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Sweetheart Sale! 18.3% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, February 15 (MT).

Fall in love with digital scrapbooking all over again while you save. But remember, this opportunity to save 18.3% off almost all of Scrap Girls' scrapbooking treats ends at Midnight (MST) on February 15th. Don't be heartbroken when you realize it's all over!

Save an extra 10% off in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Expires February 15th at Midnight MT.

An even sweeter deal! Save an additional 10% off of your sale order with this coupon!

The coupon code is: SWEET_heart

Remember, to get the coupon code to work correctly, you must enter it exactly as it is shown here: SWEET_heart is the only code that will work. sweetheart, SWEET-Heart or any other variation will not work. It must be this exact code: SWEET_heart entered while checking out.

(*The reason that the discount doesn't add up as you might expect is because the store takes the extra discount from the sale price total.)

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Vintage Vol.9 - Children Patisserie Collection Mini Tooky Alpha Mini
Card Set: Love Is Online Class - Totally Touchable Textures ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Melted Edge Petals
B. Sweet Cakes Embellishments   Brush Set: Creases

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Vintage Vol.9 - Children, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Melted Edge Petals and Brush Set: Creases are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, February 9, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Le Chocolatier Collection Biggie Three Little Words Collection Mini Kashmir 2 Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crumpled Digital Stickers: Set Up Camp
Tooky Collection Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Tapestries 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Three Little Words Collection Mini, Kashmir 2 Embellishment Mini, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crumpled and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Tapestries 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, February 10, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

I've Been Retro Framed Embellishment Biggie Kashmir 3 Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Huge Balloons Biggie
JIF 6: Loved Love Struck Collection Brush Set: Life in Action - Circle Elements Biggie
Card Set: Three Little Words   B. Sweet Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Kashmir 3 Embellishment Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Huge Balloons Biggie, JIF 6: Loved and Brush Set: Life in Action - Circle Elements Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, February 11, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Bold Love Collection Biggie Vintage Valentine Nano Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Life in Action Vol.2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Melted Edge Flowers Piece Of Cake Collection Biggie Zip Kit: Cupid's Cuties
Kashmir 4 Embellishment Mini   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Patisserie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Life in Action Vol.2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Melted Edge Flowers, Zip Kit: Cupid's Cuties, Kashmir 4 Embellishment Mini and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Patisserie 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
February 7 - 12, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 18.3% off Sweetheart Sale, plus an extra 10% off Coupon!
- 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: Pebbles Jones

As a child, I dreamed of going to a Disney theme park. However, it was not my father's idea of a family vacation. Our family vacations were spent camping in various places, including Colorado, and torturing me with a trip up Pikes Peak! While I enjoyed most of these vacations, what child wouldn't enjoy a trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth!"

Life Muses by Ro: SAVOR Life

Over the years - as I've browsed about the Internet - I've watched bloggers pick a word each year to focus their life on. Because I've felt that making such a determination could have huge ramifications in my life (I'm a big believer in the what-you-send-out-comes-back-to-you-multiplied philosophy), I've been too nervous to try it - before now.

Life Muses by Ro: Permission to Think

Ro shares a freebie that she designed!

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Organizing Digital Photos - Part Four: Sorting Tagging

Welcome back! Last week I gave you ideas for the kinds of tags you might want to create for your photo collection. This week I'll give you some ideas for what kinds of photos to keep and which to delete.

Life Muses by Ro: Can't Sleep

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

It's 12:45 a.m., and I'm wondering when I'll begin to feel sleepy.

Customer Muse by Teresa Burton

In today's world, we are so tempted by material things that sometimes it's hard to keep in perspective what is really important. My husband and I have five children, ages 16, 14, 13, 12, and 11. We receive what seems to be a continual barrage of I want.., I need..., and Can I have... requests....

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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, February 7, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Wight

"Born To Be Wild" by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I placed Shalae Tippetts' chrome swirl embellishment from her Biker Collection behind my photo frame cluster to add some style. I really liked the design element, but I did not like the harsh metal look on my layout. Thankfully, digital scrapbooking lets me easily change items to my liking with a few easy clicks. I decided to create a clipping mask. I placed a red paper from the same collection on a layer just above the chrome swirl embellishment. I then pressed Ctrl+G to clip the paper to the swirl, removing the chrome look and leaving me with a basic red swirl instead which I thought looked less distracting on this particular page.

