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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Goodbye Summer 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Goodbye Summer 6401 Biggie

A warm palette of rich colors to accentuate your layouts with these digital scrapbooking styles. Includes a mix of striped acrylic styles, rich paper gradients, and solid distressed papers. Especially great to scrapbook your end of summer and fall memories.

Goodbye Summer Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Taped Damask The Good Life Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Goodbye Summer 6401 Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Taped Damask are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Under The Boardwalk Vertical Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Under The Boardwalk Vertical Mini

Create 8.5x11 digital scrapbooking pages fast using this set of 6 templates created from Jo's layouts using her Under The Boardwalk series of products. These templates offer you many options onto which you can clip your digital scrapbooking papers, elements and wordart as well as your own journalling and creativity to enhance your photos. Coming in .psd and .png files these templates will make your scrapping time a lot of fun.

Under The Boardwalk Embellishment Mini: Clusters Seder Night Mini Collection High Holy Days Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Funky Hanukkah Paper Mini
Shabby Bakery Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of High Holy Days Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Funky Hanukkah Paper Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Messy Overlays v1
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Decorative Edges v1

Create your own paper textures with this set of digital scrapbooking 12x12 Messy Overlays. Included in this set are 6 digital scrapboooking 12 x 12 paper templates that can be used to add dimension to your papers or used as masks for existing papers to give a unique style and flair to your layouts.

Reflections of the Heart Collection Biggie   Reflections of the Heart Flower Clusters Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Messy Overlays v1 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frightful
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frightful

Create your own whimsical Halloween creatures with this great set of digital scrapbook embellishment templates! Both PNG and layered PSD files are included. Designs include: Witch, ghost, 2 owls, Frankenstein, Dracula, skeleton and Bat.

Super 7 Spread: Life Is Sweet Super 7 Spread: Happy Life Monster Mash Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frightful are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: digiDoer Date Stamp Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: digiDoer Date Stamp Biggie

digiDoer Date Stamp has 4 pages full of coordinating goodies that inspire you to create your own style of date stamps. Dates ranging from 2000 to 2020.

Learn more about Jacqui's digiDoer line of products on the Scrap Girls blog here!

digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie 8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: digiDoer Date Stamp Biggie, digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini, 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie and 8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Lettering Delights Santa Fe
Lettering Delights Santa Fe

This font with its square, layered look will add the perfect finishing touches to all your digital scrapbooking layouts and craft projects.

Happy Camper Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Happy Camper 12901 Shabby Shores Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Santa Fe, Happy Camper Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Happy Camper 12901 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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Your Wish Is Granted
Friday, September 7, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Boutique
  • Scrap Girls, Etc.
  • Tips From The Pros
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Your Wish is Granted - Our New Boutique Lets You Make Wish Lists!

You asked for it – we listened – and now you've got it! The new Scrap Girls Boutique has the long-awaited feature of Wish Lists built right in, so no more making Kaboodle lists outside of the Scrap Girls site, and no more jotting product names on a sticky note and then forgetting where the note went when the sale comes along!

Let's take a quick overview of what our new Wish List feature offers you. In our new Boutique, you can:

  • Create your own wish lists (yes, as many as you want) and organize those lists according to theme, type of tool, season, event, etc.

  • Add products to your Wish Lists with a simple mouse click.

  • Leave comments attached to each product in your Wish List so you can remind yourself what you want to use the product for, ideas for other coordinating products, etc.

  • Send a link to your Wish List to a friend so they can view yours, and likewise, you can see your friends' Wish Lists when they send you their link!

Create Your Wish List

Here are a few screenshots to walk you through how to make your Wish List.

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Sign up for a Scrap Girls Boutique account.

First, look for Create a NEW Account (if you haven't already set up your account), and get your Scrap Girls account set up. After you've filled in all those blanks and saved your entries, click on My Account and then click on (#3) Wish List.

Note: If you already have an account in the old Boutique, there's no need to create a new account. Simply go to My Account (or to Log in) and enter your email address and password at the prompts.

Next, you'll arrive at this screen, and this is where you'll name your Wish List and decide if it's viewable to the public (which means those you allow to see it).

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Name your wish list and make it publically viewable for your friends.

Name your Wish List (#4) – it can be anything you want! Fun, creative, technical, practical, seasonal, topical, color-based (all red items, for example) - whatever you want!

Click Yes or No (#5), depending on if you want others to see this list (when you share the link).

Click "Create this Wish List" (#6). You can now create multiple Wish Lists by repeating these steps and giving each list a new name.

Add Products to Your Wish List

Now it's time to add items to your Wish List! It's easy, and the first (and the most fun) thing is to simply start finding products in the Boutique. In other words, go "window shopping!"

When you find one, such as Elementary Days Ruler Alpha Mini, you'll see that the product pages now look like this:

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Sample of a Product Page in the Scrap Girls Boutique.

The product images are at the top and middle of the page, and the Wish List box is on the right. Let's look closer at the Wish List box.

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Wish List box on product page.

You can choose which list you want to add the product to. (Remember, you can create multiple lists based on theme, tools, seasons, events, or anything else you dream up back on your My Account> Wish List page.)

