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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]:
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.
Did you know know you can freeze chicken eggs?
Do you remember that I have a homemaking blog named HowMomDidIt.com? Well, yesterday, Dick and Mary just posted the coolest post about freezing chicken eggs. Did you know know you can do that?
I had no idea.
Check this out...
Imagine this scene, if you will. . .
You are puttering about the kitchen, minding your own business, when you realize you need an item from the refrigerator. Walking over to the fridge, you open the door, and scream! There are cartons full of eggs everywhere . . . eggs on the top shelf, eggs packed on the middle shelf, eggs in the crisper drawers. The only thing left in your fridge besides cartons of eggs is a tub of margarine and a half gallon of milk, and the milk carton looks a little squished for room.
Is this a scene from the latest horror movie, The Eggs That Ate Cleveland? No, this is what our refrigerator looked like last year, when we had 23 laying pullets in the chicken yard. We wanted fresh eggs, so we built a chicken house, surrounded by a fence to keep marauding animals out, and ordered some chicks.
What we failed to realize was just how many pullets we needed to keep a family in eggs. The chickens began laying eggs slowly, so we were able to keep up with the egg trickle at first. But soon, we were pulling 18 eggs a day out of the nests, and this was in winter; hens are supposed to lay even more eggs in summer. Even if we ate eggs for three meals a day, there was no way we could keep up with the steady flow coming from the hen house. What do you do with the overflow?
You freeze the eggs.
Read more at HowMomDidIt.com.
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 Keri Schueller
using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Keri Schueller
using November's ScrapSimple Club
One Technique I Used on this Thanksgiving Layout
Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with a PC.
I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to customize Jan Ransley's many gorgeous ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers. This line of paper templates is quite elegant and reminds me of the intricately punched and die-cut designs of my paper scrapbooking days.
I wanted to create a symmetrical layout with two decorative edges, though the product itself only has one edge. Let me show you how!
First, create a new 12x12-inch document and add background paper. Then add one of Jan's ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers – Nature's Bounty.
Next, duplicate Jan's paper template by right-clicking on that layer in the Layers Palette and choosing “Duplicate Layer.” Then Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal. Bear with me, the whole document will now be gray! Click on the Eye icon to turn off the visibility of the original layer, making sure the copy is the active layer in the Layers Palette. Now, using the Rectangular Marquee Tool, left-click and drag out a rectangle 12 inches tall by approximately 2 inches wide along the right-hand/plain side of the template.
Now press the Delete key. Turn the visibility back on for the original layer and turn it off for the copy. Make the original layer active now in the Layers Palette. Again using the Marquee Tool, this time, left-click and drag a 12x2-inch rectangle on the left-hand/plain side of the template. Then press the Delete key. Turn the visibility of both layers on - and voila – you have a beautiful edge on both sides now!
The last step is to highlight both layers in the Layers Palette, right-click and choose Merge Layers from the fly-out menu.
Have fun adding papers to your new template with a clipping mask or perhaps trying out a style!
Commercial license versions of Fall Splendor Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Decorative Swirls Leafy, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers – Nature's Bounty and Lettering Delights Pretty Pen Font are also available.
Article written by Cheri Thieleke
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Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart
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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, November 25th - 9:00AM MST
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MST 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!
Hybrid Craft Chat
Monday, November 28th - 6:00PM MST
Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room at 6 pm MST for this month's Hybrid Craft Chat. We will show you how to create a unique craft project with your digital supplies and goodies from your craft room.
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 30th - 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 30th we'll do a quote challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling. Any quote is OK! 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, November 30th - 6:00PM MST
It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) 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!
Project SG Chat
Thursday, December 1st - 6:00PM MST
Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room on Thursday, December 1st at 6pm MT for the monthly Project SG Chat. If you aren't sure what the project is, join us to find out the details. You can even win fantastic prizes for joining in!
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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