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Time to Scrap Sale! Save 18.7% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on September 13, 2011!

Woo hoo! The kids are back in school and it's time to scrap all of those fun summer pictures you took. Time to shop!

Sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on Tuesday, September 13th.

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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Camille's Garden Collection Mini * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Marbled 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Marbled 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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French Linen Paper Mini Brush Set: Doggy Tales - Dogs Back Porch Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Back Porch Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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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 Swim Like A Fish Biggie Collection
  The Bee's Knees Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip and Swim Like A Fish Biggie Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
Photography by Richelle Nelson
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Naturally Handmade ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Naturally Handmade Pieces ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Daybooks
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Be Inspired Reawakening Collection Biggie Noteworthy Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501   Dynamic Brush Set: Pencil 4901

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Naturally Handmade, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Naturally Handmade Pieces, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Daybooks, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Be Inspired, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Dynamic Brush Set: Pencil 4901 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Promise Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Splatter 4901 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of Promise Collection Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Splatter 4901 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Prairieland Collection * ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters School Yard Collection Biggie Tike Transports Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8302 Selective Focus Mini Tender Moments Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001
  Brush Set: Sketchbook Dotted Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters, School Yard Collection Biggie, Tike Transports Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8302 Selective Focus Mini, Tender Moments Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001 and Brush Set: Sketchbook Dotted Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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These four 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.

Memory Lane Embellishment Cluster Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Kit: Memory Lane Memory Lane Cardboard Alpha
  Memory Lane Collection Biggie  

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Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Kaye Edwards

Layout by Cheré Kaye Edwards
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Zac and Sarah Collection Biggie * Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Zac and Sarah Collection Biggie and Oh Blah Dee 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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How I Read Scrap Girls Newsletter
Saturday, September 10, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 18.7% off Time to Scrap Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • 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

Everyday Action: How I Read Scrap Girls Newsletter

How do you read the Scrap Girls Newsletter when it pops into your inbox? Do you simply hope to remember all the great ideas you see, the tutorials you read, and the layouts that inspire you?

I have assembled a simple system of organizing the wealth of information for future reference, and I want to share my ideas with you. Since I simply cannot keep/store all the Scrap Girls Newsletters, I have put together a way to organize and file the elements that are most important to me for future reference. Here is how I do it, knowing that everything I save, I must organize and file so it will be usable later.

  1. I open up Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter on the mail reader on my server. This could also be done on my mail reader on my computer.

  2. I start at the top just to see the overall view, then I quickly scan down the whole page.

  3. For the sample layout pages that I think are awesome or pages that have an idea that I might want to use in the future, I right-click on the image, then click "Save As," selecting to save as a JPG, and using the file name that was used by Scrap Girls. My computer space is not gigantic, so I probably only do this once a week. This goes into a folder under My Documents> Scrapbooking-Great Ideas.

  4. For the "How I Did It" articles, I read each one and see if it is something I want to do or will need to do someday. I highlight the picture and the mini-tutorial, then open Word and paste it onto a blank document. I save the document as ScrapGirlsTutorial–1. Day after day, I repeat the process, adding mini-tutorials to this document until I reach about 30, then I start a new document entitled, ScrapGirlsTutorial-2, then –3, etc. I format the page with .6-inch margins on each side and two columns, so I can get more on a page and see more pictures. I have this file under My Documents> Scrapbooking-Lessons.

  5. Then for the complete tutorials, I highlight each one in its entirety and paste it into a Word document. I save it using the file name used by Scrap Girls or change it to be in the right place under My Documents> Scrapbooking-Lessons. Or if it is about a different topic like Photography or Organizing, then that would be the topic I would file it under. Saving under "How to Add a Brush" causes problems later when I am searching, so the topic would be simplified to one word: Brushes.

  6. When I scroll down to the Newsletter's daily freebie, I click on it (which takes me to the Scrap Girls Boutique where I scroll down to the DOWNLOAD link), then save it in the correct category, such as Backgrounds and Papers, Borders, or Embellishments (with many subcategories).

    I do have a couple of categories in my files which are probably not used by any other scrapbooker: #Awesome items to use. These are single items that I love, and this topic has many subtopics like Feathers, Lace, White Items, Scrolls, Butterflies, Awesome Backgrounds, Torn Papers, Aqua and Jade items.

    Another very well-used category is #To Sort. I use the pound sign (#) on both of these categories so that they will come up first in my scrapbooking files. I have filled a hard drive with 200GB just since September 2010, when I started digitally scrapbooking.

  7. I read the Muse or the editorial, and sometimes I highlight and Save As in My Documents> Keepers–Scrap Girls Musings. There was one Muse that I not only highlighted and saved, but I sent it to friends, too. This was the one Ro wrote after the new year about New Year's Resolutions. I always write New Year's Resolutions (Goals) and another List of Accomplishments (for different categories, i.e., genealogy, sewing, etc.). But Ro's list for the year was so great, I made a form out of it.

  8. Then – and only then - I delete the Newsletter! I have been inspired by it, learned through it, and gleaned from it.

Hope this helps you to get as much out of your Scrap Girls Newsletter as I do!

Lucy

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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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Just Because It's Fun

Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sara Arell

Layout by Sara Arell
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Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie * Ever So Lovely Clusters Embellishment Mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by mmimmi

Layout by mmimmi
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Joyous Collection Biggie Joyous Embellishment Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Joyous
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dimensional Frames  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dimensional Frames 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 Monthly Layout Contest Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by txtrisha

Layout by txtrisha
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Digital Stickers: Beach Day * ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by jorunswithscissors

Layout by jorunswithscissors
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Trashed 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled Up Coastal Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Trashed 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled Up and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301 are also available.

Congratulations to the winners of the August layout contest, Trisha (txtrisha) and Jo (jorunswithscissors). The winning layouts each fit the theme of water. txtrisha and jorunswithscissors each receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique for their efforts. Congratulations!

Congratulations to this month's winners. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!

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

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August's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by BetC

Layout by BetC
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These four 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 Paper Templates: Remember This ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 3 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk
  ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Remember This, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 3, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip are also available.

Congratulations, BetC!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! She receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using August'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!

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Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of August's Message Board Game - BINGO! Each of these members received a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

  • PolkaDot
  • Cabalistic
  • runnergirl
  • misseswojo

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Curious Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her Curious Collection Mini

Curious Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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

Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, September 10th - 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!

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Journaling Chat
Monday, September 12th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT on the second Monday of each month. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, September 12th - 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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Hybrid Card Chat
Tuesday, September 13th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat room to discuss Hybrid Cards. We will discuss our next swap, the beauties you recieved from your partner and printing tips, too!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 13th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm 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.

Games

September Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

It's that time again - Posting Contest time! This is where you are rewarded for your flying fingers and chattiness. The Contest will run from September 1st when we post the thread to September 30th at 12:00 Midnight (MST).

To enter the Message Board Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the game thread with your CURRENT post count. This is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: Do not post the number found on your profile; it is a different number that is calculated differently.) During the month, chat your fingers off! At Midnight on September 30th, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the original thread.

Members with Message Board posts over 50 will be put in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 200 will be put in a drawing for both the $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate and a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 400 will be put in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate, as well as the $5 and $10 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

September Monthly Layout Contest: The children are headed back to school, and there is a sense of learning in the air! For the September Layout Contest, share your layouts about learning a new skill! We'd love to see the stories about someone in your life learning and growing. Remember when your little one learned to ride a bicycle or your teenager learned to drive a car? Or how about when you learned to use your digital scrapbooking software? Share those layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on September 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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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