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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 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.
Are you crazy for all things crafty?
Do you LOVE combining digital and traditional craft products
and sharing your creativity with others?
Then Scrap Girls is looking for you!
• 1 hybrid project a month, which would include a tutorial to be posted on our blog.
Additional products are always welcome but not required.
• Being crafty and having fun!
• Free products from Scrap Girls
• $5 a month to cover cost of glue, printer paper, etc.
• Being part of an awesome community!
To apply, email the following to email@example.com
• Photos of 2 hybrid projects (can be crafts, cards, or layouts)
• Tell us why you would like to join our team.
• Send in your applications by November 21st.
Scrap Girls BFF
The year was 2007. Having never posted to an online message board, I was definitely nervous and out of my comfort zone. I took a deep breath, typed a post, and hit the Reply button. That was the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life!
I had taken a leave of absence from my nursing job to care for my terminally ill mother. She required around-the-clock care that resulted in my being homebound much of the time. I found myself taking mini vacations throughout the day by browsing the Internet. One day, I happened upon the Scrap Girls site. The subject of digital scrapbooking intrigued me. It was something I could do at home while caring for my mother. And so it began.
I signed up for the Scrap Girls daily newsletter. I downloaded the free digital scrapbooking collection offered by Scrap Girls. I spent hours drooling over the products in the Boutique. I downloaded a free trial of Photoshop Elements. I bought Ro's Scrapbook Software Secrets. Finally, I bravely posted my first digital scrapbooking layout in the Scrap Girls Gallery. I was surprised to see Scrap Girls members leaving positive comments on my layout.
So, on May 25, 2007, I found myself clicking the Reply button on the Scrap Girls Forum ... and a new world opened up. I'm sure many of you can relate and have similar stories of your entrance into our special Scrap Girls community. Over the past five years, I have gained friends from around the world. I have learned from my fellow Scrap Girls, shared tears and laughter with members, celebrated milestones, and watched families and children grow. While I think Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking products are the best around, I've found the greatest riches to be the relationships I've made with other Scrap Girls.
In August of 2008, I began to correspond (via the Scrap Girls Forum) with a special Scrap Girls Layout Artist by the name of Jo Corne. We discovered that we had many things in common. Our messages turned into frequent emails, which morphed into Yahoo instant messages, which eventually progressed to Skype calls. Over the years, Jo has become one of my closest and dearest friends. We laughingly refer to each other as "twins" and the "other me." Indeed, we finish each other's sentences, share the same crazy type of humor, and love each other as if we were family.
The thing is, Jo lives in Melbourne, Australia, while I live in Pennsylvania. We are half a world apart. I never thought we would have the chance to meet in person. Fortunately, I was wrong! This past July, we were able to spend two days together while Jo and her family were visiting the States. My husband, Carson and I, traveled to New York City to meet Jo and her family for the first time. It felt so good to be able to hug my BFF in the flesh! Our families walked the streets of the Big Apple, meandered through Central Park, and traveled the subway system together. Best.Time.Ever.
Then, Jo and her family traveled by train to visit our home in Pennsylvania. We spent another day together sharing, laughing, and enjoying each other's presence. The day ended too quickly and, before we knew it, Jo, Al, Jess, and Aaron were on the train headed back to New York. Left behind were a boatload of wonderful memories.
The morale of my story? Don't be a bystander. Don't just lurk. Get involved. Go to a chat. Post a reply on the Scrap Girls Forum. Join a crop or challenge. Make a new friend. Who knows what wonderful surprises await you!
We did manage to take several photos during our time together - in between all the laughter, hugs, and goodbyes. Here we are, me and "mini me," together in Central Park, New York City. I'm hoping the next layout featuring the two of us will be set in Australia. I'm saving my pennies... just gotta meet my bestie IRL (in real life) again!
Favorite Product I've Designed:
Rather than fill an autumn collection with predictable colors, I chose to use soft, muted shades that are still representative of this beautiful season. The inspiration for this collection came from seeing some paint-stained leaves while doing an outside painting project at our home. The digital scrapbooking papers are highly textured to create interest and depth. The taped scraps of paper are visually interesting and fun. The journaling spots and frames have an elegance to them. All in all, this is a collection I use a great deal myself due to its versatility.
Commercial license versions of Terra Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Effect Glitter 10601 are also available.
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:
November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts
October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
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:
Today's freebie designed by Shalae Tippetts
* 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.
Journaling Challenge Chat
Monday, November 12th - 8:00 p.m. ET
Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Journaling Crop at 8 p.m. ET that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll talk about Shalae's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Matchbooklet!
New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 13th - 9:00 p.m. ET
Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 p.m. ET 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.
Wednesday, November 14th - 6:00 a.m. ET
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Calendar chat. We can help keep each other on track, share ideas for getting started, organized and even printing! Calendars make a fantastic gift for family and friends, come and join in the fun.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 14th - 12 Noon ET
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET 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 November 14th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout showcasing a recently taken favorite 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!
Thursday, November 15th - 8:00 p.m. ET
Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) at 8 p.m. ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat! One question that pops up frequently is how to embellish a Heritage Layouts. We'll show you how Cindy's Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini can help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.
November's Forum Game: Products Picks Game
This November, we are playing the Products Picks game where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping.
Each Monday through Saturday in November, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in this 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 41 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-40 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 Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: What are you thankful for? Have you thought about your blessing lately? For the November Layout Contest, we'd love to flood the Gallery with layouts showcasing what you are thankful for! Post your layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on November 30th 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!
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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