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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 23rd 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 23rd and receive our third 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 Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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12 Days of Christmas Flora & Fauna Special 9 - Christmas Rose
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Flora & Fauna Special 9 - Christmas Rose

Gold and Silver Collection Biggie Brush Set: Christmas Ornaments Brush Set: Suncatchers - Xmas 2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Snow Globe Awaiting Christmas Collection Christmas Angel Dust Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frosted Glass 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Foils 6401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie Lettering Delights Becca Font

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Christmas Ornaments, Brush Set: Suncatchers - Xmas 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Snow Globe, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cathedral Glass 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frosted Glass 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Foils 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Becca Font are also available.

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Christmas Tree of Doom

Christmas Tree of Doom 2010
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You know it, you dread it, it's back... with a Christmas twist! The Tree of Doom is here! There is also a printable version of the Christmas Tree of Doom that you may download, if you wish.

For those of you new to this game, the object is simple. You must correctly identify the items shown in the Christmas tree card image, created from products found in the Scrap Girls boutique!

The Christmas tree card above is made using 15 different papers. The paper designers include:

  • Amanda Sok
  • Angela Blanchard
  • Brandy Hackman
  • CherĂ© Kaye Edwards
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Erica Hite
  • Kerry Veale
  • Kim Meeder
  • Marnie Adams
  • Melissa Renfro
  • Sara Beth Peterson
  • Sarah Batdorf
  • Sheri Johnson
  • Thao Cosgrove
  • Trish Yochum

The Christmas tree card has 31 embellishments. Those designers include:

  • Amanda McGee
  • Ang Campbell
  • Angie Briggs
  • Ariadna Wiczling
  • Brandie Valenzuela
  • Brandy Murry
  • Caroline Kaiser
  • CherĂ© Kaye Edwards
  • Cherise Oleson
  • Doris Castle
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Erica Hite
  • Heidi Dillon
  • Jacelen Deinema
  • Jan Hicks
  • Julie White
  • Keri Schueller
  • Lore Shattuck
  • Lori Cook
  • Mandy Steward
  • Melanie Johnson
  • Melissa Renfro
  • Paula Wright
  • Pebbles Jones
  • Robert Schneider
  • Rozanne Paxman
  • Scrap Girls
  • Shalae Tippetts
  • Syndee Nuckles
  • Theresa Kavouras
  • Valerie Randall

To enter the game, send an email [email protected] with the subject line "Christmas Tree of Doom", and be sure to include your Message Board name and real name. For each item guessed, you must include BOTH the product name and a link to where you can find it in the Scrap Girls boutique. You have until December 31st at Midnight (MST) to enter.

Now don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game. (Whew!) But anyone who DOES get them all correct will automatically win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! This means more than one person can win a $10 gift certificate. (Anyone who is this motivated deserves a prize!) The winners of these gift certificates can get in on the rest of the game, too!

For all players:

  • If you get 25 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 10-24 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

Does that sound possible? Hope so!

HINTS: The background paper and the STAR paper do count. The drop shadows DO NOT count. Everything is very straight-forward: papers and elements only. No brushes, tools, styles, etc. Some designers have more than one element included on this tree!

Even if you aren't up to playing the game, we hope you enjoy the pretty Christmas card that was made for you and see if you can recreate it using your favorite papers and embellishments! Have fun!

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
December 13 - 18, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- Gifts Galore!
- Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas
- Christmas Story Jar - Parts 1-6
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- 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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CHRISTMAS STORY JAR - PARTS 1-6

Five 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.

The Christmas story episodes will run in the newsletters from December 13 to December 24. We will leave them linked to the home page of the web site throughout the Christmas season so that you can catch up, if required. They will be removed at the end of the month.

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.

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Christmas Story Jar - Part 1

Dear Mama,

Roaches. Roaches. Great big hairy roaches. Did you know roaches come out at night when you turn off the light? I think they hide in the walls during the day. There are lots of them in Biloxi.

Christmas Story Jar - Part 2

Dear Mama,

Thank you very much for the can of bug spray. I sprayed it in the kitchen because that's where the roaches seem to prefer living. We had to sit on the lawn in front of the trailer for a while afterward because the baby started to cough, but it was nice to watch the cars go by.

Christmas Story Jar - Part 3

Dear Mama,

Last night Kevin stuck popcorn in his ear. Brian tried to get it out with some tweezers, but the kernel went in too far so we had to make an emergency room run. But don't worry, a doctor got it out. The nurses were terrific. One of them made a balloon out of a rubber glove to distract Kevin.

Christmas Story Jar - Part 4

Dear Mama,

I don't know what I'm going to do. The rent was due yesterday, and Brian doesn't get paid until Friday. His checks are much smaller than we thought they were going to be.

Christmas Story Jar - Part 5

Dear Mama,

Thank you so much for the check. I used it to buy some canned goods so that I will have a little stockpile of food to help us get by at the end of the pay period. They don't pay airmen very much.

Christmas Story Jar - Part 6

Dear Mama,

I don't know why gas prices are so high. We paid almost $2 a gallon yesterday. I heard gas prices are lower in other places. Are they that high out west? Maybe it's because we are in a tourist area. Maybe it's because the truck is a diesel. It cost us $30 to fill up the truck!

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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!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 14, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Antique Christmas Postcards Embellishment Mini Most Wonderful Time of the Year Collection JIF Cards: 5x7 Holidays
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 4x6 Clean and Classy ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker 8501 JIF Cards: 4x6 Merry Christmas Horizontal
  Digital Stickers: Snowmen 2  

Commercial license versions of Antique Christmas Postcards Embellishment Mini, JIF Cards: 5x7 Holidays, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 4x6 Clean and Classy, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamp Maker 8501 and JIF Cards: 4x6 Merry Christmas Horizontal are also available.

