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No Sidewalk Sale Coupon - 16.8% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT) July 21st.

Everybody loves great weekend summer sidewalk sales, right? We do, too! We'd love to have one for you and let you get all these gorgeous new goodies for an even better price than normal, but there's just one tiny problem...

We don't have a sidewalk!

So, instead of a sale, we're giving you a coupon. It's good for 16.8% off your order until Midnight (MT), July 21.

Remember, to get the coupon code to work correctly, you must enter it exactly as it is shown here: NoSidewalk_SG is the only code that will work. nosidewalk_sg, Nosidewalk_SG, or any other variation will not work. It must be this exact code: NoSidewalk_SG entered while checking out.

Take advantage of these savings... You only have until Tuesday!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, July 14, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Hello Sunshine Brush Set: Junk Love Assorted Solids Paper Biggie
Brush Set: Fancy Flourishes Moments Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8202
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Concrete 3 * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gradient Glitter 6401 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Hello Sunshine, Brush Set: Junk Love, Brush Set: Fancy Flourishes, Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8202, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Concrete 3 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gradient Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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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 Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Junk Chic Paper Mini Brush Set: Grungy Glitter Design Pack: Hello Sunshine
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Moments 1 Scrap Girls Brush Set: Travel Dynamic Brush Set: Indian Elegance
Trucks and Tires Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Loose Glitter 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Impressed

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grungy Glitter, Design Pack: Hello Sunshine, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Moments, 1 Scrap Girls Brush Set: Travel, Dynamic Brush Set: Indian Elegance, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Loose Glitter 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Impressed are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, July 16, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Interlude Paper Mini Brush Set: Old Florals Design Pack: Timeless
Super Pack: Junk Love ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Birds Nest ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Indian Elegance 2
Brush Set: Tattered Text * Fresh Juice Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Old Florals, Design Pack: Timeless, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Birds Nest, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Indian Elegance 2 and Brush Set: Tattered Text are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, July 17, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrap Pack Biggie: Camp Scrap Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Concrete 2
Tropical Fruit Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Indian Elegance Super Pack: Appassionata
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bird Legs * Styles Pack: Glitter 1 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Concrete 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Indian Elegance, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bird Legs and Styles Pack: Glitter 1 Super 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
July 13 - 18, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 16.8% off No Sidewalk Sale Coupon!
- 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 Convention 2009

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!

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!


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: Ariadna Wiczling

I’ve heard many times that people would love to stand behind the designer to see how the collection is being created. I want to share my creative process with you today.

One of my latest collections is the Fleeting Moments Collection Biggie. I created it a little bit “backwards.”

Life Muses by Ro: Your Unique Voice

I have always wondered if there is some drive or need in a great author that hurls their lives forward in such a way that it would be impossible for them not to write masterpieces. Or, perhaps, they have a creative itch of the type that simply has to be scratched. You know the kind... the kind that once you discover you have it, it consumes your thoughts completely until you give into the temptation and rub it away.

Life Muses by Ro: Davy Crockett Here

The raccoon didn’t look concerned that it had been discovered. I could practically see it laughing as it turned and scampered off towards the creek.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Creative Photography

Note from Ro: I adore Dinny’s photos. I found these on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. She inspires me every time I see them. I must get my macro lens out and pretend that I’m Dinny for a little bit... Think it will help?

Life Muses by Ro: A Conversation

A conversation between a heart and a brain, observed by the owner of these two rebellious organs.

Customer Muse by Linda Hyden

I have long admired digital scrapbooking and wanted to jump right in, but was intimidated by what I thought was something I could not do. I was afraid to take that first step. I did not know what a brush was or a mask or how the designers come up with stunningly beautiful pages. But then, a friend of mine introduced me to Scrap Girls. I was so overwhelmed by the designers, the kits, the fabulous pages; I knew that I had to take the first step and attempt to learn digital scrapbooking.

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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 daisies803, Scraptabulous, and kidsrgr8!

CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, July 13, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Labre

“Baby Star” by Jennifer Labre
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For the "Baby" part of my title, I made a happy discovery. (Don't you just love those?) I knew that I wanted it to stand out a bit, so I changed the font and made it significantly larger. At first I simply had the word in blue, but decided to scroll through the Blending Modes to see what kind of look I could get. As soon as I saw "Color Burn," I knew that I had found the look I wanted. I don't know how well it will come across the web, but on my screen in Photoshop, it is a great, almost watercolor kind of effect that really works with my page and so much more interesting that just another blue word. I love it!

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ex Libris Biggie Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Biggie
Brush Set: Decorative Swirls ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones 2 A Joyful Season Collection Biggie
* Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 1st Quarter *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ex Libris Biggie, Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Biggie, Brush Set: Decorative Swirls and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones 2 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Fourth of July

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Arial
  • Font - Beautiful
  • Font - Garamond

Journaling: Every time I look into those eyes, I fall in love all over again.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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These two products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

From the Desk Of Embellishment Mini 2 – Clusters * From the Desk Of Collection Biggie

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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 July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Trish Yochum and Theresa Kavouras.

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 Trish Yochum using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Trish Yochum using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Trish Yochum and Theresa Kavouras

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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Mini Tutorial - Weaving Ribbon With ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gathered Borders

When I first began digital scrapping, I was a little intimidated by those "Gray Products." In this quick tutorial, you will learn how easy it is to add color to your layouts using a photo as your color inspiration and then how to weave ribbons to create a realistic looking dimensional page layout.

Scrap Girls Convention Chatter: An Interview

Welcome to Barb, known as goodqueenbee on the message board! She took a moment the other day to sit down and give us an interview regarding her experience from the 2008 Scrap Girls Convention and her excitement for 2009!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Fitting Photos in a Frame

Sometimes, in digital scrapbooking, your photo is bigger than the frame in which you would like it to fit. Place your photo on a separate layer beneath your frame.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own Products

The Scrap Girls designers create so many cool products to use in our layouts and Assemble Your Own products are no exception! Each piece is created to work together easily and they allow you to personalize a layout in a way that makes it completely unique. Every little detail, like clips, knots, beads, etc., has been considered. There are so many ways to combine the elements that the only limit is your imagination!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Through the Viewfinder Floral Frames - A New Perspective

When we are creating our digital scrapbooking layouts, we often wonder, “Is this done or does it need something else?” Even when we are creating simple layouts we are often plagued by that question.

Member of the Month: Angela

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, jhbren and tinalinah, and to our June Mid-Monthly Layout Contest winner, RosemaryS. 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!

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 Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornate 2 Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornate 2

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornate 2 Brush Set: Ribbons Weekend Getaway Paper Super Mini
Jen Collection Brush Set: Bitsy FRAME Mini Blossoms & Blooms - Fall Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ornate 2, Brush Set: Ribbons and Brush Set: Bitsy FRAME Mini 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

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, July 21st - 3:00PM ET

Join April (April Showers) at 3pm ET for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need JavaScript enabled to access the chat room.

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Musing about Life with Ro
Tuesday, July 21st - 9:00PM ET

As you might be able to tell by now, I spend a great deal of time thinking about how I can become a better person. (Thus the muses...) I hear from a lot of you that you feel we have a lot in common because you recognize the circumstances or emotion I am expressing. I thought it may be nice for us to get together once a month and lift each other.

This will be a private chat so that we can share our feelings, hopes, dreams, and more with each other in a safe way. If you would like to come, send me a private message on the board and I'll give you the room name and the password. Just send the message to Ro.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 22nd - 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 July 22nd we'll do a Circle Challenge! Create a layout using at least one circle. Anything goes! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, July 22nd - 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, July 23rd - 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. Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) at 4pm ET in the chat room lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, July 23rd - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) on Thursday, July 23 at 9pm 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!

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.

July Mid-Month Layout Contest: Ah, vacations! They're so relaxing and fun, but can be expensive, too. For the Mid-July Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring your vacation or staycation photos! If you don't have any vacation plans, what will you do instead? Scrap those plans! Post you layouts in the Mid-July Monthly Layout Gallery before August 15th at Midnight, EDT and you could 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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