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New Feature! Special of the Day!

Young At Heart Collection Biggie
Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Introducing a new feature! Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Angie Briggs. In a short interview with Angie, she answered these two questions...

1. When designing a collection what do you start with first? Papers, embellishments, word art?

I start with the name of the kit, until I get the name chosen I feel like I've hit a road block.

2. Are you an early morning designer or do you burn the midnight candle?

Early to bed, early to rise... makes me a morning person.

Angie Briggs
Angie Briggs

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6 Plus: Golden ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Starburst White 7601 JIF 6: Natural Beauty
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5105 Design Pack: Quick Collage ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Detailed 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of JIF 6 Plus: Golden, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Starburst White 7601, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5105, Design Pack: Quick Collage and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Detailed 6401 Biggie are also available.

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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 Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Rose Scented Collection Mini JIF 6: Spring Petals JIF 6: My Lucky Day
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Frippery JIF 6 Plus: Lil' One ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Chevron
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Follow Your Bliss Flowers   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5106

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Frippery, JIF 6 Plus: Lil' One, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Chevron, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Follow Your Bliss Flowers and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5106 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, March 17, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6: Printemps JIF 6 Plus: Lucky Day Digital Stickers: Lil' One
Birthday Boy Collection Mini JIF 6: Spring Wings Pure White Paper
  Gesso 1 Embellishment Biggie  

Commercial license versions of JIF 6 Plus: Lucky Day, Pure White Paper and Gesso 1 Embellishment Biggie 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, March 18, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frippery 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Quatrefoil Zip Kit: Lucky Charm
JIF 6 Plus: Treasured ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5104 Brush Set: Starburst Biggie
JIF 6: Beautiful Day   Online Class - Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frippery 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Quatrefoil, JIF 6 Plus: Treasured, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dyed Fabric 5104, Brush Set: Starburst Biggie and JIF 6: Beautiful Day 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
March 14 - 19, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- New Feature! Special of the Day!
- 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: Melissa Renfro

Searching takes a lot of time. Deciding takes very little time. Searching requires a lot of thought. Deciding... not so much. Do you search for things on the Internet? How many options are there - hundreds? Thousands? Isn't it crazy the amount of choices that are out there? It sometimes seems like we are searching for the one perfect thing among all the options so that we will really be happy - and yet the searching itself can rob us of our joy.

Life Muses by Ro: Information Overload

Ro shares one of her cartoons. Check it out!

Life Muses by Ro: In Danger

Ro shows us a layout and shares some words of wisdom.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: So Lucky

The year 2009 was a tough one for my little family. On the morning of December 24, our Basset Hound, Rey, was suddenly unable to stand on his hind legs. I did what any normal fur-baby mom would do and promptly freaked out. I checked him over for thorns in paws, cuts, sores, or anything else that might have caused the issue. Nothing seemed apparently wrong, and he was able to walk around again within an hour. I chalked it up to touchy nerves from having landed funny from jumping off the bed and thought no more of it.

Life Muses by Ro: Have Faith

Faith is putting yourself in the hands of the Lord and saying, "Let Thy will be done. Let me do Thy will,"...

Customer Muse by Stephanie Harvey

Usually my mornings are all mine. I drop the kids at their respective school, and by 9:00 a.m., I have a few hours to myself. Over the last few years, I have found that giving these hours to myself makes me happier than working hard on the obligations I have at home and then trying to pull out some time for myself when there are kids, meals, and homework that need coordinating. So, 9:00-11:00 a.m. are all mine... usually. The best laid plans, right?

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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, March 14, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

"Irish for a Day" by Elisha Barnett
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Use a military-themed collection for a St. Patrick's Day layout? You bet! In digital scrapbooking, anything goes! I really loved the little charms in Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Irish Eyes, but I needed something to clip them to. My search for "chain" in Picasa (the program I use to organize my scrapping files) landed me a chain from Combat: International Collection, which fit perfectly in the space where I wanted the charms. The coloring was a little too dull for the layout, so I applied a gold style from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401. That was too bright! I duplicated the chain layer and removed the style from the lower layer. Then I reduced the Opacity of the layer with the gold style until it looked just right to me. While I was looking at the collection, I saw the Sand paper - and it was the perfect gold for the border of my layout, so I used it, too! Use your preferred search method in your own digital collections - I'll bet you find the perfect element in unexpected places.

