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Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - September 2012
Member Name: Nica
1. What program do you use to digitally scrapbook?
I have CS5 Extended, so I scrap mostly in Photoshop. Occasionally, I use Illustrator as well.
2. Are you a Mac or a PC?
I am very definitely a PC person. The pastor at my church (I'm the secretary) swears by his Mac and tried to convince me to set up the office with Macs. He finally got tired of trying to help me figure out what I was doing and just bought me a PC.
3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.
I use a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10.
4. Name one thing that every beginner digital scrapbooker should know.
Don't be afraid of your computer. Before you can do anything damaging, it's going to ask you if you're sure you really want to do that. If it doesn't ask, then it probably wasn't huge and Undo (Ctrl+Z) should fix whatever it was. Just EXPERIMENT!
5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?
Golly, I guess my current favorite is styles. I finally bought a few and fell in love with them. I love how styles can make an item uniquely yours.
6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?
I tend to do most of my scrapping during the day while the kids and my hubby are at school. During the summer and vacations, all bets are off, of course. I may or may not get anything done.
7. What is your favorite snack?
Actually, gum. I found years ago that when I work on something that requires a lot of thought, I get the munchies. If I snacked every time I thought, I'd weigh a thousand pounds, so I started chewing gum instead.
8. What is your least favorite household chore?
Hahaha... all of them? I guess, if you're going to make me pick... dusting and vacuuming. They make my allergies flare, and I'm just miserable.
9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."
My God and my family (biological and otherwise). Once upon a time, I tried to go it alone and failed miserably. Now that I'm back in alignment with His will and relying on my family's support (instead of shunning it), I'm happier, healthier, and far more productive.
10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?
Weekly Layout Winners
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Art Diary and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001 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 Forum!
August's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Paper Relics, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tied Frames, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Newsprint Titles, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.
Congratulations, valerietuff3!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! She receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using August'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!
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
September'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 Value Pack: Countryside Styles and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3 are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry
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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 19th - 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 19th, we'll do a No Photo Challenge! Create a layout without any photos. Everything else is fine! Are there some things you'd like to document but you don't have photos? Try using scanned memorabilia or extensive journaling to make a memorable layout without 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!
Thursday, September 20th - 9:00PM EDT
Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) at 9pm ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat! This month we'll cover ways to use products like ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended to create unique backgrounds for your heritage pages. Come to the chat and get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.
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!
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