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Today's Special of the Day!

Renew Collection Biggie
Renew Collection Biggie

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 Shalae Tippetts. In a brief interview with Shalae, she shared these comments with us...

"In college, I took a Art Education class where I learned how to paint on silk with dies and resist. It is such a neat process and was the inspiration for the papers in the Renew Collection Biggie. Those blending of colors, white outlines that look like resist, stained glass, robin eggs and spring colors were the inspirations for the Renew Collection Biggie."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Anything chocolate related. Ice cream was not meant to have any fruit in it; it's just wrong.

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Shalae Tippetts
Shalae Tippetts

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy Watercolor ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Light ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Basics Collection One
Rustic Alley - Metal Paper Mini - Overlays Sandbox Fun Collection Value Pack: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Alpha and Numbers

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy Watercolor, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Light, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Basics Collection One, Rustic Alley - Metal Paper Mini - Overlays and Value Pack: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Alpha and Numbers are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Floral Collection One Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eat Cake
Brush Set: Lots of Hearts Biggie spacer ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Artist Trading Cards

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Floral Collection One, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eat Cake and Brush Set: Lots of Hearts Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, August 18, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6: School ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Eat Cake ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Basics Collection One
Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets spacer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor Kraft 6401 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Eat Cake, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Basics Collection One, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor Kraft 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 19, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Rustic Alley - Metal Paper Alphabetica Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Floral Collection One spacer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Heavy

Commercial license versions of Rustic Alley - Metal Paper, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Floral Collection One and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Heavy 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.

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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
August 15 - 20, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 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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Life Muses by To and Other Writings Image

A Designer's Life: Julie White - I Love School

August is one of my favorite months of the year. Sure, the weather is warm, but it's really the anticipation of the new school year that always excites me.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Life Muse by Ro - 35 Years

Today is my 35th wedding anniversary. I'm spending it with my sweetie.

Scrap Girls Etc.: Printers with Individual Color Inks

With so many printers on the market these days, it can be quite an undertaking to decide on and ultimately purchase a printer. The printers themselves are usually reasonably priced, but have you noticed that the inks are the costly part of the printing equation?

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Customer Muse by: What Digital Scrapbooking Has Taught Me (in a Very Short Amount of Time)

I am a busy mom with a job, a husband, and three children under the age of 10 (the order of importance is definitely not in that order). Life is lived in the now, where things get done; fires are put out for the day, the kids are driven to their various activities, and not much time is spent "thinking," only "doing"... at least until I discovered digital scrapbooking.

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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 15, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Ruffles Piece Of Cake Collection Biggie Lovin' Life Collection
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Ruffles, Lovin' Life Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Learning Curve Nano Collection Learning Curve Collection Yesterday's Child Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders Sewing Collection Mini Trunk or Treat Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Foil 6501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sequins
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Ribbon Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bokeh Text Borders, Sewing Collection Mini, Trunk or Treat Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Foil 6501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sequins and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Ribbon Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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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 Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip Pirate Code Collection Biggie
Golden Vanity Heritage Collection   Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: What's On My Desk, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip, Pirate Code Collection Biggie, Golden Vanity Collection and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie 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.

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The August ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed.

Exclusive content from August'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

August's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

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

Online Class Report: Intentional Design, by Anna Mansfield

Every digital scrapbooker knows it's easy to get stumped when starting new layouts. Maybe there's a new collection you're excited to work with, or you have your heart set on scrapping particular photos, but then you draw a creative blank and aren't sure where (or how) to start. We've all been there, right? The Intentional Design online class was the perfect opportunity for computer scrapbookers to learn how to conquer white screen syndrome, and how to utilize Anna's design prompts for creating thoughtful and artful layouts.

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Decorating a Mirror Frame

When I received this assignment for making a hybrid craft for the August Scrap Girls Club, I was pretty nervous. I don't consider myself a very crafty person. In the old days, I sewed valences and hair bows; all that was required was a straight line. When my kids were little, we did lots of artsy-crafty things. It was always enjoyable, but I never considered my creations to be all that creative. The craft was something to fill the time and keep the kids engaged, something tactile that would allow them to get messy and be uninhibited. The craft activity was more about the process than the end result.

Selective Use of ScrapSimple Paper Templates

ScrapSimple Paper Templates are some of my favorite versatile tools to use from the Scrap Girls Boutique! They offer the opportunity to create something perfectly catered to your layout, and they are simply a fun digital scrapbooking tool to have in your collection. Let me show you a great use for the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet that I recently discovered.

Story Time: From a Young Child's Perspective

There's a story to be told in routine, everyday experiences. But how the story is told on a scrapbook page can make that ordinary event come to life. Have you ever considered journaling that experience from a child's perspective, especially a baby or very young child?

Making a Folded Stitched Embellishment

A great way to add dimension to your digital scrapbooking layout is with elements that seem to pop off the page. Today I’ll show you a way to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded to give you that great 3D look by making a folded, stitched embellishment.

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 Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Wandering Garden Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Cindy Rohrbough coordinates with her Wandering Garden Collection Biggie

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Cindy Rohrbough
Today's freebie designed by Cindy Rohrbough

* 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 6pm 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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U.F.O Chat
Tuesday, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Cheri (Cheri T) in the chat room for this month's addition of the UFO Chat. This is where you get help from a layout designer to finish a layout you are struggling with. Upload your UFO to this Gallery and Cheri will have tips ready for you!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 24th - 10:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT 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 24th, we'll do a quote challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling. Any quote is OK! 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, August 24th - 6:00PM MDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour, and you create the layout! You can check out some of the past Crops in the Speed Scrap Gallery!

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Ad Inspiration Challenge & Chat
Thursday, August 25th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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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