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Today's Special of the Day!

Christmas Wonderland Collection
Christmas Wonderland 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 Julie White. In a brief interview with Julie, she shared these comments with us...

"While it's only the middle of November, the holidays are just around the corner. This time of year always seems to fly by so fast. I created the Christmas Wonderland Collection to slow down and savor the beauty of the holiday season. This collection is about the true beauty of faith, hope and love that is inherent in the Christmas season, and I hope it helps you capture your own holiday joy."

1. Do you blog? If so where can we find you?

2. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I love any kind of veggies on my pizza, especially mushroom.

Julie White
Julie White

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Beth Peterson

Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
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Cinematique Solids Paper Mini Cinematique Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders

Commercial license versions of Cinematique Solids Paper Mini, Cinematique Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.


Printable art sample by Sarah Batdorf

Printable Art Sample by Sarah Batdorf
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* Printable Art and Crafts: I Spy – Christmas *


Printable monogram sample by Brandy Murry

Printable Monogram Sample by Brandy Murry
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* Printable Monograms: Artsy 1 *


Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Candy Cane Kisses Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

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


Digital scrapbook layouts by Jen Reed

Calendars by Jen Reed
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* ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Horizontal Calendar – 2012 *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Horizontal Calendar – 2012 are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Overcast 5101 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Horizons Metals 5101 Overcast Collection Biggie
Horizons Collection Biggie Fall Splendor Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn 2 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Overcast 5101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Horizons Metals 5101, Overcast Collection Biggie, Horizons Collection Biggie, Fall Splendor Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn 2 Biggie are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Icicle Brights 6401 Dynamic Brush Set: Snow and Glitter 6401 Holiday Brights Collection Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Icicle Brights 6401 and Dynamic Brush Set: Snow and Glitter 6401 are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
Photos by Cheré Edwards
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Around It Mini 1 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Smart Stackers - Volume 1 Horizons Paper Biggie
Overcast Paper Biggie   Project Memories - Fall Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Around It Mini 1 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Smart Stackers - Volume 1 are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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In The Navy Steel Plate Alpha Mini * Military: In the Navy Solids Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of In The Navy Steel Plate Alpha Mini and Military: In the Navy Solids Paper Super Mini are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Feeling Grateful Collection Biggie * Feeling Grateful Paper Biggie Border Overlays

Commercial license versions of Feeling Grateful Collection Biggie and Feeling Grateful Paper Biggie Border Overlays are also available.


Printable monogram sample by Brandy Murry

Printable Monogram Sample by Brandy Murry
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* Printable Monograms: Elegant - Black *


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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10 Tips for Keeping Safe This Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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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!

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!

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.


Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 Bundle

Flip Pal Mobile Scanner

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup.

Sleep better at night with Mozy Online Backup.

Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

10 Tips for Keeping Safe This Holiday Season

With the holidays approaching, this is a good time to review practices that will keep your computer safe.

  1. Use a strong password. A strong password contains upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols (@,#,$,*, etc.).

  2. Look for indicators that a website is safe and trustworthy.

    • The Online BBB (Better Business Bureau).
    • Security programs - such as the McAfee Secure program. (The server is tested daily for security issues.)
    • https:// web address during the check-out process indicates that you are in a secure environment.

  3. Keep your web browser updated. One of the most common mistakes people make is that they don't update their web browsers regularly. This is particularly true for people who are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer - they often keep using the same version of the browser for years.

    Not only will you potentially have security issues if you use older versions of browsers, many websites won't work correctly because after a certain number of updates have occurred, they have to engineer their websites for the new specifications. The newer versions of browsers automatically update unless you prevent them from doing so.

    Get the latest version of the most popular browsers:

    Safari -
    Firefox -
    Chrome -
    Internet Explorer -

  4. Keep records of your purchases.

  5. Never use a debit card when you go out to eat. If you must, ask for the server's name and write it on your receipt slip with them watching you. This helps keep your servers honest.

    (Don't underestimate this one. When Gary and I went on a trip to California in August, a server took our debit card information and then later tried to purchase $708 worth of jewelry online. Fortunately, I watch my bank account closely and caught it when the charge was pending so my bank stopped it. But if he had been using a credit card, the process of stopping it and getting the money back would have been easier.)

  6. Don't fall for telephone scams. In a new scam, you receive a call from a computer, and it tells you that there is a problem with your debit card. The goal is to try to get you to give them your debit card number. If you receive a call like this, write down the phone number and hang up on them. Then call your bank. Don't answer calls that don't display a phone number. If you accidentally fall for the scam, call your bank immediately. They will cancel your debit card number and will reissue your card with a new number on it.

