Friday, August 28, 2009

Ellie is BACK! Scrapping time for me!

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Hi everyone... well, I know I thought I would have had some new stuff for you this week, but it didn't happen... I was so busy over the weekend and earlier this week, I just never did get them done in time for the Scrap Matters new release schedule. Sooooo.... back to regular programming and new stuff next week... for now, I decided I needed a little scrapping break, so I took one! Yeah for me :)

It has been AGES since I did a bloggity blog post for my gal pal, Ellie Lash... she had taken a break from designing for a bit, so I didn't really have much new to show you. But, she is back and just as talented as ever, so I thought I'd show you her two most-recent new kits and also the layouts I did with them the past day or two. They kits are both so cute, you should definitely go scoop them up!

First is "Sweetie Pie," a kitty-cat themed kit which is perfect for kitty photos, of course, but also for much, much more... I mean, c'mon, I scrapped photos of Tim Holtz with this kit!! :) So, here is the kit (linked to her store), followed by the two layouts I did with it... make sure you check out the Sweetie Pie BUNDLE - its a steal!









And then, here is Ellie's newest release, which is on sale this weekend only for 20% off - I'm sure lots of you still have some summer photos you haven't scrapped yet, right?? Well, "Summer Splash" is perfect for them! When I saw the little kid characters in this kit, I knew it was PERFECT for some photos I'd been hanging onto of my niece and nephew with one of their little friends at the beach this summer. So, check out the kit and my two layouts, too:









OK, that's it!! Gorgeous new kits from Ellie, me getting my scrappy groove on, and a weekend that promises a Yankee game with the hubster, a visit with some relatives we haven't seen in a while, and some down-time to finish up those kits (I hope!) on Sunday. I'll be back on Monday to show off what I have on Manic Monday sale! Until then, have a great weekend, everyone :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's Manic Monday time again!

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ScrapMatters has kicked off a *NEW* weekly feature -- MANIC MONDAYS!!! Don't miss out on your chance to get products at extra reduced prices.... Sales will last for one day ONLY.... Make Monday your FUN DAY!!!!! Check the ScrapMatters Shop for more details!! *Manic Monday sales go into the shop early Monday morning and will "disappear" around midnight! So don't wait!!!*




This week, I have decided to put my kit For the Girls, on sale for 50% off - it's just $2.50, today only!! Click on my preview below to hop on over to Scrap Matters to scoop it up, and while you're there, check out what all the other designers have on sale, too - there are some great deals to be had!!




Did you know that I have several coordinating products for this kit, as well? While they aren't on sale, they would be a great compliment to your purchase if you decide to snag the full kit! They include glitter styles, quickpages, and a scallop-edge brag book - check them out below:




Have a fabulous Monday!! I'll see you later this week with my new releases!

Friday, August 21, 2009

New releases - August 21st!

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Good Friday morning to you! I have lots to show you this week, so I'm going to get right to it! All of the following products will be on sale for 20% off Friday only, August 21st!

My August grab bag has been broken up and all the parts are now available individually! Here is a run down on the six products from the bag:

First up is my next set of templates based on my fabulous CT member's layouts - Front and Center vol 2. They are regularly priced at $4, but will be on sale Friday only for $3.20!




There was a full kit in the grab bag, too, and it is named Carly. You can check out some beautiful layouts and inspiration from my Creative Team using this kit by clicking this link! The kit is priced at $4 for Friday only - thereafter, it will be $5 at regular price.




I had a coordinating set of Carly {quickpages} in the grab bag, too! My Creative Team did a gorgeous job on these, didn't they? They will be $4 at regular price, but you can scoop them up for $3.20 Friday only!




Then, there was a set of wordart rub-ons, the first of a series I'll be doing! Bracketed Words: Beauty will be on sale Friday only for $2.00 (regular price $2.50)




The grab bag also contained a collection of ribbons - a great staple for every digi scrapper's stash! My Ribbon Rack: Neutrals is on sale Friday only for $2.00 (regular price $2.50)




And last, but certainly not least, my grab bag contained a full alpha - another great, basic staple for your stash! You'll be reaching for this one over and over again, guaranteed! Foam-abet: Basic Black alpha is on sale for $2.00 Friday only (regular price $2.50)




And FINALLY, I have one brand new product to show you, too! This one was not in the grab bag, but after seeing a few wedding layouts made with "Carly," I knew that I had to release a set of printables for it, too. So, check out this wedding stationary set named Wedding in a Zip! It has everything you need to coordinate your wedding day - from engagement announcement, to save the date cards, invites, enclosures, programs and even thank you's, too! This will sell for $5, but you can get it on sale, Friday only, for just $4! Printing your own invitations is a great way to save some money on your wedding budget and this set is so economically priced, you can't go wrong! Just add your own wording and print!



