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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 15th and receive our second beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 15th and receive our second beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift!
Don't miss it!

SCRAP GIRLS' 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

 

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Lemaniak

Layout by Amy Lemaniak
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12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 1 - Dance
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 1 - Dance

Glitzy Christmas Collection * ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Christmas

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Star Treasure Hunt

Be a star and win this treasure hunt! The winner will get a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. The rules are simple...

  1. A Visit from St. Nicholas
  2. Balthazar, Melchior, Caspar
  3. Christmas Plant
  4. Imani
  5. Festival of Lights Game
  6. It's Cold
  7. Crèche
  8. Wassailing
  9. HOH OHO
  10. Celesta

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 1
Sunday, December 13, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- Gifts Galore!
- Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas
- Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 1
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebies
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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OPPORTUNITES 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.

Club Concepts: We would like to announce that we will be looking for your help in creating the Club Concepts articles. Simply 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, as well as a short (1-2 sentence) description of the unique idea or theme your layout shows off. If your layout and its corresponding tip is chosen, they will be showcased in our Club Concepts article, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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.

HERE I RAISE MY EBENEZER - PART 1

Four years ago, I got the "bright idea" to write a 12-part serial Christmas story as a special Christmas gift for our newsletter readers. Conditioning the tradition has been a labor of love.

This year's edition is very special to me. It's not the story I intended to tell, but as I worked and researched certain facts, I was led to find a tale that longed to be heard. It is that story I am offering now.

The Christmas story episodes will run in the newsletters from December 13 to December 24. We will leave them linked to the home page of the web site throughout the Christmas season so that you can catch up, if required. They will be removed at the end of the month.

If you would like to share the story with your friends and family, you can do so by forwarding the newsletters that contain the episodes or by sending them to the Scrap Girls website. Do not extract the story text and send it in a different email without my express, written permission.

“Here I Raise My Ebenezer” is dedicated to the brave military men and women who serve their countries so well. May God bless you and your families for the sacrifices you make in our behalf.

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Ro Paxman
Ro Paxman

Christmas Eve Morning: 2007

Shots rang out over the flat rooftops lining the narrow streets of a neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. Fire Team Blue 2 crept alongside the Humvee which had been called in to provide protection for the soldiers as they moved towards their target. Staff Sergeant Will Gray stopped and looked through his binoculars. "We've got fire at 11:00," he said, pointing towards one of the buildings down the street. "See the flashes?"

Nodding, Sergeant Marcus Jensen replied, "See it. The guy's behind the wall on the roof. He picked the highest spot, so there isn't a good spot for me to pick him off. We have to go in."

Gray yelled over the Humvee, "Lieutenant?"

"Calling it in now," the Lieutenant came back.

Pop!

"Hey, he's firing at me!" Sooner yelled.

The fire team responded by sending a volley of bullets, meant to discourage the sniper from taking more shots at them.

"Okay, you guys," the Lieutenant called out, "Go get him."

"I'll lead," Will said. "Marc, you're behind me." Pointing at the two other men on his team he added, "You two behind Marc. I better go out first. I haven't been able to spot out the back of the house, so I'm not entirely sure what we're getting into."

"I know right where the guy is, Will," Marcus said. "He comes up over the window every time."

"I don't know, Marc. He may move."

Marc shrugged his resignation to the order and the men took off running towards the door of the building. Opening it, they moved into the courtyard that stood between them and the actual house. The door was unlocked and the team entered the building.

"Over there," Marcus said, pointing at the staircase.

The men ran to the opening and sent a burst of fire up the stairwell before barreling up the stairs. Once they arrived on the second floor, they did a quick search of the rooms in case the shooter had moved. Discovering that they were empty, Will motioned back to the stairs and the men ran up to the second floor, where they fanned out again.

Marcus spotted the door first. Catching Will's eye, he signaled that he was going to open it.

"Wait," Will said.

Marcus nodded and took position, his arm muscles tensing.

Dunn, Sooner and Will quickly arrived at his side. "Dunn, go right," Will instructed. "I'll go left. Sooner - cover Jensen."

Will reached out, touched the handle, and turned.

Nothing happened.

"Open," he muttered.

"Come on, Will," he heard Marcus say in his ear. "We've got to get out on the roof."

Will tried again. The door wouldn't budge.

Marcus’s impatient voice insisted, "Don't stall, Will. You have to do it. Let's get on the roof."

"I'm trying. I'm trying," Will shot back. "Can't you see I'm trying? I'll get it open. Just give me a minute."

"Will," Marcus sternly said. "It doesn't matter what you want to do. It doesn't matter what you don't want to do. We have to go out there. Come on, buddy. Open the door. Open the door. Open the door..."

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"Will," Jennifer's soft voice said. "Wake up. You're dreaming again."

Will opened his eyes and rolled over, his head pounding.

"Same dream?"

Will nodded. Yes, it was the same dream. It was always the same dream.

