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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 Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 3.5x8.5 and 4x10.5 Door Hangers ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6304 Fall ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Redefine
Brush Set: Handwritten Life Biggie Phil and Jaymay Collection Biggie Halloween Night Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 3.5x8.5 and 4x10.5 Door Hangers, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6304 Fall, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Redefine and Brush Set: Handwritten Life 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Abracadabra New York City Collection Brush Set: Suncatchers - Flowers & Leaves Biggie
Ruby Collection Biggie Brush Set: Handprints ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: CD Case Calendar 2010

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Abracadabra, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Flowers & Leaves Biggie, Brush Set: Handprints and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: CD Case Calendar 2010 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 2, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tissue Paper Biggie 6101 Halloween Night Solids Paper Mini Brush Set: Handwritten Numbers Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11x17 Big Design 2010 Dynamic Brush Set: Spellbound Early Fall Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tissue Paper Biggie 6101, Brush Set: Handwritten Numbers Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11x17 Big Design 2010 and Dynamic Brush Set: Spellbound 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 28 - October 3, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Scrap Girls Convention: Back At The Ranch Event
- 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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE

Thursdays, October 15 and 22
9:00PM ET

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which takes you beyond the basic selection tools in Photoshop Elements. Learn to do scrapbooking magic using Photoshop Elements' selection tools. Create custom word art and papers, alter colors, and make selections with one flick of your wand. This digital scrapbooking class will teach you how.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Word Play
Word Play - Creative Text Techniques

Wednesdays, October 21 - November 11 at 8:00PM ET

Do you ever feel like you are in a scrapping rut? Break free with this digital scrapbooking class based on the eBook by Marnie Adams. Learn techniques to transform your titles from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn some creative ways to use your journaling as part of your layout's design. This class comes with the Word Play: Creative Text Techniques eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Join Anna Mansfield for this four session class which teaches you step-by-step techniques for getting creative with words. Learn how to use filters, strokes, cut outs, actions and ScrapSimple templates to make your text an exciting part of each layout.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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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: Marnie Adams

As a child of the heartland, I am fascinated by the ocean: the sights, the sounds, the smells that were so foreign to my early life in Oklahoma. Currently, we are lucky enough to live just up the hill from Monterey Bay on the Presidio of Monterey. I love that I can sit out in front of my house, relax on the porch swing, and enjoy the view of the water. In fact, we live close enough to the bay that early in the morning we can hear the seals barking from the rocks along the coast guard pier. Before dawn, I am often greeted by the unmistakable rumble of the diesel engine fishing boats pulling out for their day's work. The salty odor is refreshing and crisp as the marine layer rolls in, shrouding the land and ocean with its fine gray coating. The flowers that flourish here in the moderate climate perfume the air and tease multitudes of butterflies with their fragrant allure.

Life Muses by Ro: Nothing to Fear

Rhonda opened her door and cast her eyes across the valley. She couldn't see a single spot without a home, business, school, public building or highway. The vibration of humanity ran from north to south and over the horizon.

Life Muses by Ro: It's All About The Hair

Ro shares one of her doodle drawings - check it out!

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: What Size?

Note from Ro: I love this slice of life that Angie has shared on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. I love that she has documented one of the small moments that make up the fabric of her family's lives together.

Life Muses by Ro: Love In A Mailbox

I was having a truly bad day. It was the kind of day that makes you want to go back to bed and bury your head in a pillow. It was the kind of day that makes you wish you could run away from home and sit on a beach in Tahiti. It was the kind of day that makes you question what you are doing, why you are doing it, and if you should keep doing it anymore.

Customer Muse by Sandra

Today is possibly one of the greatest days of my life - my daughter told me that she is pregnant with my first grandchild.

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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 CONVENTION - BACK AT THE RANCH EVENT

As you are reading this, Scrap Girls from all over the world are converging on Salt Lake City to participate in the second Digital Scrap Link Convention. We will be spending the rest of the week meeting, talking, learning, laughing, and more. We are so excited to share this experience with those who are able to come, but we have not forgotten those of you who are not able to make it to this convention.

So, Scrap Girls is pleased to bring back its "Back at the Ranch" event of fun, crops, chats, challenges, classes, games, and more! Like we would forget you.... We want to make sure you have a great time holding down the fort while we're in Salt Lake.

And, stay tuned... we will have roving blog reporters out and about during the convention keeping you up-to-date with interviews, layout posts, and more!

Here's the schedule of events:

Thursday, October 8:

  • 11:00AM MT - Art Inspired Challenge Chat (Kelly & Keri)
  • 1:00PM MT - Holdin' Down the Fort Chat (Ang)
  • 6:00PM MT - ATC Chat (Carla & Sherry Lynn)
  • 7:00PM MT - Sketch Challenge Crop (Thao, Sarah, Armi)
  • 8:00PM MT - Quote Challenge Crop (Karen)

Friday, October 9:

  • 9:00AM MT - What's New Chat (Sherry Lynn & Erica)
  • 1:00PM MT - Rip Roarin' Good Time Chat (Elisha)
  • 6:00PM MT - Pot Luck Chat (Carla & Sherry Lynn)

Saturday, October 10:

  • 8:00AM MT - Back at the Ranch BINGO (Danna)
  • 4:00PM MT - Escapades of Sherry & Carla: A Wagon Train West Journey
  • 6:00PM MT - Rustle Up Some Grub (Sherry Lynn & Danna)
  • 7:00PM MT - Stampede the Chatroom! (Carla & Sherry Lynn)

*Schedule is subject to change... keep an eye on the newsletter and message board for the latest "Back at the Ranch" happenings!

