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Woo-hoo! We've been waiting a whole year for it to come and now, it's finally here!

Welcome to Scrap Girls 6th anniversary celebration!

We're having a party with lots of games, chats, free classes, and prizes... prizes... prizes! Watch the Scrap Girls newsletter each day for complete details.

But of course, that's not all... What's a celebration without a great sale? So here it is... the biggest* sale we've had this year!

Anniversary Sale! 23.6% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, October 23rd (MT).

But guess what? There's even more! We're giving YOU an anniversary gift! With every order that totals $19.99 or more, you'll receive a FREE Collection Mini (a $7.59 value) created especially for our 6th anniversary party by Valerie Randall!

Mon Ami Collection Mini
Mon Ami Collection Mini

When your shopping cart total reaches $19.99 or more, the Mon Ami Collection Mini will be automatically added to your order for FREE!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Welcome Fall Collection Wicked Costumes Boy African-American Embellishment Mini Alluring Autumn Clusters Embellishment Mini
Dyed Fabric 1 Paper Junk in the Trunk Collection Biggie Craft Pack: Holiday Cards
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackables Vol.1  

Commercial license versions of Craft Pack: Holiday Cards and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackables Vol.1 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, October 13, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Falling Leaves Paper Super Mini Happy Haunting Embellishment Mini Frightful Collection Mini
Design Pack: Colors of Fall Biggie Dyed Fabric 2 Paper Alluring Autumn Paper Mini
  Wicked Costumes Girl Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Colors of Fall Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
Photos by Shauna DuBois
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, October 14, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Scrap Pack Mini: Falling Leaves Brush Set: Vintage Vol.1
Trunk or Treat Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Modern Florals 1 Wicked Costumes Boy Embellishment Mini
  Design Pack: Photo Collage  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk, Brush Set: Vintage Vol.1, Trunk or Treat Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Modern Florals 1 and Design Pack: Photo Collage are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 15, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wood 11401 Dyed Fabric 3 Paper ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Mask Clusters: Natural
Halloween Night Clusters Embellishment Super Mini Zip Kit: Falling Leaves Scrap Pack Mini: Happy Haunting

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wood 11401 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
October 11 - 16, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 23.6% off Anniversary Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Scrap Girls Event: Our 6th Anniversary!
- 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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Ro
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P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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OPPORTUNITIES 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 4th quarter drawing winner and the Grand Prize winner will be announced in the Scrap Girls newsletter on Saturday, January 8th, 2011.

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

Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money.... Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.


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LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Angela Blanchard

When I was a little girl, I loved to visit my grandparents on their farm. I enjoyed my grandpa's rose garden, and I wandered through the vegetable rows foraging for food. Grandpa especially loved being outside and working in the dirt, and he taught me a lot of what I know about gardening. That's why it was so hard when my grandparents decided to move into an assisted living community due to their health concerns. Not only were they giving up their house, but Grandpa was leaving his garden.

Life Muses by Ro: Land of Mistakedom

Have you ever made a mistake? A big mistake?

I have.

Life Muses by Ro: Snickerdoodles!

I've been making Snickerdoodles since I was a child. These little cookies, covered with sugar and cinnamon, are soft and chewy. They are favorites of my husband, and he was excited to come home and learn that I've made them today.

Scrap Girls, Etc: Something's Fishy

Note from Heidi: I miss the ocean! I simply love the sights, sounds, and smells associated with the wonderful salty surf. I grew up in San Diego and spent nearly every evening on the beach with my parents or grandparents, and although I hated getting sand in my bathing suit (and still do!), there is something intoxicating to me about an ocean beach. I am so jealous of Marnie Adams and her near-seaside home. Now that I live in landlocked Utah, anything that reminds me of that liquid world is good in my book.

Life Muses by Ro: Getting Mixed Up

Ro shares one of her cartoons. Check it out!

Customer Muse by Val Frania

I am a mother of 15 children - two homemade and 13 special needs adopted. I started scrapbooking years ago while all my children still lived at home. I found it not only to be a great way to de-stress, but also a good way to show my children how much I treasured them. Many of them had serious behavior and emotional problems, so you can imagine the craziness of our household....

