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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Cyan Botanicals Collection Mini Exhibit Paper Mini Creative Cat Paper Mini
Brush Set: Kingdom ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 and 5x7 Flyer Cards ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nouveau Frames
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crushed Velvet 6301 Biggie * ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Creative Cat

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Kingdom, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 and 5x7 Flyer Cards, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nouveau Frames, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crushed Velvet 6301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Creative Cat are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Super Pack: Creative Cat Kingdom Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: States of the United States of America
Fleeting Moments Collection Biggie Baking Bread Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Faith Book
* ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chic Embroidery 2 Flowers *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: States of the United States of America, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Faith Book and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chic Embroidery 2 Flowers are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, June 18, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cucina Faded Memories Collection Mini ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Doggy Tales
Kingdom Paper Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Document ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Lovely Lace 6301
* Doggy Tales Paper Mini *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Doggy Tales, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Document and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Lovely Lace 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, June 19, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Blooms 7201 Fleeting Moments Solids Paper Mini Super Pack: Kingdom
Super Pack: Doggy Tales Tuscan Dream Collection Bird Legs Collection Mini
* Design Pack: Floral Medley *

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Floral Medley are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
June 15 - 20, 2009

IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Contest Reminder
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


SCRAP GIRLS DIGITAL SCRAP LINK CONVENTION

It's that time... the Scrap Girls Convention is nearly here! Don't miss the chance to learn, meet, and make friends with other Scrap Girls from all around the world!

Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link Convention

Here are the facts:

When: October 8-10th, 2009

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

What's Included
- 4 (four) meals (two lunches and two dinners)
- A Collection Biggie, designed especially for the convention
- Other free digital scrapbooking supplies, designed for class materials
- PDFs of the class materials
- Action-packed classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Crops, games, and time to hang out and make friends with other Scrap Girls
- The chance to meet in person and get help from Scrap Girls designers, layout artists, and welcoming committee members
- Memories that will last forever!

How many people may attend? Only 126 and two-thirds of the seats have been sold! Don't miss out on this opportunity - secure your place now!

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 8th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 10th.

We hope you come because you're special to us and we are dying to meet you. Scrap Girls is all about making friends while we enjoy the hobby that allows us to save our memories in a fun way. Having you with us would be awesome!

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AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Digital Photography Simplified
Digital Photography Simplified

Mondays, June 29 to August 3 - 9:00PM ET

Are you ready to take your photography to a new level? Have you admired the pictures in gallery layouts and wondered how you could recreate them? Improve your photos by learning more about how your digital camera works then applying the theory through weekly photo assignments. Discover new ways to frame and present your subject and create more dynamic pictures. This online digital scrapbooking class helps you to improve your layouts through better pictures. Create photos and layouts that make a powerful impact on the viewer.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Advanced Photo Restoration in Photoshop
Advanced Photo Restoration in Photoshop

Tuesdays, June 30 and July 7 - 8:00PM ET

This in-depth class on advanced photo restoration is the perfect opportunity to learn about some of the Photoshop tools and techniques most often utilized for restorative work. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to restore torn and faded antique photos, and how to reduce paper texture before printing, web uploading, and digital scrapbooking.

Please note: There is a pre-requisite for this class. In order to understand some of the techniques in this class, the student must have already taken Photo Restorations in Photoshop.


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OPPORTUNITES FOR YOU

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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]:

- 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.

Club Concepts: We would like to announce that we will be looking for your help in creating the Club Concepts articles. Simply 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, as well as a short (1-2 sentence) description of the unique idea or theme your layout shows off. If your layout and its corresponding tip is chosen, they will be showcased in our Club Concepts article, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. 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.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Caroline Kaiser

It is always a little bit stressful when our family plans to take a trip or go to a special event. Somebody watching us from the outside would surely smile. We are like bees flying in different directions, making lots of noise.

Life Muses by Ro: What's for Dinner?

What is that you say? You are tired of eating the same old blech for dinner each night? Well, never fear... we have discovered on the far away island of Muncholoa a permanent solution to your problems: Dinner on a Stick.

