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Just Say Yes Sale - 17.8% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT) September 30th.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Carrie Stephens

Layout by Carrie Stephens
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Color Symphony Word Art ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Opalescent Glass 6401 Biggie Brush Set: Suncatchers - Halloween 1
Assemble Your Own: Halloween Bear Costumes ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sandstone 4901 Biggie Fleur Moderne Collection Biggie
  Spellbound Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Color Symphony Word Art, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Opalescent Glass 6401 Biggie, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Halloween 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sandstone 4901 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

I Am Collection Brush Set: Sans Serif Painted Alpha Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry Fall 6304 Biggie
Fleur Moderne Solids Paper Mini Brush Set: Suncatchers - Harvest Color Symphony Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sans Serif Painted Alpha Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry Fall 6304 Biggie and Brush Set: Suncatchers - Harvest 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 Thursday, September 24, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Design Pack: Witch's Brew Brush Set: Suncatchers - Flutterbys Caleb and Stacey Collection Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Patterns - Dots 8201 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed Petals 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401
  Brush Set: Pig Tails  

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Witch's Brew, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Flutterbys, Dynamic Brush Set: Patterns - Dots 8201, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed Petals 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 and Brush Set: Pig Tails are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, September 25, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie Design Pack: Fall Flourish ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 4901
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Photo Cubes 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch Brush Set: Suncatchers - Halloween 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Color Symphony
  Brush Set: Sans Serif Outline Alpha Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie, Design Pack: Fall Flourish, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 4901, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Photo Cubes 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Halloween 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Color Symphony and Brush Set: Sans Serif Outline Alpha Biggie are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
September 21 - 26, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 17.8% off Just Say Yes Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

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


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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: Mandy Steward

About a month ago, I started getting overwhelmed trying to keep up with meal planning, grocery shopping and making dinner. In order for this to make sense, you must know my history, as I have come a long way.

Life Muses by Ro: Courage To Live Today

Moonlight streamed through my window. As the light danced around the room, my mind traveled back in time.

Life Muses by Ro: Digital Scrapbooking Time Travel

Come with me on a journey through my digital scrapbooking history. You'll see that I was not very good at it when I began. My layouts have changed drastically over the years. You'll see how much digital scrapbooking layout styles have changed and how techniques have evolved.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Inspired by Art

Note from Ro: I had to show you this post by Sarah Batdorf that I found on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. I love the layout she made using an art piece as inspiration. It's beautiful, Sarah!

Life Muses by Ro: A Football Widow Speaks

Football season is here. Oh boy. I am so excited. Can you read how excited I am?

Customer Muse by Sandy Williams

After a few great days at the beach, we were riding our motorcycle and were just 20 miles from home, when we hit a man on a bicycle. My husband and I saw that we were going to hit him and there was nothing we could do - nothing. We hit the rear tire just behind the axle.

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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.

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!

SCRAP GIRLS DIGITAL SCRAP LINK CONVENTION

Scrap Girls Convention 2009

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!

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!

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 8th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 10th.

How many people may attend? Only 126 and almost all of the seats have been sold! Don't miss out on this opportunity - secure your place now!

What will you learn? Here is a list of the classes and who will be teaching:

- How To Create Silhouettes with Brandy Murry
- How to Combine and Mix-up Digital Layout Templates to Create Unified Albums with Angie Briggs
- Using Styles To Make Your Photos look like Oil Paintings with Shalae Tippetts
- Tips and Tricks to Make Albums Fast! with Cherise Oleson
- How To Improve the Lighting of Your Photos with Laurel Lakey
- New Tricks for Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates with Marnie Adams
- How To Make a Slide Show with Your Layouts with Brandie Valenzuela
- Advanced Techniques To Improve Your Layouts with Christy VanderWall

A Canon Representative will be there to teach advanced techniques for using our cameras. She is going to award a prize! Then we'll have a special photo shoot.

We hope you come because you're special to us and we are dying to meet you! Scrap Girls is all about making friends while we enjoy the hobby that allows us to save our memories in a fun way. Having you with us would be awesome!

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CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

"Simple Pleasures" by Amy Flanagan
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to use Marnie's ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Oil Spill to give texture and character to my background paper that complimented the car wash theme for my layout. By itself though, it gave too much texture and drew my eye away from the main focus of my layout. To fix this, I highlighted the Oil Slick paper layer and used the Magic Wand to selected just one color of the oil slick in the paper. I chose a medium grey. Then, with the marching ants dancing, I hit Ctrl+J to bring just the highlighted portion to a new layer. I layered that above my background paper and played with the Blending Modes and Opacity of the new layer to find just the right look. Here the Blending Mode is set to "Normal" and the Opacity down to around 50%. Lastly I re-colored the paper to better match the blue in my layout photos.

