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WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

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

Brush Set: Emotions - Girls Biggie Prairieland Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Maps of the World
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crackle 6301 Biggie Brush Set: Scratch Pad Alpha Biggie Online Class - Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop
  ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Middle East, Africa, Etc. Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Maps of the World, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crackle 6301 Biggie, Brush Set: Scratch Pad Alpha Biggie and ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Middle East, Africa, Etc. Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 2, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Fun And Games Collection Civil War Collection Mini Brush Set: Emotions - Boys Biggie
Brush Set: Emotions - Words Biggie A Tour Across Europe Collecton Biggie Scrap Pack Biggie: Moments
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Prairieland  

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Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, September 3, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Joyce's Tea Party Digital Stickers: Batik Dragonfly Biggie ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mischief Maker - Stencil
Brush Set: Baroque Painted Alpha Biggie Dear Friend Collection Mini Brush Set: Emotions - Cats Biggie
Brush Set: Emotions - Pet Words Biggie   Brush Set: Emotions - Bubbles Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mischief Maker - Stencil and Brush Set: Baroque Painted Alpha Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, September 4, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

A Tour Across Europe: Food Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Europe Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters - School
Zac and Sarah Collection Biggie Brush Set: Emotions - Dogs Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Dragonflies 2101

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Europe Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters - School and Dynamic Brush Set: Dragonflies 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
August 31 - September 5, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- 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 - Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop
Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop

Tuesdays, September 15 and 22
9:00PM ET

Do you want to learn more about the power of layer masks in Photoshop? This digital scrapbooking class helps take the mystery out of layer masks. Join Mary Elizabeth O’Toole for this two-session class that provides a variety of techniques for using layer masks in different ways including cropping papers, enhancing photos and modifying elements. These techniques can be combined with tools and collections found in the Scrap Girls boutique to create even more unique uses. Layer masks have a wide range of uses. You'll love the flexibility and variety that they can bring to your pages.


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: Erica Hite

Lately, I find it's often hard to come up with something original and exciting when sitting down to write one of these articles. When you're a stay-at-home mom, days can seem to blend together. My days consist of toddler: morning, noon and night. And lately, oh boy, do I mean night. But, I would like to remain somewhat positive in this and not complain too much about how tiring life with my little boy can be.

Life Muses by Ro: Soar Into Silence

In 2-3-4.

Out 2-3-4.

I sat on the floor, my eyes closed, and counted as I breathed. I listened as the clock on the shelf kept time.

Life Muses by Ro: Run, Run, Run!

New paths interest me. I never know what lessons I will learn as I travel them.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Wild Thing

Note from Ro: I was cruising the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog the other day and discovered this post by Angela about an unusual plant she has put in her garden. I think it is a fun demonstration of her creativity.

Life Muses by Ro: Just Desserts

Note: It is a well-known fact that I have a sweet tooth. My love for desserts has started to spill into my drawings... and waistline.

Customer Muse: New Lease on Life

Do you always take care of everyone else, putting them first, thinking that your own needs can wait? Well, I do. I have thought this my whole life and it didn't change at all the moment I got married. Each day, I think about how to make my husband's life easier and fun. He works at a job that he hates, but it pays the bills. I stay at home worrying how to pay this and fix that.

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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 31, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

"Dog-Gone Cute" by Janine Buckles
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The layout designers were challenged to each use the same sketch, but to make it unique, so I chose to rotate and flip it before I started my layout. First I dragged the sketch image onto a blank 12x12 document. Then I clicked Image> Rotate> 90 Degrees R and then Image> Flip Horizontal. It's an easy and effective way to maximize the potential of Marnie's sketches! Marnie's Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook includes 20 sketches and by flipping and/or rotating them you actually have many, many more than that at your disposal!

Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook My Puppy Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Variae Formae 8201
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Photo Frames 6302 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Becca Font

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Variae Formae 8201, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Photo Frames 6302, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Becca Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Use Sketch No. 19 from Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook

Journaling: Lexi came to us with her little stuffed toy called "Tigger," which she keeps near her all the time. She takes it outside with her; she cleans it and even sleeps with it. We don't know what we'd do if it ever got lost!

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Scrap Pack: Summer Boy ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Op Portrait of Love Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II-Circular Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Op, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II-Circular 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.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The September Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Angie Briggs.

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 Angie Briggs using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Angie Briggs

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 Cherise Oleson using August's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller and Cherise Oleson

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

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

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Comments

These comments were made by our great Scrap Girls customers and friends about August's Scrap Girls Club, designed by Valerie Randall!

