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1 Scrap Girls All New December 2012 Specials - Set 2

Gifts Galore!
Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 15th and receive
our second beautiful holiday collaboration Collection as a free gift!
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Text Shapes – Christmas
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Text Shapes – Christmas

ScrapSimple Embellishments: Text Shapes - Christmas includes five (5) Traditional Christmas shapes created from text.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Christmas ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Puffy Paint Biggie 12001

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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1 Scrap Girls All New December 2012 Specials - Set 2
1 Scrap Girls All New December 2012 Specials - Set 2

This kit is a free gift with a purchase of $10 or more from December 10 - 15, 2012.

The most wonderful time of the Scrap Girls' year is here! Scrap Girls' Design Team have collaborated to bring you this very special holiday digital scrapbooking kit. All profits from sales of this collection will be donated to our chosen charity: Food for the Poor.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Designs 1
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Designs 1

Create beautifully designed digital background paper with this set of classic design paper templates. The versatile designs make sophisticated backgrounds for all your altered art, mixed media and paper craft projects.

Auntie's Kitchen Collection Mini Value Pack: Gesso Paper ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hidden Beauty

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Designs 1, Auntie's Kitchen Collection Mini, Value Pack: Gesso Paper and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hidden Beauty are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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So This Is Christmas Collection Biggie
So This Is Christmas Collection Biggie

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and what better way to document it than with scrapping all your pages with this bright and quirky digital scrapbooking kit.

  So This Is Christmas Paper Biggie 2  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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My Pretty Poppet Collection Super Mini
My Pretty Poppet Collection Super Mini

Having a daughter, niece, sister, granddaughter or any young lady in your life can be a very special experience. Show off your special young lady with this digital scrapbooking collection that comes with three papers and 20 co-ordinating elements in pinks and greens.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I Squared Biggie
  Action Pack: Ultimate Artist  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I Squared Biggie and Action Pack: Ultimate Artist are also available.

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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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The Practice of Gift Giving
Monday, December 10, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Gifts Galore!
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • A Designer's Life: Ang Campbell
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebies
  • 7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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 challenges@scrap[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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A Designer's Life Image

Ang Campbell
Ang Campbell

Want - Need - Surprise - Read

One Christmas morning quite a few years and several kids ago, we found ourselves discouraged and overwhelmed. After the presents had all been opened and the copious amount of wrapping paper had been crumpled up and stuffed into a bulging garbage bag, we looked around at the excessive number of gifts that had just been dumped in our kids' laps and realized how far we had wandered from what we wanted Christmas to be about in our home. It was time for a change.

We discussed ways we could revise the practice of gift giving in our home. We wanted to keep the magic and excitement of Christmas morning alive for our kids without creating little monsters who expected piles of presents every December 25th. We still wanted presents under the tree, just not so many! We thought that a good solution would be to do our very best to give each of them the one thing they wanted more than anything else. We wanted to go for quality rather than quantity.

Then a few non-urgent needs arose. Things like the kids growing out of their church shoes or running out of school supplies opened up opportunities for us to provide those items for them but wrapped up with a bow on Christmas morning. We decided we would give each child one gift that they really needed.

So we set out to give each of our kids one thing they wanted and one thing they needed. But inevitably, while out shopping we would see something we just knew one of the kids would be ecstatic to receive as a gift but that they hadn't thought to ask for. We wanted to keep an element of intrigue and anticipation alive on Christmas morning. We decided to round out our Christmas gift giving with one surprise gift for each child.

As the kids have gotten a little older, we've been thrilled to see them all grow into enthusiastic readers. It seems that they're each constantly on the watch for new books to be published in their favorite series or genre. So to encourage their continued enjoyment of such a great pastime, the kids will always find a new book wrapped and waiting for them under the tree.

Christmas morning has been significantly more meaningful and exciting since establishing our Christmas gift-giving tradition. The whole holiday season is less stressful and more enjoyable as we shop with our gift-giving formula in place. Everyone receives a want, a need, a surprise, and a read. For our family, it's been the perfect solution for eliminating excess while maintaining the fun of and magic of opening gifts on Christmas morning.

