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Image: Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
"Date Night" by Melanie Cockshott
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I really liked the white mat on the black frame but felt it needed a bit of "something." I finally tried layering the doily from the Bold Love Collection over the mat, resized it, and clipped it to the mat (Ctrl+G). Then I added a shadow and lowered the Opacity of the style settings until it gave the mat just a bit of a textured look without making it too busy for the pictures.

Bold Love Collection Biggie Ephemera Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Decor ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie Lettering Delights Cursive

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Decor, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie and Lettering Delights Cursive are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Name of Challenge: Valentine's Day

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jody West
"Love Locks" by Jody West
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I love Durin's Value Pack: Memories of Pink (which includes three products) for its many and varied damask papers as well as gorgeous realistic flowers. I simply could not choose just one paper from the Memories of Pink Collection Biggie and ended up with two, plus another from the Fade to Gray Collection Biggie!

I used my Eraser Tool to erase the lighter one in places to reveal the darker one underneath and used the Fade to Grey paper as an overlay at 50% Opacity to tone down the pink a little and better tie in the photos.

  Value Pack: Memories of Pink  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Memories of Pink are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

Name of Challenge: Valentine's Day

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
"A Rose" by Cheri Thieleke
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted a somewhat subtle title placed vertically up the tall thin paper block on the left of my layout. I tried Blending Modes and various colors of text, but nothing worked well until I remembered Brandy Murry's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie. So many of these style choices looked so good, I had a hard time choosing which looked best!

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Digi Pocket Page Protectors Pocket Life: Bee Mine Cards
Pearl Essence Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 2 Biggie Lettering Delights Scriptive

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Digi Pocket Page Protectors, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 2 Biggie and Lettering Delights Scriptive are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS5

Name of Challenge: Valentine's Day

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amy Flanagan
"You And Me" by Amy Flanagan
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For this layout, I started with the template ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: This Year 2013 which is a 12x12-inch template. To use it on an 8.5x11-inch layout, I simply created my new blank file at 8.5x11. Then, I opened the template that I wished to use for my layout and locked all the layers together. Next, I highlighted all layers, right-clicked and selected "Duplicate," and selected my new layout in the dropdown menu and selected "OK." Finally, leaving the layers locked, I moved the entire template around on my new layout until I liked the placement of the template.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: This Year 2013 Rustic Charm Collection Mini Countryside Collection Biggie
Twiggy Embellishments ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungalicious Scratched Super Biggie 8501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges 1801 Mini

Commercial license versions of Rustic Charm Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungalicious Scratched Super Biggie 8501 are also available.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of Challenge: Valentine's Day

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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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Valentine's Day Is Almost Here!
Monday, February 11, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 33% off Sweetheart of a Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Scrap Girls on Facebook Scrap Girls on Facebook

Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Pocket Life

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

If you ever need any assistance, please email hello@scrapgirls.com or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

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Debbie Cleek

While one girl's picture appears here on the Newsletter, Scrap Girls is really a community of talented designers, techy gals, thoughtful contributors and fantastic customers. We are ALL so happy to have you as part of the Scrap Girls community and we are very grateful for your support.

Debbie
President
Scrap Girls, LLC


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Scrap Girls Club for February 2013, designed by Paula Wright.

February's Scrap Girls Club,
designed by Paula Wright

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 Assemble Your Own Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

ScrapSimple Club for January 2013, designed by Durin Eberhart.

January's ScrapSimple Club,
designed by Durin Eberhart

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).

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

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
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Buttermilk Road Embellishment Special 1

Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates
with her Buttermilk Road Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Buttermilk Road Collection Biggie   Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Buttermilk Road

Paula Wright
Today's freebie designed by Paula Wright

* 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 Chat
Monday, February 11th - 8:00 p.m. 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 et that is sure to help you get journaling! This month we'll talk about Art Journaling and how to use it on your layouts using Kim Meeder's ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Watercolor Resist - Art. Hope to see you in the chat room!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, February 12th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 PM 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, February 13th - 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 February 13th, we'll do a "Hearts" challenge! Create a layout using at least one heart!

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

February's Forum Game: Leaving Love Posting Challenge

Join us on the Scrap Girls Forum for a Leaving Love Posting Challenge! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply leaving love (comments) on layouts in the Scrap Girls Gallery. Only gallery comments will count toward your total. This contest runs from February 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28th.

To enter the Scrap Girls Leaving Love Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Leaving Love Posting Contest Thread with your current GALLERY post count. You can find your current gallery post count on the Gallery Tab of your profile. You must post in the thread for us to be able to tally your posts at the end of the month.

PRIZES:

  • Those with 20-49 new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 50-149 new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 150 or more new gallery posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • The person with the most new gallery posts will receive a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.

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

Contests

February Monthly Layout Contest: February is here! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog's Day? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, we'd love to see your layouts featuring sunlight and/or shadows for the February Monthly Layout Contest! Please post your layouts using mostly Scrap Girls products in the February Monthly Layout Gallery by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28th 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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