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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wires 6401 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Whispy Snowflakes Love Irrevocable Collection
Brush Set: Grungy Fragments ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cookie Swap 6101 Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Motifs 1
Christmas Reflections Embellishments ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Fleeting Moments ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Batik Biggie
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Winter Mountains  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wires 6401, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Whispy Snowflakes, Brush Set: Grungy Fragments, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Motifs 1, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Fleeting Moments, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Batik Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Winter Mountains are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 6, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Party Confetti 7601 Biggie Pink Rose Paper Mini Zip Kit: Winter Warmth
Design Pack: Mudstained Snow Zip Kit: Paintable Brush Set: 4x6 Crafty Frames
Year Round Collection Biggie Froo Froo Collection Biggie Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cross Set 1
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Delete Non-Visible 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Delete Non-Visible PSE 11101 Brush Set: Reawakening Word Art

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Mudstained Snow, Brush Set: 4x6 Crafty Frames, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Cross Set 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Delete Non-Visible 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Delete Non-Visible PSE 11101 and Brush Set: Reawakening Word Art are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, January 7, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Out of this World Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler - Fly Away Biggie So Basically Black Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie Brush Set: Reversed Paint - Months Super Biggie Hibernation Day Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Columns Brush Set: Hard Work ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie
Super Pack: Reawakening   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: November Sky 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler - Fly Away Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders II Biggie, Brush Set: Reversed Paint - Months Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Columns, Brush Set: Hard Work, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: November Sky 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 8, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Suncatchers - Snowflakes ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie Zip Kit: So Sweet
Super Pack: Fleeting Moments Easy Page Pro Album - ID Badge: Fleur Moderne 3.2 x 2.5 Childlike Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close PSE 11101 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Borders 2 Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Reawakening Brush Set: Time Traveler - Fly Away Biggie Zip Kit: Watercolor New Year

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Suncatchers - Snowflakes, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Copy and Close PSE 11101, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Baroque Borders 2 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Reawakening and Brush Set: Time Traveler - Fly Away Biggie 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
January 4 - 9, 2010

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 - SpeedScrap 101 - PS
SpeedScrap 101 - Photoshop
Mondays, January 18 & 25
9:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class is geared toward improving your digital scrapbooking workflow in Photoshop. Learning shortcut keys, customizing workspaces and menus, and organizing actions and styles are some of the things we will focus on in this class.

This is an Intermediate-level class open to all Adobe Photoshop CS users and above. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Important: Scrap Girls uses a web conferencing service called Dim Dim to hold their Online Classes. Using Dim Dim, you will have the ability to hear the teacher talking as well as see her computer screen. You can watch the teacher work through the technique and hear her explanations. You will need speakers (either built in or externally connected to your computer) to hear the class presentation. Following the class, you will receive a link with which you can download the video and chat transcripts from the class.


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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
A Designer's Life: Jacelen Deinema

I was married for 17 years and, during that time, I had two wonderful sons. Sometimes, life gets very complicated and doesn't always turn out as planned. I ended up getting a divorce. For the next 10 years, I devoted all my time to working as a graphic designer and raising my two boys. Friends would sometimes ask why I never dated, but it just wasn't my priority to "meet someone." Between work, swim meets and baseball games, there just wasn't any time. Then, both of the boys went off to college. Now, my oldest son, John, is married and works as an architect. Dave has one more year at the University of Oregon.

Life Muses by Ro: Random Guidebook for the 21st Century

- The future is now.

- Life is good. Let's keep it that way.

Life Muses by Ro: The Letter "F"

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

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Desktop Backgrounds

Note from Ro: I found this post on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures blog. Cool desktop backgrounds, Brandy!

I've recently started making desktop backgrounds, too. I find that I like to create some space along the left-side and along the bottom to put icons, files and folders I keep on my desktop. I create different spaces for different kinds of things, so my eye can easily find what I'm looking for with notepaper and journaling-type embellishments. Try it! You might like it!

Life Muses by Ro: Just One Thing at a Time

Stop! (You can only do one thing at a time.)

Customer Muse by Sara Arell

I so enjoy all the muses in our newsletter. As I read them each day, I find that I can apply myself to all of them somewhat. I am amazed at how they describe my very feelings from stories about babies growing up too fast to teenage problems and even to what one cooked for dinner the night before. But mostly I am amazed at how much they bring us all closer together just by learning about each other.

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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, January 4, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

"Resolutions" by Charlene Crowder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The piggy bank embellishment from Nest Egg Collection Mini was a little too bright. I applied ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 to it then applied ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801. It now has the look of a puffy sticker with color tones that look good with the layout.

Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Air Mail Air Mail Collection A Beautiful Year Collection Biggie
1776 Collection Mini Hints Of Holiday Collection Mini Nest Egg Collection Mini
Outside Play Collection Mini Story Time Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Liquid Metals 6401 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 Yesteryear Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Clear Super Biggie 4102
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101 Brush Set: Baroque Outline Alpha Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ink and Texture 5101 Lettering Delights Warm Heart Font ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded
Brush Set: Time Flies Daily Bread Collection Mini ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Liquid Metals 6401 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Clear Super Biggie 4102, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101, Brush Set: Baroque Outline Alpha Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ink and Texture 5101, Lettering Delights Warm Heart Font, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded, Brush Set: Time Flies, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

Name of challenge: Create a layout about New Year resolutions.

Journaling: I know that I need to get out a journal and write down all of the things that I want to do in 2010. I don't want these random thoughts to escape me: I want to wake up earlier in the mornings; I want to gaze at the stars; I want to show Rich even more love; I want to be more frugal this year; I want to play outside more with the boys; I want to read more; I want to spend more time in prayer; I want to send more cards and mail.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

Layout by Julie Moberly
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Assemble Your Own: Gingerbread Man Biggie Christmas Colors Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos2 Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos 2 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 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 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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Tutorial: Adding Artistic Color Fills to Everyday Eats Brush Images

For those of you who like to scrap about favorite foods, recipes and cooking, Brush Set: Everyday Eats features realistic pencil drawings of six everyday foods including an apple, sandwich, cake, drink mug, turkey and aroma swirls. This brush set is great for digital scrapbooking pages about food, eating, dining, kitchens, cooking, recipes, beverages, cuisine, restaurants, lunch, dinner, budding chefs, desserts, baking, culinary activities and even Thanksgiving.

Designer Do-Over: Ariadna Wiczling

Here's one of my first digital scrapbooking pages. Recently, I had my 2006 scrapbook professionally printed and I wanted to change this page because it had no journaling. There is a story behind these photos and the title, which needs to be told.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Textures with ScrapSimple Paper Templates

One of the things I love is the look of embossed papers. In the Scrap Girls store, we have several texture sets that can be used on your digital scrapbooking pages to give that look of embossed papers. These can be found here: Textures. But another product you can use to create this look is any of the ScrapSimple Paper Templates.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Transparencies

When I first started digital scrapbooking, I was intrigued with something called a transparency. A transparency is a design that you actually lay over your photos in one piece; like a paper that is, well, transparent. The transparency can have a texture, a design, an edging, or even an embellishment set. Slide your photo underneath it, and you have an instant layout. I thought "Wow! Can my pages really look like that? Are they really that simple?" It seemed to be a really quick way to make a layout that looked very professional and well designed. I had to check it out.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Tinting Brush Set: Time Traveler – Clouds to Match Your Layout

I am going to teach you a trick to tinting cloud brushes to match the layout you are designing. This is something I stumbled across when doing my sample layouts for the Brush Set: Time Traveler – Clouds.

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, Cheri T and hyper.mum, and our December Monthly Layout Contest Winner, 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 Sara Peterson

Layout by Sara Peterson
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Shark Lagoon Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Sara Peterson coordinates with her Shark Lagoon Collection

Shark Lagoon Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PS 6501 Mini Brush Set: Stamp A Date

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PS 6501 Mini and Brush Set: Stamp A Date 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

Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, January 12th - 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, January 12th 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 each crop for motivation if you want one. For this month's challenge, let's scrap a milestone... the first birthday!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 12th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 13th - 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 13th, we'll do a "use your stash" challenge! Create a layout using a collection you've had for a while, but just haven't used yet! 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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Journaling Challenge Chat
Wednesday, January 13th - 5:00PM MT

Join Becca and Shari PV Mom for a Journaling Chat at 5pm MT. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - I'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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NSBR Chat
Thursday, January 14th - 2:00AM 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 Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Thursday, January 14th - 5:00PM MT

We know everyone is excited for the new ScrapSimple Club to come out January 15th. Come join Sherry_Lynn on Thursday at 5pm MT for a ScrapSimple Club Chat/Crop! We'll be discussing ideas on different ways to use the current club. As a challenge, let's create one more layout using December's ScrapSimple Club before the next one arrives. It's sure to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Challenge Chat
Thursday, January 14th - 7:00PM MT

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge and Crop on Thursday, January 14th at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, Marnie will post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged!

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What's New Chat
Friday, January 15th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn at 9am MT 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!

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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