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Save a Wad Sale! Save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on August 31, 2011!

Everybody loves to save a wad while shopping and here's your chance
to save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique!
Sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on Wednesday, August 31st.

Save a Wad Coupon! Save an extra 5% off everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on August 31, 2011!

Want to save an even BIGGER wad? Use this coupon code when you are checking out and you'll save an extra 5% off of your order's total.

Coupon Code: SaveAWad

Remember to type it in exactly as you see it or the coupon won't work for you.
But hurry... this extra discount is only good for three days! Coupon expires at Midnight, MDT on August 31st!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Time Traveler Collection Biggie
Time Traveler 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 Kerry Veale. In a brief interview with Kerry Veale, she shared these comments with us...

"With the exception of my affinity for flying as a passenger in small airplanes, I tend to be a "girlie-girl," preferring shopping to camping, a pedicure to a mud run, a bouquet of flowers to a hammer, and so on. As a result, many of my pre-Time Traveler collections were in feminine colors with more feminine design elements. However, I love the artistic elements that symbolize time as well as travel, and I realized that a collection with those elements could be designed in a rich color palette that was gender neutral so that it could be used quite artistically for masculine layouts. So, in a wonderful creative collaboration with several of my Scrap Girls designer friends, Time Traveler was set into motion. It is one of my most popular collections, and I have been very inspired by seeing so many of your layouts using it. In fact, if you go to our Scrap Girls Gallery, there is a "search" box in the top right corner. If you type in "Time Traveler" and do the search, you will find an amazing variety of layouts and greeting cards created by our talented gallery participants! Thank you for your wonderfully-inspiring layouts!"

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Rocky Road

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

Norah Jones

Kerry Veale
Kerry Veale

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Becca Hauck

Layout by Becca Hauck
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The Messenger Collection Biggie * Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Dynamic Brush Sketched Borders 2 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 3
  Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Dynamic Brush Sketched Borders 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space, Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 3 and Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tape 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Tape 6301 Unforgettable Collection Mini
Cinnamon Suede Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Painted 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tape 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Tape 6301, Dynamic Brush Set: Painted 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Innocence ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space B. Sweet Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Innocence and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Goodbye Summer Folded Paper Super Mini Goodbye Summer Collection Mini Fall-ing For You Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Vintage Valentine Alluring Autumn 2 Collection Mini Brush Set: Smudged

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Vintage Valentine and Brush Set: Smudged are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: San Serif Alpha Zoomba Embellishment Mini - Clusters Value Pack: Dreamtime
Value Pack: Innocence   Cutting Garden Collection

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: San Serif Alpha, Value Pack: Dreamtime, Value Pack: Innocence and Cutting Garden Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Lemonade Stand Collection * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Baroque Alpha ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 2 In The Moment Collection Mini
Fantaisie Collection Mini   Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Baroque Alpha, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Favorites 2, In The Moment Collection Mini, Fantaisie Collection Mini and Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mask Clusters - Fancy Rust Fancy Rust Collection Super Mini
  Take Wing Paper Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mask Clusters - Fancy Rust are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Mixed Media Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance Defining Moments Collection Biggie
  Respite Collection  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Mixed Media, Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance and Respite Collection 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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Business Owners Do Not Sit in Parks. Or Do They?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 18.9% off Save A Wad Sale, plus an extra 5% off Coupon!
  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Documenting Labor Day
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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!

divScrap 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.

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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Business Owners Do Not Sit in Parks. Or Do They?

Imagining does not make it so. Action is required.

For two long years, I imagined myself carrying a bag containing my NEO (a portable writing tool that looks much like a computer keyboard), a lunch, a bottle of water, and my small Nikon camera to the park in the gully. For two years, I imagined the sound of the trees blowing in the wind as I wrote. For two years, I saw myself answering email as I sat in a blue camp chair. For two years, I saw myself walking around the pond when I needed a break to clear my head. For two years, I imagined how I would feel as I realized that I am blessed to have a job that will let me work in the park.

And for two years, I did nothing but imagine it. I allowed myself to listen to the mean, inner voice that that smirked when it said, "Are you crazy? Business owners do not sit in parks while running their companies. Reasonable people sit at desks and look out windows as they wish they were free to lie on the grass and feel a summer breeze move their hair around their face. Adults are serious people, and you must be an adult."

But then, one morning, as I ran through the movie of upcoming day, I directed the actor to pack her bag, go to the store for a clean, dedicated blue camp chair, and then drive to the park. I told her to set up the chair, eat her lunch, and then balance her NEO on her lap. Then I watched her write muse after muse after muse, until her NEO was completely full of essays of life.

I gave myself permission to live out my very small dream.

So here I am - at last - sitting in my blue camp chair, my NEO balancing on top of my blue exercise pants, the empty Rubbermaid container serving as evidence that a lunch was made and consumed. I am here, in the park, feeling a cool breeze move my hair gently across my face and listening to the leaves rustle in the trees and my only question is...

...why did it take me so long?

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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Botanica Collection Having Hope Collection Biggie Cinnamon Suede Collection
Twigs And Twine Collection Baby Chronicles Collection Biggie Take Wing Collection Biggie

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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

Documenting Labor Day

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with a PC

Labor Day has morphed from its origins into a "last hurrah" of summer. Most families seem to do something outdoors during the holiday weekend. We tend to spend Labor Day with friends, grilling out and hanging out. Though the weather is often summer-like here in Iowa for another month or more, it is the symbolic last weekend of summer. The kids run amok, jumping or climbing the fence, sliding down our play structure, and laughing with their friends.

What holiday would be complete without its menu? All holidays revolve around specific foods, and Labor Day is no exception. The men grill chicken or steaks, hotdogs, tofu, eggplant, and corn on the cob. Don't forget to serve big slices of fresh tomatoes. All the comfort foods of summer need to be involved.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Red White and BBQ Collection Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 BBQ 1 Scrap Girls Summer Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301 Brush Set: Sea Glass Masks Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie
  Lettering Delights Hoopla Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301, Brush Set: Sea Glass Masks Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie and Lettering Delights Hoopla Font are also available.

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Camping is another fine choice for outdoor fun during the Labor Day weekend. Many folks camp close to home and prefer a camper or RV. Not my husband! He and various male relatives head out to the "real" outdoors of the Boundary Water Canoe Area, where you pack in and take out everything you'll need. No matter how you camp, make sure to photograph and document a variety of camping favorites. Some ideas include the campfire, making s'mores, grilling hotdogs, talking and playing with family and friends, the lake and water activities, and the wildlife (if you're lucky and the kids didn't scare it all off).

Check out the outdoors and summer sections of the Scrap Girls Boutique now to see what fits the activities you and your family choose to celebrate Labor Day.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Campout Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled and Torn ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames
This and That Collection Mini Garden Letters Collection Lettering Delights Hoopla Font

Commercial license versions of Campout Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled and Torn, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames, This and That Collection Mini and Lettering Delights Hoopla Font are also available.

Cheri Thieleke
Article written by Cheri Thieleke

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

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 Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Record It - Special 1

Designer Freebie by Jen Reed coordinates with her Brush Set: Record It Biggie,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Brush Set: Record It Biggie JIF 6 Plus: A Quiet Place A Quiet Place Paper Mini
Chunky Alpha Mini   Loving Baby Boy Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Record It Biggie and Chunky Alpha Mini are also available.

Jen Reed
Today's freebie designed by Jen Reed

* 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

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, August 30th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room at 7pm MT 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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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 31st - 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 31st, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout predominantly using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop! 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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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, September 2nd - 9:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work! You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, September 6th - 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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, September 6th - 7:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery that you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!

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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