Here are some samples of the stationary pieces with text - I am really excited about how these look when they are filled in - so pretty!!




OK, that's everything from me, for this week! I am working on not one, but TWO brand new kits and hope to have them both for you next week, so stay tuned! Smiley Oh, and don't forget to check back on Monday to see what I have for you on the Manic Monday sale! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Last chance to save over $14!!

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Hey everyone!!

Just stopping in quickly today to tell you all that TODAY, August 20th, is the last day to pick up my grab bag while its still on sale for $4! Tomorrow, I'll be breaking it up and adding all the individual pieces to my store, so if you've been waiting to grab the bag, wait no more! Clicking on the preview below will take you to the grab bag in my store. I'll be back tomorrow with the full reveal!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Please welcome and congratulate Trixie's new Scrap Stars!

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Well, it took me forever and a day to finally get everyone chosen, in place and to get this announcement done, but its DONE!! And I am so happy, thrilled, excited and elated to be welcoming my newest Scrap Stars to the team!!

Please join me in congratulating them - every one of these ladies has amazing talent AND they are already a great fit with the team I have come to depend on and love - Trixie's Scrap Stars are the TOPS!! You are all the best and I'm so proud to call you all my team!!

Manic Monday, August 17th!!

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ScrapMatters has kicked off a *NEW* weekly feature -- MANIC MONDAYS!!! Don't miss out on your chance to get products at extra reduced prices.... Sales will last for one day ONLY.... Make Monday your FUN DAY!!!!! Check the ScrapMatters Shop for more details!! *Manic Monday sales go into the shop early Monday morning and will "disappear" around midnight! So don't wait!!!*



This week, I have decided to put my collab kit with Pixie Keepsakes, Love for NieNie, on sale for 50% off!! This kit is going to be retired at the end of August, so its your last chance to pick it up for a steal!! Click on my preview below to hop on over to Scrap Matters to scoop it up, and while you're there, check out what all the other designers have on sale, too - there are some great deals to be had!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A few new releases this week!

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Here's your first look at my new releases for this week - they're all on introductory sale for one day only, Friday August 14th!

First up is a fabulously glam, divalicious kit called "You're a Star!" It includes 12 papers (7 patterns, 5 solids), 34 unique elements and a full alpha. Regularly priced at $5, you can snag this starlet for 20% off (just $4), Friday only! It's available at Scrap Matters!



Here's some inspiration from Trixie's Scrap Stars (and a couple guests) using this awesome new kit!



Of course, I also have a coordinating set of glitter styles for this kit, which are approved for Commercial Use, too! Regularly priced at $3.00, they are on sale for 10% off, Friday only - find them at Scrap Matters!



I'm not done, yet, either!! I'm also releasing a second new kit this week, and it's called "Beat the Heat!" This mini kit includes 5 patterned papers, 12 elements and a full alpha, too!! Regularly priced at $3.00, its on sale for $2.40 (20% off) for one day only, Friday August 14th. Again, you can find this one at Scrap Matters!



Of course, Trixie's Scrap Stars made some beautiful layouts with this kit, too! Check them out!



Finally, don't forget about my August Grab Bag - its an $18 value, on sale for just $4.00, only until Thursday, August 20th! Act fast to get the six products bundled inside for a steal!!



Want to know what's in it before you buy?? Check out Grab Bags Revealed!

That's all from me, for today!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! I will be away with my mom and my sister at a weekend long crop and I can't wait to enjoy the time with both of them! I'll be sure to show off the layouts I create this weekend next week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Scrap Matters is having a CT call!!

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I was about to turn in for the night, but before I do, I ABSOLUTELY had to blog about this opportunity and make sure you all know about it!! I want you to know that the team at Scrap Matters is the BEST team I have worked with, to-date, in digiland. They really are like a big, crazy, fun, sweet, caring extended family and the spirit between the CT and Design Team is just the best!! Plus, its an opportunity to get TONS of freebies from a SLEW of crazy-talented designers - as a SM CT, you get FULL access to anything from the store you want!

Please consider applying - we'd love to consider you for the team!



It's time for SM to have a CT call!! Here are all the details!!

