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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! Today - 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.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
8:00am EDT – Saturday Color Challenge
Join Conda (SodScrap) and Theresa (teecee) for a special anniversary color challenge and chat as we continue to celebrate Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary! We will have lots of fun as we chat and scrap together!
1:00pm EDT - Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Stash
Do you get lost searching through your folders for supplies while scrapbooking? Do you wonder what you'd do if your hard drive failed and you lost all your supplies and layouts? Join April (April Showers) in the Chat Room where we'll discuss different ways to organize and safeguard your files. If you are already an expert, come share your method. There is no right or wrong way. Let us help you find one that works for you.
3:00pm EDT – Mini Class with Anna
Join Anna (anna) for a new mini class! Learn a fun technique to give your photos a ghostly, faded look! Perfect for spooky Halloween layouts or to capture that feeling of fading memories. Download the free tutorial from the class thread in the Anniversary Forum the morning of class.
9:00pm EDT - Cram the Chat Room!
Let's cram the Chat Room! Join April (April Showers) and Amy (mimes1) to see how many people we can squeeze in! We haven't run out of room yet. Join in for tons of fun, lots of mischief, and a few prizes! Hope to see everyone there!
10:00pm EDT - Late Night Pajama Party with Bingo
Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary wouldn't be complete without a PJ party! Put on your favorite pajamas, grab some chocolate, and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) for some Late Night Pajama Party fun with games and prizes!
* 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!
During this week of celebrating Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary, we asked readers to post to our blog and tell us “What Scrap Girls Means to Me.” Here is a random sampling of their heart-warming comments. (Want to read more? Dash over to the blog to read the rest!)
"Scrap Girls is my refuge from the crazy of the day, my springboard to creating, my one-room schoolhouse (a really big room) to learn digital scrapping, my liberal arts college to challenge my skills and knowledge and view of the creative digital world, my corner scrapping boutique (open 24/7!) where the owners and staff care about the patrons, and the customer service always goes above and beyond!"
- B&K Mom
"Scrap Girls is my passion, a true women's Internet scrapbooking cafe (only I bring my own Java!). Scrap Girls provides an engaging arena of so many beautiful women inspiring others with their 'fantamazing' artistic photo-journaling and creations. Scrap Girls artists possess unique, God-given talents that thrill so many of us, especially on the 1st and 15th of the month, as we utilize their digital creations to make our own meaningful expressions!"
- Laura B.
"Scrap Girls means burning up my Visa and spending all my money because I can't resist the wonderful little goodies my eyes see! The designers are the best in the digital scrapping world! I have made very good friends with quality ladies. When I'm feeling down, this is my go-to for cheering up. Thanks to all my BFFs on Scrap Girls."
"For years, I wanted to try scrapbooking, but I was always afraid to try. Then a few years ago, I accidentally ran across this interesting site called Scrap Girls. I signed up for the newsletter, began to 'lurk' on the Forum, read tutorials, and started my stash of freebies. Finally, when my 9th grandbaby was born, I decided to give it a try. I have truly enjoyed the experience. The inhabitants of this little purple place are friendly and very willing to go the extra mile to help!"
- Deb C.
"For me, Scrap Girls is my 'Cheers.' Everyone might not know my name, but they're always glad I came. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, encouraging, comforting. The designers are amazingly talented and creative. The customer service should be the gold standard for all companies to aspire to."
"Scrap Girls is a place that I can go to learn anything I am having a problem with. I adore the designers and the staff of Scrap Girls. I attended the 2009 Scrap Girls Convention in Salt Lake City, and it was so special to be able to actually meet the designers and other scrappers in person."
"I am new to the Scrap Girls world, and I am absolutely enthralled! It has become my go-to place for inspiration and eye candy. I know that when I purchase something from this site, I am in for a treat!"
- Jeannie Horton
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!
Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - October 2012
Member Name: englishrose
1. What program do you use to digitally scrapbook?
2. Are you a Mac or a PC?
3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.
Panasonic Lumix FZ45 - more than a point-and-shoot but less than a DSLR!
4. Name one thing that every beginner digital scrapbooker should know.
Layouts are meant to be seen by other people. No matter how dissatisfied you are with a page, show it to a member of your family or a friend. You will be pleasantly surprised by their comments. They will be pleased that you have taken time to record an event or a memory that might otherwise have been lost. Then share your work in the Scrap Girls Gallery. There's always plenty of support from other scrapbookers and helpful suggestions if you ask for it.
5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?
A tough one this is, but I think I would be a brush. They can add weight behind a photograph or give an elegant swirl inside a cluster. They are real jacks of all trades – a bit like me!
6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?
Night time mostly - or any time when the house is quiet.
7. What is your favorite snack?
Milk chocolate – preferably with nuts and raisins.
8. What is your least favorite household chore?
Dusting – where does it all come from?!
9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."
My family – of course! But also having the opportunity to learn through books, adult education classes, talk radio, TV - anything that will give me a tingle of excitement when I find out something new.
10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?
Commercial license versions of Action Pack: Mega Lift PSE, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Instant Photo Clusters, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Beauty of the Earth, Dynamic Brush Set: Freehand Stitching 4901 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.
Weekly Layout Winners
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Postage 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!
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 Embellishment Templates: Extra Masking Tape Biggie are also available.
* 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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