Monday, May 31, 2010

Manic Monday 5/31/10

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Hey everyone and good Monday morning to you - Happy Memorial Day as well!! Just popping in quick to let you know that this week, I have put a product on Manic Monday sale @ScrapMatters for everyone - today only you can get my kit Softball Stars for 50% off! I thought that some of you might enjoy this particular kit being on sale right now - since we're right in the middle of softball season! Hope you have a great day!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Showoffs!

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Hello readers and welcome to another Show-off Sunday! I've had a crazy weekend and apologize for my lateness, but some lovely stuff to look at today! We've received some amazing layouts over the past couple weeks and we're very excited to show them all to you! Check out this slide-show of all the amazing layouts! Remember, if you want to earn a gift for the next show offs in 2 weeks, post your layout as a comment to THIS post!



And all of these lucky scrappers will be receiving this awesome thank-you gift from Trixie this week:



Check your PM box at Scrap Matters for a link to pick up your prize! And thanks very much for submitting your beautiful pages! We'll be back in two weeks with our next round of Show-Offs, so you can start leaving links for us in the comments of this post starting RIGHT NOW! Have fun!

And now for the Daily Download...here's your preview for today:



Here's the LINK to download. Remember to grab all the month's days if you have missed any, they are all still available. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Speed Scrap!

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Fran will be back in a few with the daily download and today's post, but I wanted to throw this out there for those of you that can come! :)

Announcing the FINAL Speed Scrap of the MEGA Queen of Scrap Speed Scrap Weekend at ScrapMatters! Don't miss one last chance to get another layout completed! The fun starts at 9pm EST/6pm PST - hope to see you then!



Here's a look at the fabulous participation prize you'll get for playing along - have you earned the "Queen of Scrap" mega team collab during the QOS competiton? Then you want to make sure you come to the speed scrap and get this matching alpha, too!!

I'm hosting a Speed Scrap May 31st 9pm EST!!

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I'm so excited to announce the FINAL Speed Scrap of the MEGA Queen of Scrap Speed Scrap Weekend at ScrapMatters! Don't miss one last chance to get another layout completed! The fun starts at 9pm EST/6pm PST - hope to see you then!



Here's a look at the fabulous participation prize you'll get for playing along - have you earned the "Queen of Scrap" mega team collab during the QOS competiton? Then you want to make sure you come to the speed scrap and get this matching alpha, too!!



So, mark your calendar and join me Monday night - I can't wait!! :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Special Request Saturday

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Welcome to another fun addition of Special Request Saturday. The winner from the last Special Request Saturday was WahooLady. She won Sunday Afternoon. Congratulations WahooLady! You picked a great choice!

We had a very busy week on the blog. Were you here checking out all the fun activities? If not here is a recap of what was happening:

Monday we did makeovers! I love going back and redoing layouts that I wasn't thrilled with. Our creative team did a fantastic job on theirs, and so did those that have posted theirs so far! You still have time to get yours in if you wanted to play along!

Tuesday was our Triple T Tuesday (Tips, Trends, and Techniques). Theresa taught us how to make our own Word Art. I don't know about you, but I've always wondered how to do that.

This was a bi-week on Who Are You Wednesdays. Did you read about LeeAndra from last week? Her layouts are really great. You really should check them out if you haven't!

Thursday was a special day for Trixie Scraps. It was her birthday! To celebrate we had a birthday layout challenge! Please play along - we'd love to see your birthday layouts!

Feature Fridays are always great to see what new product Trixie Scraps released. Yesterday she released a special Daisy Crazy Bundle. Trust me when I say this is a must have!!

Now this brings us to today! We are bringing you something different, yet very exciting. Trixie Scraps has come up with three different swatches. You will vote on which swatch you like best, and what theme you think she should make with them. If you vote you will get a coupon for the kit once it is completed, and the winner (a random person that selected the winning swatch and theme) will WIN THE KIT FOR FREE!!! What's better then that?

