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WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 20, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Shalae Tippetts' Fab 5 Digital Stickers: Cute Critters Amanda McGee's Fab 5
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pearly 6401 Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PSE Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Melanie Johnson's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8x8 Mark the Date 2010 Calendar Caroline Kaiser's Fab 5
Circus on Parade Collection Amanda Sok's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6306 Vintage Holiday
  Paula Wright's Fab 5  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pearly 6401, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8x8 Mark the Date 2010 Calendar and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6306 Vintage Holiday are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, October 21, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Sarah Batdorf's Fab 5 Keri Schueller's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Glass Jewel Tone 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Coffee Tumbler Set 2 Julie White's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Halloween 8301
Jacelen Deinema's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painting Angie Briggs's Fab 5
Autumn Appeal Collection Mini Theresa Kavouras' Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardboard 6401 Super Biggie
  Angela Blanchard's Fab 5  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Glass Jewel Tone 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Coffee Tumbler Set 2, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Halloween 8301, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painting and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardboard 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, October 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Cherise Oleson's Fab 5 Valerie Randall's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6305 Winter
Kerry Veale's Fab 5 Online Class - 10 Basic Design Principles White Linen Collection Mini
Syndee Nuckles' Fab 5 Ariadna Wiczling's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2010 Designer's Choice
Trish Yochum's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie Marnie Adams' Fab 5

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6305 Winter, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2010 Designer's Choice and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 23, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Jan Hicks’ Fab 5 Pure Collection Erica Hite's Fab 5
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crushed Glass 6401 Biggie Kim Meeder’s Fab 5 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tied Tags
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6306 Vintage Holiday Brandie Valenzuela's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper 4902
Thao Cosgrove's Fab 5 Brandy Hackman's Fab 5 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Glass Neon 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crushed Glass 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tied Tags, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6306 Vintage Holiday, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper 4902 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Glass Neon 6401 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
October 19 - 24, 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?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Tuesdays, October 27 & November 3
1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn the technique of "3D Text." This step by step instruction will show you the basic method of making the extrusion to form the 3D part of the text and which arrow keys to use to achieve the direction of extrusion required. Study real examples and see how this simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts. We will further manipulate and enhance the basic 3D text and discuss the use of different fonts and typical layouts. The 3D Text technique adds another personal touch to your scrapbook layouts.

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PSE
Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PSE
Wednesdays, October 28 & November 4
1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn the technique of "3D Text." This step by step instruction will show you the basic method of making the extrusion to form the 3D part of the text and which arrow keys to use to achieve the direction of extrusion required. Study real examples and see how this simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts. We will further manipulate and enhance the basic 3D text and discuss the use of different fonts and typical layouts. The 3D Text technique adds another personal touch to your scrapbook layouts.

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 - 10 Basic Design Principles
10 Basic Design Principles
Thursdays, October 29 & November 5
9:00PM ET

Do you ever find yourself struggling with a layout, feeling like something is off, but not sure what? There are some simple rules that can help. This digital scrapbooking class is the place to learn the basics of layout design. Discover how to make a visually balanced layout, using a grid. Learn simple rules and guidelines to make layout design a snap. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you practical solutions to scrapbooking layout dilemmas. Examples and screenshots clearly illustrate each rule, making it easy for you to follow along with the class. This class comes with the Ten Basic Design Principles eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.


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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: Paula Wright

For years, I worked in a high-tech agency with talented writers and graphic designers. I would sometimes ask where they found their inspiration. As a product designer at Scrap Girls, I find inspiration everywhere in my day-to-day life.

Life Muses by Ro: Ready To Sail Again

Note from Ro: Five years ago today, the Scrap Girls boutique opened for business. I knew it was a significant day, but I couldn't have foreseen just how much Scrap Girls has changed my life. As I look back over the years, what stands out to me are the people I have grown to know and love. Every day, I count my blessings for our team, our members and our loyal customers. Without the people, Scrap Girls would not be here today. It seems trite to just say, "thank you," but the English language is woefully inadequate to transmit the gratitude I feel.

Today's muse is a rerun of an article I wrote in 2007, telling the story of how the company began.

Life Muses by Ro: The Queen of Everything

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

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: One-On-One Reading

Note from Ro: I pulled this fun post by Cherise Oleson from the Scrap Girls blog. It (almost) made me wish I had children who were young enough so I could read them stories. I guess I'll just have to wait for grandchildren to come along!

