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Summer Storm Sale - 18.9% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT) July 8th.

We know the truth. It's shocking that we are having another sale so quickly. But it's a big holiday and you have to create layouts. So storm into the Scrap Girls Boutique and load up on some powerful supplies. This 18.9% off Summer Storm sale will end at Midnight MT, July 8th! Don't miss it or you'll be grounded.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, June 30, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

1776 Collection Mini Tree House Collection Mini Brush Set: Bouncing Baby 2 - Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fleeting Moments ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Classic Sepia 10301 Styles Pack: Foil
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Grungy Stencils * Design Pack: Noteworthy

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Bouncing Baby 2 - Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fleeting Moments, ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Classic Sepia 10301, Styles Pack: Foil, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Grungy Stencils and Design Pack: Noteworthy are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 1, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Baking Bread Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Chic Embroidery 2 Country Red Collection Mini
Digital Stickers: Boats Not Quite White Paper Aquarium Collection Mini
* Brush Set: Bird Legs *

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Baking Bread Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Chic Embroidery 2 and Brush Set: Bird Legs are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jacelen Deinema

Layout by Jacelen Deinema
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, June 26, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Lace 9801 Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Heartland ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Textured Tape Design Pack: Go With The Flow Brush Set: Bouncing Baby 1 - Biggie
Well Traveled Collection * Scrap Pack: Fireside

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Lace 9801, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Textured Tape, Design Pack: Go With The Flow and Brush Set: Bouncing Baby 1 - Biggie 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 29 - July 4, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 18.9% off Summer Storm Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- 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!

Officer's Club
Sign up now!


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - Photoshop
Fun With Kaleidoscopes - Photoshop

Mondays, July 13 and 20 - 1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make 8 and 16 sided Kaleidoscope patterns. The step by step instruction will show you how to cut triangles at the appropriate angle and use techniques such as Layer via Copy, Rotate and Flip to achieve the final Kaleidoscope effect. Study real examples and see how this methodical and simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - Photoshop Elements
Fun With Kaleidoscopes -
Photoshop Elements

Tuesdays, July 14 and 21 - 1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make 8 and 16 sided Kaleidoscope patterns. The step by step instruction will show you how to cut triangles at the appropriate angle and use techniques such as Layer via Copy, Rotate and Flip to achieve the final Kaleidoscope effect. Study real examples and see how this methodical and simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts.


IMPORTANT TO KNOW

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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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: Amanda Sok

I have loved photography my whole life. I always loved looking through our family photo albums growing up. Throughout my school years, I loved snapping photos of my friends. My first decent camera was a Canon Rebel SLR that my father gave me for Christmas my senior year of high school. I hadn’t learned that much about my Rebel before it was broken in an unfortunate accident with the sidewalk. Not long after this, the wave of digital cameras hit. I soon abandoned my SLR for a point and shoot Nikon. I shutter to think of how much was spent on that camera, considering the price of cameras nowadays.

Life Muses by Ro: A Healthy Addiction

Concrete under her feet, she shivered in the wind. When she talked, she could hear the raspy sounds escape her vocal chords betraying the late nights, nursing her obsession.

“You have a cold,” he said.

“Hmmmm,” she replied, not wishing to lie and yet not wishing to tell him the truth.

Life Muses by Ro: The Great Brownie Adventure

Note from Ro: I stole this article from my blog. It amuses me, so I thought I’d share it with you. (I know... I get kind of silly sometimes. But, I love birds and often wonder what they are thinking. Since they can’t tell me, I make stuff up.)

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: She's Come A Long Way

Note from Ro: Every time I go onto the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog, I look at this post by Jan Hicks. She has become one of our resident fitness gurus this year. In fact, she ran a 5K. She’s very inspiring for someone like me. (And, by the way, Jan... great layout! Love how you use the photo with the template.)

Life Muses by Ro: Acts of Courage

Tomorrow the United States of America celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It is a major holiday in the states, one that is accompanied by flag waving, parades and fireworks displays.

Customer Muse: Karen Bernhardt

Years ago, as a young mother, I heard the saying about raising children, “The days last forever, but the years fly by.” How very true...

This past January, our third and last child graduated from college and married his high school sweetheart. All three of our children are now married and living all over, one even in China.

Way Cool Scrap Girl

Meet Karina, a Way Cool Scrap Girl, as she talks about her experiences with digital scrapbooking and Scrap Girls!

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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!

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 29, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

“Nuts” by Amy Flanagan
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to use the tree from a paper in Patternologie Paper Super Mini 2 to form my theme for this layout. I extracted it from the paper using the Magic Wand tool. Once I had the marching ants around the tree, I hit Ctrl+J, to take just the tree to its own layer. Then I duplicated that layer to my new layout. Then, I layered a light brown paper from the Jake and Emma Collection Biggie over the tree, and clicked Ctrl+G to make a clipping mask over the tree to change the color. I changed the Blending Mode to "Overlay" to lighten the new color of the tree. Then I Ctrl+Click the separate tree layer, selected Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001, and ran ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001 to apply the stitching to the edge of the tree, like it is sewn onto the paper. Then I added the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102 to make the stitching look realistic.

