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1 Scrap Girls All New December 2012 Specials - Set 1

Gifts Galore!
Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 9th and receive
our first beautiful holiday collaboration Collection as a free gift!
Don't miss it!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini
Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini

Save 30% off this Collection Mini today only!

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

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

"Last May I visited our wonderful and extremely talented layout artist, Joyce Schardt and her very inspiring Mother in Monterey, California. Her Mother, Jeanne had owned a antique store for many years and had beautiful treasures throughout her home. I was instantly inspired and immediately started scouting out antiques when I got home. Six months later I created this Treasured Heirlooms Collection Mini which will always remind me of that unforgettable weekend with two remarkable women."

1. Are you an early morning designer or do you burn the midnight candle?

Definitely midnight candle.

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Chocolate... can't get enough.

Jen Reed
Cindy Rohrbough

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by April Martell
Layout by April Martell
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, November 26, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Thanksgiving Blessings Collection Cats Have Staff Collection Mini JIF 6: 12x12 Family Matters
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Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Treasured Heirlooms 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: 2013 Calendar Biggie Wild Things Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Popcorn Wrapper
Dogs Have Masters Collection Mini spacer JIF 6: Candy Cane Kisses

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: 2013 Calendar Biggie and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Popcorn Wrapper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Syndee Nuckles
Card by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Candy Cane Kisses ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Calender Marker Flags Wild Things Embellishment Mini
Autumn Riches Collection spacer Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Calender Marker Flags and Autumn Riches Collection are also available.

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Paper Bead Samples by Durin Eberhart
Paper Bead Samples by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, November 30, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Paper Bead Workshop 2 eBook Value Pack: Dogs Have Masters Cats Have Staff Value Pack: Essential Calendar Mark Ups
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A commercial license version of Value Pack: Essential Calendar Mark Ups is 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
November 26 - December 1, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Gifts Galore!
  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Share Your Story for a Chance To Win!
  • Scrap Girls, Etc. Articles
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • 7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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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Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


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You Have a Story to Tell...

...and we want to hear it! Scrapbookers are all about telling their stories – family stories, personal stories, children's and grandchildren's stories. Why, even the word "history" has a story in it! And my-oh-my, we love history around here.

Make some history of your own this year by putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, to be more precise, and tell us a Christmas story from your own experience.

Last year, we were blown away by the incredible stories that were submitted to our 12 Days of Christmas Story Contest. This year, we know you've got more stories just waiting to be told. We want to hear your stories of Christmas past, of Christmas memories, marvels, magic, or miracles. Was there a time when you saw something wonderful happen at Christmas or during the holiday season? Can you recall a first Christmas or holiday memory with your loved one, your child, or maybe the last Christmas with your great-grandmother? Maybe it's a story handed down through the generations in your family. We love to share good stories around here, and we don't mind having to grab a tissue, so write with all your heart to speak to our hearts.

We will select 12 stories - with one story revealed in our newsletter from December 13-24, every day, including Sundays. Just to keep things interesting, we're not going to tell anyone if they have been selected ahead of time. You'll just have to hop out of bed every morning, rush to your computer, and open up your Scrap Girls Newsletter with all the wonder of a child on Christmas morning and look to see if your story was published that day!

Here are the Submission Guidelines, so start those creative juices flowing!

  1. The deadline for submissions is Midnight (ET), Friday, December 7. Email your story to [email protected] with a subject line of My 12 Days Story. With your email, please include the following attachments:

    • Your story: Story length - maximum of 700 words. Your story must be true (to the best of your knowledge), and it must tell a story/event centered around a holiday theme, not just a collection of thoughts about why you love this time of year. One entry per person. Send your story in MS Word or something similar. At the top of your story, include your name, Forum username (if you have one), your mailing address, and your email address. At the bottom of your story, write a few sentences about yourself – where you live, what you do, your family, your job, your hobbies, etc.

    • Scrap Girls publication release (download it here)

    • One image/layout (optional): You may submit one image or layout that is related to your story - but only one, so make it good! Images should be no more than 300 pixels long on either width or height. If you submit a layout, we need two sizes: a 300-pixel image (72 dpi) and a 600-pixel image (72 dpi). Please show off our beautiful Scrap Girls products in your layout and include a supply list of products used (along with links to those products in the Boutique). Even if the product is retired, please include it in the list (without a link). By the way, submitting a photo or layout will not drastically improve the likelihood of a story being published, but it's a nice accompaniment to give our readers.

  2. A few miscellaneous details:

    • We reserve the right to edit the story as needed for clarity, grammar, punctuation, length, etc., though we will make every effort not to change the meaning of what you write. However, the better you write, the less we have to edit, and the happier you will make our editor.

    • If you submitted a story last year that was not chosen, you may resubmit it this year!

  3. Hmmm, what have we forgotten? Ah, yes, the prizes! What is a contest without prizes?!

    • Everyone who submits a story will get a JIF 6 kit that coordinates with our "12 Days of Christmas Stories" this year! That's right – you get a prize just for entering! And this JIF 6 will only be given to our story tellers, not available in the Boutique. You want it? Then write a story and send it in!

    • The 12 winners will get what everyone needs at this time of year – a little extra cash! If your story is published in our newsletter, you'll receive a $25 Visa gift card.

We look forward to hearing your story as we launch our annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration!

Scrap Girls Etc.

A Designer's Life: Paula Wright - How Do You Measure Simple Pleasures?

