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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Respite Collection Blush Decorated Frames Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Florals
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Sweet and Lovely Online Class - Intentional Design: Tuesdays, May 11 and 18 at 7 PM MT ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Greyscale 6401
ScrapSimple Alpha Template: 3D Curvy Alphabet   Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Early Spring

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Florals, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Greyscale 6401 and ScrapSimple Alpha Template: 3D Curvy Alphabet are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, May 5, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Barefoot Collection Typewriter Keys Alpha Mini A Mother's Love Birthstone Jewelry Embellishment Mini
Design Pack: Room Decor Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie Dresden Blue Plain Paper Mini
  Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 Blush  

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Room Decor are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, May 6, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Brocades Digital Stickers: Pursue Your Passion Brush Set: Scrapbooking Fun
Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Sweet and Lovely Beautiful Garden Collection Design Pack: Florid and Worn
Rainy Days Clusters Embellishment Super Mini   A Mother's Love Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Brocades, Brush Set: Scrapbooking Fun and Design Pack: Florid and Worn 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, May 7, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Blush Collection Mini Styles Pack: Basics Brush Set: Celtic Knot Insects
Isabella Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Geo Tex ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Framed 5401
  ScrapSimple Alpha Template: 3D Chunky Alphabet  

Commercial license versions of Styles Pack: Basics, Brush Set: Celtic Knot Insects, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dresden Blue Geo Tex, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Framed 5401 and ScrapSimple Alpha Template: 3D Chunky Alphabet 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
May 3 - 8, 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 - 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: Julie White

'Twas a couple of nights before Cinco de Mayo, and all through the house,
No one was stirring except for a mouse.
The bags were all packed by the front door with care,
Waiting for Florida, and all that is there...

Life Muses by Ro: Guided by Invisible Links

It is often difficult to make decisions. We stand at the edge of the cliff of possibilities, wondering if we will find ourselves landing in the soft hand of correctness or the harsh realities of mistakes should we step off the edge. It is particularly difficult to leap when the decision requires that we potentially risk what we have achieved or that we travel in a direction we have not experienced before.

Life Muses by Ro: I'm So Glad You're Finally Here

I saw her feet run back and forth. I heard her call my name. I felt the cold beneath my skirt, and yet, I did not move.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Using Blending Modes with Type to Create Visual Dimension

Note from Heidi: It's no secret - I love fonts, text, and journaling! And I've discovered that paying as much attention to the fonts and text on your layout as you do to the other elements you use can be one of the subtle things that can make or break the "realistic" factor in your digital scrapbooking. This simple, yet oh-so-important tutorial by Amanda McGee shows you just how easy it can be to make your text look just as fab as the rest of your design. Try it, you'll like it!

Life Muses by Ro: He's Toast!

Ro shares one of her doodles! Check it out!

Customer Muse by Marsha Goff

My 14-year-old daughter's leg was hanging off her bed when I went in this morning to wake her up. I gently rubbed her leg and noticed how soft it was. Asking her questions gets her brain thinking, and she usually wakes up faster than if I just say it's time to get up. So I asked her why her leg was so soft compared to my scratchy, dry one. She moaned and drew her leg back under the covers.

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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, May 3, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

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

For this layout I really liked the watercolor paper from Amanda's Gleeful Collection Biggie. I thought it went really well with the sandy background to my photo. So first, I clipped the selected paper to the ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 6301. Then I placed my photo on top of that, and clipped that to the shape to finesse the left and lower edges of the photo.  Then, using a soft round brush and a layer mask, I blended the top and right edges of my photo into the background. I used several sized brushes at several opacities to blend the edges seamlessly. The advantage of using a layer mask over an eraser brush is that with a layer mask it is not a permanent change. I can change later what is showing or not showing on my photo depending on how my layout changes or evolves.

Fruit Smoothie Collection Biggie Cookie Swap Collection Cottage Quilt Collection Biggie
Gleeful Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass 6101 Super Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Paintstroke 5401
Dynamic Brush Set: Hearts 5001 White Linen Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Holiday In Lights
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Textured Craft Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass 6101 Super Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Paintstroke 5401, Dynamic Brush Set: Hearts 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Holiday In Lights, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Textured Craft Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Use at least two Dynamic Brushes.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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Brush Set: Game Day Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4 His and Hers Collection Biggie Snow Delightful Collection Mini
Oh Brother Collection Mini Having Hope Embellishment Biggie Assemble Your Own: Alpha Strings Biggie - White
  Captivate Collection  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Game Day Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4 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 Angie Briggs using April's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Angie Briggs 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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Creative Photo Masks

Do you ever get stuck in a rut with embellishments, using them just as they are, or simply coloring ScrapSimple Embellishments? In this tutorial, we're going to think out of the box a bit and learn how to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Scruffy Flowers as photo masks.

Designer Do-Over: Melanie Johnson

Have you ever completed a layout only to have a nagging feeling that it just didn't quite hit the mark? That's how I felt when I finished this layout, one of the first ones that I submitted as a member of the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PS

When I created this product, I imagined a lot of uses for it. I love to use it on my pictures and to play with various brushes to see the different effects I can achieve. In this tutorial, I will show you how I used it to grunge the edges and add an overall grungy look to this beautiful picture I took of my son, Frederic, when we visited the tropical aquarium recently.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

Digital scrapbooking creates an array of options and an endless creative means of displaying your photos and memories in an intensely personal way. Getting those photos off our computers, out of our closets and into an album is so often a labor of love. But what about time? What about feeling stuck in your creativity? Do these things create roadblocks to getting your albums done?

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Weaving with Wire Words

Working with digital scrapbooking tools gives you so much freedom and the ability to do so many cool things. You can make your page very digital, with blending and fancy background photos in your papers, or you can make your page look like a paper scrapbooking page, with terrific shadows and realistic elements.

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, April's Monthly Layout Contest Winners, ScrapSimple Club Concepts winner, and Mischief Week winners! 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 Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Playlist Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Julie White coordinates with her Playlist Collection

Playlist Collection * ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, May 11th - 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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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, May 11th - 8:00PM 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, May 11th at 8pm 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 about Mom and baby!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 12th - 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 12th, your challenge is to use products from at least 5 different collections on your page! 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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Scraplift Challenge Chat
Wednesday, May 12th - 6:00PM MT

Scraplifting can be a wonderful starting point for your layouts! Join Becca and guest co-hostess Shalae (satippetts) on Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm MT to learn more about scraplifting, the importance of giving credit, and more! This month, we'll be scraplifting Shalae's layout gallery, and you can choose one of her layouts for inspiration! Hope you'll join us!

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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, May 13th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop on Thursday, May 13th 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, May 14th - 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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Coffee Break Chat
Tuesday, May 18th - 5:00AM MT

If reading the Scrap Girls Newsletter and having a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea first thing in the morning is a part of your daily routine, join Sherry Lynn on Tuesday, May 18th at 5am MT for this month's Coffee Break Chat. We'll chat over the latest issue of the Newsletter AND create a challenge based on it! Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, May 18th - 1:00PM MT

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

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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