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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!
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.
Are you crazy for all things crafty?
Do you LOVE combining digital and traditional craft products
and sharing your creativity with others?
Then Scrap Girls is looking for you!
• 1 hybrid project a month, which would include a tutorial to be posted on our blog.
Additional products are always welcome but not required.
• Being crafty and having fun!
• Free products from Scrap Girls
• $5 a month to cover cost of glue, printer paper, etc.
• Being part of an awesome community!
To apply, email the following to [email protected]
• Photos of 2 hybrid projects (can be crafts, cards, or layouts)
• Tell us why you would like to join our team.
• Send in your applications by November 21st.
As the song goes, "Let me tell you 'bout my best friend...." He's short, he's tan, and has bad breath, but I love him like a child! Of course, I'm talking about my dog, Bandit. He has truly been an inspiration and a blessing in my life in so many ways.
About five years ago, my husband and I bought a house that was an hour away from most of our friends and family. I didn't know a soul in this new town, and I worked from home, so I was really feeling very isolated and lonely. We were also struggling with infertility issues, and things were looking sort of bleak. My husband was not much of a dog person, but he could see I wasn't exactly filled with a "zest for life" at that time, and so he agreed we should adopt a puppy.
Adopting Bandit was the turning point in my life where everything started slowing improving. Every day I'd walk Bandit for about an hour, and we started meeting many of the other dogs in the neighborhood. For a while, I didn't know the owners' names, but I was happy to be out just talking to people again. Pretty soon, I knew all our neighbors, and shortly after that, we had actual friends! I came to really look forward to our daily walks because it was the most social part of my day.
A few months later, my husband and I decided to try our first infertility treatment, and to say I was a wreck would not be an exaggeration! Although I wanted to stay in bed and wallow in my fear and uncertainty, Bandit didn't care. All he knew was that it was walking time, and instead of moping around, I needed to put on my shoes and take him outside! Two weeks after an IUI (artificial insemination for those who have not suffered through infertility), I found out I was pregnant with our first child!
Now I don't think that Bandit had any magical powers that helped fix these problems, but I do believe Bandit was an instrument God used to help keep me focused on something positive. Sometimes when there is so much overwhelming difficulty in life, we need an extra "push" just to keep going. I will always credit Bandit for being the force that kept me going.
A dog is great companion in little ways, too! When I don't want to drive to the gas station alone, Bandit is happy to come along. When I'm scared that there's a big bug in the basement, Bandit is by my side checking it out. When the kids are playing in the yard, Bandit is out there keeping watch over them. He's also the only person willing to go jogging with me, and I must give him credit for getting me ready to run my first 5K!
If you're feeling like your life could use a little love and companionship, consider adopting a new best friend. October was National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, but you can adopt one anytime! They'll enrich your life every day in big and little ways.
By the time you read this, Bandit will have just had his 5th birthday on November 10. It's been five wonderful years of companionship, and I look forward to many more with my best friend!
Favorite Product I've Designed:
I just love the fox in this kit! I think he is the cutest thing I've ever drawn!
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:
November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts
November'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:
Today's freebie designed by Shalae Tippetts
* 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.
ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, November 19th - 9:00 p.m. ET
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) for the monthly SS Club chat. We can discuss all the goodies that came in the monthly kit and ideas for using these versatile products. Post a layout featuring SS products and you could make it into the newsletter in the SS Club concepts segment.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 21st - 12 Noon ET
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 November 21st, we'll do a Ribbon Challenge. Create a layout using at least one ribbon.
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!
November's Forum Game: Products Picks Game
This November, we are playing the Products Picks game where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping.
Each Monday through Saturday in November, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in this Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.
At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 41 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-40 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: What are you thankful for? Have you thought about your blessing lately? For the November Layout Contest, we'd love to flood the Gallery with layouts showcasing what you are thankful for! Post your layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on November 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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