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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Stained Glass Corners Uptown Collection Design Pack: Fabric Arts
Eclectic Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Frames Design Pack: Faux Finish 1
Vellum Envelopes Embellishments - White Closed Design Pack: Studio Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bird Legs

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stained Glass Corners, Design Pack: Fabric Arts, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Frames, Design Pack: Faux Finish 1, Design Pack: Studio Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bird Legs are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cheré Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, February 24, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Balderdash Collection Biggie Design Pack: Baroque Motifs 1 Polka Dot Paper Biggie - Spring
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Uptown 6401 Biggie Design Pack: Mixed Media 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chocolate Candy 6301
Avery Grace Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Seersucker Linens Design Pack: Old Lace Flowers 1 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Baroque Motifs 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Uptown 6401 Biggie, Design Pack: Mixed Media 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chocolate Candy 6301, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Seersucker Linens and Design Pack: Old Lace Flowers 1 Biggie are also available.

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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 Thursday, February 25, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Design Pack: Rustic Stitches Vellum Envelopes Embellishments - White Open Design Pack: Bird Legs
Brush Set: Old Lace Flowers 3 Biggie Scrap Pack: Chronicles Balderdash Paper Solids
Casual Romance Collection Design Pack: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Eclectic Biggie 9401

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Rustic Stitches, Design Pack: Bird Legs, Brush Set: Old Lace Flowers 3 Biggie, Design Pack: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Eclectic Biggie 9401 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, February 26, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Wine Country Paper Mini Eclectic Embellishment Mini Design Pack: Garden Path
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frame Decor 6301 Uptown Solids Paper Mini Design Pack: Old Lace Flowers 2 Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Batik Super Biggie   Design Pack: Faux Finish 2

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Garden Path, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frame Decor 6301, Design Pack: Old Lace Flowers 2 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Batik Super Biggie and Design Pack: Faux Finish 2 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 22 - 27, 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


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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: Ariadna Wiczling

We are finally settling down. My husband and I recently purchased a flat in the city. The whole situation is new to us as we've never had our place on Earth. I keep thinking about the style of interior I want, and I decided I don't want a modern design. I want my home to have its own soul, to live its own life.

Life Muses by Ro: Heavy Metal Scrapbooking

"Do you have any need for earth-moving equipment?" the cheerful, female voice asked.

"No, I do not," I replied, wondering why I would receive an early morning phone call asking me such a question. I wondered briefly if it was a prank call.

Life Muses by Ro: Color the Rainbow

Ro shares one of her doodles! Check it out!

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Digital Scrapbooking Layouts on Canvas

Note from Ro: I was excited to see this tutorial by Sarah Batdorf in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures blog. Neat stuff, Sarah!

Life Muses by Ro: Gerbil Run

Sometimes I feel like a gerbil running around and around on his wheel. The spokes fly past my head, mesmerizing me until I lose all sense of time and awareness of self.

Customer Muse by Bobbi A.

I read an article recently that touched me profoundly, and I've spent a lot of time pondering it. The author was an ecclesiastical leader who had also been an airline pilot. He said that his favorite part of flying was taking off in the midst of a storm and rising up through the clouds until finally, breaking through, he was above them and could once more see the sun shining as brilliantly as ever. He likened this experience to the one we can have with prayer. In the midst of dark, stormy, and troubled times in our lives, we can pray to the Source of all light and invite His light back into our lives.

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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 22, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

"Awana Grand Prix" by Charlene Crowder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

With so many pictures being used on this layout, I felt the colors throughout them would be distracting. So, on all but one, I used ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502 Mini by Sarah Batdorf to change them to black and white.

Energy Collection Biggie Grunge Guru Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tell the Story
Brush Set: FaSTCAR ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plaid-Red and Black Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6501 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close PSE 11101 Lettering Delights Perpetual Font Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tell the Story, Brush Set: FaSTCAR, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plaid-Red and Black Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6501 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close PSE 11101, Lettering Delights Perpetual Font and Lettering Delights Slender Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

Name of challenge: Create a layout using products from 2007 and earlier.

Journaling: 1. Draw designs of cars. 2. Use knives to whittle. 3. Resort to power tools. 4. Paint cool cars. 5. Head to the races. 11-7-09

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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St. Patrick's Day Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Dashed 8201 ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Parcel Dates
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie Brush Set: Paint Stroke AMC_Friendly Font

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Dashed 8201, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Parcel Dates, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Paint Stroke and AMC_Friendly 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 March Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

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 Brandy Murry using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry

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 February ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cherise Oleson and Syndee Nuckles.

