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Why Not Sale! 18.9% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, August 31st (MT).

We don't even know why we're having a sale. Maybe it's because we know how much you love a bargain. This one ends promptly at Midnight, August 31st (MT). Be there or be square!

Save an extra 4.3% off in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Expires August 31st at Midnight MT.

We clearly can't make up our minds. V and I talked about the sale and said, "Why not give 'em a coupon, too?" So here it is... the coupon code that will save you an additional 4.3% off of your sale order.

The coupon code is: JustBecause

Remember to type it in exactly as you see it or it won't work out for you. It would sure be too bad for you not to be able to take advantage of our flakiness. This offer expires at Midnight, August 31st (MT)!

Remember, to get the coupon code to work correctly, you must enter it exactly as it is shown here: JustBecause is the only code that will work. justbecause, JUSTBECAUSE or any other variation will not work. It must be this exact code: JustBecause entered while checking out.

(*The reason that the discount doesn't add up as you might expect is because the store takes the extra discount from the sale price total.)

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dynamic Brush Set: Houndstooth 8301 Biggie So Elementary Collection Biggie Brush Set: Checkered 8301
Doilies 1 Plain Paper Mini Lovin' Life Solid Paper Mini La Bonne Vie Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Houndstooth 8301 Biggie and Brush Set: Checkered 8301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 25, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Lovin' Life Collection Brush Set: Checkered 8302 Brush Set: Desert Animals
Brush Set: Suncatchers - Dream Catcher Biggie Design Pack: 2 Much Fun Dynamic Brush Set: Checkered Dots 8301 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Checkered 8302, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Dream Catcher Biggie, Design Pack: 2 Much Fun and Dynamic Brush Set: Checkered Dots 8301 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 27, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: La Bonne Vie 6301 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 2 Much Fun Dynamic Brush Set: Checkered 8301 Biggie
Stems Embellishments Up Up Up Collection Brush Set: Rainbow Bridge - All Species

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: La Bonne Vie 6301, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 2 Much Fun, Dynamic Brush Set: Checkered 8301 Biggie, Stems Embellishments, Up Up Up Collection and Brush Set: Rainbow Bridge - All Species 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 23 - 28, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 18.9% off Why Not? Sale, plus an extra 4.3% off Coupon!
- 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 - The Secret Life of Embellishments
The Secret Life of Embellishments
Tuesdays, September 14 & 21
7:00PM MT

Did you know that embellishments have secret super powers? They are capable of so much more than just looking pretty. In this digital scrapbooking class, we will learn how they can tie a color scheme together, establish the flow of a layout, and create a focal point. We will use embellishments to create the illusion of depth and texture. Don't underestimate the power of embellishments.

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you step-by-step techniques for getting the embellished look you want. Learn how clustering, layering and combining multiple textures and sizes can make your embellishment choices easier on every page. Examples and screenshots clearly illustrate each technique, making it easy for you to follow along with the class.

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 12x12, 52-page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 2nd, Scrap Girls newsletter.

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!

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: Ang Campbell

First of all, I'm excited to be contributing a Designer's Life article for the Scrap Girls Newsletter for the very first time! This is just one more exciting first in a string of firsts that I've been experiencing since becoming a Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking product designer at the end of 2009.

Life Muses by Ro: You're Safe

I want to ask you a question: If you knew - absolutely understood completely - that no matter what you did, you would be completely safe and that it wasn't required that you worry, what kinds of things would you do?

Life Muses by Ro: Walking Sounds

Wheels sing, "I'm coming... I'm coming... I'm coming... I'm coming... I'm here... I'm leaving... I'm leaving... I'm leaving... I'm leaving...."

Scrap Girls, Etc: Selecting Easy Page Accents with ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered CD

Note from Heidi: Many people often aren't sure what kinds of things they would do with a commercial-use item. Maybe they have a project in mind that would require a commercial license, but want to make sure they get more "bang for their buck" than just one project would require. Maybe you're a scrapbook kit designer who is looking for a way to take a template and put a unique spin on it. Well, here's a great tutorial for you! Brandie Valenzuela's got a great starting point for her ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered CD that is sure to inspire more ideas!

