Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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JIF Plus: 12x12 The Story
JIF Plus: 12x12 The Story

This Jif Plus Mini Collection coordinates with Scrap Girl Fall 2012 Collaboration Collection Storyteller.

  Brush Set: Inked Circles Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Inked Circles Biggie are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Layout by Jen Reed
Calendar by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Monthly Layout Calendar - 2013
ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Monthly Layout Calendar - 2013

Don't let your beautiful layouts go to waste! Share them with family and friends using this easy-to-assemble year round layout calendar!

Pirate Code Collection Biggie   Pirate Code Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Monthly Layout Calendar - 2013, Pirate Code Collection Biggie and Pirate Code Solids Paper Mini are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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Oh Snap Paper Mini
Oh Snap Paper Mini

With bright colors and fun patterns this photography themed paper pack will be the perfect addition to all your digital scrapbook pages. This paper pack includes 6 papers built from scraps of other papers.

This Week Collection Mini 1 Scrap Girls Story Teller Collection Snapshot Nano Collection

Commercial license versions of Oh Snap Paper Mini are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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8.5x11 Kitchen Chic Collection Mini
8.5x11 Kitchen Chic Collection Mini

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, this 8.5x11 digital scrapbooking collection is great for holidays, recipe books, cards and so much more! The 8.5x11 size is perfect for making printable recipe book pages! Six paper designs include: tablecloth or kitchen towel, red wood, black with cream flourishes, vintage seed packets, green flourishes, and black wood texture. Distressed cream alpha with chicken wire and word art also included in this kit.

  French Market Collection Biggie  


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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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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Meet Jennifer & Laurel
Thursday, October 18, 2012


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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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Special Event

Scrap Girls 8th Anniversary Party!

It's a Party!

This week we are pulling out all the stops to bring you a weeklong party because we have two fantastic reasons to celebrate.

First, it's our anniversary! Saturday, October 20th, marks eight great years of Scrap Girls. To recognize this occasion, we are releasing a great new kit called Story Teller that features all things digital scrapbooking. This kit is a collaboration kit that a whole team of our designers created. And the best thing of all? A full 100% of the sales of this kit go to our favorite charity, Food for the Poor. Additionally, many of our designers have created small coordinating kits that go with Story Teller, and these will be offered at a special price all week long, too.

Our Scrap Girls Forum will be the place to be this week with special chats and games, including some old favorites brought back for this week only. And there will be prizes galore given out for all the chats and challenges!

Second, we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our new Boutique. We have a new look and a ton of great new features that make shopping at Scrap Girls more fun than ever. Every day this week, we will be celebrating these new features on our blog with a daily giveaway. That's right - you can win just for putting something on your Wish List, or leaving a product review. And at the end of the week, we will take all the entries and draw a winner for a Grand Prize - $50 to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Check the blog to see what the contest of the day will be.

I hope you join us in the fun all week long!

- Debbie


Embellishment Hunt Game

Your challenge is to find these sixteen embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Those who correctly identify all 16 items will be entered into a drawing to win a $28.88 Gift Certificate! Those who correctly identify 15 or less will be entered into a drawing for an $8.88 Gift Certificate.

Scrap Girls Anniversary Party Embellishment Hunt Game
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Chat Schedule

Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • 11:00am EDT – Mess or Masterpiece?
    Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking crop that will get you laughing while you create a layout with the "ingredients" you'll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout is a mess or a masterpiece.

  • 12 Noon EDT - Hybrid Craft Chat
    Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Hybrid Craft Chat. She will show you how fun and easy it is to make ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card and Check or Money Holders by Syndee Nuckles for that certain someone who has everything!

  • 8:00pm EDT - Art Inspiration
    Do you ever find yourself looking at a piece of art and seeing possibilities for a scrapbook layout design? That is the focus of the Art Inspiration Challenge. We will post a piece of artwork in the Anniversary Week thread that you will use for inspiration for a layout. You can take from the piece anything you want – colors, shapes, lines, placement. Post your layouts in the Anniversary Week Gallery and join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (Teecee) for a chat about using art pieces for inspiration.

