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Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Stopwatch Alpha Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swirled 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage 2
Conversation Bubbles Embellishment Super Mini Perfect Memories for Photoshop eBook Perfect Memories for Photoshop Elements eBook
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Just For Fun 6401 Super Biggie   Sunday Afternoon Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swirled 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Just For Fun 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Sun Kissed Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sweet and Lovely 6501 Biggie Zip Kit: Rainbow Bright
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Canvas - Modern 6401 Super Biggie Track and Field Collection Mini Brush Set: Meaning of Mischief Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2201   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sweet and Lovely 6501 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Canvas - Modern 6401 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Meaning of Mischief Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layouts by Chere Edwards

Layouts by Chere Edwards
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, April 29, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Spring Inspiration Dynamic Brush Set: Butterfly Dust 6301 Online Class - Who I Am
Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Day At The Beach ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Lifted Photo Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Canvas - Nostalgic 6401 Super Biggie
Mango Tango Collection Mini   Assemble Your Own: Artist Trading Cards

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Butterfly Dust 6301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Lifted Photo Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Canvas - Nostalgic 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, April 30, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2202 Wonderland Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Artful Mix 6401 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Quick Collage Brush Set: Track and Field Biggie Assemble Your Own: Conversation Cards
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sincerely Yours 6401  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2202, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Artful Mix 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Quick Collage, Brush Set: Track and Field Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sincerely Yours 6401 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
April 26 - May 1, 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 - Who I Am
Who I Am - Right Now
Chats: Wednesdays, May 5 & 19
7:00PM MT

When you flip through your scrapbooks or browse through your gallery, do you find yourself missing from the pages? Of all of the subjects to scrap, recording yourself is one of the most important! But, it can also be one of the most daunting.

Join Anna Mansfield for this month-long digital scrapbooking class full of motivation and inspiration to get you going. You will receive daily emails with challenges, quotes, samples, and ideas to inspire you. This class also has two chat sessions in which you'll learn tricks to make layouts come together quickly and easily. And at the end of the month, you'll have an album that is all about you!

IMPORTANT: This is an Intermediate-level class open to All Programs. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Intentional Design
Intentional Design
Tuesdays, May 11 & 18
7:00PM MT

Do you ever find yourself struggling with a layout, feeling like something is off, but not sure what? Learn to use a step-by-step process to self critique your own layouts using a customizable checklist. Learn basic design terms and how they apply to scrapbooking. Study multiple examples that illustrate the concepts discussed in class. Be inspired to make intentional design choices, rather than putting layouts together haphazardly.

This class comes with the Scrap Girls 2008 Digital Scrap Link Class: Intentional Design ebook. If you have already purchased this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use against the purchase of this class.

IMPORTANT: This is an Intermediate-level class open to All Programs. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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OPPORTUNITES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

- 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
- A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
- A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
- Permission to use your statement.

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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 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.


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LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Jan Hicks

Just the other day, I was looking through some photos I had posted on Facebook, and I came across a couple that my husband took of me when we went to the Berkshires (in Massachusetts) last summer. I just had to smile when the thought crossed my mind of how much this photo says about who I am.

Life Muses by Ro: A Heart Filled with Love

When I was a child, we sang a little song about loving other people...

Life Muses by Ro: Labels, Labels, Labels

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a music teacher. It was a happy day when I graduated from college and accepted my first position teaching strings and band. I was, at last, a real music teacher.

Then unexpected circumstances prevented me from continuing to work in my chosen field and suddenly, I wasn't a music teacher anymore. I could see that I would never be a music teacher again and the loss felt much like a death.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Wish Us Well

Note from Heidi: Poor Keri! I don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, but I can definitely sympathize with this post. Nelly has had a constant runny nose, cough, sneeze, and general yuckiness since the beginning of March. There have been fevers off and on, and for a first-time mom with a preemie baby, it's been a stressful few months! Thankfully, nothing ended up being too serious, and spring looks like it has finally arrived. I'll hope it was only a winter cold that was making Nelly miserable, and I'll grab some cheese to share with Keri!

Life Muses by Ro: The Hearts of the Children

I have a large, empty spot above the couch in our living room. It's been bare ever since we moved into our home because I couldn't decide what to put there. I wanted the space to be filled with something that was meaningful to our family.

Customer Muse by Gayle Starker

We all struggle with the Invisible Woman Syndrome at times, I believe. But trust me on this - from the bottom of my heart, you matter. If you ever doubt this, post on the Message Board, and we will all reassure you. You make a difference in this world. The lessons you learn are important. Your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters, and even your neighbors are learning from you. How you allow yourself to be treated (by yourself as well as by others) is their model for how they will accept being treated, and how your sons, nephews, and grandsons will treat their own wives.

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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, April 26, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

"1st Birthday" by Julie Moberly
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I liked the journaling strips from one of Cherise Oleson's ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Round Up and wanted to use them in this layout. I opened the PSD version of the template. Then I selected the strips and text paths in the Layers Palette and dragged them onto my layout while holding the Shift key. Finally, I linked the journaling strips and the text path layers so I could easily move and edit them as I wanted.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Round Up ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Numbers ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Alphabet
Make a Wish Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Round Up, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Numbers, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Alphabet, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Name of challenge: Create a birthday layout.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Arial

Journaling: Dylan, you're the man with the cake smashing plan! The highlight of your party was watching you demolish and eat that yummy, chocolate cake with total gusto! Happy 1st Birthday!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting School Yard Collection Biggie Tike Transports Collection
Assorted Solids Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 Lettering Delights Sweet Potatoes Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 and Lettering Delights Sweet Potatoes 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 May Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Valerie Randall.

