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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Digital Presentation Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fantaisie
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fantaisie

This vivid color scheme, filled with rich texture and unique elements creates a beautiful digital scrapbooking backdrop for your photos or presentation.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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JIF 6: 12x12 Birthday eCard
JIF 6: 12x12 Birthday eCard

The JIF 6: 12x12 Birthday eCard inspires you to be creative with your birthday greetings. Simply add your photos and/or text to complete your unique eCard. Send a greeting that becomes a treasured memory that can be enjoyed for years to come.


Artist Trading Card by Elisha Barnett
ATC by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: ATC Shadows 12601
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: ATC Shadows 12601

When you're working on small-sized layouts like Artist Trading Cards, small greeting cards, tags, etc, the default shadows are always too big. Don't waste any more time fiddling with shadows on those projects. Create tiny shadows quickly and easily with this set of shadow styles.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Artist Trading Cards 2 Homebody Collection Biggie Elephants Fly Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own: Artist Trading Cards   Tender Moments Collection


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Sea Glass Blush Collection Super Mini
Sea Glass Blush Collection Super Mini

This digital scrapbooking kit evokes thoughts of long relaxing walks on the beach. The soft pinks, purples, creams, and tans mixed with florals on watercolor backgrounds; would be perfect for baby or beach layouts. Word Art that speaks of tranquility and pretty pieces of sea glass round out this digital kit.

Evelyn Collection Sea Glass Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sea Glass Blush 6401
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Seaweed Wrap Jubilee
Thursday, May 31, 2012


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Note from Ro: This is a rerun of an article that was published years ago. It still makes me laugh so hard that I thought I'd show it to you one more time. I know that a lot of you missed it the first time around!


Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Seaweed Wrap Jubilee

She convinced me that it would be a good idea to have a spa treatment. Perhaps it would relax me and take my mind off of my troubles. Since I have little experience with such matters, I handed the "menu" of treatments available to her, and she pointed to an item on the card.

"You need to have a seaweed wrap."

When the time arrived for me to be wrapped in a sea plant, I was dressed (coincidentally) in a seaweed green spa robe. I should have realized at that moment that, perhaps, something was afoot. I worried that I was going to become sushi, and she told me that, perhaps, I needed a side of wasabi to complete my order.

I became acquainted with my seaweed wrap therapist as she was a chatty-urchin type. I expected an explanation of what was about to occur, but I hadn't expected to have to answer questions and comments such as: "Did you know that you have big red marks on your back? Oh, never mind... you have sensitive skin... Oh, it is so white... like alabaster... Where does your family come from? Holland? England, you say? I wouldn't have guessed England. Are you sure? Hmmm... They came over on the Mayflower - both sides of the family? How many children do you have? Do they look like you?"

She began by having me crawl up on an enormous sheet of plastic wrap. Then, she was surprised when I stuck to it. After moving the towel around that almost covered me up (blush... I am an extremely modest person), she began smearing me with thick, gooey, cold, green clay-seaweed something or other.

It wasn't pleasant.

After I was properly basted, I was set up to bake. The plastic wrap was tucked around me until I felt like a burrito, after which three enormous, steamy-hot towels were laid on top of my body. Then, to make sure the heat stayed in the oven, a blanket was placed on the top of the tower.

My head had escaped.

But, no... I was wrong. I saw something coming toward me, and I knew that my eyes would be covered. Thankfully, the eye mask wasn't green and gooey.

The therapist left the room, and I was left to my thoughts. I shortly began to worry if testing methods had been run on such a process. Do they know exactly how long it takes for someone who is in a seaweed wrap to reach well-done? She didn't stick a thermometer in my mouth.

"Maybe she watches a clock," I reasoned.

But that thought worried me, and I considered that she may become engaged in an interesting hallway conversation with another therapist and forget her seaweed burrito until it was too late to rescue me. Perhaps she would return and find remnants of seaweed and blond hair strewn around the therapy room.

I started to doze off, but the sound of a snort coming out of my mouth woke me up. "I snored!" I panicked. "I've probably committed some kind of spa-crime. Should I be humiliated?"

"What would someone do if they wanted to get out of this situation?" I wondered. "If seaweed burritos cry out, will anyone hear the sound?"

Just as I was getting worked up into a fevered green state, the therapist returned. "Oh, good," I thought, expecting to be released from my plastic prison. "It's nearly over."

But, no, it was not to be... not yet. First, I was to receive a scalp massage.

Now, I have nothing against scalp massages. They can be enjoyable. This one was fairly pleasant - under the circumstances. The problem I had was that once it was over, I discovered that my hair had been massaged into the same sort of rat's nest that was an integral part of a 1960s hairdo. But the end of the massage also meant that the seaweed burrito was going to be sprung from plastic prison, and the burrito was grateful.

I was instructed to put on my robe and then go to the shower and wash off the treatment. Because the inside of the robe would be green once I had worn it (no kidding), I was given a new robe to wear back to the room.

Yes. It appeared that I had to return back to the therapy room.

I obediently headed off for the shower, expecting the seaweed mask to wash off right away. I expected it because I had been told that it would melt off of my skin in the water.

But, once I was in the shower, I discovered that the seaweed liked my alabaster white skin and didn't want to leave it. It wanted me to be green.

