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Today's Special of the Day!

Renew Collection Biggie
Renew Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Shalae Tippetts. In a brief interview with Shalae, she shared these comments with us...

"In college, I took a Art Education class where I learned how to paint on silk with dies and resist. It is such a neat process and was the inspiration for the papers in the Renew Collection Biggie. Those blending of colors, white outlines that look like resist, stained glass, robin eggs and spring colors were the inspirations for the Renew Collection Biggie."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Anything chocolate related. Ice cream was not meant to have any fruit in it; it's just wrong.

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Shalae Tippetts
Shalae Tippetts

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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This last 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.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: School 1241 Mini Dynamic Brush Set: School JIF 6: School
  Joyous Collection Biggie  

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Realms of Glory 5101 Super Biggie Realms of Glory Collection Biggie Realms of Glory Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Realms of Glory 5101 Super Biggie, Realms of Glory Collection Biggie and Realms of Glory Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Mini Golf Collection Mini Sandbox Fun Collection Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of Mini Golf Collection Mini, Sandbox Fun Collection and Lettering Delights Slender Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Essentials ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Trims
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Essentials, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Trims and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn and Stapled Memento Collection Biggie Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Windows and Doors 6301 On A Whim Collection Mini On A Whim Nano Collection
Persimmon Collection Mini ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Blissful ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 4
Brush Set: Patterned Fragments ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 5102 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn and Stapled, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Windows and Doors 6301, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Blissful, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 4, Brush Set: Patterned Fragments, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 5102 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Here Comes the Sun Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie Here Comes the Sun Alpha Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Here Comes the Sun and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Realms of Glory Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory Biggie Respite Collection

Commercial license versions of Realms of Glory Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory Biggie and Respite Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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Brush Set: Crazy Retro Day ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Moments Laughter and Sunshine Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Crazy Retro Day, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Moments and Laughter and Sunshine Collection Biggie are also available.

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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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Is It Really an Emergency?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Back-to-School Layouts
  • 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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Rozanne Paxman
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Is It Really an Emergency?

Cartoon by Ro

Just in case you haven't heard this before, I'll tell you that...

  1. The phone police will not get you if you fail to answer your cell phone immediately.

  2. The phone police will not get you if you turn your cell phone off when you are with people who need your full attention.

  3. If the call is important, the caller will leave a message.

  4. There are very few true emergencies.

  5. The world will not implode if you limit how often you check your email and text messages via your smartphone.

  6. Checking your email and text messages every 5-10 minutes is an addictive behavior.

  7. Addictions such as checking your email and text messages every 5-10 minutes lower the quality of your life and disrupt relationships. The most important people are the ones you are with at the moment - not the person on the other end of the email or text message. The person on the other end of the email or text message can generally wait.

  8. According to a recent UK study, 60% of teens and 37% of adults now describe themselves as highly addicted to smartphones (study published by Oftcom). About half of teenagers report that they have used the phone in the bathroom and answer it during dinner and in the movies. They say that they will answer phones in the middle of the night and are less likely to read books if they own a smartphone. (Read more about this study here.

  9. You only have one life. Do not allow your smartphone to lower its quality.

  10. There are very few true emergencies.

(Article written by someone who has realized that she is addicted to her smartphone and is working hard to fix the situation.)

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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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Tips from the Pros

Back to School Layouts

Whether it is the first day of preschool or the last year of college, going back to school can be an exciting time with abundant photo opportunities. The first day back to school in our home is a bit chaotic, and I have been lucky to catch photos of the kids on their way out the door. One year, I missed getting photos of my high school-aged daughter as she ran to catch the bus, so I took some photos of her working on her first homework assignment instead. The back-to-school layout I created with the photos shows a part of her day I wouldn't usually catch.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
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Dynamic Brush Set: Stars 5001 College Days Collection Biggie High School Edge Collection Biggie
School Memories Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Styles Pack: School Days
  Well Loved Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Stars 5001, College Days Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Styles Pack: School Days and Well Loved Collection Biggie are also available.

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This year, I've decided to make a list of photos I would like to take before school starts and on the first day, so I can create back-to-school layouts that show more of what we do each year to get ready for the big day. Here are a few of the shots on my list:

  • Shopping trips for back-to-school items

  • New school outfits, including close-ups of new shoes

  • School supplies

  • Child holding a sign or a small chalkboard showing the year and the school

  • Child getting on or off the school bus (This one might be tricky with a high school boy; I may need to use a telephoto lens.)

  • Student wearing loaded back pack (shot from the back with child looking over shoulder)

  • Lunch box and its contents

  • Kids in front of sign with the name of the school (I'll definitely be doing this with my college freshman.)

With just a few moments of brainstorming, you can add a new twist to your back-to-school layouts by creating your own photo list! Then you'll be assured of a variety of photos for fresh, creative layouts!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
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Fun And Games Collection High School Edge Collection Biggie School Days Collection Mini
School Yard Collection Biggie Scrap Pack: Learning Curve ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Styles Pack: School Days Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font
  School Days Paper Mini 2  

Commercial license versions of Fun And Games Collection, School Yard Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Styles Pack: School Days and Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font are also available.

April Martell
Article written by April Martell

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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 Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Remember This Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Remember This,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 3 * Birthday Wishes Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 3 and Birthday Wishes Collection are also available.

Angie Briggs
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, 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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