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Today's Special of the Day!

Hidden Beauty Collection Mini
Hidden Beauty 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 Durin Eberhart. She shared these comments with us about why this is one of her favorite products that she has designed:

    "I love monochromatic collections because texture and design become so important. This little collection has a lot of interesting textures and details that would be normally overlooked because of the neutral color. This collection makes me feel peaceful and in touch with nature. It reminds me to slow down and really look at the little things around me."

You can read the rest of Durin's designer spotlight in today's daily newsletter.

Durin Eberhart
Durin Eberhart

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, December 17, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Kitschy Christmas 8.5x11 Xcelsis Deo Collection Mini Heri za Kwanzaa Collection Mini
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A commercial license version of Brush Set: Kitschy Christmas is also available.

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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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Girls ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Smart Phone Covers Easy Page Pro Album: 12x12 Lady Adelaide Mini
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Girls and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Smart Phone Covers 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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wesley's Christmas Super Biggie 8501 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11V Messy Stitched Collage 8.5x11 Wonder and Joy Collection
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wesley's Christmas Super Biggie 8501 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11V Messy Stitched Collage are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kerry Veale
Layout by Kerry Veale
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 20, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Party 7601 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hoot Value Pack: Kitschy Christmas
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hoot and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wesley's Christmas Super Biggie 8501 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 Friday, December 21, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Classic Cluster Borders Embellishment Mini Holly Jolly Frames Embellishments ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Chocolate Bar Wrapper
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A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Chocolate Bar Wrapper is also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Monday, December 24, 2012. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

digiDoer Christmas Collection Christmas at Home Collection JIF Plus: 12x12 Santas Sleigh
Calico Christmas Collection Holiday Hoopla Nano Collection Sugar Plum Collection Biggie
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A commercial license version of digiDoer Christmas Collection 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
December 17 - 24, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • 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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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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Scrap Girls Etc.

Story Winner #5: Christmas Came Early

Scott came home tonight. It's so nice to have him home again. In fact, it's just wonderful! He hugged and hugged Mom, then Dad, then me, then each of the girls in the family and Grandma. There were 20 of us there to meet him, so it was really neat. This Christmas season has been so wonderful already. And it can't help but be even better with Scott home. Mom and Dad are just floating on air.

Story Winner #6: A Perfectly Not-Quite-Perfect Christmas Moment

I never outgrew the magic of Christmas. Like many of you, the holidays are my favorite time of year. When I became a young mother, I had visions of the magical celebrations I would create for my children with each and every detail perfectly planned, but it took me a quite a few celebrations to realize that perfection is all about perception.

Story Winner #7: A Whole Forest of Trees

My story will probably be different than most. My husband and I live thousands of miles away from our family and have no children - so we need to think up creative ways to celebrate Christmas and make new traditions of our own out here in California. (Our family lives in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.) We always schedule our annual visit back East in October so we can enjoy the fall colors. Flying during the holidays is something we'd rather avoid.

Story Winner #8: A Magical Announcement

Sometime around Christmas, December 2001, I stepped out of our back door and found a soother (pacifier) on our doorstep. Now, this may seem like a very ordinary thing to you, but when I saw it, I had goosebumps all over my body. What's so special about finding a soother? Well, let me tell you.

Story Winner #9: The Secret Santa Conspiracy

The economy has had a tight grip on many families over the last four years. Mine has not been spared. We lost our house two-and-a-half years ago and moved into a rental house. Naturally, we were searching for stability. We had only been homeowners in the past, so renting was foreign to us. A little stability is all we were looking for at that point. Not just looking, but craving. Then we landed in a two-year lease. Whew!

Story Winner #10: A Little Christmas Magic

My brother, Gary, and I still talk about the night we saw Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny came to our house, too, but we never got to see them.

Story Winner #11: A Brown Bag Christmas Delight

Growing up in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Christmas was all about tradition, all about family, and all about brotherly love. We shared many a humble meal with a neighbor or friend in need. There was no money for anything resembling the gifts of a modern-day, 21st century Christmas. I was the youngest of five, and everything I owned had already belonged to someone else. We lived in a modest, two-story, block and rock-veneered house that my father built with my older brothers' help, using stone found on our property. With its white-framed windows, small yard, and decorated flowerbeds, it resembled many other houses lining the same narrow section of town.

Story Winner #12: The Arrival of Baby Jesus

Memories of Christmas-past are always present in my mind this time of year since we were a foster family for 21 years. We had many wonderful Christmases with some of the most beautiful children, but one Christmas is ever-present in my mind.

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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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Gift Tag Sample by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Gift Tag Sample by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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  Chic Celebration Tag Embellishments  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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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: Altered Pages ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Books ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Junk Journal
  Via Dolorosa Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Altered Pages, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Books and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Junk Journal are also available.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laurel Lakey
Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Brush Set: Stars Were Gleaming Jingleberry Collection Biggie To You From Me Collection Biggie
  Because Of You Collection Biggie  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Love Every Day   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 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 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

Scrap Girls Club for January 2013, designed by Jen Reed.

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

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 the Scrap Girls Club for January 2013
Layout by Jen Reed

ScrapSimple Club

ScrapSimple Club for December 2012, designed by Elisha Barnett.

December's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Elisha Barnett

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 Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Altered Pages Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates with her Brush Set: Altered Pages

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 Embellishment Templates: Junk Journal Brush Set: Altered Pages ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Books
Bless This Nest Collection Biggie spacer Elephants Fly Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Junk Journal, Brush Set: Altered Pages and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Books are also available.

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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, January 2nd - 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 January 2 we'll do a White Space Challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! If you struggle with white space on your pages, try using a ScrapSimple LayoutTemplate as a guide.

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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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, January 8th - 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 at 8 PM Eastern Time. We'll show you how you can use Scrapsimple Card Templates: 4.25x5.5 Sweet Kindness Mini to make cards for any occasion. Can't wait to see you there!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 8th - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9 PM ET in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

Games

January's Forum Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with some fun and a focus on scrapbooking! Join us on Scrap Girls Forum for "Jumpstart January!" This is a game and challenge that focuses 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 treated to some fun along the way.

A Welcoming Committee Member will post a task each Monday through Saturday from January 1-31. The tasks will be formatted in a LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all the required tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59 pm (ET) January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete all the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 gift certificates. Each person who completes a layout will be entered – once for each completed challenge page - into a drawing for one of three $3 gift certificates.

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: Our scrapbooks are full of the holidays, birthdays and special events. But what about those little, everyday moments? For the January Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring everyday moments or habitual tasks that would otherwise go undocumented. Please post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight ET on January 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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