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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Dainty *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Leaving Midnight Collection Mini So Basically Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Leaving Midnight Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Rough Hewn *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 So Basically *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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These first three 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.

Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Going Dutch Brush Set: Sun Bursts
  Brush Set: Fabric Stamps  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie, Brush Set: Sun Bursts and Brush Set: Fabric Stamps are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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Assemble Your Own: Artist Trading Cards ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spiral Bound Back to the Basics Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Starry Hearts Casual Romance Collection Love So Soft Collection
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Pink 11001  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spiral Bound and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Pink 11001 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Follow Your Bliss *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Buttercup Buttercup Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters
  Laurels Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of Buttercup Collection and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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This 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.

* Assemble Your Own Zoom Kit: Memory Lane *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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Arts N Crafty Kids Collection Biggie * Scrapsimple Digital Layout Templates: Texting

Commercial license versions of Arts N Crafty Kids Collection Biggie and Scrapsimple Digital Layout Templates: Texting 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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The Rowdy Sprite
Friday, September 16, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Assemble Your Own and Embellishments Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: What Are Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages?
  • 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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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

The Rowdy Sprite

We don't see ourselves as other see us; others don't see us as we are, and we see less than that.

As we live our lives, we sometimes unsuccessfully attempt to capture and hold the illusion known as "This is who I am." Some days we believe we have it in our grasp. We smile and hold it high, "This is me, World! I'm here!"

But other times, no matter how actively the wise sage inside of us tries to capture and tame the rowdy sprite that scatters mistakes here and there, the chase feels futile because whenever it sees wisdom coming, the sprite dances around another corner and changes form into something altogether different.

Asking others to provide information about who they believe us to be rarely bears ripe fruit. The partner's responses are usually jaded by their assessment of interactions. Their suppositions are colored by their own rowdy sprite who is driven to judge each moment by the history of a life lived. Therefore, their words, no matter how altruistically spoken, are thereby suspect.

Instead, we are required to push and pull ourselves through the quest to locate ourselves, ever learning and growing from the mistakes the sprite makes as it dances through life. The journey to know ourselves is the most intense quest God has provided, and I am on it. Are you?

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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!

Scrap Girls Club

September's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Paula Wright.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

September's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Paula Wright


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips from the Pros

What Are Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages?

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 with Mac OS

Do you ever want some new goodies from the Scrap Girls Boutique, but don't have enough money in the budget to buy an entire collection? Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the supplies you do have and don't know where to start? Do you ever want to create a great digital scrapbook layout in a short amount of time? Do you ever want to try a new style or color without committing to an entire collection? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then head on over to the Assemble Your Own Zoom kits in the Scrap Girls Boutique. These inexpensive, value-packed kits can solve all these problems.

Each Assemble Your Own Zoom Page kit contains two coordinating 12x12-inch digital scrapbooking papers. In addition, they include two pages of embellishments. What's cool about these products is that they often contain precut papers and borders that take any guesswork out of the equation. Your double-page spreads, coordinating pages, or individual layouts will come together quickly and easily.

For my layout, I'll be using Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Defining Moments. I've used one of the collection papers as a background border. The paper I have placed on top has a layered look to it. The precut, glitter-encrusted mat will anchor my photos. The photo frame comes with the old tape attached. In a few minutes, I already have the basis for my digital scrapbooking layout.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Layer elements from AYO kit onto a new layout.

I'm off to a good start. Next, I position my photos, borders, journaling spot, staple and bow - all of which are included in Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Defining Moments. Everything coordinates perfectly and gives me plenty of options, but doesn't leave me feeling overwhelmed and indecisive. Don't get me wrong - I'm a girl who loves options, but sometimes my brain just rebels when faced with too many good choices! Think 31 flavors of ice cream in one store... and you get my drift!

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Add photos and journaling.

Just a few more things to do and my digital scrapbooking layout will be complete. I'm going to give this to my husband, Carson, as a birthday present. He's an artistic sort who appreciates the time and effort that goes into creating a special layout. Don't tell him just how easy and quick this was to make!

By the way, there are several categories in the Assemble Your Own section of the Scrap Girls Boutique. Take a moment and browse through all the great products. And, remember, many of the Assemble Your Own Zoom kits coordinate with existing collections and other products also available in the Boutique.

Well, it took me a total of 30 minutes to complete this digital scrapbooking layout! It's 102 degrees Fahrenheit here today, and I just might head over to that ice cream shop that features 31 flavors to cool off! Below is my completed layout.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Defining Moments *

Kim Meeder
Article written by Kim Meeder

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Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day - Special

Designer Freebie by Andrea Trump coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day Crazy Retro Day Collection Biggie Crazy Retro Day Paper Mini
Brush Set: Crazy Retro Day   Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day, Brush Set: Crazy Retro Day and Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie are also available.

Andrea Trump
Today's freebie designed by Andrea Trump

* 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

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, September 16th - 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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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, September 19th - 2:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, September 20th - 1:00PM MDT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "CHAT" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, September 20th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

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U.F.O. Chat
Tuesday, September 20th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Ashleigh (caprimom) 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. Share your UFO layout, and Ashleigh will have tips ready for you!

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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