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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spice Road ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Trapped Beads 6401 Super Biggie Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 3
Dynamic Brush Set: I Gotta Run 5301 Mini JIF 6: Sublime Garden Love Papers

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spice Road, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Trapped Beads 6401 Super Biggie and Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 3 are also available.

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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 Wednesday, February 2, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Tainted Love Collection Biggie Groovy Love Collection Mini Brush Set: Drop Hearts
Kashmir 1 Embellishment Mini Brush Set: Painted JIF 6: Time to Celebrate

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Drop Hearts, Kashmir 1 Embellishment Mini and Brush Set: Painted 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 Friday, February 4, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Trapped Beads Tints 6401 Super Biggie Spice Road Collection Biggie Vanilla Sky Nano Collection
JIF 6: Full of love I Heart Hearts Embellishment Mini Kashmir 1 Paper
  I Gotta Run Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Trapped Beads Tints 6401 Super Biggie, Spice Road Collection Biggie, I Heart Hearts Embellishment Mini and Kashmir 1 Paper 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 31 - February 5, 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 - Totally Touchable Textures
Totally Touchable Textures - PSE
Wednesdays, February 16 and 23
6:00PM MT

Join Anna Mansfield for this two-session class that looks at the plethora of textures available to us as digital scrapbookers. It is packed with tricks to make digital embellishments look realistic. You will learn six different techniques, creating completely customized textures using ScrapSimple products and the default tools included in Photoshop Elements.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements 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: Ang Campbell

I grew up in Utah. Winter meant snowball fights, snow angels, and snowmen. It meant sledding, skiing, and trying to warm up after playing in the winter white. When we moved to Hawaii in 2008, I had no idea how much I would miss seasonal changes. I know the "grass is always greener" mentality goes both ways, and many people would be happy to trade places with me for a day and enjoy the warm winter weather here, and if it were possible, I'd take them up on that trade! As it turns out, I miss snow!

Life Muses by Ro: New Mattress

"How is your back?"

"It's killing me. If I could stay in bed, I'd be okay."

Life Muses by Ro: Moving into Lame Territory

Some things come easy: Some things do not.
Some things are cold: Some things are hot....

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Organizing Digital Photos - Part Three: Creating Tags

Welcome back! Last week I talked about importing your photos from your camera to your computer. This week I'll help you figure out what to do with them once they're there.

Life Muses by Ro: Why you need to document your life right now!

Note from Ro: I recently stumbled on this conversation I had with my daughter, Julianne, in 2009. Fortunately, I wrote it down. As I read it, I was filled with a terrible longing for her to be a teenager again. She was so funny!

Customer Muse by Cheryl Ausdahl

I am a scrapbooker,
        CLICK-CLICK, CLICK-CLICK!
By day and by night,
        I'll do digital magic....

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Follow Ro's popular blog – Life Muses by Ro
Blog-only muses and humor pieces, inside scoop of Ro's life, photo journals, and more)

Follow Ro's newest blog – How Mom Did It
Food recipes, homemaking tips, gardening, quilting, and other neat stuff her mom and grandma taught her

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 31, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

"Right Direction" by Elisha Barnett
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The photo was already slightly blurry because I took it as I was walking. But to further give the impression of motion, I used a blur filter. From the top menu of Photoshop Elements, I chose Filter> Blur> Radial Blur. From the dialog box that came up, I chose the settings Amount: 10, Blur Method: Zoom, Quality: Good. I used the same settings on a copy of the background paper that I used. The blurred copy of the paper is clipped to one of the paper templates in ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting Offset, which I also blurred using a Gaussian blur. Blurring the template removed the hard edges, which made it blend better into the background paper.

Urban Gazette Collection Signage Embellishment Mini Street Signs Word Art Stickers Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting Offset ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie Just Be You Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Urban Gazette Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting Offset, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie and Just Be You Collection Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout using a "Motion" theme.

