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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

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

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5102 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fabric Fill - Basics 8202 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Kashmir 5101
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Buttons and Hooks ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie Girly Girl Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5102, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fabric Fill - Basics 8202, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Kashmir 5101, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Buttons and Hooks, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dreamy Canvas 6401 Super Biggie and Girly Girl Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Roses ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102 My Doll Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Glue It PS 8201 Brush Set: Oz Kashmir 5 Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Glue It PS 8201, Brush Set: Oz and Kashmir 5 Embellishment Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Becca Hauck

Layout by Becca Hauck
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, March 3, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lomo Effects PSE 8201 Mini Girly Girl Solids Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5103
Spring Play Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spring Clusters ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5101

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lomo Effects PSE 8201 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5103, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spring Clusters and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5101 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, March 4, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Fun Flowers Online Class - The Secret Life of Embellishments ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Kashmir 5102
Noah Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Glue It PSE 8201 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5101

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Fun Flowers, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Kashmir 5102, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Glue It PSE 8201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5101 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 28 - March 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 - The Secret Life of Embellishments
The Secret Life of Embellishments
Tuesdays, March 22 & 29
7:00PM MT

Did you know that embellishments have secret super powers? They are capable of so much more than just looking pretty. In this digital scrapbooking class, we will learn how they can tie a color scheme together, establish the flow of a layout, and create a focal point. We will use embellishments to create the illusion of depth and texture. Don't underestimate the power of embellishments. This class includes two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

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: Sara Beth Peterson

Has life ever thrown you a curve ball? One of those very scary and exciting ones?

Life Muses by Ro: You Can't Stop the Waves

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Life Muses by Ro: Make Layouts in 15 Minutes (or less)

For today's muse, I decided to see how quickly I could make some layouts of my new granddaughter, Baylee. I randomly choose a time limit of 15 minutes each. I realized right away that I couldn't spend a lot time fussing about how I would arrange the elements on the layout, so I headed straight to my layout template file and selected one. I choose to use Amanda Sok's ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Scalloped Edges and Keri Schueller's My Sweet Baby - Girl Collection because I could use multiple photos on a couple of the layouts and because I liked the frilly edging and curved lines.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: New Glasses

Note from Heidi: Ugh! I can totally feel Jan Hicks's pain on this one. I have always hated having to try on new frames, and I am never any good at finding out what's "in" or not! Thank heaven for helpful sales clerks! But this does remind me... time for some new glasses!

Life Muses by Ro: Simply Being Still

Close your eyes and imagine that you are sitting on a hill far from the city, the moon shining across the tops of the trees. You hear silver-dollar-shaped leaves of Quaking Aspens trembling in the breeze. You smell musty earth mixed with pine needles. You feel the cool earth beneath you.

Customer Muse by Lynda B.

It's okay to say you remember all the right memories, but sometimes those memories aren't linked to very good feelings. What I remember from the past few years is a roller coaster of emotions.

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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!

Follow Ro's popular blog – RoPaxman.com
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

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 28, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

"Home Run" by Julie Moberly
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to achieve the look of blending the background of the photo with the rays of Mandy Steward's ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting. First, I duplicated the photo layer and extracted the subject from the background on the topmost layer. I placed one of the masks from ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2 between the unaltered photo layer and the bursting background. Next, I used a clipping mask (Ctrl+G for PC; Cmd+G for Mac) to make the unaltered photo layer take the shape of the mask. Finally, I merged the photo layer and the mask, then I reduced the Opacity of the single layer to 70%.

Faithful Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jen - Edges and Textures
ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scratched Brush Set: Batter Up Biggie Beautiful Life Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE  

Commercial license versions of Faithful Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jen - Edges and Textures, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scratched, Brush Set: Batter Up Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Bursting, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0

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

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Stencil

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandie Valenzuela

Layout by Brandie Valenzuela
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Basic Collage * AMC_Friendly Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Basic Collage and AMC_Friendly Font 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 March Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Ariadna Wiczling.

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 Ariadna Wiczling using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Ariadna Wiczling using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Ariadna Wiczling

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
Designer Do-Over: Caroline Kaiser

Here is one of my very first digital scrapbooking layouts. I created it to remember the birthday party for my son, Frédéric. I love the fact that I included so many pictures in the filmstrips, but the layout is overloaded. That's why I decided to redo it and include some fun birthday-related embellishments.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Weaving Digital Ribbons and Embellishments behind Photos

On a scrapbook layout where you have multiple photos, one way to unify the layout is by "weaving" a ribbon, or in this case, a tape measure, in and out of the frames. This can create the illusion of the embellishment going in front of and behind the frames. I will show you a method for creating this look.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Word Art Templates

Word art is one of my favorite types of digital scrapbooking supplies. The words on your layout become more than just text; they become a design element. I use word art for titles and even to replace journaling sometimes. In fact, word art is one of the few things that catch my eye when choosing collections I want to use.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Realistic Distortions

The ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Warped 8201 Mini was designed to help you create realistic looking distortions for your digital scrapbooking papers as well as titles, journaling and drop shadows, to mimic the natural texture and depth of the background.

Online Class Round-Up

Once a month, we share with you about a recent digital scrapbooking class that has been held at Scrap Girls. I'd like to share with you about a popular class by Jene Parks called "Simple But Stunning 3D Text."

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, February'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 Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Home Canning Dill Special
Designer Freebie by Angela Blanchard coordinates with her Home Canning Embellishments Biggie

Home Canning Embellishments Biggie Prairieland Collection Feathered Friends Collection
  Farmer's Bounty Collection  

Commercial license versions of Home Canning Embellishments Biggie are also available.

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

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

Sketch Challenge Chat
Tuesday, March 8th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, March 8th at 6pm 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 scraplift the whole thing hook, line, and sinker! All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) 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 the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 9th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) this Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week. On March 9th, our challenge is to use products from at least five different collections on your page. 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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Project SG Chat
Wednesday, March 9th - 6:00PM 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 and begin to earn points for your participation and layouts in the gallery.

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Baby Theme Crop & Chat
Wednesday, March 9th - 7:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) and Thersea (tiza126) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop! We're continuing through 2011 with a new challenge. This month, we'll continue to work with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with a G, an H and an I!

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Use Your Stash! Chat
Thursday, March 10th - 6:00PM MT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room for this month's edition of the "Use your Stash Chat". We will post a challenge earlier in the day to inspire you to use some of your unused digital supplies!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, March 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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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, March 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!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Monday, March 14th - 2:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm MT! Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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Journaling Chat
Monday, March 14th - 6:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT on the second Monday of each month. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

MARCH EVENTS

March Message Board Game: Going on a Boutique Hunt!

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

PRIZES: Members' names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links which they post in the thread. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the April 2nd Newsletter. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: First prize - $15 Gift Certificate; second prize - $10 Gift Certificate, and third prize - $5 Gift Certificate.

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

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Layout Contests:

March Monthly Layout Contest: Do you have a good luck charm? Do you have something in your life that you consider lucky? For the March Layout Contest, scrap it! We'd love for you to share you luck! Post your layouts in the March Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on March 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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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!