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Digital Scrapbooking Calendar by Brandy Murry
Calendar by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2013
ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2013

ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: Blenders is a set of 2013 templates that allow you to blend your favorite photos into the backgrounds. The set is a large format of 11x17. You can have these printed in full format or printed in (2) 8.5 X 11 Sheets.

Remembrance Collection Biggie Countryside Collection Biggie Potpourri Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2013, Potpourri Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Nevermore
Value Pack: Nevermore

In the Value Pack: Nevermore, you get 3 products inspired by the classic poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. Scrap your scary tales, Halloween photos, create your own Raven-esque chamber scene, make greeting cards and more!

Pumpkin Head Collection   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Brush Set: Fall Foliage Words
Brush Set: Fall Foliage Words

Fall inspired words mixed with fancy text and small paint splashes in this digital scrapbooking brush set. Create for layout titles, word art, and creating autumn card projects.

Fall Fantasy Collection Fall Foliage Collection Mini Fall Fantasy Story Cards Embellishment Mini
Tender Heart Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended Alluring Autumn Clusters Embellishment Mini

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

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magic Potions
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magic Potions

Create spooky Halloween potions with these fun digital scrapbooking embellishment templates! Layer templates with papers, patterns or styles.

Spellbound Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini
Flea Market Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bubbles and Glass 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magic Potions, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bubbles and Glass 6301 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kimberly McKean
Layout by Kimberly McKean
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: It's Turkey Time
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: It's Turkey Time

These layered embellishment templates are perfect for creating cards, invitations and other crafts in addition to complementing any digital scrapbook page. They can be easily customized by adding color, textures, shadowing or clipping your favorite digital scrapbooking page to the layer. Created at 300 dpi. PSD and PNG files included.

  Rose Scented Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: It's Turkey Time are also available.

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Extracting the Easy Way
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Tips From The Pros

Extracting the Easy Way

Extracting is when you remove a subject from its background, such as removing a child, a sign, a flower, yourself, etc. In general, we extract something that we want to focus on or draw attention to. Extracting is such a great technique because it allows us as digital scrappers to create an out-of-box effect, to place our subject onto another layer or to enhance our subject perhaps by placing it in color on a black-and-white background.

I love extracting because I like to highlight my subjects, and I find it easier to do so if I have a clean extraction. Today, I'm going to share the way that I do it. Maybe you do extracting differently. Or maybe it's something you have tried before. The way I'm going to show you is so easy, so if you haven't ever done an extraction, now is a great time to give it a try!

First, choose a photo with a subject that can be cleanly extracted. I have chosen this photo of my youngest son as he is about to swing around that pole.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Sample photo to use for an extraction technique.

I want to extract him out so I can play with the background a bit. The first thing I need to do is duplicate my original. Using the Copy layer, I now add a Stroke from the Effects Palette. I start with 10 and the black default. Next, I click on the fx symbol and change the stroke to something that is completely different from any color in my photo. For this example, I have chosen a bright purple.

Turning off my original layer (by clicking on the Eye icon), I select the Eraser Tool and start erasing away from the image I want to extract. In this case, I want to keep my son, Callan, so I draw a rough outline around him. You can see that the purple is like a border around him, showing where I have erased.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Purple stroke border shows outline of extraction.
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Change the size of the stroke and/or eraser as necessary as you zoom in and out of the photo. You will see any areas you have missed are outlined in the stroke color and are easy to spot (especially useful if you want to add a shadow!), and it is easier on the eye to have a contrasting color.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Areas you have missed during extraction will have a purple stroke border.
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When you are finished extracting the part of the photo you want to keep, turn off the stroke from the photo layer. Finally, add your background and make whatever changes you wish to either the background or the extraction.

I hope this encourages you to try my Easy Extraction technique, it really does make such a difference! I look forward to seeing what YOU create using extractions, so be sure to post them in the Gallery so we can all admire them!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jody West
Layout by Jody West
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Pure White Paper ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go I Ballard Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Tags 8302 Biggie   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 3

Commercial license versions of Pure White Paper, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go I, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Tags 8302 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 3 are also available.

Jody West
Article written by Jody West

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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 Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates 8.5 x 11: Just Before Dawn Borders Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Durin Eberhart coordinates
with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Borders Biggie

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Borders Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie Defining Moments Collection Biggie
Fade to Gray Collection Biggie Memories of Green Collection Biggie Value Pack: Gesso Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Borders Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie, Defining Moments Collection Biggie, Fade to Gray Collection Biggie, Memories of Green Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart

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What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

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!

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Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, October 18th - 9:00PM EDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) at 9 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use templates like ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie to dress up your heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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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