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Today only! Save 40% off the Life Scrapbook section in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on January 17, 2012!

Today Only! Save 40% off everything in the Life Scrapbook section of the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, MST!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 School Is Cool
Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 School Is Cool

Save 30% off this Easy Page Pro Album set 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 Armi Custodio. In a brief interview with Armi, she shared these comments with us...

"As a busy mom, there are times when I just want to get some scrapbook pages done quickly. I designed the Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 School Is Coolto enable scrapbookers to easily finish a school-themed album in a short time. The 4x6 size can also be conveniently printed at home and assembled using a standard 4x6 photo album."

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

Do some light stretching and pray for a productive and happy day.

2. What programs do you use?

Photoshop Creative Suite 5, Adobe Lightroom 3.5 and a bit of Adobe Illustrator 5.

Armi Custodio
Armi Custodio

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Windswept 1 Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Life in Pictures Naturally Neutral Paper
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fascination Biggie Value Pack: Rustic Alley Metal 8.5x11 Jessminda Collection Biggie
Basic Textured Paper Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Barely ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Barely
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Barely Edges and Overlays   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Barely Edges and Overlays

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Windswept 1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Life in Pictures, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fascination Biggie, Value Pack: Rustic Alley Metal and Basic Textured Paper Mini are also available.

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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 Wednesday, January 11, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

8.5x11 Year In Retrospect Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept 1 Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edges 2201
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungalicious 8501 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: In Review 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept 1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edges 2201, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grungalicious 8501 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: In Review 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 1 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, January 12, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Rustic Alley Leather ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12701 Mini Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie
8.5x11 Basic Textured Paper Mini   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 2

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Rustic Alley Leather, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12701 Mini, Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie, 8.5x11 Basic Textured Paper Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 2 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 13, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Black White and Neutral Paper Year In Retrospect Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Edges 12701 Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept 2 Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fascination Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Edges 12701 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept 2 Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fascination Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability 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 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 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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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
January 9 - 14, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Life Scrapbook section Sale!
  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • 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.

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!

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!

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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Life Muses and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Andrea Trump

With the New Year now in full swing, we often think of the year past and make resolutions, or maybe we choose just one word to focus on all year.

Life Muse by Ro: Have You Chosen a Word of the Year?

Choosing a word of the year has become fairly popular among bloggers and scrapbookers. Last year, I decided to try it out and see what happened. The word I choose for 2011 was SAVOR. My intentions when choosing SAVOR was that I begin to live life more fully and bravely. I wanted to take more pleasure in my life and enjoy it.

Life Muse by Ro: Faith is an Action Word. Do Something.

Ro shares one of her hand-drawn cartoons. Check it out!

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Resizing 8.5x11 to 8x10 for Printing and Framing

Many of us would love to print out our 8.5x11-inch layouts to frame and display on the wall, but the standard and most readily available frame size is 8x10 inches. In this article, I will show you a few ways to resize your 8.5x11 layouts so that you can print them at 8x10, trim, and place them in a frame!

Life Muse by Ro: Scanning Tricks and Why You Should Tell Stories

If you're like me, you have decades of photos that need scanning into your computer so that they can be digitalized and archived so that they don't deteriorate any more than they already have over the years. (My photos are covered with scratches and lint from years of inadequate storage and careless handling.)

Customer Muse by Dee Ryan

Marriage and parenting bring with them a whirl of things that need to be done; so many deadlines, you can't count them.

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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

Monday, January 9, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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This product listed below is included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

* JIF Plus: 12x12 Reflections of the Heart *

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
Photo Courtesy of Vintage Obscura
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Beautiful Black Paper * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Letter Biggie

Commercial license versions of Beautiful Black Paper and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Letter Biggie are also available.

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

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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Scrap Girls 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 Joyce Schardt using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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ScrapSimple Club

The January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Elisha Barnett and Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

Exclusive content from January'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

January's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Elisha Barnett & Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

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
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Back To The Basics: Using the Paper Bag Album Paper Mini in a Layout

Yes, today we are going to play around with using digital scrapbooking supplies from Paper Bag Album Paper Mini in a digital scrapbooking layout. This product is a creative, fun way to make layouts on your computer. Just like real paper lunch bags, the digital version has wonderful texture and will add warmth and depth to your artistic layouts. You can use the bags themselves as the base of the layout, but today we are going to incorporate the bags into a bigger 12x12-inch layout. The paper bag files are roughly 5x11 inches so they are perfect for including into this size of digital scrapbooking layout.

Tips From The Pros: Creating Title Pages for Themed Scrapbook Albums

Whether you are just starting or finishing up a themed scrapbook album, you'll want to create a great title page to introduce your theme or subject. Because your title page is the first page your viewer will see, you need to plan the message you want it to convey.

Tips From The Pros: Creating Magical Snowflakes

I wanted some paper snowflakes for my digital scrapbook layouts to show the lace and beauty of a real snowflake. So I created ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Paper Snowflakes - Holiday Mini to add that touch of hand cut snowflakes that I decorate my windows with.

Tips From The Pros: Getting the Most Out of Your Money

One of the biggest reasons I was drawn to digital scrapbooking was the ability to create beautiful layouts without a huge price tag. With just a couple of products, you can easily express your creativity and beautifully showcase your photos.

Tips From The Pros: A Step-By-Step Recipe for Creating Custom Clusters

In our family, we have favorite recipes that we use again and again. Bet you do, too! Today, I want to share an easy "recipe" for creating clusters for your digital scrapbooking layouts. The inspiration for this project was this picture of my granddaughter. She just turned two, and I wanted to do a page with this photo, but I didn't have a cluster that worked with these colors.

Just Because It's Fun

Check out the latest Weekly Layout Winners and December's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner!

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 Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie Special

Designer Freebie by Cindy Rohrbough coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie Rustic Alley Wood Paper Mini Borders Wandering Garden Collection Biggie
Rustic Alley Wood Embellishments Rustic Alley Leather Embellishment Mini Essentials Falling Leaves Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie   Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie, Rustic Alley Wood Paper Mini Borders, Rustic Alley Wood Embellishments, Rustic Alley Leather Embellishment Mini Essentials, Falling Leaves Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie and Lettering Delights Slender Font are also available.

Cindy Rohrbough
Today's freebie designed by Cindy Rohrbough

* 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

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 18th - 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 18th, we'll do a Font Challenge. Use a font that you haven't used before in your layout. 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 Crop & Chat
Thursday, January 19th - 6:00PM MST

Do you have boxes of old photos that you want to scrap? Is preserving a record of your family's heritage important to you? Come to the Heritage Crop at 6pm MT where we'll give you some basic scanning tips and teach you how you can use Scrapsimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2202 to correct an old photo's color cast.

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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