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Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Moments Scrap Pack Mini: Winter Magic ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Constellations 8301
Love Honor and Cherish Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dangles Dynamic Brush Set: Carnival of Love 7301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Moments, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Constellations 8301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dangles and Dynamic Brush Set: Carnival of Love 7301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dynamic Brush Set: Diamonds and Argyles 8301 Biggie JIF 6: Creamy Sweet Pearl Clusters Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Firm Materials 11302 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Firm Materials PSE 11302 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Winter Magic
  New Beginnings Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Diamonds and Argyles 8301 Biggie, Pearl Clusters Embellishment Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Firm Materials 11302, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Firm Materials PSE 11302 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Winter Magic are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, January 27, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Winter Magic Paper Super Mini Good Day Sunshine Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painted 2
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Constellations   Brush Set: Life in Action - Bar codes Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painted 2, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Constellations and Brush Set: Life in Action - Bar codes Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 28, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

So Big Collection Biggie Childhood Collection Mini Zip Kit: Whitewashed
JIF 6: Needed   Swirls and Pearls 2 Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of Swirls and Pearls 2 Embellishment 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.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
January 24 - 29, 2011

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
Wednesdays, February 2nd & 9th
7:00PM MT

Join Katherine Weaver for this two-session class on Blending Modes for the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of Blending Modes in Photoshop and how to combine them with ScrapSimple products. Using various methods, this class will also teach you how to correct photograph exposure problems. This class includes the Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

If you have already purchased Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Some things - like V-neck sweaters, wood flooring, Hershey's Kisses, and ice water with lemon - are such classics that they never go out of style. Sometimes, things are so good that they shouldn't be missed. Our All Star designs are that way, too! Each one of these top-selling products is too good to be missed. This month's All Stars are on sale for 30% off until the 5th of each month! So head to the All-Stars section of the Boutique today and pick up a steal-of-a-deal on a digital scrapbooking classic while you can!

And don't forget to check out the 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.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 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 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 9th Newsletter.

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!

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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: Kim Meeder

As I look out the frosty windows of our breakfast room this morning, I notice the digital thermometer that sits on the windowsill. It reads 25 degrees Fahrenheit. To me, that's cold! Yeah, I know I sound like a wimp to all of you who live further north. I admit it. I am a winter-weather wimp. I suppose I am just a warm-and-sunny-weather kind of girl.

Life Muses by Ro: You Shine Like The Sun

In the movie theater of your mind, imagine this...

Life Muses by Ro: The Wild River

Children rebel. The wild river rages.
Good jobs have gone. The wide river rages....

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Organizing Digital Photos - Part Two: Importing

Welcome back! Last week I talked about creating a structure for your photo organization. This makes it super-easy to just drop your photos into their appropriate spots on your computer. This week I'll address the "dropping" part.

Life Muses by Ro: Heart versus Brain

Read a series of letters between the Heart and the Brain.

Customer Muse by Peggy Wright

Ever noticed there is never enough time to organize and scrap?

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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, January 24, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by April Martell

"Hukilau" by April Martell
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To make the border of scattered sand, I placed two different paper templates from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mixed Media Edges 1 on my page and added a different style from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sand 6501 Biggie to each layer.

Digital Stickers: Penguin Summer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Seersucker Linens Cabana Paper Super Mini
Seascape Collection Laurels Embellishment Mini Up Up Up Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8202 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dabbed 8202 Biggie Hula Sue Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sand 6501 Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mixed Media Edges 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic 11301 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 AMC_Sketchy Solid Font AMC_Chatty Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Seersucker Linens, Up Up Up Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8202 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dabbed 8202 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sand 6501 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mixed Media Edges 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic 11301, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, AMC_Sketchy Solid Font and AMC_Chatty Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Free Scrap

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Jefferson

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Digital scrapbook cards by Caroline Kaiser

Cards by Caroline Kaiser
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I Heart You Solids Paper Super Mini I Heart You Collection Mini With Love Collection

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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 February Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Kim Meeder.

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 Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Kim Meeder

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 January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela.

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Ashleigh Bronner using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela

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

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

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about ScrapSimple Actions, pen tablets, Boutique coupons, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating the Illusion of Folded Shapes

A few months ago, I released a new ScrapSimple Tools - Shape set and in my marketing images, I digitally manipulated those forms to give them the appearance of being creased. During a chat the next day, one of the attendees asked me, "How on earth did you fold 'em?" Immediately, I knew it would make a perfect subject for a tutorial.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Alphas

Alphas serve as one of the most useful of all digital scrapbooking supplies. I often see a mix and match of alphas to create interesting titles. I'll show you a way to use the alphas from the same set and still compose a creative title.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create a Monthly Menu Computer Desktop Wallpaper

How often do you find yourself saying "What's for dinner tonight?" It seems to be a common question that comes up from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in many homes. Life gets busy, and we just don't get around to planning this main meal of the day. Before you know it, your family is hungry, and you might find yourself frantically searching the cupboards or ordering a pizza (again).

