Friday, October 30, 2009

New Release - October 30th

Happy Friday to you!! I have just a bit of short news to share with you this week, so this post will be a quick one! I have TONS of stuff in the works to hopefully release next week, just in time for Digital Scrapbooking Day. But, for this week, I have a great new set of templates for you! Check out my Greatest Hits, volume 3:

This set of page templates was created from, and is based on, some of my own favorite layouts from recent months. Four templates, all 12x12, 300 dpi in PSD layered format. Individual layers have also been saved as PNG files for non-Photoshop users. Simply clip your papers and photos to the shapes, embellish as desired and you have a completed layout quicker than a wink!

Here is a look at four of my personal layouts, which were the basis for this set of templates:

And, as they always do, the Scrap Stars have knocked my socks off with their creations using these new templates. I usually try not to play favorites, as I love ALL their layouts all the time. But, this week, Lisa's layout about the first time she met her adopted daughter just touched my heart and moved my soul. So, I showed that one off nice and big so you can appreciate it, too! Thanks, Scrap Stars - you are all amazing and your work is just TOP NOTCH!

That's it for this issue of The Trixie Scraps Scoop! I hope you have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for reading my news and I'll see you around digiland this week! Don't forget to mark your calendar and plan to have fun with us next weekend at Scrap Matters as we celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you want to be a Scrap Matters girl?

Hurry and apply!! Scrap Matters is having a call for a few new Scrap Matters girls - if you love Scrap Matters (who doesn't??) don't miss this!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Collab Kit Reveal & a Freebie!

Good Friday morning to you!! I'm very excited to show off my new kit this week and so excited to finally tell you who my collab partner is! Introducing "Work It," a collaboration with the fantastic and talented Leslie of Golden Girls Designs! Some time ago, Theresa (one of my CT members) asked me to make her a fitness/workout themed kit in soft, feminine colors. When I looked around at the market, I literally couldn't find anything like what she asked for, so it became clear this kit needed to be made! When Leslie and I decided to collab together, I pitched the idea to her and she loved it - and "Work It" was born. We are both really proud of this kit and love how it turned out. It's our hope that this kit helps you document your journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle!

It's the common female experience: we all work hard to get fit, maintain our weight, and be healthy. And with this awesome collab kit from Trixie Scraps Designs and Golden Girls Digital Designs, you can document your health and fitness journey! Done in softer, more feminine colors especially to flatter YOU and show you and your beautiful self off in the best possible way! This kit has plenty of versatile elements in it that will make it suitable for plenty of other girly photos, as well!

The full kit includes 17 papers (10 patterns and 7 solids), a full alpha and nearly 60 unique elements. You can purchase it at Scrap Matters for $6.00. Act fast and take advantage of the Twice as Nice collab coupon you can find in the October Scrap Matters newsletter to save 20% on this kit until October 24th! Here is a closer look at the papers and elements in this kit:

As usual, I have some stunning CT layouts to show you with this kit. These layouts have come from my CT, Leslie's CT, a couple gals from the Scrap Matters store CT, and even from Leslie and yours truly! We all got into this one! This kit has a particular soft spot in my heart, as my weightloss journey is such a big part of my life right now. I plan to be using this kit for a while! Check out these stunning layouts:

I have created a coordinating freebie for Work It, too! It's a set of 22 different pieces of wordart - and you're going to want this little add-on, as it will help you document your motivation, your progress, and even your setbacks, too!

** This freebie has expired - please click on the preview to find the wordart add-on in my shop at Scrap Matters. **

OK, and last but not least! I had a bunch of people try to guess who my collab partner was, both here on my blog and at the Scrap Matters forum. No one guessed it was Leslie! But, that doesn't matter, I chose a winner, anyway :) I plugged all the names into and the winner is....

Becca1976!!! Congrats, Becca! Check your PM at Scrap Matters for your coupon code to pick up this kit for free!