To be on the SM CT you must:

*create 4 LOs a month
*participate on the team blog
*host challenges
*be active on the forums/gallery

To apply, please send an email to smctcall@usa.com including a link to your best gallery, a little bit about yourself, a list of other CTs you belong to, and a link to your favorite LO that you’ve scrapped. Applications MUST be sent by midnight (PST) on Sunday night, Aug. 16th.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks for voting!

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Hey everyone!!

I just caught up with today's comments and I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for voting for my team at DSA! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them, it would be SO awesome if they won!

Also, as a side note, I just found out that I've been revealed! You got that right - the contents of my super secret grab bag are out! If you'd like to see what's in it, head here to check it out - thanks, Cathy!!

Until tomorrow... **Trixie**

Monday, August 10, 2009

Final round!! DSA Battle of the CTs and last piece of freebie!

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Round 4 of the Battle of the CTs over at DigiScrap Addicts is now complete and open for voting! I can hardly believe a month has already passed and we're winding this competition down - it has been so much fun!! My team and I are keeping our fingers crossed that we do really well in the voting this week and we can't wait to see who wins the big prize!

This week, the challenge was titled "Inspiration Found." The task was to choose two layouts from your battle team mates and scraplift them both, in some way. So, the gals got together and chose the team mates they each wanted to scraplift and got to work! Their common theme this week was the kit they used, which was my brand new release this week in my August grab bag at Scrap Matters! I honestly feel that this was the team's best week, yet - the layouts are all absolutely stunning! But, I'll let you be the judge, here is a look at each of them!



For the final, and probably most important week, I am again asking, will you please vote for us?? Voting can be found HERE and our team name is Trixie's Scrap Stars. You don't need to be a member of DSA in order to vote, however, if you voted last week (Thanks!), you may need to clear your internet cookies before you can vote this week. We REALLY, REALLY appreciate your votes throughout this competition - it means a lot to us!!

To thank you for voting for us this week, I have the final part of the weekly freebie kit I designed for you, as well as a recap of the previous three weeks! You can now see the whole kit revealed and it is called "You're a Star" - isn't it just divalicious?! This is your last chance to download all four parts, as the freebie links will be taken down later this week - don't delay!!

Thanks again for supporting our team - it really does mean a lot to us! Enjoy your freebie!



This freebie has expired - you can pick it up at Scrap Matters here. Thank you so much for your support during the DSA Battle of the CTs!

It's Manic Monday at Scrap Matters!!

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Wow, as if this weekend's birthday sale weren't enough, today its Manic Monday at Scrap Matters - here's your chance to get selected kits for up to 50% off from the fabulous Scrap Matters designers - some are as low as $2 each!!



I am participating in the Manic Monday sale today with my Hawaiian/tropical-inspired kit, Aloha Dreams! Click on the preview below to snag it from my shop for just $2.50!! Hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I'm hosting a Speed Scrap at Scrap Matters!!

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Here's a heads up on the Speed Scrap I am hosting Saturday night at 9pm EST!!



And, here is my participation prize for it - I hope to see you then!!

A Perfect Picnic Blog Train!!

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Good Saturday morning to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog as you ride today's AWESOME Scrap Matters blog train - I hope you are having fun!!

Today, everyone is offering you coordinating pieces to our brand new Scrap Matters MEGA Collab, A Perfect Picnic - this kit is offered for sale in the Scrap Matters shop for just over $8 during our birthday sale this weekend... but, did you know you can get it for free?? That's right!! Just spend $15 on any single order from the store today or tomorrow and the download links for this super kit will be included in your purchase!



The kit is just perfect for scrapping all your family barbecues, get togethers, pool parties and more! I know I've recently gone digging for some photos of our annual "End of Summer" family barbecue so I can scrap them with this kit! Our barbecue is one of my favorite things my family does each summer. My dad does a mean job on the grill, my husband entertains us as he constantly teases my little sister, my brothers goof off like two overgrown puppies in the pool, and my mom fusses over everyone like the good Mama Duck she is. This year, my brand new niece Mackenzie will join us for the first time at the end of summer barbecue... I can't wait!

So, let's get on with the show, shall we?? I know you are all wanting to see what I have for you and its a Quickpage - I hope you enjoy it! Just click on the preview to download!



Now, you should have come here from Anna's blog and now you need to head over to Christy's blog to pick up your next goodie! Don't worry if you are starting from my station, or if your train gets stuck along the way - you can always pick up the entire list of train stops here!!