Designer Do-Over: Melanie Johnson

Today, I'm going to show you how small choices that we make when designing can make a big difference in our final layout. To do this, I'm going to redo one of my early layouts using nothing but the original materials and a different approach.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Paper and Embellishment Templates

There are many times when you have a beautiful paper picked out, but you want to add a little something extra to customize it for your digital scrapbooking layout. In this tutorial, I am using two templates. I will add one from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play to a paper and one from ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Story Time to a photo.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Photo Templates

ScrapSimple Photo Templates are a fun and versatile product. You can use them to add texture and dimension to just about anything. These products differ from the ScrapSimple Paper Templates in that they still have their colors in tact. This makes for some interesting effects when you use Blending Modes to combine them with different papers and elements.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How To Use the Old Tape Embellishment Biggie to its Full Potential

Embellishments are so much fun to use. Here are some tips that will help you get the most from your products that have transparent characteristics, such as the Old Tape Embellishment Biggie. When you open the embellishments, you will see that each piece is transparent, but also has bits of acid build-up from years of sitting in someone's scrapbook and even pieces of paper still stuck to the tape. This tutorial will demonstrate how to get the authentic look of old tape on your digital scrapbooking project.

University Updates: Bamboo Basics for Photoshop & Photoshop Elements

In this technique-based class, students learn to customize their graphics tablets to make them more digital scrapbook friendly. We discuss ways to program tablet and pen buttons in order to speed our workflows in Photoshop. Once students successfully customize their tablet settings, we learn to take advantage of those custom settings by pairing them with pressure-sensitive options inside Photoshop. Students practice various techniques for embellishing layouts with their pen tablets, such as stamping, chalking and distressing.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, dustytwos and Joyce Schardt, and our August Monthly Layout Contest winner, mbc72! 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.

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 4
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 4

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 2nd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 2nd Quarter

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns

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 Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Slice it Up Template Special
Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Slice it Up

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Scenic Route * Mischief Maker Collection

* 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, September 8th - 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. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 9th - 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! On September 9th, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout predominantly using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop! 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, September 9th - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT. 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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Scrap Girls 52 Chat
Thursday, September 10th - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca on Thursday at 6pm MT 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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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, September 10th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge Crop on Thursday at 7pm MT 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, a sketch will be posted 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, September 11th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn at 9am Mountain Time on Friday mornings 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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Recipe Card Swap Crop
Saturday, September 12th - 8:00PM MT

Please join April (April Showers) and Danna (scrappylibrarian) at 8pm Mountain Time in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap chat. Please check the message board on Thursday, September 10th for this month's theme!

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Quote Challenge Crop
Sunday, September 13th - 6:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 6pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work - on Sunday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September Message Board Game: BINGO!

It's that time again! Join us for an exciting game of BINGO on the Message Board in September! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the Monthly Message Board Game forum and send them in an e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD" and your message board user name by Wednesday, September 2nd (11:59pm MT) in order to play in the first round which will begin Thursday, September 3rd. Each day, members of the Welcoming Committee will call 5 random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "Bingo!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards can be cleared and a new round will begin the following day. All winners win a $5 gift certificate to the boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

If you miss the first round cutoff date, you can still play! Just send in your Bingo card at any time during the month and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Everyone who sends in a Bingo card will receive a confirmation email that their card has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please re-send your list of words.

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Layout Contests:

September Monthly Layout Contest: We're coming up on the date 09/09/09. For this layout contest, we want you to create a layout using repetition. It can be a photo that is repeated, an embellishment, a color... the possibilities are many. Create your layout and post it in the September Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MT on September 30th. 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!

August Mid-Month Layout Contest: Everybody loves dogs – right? For the August Mid-month Challenge we want you to scrap photos of your dog(s) – current or past. Not a dog person? Then you can scrap your photos of your cat or any other pet. Create your layout and post it in the August Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MT on September 15th. 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!

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Signature Contest: Season of Change

Summer is coming to a close with Fall just around the corner in the Northern hemisphere and weather is getting warmer in the Southern. Kids have gone back to school and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. It's time to update those signatures. The guidelines for signatures and instructions for linking can be found here. Create your signature using mostly Scrap Girls products, following the guidelines, and upload to the Season of Change Signature gallery by 11:59 PM Mountain Time, September 30th to be eligible for the contest. Two winners will be randomly selected - one person will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls boutique and a runner-up will receive a $5 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls boutique! It's time to replace those crazy monkeys before they're gone for good!

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