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Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Weekly Round-Up Newsletter

Today's Special of the Day!

A New Me Collection
A New Me Collection

Save 30% off this Collection today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, 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!

This week's designer spotlight is on Angie Briggs. In a brief interview with Angie, she shared these comments with us...

"One of the resolutions a lot of people make for the new year is taking control of their weight and becoming a healthier 'you.' I created this kit last year when I started my journey to 'A New Me,' and I hope it's something you can use to document your transformation as I have mine."

1. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Fill my cup with water and take out the dogs.

2. What programs do you use?

Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator and Lightroom 3.

Angie Briggs
Angie Briggs

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 20, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Figgy Plum Pudding Collection Mini Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Realms of Glory Christmas Wishes Collection
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Winter's Hush Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Autumn Elegance Funky Hanukkah Collection

Commercial license versions of Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Realms of Glory, Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Autumn Elegance and Funky Hanukkah Collection are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 21, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Funky Hanukkah Paper Mini Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Picturesque Calendar Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Winter Velvet 10301
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn Jolly Holiday Collection Mini Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 It's Christmas!

Commercial license versions of Funky Hanukkah Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Winter Velvet 10301, Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Just Before Dawn and Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 It's Christmas! are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 22, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Merry Merry Collection Mini Value Pack: Glitzy Crafts Super 7 Spread: Winter's Hush
Silent Night Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card and Check or Money Holders Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Blue

A commercial license version of Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Blue is also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 23, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Candy Cane Kisses Collection Mini Value Pack: Winter's Hush ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Christmas Happiness 6501 Biggie
Christmastide Collection Mini Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Green Jolly Holiday Paper Mini Border Overlays

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Christmas Happiness 6501 Biggie, Christmastide Collection Mini, Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Green and Jolly Holiday Paper Mini Border Overlays are also available.

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 Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
December 19 - 24, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • 12 Days of Christmas Stories
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Clubs
  • Tips from the Pros: Tutorials & Articles
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th Newsletter.

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 get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money… Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.

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12 Days of Christmas Customer Stories

Day 7: Memories - Hot Out of the Oven, by Betty Orr

This story is not about what was given or how much it cost... but why it was given.

Day 8: "I Don't Do Presents," She Said. by Kristine Patton

At the beginning of each December, my landlord, Lonna, delivers a fruit basket. She always insists, "It's not a present, because I don't do presents." She may say they aren't presents, but I have come home to find flowers in springtime, vegetables in summertime, and pumpkins and gourds in the fall. I adore such "presents" left on my porch.

Day 9: An Ornament for Belinda, by Sarah Higgins

Christmas ornaments often have special meanings to us, associated with an event, a memory, or a person in our lives. I'd like to share this story about Belinda, a woman I met years ago who wanted more than anything to know what it was like to hang an ornament on a tree.

Day 10: Special Delivery – Candy Canes! by Marianne Dickson

Being a military family, we spent Christmas in a lot of places and tried to embrace new ideas along with our own family traditions. In the late 70s, we were in England. Living in a foreign country offers all sorts of new opportunities, but it also makes it hard sometimes to keep the long-time traditions that are important.

Day 11: Miracle in Havana, Luisa Kelly

I am so excited that I can't sleep. My brother, on the other hand, is sound asleep. I don't think he understands what an important night this is. How can you sleep when the Three Wise Kings will bring us presents tonight?! I can't wait till morning to look under my bed and see all the beautiful presents they brought me. After all, they sure brought nice presents to Baby Jesus long ago!

Day 12: The Inn Made Room, Nan Davis

Christmas has always been a favorite holiday in my family, filled with children, presents, food, decorations, and lots of love, all at the home of my parents in Pennsylvania. But 1976 was to be a bit different. There would be no children in the family home that year. It was my first Christmas way from family because my husband was in the U.S. military, and we were stationed overseas. My older brother was living in upstate New York and going through a divorce. Between the two of us, there were four grandchildren between the ages of 3 months and 13 years - all missing out on Christmas at Grandma's.

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Digital scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12  Life in Action Vol.1 Signs of Winter Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Foundations Vol.1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.1 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Foundations Vol.1 are also available.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Holy Night Collection * Humble Christmas 2 Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Holy Night Collection and Humble Christmas 2 Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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* It's Christmas! Collection Biggie *

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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 Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, 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 designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

ScrapSimple Club Image

The December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Laura Louie and Melissa Renfro.

Exclusive content from December's ScrapSimple Club

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! 2 Tutorials

December's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Laura Louie and Melissa Renfro

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift


Computer scrapbook layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using December's ScrapSimple Club
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ScrapSimple Club Image

January's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Jen Reed.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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 Plus 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 January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros Image

Create a Christmas eCard for Quick, Last-Minute Greetings

Well, Christmas is fast approaching! With all the busyness of the season, making Christmas cards and mailing them did not get accomplished for me this year. But there are many people with whom I would still love to send a little holiday greeting. What to do, what to do....

Using Patterned Paper

Are you afraid of patterned paper when you are designing digital scrapbooking layouts? Sometimes it simply just seems easier to stick with neutral backgrounds and stay away from the papers that are patterned, whether because it just seems like it makes the layout too busy or you are intimidated by the thought of figuring out how to get all those beautiful patterns to play nicely together on your page.

What are Collections?

If you've been around Scrap Girls for any time at all, you'll see this word pop up frequently: collections. So, what are collections exactly?

Creating a Vignette: Cookies for Santa

Have you ever wanted to paint or draw a vignette, but you don't consider yourself an artist? Well, here is your opportunity to accomplish that desire! I'll guide you through a few easy steps. You will be amazed by what you can do with Photoshop and the products from the Scrap Girls Boutique, without ever touching an actual paint brush or pencil.

Coloring Brushes: Christmas Whimsy 3

Some digital scrapbooking brush sets are in a solid, silhouette-type form, while others are in outline form. There are several ways to color both and add fills to the outlines. I will show you a few examples of the fun ways to do just that with my Brush Set: Christmas Whimsy 3!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Winter's Hush Border Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with her Super 7 Spread: Winter's Hush

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Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, January 3rd - 6:00PM MST

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 4th - 10:00AM MST

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast 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 4th, we'll we'll do an Embellishment Challenge. Create a layout using at least three different types of embellishments - flowers, buttons, brads, staples, tags, ribbons, whatever works with your page! 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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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, January 4th - 6:00PM MST

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Use Your Stash Chat
Thursday, January 5th - 6:00PM MST

Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for this month's Use Your Stash Chat. We will challenge you to use something in your digital supply arsenal that you haven't used before. Don't just collect supplies, use them! See you in the chat room.

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Journaling Chat
Monday, January 9th - 6:00PM MST

Join Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT on the second Monday of each month. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Monday, January 9th - 7:00PM MST

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

Games

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? Join us on the message board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus 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 challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every Monday through Saturday during January. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses, or gallery posting. Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: With the beginning of a new year, many people set aside some time to set goals. It might be an exercise plan or establishing better eating habits. It might be getting your life more organized. Or maybe you set goals for your digital scrapbooking output for the year. Post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on January 31st. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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