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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Kimberly McKean
Card by Kimberly McKean
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, October 8, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: One Spooky Night Too Rustic Charm Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitches Gone Wild
Printable Card Kit: Birthday spacer Hodge Podge Frames Embellishments

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: One Spooky Night Too, Rustic Charm Paper Super Mini and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitches Gone Wild are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Unkindness of Ravens Embellishment Mini Printable Card Kit: Sassy Lettering Delights Walt
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Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Walt and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wise Old Owl 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, October 10, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Fall Foliage Words ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: It's Turkey Time ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magic Potions
Value Pack: Nevermore spacer ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2013

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: It's Turkey Time, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Magic Potions and ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2013 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 12, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Around N Around ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: One Spooky Night ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Around N Around, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: One Spooky Night and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Leafage Mini 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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Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
October 8 - 13, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 30% Off Anniversary & Grand Opening Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Special Event: Anniversary Party
  • Scrap Girls, Etc. Articles
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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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Special Event

Scrap Girls 8th Anniversary Party!

It's a Party!

This week we are pulling out all the stops to bring you a weeklong party because we have two fantastic reasons to celebrate.

First, it's our anniversary! Saturday, October 20th, marks eight great years of Scrap Girls. To recognize this occasion, we are releasing a great new kit called Story Teller that features all things digital scrapbooking. This kit is a collaboration kit that a whole team of our designers created. And the best thing of all? A full 100% of the sales of this kit go to our favorite charity, Food for the Poor. Additionally, many of our designers have created small coordinating kits that go with Story Teller, and these will be offered at a special price all week long, too.

Our Scrap Girls Forum will be the place to be this week with special chats and games, including some old favorites brought back for this week only. And there will be prizes galore given out for all the chats and challenges!

Second, we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our new Boutique. We have a new look and a ton of great new features that make shopping at Scrap Girls more fun than ever. Every day this week, we will be celebrating these new features on our blog with a daily giveaway. That's right - you can win just for putting something on your Wish List, or leaving a product review. And at the end of the week, we will take all the entries and draw a winner for a Grand Prize - $50 to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Check the blog to see what the contest of the day will be.

I hope you join us in the fun all week long!

- Debbie

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Embellishment Hunt Game

Your challenge is to find these sixteen embellishments in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Those who correctly identify all 16 items will be entered into a drawing to win a $28.88 Gift Certificate! Those who correctly identify 15 or less will be entered into a drawing for an $8.88 Gift Certificate.

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Chat Schedule

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • 11:00am EDT – Siggy Challenge
    Join Valerie (valerietuff3) for an Anniversary Siggy Challenge. Come learn how to make a custom signature in honor of Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary. We'll also review the steps to add your new siggy to your Forum Profile.

  • 8:00pm EDT – Build Your Own Anniversary Cake
    Cake is the best part of any celebration! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for the Build Your Own Anniversary Cake Chat. Earlier in the day, a list of ingredients will be posted on the Forum. Each ingredient has a "secret" scrapbooking supply paired up with it. Pick your ingredients, then come to the chat to find out what supplies you will need to include on your layout!

  • 10:00pm EDT - Tuesday Freebie Challenge
    So many freebies, so little time! I bet all of us have lots of freebies that we haven't ever used, maybe not even unzipped or put into folders! What are you waiting for? Join the challenge and come chat with Shannon (tinkerbell11) about all the beautiful free products you have just waiting to be used and create a layout while you're at it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • 6:00am EDT – Calendar Chat
    If you love the idea of a personalized calendar but are not sure where to start, get to the Chat Room for tons of ideas on how to get started and organized (and printing ideas, too) with Shannon (tinkerbell11).

  • 12Noon EDT - High Noon Crop
    Join April (April Showers) for the High Noon Crop. 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. This week, your challenge is to create a layout using lots of embellishments - flowers, tags, frames, or whatever works with your page. Let's make use of those fancy, fun embellishments.

  • 8:00pm EDT – Sketch Challenge
    Join us for a special Scrap Girls' Anniversary Party edition of the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) and Theresa (tiza126) in the Scrap Girls Chat Room and get a little creative boost for your pages. Do you need 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 - hook, line, and sinker!

  • 9:00pm EDT - Speed Scrap
    It's time for some speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Gallery! Join us for some speed!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • 11:00am EDT – Mess or Masterpiece?
    Join Valerie (valerietuff3) and Jody (jode2771) for a digital scrapbooking crop that will get you laughing while you create a layout with the "ingredients" you'll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout is a mess or a masterpiece.

