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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Paper Super Mini
Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Paper Super Mini

As the saying goes 'Dogs have masters, cats have staff' these three digital scrapbooking papers co-ordinate with the 'Dogs Have Masters' 'Cats Have Staff' digital scrapbooking collection minis giving you more scrapping pleasure for, not only your pet layouts, but for any other layouts of your choice.

Dogs Have Masters Collection Mini Cats Have Staff Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Drop Shadows 11701 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Vanilla

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Drop Shadows 11701 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Vanilla are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Autumn Riches Collection
Autumn Riches Collection

Here is a charming digital scrapbooking collection with all the gorgeous colors of fall. Purple, fuschia, orange, teal, green and gold textured papers are accented with rugged leaves and flowers.

Value Pack: Trashed 1   Value Pack: Artsy Borders Photos

Commercial license versions of Autumn Riches Collection, Value Pack: Trashed 1 and Value Pack: Artsy Borders Photos are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Syndee Nuckles
Card by Syndee Nuckles
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Value Pack: Candy Cane Kisses
Value Pack: Candy Cane Kisses

Celebrate the season with this adorable value pack! Looking for a bargain? We've packed these items together so you can save money! This adorable Christmas themed digital scrapbook value pack is loaded with goodness! Three complete products are included: Candy Can Kisses Kit, JIF6: Candy Cane Kisses and Super 7 Spread: Candy Cane Kisses.

ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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Wild Things Embellishment Mini
Wild Things Embellishment Mini

Looking for more decoration to polish off your zoo-themed digital scrapbook layouts? The Wild Things Embellishment Mini will add beautifully decorated page borders and dividers to your pages in a breeze!

Wild Things Collection Biggie   Wild Things Solids Paper

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Calender Marker Flags
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Calender Marker Flags

These digital scrapbooking word art templates are a great way to add emphasis to journaling, or create hybrid and printable calenders. Mark important dates, reminders, birthdays and more. Includes 21 tab templates (19 seperate words, 1 with editable text layer for you to customize, and a blank tab). A bonus transparent tape layer style is also included!

Easy Page Pro: 8.5x11 2013 Calendar Glitzy Green Collection Super Mini Brush Set: So Dreamy Blended
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Calender Marker Flags, Brush Set: So Dreamy Blended and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie are also available.

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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 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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Share That Camera!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Boutiuqe
  • 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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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.

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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

Share That Camera!

We are memory keepers. We have charged ourselves with preserving those precious (and occasionally, not so precious) moments of life. We take the photos, shop for the collections, scrap the layouts, and then proudly share them with others. It is our hobby and our joy. My children and I enjoy going through photo books and reliving our favorite vacations and life events. As my children get older, it's a way to stay connected, to remind them of fun family times when they did, in fact, actually like doing stuff with their father and me before they became too cool to admit such things!

One day when my son was young, he asked, "Mom, where are you? Why aren't you in any of the pictures?" I went on to explain that I was the one taking the pictures, so I was always behind the camera. He shrugged and went on to finish looking at the album. The conversation stuck with me, though. I didn't realize that in my quest to capture every precious moment of our lives, I was missing one very important element – me! I knew then and there that I had to learn to share the camera. It didn't matter if my make-up was on or my hair was perfect, I needed to get myself out from behind the camera lens.

Then the hard part came… I had to teach myself to let go of my mindset that every photo had to be perfect. I had to realize that who is in the photo is more important than whether the lighting is perfect or the composition is spot-on. I found it wasn't as painful as I feared to hand over the camera to my husband, sister, strangers, or even my kids (once they were old enough to push the button).

As a result of learning to share the camera, I have some wonderful pictures that show that I, too, am part of this family. I have fun "date night" pictures of my husband and me, and I have some cool candid shots of just hanging out with the kids. Are the pictures perfect? No, of course not, but then my pictures aren't perfect either. What I have come to realize is the photo doesn't have to be perfect to capture the perfect memory.

I challenge you to give it a try: Share your camera. My daughter could use a basic point-and-shoot camera by age 4. If your kids are still too young or your camera is too complicated, then hand it over to whoever is around, or set the timer and jump in front of the camera for a change. The important thing is to get your face into your layouts.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Grunge Block Bray and Evie Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters His 6401 Biggie
Beautiful Black Paper   ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Painted Stencil

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Grunge Block, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters His 6401 Biggie, Beautiful Black Paper and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Painted Stencil are also available.

Melanie Cockshott
Article written by Melanie Cockshott

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 Layout by Jennifer Ziegler
Layout by Jennifer Ziegler
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Corn Maze Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Jennifer Ziegler coordinates
with her Corn Maze Collection

Corn Maze Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Goodbye Summer 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Goodbye Summer 6401 Biggie are also available.

Jennifer Ziegler
Today's freebie designed by Jennifer Ziegler

* 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 28th - 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 28th, we'll do a Quote Challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling.

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, November 28th - 8:00 p.m. ET

It's time for some Speed! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 8pm ET for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you 6 tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the gallery!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, December 4th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Do you use your Digi-supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) for the once a month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm ET. It isn't too late to get your holiday cards finished. We'll show you how you can use ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Card Shark 2012 to get your cards done quickly. Can't wait to see you there!

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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