Our family recently moved from the home where we have lived for the past 13 years. Packing, organizing, and sorting gave me plenty of time to reflect upon the many experiences that we shared as a family in our home. Most were simple pleasures – working in the yard, family birthdays, doing homework with kids, holidays, traditions, neighbors coming to visit, cooking and sharing a meal, and teaching children. Three of our daughters were married while we lived there, two sons became old enough to get their driver's license, and two other sons were born while we lived there. Whew, that's a lot of living! It made me think of the meaningful, yet simple pleasures that create the fabric of our lives that we often skip when doing digital scrapbooking projects.

Share That Camera!

We are memory keepers. We have charged ourselves with preserving those precious (and occasionally, not so precious) moments of life. We take the photos, shop for the collections, scrap the layouts, and then proudly share them with others. It is our hobby and our joy. My children and I enjoy going through photo books and reliving our favorite vacations and life events. As my children get older, it's a way to stay connected, to remind them of fun family times when they did, in fact, actually like doing stuff with their father and me before they became too cool to admit such things!

Using Layered Frames

Have you ever wanted to be a product designer? Well, here's your chance to design a multitude of one-of-a-kind frames! Scrap Girls Designer Jen Reed has developed a unique product that provides the opportunity to tap into your imagination and create professional-looking frames to complement the photos, colors, style, and theme of your layout.

Thanks for Participating in Movember!

This year, Scrap Girls joined in on a worldwide fund raiser known as Movember. All month our customers and Forum members have been sporting their best moustaches to bring awareness to men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. The Forum has been a pretty silly place to be this month, but it's all for a good cause.

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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!

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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, November 29, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The first 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.

Brush Set: Granny's Attic ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Super Mini
Flea Market Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Granny's Attic, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Super Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Blendability are also available.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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The three products listed below are 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.

Love Every Day Collection Biggie Arrows Galore Embellishment Love Every Day Frames Embellishment

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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.

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December's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Melissa Renfro.

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

December's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Melissa Renfro

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Melissa Renfro

ScrapSimple Club

The November 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Andrea Trump.

November's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Andrea Trump

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 April Martell
Layout by April Martell

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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Granny's Attic Paper Special 2

Designer Freebie by Andrea Trump coordinates with this month's Scrap Girls Club

The first 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: Granny's Attic ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Mini Brush Set: Granny's Attic
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Smart Stackers Volume 1 spacer French Provincial Embellishment Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Granny's Attic, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Granny's Attic Mini, Brush Set: Granny's Attic and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Smart Stackers Volume 1 are also available.

Andrea Trump
Today's freebie designed by Andrea Trump

* 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

7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange

It's time for our 7th Annual Cookie Recipe Card Exchange - and you're invited! We have a special, free recipe card template to help you get started. We love cookies, and we love getting new cookie recipes to try, so this year, all participants will receive a sweet little Scrap Girls Boutique gift just for joining in.

Here's how to join in the fun:

  • Design a 4x6-inch recipe card (at 300 dpi) using mostly Scrap Girls products. Use one of your favorite holiday cookie, candy, or sweet treat recipes - something "tried and true" is preferred.

  • All skill levels are encouraged to participate! If this is your very first time to try your hand at digital scrapbooking or if you're a pro, please join in the fun!

  • When you design your card, avoid putting any text within 1/4 inch of the edges. Anything close to the edges can get cut off when the card is printed.

  • Place your name or Scrap Girls Forum username somewhere on the recipe card (small text is fine).

  • Save your design as a JPG file, with a file name that includes your name or Scrap Girls Forum user name (for example, my file might be called aprilshowers_gingercrinkles.jpg.) We want to know who made what!

  • Attach your card to an email and send it to [email protected]. Please include your first and last name in the email. A confirmation will be emailed to each person who sends a recipe card so they know their card was received. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation.

  • Cards MUST be received by Midnight (ET) on Tuesday, December 11.

  • Unfortunately, if you don't send in a recipe card, you will not be able to get a copy of all the cards. No exceptions. Your recipe card is your ticket to all the fun!

  • We ask that you not post your recipe card in your Gallery, Facebook, or anywhere else until the swap is over. This way, we can all be surprised by the cards we get! You can post your own card in the Gallery or anywhere else any time after December 13.

  • Please don't sell or give away any of the finished cards on blogs, emails, etc. You may print some or all the recipe cards as a gift for someone you know personally, but wide-scale distribution or sale is not allowed, as per our commercial use terms, which can be read in full here.

  • You can submit more than one card, if you wish - the more the merrier!

  • On or before December 13, each participant will receive the links (via email - the same way that links come when you buy Scrap Girls products) to download the recipe card files.

- April Martell (April Showers)

Here's the free recipe card template:

 

Digital Recipe Card by Angie Briggs
Recipe Card by Angie Briggs
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Cookie Exchange 2012 Special

Cookie Exchange Template Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates
with her ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Cook It

  8.5x11 Cottage Cookbook Collection Biggie  

Angie Briggs
Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs

 

Crops and Chats

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, December 4th - 8:00 p.m. ET

Do you use your Digi-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) for the once a month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm ET. It isn't too late to get your holiday cards finished. We'll show you how you can use ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Card Shark 2012 to get your cards done quickly. Can't wait to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 5th - 12 Noon ET

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon ET for the High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On December 5th, we'll do a Circle Challenge. Create a page using at least one circle. It can be a circular embellishment, polka-dots, brads - it is your choice!

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

December's Forum Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of December BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Forum username" by Sunday, December 2nd (Midnight EDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Monday, December 3rd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

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

Contests

December Monthly Layout Contest: December is here and that means Family Time! During the holidays, we spend more time with each of our families... and we'd love for you to share your families with us! Post your layouts in the December Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on December 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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