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Cold Month, Hot Deals Sale! 19.9% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, January 31st (MST).

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 19, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Tender Moments Collection Valentine Word Art Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Just Because
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x8 Cards - Love Scrap Pack Biggie: Avalon Eccentricity Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hearth Winter Mist Paper ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Heartfelt
Brush Set: Wire Alphas Uppercase Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Family Tree ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Country Family Tree

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Just Because, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x8 Cards - Love, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hearth, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Heartfelt, Brush Set: Wire Alphas Uppercase Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Family Tree and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Country Family Tree are also available.

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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 Wednesday, January 20, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fall Watercolors Craft: Lunch Notes Assemble Your Own: Easter Eggs Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Creative Grunge Photo Masks Brush Set: Wire Alphas Lowercase Super Biggie Design Pack: Pucker Up
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Chinoiserie Clouds Grande Dame Collection Biggie Zip Kit: Anew
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Country Family Tree Frames and Words Fish Kisses Collection Mini Brush Set: Valentine Sentiments

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fall Watercolors, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Creative Grunge Photo Masks, Brush Set: Wire Alphas Lowercase Super Biggie, Design Pack: Pucker Up, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Chinoiserie Clouds, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Country Family Tree Frames and Words and Brush Set: Valentine Sentiments are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, January 21, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Fish Kisses 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Love Is Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: InstanTexture Biggie Brush Set: Wire Word Art Biggie Australia Collection
Brush Set: Tender Moments Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cross Set 2 Baroque Borders Bright Paper Mini
Acrylic Overlay Grid Paper Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fragmented ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hearth 2

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Fish Kisses 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: InstanTexture Biggie, Brush Set: Wire Word Art Biggie, Brush Set: Tender Moments, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cross Set 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fragmented and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hearth 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 22, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Strawberry Fields Paper Mini Brush Set: Fish Kisses 2 Design Pack: Heartfelt
Design Pack: Wire Alpha Love Blooms Collection Nano Design Pack: Country Family Tree
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pitted Glass 6401 Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Alphabet Soup Zip Kit: Ice Skating
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Easter Eggs ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spring Garden ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Old Lace Flowers 1 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Fish Kisses 2, Design Pack: Heartfelt, Design Pack: Wire Alpha, Design Pack: Country Family Tree, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pitted Glass 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Alphabet Soup, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Easter Eggs, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spring Garden and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Old Lace Flowers 1 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
January 18 - 23, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 19.9% off Hot Deals Sale!
- 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


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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.

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!

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2010 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 3rd Scrap Girls newsletter.

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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: Angie Briggs

Where has the time gone?

My babies just turned eight years old. Eight years old. I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly, and I guess I can't call them babies any longer. It seems like just yesterday we found out we were expecting. We had been trying for a while, so when we found out that I was pregnant, it was both exciting and a relief for us.

Life Muses by Ro: Lion Hearts

"Taste this," the lion begged. "I have a lot of meat to share with you today."

The lioness stared at her mate in wonder. Did he really believe that a little meat would remove the sting of his roaming about every night? "He has gone mad," she thought.

Life Muses by Ro: The Mind-Reading Device

Attention, shoppers! Today I interrupt our usual Muse Channel to inform you about the greatest discovery that has ever been discovered. It is such a big discovery that the discoverer will likely be listed on page one of The Big Book of Big Discoverers Who Discovered Big Discoveries.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Snail Mail

Note from Ro: I found this post in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures blog. It reminds me of how much I enjoyed receiving letters from friends – back in the day when I received letters from friends. (No computers = no email.) Katherine's post has inspired me to locate my postage stamps!

Life Muses by Ro: Save Your Mind (and your files)

Click. Click. Click.

I looked up from my computer monitor and glanced around the room. "What an odd sound," I thought. Because the clicking disappeared as quickly as it came, I shrugged my shoulders and went back to work.

Customer Muse by Jennifer H.

Standing with a new purse in my hands, I carefully examined the seams.

"I can do that." I muttered to myself and placed it back on the rack with a smile.

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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, January 18, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

"Family Time" by Julie Moberly
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The original color of the frame was red, but I wanted to make it green. Using the Eye Dropper Tool, I clicked on a leaf of one of the flower embellishments. Then I went to Enhance> Adjust Color> Adjust Hue/Saturation and checked the "Colorize" box in the lower right corner. I adjusted the settings to 77 for Color, 21 for Saturation, and 10 for Lightness.

