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Seriously Fun Sale! Save 17.9% off all almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on August 12, 2011!

Have some serious fun while saving money with this seriously fun sale. Sale ends promptly at midnight, MDT August 12th.

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Today's Special of the Day!

Sun Kissed Collection Biggie
Sun Kissed Collection Biggiee

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Brandy Murry. In a brief interview with Brandy, she shared these comments with us...

"The colors of this collection were inspired by the colors the sun casts at sunset. I was looking at my arm with a turquoise bracelet one evening as the sun was setting. I was thinking, "My skin looks so warm and tanned!" It's amazing how colors around you can change during the golden hours. No wonder photographers relish this time of day. With it being such a rainy and cool summer so far here in The Netherlands, this collection reminds me of the warmth of simmering summers and amazing sunsets."

1. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

"Start my coffee while my computer loads up..this is taking longer and longer these days! Maybe it's time for a new one."

2. What programs do you use?

"Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5 and Painter"

Brandy Murry
Brandy Murry

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 2, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Squeaky Clean Clusters Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cluster Masks - Fancy Rust ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Awards
JIF 6: Beach Bash ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Window 6302 Safari Animals Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cluster Masks - Fancy Rust, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Awards and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Window 6302 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Kashmir 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swim Like a Fish Crazy Retro Day Collection Biggie
Loving Baby Boy Collection Biggie Fancy Rust Clusters Embellishment Mini Jessminda Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Kashmir 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swim Like a Fish are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, August 4, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swim Like A Fish 11701 Super Biggie JIF 6: Fancy Rust Safari Time Collection
Victorian Paper Lace Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve Loving Baby Girl Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swim Like A Fish 11701 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 05, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Crazy Retro Day Paper Mini Day Dreamin' Collection Mini Value Pack: Fancy Rust
Come One, Come All Add-on Alpha Biggie spacer Value Pack: On a Whim

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
August 1 - 6, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 17.9% off Seriously Fun Sale!
  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Clubs
  • Back to the Basics
  • Tips from the Pros: Tutorials & Articles
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th Newsletter.

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 get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money… Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.

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A Designer's Life: Andrea Trump - Unexpected Endings

Seven years ago, I had planned a natural labor and delivery of our first child. As anyone who has ever been able to experience the gift of birth knows, it rarely goes as planned. Two weeks overdue, I was induced in the hospital. Labor came on suddenly and hard early the next morning, and I was very much overwhelmed, making it a very long day. Later that evening, after a long two hours of difficult pushing, our son was born. I came away feeling saddened that I had not really experienced it the way I had planned. I felt inadequate, low, and suffered many unpleasant physical symptoms as a result of a difficult birth. Although I had not required the dreaded (in my own mind) caesarean section, I had succumbed to an epidural, which in turn made the actual delivery very rough on my body. (Well, this was my thinking.)

Life Muse by Ro - Act AS IF

Act as if you're happy.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: Tips for Taking a Child's Photo in a Natural Setting

How many times have you taken the perfect shot, only to discover after viewing it closer that it's not so perfect after all, and by then, your photo opportunity has vanished?

Life Muse by Ro - Have You Asked for Help?

"Grrr!"

Customer Muse by: Jaymee Keith - It's the Little Things...

My 14-year-old son, Cody, is one of my best teachers. Early on in his life, we realized he was academically gifted - oh joy! Right? Soon we learned that this blessing comes with a few (many) challenges, as I'm sure the parents of other gifted boys can attest.

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Value Pack: Carnival Ride * ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bent Frames

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Carnival Ride and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bent Frames are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Chic Celebration General Word Art Chic Celebration Solids Paper Mini Soft Celebration Collection Super Mini
Rollicking Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 Celebration Station Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 are also available.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Mix - Borders Fun And Games Collection Brush Set: Art Inspiring Words
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Frame It! Edgy 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801
  Brush Set: Scribbled  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Mix - Borders, Fun And Games Collection, Brush Set: Art Inspiring Words, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Frame It! Edgy 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801 and Brush Set: Scribbled are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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These first two products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive
a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique
at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up Brush Set: Frayed Edges Perfect Day Collection
So Basically White Paper Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up, Brush Set: Frayed Edges, Perfect Day Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

ScrapSimple Club

The July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

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:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Scrap Girls Club

August's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

August's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Back to Basics

What Are Pre-Finished Alphas

Pre-finished alphas are the decorative alphas in Scrap Girls collections, or they are sold as separate, ready-to-use units. With pre-finished alphas, you have an infinite number of design possibilities. You can make your own titles, mix and match alphas, create embellishments, and even use them for things like monograms to decorate your digital layouts.

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Documenting Vacations Using a Timeline

My family tries to take one big trip every year. Our 2010 trip was taken over a year ago. This is where I must confess. I've fallen down on my Scrapbooking Mom duties, and I haven't taken the time to scrapbook this trip. A couple of these photos have shown up in various layouts over the past year, but not many. If I had to venture a guess as to why I haven't created an album full of layouts for this trip, I would have to say it's because I took hundreds of photos on this trip, and I mean in the upper end of the hundreds! I think I'm a little intimidated by the sheer number of photos! I would really like to complete our family 2010 photo album someday, but I can't even begin to think of finishing it without including this trip.

Glitter

One quick and easy way to add glamour and glitz to your layout is to use glitter. There are many glittered elements and glitter styles in the Scrap Girls Boutique to suit your needs. For this tutorial, I used one of my favorite glitter styles, ScrapSimple Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie.

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Are your kids bored? Looking for something to do to fill those last days of summer? Here’s a fun activity to try – a photography scavenger hunt. I recently did this with my kids – and we had a ton of fun. It was a great way to spend an afternoon, and we kept cool at the local mall. We killed a few birds with one stone, entertained all the kids, and I got some fun photos.

Designer Do-Over

Have you ever had a digital scrapbooking layout that you later looked at and said, "What was I thinking?!"

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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A Fairy Story Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates with her A Fairy Story Collection

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Paula Wright
Today's freebie designed by Paula Wright

* 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.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, August 9th - 4:00PM MDT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, August 9 at 4pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, I'll 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! All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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Hybrid ATC Chat
Tuesday, August 9th - 6:00PM MDT

Please join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Lei (Bride) as we host the chat for another round of our Hybrid ATC Swap. Didn't participate this round? Not sure what it is? Come join us to find out all of the particulars on Tuesday, August 9th at 6pm MT!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 9th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT 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.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 10 - 10:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 9 am Pacific, 10 am Mountain, 11 am Central and Noon Eastern Time for the East Coast 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 August 10th, we'll do a Recent Photo Challenge. Create a page using favorite photos from your latest camera upload.

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!

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Baby Theme Crop
Wednesday, August 10 - 7:00PM MDT

Join Carla (crs) andApril (April Showers) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop at 7pm MT! This month we'll continue to work with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with a V, W, and X! We'd love to see your layouts in the http://scrapgirls.ne...y-book-gallery/

Games

August Message Board Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of August BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Monday August 1st (Midnight MDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Tuesday, August 2nd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

August Monthly Layout Contest: The temperatures are hot, and staying cool is a must! Water is a priority in the summer heat! For the August Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring water! Dig out those photos of the kids in the pool, the family on a boat ride, or even a waterfall! Journaling about what water means to you will help make this layout more meaningful to you in the future. Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on August 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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