Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday EXTRA savings!!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the super big sale this holiday weekend at ScrapMatters and that you have picked up some of the great goodies from your wishlist. But, if you haven't shopped (or maybe you're hoping for some MORE retail therapy), then I have great news for you! I'm participating in a coupon blog hop with my fellow designers!

The storewide ScrapMatters sale today is for 25% off all personal use products in the store (excluding commercial use, physicial products, sweet deals and services). BUT! If you use the coupon I have for you below, then you can save an additional 25% off in my store - TODAY ONLY!!**

I hope you enjoy this extra opportunity to save a little bit more on your purchases today - have fun and treat yourself to something you've been wishing for! Thanks so much for your business - it means a lot to me!!

** Please note, coupon does not apply to grab bags, sweet deals or commercial use products.**

Now, you should have come to me from Wendy's blog and the next stop on your coupon hop is Happy's blog. And don't worry if you get stuck somewhere - just check out this post on the ScrapMatters team blog and you'll have the full list of stops! OK, off you go - HAVE FUN and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pssst... a HUGE sale is coming!!

You know we like to do it up BIG at ScrapMatters, right???
Well, start stretching out your mouse hand and your typing fingers because you are going to want to shop till you drop this weekend when you see this!!!

Plus, I'm going to have another STUFFED grab bag for you, a sale in my personal store, EXTRA discounts on Cyber Monday (we're doing a coupon blog hop!!) and even a little freebie for you, too. This is one four-day weekend that you don't want to miss! Stay tuned to my blog, or better yet, subscribe to my newsletter up there on the right so you are sure to be in the know! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Manic Monday sale!


Hi everyone!

Just popping in quick to tell you about my Manic Monday sale for today only! Make a Wish and blow out the birthday candles with this fabulous collab kit by Stolen Moments and Trixie Scraps! This is a HUGE collaboration with 24 papers, over 65 elements and two unique alphas!

You can get my "Make A Wish" collab kit with Stolen Moments for 50% off - just $3 for this packed kit! Click on the preview to run over to the ScrapMatters store and scoop it up!

While you're in the ScrapMatters shop, check out all the other kits on Manic Monday sale, too!
Thanks for shopping with me!

House cleaning complete, for now!

Thanks for pardoning my dust today! I think I am done, for now. I have a brand new, nifty little banner up there... some of the links aren't taking you where they will, just yet... I'm working on it. But, at least my blog isn't welcoming spring anymore! LOL

Oh, and by the way, if you are here, you're getting your first little peek at a brand new product I have coming out this Friday. I'm so excited about it, I could just squeal! I love how my blog looks and can't wait to start helping others prettify their blogs, too :)

OK, I have to get back to work on the rest of the new goodies I'll have for you this week! But, before I go, I want to share a really easy recipe with you all that I just recently discovered and its SOOOO simple! My hubby raves about it and keeps making me make it!

I don't recall where I first found the recipe, but we've decided to call it "Chicken Stroganoff." Here's the basic gist... you place four chicken breasts in the bottom of your crock pot. In a bowl, mix together 1 packet of onion soup mix, 1 can of low fat cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup of lowfat (or fat free) sour cream and 1 cup of water (you could even substitute some white wine for some of the water, if you'd like!). To that, I add some garlic (I just sprinkle in some Garlic Garlic from Tastefully Simple - EASY PEASY!) and some fresh ground black pepper. So, mix that all up, pour it over the chicken breasts, and turn on your crockpot, then walk away! I've made it in 4 hours on high and in 8 hours on low... doesn't really matter much, it turns out spectacular no matter what! Just before serving, I stir in a little cornstarch slurry just to thicken the sauce and my hubby loves this served over egg noodles. If you skip the noodles (or go sparingly on them), this dinner is around 400 calories when you add in a cup of steamed veggies and its PACKED with flavor. We love it - so I hope you give it a try, too!

OK, that's all from me for tonight - have a good one!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pardon my dust...

Making some changes to the blog and for a couple hours today, it will likely look a little screwy! I figured since Winter is nearing quickly, it was about time I change the blog since, as of two minutes ago, it still said "Happy Spring!" OMG... my poor neglected blog decorations, lol!

