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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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* Spooky Fun Collection Biggie *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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* Sending My Love Collection *

Commercial license versions of Sending My Love Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Serendipity Glitter Serendipity Collection Biggie Serendipity Paper Mini - Solids

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Serendipity Glitter are also available.

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Digital scrapbook invitation by Syndee Nuckles

Invitation by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Type Paths: Halloween Frightful Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 6301
2 Much Fun Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6302 - Neutral ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Halloween, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Brackets 6301, 2 Much Fun Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6302 - Neutral and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Pumpkin Delight Collection Mini Welcome Fall Collection Laurels Embellishment Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Pumpkin Delight Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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* Victorian Paper Lace Collection Biggie *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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* JIF 6 by Doris Castle *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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So Big Collection Biggie * Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Arrows Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Arrows Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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The two products listed below 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.

Inspiring Collection Biggie * JIF 6 Plus: Inspirational

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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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Tribute to the Sweetest Dog
Saturday, October 15, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • October's Member of the Month: Marilyn
  • 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 fourth quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, January 7th 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

Tribute to the Sweetest Dog

Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair. But I am a sincere believer "that all things work together for good," so it comforts me to know that the terrible accident which took you from us served some purpose... even though I'll probably never know what that purpose was.

My favorite memories of you are from when we first got you as a tiny puppy. Mom really didn't want a puppy, but Dad wanted to get you before I got married so you would be my puppy, too. The day after they brought you home, I was very sick. They all had to go somewhere and didn't want to leave you alone, so I offered to watch you even though I was sick. I wasn't looking forward to chasing a puppy around, but thought I should since I would be home anyway. Instead of being bad, you came and curled up on my back while I was lying on the couch. You fell fast asleep. We both slept that way until everyone came home. I knew then that I absolutely loved you!

My other favorite memory of you was the first time we brought you camping. We were going for a walk when suddenly two big dogs came running out of the forest toward me. Instead of running away, you ran in front of me and started growling at them. You were so cute!

Everyone who met you loved you, but how could they help it? You were usually so mellow, and other times crazy, faithful to a tee, and friendly to everyone. You were everything a good dog should be.

I was a little nervous the first time I brought Amber to stay with you. Neither of you had ever been around dogs or babies, but you both loved each other instantly. You were so amazingly gentle with her - especially when she wasn't gentle to you! You'd let her crawl all over you, pull on your ears, and take your toys away.

You were so much more than "just a dog," and you will be very, very missed!

- Nicole Elliott

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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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Loni Harris and Chere Edwards.

Exclusive content from October'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

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Loni Harris and Cheré Edwards

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Member of the Month Image

Member of the Month: MariJ

Marilyn
Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - October 2011
Member Name: MariJ

1. What program do you use to do your digital scrapbooking?

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

2. Are you a Mac or a PC?

Mac! I work on a 13-inch laptop and LOVE it. I actually started digital scrapping after I got my Mac, so I have never known anything else. I find Macs so easy and intuitive to work with.

3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.

A pink Canon PowerShot SD1100IS because it's small and easy to carry. I try to take it with me each day so as not to miss an interesting shot.

4. Name one thing that every beginning digital scrapbooker should know.

Don't get discouraged when beginning. Try to have fun and keep creating layouts that please you while continuing to learn, take classes, ask questions, etc. Before you realize it, your layouts will reach new heights!

5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?

A shadow. Each month reading this interview I'd think – "I'd be a shadow," but never, ever did I think I'd be answering the question! I'm a "behind-the-scenes" gal and not comfortable in the spotlight or receiving recognition. I love how shadows complement and help other elements stand out and be their best!

6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?

Most definitely early morning! The later it gets, the more me, my brain AND my creativity fades. :-)

7. What is your favorite snack?

Pretzels. I'm trying to eat more fruit, but give me a pretzel any day! Whole grain is my favorite, but I like any kind.

8. What is your least favorite household chore?

Vacuuming. For some reason, it makes me all hot and bothered and sweaty! And I like saying, "Ironing is against my religion." I rarely ever iron.

9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."

Well, of course family and friends, but after that I couldn't live without Nature. It refreshes and revives me just to be in the great, big beautiful outdoors!

10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?

Digital scrapbook layout by MariJ

Layout by MariJ
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Seascape Collection ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Beach Brush Set: Sun Bursts
Brush Set: Misty   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PSE 8501 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Beach, Brush Set: Sun Bursts, Brush Set: Misty and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PSE 8501 Mini are also available.

Just Because It's Fun

Saturday Newsletter Challenge

Every third Saturday of the month, Ro will have a Newsletter-exclusive layout challenge for you! Post your layouts in this Gallery by the following Wednesday at 11pm MT (don't forget to list the supplies you've used!), and if your layout is chosen to appear in next Saturday's Newsletter, you will be awarded a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Ready for this month's challenge? Create a layout using at least one Brush Set!

Here are just a few product suggestions to get you started...

Brush Set: Naturescape Brush Set: Journal Bits Dynamic Brush Set: Loose Stitches 10701
Dynamic Brush Set: Houndstooth 8301 Biggie ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Spooktacular ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Ticket Stub Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Naturescape, Brush Set: Journal Bits, Dynamic Brush Set: Loose Stitches 10701, Dynamic Brush Set: Houndstooth 8301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Spooktacular and ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Ticket Stub Biggie are also available.

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Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by bjc

Layout by bjc
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Ballard Collection Biggie The Bee's Knees Collection Biggie Chronicles Collection
Mossy Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by jkjundt

Layout by jkjundt
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Mod Bungalow Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 Patternologie Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own: Beads Biggie Brush Set: Art Inspiring Words Brush Set: Chillin
  Brush Set: Stamped Dates  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, Patternologie Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Art Inspiring Words, Brush Set: Chillin and Brush Set: Stamped Dates 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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September's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by bjc

Layout by bjc
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric You Are Collection Biggie
Rollicking Collection High School Edge Collection Biggie La Di Da Collection Biggie
  Serendipity Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric are also available.

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

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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Classical Music Collection Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Ro coordinates with her Classical Music Collection Biggie

Classical Music Collection Biggie * Country Family Tree Collection

Commercial license versions of Classical Music Collection Biggie and Country Family Tree Collection are also available.

Rozanne Paxman
Today's freebie designed by Ro

* 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

Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, October 17th - 7:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm 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. Here's how it will work. 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, October 18th - 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, October 18th - 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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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 19th - 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 October 19th, we'll do a Journaling Challenge. Create a layout with at least seven sentences of meaningful journaling. 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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Heritage Crop
Thursday, October 20th - 6:00PM MDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, October 21st - 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!

Games

October Message Board Game: Product Picks

Join us for a new game in October, where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!

Each Monday through Saturday in October, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, Boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.

At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 42 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-41 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

October Monthly Layout Contest: October is all about color! Show us those fabulous fall colors or spring colors for our Southern Hemisphere members! Maybe you have a favorite color you'd like to showcase or a very colorful photo to scrap. Remember, it's all about colors! Share those layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on October 31st. 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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