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Preserve Memories Sale! 17.9% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, August 10th (MT).

You only have one life. Remember it. Share it. Scrap it. Preserve your memories while you still remember them. Save 17.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until tonight at Midnight, MT!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Memento Flowers ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: The Good Life 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Pearl 6301
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5x11 Landscape Designer's Choice 2011 Scrap Pack Mini: Mulberry Wine 1 Scrap Girls Summer Collection Biggie
  The Good Life Clusters Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Memento Flowers, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: The Good Life 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Pearl 6301 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5x11 Landscape Designer's Choice 2011 are also available.

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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 Wednesday, August 4, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

The Good Life Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Colored Plastic 11301 Super Biggie Souvenir Paper Mini
Zip Kit: Mulberry Wine ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Heraldic Crest Clusters Brush Set: Celtic Knots 1
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 2011 Calendar  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Colored Plastic 11301 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Heraldic Crest Clusters, Brush Set: Celtic Knots 1 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 2011 Calendar 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
August 2 - 7, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 17.9% off Preserve Memories Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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OPPORTUNITES FOR YOU

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

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

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

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the message board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2010 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our 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: Cheré Kaye Edwards

I'm a fairly what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of girl. I'm a mom of one little girl, I work from home, I play the piano, love to collect and play music and sing, and I love to read anything from novels to biographies. It sounds fairly run of the mill for a mid-30's woman, right?

Life Muses by Ro: Choosing Joy

We cannot control the weather.

We cannot control the traffic.

Life Muses by Ro: Moths Drawn to a Flame

Ro shares a photo and a quote. Check them out!

Scrap Girls, Etc: Organizing Your Digital Scrapbooking Brushes in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Note from Heidi: This great tutorial by Ro gives you a step in the right direction for helping you maintain some control over your (hopefully!) growing digital brush addiction. (Seriously, brushes rock! If you're not addicted yet, what are you waiting for?) Read all the way through and then stay tuned as I give you my version of organizing with this technique!

Life Muses by Ro: A Pink Elephant Named Ed

Once upon a time, a pink elephant named Ed looked in the window of a shop named Sal's Fine China. "Ohhhh," Ed said, "Look at all of the dishes! I've never seen dishes like this. They are so... so... shiny... and colorful!"

Customer Muse by Janet Bartlett

We adopted. It's been now five years, and in quiet moments I sometimes compose answers to the stranger's yet-unasked question of "Why?" With the racial diversity these two brought into our family, some may think we were trying to make a statement, but we weren't. We just left the options open, because we couldn't think of a solid reason not to. The ethnic heritage of our kids was as unchosen as the gender of our birth son.

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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, August 2, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Wight

"Yorktown Parade" by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to add some dimension to my title, so I decided to add ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 6501 Biggie to it. After positioning my alphas the way I wanted them, I merged them all together and then duplicated the layer. Then I added the "Clear" style choice to my top title layer. This allowed the original alpha pattern to remain on my title, as well as adding the extra dimension.

American City Collection Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie 1776 Collection Mini
You Are Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 6501 Biggie Sassy's Stardust and Cinnamon Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Stylish Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie
  Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 6501 Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Stylish Frames, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout about a favorite vacation or trip moment.

Journaling: The Battle of Yorktown came to an end on October 19, 1781. This was the last battle fought during the American Revolutionary War, securing independence for the American colonies from British rule. We happened to be visiting the area during Yorktown's historic anniversary and were able to participate in the celebration. We enjoyed watching the parade, hearing the various marching bands, and seeing the many military costumes dating back to the Revolutionary War.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Brush Set: Grunge Block Alpha Super Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Rubber Stamps ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders
Baby Chronicles Collection Biggie Country Red Collection Mini Route 19 Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grunge Block Alpha Super Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Rubber Stamps and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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Basic: White Paper Mini Commotion Collection Biggie Dress Up Paper Super Mini
Dress Up Word Art Mini His and Hers Collection Biggie Merry Little Collection Mini
Old Friends Collection Biggie Urban Living Collection AMC_Happy Font
Brush Set: Stamped Dates Christmas Carols Collection Mini Rock and Roll Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Squares 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Eclectic Biggie 9401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401  

Commercial license versions of Basic: White Paper Mini, Commotion Collection Biggie, Dress Up Paper Super Mini, Dress Up Word Art Mini, His and Hers Collection Biggie, Merry Little Collection Mini, Old Friends Collection Biggie, AMC_Happy Font, Brush Set: Stamped Dates, Christmas Carols Collection Mini, Rock and Roll Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Squares 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Eclectic Biggie 9401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 are also available.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Party Confetti 7601 Biggie Make a Wish Collection Biggie Baby Blanket Plain & Polka Dot Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birthday 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Curvy Mats 2102

Commercial license versions of Make a Wish Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birthday 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Curvy Mats 2102 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 August Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Ariadna Wiczling.