I spotted a washcloth and began scrubbing in earnest. As I worked, I discovered that the scalp massage had managed to get some goop up in my beehive hairdo.

Oh man... as much as I didn't want to, I had to wash my hair.

Once the shower was over, I slipped on the clean robe and came out of the shower room rubbing my hair. The therapist seemed very confused that I washed my hair.


Well, let's see... thick, gooey, green stuff in hair + nearly acquired beehive ratty hairdo = an immediate need to wash one's hair.

I simply said, "I'm 5'2". I'm short. My head gets wet when I am in the shower."

That seemed reasonable to her, and I was spared from explaining more. However, she became worried that I would get a cold because I had wet hair (Yes, mother...), and so she handed me a gigantic towel to wrap around my hair. The towel-turban immediately increased my height by one-third.

Wobbling as I walked, we entered the room. I went over to the chair to drop off my flip-flops. Along the way, I hit my towel turban on a wall sconce.

I looked over at her and said, "I'm not used to being so tall."

She told me to lie face down on the table under a blanket. Then she left the room to allow me to arrange myself in private.

Now, you would suppose that placing yourself on the table would be an easy matter, right?


At the end of the table was a face rest. I was supposed to lie on the table with my face in the face rest. However, I had the towel turban that was twice as tall as my head - and it was three times heavier. When I moved up towards the face rest, I felt the towel turban's weight threaten to tear my head from off my body. Since I enjoy having a head, I chose another alternative: I placed my face on the table and let the turban enjoy the face rest.

The therapist returned and immediately said, "Ohhhhh! Something is wrong."


She figured it out and took the towel off of my head (relief) and then instructed me to scoot up and place my face where it belonged. "I think there must be alcohol in that seaweed wrap," she said, trying to explain why someone who looked as intelligent as me would do such a silly thing.

"Oh, my gosh," I thought. "I look seaweed-tipsy." This was embarrassing to me as I have never consumed alcohol.

The truth was, I was afraid of her. Since she had insisted that I put the towel on my head, I was afraid to take it off.

Once the towel had been removed, she began rubbing another sticky, cold substance all over me. Since I had understood that I was to be sent away from the seaweed wrap feeling refreshed, this surprised me. I guessed I didn't realize that lemony, sticky, cold stuff was refreshing. Sigh... I have so much to learn about this spa stuff. I am apparently not very sophisticated.

When she was nearly through applying the lemony goop, she suddenly announced, "Now, make sure you don't wash this off. And the next time you take a shower, make sure you put lotion on. Seaweed wraps dry out your skin."

Oh great... just what I need... dry skin.

Yes, dry skin was what I was seeking when I allowed myself to be smeared with green, thick, goopy, cold, clay stuff. And I was thinking, "Oh boy! I'm going to have dry skin once this is over!" while I was baking in the burrito oven. And I was particularly anxious to see how I would look, how my newly acquired beehive hairdo and dry complexion would coordinate once I left the room.


Now that it is all over, I have one thing to say about seaweed wraps: Once was enough.

But, at least I wasn't turned into sushi....

- Ro


Want to read more of Ro's muses? Check out her blog at! She invites you to swing by and say, "Howdy!" She looks forward to talking to you!

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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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, May 31st - 7:00PM MDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) at 7pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Gallery!


Journaling Challenge Chat
Monday, June 4th - 7:00PM MDT

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 7pm MT for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, our challenge will be to journal in a checklist format! Elisha Barnett's Life Keeping Collection Biggie has several embellishments to help with this challenge! Hope to see you there!


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Tuesday, June 5th - 6:00PM MDT

Would you like to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to make greeting cards? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digital stash! Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room Tuesday, June 5th, at 6pm MT for our monthly Creative Cards Chat. This month, we'll use ScrapSimple Card Templates: Dad to make quick and easy cards for Father's Day or any masculine birthday. Can't wait to see you there!


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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 June 6th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using SEVEN or more photos!

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!


May's Forum Game: Boutique Alphabet Game!

The Boutique Alphabet Game is back! Do you remember playing the game "I am going on a _____ hunt and bringing..." where each player listed items starting with a specific letter? We are playing a similar game on the Scrap Girls Forum during the month of May. Each day except Sundays, a team member will post a new theme and starting letter in the game thread. Members then will search the Scrap Girls Boutique for a product that fits the theme and post it in the game thread. Entries are to follow the alphabet starting with the letter posted with the theme each day. Only one product per letter per round will be counted and products may not be used more than once. Collections and their individual parts count as one product. Time stamps will be used to determine credit in the case of duplicate letter or product posts. There is a limit of three game posts per person each day and another player must post before posting again. Member names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links posted in the thread.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the June 9th Newsletter. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: $15 SG Gift Certificate for first place, $10 SG Gift Certificate for second place and a $5 SG Gift Certificate for third place.

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


May Monthly Layout Contest: May is a big month in the northern hemisphere for flowers. For this month's layout contest, we're going to give a little twist on the usual flower photos. We want you to try your hand at extreme close-ups. Be creative in point of view and angle. Even most point-and-shoot cameras have a close-up mode. Do the best you can with the equipment you have and scrap a layout with a photo or two – or three. Your submission will be judged on its merit as a layout, not necessarily the photography. Post your layouts in the May Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on May 31st. Be sure 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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