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Can You Make Things Happen?
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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.
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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!
Scrap 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.
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!
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!
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:
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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.
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!
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.
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.
Article written by Heather Messmer
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Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Pieces are also available.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.)
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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