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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Pocket Life Words
Brush Set: Pocket Life Words

Add word art to your Pocket Life journal cards and more with this set of digital scrapbooking brushes! Bonus year brushes included.

Delight Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pocket Life 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Pocket Life Words, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pocket Life 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ro Paxman
Layouts by Ro Paxman
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11V Doodled Home Planner
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11V Doodled Home Planner

This funky doodled home planner allows you plan as you create a nice home for your family. It also comes with a variety of blank papers so you can track whatever you'd like!

8.5x11 Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie Ro Paxman Tall Print Font
Ro Paxman Print Font Botanica Collection Attic Treasures Collection

Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 Basic Softs 2201 Paper Biggie and 8.5x11 Basic Neutrals 2201 Paper Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Value Pack: Icicle Styles
Value Pack: Icicle Styles

Decorate your layouts with this ultimate set of digital scrapbooking icicle, snow, ice and glass styles. Colors range from neutral golds, whites, coppers, to bright pink, green, purples and blues with varying textures. 18 unique styles in all!

Winter Magic Collection Mini Value Pack: Winter Magic 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum Borders 6401
Holiday Brights Collection Super Mini Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie Flaking Out Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Icicle Styles and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum Borders 6401 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Plum Gumdrops
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Plum Gumdrops

Make your embellishments, brush layers, shapes, text, or word art look sparkly candy coated like a gum drop! A set of six candy styles in colors that coordinate with Sugar Plum Collection Biggie (sold separately).

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Plum Foil Brush Set: Sugar Plum Sugar Plum Collection Biggie
  Sugar Plum Gingham Paper Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Plum Gumdrops, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Plum Foil, Brush Set: Sugar Plum, Sugar Plum Collection Biggie and Sugar Plum Gingham Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Quiet Beauty Paper Mini
Quiet Beauty Paper Mini

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

  Quiet Beauty Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Quiet Beauty Paper Mini and Quiet Beauty Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Value Pack: Rustic Charm
Value Pack: Rustic Charm

This vintage inspired collection filled with charming papers and realistic antique embellishments is perfect for all of your heritage photos and layouts preserving those treasured family memories. Includes 6 12 x 12 Papers, unique embellishments and wordart (300 dpi, jpg and png files).

Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini Wandering Garden Collection Biggie Happy Hearts Collection Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Rustic Charm, Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Brush Set: Brackets 5001
Brush Set: Brackets 5001

Set off your titles, words or photos with these versatile bracket brushes. This set of six bracket brushes will add a graphic element to any of your digital scrapbook layouts, photos, or journaling cards.

Dynamic Brush Set: SnowStorm 5001 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001 Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Brackets 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: SnowStorm 5001 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001, Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Doris Castle
Layout by Doris Castle
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Old Time Love Paper Mini
Old Time Love Paper Mini

Romantic florals, a bit of shimmer and subtle swirls abound in this lovely mini paper collection.

Memories of Home Collection   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Handmade Flowers

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Handmade Flowers 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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School Year Scrapping
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 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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Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Pocket Life

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

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Debbie Cleek

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Tips From The Pros

School Year Scrapping

Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Windows Vista

Many of the events we scrap are one-time events, like weddings and vacations. Other events happen yearly, like holidays and birthdays, but are still confined to a set period in time, a few days or a week. And then there are those events that take place over a long period of time. These may include documenting success in a new fitness program or tracking pregnancy. For me, one such event is scrapping the school year for each of my children.

Every school year involves the same types of photos - first day of school, picture day, last day of school, special projects, field trips (if I get to chaperone), special event days, like crazy hair day, etc., and if I put off scrapping all these photos until the end of the school year, it can be pretty overwhelming.

One method that helps me stay current in scrapping these photos is to pick one collection and a set of layout templates and stick to those supplies throughout the school year.

Armi Custodio's ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Clustered and Clean includes a set of 10 layout templates with a variety of photo spots. They come as layered PSD files, so I can use them as they are, or add or subtract photo masks as needed to accommodate my scrapping needs.

This year for my daughter's school year, I chose Armi's School Is Cool Collection, my daughter loves owls this year, so the little owl embellishment and paper is a perfect fit. Now each time we take school-related photos, I grab a template and open up my collection and get them scrapped.

Aside from enabling me to keep current with my daughter's school year, I have found that using this method also opens up some options when it comes time to assemble my albums and print my layouts. My first option is to include each layout in chronological order in my yearly album. The unified look of using the same collection throughout the school year sends a signal to anyone looking through my album that this is a school-related layout and which grade it belongs with.

Another option I am considering is to make a school album just for my daughter. This would be an ongoing project that I would add to during her school years and print up for her when she graduates. I really like the idea that each grade would be visually cohesive, and her whole school career would be in one location for her to look back on.

Of course, a big advantage of digi-scrapping is that you never "use up" your supplies. I can take one collection and a set of templates and reuse them over and over to scrap a full school year of events. By choosing one collection and a set of layout templates, I can stay on top of my long-term scrapping.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
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School Is Cool Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Clustered and Clean ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Clustered and Clean and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Shadow Layer 6501 PSE are also available.

Melanie Cockshott
Article written by Melanie Cockshott

 

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

January's Scrap Girls Club,
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
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

ScrapSimple Club for January 2013, designed by Durin Eberhart.

January's ScrapSimple Club,
designed by Durin Eberhart

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).

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

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Pocket Life: Bee Mine Card Special

Designer Freebie by Shalae Tippetts coordinates
with her Pocket Life: Bee Mine Cards

Pocket Life: Bee Mine Cards   JIF Plus: 12x12 Bee Mine

Shalae Tippetts
Today's freebie designed by Shalae Tippetts

* 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, 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!

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 Forum calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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