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Retirement Category Sale! Save 50% on all retiring products in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, ET on August 31, 2012

This one is not to be missed! Our Retirement Category is bursting at the seams (that's good!), and everything in it is 50% off (that's even better!) Our designers have looked through thousands of products and selected some of their "oldies but goodies" to throw into our Retirement Category – and now you're getting a LAST CHANCE to buy these products at 50% off!

Why the big sale? Because we have tons of great new products that we'll be releasing this fall – so, out with the old, in with the new!

This is the largest Retirement Sale ever at Scrap Girls. And it's absolutely, positively your LAST CHANCE to buy these wonderful products, because when this sale is over, they will be gone forever!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Inspiring Collection Biggie
Inspiring Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week, 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 Cherise Oleson. In a brief interview, she shared these comments with us...

"I love this collection as it was designed for my first Scrap Girls monthly club. I poured my heart into it and love the way it turned out."

1. Are you an early morning designer or do you burn the midnight candle?

Typically a middle of the day designer, but I get a chunk of about three hours at night too.

2. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Typical pizza topping would be pepperoni and olives. Non-typical would be something like chicken and artichoke with white sauce.

Cherise Oleson
Cherise Oleson

Image: What's New

Digital Scrapbooking 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 Monday, August 20, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Happy Camper Collection Mini Value Pack: School Rules 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie
Luau Collection Mini spacer JIF Plus: 12x12 Honor Roll

Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 Happy Camper Collection Mini and 8.5x11 digiDoer School Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook 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 Tuesday, August 21, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 3 Value Pack: digiDoer B School Rules 2 Embellishment Mini
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 3 and Happy Camper Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 digiDoer pageGrids 01 8.5x11 Bookshelf Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: School Days
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 digiDoer pageGrids 01, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: School Days and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking 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 Friday, August 24, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh Blur 6401 JIF Plus: 8.5x11 Honor Roll 8.5x11 Dream Team Collection Mini
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Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh Blur 6401, 8.5x11 Dream Team Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Digital Layout: digiDoer Cover 01 Mini 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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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
August 20 - 25, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 50% off Retirement Sale!
  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Note From Debbie: Searching the Boutique
  • Scrap Girls, Etc. Articles
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Debbie Cleek

Debbie
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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

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

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!

divScrap Girls sends a birthday gift to each of our Forum members!

Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


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Debbie Cleek
Debbie Cleek
President, Scrap Girls Inc.

Searching the Scrap Girls Boutique – What Do You Think?

The two things we hear most often from our customers is that they would like to be able to create a wish list and that our Boutique is difficult to search.

To try to improve this situation (and let you – our customer – have a better experience on our site), we're having a gigantic, massive, crazy-big retirement sale. This is the first step in trying to make our Boutique easier to search by trimming down our inventory so that the newer products will be pulled during the search, and the search won't have to wade through quite so many products before giving you the results.

The second step will be to actually improve how our search function works. So, we want to hear from you. What are your suggestions for improvements we can make on searching for products in our Boutique? Do you have a category or product line you would love to be able to find faster? Have you gotten stuck or had problems in the past when you couldn't find what you were looking for? We would love to hear about it!

We are collecting these comments on our blog between now and August 31. Please leave your comments here. We will collect them and then get started on building a better search engine for you in September. Thanks for all your help!

Oh, and for all of you still wishing for a wish list, sometimes wishes come true....

- Debbie

Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Brandy Hackman - Vacation in the Rain!

For our 15th wedding anniversary, my husband and I found ourselves playing "spin the wheel" on a small airline website as we looked through the various destinations that they offered. We were looking for somewhere that we could fly for "a deal."

Move Tool Shortcuts

Are you ready for a little Move Tool magic? I hope to show you some new shortcuts that will help you streamline your scrapbooking. With the limited time we have available for our hobby, every minute counts!

If I Can Dream It, She Can Draw It – Syndee Nuckles

So far, one of the great parts of running Scrap Girls has been thinking up all the creative sales we like to run. The best part about this task has been seeing my wacky ideas turned into marketing graphics. It's especially fun because it means that I have gotten to know the one-and-only Syndee Nuckles – the creative hand behind all the ads you see on our site.

Back To School

When I thought about back-to-school layouts, the first thing that came to my mind was scrapping photos of my kids on their first day of school in their new uniforms and backpacks, or doing a page about all the school supplies that need to be purchased at this time of year. As darling and wonderful as these layouts are, I knew I wanted to try something different in documenting those school memories for my children to enjoy.

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Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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!

Cute Stuff

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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The three products listed below 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.

Home Sweet Home Collection Biggie Home Sweet Home Embellishment Mini Home Sweet Home Paper Super Mini

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
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The first two products listed below 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: Tied Frames Brush Set: Messy Months Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tied Frames and Brush Set: Messy Months are also available.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Layouts by Armi Custodio
Layouts by Armi Custodio
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Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 School Is Cool   Brush Set: Stamped Dates

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stamped Dates are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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  JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 ABC Fun 1  

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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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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

August's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Jan Ransley.

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 Jan Ransley

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs

ScrapSimple Club

The August 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Paula Wright.

August's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Paula Wright

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! Tutorial

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

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Captivating Coral Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates with her Captivating Coral Collection Mini

Captivating Coral Collection Mini spacer Teal Zeal Collection

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 29th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On August 29th, we'll do a Photo Manipulation Challenge. Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black and white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes!

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 29th - 8:00PM EDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 8pm ET for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Gallery!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, September 4th - 8:00PM EDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm ET. Can't wait to see you there!

Games

August's Forum 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 Forum username" by Wednesday August 1st (Midnight EDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Thursday, 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 Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

August Monthly Layout Contest: Summer vacation time! We'd love to see your layouts featuring your summer vacations! Have you gone on the trip of a lifetime? Or an annual trip with family or friends? Have you had a fun staycation right in your own town? We'd love to get a glimpse into how you spend your vacation and why you chose spend your time that way! Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on August 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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

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