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Digital scrapbook layouts by Jacelen Deinema

Layouts by Jacelen Deinema
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Watercolor Spring Bella Marie Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Party Hat
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 Online Class - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Page Wraps
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Woven and Folded Ribbons Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Party Hat, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Page Wraps and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Woven and Folded Ribbons Mini 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, May 19, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Molly Milkshakes Biggie Doodle Dude Collection Biggie Funky Frills Collection Mini
Eerie Garden Paper Mini Brush Set: Unique Roses Swirls Design Pack: Collage Art Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Molly Milkshakes Biggie, Brush Set: Unique Roses Swirls and Design Pack: Collage Art Biggie are also available.

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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 Friday, May 21, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Crown Winsome Collection A Little Breeze Collection Mini
Isabella Paper Super Mini In Bloom Collection Antique Azure Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Crown 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 17 - 22, 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 - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for Photoshop Elements
Wednesdays, May 26 & June 2
7:00PM MT

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which takes you beyond the basic selection tools in Photoshop Elements. Learn to do scrapbooking magic using Photoshop Elements' selection tools. Create custom word art and papers, alter colors, and make selections with one flick of your wand. This digital scrapbooking class will teach you how.

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


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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: Mandy Steward

I have a very blessed life. Truly, I do. Periodically I wake up to this fact, and I tell my husband, "Thank you for giving me the good life." He laughs - I think because he thinks I'm kidding. But I'm not.

Life Muses by Ro: Whack! Bend A Few Nails

My first few jobs didn't go very well. When I was 14, I was hired to clean motel rooms. Although I quickly became known for my ability to clean bathrooms spotlessly, I hated the work, and I quit after two weeks. I never received the pay for my work because I assumed that you don't get paid if you quit a job, and the owner of the business didn't send it to me.

Life Muses by Ro: Before You Start Following

Before you start following, make certain you know where you want to end up.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Selecting Natural Color Schemes for ScrapSimple Templates

Note from Heidi: Sometimes choosing a color scheme can be the most difficult part of working on a layout. As Durin Eberhart points out in this tutorial, it doesn't have to be! Adapt these ideas for working with your digital scrapbook layouts, playing with your ScrapSimple Monthly Club products, or designing craft projects. Color is fun!

Life Muses by Ro: Take A Hike

Ro shares one of her doodles! Check it out!

Customer Muse by Brianne Burns

I was never going to have children.

For years I've adamantly insisted that I would not have children. I love having the freedom to go for a three-mile walk at midnight or eat ice cream for breakfast or leave for a weekend abroad without any planning. You can't do those things when you have babies at home, watching your every move, counting on you to be there for them every minute of every day.

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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 17, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Gisele Queiroz

"So Young" by Gisele Queiroz
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I scanned these three photos. These photos are from when my husband and I were very young. In the first photo, I had to remove a chocolate stain from the mouth of my husband. I used the Healing Brush Tool. In the photo that is on the right side (that I didn't bother to fix), I clipped the photo to the paper that was below the photo and then I applied a style to it. In the third picture at the bottom of the layout (that's me), I needed to fix the contrast and adjust the balance of colors. For this, I went to Image> Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast and then I went to Image> Adjustments> Color Balance. Working with old photos is a delight and our Scrap Girls Boutique has beautiful products to match them!

Beaute Botanique Collection Biggie La Papetier Collection Patternologie Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Patternologie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Paper 5201 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2 eBook Back Porch Collection Biggie
  Artisan Blue Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Paper 5201, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Create a layout using scanned photos.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Another Typewriter

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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These first four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bow Borders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stacked Brush Set: Special Day
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Roses Bunny Baskets Paper Biggie Blossoms & Blooms - Fall Embellishment Biggie
Pins and Needles Embellishment Mini   Love Always Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bow Borders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stacked, Brush Set: Special Day and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Roses are also available.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Heidi Dillon

Layout by Heidi Dillon
Photos by OpieFoto
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Card Set: Wedding Dress Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Avalon Batik Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Batik Assemble Your Own: Cake Biggie Assemble Your Own: Cake Accessories Biggie
Journaling 2 Paper Biggie Just Frames Embellishments Mini Oriental Collection Mini
Inky Folded Borders Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Asian Tranquility Brush Set: Grungy Glitter
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Loose Glitter 6401 Super Biggie Nuptials Collection Biggie Sincerely Yours Collection Mini
  Extra - Tape Embellishment  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Asian Tranquility, Brush Set: Grungy Glitter and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Loose Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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 May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Paula Wright.

