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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!
Scrap Girls sends a birthday gift to each of our Forum members!
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.
Scrap Girls 8th Anniversary Party!
It's a Party!
This week we are pulling out all the stops to bring you a weeklong party because we have two fantastic reasons to celebrate.
First, it's our anniversary! Saturday, October 20th, marks eight great years of Scrap Girls. To recognize this occasion, we are releasing a great new kit called Story Teller that features all things digital scrapbooking. This kit is a collaboration kit that a whole team of our designers created. And the best thing of all? A full 100% of the sales of this kit go to our favorite charity, Food for the Poor. Additionally, many of our designers have created small coordinating kits that go with Story Teller, and these will be offered at a special price all week long, too.
Our Scrap Girls Forum will be the place to be this week with special chats and games, including some old favorites brought back for this week only. And there will be prizes galore given out for all the chats and challenges!
Second, we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our new Boutique. We have a new look and a ton of great new features that make shopping at Scrap Girls more fun than ever. Every day this week, we will be celebrating these new features on our blog with a daily giveaway. That's right - you can win just for putting something on your Wish List, or leaving a product review. And at the end of the week, we will take all the entries and draw a winner for a Grand Prize - $50 to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Check the blog to see what the contest of the day will be.
I hope you join us in the fun all week long!
Embellishment Hunt Game
Your challenge is to find these sixteen embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Those who correctly identify all 16 items will be entered into a drawing to win a $28.88 Gift Certificate! Those who correctly identify 15 or less will be entered into a drawing for an $8.88 Gift Certificate.
Hunt for the embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Go the Scrap Girls Forums and find the "Embellishment Hunt" thread located in the Anniversary Party Forum. Post a message in this thread saying that you have entered the game.
After you have finished searching, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: "Embellishment Hunt." Include your username, the name of the product where you found the embellishment, and a link to its page in the Scrap Girls Boutique for each of the sixteen items.
Emails must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, October 20th.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00am EDT – Calendar Chat
If you love the idea of a personalized calendar but are not sure where to start, get to the Chat Room for tons of ideas on how to get started and organized (and printing ideas, too) with Shannon (tinkerbell11).
12Noon EDT - High Noon Crop
Join April (April Showers) for the High Noon Crop. 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. This week, your challenge is to create a layout using lots of embellishments - flowers, tags, frames, or whatever works with your page. Let's make use of those fancy, fun embellishments.
8:00pm EDT – Sketch Challenge
Join us for a special Scrap Girls' Anniversary Party edition of the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) and Theresa (tiza126) in the Scrap Girls Chat Room and get a little creative boost for your pages. Do you need help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around, or scraplift the whole thing - hook, line, and sinker!
9:00pm EDT - Speed Scrap
It's time for some speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Gallery! Join us for some speed!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
11:00am EDT – Mess or Masterpiece?
Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking crop that will get you laughing while you create a layout with the "ingredients" you'll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout is a mess or a masterpiece.
12 Noon EDT - Hybrid Craft Chat
Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Hybrid Craft Chat. She will show you how fun and easy it is to make ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card and Check or Money Holders by Syndee Nuckles for that certain someone who has everything!
8:00pm EDT - Art Inspiration
Do you ever find yourself looking at a piece of art and seeing possibilities for a scrapbook layout design? That is the focus of the Art Inspiration Challenge. We will post a piece of artwork in the Anniversary Week thread that you will use for inspiration for a layout. You can take from the piece anything you want – colors, shapes, lines, placement. Post your layouts in the Anniversary Week Gallery and join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (Teecee) for a chat about using art pieces for inspiration.
9:00pm EDT - Heritage Crop
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) for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use templates like ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie to dress up your heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.
Friday, October 19, 2012
6:00am EDT – Lucky Dip Challenge
Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking challenge with a twist. Come join in the chat and help choose what will be added to your layout. Will you get lucky?
11:00am EDT – Quote Chat
Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Pat (PBarnes) for an Anniversary Quote/WordArt Challenge. Including a quote on your layout can be a meaningful addition, plus it's a chance to make your own word art.
9:00pm EDT - Desktop Challenge
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Amy (mimes1) in the Chat Room for Desktop Challenge. We'll show you how fun and easy it is to change your computer desktop from boring to exciting using your digital supplies!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
* 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!
On October 20, 2006, I purchased a magazine about digital scrapbooking at the local scrapbook store. I spent a few hours browsing through a long list of sites that offered freebies. When I got to the Scrap Girls Boutique, I found exactly what I was looking for - Ro's Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop. I must have signed up for the newsletter while I was shopping, because one showed up in my inbox announcing lots of fun chats and silly contests celebrating Scrap Girls 2nd Anniversary. It has been six years since I found Scrap Girls. I couldn't have imagined that first day how being a Scrap Girl would become such a big part of my life.
My favorite things about being a Scrap Girl:
The Newsletter - Mornings just wouldn't feel complete without the newsletter in my inbox.
The Products - When I started digital scrapbooking, I found that the more Scrap Girls products I accumulated, the more I liked my digital scrapbooking pages. My husband believes I am on a quest to purchase the entire Boutique. He may be onto something there!
The Forums - The Scrap Girls Forum is one of the friendliest places on the web. We love to help new people learn. Those of us who have been digital scrapbooking for years are still learning new things in the Forum posts.
Chats - At first I just enjoyed attending them and working on the challenges, but now I get to host them, too!
Friends - I've been fortunate to meet quite a few Scrap Girls over the years, and each one is just as nice in person as they are on the Forums.
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!
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:
October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles
October'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 Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Sarah Batdorf
* 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, October 24th - 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 October 24th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one Scrap Simple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat.
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!
October's Forum Game: Posting Contest
October is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from October 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 31st.
To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your current post count. Your post count is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a different number and is calculated differently.)
During the month, post your fingers off! At midnight on October 31st, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
October Monthly Layout Contest: October brings Halloween here in the U.S. and with Halloween comes costumes! Costumes are all around us every day, not just at Halloween. There are costumes in parades, the circus, in shows, and even at parties! Show us the costumes you've seen, and tell us about them! Post your layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on October 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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