What Customers Are Saying...

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, daisies803 and Florida granny! Check them out! Congratulations!

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:

  • 30-33 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:

Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts
Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts

Looking for scrapbooking quotes or quotes to use for greeting cards? Here's your solution. This packed eBook contains hundreds of quotes, collected over many years by Rozanne Paxman specifically for use on scrapbooking layouts.

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? Want more ideas how to go from a blank page to a digital masterpiece? With a fresh collection of original sketches, all the hard design decisions (such as balance, composition, and rule of thirds) have already been made for you.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st 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 1st Quarter of 2010 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

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? What typeface will you use? What size font? Where will you place it on your page? If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts, and thereby improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you.

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Finery 2 Embellishment Border Special
Designer Freebie by Amanda Sok coordinates with her Finery 2 Collection Mini

Finery 2 Collection Mini Finery Collage Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie
Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 – Favorites 1   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie, Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 – Favorites 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 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

Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, February 1st - 5:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) for a Life Moments Crop on Tuesday, February 1st at 5pm MT. Life Moments Crops focus on you, the scrapper. We tend to leave ourselves out of our scrapbooks and this crop encourages you to scrap about yourself, one layout at a time. The theme for this crop will be "a look back in time," with a focus on journaling. Hope to see you there!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, February 1st - 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 the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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Project SG Chat
Tuesday, February 1st - 7:00PM MT

If you aren't sure what Project SG is, stop by the chatroom and get the details from April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11). It is never too late to start for the year.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 2nd - 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 February 2nd, we'll do a use-your-stash challenge! Create a layout using a collection you've had for a while, but just haven't used yet! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, February 2nd - 6:00PM MT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month 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.

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ScrapSimple - Use It! Chat
Friday, February 4th - 8:00AM MT

Strengthening your abilities in scrapbooking is essential to becoming a better scrapbooker and learning to utilize the ScrapSimple product line available here at Scrap Girls will give you so many more unique and fun options with your layouts! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Elisha (elibar) for this monthly chat on Friday, February 4th at 8am MT as we focus on using one of these versatile products!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, February 4th - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

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Back-Up Party and Chat - Early Edition
Friday, February 4th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 2pm MT for the Early Edition of the Back-up Party and Chat. The goal of these chats is to make sure our back-ups are current. Come chat while you back up your files. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files and even give you some tips on organizing your supplies. Grab some chocolate and we'll see you in the chat room!

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, February 7th - 6:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on Monday, February 7th at 6pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery that you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Well, join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, February 7th - 7:00PM MT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax. If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) on February 7th at 7pm MT!

FEBRUARY EVENTS

February Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

It's that time again - Posting Contest time! This is where you are rewarded for your flying fingers and chattiness. The contest will run from February 1st when we post the thread to February 28th at 12:00 Midnight (MST). We are doing things a little differently this time and there are two ways to participate - the Message Board and the Gallery, so here are the rules:

1) To enter the Message Board Posting Challenge, reply in the game thread with your CURRENT post count. This is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. Do not post the number found on your profile; it is a different number that is calculated differently. During the month, chat your fingers off! On February 28th, BEFORE Midnight (MST), go back to your original post in the game thread (the one with your starting post count) and take a screenshot of it. Send the screenshot to [email protected]. The screenshot is your contest entry! We will calculate your post count based on the numbers on the screenshot. (Directions for taking screenshots will be posted in the game thread.)

2) To enter the Gallery Posting Challenge, take a screenshot of your Gallery comment number and send it to [email protected] BEFORE February 1st, Midnight (MST). To get to your Gallery Stats, click the arrow beside your Profile photo and go down to Gallery. Your total comments number is under Stats on the left-hand side - this is what we need a screenshot of to know where you are starting. Then BEFORE Midnight (MST) on February 28th, take another screenshot of your Gallery Stats and send it to [email protected], this will give us your ending number and enter you in the contest!

PRIZES: You may enter both contests. Members with Message Board posts over 50 will be put in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 200 will be put in a drawing for both the $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate and a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 400 will be put in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate, as well as the $5 and $10 Gift Certificates. Members with Gallery comments over 25 will be put in a drawing for $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.

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

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Layout Contests:

February Monthly Layout Contest: In the spirit of Mardi Gras, let’s scrap about parties!! For the February Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring people or things that make a party special to you! It can be a party you hosted or one you attended. So put your party hats on and post your layouts in the February Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on February 28th. 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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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!