Here are the swatches:

Swatch 1:



Swatch 2:



Swatch 3:



There ya go! Enter a comment on this post and let us know which swatch you like best and what theme you would like to see! Only those who request a theme will be entered in the drawing for the free kit - so make sure you mention what theme you'd love to see Trixie work with, in addition to your choice of swatch! And, don't forget to give us your email address for the coupon, too!

I almost forgot! You need the Daily Download! Here it is:

Trixie Scraps News

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Lindsey here with a couple pieces of news from Trixie Scraps:


My time as a guest designer at the Digichick is almost over - my guest store closes its doors forever at the close of business on May 31st!
It's been a great month and I've really enjoyed my time at The Digichick.

If you have not checked out the products I released this month in my guest store, here's your last chance to save BIG!!
From May 29th through May 31st, all my guest shop releases at the Digichick will be 50% off.
Snag them now so you don't miss out!!




To celebrate being a FIX Featured Designer this month at DigiScrapAddicts.com, I have placed my most popular kit, Carly, on sale for 50% off! The discount ends soon - so don't delay if you would like to purchase it!

The May Fix is now available from DSA and its only $3!! Inside, you'll receive four amazing kits, one of them from me (see the preview above). Pick it up today and get four fabulous kits, including my Berry Beauty, for a fabulous price!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Featured in the FIX!!

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I'm so excited to tell you that.....



To celebrate being a FIX Featured Designer this month at DigiScrapAddicts.com, I have placed my most popular kit, Carly, on sale for 50% off! The discount ends soon - so don't delay if you would like to purchase it!

The May Fix is now available from DSA and its only $3!! Inside, you'll receive four amazing kits, one of them from me (see the preview above). Pick it up today and get four fabulous kits, including my Berry Beauty, for a fabulous price!

50% off at The Digichick!!

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My time as a guest designer at the Digichick is almost over - my guest store closes its doors forever at the close of business on May 31st!
It's been a great month and I've really enjoyed my time at The Digichick.

If you have not checked out the products I released this month in my guest store, here's your last chance to save BIG!!
From May 29th through May 31st, all my guest shop releases at the Digichick will be 50% off.
Snag them now so you don't miss out!!

Feature Friday

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Here's what new from Trixie Scraps this week:

Hey everyone!! Hope you've been having as great a week as I have! Yesterday was my birthday and I've sorta been celebrating it all week! Cards, presents, special phone calls... all have been spread out throughout this week and it has all made me feel so special and so lucky. It's been a great week! I hope you all have had as much joy as I've enjoyed this week.

So, let's move on to the new releases for this week! First up, Madame Wing and I have a special steal-of-a-deal for you! Check out our new Daisy Crazy Bundle, which is only available for a limited time. You get the Daisy Crazy kit and the coordinating quick pages for the same price as the kit alone. CRAZY, RIGHT?! In case you already have the kit, the quick pages are also available individually.


Also this week, I'm breaking up my Motherly Days grab bag and putting the individual pieces in the shop. Today is the last day the pieces will be available as a grab bag, so you might want to grab it quick, if you haven't already! This grab bag included a mini kit, cluster frames, templates, an alpha, word art, and some date elements.





And, just a quick reminder before I go! My guest month at The Digichick is ending soon - act fast to snag the products I have introduced there this month. And, our Daily Download on the Stars' blog is quickly coming to a close. If you are collecting it and missing some days here and there, you definitely want to catch up - it will only be available for free for a few days after the close of the month before all the links are removed and the kit is listed in my store. While you're at the Stars' blog, I'd encourage you to play along with some of the daily articles and challenges - I'm giving away freebies and participation prizes all the time, so if you're not playing along, you're missing out! OK, that's all for this week - have a WONDERFUL Memorial Day! Remember to honor our service men and women this weekend!

Now, here's your download:


Download HERE

New Releases for May 28, 2010

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Hey everyone!! Hope you've been having as great a week as I have! Yesterday was my birthday and I've sorta been celebrating it all week! Cards, presents, special phone calls... all have been spread out throughout this week and it has all made me feel so special and so lucky. It's been a great week! I hope you all have had as much joy as I've enjoyed this week.