Life Muses by Ro: 10 Modern Miracles

1. I can buy milk in grocery stores, conveniently pasteurized, enriched with Vitamin D, in handy light-weight containers. There was a time in my life when the milk I drank came from the cow my grandfather milked each morning. I would rather not milk cows.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Banana Bread

Note from Ro: I perked right up when I saw this post from Amanda McGee on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. Food. Food posts are good.

Life Muses by Ro: Just A Single Question

Okay, fans... I’m having one of my big blog contest opportunities right now. There will be one grand prize winner and three runner-up winners.

THE GRAND PRIZE
Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive WDME5000TN by Western Digital

Customer Muse: Shanyn Silinski

I’ve scrapbooked many things, some funny and some serious, some events and some just artistic shots that had to be done. I don’t often have the time I want to scrapbook, but I do find bits and pieces of time here and there to do some layouts - some digital, some traditional and some hybrid. I’ve got to admit though that there are some photos and things stashed away that I’m not sure I’m ready to do.

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Note from Ro: Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Ro is now spotlighting various Scrap Girls members, showing layouts, and running contests in her blog. If you end up being spotlighted in it, you'll get a little gift from her. Subscribe to her blog so you don't miss what is going on!

Ro has recently spotlighted teabaglady, daisies803, and Scraptabulous!

CONTEST REMINDER

Contest: EHD

Just a reminder: Ro is running a contest in her blog that ends on June 23rd.

  • The first place winner will receive a Western Digital My Password Essentila 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive.

  • Three runner-up winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

  • To enter, add a comment to the contest post in Ro's blog. It will be pinned to the top of the blog so that you can see it easily.

  • In your comment, answer this question: How did you find Scrap Girls? (Please be as specific as you can.)

  • The winner will be announced in Ro's blog so you will need to check back with it to see if you won. The easiest way to do this is to subscribe to her blog.

  • See complete details in Ro's blog.
CUTE STUFF

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom left of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

“All Star Dad” by Kim Meeder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Making the title banner was easy! First, I simply typed the words "All" and "Star" on separate layers and applied Ariadna Wiczling's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie to each layer. Next, I used the Custom Shape Tool to place stars on separate layers and positioned them between the words. Finally, I applied the same style to each of the stars.

Freedom Collection Mini ABC Fun Collection Biggie Extra - Tape Embellishment
Old Photo Frames Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Folded Labels Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401 ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Label Maker Super Biggie Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Folded Labels Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Label Maker Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Father's Day

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Mesquite Std
  • Font - Pea Annalee

Journaling: These old photos shot on film may be blurred and difficult to see, but they are crystal clear to me. They are some of my favorites! They clearly show just what a wonderful father and pop-pop you were -- filled and overflowing with goodness, joy and love for your family.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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A Guy Thing Collection Brush Set: Painted Swirls Brush Set: Stamped Dates

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Painted Swirls and Brush Set: Stamped Dates are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The June Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $27.94 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 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller

If you prefer not to join a club, the Scrap Girls club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never seen before product releases for each month!

SCRAPSIMPLE CLUB

The June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Paula Wright and Syndee Nuckles.

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 or Word Art Template Set
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Items

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles using June's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Paula Wright and Syndee Nuckles

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

June's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Keri Schueller. Her club is full of versatile products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Themed Thoughts: Barbeques and Picnics

One of the best parts of summer, in my humble opinion, is gathering with the family, either at someone's house or a park somewhere and having a great big cookout! Just being with everyone, enjoying the food and company and taking tons of pictures, seems to put the exclamation point on summer!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201 to Add Texture

Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201 is extremely useful in adding texture to your digital scrapbooking backgrounds, embellishments, wordart, brushes, shapes, paper templates and more. You can also use them to add texture to your photos.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Alpha Templates

A title will often visually complete a layout. It can tell a story all on its own or augment your journaling. Sure, you could just use a giant sized font, but I think ScrapSimple Alpha Templates are an even better way to make your title stand out. With ScrapSimple Alpha Templates, you can personalize your title and coordinate it perfectly with your layout. In the images below, I'll show you two ways to use them.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Photo Blending

Blending photos to create a watermark effect on the background of a layout is a fun way to add additional photos to a layout. It is easy to do, with only a few steps!

