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Santa Shops Sale! 21.5% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, December 14th (MT).

Even Santa knows that Scrap Girls is the best spot on earth to get digital scrapbooking supplies to make albums, Christmas cards, and other gifts! Santa is in a hurry to get his shopping done, because the elves need his help and those digital scrapbooking supplies. He'll be leaving for the North Pole at Midnight, MDT on December 14th. When Santa leaves, the sale is over for everyone!

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

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

SCRAP GIRLS' 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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12 Days of Christmas Flora & Fauna Special 2 - Mistletoe
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Flora & Fauna Special 2 - Mistletoe

Christmas Magic Collection Biggie Glitzy Christmas Collection Lettering Delights Deck The Halls Font
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Deck The Halls Font, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001 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...

Use the clues below to find the correct products in the Scrap Girls Boutique. You will know when you have located them because you will see this star image on the product details page.

Treasure Hunt: Star

Send the EXACT product name and the link where the product is found to [email protected]. Use the subject line: Star Treasure Hunt in your email entry, and be sure to include your messageboard name and real name.

Everyone that gets the correct answers to ALL of the questions in by Thursday, December 16th at Midnight MST will be entered into a drawing to win the prize.

  1. Sinterklaas stocking
  2. Hebrew Hanukkah
  3. Canadian Turkey
  4. Sprung from the footsteps of Christ
  5. Candy keeps children silent
  6. British Merry Christmas
  7. Mary knew
  8. She's tumblin' down
  9. You won't see it in Africa
  10. Ginger and Spice

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
December 6 - 11, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 21.5% off Santa Shops Sale!
- Gifts Galore!
- Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas
- 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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OPPORTUNITIES 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 12x12, 52-page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our 4th quarter drawing winner and the Grand Prize winner will be announced in the Scrap Girls newsletter on Saturday, January 8th, 2011.

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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.


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WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

Digital scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 7, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Mosaic Holiday Collection Super Mini Joyful Morning Collection Mini Brush Set: Christmas Whimsy 3
Happy Hanukkah 2 Collection ScrapSimple Card Templates: Holiday Photo - 4x6 Design Pack: Inked Text

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Christmas Whimsy 3, ScrapSimple Card Templates: Holiday Photo - 4x6 and Design Pack: Inked Text 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 Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text - Christmas Chic Celebration General Word Art Merry Christmas Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pens and Pencils Digital Stickers: Watercolor Christmas Mini Brush Set: Alpha Words Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Editable Text - Christmas, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pens and Pencils and Brush Set: Alpha Words Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs uses
1 Scrap Girls All New December 2010 Specials - Set 2
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 10, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

1 Scrap Girls All New December 2010 Specials - Set 2 Soft Celebration Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Accordion Album 41/4 x 41/4
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sprinkles 6101 Brushed Nature Paper Super Mini December 25th Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Accordion Album 41/4 x 41/4 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

Every so often, I get "tagged" to respond to a series of questions about myself. The person who sends it to me has their answers in it, and the instructions tell me to copy and paste the questions, remove their answers, and give my own answers.

Life Muses by Ro: I Know Who Wins

I heard Ryan Seacrest say, "And now, Randy will give his second wildcard pick...."

Life Muses by Ro: Oreos are a Basic Necessity of Life

Gary and I went grocery shopping last weekend at Costco. We decided to buy a stock of basic supplies to put in our stash. Gary wanted to buy some paper towels, but I nixed the idea. "Ever heard of dish cloths?"

Scrap Girls, Etc: Holiday Kit Overload! – Traditional & Elegant

Last week, I gave you some ideas for turning the fun and funky holiday kits into layouts without holiday themes. This week, I'm going for the more traditional and elegant kits to show you they can be just as versatile!

Life Muses by Ro: The Rumors Are True

Ro shares one of her doodles. Check it out!

Customer Muse by Virginia Ruth Wilson Adkins

The last six months have been topsy-turvy for me, full of shining moments of happiness and void-like moments of darkness. I got married. I finished my fourth year of college. I gained first one pet, and then another – little lives that depend on me. I unpacked and am organizing a house - as I type this, I have a clean and orderly living room. I got to spend an extended amount of time with some family that I only get to see every two years or so. I made some brand-new married friends and created memories with my single friends.

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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 6, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

"I Love Candy" by Elisha Barnett
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

After clipping the blue paper to one of the masks from ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2, I wanted to add some additional geometric interest. First, I duplicated the mask and hid one layer (in case I messed up or changed my mind!). Then I used Brush Set: Circles Couture Biggie and stamped it in a few strategic places directly on the mask.

Having Hope Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Dreamer Brush Set: Circles Couture Biggie
Comfort and Joy Collection Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Life Binder ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Circles Couture Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Artful Photo Masks 2 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout using your favorite holiday photo from last year.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - First Grader

Journaling: Dominik loved the brightly colored candy canes he got in his stocking!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Digital scrapbook craft by Valerie Randall

Craft by Valerie Randall
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ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Pyramid Box Digital Stickers: Baby Blanket Christmas Baby Blanket Christmas Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Pyramid Box are also available.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Christmas Wonderland Collection Winter Wonderland Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitching 4901 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitching 4901 Mini are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The December Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Caroline Kaiser.