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 Ariadna Wiczling using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Ariadna Wiczling using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Ariadna Wiczling

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 July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Amanda McGee and Kerry Veale.

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 Amanda McGee using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda McGee using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee and Kerry Veale

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: Designing with Amanda

Recently, I worked with Scrap Girls designer Amanda McGee on several ScrapSimple products. I'm sure you're familiar with Amanda's engaging doodling style... and perhaps you know that my design style is rather different from hers. Mine is doodling with a vintage flavor.

Designer Do-Over: Sara Peterson

When I first started digital scrapbooking, I didn't plan my layouts as I do now. I would just start throwing things into the layout and then try to arrange all the items in a pleasing way. Now I plan my layouts by first thinking about the mood I want to create based on the photos, journaling, and sense of emotion from the memory.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using a Digital Layout Album Template

Are you wondering how to use Digital Layout Album Templates? Today, we'll explore these products and explain exactly how to use them.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Easy Pages

To be honest, I had never used an Easy Page before I was given this assignment, but now that I have, I have to wonder just why I never looked this product's way before.

"Why?" I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you what a huge time saver Easy Pages are. As an added bonus, they are truly an inspirational product.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Easy Layouts with ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage

Being the busy mom to four children, three of whom are homeschooled, I don't get a lot of free time to put together layouts. I wanted to create templates that would not only help jump-start my layouts, but would help them go together quickly. That's how my ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage were born. In this tutorial, I'm going to put together a quick and easy layout.

Online Class Round-Up

Once a month, we give you a round-up here of recent classes that have been held at Scrap Girls. This past month, two great classes finished up - one by Anna Mansfield and another by Kim Thompson.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, July's Monthly Layout Contest Winners, July's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Winners, Staycation Winners and more! 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 2008 Digital Scrap Link Class: Understanding and Creating Color Sets
Scrap Girls 2008 Digital Scrap Link Class: Understanding and Creating Color Sets

Learn to create perfect color palettes on your digital scrapbook pages with Understanding and Creating Color Sets written by Trish Yochum. Learn color terms, how to put together color palettes, how to mix and match colors by hue and how to create winning color combos every time.

ReMix: (Digital Scrapbooking) From Ordinary to Extraordinary! eBook
ReMix: (Digital Scrapbooking) From Ordinary to Extraordinary! eBook

Have you ever wanted to get a makeover - A layout makeover? Do you ever wonder how someone might decide to make certain changes and why? In ReMix: (Digital Scrapbooking) From Ordinary to Extraordinary! eBook, you have the opportunity to virtually "look over the shoulder" during the remake process, as Scrap Girls Product Designer Marnie Adams takes member's pages and plies her design magic.

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 - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes and Patterns
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns

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 Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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The Future is Bright Embellishment SPECIAL
Designer Freebie by Cheré Edwards coordinates with her The Future is Bright Collection

* The Future is Bright Collection *

* 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, August 10th - 5:00PM 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 Music! What does music mean to you? Who are your favorite artists, albums and types of music? Do you sing or play an instrument or did you when you are younger? So join me Carla (CRS) in the chat room on Tuesday, August 10th at 5pm MT to chat about Music!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 10th - 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, August 11th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon Eastern Time 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 August 11th, we'll do a two-photo challenge! Create a layout using just TWO photos. 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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Baby Theme Crop
Wednesday, August 11th - 6:00PM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby layouts or 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 Wednesday, August 11th at 6pm MT to work on those layouts and chat about our children and grandchildren!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 12th - 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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, August 12th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop on August 12th 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, August 13th - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) 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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Quote Challenge Crop
Sunday, August 15th - 2:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. On Sunday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

AUGUST EVENTS

August Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

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

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

2) During the month, chat your fingers off!

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

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

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls message board.

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Layout Contests:

August Monthly Layout Contest: For August's layout contest, we want you to scrap about what you do to "get away from it all" when you can't get take a big vacation. Do you play tourist in your own town, do you pamper yourself with a spa day, do you just take a weekend day to do nothing? Post your layouts in the August Gallery before Midnight MT on August 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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