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Halfway to Christmas Sale! Save 25% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on June 30th!

It's only six months until Christmas! Let's celebrate with a big sale!
As our customers who have shopped with us for years know,
you won't see a sale discount this big for a long, long time!
So if you want to save money, you better get crackin'!

This "Halfway-to-Christmas" sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on June 30th!

Get the Warm Wishes Collection Mini free when you spend $15 or more in the Scrap Girls Boutique! Offer ends Midnight, MT on June 30th.

No "Halfway-to-Christmas" celebration would be complete without a gift! Right?

Spend $15 or more in the Scrap Girls Boutique and you will receive the
Warm Wishes Collection Mini, designed by the talented Angie Briggs, for free! Offer expires at Midnight, MDT on June 30th, so shop now and don't miss out!

Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Jingleberry Word Art - Titles Jingleberry Collection Biggie White Christmas Collection Biggie
Brush Set: Kiddie Christmas ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ragamuffin Glitter 8501 A Merry Season Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Kiddie Christmas and
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ragamuffin Glitter 8501 are also available.
Photo Credit: Shauna Dubois - Two Chics Photography.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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This product is included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering.
Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies.
They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices
for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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Commercial license versions of Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Christmas Wonder are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jacelen Deinema

Layout by Janine Buckles
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Watercolor Hearth and Home Collection Watercolor Christmas Collection Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie
Twigs And Twine Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Moulding ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows  6501  PSE and PS Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Moulding, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Rozanne Paxman
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Commercial license versions of Her Wedding Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Design Pack: Scattered Pictures Fa La La Collection Mini Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie Winter's Hush Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Fa La La Collection Mini, Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie are also available.

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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.

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One Day
At A Time
Monday, June 27, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 25% off Halfway-toChristmas Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • Designer's Life: Angie Briggs
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Back to the Basics: Online Class Round Up
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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.
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  • 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 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!

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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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A Designer's Life Image


Angie Briggs

One Day At A Time

At the beginning of this year, I had this strong feeling that I needed to make a change in my life. One thing I was never happy with was the way I felt about myself and the way I looked physically. I've spent so much of my life making sure that everyone else was taken care of and had what they wanted and needed that I forgot about doing the same for me. I let things get out of control. So I decided that 2011 was going to be all about me.

Normally when I get this type of urge, I always think to myself, “I'll start on Monday” and never do, but this time I decided there was no better time than the present. So on January 2nd, I started my journey to a healthier me.

I knew I didn't want to sabotage myself, so I started off simple. I cut out any and all sugars (no more picking up a candy bar in the grocery store checkout line) and cut back on what I was eating. Other than sugar, I didn't limit myself to certain types of food, I just had less, hoping this would help with the craving and binging that had ruined my plan so many times in the past.

Another big change I made is I started walking on the treadmill. I would get up every morning, get dressed to work-out before I even left my room, and then start my day. So when I got a few moments to myself, I didn't have the excuse of not being dressed for a workout. I just went straight downstairs and walked. To begin with, I was lucky to get a half mile in before I was just too tired, but soon I was up to 2-3 miles a day.

The next thing I knew, the first month had passed, and the little changes I had made started to become habit - and I had lost 23 pounds! It made me realize I could do it this time.

Over the next several months, I slowly added in more exercise and became stricter on my eating habits. Now I walk five miles a day at least five days a week (on the other two days, I usually get a short 2-3-mile walk), and thanks to the latest 30-day challenge on the Scrap Girls Message Board, I've also added in 20 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength training to my day. As I write this, I have officially hit the 70-pound mark a little over five months after I started.

The changes I have noticed are amazing. Not only the physical ones (while it is great to be able to pass down all my old pants because they no longer fit and the new ones I’ve bought to replace them are now getting loose), but the energy I have and how I feel every morning when I get up are amazing.

It's also great to see that the habits and choices I've made are being passed down to my kids. We now work-out together almost every day. I see my sons making better choices in the foods they select to eat. Since school got out about four weeks ago, both my boys have each lost eight pounds, and they have informed me that they want to run in a children's fund-raising marathon in October.

So while it hasn't been an easy journey, and I've had my ups and downs since the first of the year, the one thing I keep reminding myself is to take it one day at a time and don't get frustrated. It's a slow process, but I feel like I am learning alot about myself during this journey - and it's one I'm glad I'm taking!

- Angie Briggs

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Favorite Product I've designed:
Everyday Moments Collection Biggie

Everyday Moments Collection Biggie
Commercial license versions of Everyday Moments Collection Biggie are also available.