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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 Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitzy Christmas 6401 Biggie Garden Letters Collection Dachshund Thru the Snow
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 2 Huddle Down Collection JIF Cards: 5x7 Merry Christmas Vertical
  Brush Set: Vintage Vol.8 - Trains  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitzy Christmas 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 2, JIF Cards: 5x7 Merry Christmas Vertical and Brush Set: Vintage Vol.8 - Trains are also available.

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Digital scrapbook card by Brandy Murry

Card by Brandy Murry uses
1 Scrap Girls All New December 2010 Specials - Set 3
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 16, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

1 Scrap Girls All New December 2010 Specials - Set 3 JIF Cards: 4x6 Merry Christmas Vertical ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Atlas of the World Vol.1- Maps
Christmas Lane Collection Biggie Digital Stickers: Snowmen 1 Chenille 5 Paper
  JIF 6 Boughs of Holly  

Commercial license versions of JIF Cards: 4x6 Merry Christmas Vertical and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Atlas of the World Vol.1- Maps are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 17, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie Easy Page Pro: Vertical 4x6 2011 Calendars ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Zippy
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 1 Scrap Pack Mini: Boughs of Holly Chenille 6 Paper
  JIF Cards: 5x7 Merry Christmas Horizontal  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Zippy, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: House 1 and JIF Cards: 5x7 Merry Christmas Horizontal 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.

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 13, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Wight

"Christmas Puppy" by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I copied a paper from Ro's Christmas Color Collection three times and then clipped each one to Thao Cosgrove's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paint Chips Biggie. I then selected one of the papers and opened up the Hue/Saturation dialog box by hitting Ctrl+U. Next, I adjusted the lightness level to -50. Finally, I used my Eraser Tool to erase portions of the paper that I didn't want to show. This way, my top chip contained a darker color. On the second paper layer, I adjusted the lightness level to -25. The third layer I left as-is, and the fourth paper layer I adjusted the lightness level to +25. I continued to erase the portions of the paper needed to show each shade of green and red without having to find different shades of papers in my stash.

Christmas Tidings Word Art Stickers ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paint Chips Biggie Doggy Tales Collection Biggie
Merry Memories Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday Edge Christmas Colors Collection
Just Frames Embellishments Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday Accents Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Precious Metal 11201
  Lettering Delights Modern Print Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paint Chips Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Holiday Edge, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday Accents Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Precious Metal 11201 and Lettering Delights Modern Print Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

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

Journaling: Your Great Grandfather Bartley went into surgery just before Thanksgiving to have some cancer removed from his stomach. He had his ups and downs with the recovery and was still in the hospital during Christmas. One of his friends brought him this puppy to cheer him up a little. He wasn't too impressed at first. But when visitors did come to visit he showed them his dog and they had a kick out of it. One day he told your Great Grandmother to find a puppy just like it because he wanted you to have one. And so after a few store searches Grandmother finally found one. This was your first Christmas and your Great Grandfather's last. This will always be a special puppy!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Digital scrapbook calendar by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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* Easy Page Pro: 4x6 Doodled 2011 Calendar *

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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 Elisha Barnett using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Elisha Barnett 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 December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Valerie Randall and Trish Yochum.

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 Valerie Randall using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Valerie Randall using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Trish Yochum and Valerie Randall

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 Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about saving Newsletter tutorials, layer styles, transparent backgrounds and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create a Photo Christmas Card with Realistic Text Effects

I saw this a cool photo montage recently, and it inspired me to use it in one of my digital scrapbooking holiday projects. First of all, it requires a special photo. I arranged a little photo session in our living room where we have a blank wall. I used a self-timer with the camera on a tripod. We held a piece of large empty chipboard sheet. And voila!

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own - Desktop Wallpapers

Tired of the same old desktop background image? Want to create something more personal? Want an easy way to do it? Our Scrap Girls designers have created the perfect thing: Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create Flannel Board Fun with Digital Scrapbooking Kits

Need a last-minute gift idea? Being the mother of four small children, I have run across many uses for flannel-board pictures. The enormous number of digital scrapbooking illustrations, stickers, and embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique works great in flannel-board stories. Today, I want to show you a way to create your own using the illustrations found in many of our Scrap Girls collections.

December's Member of the Month: Aggie

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Aggie (AggieB), as she shares her answers to a questionnaire and one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, MariJ and Jane in N.Z! 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 Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Gingerbread Kisses Paper Special - Green
Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her Gingerbread Kisses Collection

Gingerbread Kisses Collection Gingerbread Kisses Alpha 2 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 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 - 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!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 22nd - 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 22nd, we'll do a stripe challenge! Create a layout using stripes! Whether it's in the background paper, your photo, or embellishments - we want to see stripes! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, December 23rd - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, December 24th - 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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Emphasis on Embellishments Chat
Monday, December 27th - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Janine (J9Buckles) on Monday at 6pm MT for the Emphasis on Embellishments Chat. This monthly chat is geared towards challenging you to use more elements/embellishments on your layout. Each month, you will be given a specific number challenge to inspire you to use more on your layouts or to create clusters!! You will be amazed at what YOU can do at this chat!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, December 28th - 6:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for the New Member Chat at 6pm 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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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, December 28th - 7:00PM MT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the Chatroom at 7pm MT for a Life Moments Chat. Many of us have a hard time scrapping ourselves in our albums. This is a chance to do just that. Shannon will post an idea in the chat thread earlier in the day for you to use in a layout for your "Book of Me". Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 29th - 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 29th, the challenge will be to Use Your Stash! We all have those collections, embellishments and templates we couldn't resist, but don't know what to do with them or just haven't used them yet. Now is the time! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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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