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Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, November 24, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Blue 11001 CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Owl Design Pack: Gather
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Intaglio 2 Super Biggie Easy Page Pro: 4x6 Doodled 2010 Calendar Design Pack: Photo Clusters
Scrap Pack: Christmas Countdown   Brush Set: Gather Word Art 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Blue 11001, Design Pack: Gather, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves - Intaglio 2 Super Biggie, Design Pack: Photo Clusters and Brush Set: Gather Word Art 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook project by Cherise Oleson

Project by Cherise Oleson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, November 25, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Christmas Pop Top Brush Set: Gather Word Art 2 Awaiting Christmas Collection
Winter Colors Collection Design Pack: Funky Christmas ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Green 11001
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Brrrr! Brush Set: Gather 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boughs of Holly

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Christmas Pop Top, Brush Set: Gather Word Art 2, Design Pack: Funky Christmas, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Green 11001, Brush Set: Gather 2 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boughs of Holly are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, November 26, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Main St. Holiday Cameras and More Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Pink 11001
Design Pack: Christmas Eve 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stained Glass Frames ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Christmas Countdown
Design Pack: Boughs of Holly   Brush Set: Gather 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Main St. Holiday, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Pink 11001, Design Pack: Christmas Eve 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stained Glass Frames, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Christmas Countdown, Design Pack: Boughs of Holly and Brush Set: Gather 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, November 27, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Eve Assemble Your Own: Snow Globe Watercolor Winter Collection
Scrap Pack: A Victorian Holiday Stained Glass Frames Paper Mini Design Pack: Christmas Eve 1
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Yellow 11001   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Industrial

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Eve, Design Pack: Christmas Eve 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Foil - Yellow 11001 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Industrial 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.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
November 23 - 28, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Art of Painting with Light and Dark: PSE
Art of Painting with Light and Dark: Photoshop Elements
Tuesdays, December 1 - 22
7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on dodging and burning is the perfect opportunity to learn about traditional & contemporary techniques for strengthening and enhancing highlights and shadows within your photos. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to dodge and burn for contrast and depth.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 and above users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Fun With Filters - Photoshop Elements
Fun With Filters - Photoshop Elements
Mondays, December 7 & 14
9:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Filter Gallery in Photoshop Elements. Filters are a fun tool for creating artistic effects on your photos, but they also have many other interesting applications. This class will demonstrate three different techniques using the Filter Gallery. It will compare destructive versus non-destructive editing and offer a brief introduction to layer masks.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 and above users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper
Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper
Wednesdays, December 9 & 16
9:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use patterns. Patterns can be overwhelming and challenging to use. Learn some simple rules and guidelines to make them easier. Discuss different types of patterns, and how to effectively combine them. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is open to all software program users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed programs for their software prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Beyond Basic Photo Backgrounds
Beyond Basic Photo Backgrounds
Thursdays, December 10 & 17
9:00PM ET

While you can be sure that your photos go together, sometimes it's hard to know what background will work for your layout. Also, we often have less than stellar photos that we'd still like to use. Those are often perfect candidates for creating unique, coordinating backgrounds. This digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use photos to create unique supporting backgrounds for your main layout photo.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 and above users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

We've just opened a 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!

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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.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Sheri Johnson

Recently, I remembered that I used to be interested in food. When I say "food," what I really mean is "culinary experimentation." This has come back to me in little snippets as I unearth treasure troves of my favorite "foodie" books. It ignites memories of restaurant outings that I couldn't forget if I tried. It has been years, it seems, since I've had adventures in taste. Living on small islands and in small(ish) towns is unfortunately bad for interesting culinary experiences.

Life Muses by Ro: Why? Why? Why?

Why do we want dark hair when we have blond hair and blond hair when we have dark hair?

Life Muses by Ro: Cold Turkey

Ro shares one of her doodle drawings - check it out!

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Reflections of Fall Traditions

Winter is coming here in Ontario, and that means the cold, wet and snowy weather will soon be upon us. I enjoy the fall season because it is the time of year when the air has a slight hint of cool - time for a sweater but not quite time to get out that dreaded, bulky winter jacket. The leaves change color - beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow. And seeing the beautiful colors is always a breathtaking site to behold; nature is amazing.

Life Muses by Ro: Missing Brain

Ro shares another one of her doodle drawings - check it out!

Customer Muse by Jennifer Hamilton

In these tough economic times, it is so easy to see the situation at hand and miss the blessings. Like the old saying, you can't see the forest through the trees.