Scrapbooking 911: 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Oil Spill ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001
Dynamic Brush Set: Blown Away 7301 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soap Bubbles Super Biggie 4101 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper 5701
Creased N Crinkled - Sassy Paper Biggie Not Quite White Paper Brush Set: Polka Swirls
  Rustic Crush Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Oil Spill, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: Blown Away 7301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soap Bubbles Super Biggie 4101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper 5701 and Brush Set: Polka Swirls are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0

Name of challenge: Use Sketch #19 from Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Happy Haunting Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Silver 5701 Brush Set: Boo To You Alphabet Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Anodized Aluminum: Metals 6403 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Silver 5701, Brush Set: Boo To You Alphabet Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Anodized Aluminum: Metals 6403 Mini 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

Alert! Alert! TOMORROW is the last day you can sign up for the Scrap Girls club and still get this great group of products at this amazing price.
Don't delay... sign up now!

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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Durin Eberhart.

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 Brandy Murry using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry and Durin Eberhart

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 Mini Tutorial: Creating a Custom Frame

I love quotes. They always seem to find a way to inspire and give you that little extra push to finish a project or meet your goal. I'm always reading new quotes that I love and I wanted a way to display them, so I created this custom frame that I can slip a new quote in when I feel the need for a little inspiration. It's really quick and easy to create and would be perfect for showing off a special photo, giving as a gift or as a great art project to work on with your children.

Scrap Girls Convention Chatter

Welcome to Orrinda. We are so glad she took a few moments to answer questions regarding her experience from the 2008 Scrap Girls Convention and her excitement for 2009!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Making a Circle of Embellishments

Get more out of your embellishments by taking a small element and making a perfect circle with it. For this tutorial, I am using the sequin embellishments from the Squirt Collection Biggie.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

I just love ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates. They offer so many creative options to make your layout really stand out!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Photo Edging

There are lots of fun photo edging elements available at Scrap Girls, but did you know that there are several ways to use them on your photos?

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, babycakes61 and K&J Slave! 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

Learn about the color wheel, color terms and their meaning, how to load the colour palettes in Adobe or use the colour strips with a colour selection tool. You get both valuable lessons and inspiration in this book filled with 48 layouts showcasing the use of the colour palettes along with links of all the products used to create the digital scrapbooking pages.

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

Now you can have all the past Scrap Girls Newsletter tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 2nd Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

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 Cheré Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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Caleb and Stacey Paper SPECIAL
Designer Freebie by Cheré Edwards coordinates with her Caleb and Stacey Collection Biggie

* Caleb and Stacey Collection Biggie *

* 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

Desktop Challenge Crop
Tuesday, September 29th - 6:00PM MT

Are you bored with the simple backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Want to learn more about using your Scrap Girls products to make exciting and colorful new desktop wallpapers? Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 6pm MT for this month's Desktop Crop. A few hours before chat time, we'll give you some details on how to get started, plus a technique challenge and a theme for an extra dose of motivation!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 30th - 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 30th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using seven or more photos! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 1st - 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 Shari (Shari PV Mom) and Michelle (Shelbi) on October 1st at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, October 1st - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, October 1st 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, October 2nd - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, October 2nd - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room Friday October 2nd for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, October 5th - 7:00PM 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 Carla (CRS) on October 5th at 7pm MT!

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Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, October 6th - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digi-supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) for the once a month Card Chat on Tuesday, October 6th at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 6th - 7:00PM MT

Time for another Life Moments Crop! Life Moments is a crop dedicated to pages about yourself. We often neglect our own stories while preserving the stories of our loved ones. We're creating an album about ourselves, one layout at a time. For this month's topic, let's scrap an anniversary! It doesn't have to be a wedding anniversary, but an anniversary celebrating something in your life. So, join Carla (CRS) in the chat room on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm MT!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 7th - 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 October 7th, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the color PURPLE! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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!

September Mid-Month Layout Contest: Everybody has some one or something in their life that has made a difference for them. For the September Mid-month Gallery contest, we want you to scrap a page about someone or something that has been a positive influence in your life. It could be a parent, a spouse, a teacher, an organization, or maybe a school or church. Create your layout and post it in the September Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on October 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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