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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Sunday, December 20, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Time Traveler - Clouds Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline Christmas Glow Collection Biggie
Design Pack: Mudstained 2 Heartfelt Holiday Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cut Out Snowflakes
Super Pack: Theme Park ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Temperature Correction 10301 Mini Zip Kit: Holiday Baking
  Time Traveler Embellishments Mini - Gears  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Time Traveler - Clouds Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline Christmas, Design Pack: Mudstained 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Temperature Correction 10301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Stained Glass Wings Brush Set: Bible Verses for Christmas ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 11101
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 PSE 11101 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Happy Family Tra La La Collection Mini
Winter Mountains Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mudstained Photo Masks ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wood 2201
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop Magical 1801 Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Park Play Time Traveler Alpha Biggie - Gears

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stained Glass Wings, Brush Set: Bible Verses for Christmas, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 PSE 11101, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mudstained Photo Masks, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wood 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop Magical 1801 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 23, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrap Pack Biggie: Happy Family ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Windows and Doors ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Park Play
Zip Kit: Humble Christmas Brush Set: Glow WordArt Christmas Cheer Collection Mini
Scrap Pack: I am Inspired Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Awaiting Christmas Time Traveler Word Art Mini - Gears
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mudstained Snowflakes Photo Masks   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ice and Snow 2202

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Windows and Doors, Brush Set: Glow WordArt, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mudstained Snowflakes Photo Masks and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ice and Snow 2202 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ro

Layout by Ro
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 24, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tinsel 2201 Biggie Time Traveler - Fly Away Embellishment Biggie Digital Stickers: Winter Friends Gift Tags
Scrap Pack: Park Play Home For Christmas Paper Mini 2 ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Memories
12 Days of Christmas Angels Special Set Time Traveler Embellishments - Frames Styles Pack: Freehand Coloring - Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tinsel 2201 Biggie, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Memories and Styles Pack: Freehand Coloring - Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 1, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target Christmas Carols Collection Mini Work Jeans Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pangaea Biggie Brush Set: Snowflake Tracings Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggie
Believe In Miracles Nano Collection   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Foils 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Target, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pangaea Biggie, Brush Set: Snowflake Tracings Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7602 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Foils 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Saturday, January 2, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Out of this World Time Traveler Alpha Mini - Round Design Pack: Framed Calendar
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Printer's Ornaments Biggie So Basically White Paper Mini Blue Rose Paper Mini
  ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Snow  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Out of this World, Design Pack: Framed Calendar, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Printer's Ornaments Biggie and ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Mudstained Snow 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
December 20, 2009 - January 2, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Contract Position Opening
- 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

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!


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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.

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!

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2010 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 3rd Scrap Girls newsletter.

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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

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. Continuing 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.

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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 8

Monday, December 21, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 9

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 10

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 11

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 12

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Life Muses by Ro: Happy New Year!

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

Customer Muse by Heather M.

I relied too much on my EHD, trusting that it would keep all of the precious memories of my family, my completed scrapbook pages, as well as all of my digital scrapping supplies safe. I knew I needed to get in the habit of backing up my EHD, in the event that the hard drive would fail.

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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!

CONTRACT POSITION OPENING

Scrap Girls has an opening for an editor. This is a contract position.

Duties: Editing newsletter content and blog entries in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to successfully and accurately edit
  • Ability to work quickly and manage time well
  • Ability to take direction
  • Relevant educational and/or work experience
  • Understanding of the digital scrapbooking industry and associated software
  • U.S. citizen or citizen of a tax treaty country (A list can be found here.)
  • U.S. citizens must have a bank for direct deposit
  • Non-U.S. citizens must be able to receive PayPal funds as payment for contract work

To apply, please email the following to [email protected].

  • A note about yourself
  • A resume in the body of the email. (No attachments)
  • Subject line of the email must read: Contract Editor Application
  • Three references
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 21, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

"Favorite Christmas Song" by Armi Custodio
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Christmas Colors Collection Gingerbread Kisses Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters
ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Urban Living ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Flecked Styles Pack: Glitter Edge
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Urban Living, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Flecked, Styles Pack: Glitter Edge and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout about the holidays.

Journaling: Almost every single day, starting early November, you ask me to put "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on the CD player. While the song is playing, you put on your homemade cardboard antlers and dance to the music, pointing to your nose when that part of the song comes up.

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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 January Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Sok.

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 Amanda Sok using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Amanda Sok

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 Thao Cosgrove using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Thao Cosgrove 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
Best of the Scrap Girls Blog

I have a friend who really enjoys giving people cards for their birthdays and other occasions. So this summer when my sister was making a card organizer, I had an idea. Hers was a traditionally scrapped book, and it was beautiful, with scrapped pages for each section. I am not quite that ambitious but I liked the idea, so I had to find a way to use my digital scrapbook supplies to make this a bit easier.

