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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Old Books 6301 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Desk Calendar I 2011 Lavish Nano Collection
Brush Set: Skeleton Leaves Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textured Paint 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Funky Frills

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Old Books 6301, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Desk Calendar I 2011, Brush Set: Skeleton Leaves Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textured Paint 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Funky Frills are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Alphabet Messages ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini Scrap Pack: Assemble Your Own-Bears
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots   Perfect Day Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Alphabet Messages, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots and Perfect Day Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
Photos by Christy VanderWall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, September 17, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Polka Dot Paper Biggie - Autumn ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Early Fall ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - 4x6: Take Wing
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Desk Calendar II 2011   Assemble Your Own: Collage Art - Ladies

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Early Fall, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - 4x6: Take Wing and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Desk Calendar II 2011 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 13 - 18, 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

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!


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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: Caroline Kaiser

Since I found Scrap Girls exactly three years, many things have changed in my life. First, I became a customer, then I joined the Message Board and posted layouts in the Gallery. I grew to become a layout artist, which encouraged me to go even further and start designing. I have been a product designer for almost two years now and never would I have expected that I could go even further in my artistic life in such a short time.

Life Muses by Ro: Don't Sit Down in the Snow

"Did you hear what happened?"

I had just arrived at the office, and my friend, Pat, popped out of her office, her face washed with fear. Once I told her that I hadn't heard about anything unusual, she informed me that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center had just been hit by airplanes.

Life Muses by Ro: Pens, Pens, Pens

I received a question from a reader asking me what kind of pens I use when I draw my cartoons. There isn't an easy answer, but I thought I'd tell you what I use most of the time.

Scrap Girls, Etc: Pencil Jars

Note from Heidi: What a fun project for all these back-to-school kids to create for their desks at home. Some of us moms may be wanting to design some, too, though maybe with a bit more "grown-up" look to them!

Life Muses by Ro: The World Is So Noisy

The world is so noisy...

...the sounds...

Customer Muse by Orrinda Holloway Stockton

There's an old joke: "I wish I had enough money to buy an elephant."

"Why do you want an elephant?"

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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 13, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

"I Wish I Had Known You" by Cheri Thieleke
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I use this technique often for changing the color of part of an object: In CS3, using the Color Picker, I changed the foreground to reflect the color I wished to change. Then I changed the background color to reflect the new color I wanted to introduce into the object. Then I went to Image> Adjustments> Replace Color. A dialog box opened, and I clicked on the "result" color swatch, then used that Color Picker and clicked on the background color swatch on the lower left. I changed the "fuzziness" as necessary to include a wider range of colors into the change and tweaked the Saturation and Lightness sliders as necessary to achieve the desired effect. In general, I don't change the Hue slider as that is already chosen using the Color Picker. In this layout, I changed the jewels in the charm from green to a garnet reddish-purple, both to match the layout and my grandmother's middle name.

Starlit Paper Mini Promise Collection Biggie Holy Night Collection
Renew Collection Biggie Gaia Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Starlit Paper Mini, Promise Collection Biggie, Holy Night Collection, Renew Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout finishing the sentence "I wish..."

Journaling: I wish I could have known you... I know you played the piano, knitted (I bet you would have taught me how), and made Angel Food Cake from scratch (beating all the egg whites by hand!). I would have shared my chocolate-covered caramels with you, as we both love them. Is it possible to miss someone you never met?

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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A Fairy Story Collection * Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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These first three 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.

RSVP Super Paper Mini RSVP Collection Biggie RSVP Alpha Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie Nessa Collection Biggie Dear Diary Collection Biggie
  Brush Set: Dear Diary Arrows Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie, Nessa Collection Biggie, Dear Diary Collection Biggie and Brush Set: Dear Diary Arrows 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 Arianda Wiczling using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Ariadna Wiczling 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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Kim Meeder and Amanda Sok.

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 Kim Meeder using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Kim Meeder and Amanda Sok

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 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, resizing alphas, placing embellishments, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Make Your Digital Sewing Stitches Look Real

Embellishment templates are an easy way to add stitching detail to your digital scrapbooking layouts. I will be using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pulled Stitches.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Are you intimidated by using ScrapSimple Paper Templates? Don't be! Today I will show you how easy it is to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind papers to make your layouts shine. Let's get started!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Levels with ScrapSimple Templates

I am going to teach you a trick for getting the right color when you are using ScrapSimple Embellishment or Paper Templates on your digital scrapbooking layouts.

September's Member of the Month: Kim

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Kim (podiumchick), as she shares her answers to a questionnaire and one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, makib1218 and princessrunningfingers! 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!

See more titles

TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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School Yard Embellishment Special - New School
Designer Freebie by Kim Meeder coordinates with her School Yard Collection Biggie

School Yard Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target 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 - 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!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, September 21st - 6:00PM MT

Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room on September 21st at 6pm 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 focus on Sibling Relationships. Whether you had one sibling, a dozen, or you were the only child, come share your good and bad stories about growing up in your family. So dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 22nd - 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 22nd, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using at least 10 photos! 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, September 23rd - 2:00PM MT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, September 23rd - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the Message Board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, September 24th - 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, September 25th - 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 Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for a fun chat at 6pm MT on Saturday, September 25th!

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Desktop Challenge Crop
Monday, September 27th - 5:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on September 27th 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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Emphasis on Embellishments Chat
Monday, September 27th - 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 layouts. Each month, you will be given a specific number challenge to inspire you to start using more elements on your page or to create your own cluster of embellishments! You will be amazed at what YOU can do at this chat!

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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