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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, November 10, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday In Lights ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Intaglio 1 Super Biggie Main St. Holiday Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Monthly Special Calendar Character Two Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gather 2 Mini
Design Pack: Jeweled Flora Family Matters Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5105 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday In Lights, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Intaglio 1 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Monthly Special Calendar, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gather 2 Mini, Design Pack: Jeweled Flora and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5105 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Printer's Ornaments Super Biggie Digital Stickers: Watercolor Thanksgiving Mini Jewel Tone Shimmering Paper Biggie
Cilla Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Jewel 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Holiday In Lights
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Random Tears - Large 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5102 Biggie ScrapSimple Type Paths: Curves 2102

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Printer's Ornaments Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Jewel 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Holiday In Lights, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Random Tears - Large 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5102 Biggie and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Curves 2102 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, November 13, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

November Sky Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Jewel 6302 Gold Brush Set: Big Snow
Foil Solid Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ornate Mats ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curves 2102
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gather 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday In Lights Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5101 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Jewel 6302 Gold, Brush Set: Big Snow, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Curves 2102, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gather 1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday In Lights Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Colors 5101 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
November 9 -14, 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 - Art of Painting with Light and Dark: PS
Art of Painting with Light and Dark: Photoshop
Mondays, November 30 - December 21
7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on dodging and burning is the perfect opportunity to learn about traditional & contemporary techniques for strengthening and enhancing highlights and shadows within your photos. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to dodge and burn for contrast and depth.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop CS2 and above 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 - Art of Painting with Light and Dark: PSE
Art of Painting with Light and Dark: Photoshop Elements
Tuesdays, December 1 - 22
7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on dodging and burning is the perfect opportunity to learn about traditional & contemporary techniques for strengthening and enhancing highlights and shadows within your photos. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to dodge and burn for contrast and depth.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 and above 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!


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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: Shalae Tippetts

During a class recently, someone said to make sure to get enough water and sleep. She encouraged us to take care of ourselves physically, so that we can be the best that we can be.

Life Muses by Ro: How Long Does It Take?

Time to Complete: Six Months

  • Motivating myself to clean the garage
  • Begging my husband to clean the garage

Life Muses by Ro: Have You Drawn a Map Yet?

I dreamed about the home I grew up in. I wandered from room to room, looking in the closets, peering out the window, opening the refrigerator, sitting on the couches, feeling the carpet beneath my feet, and listening to the sound of the back door close.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Forget Waldo. Where is Steve?

Note from Ro: I found this post on the Scrap Girls blog by Theresa Kavouras. I had to laugh because this is exactly the kind of conversation Gary and I have on a regular basis!

Life Muses by Ro: Simply Sweet Rolls

I love a good sweet roll and I love homemade ones the best. However, I'm fairly busy and need shortcuts. I discovered a quick way to make homemade sweet rolls that are so good they fake people out. Once, I took these to a breakfast meeting and everyone flipped over them. They thought I had gotten up during the night to start the rolls!

Customer Muse by Melanie Cockshott

This describes me perfectly right now... adrift. My youngest child started school this year. For 13 years, I have been a stay-at-home-mom with babies and toddlers. This was always my plan in life and I have been beyond blessed to have been able to be at home with each of my three children until they started school.

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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, November 9, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

"Meet Ike" by Amy Flanagan
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted this layout to emphasize Caroline's ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PSE. After I ran the stroke action on all of the photos, I wanted to maintain the artsy painted effect throughout. To do that, I chose ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, BOLD and overlayed it over my background, and I chose ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy - Watercolor 1 to overlay my title. Normally I like tons of embellishments with many layers; this time I minimized the embellishments on the layout to keep the focus on the photos and the art effects.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PSE ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Squares and Strips Colors of Spring Collection
Pool Party and Fun Collection Mini Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie Passover Promise Collection Mini
Dynamic Brush Set: Pencil 4901 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, BOLD ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy - Watercolor 1
  AMC_Happy Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PSE, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Squares and Strips, Dynamic Brush Set: Pencil 4901, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, BOLD, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy - Watercolor 1 and AMC_Happy Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout using five or more photos.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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Cookie Swap Collection Assemble Your Own: Christmas Cookies AMC_Thoughtful Font
  Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font  

Commercial license versions of AMC_Thoughtful Font and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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These first two 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.

