ISSUE #3 JUNE 2009
Hello my fellow iScrapbookers! Contest Alert! And yes, we will have a prize for the winner! In order to make our "Sensational Colors" section more useful, I am proposing a contest! Every month, when you receive the newsletter check out the featured color scheme. If it appeals to you, start scrapping! You don't necessarily have to use the exact colors I feature, they are more of a suggested theme just to get the creative juices flowing. Send me (help@iscrapbook.com) your layout by the 1st of the following month, and we will feature the winning layout in our following month's newsletter, plus a prize (hint: can you say "free downloads")! We hope you look forward to receiving our Hello each month!
     
From The Editor
I hope this newsletter finds you happily sipping lemonade in the warmth of the summer sun! What an exciting time of the year this is for making memories! Prom, graduation, Father's Day are all so close together for me that my photo card is certainly full! Okay, in truth, we didn't have a real graduation, but my daughter's preschool graduation counts, right? I have honestly never seen anything so cute as a tiny blonde in black cap and gown! And don't get me started about prom. Seeing all the beautiful gowns the girls are wearing this year reminded me of the gown my mom sewed for my Prom many years ago. I had to get out my old photos! Sure enough the styles have come full circle... I am pretty sure that means I am pretty old... hmmmm. I may need another lemonade. In any case, as we head into taking pictures of swimming lessons and messy ice cream faces, may I be the first to remind us all to take time to enjoy the moment wherever it may be. Because just like my old Prom dress, it is the memories that we are making that will keep our hearts warm for years to come! I better get scrapbooking, that picture of my daughter's preschool graduation is calling my name!
     
Quick Quotes
  • "If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.'" — Bern Williams
  • "The summer night is like a perfection of thought." — Wallace Stevens
  • "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away." — Unknown
  • "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." Sam Keen
  • "Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." Russel Baker
     
  Sensational Colors
I absolutely LOVE anything to do with the 4th of July! The fireworks, the BBQ's, the parades and especially the kids all decked out in their red, white, and blue outfits. It can't get much cuter than that. This month's color scheme proudly displays the red white and blue, but with a vintage, antique feel. So, with July rushing towards us, I thought this patriotic color scheme was just the thing we need to kick off our layout contest! So, send your completed layouts to help@iscrapbook.com!
     
Artists' Corner
Introducing Brittany Stager: "Hi everybody. I'm glad to have you join me here at iScrapbook.com it certainly is the place to be for digital scrapbooking! I am also very honoured to be chosen as this month's featured designer, and to celebrate I am giving you all a little freebie from my favourite kit The Cow Jumped Over the Moon." See Brittany's products

"For those of you who don't know me, my name is Brittany and I am the owner of Pink Peacock Designs. I currently live in Ontario, Canada with my boyfriend Nick, and we are just getting settled into our new house. We don't have any pets just yet, but I hope to have a kitten by the end of the month *wink*. I started designing digital scrapbooking kits a year ago, and completely fell in love with it! I love nothing more than sharing my passion for design with all of you. I hope that you enjoy, and happy scrapping!" Learn more about Brittany

 
 
     
Awe-Inspiring Layouts
This months layouts are being brought to us by the creative team of Brittany Stager. What talent! I love it when a layout reaches out and grabs me. These certainly did! You are welcome to view more layouts to brush away those creative cobwebs at our online gallery.

     
  Fantastic Freebie
This month's freebie is The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Freebie. It is just perfect for scrapping those pics of your new addition! This beautiful kit is fully searchable by image name, image type, tags, and primary/secondary colors because it comes in iScrapKit format.



If you enjoy this month's freebie kit, you can purchase Brittany's complete The Cow Jumped Over the Moon kit which features more wonderful embellishments, papers, and alphabet letters to help you scrap those adorable babies!
     
Software Tips & Tricks
Okay, this months tip is one I have just recently discovered and now cannot live without. You know when you have a few really small embellishments in a kit and the thumbnail almost shows nothing at all? How frustrating is that! You can't tell if you are selecting a pink thread or a yellow thread! Well, the great guys at iScrapbook have solved this dilemma for us! Simply hold down the shift key on the keyboard and Wa La! All the thumbnails transform into close ups! I LOVE this!
 
     
     
Tech Corner
Q: I already have a large collection of digital artwork. Can I import this artwork into iScrapbook?

A:
Yes. iScrapbook can import any industry standard graphic format such as JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PDF, PNG, etc. Most digital artwork comes in one of these standard formats. iScrapbook includes a convenient way of importing and categorizing items via the Favorites Bin. You can access the Favorites Bin in iScrapbook by clicking the Favorites tab on the right hand side of the main window.

To add a collection:
1) Open the Favorites Bin.
2) Click the Add (+) button below the collections list.
3) Name your collection.
4) Click OK.

To import a graphics file into a collection for later use:
1) Click the Add (+) button at the bottom of the Favorites Bin. A standard Open dialog window will appear.
2) Select the graphic file you wish to import.
3) Click Open.

For more information on the Favorites Bin choose Help > iScrapbook Help from within iScrapbook.

 
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