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Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter - 12 Days of Christmas

Biggest Sale of the Year! Save 41% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on December 31, 2012.

This is it! Scrap Girls' biggest sales event of the year!

If you have been with us for a while, you know that this is no joke. We always save our very best sale of the year until the end of the year...

      ...AND THIS IS IT!

Almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique is on sale - even our commercial products!

But as 2012 draws to a close, so will this sale - at Midnight (ET), December 31, 2012. So order now - while there's still time!

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Pop The Cork Collection

Gifts Galore!
Place an order totaling $15 or more before December 31st and receive
the Pop The Cork Collection by Angie Briggs as a free gift!
Don't miss it!

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12 Days of Christmas Special

12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags - Day 12 by Melissa Renfro
12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags Special
Day 12 by Melissa Renfro

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!

Christmas Tree of Doom

Here's how to play the game:

Scrap Girls 12 Days of Christmas Tree of Doom Game
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The Christmas tree card above is made using 14 different papers. The paper designers include:

  • Angela Blanchard
  • Andrea Trump
  • Brandy Murry
  • Cherise Oleson
  • Doris Castle
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Jacqui Smith
  • Jo Corne
  • Julie White
  • Kim Meeder
  • Laurel Lakey
  • Marlene Peacock
  • Shalae Tippets
  • Thao Cosgrove

The Christmas tree card has 26 embellishments. Those designers include:

  • Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
  • Ang Campbell
  • Angie Briggs
  • Armi Custodio
  • Brandy Hackman
  • Cindy Rohrbough
  • Diane Miller
  • Elisha Barnett
  • Ginny Whitcomb
  • Jacelen Deinema
  • Jan Ransley
  • Jen Reed
  • Jennifer Ziegler
  • Katherine Weaver
  • Keri Schueller
  • Kerry Veale
  • Kimberly McKean
  • Laura Louie
  • Lore Shattuck
  • Mandy Steward
  • Melissa Renfro
  • Paula Wright
  • Rozanne Paxman
  • Sarah Batdorf
  • Sheri Johnson
  • Syndee Nuckles

Don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game. (Whew!) But anyone who DOES get them all correct will automatically win a $10 Gift Certificate! No problem, you've got it. This means more than one person can win a $10 gift certificate - because anyone this motivated deserves a prize! The winners of these gift certificates can get in on the rest of the game, too!

For all players:

  • If you get 25 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 10-24 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

Does that sound possible? Hope so!

HINT: The papers for the background and star are both included; the drop shadows are not. Everything is very straight-forward: You'll be looking for papers and embellishments only. There are no ScrapSimple products, brushes, or tools.

If you aren't up to playing the game, enjoy the pretty Christmas card and see if you can recreate it using your favorite papers and embellishments! Have fun!

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The Arrival of Baby Jesus
Monday, December 24, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 41% off Biggest Sale of the Year!
  • Gifts Galore!
  • 12 Days of Christmas Special & Games
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • 12 Days of Christmas Story
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebies
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laurel Lakey
Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Christmas Morning Collection
Christmas Morning Collection

Together Collection Mini Framed Chalkboards Embellishments Christmas Cheer Collection Mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Sugar Plum Collection Biggie
Sugar Plum Collection Biggie

"The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads." The Sugar Plum Digital Scrapbooking Collection celebrates the sweet side of Christmas! It's filled with rich candy brights and glittery foil embellishments, with a nutcracker and ballerinas thrown in for good measure!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Holiday Hoopla Nano Collection
Holiday Hoopla Nano Collection

Join the Holiday Hoopla with this bright and fun with a touch of class Christmas themed digital scrapbooking kit! Paper designs include: Fancy ornaments, teal blue houndstooth and pink patterned.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX 6301 Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo FX 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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Calico Christmas Collection
Calico Christmas Collection

Calico Christmas includes ten (10) beautiful digital background papers in shades of pink, green and ecru, all with a slightly vintage and distressed appearance.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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JIF Plus: 12x12 Santas Sleigh
JIF Plus: 12x12 Santas Sleigh

Whooshing through the snow in his bright red sleigh, help Santa find your family with this JifPlus digital scrapbooking collection. You will find three colorful digital papers and 16 co-ordinating digital embellishments to scrap your layouts with. There is the added bonus of a layout already created for you and all you have to do is 'Just insert photo' in the photo mask area and you have a layout all ready to go.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: DateLines   Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: DateLines are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Marlene Peacock
Layout by Marlene Peacock
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Christmas at Home Collection
Christmas at Home Collection

The Christmas at Home digital scrapbooking kit is a little bit modern, and a little bit country. Reminiscent of hand crafted, home-made ornaments, cards, and gifts, the papers and embellishments in this kit is great for capturing the wonder of Christmas at home, or anywhere. This kit has deep reds, browns, light and bright greens, and a splash of blue, and winter white.

