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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Kensington Golf Embellishment Mini Frame Groups Embellishments Kensington Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Clouds of Joy Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie
Memories of Blue Collection Biggie   Value Pack: Gesso Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Clouds of Joy, Dynamic Brush Set: Crosshatch 1 Biggie, Memories of Blue Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

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Printable Art Sample by Armi Custodio

Printable Art Sample by Armi Custodio
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* Printable Art and Crafts: A Mother's Love *

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fancy Vellum 6301 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Brackets Authentic Collection Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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* Value Pack: Memories of Pink *

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Well, When You Say It That Way...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Using Lace Brushes
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to hello@scrapgirls.com. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to hello@scrapgirls.com:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to challenges@scrapgirls.com. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money.... Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.

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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
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Well, When You Say It That Way...

See if you can recognize these idioms – in their metric form:

29.6 milliliters of prevention is worth 0.0453592 kilograms of cure.

Give him 2.54 centimeters and he takes 1.50934 kilometers.

Did you figure it out? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Give him an inch and he takes a mile. Yeah, it just doesn’t roll off the tongue quite the same when you convert it to metric.

However little you use the metric system of measurements (and here in America, I’m betting that’s not too often; our global friends are much more adept at it than we are), I wanted to let you know about a handy little chart I’ve posted on my other website, HowMomDidIt.com.

http://howmomdidit.com/2011/01/measurementconversion-tables/

Here’s a quick little chart for converting length to metric:

IMPERIAL TO METRIC LENGTH CONVERSION CHART
Muse Image: Chart to convert length from Imperial to Metric.

Rather than be bum-fuzzled by what those “-liter” and “-meter” words all mean, just keep this next list handy when you need to make a kitchen conversion of a measurement... or in case you want to impress your grandchild with your vast knowledge of wisdom.

“Grandma, can I have a cup of juice?”

“Sure, sweetie. Did you want 236.59 milliliters exactly or do you just want me to round it up to 240 milliliters?”

US TO UK MEASUREMENTS CONVERSTION TABLE
Muse Image: Liquid Measurement Conversion Chart

Another handy thing you’ll find at HowMomDidIt.com is a conversion chart for a whole other language of kitchen-ese: Can Sizes to Cups.

Some older recipes, especially those from our grandmothers' era, had ingredients that used the # sign to designate a volume of measurement. While this may seem entirely odd to us, think about the era in which that came about. The sudden abundance of canned goods in the early part of the 20th century was a huge breakthrough for the family cook. She could grab a #5 can of stewed tomatoes and instantly fast-forward her evening meal by not having to wash, cook, and peel a basket full of fresh tomatoes.

CAN SIZES TO CUPS CONVERSION CHART
Muse Image: Can Sizes to Cup Conversion Chart

Inching my way toward more metric thinking,
Ro

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Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to hello@scrapgirls.com. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Scrap Girls Club Image

February's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Kim Meeder.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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

February's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Kim Meeder


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros

Using Lace Brushes

Tutorial created using Photoshop CS3 with Macintosh OSX 5.6

I have to admit that I am a little rusty in doing layouts. Life takes twists and turns, and I have had to take a while off from painting and creating digital scrapbooking designs. So, all that to say, it was good to do this tutorial to make sure I remembered how to start a layout. How simple to have a supply of brushes that makes it so easy to get back in gear!

First, I placed one of the designs from my Brush Set: Lace 9801 in the middle of my 12x12-inch document.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Add a brush on a new layer.

One of the nice things about brushes is that they are so easily sized and recolored. So flexible, so adaptable!

I continued with my layout, layering different backgrounds behind the lace. Once I decided that the lace would be on top of the yellow paper, I set the lace layer to "Lock," filled it with white, turned the Opacity to 65%, added a slight bevel and emboss, and finally rotated it a bit.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Color and rotate the brush layer.

Here is my finished layout.

 

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jacelen Deinema

Layout by Jacelen Deinema
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Brush Set: Lace 9801 * Watercolor Spring Collection

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Lace 9801 are also available.

Jacelen Deinema
Article written by Jacelen Deinema

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Laura Louie

Layout by Laura Louie
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Flaking Out Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Laura Louie coordinates with her Flaking Out Collection Biggie

* Flaking Out Collection Biggie *

Laura Louie
Today's freebie designed by Laura Louie

* 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

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 22nd - 10:00AM MST

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast 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 22nd, we'll do a White Space Challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! 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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Sketch Challenge Chat
Tuesday, February 28th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing hook, line, and sinker;) This month our inspiration piece is ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Vintage Valentine from Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 29th - 10:00AM MST

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast 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 29th, we'll have a "Change it Up Challenge." Reverse a template, rotate a frame, change the color of an embellishment or paper - it is up to you! 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, February 29th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. Then, you will have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Forum Gallery!

Games

February's Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

February is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from February 1st when we post the thread until 11:59pm MT on February 29th.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Contest, 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 number which is calculated differently.) During the month, post your fingers off! At Midnight on February 29th, 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 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate!

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

Contests

February Monthly Layout Contest: This February we have a Leap Year Day. For this month's contest, we want you to scrap about what makes you "Leap for Joy." Let us know in your journaling why you leap for joy. Post your layouts in the February Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on February 29th. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to prizes@scrapgirls.com and we'll get it out to you right away!

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