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Never Too Busy
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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]:
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!
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.
Never Too Busy to Say I Love You
Our lives are hectic, to say the least. With three children, a husband, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and a lizard... somebody in the house is always needing/wanting something or to go somewhere. Then add in my husband's full-time job, my "might-as-well-be-full-time" job, basketball, soccer, homeschooling – I am always on the go. Busy, busy, busy.
I am a full believer that the Lord will speak to us in His smallest, stillest, quietest voice... if we will but listen. I recently learned that lesson all too well. My dear friend from college has been in difficult situations lately. Her emotions up and down, her finances spent, all for the love of her children. The miles were many between us, but thanks to email, we corresponded regularly.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon on my way out the door to work, I checked my email quickly. A note from my friend was waiting for me. She'd sent it at 12:10 p.m., just about 15 minutes prior to when I checked my inbox. The first thought that ran through my mind was I'll write back tonight when I get home; I don't have time now. I got up out of the chair and headed for the door.
Then I heard it – that whisper. That still small voice. "Write her now." I turned on my heel and sat back down. I gave her words of encouragement and love. I shared a verse from the Old Testament book of 1st Kings. I hit Send and said a prayer that the Lord would fill her with His peace, and off to work I went. I checked for a response when I got home. Nothing. But that wasn't so unusual... she kept busy, too. A week went by... and I wondered if she was feeling better. I prayed she was feeling better.
Sunday morning... I checked my inbox once again. I did have a response, but not from her - from her son. The response hit me square in the chest and might as well have been a shotgun blast. She'd passed away – the same day I had turned around and responded to her quick note. My heart was broken in two. I had no idea... I should have said so much more. Did I say the right thing? Did I say enough? Oh, Lord... what if?
But in these last couple of weeks, I have found some peace in knowing that I did take the time to tell her I loved her... and to share a truth from God's Holy Word. It stirs my soul to think my words may have been the last ones she ever read on this Earth. And I am so very thankful they were words of love.
Always take time to give sincere words of encouragement and love... you never know when it may be your last opportunity to do so. We are never too busy to say I love you.
- Lynn Martin (Lynniepoo)
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!
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:
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Weekly Layout Winners
Commercial license versions of Wanted Collection, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sparkle Trails and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie are also available.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Curls Biggie 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!
July's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner
This first product is included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.
Congratulations, Judy (judy in SD)!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! Judy receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using July's ScrapSimple Club! Congratulations!
Congratulations to this Club's winner. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the ScrapSimple Club Concepts Contest? Visit the ScrapSimple Club Concepts Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
July's Message Board Game Winners
Congratulations to these winners of July's Message Board Game - Summer Scavenger Hunt! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.
$10 Gift Certificate Winners
Commercial license versions of Pure White Paper, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Molly Milkshakes Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floribunda and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Buttons and Hooks are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry
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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, August 13th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!
Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, August 15th - 2:00PM MDT
Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!
Use Your Stash Chat
Monday, August 15th - 7:00PM MDT
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for this month's Use Your Stash Chat. We will challenge you to use something in your digital arsenal that you haven't before. Don't just collect supplies, use them! See you in the chat room on Monday at 7pm MT!
Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, August 16th - 6:00PM MDT
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, August 16th - 7:00PM MDT
Join Conda (SodScrap) 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.
August Message Board Game: BINGO!
Join us for an exciting game of August BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Monday August 1st (Midnight MDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Tuesday, August 2nd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.
Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.
Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
August Monthly Layout Contest: The temperatures are hot, and staying cool is a must! Water is a priority in the summer heat! For the August Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring water! Dig out those photos of the kids in the pool, the family on a boat ride, or even a waterfall! Journaling about what water means to you will help make this layout more meaningful to you in the future. Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on August 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!
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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