Thursday, July 31, 2014

Challenge Thursday {wild Challenge}

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Hi and welcome to challenge Thursday. My favourite scrapping technique this week is cut-out shapes in my background paper. So your challenge this week is to create a layout with some kind of cut-out in it. It can be shapes or titles/words. Have a play and see what you come up with. When you have completed your layout share it with us in the Trixie Scraps Gallery

Here is what I came up with:






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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News and Surgery....

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Hi Trixie Scraps fans --

This is Erick, Trixie's husband, with some news. Early this week Trixie was admitted to the hospital with a herniated disc in her back. The doctors are recommending surgery which is scheduled for tomorrow. This will put her out of work most likely a few weeks. 

Please use the ticket system for submitting any customer service issues. That can be done at this link here: http://www.trixiescraps.com/support/?no_redirect=true 

I promise she will answer all help tickets as soon as she can. I will be working with her to close as many as possible. If you missed out on a recent $2 Tuesday sale please fill out a ticket and we will get that resolved for you. 

Thank you again for being a fan and supporter of Trixie Scraps! 

Sincerely 
Erick 

End of July Wrap-Up

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Happy Wednesday, scrappers!  We're at the end of July (so hard to believe!), and if you're like me, summer is a busy time of year.  So in the event you've missed anything this past week, here's a recap of what's been happening here on the blog.

Carrin had a fun recipe challenge for us on Thursday.

On Friday, MK shared a beautiful August desktop freebie.  Don't forget to download yours!!

Shilo brought us our Sunday Show-Off post.  Don't forget to post you layouts to the TS gallery and earn free product!

And on Monday, Carrin was back to share ways of using themed kits in various ways.  This is a great way to stretch your scrapping dollar, and I love seeing themed kits used for non-themed pages.

Until next time, happy scrapping!




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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

$2 Tuesday {King of the Pride & Standing Alone vol 4}

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans! Can you believe that we are already at our last Tuesday for July?! We've got a great set deals for you today, check out King of the Pride Kit and matching Bonus Alphas, Wordart and Quick Pages. Plus the template pack, Standing Alone vol 4 is also on sale! All images are linked to the store!



    

Let's see what the Scrap Stars did with King of the Pride.







Let's not forget this awesome template pack!



and a page by me using Standing Alone vol 4



The kit and template pack are just $2 each and the coordinating products are only $1 each today only so grab them now!




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Monday, July 28, 2014

Master's Monday - Using Themed Kits in Other Ways

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Good afternoon, Trixie Scraps fans!  The summer has started to get away from me a little bit, but here I am with this week's installment of Master's Monday...albeit a tad late!  

Today, I want to talk about themed kits.  We all have those photos that are just screaming for a certain kit.  Sports photos, dance recitals, family vacations...you name it, there is probably a kit out there that features it.  But what do you do with that kit after you've purchased it?  Do you use it just once and stash it away?  No way!  I say pull that bad boy back out and use it for something out of the box.  You'd be happy that you did!  I scoured the gallery and found a few kits with a specific theme that have been used in a non-themed manner.

Let's start with King of the Pride.  

 

With it's rich colors, animal silhouettes and theme-specific word strips, this kit is geared towards scrapping photons from zoo trips and safaris.  Jen chose to use the kit to showcase photos of her son riding his awesome trike.  I love how she used the deep reds in the kit to play off the red of the bike.  Great choice!


Shauna also took advantage of those wonderful colors and used the kit to scrap photos of a kite flying trip with her family.  


Next, let's take a look at Master Chef.  A cooking-centric kit, right?  Wrong!



I love this car layout by blkdog70.  The colors and elements in the kit are perfect for the "retro" style of the classic cars.


I had a great big laugh at this layout by crazsquaw!  I think I'll have to look up how to create that effect soon!


Lastly, Trixie has an amazing collection of bike-related kits called Riding with Boys and Riding with Girls.  



I found lots of layouts in the gallery using photos of bikes and cars, but Kris had a layout using each kit perfectly.  She played with the colors and ended up with these stunning pages.



So there you go - don't retire those kits with heavy themes after one or two uses.  Keep them active...who knows, the color palette may just be perfect for your everyday photos!  Please remember to post those non-themed layouts in the gallery.  Happy Scrapping!




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