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Customer Appreciation Sale! 18.7% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, January 18th (MT).

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

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 Tuesday, January 11, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heavenly Glitter and Foils 2201 Biggie Bella Baby - Boy Nano Collection Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 2 Biggie
Scrap Pack Mini: Bittersweet Wee Tot Collection Mini Fancy Rust Collection Super Mini
  JIF 6: Luv Ya  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heavenly Glitter and Foils 2201 Biggie and Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 2 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Wee Totette Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Valentine 7201 Wheaton Collection Super Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creased ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie Brush Set: Folk Art Hearts Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Valentine 7201, Wheaton Collection Super Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creased, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie and Brush Set: Folk Art Hearts Biggie 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, January 14, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Bittersweet Alpha Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Photos 6301 Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 1 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Textures 2201 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 7

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Photos 6301, Brush Set: Wildest Dreams 1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Textures 2201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets and Dynamic Brush Set: Sketched Borders 7 are also available.

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

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

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
January 10 - 15, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 18.7% off Customer Appreciation Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE
Mondays, January 31st & February 7th
6:00PM MT

Join Katherine Weaver for this two-session class on Blending Modes for the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of Blending Modes in Photoshop Elements and how to combine them with ScrapSimple products. Using various methods, this class will also teach you how to correct photograph exposure problems. This class includes the Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

If you have already purchased Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
Wednesdays, February 2nd & 9th
7:00PM MT

Join Katherine Weaver for this two-session class on Blending Modes for the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of Blending Modes in Photoshop and how to combine them with ScrapSimple products. Using various methods, this class will also teach you how to correct photograph exposure problems. This class includes the Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

If you have already purchased Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Some things - like V-neck sweaters, wood flooring, Hershey's Kisses, and ice water with lemon - are such classics that they never go out of style. Sometimes, things are so good that they shouldn't be missed. Our All Star designs are that way, too! Each one of these top-selling products is too good to be missed. This month's All Stars are on sale for 30% off until the 5th of each month! So head to the All-Stars section of the Boutique today and pick up a steal-of-a-deal on a digital scrapbooking classic while you can!

And don't forget to check out the 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.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 9th Newsletter.

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
A Designer's Life: Kerry Veale

What does life hold for us around the next corner? Sometimes it's a big surprise.

Life Muses by Ro: Accept Your Truth

I began scolding myself in my journal because I caught myself trying to be something I am not.

Life Muses by Ro: Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown is a terrible fellow. He stands in hip boots and shakes fists in the air. He pulls frightening faces. He points, and he paces. He laughs when he scares you. He just doesn't care.

Scrap Girls, Etc.

As much as I love being a mom, there are times when it's nice to just have a bit of time to myself. As an extreme introvert, having somebody else around all the time, even if she is cute and tiny, can be draining, to say the least.

Life Muses by Ro: The Red Zone

"The thing is, you can't let yourself get in The Red Zone. You need to stop at Level One."

Customer Muse by Heather

As I returned to the house on Mulberry Street I noticed a raise in the floor,
A raise in the floor? Oh, there could be more...

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

CUTE STUFF

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

"Slippers!" by Janine Buckles
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The large photo of Evan checking out his new slippers had a really busy background. There was a lot of wrapping paper surrounding him, and while I liked the idea of ripped paper as an element of my layout, it made the photo look too messy. So I extracted him from it and then created the look of torn paper using Paula Wright's ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ripped and Rolled. I chose two of the papers and placed them on my layout, with the smaller paper layer on top of the larger one. Then I added patterned paper on the layers above each of the ScrapSimple papers. Then, one at a time, I selected the patterned paper layer by clicking on its thumbnail image in the Layers Palette and clicked Ctrl+G (Layer> Group with Previous). That made my paper take on the shape of the ScrapSimple paper, but all of the cool ripped-and-wrinkled detail was lost, so I changed the Blending Mode of the patterned paper to "Overlay" and got exactly the look I was going for! In order to have even more depth, I applied the small shadow from ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie to each of the ScrapSimple paper layers.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ripped and Rolled To You From Me Collection Biggie Boyful Christmas Collection
Kiddie Christmas Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ripped and Rolled, Kiddie Christmas Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create a layout about a favorite Christmas or holiday memory.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Hanshand

Journaling: Every year you get a new pair of slippers from your cousins. One year it was bear paws, one year moose with antlers, and this year... elf shoes!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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Cameras and More Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Packaging 9901 Photo Mojo Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Journaling Highlighters Biggie   AMC_Friendly Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Packaging 9901, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Journaling Highlighters Biggie and AMC_Friendly Font are also available.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Playlist Collection Sisterhood Collection Brush Set: Music Quotes
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones   1 Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Music Quotes and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones 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 Syndee Nuckles using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles 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 January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela.

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 Cherise Oleson using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela

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 organizing files, Picasa, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating Realistic Paper Doll Style Layouts

There is a fun trend happening in the scrapbooking world where suddenly you can virtually be a part of an imaginary world. From storybook worlds to magical forests, moonlit nights and mansions, you can simply cut and paste yourself into a new circumstance. It reminds me of playing with paper dolls as a little girl. This is paper dolls for the new digital generation!

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

I don't know about you, but this always happens to me the same way: After coming back from Christmas vacation, I always seem to have tons of photos that I want to scrap, but I never have tons of time to do it! (I can see some of you nodding your heads out there; you know exactly what I'm talking about.)

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Hide Photo Damage with Digital Paper Templates

This tutorial is to show you two different ways you can use ScrapSimple Paper Templates. I have used the same digital scrapbooking ScrapSimple Paper Template as a mask and a texture for my photo.

January's Member of the Month: Bobbie

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

Layout and Contest Winners

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

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-33 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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Ballard Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Ballard Collection Biggie

Ballard Collection Biggie Country Red Collection Mini The Bee's Knees Collection Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Paper Piercing 8201 Brush Set: French Linen ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Paper Piercing 8201, Brush Set: French Linen and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN 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

Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, January 18th - 12:00Noon MT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) in the chat room on January 18th at 12 Noon 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 focus on Change (clothing styles, hairstyles, attitudes, relationships, houses, family roles, or whatever comes to mind when you hear "Change"!). So dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, January 18th - 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, January 18th - 6:00PM MT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm 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, January 19th - 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 19th, we'll do a geometric challenge! Create a layout using at least one triangle somewhere on 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, January 20th - 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 & Chat
Thursday, January 20th - 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? Do you want some tips for scanning your old photos? 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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Ad Inspiration Challenge Chat
Thursday, January 20th - 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, January 21st - 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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Sketch Challenge Crop & Chat
Friday, January 21st - 7:00PM MT

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Please note the day change for this month's meeting! Join Marnie (sprinklz) for a special Friday night edition on January 21st at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Marnie will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or copy the entire set-up exactly. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. And don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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Back-Up Party & Chat
Friday, January 21st - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 8pm MT for 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!

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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