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Today's Special of the Day!

Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie
Keys to Happiness 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 Paula Wright. In a brief interview with Paula, she shared these comments with us...

"I have always loved fall. Where we live, the air cools and turns the leaves beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Fall was the inspiration for my Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie. I was thinking about the things and people who make me happy. This collection is filled with vintage keys, fall leaves, richly colored papers and even some beautiful torn and rolled papers that are perfect for scrapping the things and people that are the keys to YOUR happiness. Go ahead - treat yourself and those you love to a little happiness today."

1. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Fresh basil, cheese and tomatoes.

2. What's the last book you read?

I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea. It is about an American mountain climber who is building schools for children (especially girls) in Pakistan. It was sobering to read that girls weren't allowed an education, and most boys were only able to go to schools sponsored by the Taliban. It made me feel so grateful for the opportunities created by an education.

Paula Wright
Paula Wright

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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Nature's Bounty Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers – Nature's Bounty

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers – Nature's Bounty are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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* Value Pack: Spellbound *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Autumn Glow Paper Mini * Autumn Glow Embellishments

Commercial license versions of Autumn Glow Paper Mini and Autumn Glow Embellishments are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rounded Postage Bella Marie Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter 6501 Biggie
Sweet N Sassy Collection 1 Scrap Girls Summer Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rounded Postage, Bella Marie Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter 6501 Biggie, Sweet N Sassy Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Military: In the Navy Solids Paper Super Mini * Military: In the Navy Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Military: In the Navy Solids Paper Super Mini and Military: In the Navy Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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School Rules Collection Mini Jubilant Notepaper Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Composition Book 6401 Super Biggie   Jubilant Notepaper Alpha Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Composition Book 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie Realms of Glory Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Trashed 2
  Respite Collection  

Commercial license versions of Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie, Realms of Glory Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Trashed 2 and Respite Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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Creep Night Crumpled Paper Super Mini Creep Night Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Frames
Memories of Home Embellishments - Frames   Casual Romance Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Frames are also available.

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Digital scrapbook album project by Armi Custodio

Project by Armi Custodio
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* Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 School Is Cool *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Military: Go Army Collection Mini * Military: Go Army Solids Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of Military: Go Army Collection Mini and Military: Go Army Solids Paper Super Mini 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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Can You Make Things Happen?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 17.1% off Fall Savings Stock-Up Sale, plus an extra 7.3% 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: Scrapping with September's ScrapSimple Club
  • 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

Can You Make Things Happen?

It occurs to me that perhaps there are four kinds of people:

  • Those who make things happen.

  • Those who are afraid to make things happen.

  • Those who are upset at those who make things happen because they think they have been robbed of their chance by the other person's success.

  • Those who stand around waiting for someone else to make things happen so that they can get a piece of it.

Be the kind of person that makes things happen, because if you do, you can confidently say that you have made a difference in the world.

You do not have to have money, position, power, or even vast amounts of smarts or knowledge to make things happen. You just need faith enough in God and in yourself to do one more thing every day. Eventually, after many stops and starts and plenty of scrapes and mistakes, something will happen, and you'll be closer to your goal.

So, go ahead... make something - anything - happen. You can do it!

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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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson.

Exclusive content from September'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

September's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Scrapping with September's ScrapSimple Club

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Windows 7

Playing with this month’s beautiful ScrapSimple Club was so much fun!

To complete my layout, I decided to use the Joyful word art from the Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie. Then I placed the letters on the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banner. To do that, first I needed to "cut" each letter so I could move them independently from the entire word art, then place them on the appropriate spot on my banner.

First, I used the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select each letter. Once I had the letter selected, I created a new layer (Ctrl+J) with just the individual letter I wanted to place on the banner. I repeated this process until all of my letters were "cut" and placed on the banner.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Create a banner with word art and embellishment templates.
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Once I had the banner designed the way I wanted, I grouped all the layers (Ctrl+G) of the pennant banner and moved that group into my layout.

A pennant banner is a creative addition to this layout, and I love the way it is entirely customizable, from the banner fabric to the message it conveys – thanks to ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Messmer

Layout by Heather Messmer
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The first three products listed below 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: Pennant Banners Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up
Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
Lettering Delights Slender Font Back Porch Collection Biggie Beyond Myself Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners, Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Lettering Delights Slender Font and Back Porch Collection Biggie are also available.

Heather Messmer
Article written by Heather Messmer

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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces Ragamuffin Collection Biggie
  Naturescape Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, September 27th - 2:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) in the chat room at 2pm 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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Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, September 27th - 6:00PM MDT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, September 27 at 6pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Do you need help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing - hook, line, and sinker. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 27th - 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.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 28th - 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 September 28th, we'll be doing a Brush Challenge. Try to use at least two brushes in your layout. 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, September 28th - 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!

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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