That's it for today! I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sneak Peek and Daily Download, part 4!

Hi again! Boy, I've been posting a lot this week... and its reminding me that my poor little blog hasn't been redecorated in a LONG while. It's way past time... I think I'll work on that tomorrow! Stay tuned, as I have some blogwear I've been working on and THIS blog will be the first place I test it and show it off before it goes into my shop for sale!

OK, so I have two things to tell you about tonight. The first is that I have a brand new collab kit coming out this Friday with a SUPER special gal pal from Scrap Matters. I loved her as a customer way-back before I started designing. I've loved working alongside her the past four months as a SM designer... and NOW, I got to work WITH her on our very own kit together.... I was so stoked about it! And, I am super excited about the kit we pulled together because I have been on a journey this year that has provided me with lots of reasons to use this kit personally. I can't WAIT for you all to see the full kit, I think you'll all be really excited!

So.... let's have some fun with this, shall we?? Take a look at the sneak peek below and take a guess who my collab partner is! Leave your guess in my comments here on the blog prior to the full release of the kit on Friday. I'm going to choose one winner from among the guesses to win the kit for FREE! Can't wait to see who you all think my fabulous collab partner is - and here's our sneak peek!

OK, and my other piece of news tonight is the preview of my next Daily Download at Scrap Matters, which contains my final pieces of this particular kit! Make sure to click on the preview below to head on over to Scrap Matters and download it sometime within the next 24 hours! And, stay tuned to the Daily Download forum at Scrap Matters, as Mary of Plum Dumpling Designs will be taking over and passing out her pieces of the kit, starting on Friday! FUN!

OK, that's all from me, for tonight! Don't forget to leave a comment with your guess about who my collab partner is and I'll be back on Friday with the full reveal, inspiration from the CT, and a coordinating freebie, too!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Daily Download part 2 and 3!

I can't believe I forgot to come here this morning and alert you I had posted the 2nd part of the Daily Download. Sorry about that! To make it up to you all, I am going to leave my 2nd part up until I get up in the morning, but then it has to come down. So RUN and go grab it ASAP! Click on the preview to head to the Scrap Matters forum and snag it.

And, I have posted my 3rd piece of the Daily Download, too (Day #15). Here is the preview for that one, which will be up for 24 hours from now. Click on the preview to head to the forum thread at Scrap Matters and scoop that one up, too!

Tomorrow is my last day to host the Daily Download - so make sure you visit again so you get the link to my final piece. And then, the Daily Download continues next week, starting on Monday! I'll be back tomorrow night - see you then!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Daily Download time!

I'm so excited! My turn to pass out the October Daily Download at Scrap Matters has arrived - yeah! So, today (and for the next few days), I'll be passing out my pieces of the fabulous "Get a Move On" collab kit I worked on with Wendy, Heather, Christine and Mary.

Here is today's download - Day #13. Click on the preview to visit the Scrap Matters forum and download it. But hurry, since the links only stay active for 24 hours! I'll see you tomorrow with the preview of tomorrow's download!

Manic Monday, October 19th!

It's Manic Monday again at Scrap Matters! Check out what I have on sale today, Monday 10/19! Get it for 50% off all day today - just $2.50!

This kit was meant for all your wedding, anniversary, black tie & formal occasions! Originally created for a "monochromatic kit" challenge, it may be one color, but it is certainly not dull! Rich, textured and sparkly, it is full of elegance and grace. The full kit includes 10 papers, (7 patterned papers, one solid paper, one 'embossed' paper and one 12in. round, scalloped paper with a glittered edge) and the following elements:

2 doves in different styles
1 flower with black pearl brad center
1 flower with rhinestone center
1 layered heart/ribbon/iron key
1 glittered stem and leaves
1 pearl-studded lace border
1 gingham ribbon with bow
1 glittered swirl ribbon
1 scallop-edge frame
2 sets of photo corners
2 couple silhouettes
6 chrome wordarts

While you're in my shop, check out the matching glitter styles, too - approved for personal OR commercial use!

