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Sale-A-Brate! Save 18.7% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, September 14th (MT).

Sale-abrate the fact that you can get your favorite digital scrapbooking supplies at a discount! And while you're at it, you can celebrate that if your order totals more than $8.00, you will get a FREE brush set! So jump on in... you won't want to miss the party. It ends Midnight, September 14th (MT).

Brush Set: Bordering on Elegant
Brush Set: Bordering on Elegant

When your shopping cart total reaches $8.00 or more, the Brush Set: Bordering on Elegant will be automatically added to your order for FREE!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Finery Clusters Embellishment Mini Wild and Fun Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spellbound ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Get A-Round ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fingerpaint

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spellbound, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Get A-Round and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fingerpaint are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 8, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Autumn Gratitude Collection Spellbound Nano ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Portrait Package
Vineyard Collection Hooray Sorbet Collection Mini Finery 2 Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Portrait Package are also available.

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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 Friday, September 10, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

This first product is your free gift when you spend $8.00 or more in the Scrap Girls Boutique! This offer ends tonight at Midnight (MT)!

Brush Set: Bordering on Elegant Finery Collage Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wild Horses 6501
Design Pack: Spellbound The Yarn Stash Collection Mini Brush Set: Ornate 2
  Pastel Potpourri Paper Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Bordering on Elegant, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wild Horses 6501, Design Pack: Spellbound, The Yarn Stash Collection Mini and Brush Set: Ornate 2 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
September 6 - 11, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 18.7% off Sale-abrate 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 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: Brandy Hackman

About a year and a half ago, our family experienced a major trauma when we found ourselves rushing to the emergency room in the middle of the night with our oldest son. We soon found out that he had developed Type 1 diabetes over the recent months and had such severe high blood sugar levels that he ended up in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit for 24 hours.

Life Muses by Ro: Yesterday's Over

"Yesterday's over. Yesterday's over."

The alarm clock jolted me out of the darkness that surrounded me. I threw my hand out of the blanket and slammed it down on the snooze button. My mind attempted to push out of the fog.

Life Muses by Ro: Set Yourself on Fire

Food was everywhere. Plates of salads filled long sideboards. Pans full of casseroles, vegetables, and fruit covered every table. Pitchers of wonderful drink concoctions and tantalizing desserts crammed the remaining flat surfaces.

Scrap Girls, Etc: Beware! Top Secret!

Note from Heidi: Oh boy! This blog post from Melanie Johnson totally cracked me up! I love the signs and can just imagine the mix of emotions they inspire. I am often amused by the things that happen around my home, but I often forget to take note of it, either with my camera or my journal. This post is a great reminder to capture the small moments in life as they happen.

Life Muses by Ro: Who Ate The Cookies?

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Customer Muse by Heather Messmer

I've always considered myself a happy and pleasant person, well-liked by others and willing to work hard to reach my goals. I am the type of person to whom others turned when they needed help. I was always there, ready to lend a hand whenever needed. So, how did depression sneak up on me? How did I not see it coming? How did I let it take hold of me?

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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, September 6, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Wight

"Best Friend" by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I really liked a photo cluster in Tender Heart Collection Mini, but the colors didn't work at all with the bright colors on my layout. I could have spent the time tediously changing the colors on each embellishment in the cluster, but that would have sent my frustration levels into high gear. As I looked over the embellishments in the Moments Collection Biggie, I realized there were similar embellishments as the cluster I liked so much. I decided to mimic the Tender Heart cluster using embellishments for the Moments Collection Biggie. First, I placed the Tender Heart photo cluster on my layout and used it as a guide as I layered on the Moments embellishments. When I was finished, I deleted the original photo cluster layer, leaving behind my newly created cluster.

Moments Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Canvas 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blenders - Masks ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Notebook Paper
Tender Heart Collection Mini You Are Collection Biggie A Different Color Collection Mini
  Lettering Delights Becca Font  

Commercial license versions of Moments Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Canvas 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blenders - Masks, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Notebook Paper, Tender Heart Collection Mini and Lettering Delights Becca Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout using the same photo in three different ways.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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* Going Home Collection Biggie *

Commercial license versions of Going Home Collection Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Just Be Journaling Paper Super Mini * Just Be You Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Just Be Journaling Paper Super Mini and Just Be You Collection Biggie are also available.

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

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

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The September Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Erica Hite.

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 Armi Custodio using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Erica Hite

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

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

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

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

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
ScrapSimple Club Concepts: How to Make Digital Birthday Cards

With more and more social platforms becoming available online - like the Scrap Girls Message Board, Facebook, Twitter, and others - it's not uncommon for many of us to have online friends. These might be friends that we'll meet occasionally "in real life," or maybe we'll never hang out with them in person, but it doesn't change how we feel about the friendships we form online. We love our online friends!

