Saturday, May 25, 2013
We started off the month with a new collection that was released at Ginger Scraps as part of May's Buffet. It is called Spring Fling.
I absolutely love this kit and the color palette of it. It really screams Spring! I'm also loving all the flower elements that come in this kit. And if you are a paper lover, you're sure to love the papers included in this kit.
Here's just a couple ways our Stars put Spring Fling to work for them.
I am in love with Lori's clustering on this page. I think her photograph is fantastic and I love her title work. I also like the worn paper she used.
Next is Jan's layout. I love that she used a spring themed kit with photos that have snow in them. I like that she only used embossed cardstock on this layout and the way the colors all came together - it's very pleasing to the eye.
The next kit our Stars got the chance to play with wasn't actually a kit, but May's Templatetopia. If you haven't had the chance to play with Trixie's template packs before, you don't know what you're missing out on. Templates make digi scrapping so much quicker and they're fun too. I am loving all the photo options that are included in May's Templatetopia.
Here's a look at a couple ways our Stars played with the templates.
If you're into 2 page layouts, take a look at what Stacey did with one of the templates included in this pack. I absolutely love her paper choices and the glittered alpha. I also think it was a great idea for Stacey to put the 'before' photos on one side and the 'after' photos on the other.
Even if you're not a fan of 2 page layouts, the template pack can still be useful for you. Helen's page proves just that. I love the way she used the ribbons on this layout as well as her use of other elements.
Finally, last week we showed you It's His Birthday. This kit came a month after It's Her Birthday, but it's a welcome addition to any collection. I am always excited when there are more masculine kits that come around. It's His Birthday is no exception. I love that the color palette is mainly brown, blue and green. I love that this kit matches its sister kit, but has a life of it's own as well. There are so many fun elements in this kit and you'll want to take pictures at birthday parties, just to use this kit.
A couple examples:
I love how many photos Stacy included on her layout, yet she had plenty of space for tons of elements as well. I also like that she used one of the papers to make the #4. What a great way to incorporate another patterned paper.
Kassie's layout is wonderful. I love how she mixed in journaling cards with her pictures. If you've ever wondered how to use journaling cards, this is a great example. I love that her photos all have rounded corners to match the journaling cards as well. She also kept her layout from becoming too busy by using only one patterned paper.
So there you have it folks, a quick recap of May's releases. If you want to see even more examples of these kits in use, go back and check out the Saturday With The Stars posts made this month - or you can just visit the gallery. And while you're visiting the gallery, share your own work with us.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Happy Thursday Trixie fans! I'm here to bring you May's recipe challenge.
Here's the recipe:
1 background paper
2-3 additional papers
1 photo (can be repeated)
4 ribbons or scallops
a large title
Here's my layout using We Love Soccer by Trixie Scraps Designs.
Once you've completed your layout using Trixie Scraps Designs products, please upload your layout to the TS challenge gallery in order to become a Sunday Show-Off and earn a fantastic Trixie prize!
Labels: Challenge Thursday
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hello scrapping friends! I hope that this day finds you well. Today we're going to look back at the past week on the Trixie Scraps blog.
On Thursday, Jan brought a fun photo challenge to you. Go check it out...we'd love for you to participate!
On Saturday, Jan was back with some wonderful layouts using It's His Birthday. Thanks for the inspiration, Jan!
On Sunday, Jan (who has been a busy bee this past week!) brought us some wonderful layouts that centered on pride.
And on Monday, Shilo encouraged you to break out of your comfort zone and stretch your scrapping skills.
With that, I'm off for the week. Have a wonderful day, and happy scrapping!
Labels: Wednesday Wrap-Up
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Would you like to take a closer look? First up is the kit. This week's kit is called Oceanside and it is the perfect kit for all those summer at the beach type photos. I really love the papers in this kit and the cute little seashell elements. I love the earthly color palatte in this kit and this kit really invokes a feeling of being at the beach.
To go along with the kit, we are putting an alpha up for only $2 as well. It is called Sand In The Bottle and it is the perfect alpha to compliment Oceanside. I really love the look of this alpha. I like that the sand isn't quite even in each letter and that the letters actually do look like bottles.
Here's some inspiration:
All these layouts and the kit make me want to head to the nearest beach (which for me would require a days drive or so to another state), just so I can have pictures to put this kit and alpha to use. Even if you don't currently have any beach type photos, plan ahead and grab Oceanside and Sand In The Bottle alpha while they're each only $2. It only lasts one day.
Labels: Take $2 Tuesday
Monday, May 20, 2013
For me, that style is multiple photos and journaling on almost every single layout I do. I also like to scrap chronologically, which is something not a whole lot of scrappers do these days.
Our goal for this Masters Monday is for each of you to challenge yourselves. What aspect of scrapbooking is something that you absolutely love, but you are unsure or scared to do? For me, there's a few.
Number one has always been going out of my comfort zone and scrapping non-chronologically. Since joining Trixie CT, this has been something I've been able to overcome somewhat. (I'm still adamantly scrapping old photos chronologically.) Here's just a couple examples:
The real challenge for me that I took on this week, however, is scrapping without photos! I've seen a lot of people who are able to accomplish this and I'm always amazed. I'm such a visual person that scrapping without photos seems like it's breaking a major rule of scrapbooking. (It's not and there's no real rules in scrapbooking.)
So I've been thinking about this layout for a few days. I wanted to know exactly where I was going to go with this layout before I even began. Then I got to work and made sure I included all I wanted to include. It was super hard to resist the urge to put a photo in there somewhere, but I think it works great without it and I'm glad I challenged myself.
Now go get out of your comfort zone and try something you've always been scared to try. Then come share your work with us in the gallery. I'm anxious to see what you guys are afraid to try.
Labels: Masters Monday
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Laina is proud of her online presence...
Shauna is proud of her sister's first log cabin quilt.
Carrin is proud of her son's soccer prowess.
And Shilo is proud of her relationship with her sister.
Who, or what, are YOU proud of? Share your gifts with us!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The colour palette, with its blues, greens, browns and bronzes, is great for those masculine members of the family but can easily adapt to use for anybody and I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to use the kit for other special occasions either. What have our Stars done will all of this awesomeness? Well, let's have a look!
And from Laina
And last but not least, from Shauna
They're all about birthdays but they're all unique. We'd love to see what YOU do with this amazing kit...