It's always so hard for me to pick a favorite product that I've designed. I think my latest favorite is my
Everyday Moments Collection. I love the colors and patterns in this collection and how versatile they are.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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A commercial license version of
Everyday Moments Collection Biggie
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Special Event

Halfway To Christmas!

'Tis the season to go scrap-crazy as we launch the biggest "Halfway to Christmas" event you've ever seen! We have the entire Scrap Girls team busy decorating and wrapping up special contests, giveaways, chats, threads, and classes that are going to leave you giddy with excitement! Oh, and let's not forget the sale!

Each day the Scrap Girls team will have a new theme for you! Blog posts, Facebook updates, Message Board threads, contests, and more will ALL be focused on the daily theme! Plus don't forget to check your Newsletter daily! Each day, we'll announce the theme and feature three products in the Newsletter that will be on sale with an even greater discount than the sale pricing!

Today's Theme of the Day: Crafts & Ornaments

Save an extra 10% on these three products below! Today ONLY!

Daily Quotes - Xmas Word Art Mini Easy Page Pro Album: Glitzy Christmas Mini Tag ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 1

Commercial license versions of Daily Quotes - Xmas Word Art Mini and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 1 are also available.

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Chat Schedule

Monday, June 27, 2011

  • 7:00PM MT - Theme of the Day Chat

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

  • 4:00PM MT - Theme of the Day Chat
  • 7:00PM MT - New Member Chat

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • 10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
  • 6:00PM MT - Theme of the Day Chat

Thursday, June 30, 2011

  • 6:00AM MT - Theme of the Day Chat
  • 6:00PM MT - Speed Scrap Crop & Chat

* Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!

ScrapSimple Club Image

June's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

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

June's Scrap Girls Club
was designed for you by
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive!
JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive!
Designer's Gift

and a Club Exclusive
Color Palette

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Back to the Basics

Online Class Round Up

Once a month, we share with you the details of a recent digital scrapbooking class that has been held at Scrap Girls. I’d like to share with you about a popular class by Mary Elizabeth O’Toole called Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop.

Online Class – Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop
Instructor: Mary Elizabeth O’Toole

Regardless of skill level, every digital scrapbooker can appreciate the functionality and variability of layer masks. They allow for non-destructive editing and designing in Photoshop, so if you’re unfamiliar with layer masks, you’ll want to make a point of learning about them sooner rather than later.  The Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop online class was the perfect opportunity for digital scrapbookers to learn about the magical powers of layer masks and how to harness those powers for attracting attention within digital scrapbooking layouts.

Using various methods, this class taught students how to create, copy, and edit layer masks. The learning didn’t stop there, though. Students went on to learn basics for masking away distracting or uneven photo edges, transforming images within masks, and changing the size and shape of layer masks. Weekly homework assignments tackled topics such as how to correct photograph exposure, as well as different masking methods for adding variety to brushes and custom embellishments.

This class was held in our most popular method of two Chat Room class sessions. Students received class materials with step-by-step PDF instructions, including screenshots to make it easy for following along. As with all our classes, there was a private class gallery set up for students where they could post their before-and-after work and receive feedback. There was also a private class forum for the students to ask questions and share information, which was another excellent way for students to further interact with Mary Elizabeth. At the end of each class session, students received a transcript of the class chat.

I’ve chosen two class layouts to share with you. This layout by joanie318 is from Mary Elizabeth’s Week One homework assignment:

Digital scrapbook layout by joanie318

Layout by joanie318
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Inspired Dog Tags Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Them ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chillin

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Them and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chillin are also available.

This layout by princessrunningfingers is also from Mary Elizabeth’s Week One homework assignment:

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by princessrunningfingers
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About a Boy Collection Mini Fit To Be Tied Embellishment Little Man Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames spacer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

The Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop class was already held; however, we do repeat classes. Be sure to keep watch on our Online Class section of the Boutique to find future class offerings to help you expand your digital scrapbooking skills.

Katherine Weaver
Article written by Katherine Weaver
Scrap Girls Education Administrator

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Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Warm Wishes Tree and Stocking Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates with her Warm Wishes Collection Mini which you can
receive right now for FREE when you spend $15 or more in the Scrap Girls Boutique.

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Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs

* 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
Tuesday, June 28th - 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, June 29th - 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 29th, we'll do a Stars Challenge! Create a layout using at least one star. It can be embellishments like brads, buttons, and stitching, brushes, or even a layout template. There are so many possibilities - have fun with it! 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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Speed Scrap Crop & Chat
Thursday, June 30th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour, and you create the layout! You can check out some of the past Crops in the Speed Scrap Gallery!

Games

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.

Contests

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!

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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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