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Sail into Savings with a Columbus Day Sale! Save 19.3% off nearly everything in the Scrap Girls boutique until Wednesday, October 12th at Midnight MDT.

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Save 19.3% off nearly everything in the Scrap Girls boutique until Wednesday, October 12th at Midnight MDT.

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Today's Special of the Day!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Damask Nuevo
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Damask Nuevo

Save 30% off this ScrapSimple
Paper Template 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 Katherine Weaver. In a brief interview with Katherine, she shared these comments with us...

"I love the versatility of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Damask Nuevo. Damask is one of those universal background patterns that fit nicely with pretty much any scrapbook layout theme. I gave this new set of paper templates a bit of edginess, so they'd equally be at home whether used in traditional, heritage, contemporary, or grunge layouts."

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

I grab a baby can of Coca Cola Classic and my vitamins (not so healthy, I know – LOL), then turn on Good Morning America for a few moments of peace and quiet before waking up my boys.

2. What programs do you use?

Currently PSCS4, PSE8, LR2, and Illustrator CS2.

Katherine Weaver
Katherine Weaver

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Heather Messmer

Layout by Heather Messmer
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fall 6301 Military: Semper Fi Collection Mini Autumn Joy Clusters Embellishment Mini
Spooky Fun Solids Paper Mini JIF 6: A for Apple ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Forest Frames

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fall 6301, Military: Semper Fi Collection Mini, JIF 6: A for Apple and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Forest Frames are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Military: Semper Fi Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Type Paths: Fall Value Pack: All About Edges Pack 1
Nature's Canvas Paper Mini spacer School Is Cool Collection

Commercial license versions of Military: Semper Fi Paper Super Mini, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Fall and Value Pack: All About Edges Pack 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 7, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Bookshelf Clusters Embellishment Mini Value Pack: Military – Semper Fi ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Metal Scrolls
Spooky Fun Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX PSE 6301 Mini Fade to Gray Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Metal Scrolls, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX PSE 6301 Mini and Fade to Gray 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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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
October 3 - 8, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Columbus Day Sale! Save 19.3% until October 12th at Midnight MDT.
  • 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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Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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: Paula Wright - Getting More for Less: Give This a Try!

Lately, I have been trying to make everything stretch further, including my time. I was thinking about all the digital scrapbooking layouts that I would like to do (but don't seem to get finished) when I had an idea.

Life Muse by Ro: What Makes You Happy?

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not obtained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy cause. - Helen Keller

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: Showing Off Your Layouts in an Online Gallery

You've finished a layout that you have worked very hard on, and now you're ready to show it off to the world of your friends and family. After all, that's one of the best parts about digital scrapbooking - the ability to share your digital layout almost immediately with friends worldwide!

Life Muse by Ro: I'd Rather Be a Could-Be If I Cannot Be an Are

"Hurry up," he demanded. "You're going to make us miss our train."

Customer Muse by: Robyn Smith - Working Mothers - A Different Perspective

In one of the summer Scrap Girls Newsletters, a writer shared about working moms from the perspective of a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I applaud her and all SAHM who've sacrificed to be able to be home with their children. They may not get paid monetarily, but they are investing in something that will have a great payout in the future.

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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, October 3, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The first four 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: Pop Up Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric Twiggy Embellishments Beautiful Life Collection Biggie
Zoomba Collection Biggie spacer Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up, Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Pennant Banners, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fabric, Zoomba Collection Biggie and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Katherine Weaver

Layout by Katherine Weaver
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Damask Nuevo Easy Page Album: 12x12 Love Honor and Cherish Love Honor and Cherish Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders spacer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Calligraphy

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Damask Nuevo, Easy Page Album: 12x12 Love Honor and Cherish and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Rozanne Paxman
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These three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

Inspire Me Alpha Inspiring Collection Biggie Inspiring Frames Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of Inspire Me Alpha, Inspiring Collection Biggie and Inspiring Frames Embellishment Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sheri Johnson

Layout by Sheri Johnson
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Twilight Magic Collection Biggie Enchanted Eve Collection Super Mini Mossy Collection Biggie
spacer Merry Mine Collection Biggie spacer

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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Trick or Treat Sweets Collection Mini * Bewitched Collection

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spellbound Cinnamon Suede Collection Persimmon Collection Mini
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Cinnamon Suede Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Collage Art ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301
Persimmon Paper Mini 2 Brush Set: Vintage Photo Masks Cinnamon Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Spellbound, Cinnamon Suede Collection, Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Collage Art, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 and Brush Set: Vintage Photo Masks 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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson.

Exclusive content from September'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

September's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Cherise Oleson.

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

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Cherise Oleson


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Sara Peterson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Back to Basics

Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Texture on Photos

Recently, I've become fascinated with photography. Now that I have successfully gotten my camera out of "automatic" mode, I've also been playing around with different ways to process my photos to get that final outcome that really makes everyone say, "How did she do that?"

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Inspiration from Clothing or Fabric

Just think of a fabric store, chock-full of beautiful color schemes, patterns, and gorgeous textures, an endless source of potential style and design. Fabric, in all its colorful glory, has often inspired me toward creativity in my digital scrapbooking layouts.

Creating a Seamless Tile Using a Brush Set

There are several ways to use digital brushes, and today I'm going to show you how to use them to create a background. If I'm looking for a repetitive pattern, I like to create my backgrounds using a seamless tile.

Photography Focus: What is a Zoom Lens?

Zoom lenses have focal lengths that can be easily changed. The optics let the photographer change smoothly from a long shot to a close up. Each zoom lens has a specific range of focal lengths. The focal length of a lens is the distance in millimeters from the image sensor (or film, if you're still using it) to the end of the lens. A shorter lens (under 50mm) has a wide angle of view and can capture more of what is in front of the camera. A longer lens (over 50mm) enlarges the subject and has a narrower angle of view.

Designer Do-Over

When I first began digital scrapbooking, there were so many techniques I wanted to learn. Often, I would create a page using the techniques, then I'd look for a photo that I could work in. While this served me well to learn, it really didn't do much for my family photo album.

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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Children's Classic Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Children's Classic Collection Biggie

Children's Classic Collection Biggie Old Friends Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Unusual Stitching

Commercial license versions of Children's Classic Collection Biggie, Old Friends Collection Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Unusual Stitching are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 11th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you started on layouts about yourself. Earlier in the day, a layout idea will be posted for you to get a jump start.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 11th - 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, October 12th - 10:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MDT 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 October 12th we'll have a Single Photo Challenge. Create a layout using a single, large, wonderful photo! 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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NSBR Early Edition
Thursday, October 13 - 2:00PM MDT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Pat (PBarnes) at 2 PM MDT (1 PM Pacific, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern) in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, October 14th - 9:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9 am MDT, Friday morning to chat about all the wonderful new products in the ScrapGirls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

Games

October Message Board Game: Product Picks

Join us for a new game in October, where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!

Each Monday through Saturday in October, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the 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 42 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-41 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 Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

October Monthly Layout Contest: October is all about color! Show us those fabulous fall colors or spring colors for our Southern Hemisphere members! Maybe you have a favorite color you'd like to showcase or a very colorful photo to scrap. Remember, it's all about colors! Share those layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on October 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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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