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Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 21, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Christmas Candy Word Art Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wrap It Up Heaven Sent Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 10 Patchwork Quilt: Friendship Collection Mini ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Christmas Postcards 2
Fanciful Festivus Collection Mini Winter's Wish Nano Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic 11301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic PSE 11301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wrap It Up, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 10, ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Christmas Postcards 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic 11301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Realistic Shadows - Basic PSE 11301 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, December 22, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

JIF 6 Adventure ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Golden Icicle 6401 Super Pack: Merry and Bright
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie Patchwork Quilt: Dreams Collection Mini Christmas Catalog Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Spray 8202 Merry Christmas   Design Pack: Gingerbread Kisses

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Golden Icicle 6401, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Spray 8202 Merry Christmas and Design Pack: Gingerbread Kisses are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 23, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Patchwork Quilt: Success Collection Mini Patchwork Quilt: Wish Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gingerbread Kisses
Brush Set: Meaning of Merry Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Zippy 2101 Document It Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Lights 2201 Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 9 ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Christmas Postcards 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gingerbread Kisses,Brush Set: Meaning of Merry Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Zippy 2101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Lights 2201 Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 9 and ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Christmas Postcards 1 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 Friday, December 24, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Instant Photo 6301 Humble Christmas 2 Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Letter Biggie
12 Days of Christmas Flora & Fauna Special Set Christmas Candy Collection Mini Patchwork Quilt: Wish Paper Mini
Holiday Sparkle Collection Mini   Patchwork Quilt: Success Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Instant Photo 6301 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Letter 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
December 20, 2010 - January 1, 2011

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

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


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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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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!

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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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LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
Christmas Story Jar: Part 8

Dear Mama,

Arthur had a heart attack last night. I woke up to hear pounding on the door, and there he was, all bent over and as white as a sheet. I screamed for Brian, then he took Arthur to the VA hospital emergency room. The doctor said Arthur was lucky that he survived the trip, and he's not sure when Arthur can come home again.

Christmas Story Jar: Part 9

Dear Mama,

Thank you so, so, so much for sending us a Christmas check! I was able to buy the boys some toys from Santa and a little Christmas tree. I was so scared that I wasn't going to be able to do it, and so it seems like a Christmas miracle that we could get them something.

Christmas Story Jar: Part 10

Dear Mama,

You won't believe what we did yesterday. We went fishing in the Biloxi Bay! Can you imagine fishing in December?

Christmas Story Jar: Part 11

Dear Mama,

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Even though the boys are too little to know what that means, I think they can feel the excitement in the air. Brian and I are so excited to see how Kevin acts in the morning when he sees the little ride-on tractor and toy farm set we bought him. I thought it would be fun to tell him about Grandpa farming as he plays with it. We also bought him a teddy bear.

Christmas Story Jar: Part 12

MAMA!

I practically blew off the top of the trailer when I saw what was in the Christmas Eve present you placed in the box....

Customer Muse by Diane

My favorite thing to do on Facebook is write/read "notes." My all-time favorite note was titled "25 Random Things." It was a lot of fun to read my friends' random thoughts. When I wrote my own, I didn't think I could think of 25 little blurbs – but it turned out that I couldn't stop at 25! Try it yourself. It's pretty entertaining. Here are just 10 of my random thoughts for today:

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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 20, 2010

Digital scrapbook project by Jennifer Wight

"Out of this World" Clock by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I created this clock as a Christmas gift for my son. He is learning to tell time so I wanted to incorporate all the aspects of a clock. I used Valerie Randall's ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101 to help keep my text in a perfect circle around the edge.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: CD Clock Faces Out of this World Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Out of this World
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: CD Clock Faces, Out of this World Collection Super Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Out of this World, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create a hybrid craft/decoration/game for the Christmas or Chanukah holidays.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Assemble Your Own: Advent Frame Biggie Bella Collection Bella 2 Collection Mini
Brush Set: Beautiful Distress Comfort and Joy Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Stitching 4901 Biggie Having Hope Collection Biggie Lettering Delights Slender Font
Malibu Holiday Collection ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Vintage Folio ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Stitching 6401 Super Biggie   Winter White Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Beautiful Distress, Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Stitching 4901 Biggie, Lettering Delights Slender Font, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Vintage Folio, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Clarify 11301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coin Folders Chipboard - 3201 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallic Stitching 6401 Super 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.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The January Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

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 January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Elisha Barnett using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Syndee Nuckles

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 Trish Yochum using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Trish Yochum 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
Scrap Girls Club Concepts: Creating Jewelry with Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

Yes, it's close to Christmas, but I'm still in the mood for creating original holiday gifts for my family and friends! A few weeks ago, I discovered printable shrink plastic at my local craft store. I couldn't resist buying it to make some fashionable bracelets and charms. The idea is simple and easy to recreate, but the end result has a lot of impact.