  • 9:00pm EDT - Heritage Crop
    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) for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use templates like ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie to dress up your heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

Friday, October 19, 2012

  • 6:00am EDT – Lucky Dip Challenge
    Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking challenge with a twist. Come join in the chat and help choose what will be added to your layout. Will you get lucky?

  • 11:00am EDT – Quote Chat
    Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Pat (PBarnes) for an Anniversary Quote/WordArt Challenge. Including a quote on your layout can be a meaningful addition, plus it's a chance to make your own word art.

  • 9:00pm EDT - Desktop Challenge
    Join Theresa (tiza126) and Amy (mimes1) in the Chat Room for Desktop Challenge. We'll show you how fun and easy it is to change your computer desktop from boring to exciting using your digital supplies!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

  • 8:00am EDT – Saturday Color Challenge
    Join Conda (SodScrap) and Theresa (teecee) for a special anniversary color challenge and chat as we continue to celebrate Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary! We will have lots of fun as we chat and scrap together!

  • 1:00pm EDT - Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Stash
    Do you get lost searching through your folders for supplies while scrapbooking? Do you wonder what you'd do if your hard drive failed and you lost all your supplies and layouts? Join April (April Showers) in the Chat Room where we'll discuss different ways to organize and safeguard your files. If you are already an expert, come share your method. There is no right or wrong way. Let us help you find one that works for you.

  • 3:00pm EDT – Mini Class with Anna
    Join Anna (anna) for a new mini class! Learn a fun technique to give your photos a ghostly, faded look! Perfect for spooky Halloween layouts or to capture that feeling of fading memories. Download the free tutorial from the class thread in the Anniversary Forum the morning of class.

  • 9:00pm EDT - Cram the Chat Room!
    Let's cram the Chat Room! Join April (April Showers) and Amy (mimes1) to see how many people we can squeeze in! We haven't run out of room yet. Join in for tons of fun, lots of mischief, and a few prizes! Hope to see everyone there!

  • 10:00pm EDT - Late Night Pajama Party with Bingo
    Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary wouldn't be complete without a PJ party! Put on your favorite pajamas, grab some chocolate, and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) for some Late Night Pajama Party fun with games and prizes!

* All Chat times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!

Scrap Girls Etc.

What Being a Scrap Girl Means to Me

This is the first anniversary I get to spend with Scrap Girls, and I feel so fortunate to be a small part in eight fabulous years of Purple Power. In June, Ro handed me a rare gem, and it's taken me a few months to realize just how special Scrap Girls really is.

I've worked many places, but I have never encountered a more friendly and competent bunch than the gals who work with Scrap Girls. They have been so patient while I asked a million questions and made some silly mistakes. And they are constantly willing to try new things and bring their enthusiasm and love of digital scrapbooking to everything they do behind the scenes.

Likewise, the Scrap Girls Product Designers and Layout Artists have welcomed me with open arms, given me words of encouragement when things have gotten hard, and have sent me virtual hugs from all over the globe. I feel so grateful every time they send an email about a new product, and I get to see their terrific talent on display. And, like you, I can't wait to look at the Scrap Girls Newsletter and see how these products have been transformed into incredible layouts by our Layout Artist team.

I also can't describe how much I love to go to the Forum and see the Welcoming Committee doing what they do best. They offer help, praise, and caring words to anyone who stops by. I've noticed that my Facebook friends have become less censored in their posts and tend to express their thoughts without much consideration of who may be reading them. So I find it refreshing to stop by the Scrap Girls Forum where everyone is just genuinely nice and friendlier than many of my "friends."

But none of this would mean a thing if it were not for our customers. They have been supportive beyond all expectations with the transition from Ro to me. I have so enjoyed meeting new people from all over the globe and all walks of life. Nearly everyone I have communicated with has been encouraging and kind; it never fails to amaze me. I can say in full sincerity that Scrap Girls' customers are the best, bar none.

