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Today's Special of the Day!

Cloudburst Collection Mini
Cloudburst Collection Mini

Save 30% off this Collection Mini 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 Ang Campbell. In a brief interview with Ang, she shared these comments with us...

"Winter weather in Hawaii means lots (and lots and lots!) of rain. I designed the Cloudburst Collection Mini after one particularly playful afternoon with my kids outside in torrential downpour. It's a fun little digital scrapbooking kit that you can use for your warm winter weather layouts like ours or to compliment your upcoming spring photos."

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

I'm a bit of a "Gleek." I have almost every one of the singles and all of the albums that have been released from the cast of the television show "Glee." My favorite songs from my 200+ song Glee playlist are "Thriller/Heads Will Roll," "Silly Love Song" and "Poker Face." But I honestly like them all!

2. Do you blog? If so, where can we find you?

I've been blogging for about six years now! I love to write. I love having another way to document our family life and share photos and stories with friends and family around the globe. My family blog is Keeping It Real. I also began blogging about "Dropping the Plus from My Size" at my personal blog a few months ago and have loved sharing that life journey.

Ang Campbell
Ang Campbell

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Snow Friends Collection Mini Winter Wonderland Collection Snow Spatter Embellishment Mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio

Layouts by Armi Custodio
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8.5x11 Modern Love Collection Modern Love Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
  Brush Set: Bitsy THIN Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Brush Set: Bitsy THIN Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Life Keeping 1 Mini Life Keeping Collection Biggie Vineyard Collection
  Kingdom Collection Biggie  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Heart and Soul Collection Mini Brush Set: Vintage Photo Masks ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX 6301 Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Vintage Photo Masks, 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 Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Metro Love Collection Super Mini Metro Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie
Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie   Rollicking Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Brush Set: My Hand Super Biggie Action Pack: Ultimate Artist Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie
Design Pack: Inked Text Curling Leaves Embellishment Biggie General Hospital Paper 2
  Because Of You Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: My Hand Super Biggie, Action Pack: Ultimate Artist, Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie and Design Pack: Inked Text are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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8.5x11 My Pretty Paper Super Mini 8.5x11 My Pretty Collection Mini Iridescence Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Defining Moments   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 My Pretty Paper Super Mini, 8.5x11 My Pretty Collection Mini, Iridescence Collection Biggie, Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Defining Moments and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Crinkle Biggie Value Pack: Harvest Dance 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Leather Paper
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Patternologie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Crinkle Biggie, Value Pack: Harvest Dance, 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Leather Paper and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Patternologie are also available.

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Printable Art Sample by Melanie Johnson

Printable Art Sample by Melanie Johnson
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* Printable Art and Crafts: This Day *

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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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Stay Safe Inside Your Bubble
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 22.9% off National Hobby Month Sale, plus an extra 10% off Coupon!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Once Upon a Time...
  • 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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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
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Stay Safe Inside Your Bubble

Imagine, if you will, golden threads of light so fine that you can hardly see them. See the threads being woven by angelic hands into a tight mesh which is used to create a protective bubble which floats around you. This bubble insulates you from all of the insults, false accusations, misunderstandings, judgments, and unkindness the world tries to throw at you. When someone attempts to harm you in any way, their words or deeds hit the mesh and bounce far away. The only way their harmful emotions can reach you is if you cut a hole in the mesh and voluntarily allow them inside.

This fine, golden-mesh protective bubble has been designed so that when it is used properly, ultra-fine particles of love, light, and spirit pass through the mesh with ease. You are able to feel love and offer love from within your protected spot, and as you do, you feel the peaceful spirit and light of God's love surround you. You find it easy to forgive yourself and others.

Thoughts or feelings associated with negativity, hate, anger, jealousy of any sort, or evil are made of heavy, course particles that are unable to fit through the golden mesh. When you are inside the bubble, you are not only safe from the world, but the world is safe from you.

You quickly learn that allowing yourself to go to a negative state of mind keeps you stewing in your own negativity because the course, unpleasant feelings bounce around inside of your bubble and keep you on edge. To stop your own negative feelings from harming you requires that you recognize your errors, catch your bad feelings, and destroy them as soon as they appear. As you grow, you learn that you don't hurt anyone but yourself when stew in anger and unkind feelings.

If you can gather this image of your golden-mesh bubble in your mind, you will have a safe place to go whenever the world attempts to hurt you. You will know that you cannot be hurt unless you choose to be hurt, and that if you have allowed the course particles which have been thrown at you to permeate your bubble, you can make them go away if you melt them with the light of God's great love.

So whenever you feel hurt, imagine yourself in your golden bubble of light. Imagine love filling your soul to the point at which it overflows and emanates from you and back out of the mesh. See yourself awash with light. Be safe, because you are.

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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 Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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

Once Upon a Time...

Article created using Photoshop CS5 on a Mac

Salvador Dali... such an inspiring artist to so many in so many different ways. Recently, I visited the magnificent museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, that houses 96 of his works of art. Best known for his surrealistic style of painting, this was just the ticket I needed to inspire the direction to take when preparing this newsletter assignment.

Earlier this year, I wrote an article suggesting how you might journal from a child's perspective. Today, I want to take you in another direction, perhaps a "Dali" way of thinking, as to how you might record everyday events.

I recently spent a week at the beach with my three-year old grandson. While observing his play, I realized that he very much believes that fantasy is real. He absolutely loves pretend stories. Why not juxtapose real-life photos with a dream-like background? I decided to design a little book about him, yet tell the story in a fantasy fashion. Naturally, we could all agree that the opening sentence should read "Once upon a time...."

If you would like to view the book in its entirety, it can be found HERE.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Photo Book by Joyce Schardt

Project by Joyce Schardt
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Summer Boy Collection A Whale of a Time Nano Collection Sandbox Fun Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos - Doubles Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Printable Monograms: Children's Classic Blue

Commercial license versions of Sandbox Fun Collection, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos - Doubles Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

Joyce Schardt
Article written by Joyce Schardt

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 Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: So Basically Textures 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Uptown 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories, Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: So Basically Textures 6401 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Uptown 6401 Biggie are also available.

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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

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!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, February 7th - 6:00PM MST

Would you like to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to make greeting cards? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digital stash! Join April (April Showers) in the chat room Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm MT for our monthly Creative Cards Chat. This month we'll use Scrapsimple Layout Templates: Love Story to make quick and easy Valentine Cards. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 8th - 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 8th, we'll do a Color Challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the colors red and white! 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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