Occasionally, email clients or Internet Service Providers have email delivery issues that are beyond our control. If you are having issues reading the newsletter or viewing any of the images, you may find it is easier to read the web page version. It is available here:
http://www.scrapgirls.com/NL/RoundUp_101005_Tues_Zen.htm
Scrap Girls Round Up Newsletter
SPACER home SPACER boutique SPACER messageboard SPACER gallery SPACER chat room SPACER university SPACER blog SPACER about us SPACER
Digital Scrapbooking News
SPACER
WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
larger view

The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 28, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Little Frogs ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5x11 My Layouts 2011 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Romeo
Zip Kit: Printable Halloween Mask - Tiger Design Pack: Very Vintage Brush Set: Nouveau Corners

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Little Frogs, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5x11 My Layouts 2011, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Romeo, Design Pack: Very Vintage and Brush Set: Nouveau Corners are also available.

div

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
larger view

The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 29, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

CatNip Collection Mini Hex Collection Mini Zip Kit: Printable Halloween Mask - Monkey
Brush Set: Portrait Package Watermark-I Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 4 Fright Delight Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Portrait Package Watermark-I Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 4 are also available.

div

Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson

Layout by Sara Peterson
larger view

The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, September 30, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: The Yarn Stash Zip Kit: Printable Halloween Mask - Frog Alluring Autumn 2 Collection Mini
Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 5 Counting My Blessings Collection Mini Romeo Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: The Yarn Stash, Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 5 and Romeo Collection Mini are also available.

div

Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
larger view

The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 1, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Zip Kit: Printable Halloween Mask - Cat Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 6 Zip Kit: Printable Halloween Mask - Owl
Autumn Treasures Collection Mini Hex Paper Super Mini Brush Set: Portrait Package Watermark-II Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 6 and Brush Set: Portrait Package Watermark-II Biggie are also available.

div

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 27 - October 2, 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!


GENERAL INFORMATION

Support Center
Contact Scrap Girls
Management Team
Design Team
Layout Artist Team
Welcoming Committee Team
Support Team
Privacy Policy
Terms and Conditions
Work with Scrap Girls

We Accept:
We accept VisaWe accept Master CardWe accept American Express
We accept Discover CardWe accept PayPalWe accept eChecks


Ro Paxman

The entire Scrap Girls team wants to say how grateful we are that you have chosen to participate with us. You'll never know just how much your support means to us and our families.

Ro
CEO (Chief Eater of Oreos)
Scrap Girls, LLC

P.S. Your email address is safe with us. We never share, rent, sell, or loan our list with anyone!

P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!


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!

Scrap Girls Guarantee

Better Business Bureau Reliability Program


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.


*ADVERTISEMENT*

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac

*ADVERTISEMENT*

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup.

Sleep better at night with Mozy Online Backup.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Durin Eberhart

One of my favorite songs is "These Foolish Things" by Bryan Ferry. He lists seemingly small, insignificant things that carry some importance for him. It is these small, perhaps foolish things that sometimes bring us simple pleasures, bring back memories, or maybe just make us smile. Here is a short list of some of my "foolish things."

Great Mysteries of the Civilized World: Exposed

Listen folks, have I got big news for you today! A secret vault, hidden deep, deep in the darkest forest of the Amazon has been discovered, filled to the brim with informational pamphlets.

Life Muses by Ro: Lunchtime ZEN

Sitting at the table with nothing but my lunch to occupy me. As I eat, I look around and see...

Scrap Girls, Etc: Desert Showers

I returned from a quick and completely spontaneous two-night camping trip to the desert of southeast Utah yesterday. As always, there were so many wonderful moments on this trip that just could not be captured with my camera. I tried, of course. I took dozens of photos of Nelly exploring our camp site, hiking with Dad, and playing in the sand dunes of Arches National Park.

Life Muses by Ro: Staying Afloat

What gets you through hard times, crisis, and drama?

Customer Muse by Marilyn Saxe

I first met Catherine when she joined our Monday morning Watercolor Classes and sat right behind me. I was amazed at how beautifully she painted since she was a newcomer, but she told me she'd been an art teacher for many years. I enjoyed her thoughtful and insightful comments and the quiet dignity she brought to our class. I was sorry when she switched to a different painting day.

div

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 27, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Heather Messmer

"2nd Birthday" by Heather Messmer
larger view

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I love the versatility of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates! For this layout, I enlarged the size of the circles from the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 3, so they became more of a background element. I also duplicated one of the photo frames and resized the photo elements to fit the layout design that I was after.