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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!

SCRAP GIRLS 6th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Just in time for our 6th Anniversary Party! Introducing our new JIF 6 kits!

Celebrate Scrap Girls' 6th anniversary by collecting our special edition digital scrapbooking kits, each one created to get layouts done in a jiffy!

We call them JIF kits! That means Just Insert Foto, because our designers have done the layout for you. Yes, each kit includes a full layout, you just add a photo and some journaling if you want. Add additional embellishments to customize the layout even more! Each kit includes six items which are in a complete, ready-to-go, *PSD layout file. Open the file, and JUST INSERT FOTOS!

And, for more fun, each of these JIF kits has been created using the same color palette so you can collect them all and mix and match with wild abandon!

These JIF 6's are selling in the boutique at a special introductory price of just $2.66! Get them while they're hot!

 

JIF 6 by Amanda Sok JIF 6 by Cherise Oleson JIF 6 by Heidi Dillon
JIF 6 by Kerry Veale JIF 6 by Sara Beth Peterson JIF 6 by Melissa Renfro

Six samples of the all-new JIF 6 kits! Drop by the Boutique to see more!

*Note: PSD files are layered files used in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and certain other software packages. If your particular software title does not use the PSD file type to create layouts, don't worry! We have also included individual JPG and PNG files, which are accepted by most software titles commonly used by digital scrapbookers.

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Digital Scrapbooking Video Tutorial: Using Photoshop Styles & Blending Modes To Make Scrapbook Papers

We are celebrating our 6th anniversary by helping you learn more about digital scrapbooking! Scrap Girls designer, Brandy Murry, has created six video tutorials - each one teaching you a technique that you will be sure to enjoy.

Today's tutorial will teach you how to use Photoshop styles and Blending Modes to create new looks for your scrapbook papers.

Using Photoshop Styles & Blending Modes To Make Scrapbook Papers
Click here to watch the video!

Nuptials Collection Biggie Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ragamuffin Glitter 8501   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Distressed 5401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ragamuffin Glitter 8501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Distressed 5401 Biggie are also available.

Stay tuned during the rest of our anniversary week! Each day we will be giving you the link to a new digital scrapbooking video.

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JIF 6 Boutique Hunt Game

The Scrap Girls Product Design team has been busy creating special products just for our 6th anniversary party, and we don't want you to miss a thing! To make sure you don't, here are a some clues to the designer's JIF 6 products. Can you identify them all? Don't worry - this is an easy one!

Email the designer's name for each of the clues to [email protected] to be included in a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Prize will be awarded by random drawing from all emails with the correct answers received by Midnight, MT on Saturday, October 23rd.

  1. I love pears from the USA.
  2. One of my JIF 6 layouts has an old Polaroid camera in it.
  3. My JIF 6 includes an {S}.
  4. Simple moments include watermelon sandals.
  5. "A day in the of..."
  6. That's an amazing mushroom!
  7. Every day is today's gift.
  8. ALL boy!
  9. My JIF 6 layout includes a family enjoying watermelon.
  10. One of my JIF 6 layouts includes a sunset photo taken when my kids were on vacation.
  11. Capturing precious moments.
  12. That you are so beautiful to me shows in my JIF 6 layouts.
  13. "Life is a journey."
  14. In one of my JIF 6 layouts I am "Counting my Blessings."
  15. Use my new JIF 6 to "freeze time" with a worn frame.
  16. A beautiful bride and groom.
  17. I have a strip of "I love you's" in my JIF 6.
  18. What every bride needs.
  19. A trio of photos are perfect in every way.
  20. You make me so very happy.
  21. "Today I am Thankful, I am Grateful, I am Alive.
  22. "My favorite time is family time."
  23. A beautiful candelabra is included in my JIF 6.
  24. "Did you see that heart shaped balloon?"
  25. Happiness is a beautiful hand-drawn yellow flower.
  26. My new JIF 6 is near and dear to my heart.
  27. My kids like to be together.
  28. The little girl in my JIF 6 layout stopped to smell the flowers.
  29. My JIF 6 layouts show how much I enjoy life.
  30. A season like no other.

