Monday, October 20, 2014

Masters Monday: It's All About You

Welcome to another Monday on the Trixie blog. I hope your weekend was a good one.

If you're anything like me, you are usually behind the camera instead of in front of it. And if you do happen to be in front of the camera, you are probably surrounded by other people. Today, I want to switch our focus - at least just once in awhile.

You are a huge part of your own life, why not document that? Today I'm going to share with you a few ways to do that.

I decided I'd start with my newest layout, made specifically for this post. Make a layout about some of your beliefs. I sort of cheated with this one and used lyrics from a song - but I made sure to highlight the statements I strongly agree with.

Layout was made using pieces from Just One Kiss.

Another way to make your layouts about you is why you have the name, nickname, etc. that you do. I did another post on this a while ago and you can read that here. If there isn't a reason for your name, maybe you can do a layout on if you like your name or not and why.

Everyone has hard times and when you're going through those times, you may not want to share those moments. When all is said and done, though - I've found it can be helpful to share those stories.

Layout made using Everybody Fights Sometimes

Are there things about yourself you've had to learn to love? Share those stories!

Layout made using Got Glasses.
What about overcoming obstacles? Obstacles come in so many forms and I love Carrin's page about overcoming what other people think.

Layout made using Got Glasses

Finally, let's not forget about our hobbies and our some of our favorite things. These are important things people need to know about you. You know yourself and what you enjoy, but will people down the line who might see your pages know this?

I shared the way I got into reading:

Layout made using the kit Take Me Away.

And Jennifer went to town on sharing a few of her favorite tv shows in her layout:

Layout made using All About Me: The Littles

I hope I've inspired you to make more of your layouts All About You. Be a presence in your own life. And if you're brave enough, please share yourself with us in our gallery.

All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * My Memories * Ginger Scraps

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Special Request Sunday

It seems like it's been FOREVER since our last Special Request Sunday. I guess that's because we did it at the very end of August.

Last months question was what you loved most about Fall.

Robin was our only participant and I absolutely love the way she paints a picture of Fall. In her words: "I love the gorgeous colors of Fall. It's my favorite time of the year to get out and take pictures. The air is crisp and smells wonderful and the colors are so amazing."

The kit Robin requested was All About Me: The Tweens.
Robin, to help us get your kit to you, please send us a help ticket here. Make sure you include your email address along with a note stating that you won the Special Request Sunday prize for October 2014.

November is a crazy, busy month for my family. Both my husband and I celebrate a birthday, we also celebrate our anniversary and I have three nephews and one niece with birthdays. However, the best part of November for me is Thanksgiving. It has very little to do with the food and so much more to do with family. I love that it's the start of a season full of family. I am blessed to be surrounded by so much family. I'm especially thankful that because of where my husband's family has Thanksgiving and where my family does, we are able to see both families on Thanksgiving.

So my question for you is, what are you going to be most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Let us know and you just may get your own free kit.

Make sure you include your email address as well as the name of the kit you'd like, if you win, in your comment.

All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * My Memories * Ginger Scraps

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday With The Stars {One Haunted Evening}

Halloween is less than two weeks away - are you ready for all things haunted?  Today we're spotlighting One Haunted Evening and taking a look at some of the fantastic pages the Scrap Stars made with it.

By Scrap Star Stacey.  I love how she used this kit for a non-Halloween page:

By Scrap Star Mary Kate.  The blended photo works so well with that background paper and love her border cluster:

By Scrap Star Shauna.  As usual, Shauna has fantastic clusters and shadows:

By Scrap Star Carrin.  Her title and journaling say it all.:

I hope you've been inspired by Trixie's Scrap Stars and have lots of ideas for your upcoming 'haunted' photos!

All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * My Memories * Ginger Scraps

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Challenge Thursday {Recipe}

Happy Thursday everyone, this is Shauna and today I’m here to give you this month’s recipe challenge.  Now I like simple recipes that are easy to follow, and I hope you enjoy using it.

1. 6 papers…use for background, strips, circles, etc.
2. 3 photos…one large and two small photos
3. 2-4 ribbons/string (mix and match)
4. 3-5 pieces of greenery
5. 3-10 elements (flowers, buttons, stars, etc.)

Once you have all the ingredients, then make sure you title, date and journal (if you want) and don't forget to add your shadows.

I used the recipe to create a layout using Blue Jean Boy Value Bundle.  It is a great kit for scrapping any type of boy layout.  And the value bundle is packed with good stuff!!!

My layout features my friend’s new born baby, and he is a real cutie pie.  I love how the dark colors in the kit really highlight the photos.  And yes I used flowers on a boy’s layout, I just can’t help myself.

So now is the time for you to get your scrapping juices flowing and create something awesome.  I know you can do it. Make sure your share your page with us in the Trixie Scraps Gallery because we love seeing what you create, plus you could win a little something from Trixie’s store. 

All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * My Memories * Ginger Scraps

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom

Hi friends and welcome to another Wednesday Wisdom post. The quote I decided to use this week is one that I think makes us stop and let the happiness come to us.

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." -Ashley Montagu

I chose to pair this quote with a couple of photos of my seven-year-old twins because...well, there are a lot of times where they are not happy with each other. It's all the other times - times when they aren't at each other's throats, times when the love they have for one another shines in their eyes - that I hope they remember for the rest of their lives.
Credits: One Happy Day by Trixie Scraps (part of the October 2014 Scrap Pack at Scrap Stacks)

When is the last time you let happiness creep up on you?  Scrap about it! Remember to upload any layouts to the Trixie Scraps Gallery Happy Scrapping!

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