"Why don't you tell me about it?" she suggested, rubbing his back. "It might help."

"No."

Jennifer sighed. She hadn't expected that he would agree to talk to her, but she had to try.

"You don't have to tell me about it, Will. The Army has resources."

Ignoring her, he stood up and pulled on a T-shirt. "I smell bacon," he said.

Jennifer studied Will's face, once again admiring his strong chin and penetrating brown eyes. "Okay, I give up," she said, defeated for the moment. "I won't bother you about it anymore."

Will smiled at her. "Do you think Gram's making waffles?"

Jennifer threw a pillow at him. "Of course she's making waffles. She spoils you when we're here. Want to get Chloe? I think I hear Jack stirring in the other room. I'll change him and bring him down."

"Sure."

Will walked down the short hall and into the converted office Gram used as Chloe's room whenever they visited. As he entered, he saw his daughter's long, tangled, brown hair falling behind her on the pillow. "Time to wake up, princess," he said, sitting down on the bed. "Santa's coming to visit you tonight."

Chloe's green eyes popped open. "Tonight? Santa's coming tonight? Will I see him at the festival? Gram says that he comes when they turn on the lights. I need to tell Santa that I want a Beach Barbie doll and a camera. Besides, it's important I see him because maybe he didn't get my letter."

Will smiled at her. "He got your letter, honey."

Chloe squinted at her father. "Are you sure? What if he didn't get it? He'll go to the wrong house!"

"Do you know Gram's address?" he teased.

Chloe nodded. "Of course I do, Daddy. I'm already seven-years-old."

Will laughed. "You don't sound like a seven-year-old to me. Are you sure you're not a grown-up in disguise?"

"Oh, Daddy, you know I'm seven. I had a pink cake with seven candles on it. Mommy sent you a picture."

"I know, honey. I got the picture. I'm so sorry I couldn't be with my girl on her birthday."

"That's alright, Daddy," she said, patting him on the arm. "You were doing important army things. Maybe you'll be with me when I turn eight."

Will sighed. "I hope so, Chloe, but I don't know when I'll be redeployed."

Chloe hugged her doll and thought. "Maybe I could write a letter to the Army and ask if you can stay home with me. Do you think that would work?"

"I don't know if that's a good idea."

"Okay, Daddy. I'll get a better idea to keep you here for my birthday. I get lots of ideas. Gram says that I'm pur-cocious."

Will snorted with laugher. "I think you mean precocious."

"It doesn't matter, Daddy," she retorted. "It means I'm smart, so I'm sure I'll come up with a good idea. You just wait and see..."

- Ro

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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

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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1 Scrap Girls All New December 2009 Specials - Set 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Christmas Delight Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Merry Little Collection Mini Merry and Bright Collection Biggie A Letter to Santa Collection Mini

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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Brush Set: Grandparents 1 Baby Blanket Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Naturally Handmade Additions
  Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grandparents 1, Dynamic Brush Set: Naturally Handmade Additions and Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook card by Christy VanderWall

Card by Christy VanderWall
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 1 A Joyful Season Collection Biggie A Victorian Christmas Collection
A Victorian Holiday Collection Just the Basics Paper Biggie Redefine Collection
Retro Christmas Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x8 Cards - Christmas

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 1 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x8 Cards - Christmas are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson

Layout by Sara Peterson
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Paper Snowflakes - Holiday Mini Cookie Swap Collection Merry and Bright Collection Biggie
Christmas Chronicles Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Snow and Ice 6101 Biggie Lettering Delights Elf Note Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Snow and Ice 6101 Biggie and Lettering Delights Elf Note Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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Digital Stickers: Baby Blanket ATC Flash Card Super Biggie Baby Blanket Collection Biggie Baby Blanket Plain & Polka Dot Paper Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jelly 2101 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Candy Coated Christmas Collection Candy Coated Christmas Solid Paper Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Fanciful Masks
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III-Linear Biggie Lettering Delights Architect Font Lettering Delights Sun Daze Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Fanciful Masks, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III-Linear Biggie, Lettering Delights Architect Font and Lettering Delights Sun Daze Font 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.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The December Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $27.94 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 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Computer scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Christy VanderWall using December's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Shalae Tippetts

If you prefer not to join a club, the Scrap Girls Club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never seen before product releases for each month!

SCRAPSIMPLE CLUB

The November ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Amanda McGee and Brandie Valenzuela.

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).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment or Word Art Template Set
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Items

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda McGee using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee and Brandie Valenzuela

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple Club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

(*Have Photoshop Elements 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0? We have a tutorial program that will work for you. Please visit the product details page for more information.)

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-31 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

It's time for you to stop playing catch-up in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and start having a blast creating your own digital scrapbooking supplies! You'll also learn all sorts of tricks that professionals and advanced digital scrapbookers use in their layouts. And because Ro covers so many topics in the series, it is one of the most cost-effective methods of moving your skills to a higher level. Join in with the thousands of digital scrapbookers who have chosen to learn advanced skills from Ro. You'll be happy that you did!