Journaling: It was neat to see Andrew & Josh arm-in-arm as we walked through the city.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Winter's Wish Nano Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday Edge ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie
Brush Set: Patterned Fragments   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday Edge, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie, Brush Set: Patterned Fragments and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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These first three products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 1501 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bokeh Blur ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders
Baby Cake Collection Biggie   A Different Color 2 Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 1501, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bokeh Blur and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders 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 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 Cherise Oleson using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson 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
Scrap Girls' Club Comments

Our monthly subscribers to the Scrap Girls Club or ScrapSimple Club always wait in eager anticipation for the awesome products that will come their way on the 1st or 15th of each month. Our featured designers are only too willing to pour all their creativity into producing digital scrapbooking materials that will delight you! Read what our subscribers have posted recently about January's Scrap Girls Club by Sydnee Nuckles.

Designer Do-Over: Sara Peterson

This is one of those layouts that I have been anxious to redo since I created it. When I first made it, I had just discovered ScrapSimple Templates and had very few digital scrapbooking supplies or skills. This layout suffers from my enthusiastic coloring and lack of any intentional design.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Six Easy Steps to a 10-Minute Scrapbook Layout

I don't always have the time to take hours to create my digital scrapbooking layouts. This tutorial will walk you through just one way to make up a super quick layout using ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini.

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

Usually when you want to create unique scrapbook layout titles, you think of using Alpha Templates or Word Art Templates. Today I'm going to show you how to create a fun title using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Making Text Pop on Busy Backgrounds

Being a digital scrapbooking product designer is a bit like being a mad scientist: I have the pleasure of mixing my potions - a dab of this, a pinch of that - and experimenting with different combinations of colors, patterns, and textures until Voila! - everything comes together as a cohesive whole. I love imagining how all the elements and papers might be arranged together to make so many pretty pages... even envisioning pulling in bits from other collections I have designed or adding a shape or two out of my designer hat.

Online Class Round-Up

Once a month, we share with you about a recent class that has been held at Scrap Girls. Today, I'd like to share with you a bit about one of the classes that Katherine Weaver taught called "Mastering Brushes for Photoshop."

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, January's Monthly Layout Contest Winners and more! 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 Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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Midas Touch Golden Quotes Special
Designer Freebie by Theresa Kavouras coordinates with her Midas Touch Collection Biggie

* Midas Touch Collection Biggie *

* 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

Hybrid ATC Swap Chat
Tuesday, February 8th - 6:00PM MT

Please join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Lei (Bride) at 6pm MT on Tuesday, February 8th as we host the chat for another round of our Hybrid ATC Swap. Didn't participate this round? Not sure what it is? Come join us to find out all of the particulars!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, February 8th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access Live Chat.

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Sketch Challenge Chat
Tuesday, February 8th - 8:00PM MT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) for a Tuesday night edition on February 8th at 8pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or copy the entire set up exactly. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. And don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 9th - 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 9th, we'll do a five-photo challenge! Create a layout using five photos - no more, no less! 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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Baby Theme Crop & Chat
Wednesday, February 9th - 7:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) and Thersea (tiza126) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop! We're starting the New Year with a new challenge. This month, we'll work with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with a D, an E and an F! We'll see you in the chat room on Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm MT!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, February 11th - 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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Use Your Stash Chat
Friday, February 11th - 5:00PM MT

Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chatroom to talk about all of the Scrap Girls' digital treasures you have yet to use! We will post a challenge for a layout earlier in the day. See you there and start getting those goodies ready!

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Hybrid Craft Chat
Friday, February 11th - 6:00PM MT

Just because you digitally crapbook doesn't mean you can't still play with paper and other fun goodies like glitter, fibers and glue! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chatroom for ideas on how to get more use out of you digital supplies. We do a new hybrid craft each month!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Saturday, February 12th - 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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Monthly Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, February 12th - 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!

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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10817 Highland Circle
Highland, Utah 84003
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