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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 17, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doilies 1 Learning Curve Nano Collection Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Building Blocks
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401   Brush Set: Sibling Rivalry

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doilies 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401 and Brush Set: Sibling Rivalry are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 18, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Watercolor Desert Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Resin 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: On The Cover
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Building Blocks ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doilies 2 ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Resin 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: On The Cover, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Doilies 2 and ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text 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 Friday, August 20, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Yours Naturally Collection Mini Leaving Midnight Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Damask 6401 Super Biggie
Scrap Pack: Learning Curve Brush Set: Just Flowers Mini Scrap Pack Biggie: Doodle Dude

Commercial license versions of Leaving Midnight Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Damask 6401 Super Biggie and Brush Set: Just Flowers Mini 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 16 - 21, 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

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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 12x12, 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: Amanda Sok

My two boys, ages 7 and 5, share a room. It's not a big room, so space is a challenge, especially when they have so much stuff! Every few months, I make a point to go through their toys. Any kid's meal toy sitting in the bottom of the toy box is tossed, as are broken toys. After that, anything they don't want any more is packed away and taken to Goodwill. I've made a habit to make sure they're involved with the cleaning process. I hope they're learning something from it all, like how to take good care of their toys and that giving things to charity is a good thing to do.

Life Muses by Ro: Count on Change

During the 1980s, Gary and I lived in the great state of Oklahoma for two-and-a-half years. He was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base while I completed my degree in Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. We truly loved it in Oklahoma because Oklahomans are some of the friendliest people we've ever met.

Life Muses by Ro: Ideas in a Notebook

"I can't get any new ideas," I thought to myself after wading through a two-month dry spell. "Maybe I'm finished as a writer. Maybe I've written all I have to say."

Scrap Girls, Etc: Using ScrapSimple Alpha Templates and Layer Masks to Enhance a Heritage Layout

Note from Heidi: This digital scrapbook tutorial by Erica Hite is just jam-packed with amazing tips and tricks! Erica always creates such amazing layouts, full of detail and subtle touches that draw you in, but don't overwhelm. The layout she creates for this tutorial is no exception! The way she uses the fresh, colorful digital products to accent an older heritage photo is inspired, and I promise you'll want to try at least one of the tricks she talks about here. Take your time, and read slowly through this one. Stop and try any of the techniques you might be unfamiliar with. It will truly be worth your time!

Life Muses by Ro: You Have Been Digging Wells in Haiti

Since 2004, Scrap Girls has been involved in projects that allow us to donate money to the worthy cause, Food for the Poor, each month. The projects mainly consist of collaborative collections, created by our product design team, in which all of the monies received are passed along to the charity. Scrap Girls does not even take out the processing fees which means that we actually donate more than we receive. This means that when you purchase one of the Food for the Poor items in the Boutique, besides receiving beautiful designs to use in your projects, you are helping the less fortunate.

Customer Muse by Jennifer Hamilton

When we got ready to potty train Kai, it felt like we were starting at Ground Zero again.

Aspen had taken forever and was oh-so-stubborn. Caeleb practically trained himself in three days because he hated being wet.

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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 16, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

"Sleeping Babe" by Cheri Thieleke
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

My favorite shadow trick for light-on-light colored objects: Use your favorite shadow on the object. My favorite happens to be ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501. I use them on almost every page. Then Ctrl+Click on the object's thumbnail in the Layers Palette to get the "marching ants." Create a new layer underneath the object by Ctrl+Clicking on the new layer button at the bottom of the Layer Palette. Using the Paint Bucket Tool, fill that layer with a nice medium-to-dark gray. Switch to the Move Tool, nudge up and to the left one or two notches (the opposite direction of the standard down-and-to-the-right shadow) with the arrow keys. Reduce the Opacity to about 20-35% and apply a Gaussian Blur from the Filter Menu. It's a bit cumbersome, but well worth the extra effort!

Brush Set: Baby Chronicles Biggie Country Blue Collection Parisian Embellishments II
Parisian Collection Biggie Peaceful Collection Biggie Potpourri Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Curls Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It 2 Brush Set: Grunge 2
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Baby Chronicles Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Curls Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It 2, Brush Set: Grunge 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout using only two colors. (Black and white don't count!)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 Mosaic Retreat * Mosaic Retreat Collection Biggie

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Fun And Games Collection School Yard Collection Biggie So Basically Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie and Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font are also available.

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

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

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The 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 Laurel Lakey using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Laurel Lakey 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 August ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Thao Cosgrove and Brandie Valenzuela.

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 Thao Cosgrove using August's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Thao Cosgrove using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove and Brandie Valenzuela

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 Tutorial: Creating the Realistic Effect of Stamped Labels

If you like your digital scrapbooking pages to have a realistic look, adding this great stamped look may be just the ticket!

Themed Thoughts: Library Visits

It's so great to be able to wander through the Scrap Girls Boutique and find digital scrapbooking supplies for whatever theme I'm working on. Today I was working with pictures of a recent visit to the local library. As I started looking at the options in the Boutique, I realized that there were several looks my layout could have. I'll share some of the supplies that I came across.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create Your Own Boredom Buster with ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Cootie Catcher

I'm sure many of you remember back to your childhood and the days of folding a piece of paper into a fortune teller or cootie catcher or whatever you may have called it. I remember making them when I was a child. Recently, I've come across some great ideas for elevating the basic cootie catcher to some very useful and grown-up applications - using your digital scrapbooking techniques.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Word Art Templates

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates are a fun and fabulous tool for an endless number of unique and personalized titles, backgrounds, or labels to make your pages really stand out. They can be used in a number of different ways depending on what look you are striving for on your page. I'm going to show you two different ways to use word art templates to get two different effects.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Color ScrapSimple Paper Templates with Dynamic Brushes

It's easy to add textural color to ScrapSimple Paper Templates with Dynamic Brushes. This example uses ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked Doodles and Dynamic Brush Set: Inking Textures.

August's Member of the Month: Jane

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Jane (Jane in N.Z), as she shares her answers to a questionnaire and one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners and August's Scrap Girls Club Concept 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 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 Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Fanciful Floral Frame Special
Designer Freebie by Amanda Sok coordinates with her Fanciful Collection Mini

Fanciful Collection Mini * Ombre Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Ombre Collection Mini 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

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 25th - 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 25th, we'll do a patterned paper challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple patterned papers - at least 2 different patterns! Mix it up! 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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Desktop Challenge Crop
Wednesday, August 25th - 5:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on August 25th 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. Stay tuned for the challenge! We will post it the day of the chat!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 26th - 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 April (April Showers) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, August 26th - 7:00PM 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, August 26th, at 7pm MT!

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What's New Chat
Friday, August 27th - 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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Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, August 28th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! 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 brainstorm a theme for next month, too! Join us, Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum), for a fun chat at 6pm MT on Saturday, August 28th!

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Emphasis on Embellishments Chat
Monday, August 30th - 7:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Janine (J9Buckles) on Monday at 7pm MT for the Emphasis on Embellishments Chat. This monthly chat is geared towards challenging you to use more elements/embellishments on your layout. Each month, you will be given a specific number challenge to inspire you to start using more elements on your layouts or to create your own cluster of embellishments! You will be amazed at what YOU can do at this chat!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 1st - 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 September 1st, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop! 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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ATC Swap Crop Chat
Wednesday, September 1st - 5:00PM MT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on Wednesday, September 1st at 5pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing 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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