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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 Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Ethereal Love Collection Mini Daybreak Collection Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Combining ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates
Brush Set: Native American 1 Biggie Authentic Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Circles
  ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Alphabet Soup  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Native American 1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Circles and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Alphabet Soup are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, February 3, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Shades of White Paper Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 Memories of Home Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Using Silhouettes in Scrapbooking
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: French Textiles 1 Better Half Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked 2 - Grunge
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Close Files 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Close Files PSE 11101 Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cupid

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: French Textiles 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked 2 - Grunge, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Close Files 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Close Files PSE 11101 and Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cupid 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, February 4, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Tips and Tricks to Make Quick Albums Fast! Brush Set: Better Half Photo Masks Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungy Metals 10401
Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie Zip Kit: Heartfelt Authentic Collection Mini
Beautiful Life Collage Alpha Mini   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: French Textiles 2 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Better Half Photo Masks Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungy Metals 10401, Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: French Textiles 2 Biggie 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 Friday, February 5, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrap Pack Mini: Better Half Brush Set: Baby Chronicles Biggie Brush Set: Suncatchers - Bird Cages Set 1
Brush Set: Native American 2 Biggie A Fairy Story Collection Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Ten Tips for Layout Transformation
  ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Squares  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Baby Chronicles Biggie, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Bird Cages Set 1, Brush Set: Native American 2 Biggie and ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Squares 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
February 1 - 6, 2010

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 - Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements
Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements
Wednesdays, February 17 & 24
7:00PM MT

This in-depth class on Layer Masks is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the power of masks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class will teach you how to use masks to make selective adjustments to both photos and layouts. Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which introduces you to the basics of Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements. Detailed step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to follow along.

Note: This Intermediate Level class is for 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!

Important: Scrap Girls uses a web conferencing service called Dim Dim to hold their Online Classes. Using Dim Dim, you will have the ability to hear the teacher talking as well as see her computer screen. You can watch the teacher work through the technique and hear her explanations. You will need speakers (either built in or externally connected to your computer) to hear the class presentation. Following the class, you will receive a link with which you can download the video and chat transcripts from the class.


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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: Sara Peterson

A few weeks ago, we drove up to visit my brother and sister-in-law for the day. While there, they showed us a stray cat that had adopted them. She appeared at their back door all scrawny and in desperate need of TLC. Not being cat people, but feeling sorry for a cat that didn't have a home, they started to feed her. They even bought a brush and started brushing her coat.

Life Muses by Ro: Keep Your Eyes Steady

Billowing wind tossed the ship about in the night. The men, who had been sent on the journey by their Master, were anxious and worried. They were tasked with reaching their destination, but the winds threatened their safe arrival.

Life Muses by Ro: Three Conversations

Julianne: I'm going to get rich with investments.

Katie: You should invest in Similac and diapers. People always need formula and diapers for their babies, no matter what.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Sourdough Bread

Note from Ro: I've never made sourdough bread, but I've always wanted to. I've been worried that the results wouldn't be that great. When I found this recipe by Angela Blanchard in the Scrap Girls blog, it made me want to finally try to make some.

Life Muses by Ro: Extracting Time

Want to know a secret? It's easier to extract something from a photograph if you zoom up close to the image.

Digital scrapbookers often ask the question, "How do I extract things from photographs?" When this particular question is asked, an experienced digital scrapbooker knows that the individual has recently spent a long time removing the background from the subject of a photo. Because the task took them so long, they seek advice, hoping that an experienced scrapbooker will say, "It's easy. All you do is use this magical tool, click on the photo, hit the Delete button, and Wah-lah! The item is perfectly extracted."

Customer Muse by CandyK

Today I will be putting into action the lessons I learned from Scrap Girls. I carefully followed the wrong directions for several hours to install a new product which I was so excited to get. My attempts dragged on and on, resulting in tears, emails for support, and near hysteria.

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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, February 1, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

"I Am A Promise" by Kim Meeder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The initial "R" on the tag looked too bright on this layout. First, I rastersized the type layer by chosing Layer> Rastersize> Type from the menu. Next, I used a grunge brush with the eraser tool (Opacity: 57%, Flow: 54%) to tone it down a bit. It's a small change, but it looks so much better to me.

Dreamer Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Double Spread Lettering Delights Fadoodle Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Double Spread and Lettering Delights Fadoodle Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout using only one collection.

Other Ingredients:

  • Photo by Christy VanderWall
  • Lyrics by Gloria Gaither
  • Font - Arial
  • Font - Capitals

Journaling: I am a promise. I am a possibility. I am a promise with a capital "P." I am a great, big bundle of potentiality. And, I am learning to hear God's voice. And, I am trying to make the right choice. I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be!

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Nuptials Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nuptials Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Gelly 6401 Super Biggie
Yesteryear Collection Biggie Nuptials Collection Biggie Blossoms & Blooms - Spring Embellishment Biggie
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go II  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Nuptials Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nuptials Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Gelly 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go II 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 February Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Trish Yochum.

