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Save 27% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on January 14, 2013.

Save 40% off everything in the Winter category of the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on January 14, 2013.

This time of year, nothing beats cozying up inside and enjoying some creative time. To make your projects sparkle, Scrap Girls is offering great savings on everything you need! Come over to the Boutique now!

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Pocket Life - January Special

Introducing Pocket Life!

Scrap Girls is launching a new line of products to help you get your scrapbooking done faster! Place an order totaling $15 or more before January 12th and receive
this Pocket Life - January Special as a FREE gift!

 

Image: What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Pocket Life: Chalkboard Cards
Pocket Life: Chalkboard Cards

This set of Pocket Life cards coordinates with the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Chalkboard. This set includes six 3 x 4 in cards and three 4 x 6 in cards.

Love Every Day Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Social Timeline Samples by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Social Timeline Samples by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Social Timeline Templates: Spray Paint
ScrapSimple Social Timeline Templates: Spray Paint

Decorate and personalize your social timeline banner with these digital scrapbooking templates. Includes 3 templates in 300 DPI, and 72 DPI versions.

Super Pack: Take Wing Take Time Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Take Wing 6401 Biggie
Weathered Wood Paper Biggie   Hannah Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Social Timeline Templates: Spray Paint are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Andrea Trump
Layout by Andrea Trump
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Pocket Life: January Snowflakes Mini Kit
Pocket Life: January Snowflakes Mini Kit

Pocket Life: January Snowflakes Mini Kit comes with 2 12x12 papers and 6 cards in the popular 3x4 or 4x6 sizes so they can slide into page protectors made for journaling cards.

  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Digi Pocket Page Protectors  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Digi Pocket Page Protectors are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Toothpick Font
Toothpick Font

Use this fun hand-written font on your layouts, journal pages and cards! This font is perfect for art journal pages.

8.5x11 Heart and Soul Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented Brush Set: Happy Spring
Brush Set: Bubble Wrap   Brush Set: Doily Days

Commercial license versions of Toothpick Font, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented, Brush Set: Happy Spring, Brush Set: Bubble Wrap and Brush Set: Doily Days are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Pocket Life: Snowman Cards
Pocket Life: Snowman Cards

Scrap those snowy memories with these quick and easy Pocket Life cards.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Altered Art Essentials 1
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Altered Art Essentials 1

Set the scene for your digital scrapbooking presentations with this enchanting set of natural backgrounds. Perfect for fantasy altered art, mixed media, paper craft and digital scrapbooking layouts.

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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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Art Journaling - Girlie Grunge
Friday, January 11, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 27% off Annual Winter Sale!
  • 40% off Winter category Sale!
  • Pocket Life: January Special - Free with $15 Purchase!
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • 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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Tips From The Pros

Girlie Grunge

Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 with Windows 7

I love grunge! Today I want to share a couple of my favorite ways to add grunge to a layout. I have chosen to do an art journal-style layout. Not only do they lend themselves well to grunge, but they are also very forgiving. My page today is going to focus on "girlie grunge."

My interpretation of grunge is messy, artsy, freestyle – but definitely not dirty. It may involve paint splashes, torn papers, aged tape, scratches, broken elements, etc. - elements that add texture and interest. For girlie grunge, I add color, pink, glitter, and lace. I find a lot of Amanda Fraijo-Tobin's collections lend themselves exceptionally well to this style.

I will be primarily using Amanda Fraijo-Tobin's Visionary Collection Biggie. It is full of bright, vibrant color and contains lots of painted, blended effects – perfect for girlie grunge. I chose to display a piece of personal art as the colors worked brilliantly with the papers in the Visionary Collection.

I decided that even though I liked the paper #2 I was using for my background, it wasn't feminine and pretty enough for the lotus flower I was displaying. I decided to add some more flowers. The paper #11 that I chose, however, was not quite right either. It was too much, so I clipped paper #2 to a page from Amanda's ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended to soften the paper and used a Blending Mode (Darker Color) to get the edgier tone I wanted.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Use a blended paper template and clip two papers to create a unique digital paper.

Next, I used Amanda's ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Bokeh 6401 to add a little more color with softness, and I adjusted the depth using the "Pin Light" Blending Mode.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Run an action to grunge up the paper.

Now that I was happy with my background, I used Bespoke Collection to add a bit of bling, Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners to anchor the page, and Brush Set: Grungy Lace Alpha Biggie to add some further girlie grunge. I kept the journaling simple to work within the busy framework.

This was such a fun page to make, and the personal topic allowed me to get personal with my layout, too, and really make it my own. I liked playing around with "roughing" things up with blending and brushwork and then toning it back down with soft elements like lace and glitter. You might be surprised just how much you like the results! I look forward to seeing what you come up with, so post to the Scrap Girls Gallery so we can all be inspired!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jody West
Layout by Jody West
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Visionary Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended
Bespoke Collection Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners Brush Set: Grungy Lace Alpha Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended, Brush Set: Essential Grungy Corners and Brush Set: Grungy Lace Alpha Biggie are also available.

Jody West
Article written by Jody West

Scrap Girls Club Image

Scrap Girls Club for January 2013, designed by Jen Reed.

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

January's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Jen Reed

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using the Scrap Girls Club for January 2013
Layout by Jen Reed

ScrapSimple Club

ScrapSimple Club for December 2012, designed 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

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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French Provincial Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Jan Ransley coordinates
with her French Provincial Collection Biggie

  French Provincial Collection Biggie  

Jan Ransley
Today's freebie designed by Jan Ransley

* 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

Journaling Chat
Monday, January 14th - 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! This month we'll talk about using Amanda's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notebook Journal Mats. It's a great template set to help make your journaling part of your layout and not an after thought!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 16th - 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 January 16th, we'll do a Font Challenge. Use a font that you haven't used before in your layout. If you need some font inspiration, check out the fonts in the Boutique.

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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Heritage Chat
Thursday, January 17th - 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 Carla (CRS) at 9 PM ET for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jot It Down Biggie to dress up your journaling for heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, January 21st - 8:00 p.m. ET

Stop in to chat about this month's ScrapSimple Club, you don't have to be a club member to chat. Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and discuss the month's club and how to use ScrapSimple products in general. These products are fun and versatile items to have in your digital arsenal!

Games

January's Forum Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with some fun and a focus on scrapbooking! Join us on Scrap Girls Forum for "Jumpstart January!" This is a game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little "speedbumps" of life. When the month is over you'll have completed several layouts and been treated to some fun along the way.

A Welcoming Committee Member will post a task each Monday through Saturday from January 1-31. The tasks will be formatted in a LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all the required tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59 pm (ET) January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete all the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 gift certificates. Each person who completes a layout will be entered – once for each completed challenge page - into a drawing for one of three $3 gift certificates.

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: Our scrapbooks are full of the holidays, birthdays and special events. But what about those little, everyday moments? For the January Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring everyday moments or habitual tasks that would otherwise go undocumented. Please post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on January 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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