Life: Everyday Collection Biggie Boys 2 Men Collection Biggie Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk
Biker Collection   AMC_Happy Font

Commercial license versions of Life: Everyday Collection Biggie, Boys 2 Men Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk, Biker Collection and AMC_Happy Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout using an actual song title as your layout title.

Journaling: RJ had a blast riding the bike Papa bought for the grandkids. It was tough getting RJ off! And when the battery died, he seriously grieved for the rest of the evening.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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Embossed Vellum Paper Intaglio Collection Biggie Time Traveler Collection Biggie
Brush Set: Intaglio Swirls ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie
Up at the Villa Collection Biggie   Glitter Party Paper

Commercial license versions of Embossed Vellum Paper, Intaglio Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Intaglio Swirls, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie, Up at the Villa Collection Biggie and Glitter Party 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.

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 February ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Sara Beth Peterson.

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 Brandy Murry using February's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry and Sara Beth Peterson

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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Tutorial: Placing Photos in Digital Collage Frames

One of my favorite looks in scrapbook layouts is photos filled into collage-style rectangles and squares. ScrapSimple Embellishments Templates: Frame Blocks is the type of product that does exactly that. They are a simple way of placing my photos in a neat and orderly fashion.

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about ScrapSimple Tools - Styles, organizing supplies, Picasa, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Photo Flipping Tricks

Have you ever tried to place a photo in a frame you really wanted to use, but it doesn't fit?

Sometimes there's a big gap on one of the sides, and if you enlarge the photo, you cut off something important, like little Ethan's head? I am going to teach you a trick I use for situations like this that will help fix this problem.

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

Have you ever wanted a basic embellishment like a button or a clip or even a frame, but couldn't find just the right thing to match your collection choice or design of your layout? Have you ever thought, "If only I knew how to create embellishments, I wouldn't have this problem?"

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Pretty Snowflake Embellishments for Digital Scrapbooking Layouts

Brrrrrr! It's cold here in Pennsylvania! This is the time of year to sit by the fireplace and scrap my winter pictures. As much as I enjoy the beauty of winter, I love the warmth of sitting in front of the fireplace, sipping cocoa and scrapping. It's my idea of a perfect winter day - especially, if it's snowing outside. I can still have some fun with some snow while not moving! How great is digital scrapbooking?!

What Customers Are Saying...

Our customers mean the world to us! We do our best to make each one happy with what they find here at Scrap Girls. Read some of the nice things our customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners and January's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Winners! 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 Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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Wee Tot Paper SPECIAL
Designer Freebie by Cheré Edwards coordinates with her Wee Tot Collection Mini

Wee Tot Collection Mini * Wee Totette Collection Mini

* 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, February 15th - 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, February 15th - 6:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, February 15th - 7:00PM MT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the Chat room for a Life Moments Chat on Tuesday, February 15th at 7pm MT. A layout idea will be posted earlier in the day for you to get started. These chats are meant to help you scrapbook about YOU!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 16th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each 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 February 16th, we'll do a photo manipulation challenge! Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black & white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes! Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. 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!

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U.F.O Chat
Wednesday, February 16th - 11:00AM MT

Everyone has those projects you started but just haven't gotten around to finishing! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and our guest hostess from the Layout Artist Team, Ashleigh (caprimom) in the chat room at 11am MT to talk about all of your U.F.O (unfinished layouts). Post your layouts in the Unfinished Objects Layouts Gallery before the chat so we can get help from everyone during the chat.

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, February 17th - 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 & Chat
Thursday, February 17th - 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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Ad Inspiration Challenge & Chat
Thursday, February 17th - 7:00PM MT

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

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, February 18th - 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
Friday, February 18th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 8pm MT for 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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Photo Focus Club Chat
Saturday, February 19th - 10:00AM MT

Do you want to challenge yourself and improve your photography? Check out the Scrap Girls Photo Focus Club. No membership required - Everyone is welcome. Please note that this is not a class but an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and try something new. If you are looking for tips, techniques or inspiration to help you take better images, this is the chat for you. Join Becca and Ashleigh (caprimom) on Saturday, February 19th at 10am MT for February's monthly conversation about photography.

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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