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 Paula Wright using May's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Paula Wright using May's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry and Paula Wright

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple Club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

The Inner View Frames set includes a frame that will allow you to add nine square, mini photos within the frame by using the included masks. Or you can ignore the masks and add just one big photograph. But what if you want something completely different?

Themed Thoughts: Music and Bands

My husband has been in a band for years, and I realized I had never created a single layout about it. Well, I had to right that wrong immediately! I located all my photos of the band and then started thinking of what digital scrapbooking supplies I should use. Scrap Girls Boutique... here I come!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Painting Doodles and Adding Texture

There are so many great doodle embellishments and doodle brushes in the Scrap Girls Boutique. It's easy and fun to color them yourself to match your digital scrapbook layout perfectly. This tutorial will go over just one method for painting a doodle brush.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles

The dictionary describes style as: "A quality of imagination and individuality expressed in one's actions and tastes: does things with style." All I can say to that is - when I look at all of the awesome styles in the Scrap Girls Boutique - Amen! Combined with our imagination and individual tastes, digital scrapbooking styles can really take a layout into a whole new dimension - and by dimension, I mean 3D!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Vibrant Memories with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wired

When I was a girl, I loved to go to my grandparents' house and look at their National Geographic magazines. I never really imagined traveling to those far-away places, but I couldn't get enough of those fabulous photos. I didn't know then what made them seem so magical. I can't say that I have ever taken a photo that was worthy of National Geographic, but I have learned a few tricks that make photos look much better. Best of all, those same tricks work wonders on ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates. So, if you have a minute, I'd like to share a few tips with you.

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 and May's Scrap Girls Club Concepts Layout 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 Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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A Tour Across Europe Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Caroline Kaiser coordinates with her A Tour Across Europe Collection Biggie

A Tour Across Europe Collection Biggie A Tour Across Europe: Food Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Europe Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Europe and Australia Biggie   Mossy Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Countries of the World - Europe Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Europe and Australia Biggie 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

Hybrid ATC Swap Crop
Tuesday, May 25th - 5:00PM MT

Do you love mixed media? Ever wondered what it is exactly or thought about giving it a try? Love to exchange cards through snail mail? Then this crop is for you! Break out your creative thoughts, your favorite Scrap Girls' supplies, some paper, pens, and whatever else comes to mind. Join Sherry Lynn on May 25th at 5pm MT for our Mixed Media ATC crop and swap.

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Siggie Swap Chat
Tuesday, May 25th - 6:00PM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) in the chat room at 6pm MT for the May Siggie Swap. During this chat, we will swap the siggies we made for each other. You can upload your siggie the day of the chat. We'll all talk about how much fun we had and "ohhh and ahhh" over each other's cute new siggies.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, May 25th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 26th - 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 26th, we'll do a color challenge. Use the color yellow as a dominant color in your layout. 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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Journaling Challenge Chat
Wednesday, May 26th - 4:00PM MT

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for a Journaling Chat at 4pm MT on Wednesday, May 26th. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, May 27th - 8:00PM MT

Ever wonder what you can get done when time is tight? Here is your chance to find out! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items, spread out over an hour, for you to include on your layout. It's a challenge that is also a lot of fun! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, May 27th at 8pm MT!

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What's New Chat
Friday, May 28th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up! What are you getting? What did you kaboodle? And most importantly show us the layouts or other projects you made with your new goodies! There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat, too!

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Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, May 29th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping, and created the layouts, now it's time for the chat! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. We'll even reveal the theme for next month! Join Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for a fun chat at 6pm MT on Saturday, May 29th!

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Desktop Challenge Crop
Sunday, May 30th - 5:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and angelaNussbaum on Sunday, May 30th at 5pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper of your own. For this challenge, we'll give you a theme and a technique challenge to choose from! Keep your eyes on the message board for more details!

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Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, June 1st - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digi-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 digital stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month, and join Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on Tuesday, June 1st at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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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