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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Family Matters Solid and Stacked Paper Mini
Family Matters Solid and Stacked Paper Mini

Family matters in these digital scrapbooking papers. Textured, taped and stacked in beautiful warm unisex colors. 3 Solid papers are also included. Suitable for celebrating your family everyday, but works great with fall and thanksgiving inspired layouts as well.

Family Matters Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Taped Damask ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401
  Perfect Day Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Taped Damask and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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One Fall Day Paper Mini
One Fall Day Paper Mini

6 printable digital scrapbooking papers with a Fall and Autumn theme. These paper can be an add on companion to the One Fall Day collection.

One Fall Day Paper Super Mini One Fall Day Collection Quaking Leaf Collection Super Mini
Maple Sugar Collection   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Maple Sugar Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Pockets Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Pockets Biggie

Showcase your photos in a unique way with this set of embellishment templates. You can also slip in embellishments and word art along with your photos for added interest. Both PSD and PNG files are included.

Luau Collection Mini   Coastal Blender Clusters Embellishments

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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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Thanksgiving Traditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Boutique
  • Share Your Story for a Chance To Win!
  • Tips From The Pros
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Debbie Cleek

While one girl's picture appears here on the Newsletter, Scrap Girls is really a community of talented designers, techy gals, thoughtful contributors and fantastic customers. We are ALL so happy to have you as part of the Scrap Girls community and we are very grateful for your support.

Debbie
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Scrap Girls, LLC

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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 receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


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You Have a Story to Tell...

...and we want to hear it! Scrapbookers are all about telling their stories – family stories, personal stories, children's and grandchildren's stories. Why, even the word "history" has a story in it! And my-oh-my, we love history around here.

Make some history of your own this year by putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, to be more precise, and tell us a Christmas story from your own experience.

Last year, we were blown away by the incredible stories that were submitted to our 12 Days of Christmas Story Contest. This year, we know you've got more stories just waiting to be told. We want to hear your stories of Christmas past, of Christmas memories, marvels, magic, or miracles. Was there a time when you saw something wonderful happen at Christmas or during the holiday season? Can you recall a first Christmas or holiday memory with your loved one, your child, or maybe the last Christmas with your great-grandmother? Maybe it's a story handed down through the generations in your family. We love to share good stories around here, and we don't mind having to grab a tissue, so write with all your heart to speak to our hearts.

We will select 12 stories - with one story revealed in our newsletter from December 13-24, every day, including Sundays. Just to keep things interesting, we're not going to tell anyone if they have been selected ahead of time. You'll just have to hop out of bed every morning, rush to your computer, and open up your Scrap Girls Newsletter with all the wonder of a child on Christmas morning and look to see if your story was published that day!

Here are the Submission Guidelines, so start those creative juices flowing!

  1. The deadline for submissions is Midnight (ET), Friday, December 7. Email your story to [email protected] with a subject line of My 12 Days Story. With your email, please include the following attachments:

    • Your story: Story length - maximum of 700 words. Your story must be true (to the best of your knowledge), and it must tell a story/event centered around a holiday theme, not just a collection of thoughts about why you love this time of year. One entry per person. Send your story in MS Word or something similar. At the top of your story, include your name, Forum username (if you have one), your mailing address, and your email address. At the bottom of your story, write a few sentences about yourself – where you live, what you do, your family, your job, your hobbies, etc.

    • Scrap Girls publication release (download it here)

    • One image/layout (optional): You may submit one image or layout that is related to your story - but only one, so make it good! Images should be no more than 300 pixels long on either width or height. If you submit a layout, we need two sizes: a 300-pixel image (72 dpi) and a 600-pixel image (72 dpi). Please show off our beautiful Scrap Girls products in your layout and include a supply list of products used (along with links to those products in the Boutique). Even if the product is retired, please include it in the list (without a link). By the way, submitting a photo or layout will not drastically improve the likelihood of a story being published, but it's a nice accompaniment to give our readers.

