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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, July 6, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Nostalgia Extras Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chiseled Metals 6401 Farmstead Collection
Super Pack: Batik Brush Set: Travel Stickers Online Class - Beyond Basic Photo Backgrounds
Zip Kit: Soccer   Zip Kit: Boom Boom Pow Red

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chiseled Metals 6401 and Brush Set: Travel Stickers are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shari Payne

Layout by Shari Payne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 7, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Rainbow Bridge - Dogs ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Animal Print 6301 ScrapSimple Papers Templates: Heat Wave
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Denim 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Leaves 2101 Super Pack: Well Traveled
  Nostalgia Nano Collection  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Rainbow Bridge - Dogs, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Animal Print 6301, ScrapSimple Papers Templates: Heat Wave, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Denim 6401 and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Leaves 2101 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Becca Hauck

Layout by Becca Hauck
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, July 9, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Heat Wave ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Beach 7201 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Diced Photo Frames
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Leaves 2101 Scrap Pack: Nostalgia ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Well Traveled Map

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Heat Wave, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Beach 7201, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Diced Photo Frames, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Leaves 2101 and ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Well Traveled Map 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
July 5 - 10, 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 - Beyond Basic Photo Backgrounds
Beyond Basic Photo Backgrounds: Photoshop Elements
Thursdays, July 15 & 22 - 7:00PM MT

While you can be sure that your photos go together, sometimes it's hard to know what background will work for your layout. Also, we often have less than stellar photos that we'd still like to use. Those are often perfect candidates for creating unique, coordinating backgrounds. This digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use photos to create unique supporting backgrounds for your main layout photo.

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


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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 third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 2nd 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: Sarah Batdorf

When my younger brother came home from the hospital for the first time, I looked at him with amazement. I pinched his check and asked, "Is it real?" I couldn't believe it. Here was a real-live, living, breathing baby doll in my house.

Life Muses by Ro: Chipping Away

Before you stands a great block of marble. Inside the block is a statue of a man with loving eyes. But before you can gaze upon his face, you must extract him from the marble.

You tell your friends, "There is a great man inside of the marble."

Life Muses by Ro: Are You Documenting Historical Information?

You might remember that I recently created a four-generation family tree that contains photos of my ancestors with the Country Family Tree Collection.

Scrap Girls, Etc: Tofu Scramble

Note from Heidi: My Nelly is ten months old now and is starting to eat us out of house and home! Luckily, she seems to love to eat anything and everything we give her, including tofu! I think a Tofu Scramble breakfast á la Sara Peterson may be in my future....

Life Muses by Ro: Happy Campers

Ro shares one of her doodles! Check it out!

Customer Muse by Lisa Hardman

Professor Drone and his endless and wandering lectures are going to bore me to death. I wonder if the guy on the second row in the blue shirt is bored, too. Is he really writing notes right now or is he writing something else - like I am? Maybe he is really listening, maybe he hears something worth listening to - and I don't. Does that mean I'm stupider than he is?

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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, July 5, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

"All Star" by Julie Moberly
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted the circle shape behind the photos to have a baseball look. First, I tried making the circle shape itself a baseball, but it overwhelmed the photos. Instead, I layered the Baseball Crazy paper from Baseball Collection Mini over the blue paper from Painted Cardboard Paper Biggie. I changed the Blending Mode of the Baseball Crazy paper to Linear Burn. The effect wasn't quite right, so I duplicated the layer and set the Blending Mode of that paper to "Pin Light."

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Joy ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN Brush Set: Joy
Baseball Collection Mini Painted Cardboard Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Weathered Wood 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Chipboard 6401 Super Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Joy, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN, Brush Set: Joy, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Weathered Wood 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Chipboard 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0

Name of challenge: Use stars in your layout, either as a focal point or in a subtle way.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Arial

Journaling: You've played your best baseball this year with the Angels! Congratulations on an All Star Season! Spring 2010

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5 x 11 Clean and Simple 2010 Chic Embroidery 2 Collection Biggie Destinations Collection
Route 19 Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Journaling Highlighters Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flecked Mulberry: Pastels 8202
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5 x 11 Clean and Simple 2010, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Journaling Highlighters Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flecked Mulberry: Pastels 8202 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Victorian Cones Assemble Your Own: Angel Pins Biggie Sugar Baby Collection
Live Merry Collection Eggciting Collection Mini Freedom Collection Mini
Merciful Collection Shalom Collection Mini Spring Garden Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Victorian Cones 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 July Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Angie Briggs.

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 Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Angie Briggs

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 June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Melissa Renfro and Valerie Randall.

