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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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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.
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Product Reviews: Share Your Thoughts!
You love it! You want it! You want to tell the world how great it is!
Stroll through our Boutique and you'll find thousands of digital scrapbooking products that are "eye candy" for your creative heart. Now, with our new Boutique's features, you can leave product reviews on any of those products and let other customers know just what you think about the products you've bought – or ones that you want to buy.
That's right! You can leave reviews on products you've bought – as well as products you haven't bought. That means you can leave reviews based on actual user experience (for the products you've purchased in the past and have scrapped with) and you can leave reviews on products that are on your wish list.
To find the place to leave your review, click on any product in the Boutique. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look below the product's images, sample layouts, and description. You'll see this box:
Let's see just what this product review option provides for you. You now have three ways to rate a Scrap Girls product:
You can rate it with the number of stars to indicate how much you like/love the product. (We're secretly hoping you're in a five-star mood!)
You can rate the number of stars for how likely you are to add it to your collection (if you don't already have it in your stash).
Finally, you can write your review in the box. This is your chance to express your inner commentator! If you have already purchased the product, go back and leave a review of how much you like it, what you have used it for, etc. Or you can "give your two cents" on what your impressions are of it and what you think you might want to do with the collection if you acquire it in the future. If you aren't crazy about the product, go ahead and tell us – nicely, please. We don't mind constructive criticism, and we always welcome your opinions.
Think of this as your way to "leave some love" on a product, just like we all do in the Gallery on each other's layouts! Our designers will appreciate your input because they always want to know what customers think of their work. You, after all, are the reason they do what they do!
Three tidbits to keep in mind: First, you cannot leave an "anonymous" review. You must be logged in to leave a comment, which means you must have an account with the Boutique. This is simply a safeguard against spammers. Second, all product reviews will be approved by a Scrap Girls team member before they are posted. Third, please use the Forum and not the Product Review form to ask specific questions about products.
Here's what you'll see at the top of the page after you write and submit your review:
And here's what you'll see at the bottom of the page:
Have a favorite collection or two (or ten!) that you've used again and again? Go review it! Share with everyone just how flexible and adaptable that collection is. We all want to know what your favorites are!
Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!
Weekly Layout Winners
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 Forum!
August's Monthly Layout Contest Winners
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Stitches are also available.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 3 – Scratched Biggie are also available.
Congratulations to the winners of the August layout contest, Jane in N.Z and NewGram10! The winning layouts each fit the theme of Vacations. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique for their efforts.
Congratulations to this month's winners. Please email [email protected] to receive your prize!
Want to see past winners of the Monthly Layout Contest? Visit the Monthly Layout Winners Gallery on our Forum!
Congratulations to these members who won a round of Bingo in the August Forum Game! They each won a $5 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Congratulations to these Contest winners! Please email [email protected] to receive your prize, if you have not already received it!
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:
September's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Angie Briggs
August'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:
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Recipe Cards and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 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.
Journaling Challenge Crop
Monday, September 10th - 8:00PM EDT
Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll talk about Syndee's ScrapSimple Type Paths: School. They aren't just for school layouts! Carla will have an additional challenge for you, too!
New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 11th - 8:00PM EDT
Join Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 8pm ET in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 12th - 12 Noon EDT
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET 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 September 12th, 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.
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!
September's Forum Game: Simplify September
This month's Scrap Girls Forum game, Simplify September, is designed to help you get more scrapbooking done with a series of simple steps that add up to a finished project at the end of each week.
Throughout September, Monday through Saturday, a team member will post a daily layout step in the Simplify September game thread; the first week has seven steps, and the remaining three weeks have six 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 four layouts in the Simplify September Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $15.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.
Each completed layout posted in the Simplify September Gallery, up to four per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of four $5.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.
You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2012, to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Simplify September Gallery.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
September Monthly Layout Contest: September is Classical Music Month! For the September Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring music! You could scrap a favorite song, a concert, or even some musical instruments! Post your layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on September 30th 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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