Scrap Girls Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Creating a Christmas Needlepoint Wall Hanging

One of the best things about digital scrapbooking is the endless ways you can use scrapbooking products for gifts, home decor and other uses. Today, I want to show you how you can use the Promise Paper Super Mini from the December Club to create a simple wall hanging printed on fabric.

Designer's Life: Cheré Edwards

One of my favorite memories from my childhood is Christmas Eve with my grandparents. If my brother and I hadn't already tried to scope out the presents, then there was a lot of banter and laughter over how well my grandmother had hid everything that year. My grandpa would harass all three of us about how we weren't getting any gifts and that we would just have to wait to open the coal we were going to receive the next afternoon instead of in the morning.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create a Last Minute Gift with ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card Box

This craft gives you many options to personalize online or store bought gift cards or gift certificates. Any recipient will be delighted to get the handmade box and card!

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6

Let's face it... we're all busy, especially this time of year. While we often have the best of intentions to make special gifts for family members, sometimes time just gets away from us. Enter Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 from Scrap Girls!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Introducing Dim Dim Web Conferencing

Beginning in January, Scrap Girls will begin using a web conferencing service called Dim Dim with which to hold their Online Classes. Web conferencing offers a variety of advantages that were unavailable to us in our chatroom setting. The main advantage is the ability for students to hear the teacher talking, as well as see her computer screen. This means that you will be able to watch the teacher work through the technique and hear her explanations.

University Updates

At the heart of many of our layouts are the images captured through our camera lenses. In the 6-week Digital Photography Simplified course, participants challenge themselves to take better images through improved knowledge of their cameras, combined with analysis of the results. The digital Photography Simplified eBook by our own Diane Miller (dinny) served as the basic resource. The text was supported through weekly emails with additional resources and photo challenges that encouraged application of the theory.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, caprimom and camerabug! 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:

Inspirations eBook
Inspirations eBook

With three richly illustrated sections, Inspirations eBook not only offers a virtual gallery of stunning works by EIGHTEEN contemporary digital artists in a variety of styles, but it also describes the techniques they used and gives several key points on how you can recreate each of these TWENTY-EIGHT layouts yourself.

Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook
Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook

If you're creating a digital scrapbooking layout, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be using type on your pages somewhere. But did you know that type can make or break your page? What typeface will you use? What size font? Where will you place it on your page? If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts, and thereby improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you.

digital Photography Simplified eBook
digital Photography Simplified eBook

This eBook is full of easy to understand information and photographic examples, and is tailored to the beginning digital photographer who wants to take better photos. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this eBook with the sections that get you out of your comfort zone.

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns

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 Carrie Stephens

Layout by Carrie Stephens
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Glow Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Carrie Stephens coordinates with her Glow Collection Biggie

* Glow Collection 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

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, January 5th - 4:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) for the Life Moments Chat and Crop on Tuesday, January 5th at 4pm MT. These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This month, we are doing toddler photos. Use a photo of you as a toddler or if you don't have any, use the youngest photo you have of yourself. Think of some stories you have heard about yourself at that age and use them for your journaling. Hope to see you there!

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ATC Swap Crop
Tuesday, January 5th - 5:00PM MT

Please Sherry_Lynn in the chatroom for our January ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on Tuesday, January 5th at 5pm MT. I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

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Creative Card Chat
Tuesday, January 5th - 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 digital stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join Michelle (Shelbi) and April Showers for the monthly Card Chat on Tuesday, January 5th at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 6th - 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 January 6th, we'll do a photo challenge! Create a layout using your favorite recent photo(s)! 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, January 8th - 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, January 8th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, January 8th 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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Recipe Swap Crop
Saturday, January 9th - 8:00PM MT

Please join April Showers at 8pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board on Thursday, January 7th for this month's theme and the swap details!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Sunday, January 10th - 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, I'll post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will 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 layouts!

JANUARY EVENTS

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

Join us on the message board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from January 1-30 in the games folder on the message board. Check out the game thread titled "Jumpstart January 2010" for complete details and rules.

Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59PM MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the ScrapGirls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a separate drawing to win one of three $5 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in both drawings!) Winners will be announced in the newsletter on Saturday, February 6th.

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Layout Contests:

January Monthly Layout Contest: Did you have dreams as a child as to what your life would be like? Did you dream as a young adult how you wanted your future to pan out? Do you, as a mature adult, have dreams unfulfilled? The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about the future. This month's layout contest, create a layout about your hopes and dreams. It might center on family, a job or a recreational pursuit, show and tell us what your dreams are and how you are making them come true. Create your layout and post it in the January Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on January 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls club or the ScrapSimple club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, they will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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