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 3 ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Funky
2 Much Fun Collection Mini Design Pack: 2 Much Fun ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Strips
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 3, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Funky, 2 Much Fun Collection Mini, Design Pack: 2 Much Fun, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Strips, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout using at least three ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Book Antiqua
  • Font - Engravers MT
  • Font - Mistral
  • Font - Eccentric Std
  • Font - Edwardian Script ITC
  • Font - Orator Std

div

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
larger view

Bewitched Collection The View Collection Spellbound Collection Mini
Brush Set: Cobwebs and Spiders Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 4 Super Biggie Lettering Delights Monique Font

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Cobwebs and Spiders, Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 4 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Monique Font are also available.

div

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 October Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

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 Keri Schueller using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Keri Schueller using October's Scrap Girls Club
larger view

Created for you by Keri Schueller

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
larger view

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 Digital Layout Templates, picking colors, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Make Quick and Easy Halloween Decorations

When I was a little girl, I remember having a different Advent calendar every December. I couldn't wait to count down the days to Christmas by opening a new door each day. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a count-down calendar featuring a completely different holiday - Halloween.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools - Actions

When you think about Actions and Photoshop in the same sentence, what do you think of? Perhaps you're a pro at using actions in Photoshop, you have several, and you use them daily. Or maybe you have heard of them, but you're hesitant to take the plunge and install them on your system – let alone even try to learn how to use them. Or perhaps you have never even heard of Photoshop Actions, and this is an entirely new Photoshop adventure for you.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Layering Flowers Realistically

I just love flowers! I love everything about them. It's just natural for me to want to include them on my digital scrapbooking layouts. Thank goodness, I have three daughters so I can make frilly pages filled with my flower favorites. To really make flowers look natural and realistic, there are a few things I like to remember.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Make Your Photo a Puzzle

The ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Puzzled are an extremely versatile digital scrapbooking product. There are endless ways you can use this product, and today I will show you one method of how to create the look of a puzzle photo – one that's not quite finished.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, October's Member of the Month and more! Check them out! Congratulations!

div

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!

div

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:

Scrapbooking 911 - 2-page Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 2-page Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking eBook

Are you stuck in a creative corner? Need a jumpstart to your layouts? With a fresh collection of original sketches, all the hard design decisions have already been made for you. Using sketches, you'll spend less time arranging and more time playing with all your family pictures and digital scrapbooking supplies.

Scrap Girls 2008 Digital Scrap Link Class: Pattern Repeat Basics
Scrap Girls 2008 Digital Scrap Link Class: Pattern Repeat Basics

Now you can own the class material taught at the 2008 Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link event. Learn to create your own digital scrapbooking patterns with this eBook written by Amanda McGee. Learn to create a basic dot pattern and more advanced floral pattern repeats. Also includes a brush set mini to create your own floral patterns.

Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook
Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook

If you're creating a digital scrapbooking layout, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be using type on your pages somewhere. But did you know that type can make or break your page? If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts and improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you!

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates

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 Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
larger view

Counting My Blessings 4x6 Easy Page Special
Designer Freebie by Shalae Tippetts coordinates with her Counting My Blessings Collection Mini

Counting My Blessings Collection Mini * Dreamer Collection

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, October 5th - 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) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on Tuesday, October 5th at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

div

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 5th - 7:00PM MT

The Life Moments Crop and Chat is offered to help you make an album of yourself, your life. On the day of the chat, Pat (PBarnes) will post a theme for your layout. You are welcome to do a layout even if you can't join us for the chat. The chat will be Tuesday, October 5th at 7pm MT.

div

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 6th - 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 October 6th, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the color PURPLE! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

div

ATC Swap Crop
Wednesday, October 6th - 6:00PM MT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on October 6th at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

div

Secret Pal Reveal Chat
Wednesday, October 6th - 6:00PM MT

Join us for the Reveal Chat for the current round of Secret Pals at 6pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

div

NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 7th - 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!

div

What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, October 8th - 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!

div

Project SG Chat
Friday, October 8th - 4:30PM 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 Shannon (tinkerbell11) and April (April Showers) on Friday, October 8th at 4:30pm 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!

div

Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, October 9th - 7:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!

OCTOBER EVENTS

October Message Board Game: Going on a Boutique Hunt!

Remember as a child when you played the game that started like this: "I am going on a ___ hunt and bringing..." then you listed an item with the first letter of your name or a specific letter? We are playing a similar game on the Message Board during the month of October. Each day, a new theme and starting letter will be posted in the Game thread. Members will search the Boutique for something that fits the theme and post a link to it in the Game thread. Only one product per letter per round will be counted, and products cannot be used more than once. Collections and their individual parts are one product, and time stamps will be used to determine which post came first in case of more than one post per letter. Entries are to follow the alphabet, starting with the letter posted with the theme each day. There's a limit of three posts per person each day, and there must be another player's post before posting again.

PRIZES: Members' names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links (up to three) which they post in the thread. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: First prize, $15 Gift Certificate; second prize, $10 Gift Certificate, and third prize, $5 Gift Certificate.

Winners will be announced in the Newsletter on Saturday, November 6th.

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

div

Layout Contests:

October Monthly Layout Contest: October is National Family History Month in the United States but we can celebrate our family's history no matter what part of the world we live in. For this month's contest, we want you to do a layout telling a story from your family's history. Was there a black sheep in the family or someone who was a person of prominence? Did someone sacrifice a lot to keep their family together? Everybody has some story of note from their past. If you don't have photos of the particular members of your family that the story centers on, think about using a photo of a place where the story happened or just do a journaling page with embellishments that evoke a feeling from the time. Post your layouts in the October Gallery before Midnight MT on October 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!

div

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.)

div

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!

Copyright 2004-2010 Scrap Girls, LLC All Rights Reserved

This newsletter may be freely redistributed by email in its unedited form. We encourage you to share it with others.

Customers or advertisers, you may contact us at:
Scrap Girls
10817 Highland Circle
Highland, Utah 84003
www.scrapgirls.com

Toll-free: (866) 598-3444

P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call 866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!