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 28, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

"Vacation 2009" by Janine Buckles
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to place a "thought bubble" over the picture of my son sitting in the van, trying to be patient while I stopped for coffee... again. In order to have one that worked with my layout, I chose the smoking firecracker embellishment from Sheri Johnson's Red White and BBQ Collection Mini. Once I had placed it on my layout, I clicked on its thumbnail image in the Layers Palette, chose my Lasso Tool and carefully moved my mouse to select the section of the embellishment I didn't need. Once I had it completely surrounded, dancing ants appeared and I pushed the Delete button on my keyboard. I was then left with just the "smoke" which worked great as a perfectly coordinated thought bubble!

Red White and BBQ Collection Mini SummerTime Collection Tropical Fruit Collection Biggie
1 Scrap Girls Brush Set: Travel ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401

Commercial license versions of 1 Scrap Girls Brush Set: Travel, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: End of Summer

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Suzie's Hand
  • Font - Typewriter

Journaling: I love it when "my boys" spend time together. Now that there are just the three of us at home, I have more time to sit back and enjoy watching them play and laugh with each other. I see a closeness being developed that will last a lifetime.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Digital scrapbook project by Julie White

Project by Jennifer Wight
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Brush Set: A Year to Remember: Month Boxes Biggie Brush Set: Cobwebs and Spiders Eerie Collection
Abracadabra Collection Mini Witch's Brew Collection Harvest Pumpkin Collection
  Farmer's Bounty Collection  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: A Year to Remember: Month Boxes Biggie and Brush Set: Cobwebs and Spiders are also available.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Squares and Strips Stylish Fashion Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Packaging
Take Wing Collection Biggie Document Paper Super Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Scenic Route
Dirt Road Embellishment Mini Brush Set: Grungelle ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001
  Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Squares and Strips, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Packaging, Brush Set: Grungelle, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001 and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font 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 October Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Thao Cosgrove.

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 Thao Cosgrove using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Thao Cosgrove using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove

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 Durin Eberhart using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart 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

September's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Angie Briggs. Her club is full of versatile products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about Adobe Lightroom, RAW photos, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Seasonal Displays With ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered Paint Cans

Gallon-sized paint cans make great gift containers for any occasion. But, maybe you would like to use a quart can as a gift bucket or even a petite holiday display. It's easy to resize the ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered Paint Cans to use with the smaller-sized paint can.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Sketches

Digital scrapbooking sketches are layout plans in their most basic form. They include a grouping of blocks, circles and lines that represent where a photo, embellishment or journaling could be placed. A sketch usually follows sound design principles and is a great starting point for digital layouts. For beginners, sketches are a great way to learn design principles. For more experienced scrappers, sketches are a fun reminder of some advanced rules. A sketch can be followed precisely in its exact form or it can be rotated, flipped, inversed or adapted to suit your own creativity!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating an Inexpensive, Purse-size Calendar

Do you want to make a special gift or are you thinking about creating custom calendars for your family members this year? ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 4x6 Crafty 2010 are designed to make it easy for you to create a brag book calendar with a unique and artistic feel. The download includes 12 double-page digital scrapbooking calendar layout templates, front and back cover, one "Notes" and one "Inspiration" page template in layered PSD and individual PNG files, for a total of 28 4x6 inch pages.

University Updates

One of the things I like best about Scrap Girls classes is the homework gallery. Not only does it provide a place for everyone to show off the new techniques they've learned during class, but it is also a great place to get constructive criticism on layout and design principles.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, mRaeDalman and KatieGrace! Check them out! Congratulations!

Congratulations Stephanie (StephRN)! The Scrap Girls Team has chosen Stephanie as the Member of the Month for October!

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 Melanie Johnson

Layout by Melanie Johnson
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Brush Set: Dots and Swirls Special
Designer Freebie by Melanie Johnson coordinates with her Brush Set: Dots and Swirls Super Biggie

Brush Set: Dots and Swirls Super Biggie Canada Collection Biggie Scenic Route Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Dots and Swirls Super 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

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 Carla (CRS) 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!

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Aussie Chat & Challenge
Monday, October 12th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) & Jo (scrappingjo) at 9PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on Monday 12 October for a chat and challenge. This week's challenge is to create a new layout all about Spring. Join us in the Live Chat Lobby for lots of fun and laughter as we talk about Spring and what it means to you. For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 4am MT (6am New York time.)

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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, October 13th - 11:00AM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room on Tuesday, October 13th at 11am MT to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We'll provide an optional challenge for motivation if you want one. For this month's challenge, let's take a look at what was happening in the world the day your baby was born!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 13th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT 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, October 14th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April (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 14th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout showcasing a recently taken favorite photo! 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, October 14th - 5:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 5pm 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!

OCTOBER EVENTS

October Message Board Game: Posting Challenge

It's time to put those fingers to the test and get chatty. This month, everyone who posts at least 250 times will have their name entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates to be used in the Scrap Girls Boutique. In addition, the one member who posts the very most in October will receive a $10 Gift Certificate! To be included in this month's game, you must post to the October Posting Challenge thread in the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the message board and include your starting post count as of Thursday, October 1st. Once you have reached 250 posts during the month of October, email Ang at [email protected] and include your forum user name, starting post count and your new post count total. Contest ends on Saturday, October 31st at Midnight MST!

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Layout Contests:

October Monthly Layout Contest: You might be a city girl or maybe a country girl, but even those that live in the city can enjoy time spent in the country. For the October Layout Gallery Contest, we want you to scrap a page about time spent in the country. It could be a visit to a farm, or a state or national park, or maybe you live in the country. Create your layout and post it in the October Monthly Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on October 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!

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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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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