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Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, July 27, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Splashing Baby Collection Mini Squirt Collection Biggie Innocence Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge 6301 Pool Party and Fun Collection Mini Brush Set: Lace Letters Biggie
Back at the Ranch Collection Mini Summer Splash Collection Mini Evelyn Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge 6301 and Brush Set: Lace Letters Biggie 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 Tuesday, July 28, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Ice Cream Social Collection Mini Ice Cream Dream Nano Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: US States Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character Borders 2 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - 8.5x11 Back at the Ranch Wanted Posters ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Tattered Text
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ink and Texture 5101 Ice Cream Borders Word Art Mini Happy To Be Me Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: US States Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character Borders 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - 8.5x11 Back at the Ranch Wanted Posters, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Tattered Text and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ink and Texture 5101 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 29, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Watercolor Nature Camping Collection Super Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Campfire Fruitful Summer Collection Mini
Nature Parks Collection Mini Vintage Ephemera: Birds-n-Eggs Pieces Camp Trip Collection Mini
Design Pack: Moments Camping Borders Word Art Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character Borders 3

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Moments and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character Borders 3 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, July 30, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Picnic Lunch Collection Mini Romantic Picnic Collection Mini Online Class - Bamboo Basics for Photoshop
Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates - 8.5x11 Back at the Ranch Wanted Poster Brush Set: Kids Art Alpha Biggie
Picnic in the Park Collection Mini * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Well Traveled

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates - 8.5x11 Back at the Ranch Wanted Poster, Brush Set: Kids Art Alpha Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Well Traveled are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Marnie Adams

Layout by Marnie Adams
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, July 31, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Luau Collection Mini Brush Set: Baroque Alpha Biggie Tike Transports Collection
Brush Set: Moments Lowercase Alpha Biggie Brush Set: Happy To Be Me ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie
Vintage Ephemera: Birds-n-Eggs Collection Biggie Brush Set: Lace Letters 2 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Western 2101

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Baroque Alpha Biggie, Brush Set: Moments Lowercase Alpha Biggie, Brush Set: Happy To Be Me, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie, Brush Set: Lace Letters 2 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Western 2101 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 27 - August 1, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 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!

Officer's Club
Sign up now!


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Bamboo Basics for Photoshop
Bamboo Basics for Photoshop

Thursdays, August 6 and 13 - 7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on Wacom Bamboo is the perfect opportunity to learn various ways to best utilize your graphics tablet. Discuss tips for customizing your graphics tablet, making it more "you-friendly". Then experiment with several techniques for enhancing layouts with pressure-sensitive settings and the new dynamic brush sets.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet users, who also use Adobe Photoshop, versions 7 and up. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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: Brandy Murry

I have a secret! I have a favorite hobby other than scrapbooking. I know... the horror, huh? Well, the thing is that I'm an avid reader. I can't remember a time when I didn't have a book to read. It's my mama's fault I am sure. I started reading "big girl books" around the age of eight. I think the first set my mother bought for me was the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Little House on the Prairie was also a popular TV show at the time. (Am I telling my age?) I remember that Mama used to let us stay up late to watch it on TV. You know, it came on real late, like 8:00 p.m. (smile)

Life Muses by Ro: She Tangos

"Tango with me?" the counselor asked, his ornamental braid shining in the light of the disco ball.

She looked at him and batted her eyes. Yes, she would dance with the counselor, her red dress swishing behind her as he directed her across the floor.

Life Muses by Ro: Shine Like The Sun

In the movie theater of your mind, imagine this...

You stand on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a beautiful sea shore. A blue, vinyl cape is tied around your neck.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Cracked But Beautiful

Note from Ro: I found this lovely muse from Paula Wright on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. It struck me quite forcefully because I too often see myself as a cracked pot. Thanks for the wisdom, Paula.

Life Muses by Ro: The Irony of It All

Did you know that...

     ...it's fun to think of lists of life's ironies?

Customer Muse: Jeannie Denney

I have not been in any hurry for my baby to grow up. I've wanted him to stay small, cuddly, nursing and squawking. I miss the tiny cries that sound more like the bleats of a tiny lamb than that of baby boy.

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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 Scraptabulous, kidsrgr8, and scrappinchar!

CUTE STUFF

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

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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Country Garden Collection Biggie Happy Family Collection Biggie Bluebirds Fly Collection
Hearth Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Deco Stitch 5001 Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Deco Stitch 5001 and Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 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 August Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Valerie Randall.

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 Valerie Randall using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Valerie Randall using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Valerie Randall

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 Theresa Kavouras using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Theresa Kavouras 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
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

July's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Brandy Murry. 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!

