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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.
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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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 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!
Scrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!
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.
How much time of your life is spent in other people's heads?
How much time so you spend assigning motivations to other people's actions?
How much time is spent worrying about how other people are judging you?
How much time is spent judging what other people do?
How much time is spent wondering what other people think?
How much time of your life is spent in the past?
How often do you replay your life, seeking for better, alternate endings?
How often do you replay your life, keeping alive past hurts so that you can keep anger and unforgiveness alive?
How often do you replay your life, looking for roads untraveled that might have brought better results today?
How much time is spent in the future?
How much time is spent worrying about potential bad endings?
How much time is spent wishing that the moment you are in now was over?
How much time is spent wishing for more instead of being grateful for what you have now?
How much time is spent thinking about the vacation you will take, the car you will buy, the job you will get, or the parties you will attend?
Here is truth:
Only God can read our minds.
Only God knows why we do the things we do.
Only God has the right to judge us.
Only God knows what will happen in the future.
Even God cannot change the past.
We always have what we have now – no more, no less.
Our choices tomorrow will influenced by the choices we make today.
Each moment is a clean slate allowing us to choose something better than we chose before.
To spend time thinking of life as it was or as it might have been prevents you from enjoying the life you have now.
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!
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Layout by Brandy Murry using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Let's talk wedding layouts! Weddings are an important event in one's life. If you are lucky, you had an awesome photographer who photographed all the little details of your wedding and now you have tons of photos to inspire some terrific scrapbooking pages. However, if you aren't so lucky to have those photographs, you can still document the details of your wedding, and I highly encourage you to do so. Because your wedding was most likely a very special moment in your life, preserving those special memories will be a treasure to you in the years to come. Plus, just think, your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will enjoy reading about your wedding as they get to know you a little bit more.
Let's take a moment to think about your wedding in detail. Who planned it? Where was the wedding? Where was the reception? Who decorated? Who cleaned up? What last-minute scrambles did you have? Did you forget anything? What time of year were you married and what was the weather like? How did you choose your wedding date?
My husband and I were married at the end of August - and it was hot! My mother wanted the whole summer to get ready for the wedding, but we needed to get married before we headed back to school in the fall. August 31st was a Saturday, and that worked best for my father who was worried about our guests dealing with Friday traffic. Our reception was an hour away from our wedding ceremony location. We took lots of photos of the two us around the LDS Temple grounds where we married. After the photo shoot, we were starving and were very grateful to my mom for thinking to pack a quick snack before we had to head off to the reception. My photographer was able to snap a few pictures of us sharing our first meal as a married couple. Without these pictures, I'm sure I would have forgotten this special meal.
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What other memories can you think of about your wedding? What did you choose as your wedding colors and why? Who came to your wedding? Why are these people special to you? What did you feed your guests? Who decorated your wedding cake? What was your "something borrowed, something blue?" The answers to these questions tell a story and share some details about your life. I hope that you can preserve these memories for yourself as well as your children.
Now, here are some ideas for those of you who are wedding photographers. First, remember this very important tip: Follow the bride around; you are her shadow! Take pictures of the detail of her dress, her shoes, nail polish, and the bouquet. Capture the look of the groom's face when he first lays eyes on the bride. Photograph the church, the garden, or wherever the wedding location may be. Take photos of small things such as napkins, place settings, flower arrangements, food, friendly faces of the guests, etc. It is all in the details! And don't forget the cake!
Like I said before, weddings are one of those special treasured moments in our lives. It is worth documenting those little details. You will love preserving them, and your grandchildren will treasure them forever.
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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, June 21st - 1:00PM MT
Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, June 21st - 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!
Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, June 21st - 7:00PM MT
Join Theresa (tiza126) for another Life Moments Crop! This crop focuses on you, the scrapper, creating a scrapbook one layout at a time. The theme for this chat will be posted on the Message Board on the day of the chat. Hope to see you there at 7pm MT!
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 22nd - 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 June 22nd, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using FIVE or more photos! 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!
Thursday, June 23rd - 6:00PM MT
Everyone has them - those projects you started but just haven't gotten around to finishing! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and our guest this month Amy (mimes1) one of our very talented Layout Artists in the chatroom at 6pm MT to talk about all of them. Post your layouts in the Unfinished Objects Layouts Gallery before the chat so we can get Amy's input and also get help from the everyone in the Chat.
June Message Board Game: Re-JUNE-venate!
We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the Forum this month for "Re-JUNE-venate!" This is a Meassage Board game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have several completed layouts and will have been challenged and treated to some fun along the way... with prize opportunities thrown in as well!
A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge or task each day Monday through Saturday from June 1st - 30th. The tasks will be formatted in LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require Message Board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.
Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)
Join us in June for some serious scrapbooking re-JUNE-venation!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
June Monthly Layout Contest: Father's Day is celebrated in June in the United States, but a day set aside to honor our male parent is celebrated in many countries on different dates throughout the year. For June's layout contest, we want you to do a layout honoring your father, whether he is living or not. Post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on June 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive 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!
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.)
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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