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Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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* Super 7 Spread by Cherise Oleson *

Commercial license versions of Super 7 Spread by Cherise Oleson are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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The 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.

Reflections of the Heart Collection Biggie * Reflections of the Heart Frame Clusters Embellishment Mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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You're the One Collection * Old Friends Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Old Friends Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Rozanne Paxman
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Heaven Sent Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie Christmas Lane Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Instant Photo 6301  

Commercial license versions of Heaven Sent Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie, Christmas Lane Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Instant Photo 6301 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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AcesHigh Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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* JIF 6 by Sarah Batdorf *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The first four products listed below are 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 Word Art Templates: Life Moments ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401 Take Wing Paper Mini
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Take Wing ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Transferred ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Worn Overlays

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry, Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Transferred and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Worn Overlays are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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* Snow Buddies Collection *

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The Reality of Retirement
Saturday, January 28, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 22.9% off National Hobby Month Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Just Because It's Fun
  • 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!

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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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You Speak Out

The Reality of Retirement

Girls, I think Dad (my husband) has either home too long or I've been watching too much HGTV with him in the room. He said the pool-changing room and the workshop look much better with ambient lighting in it. He wants to check out the carpet stores for remnants for my workshop to make the flooring better on my legs. He's measured the dresser, and I have more drawer space in our daughter's old dresser. He doesn't like the look of suitcases in our bedroom so he's making room for them in our attic.

I remember the days we lived in Texas while we were awaiting our reassignment, and he was home most of the day. That was when Dad put the pumpkin spice and all spices in front of the ketchup because they were shorter. I tried to tell him the ketchup is used far more often, and this became an argument. This was a foreshadowing of retirement.

My friend, Sarah, was over yesterday saying her husband isn't taking anyone's suggestions for a job, and she wants him to find one soon! Bob picked up another car to work on in his shop a few months ago. I think this makes five vehicles. The military usually has a gun club, craft shop, golf course, and several other things on base to keep the sexes separated and safe.

As more and more baby boomers retire, this could cause an epidemic. Maybe the flu epidemic of early 1918 was really a mass rebellion against spouses at home - and due to the lack of birth control, someone came up with spouse control. Maybe it wasn't the flu, but food poisoning to eliminate the problem.

Well, for me, I'm going into my craft room to meditate, check my email, and scrapbook my memories. I will emerge when I am refreshed.

- Dee VanNote

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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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Just Because It's Fun

Saturday Newsletter Challenge Winner

Congratulations to PolkaDot! Her layout was chosen to be featured in the Newsletter from the entries in last week's Saturday Challenge to create a layout using white and various shades of blue Please email [email protected] to claim your $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by PolkaDot

Layout by PolkaDot
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Coastal Collection Biggie Brush Set: Coastal Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Clean 1
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 Cabana Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Textures 6301   Lettering Delights Architect Font

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Coastal Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Clean 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paint Textures 6301 and Lettering Delights Architect Font are also available.

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Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by BethLang

Layout by BethLang
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8.5x11 Homebody Paper Mini Mischief Maker Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Defined - Family
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitzy Christmas 6401 Biggie   Brush Set: Stamped Dates

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Defined - Family, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitzy Christmas 6401 Biggie and Brush Set: Stamped Dates are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by DixieLee

Layout by DixieLee
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Holiday Magic Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picturesque Clusters

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Picturesque Clusters are also available.

Want to see your layouts make an appearance in the Scrap Girls newsletter?

Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery, and if we choose your layout to be featured in the Saturday Newsletter, you'll win a prize! To be considered, don't forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.

Congratulations to this week's selectees. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!

Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Quaint Frames Special

Designer Freebie by Sarah Batdorf coordinates with her
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Quaint Frames

Bella Marie Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter 6501 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wild Horses 6501
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Clipboard 6501 Super Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Bella Marie Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter 6501 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wild Horses 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Clipboard 6501 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Sarah Batdorf
Today's freebie designed by Sarah Batdorf

* 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

Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, January 28th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat with Carla (CRS)! We've done the swapping and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. We'll brainstorm a theme for next month, too! If you haven't done so, you can check out past swaps in the Swap Crop Gallery!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 1st - 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 February 1st, we'll do a Patterned Paper Challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple patterned papers - at least 2 different patterns! 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!

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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