Scrap Girls Convention Chatter: Interview with Sara

Welcome to Sara, known as Three Tadpoles Mom on the message board! She was brave enough to sit down and answer a few questions regarding her experience from the 2008 Scrap Girls Convention and her excitement for 2009.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Enhancing Color With ScrapSimple Paper Templates

When I think of digital scrapbooking, I think of options. There are many processes to accomplish the same tasks and a variety of ways to alter finished products to suit the current conditions. In this case, there are a couple of digital scrapbooking elements that I would like to enhance the color of - not change - but make the hue bolder. I want to make this adjustment in a style that will mimic the strokes and washes of paint. ScrapSimple Paper Templates offer the perfect solution.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

I love ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates! They provide a solid foundation for a layout, with the convenience of all the pieces perfectly placed on individual layers - ready to use immediately! With a digital layout template and collection, you can make your own work of art!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adding a Pop of Color With ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 1898 Lace Borders

We all have it happen. You're working on a digital scrapbook page and something just isn't right. All the elements have been going together fine, but your layout seems blah. You know you need a pop of color, but after looking through your embellishments, you don't have anything the color you need. ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates to the rescue!

University Updates: A Month of Gratitude - Everyday Blessings

What makes me grateful today? That is the question we answer daily in the 30-day challenge class, A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings. This class encourages participants to maintain a gratitude attitude as they capture everyday moments. Class members receive a daily email with a quote, tips and a photo challenge to capture something for which they are grateful. Participants take the challenge to shoot a picture a day and scrap it in a 4x6 layout, which they can combine in a mini album or on larger pages.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, vanillasky43 and siraacsa. Check them out! Congratulations!

Congratulations Rosemary (RosemaryS)! The Scrap Girls Team has chosen Rosemary as the Member of the Month for August!

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!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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High School Edge Special-2
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her High School Edge Collection Biggie

High School Edge Collection Biggie Brush Set: Grungelle Brush Set: Pen and Ink
Brush Set: Grunge 2 Brush Set: Stamp A Date Dynamic Brush Set: Scribbles 8201
* ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PSE 8501 Mini *

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grungelle, Brush Set: Pen and Ink, Brush Set: Grunge 2, Brush Set: Stamp A Date, Dynamic Brush Set: Scribbles 8201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PSE 8501 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

Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, August 4th - 11:00AM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room at 11am Mountain Time to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We'll provide an optional challenge each crop for motivation if you want one. For this month, let's scrap the first bath!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 5th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am Mountain Time. 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! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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Scrap Girls 52 Chat
Wednesday, August 5th - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca on Wednesday at 6pm Mountain Time for this month's Scrap Girls 52 chat, as we discuss this month's topic and ways to stay motivated to scrap those daily photos!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 6th - 2:00PM MT

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) at 2pm Mountain Time in the chat room!

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What's New Chat
Friday, August 7th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca at 9am Mountain Time 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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Scraplifting Crop
Sunday, August 9th - 3:00PM MT

Join Amy (ManiakMama) and angelaNussbaum for a Scraplifting Crop. A few hours before the crop we will tell you the name of a Scrap Girls Team Member, and you will be able to choose one of their layouts to be your inspiration. During the crop we will also help explain about scraplifting, how to use a layout as inspiration, and the importance of giving credit. Scraplifting is a lot of fun! So come join us, you're sure to enjoy it!

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Aussie Chat and Challenge
Monday, August 10th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

Join Jo (scrappingjo) and Karen (kazbar73) for an Aussie Chat and Challenge. This week will be a Recipe Challenge. Down Under we are starting to move out of Winter (and not a moment to soon) but we want to know what is your favourite winter dish. When creating recipe cards, I like to make them on a 6 x 4 card and then print them on photo paper but you can be as creative as you want. Come along at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time and join in all the fun of our Aussie Chat. For International ladies, the chat will start at 7am New York time.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 11th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm Mountain Time 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.

AUGUST EVENTS

August Message Board Game: Embellishment Hunters!

Calling all adventurous souls! Join us for the August Message Board game - Embellishment Hunters! This month, we're playing an old game with a new twist and hope you'll join us for fun and of course... prizes!

Your task is simple! Imagine a dartboard with 100 targets. To find the target hiding the embellishment of the day, simply guess a number between 1 and 100. The first person to guess the correct number is the daily winner and will be showered with applause and will proudly enjoy bragging rights PLUS the possibility of prizes at the end of the month!

All daily winners will be included in a month-end drawing with prizes including one $10 gift certificate and five $5 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Visit the Monthly Message Board Games Forum on the message board for specific rules and instructions about game play.

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Layout Contests:

August Monthly Layout Contest: Be cool! Since we're in the middle of summer here in the U.S., thoughts of staying cool are at the forefront. For the August Challenge, we want you to scrap your photos of your favorite ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. Create your layout and post it in the August Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight MT on August 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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 MT 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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