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 Kim Meeder using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using December's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Caroline Kaiser

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

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

SCRAPSIMPLE CLUB

The November ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Erica Hite 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 Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Erica Hite using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Erica Hite using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Erica Hite 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: Digital Chalkboard 101

Antique and contemporary chalkboards are en vogue in home decoration at the moment. Erica Hite and I worked together to create some very cool products to imitate this look in digital scrapbooking. I'm going to show you from start to finish how to use the products we designed for you and combine them in a layout.

Designer Do-Over: Brandy Murry

The layout I am choosing today to "do-over" is one of my first digital layouts from Christmas 2006. In this layout of my sister, Blain, the title is off-kilter, there is no story about the photo or my feelings about it, the photo is distorted, and color cast needs to be fixed.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Make a Photo Christmas Ornament with Computer Scrapbook Designs

The holidays are approaching and lots of us are in the midst of preparing gifts and decorations for these special days. Today, I'm going to show you how to quickly create customized ornaments as a gift or to hang on the tree or close to a window.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Fonts

There are many ways to organize a workflow when creating a layout. Sometimes we'll start with a creative theme, a captivating photo, a specific embellishment, a unique paper, or even just a moving color. You never know just what will spark your imagination to create a wonderful layout, or where your layout will start! But how many of us actually start with a font choice? Well, I'll have to admit that I usually leave my journaling and title work for last, sometimes leaving it with that "afterthought" effect. The font I choose comes even after that! I have learned, though, that even if you leave it for last, it doesn't have to look added or squeezed onto the page.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Make a Glittered Snowflake – Digitally!

It's fun to add glitter to almost anything! In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a glittered snowflake for your digital scrapbooking layouts, Christmas cards, or family calendars.

What Customers Are Saying...

Recently there has been a lot of talk on the Message Board about what size pages people choose to scrap. One of the popular sizes seems to be 8.5x11 inches, and there were many tips and ideas shared on this thread about scrapping in that size and finding albums to fit.

Barbara Crane, one of our members shared a tutorial on how she resizes 12x12-inch templates to fix the 8.5x11-inch size. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners and November's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Winners! Check them out! Congratulations!

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For more great ideas on creating beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts, using brushes, embellishments, and lots more, check out the incredible tutorials on Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

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:

  • 30-33 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:

Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts
Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts

Looking for scrapbooking quotes or quotes to use for greeting cards? Here's your solution. This packed eBook contains hundreds of quotes, collected over many years by Rozanne Paxman specifically for use on scrapbooking layouts.

Inspirations eBook
Inspirations eBook

What happens when you move digital scrapbooking beyond the basic page? What happens when you allow the layout to blur the edges between keepsake and art? Find your answers and take the next step in Inspirations: Celebrating Life's Joys With Digital Scrapbooking eBook. This eBook is meant to highlight the hopes and loves, the faith and joys, the simple days and big events that give our lives meaning and inspire us - and the pages we create about them. 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.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st Quarter

Subscribers to the Scrap Girls Newsletter have one thing in common: they love to learn new techniques! Each issue shares ideas, tutorials, and new ways to use Scrap Girls quality digital scrapbooking products. Now you can have all those past tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 1st Quarter of 2010 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!

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

Whether you are just finding out about brushes, or have been using them for a while, this eBook will help you see and understand the creative power that brushes contain and give you new ideas for using them in your digital scrapbooking layouts.

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Becca Hauck

Layout by Becca Hauck
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Bohemian Rhapsody Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Caroline Kaiser coordinates with her Bohemian Rhapsody Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Bohemian Rhapsody Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody Paper Super Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, December 14th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) 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, December 15th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon Eastern Time for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! 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 15th, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop as a dominant color in your page. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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Use Your Stash! Chat
Wednesday, December 15th - 7:00PM MT

So we all have an arsenal of products tucked into out computers and EHD's. How many of you have products you have purchased that you have NEVER used? Come join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chatroom and talk about all the files we haven't even unzipped yet and ways to start using them.

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, December 16th - 2:00PM MT

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, December 16th - 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) at 6pm MT 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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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, December 17th - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) 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!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, December 17th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on Friday, December 17th for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll go over several different ways to safeguard your files and even give you some tips on organizing your supplies. You won't want to miss this one!

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Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, December 18th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. We'll brainstorm a theme for next month, too! Join Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for a fun chat at 6pm MT on Saturday, December 18th!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, December 21st - 1:00PM MT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) 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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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, December 21st - 5:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on Tuesday, December 21st at 5pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the Message Board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

DECEMBER EVENTS

A Sweet December Challenge!

During the month of December, all chats and challenges will be a little sweeter. Each time you attend a chat and post a layout for the chat's challenge or post a layout for a Message Board challenge, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

To participate, upload a layout to the Message Board Gallery and post a link to your layout in the corresponding Message Board thread by Saturday at Midnight MT. Each week, the Welcoming Committee will compile all of the participating names and do a random drawing for the $10 Gift Certificate. That's right - ONE $10 Gift Certificate for EACH WEEK of December! Winners will be announced in the following Saturday's Newsletter.

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December Message Board Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of Holiday BINGO on the Message Board Forum in December! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Friday, December 3rd (Midnight MST) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Saturday, December 4th. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day, a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Message Board.

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Layout Contests:

December Monthly Layout Contest: For this month's contest we want you to scrap a layout using a Christmas carol or Hanukkah song as inspiration. You can use just the title or include some of the verses. If the song has a particular memory or meaning for you, journal about that. Share with us a favorite holiday song. Post your layouts in the December Gallery before Midnight MT on December 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, it 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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