No worries - she'll be looking purdy as can be within the next couple hours. So thanks for being patient with my dust!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Collab & New Templates - 11/20/09

Hi everyone!! I am so excited to finally get to show off my brand new collab kit with {simply.scraps} designs - I just love how it turned out and I hope you do, too!! Of course, our inspiration was my new favorite guilty pleasure, "Glee" (and the super hot teacher!! lol) Here is a look at "Hot For Teacher," with detail images of the papers and elements - the kit preview is linked to the product in my store at Scrap Matters.

Laura and I both had some fun scrapping with this one:

And so did our Creative Teams and the Scrap Matters team, too! I just LOVE how different all these layouts are - and the kit was used for SO many different purposes, so you can see its really versatile, too! I hope that it brings some GLEE to your scrapbooks!

I also have a new set of templates coming out this week - introducing Round & Round volume 1 - a great set of six templates featuring lots of circles and scallop shapes. As with all my templates, when you purchase this set, you get the layered PSD files, as well as individual layers saved as PNGs (so you can use these, even if you don't use Photoshop!)

My Scrap Stars have been having fun with this set, too - check out all these gorgeous layouts!

Finally - I have a FREEBIE for you today! I made this little add-on mini for the "Hot For Teacher" collab kit - use it to further expand your options when scrapping with the kit! The preview is linked to the add-on in the Scrap Matters shop (no coupon needed - its FREE!). So head on over to pick up the freebie and Smiley ENJOY! Oh, and while you're collecting freebies, you might want to run on over to the {simply.scraps} blog because Laura has one for you, too!

That's all from me for this week - I'd like to take a second to wish all of my US customers a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great week! I'll be back on Friday with a new "bag"ful of stuff for you!! Till then...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sneaky peeky!!

Who wants to see a sneak peek of my new kit coming out tomorrow? Let's just say I'm a little "GLEEked" over it!! New templates coming, too - stay tuned!!

And without further ado - here is that new kit - and its a collab, too!! See you tomorrow with the full reveal!

Monday, November 9, 2009

My apology - its in the bag!!

Hey everyone!! I know the server issues we had all weekend during our sale made it very difficult for some of you to get your shopping done and to take advantage of various "extra savings" I put out there for everyone. I just feel terrible about it and I am so, so sorry!! So, I'm here with a "make it up to you" offer that I hope will make the yuckies go away!!

Here's the scoop:

Purchase my DSD 2009 Grab Bag between NOW and the end of the day Wednesday, 11/11/09 and you’ll find a coupon in your downloads good towards your choice of ANY newly released product from now until the end of the year!

Already purchased my Grab Bag? This is for you, too! Visit your order history, find the order you placed for my grab bag and you’ll find a new zip file with the coupon in your downloads. It is clearly marked - you won't have any trouble finding it!

The coupon will be available for download while the grab bag is still in the store (only until Wednesday night!!) I hope this, in some small way, makes up for the trouble you had this weekend as you shopped my store @ Scrap Matters!

Once again, here is a link to my grab bag. Thank you so much for your patience, persistence and loyalty this weekend. Scrap Matters customers are really THE BEST!!!

Warmly and with
Trixie Scraps Designs

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Special EXTENDED

Hi everyone!!

Due to some earlier technical difficulties at the Scrap Matters site, you may not have been able to take advantage of my Sunday buy 3/get the 4th free special.

I wanted to let you know the site is back up and seems to be running well, at the moment. So, I have decided to EXTEND the special!!!

You can now use that coupon code until 9pm PACIFIC TIME (12 midnight Eastern).

If you were having trouble earlier, please try again!! I appreciate you all!!

Sitting at 4th and Goal!!

I've gone batty!! Here's another super steal of a special for you!!

From now until 6pm EST!!

Purchase any 3 FULL kits from my store (or two full kits PLUS my grab bag)

Get a 4th FULL kit for FREE!!!

Use coupon code: trixie_4dwn

NOTE: All bundles and special offers excluded. You must add four kits (or 3 kits plus the grab bag) to your cart, then apply the coupon and one kit will be FREE! Coupon code is good for one use per customer!!

