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Surprise Coupon! Save 22% off everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MT, November 8, 2011.

As Gomer Pyle said, "Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!" It's a ONE DAY coupon event. And hint, hint... the coupon works on everything in the Boutique.

So run to the Boutique. The coupon expires TONIGHT at Midnight, MST!

Coupon Code: SurpriseNov11
Be sure to enter it exactly as you see it, or it won't work!

Shop Now!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Terra Collection
Terra Collection

Save 30% off this Collection today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Kim Meeder. In a brief interview with Kim, she shared these comments with us...

"The Terra Collection is one of my very favorite designs. It's funny because it came together so quickly. The inspiration for this collection happened while in the midst of doing an outside home improvement project. Some paint splattered onto the leaves that were laying in our yard. In an instant, I knew I wanted to design a fall collection based on paint splattered autumn leaves. I chose a color palette that is softer than many found in fall collections. It allows my photos to shine. It also has a worn, outdoorsy look that appeals to me. I find the combination of highly textured background papers, beautiful colors and patterns mixed with the taped borders and elegant frames fits so many of my autumn photos. Best of all, most of the papers found in this collection can be used year round."

1. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

I let the cat out of our finished basement! Why is he locked in the basement overnight, you ask? Cody loves to play (loudly) in our bedroom in the wee hours of the night. And, Carson and I don't! He doesn't really care that we would like to sleep. We've tried locking him out of our bedroom, but he is pretty much a "Houdini" and gets in every time. Every morning, he begins to meow about 5:00 a.m. to let us know he is ready to be sprung from his prison. Next, he lets me know, loudly, that it is time for me to brush him and give him his morning treats. He sure has me trained.

2. What programs do you use?

Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator... on my Mac Book Pro, of course! I love Better Zip to quickly unzip my digital scrapping goodies... the faster, the better! I also love using the free Kindle app on both my computer and iPhone.

Kim Meeder
Kim Meeder

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Overcast Collection Biggie Fade to Gray Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Overcast Collection Biggie, Fade to Gray Collection Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Baroque Borders 1 Biggie are also available.

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Printable art by Melissa Renfro

Printable Art by Melissa Renfro
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* Printable Art and Crafts: Thankful *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Melanie Johnson

Layout by Melanie Johnson
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Value Pack: Heartfelt ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie Zoomba Collection Biggie
Jubilant Collection Biggie   Jubilant Word Art Mini

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Heartfelt, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie and Zoomba Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Super 7 Spread: Curious * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Clustered and Clean Lemonade Stand Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lemonade Stand Biggie
Halloween Memories Collection Mini Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Translucent-Brights 13001 Biggie
  Bliss Alphas and WordArt Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Clustered and Clean, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lemonade Stand Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Translucent-Brights 13001 Biggie are also available.

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Printable art by Sarah Batdorf

Printable Art by Sarah Batdorf
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* Printable Art and Crafts: Worship the King *

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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.

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How Do You Know If Something Is True or Not?
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 22% off Surprise Coupon!
  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Getting the Most Out of Your Money
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

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!

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 fourth quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, January 7th 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 Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Muse Cartoon by Ro

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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!

ScrapSimple Club

The October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Loni Harris and Chere Edwards.

Exclusive content from October's ScrapSimple Club

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).

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

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Loni Harris and Cheré Edwards

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift


Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Getting the Most Out of Your Money

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Windows 7

Let's face it, the economy is still in the process of recovering and all of us have different scrapping budgets. The great news is that even if you are working with a smaller budget and/or just starting out with this fun hobby, digital scrapbooking allows for the perfect outlet to express your creativity and document your memories, while getting the most out of your money.

With digital scrapbooking, you can create beautiful layouts using only a few products. For example, I created this layout, using just three products: the beautiful Jubilant Collection Biggie, the versatile ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters and what I consider to be a digital scrapbooking basic (a must have), the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501.

Of course, if I had scrapped this the traditional way, with actual paper products, then I would never be able to use those items again, unless I bought duplicates. Paper scrapping, while it has its fun aspects, has one-time-use resources. (Granted, rubber stamps can be reused endlessly, but the stamp pads dry up or need reinking.)

Digital scrapbooking, on the other hand, allows you to use these same resources again and again... and again! They will never run low, run out, dry up, or get crushed and ruined in the bottom of your rolling tote.

A collection like the Jubilant Collection Biggie can make easy work of an entire album, thus ensuring that your album has a cohesive look and everything works together beautifully – for a fraction of the cost it would take to purchase dozens of papers, embellishments, ribbons, sticky-backed letters or stamps/stamp pads, etc.

With digital scrapbooking, you can easily maximize your money, no matter what your budget is. I just love how flexible this hobby is, don't you?!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Messmer

Layout by Heather Messmer
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Jubilant Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Heather Messmer
Article written by Heather Messmer

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Terra Collection Embellishment Special - Ribbon

Designer Freebie by Kim Meeder coordinates with her Terra Collection
which is on sale today only for 30% off!

Terra Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Terra Collection, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie are also available.

Kim Meeder
Today's freebie designed by Kim Meeder

* 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 Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00AM MST

Join Conda (SodScrap) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you started on layouts about your self. Earlier in the day a layout idea will be posted for you to get a jump start.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00PM MST

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 9th - 10:00AM MST

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT 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 November 9th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, November 10th - 2:00PM MST

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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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, November 11th - 9:00AM MST

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products 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!

Games

November Message Board Game: Thankfulness Game!

It's time to give thanks for all the large and small blessings in our life! Each day during November, with the exception of Sundays, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of an item for which we are thankful in the official game thread. To participate in the game, you will search the Scrap Girls Boutique and Gallery for layouts including that item, and then post a link to either the product or gallery page in the game thread.

Each member who links to a Boutique product layout will be entered into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates. Each member who links to a gallery layout (and leaves love on the layout) will be entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates!

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

Contests

November Monthly Layout Contest: This November, let's be a tourist in your own town! Show us around and tell us what makes the area you live in so special! Why do you live there? You can scrap about your town, city, county, or state. Share those layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on November 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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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