Jake and Emma Collection Biggie Bright Side of Life Collection Biggie Doodlelicious Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Sunny Day Patternologie Paper Super Mini 2 Digital Stickers: Gather Together First Thanksgiving
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001 Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001 * AMC_Chalk Talk Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001 and AMC_Chalk Talk Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Off The Wall - Torn ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Here and Now Dynamic Brush Set: Embroidered Stitches 4901
Old Friends Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitch 1801 Dangle Frames Embellishments
Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4106 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Worn Corduroy 5101 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Off The Wall - Torn, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Here and Now, Dynamic Brush Set: Embroidered Stitches 4901, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitch 1801, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4106 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Worn Corduroy 5101 Super Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Heraldic Crest Collection Biggie Sparkle Collection Mini America Collection Mini

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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 July Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

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 Brandy Murry using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry

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 Laurel Lakey using June's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Laurel Lakey 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 Comments

Read what our great customers have to say about the latest Scrap Girls Club and ScrapSimple Club offerings!

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about tagging, organizing your digital scrapping supplies, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Tools - Styles With ScrapSimple Paper Templates

ScrapSimple products are designed to make your digital scrapbooking fast and easy and give you limitless design options. Combining various ScrapSimple products makes your creating time even more productive and fun. In this tutorial, I will discuss how you can use ScrapSimple Tools - Styles along with ScrapSimple Paper Templates to create beautiful paper quickly and easily.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Have you ever seen the paper templates in the boutique and not really sure how to use them? Once I learned how to use them, it opened up a whole new world of creativity for me. I like a lot of texture and depth in my layouts, especially in the background papers, and using paper templates is one of my favorite ways to achieve that look. I am going to show you an easy way to use paper templates that can give your layout added depth and texture in just a few minutes.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Going in Dotted Circles

I’ve been into using circles and dots for my digital scrapbooking layouts lately and want to share an easy way to make a variety of circles with dots around them.

University Updates: Amazing Out of Bounds Photos

The “Out of Bounds” technique was challenging to teach online, but so enjoyable! This was my first Out of Bounds online class and I couldn’t wait to get started since this is one of my favorite techniques. The PSE and PS classes went very well, both running over in time considerably. I believe everybody left inspired and feeling that they had mastered or started to master a great technique that can be used repeatedly and in ways maybe not previously considered.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, mbc72 and Shanna811, and to our Monthly Layout Winner for June, LibGrrl. 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: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

(*Have Photoshop Elements 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0? We have a tutorial program that will work for you. Please visit the product details page for more information.)

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

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!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-31 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

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 Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Textured Cardstock Magenta Special
Designer Freebie by Amanda Sok coordinates with her Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 2

Little One Paper Biggie Pretty Primavera Collection Biggie Renew Paper Biggie
Textured Cardstock Paper Biggie: Brights * Brush Set: Floral Medley 1 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Floral Medley 1 Biggie are also available.

* 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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 8th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your guest host April Showers for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday. 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 July 8th, we'll do a Stripes Challenge! Create a layout using stripes. Create your own or used striped paper. It doesn't matter as long as your layout has some stripes. You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour!

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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, July 8th - 8:00PM ET

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 8pm ET. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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What's New Chat
Friday, July 10th - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 11am ET Friday morning to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up! What are you getting? What did you kaboodle? And most importantly show us the layouts or other projects you made with your new goodies! There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, July 10th - 4:00PM ET

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room Friday July 10th at 4pm ET for a Back-Up Party. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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Recipe Challenge Chat
Saturday, July 11th - 10:00PM ET

Please join Danna (scrappylibrarian) and April (April Showers) for our Monthly Recipe Swap chat at 10pm ET. The theme for the month will be posted on the Message Board on Thursday, July 9 so be sure to watch for it!

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Aussie Challenge and Chat
Monday, July 13th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

Please join Jo (scrappingjo) and Karen (kazbar73) on Monday 13 July for our next edition of the Aussie Chat and Challenge. We will meet in the Chat Room Lobby at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time for a Quote/Word Art Challenge. Watch the boards on Sunday for the quote, create a layout around this quote and then join us in the chat room. For our International ladies, the chat will start at 7am New York time.

JULY EVENTS

July Message Board Game: Hide and Seek!

Join us this month on the Message Board for a month long game of “Hide and Seek!” The designers have each chosen their favorite product that they've designed and it's your task to find each one! Every day from July 1-31 a member of the Welcoming Committee will post up a designer's name (or two!) and a clue to their personal favorite product that they've designed. You'll get a special peek into the minds and inspiration of the Scrap Girls designers as you search for their favorites contained in the boutique. When you find the correct product, you'll know it because a special little sunny marker will be waiting for you to let you know “You found it!”

Compile a list of links to the correct products throughout the month and send the list to [email protected] by August 1st at 11:59 p.m. (MST) for your chance to win a prize! Everyone who finds all THIRTY-SEVEN products will have their name added into a drawing for one of seven $5 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls boutique! Happy hunting, enjoy getting to know your designers and HAVE FUN!

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Layout Contests:

July Monthly Layout Contest: In the good ole summertime, we see lots of lightning. Summertime also brings out the fun side of friends and family members. For the July Monthly Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring photos of lightning or scrap someone with an electric personality! Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Contest Gallery before July 31st at Midnight, EDT. The winning layout will receive 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.

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

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