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Note To Self
I write a lot. Different types of writing. Mainly to-do lists. I write menus for my family, shopping lists, blog posts, things my kids say, cards to loved ones - you name it. Whether it's handwritten or typed, I do lots of it.
One aspect of handwriting I really enjoy is writing with fountain pens. I find there's a bit of romance to writing with a fountain pen. It seems lost especially in today’s world of throw-away pens and emails. To sit down and write something with an instrument of yesteryear appeals to me. Plus, as a person who is drawn to color, being able to pick from a plethora of colored inks is so much fun! I'm pretty sure I have almost any color ink to fit my mood.
I usually have 4-5 different pens filled with different-colored inks on my desk at all times. A lot of my day-to-day writing isn't anything special - notes to myself, shopping lists - but somehow writing them with a fountain pen is just more fun! My husband certainly doesn't "get it," but my 5-year-old daughter seems to enjoy looking at what color of ink my pen is loaded with any certain day. And yes, I'm guilty of matching my ink color to my pens. Is that like matching your makeup to your shirt? Perhaps. Just another way I enjoy color in my life.
Favorite Product I've Designed:
Embellishment clusters are some of my favorite things to use on layouts because they add so much detail to a layout with minimal effort. These particular clusters are nice because they are very neutral and can go with lots of different things.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layout Masks Grungy Stencils, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pens and Pencils and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie are also available.
Scrap Girls' Summer Games 2012
The Summer Olympic Games started this week! Join us and celebrate with the Scrap Girls Summer Games!
We've got a schedule full of events that the Scrap Girls Team are hosting, plus our Summer Games Sale, games, freebies, contests, prizes and fun! Be sure to check out this section of the Forum to join in the fun and clear your calendars because you won't want to miss this!
Summer Games "Team Spirit" Layout Contest
The Scrap Girls Forum includes members from all over the world. To celebrate this, we are having a Team Spirit Layout Contest! To enter the contest, create a layout focusing on your country or state that shows your team spirit and upload your page to the Scrap Girls Summer Games Gallery by 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, July 31st. You can find ideas and more details in the Scrap Girls Summer Games Forum. The winner will receive a $20 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificate!
Summer Games Chat Schedule
Monday, July 30, 2012 - Indoor Events
1:00pm EDT – Basketball Game Challenge
Join Debbie (B&K Mom) and Conda (SodScrap) at 1pm for a Basketball Game Challenge! We will be creating layouts with circles and balls!! Come for some chatting, inspiration, fun and giggles!
9:00pm EDT – Wrestling with a Layout
Are you wrestling with a layout and struggling to make it right? Need a little push in the right direction? We're here to help! Join Theresa (tiza126) and Amy (mimes1) in the chat room and get help with your UFOs (UnFinished Objects).
10:00pm EDT – Gymnastics Chat & Challenge
Join Kimmy (kimmybutton) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 1pm for a "Gymnastics" Chat & Challenge. We'll be creating layouts with a parallel (or horizontal) theme by using a parallel grouping of items or photos in a row. Hope to see you there for a time of fun, laughter and inspiration!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Outdoor Events
2:00pm EDT – I Love London Chat & Challenge
Join Gayle (Smiles) and April (April Showers) at 2pm for an "I Love London" Chat & Challenge. We'll find ways to use a bit of London as inspiration in your layouts. We hope to see you there!
8:00pm EDT – Archery Chat
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) for an Archery Chat where we'll explore ways to use arrows to create pages that are right on target.
9:00pm EDT – Equestrian Events Quote Challenge Chat
Join Pat (PBarnes) for the Equestrian Events Quote Challenge Chat. Wouldn't you JUMP at a chance to use a quote on your layout? Check the forum early on Tuesday for the quote. Don't worry if you don't know anything about horses or don't have any horse themed photos available. The quote will be applicable to other themes too. Hope to see you there!
* All Chat times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!
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:
July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
using July's Scrap Girls Club
July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
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 Brandy Murry
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Today's freebie designed by Jen Reed
In celebration of the Summer Games, here's an extra freebie!
Commercial license versions of Blimey Collection Mini are also available.
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.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 1st - 12 Noon EDT
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the 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 August 1st, we'll do a "Push Yourself" challenge! Create a layout that really pushes your personal style - either something you've never done before, or a layout that is very much your style - just INTENSELY your style!
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!
Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 7th - 9:00 PM EDT
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 April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 9pm ET. This month, we'll focus on how to use ScrapSimple Layout Templates to create unique greeting cards.
July's Forum Game: Spotlight on the Boutique
Each day of July (with the exception of Sundays), a member of the Welcoming Committee will post an image spotlighting a small circle of the layout you are to search for in the Scrap Girls Boutique. If the layout is not identified by the following morning, a second spotlight circle will be added to the layout; this will be repeated until the product is identified.
All you have to do to participate is search the boutique for the layout and post a link to the product page in the official game thread. Only one guess per member per day is allowed. You can find more specific details in the forum game thread.
Three $10 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique will be awarded. The winners will be randomly chosen from all the members that correctly identify a product throughout the month.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
July Monthly Layout Contest: Hot! Hot! Hot! In the northern hemisphere, July is generally a month of very warm temperatures. For July's layout contest, we want you to scrap about what you do to stay cool – whether it'is in July or December. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on July 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.
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 Forum calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in the Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)
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