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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

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

Monday, November 23, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Joann Brown

"Very Thankful for You" by Joann Brown
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I love Valerie Randall's suncatcher brushes! They really are a cool element, plus they are a ton of fun to use and create. To color the suncatcher brush, use your Magic Wand tool to select the areas inside of the suncatcher that you would like to have all the same color. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N). When you've selected the spaces with your Magic Wand tool, marching ants appear – you want them to still be showing for this next step. Now that you are in a new layer, fill your selection using Edit> Fill. Now, it's easy to apply a stained-glass style. I like to use Amanda Sok's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie or ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Opalescent Glass 6401 Biggie for my stained glass effects. When you are ready to do a new color, make sure the main suncatcher layer is active, make your selections, and apply a different style. By changing your opacity, you can easily adjust the darkness of your glass, which gives the suncatcher a fabulous multi-hued stained glass effect. I love it!

Jen Collection A Different Color Collection Mini Batik Collection Biggie
Scrap Girls Event 2009 Collection Biggie Brush Set: Suncatchers - Harvest ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Branch Manager Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 2 Thankful Collection Chainlink Embellishments
Persimmon Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Felt 5201 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Opalescent Glass 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Suncatchers - Harvest, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Branch Manager Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Felt 5201, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Opalescent Glass 6401 Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Thanksgiving

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Vaguely Repulsive
  • Font - Typical Writer

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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CraftSimple eBooklet: Holiday Garland: Peace A Joyful Season Collection Biggie A Joyful Season Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001 Dynamic Brush Set: Inky 5001 A Victorian Christmas Collection
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie -Weathered  

Commercial license versions of CraftSimple eBooklet: Holiday Garland: Peace, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: Inky 5001 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie -Weathered 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 Shalae Tippetts using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts 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!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

November's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Melissa Renfro. Her club is full of versatile products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways.Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about layer styles, upgrading software and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Enhance Premade Papers

There are many times when you have a nice solid paper picked out, but you want to add a little something extra to customize it for your digital scrapbooking layout. In this tutorial, I am adding a paper template from the ScrapSimple Paper Template: Hints Of Holiday to personalize an existing paper.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Easy Page Pro Albums

I admit it. I love it when someone else does my work for me. I can't help it. I love when I've got something huge looming over my head and someone just steps in and takes care of it.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How To Create Your Own Board Game

It's really easy to create your own board game using ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 8.5 x 11 Game Board - Curve. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a fun Christmas Cookie themed game, perfect for the holidays or for gift giving.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Garden Flower and Westina! Check them out! Congratulations!

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

Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Christmas Special
Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Christmas

Not Quite White Paper Zac and Sarah Collection Biggie Old Photo Frames Embellishment Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Alpine Lodge Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained Edges
Main St. Holiday Collection Brush Set: Snowflakes Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sew Doodly Biggie 3201  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Alpine Lodge Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained Edges, Brush Set: Snowflakes Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sew Doodly Biggie 3201 are also available.

* 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

ATC Swap Crop
Tuesday, December 1st - 5:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn in the chatroom for our December ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on Tuesday, December 1st at 5pm Mountain Time.

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Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, December 1st - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digi-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 Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) for the once a month Card Chat on December 1st at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, December 1st - 7:00PM MT

These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm Mountain Time for a chat about chronicling your own story.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 2nd - 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 2nd, we'll do a three-photo challenge! Create a layout using three photos - no more, no less! 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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What's New Chat
Friday, December 4th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca 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!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, December 4th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, December 4th for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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Scraplift Challenge Crop
Sunday, December 6th - 4:00PM MT

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for a Scraplift Challenge Crop. A few hours before the chat, we will tell you the name of a Scrap Girls Team Member, and you will be able to choose one of their layouts as your inspiration. During the crop, we will explain about scraplifting, how to use a layout as inspiration, and the importance of giving credit. Scraplifting is a lot of fun! So come join us - you're sure to enjoy it!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, December 7th - 7:00PM MT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Carla (CRS) on December 7th at 7pm MT!

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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, December 8th - 11:00AM MT

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room on Tuesday, December 8th at 11am MT to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We'll provide an optional challenge for motivation if you want one. For this month's challenge, let's get those "firsts" scrapped! You know, the first smile, first time sleeping through the night, etc. - let's scrap those moments!

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U.F.O Chat
Tuesday, December 8th - 5:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn and special guest co-hostess from our Layout Artist Team on Tuesday, December 8th at 5pm MT for a "Un-Finished Objects" Chat. Let's complete or revamp some of those layouts that are sitting in your "Layouts To Be Completed" folder. Post your layout in the UFO Gallery and meet us in the chatroom to get some inspirational suggestions from our incredible professionals here at Scrap Girls!

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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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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