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Collections, Templates and Styles, Oh my!
Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7
There are some products in the Scrap Girls Boutique that I use in most of my layouts: Collections, ScrapSimple Templates and Styles. If I needed to create a layout without any of them, it would definitely be a challenge. In this article, I'll show you a few of my favorites and explain why I chose to use them on my digital scrapbook page.
I always use a collection or two in my layouts and could easily use a dozen collections on a page! I would show you my favorites, but I couldn't choose a favorite collection from the boutique any more than I could choose a favorite child; I love them all. Today I am working with photos of my 15 year old son baking cookies. Brandy Murry's Shabby Bakery Collection Biggie is perfect because the color palette is neutral and the embellishments aren't too cute or girly for a layout featuring a teenage boy.
Angela Blanchard's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bakers Twine fit well with the theme of my page. I chose to color them green to tie in with my son's clothes and apron. ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates can take a little more time when you're learning to use them; however, the ability they give you to customize embellishments for your page makes them a great bargain.
Styles are another of my favorite products. Sarah Batdorf's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 show up in many of my layouts. I love frames. I buy collections just for their frames, but sometimes finding a frame that fits the exact shape of how I want to crop the photo is a challenge. Using these styles, I can add a perfectly sized photo frame to my photos with one click of my mouse. There are several different frame options included in the style, so sometimes it takes a few clicks to find the best one for my layout.
What are your favorite items in the Scrap Girls Boutique? Create a layout with them or try using some of my favorites on your next layout.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bakers Twine, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 are also available.
Article written by April Martell
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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:
November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts
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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:
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with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: One Spooky Night Too
Today's freebie designed by Kimberly McKean
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Don’t forget that Sunday is time change in the U.S.! Eastern Time zone is affected as the clocks
“fall back” one hour. Our chat times reflect that change. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming chats!
Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, November 6th - 8:00 p.m. ET
Do you use your Digi-supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) for the once a month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 PM Eastern Time. Can't wait to see you there!
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 7th - 12 Noon ET
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 November 7th, we'll have a Color Challenge! Create a layout using the rich warm tones of autumn.
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!
Monday, November 12th - 8:00 PM ET
Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Journaling Crop at 8 pm edt that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll talk about Shalae's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Matchbooklet!
November's Forum Game: Products Picks Game
This November 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 this Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.
At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 41 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 GCs. Members who have posted links to 16-40 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 GCs. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 GCs.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: What are you thankful for? Have you thought about your blessing lately? For the November Layout Contest, we'd love to flood the Gallery with layouts showcasing what you are thankful for! Upload your layout into the November Gallery in the Monthly Layout Galleries Folder before Midnight ET on November 30th and you could be 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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