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Today's Special of the Day!

Jessminda Collection Biggie
Jessminda 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 Jo Corne. In a brief interview with Jo, she shared these comments with us...

"This was the very first collection I designed and it is named after my gorgeous daughter Jessie, who brings us so much joy and laughter. She is the daughter I have always wanted. The bright colors and fun embellishments are reflections of her bubbly and outgoing personality."

1. When designing a collection what do you start with first? Papers, embellishments, word art?

Usually the papers. I get my feel for the collection from them but there are times when it's the embellishments. I suppose it depends on the collection.

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Pistachio, hazelnut or macadamia.

Jo Corne
Jo Corne

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking 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 Monday, January 2, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Homebody Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Photo Corners 6401 Value Pack: Christmas Trio
Snow Buddies Collection 8.5x11 Snow Buddies Collection 8.5x11 Everyday Moments Planner Paper Mini
Dynamic Brush Set: Pennant Banners 6301 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Legacy Planner Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Picturesque

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Photo Corners 6401, 8.5x11 Everyday Moments Planner Paper Mini, Dynamic Brush Set: Pennant Banners 6301, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Legacy Planner Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Picturesque are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Super Spread Plus: Santa's Helpers Dynamic Brush Set: Pennant Banners 6302 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Silent Night 1261 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Glass 6401 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picturesque Clusters
Value Pack: 8.5X11 Black White and Neutral Paper   8.5x11 Rustic Alley Wood Paper

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Pennant Banners 6302, Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Silent Night 1261, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Glass 6401, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picturesque Clusters and 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Wood Paper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Katherine Weaver

Layout by Katherine Weaver
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 4, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Textables Dogs Embellishment Super Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Remember This 8.5x11 Picturesque Paper Biggie
Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie Tidings Journaling Block Embellishments ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented
8.5x11 Firefighter Collection Biggie   8.5x11 Beautiful Black Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Remember This, Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie, Tidings Journaling Block Embellishments, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented and 8.5x11 Firefighter Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, January 5, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Picture It 8.5x11 Naturally Neutral Paper 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Metal Paper Mini
Super 7 Spread: Winter's Child ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Everyday Moments Planner 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Midwinter   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Edges 2201

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Picture It, 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Metal Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Everyday Moments Planner, 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Midwinter and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Edges 2201 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Friday, January 6, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie 8.5x11 Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tattered Photo Masks
Embossed Velvet Paper Mini 8.5x11 Pure White Paper ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Be Puzzled
  8.5x11 Rustic Alley Wood Neutrals Paper Biggie  

Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tattered Photo Masks, Embossed Velvet Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Be Puzzled and 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Wood Neutrals Paper 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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
January 2 - 7, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 27.7% off Annual Winter 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 Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • 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.

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 and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

A perk of being a graphic designer is the ability to work from home. This comes in especially handy when you have three kids. I have two boys (9 years and 7 years) and a four-year-old girl. My two oldest are school-age.

Life Muse by Ro: Faith in the Future

January is a traditional month of renewing, reflecting, refocusing, reorganizing, refreshing, reforming, refurbishing, reclaiming, reducing, refining, reconciling, and generally attempting to rework ourselves.

Life Muse by Ro: Take Off That Coat

Ro shares one of her hand-drawn cartoons. Check it out!

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Adapting 12x12 ScrapSimple Digital Album Templates to 8.5x11

Do you prefer to scrap in 8.5x11-inch layouts and wish you could adapt some of your favorite 12x12-inch ScrapSimple Digital Album Templates? Would you like to be able to print out your completed layouts on your home printer?

Life Muse by Ro: Redo and Refresh an Old Layout

Last week, I told you about my Life Scrapbook project. One of my goals for January is to get all of my layouts printed out in the 8.5x11-inch format. In some cases, I have chosen to drop two of my 12x12-inch square layouts onto the page, shrink them by 45%, add a coordinating background, and sometimes, a little journaling to explain what I was thinking when I created the layouts.

