ever tried recoloring a template using a gradient? This is your chance!

Weekend Challenge – Using Styles with Templates  by Andrea

We are going to show you how to add a style to your template then have you try it too.

May Monthly Game Challenge:

May is our Month of Memories Challenge that will help you create a mini-album to turn everyday memories into lasting memories.

 

May 3rd Challenge Winners & Forum Schedule

WEEKLY LAYOUT WINNER

 Beautiful Kalbarri by scrapgran
Congratulations Laraine! 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
Independence Day by Pam (PixelPam)
Congratulations Pam! 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, May 4th – Scraplift Challenge by Theresa G

We all want a winning layout, but with today’s Scraplift Challenge, we will actually start out with one!

Tuesday, May 5th –  Font Challenge by Theresa R

There are lots of ways to pay tribute to our mothers, but have you ever tried to pick a font that represents her?

Thursday, May 7th – Poetry Challenge by Valerie

We will help you honor your mom with a poetry challenge, but don’t worry, you don’t have to be Emily Dickenson to give this a try.

Weekend Challenge – Art Inspired by Monica

Join us for an Art Inspiration challenge focused around your mum.

May Monthly Game Challenge: 

May is our Month of Memories Challenge that will help you create a mini-album to turn everyday memories into lasting memories.

Join us for an Art Inspiration challenge focused around your mum.

Enter to Win our Photoshop Elements 12 Giveaway – UPDATED!

To get started as a scrapbooker, you need a few basic things:
- Tools of the trade: In the case of digi-scrapbooking, these tools are your computer or tablet and photo-editing software.
- Photos and personal memories you want to preserve today so you can remember for all your tomorrows
- Scrapbooking products to help highlight or enhance your memories
- An eagerness to learn how to bring these things together and a desire to express yourself creatively
Scrap Girls can help provide you with every one of these basics – except the last one. That has to come from within you!

Enter to win one of three Photoshop Elements 12 Licenses by leaving a comment below and answering this question: 

We want to know where your passion to scrapbook comes from. Tell us what drives your creativity or what is your main motivation to put your memories down on the page –  and you could win a license for Photoshop Elements 12!

Giveaway ends at Midnight, May 3rd. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 4th.

WINNERS!

Congratulations! To our Winners – and a BIG thank you to all that entered!

 E-Chin Wu

Ruth Ann Platt

Leslie Ann Sartor

Celebrate iNSD 2015 with a FREE Layout Template!

Join us in celebrating iNSD 2015 with this FREE layout template! We would LOVE to see your layouts using the template in our Scrap Girls Gallery!

Download below:

Check out these fabulous layouts by our Creative Team using the template!
Layout by Joyce Schardt
Products used:
Template Freebie
Botanical Collection Biggie
Layout by Jody West
Products used:
Template Freebie
Travel Journal Collection Biggie
Brush Set: Cityscapes (included in the April 2015 ScrapSimple Club)
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Shadow Me
Layout by Valerie Tuffrey
Products used:
Template Freebie
Coffee Tea or Me Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Foiled Again – Silver 6301
Layout by Andrea-Rose Hutton
Products used:
Template Freebie
Deco Dreams Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Messy Paint
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: White Pumpkin
Focus Embellishments
Brush Set: Inked Circles
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Products used:
Template Freebie
Value Pack: Mermaid Mystique
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Modern Metals 6401
Layout by Pamela Zeman
Products used:
Template Freebie
Calico Collection Biggie
Card by Monica Lebsack
Pub Collection  
Wonderful You Collection Biggie
Brush Set: Autumn Wishes 
Dandelion Days Collection Biggie  
Heart of Gold Collection Biggie  
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Gold 8501 
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Shadow Me 6301 
 
Layout by Anna Burrows
Products used:
Template Freebie
Gypsy Rose Collection Biggie
Summer Cottage Embellishment Biggie
Calico Collection Biggie
Chic Instincts Embellishment Biggie
Scuffed Collection
 
Layout by Shannon Trombley
Products used:
Template Freebie
Heart of Gold Collection 

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