So now, a little over four months in, I understand what Ro created. She built a place that brings all these fine people together. I have long believed and lived my life with the idea that "like attracts like." That being good, honest, and kind will bring people into your life who are the same. Now I feel like I'm reaping the rewards of this ten-fold. Everywhere I look now, I see people who are good, honest, and kind, and I am truly grateful.

- Debbie

P.S. I just have to say that 8 has long been my lucky number. It is the number that I've worn on the back of my soccer jersey for the past 17 years, and my go-to when I have to guess a number. So I can't help but think that year number 8 here at Scrap Girls is going to be magical!

Debbie Cleek with her soccer jersey.
Debbie Cleek


Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

Scrap Girls Etc.

Note from Debbie: As many of you are aware, we put out a call for new designers this summer and have selected a whole handful of talented new gals to round out our Scrap Girls team. We will be introducing each of them to you individually in our newsletters this fall. We hope that you will enjoy their designs and find some great new digital scrapbooking supplies to add to your stash and new ideas to keep you inspired.


Debbie Cleek
Debbie Cleek
President, Scrap Girls LLC

Introducing Two New Designers

Today, I am doubly-excited because I get to introduce you to two new designers. The first is Jennifer Ziegler.

Jennifer can't wait to offer you her design creations to help preserve your memories. She has a unique and eclectic style and is excited to add a Scrap Girls flavor to it. She loves to take a common theme and give an edgy little twist to it.

When designing, she likes to make kits that are versatile and can mix well with other products. She aims for her designs to lend themselves to a variety of uses beyond scrapbooking, including art journaling and cards.

Most of her designs are inspired by song titles, feelings, or poems. Once she finds the feeling she is looking for, she uses that to help create a theme and choose a color palette. For example, "Darkness Falls" - the all-black kit she created for Halloween - was inspired by a lyric in Michael Jackson's Thriller.

I think it is going to be great fun to see what Jennifer has in store for us!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Ziegler
Layout by Jennifer Ziegler
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The second new designer debuting in our store this week is Laurel Lakey.

If you have been around Scrap Girls for a while, then you know Laurel from the Layout Artist team. After taking a few years off, she is back and ready to apply all she learned to create beautiful designs for your layouts.

Laurel uses the color palette as the foundation for her kits. She is particularly inspired by textured papers and likes to create the feel of paper in the digi world. She is also a big fan of hand-drawn elements and doodles. She has discovered her inner artist through digital design where she finds it easier to draw what she envisions when she knows she can easily correct mistakes.

She is hoping that she will be able to work some of her geekier interests into her kits for fun. But above all, she hopes that you will find inspiration in her work and, of course, the great layouts she will be using to showcase them.

Laurel Lakey and family
Laurel Lakey and her family

You can chat with both of these designers on our Forum under the names JenniferZ and Laurel Lakey. We are so thrilled to have both these gals join our design team!

- Debbie


Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

Scrap Girls Club Image

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 JIF 6 Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Joyce Schardt

ScrapSimple Club

The October 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Keri Schueller.

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Keri Schueller

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! Tutorial

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

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Click! Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates
with her Click! Collection Super Mini

  Click! Collection Super Mini  

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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 24th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET for the 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 October 24th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one Scrap Simple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat.

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!


October's Forum Game: Posting Contest

October is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from October 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 31st.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your current post count. Your post count is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a different number and is calculated differently.)

During the month, post your fingers off! At midnight on October 31st, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.


  • Those with 50-99 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 100-249 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 250-399 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 400-600 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 600 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in all four drawings!

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


October Monthly Layout Contest: October brings Halloween here in the U.S. and with Halloween comes costumes! Costumes are all around us every day, not just at Halloween. There are costumes in parades, the circus, in shows, and even at parties! Show us the costumes you've seen, and tell us about them! Post your layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on October 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

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 Forum calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in the Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

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