Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Wrap-Up

Hello scrappers!  We're here for our weekly look back at the TS blog.

Shauna was here on Thursday with a fun and easy photo challenge for us.

Shauna was back again on Saturday showing off some beautiful layouts using Blush Beauty (one of my favorites).

Shilo dropped in on Sunday with our Sunday Show-Off show.

And on Monday, Shilo was here to discuss flipping layouts.

Have a great week, and I'll see you next week (the end of April---wow! time is flying).  Until then, happy scrapping!

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take $2 Tuesday {Dye Job and Large and In Charge Vol 3}

Happy Tuesday! Today's Tuesday deal is Dye Job for just $2 and the coordinating Egg Templates, Glitter Papers and Hybrid Printables for just $1 each. Today's $2 template pack is Large and In Charge vol 3


Laina's son dyeing eggs is soo cute!


Mary Kate really captured the fun of the hunt.


And how could I resist this page by Trixie herself?


I love how Stacy flipped the template for this page


These deals are good for today only so don't delay!

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Master's Monday: Flip A Layout

My grandma was recently moved to a retirement home and because of that my mom and her siblings are slowly cleaning out the family home. Because of this, my mom gave me a scrapbook calendar I had given to my grandma in 2002. I looked through it and was kind of embarrassed for myself. I was definitely inexperienced and lacked some design skills. I decided that the perfect thing for Masters Monday today would be flipping a layout.


I'm sure most of you are familiar with the term 'flipping a house', why can't we flip a layout? We can take what's old and what doesn't work anymore and make something beautiful out of it.

I started scrapbooking in 2000 after my oldest child was born. I didn't have anyone really around me that scrapbooked, so I went off of other inspiration I saw. Like I said before, I had no idea about design skills and color combos and things of that nature. Because my kid was a boy I used a blue background for every page. Every page. So I have a few pages that really do not work well together. Today I'm going to show you two of my early layouts and you'll see how things have progressed.

I absolutely love these photos of my son taken after his 1st birthday. It was the milestone photograph that I started getting for him every three months after he was born. Looking at the layout now I'm sad I didn't put more effort into it. Thankfully, digital scrapbooking has come along and I had a chance to fix it. Here's the original layout.


A year or so later in my scrapbooking, I had come a ways, but I was still lacking some serious skill. While I kind of like this layout, it's still kind of blah. And you can see what I mean by using blueish backgrounds on every page.


These are the two layouts I decided I'd flip. They both needed some updating and freshening up. Let's start with the 1 year photos.

I wanted to find a kit that kind of went with my sons outfit. When I scrap, for whatever reason, I tend to try to match outfit colors. I found the perfect kit with Best Year Ever. I liked that the kit had some plain background papers that wouldn't take away too much from my photos. I like how adding just a few more elements, like a leaf and an accordion flower, seem to brighten up the page. Add a few other little elements and this layout has a brand new life and it's a page I'm much more happy with to represent such a fun time in my son's life.


For the matching jammies layout, I had the perfect kits in mind. It was a merging of my mind and one of the first times I've ever mixed kits. For this layout I used Pigskin Party and Out Of This World. I wanted something that mixed the pajamas with the fun little football sewn on the pajamas. One thing that's always bugged me about this picture is the way it printed off. It looks like a film of dust has settled over it, which isn't the case. I was glad to have an opportunity with digital scrapbooking to fix the photo. I mixed the kit alphas for a fun title and decided to change the title as well to keep with the theme. Instead of matching uniforms, they have matching pajamas. I like that the new layout gives this page a nighttime, but fun filled feel as well.


I'm sure we've all got some layouts we'd love to redo, so why not do it? Best part about digital scrapbooking is you can make as many mistakes as you want and it won't be permanent. Try your hand at flipping a layout - I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Show-Offs

Happy Easter! Hope you are all enjoying your day. Thanks for joining us for another Sunday Show-Offs!


Would you like to know how you can become a showoff? It's easy to do. Simply upload a layout using Trixie Scraps products to the Trixie Scraps Gallery and I'll put it in the next Show Off slideshow! You'll then get a prize code via the Trixie Scraps Gallery message system! Honestly, it really is that simple! Make sure you check your messages often, as the prizes do expire! It does take us a week or two to get you your code, so please be patient!

There's only one layout this week, but you know how much we love our Show-Offs so we're going to share her work.

By Bpowersj

Thanks for sharing your work with us.

You can find the kits used in these show offs at the Trixie Scraps Store, Ginger Scraps or MyMemories.

The participant for the above Show-Off will receive the clusters for After The Rain.


Would you like to play along? READ HERE to see how to become part of the Sunday Show-Offs and we'll see you again next month!

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday With The Stars: Blush Beauty

I am so happy that spring is here.  I love this time of year because of all the wonderful flowers.  That is also why I love the kit Blush Beauty.  The colors are awesome and it is just packed with great elements including lots of great flowers.  Just look at the preview below.

Now let’s see what my fellow Stars did with this kit.

First up Stacy did a wonderful page about her daughter and her best friend.  I really love the offset papers on this page and her great clustering.

Next up is Stacey and the page she did about sisters.  I really love the plaid paper on this page, but I love those photos even more.  And her clustering is simply awesome.

Now Cassie really brought out the green in the kit with her layout about family.  Using the green background really makes the pinks and purples of the flowers pop.  And her photo is too cute.

I love the page Berniek created using lots of little strips.  Not to mention that wonderful butterfly photo.  The layout is simple yet so striking.

I hope these wonderful pages have sparked inspiration with you and that you create something wonderful with Blush Beauty  If you do please post it in the Trixie Scraps Gallery so we can see it too.

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