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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Hackman

Layout by Brandy Hackman
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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.

Sweet Street Grunge Collection Biggie * Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Sweet Street Grunge

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floral Clusters Vintage Pretties Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Burlap Blenders

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Burlap Blenders are also available.

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Printable Art Sample by Syndee Nuckles

Printable Art Sample by Syndee Nuckles
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* Printable Art and Crafts: Scrap On *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Nature's Bounty Collection Biggie * Farmer's Bounty Collection

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Digital Presentation by Durin Eberhart

Digital Layout Presentation by Durin Eberhart
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* Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Pink *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The first four 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: Admirer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer Brush Set: Sweet Romance
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sweet Romance   ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Vintage Folio

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer, Brush Set: Sweet Romance, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sweet Romance and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Vintage Folio are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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* Industrial Strength Collection Biggie *

Commercial license versions of Industrial Strength Collection Biggie are also available.

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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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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In A Split Second
Saturday, March 3, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Just Because It's Fun
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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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You Speak Out

Love/Hate Relationship

Have you ever had a love/hate relationship? I have an ongoing one with my camera. She's a fickle little lady. Oh, she can be counted on to be there for those life milestones like birthdays, school plays, and T-ball games, but she is rarely around for those breath-holding moments that flitter across my path.

Case in point: One day I was sitting in the garden enjoying the late summer breeze when directly in front of me flew a tiny iridescent hummingbird. In the split-second before he reacted to the knowledge that I was there, I just froze and stared, drinking in the sight while holding my breath. After he flew off, I ran into the house to get the camera, just in case the hummingbird came back. Now that the camera was there, I was ready - but the hummingbird was gone for the day.

The next day, after learning my lesson the day before, I made sure to take my camera for my drive to an appointment. I knew that this country drive should stir up something I'd want to capture with my camera because I have routinely seen herons - and bemoaned the fact that I didn't have a camera with me. The camera sat poised on the seat beside me, the lens cap off, ready at a moment's notice. I didn't have too long to wait. At the halfway point, a serene doe stepped from the edge of a cornfield, and I was still about a quarter of a mile away with no one else in sight. The stage was set, and all I needed to do was point and click. Simple, huh? You would think so, but this is my life we're talking about... nothing is quite that simple.

With my hand ready to switch my camera on, I discovered that it was already in the On position - with a dark blank screen. Drat! A dead camera. I turned my attention back to the graceful doe and watched as she slipped back into the cornfield as silently as she came. The fact that I had missed my one chance bugged me for the next few miles, so I picked up the camera to try to figure out what had happened. I have never put it away without turning it off, so why was it dead now? Puzzling over it, I flipped the switch - and it came to life.

I have now come to this conclusion. As for me, I'm supposed to hold my breath and marvel at God's creations as they are placed before me and just drink them in with a simple prayer of thanks. If someday I'm ever fortunate enough to finally get that picture, I'm sure it will pale next to the real thing, but I will have been lucky enough to see the original.

- Janice Hiser

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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.

ScrapSimple Club

The February ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Pebbles Jones and Shalae Tippetts.

Exclusive content from February'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

February's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Pebbles Jones & Shalae Tippetts

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones
Layout by Pebbles Jones
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Just Because It's Fun

Member of the Month: March 2012

Congratulations Jody (jode2771)! The Scrap Girls Team has chosen Jody as the Member of the Month for March!

Jody is a huge asset to Scrap Girls. Since joining in February 2010, Jody has completed almost every challenge we have! She leaves love in the Gallery and is active in the Swap Crop and Project SG 2012. Thank you so much for making Scrap Girls the fun and friendly purple place that it is!

Jody will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique and has the honor of wearing the Member of the Month blinkie!

When you have a few minutes, Jody, please tell us a little about yourself and share a link to your favorite layout! Thank you for making Scrap Girls a wonderful, friendly place! Congratulations!!

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Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by jhbren

Layout by jhbren
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Naturalist's Journal Collection Biggie Gesso 3 Paper Terra Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Basics Picturesque Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Terra Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by podiumchick

Layout by podiumchick
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Homebody Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Slides His and Hers Collection Biggie
Chai Tea Collection Mini Mod Bungalow Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie
Rustique Collection Biggie Brush Set: Collage Shapes ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Color Swatch 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Slides, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie, Rustique Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Collage Shapes and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Color Swatch 6301 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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February's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by judy in SD

Layout by judy in SD
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The first two 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 Paper Templates: Sweet Romance ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Winter Magic

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sweet Romance, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Winter Magic are also available.

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

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Contest Winners

February's Forum Game Winners

Congratulations to the following winners from the February's Posting Contest on the SG Forum!

  • Katie Grace - $20 Gift Certificate
  • Sherry Lynn - $15 Gift Certificate
  • momwife and friend - $10 Gift Certificate
  • galinjapan - $5 Gift Certificate

These members won a $5 Gift Certificate for having 400+ posts during February's Posting Contest!

  • Becster
  • Belle
  • Deb C.
  • Florida granny
  • Jenna
  • Katie Grace
  • MariJ
  • princessrunningfingers
  • Sara Arell
  • Smoky

Congratulations to all of our winners! Please email [email protected] if you haven't already received your prize!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with
her Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 8501

Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 8501 Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders Twiggy Embellishments
Blessed Be Collection Biggie Bewitched Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Suede Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 8501, Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Suede Super Biggie 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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, March 6th - 6:00PM MST

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. This month, we'll be using Assemble Your Own Cards: Greeting Cards - Keep In Touch to make cards with a nice springtime feel. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 7th - 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 March 7th, we'll do a Circle Challenge. Create a page using at least one circle. It can be a circular embellishment, polka-dots, brads. It's your choice! 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!

Games

March's Message Board Game: Simple Steps to Super Scrapping

This month's Scrap Girls Forum game, Simple Steps to Super Scrapping, is designed to help you get more scrapbook pages done with a series of simple steps that add up to a finished page at the end of each week.

Throughout March, Monday through Saturday, a team member will post a daily layout step in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping game thread; the first week has 9 steps, and the remaining three weeks have 6 steps each. These steps will be posted in large purple font so they will be easy to spot.

Members who complete the steps required in the game thread and post all 4 layouts in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $15.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

Each completed layout posted in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery, up to 4 per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of three $5.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

You have until 11:59pm MDT on March 31, 2012 to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery.

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

Contests

March Monthly Layout Contest: The month of March brings the beginning of spring here in the northern hemisphere. With the coming of spring, we think of renewal. For March's contest, we would like to see your layouts with the theme of renewal or rebirth - be it personal, professional, family, or from nature. Post your layouts in the March Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on March 31st. Be sure to tell us by title, word art or journaling how this layout fits the theme and to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate 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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