June's Member of the Month: Sara

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Sara (Three Tadpoles Mom), as she shares answers to a questionnaire and favorite layout!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, dustytwos and Prisca, and to our Mid-Month Gallery Winner for May, SkRiders. Check them out! Congratulations!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Do you wish you could learn how to scrapbook digitally, but feel kind of intimated? Well, here's the solution for you! This large set of video tutorials allow you to actually watch Ro scrapbook. And because Ro covers such a large number of topics in this item, it is one of the most cost-effective digital scrapbooking tutorial series available today.

No wonder tens of thousands of people have chosen Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed as their method of learning to scrapbook digitally!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

It's time for you to stop playing catch-up in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and start having a blast creating your own digital scrapbooking supplies! You'll also learn all sorts of tricks that professionals and advanced digital scrapbookers use in their layouts. And because Ro covers so many topics in the series, it is one of the most cost-effective methods of moving your skills to a higher level. Join in with the thousands of digital scrapbookers who have chosen to learn advanced skills from Ro. You'll be happy that you did!

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop or Photoshop Elements before, or if you aren't pretty sure of yourself in the software, you are going to be lost. You simply have to understand layers, where things are located, and all of the basic, important skills that Ro teaches in her Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed series before you try to use it.

eBooks

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

The Virtual Canvas eBook
The Virtual Canvas eBook

What happens when you move digital scrapbooking beyond the basic page? What happens when you allow the layout to blur the edges between keepsake and art? The Virtual Canvas: Celebrating The Art of Digital Scrapbooking eBook will provide those answers for you.

Digital Photography Simplified
Digital Photography Simplified

Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches
Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your  Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revialize Your Digital

Start to Finish eBooklets

Making a Just Because Card with ScrapSimple Card Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

See more titles

TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Dressage Artistry Ribbon Special
Designer Freebie by Angela Blanchard coordinates with her Dressage Artistry Collection

Dressage Artistry Collection Frippery Collection Biggie Kingdom Collection Biggie

* 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, June 23rd - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 9pm 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, June 24th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your guest host April Showers for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday at Noon ET. 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 June 24th, we'll do an All About Home challenge! Create a layout showing us something about your home - past or present. A favorite room, your comfy reading nook, the special times with family around the dinner table, the exterior, a home improvement project, your first apartment - show future generations your living arrangements! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! Meet new friends and have fun in the chat room!

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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, June 24th - 8:00PM ET

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for the Journaling chat on Wednesday at 8pm. Are most of your layouts decorative? Do you have stories to tell, but just not motivated enough to make a layout with journaling? We are going to challenge you to do a layout with your journaling in mind. Come join us and tell your stories.

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Faith Journey Chat
Wednesday, June 24th - 9:00PM ET

Join Shalae (satippetts) for the Faith Journey Crop at 9pm ET. We'll be discussing and scrapping the word "peace." It's a great time to share our testimonies and experiences in our different faiths. All faiths are welcome!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, June 25th - 4:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So, join Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom), on June 25th , at 4pm ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat
Thursday, June 25th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) on Thursday, June 25 at 9 PM ET for an Ad Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

JUNE EVENTS

June Message Board Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the message board this month for “Re-JUNE-venate”! This is a message board game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way... with prize opportunities thrown in as well!

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from June 1-30. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you. Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the ScrapGirls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 gift certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

Join us in June for some serious scrapbooking re-JUNE-venation!

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Layout Contests:

June Monthly Layout Contest: Do you have cobwebs and dust bunnies that need cleaning? How about some mental spring cleaning? Scrap it! For the June Monthly Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring Spring Cleaning, either physical or mental. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique if your layout is chosen! Just post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before June 30th at Midnight EDT and you will be eligible to win! Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab. We can't wait to see all your inspiring layouts!

June Mid-Month Layout Contest: Did you know that June is National Candy Month? To celebrate this wonderful month, we'd like to see layouts inspired by your favorite candy bar! Just post your layouts in the Mid-June Monthly Layout Contest before July 14th at midnight EDT and you will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab. Good Luck!

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