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 Valerie Randall using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Valerie Randall using May's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Valerie Randall

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 April ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Jan Hicks and Shalae Tippetts.

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 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using April's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts using April's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Jan Hicks and Shalae Tippetts

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 digital layout templates, Paint Shop Pro, photo masks, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Making a Branded Photo

The look of a cattle brand burned into a piece of wood is certainly unique, but it's not just for your rodeo layouts anymore. Anything can provide the inspiration for a brand, and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Branded 10601 - PS can be used with text layers, custom shapes, brushes, and elements. This action can be used on a photograph to create an awesome, custom-branded effect. It only takes a few simple steps to turn your photo into a brand.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own

When you think of the Scrap Girls line of Assemble Your Own products, what do you think of? Do you think of computer desktops? Perhaps you think of embellishments that you can customize to fit your own needs. Or maybe you think of easy, incredible, fast layouts that, while essentially a "kit," have lots of room for customization. The line of Assemble Your Own products was designed to make your scrapbooking easier and faster, allowing you to have as much control over the finished product as you would like.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Don't Be Square! - Part 1

It seems like most of the digital scrapbook world is filled with squares. Of course, we're all computer geeks to one extent or another, but I'm talking about square layouts. You know, the 12x12s, 8x8s, and even 6x6s that make up the bulk of the digital layouts you see in galleries and stores.

Scrap Girls, Etc.

I kind of like to experiment at times. I like to try new things and learn something I never knew before. That's how I learned digital scrapbooking and Photoshop. I just went out on the Internet and figured it out, and I worked and worked at it. There are so many things that you can learn on the Internet.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, camerabug and Claireee! 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: Using Silhouettes in Scrapbooking
Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class:
Using Silhouettes in Scrapbooking

Learn to make and use silhouettes with Using Silhouettes in Scrapbooking written by Brandy Murry. Learn the history of Silhouettes, different ways to use them in scrapbooking as well as how to make a digital traditional style Silhouette using Photoshop programs.

Perfect Memories for Photoshop eBook
Perfect Memories for Photoshop eBook

In her debut eBook Perfect Memories: Creative Solutions for Less-Than-Perfect Images, Katherine Weaver introduces her latest design-based secrets for overcoming the most common photo flaws, as well as additional ideas for getting your digital scrapbooking projects off and running in no time.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 4th Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 4th 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 4th Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format.

Start to Finish eBooklets

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

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

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop
and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3 - Photoshop

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop Elements ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3 - Photoshop Elements Country Blue Collection
Yesteryear Collection Biggie Scenic Route Embellishment Mini Tuscan Dream Collection
  A Gardener's Diary Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop Elements and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3 - Photoshop Elements 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

Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, May 4th - 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 Creative Card Chat on Tuesday, May 4th at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, May 4th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) for a Life Moments Crop and Chat on Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm MT. The purpose of the Life Moments chats is for you to work on an album about yourself. A topic will be posted on the Message Board the day of the chat. You can do your layout ahead of the chat, during the chat or after. There are no deadlines.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 5th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) on Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! 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 May 5th, we'll do a Details Challenge. Create a layout showing a unique detail. It can be a close up photo or a layout focusing on a narrow subject. It is up to you. Have fun with it! Upload your layouts to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, May 6th - 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, May 7th - 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, May 7th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, May 7th at 2pm MT 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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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, May 8th - 8:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 8pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board on Thursday, May 6th for this month's theme and the swap details!

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Aussie Challenge and Chat
Monday, May 10th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) and Jo (scrappingjo) at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Monday 10 May for a chat all about Mothers. Create a layout all about Mothers and then join us in the Live Chat Lobby for lots of fun and laughter as we talk about how we celebrate Mother's Day. For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 5am MT or 7am New York time.

MAY EVENTS

May Message Board Game: Geocaching - Scrap Girls Style!

There's no need for maps and compasses for this month's Geocaching trek! The object of the game is to correctly guess an item within a product in the Scrap Girls Boutique by solving clues and discovering the stars.

Each day, you will be given two clues: The first clue will be to the product (you will know you have found the correct product because there will be a star on the page.) The second clue will be to find a particular item within the product!

Send an email with the EXACT item name (within the product) and the link where the product is found to [email protected]. Use the subject line: Geocaching Scrap Girls Style in your email entry, and be sure to include your message board name and real name. Entries must be received by Midnight MT on May 31st.

Everyone who correctly identifies all 29 items will be entered into a random drawing for one $15 Gift Certificate!

Everyone who correctly identifies 19+ items will be entered into a random drawing for one of two $10 Gift Certificates!

Everyone who correctly identifies 9+ items will be entered into a random drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates!

For complete details and examples of game play, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls message board.

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Layout Contests:

May Monthly Layout Contest: Summer is right around the corner for some of us and winter for others. What is your favorite part of that season? For this month's layout contest, scrap your favorite parts of the upcoming season. Maybe you enjoy swimming in the pool, boating or hiking the trails. Or, maybe it's building a snowman, skiing or sledding. Whatever you love, scrap it for us to see! Create your layout and post it in the May Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MT on May 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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