- Ang

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Favorite Product I've Designed:

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gift Bows
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gift Bows

I love wrapping presents and especially enjoy adding ribbons and bows to fancy up my wrap job. I felt like my holiday layouts needed that same fun, fancy touch so I designed the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gift Bows to fill that need. I love to recolor them to match whatever wrapping paper colors are featured in the photos on my layouts.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gift Bows ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wrap It Up Spots and Stripes Collection Biggie
Opposites Attract Collection Biggie   Lettering Delights Party Sketch

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Gift Bows, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wrap It Up, Spots and Stripes Collection Biggie and Lettering Delights Party Sketch are also available.

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December's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Melissa Renfro.

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

December's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Melissa Renfro

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Melissa Renfro

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 Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs

Today's Freebie

Surprise! Surprise! Gifts Galore!
We have TWO designer freebies for you each day until Christmas Eve!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laurel Lakey
Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Brush Set: Stars Were Gleaming Embellishement Special

Designer Freebie by Laurel Lakey coordinates
with her Brush Set: Stars Were Gleaming

Brush Set: Stars Were Gleaming December 25th Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space
  La Di Da Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space are also available.

Laurel Lakey
Today's freebie designed by Laurel Lakey

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Love Every Day Embellishment Special: Journaling

Designer Freebie by Melissa Renfro coordinates
with her Love Every Day Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

  Love Every Day Collection Biggie  

Melissa Renfro
Today's freebie designed by Melissa Renfro

* 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

7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange

It's time for our 7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange - and you're invited! We have a special, free recipe card template to help you get started. We love cookies, and we love getting new cookie recipes to try, so this year, all participants will receive a sweet little Scrap Girls Boutique gift just for joining in.

Here's how to join in the fun:

  • Design a 4x6-inch recipe card (at 300 dpi) using mostly Scrap Girls products. Use one of your favorite holiday cookie, candy, or sweet treat recipes - something "tried and true" is preferred.

  • All skill levels are encouraged to participate! If this is your very first time to try your hand at digital scrapbooking or if you're a pro, please join in the fun!

  • When you design your card, avoid putting any text within 1/4 inch of the edges. Anything close to the edges can get cut off when the card is printed.

  • Place your name or Scrap Girls Forum username somewhere on the recipe card (small text is fine).

  • Save your design as a JPG file, with a file name that includes your name or Scrap Girls Forum user name (for example, my file might be called aprilshowers_gingercrinkles.jpg.) We want to know who made what!

  • Attach your card to an email and send it to [email protected]. Please include your first and last name in the email. A confirmation will be emailed to each person who sends a recipe card so they know their card was received. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation.

  • Cards MUST be received by Midnight (ET) on Tuesday, December 11.

  • Unfortunately, if you don't send in a recipe card, you will not be able to get a copy of all the cards. No exceptions. Your recipe card is your ticket to all the fun!

  • We ask that you not post your recipe card in your Gallery, Facebook, or anywhere else until the swap is over. This way, we can all be surprised by the cards we get! You can post your own card in the Gallery or anywhere else any time after December 13.

  • Please don't sell or give away any of the finished cards on blogs, emails, etc. You may print some or all the recipe cards as a gift for someone you know personally, but wide-scale distribution or sale is not allowed, as per our commercial use terms, which can be read in full here.

  • You can submit more than one card, if you wish - the more the merrier!

  • On or before December 13, each participant will receive the links (via email - the same way that links come when you buy Scrap Girls products) to download the recipe card files.

- April Martell (April Showers)

Here's the free recipe card template:

 

Digital Recipe Card by Angie Briggs
Recipe Card by Angie Briggs
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Cookie Exchange 2012 Special

Cookie Exchange Template Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates
with her ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Cook It

  8.5x11 Cottage Cookbook Collection Biggie  

Angie Briggs
Freebie designed by Angie Briggs

 

Crops and Chats

Journaling Chat
Monday, December 10th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Journaling Crop at 8 pm et that is sure to help you get journaling! We'll show you just how easy it is to highlight the important parts of your journaling with Cherise Oleson's Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Highlights 8301.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, December 11th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 PM ET (8PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific) in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 12th - 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 December 12th we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using FIVE or more photos!

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

December's Forum Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of December BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Forum username" by Sunday, December 2nd (Midnight EDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Monday, December 3rd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

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

Contests

December Monthly Layout Contest: December is here and that means Family Time! During the holidays, we spend more time with each of our families... and we'd love for you to share your families with us! Post your layouts in the December Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on December 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!

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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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