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Carnival Days Sale! Save 21.5% off all almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on August 1, 2011!

Save 21.5% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on Monday, August 1st!

Plus we've got a whole line-up of fun activities planned for you! Be sure to read the Scrap Girls Newsletter each day to get the scoop on what's happening!

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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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* JIF 6 by Kim Meeder *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 2 Having Hope Collection Biggie So Basically White Paper Mini
  Basic: Black Paper Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 2 and Basic: Black Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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* JIF 6: Intentional *

Commercial license versions of JIF 6: Intentional are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Bottles Biggie Seascape Collection Always and Forever Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Bottles Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Souvenir Collection Well Traveled Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Postage Due Cluster Frames
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Tales   ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Circles

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Postage Due Cluster Frames, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Tales and ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Journaling Around Circles are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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These two products are 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.

Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie * Ever So Lovely Clusters Embellishment Mini

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Farmstead Collection Waters Edge Collection Cowboy Up! Collection Biggie
  The Happiest Day Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Farmstead Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets Simple Pleasures Collection Sweet Whispers Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets and Sweet Whispers Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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* JIF6 : Wanted *

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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.

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Reflections from My Garden
Saturday, July 30, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 21.5% off Carnival Days Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • Special Event: Carnival Days
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Just Because It's Fun
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Available Online Classes
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

AVAILABLE
ONLINE CLASSES

Online Class - Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Tuesdays, Aug 2 - Sept 6
7:00 PM MDT

Join Rose Ann Bright in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop. This in-depth class is perfect for the digital crafter who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!

This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop eBook, six one-hour webinars, and access to a private class forum and gallery. Following each session, students will receive a video of the webinar. By following the techniques in this class, you will gain the knowledge to use the brush as a versatile tool in your digital crafting arsenal. If you have already purchased Mastering Brushes for Photoshop, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

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Online Class - Mastering Brushes in PSE
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
Wednesdays, Aug 3 - Sept 7
7:00 PM MDT

Join Anna Mansfield in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements. This in-depth class is perfect for the digital crafter who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!

This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements eBook, six one-hour webinars, and access to a private class forum and gallery. Following each session, students will receive a video of the webinar. By following the techniques in this class, you will gain the knowledge to use the brush as a versatile tool in your digital crafting arsenal. If you have already purchased Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.

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 programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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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 third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 8th 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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You Speak Out

Reflections from My Garden

I found this verse I had written in a book years ago when we lived in the country. Now the bird sightings from my kitchen are much less diverse, and my gardening is confined to a few narrow beds, slightly wider than the head of a rake, not divided into rows that the children ran footraces along in those halcyon summer days. I think these memories are why I enjoy scrapbooking so much; I can recreate the good feelings that I remember and share them with others. And along the way I am trying to collect new good memories, because even this time now will one day be a memory, too.

Time

Like beads on a necklace
Placed with thoughtful care
Repeating o'er and o'er
Of the seasons we're aware.

And sometimes slow and often not
The time, it spiraled on
And even when I tried to hold
The years were quickly gone.

And all our little children
That in my garden played
Are grown up and gone away
And only mem'ries stayed.

Sincerely,
Darlene

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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!

Special Event

ScrapFest - Carnival Days

Welcome to Scrap Girls' ScrapFest Carnival! We've got a whole line-up of fun games, chats, crops and more planned for you. Be sure check the Scrap Girls Newsletter and the Scrap Girls Forum each day to get the scoop on what's going on and have fun shopping!

Blog your way to a $50 Scrap Girls Boutique gift card!

The ScrapFest Carnival is going on right now, and we want to make it even more fun and exciting! We want your feedback on your favorite products at Scrap Girls – and we're going to give away a terrific prize at the same time.

Announcing the first-ever ScrapFest Blog Carnival! There's a special badge on the blog here. Take that badge and post it to your blog along with a link back to the your favorite product (or products) in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Then share your blog address in the Comments section of this blog post. You will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

So browse through the Boutique, pick your favorite things, and then tell us all about it! We can't wait to have a great time with you at the ScrapFest Blog Carnival!

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Carnival Event Chat Schedule

Saturday, July 30, 2011

  • 9:00AM MDT - Fun House Mirror Chat
    Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) as we explore different ways to use the transform tools in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. While these tools can be used to make photos look distorted like a fun-house mirror, we'll also give you some transformation tricks that can help your layouts look more realistic.

