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Save 15.5% off of your order until Midnight, December 19th!

The 15th of December feels like the beginning of the holiday season to me. To celebrate, I've created a coupon for our faithful newsletter readers that is only good from the 15th through the 19th. (You won't see the coupon hanging about the website anywhere. It's just for you guys!) 15.5% off of everything in the Boutique (get my drift??... EVERYTHING!), but it is only good until Midnight MST, on the 19th of December. Shoppers - to your carts!

Note: You have to put in the coupon exactly as you see it to get it to work. So it is ChristmasJoy2009. Not christmasjoy2009 or Christmasjoy2009. Make sure the capital letters are exactly where you see them on the coupon.

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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

Scrap Girls is having a 12 Days of Christmas Celebration! Don't miss out on our special series of free gifts given out each day or Ro's heartfelt Christmas story. Update your subscription to include our daily newsletter today!

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Digital scrapbook layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister

Layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister
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12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 3 - Welcome
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 3 - Welcome

Frippery Collection Biggie Beaute Botanique Collection Biggie Noteworthy Collection Biggie
From the Desk Of Embellishment Mini 1 – Frames Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
Inspired Collection Biggie   Inspired Pockets Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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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. H0H 0H0
  10. Celesta

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
December 7 - 12, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 15.5% off Christmas Joy Coupon!
- Gifts Galore!
- 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


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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.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson

Layout by Sara Peterson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 8, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Paper Snowflakes - Holiday Mini Gingerbread Kisses Collection Merry Little Collection Mini
Brush Set: Grandparents 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 1 Digital Stickers: Baby Blanket ATC Flash Card Super Biggie
  Candy Coated Christmas Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Paper Snowflakes - Holiday Mini, Brush Set: Grandparents 1 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale uses
1 Scrap Girls All New December 2009 Specials - Set 2

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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 9, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

1 Scrap Girls All New December 2009 Specials - Set 2 Easy Page Pro: A4 Clean and Simple 2010 Calendar ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Snow Globe
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antiqued 5101 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 2 Glitter Flakes Paper Mini
Re-Enlist Collection   Snow Fun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Snow Globe, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antiqued 5101 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Merry and Bright 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 10, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Merry and Bright Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 Snow Fun Digital Stickers: Baby Blanket Christmas
Digital Stickers: Christmas Penguins Blitzen Paper Mini 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Victorian Cones
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Luminescent 5101 Super Biggie Country Christmas Collection Brush Set: Christmas Sayings 2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Merry and Bright, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Victorian Cones, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Luminescent 5101 Super Biggie and Brush Set: Christmas Sayings 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 11, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Candy Coated Christmas Solid Paper Mini Christmas Wonderland Collection Candycane Lane Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blitzen Easy Page Pro: 5x7 Snow Fun Photo Cards Digital Stickers: Gifts
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Gradients 5101 Going Home Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baby Blanket

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blitzen, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Gradients 5101 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baby Blanket 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.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Brandie Valenzuela

When it seems like so much of my world has become digital - computers, iPhone, digital video recorder (DVR) and more, I recently found myself longing for a non-digital hobby. Yes, I still love all of the technical things. I think it's cool living in a time with so much of it all around us. I don't envision myself ever going back to non-digital things like paper scrapbooking. (I'm quite hooked on the whole no clutter thing and being able to reuse one piece of paper twenty times.) But, I still want to enjoy a simpler, old-fashioned form of creative expression.

Life Muses by Ro: 18 Ways to Get More Out of Life

- Think before you speak.
- Anger only begets anger. If you have an issue with someone or something, it is better to approach them nicely.

Life Muses by Ro: Oh My... What a Surprise!

Last year, as I sat in my office admiring the outstanding job the neighbor boy was doing as he obediently shoveled deep piles of snow off of his family's driveway, it suddenly occurred to me that I could give my neighbor a Christmas gift that would not only be a big surprise, it would be deeply appreciated.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: It's Just What I Always Wanted!

Note from Ro: As I was reading the Scrap Girls blog recently, I found this fun post by Kerry Veale, made in 2008. I love it. Kerry, I'm going to go around practicing this before Christmas morning so that no matter what I get (even if it's another frying pan) I can enthusiastically say, "It's just what I always wanted!"

Life Muses by Ro: Baby Pictures

Note from Ro: In November, as I struggled to overcome my injured wrist, Becca put out an emergency call for muses. Charlene Crowder was so gracious and wrote this muse about her struggle to create layouts from photos that aren't "professional quality." It's a good reminder to all of us that we need to quit worrying about things like this... Just do it!

Customer Muse by Jenny Hawk

As I approach my upcoming 50th birthday, I keep getting asked "How do you feel about that?" My reply, up until today, has always been "It's like another birthday. I don't feel any older." People are always telling me that I can't be that old or I don't look a day over 35, up to 38.

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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, December 7, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

"National Christmas Center" by Elisha Barnett
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To use the doilies created with Jacelen Deinema's Brush Set: Doilies, I stamped each one on its own layer in white and applied the stitching style #3 from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102. Simple as that!

Watercolor Christmas Collection Brush Set: Winter Woodland Brush Set: Doilies
Comfort and Joy Collection Mini Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Doilies, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Name of challenge: Create a layout about a holiday tradition or moment.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Algerian
  • Font - Backtalk

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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These three products 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.

Promise Collection Biggie Promise Paper Super Mini Promise Word Art Mini

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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 December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Thao Cosgrove and Caroline Kaiser.

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 Caroline Kaiser using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Caroline Kaiser using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove and Caroline Kaiser

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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: How to Make Rippled Paper in Three Easy Steps

Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rippled is easy and even if you are a beginning digital scrapbooker you can achieve the rippled look on your background with only three simple steps.

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about organizing layouts, photo masks, brushes, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Quick Brush Texture Fill

Brushes are one of the most versatile tools available in digital scrapbooking. With a brush, you can control the size, color, rotation and spacing. The image can be used to create a paper, erase or grunge a layer, produce an embellishment, make a title... the list goes on and on.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes

I think one of the most overlooked products in the ScrapSimple product line is the Layer Your Own Brushes. I know that I have a lot of them but, for a while, I never realized how easy and versatile they were to use on my layouts!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Crafty Uses for the ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Mini Tag Album

The ScrapSimple craft templates are a great way to make meaningful, affordable gifts for loved ones. You can use them as is or be creative and utilize them in a variety of ways they weren't necessarily built for. Just like any other part of the ScrapSimple line, ScrapSimple craft templates are a great value for the limitless ways you can utilize them!

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, erlaine and SkyeRoque! 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

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

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

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 Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Winter's Hush Paper Special - Windy
Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her Winter's Hush Collection Mini

Winter's Hush Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Christmas 2   ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Chillin 3803, Swirls

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Christmas 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Chillin 3803, Swirls 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

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!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, December 18th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room Friday, December 18th for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard yourfiles. You won't want to miss this one!

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!

December Mid-Month Layout Contest: Life is full of challenges. Some times we are forced to do things that are very difficult for us. For the Mid-December Layout Contest, we would love to see your layouts featuring something that was very difficult for you to do. A layout featuring just journaling is perfectly acceptable if you don't have any photos that fit. Just post your layouts in the Mid-December Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight, January 15th and you could 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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