  2. A few miscellaneous details:

    • We reserve the right to edit the story as needed for clarity, grammar, punctuation, length, etc., though we will make every effort not to change the meaning of what you write. However, the better you write, the less we have to edit, and the happier you will make our editor.

    • If you submitted a story last year that was not chosen, you may resubmit it this year!

  3. Hmmm, what have we forgotten? Ah, yes, the prizes! What is a contest without prizes?!

    • Everyone who submits a story will get a JIF 6 kit that coordinates with our "12 Days of Christmas Stories" this year! That's right – you get a prize just for entering! And this JIF 6 will only be given to our story tellers, not available in the Boutique. You want it? Then write a story and send it in!

    • The 12 winners will get what everyone needs at this time of year – a little extra cash! If your story is published in our newsletter, you'll receive a $25 Visa gift card.

We look forward to hearing your story as we launch our annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration!

Tips From The Pros

A New Angle on Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is a special time of year, sometimes overlooked between Halloween and Christmas. At the Flanagan household, it’s an extra special time of year as we have many family birthdays and events at the end of November. One of the long-standing traditions surrounding Thanksgiving is that my camera is always close at hand. Over time, though, I have felt like I really didn't have very many "good" pictures of the Thanksgiving holiday.

A few years ago, I decided to combat that frustration by attacking my holiday photo-taking from a slightly different angle. Literally! I have many table shots of the whole family at the table. While I know they are meaningful, they are difficult to scrap - for me, anyway! All the dishes seem to get in the way! Therefore, I started working on zooming in close on family members and taking detail shots of table decorations, food, texture, and fall colors. Instead of a long shot of the whole table, I zoomed in on the glass bobble in the centerpiece. Instead of a posed dinner table shot, I took candid shots of our family members after dinner around the table.

Some other ideas would be to try taking family portraits outdoors (with all that natural light!) rather than indoors. While outside, capture the kids playing in the leaves, making fun holiday memories.

In our family, we have many birthdays around Thanksgiving time, so close-up photos of the birthday cakes over the years have become a tradition! Try zooming in close on your centerpiece or home decorations and see what creative angles you can come up with for a new twist on your family photos.

Since there are many themes to our family traditions, I decided to put my layout together using a calendar template. This monthly template was altered to create a list-type layout showing some of our many Thanksgiving holiday traditions. I left the calendar grid as a means of emphasizing the importance of the entire month. Each space that was intended for a week of the month became a space for a unique representation of the various traditions of our family. The note section of the calendar became my journaling square. Now I have a very nice, cohesive layout displaying multiple Flanagan Family Traditions using a single calendar template!

Try a different angle on your family holiday photo-taking this year as you document your family traditions! Be creative, try a new perspective, get low, think differently, and see what fun you can create as you document your family gatherings!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: In Review 2 Ruby Collection Biggie Autumn Elegance Collection Biggie
Curling Leaves Embellishment Biggie Being With You Collection Biggie Count The Ways Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: In Review 2 and Autumn Elegance Collection Biggie are also available.

Amy Flanagan
Article written by Amy Flanagan

Scrap Girls Club Image

November's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

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

November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs

ScrapSimple Club

The November 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Andrea Trump.

November's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Andrea Trump

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 April Martell
Layout by April Martell

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Card by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosie Posie Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates
with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosie Posie

Via Dolorosa Collection Mini Embossed Paper Frames and Things Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bless This Nest 12601 Super Biggie

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, November 21st - 12 Noon ET

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 November 21st, we'll do a Ribbon Challenge. Create a layout using at least one ribbon.

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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Calendar Chat
Tuesday, November 27th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Calendar chat. We can help keep each other on track, share ideas for getting started, organized and even printing! Calendars make a fantastic gift for family and friends, come and join in the fun.

Games

November's Forum Game: Products Picks Game

This November, we are playing the Products Picks game where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping.

Each Monday through Saturday in November, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in this Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.

At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 41 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-40 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

November Monthly Layout Contest: What are you thankful for? Have you thought about your blessing lately? For the November Layout Contest, we'd love to flood the Gallery with layouts showcasing what you are thankful for! Post your layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on November 30th 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!

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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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