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Come On In Sale - 16.7% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT) August 15th.

If you can't stand the heat, come in to the Scrap Girls Boutique and get cool digital scrapbooking supplies to make your summer layouts. You'll be sure to beat the heat! This 16.7% off Come On In sale will end at Midnight MT, August 15th, so don't miss it!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 4, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dynamic Brush Set: Persian Elegance 2 Assemble Your Own: Shabby Flowers ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Junk Chic
Dynamic Brush Set: Indian Elegance 2 Country Blue Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik 1
* Summer Boy Embellishment Mini *

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Persian Elegance 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Junk Chic, Dynamic Brush Set: Indian Elegance 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 5, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Run Collection Mini Batik Plain Paper Mini ScrapSimple Craft Templates - 8x8 Fridge Perpetual Calendar
Scrap Pack: Summer Boy Brush Set: Baroque Ornaments 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik 2
  Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 2  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates - 8x8 Fridge Perpetual Calendar, Brush Set: Baroque Ornaments 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik 2 and Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 2 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 Thursday, August 6, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Red Eye Frogs Dynamic Brush Set: Persian Elegance 1 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Write It Down
Summer Girl Embellishment Mini Brush Set: Gauze Alpha Biggie Brush Set: Batik - Clear Stamps Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Persian Elegance 1, Brush Set: Gauze Alpha Biggie and Brush Set: Batik - Clear Stamps Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 7, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrap Pack: Summer Girl ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Classic Black and White 10301
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Batik Printer's Ornaments Brush Set: Baroque Ornaments 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik Collage

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks, ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Classic Black and White 10301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Batik Printer's Ornaments, Brush Set: Baroque Ornaments 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Batik Collage 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
August 3 - 8, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 16.7% off Come On In 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 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
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AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Totally Touchable Textures
Totally Touchable Textures

Thursdays, August 20 and 27 - 9:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class looks at the plethora of textures available to us as digital scrapbookers. It is packed with tricks to make digital embellishments look realistic. You will learn six different techniques, creating completely customized textures using ScrapSimple products and the default tools included in Photoshop Elements.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements users only. 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!


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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: Cherise Oleson

On any given day, I can wear several different "hats" and all of them are important to me in their own way...

Life Muses by Ro: Joan Crawford, Mother Teresa and Dr. Laura

Joan Crawford's life is a study in how "not to do it." While she was one of Hollywood's most enduring actresses, her life was full of great mayhem. I believe that should her history be associated with any other profession, mentions of her activities would fall from newspaper society pages to the want ads.

Life Muses by Ro: Prescription for the Doldrums

- Do something different every day.
- Put peanut butter on top of jam.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: New Phase of Life

Note from Ro: I found this post on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog by Cherise Oleson. It brought bitter-sweet memories back to me. Bitter: My children's childhoods passed so quickly that I didn't have time to stop and think about what was happening. I wish I had more photos. I wish I had journaled more about my experiences. I wish I had taken them on more trips. I wish... I wish... I wish they were young again – at least for a couple of days. Sweet: My children's childhoods were some of the best times of my life. I'm glad I had them.

Life Muses by Ro: Thank You for You

A knock told me that housekeeping had arrived with the heating pad I needed for my strained back.

Customer Muse: Linda Z.

I grew up in a distant suburb of Pittsburgh. Our neighborhood consisted of one street of postwar bungalows, surrounded by forest, hills, fields and creeks. We had endless summer adventures trenching through the mud - up and down the creeks, searching for salamanders, frogs, snakes and toads. It was not unusual to wake up in the morning with deer and even once a horse in the yard.

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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.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Lemaniak

"Tiny Little You" by Amy Lemaniak
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To extract out the sections of Marnie's sketch that I wanted to clip my photo to, I took the Magic Selection tool and clicked on the area I wanted to extract. Next, I right-clicked and chose "Layer via Copy" and this put my selection onto a new layer. Then, I moved my photo onto my layout and used a clipping mask so that my photo took on the shape from the sketch.

Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Coarse 1 Rather Sweet Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go I ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
* AMC_Friendly Font *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Coarse 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go I, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and AMC_Friendly Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Use Sketch 19 in Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3: EBook

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Melanie Johnson

Card by Melanie Johnson
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ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5.5x4.25 Kids' Thank You Notes Avalon Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901
* Nessa Collection Biggie *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5.5x4.25 Kids' Thank You Notes and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 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 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: Making a Personal Game Sheet

Our family is big into playing games of all kinds. In the last year or so, our oldest son has developed a love of puzzle and word games. We are constantly playing pen and paper games like Hangman, Tic Tac Toe and Dot-to-Dot. He will play on any scrap of paper he can find and, after having all of my grocery list pads filled by these games, I decided to make him his own game sheets.

Designer Do-Over: Marnie Adams

Some people, who shall remain nameless, were born to create beautiful layouts from day one... I was not one of them. My first six months (and I'm being generous here) were spent in what I like to think of as my "experimental phase." I was learning how to scrapbook digitally and my layouts were the experiments. As much as I hate to admit it, the majority of these experiments were dismal failures. Or, if you look at it through the glass-half-full mentality, I dedicated a lot of time learning what NOT to do.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Edge It 5001

Actions are a great way to save time and energy and also to create complicated effects with little effort. ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Edge It 5001 is a versatile tool that will provide you with many looks with the click of a button. ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Edge It 5001 works with Dynamic Brush sets. This tutorial will explain how these two tools work together and some of the different effects you can achieve.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own 4x6 Zoom Pages

When I hear the word "zoom," I think fast. That is exactly what Assemble Your Own 4x6 Zoom Pages are; a fast, easy way to create beautifully designed layouts. Another fun thing about Assemble Your Own 4x6 Zoom Pages is their size. They are perfect for easy printing and creating a brag book or a framed gift.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adapting ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

Summer is a popular time to take photos for Christmas cards or newsletters, but why stop there? You can get a jumpstart on your Christmas cards by starting them in August – leaving you more time to enjoy family and festivities once December rolls around.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: Sarah

Meet Sarah (ZachandAvasMom), a Way Cool Scrap Girl, as she talks about her experiences with digital scrapbooking and shares one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Joyce Schardt and Michigan*Mommy, and July's Monthly Layout Contest Winner, ZachandAvasMom! Check them out! Congratulations!

Congratulations to the game and contest winners during our annual Staycation Event!

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 Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brush Set: Score Pad Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Theresa Kavouras coordinates with her
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Score Pad, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Score Pad ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curves Splash Of Color Collection Childhood Memories Collection Biggie
* ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Score Pad, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curves and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS 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

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.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 12th - 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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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, August 12th - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 6pm Mountain Time. 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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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, August 13th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge Crop at 7pm Mountain Time in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, Marnie will post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged!

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What's New Chat
Friday, August 14th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn 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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Friday, August 14th - 1:00PM MT

We know everyone is excited for the new ScrapSimple Club to come out August 15th. Join Sherry_Lynn on August 14th at 1pm Mountain Time for a ScrapSimple Club Chat and Crop! We'll be discussing ideas on different ways to use the current club. As a challenge, let's create one more layout using July's ScrapSimple Club before the next one arrives. One of July Club Designers, Theresa Kavouras (wxchic), will be joining us for this chat!

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Recipe Card Swap Crop
Saturday, August 15th - 8:00PM MT

Please join Danna (scrappylibrarian) and April Showers in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap chat at 8pm Mountain Time. Please check the message board on Thursday, August 13th for this month's theme!

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UFO Chat & Crop
Sunday, August 16th - 1:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn and special guest co-hostess Janine Buckles (J9Buckles) from our Layout Artist Team in the chatroom. Let's complete or revamp some of those layouts that are sitting in your "Layouts to be Completed" folder. Post your layout in the UFO Gallery and meet us in the Lobby at 1pm Mountain Time to get some inspirational suggestions from our incredible professionals here at Scrap Girls!

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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www.scrapgirls.com

Toll-free: (866) 598-3444

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