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Today only! Save 40% off the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall sections in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on January 24, 2012!

Today Only! Save 40% off everything in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall sections of the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, MST!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Ballard Collection Biggie
Ballard Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie 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 Brandy Murry. In a brief interview with Brandy, she shared these comments with us...

"I go through decorating phases off and on. During the time this collection was created, I was in one of these modes. Our 1918 home is still under renovations, but fingers crossed - we will complete it this year! I am looking forward to bringing some of my ideas off the design board and into our home."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Anything with caramel, and lately it's been stroopwafel ice cream which I found over here in The Netherlands. Just think of a waffle cone with caramel that's mixed together with vanilla ice cream. Yum! I actually try to stay away from it - I know I could eat the whole thing!

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

Usually I don't listen to music unless I am in the car. I did just recently get Adam Lambert's new single for charity - "Aftermath" for the Trevor Project.

Brandy Murry
Brandy Murry

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability Blossom Hill Collection Mini Shabby Chic Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX 6301 Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Blendability, Shabby Chic Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Scrappy Alpha Super Biggie Valentine Baroque Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Scrappy Alpha Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The second product listed below is included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401 ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments Dandy Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Absolutely Blended   Brush Set: Ultimate Grunge

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Absolutely Blended and Brush Set: Ultimate Grunge are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gauze Biggie General Hospital Collection Biggie General Hospital Paper 2

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Borders Biggie Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie Memories of Green Collection Biggie
  Value Pack: Gesso Paper  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Borders Biggie, Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie, Memories of Green Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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The last two 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.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magazine 12701 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Around It Mini 1 Homebody Collection Biggie
Homebody Solids Paper Mini 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie Reflections of the Heart Frame Clusters Embellishment Mini
  Reflections of the Heart Flower Clusters Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magazine 12701, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Around It Mini 1 and 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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* Happy Hearts Collection Mini *

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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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Ro Shares One of Her Most Important Discoveries
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Four Seasons Sale!
  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Use a Song Title as Your Layout Title
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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.

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Rozanne Paxman
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Ro Shares One of Her Most Important Discoveries

Today, I have decided to share with you one of the most important discoveries I have ever made during my lifetime – how to instantly change my mindset when I am struggling with a big challenge.

I have no idea where I came up with it. Perhaps, I read about it somewhere. I suppose it doesn't matter. All that matters is that I learned it, have practiced it, and have become stronger because of it. And now, I am passing it along to you.

Before I share the technique with you, I want to point out that as most elegant, truly effect solutions are, this technique is so simple that I suspect most people who read this muse will ignore it or fail to realize its significance.

Please, don't be one of the people who chooses to ignore the next two paragraphs. This really works.

When something unpleasant happens to you, instead of reacting in your usual manner, stop and reframe your mindset by pointing out to yourself that life has just presented you with an opportunity to grow in some way.

Don't be concerned if you have to do this a number of times. Sometimes, the effect is immediate, and you will never have to reframe your thoughts about that particular challenge. Sometimes, the challenge is large enough that you will need to reframe your thoughts each time you remember what has happened. That's okay. You now have the tool you need to do it. If you do this regularly, you should find that you begin to feel stronger and more able to deal with the ups and downs of your life.

Here are some examples of how I do this:

When someone hurts me (intentionally or unintentionally), I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice forgiveness."

When life throws obstacles in my way, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice faith."

When someone is being difficult, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice being kind."

When I am feeling sick with my fibromyalgia and everything becomes difficult to do, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice endurance."

When circumstances require that I make choices that others may misunderstand because they don't have all of the facts, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice having grit."

When I must try unfamiliar or new things in challenging environments, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice being brave."

When the path forward is unlit and I don't know how things will turn out, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to practice having hope."

When life seems determined to overwhelm me and drag me down, I tell myself, "This is my opportunity to draw closer to my God Who knows my true heart and soul and Who loves me perfectly."

Assignment: Grab a notebook and write out some of your own in preparation for needing them. Begin each one, "This is my opportunity to...." Then, when life whops you upside the head, you'll have a method of calming yourself down. Once you have calmed down, you'll be able to make better choices.

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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 January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Elisha Barnett and Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

Exclusive content from January'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

January's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Elisha Barnett & Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips From The Pros

Use a Song Title as Your Layout Title

Tutorial written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Windows 7

If you ever find yourself looking at a photo and wondering how to scrapbook it, I suggest going through your playlist. Chances are, there will be a song (or two) which will artistically inspire you. Music is such a powerful element in our lives, and I often find myself listening to music as I create a layout.

I challenge you to create a layout using music - somehow incorporate it into your next layout. Use the title, the lyrics, or the sound of the music itself. Let the music guide your creativity – and see where it takes you. Chances are, you will create a piece of art from your soul for it is in music that our innermost thoughts and feelings often find an escape.

Make your next layout sing!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joann Brown

Layout by Joann Brown
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Inspired Collection Biggie Little One Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie
  Brush Set: Grungy Fragments  

Commercial license versions of Inspired Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie and Brush Set: Grungy Fragments are also available.

Joann Brown
Article written by Joann Brown

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 Laura Louie

Layout by Laura Louie
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Boy Joy Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Laura Louie coordinates with her Boy Joy Collection Biggie

* Boy Joy Collection Biggie *

Laura Louie
Today's freebie designed by Laura Louie

* 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

Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, January 24th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, January 24 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, Cheri 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 scraplift the whole thing. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 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 January 25th, we'll be doing a Brush Challenge. Try to use at least two brushes in your layout. 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have the hour to get your layout finished and posted in the Gallery!

Games

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? 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 Monday through Saturday during January. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses, or gallery posting. 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 drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: With the beginning of a new year, many people set aside some time to set goals. It might be an exercise plan or establishing better eating habits. It might be getting your life more organized. Or maybe you set goals for your digital scrapbooking output for the year. Post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on January 31st. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to 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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