Friday, October 16, 2009

My new release for Friday, 10/16/09

After last week's bright, non-traditional fall palette, this week I have a more traditional fall kit for you all to enjoy! Introducing "Indian Summer," available exclusively at Scrap Matters starting today, October 16th! Grab it this weekend (Oct 16th through Oct 18th) and save 20% off the regular price!

Have you been harvesting a crop of memories this fall season? Then look no further than this kit for preserving all those special moments on your scrapbook pages! From hayrides, to apple picking, fall foliage and harvest moons, the rich fall colors and fun harvest elements in this kit will be just what you need to scrap them all! This full kit includes 12 papers (5 patterns and 7 solids), 1 full alpha and over 40 elements. Here's a closer look at the papers and elements:

Once again, my Scrap Stars have been BUSY with this kit! Along with a few of the talented Scrap Matters CT, they have put together all these gorgeous layouts, plus the cutest hybrid photo wallet project, too! Check out all these wonderful layouts!

So, don't forget, Indian Summer will be on sale for 20% off (just $4!) this weekend only - snag it soon and save!


Are you on Facebook? Did you know that I have a page on Facebook just for my Fans? Well, I do! And right now, I am getting close to 100 fans, so I'm having a little giveaway. Here's how it works:

** If you're not already a fan, please visit my page and become one! You'll get one entry for my drawing.

** You can also get one entry for EACH friend you refer! Simply point them to my page, tell them to become a fan and then they must post on the page Wall and say they were referred by Your_Name. Each time someone tells me they joined on your recommendation, you'll get another entry into the drawing!

** At the end of the month (or when I reach 100 fans, whichever is sooner), I am going to draw one winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to my store. PLUS, the 100th fan is automatically going to win a $10 gift certificate, as well!

On my Fan page, I post all the information for new releases, sneak peeks, special events and challenges, freebies and MORE. Plus, you can find lots of layout inspiration under the photos tab from both my Scrap Stars and other fans. I have lots more planned for my page in the coming weeks and months, too - its definitely going to be a fun place to hang out! Please join us!


OK, so that's my news for this week! I'm working hard on some new products for the coming weeks, including a collab kit with a super special designer pal and my next grab bag, too!! Stay tuned to my blog and weekly newsletters so you don't miss a thing! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who's ready for a Sneak Peek?

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a great week so far! My team has been working with my next new kit all week and their layouts are so great, its making me really excited for release day to get here! So, I thought I'd stop in with the official sneak peek tonight!

While I'm here, I wanted to remind everyone that I have started a Fan page at Facebook. Right now, I am trying to get to 100 fans, so if you're not already a fan, I hope you'll visit my page and become one! While you are there, check out my last status update about a giveaway contest I'm doing for fan referrals and for fan #100! (You can also see the last status update in the Facebook widget over there on the right-hand side of my blog!)

OK, so without further ado, here's that sneak peek! Check back on Friday to see the full kit and the awesome inspiration layouts from my Scrap Stars!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Template challenge @ Scrap Matters!

Hi everyone!

Just popping in quick today to let you know that I am the host of the October 13th Tuesday Template challenge at Scrap Matters. Here is a look at the layout you can download for free by visiting the SM forum and playing along with us! Just click on the preview below to be taken to the correct forum thread - can't wait to see your layouts!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Manic Monday, October 12th!

It's Manic Monday at Scrap Matters! Check out what Trixie has put on sale for you today, Monday 10/12!
Get it for 50% off all day today - just $2.50 for this HUGE kit!

Has your little girl been invited to her first sleepover? Then you need this kit! Perfect for lots of other little (and big girl!) uses, too! Done in shades of pink, blue, green, yellow, and orange, this jam-packed kit has something for everyone, complete with little girl characters in different ethnicities. When you purchase this kit, you'll receive 20 papers (13 patterns, 7 solids), a full alpha and 70!! elements!