Note: NOT all designers are represented - only the ones that created these special anniversary products.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 19:

  • 1:00PM MT - New Member Chat
    Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and get everyone up to speed in no time! We'll have a little SG Anniversary fun while we're at it! 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.

  • 4:00PM MT - Life Moments Chat
    Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room on October 19th at 4pm 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 focus on Seasons of Change. You can interpret this any way that works for you. Fall color, Winter snows, Spring flowers or how your life changed with marriage, a new baby, retirement - it is up to you! Dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

  • 5:00PM MT - Faith Journey Chat
    Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on Tuesday, October 19 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!

  • 6:00PM MT - Create Layouts in a Jiffy!
    Want to make layouts that are super fast, super easy, and super gorgeous? Join me, Marnie (sprinklz), as I take you on a tour of Scrap Girls' amazing new digital scrapbooking product: JIF 6! We'll explore how to use one Just Insert Fotos set again and again, mix and match the entire coordinating line, and options to imaginatively use these über pretty supplies. I know you'll love these digital scrapbooking goodies so much you'll want to collect every single one! Meet me in the Scrap Girls Chat Room on Tuesday at 6pm MT for a super creative, super fun time!

  • 7:00PM MT - Use Your Stash! Chat
    Join Cheri (Cheri T) and Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room on Tuesday, October 19th at 7pm MT for a "Use What's in Your Stash" chat. Admit it - we all have items in our stash we haven't yet used. Pull out those beloved but neglected (so far) items and put them to use on a layout! Our goal is to use six items you've never used before!

Wednesday, October 20:

  • 10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
    Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) this Wednesday at 10am MT 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 20th, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using at least six different embellishments like brads, staples, flowers and buttons! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!

  • 3:00PM MT - Anniversary Edition Ad Inspiration Challenge Chat
    Looking for some inspiration to get your layout "Done in a Jif?" Why not start with an ad to get your creative juices flowing! Join Debbie (B&K Mom) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for a special Anniversary Edition Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, we'll post a magazine ad on the Message Board to use as a starting point for your creation. You can use any part of the ad as inspiration for your layout - the colors, the style, the composition - anything goes! Post your layout for a chance to win a prize!! See you there!

  • 4:00PM MT - Six-Course Anniversary Dinner Chat
    Doesn't every good celebration begin with a fantastic meal? Join Debbie (B&K Mom) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for our Anniversary Dinner. Since we are six years old, we thought we should have a fancy six-course meal. Watch the Message Board for the thread with the list of courses for you to choose and see what you can come up for a layout with the chance to win a prize.

  • 8:00PM MT - How to make Autumn Altered Paint Cans
    Do you love decorating and crafting for the Autumn season? If so, you'll want to join Brandie (brandiev) this Wednesday night at 8pm MT in the Scrap Girls chat room to learn about making your own Autumn-themed Paint Cans. You can use them for decoration in your home, for trick-or-treat pails, or for filling with goodies to give away as gifts. We'll be using brand-new, empty paint cans available at most home improvement or paint stores, but you can also recycle a clean and empty bulk (#10) food can for this project.

Thursday, October 21:

  • 3:00PM MT - NSBR Chat
    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!

  • 6:00PM MT - Heritage Crop
    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.

  • 7:00PM MT - Speed Scrap Crop
    Do you feel the need for Speed? Or just enjoy a challenge? Then join Angela (angelaNussbaum), Ashleigh (caprimom), and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items, spread out over an hour, for you to include on your layout. It's a challenge that is also a lot of fun! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm MT!

  • 8:00PM MT - Easy Thank You Gifts
    Do those last minute gifts for teachers, neighbors, and coworkers leave you stumped? Would you like to make something with a personal touch, without spending a lot of time or money? Join Anna Mansfield (anna) at 8pm MT for "6 Easy Thank You Gifts", a new, free mini class full of quick and inexpensive gift ideas using ScrapSimple Craft Templates.