  • 12 Noon EDT - Hybrid Craft Chat
    Join Carla (CRS) in the Chat Room for a Hybrid Craft Chat. She will show you how fun and easy it is to make ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card and Check or Money Holders by Syndee Nuckles for that certain someone who has everything!

  • 8:00pm EDT - Art Inspiration
    Do you ever find yourself looking at a piece of art and seeing possibilities for a scrapbook layout design? That is the focus of the Art Inspiration Challenge. We will post a piece of artwork in the Anniversary Week thread that you will use for inspiration for a layout. You can take from the piece anything you want – colors, shapes, lines, placement. Post your layouts in the Anniversary Week Gallery and join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (Teecee) for a chat about using art pieces for inspiration.

  • 9:00pm EDT - Heritage Crop
    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 April (April Showers) for the Heritage Crop and Chat and learn ways to use templates like ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie to dress up your heritage pages. We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

Friday, October 19, 2012

  • 6:00am EDT – Lucky Dip Challenge
  • 11:00am EDT – Quote Chat
  • 9:00pm EDT – Desktop Challenge

Saturday, October 20, 2012

  • 8:00am EDT – Saturday Color Challenge
  • 1:00pm EDT – Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Stash
  • 3:00pm EDT – Mini Class with Anna
  • 9:00pm EDT – Cram the Chat
  • 10:00pm EDT – Late Night Pajama Party with Bingo

* All Chat times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!

Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Jacqui Smith - What Pins Your Interest?

While I am not a frequent user of Pinterest, I have taken a stroll through the aisles on the odd occasion. It's not that I don't like it; in fact, it's quite the opposite. I could get lost in there for hours, days even. It is an amazing place for the visual sensors, a place to connect over shared interests.

Extracting the Easy Way

Extracting is when you remove a subject from its background, such as removing a child, a sign, a flower, yourself, etc. In general, we extract something that we want to focus on or draw attention to. Extracting is such a great technique because it allows us as digital scrappers to create an out-of-box effect, to place our subject onto another layer or to enhance our subject perhaps by placing it in color on a black-and-white background.

Flip Pal Portable Scanners – Free Give-Away and More!

This week I'm really thrilled to tell you about a cool promotion from our friends at Flip Pal. The Flip Pal folks make the handy, portable scanner that's the size of a typical tablet and can go anywhere with you. It's able to scan all kinds of 3-D objects and has a great stitch function for scanning large items and then "stitching" them together into a seamless large image. It's a great little number to have if you want to start integrating more variety into your digital scrapbooking layouts and craft projects. Plus, it's unbelievably convenient!

Create 3 Layouts with 1 Collection and 1 Template Fast!

If you are anything like me, you are very short on time but you truly wish you had more time to create layouts for your family and friends. I have found that if I limit myself to using one collection and one template, I can get three layouts done in just over an hour! Now, for extra special layouts, I will still use several collections and other digital scrapbooking products!

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Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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!

Cute Stuff

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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  Broom Ride Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Broom Ride Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Hackman
Layout by Brandy Hackman
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The three 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 Paper Templates: City Slick ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: City Slick Drip Brush Set: City Slick Paint

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: City Slick, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: City Slick Drip and Brush Set: City Slick Paint are also available.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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  Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The 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: Flea Market  

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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 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.

Scrap Girls Club Image

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

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
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Joyce Schardt

ScrapSimple Club

The October 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Keri Schueller.

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Keri Schueller

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! Tutorial

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller
Layout by Keri Schueller

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Flair Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Flair

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Lollies ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Well Said Brush Set: Stitched Swirls
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Lollies, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Well Said, Brush Set: Stitched Swirls are also available.

Keri Schueller
Today's freebie designed by Keri Schueller

* 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, October 24th - 12 Noon EDT

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 October 24th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one Scrap Simple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat.

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!

Games

October's Forum Game: Posting Contest

October is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can earn a chance to win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from October 1st when we post the thread until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 31st.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your current post count. Your post count is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a different number and is calculated differently.)

During the month, post your fingers off! At midnight on October 31st, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.

PRIZES

  • Those with 50-99 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 100-249 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 250-399 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 400-600 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 600 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in all four drawings!

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

Contests

October Monthly Layout Contest: October brings Halloween here in the U.S. and with Halloween comes costumes! Costumes are all around us every day, not just at Halloween. There are costumes in parades, the circus, in shows, and even at parties! Show us the costumes you've seen, and tell us about them! Post your layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on October 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!

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

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