Themed Thoughts: Cooking and Baking

I would guess I'm not the only one who cooks more during the fall and winter holidays than at any other time of year. The house is full of yummy smells, both savory and sweet, and I want to preserve the memories of all the delicious fun. Luckily, there is a plethora of beautiful cooking-related items in the Scrap Girls Boutique to help with that! And what's the best part of digitally scrapbooking about cooking? I can clean up my mess with a couple of mouse clicks!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Coloring Digital Scrapbooking Templates with Gradient Maps

I love using all the ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking templates. They make it so easy to personalize your digital scrapbook layouts to perfectly match those special pictures. My favorite way to color all sorts of ScrapSimple templates is to use a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer. I want to share that method with you.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Card Templates

If you are anything like me, then you probably wait until the last minute to go buy greeting cards. Loading the kids up in the car and standing in front of a million-and-one cards to look through - while my children disorganize them all - is not my idea of a good time. Then when I get to the check-out line, it can cost upwards of $20 for four or five decent cards that I spent way too much time picking out (and reorganizing). This whole process can take me an hour, and I only live a half mile from a variety of stores. It makes me cringe to think of it!

A Note of Thanks

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the Scrap Girls team members. Without them, nothing would be possible! We wouldn't have such beautiful products, such a great newsletter, and such a friendly Message Board. It takes a lot of people to run this particular village on the Internet. And of course, I have to thank all of you for supporting us, believing in us, and helping to make our lives wonderful. You're the best!

Online Class Round-Up

Once a month, we share with you about a recent class at Scrap Girls. Today, I'd like to share a bit about one of the classes that Mary Elizabeth taught called "Digital Photography Simplified."

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, December's Scrap Girls Club Concepts Layout Winners, and more! 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 Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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Maddy Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Amanda McGee coordinates with her Maddy Collection Biggie

Maddy Collection Biggie Loverly Collection Biggie AMC_Doodlelicious Font
Doodlelicious Collection Biggie RSVP Collection Biggie Arts N Crafty Kids Collection Biggie
  Funky Frills Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of AMC_Doodlelicious Font and Arts N Crafty Kids Collection Biggie 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

Project SG Chat
Tuesday, January 4th - 5:00PM MT

Do you know what Project SG is? If not, join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room to learn more about it. We will help you get started and hopefully keep you motivated. We will let you know how you can earn points for posting layouts and be eligible to win a prize!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, January 4th - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, January 4th - 7:00PM MT

Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room on January 4th at 7pm MT for the Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will be focusing on Resolutions - past or present, serious or humorous. So dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 5th - 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 January 5th, we'll do a photo challenge! Create a layout using your favorite recent photo(s)! 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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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, January 5th - 6:00PM MT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, January 6th - 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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ScrapSimple - Use It! Chat
Friday, January 7th - 8:00AM MT

Strengthening your abilities in scrapbooking is essential to becoming a better scrapbooker and learning to utilize the ScrapSimple product line available here at Scrap Girls will give you so many more unique and fun options with your layouts! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Elisha (elibar) for this monthly chat on Friday, January 7th at 8am MT as we focus on using one category of these versatile products!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, January 7th - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the cool new things in the Scrap Girls Boutique. What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

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Back-Up Party and Chat - Early Edition
Friday, January 7th - 2:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 2pm MT for the Early Edition of the Back-up Party and Chat. The goal of these chats is to make sure our back-ups are current. Come chat while you back up your files. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files and even give you some tips on organizing your supplies. Grab some chocolate and we'll see you in the chat room!

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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, January 8th - 7:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!

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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, January 10th - 7:00PM MT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. On Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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Journaling Chat
Monday, January 10th - 8:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Lei (Bride) for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT on the second Monday of each month. 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 - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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 "January Jumpstart 2011" 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 Scrap Girls 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 5th.

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

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Layout Contests:

January Monthly Layout Contest: Now that the snow is flying in some parts of the world, we are focusing on staying warm! For the January Layout Contest, we'd love to see what you do to stay warm! Do you have a favorite blanket or sweater? Or is there a family favorite comfort food you turn to in the winter? Let's scrap the photos and stories that help keep us warm! Post your layouts in the January Gallery before Midnight MT 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, 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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