Up at the Villa Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Up at the Villa ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dirty Press
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101
  ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dirty Press, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101 and ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Name of challenge: Create a layout about your favorite moments of 2009.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Apple Chancery

Journaling: The best times of 2009 were the times we spent together as a family. In March, we celebrated my 4.0 at Asbury College with Brown-A's (as opposed to brownies). In June, the six of us journeyed to World Championships where Eric and I won gold with the encouragement of our unrelenting cheering section! In October, we vacationed at our favorite spot in Orlando, just enjoying the pool and warm weather! What a wonderful year!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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These first three products are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: It's A Sign ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Traditionally Made ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Moulding
Assemble Your Own: Beads Biggie Beaute Botanique Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stacked Photos PSE Mini 6501
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grunged Metals Super Biggie 4101 Years Gone By Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: It's A Sign, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Traditionally Made, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Moulding, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stacked Photos PSE Mini 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grunged Metals Super Biggie 4101 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 January Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Sok.

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 Amanda Sok using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Amanda Sok

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 January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Keri Schueller and Ariadna Wiczling.

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 Template
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment or Word Art Template 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 January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller and Ariadna Wiczling

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: Motivational Hanging Word Art

I love digital scrapbooking hybrid projects. My newest kick is altering all sorts of mini canvases. The Watercolor Whimsy Motivational Word Art Mini contains great pieces of word art for altered items - and they make pretty hangable décor.

Themed Thoughts: Museums

My family loves visiting museums. Our local museum has a wonderful mix of permanent exhibits including natural history, local history, science, fine art, an interactive children's exhibit and a planetarium. It always has a specialized temporary exhibit. We love our local museum so much that we purchase an annual membership. With that membership, we receive free admission to the entire "family" of local museums and also free and/or discounted admission to nearly 300 museums in the United States and over a dozen other countries! So whenever we travel, we always look to see if there's a museum there that participates in the program. We visit all kinds of museums: art museums, science museums, and natural history museums, historic and civic museums. And of course, I bring my camera. I have hundreds of museum photos in my organizer!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: White Balance and Sepia Tone Basics using Lightroom Presets

ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets provide limitless opportunities for retouching and restoring your photographs. They also save time and money by allowing you to make minor or major photo adjustments at home, instead of having to hire a professional photographer or restoration specialist.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6

It could not be easier to put together quick and easy layouts with Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Tools – Scripts for Tracking Layout Supplies

Experienced digital scrapbookers keep track of the supplies they use while creating their layouts. This is helpful for a couple of reasons.

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, Kacie and ange! 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

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

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

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:

Inspirations eBook
Inspirations eBook

With three richly illustrated sections, Inspirations eBook not only offers a virtual gallery of stunning works by EIGHTEEN contemporary digital artists in a variety of styles, but it also describes the techniques they used and gives several key points on how you can recreate each of these TWENTY-EIGHT layouts yourself.

Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook
Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook

If you're creating a digital scrapbooking layout, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be using type on your pages somewhere. But did you know that type can make or break your page? What typeface will you use? What size font? Where will you place it on your page? If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts, and thereby improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you.

digital Photography Simplified eBook
digital Photography Simplified eBook

This eBook is full of easy to understand information and photographic examples, and is tailored to the beginning digital photographer who wants to take better photos. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this eBook with the sections that get you out of your comfort zone.

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 Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Rustique Embellisment Special_Blessings
Designer Freebie by Kim Meeder coordinates with her Rustique Collection Biggie

Rustique Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Eden

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Eden 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

Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, January 26th - 12Noon 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. The theme for this month is... our hair! Have you had a lot of different hairstyle over the years? Or one you absolutely love or hate? Let's scrap those memories! Hope you can join me, Carla (CRS), in the chat room on January 26th at 12 Noon MT!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 26th - 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, January 27th - 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 January 27th, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using lots of embellishments - flowers, tags, frames, whatever you'd like! Make use of those fancy, fun embellishments! 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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Desktop Challenge Chat
Wednesday, January 27th - 5:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Shari PV Mom on Wednesday, January 27th at 5pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper of your own. For this challenge, we'll give you a theme and a technique challenge to choose from! Keep your eyes on the message board for more details!

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NSBR - Early Edition
Thursday, January 28th - 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 Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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What's New Chat
Friday, January 29th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn at 9am MT 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
Saturday, January 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 me, Carla (CRS), for a fun chat at 7pm MT on Saturday, January 30th.

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NSBR Chat
Monday, February 1st - 7:00PM MT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join me, Carla (CRS), on February 1st at 7pm MT!

JANUARY EVENTS

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

Join us on the message board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from January 1-30 in the games folder on the message board. Check out the game thread titled "Jumpstart January 2010" for complete details and rules.

Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59PM MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the ScrapGirls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a separate drawing to win one of three $5 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in both drawings!) Winners will be announced in the newsletter on Saturday, February 6th.

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Layout Contests:

January Monthly Layout Contest: Did you have dreams as a child as to what your life would be like? Did you dream as a young adult how you wanted your future to pan out? Do you, as a mature adult, have dreams unfulfilled? The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about the future. This month's layout contest, create a layout about your hopes and dreams. It might center on family, a job or a recreational pursuit, show and tell us what your dreams are and how you are making them come true. Create your layout and post it in the January Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on January 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: 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. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 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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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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