Combat: International Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 3 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crumpled Corners
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: WaterDrops 5301 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: WaterDrops 5301 Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Irish Eyes
Irish Eyes Word Art Stickers Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401
Farmer's Bounty Collection Bon Appetit Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 3, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crumpled Corners, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: WaterDrops 5301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: WaterDrops 5301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401, Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: St. Patrick's Day

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Gabriola

Journaling: Our St. Patrick's Day revelries include a movie, corned beef and cabbage, fancy themed drinks, music and maybe a little Irish jig!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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Barefoot Collection Love So Soft Collection Basic: Brown Paper Mini
  AMC_Thoughtful Font  

Commercial license versions of Basic: Brown Paper Mini and AMC_Thoughtful 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 CLUB

Now with exclusive MEMBERS-ONLY Club content!

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 $40.87 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 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

March's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Ariadna Wiczling

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

But that's not all! Club members now receive these three exclusive, club-only items!

JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 - Miracles
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

JIF 6: Miracles
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

and a Club Exclusive! Color Palette

Computer scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using March's Scrap Girls Club
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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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Computer scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using March's Scrap Girls Club
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SCRAPSIMPLE CLUB

The March ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Julie White and Amanda Sok.

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.

March's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Julie White and Amanda Sok

Computer scrapbook layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
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TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Themed Thoughts: Baseball

Baseball season is upon us! Don't get in a pickle searching for the perfect digital scrapbooking supplies. You'll always be "safe!" with products from the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Working with Shadows on Transparent Elements in Photoshop Elements

While I was creating specialized shadow actions for different types of materials in my ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows line for digital scrapbooking, I came up against an unforeseen problem.

As I was quality-checking my action, I started noticing these weird "halos" around some of my shadowed acrylic (transparent) items – in places where my shadow wasn't showing but should have been. As I looked closer, I realized what the issue was.

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

Sometimes when you are looking for the perfect title for your page, you'll find things that are close, but not quite what you want. ScrapSimple Alpha Templates are your solution to that common problem! They are a convenient way to create unique titles and word art for your digital scrapbooking pages. They are available in a wide assortment of styles, and by customizing them using a few simple techniques, you can make them work perfectly with your pages. There are two basic types of ScrapSimple alphas in the Scrap Girls Boutique, and both can be colored using the following techniques.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Make Melted Flower Digital Scrapbooking Embellishments

I love using flowers on my digital scrapbooking layouts and love it even more when I can customize the flowers to coordinate perfectly. Today, I will show you how to customize your own flower instead of using the pre-assembled one with six petals.

March's Member of the Month: Brenda

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, makib1218 and Ande43! 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 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:

 

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 2nd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 2nd 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 2nd 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!

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.

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

Whether you are just finding out about brushes, or have been using them for a while, this eBook will help you see and understand the creative power that brushes contain and give you new ideas for using them in your digital layouts.

Perfect Memories for Photoshop Elements eBook
Perfect Memories for Photoshop Elements eBook

With five beautifully illustrated sections this eBook not only offers details on the most common photo flaws, but stunning designs by SIX contemporary digital artists in a variety of styles, as well as detailed steps for tackling layouts using your own flawed photos. Designed for the novice and expert alike, Perfect Memories will have you re-looking at photos previously deemed lost causes and utilizing their unique attributes as focal points for digital documentation of life's most cherished moments.

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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Tooky Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Thao Cosgrove coordinates with her Tooky Collection Mini

Tooky Collection Mini Tooky Alpha Mini Life's Canvas Collection Biggie
Beautiful Life Collection Biggie Daily Quotes - Girls Word Art Mini Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk
  Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Daily Quotes - Girls Word Art Mini, Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk and Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie are also available.

Thao Cosgrove
Today's freebie designed by Thao Cosgrove

* 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 Card Swap Chat
Tuesday, March 22nd - 6:00PM MT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) to chat about the beautiful card you recieved from your Scrap Girl friend in this month's Hybrid Card Swap.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, March 22nd - 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 23rd - 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 23rd, we'll do a white space challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! 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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Photo Focus Club Chat
Wednesday, March 23rd - 6:00PM 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. 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 Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm MT for March's monthly conversation about photography.

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, March 24th - 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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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, March 24th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online ad will be posted on the Bessage 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, March 25th - 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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Scraplifting Chat
Friday, March 25th - 5:00PM MT

The Scraplifting Chat has been revamped! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) in the chat room at 5pm MT for a crop and chat about scraplifting! Scraplifting can be a huge source of inspiration to you and your layouts, and it's a lot of fun for the person who inspired you. Come and see what new fun we will be having!

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Desktop Challenge Chat
Friday, March 25th - 6:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on Friday, March 25th at 6pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper!

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Speed Scrap Crop & Chat
Friday, March 25th - 7:00PM MT

Ready for some Speed? We'll give you six tasks, spread out over an hour, to include in your layouts. It's a challenge because you never know what will be required next!! Join Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) at 7pm MT!

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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