Friday, October 22:

  • 9:00AM MT - What's New Chat - April
  • 9:00AM MT - Making Customized Wallpaper for iPhone® and iPod Touch® - Amanda
  • 7:00PM MT - Mess or Masterpiece Chat - Theresa and Cheri

Saturday, October 23:

  • 9:00AM MT - Emphasis on Embellishments - Angela
  • 6:00PM MT - Calendar Chat - Debbie and Shannon
  • 7:00PM MT - Anniversary Party Chat - Theresa
  • 8:00PM MT - Cram the Chat Room - Angela and Theresa
  • 9:00PM MT - Pajama Party Chat - Angela and Theresa

*Schedule is subject to change... keep an eye on the newsletter and message board for the latest "Anniversary Party" happenings!

CUTE STUFF

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner

"Sisterly Love" by Ashleigh Bronner
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I used to hesitate to make any alterations to Digital Layout Templates, but I soon realized these small changes give the templates a touch of your personal flair. Here, I added extra detail to the photo mat layers of the template by simply adding brush strokes from Brush Set: Heartfelt Biggie to the edges of the photo mat. Then I added ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Colored Plastic 11301 Super Biggie to make the frames pop.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 PhotoDoc 2010 - May ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Colored Plastic 11301 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini
Brush Set: Heartfelt Biggie RSVP Collection Biggie RSVP Super Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Game Cards ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie Lettering Delights Artsy Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 PhotoDoc 2010 - May, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Colored Plastic 11301 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini, Brush Set: Heartfelt Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Game Cards, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Artsy Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Free Scrap

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Century Gothic

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Pure Collection Waters Edge Collection Prairieland Collection
Floral Abundance Collection Hearth Collection Biggie Country Garden Collection Biggie
  Beautiful Life Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Pure Collection and Hearth 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 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 Armi Custodio using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using October's Scrap Girls Club
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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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Doris Castle and Angie Briggs.

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 Angie Briggs using October's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Doris Castle and Angie Briggs

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 brushes, Paint Shop Pro, adding text, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Different Uses of Dynamic Brush Set: Bubbles 9901 Mini

I created this brush set to coordinate with the ScrapSimple Tools- Styles: Bubbles 9901 Super Biggie. A few days ago I had the idea to use the brush set with different other styles. The brushes were created to imitate the look of bubbles, but first of all, they are simple, scattered circles in various sizes.

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

We all love beautiful digital scrapbooking products, and there are so many wonderful collections in the Boutique at Scrap Girls. If you're like me, you have dozens of collections to mix and match and pile on layers and embellishments. Sometimes though, you just want to do a layout quickly!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating an Inexpensive Desk Calendar

Personal, useful, pretty - and an inexpensive gift. Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Digital scrapbooking calendars are the perfect gift that lasts the whole year. The greatest thing about doing calendars digitally is that you can make several copies without much extra effort or cost.

October's Member of the Month: Carol

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, neroli000 and mbc72! 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:

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!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
Photos by Shauna DuBois
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Junk in the Trunk Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Junk in the Trunk Collection Biggie

Junk in the Trunk Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notebook Journal Mats Just Be You Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notebook Journal Mats and Just Be You Collection Biggie 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, October 19th - 1:00PM MT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) 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, October 19th - 5:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on Tuesday, October 19 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 Crop & Chat
Tuesday, October 19th - 6:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on October 19th 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 Seasons of Change. You can interpret this any way that works for you. Fall color, Winter snows, spring flowers or how your life changed with marriage, a new baby, retirement - it is up to you! 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, October 20th - 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 20th, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using at least 6 different embellishments like brads, staples, flowers and buttons! 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, October 21st - 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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Heritage Crop
Thursday, October 21st - 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, October 21st - 7:00PM MT

Do you feel the need for Speed? Or just enjoy a challenge? Then join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items, spread out over an hour, for you to include on your layout. It's a challenge that is also a lot of fun! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm MT!

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What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, October 22nd - 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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Calendar Chat
Saturday, October 23rd - 6:00PM MT

Need some encouragement to get your 2011 calendar done? Are you 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, October 23 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!

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.

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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!

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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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* Note about the anniversary sale: While we have had two larger sale discounts this year, they were offered for commercial products only. This is the largest sale discount we've offered for regular digital scrapbooking supplies and training programs this year.