While you're in Trixie's shop, check out the matching glitter styles and bragbook, too!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's my anniversary!

No, not my wedding anniversary... my DESIGN anniversary!! I'm in the mood to celebrate - check it out!

Help me celebrate my 1 year anniversary as a digiscrap designer! Use the following coupon code to save an extra 12% off your entire order from my store, 1 day only, October 10th, 2009: Trixie12Thanks

Thanks for an AWESOME, AWESOME year!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cute Lil' Punkin - my new release!!

It's the time of year for visiting pumpkin patches with your little ones and taking lots of super cute photos - and I've got *just* the kit you need to scrap those cute photos with! Introducing "Cute Lil' Punkin," available exclusively at Scrap Matters starting today, October 9th! Grab it this weekend (Oct 9th through Oct 11th) and save 20% off the regular price!

The non-traditional, funky fall colors in this kit will add some pop and spice to your fall scrapbooking pages! Full of pumpkins, wordart, and basic elements, you can use this kit for everything from your annual trip to the local pumpkin patch, to Thanksgiving dinner photos, and even Halloween! The full kit includes 10 papers (5 patterns and 5 solids), 1 full alpha in 4 different colors, and over 30 elements. Here's a closer look at the papers and elements:

My Scrap Stars have been BUSY with this kit! They, along with a few of the talented Scrap Matters CT, have completed a slew of layouts and two hybrid projects, too, and I am amazed and awed at all the beauty they've created! They've used the kit for everything from pumpkin patch photos to Halloween fun and more! Check out all these gorgeous layouts - they are sure to inspire you and provide you with lots of ideas to use this super cute kit!

Remember, the kit is on sale for 20% off (just $4!!) from Friday, October 9th until Sunday, October 11th. Act fast to scoop it up at a real steal! I'll see you in a few days with a sneak peek of my next new kit - have a great, great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sneak Peek at new Goodies!!

Hi everyone!!

Just popping in quickly tonight to give you an SNEAK PEEK at my brand new kit, debuting tomorrow at Scrap Matters! It will be 20% off this weekend only, and you'll definitely want to come back tomorrow to see all the gorgeous layouts Trixie's Scrap Stars have come up with using this kit - they have amazed me this week! So, without further ado, here is your peek! See you tomorrow with the full kit preview, linkage, and CT inspiration, too!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Finally - a new release!!

Hello faithful blog readers! Wow, its been a WHILE, and I want to sincerely apologize! After having a really productive summer, I seemed to hit a major creative wall and I was having a really hard time climbing over it! But, I'm happy to report that after a long month off, I'm back with a Halloween kit sure to tickle your spooky bone! Here's your first look at "All Hallow's Eve," available exclusively at Scrap Matters, starting on October 2nd!

Haunting pumpkins, scary witches, and big black bats await you in this PACKED Halloween kit! With a mix of rich colors and traditional icons, this kit is sure to serve all your digiscrap needs for Halloween! The full collection includes 15 papers (all 12x12, 300 dpi), 2 alphas, and over 30 unique elements! From now until October 4th, it will be on sale for just $4.00!

But, that's not all! Purchase the kit between October 2nd and October 10th, and you'll also receive the mini kit add-on for FREE! The download links for the add-on will automatically be included with your purchase... but only until October 10th!

Here is some inspiration from my fabulous Scrap Stars and the awesome Scrap Matters CT using this fun Halloween kit!

And finally, if you've got some Halloween plans in the works, I have teamed up with Geeky Diva Designs to bring you a fabulous set of All Hallow's Eve printables! You can find them here in Geeky Diva's shop at Scrap Matters - here is a look at them!

So, that's my news for today! Please stay tuned - I have two more brand new kits in the works and I hope to release them next week! They are both turning out great and I think you're going to love them! Thanks for sticking with me through my break - I love you all for being such faithful and awesome customers and friends!