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop or Photoshop Elements before, or if you aren't pretty sure of yourself in the software, you are going to be lost. You simply have to understand layers, where things are located, and all of the basic, important skills that Ro teaches in her Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed series before you try to use it.

eBooks

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

Artistry eBook
Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence eBook

Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence highlights the best-of-the-best in digital scrapbooking focusing on high quality layout design, imaginative use of products, creative vision, top-notch typography, and artistic expression. There are different layouts in a wide range of styles and techniques to be found in the book, and there are a multitude of ideas to be culled from the pages.

Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches
Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches

Learn about the color wheel, color terms and their meaning, how to load the colour palettes in Adobe or use the colour strips with a colour selection tool. You get both valuable lessons and inspiration in this book filled with 48 layouts showcasing the use of the colour palettes along with links of all the products used to create the digital scrapbooking pages.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 2nd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 2nd Quarter

Now you can have all the past Scrap Girls Newsletter tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 2nd Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Surprise! Surprise! More gifts galore!
We have TWO designer freebies for you each day until Christmas Eve!

Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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A Collaged Holiday Tag Special
Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her A Collaged Holiday Collection Biggie

A Collaged Holiday Collection Biggie * Scenic Route Collection Biggie

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Promise Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Shalae Tippetts coordinates with her
Promise Collection Biggie, part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Promise Collection Biggie Promise Wood Paper Super Mini Messy Glitter Embellishment Biggie

* 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

Quote Challenge Crop
Sunday, December 13th - 6:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 6pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. On Sunday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you may use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and I will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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Aussie Chat & Challenge
Monday, December 14th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern DST

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) & Jo (scrappingjo) at 9pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Monday 14 December for an Aussie Chat and Challenge. This week's challenge is a Template Challenge. Create a layout using your favourite template and then join us in the Live Chat Lobby for lots of fun and laughter as we talk about our layouts. For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 3am MT (5am New York) time.

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, December 14th - 5:00PM MT

We know everyone is excited for the new ScrapSimple Club to come out on December 15th. Come join Sherry_Lynn on Monday at 5pm MT for a ScrapSimple Club Chat and Crop! We'll be discussing ideas on different ways to use the current club. As a challenge, let's create one more layout using November's Scrap Simple Club before the next one arrives. November ScrapSimple Club Designer Amanda McGee (amanda) will be joining us for this chat! It's sure to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, December 15th - 12:00Noon MT

Time for another Life Moments Crop! Life Moments is a crop dedicated to pages about yourself. We often neglect our own stories while preserving the stories of our loved ones. We're creating an album about ourselves, one layout at a time. For this month's topic, let's scrap your favorite Holiday Moment! So, join Carla (CRS) in the chat room on Tuesday, December 15th at 12 Noon MT!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, December 15th - 1:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 16th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am MT. 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 December 16th, we'll do a stripe challenge! Create a layout using stripes! Whether it's in the background paper, your photo, or embellishments, we want to see stripes! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour!

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Scrap Girls 52 Chat
Wednesday, December 16th - 5:00PM MT

The last month of the year is here! Can you believe it? Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 5pm MT for this month's SG52 Chat! We'll discuss this month's topic and ways to stay motivated to scrap daily photos on a weekly layout! It's never too late to join the SG52 project, so we hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, December 17th - 6:00PM MT

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 April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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Ad Inspiration Crop
Thursday, December 17th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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What's New Chat
Friday, December 18th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn at 9am Mountain Time on Friday mornings to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up! What are you getting? What did you kaboodle? And most importantly show us the layouts or other projects you made with your new goodies! There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

DECEMBER EVENTS

December Message Board Game: Holiday Hoopla 2009

Welcome to Holiday Hoopla 2009! This time of year is packed with celebrations, events and traditions galore! It's also time for our most challenging game of the year! This challenge promises to keep you busy all month long. We're going to celebrate the season together on the Message Board through tasks and challenges focused on holiday and seasonal traditions and of course, there will be prizes in store!

Join us in the Monthly Message Board Games forum for details about this month-long challenge. Find out how EVERYONE who completes the Holiday Hoopla challenge will earn a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls boutique, and learn what you can do to earn an additional $5 Gift Certificate through your participation in the challenge. Join us for fun and festivities as we celebrate the winter holidays together - Holiday Hoopla 2009 style!

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Layout Contests:

December Monthly Layout Contest: December is here! It's a time for celebrations and family traditions. For the December Monthly Layout contest, we'd love to see your Family Traditions scrapped for future generations to enjoy! Post your layouts in the December Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight, December 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

November Mid-Month Layout Contest: We all know one; maybe you even are one. You know her, the woman who can do it all and make it look easy... a Superwoman! For the Mid-November Layout Contest, scrap a layout all about that Superwoman in your life. Post your layouts in the Mid-November Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight, December 14th and you will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab.

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