Customer Muse by Karen R.

As I look down at my granddaughter, she raises her little hand to rub away the wrinkle along the side of my mouth. I smile, which just makes the wrinkle larger.

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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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Digital scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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The 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: Clocks ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Calendar Cubes One Yellow Paper Collection Biggie
Grandparents Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Block Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Clocks, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Calendar Cubes, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Block Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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Brush Set: Frayed Edges ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitching Studio So Big Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Frayed Edges, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitching Studio and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up are also available.

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

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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Scrap Girls Club Image

January's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Jen Reed.

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 JIF 6 Plus 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

January's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Jen Reed


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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ScrapSimple Club

The December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Laura Louie and Melissa Renfro.

Exclusive content from December'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

December's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Laura Louie and Melissa Renfro

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Back To The Basics: What are Photo Masks?

Photo masks are an easy way to add a certain look or feel to a photo on your digital scrapbooking layout by hiding – or masking - the boring, straight rectangular edges that photographs are known for. Photo masks make a layout look more finished and professional than if you simply plopped a photo on a paper. They are also pretty versatile little creations, as you will see when we take a peek into the world of photo masks.

Tips From The Pros: Using Repetition to Guide Your Layout Design

One way to make the decision making process easier is to focus on a design principle, letting it guide you as you create your layout. Today, I've chosen to use repetition to guide me through creating a visually pleasing layout. Repetition is one of the easier principles to master. Simply choose something and use it again and again. It's best to use groups of three or five or other odd numbers because odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye.

Tips From The Pros: How to Recolor ScrapSimple Bows

One of the best parts of digital scrapbooking is the ability to create your own digital embellishments. Scrap Girls has made this easy for you do with their ScrapSimple line of digital scrapbooking products. One of these ScrapSimple products is embellishment templates. They are easy to recolor, combine with others, and create your own customized embellishments.

Tips From The Pros: Do the Twist!

Scrap Girls' JIFFY Easy Page Albums are designed so that you can achieve customized, designer-quality digital scrapbook layout pages in a "jiffy"! A further advantage of the JIFFY Easy Page Albums is that you can alter and twist your layout around any way that you like. The PSD layered files allow you to adjust, move, delete, rotate, twist, recolor, or duplicate any portion of the layout that you like!

Tips From The Pros: Adding Texture using ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Paper Templates are a creative treasure trove for digital scrapbookers, and today I'll show you one way you can use them to add some texture to your layout.

Just Because It's Fun

Check out the latest Weekly Layout Winners, the winners of December's Monthly Layout Contest, and much more!

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 Scrapbooking Layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Rose Scented Collection Border Special

Designer Freebie by Angela Blanchard coordinates with her Rose Scented Collection Mini

Rose Scented Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rose Scented Country Flowers Collection Mini
  Flutterbys Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rose Scented and Flutterbys Embellishment Mini are also available.

Angela Blanchard
Today's freebie designed by Angela Blanchard

* 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

Project SG Chat
Tuesday, January 10th - 6:00PM MST

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room Tuesday, January 10th at 6pm MT for the first Project SG Chat of 2012! Come learn the details of this year-long challenge. You can even win fantastic prizes for joining in!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 10th - 7:00PM MST

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 will need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 11th - 10:00AM MST

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 January 11th, we'll do a "Use Your Stash" challenge! Create a layout using products you've had for a while, but just haven't used yet! 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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Hybrid Craft Chat
Wednesday, January 11th - 6:00PM MST

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room at 6pm MT for this month's Hybrid Craft Chat. We will show you how to create a unique craft project with your digital supplies and goodies from your craft room!

Games

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? Join us on the message board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every Monday through Saturday during January. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses, or gallery posting. Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: With the beginning of a new year, many people set aside some time to set goals. It might be an exercise plan or establishing better eating habits. It might be getting your life more organized. Or maybe you set goals for your digital scrapbooking output for the year. Post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on January 31st. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win 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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