Please be patient with the store - I know its a bit tempermental today!

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In other news.... just in case you haven't heard, due to some technical difficulties, Scrap Matters has EXTENDED THE 35% off sale!!! Check out this blog post for all the details - but in short, you have until 6pm PST to take advantage of that sale before the percentage goes down to 25% off for the remainder of Sunday night and Monday!

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And another REMINDER!!! If you are not currently a FAN of Trixie Scraps on Facebook, you are missing out!! I'm giving a special freebie to all my FANS tonight - and time is running out to become a FAN! So, if you haven't already, run on over there and become a FAN!! This is the freebie I'll be passing out to all my FANS tonight!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday Night DSD Special!!

Hey everyone!! I hope you are having a FABULOUS Digital Scrapbook Day so far - I'm having a blast!

I've decided to run a little impromptu special for my Saturday night shoppers!! Here is the special:

Purchase my 2009 DSD Grab Bag from now until midnight EST and you get one entry in a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate for my store.

Purchase my 2009 DSD Grab Bag and ANY OTHER full kit from my store, you get THREE chances in the drawing!!

Hurry, the special only applies to orders from now until MIDNIGHT EST!

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Releases - Digital Scrapbook Day!!

Hi everyone and Happy Digital Scrapbook Day! Grab your coffee cup and settle in to read my news because I am SOOOOOO excited to share this weekend with you all - we are going to have a BLAST!! So, first up, I want to remind you about all the fun stuff going on at Scrap Matters this weekend - its a huge sale, lots of games and prizes, speed scraps, a blog train - a BIG CELEBRATION!!!

Here is a look at the "Slice of Life" collab kit you will get for FREE when you spend $15 at Scrap Matters this weekend. Plus, check the post below for a freebie I'm giving out as part of our DSD Blog Train - everyone from the team made QPs, clusters, wordart and more, all from this huge mega kit. The Blog Train has more than 40 stops - be sure to jump on and ride the whole trip!

To thank you for shopping with me this weekend, I am sweetening the pot, too! Everyone who spends $15 or more in my shop this weekend will receive a 30% off coupon from me to use later in the month after DSD ends (plus, you'd automatically receive the Slice of Life collab, too!). In addition, everyone who spends $20 or more with me will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate from me that you can use on the ENTIRE store at Scrap Matters! I hope these extra incentives will bring some extra value to shopping with me this weekend!

And now, without further ado, here are my new releases this week! I've worked REALLY hard all week long to PACK my store with great new goodies, so there is lots to choose from! First up is my DSD EXCLUSIVE Grab Bag! This grab bag is STUFFED with SIX brand new products. It's a $19 value for just $4 - almost an 80% savings! Not only that, but several of the SM designers have participated in a coupon swap this weekend. So, when you purchase my bag, you'll receive an extra coupon in your downloads for WM[squared] Designs! Want to know what is in my bag? Become a FAN of Trixie Scraps on Facebook! It's the only place I'll be revealing the contents of my bag this weekend - an extra little perk just for my FANS!

Let me tell you, my amazing Creative Team went NUTS for this grab bag this week!! I have so many layouts from them to share with you that I had to break it up into TWO separate images! Check out all this beauty - again, the girls just continue to knock my socks off!

Next up is another brand new kit!! I was really inspired this week and worked a couple nights into the wee hours of the morning to get this one done! Plus, I have coordinating glitter styles, an add-on mini kit you can earn by participating in the Comment Challenge at Scrap Matters AND a coordinating freebie that will be emailed to all my Facebook Fans on Sunday night (if you're not a fan yet, you still have time to join and get the freebie!! Check out my Fan page for a preview of the freebie you'll receive!) So, I'd like to introduce you to "Girls Day Out!" Shopping, lunching, manicures, a day at the spa - if it’s a day out with the girls, this is the kit you need to scrap the memory with! Perfect for photos of your gal pals, best friends, sisters and more, too!

This full kit includes 10 papers (5 patterns and 5 subtlely textured solids), over 50 elements and an alpha!

I can hardly believe it, but even after the Scrap Stars cranked out all those layouts with the grab bag, they had time to make some more beautiful layouts with this kit, too! Check it out!

