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Today only! Save 40% off the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall sections in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on January 24, 2012!

Today Only! Save 40% off everything in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall sections of the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight, MST!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Ballard Collection Biggie
Ballard Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie 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 Brandy Murry. In a brief interview with Brandy, she shared these comments with us...

"I go through decorating phases off and on. During the time this collection was created, I was in one of these modes. Our 1918 home is still under renovations, but fingers crossed - we will complete it this year! I am looking forward to bringing some of my ideas off the design board and into our home."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Anything with caramel, and lately it's been stroopwafel ice cream which I found over here in The Netherlands. Just think of a waffle cone with caramel that's mixed together with vanilla ice cream. Yum! I actually try to stay away from it - I know I could eat the whole thing!

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

Usually I don't listen to music unless I am in the car. I did just recently get Adam Lambert's new single for charity - "Aftermath" for the Trevor Project.

Brandy Murry
Brandy Murry

What's New

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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 On Edge Damask 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Leather Paper ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Picturesque 2
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque Super 7 Spread: Unforgettable ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 3

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 On Edge Damask, 8.5x11 Rustic Alley Leather Paper, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Picturesque 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Baroque and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders 3 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Cindy Rohrbough

Printable Card by Cindy Rohrbough
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Printable Photo Cards: 4x6 Happy Hearts 8.5x11 Bird Legs Collection Mini ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Tag Envelope Album
8.5x11 Valentine Baroque Collection Valentine Baroque Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Quick Collage

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Tag Envelope Album and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Quick Collage are also available.

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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 Thursday, January 19, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Windswept 2 Biggie 8.5x11 Snowbound Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Quick Collage 2
Value Pack: Winter Magic 2   8.5x11 Bird Legs Paper Mini 2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Windswept 2 Biggie, 8.5x11 Snowbound Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Quick Collage 2 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 20, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Snowbound Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 12 Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge Damask
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Year In Review 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Blendability 8.5x11 Picturesque Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Snowbound Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 12 Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge Damask, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Year In Review 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 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 16 - 21, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Four Seasons 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!

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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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Life Muses and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Ang Campbell

In November 2011, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We used that as an excuse to consider visiting one of the neighboring Hawaiian islands. We had never been to Kauai, and we were giddy when we realized we had enough air miles to get our flights there for free and even giddier when local friends offered to let our four children stay the night with them so we could make this little anniversary getaway a reality.

Life Muse by Ro: 101 Excuses for All Occasions

Just in case you are looking for one, here's a handy-dandy little list of excuses for future reference. You should be able to find something here to suit almost every occasion that requires an excuse for a goof, mistake, oversight, or need to say no to something you should not or do not want to do.

Life Muse by Ro: Random Guide for the 21st Century Revisited

- The future is now.

- Life is good. Let's keep it that way.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Customize Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Many digital scrapbookers use keyboard shortcuts to speed up the tasks they do over and over in Photoshop. For example, Cmd+C (Mac) and Ctrl+C (PC) make a duplicate copy an embellishment or alpha, and Cmd+V (Mac) and Ctrl+V (PC) paste the copy. But did you know you can customize your own keyboard shortcuts?

Life Muse by Ro: Life Scrapbooks - The Gathering

Project Notes (1/7/12): This week, I gathered. Looking through the boxes, bins, and files was shocking. I have been careless with some of my most valuable possessions - my family's memories.

I must remember why I am creating my Life Scrapbook.

Customer Muse by Darlene Peter

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, sometimes a few words can create a wonderful picture, too.

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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 16, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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* Tell The Story Collection *

Commercial license versions of Tell The Story Collection are also available.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The first five products listed below are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601 Midtown Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Midtown 6401 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Stained Glass 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401
Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Beloved Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories, Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Midtown 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glowing Stained Glass 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Life Papers 6401, Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk, Beloved Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 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 Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
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: Designer Do-Over by Angie Briggs

I love the Designer Do-Over articles. It's so much fun to see how everyone's style has evolved. When I signed up for this one, I wanted to do something a little differently. I wanted to show how I could do-over a layout, not by changing up the items used, but by just moving around the items I already used and by adding very few new items.

Tips From The Pros: Scrap Girls Club Craft - Canvas Art

When the January Scrap Girls Club - Reflections of the Heart - arrived in my inbox, I knew I'd use it for a canvas project. It's an exact match for the colors in our master bedroom and bathroom. We already have a simple quad of 8x8-inch canvases in our bedroom, covered simply in pretty scrapbook paper. I wanted this design to be a bit more elaborate with word art and a few embellishments as well as pretty paper. I love the idea of collaging various sizes and shapes of canvases together in a grouping, which would also allow me to use more of the beautiful papers from this month’s club selection by Jen Reed.

Tips From The Pros: Using Non-layered Layout Templates to Make a Quick Photo Book

Using templates to create layouts is an easy way to get a jump-start on your creativity. Using layout templates to create backgrounds for your photo books is a super way to get a ton of pages done – fast! There are times when I think about making a photo book, and as much as I would love to have printed books of our family pictures, I have been intimidated by the number of pages involved.

Tips From The Pros: White Space

In any kind of design, there are two types of spaces - positive space and negative space. In digital scrapbooking, the positive space is the visual information you are providing to the viewer such as photos, journaling, title, and embellishments. And negative space, often called "white space," is the absence of these items, such as the background paper.

Tips From The Pros: Printing Portrait Packages and Using Them in Layouts

One of my favorite projects every year is photographing my kids and sending prints to all their grandparents. I soon discovered that I could get a better price printing all the smaller-sized photos I wanted if I assembled them on 8x10-inch prints. That was the purpose of creating my ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Portrait Package and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Portrait Package 2. They are a quick and easy way to assemble smaller photos onto a larger print. They are sized as standard prints for easy printing at your favorite print lab.

Just Because It's Fun

Check out the latest Weekly Layout Winners and January's Scrap Girls 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 Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Cinematique Collection Mini Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Sara Beth Peterson coordinates with her Cinematique Collection Mini

Cinematique Collection Mini This and That Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801

Commercial license versions of Cinematique Collection Mini, This and That Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 are also available.

Sara Beth Peterson
Today's freebie designed by Sara Beth Peterson

* 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

Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, January 24th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 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 25th, we'll be doing a Brush Challenge. Try to use at least two brushes 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have the hour to get your layout finished and posted in the Gallery!

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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