So, let's move on to the new releases for this week! First up, Madame Wing and I have a special steal-of-a-deal for you! Check out our new Daisy Crazy Bundle, which is only available for a limited time. You get the Daisy Crazy kit and the coordinating quick pages for the same price as the kit alone. CRAZY, RIGHT?! In case you already have the kit, the quick pages are also available individually.

Daisy Crazy Bundle by Trixie Scraps and Madame Wing


Also this week, I'm breaking up my Motherly Days grab bag and putting the individual pieces in the shop. Today is the last day the pieces will be available as a grab bag, so you might want to grab it quick, if you haven't already! This grab bag included a mini kit, cluster frames, templates, an alpha, word art, and some date elements.

Motherly Days mini kit by Trixie Scraps Designs
Motherly Days Clusters by Trixie Scraps Designs
Through the Week templates vol 4 by Trixie Scraps Designs
Say it with Pink Diamonds alpha by Trixie Scraps Designs



Bracketed Words: Mothers by Trixie Scraps Designs
Check your Expiration volume 1 by Trixie Scraps Designs
Daisy Crazy Quickpage album by Trixie Scraps Designs and Madame Wing



And, just a quick reminder before I go! My guest month at The Digichick is ending soon - act fast to snag the products I have introduced there this month. And, our Daily Download on the Stars' blog is quickly coming to a close. If you are collecting it and missing some days here and there, you definitely want to catch up - it will only be available for free for a few days after the close of the month before all the links are removed and the kit is listed in my store. While you're at the Stars' blog, I'd encourage you to play along with some of the daily articles and challenges - I'm giving away freebies and participation prizes all the time, so if you're not playing along, you're missing out! OK, that's all for this week - have a WONDERFUL Memorial Day! Remember to honor our service men and women this weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday Challenge

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Hi everyone...it's Jen bringing you your next Challenge Thursday! Before we start in with our next challenge, let's announce our winner from last week.
Congratulations, Amy!!!
Here's her adorable layout using Gotta Hug collab by Trixie Scraps and simply.scraps...


And now for this weeks challenge...did you know that TODAY is Trixie's birthday??
Happy Birthday, Trixie!!!
In celebration of her birthday, we're going to have a birthday challenge...so, this week show us your Birthday Layouts! You have one week to complete the challenge...just remember to leave us a link to your layout in the comments for today's blog post.

here's a little CT inspiration for you...




And if you are looking for some birthday kits to scrap with...check out Birthday Bash {Boy} and Make A Wish...



And of course...what better goodies to scrap with than the ones you've collected during this months fabulous daily download!! And here's your part for today:

download here

Enjoy...and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Daily Download Day 26

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Not much going on today....just your Daily Download! Thanks for stopping in!


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And please don't forget your manners ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Triple T Tuesday

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Hi Everyone!

For today's Triple T Tuesday, I'm sharing something I love to do for my layouts, which is making my own word art! Often, I'm inspired by the word art a designer includes in their kits, and I love to use it! But sometimes, a layout requires something just a little extra special, or completely unique to a theme or situation, like my layout today.

First, decide on what you'd like to say for your word art.
This could be a famous quote, phrase, or a quirky quote from your journaling. A simple internet search for the theme of your choice, such as "Love Quotes", will give you many options from which to choose.

After deciding on your text, type the quote into the program of your choice. I scrap with an older Japanese version of Photoshop, but making your own word art is so fun and easy, it shouldn't matter what program you use, the basics can be adapted. I type my words, each in their own text layer, with a layer of white as a background to make it easier to see.Next, comes the fun part: Fonts and Sizes! Simply highlight your text and choose a font you think conveys the mood you're hoping to convey. There are plenty of free font sites out there from which to download. I used a couple of my favorites, including Love Ya Like a Sister, Journal and Car-go. This is also the time to play with sizing and spacing of your words. When you like the look of your word art, merge the layers together (Ctrl + E) and this is a good time to save it as a PNG.
And finally we have the final layout. I mostly used pieces from Gotta Hug to create a fun and light hearted layout about a conversation and let the photo and journaling take center stage. Give it a try! Make your own word art to give your pages an extra-personal feel!