While I'm here, I wanted to remind you that the fun doesn't end this weekend - make sure to stop by Scrap Matters again on Monday for our first-ever Manic Monday sale! Our designers will be listing selected kits for 50% off - some as low as $2!



I revealed in my newsletter yesterday that my 50% off kit for this week will be my Hawaiian kit, Aloha Dreams - its a GREAT kit for anyone who has some tropical vacation photos needing to be scrapped!



Thanks again for stopping by my blog, today - I hope you're having a blast on our Train Ride today!! Have fun and keep on scrapping!!

Trixie Scraps

Friday, August 7, 2009

A grab bag and a Birthday Bash @ Scrap Matters!

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OK, everyone - I apologize for the length of this post in advance... but, there is so much fun stuff going on, I had to make sure to show it all off!! Yesterday, I showed you a sneak peek of my first-ever solo grab bag and I'm so happy to tell you that today, its officially released for sale! Here is a look at the grab bag preview, which gives you a peek at a whole bunch of stuff you will find inside the bag. If you click on the preview, you will be taken to the grab bag in my shop at Scrap Matters - remember, its an $18 value for just $4.00, and its only on sale until August 20th!



My personal CT and the Scrap Matters team are going CRAZY for this grab bag!! I am so happy the response has been so great, and I have to tell you, the layouts I've been seeing from it so far are absolutely AMAZING!! I really have a hard time picking a favorite! So, here are some ideas of what you can use the grab bag for - these ladies are all so talented, their layouts are just beautiful!


And now, I have a whole bunch of Scrap Matters Birthday Bash news and happenings to tell you about!!

First up, you know that we are having a Storewide Sale to celebrate Scrap Matter's 2nd Birthday - WOOT!! All personal use products are 30% off, all Commercial Use products are 10% off, and all the Kaiser Craft hybrid products are 20% off, too! To sweeten the deal even more, of course we have a brand new MEGA kit for you! "A Perfect Picnic" is FREE with any single $15 purchase from the Scrap Matters store, this weekend only!


And, if you spend $20 or more in a single purchase, you'll not only receive the MEGA kit, but you'll also receive the coordinating "Hybrid Party Pack," too!



Now, you don't want to miss a single Speed Scrap because they ALL have fabulous participation prizes AND they're going to be a lot of fun, too! Here is the full schedule of Speed Scraps:


I am personally hosting the Speed Scrap on Saturday night at 9pm EST - here is a peek at the participation prize I'll be giving away!!


Of course, a big Birthday Weekend should always include a fun CHAT with lots of Scrap Matters trivia and prizes! The chat will be hosted on Saturday by SM's own Jen! Here is the info on that:


And, no birthday party would be complete without lots of fun games and goodies given to the winners, right?? Check out the Scrap Matters forum HERE for the complete scoop on all the games we'll be hosting throughout the weekend. For now, I can tell you about the following games which have been or will be posted soon!

Krisi will be hosting two rounds of BINGO for us tomorrow - but, you need to hop on over there today to pick up your BINGO card and get your words posted! Click on the preview below to find all the details:


Krisi is also hosting the Comment Challenge - everyone who has at least 75 new posts/gallery comments this weekend gets a participation prize from Designs by Tater AND everyone with 125 comments (or more) will be entered into a drawing for one of three gift certificate prizes. Fun, right?? Smiley Here is a preview of the participation prize for the Comment Challenge - click on it to visit the forum and enter your starting post count!


Then, on Sunday, Wendy of WM[squared] will be hosting a "Name that Kit" game! Here is a preview of the details!


I know there will be other games, as well - so keep checking the official game thread at the forum to stay in the know!!

Last, but certainly not least, don't forget our Blog Train tomorrow!! The whole Scrap Matters team has come together to make a huge, and I mean HUGE blog train for you, with lots of Quickpages, wordart pieces, clusters and more that will coordinate with our new MEGA, "A Perfect Picnic." I will be one of about 40 blog train stops, so you definitely want to check back in tomorrow!! The complete blog train list will be posted in the Scrap Matters forum, too - so, you'll be sure to hit each and every stop. The train leaves the station tomorrow morning at 9am EST - make sure you're on it!!

WHEW!!! What a celebration, huh?? Thanks for sticking with me through this VERY long post - but now, you are "in the know" and can be assured of enjoying our entire jam-packed birthday weekend with us. It's going to be a blast! Please join me in saying....