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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Celebrate Spring
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Celebrate Spring

Celebrate spring with this great spring themed paper template pack!

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blissful Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Celebrate Spring, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blissful Frames, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Suede Borders
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Suede Borders

Create unique layouts with these digital scrapbooking suede die-cut border templates. Layer with other papers and textures, add a pattern or gradient, or simply play with the different blending modes and colors to create limitless possibilities.

  Wandering Garden Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Suede Borders are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Heart and Soul Paper Dolls
Brush Set: Heart and Soul Paper Dolls

Create your own custom paper dolls with these fun digital scrapbooking brushes! Personalize these paper dolls to match your photos, great for printable crafts, iron on transfers and cards. Coordinates with Syndee's Heart and Soul kit.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability Cardstock Summer Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Textures 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Heart and Soul Paper Dolls, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Textures 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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Girl Joy Collection Biggie
Girl Joy Collection Biggie

Little girls are full of sugar and spice and everything nice! They have their own special way of creating smiles and giggles in your heart! Let this Girl Joy Collection Biggie help you capture all the joyful memories of your favorite little girl!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Super 7 Spread: 12x12 Bunny Fu Fu
Super 7 Spread: 12x12 Bunny Fu Fu

Join little Bunny Fu Fu and his friend Bumble with this sweet digital scrapbooking kit! Create a double page layout or just 2 separate layouts with this Spring themed two-page digital scrapbooking kit. Kit features yellow with white dot and bee paper, Bunny Fu Fu, Bumble the bee, flowers and paper frames plus an editable text path!

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Is This the Best Cake Recipe in the World?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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 receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


TIP OF THE DAY

Scrap Girls offers a free digital scrapbooking collection that is perfect for every occasion! Share the story of your loved ones with this collection in neutral colors and patterns.

The 1 Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection includes papers, embellishments, word art plus a ScrapSimple sample pack. Download it here and get scrappin' today!


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Is This the Best Cake Recipe in the World?

Hand-drawn cartoon by Rozanne Paxman

Carrot-Pineapple Cake

I am now going to share my ultra-secret recipe for the absolutely best carrot pineapple cake in the entire world. At least, my family thinks it's the best carrot pineapple cake in the entire world. They fight over it, and when it's all gone, sounds of general dismay and mayhem are heard floating above the Rocky Mountains.

The original recipe, which was given to me by a friend, has morphed over the decades in my hands to the point that it is no longer the same recipe. It is also a very forgiving recipe. I've made it with all white sugar, all brown sugar, half white and half brown sugar, all whole wheat flour, half white and half whole wheat flour, and all white flour. Of course, the results are slightly different with each combo, but each one is good. The moist texture of the cake allows this experimentation to proceed rather well. (I used all white flour when making the cake in the photo.)

Here is more evidence that this cake is super good:

Years ago, I was asked to bring a cake to a church event. Naturally, I wanted to bring the best tasting cake I could make, so I took my carrot pineapple cake. Once I arrived, I realized that the other women had gone for the beauty factor and had decorated their cakes with flair and gusto. And there sat my cake in my beat-up cake pan, looking as plain as can be because I hadn't frosted it. (The cake is so moist that frosting isn't required.)

Over time, it appeared that no one was going to eat my cake because looked positively sad in comparison to the other cakes. I began to wish that I had frosted it. I began to feel embarrassed that I hadn't frosted it. I began to feel that I was completely nuts that I hadn't frosted it.

As I struggled with the question of how I could carry the uneaten cake out of the room at the end of the meeting without anyone knowing I had brought it, our Stake President (a church leader) saw my forlorn creation sitting all alone on the table. Being a kind man, he decided that he would spare the baker of the plain little cake complete humiliation. Imagine my delight when, after carefully tasting a forkful of cake, happy surprise crossed his face as he practically shouted, "Looks are deceiving. This is the best tasting cake here!"

If he wasn't my Stake President (and if I was the type to do so - which I am not), I would have kissed him. My dignity had been saved.

Curious onlookers soon slid over to my cake, cut their own pieces, and within minutes, the pan was empty. Success!

Ready for the recipe? Here it is!

CARROT PINEAPPLE CAKE

3 cups of sifted flour

I actually fluff the flour up with a spoon and then lightly spoon it into the measuring cup instead of sifting it. I'm usually in too big of a hurry (meaning that I'm too lazy) to get out the sifter. If you decide to use whole wheat flour, it is critical that you do some super fluffing of the flour because whole wheat flour is heavier. You probably should use a little less flour if you decide to use all whole wheat flour because it is naturally heavier than white flour.

1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 heaping cups of shredded carrots

I just peel a handful of carrots and then grate them right into the bowl. I'm not terribly scientific on this point. When it looks like I have enough carrots, I stop grating.

1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir together with a big spoon until mixed completely. Make sure the baking powder and soda are thoroughly incorporated into the flour.

Put the wet ingredients in the same bowl. Stir together with the spoon until mixed. Pour the batter into a greased 8.5x11-inch cake pan. (I use PAM® to grease my pans.) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until done, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. (It varies depending on the day, your oven, etc. ) The cake is ready when the edges have pulled away from the cake pan sides a little bit and you can touch it in the middle with your finger and it bounces back. If there is an indentation where your finger touched, it's not ready yet.

As I described, sometimes I serve it without frosting. On this particular occasion (as pictured above), my son, Andrew, frosted it with homemade butter cream frosting. It was good because he didn't put too much on. (You could use cream cheese frosting, if you are so inclined.)

Note: If you don't want so much cake, you can half the ingredients and bake in a 9x9-inch pan.

Another note: If you decide to take the cake out in public, you probably should frost it.

I'm just sayin'....

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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.

 

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Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Scrap Girls Club Image

March's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Hackman.

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:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

March's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Brandy Hackman

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using March's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The March ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Angie Briggs and Brandy Murry.

March's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Angie Briggs & Brandy Murry

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

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Angie Briggs
using February's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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Valentine Baroque Special

Designer Freebie by Jan Ransley coordinates with her Valentine Baroque Collection

Valentine Baroque Collection   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque are also available.

Jan Ransley
Today's freebie designed by Jan Ransley

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What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 21st - 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 March 21st, we'll do a Color Challenge. Create a layout using pastel colors.

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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Hybrid Craft Chat
Wednesday, March 21st - 6:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Hybrid Craft Chat at 6pm MT on Wednesday. This month, we will highlight Syndee Nuckles' ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Accordion Album 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. This square album is easy to make and print at home in a flash. We'll share some tips on how to use this template and make your own beautiful mini album.

Games

March's Forum 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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