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A Different Perspective
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@example.com:
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 fourth quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, January 7th Newsletter.
Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Scrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!
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.
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.
I have a different perspective: I am neither a SAHM nor a Work-Outside-the-Home Mom. I am a WAHM - a Work-At-Home Mom. I work full-time for a non-profit organization, and I am blessed to be able to do that work from home.
I started working from home when my eldest daughter was in third grade. She is now a sophomore in high school. My son was in kindergarten, and while working full-time, I also homeschooled him, as well as my daughter for three years. This was a difficult task, but very fulfilling. My goal was to help develop my children's character, to teach them academically, of course, but to also help them learn who they are as people. It was the best time of my life, even though I was working from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. everyday – fitting in my work schedule around the time I spent time with my kids.
Last year, I was doubly thankful to be able to work at home when I found out we were expecting another baby! Myka Eden was born in December 2010, and I am so blessed to be able to be home with her, seeing all her firsts. I missed a lot of that with my older children as I worked outside the home when they were babies.
Working at home is hard. Especially when you work for someone else, and you have to complete a minimum amount of hours each day. Explaining to my family that they need to leave me alone so I can get my work done is sometimes frustrating to all of us. But not one of us would change anything. It is a blessing to be able to bring home a paycheck to help support our family and to be there for my kids for anything they need.
Being a WAHM mom includes all the other mom duties: Laundry, dishes, cooking, baking, cleaning, etc. And while my day starts way before the sun makes its appearance and ends long after it has set, I wouldn't change anything about it. I have the best of both worlds!
- Robyn Smith
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@example.com. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!
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:
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Weekly Layout Winners
Commercial license versions of Cucina Collection are also available.
Want to see your layouts make an appearance in the Scrap Girls newsletter?
Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery, and if we choose your layout to be featured in the Saturday Newsletter, you'll win a prize! To be considered, don't forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
Congratulations to this week's selectees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
September's Monthly Layout Contest Winners
Commercial license versions of Action Pack: Mega Lift PS, Brush Set: Spread Joy Alpha Super Biggie and Brush Set: Spread Joy Lowercase Alpha Super Biggie are also available.
Congratulations to the winners of the September layout contest, Katie (katiemo) and Bobbie (bjc). The winning layouts each fit the theme "Learning a New Skill." Katie and Bobbie each receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique for their efforts. Congratulations!
Congratulations to this month's winners. Please email email@example.com to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the Monthly Layout Contest? Visit the Monthly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
September's Message Board Game Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Posting Contest!
Congratulations to this month's winners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your Gift Certificate!
Project SG - Third Quarter Winner
Congratulations Julie (jhochstetler)! You have been randomly chosen as the Project SG Challenge - Third Quarter 2011 winner!
Julie receives her choice of one of the ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates from the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please send an email to email@example.com to claim your prize.
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.
Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, October 8th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!
ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, October 10th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Monday, October 10th at 7pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!
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.
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.
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 12th - 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 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!
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.
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!
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.)
Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it out to you right away!
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