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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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th 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.
Article written by Sheri Johnson
I sometimes find myself getting completely overwhelmed with everything life throws at me. Once that happens, the balance is off, and my health starts to fail because I haven't taken the time to cook proper meals or to exercise. Then I can't take care of the people I love because I don't feel good, much less happy. In trying to please everyone, I fall short in pleasing anyone because I'm not able to devote the time and attention that any given job or project needs.
Some days I need to remember to put myself first. This might seem selfish, but it really isn't. When you take the time to care for yourself, you feel nurtured and ready to love and help the people around you. When you take the time to exercise, you are able to move about and accomplish tasks with a primed body and mental clarity. Exercise makes you feel good, which you naturally radiate by being happier. Same goes for cooking healthy meals rather than skipping them (and feeling empty) or reaching for junk because you don't want to take the time to cook what you know you should have.
Finally, you need to put some personal time aside for yourself. Block out some time to read a book, take a relaxing bubble bath, write in a journal, try a new hobby, paint your nails, doodle in a sketch pad, browse a favorite store, or whatever it is you do that recharges you. If you make sure and take care of yourself, you will be ready to accomplish any task.
I've also started to counteract feeling scatter-brained by keeping a daily planner. This is essential to keep me from feeling overwhelmed with a million small tasks. It feels great to cross things off a list and get a sense of accomplishment. Slowly, my life shifts back into balance when I remember to adjust my focus and rebalance my life. Once my life falls into place, I am able to help people around me sort out their problems and better their lives.
It reminds me of that oxygen mask analogy that the flight attendants lecture us on: “Put on your oxygen mask before helping other people put on theirs.” It just may be the most valuable advice I've ever heard!
Favorite Product I've designed:
Twilight Magic Collection Biggie
When I set out to create Twilight Magic, I wanted a collection that embodied a magical, eternal love, a dark, mysterious love. It is one part Twilight (the Stephenie Meyer series), one part Harry Potter, one part night, a hefty dose of true love and romance, a bit of fairies, vampires, werewolves, magic, a hint of fall and Halloween with a pinch of darkness. I think it all came together just right, and I have found so many uses for this collection. I would chance to say it has become my go-to collection!
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:
November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Cheré Kaye Edwards
using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles using November's Scrap Girls Club
What are Easy Page Card Albums?
Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Mac OS X
Christmas cards are such a fun way to share your family’s year with friends and family. ScrapSimple Card Templates are an amazingly easy way to create your very own unique photo cards in a snap! I’m going to use the Easy Page Album: 4x6 Holiday Time.
First, choose one of the nine included 4x6 Easy Page Card Designs, and open it up in your photo editing software.
Next, open the photo you would like to use, and drag it over to your open Easy Page Card document. In the Layers Palette, drag your photo layer beneath the easy page design layer. Now you can adjust the size and placement of the photo until it looks good under the frame.
There you have it! You now have a beautiful and unique Christmas card that you completed in a matter of minutes! You can choose from any of the nine card templates included in the Easy Page Album and experiment with color changes as well to further your customization. Have fun!
A commercial license version of Easy Page Album: 4x6 Holiday Time is also available.
The first two products 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.
A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini
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.
Monday, November 7th - 7:00PM MST
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!
Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00AM MST
Join Conda (SodScrap) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you started on layouts about your self. Earlier in the day a layout idea will be posted for you to get a jump start.
New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00PM MST
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, November 9th - 10:00AM MST
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 November 9th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! 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!
NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, November 10th - 2:00PM MST
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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!
November Message Board Game: Thankfulness Game!
It's time to give thanks for all the large and small blessings in our life! Each day during November, with the exception of Sundays, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of an item for which we are thankful in the official game thread. To participate in the game, you will search the Scrap Girls Boutique and Gallery for layouts including that item, and then post a link to either the product or gallery page in the game thread.
Each member who links to a Boutique product layout will be entered into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates. Each member who links to a gallery layout (and leaves love on the layout) will be entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: This November, let's be a tourist in your own town! Show us around and tell us what makes the area you live in so special! Why do you live there? You can scrap about your town, city, county, or state. Share those layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on November 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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