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 Trish Yochum using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Trish Yochum using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Trish Yochum

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 Janine Buckles using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Janine Buckles 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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Creating Faux Crackled Wall Art

You can quickly and easily create beautiful wall art using your digital scrapbooking supplies... and you won't even need a frame!

Designer Do-Over: Cherise Oleson

Before I discovered digital scrapbooking, I was a paper scrapper. I don't plan on going back and redoing all of my paper layouts, because that would be insane and completely counterproductive for me. But I found this layout in my books and decided it would be a good one to do-over. The main reason that I want to redo it is because of the very bulky charm that I have hanging on it. A few of my other paper pages have some mildly three-dimensional objects on them, but nothing like this. It is almost ½-inch thick and is a real obstacle for the scrapbook.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Layer Modes with ScrapSimple Templates

A couple of questions I often get from customers, especially if they have just started digital scrapbooking and are working with the ScrapSimple templates for the first time, are:

  • "How do I color the templates?"
  • "Once the color has been added, why can I no longer see the detail of the template?"

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools – Custom Shapes

When I was a little girl, I used to play with crayons, paint, glue and "magic markers." I loved the way the colors went on the paper, and I loved that I could change the look or the textures by changing the order in which I laid down the colors or the different mediums that I was playing with. I really enjoyed cutting shapes out of the artwork that I had made, and making collages on bottles, notebook covers, picture frames, or albums. Who knew that many (many) years later, this concept would be duplicated on the computer!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adding Energy and Focus to a Digital Scrapbooking Layout

Adding energy and focus to a digital scrapbooking layout is easy when you use ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Op Art Rays. They are a versatile tool to help guide your eye, to focus attention on a specific area, to add a dynamic punch to a dull photo, or to give the illusion of magical light.

University Updates - The Art of Painting with Light and Dark

Just before the holidays, I had the pleasure of teaching a fabulous class on painting with light and dark. My Photoshop and Photoshop Elements students worked incredibly hard during their four-week journey of learning and mastering the art of dodging and burning their photos. There was a lot of material to cover, but each student came away with a huge sense of accomplishment, as well as trained eyes for how to artfully dodge and burn photos for emphasis. I've chosen a few students' layouts, as well as their own words, to describe what they learned during our four-week class.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Art-C and BethLang! 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:

Scrapbooking 911 - 2-page Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 2-page Sketches
to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking eBook

Are you stuck in a creative corner? Need a jumpstart to your layouts? Want more ideas how to go from a blank page to a digital masterpiece? With a fresh collection of original sketches, all the hard design decisions (such as balance, composition, and rule of thirds) have already been made for you.

Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts
Scrapbook Quotes eBook
The right quote for your scrapbook layouts

Looking for scrapbooking quotes or quotes to use for greeting cards? Here's your solution. This packed eBook contains hundreds of quotes, collected over many years by Rozanne Paxman specifically for use on scrapbooking layouts.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 3rd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 3rd Quarter

Subscribers to the Scrap Girls Newsletter have one thing in common: they love to learn new techniques! Each issue shares ideas, tutorials, and new ways to use Scrap Girls quality digital scrapbooking products. Now you can have all those past tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 3rd Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format.

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products

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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Christmas Angel Dust Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Christmas Angel Dust Collection

Christmas Angel Dust Collection Heart's Desire Collection Heart's Desire Solids Paper Mini
Ruby Collection Biggie Always and Forever Collection Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: From the Desk Of
Brush Set: Tender Moments   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Tender Moments and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks 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 Chat
Tuesday, February 9th - 4:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn on Tuesday, February 9th at 4pm MT for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, February 9th - 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, February 10th - 10:00AM MT

Join your 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 February 10th, we'll do a "Hearts" challenge! Create a layout using at least one heart! 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 Challenge Chat
Wednesday, February 10th - 5:00PM MT

Join Becca and Shari PV Mom for a Journaling Chat at 5pm MT on Wednesday, February 10th. 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, February 11th - 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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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, February 11th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, Marnie will post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged!

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What's New Chat
Friday, February 12th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry (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!

FEBRUARY EVENTS

February Message Board Game: BINGO!

It's that time again! Join us for an exciting game of BINGO on the Message Board Forum in February! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the forum and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your SG message board username" by Saturday, January 30th (Midnight MST) in order to play in the first round, which will begin on Monday, February 1st.

Each day, members of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the Bingo list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call bingo in the forum to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards can be cleared and a new round will begin the following day. All winners win a $5 gift certificate to the boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

If you miss the first round cutoff date, you can still play! Just send in your Bingo card at any time during the month and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Everyone who sends in a Bingo card will receive a confirmation email that their card has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please re-send your list of words.

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Layout Contests:

February Monthly Layout Contest: During the month of February, many people turn to thoughts of love. What greater love is there than the love for family. For this month's contest, we want to see layouts about your family – either the one you grew up with or the one you have started. Create your layout and post it in the February Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MST on February 28th. 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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