Inspired Collection Biggie Inspired Tickets Word Art Mini Lettering Delights Dear Diary Font

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Dear Diary 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 November Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Melissa Renfro.

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 Shalae Tippetts using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts using November's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro

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 November ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Amanda McGee and Brandie Valenzuela.

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 Laurel Lakey using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Laurel Lakey using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee and Brandie Valenzuela

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

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

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

October's Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club's featured designers are Erica Hite and Brandy Hackman. Their club is full of fun 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 meta data, EXIF properties, newsletter tutorials, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using a Summer Collection for the Fall Season

Do you think that you can't use bright and summery collections with autumn photos? Think again! By making a few simple adjustments we can put a favorite summer digital scrapbooking collection to use even as the seasons change.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles

I want to share how easy and cool it is to create your own custom embellishments using styles. I was completely thrilled to see the suncatcher brushes and stained glass styles by Amanda Sok and Valerie Randall and knew I wanted to use them.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Large Format Calendars with ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11 x 17 Big Photo 2010

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11x17 Big Photo 2010 are designed to showcase your photographs and make it easy for you to create spectacular photo calendars. This classic calendar format is the perfect gift for any occasion. Print it out as either single 11x17 inch or two 8.5x11 inch sheets. The calendar can be bound at the top or in the middle, either at home or a copy center. The greatest thing about creating calendars digitally is that you can make several copies without much extra effort or cost. They make a perfect Christmas gift!

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, Pab and sweetandkool! 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:

Artistry eBook
Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence eBook

Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence highlights the best-of-the-best in digital scrapbooking focusing on high quality layout design, imaginative use of products, creative vision, top-notch typography, and artistic expression. There are different layouts in a wide range of styles and techniques to be found in the book, and there are a multitude of ideas to be culled from the pages.

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 - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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I Am Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates with her I Am Collection

I Am Collection Acceptance Collection Curled Edges Embellishments Mini

* 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 - Early Edition
Tuesday, November 17th - 1:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 18th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am MT. 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 November 18th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! 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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Faith Journey Chat
Wednesday, November 18th - 7:00PM MT

Join Shalae (satippetts) for the monthly Faith Journey Chat on Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm MT. We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faiths. All faiths are welcome!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, November 19th - 5:00PM MT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, November 19th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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What's New Chat
Friday, November 20th - 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, November 20th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, November 20th for a Back-Up Party and Chat. We'll go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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Aussie Chat & Challenge
Monday, November 23rd - 9:00PM Australian Eastern DST

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) & Jo (scrappingjo) at 9pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Monday 23 November for a chat and challenge. This week's challenge is a Recipe Challenge. Create a Recipe Card (4 x 6) with your favourite salad recipe and then join us in the Live Chat Lobby for lots of fun and laughter as we talk about our recipes. For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 3am MT (5am New York) time.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 24th - 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, November 25th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am MT. 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 November 25th, we'll do a gratitude challenge. Create a layout using photos and journaling to document what you are thankful for. 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!

NOVEMBER EVENTS

November Message Board Game: The Alphabet Hunt

We're taking your ABC game skills to a whole new level this month... and tacking on some prizes as well! This month's message board game is "The Alphabet Hunt." Every few days, we'll give you a new theme and a searching task and then set you loose to start building our list in alphabetic order! Find the specifics about game play in the November Message Board Game thread in the Monthly Message Board Game folder on the Scrap Girls forum.

For each item you correctly add to our alphabetic list in the game thread on the message board, your name will be entered into a drawing which will be held at the end of the month. Five winners will be drawn and each will win a $5 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls boutique! Additionally, the person with the most correct contributions to the game will automatically win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap GIrls boutique! Participation is what counts big this month, so join us on the message board for the detailed rules, search specifics and LOTS of fun!

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Layout Contests:

November Monthly Layout Contest: Life is busy; so full of activities and distractions. What pulls you away from what you really want to do? We want you to scrap it! For the November Layout Contest, we want to see what pulls you away from what you want to do. Create your layout and post it in the November Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight on November 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

November Mid-Month Layout Contest: We all know one; maybe you even are one. You know her, the woman who can do it all and make it look easy... a Superwoman! For the Mid-November Layout Contest, scrap a layout all about that Superwoman in your life. Post your layouts in the Mid-November Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight, December 14th and you will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab.

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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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