Silent Night Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mismatched Letters

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mismatched Letters are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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digiDoer Christmas Collection
digiDoer Christmas Collection

This festive and sparkling Christmas collection is not just for the holidays, be inspired as you capture life's celebrations to the everyday. Coordinate with other digiDo•er products and make celebrating life digiDone!

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 02   digiDoer School Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of digiDoer Christmas Collection, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer pageGrids 02 and digiDoer School Collection Biggie 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.

12 Days of Christmas

Story Winner #12: The Arrival of Baby Jesus

Memories of Christmas-past are always present in my mind this time of year since we were a foster family for 21 years. We had many wonderful Christmases with some of the most beautiful children, but one Christmas is ever-present in my mind.

We had one foster child in our home that Christmas, Chris, a little boy whom we were going to adopt. This would be the second Christmas he had celebrated with us, but the first when he was old enough to enjoy it. We had decorated our Christmas tree, much to his delight, and we were in the process of displaying our much-worn and well-loved Nativity. One by one, Chris lovingly unwrapped each figure from the storage box, and with those sweet little hands, he placed each figure in the stable where he thought they should go.

Chris was delighted with his arrangement of Mary and Joseph, the cattle, the sheep, the shepherds and the three wise men. I thought only I knew something was missing, but I was wrong. Suddenly he said, "Mommy, there's no Baby Jesus! We can't have a stable without Baby Jesus!"

Yes, Baby Jesus had been broken the year before. The figure was in pieces, and I couldn't repair it. I had meant to replace it but somehow the season had sneaked up on me.

Christmas Day came, and I still had not replaced the Baby Jesus – I guess I got caught up in the Christmas rush that year. Much to our surprise, the Nativity was the first thing Chris looked at on Christmas morning – not the toys, but the Nativity.

"No Baby Jesus, Mommy – Santa didn't bring us a Baby Jesus."

I felt terrible. I had let him down. I turned his attention to the toys Santa had brought.

A couple of hours later, the Department of Social Services called us. "We have an infant who is going to be released from the hospital in an hour. He's nine months old and in a full body cast. Will you take him?"

I didn't have to think for more than a second. It was Christmas! "Yes, yes, we will!"

We left immediately for the hospital to find the social worker and three police officers waiting for us at the hospital. The police were present because they feared that the parents might try and obstruct the placement of their son with foster care even though they were the ones who had caused the baby to be put into a full body cast. The police walked us to our car, and we strapped the baby into his car seat with great difficulty.

Suddenly, a little voice from the seat beside our new foster child cried out, "Mommy, Mommy, you found the Baby Jesus!"

Ah yes, my favorite Christmas memory.

- Sara Arell

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sara Arell
Layout by Sara Arell
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About the Author:

Sara Arell: My family and I moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, when my husband retired from the Air Force 23 years ago. We were foster parents while active duty and continued our love of foster care when we moved here. We had over 30 foster children during our years as foster parents, and we loved them all. My husband is a police officer with the City of Hendersonville, and I'm a mom. We have four children and 9 grandchildren now, and they are the loves of our lives. I've been a member of Scrap Girls since 2006, and it is definitely my favorite hobby! I love my happy little purple place! My layout that accompanies this story highlights the angel Gabriel because the foster baby shared that same name. Due to confidentiality agreements, I am unable to feature our foster children in this layout, but I will always hold them near to my heart.

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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 Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Love Every Day Paper Special: Red Floral

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 Dynamic Brush Set: Star Bright Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Star Bright Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001 are also available.

Melissa Renfro
Today's freebie designed by Melissa Renfro

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Template: 12x12 Christmas Present Special

Designer Freebie by Cheri Thieleke

So This Is Christmas Collection Biggie So This Is Christmas Paper Biggie 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tinsel 2201 Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tinsel 2201 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Everyday Glitters Neutrals 6401 Biggie are also available.

Cheri Thieleke
Today's freebie designed by Cheri Thieleke

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What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 26th - 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 26th your challenge will be to Use Your Stash! We all have those collections, embellishments and templates we couldn't resist, but we just haven't used them yet. Now is the time!

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, December 26th - 8:00 p.m. ET

It's time for some Speed! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 8 pm 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!

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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