Designer Do-Over: Marnie Adams

A little over four years ago, our family was going through transition. Our oldest daughter, Ashley, had just graduated from high school and was preparing for college. I was in the process of learning how to be a digital scrapbooker.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Versatility of the ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Good Times 2011

Have you already began to think about next year's new calendars or this year's custom Christmas gifts for family and friends? Digital scrapbooking calendars are just perfect for a gift that lasts the whole year.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Brushes

Ever since I discovered digital scrapbooking brushes, I fell in love with them. Brushes are like stamps that let you choose their color, shape, direction, and size. Brushes are extremely versatile. Nothing else offers you as much creative control or can be used in as many different ways as brushes. All you need to do is use your imagination.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Make Birthday Treats for School Celebrations

Now that it's time for kids to go back to school, so many kids have their birthdays during the school year. With many schools not allowing candy or baked goods, are you wondering what you can send to school to celebrate?

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners and August's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winners! Check them out! Congratulations!

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For more great ideas on creating beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts, using brushes, embellishments, and lots more, check out the incredible tutorials on Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-31 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

eBooks

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Combining ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates
Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Combining ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

Learn how you can combine ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates to create your own unique layout template written by Angie Briggs. In this class, you will learn some tricks of combining 2, 3 (or even more) layout templates and templates of all sizes to create your own unique digital layout template.

Word Play: Creative Text Techniques eBook
Word Play: Creative Text Techniques eBook

Would you like to take your layouts up a notch? Can you imagine your boring old title transformed into an impressive visual element on your page? This digital scrapbooking ebook will show you how!

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 4th Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 4th Quarter

Subscribers to the Scrap Girls Newsletter have one thing in common: They love to learn new techniques! Each issue shares ideas, tutorials, and new ways to use Scrap Girls quality digital scrapbooking products. Now you can have all those past tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 4th Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format.

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page

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 Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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Curled Frames Embellishment Biggie Special
Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her Curled Frames Embellishment Biggie

Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1 Winter White Collection Biggie Old Photo Frames Embellishment Biggie
Charisma Collection Biggie   Brush Set: Stenciled Ornaments

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stenciled Ornaments 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 14th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) 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, September 15th - 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 15th, we'll do a photo manipulation challenge! Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black and white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes! 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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Heritage Crop & Chat
Thursday, September 16th - 6:00PM MT

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

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What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, September 17th - 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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Hybrid Craft Chat
Friday, September 17th - 6:00PM MT

Do you miss working with paper, scissors and glue to create beautiful craft projects? Hybrid Crafts combine your digital supplies with traditional scrapping methods to create amazing crafts! This month, we'll make Mobiles using your digital scrapbooking supplies! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room on Friday, September 17th at 6pm MT!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, September 17th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on Friday, September 17th 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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Calendar Chat
Saturday, September 18th - 6:00PM MT

Need some encouragement to get your 2011 calendar done? Are you working on a task for Simplify September or getting set to make calendars for holiday gift giving? Do you wish you knew where to start in the process? Join Debbie (B&K Mom) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room on Saturday, September 18th at 6pm MT for the Calendar Chat! We'll share ideas and simple ways to start (and FINISH) your calendar. Come, ask your questions or share your ideas and successes. Let's start 2011 in style with our amazing personalized calendars!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Monday, September 20th - 7:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm 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 Message Board giving you the quote that you can 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!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, September 21st - 1:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, September 21st - 5:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on Tuesday, September 21st at 5pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September Message Board Game: Simplify September!

It's time to kick off a new season and the upcoming holidays with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? Join us on the message board this month for "Simplify September!" This Message Board game and challenge is meant to help you get those photos out of your camera and get started on your holiday cards, 2011 Calendars and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly, despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several projects and have been challenged along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a task every day from September 1st - 30th in the game thread. Don't let the idea of daily tasks intimidate you. When we say "mini," we mean it. Our goal isn't simply to keep you busy, but to direct your focus through baby-step tasks that will lead you to completed projects. Some tasks will require Message Board participation, email responses or Gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you. (If nothing is specified, then it is an "on your honor" task, and we'll trust that you did as required - tasks will often build upon one another, and we'll see in later tasks that you completed earlier ones.)

PRIZES: Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on September 30th will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a separate drawing to win one of three $5 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in both drawings!)

Winners will be announced in the Newsletter on Saturday, October 9th.

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

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Layout Contests:

September Monthly Layout Contest: You may not think about it often, but you do make a positive impact on those around you. For the September contest, we want you to scrap a layout about something you have done that made a positive impact on someone else. It might be in your role as a parent, a friend, a teacher, or a team member in sports or at work. Post your layouts in the September Gallery before Midnight MT on September 30th. 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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