  1. From the drop-down box, select the Wish List you want to add the product to.

  2. Select Priority – Low, Regular, High.

  3. Click Yes or No if you want the item removed from your Wish List after it's purchased.

  4. Then click "Add this to my Wish List" – and you're done!

Note: If you have kept track of your product wishes in Kaboodle, you may want to transfer those items to your Scrap Girls Wish List. Unfortunately, Kaboodle does not have an export feature to their lists, so you cannot automatically transfer your Kaboodle list to your new Scrap Girls Wish List. You'll just have to add them one at a time as you search the new Scrap Girls Boutique; but on a positive note, this will allow you to move them into the specific Wish List categories that you've created so your list will be more personalized and organized than ever before!

Sharing Your Wish List with a Friend

To let someone browse your Wish List and see what kinds of goodies you have selected, go back to My Account> Wish List. Make sure your Wish List is set to Publicly Viewable> Yes.

Now, look for "Public Access Code" and locate the specific access code for your list. This will be followed by an http: link. Copy the link and the code, and then paste them into an email to your friend.

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Public access code to your wish list.

When your friend goes to the http: link, she will see this screen:

Note: Current Scrap Girls Boutique customers will need to log out of their account before trying to view a friend's Wish List.

Scrap Girls Wish List Tutorial: Enter Public Access Code to view a wish list of a friend.

She can put in the Public Access Code that you gave her, and she will be taken to your Wish List.

A few other notes about your Wish List:

  • Products are set to stay on your Wish List for one year from the date you add them. But if you want a product to stay shorter or longer, go to My Account> Wish List and adjust the month/day/year under the "Expires" category.

  • If you decide to delete a Wish List after it has served its purpose, look to the bottom of each Wish List (below all the products you have added) for the "Delete" command which requires you to check a box by this text: "To delete this ENTIRE Wish List, select this box and click the ‘Update Wish Lists' button." Check the box, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Update Wish Lists."

  • At this time, the software we use for our Boutique does not allow you to purchase items for another person from their Wish List, nor can your friend purchase items for you from your Wish List. When this capability becomes part of the software, we'll be sure to let you know in the newsletter, blog, etc.

Enjoy your new Wish List capabilities – and may all your wishes come true!

- Cindy

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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!

Tips From The Pros

Using Text to Create Unique Papers

Tutorial created using Photoshop CS 6 with Windows 7

Adding text to papers can dress up a solid background paper while helping you tell the story on your digital scrapbook pages.

First, create a text box over your background paper. With your Text Tool active, just click and drag until you create a text box that covers your paper. Type the words into the text box. I used the same phrase over, so I copied it and pasted it into the text box until it was full. I added a few different phrases and words to keep certain words from stacking on top of each other and to vary which words showed when my layout was completed.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Using the Text Tool add words to a background paper.

You can soften the look of the text by adjusting the opacity and blending mode of the text layer. To do this, make sure the text layer is directly over the paper layer in the Layers Palette. Change the Blending Mode to "Soft Light" and set the text layer Opacity at 60% (to get the look I used), or you can play with the blending modes and opacity until you get a look that’s right for your digital scrapbook page.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Change the opacity and blending mode of the text to soften the effect.

When you try out this technique on one of your next pages be sure to post your layout in the Newsletter Tutorial section of the Scrap Girls Gallery.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by April Martell
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Digital Scrapbook Layout by April Martell
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Digital Scrapbook Layout by April Martell
Layout by April Martell
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Fly High Collection Basic Beige Paper Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie
Hearth Collection Biggie Humble Christmas 2 Collection Mini Shalae Tippetts' Fab 5
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artist Papers 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sandstone 4901 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sweet Shoppe 4901 Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: All Torn Up   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artist Papers 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sandstone 4901 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sweet Shoppe 4901 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: All Torn Up and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 are also available.

April Martell
Article written by April Martell

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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
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Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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digiDoer School - Special

Designer Freebie by Jacqui Smith coordinates
with her digiDoer School Collection Biggie

Find out more about Jacqui's digiDoer line of products on the Scrap Girls blog here!

digiDoer eBook: School Year and Nano Collection digiDoer School Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 01
digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini   ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus

Commercial license versions of digiDoer School Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 01, digiDoer Stationery Silver Embellishment Mini and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus are also available.

Jacqui Smith
Today's freebie designed by Jacqui Smith

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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JIF6 Plus: Honor Roll Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates
with her JIF Plus: 12x12 Honor Roll

JIF Plus: 12x12 Honor Roll Bookshelf Collection Biggie Bookshelf Clusters Embellishment Mini
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Notebook Paper  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Notebook Paper are also available.

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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

Journaling Challenge Crop
Monday, September 10th - 8:00PM EDT

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll talk about Syndee's ScrapSimple Type Paths: School. They aren't just for school layouts! Carla will have an additional challenge for you, too!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 11th - 8:00PM EDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 8pm 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, September 12th - 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 September 12th, we'll do a Quote Challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling.

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

September's Forum Game: Simplify September

This month's Scrap Girls Forum game, Simplify September, is designed to help you get more scrapbooking done with a series of simple steps that add up to a finished project at the end of each week.

Throughout September, Monday through Saturday, a team member will post a daily layout step in the Simplify September game thread; the first week has seven steps, and the remaining three weeks have six steps each. These steps will be posted in large purple font so they will be easy to spot.

Members who complete the steps required in the game thread and post all four layouts in the Simplify September Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $15.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

Each completed layout posted in the Simplify September Gallery, up to four per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of four $5.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2012, to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Simplify September Gallery.

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

Contests

September Monthly Layout Contest: September is Classical Music Month! For the September Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring music! You could scrap a favorite song, a concert, or even some musical instruments! Post your layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on September 30th 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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