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Inspire Your Heart with Art Sale! Save 33% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight ET on January 31, 2013.

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Since January 31 is officially "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day," we encourage you to find yourself - and lose yourself - in the joy and creativity that digital scrapbooking brings to life! To make it even more fun, we're having a sale - 33% off nearly EVERYTHING in the Boutique! And while you're at it, visit an art gallery for inspiration - our Scrap Girls Gallery - where there's no admission charge, you're free to stay as long as you want, and there are literally thousands of beautiful layouts to see!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Love Bug Alphas
Love Bug Alphas

A sweet set of digital scrapbooking valentines alphas for any little (or big!) love bug in your life. Set includes a larger patterned alpha on a kraft paper background, as well as a mini full alphabet, and pieces of coordinating word art. Coordinates with the whole Love Bug Collection.

Love Bug Collection Mini Love Bug Solids Paper Super Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Watercolor Whimsy
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Vintage Valentine  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Vintage Valentine are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 8.5x11 Digi Pocket Page Protectors Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 8.5x11 Digi Pocket Page Protectors Biggie

These templates coordinate perfectly with ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Digi Pocket Pages. Made to resemble traditional 3-D plastic pocket page protectors, these embellishment templates dress up your Pocket Life layouts and give them added realism.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Digi Pocket Pages I Love My Dog Collection Super Mini Dogs Have Masters Collection Mini
Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Paper Super Mini Brush Set: Woofer Brush Set: Pocket Life Weekdays Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 8.5x11 Digi Pocket Page Protectors Biggie and Brush Set: Pocket Life Weekdays Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laurel Lakey
Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Pocket Life: Toothless
Pocket Life: Toothless

Toothless Collection Biggie Toothless Solid Papers ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pocket Life 6301

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pocket Life 6301 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Font: Sophie
Font: Sophie

Add journaling and titles and more with this sefif style font! Add color for a bit of fun!

8.5x11 Basic Textured Paper Mini Brush Set: Bubble Wrap Brush Set: Artists Toolbox
  Flea Market Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Font: Sophie, Brush Set: Bubble Wrap and Brush Set: Artists Toolbox are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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8.5x11 Life Keeping 2 Collection
8.5x11 Life Keeping 2 Collection

Housekeeping? Bookkeeping? How about Life Keeping? Are you doing it? Document your life in pictures!

8.5x11 Life Keeping Collection Biggie 8.5x11 Pocket Life Spaces Paper Mini Pocket Life: Life Keeping
  Super 7 Spread by Elisha Barnett  

Commercial license versions of 8.5x11 Life Keeping 2 Collection, 8.5x11 Life Keeping Collection Biggie, 8.5x11 Pocket Life Spaces Paper Mini and Pocket Life: Life Keeping are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Altered Art Essentials 1
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Altered Art Essentials 1

Make charming monograms with this set of digital alphabet templates. Includes the upper case alphabet as well as numerals 0-9. Layer paper and elements between the layers for an antique glass locket look. Perfect for fantasy altered art, mixed media, paper craft and digital scrapbooking layouts.

Quiet Beauty Paper Mini Quiet Beauty Collection Mini Fall Splendor Collection Biggie
  Memories of Orange Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Altered Art Essentials 1, Quiet Beauty Paper Mini, Quiet Beauty Collection Mini, Fall Splendor Collection Biggie and Memories of Orange Collection Biggie 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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Learning Dutch
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 33% off Inspire Your Heart with Art Sale!
  • What's New in the Boutique
  • A Designer's Life: Brandy Murry
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Scrap Girls on Facebook Scrap Girls on Facebook

Scrap Girls on Google Plus Scrap Girls on Pinterest

Scrap Girls Pocket Life

Scrap Girls Bucks Rewards Program

If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
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Debbie Cleek

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.

Debbie
President
Scrap Girls, LLC


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Brandy Murry
Brandy Murry

Expat

Some of you who are active on the Forums here at Scrap Girls may have noticed that I haven't been as present as I normally am over there. That's because I have been going to school to learn Dutch. This takes up three days a week and is 4-5 hours in the mornings, which is my usual "design time." I don't know how I ended up being a morning person, but now I actually enjoy the early morning quiet time to design. Basically, this has cut my design time in half and will go on until May of this year.

I will say, I am enjoying learning something new and challenging myself in a completely different realm. I have lived here in the Netherlands as an expat* for four years, and it was really about time I took on this big task. Honestly, I was getting a little embarrassed by not being able to speak with my friends and neighbors. But this country has spoiled me because the majority of the Dutch speak beautiful English. We actually have several Dutch ladies here at Scrap Girls, and you might not have known since they write and post to us in English. I have a newfound respect for those who are multilingual.

In my class, I have had the opportunity to meet so many people who have come to the Netherlands from all over the world. Some have come for love (like me), but others have come for a better life for their families. Many times, I have been brought to tears to hear their stories and the horrors they have endured in their home countries where people are experiencing horrible internal, political, and gang-related wars, famine, and even the inability for their children to go to school safely without fear of being robbed or killed. As many of us across the world have mourned over the loss of our American children in Connecticut in 2012, I can't even fathom the fact that it is the norm rather than the exception in some places in the world.

I have been very naive to the world outside my own. Now I am truly "grateful" to be an American and to live in the wonderful adoptive country of The Netherlands, which offers asylum to so many in need. It has really opened my eyes.

So when you come across an Expat in your country, rather than judge them, welcome them, because you have no idea what they may have gone through to just experience the life we are so freely given and often take for granted.

Bedankt & tot ziens,

Signature for Brandy Murry

* EXPAT - an abbreviated form of expatriate; a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing. The word comes from the Latin terms "ex" (out of) and "patria" (country, fatherland).

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Favorite Product I've Designed:

Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders
Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders

Save 30% off this Brush Set today only!

Each week, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Grunge Block Brush Set: Fanciful Bits
  Venue Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Grunge Block and Brush Set: Fanciful Bits are also available.

 

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 Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Brown Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Durin Eberhart coordinates
with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Patterns,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Dynamic Brush Set: Classic Beauty ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Classic Beauty Flowers ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Mats
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Patterns  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Classic Beauty, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Classic Beauty Flowers, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Mats and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Beauty Patterns are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart

* 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 30th - 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 30th, we'll do a Photo Manipulation Challenge! Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black and white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes!

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, January 30th - 8:00 p.m. ET

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) 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

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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