  7. Keep an eye on your bank and credit card records. It is easy to watch what is happening through online banking.

  8. Check online policies of the stores you shop with so that you will know what to expect if you need (or want) to return the item or get a refund.

  9. Know what you are downloading. If you didn't request a download, don't download it.

  10. Don't click on links sent to you in emails from people you do not know.


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 November ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Hackman and Keri Schueller.

Exclusive content from November'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

November's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Hackman and Keri Schueller

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller
Layout by Keri Schueller
using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller
Layout by Keri Schueller
using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Scrap Girls Club Tips and Tricks

Scrap Girls Club for November 2011

The Scrap Girls Club allows you to get all of the newest looks while saving money! It is perfect for anyone who wants beautiful, coordinated digital scrapbooking supplies that are easy to use. You get all the products shown above a $40.59 value, for $9.99 or less! Plus, each month we will help you find new ways to use your club contents to the fullest with this article full of ideas, tips, and projects to get your creativity going!

Members-Only club content! Now Scrap Girls Club members receive three exclusive, members-only Club products every month! These new products include a JIFFY Easy Page Album - five layered PSD files of your favorite Club layouts designed by the professionals at Scrap Girls just for this Club, one Designer's Gift item - a product chosen by the Club's designer, and a Color Palette which you can use to coordinate your photos and ScrapSimple products with this month's Club to make it an even bigger value!

November's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Syndee Nuckles. Her club will make your digital scrapbooking layouts and altered projects feel like true masterpieces, no matter your subject!


Scrap Girls Club Craft: Beautiful Coasters

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 9.0 with Windows Vista

I love browsing the Internet for inspirational ideas to create something with my photos other than digital scrapbooking pages. The other day I came across a DIY Craft using scrapbooking paper, 4x4 ceramic tiles, and felt to create a coaster. I thought instantly of my grandmother, who is a coaster fanatic. She always insists that we grab a coaster if we even think we might be thirsty for a drink. Once I saw this craft, I instantly thought, "Aha! A Christmas gift for the lady who has it all! Personalized, one-of-a-kind coasters!"

To make my coasters even more special and unique, I decided to create mini 4x4 layouts with our family photos. I printed out four layouts on an 8x10-inch sheet of photo paper. Next, I gathered my supplies.

Digital Scrapbook Club Tutorial: Supplies to make custom coasters.

What you will need:

  • My mini layouts
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • 4x4-inch ceramic tiles
  • Mod Podge®
  • Foam brush
  • 4x4-inch felt squares
  • Glue (or hot glue)
  • Clear acrylic sealer

After cutting my mini layouts to size, I glued each one into place on a tile with a little bit of Mod Podge®. Next, I used the foam brush and applied Mod Podge® over the top of each photo to secure it to the tile.

Digital Scrapbook Club Tutorial: Paint a layer of Mod Podge® over tile.

I applied a new coat after each one dried until I was satisfied with the overall thickness. I think I did about four coats. Next, I applied clear acrylic sealer.

Once my tiles were completely dry, I hot-glued the felt squares to the back of the tiles.

Digital Scrapbook Club Tutorial: Glue felt to the back of tiles.

It's that simple! Now I have a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift just perfect for my coaster-loving grandma!

Another fun idea is to purchase 2x2-inch tiles and use this same tutorial to Mod Podge® printed scrapbooking paper to each. On the back side, glue magnets (instead of felt) and you will have beautiful, one-of-a-kind refrigerator magnets that your friends will oooh and aaah over. How fun is that?!


Digital Scrapbooking Project by Jennifer Wight

Project by Jennifer Wight
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The four products listed below are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Picturesque Collection Biggie Picturesque Word Art Mini JIF 6 Plus: Picturesque
  Picturesque Paper Mini 2  

Jennifer Wight
Article written by Jennifer Wight

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 Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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Picturesque Embellishment Special - Flower

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her Picturesque Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

* Picturesque Collection Biggie *

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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, November 15th - 1:00PM MST

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.


Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, November 15th - 6:00PM MST

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!


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 16th - 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 16th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using FIVE or more photos! 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!


Use Your Stash Chat
Wednesday, November 16th - 6:00PM MST

Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for this month's Use Your Stash Chat. We will challenge you to use something in your digital arsenal that you haven't before. Don't just collect supplies, use them! See you in the chat room on Wednesday at 6pm MT!


Heritage Crop & Chat
Thursday, November 17th - 6:00PM MST

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.


Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, November 17th - 7:00PM MST

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online ad will be posted on the Forum 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!


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.


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!


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.)


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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