Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter - 12 Days of Christmas

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Even Santa knows that Scrap Girls is the best spot on earth to get digital scrapbooking supplies! Santa is stocking up his workshop with everything his elves need to make albums, Christmas cards, and other gifts! We're giving Santa - and you - a great sale to help you get your shopping done! But he will be headed for the North Pole at Midnight (ET) on December 15th. And when Santa leaves, the sale is over for everyone!


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1 Scrap Girls All New December 2012 Specials - Set 2

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12 Days of Christmas Special

12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags - Day 3 by Ang Campbell
12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags Special
Day 3 by Ang Campbell

This gift tag will give you digital scrapbooking layouts and printable craft projects a special touch. Be sure to collect the entire set of gift tags over Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas celebration!

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Star Treasure Hunt

Be a star and win this treasure hunt! The winner will get a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. The rules are simple...

Use the clues to find the correct products in the Scrap Girls Boutique. You will know when you have located them because you will see this star image on the product details page.

Treasure Hunt: Star

Please send your entry to [email protected] with the product name and web address link for each item you find. Use the subject line: "Star Treasure Hunt" and include your name and your Scrap Girls Forum user name, if available.

Everyone who gets the correct answers to ALL of the questions in by 11:59 p.m. (ET), Sunday, December 16, will be entered into a drawing to win the prize.

  1. Number One Holiday Single
  2. Toy Makers
  3. Who ate the Gingerbread Man?
  4. Tree Topper
  5. They have school on Christmas Eve?
  6. Wiseman Guide
  7. Treats for Santa
  8. Stocking favorite
  9. Christmas Dinner Down Under?
  10. Nutcracker Necessities

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The first two products listed below are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Junk Journal ScrapsSimple Paper Templates: Altered Pages Life Keeping Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Junk Journal and ScrapsSimple Paper Templates: Altered Pages are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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  Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 December 25th  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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All I Want for Christmas Collection Biggie   All I Want for Christmas Tree and Gift Embellishments

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Christmas   Christmas Spice Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Candy Cane Kisses Collection Mini   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters

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Secrets in the Closet
Saturday, December 15, 2012


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12 Days of Christmas

Story Winner #3: Secrets in the Closet

My parents had secrets.

One December day, a long time ago, when I was five or six years old, my little brother, Chippy, and I were playing hide-and-seek. I decided to hide in the large, upstairs, walk-in closet. He would never find me! I left the closet door slightly ajar so it wouldn't be pitch-black in there, and I brushed my way through the coats and suits to the rear of the deep, narrow chamber. To my amazement, stacks of boxes and bags I had never before seen filled the area behind the hanging clothes.

Even in the closet gloom, thanks to pictures on the boxes, I knew in a moment what I had found: My parents' secret Christmas stash.

I sat in the dark closet and plotted.

Later, when Chippy's nap time finally arrived, I set out to explore what was in the bags while my mother was safely downstairs preparing dinner.

I could just reach the chain dangling from the closet's ceiling light fixture. I turned on the light and closed the closet door. One by one, I went through the bags and very carefully replaced all items in exactly the same order in which I had found them. Now I knew what Chippy and I were getting for Christmas.

Still, I wasn't certain about something. Maybe Santa had delivered those boxes early for my parents to hide, or maybe Santa had slipped in early and hidden them himself in that closet. I had to find out.

So on Christmas Eve, I faked being sound asleep when my mother came upstairs to check. I listened for what seemed like hours as my parents went up and down the stairs, knowing they must be emptying the closet and carrying all our new toys downstairs. Maybe, just maybe, Santa was there, too. I was too excited – and too curious - to fall asleep.

When the upstairs-downstairs trips finally ceased, I waited for another several minutes and then crept out of bed and tiptoed to the head of the staircase where I could peek through the banisters down into our living room.

Sure enough! The Santa and Mrs. Claus I knew so well were decorating the tree and arranging the presents. There was no plump, little bearded man in a red suit helping them. Nor did I hear reindeer on the roof. It was cold on the stairs, and after a few more minutes watching, I went back to bed.

Something told me not to say anything to anyone. So my little brother continued to enjoy the magic of Santa, my parents continued to believe in my naiveté... and I kept my secret knowledge to myself!

- Jane Blake Millar

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jane Blake Millar
Layout by Jane Blake Millar
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Remembrance Collection Biggie   Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie

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About the Author:

Jane Blake Millar: I am a retired mathematics teacher living in Florida. I started digitally scrapping with Photoshop Elements less than two years ago, and I'm now learning Photoshop and Illustrator. I have all the family photos, some going back to the mid-1800s and am learning both editing and photo restoration. I have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and two grandsons, so I create many layouts featuring them. My other interests include fine art, travel, and creative writing.

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Member of the Month: Lena

Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - December 2012
Member Name: LenaLotta

1. What program do you use to digitally scrapbook?

Photoshop CS6 for the last couple of months, but if I'm in a hurry I still use Photoshop Elements 9.

2. Are you a Mac or a PC?

I'm a PC but dream about a Mac.

3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.

Sony Cyber-shot for the quick photos of people or events, Canon EOS 400D for nature photography.

4. Name one thing that every beginner digital scrapbooker should know.

Learn your software whichever it is. It gets so much easier to get the good looks you want when you know the functions of your program.

5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?

Probably a ribbon because ribbons go with almost everything. They can be tied or loose, patterned or plain.

6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?

In the evenings just before bedtime, usually the only time I have for scrapping.

7. What is your favorite snack?

I'm a "godisgris" (candy pig) as we say in Swedish, and love most things that are sweet or salty, especially salty licorice.

8. What is your least favorite household chore?

All of them... but dusting is worse, that's when I consider getting rid of all my stuff...

9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."

...paper and pen, I want to be able to put down my thoughts whenever I want.

10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?

Digital scrapbook layout by LenaLotta
Layout by LenaLotta
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Vellum Fancy Collection Mini   Shabby Chic Collection Biggie

Layout and Contest Winners

Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by englishrose
Layout by englishrose
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Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie Rough Hewn Collection Biggie Countryside Collection Biggie
Flea Market Collection Biggie So Elementary Collection Biggie Being With You Collection Biggie


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by beckturn
Layout by beckturn
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  Persimmon Collection Mini  

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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 December 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Elisha Barnett.

December's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Elisha Barnett

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 Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett

Today's Freebie

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

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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JIF Plus: 12x12 Elegant Holiday Border Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates
with her JIF Plus: 12x12 Elegant Holiday

  JIF Plus: 12x12 Elegant Holiday  

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Wonder and Joy Special 1

Designer Freebie by Sarah Batdorf coordinates
with her Wonder and Joy Collection

Wonder and Joy Collection Christmas Happiness Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Christmas Happiness 6501 Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Wonder and Joy Collection, Christmas Happiness Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Christmas Happiness 6501 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Sarah Batdorf
Today's freebie designed by Sarah Batdorf

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Crops and Chats

ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, December 18th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Join Shannon (Tinkerbell11) for a chat about this month's SS Club. Share ideas with one another about how to use the club and ScrapSimple products in general. Don't be afraid to use these versatile products


High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 19th - 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 19th we'll do a Font Challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors using at least 2 different fonts! 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!


Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, December 20th - 9:00 p.m. ET

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) at 9 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use Antique Edges Paper 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.


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.


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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