And here is your Daily Download link for today!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Make It Over

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Hello- I'm Erica and here to challenge you to 'make-over' an old layout that you aren't in love with. Here's how it works, make a new layout using the same photos and at least 75% Trixie Scraps Designs products. Then, come here to our blog and post two links for us - one to the old layout and one to the new one! Every two weeks, we'll choose one person who will win a FREE kit from Trixie's shop. How easy is that? Play along, re-do a layout and win a free kit from Tracy! We received lots of comments on the last Monday Makeover, but no one played along with our challenge. Do you not love free stuff?!

I wanted to re-do this layout- I just never really liked it.


And I came up with this, using Trixie Scraps and Sarah Bennett collab 'Sunday Afternoon':


A couple of our Stars played along- Carrin's before:

And after using Trixie Scraps and Steel City's 'Viva la Vino':



Fran's before:

And after using Trixie Scraps 'Motherly Days P365 Grab Bag' (which is only $3.50 until the 28th of May):



Now get on it and re-do a layout for a chance to win a kit!! We are coming to the end of our daily download. I hope you have been enjoying it. Be sure to tell Tracy how much you love her!!


Download Here

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daily Download Day 23

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Not much going on today....just your Daily Download! Thanks for stopping in!


Download Here

And please don't forget your manners ;)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Daily Download Day 22

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Thanks for stopping in today! Did you miss anything this week? Here is a wrap up of things we've posted on the Trixie Scraps Stars blog!

5/21 Friday Daily Download
5/20 Challenge Thursday
5/19 Who are you Wednesday
5/18 Triple T Tuesday
5/17 Make it Hybrid Monday
5/16 Sunday Show Offs
5/15 Special Request Saturday


Here is your Daily Download for today!


Download Here

And please don't forget your manners ;)
Thanks for swinging by!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Feature Friday

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Here's what new from Trixie Scraps this week:

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on for you this week. I've teamed up for another collab, but this one's a little extra special. I convinced my friend Rachel of Steel City Scraps to come out of retirement just to collab with me on this gorgeous kit! We love how our kit turned out and had a lot fun collabing together again - it had been a REALLY long time - too long! So, I'm pleased to show you Viva La Vino, available exclusively The Digichick until the end of May!

Viva La Vino


Here's a closer look:




My CT made some really beautiful layouts with this kit... I especially love the layouts done with some of the photos a few of the gals took when they got the chance to meet each other in person on National Scrapbook Day. It is a real blessing to me that my team has become like a second family - the next time the girls meet in person, you better believe I'm finding a way to get there and enjoy the fun with them! Check out the gorgeous layouts and hybrid projects, too!




I've also finished up a couple things for Scrap Matters this week. First, I've got another Project 365 grab bag for you. This one's focused on mothers and is just perfect for all those Mother's Day pics you just finished taking, among other things. I love the colors in this one, they were a lot of fun to work with!

Motherly Days Project 365 Grab Bag


Of course, the girls have worked their magic with the grab bag contents as well - such beautiful, sweet layouts! Theresa's layout about her mom especially brought tears to my eyes!



And last but not least I have another new blogwear set for you. Carrin has really outdone herself on this one. I might be biased, as this new blogwear set was created from "Defining Me," the kit I've chosen for the color scheme for my business, but it just makes me happy! It is certainly my new favorite set and I think the only challenge you'll have if you choose to pick this gorgeous set up for yourself is settling on just one of the beautiful backgrounds and headers for your own blog!

Defining Me Blogwear


I'm off to a party tonight, celebrating a friend's 30th birthday. I hope you have a fab weekend filled with lots of fun of your own!