  • 2:00PM MDT - Under the Big Top Color Challenge
    Join Theresa (tiza126) and Conda (SodScrap) at 2pm MT for a special "Under the Big Top" Color Challenge Chat. Watch the Forum for the Color Challenge thread, and then come to the chat to share your layouts and learn how to create your own Big Top Color Palettes! Hope to see you under the Big Top in the Scrap Girls chat room!

  • 7:00PM MDT - Cram the Chat Room
    Let's do it! Let's cram the chat room! Join Theresa (tiza126) and Conda (SodScrap) on Saturday, July 30th at 7pm MT in the chat room as we fill it up! Bring your favorite snacks and beverages to share and let's see how many people we can get in the chat room! We're sure to have loads of chatter, fun, laughter, silly noises, and games! Hope to see you all there!

Monday, August 1, 2011

  • 10:00AM MDT - Face Painting: Basic Touch-Ups in PS/PSE
    Join April (April Showers), Cherise (cherise) and Loni (LoniH) for a Face Painting Chat where we'll discuss some easy ways to "paint over" photo imperfections. Dirty faces, blemishes and those dark circles can disappear with just a few clicks of your mouse.

  • 6:00PM MDT - Build Your Own: Carnival-Style
    Join Carla (CRS) and Cheré (cherekaye) for a trip to the Carnival! Early in the day, we'll post a thread with some things to do at the carnival. Each activity will correspond to a scrapbooking item. What you choose determines what you will use on your layouts! We'll reveal what each activity means at the chat and will update the thread then, too! You never know what you'll get!

  • 7:00PM MDT - NSBR Chat
    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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!

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

ScrapSimple Club

The July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

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).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Just Because It's Fun

Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by luckyladybug

Layout by luckyladybug
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Classical Music Collection Biggie Brush Set: Musical Grunge - Biggie Framed Treasures Embellishment Mini
Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie School Memories Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601
Paint Sheers Embellishments   Twilight Magic Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Classical Music Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Musical Grunge - Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by princessrunningfingers
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by princessrunningfingers
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by princessrunningfingers

Layout by princessrunningfingers
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Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Zoomba Zoomba Collection Biggie Zoomba Alpha Beads
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blenders - Masks ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

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

Want to see your layouts make an appearance in the Scrap Girls newsletter?

Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery, and if we choose your layout to be featured in the Saturday Newsletter, you'll win a prize! To be considered, don't forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.

Congratulations to this week's selectees. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!

Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Carnival Days Paper Mini Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates with her Carnival Days Paper Mini

Carnival Days Paper Mini ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Coffee House Homebody Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Ticket to Ride   2 Much Fun Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of 2 Much Fun Collection Mini are also available.

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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

NSBR Chat
Monday, August 1st - 7:00PM MDT

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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!

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Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 2:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you inspired to scrap about yourself. A theme will be posted earlier in the day to help you get started.

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 6:00PM MDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 3rd - 10:00AM MDT

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 August 3rd, your challenge is to use products from at least 5 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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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, August 3rd - 6:00PM MDT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Project SG Chat
Wednesday, August 3rd - 7:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) to hear all the details about Project SG! You can be eligible to win prizes simply by taking part in this year-long Challenge. It is never too late to start! We hope to see you in the chat room August 3rd at 7pm MT.

Games

July Message Board Game: Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Dust off those thinking caps and hunting boots! We're having a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and you're invited! Join us for the July Message Board Game, where each Monday through Saturday during the month of July, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a clue in the official game thread. The clue will describe a product from the Scrap Girls Boutique. To participate, search the Boutique for the product and post a link to the product page in the official game thread.

But wait, there's more! In a new twist to the scavenger hunt game, on certain days you will be sent to the Scrap Girls Gallery to look for layouts using specific products or collections, and then post a link to your layout comment in the official game thread.

Three winners will be drawn from all the members who correctly identify a product or find Gallery layouts throughout the month. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good luck in your search!

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

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: As the United States celebrates its independence this month, we'd love to see some examples of how you've gained independence! For July's Monthly Layout Contest, show us your layouts featuring someone displaying independence! It could be a toddler learning independence or a young person out on their own for the first time. You could even scrap about a time you displayed some independence! Be sure to include some journaling to support your photos. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. 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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