Life Muses by Ro: The Hottest Looks for Geeks

Definition of Compacting your computer's registry: This helps reduce the gaps, free space, and corrupt information that build up over time. I use PC Tools Registry Mechanic to do this. There are other brands of software that clean up your computer, as well.

Customer Muse by Mia Bauer

It seems like it was only yesterday that I carried you under my heart. My little boy, so quickly (it seems) you've grown into a man.

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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 23, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

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

For this layout, I decided to use the layout template ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Timelines to make a background. When I opened the PSD template, I found eight block layers - four black blocks and four grey blocks. The first thing I did was to group the grey blocks in the Layers Palette, then I merged them all together into one layer. I repeated that for the black blocks. For each new layer that I had just created, I selected a paper from the Winsome Collection that would complement my photos. Then, I layered the chosen papers above each newly merged block layer. Using a clipping mask, I clipped each paper to the block layer beneath it. This allows the blocks to take on all the characteristics of the paper. Next, I layered a solid brown paper beneath all of that for my end result. Once that was all done, I locked all those layers together and decreased the overall size slightly. I selected another paper from the Winsome Collection and layered it at the very bottom of the palette so that it peeks from behind the background that was just made, making a pleasing border around the whole layout.

Winsome Collection Brush Set: Meaning of Mischief Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Timelines
My Puppy Collection Mini Puppy Breath Collection Scrap Pack Biggie: Bella Marie
Skippity Doo Dah Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textures 10403 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textures 10402
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss 5401
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wires 6401

Commercial license versions of Winsome Collection, Brush Set: Meaning of Mischief Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Timelines, Puppy Breath Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textures 10403, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textures 10402, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss 5401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wires 6401 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Create a layout using Digital Layout Templates in a new or unexpected way.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

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

Murano Collection Biggie Fascinators Embellishment Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Bead Embroidery
Parcel Labels Word Art Mini Word Searches Word Art Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 4th Quarter ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cabinet of Curiosities ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Specimen Jars
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Keepsake Library Cards Brush Set: Write It Down Brush Set: Paint Stroke
Beautiful Life Collection Biggie   Noteworthy Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cabinet of Curiosities, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Specimen Jars, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Keepsake Library Cards, Brush Set: Write It Down and Brush Set: Paint Stroke 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

Alert! Alert! TODAY is the last day you can sign up for the Scrap Girls 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 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 Shalae Tippetts using August's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts 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
Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about EXIF data, installing and organizing brushes, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Portions of Photo Masks

Sometimes when something is labeled as a photo mask, we think that's the only way we can use the product. However, there are even more options and ways to use this most versatile tool, so let's look at a few.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages

The amazing designers at Scrap Girls have created so many easy-to-use products for us. Making beautiful digital scrapbook layouts can be as simple or as complex as we choose. Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages allow you to "zoom" right along and create one- or two-page layouts in no time!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Add Texture to Digital Photos

Lately I've become fascinated with photography. Not only am I striving to get my camera out of Auto mode, but I've also been playing around with different ways to process my photos to get that final outcome that really makes everyone say, "How did she do that?"

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, Belle and bjc! 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 Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Sisterhood Word Art Special
Designer Freebie by Julie White coordinates with her Sisterhood Collection

Sisterhood Collection * Year Round Collection Biggie

* 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, 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.

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Project SG Chat
Thursday, September 2nd - 6:00PM MT

Have you heard about Project SG yet? This challenge is all about creating an album for 2010 and scrapping your most current photos. Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and April (April Showers) on Thursday, September 2nd at 6pm MT for this month's Project SG Chat! It isn't too late to start. We'll fill you in on all the details at the chat. Hope to see you there!

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What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, September 3rd - 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, September 3rd - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room Friday, September 3rd for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Monday, September 6th - 7:00PM 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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) on September 6th at 7pm MT!

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Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, September 7th - 2:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) in the chat room September 7th at 2pm MT for another Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will be focusing on Back to School Memories. If you're like me, you may not have Back to School photos of yourself, but I've found other photos that will work with this challenge. Go ahead, dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, September 7th - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) for the monthly Card Chat on Tuesday, September 7th at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 8th - 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 8th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout show casing a recently-taken favorite photo! 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, September 8th - 7:00PM 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, September 8th at 7pm MT to work on those layouts and chat about our children and grandchildren!

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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