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 Melissa Renfro using June's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Melissa Renfro using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro and Valerie Randall

Alert! Alert! TOMORROW is the last day you can sign up for the ScrapSimple Club and still get this great group of products at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

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: Pockets Made Easy

What fun to create some little slotted pockets on your digital scrapbooking page to make it appear as if you have tucked some treasured notes, photos, or flowers into the slots. This tutorial is for those who are mask-challenged, like me. ;)

Designer Do-Over: Kim Meeder

This is one of my earliest layouts. At the time, I was fascinated by the blending techniques I saw used in many of the layouts found in the Scrap Girls Gallery, and I was anxious to try my hand at it. I wanted to create a special effect using this photo of my grandson, Dylan. Unfortunately, the only thing I knew how to do was lower the opacity of a layer. Rather than creating a dramatic backdrop for my photos and journaling, the layout seems muddied. Both the photos and journaling are lost in the busy background.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Photo Mask Ideas

Photo Masks are one of the most simple ways to add an artistic touch to your photos. With just a few steps, you can transform your basic, rectangle-shaped photo into something really special. But it doesn't end with photos. You can use Photo Masks on everything from embellishments, mats, papers, and more. When purchasing a Photo Mask, you are making a digital scrapbooking product choice that will be extremely versatile in your layouts.

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

ScrapSimple Tools - Patterns can add depth and texture to your digital scrapbooking supplies. The PDF instructions that come with the patterns in the Boutique are incredibly helpful and easy to follow. They show several different ways to use the product. In this example, I am using them with various papers. Each set of patterns comes with a variety of designs that work well together.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Coloring Aged Folds Styles

A great way to add texture and depth to your digital scrapbooking layout is to use aged and distressed papers for backgrounds, journaling, or accents. This tutorial will use ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Aged Folds 5001 to make a custom paper accent.

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 June's ScrapSimple Club Concepts 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: Tips and Tricks to Make Quick Albums Fast!
Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Tips and Tricks to Make Quick Albums Fast!

Have you ever received an email offer for a really great deal on a 20-page album? But then you sit at your computer and get overwhelmed. This eBook will cover some great tips and tricks to help you pull it off in a snap! Included with your purchase, you will receive a special digital layout template set of three layouts in both 8.5x11 and 12x12 size, with which you can practice the techniques taught in the eBook.

Artistry eBook
Artistry eBook by Marnie Adams

Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence highlights the best-of-the-best in digital scrapbooking focusing on high quality layout design, imaginative use of products, creative vision, top-notch typography, and artistic expression.

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: Patterns, Blends & Filters, Oh My!
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Patterns, Blends & Filters, Oh My!

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 Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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Attic Treasures Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates with her Attic Treasures Collection

Attic Treasures Collection Botanica Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Journals Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Journals 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

Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, July 13th - 1:00PM MT

Have you noticed that one person is missing from your scrapbooks: You? Life Moments Crops are designed to challenge us to scrap about ourselves. For this crop, let's scrap a layout about what makes you happy right now, today! So join Carla (CRS) in the chatroom on Tuesday, July 13th at 1pm MT! Hope to see you there!

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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, July 13th - 2:00PM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room on Tuesday, July 13th at 2pm MT to work on those albums and chat about our children and grandchildren!

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, July 13th - 5:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Sherry Lynn for a Faith Journey Chat on Tuesday, July 13 at 5pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 13th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) 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, July 14th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each 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 July 14th, we'll do a Stripes Challenge! Create a layout using stripes. Create your own or used striped paper. It doesn't matter as long as your layout has some stripes. Create your layout and upload it 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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Wednesday, July 14th - 2:00PM MT

We know everyone is excited for the new ScrapSimple Club to come out on July 15th. Come join Sherry Lynn on Wednesday, July 14th at 2pm MT for a ScrapSimple Club Chat/Crop! We'll be discussing ideas on different ways to use the current club. As a challenge, let's create one more layout using June's Scrap Simple Club before the next one arrives. It's sure to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, July 15th - 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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, July 15th - 6:00PM MT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, July 15th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop on Thursday, July 15th 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, July 16th - 9:00AM MT

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

JULY EVENTS

July Message Board Game: BINGO!

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

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

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

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:

July Monthly Layout Contest: Most all countries have a national holiday. The time of the year varies across our wide world but the United States just happens to celebrate Independence Day in July. For this month's layout contest, we want you to create a layout showing us something about what you do to celebrate your nation or show your patriotism. Post your layouts in the July Gallery before Midnight MT on July 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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