Life Muses by Ro: Little Bits of Advice

- Keep your car locked.
- Eat before you shop at the grocery store.

Customer Muse by Stephanie Guzik

Last week, my five-year-old niece graduated from preschool. Her year in preschool had been filled with new and exciting adventures: best friends; learning letters, numbers and words; bumps and bruises from the playground.

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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!

CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Digital scrapbook project by Armi Custodio

Halloween Candy Wraps by Armi Custodio
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Do something a little different this Halloween. Create Halloween-themed candy wrappers using Syndee Nuckles' ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Assorted Candy Wraps paired with your stash of Scrap Girls Halloween digital scrapbooking products. Trust me, this project is fun and easy to do! Just choose your papers and embellishments; position them into the template and print! Then cut out the finished wrappers and adhere to candy using glue. Display them in a candy dish or bowl.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Assorted Candy Wraps Abracadabra Collection Mini Spellbound Collection Mini
  Design Pack: Halloween Hijinks  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Assorted Candy Wraps and Design Pack: Halloween Hijinks are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a Halloween-themed hybrid craft project.

Other Ingredients:

  • Any lightweight paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Mini Candy Bars, Roll Candy, Stick Gum

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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These three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Beautiful Life Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Life Binder Gracious Greetings Word Art Mini

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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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Hackman and Erica Hite.

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 Armi Custodio using October's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Hackman and Erica Hite

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: Using Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Life Binder for Scrap Girls 52 Project

The Scrap Girls 52 Project is our digital scrapbooking project that encourages scrappers to document the day-to-day events of their lives in one week, every week, for 52 weeks. It's a great way to document an entire year of small and big moments.

Themed Thoughts: Board Games

Have you ever thought about making your own board game using digital scrapbooking supplies? Imagine the delight on a child's face when they see a game that you have made just for them. It's a wonderful thing and not as difficult as you might think.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adapting ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Name Frame - Rectangles 7201

With ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Name Frame - Rectangles 7201, you are able to personalize one side of a frame into twelve preset sizes. But, what happens after the action is finished running? What if you would like text on more than one side of the frame? With a few simple Photoshop tricks, you can easily do this.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Embellishments

I love the clustered look, but I will be the first to admit that it takes some thinking to put together an attractive embellishment cluster. Fortunately, there are many pre-made clusters in the boutique to suit your fancy. I will show you how easy it is to achieve the clustered look using pre-made embellishment clusters and how to further embellish your layout to make these pre-made clusters your own.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using the Brush Set Biggie: Strip Calendar

Have you ever noticed that the seven sets of vertical numbers on any calendar are always the same? You may be surprised to find out that I never gave this much thought until about a year ago - right around the time I designed the Brush Set Biggie: Strip Calendar! I reasoned that if the dates are always in the same configuration, then you really only need the seven sets of numbers in order to create any grid for any month - ever. Want to create a calendar for the month of September in 2010? Just load this brush set and, in just a few short minutes, you can have exactly that! Here's how it works.

October's Scrap Girl of the Month

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Steph (StephRN), as she shares her answers to a questionnaire and one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Jane in N.Z and chambray, and to the September Mid-Monthly Layout Winner, Anne-Marie! 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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Bewitched Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Bewitched Collection

Bewitched Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Spellbound Collection Mini
The View Collection   Route 19 Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 27th - 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 28th - 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 28th, we'll do a "Push Yourself" challenge! Create a layout that really pushes your personal style - either something you've never done before, or a layout that is very much your style - just INTENSELY your style! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour!

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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, October 28th - 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!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 29th - 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 29th at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Desktop Challenge Crop
Thursday, October 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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What's New Chat
Friday, October 30th - 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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Swap Crop Chat
Friday, October 30th - 7:00PM MT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping, and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. I'll even reveal the theme for next month! Join Carla (CRS) for a fun chat at 7pm MT on October 30th!

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!

October Mid-Month Layout Contest: Anniversaries are very special times. For the October Mid-Month Gallery Contest, we want to see your layouts about an anniversary. It doesn't have to be a wedding anniversary. Birthdays are anniversaries too. Anything that you remember annually is an anniversary. Create your layout and post it in the October Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on November 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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