Can you believe I'm STILL not done?! I told you I was inspired this week! I have two more special products for you this weekend and they are BUNDLE offers! But act fast because once DSD weekend is over, these bundles will be removed from my store.

First up is my "Cute Lil' Punkin" DSD Bundle - when you purchase this bundle during DSD weekend, you'll receive the full kit PLUS the Quickpages designed by me and my Scrap Stars. You save 50%! If you already own the kit, or just want the Quickpages, they are also available for separate purchase.

And then, I have another bundle deal for you! Here is my "Indian Summer" DSD Bundle - when you purchase this bundle during DSD weekend, you'll receive the full kit PLUS the Quickpages designed by me and my Scrap Stars. You save 50%! If you already own the kit, or just want the Quickpages, they are also available for separate purchase.

WHEW!! OK, now I am finally done! That's it for today - and that's a LOT! I sincerely hope you have a GREAT weekend and that you enjoy celebrating Digital Scrapbook Day with us at Scrap Matters! Thanks for reading my news, but more importantly, thanks for making this journey I've been on for the last year the most fun I have EVER had. You're all THE BEST!!

A Slice of Life - Scrap Matters DSD Blog Train!

Hi and Happy Digital Scrapbook Day!! I hope you're having fun, getting lots of layouts scrapped, and doing lots of shopping!

If you've arrived at this post, you're probably traveling on the fantastic 40+ stop Blog Train from Scrap Matters - isn't it amazing?! I LOVE all the goodies we're giving out on this train!

As a reminder, you can receive the Slice of Life collab FREE just by spending $15 in the Scrap Matters store this weekend. This mega collab was the kit we've all used for these blog freebies. The colors in this kit are just amazing - it is one of my very favorites ever released at Scrap Matters!

***This freebie has expired - my Quickpage will be available as part of an add-on to the kit, which will be sold in the Scrap Matters store, starting this Friday 11/13/09. Thank you!!***

You should have arrived here from Sharon's blog.
Your next stop is Jeni's blog.

And don't worry - if you're lost, you can start from the very beginning of the train at the Scrap Matters blog! Please remember, the Scrap Matters team spans the globe and we're all in different time zones - if someone's link is not up, please be patient and check back - it will be there before too long! OK, have fun collecting the rest of the goodies we have for you and I'll see you at Scrap Matters this weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Manic Monday, DSD, a Sneak Peek AND a freebie, too!!

Let's just call this the mish-mosh-get-it-all-into-one-post Monday, ok? lol

First of all, I have to share that I'm getting very excited... Digital Scrapbook Day is almost here! Can you feel it?!? A whole day of fun especially for those of us digital scrapbookers (and designers) who love our hobby so much. Oh my gosh, couldn't get any better than that! Or, could it?? At Scrap Matters, we love DSD so much, we've turned it into a whole WEEKEND of fun! Games, prizes, speed scraps, SALES!! You betcha, Scrap Matters is THE place to be this weekend... check it out! And make sure to check back here on Friday, since my blog will be one of the stops on a HUGE Scrap Matters team blog train that you're going to LOVE!

OK, today is Manic Monday and of course, I have a little something on sale for you today! Ariel's Room is one of my more popular mini kits, so I think I'd put it on sale today for all of you! It's just $2, today only - but make sure you snag it before the clock strikes twelve and Tuesday arrives!

If you receive my newsletter, you know I promised you GRAB BAG goodness was coming very soon, right? Well, I am pleased to say that after a whole weekend of working away, my grab bag is DONE! Do you want to see a sneak peek? Well, who am I to deny you? lol Here it is - watch for this to go on sale on Friday!

And finally, I have a fantastic little freebie for you today! This desktop QP was created by my fabulous Scrap Star Carrin, using my Greatest Hits templates vol. 3 and my kit Indian Summer. Carrin graciously saved it for you in two formats (1280 x 800 and 1024 x 768) , so that you can use it to decorate your own computer desktop this November. How fun! Please click the image to download, and make sure to say THANK YOU! I will pass along all your thoughts to Carrin, and I'm sure she'll appreciate them.