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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Roses ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bow Borders ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stacked ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blank Canvas
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501 Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: ABC Fun
Christmas Angel Dust Collection   Attic Treasures Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Roses, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bow Borders, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stacked, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blank Canvas, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501, Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: ABC Fun are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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These first two products are 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.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip Pirate Code Collection Biggie
Golden Vanity Heritage Collection   Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip, Pirate Code Collection Biggie, Golden Vanity Collection and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mask Clusters - Natural Bray and Evie Collection Bray and Evie Solids Paper Mini
Bray and Evie Alphas   Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Vintage Fans Altered Past Collection Ladylike Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Prairieland Sweet Whimsy Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Decor

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Vintage Fans, Altered Past Collection, Ladylike Collection, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Prairieland, Sweet Whimsy Collection and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Decor are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Buttons and Hooks So Big Collection Biggie Love Struck Collection
Buttoned Papers Botanica Collection Baby Chronicles Embellishment Clusters

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Buttons and Hooks are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders Sewing Collection Mini Trunk or Treat Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Foil 6501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sequins
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Ribbon Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders, Sewing Collection Mini, Trunk or Treat Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Foil 6501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sequins and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Ribbon Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters - School Learning Curve Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crackle 6301 Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: School Days 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters - School, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Crackle 6301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: School Days 6301 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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What Digital Scrapbooking Has Taught Me
Saturday, August 20, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Save 40% off ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates!
  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • August's Member of the Month: Dot
  • Just Because It's Fun
  • 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.
  • 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

What Digital Scrapbooking Has Taught Me (in a Very Short Amount of Time)

I am a busy mom with a job, a husband, and three children under the age of 10 (the order of importance is definitely not in that order). Life is lived in the now, where things get done; fires are put out for the day, the kids are driven to their various activities, and not much time is spent "thinking," only "doing"... at least until I discovered digital scrapbooking.

Now, mind you, I am very new to this hobby, only really getting into it within the last couple of weeks. In my limited arena of two completed layouts (but boy, am I proud of those two!), I am finding that the journaling portion of my layout is the most challenging and most frustrating. This part of the process forces me to sit and think, sit and reflect, sit and reminisce. This is something that does not come naturally for me, nor does it come as quickly as I'd like.

Maybe that's okay, though... maybe this newfound interest isn't all about getting the layouts done, but rather, helping me to sit back and reflect and think about life as it passes me by. Maybe it's about helping me to savor the moments rather than get them checked off the list and onto the next one.

I had always looked at digital scrapbooking as a means to an end: Get the photos off my camera and onto something tangible the kids can look at. But that's not the end. The end is not a bound book to lay on the coffee table, but instead, an opportunity to pass on a legacy of stories and dreams that will live on because I stopped "doing, doing, doing" and sat down to start reflecting.

That doesn't make the journaling flow any easier, but as this new hobby births a renewed mom with a refreshed outlook, it certainly makes the days more enjoyable, even if I am still putting out daily fires in the here and now.

- Amy S.

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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!

ScrapSimple Club

The August ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed.

Exclusive content from August'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

August's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Member of the Month Image

Member of the Month: PolkaDot

Dot
Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - August 2011
Member Name: PolkaDot

1. What program do you use to do your digital scrapbooking?

I enjoy using Photoshop CS5.

2. Are you a Mac or a PC?

I'm a PC, and I like it very much.

3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.

I use a Canon Powershot SX 130 IS, mainly on Auto setting.

4. Name one thing that every beginning digital scrapbooker should know.

It all adds up! Each new layout uses skills you've learned and adds a new one (or two!). If you get stuck, ask. Give yourself time to learn and enjoy the process. Finally, the daily Scrap Girls Newsletters and Challenges are a fantastic source of inspiration and are what really helped me learn digi-scrapping!

5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?

Anything I could make with a brush! I enjoy using the Scrap Girls brushes so much, especially since taking the wonderful classes offered at Scrap Girls. Brushes opened up a whole world of embellishing for me. I think they are so versatile, and with colors, filters, Blending Modes, and styles applied, brushes are limitless in fun and their ability to decorate a page. The brushes offered at Scrap Girls are just perfect for scrapbook work, and there are so many from which to choose!

6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?

Not day! It's nighttime - the later, the better, right up until dawn.

7. What is your favorite snack?

Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream. Plain. No add-ins! A close second is plain popcorn. Dry, no butter or flavoring. (I sense a theme!)

8. What is your least favorite household chore?

Easy answer: Dusting. It never ends, does it?

9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."

My faith in God, my husband and family, my friends, my freedom, and my ability to read. I could live without my computer, but I wouldn't like it very much!

10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?

Digital scrapbook layout by PolkaDot

Layout by PolkaDot
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals III Rust 8501 Biggie Sugar Baby Collection Brush Set: Grandparents 1
Altered Art Collection Biggie Innocence Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos - Doubles Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 Dynamic Brush Set: Spellbound ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
Learning Curve Nano Collection Learning Curve Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Peeled Paint 5701

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals III Rust 8501 Biggie, Brush Set: Grandparents 1, Altered Art Collection Biggie, Innocence Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos - Doubles Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: Spellbound, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Peeled Paint 5701 are also available.

Just Because It's Fun

Saturday Newsletter Challenge

Every third Saturday of the month, Ro will have a Newsletter-exclusive layout challenge for you! Post your layouts in this Gallery by the following Wednesday at 11pm MT (don't forget to list the supplies you've used!), and if your layout is chosen to appear in next Saturday's Newsletter, you will be awarded a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Ready for today's challenge? Use this title on a layout: "Still Going Strong"

Here are just a few product suggestions to get you started...

I Am Collection Scrap Pack Biggie: All About Marriage A New Me Collection
Fitness Collection Biggie Industrial Strength Collection Biggie Scrap Pack Mini: Story Telling

Commercial license versions of Industrial Strength Collection Biggie are also available.

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Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by jorunswithscissors

Layout by jorunswithscissors
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Coastal Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coastal Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coastal Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by SeeWhatSueSaw

Layout by SeeWhatSueSaw
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Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie * Here Comes the Sun Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of Here Comes the Sun Collection 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!

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August's Scrap Girls Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by luckyladybug

Layout by luckyladybug
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These first three 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.

Joyous Collection Biggie Joyous Embellishment Mini Joyous Word Art Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry PSE 5001  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry PSE 5001 are also available.

Congratulations, Jaymee (luckyladybug)!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! Jaymee receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using August's Scrap Girls Club! Congratulations!

Congratulations to this Club's winner. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!

Want to see past winners of the Scrap Girls Club Concepts Contest? Visit the Scrap Girls Club Concepts Winners Gallery on our Message Board!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker 8501

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker 8501 Sassafras Collection Biggie Design Pack: Inked Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker 8501 and Design Pack: Inked Text are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 6pm 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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U.F.O Chat
Tuesday, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Cheri (Cheri T) in the chat room for this month's addition of the UFO Chat. This is where you get help from a layout designer to finish a layout you are struggling with. Upload your UFO to this Gallery and Cheri will have tips ready for you!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 24th - 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 24th, we'll do a quote challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling. Any quote is OK! 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
Wednesday, August 24th - 6:00PM MDT

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!

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Ad Inspiration Challenge & Chat
Thursday, August 25th - 7:00PM MDT

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 message 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!

Games

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.

Contests

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!

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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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