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 February's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Cherise Oleson and Syndee Nuckles

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
Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts, workflow, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using a Confetti Party Frame

Let's make a fun, epoxy-sticker photo frame, using styles and a birthday cake shape.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Dynamic Brushes

Dynamic Brushes are a fun way to add interesting effects to your layout. They provide a lot of movement because the brush automatically changes direction when you sweep across your workspace. Some dynamic brushes also have a multi-colored effect, further adding visual interest.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Create A Paper Doll Chain Using Brush Set: Tike Transports 2

If you're like me, your digital scrapbooking supply includes brushes - and lots of them. While my Brush Set: Tike Transports 2 can be used in many different ways to create both papers and embellishments, I have been repeatedly asked how to create paper doll chains. So, I think it's time for a tutorial.

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, kayoft and Vaughnde! Check them out! Congratulations!

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For more great ideas on creating beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts, using brushes, embellishments, and lots more, check out the incredible tutorials on Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

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:

Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Creating a Painting With Styles
Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class:
Creating a Painting With Styles

Learn how to create the look of a painting with your digital photographs using simply styles and some filters. You can create the depth of an oil, acrylic, or watercolor painting with various style textures and techniques. You will also learn some other fun techniques to use styles to create real looking embellishments such as a rusted frame.

Ten Basic Design Principles eBook
Ten Basic Design Principles eBook

Learn to design digital scrapbook pages like a pro! Learn to use a grid and understand 10 basic design principles shown through examples with grids and detailed explanations. Includes a 12x12 Grid in png format to get you started.

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 - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card 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!

See more titles

TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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Mimosa Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Caroline Kaiser coordinates with her Mimosa Collection Biggie

Mimosa Collection Biggie A Tour Across Europe Collection Biggie Brush Set: Stamped Cardboard
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Story Time ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Rippled Paper 8201 Super Biggie AMC_Friendly Font
  ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 11101  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stamped Cardboard, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Story Time, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Rippled Paper 8201 Super Biggie, AMC_Friendly Font and ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 11101 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

ATC Swap Chat
Tuesday, March 2nd - 5:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our March ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5pm MT. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, March 2nd - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month, and join Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) for the monthly Card Chat on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 3rd- 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 March 3rd, 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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What's New Chat
Friday, March 5th - 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! There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!

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Back-Up Party & Chat
Friday, March 5th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, March 5th for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Sunday, March 7th - 6:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 6pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. On Sunday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board, giving you the quote that you can use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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Aussie Chat & Challenge
Monday, March 8th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern DST

Come join Karen (kazbar73) & Jo (scrappingjo) for an Aussie Quote Challenge Crop! Here's how it will work... On Sunday, we will post a thread on the challenge board giving you the quote which you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and we'll even have a layout with a Word Art example. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! The chat will start at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time. Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there! For our International ladies, the chat will start at 5am New York time or 3am MT on Monday 8 March.

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Photography Focus Club Chat
Monday, March 8th - 7:00PM MT

Do you want to challenge yourself and improve your photography? Check out the Scrap Girls Photo Focus Club. No membership required - everyone is welcome. If you are looking for tips, techniques or inspiration to help you take better images, this is the chat for you. Join Mary Elizabeth O’Toole (NS_Scrapper) and special guests for a monthly conversation about photography. Each month, we’ll have a theme and post a photography challenge. The challenge will be posted on the message board a week before the club meets to give you a chance to plan or practice your 'assignment' - and consider some of its challenges. Note that this is not a class but an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and try something new.

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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, March 9th - 2:00PM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room on Tuesday, March 9th at 2pm MT to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We'll provide an optional challenge each crop for motivation if you want one. For this month's challenge, let's scrap Baby's Favorite Things!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, March 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.

MARCH EVENTS

March Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

It's that time again - Posting Contest time! This is where you are rewarded for your flying fingers and chattiness. The contest will run from March 1 when we post the thread to March 31 at 12:00 midnight (MST). We are doing things a little differently this time, so here are the rules:

1) To enter the Posting Challenge, reply in the game thread with your CURRENT post count. This is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. Do not post the number found on your profile; it is a different number that is calculated differently.

2) During the month, chat your fingers off!

3) On March 31, BEFORE midnight (MST), go back to your original post in the game thread (the one with your starting post count) and take a screenshot of it. Send the screen shot to [email protected]. The screenshot is your contest entry! We will calculate your post count based on the numbers on the screenshot. (Directions for taking screenshots will be posted in the game thread.)

Prizes: The top poster gets a $20 Scrap Girls gift certificate. Everyone over 250 new posts will be entered in a random drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls gift certificate. Everyone over 100 new posts will be entered into a random drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls gift certificate.

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Layout Contests:

March Monthly Layout Contest: Smile! The month of March includes Smile Day. Does seeing someone else's smile make you smile? For this month's contest, we want to see your layouts featuring a smile. Create your layout and post it in the March Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MST on March 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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