Sunday, January 30, 2011

Special Request Sunday 1/30

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Hello, everyone!! Lori here (aka beancounter) bringing you the exciting announcement of who that lucky winner is from our Special Request Sunday back on January 16. In case you missed that post, or just need a reminder, Amy posted this:

Amy here to bring you another installment of Special Request Sunday. Are there any types of elements have you been searching/wishing for lately? Name them here in the comments and Trixie will pick out one of the ideas, create an element pack and the person who suggested the chosen idea will get the pack for free! Sounds fun, right? Start suggesting away!

After many great ideas, Tracy finally was able to pick a winner. Are you excited??? Are you ready to find out who that special someone is??

Drum Roll please....................................


MK was chosen for leaving this comment: "I have really been wanting a very inclusive dating package. With stamp type dates that don't over monopolize when you put them on your page. I like a tag option too with them. Something that offers quite a few ways of putting them together, both on and off tags."

Well, MK, I think Tracy has outdone herself with the element pack she has come up with. What do you think??



MK will receive this element pack for free since it was her idea!! All others who left suggestions will receive a discount coupon to purchase it when it is released on February 4. Please e-mail Tracy at ctstars@trixiescraps.com with your e-mail so that the coupons can be sent to you.

Congrats, MK, and thanks for such a great suggestion!!


All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Speed Scrap today! 4pm ET/1pm PT @ Scrapbook-Bytes!

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Hey everyone! Just popping in to quickly give you a heads up. I'm guest-hosting Connie Prince's regular Sunday Speed Scrap for her today at Scrapbook-Bytes. The fun starts at 1pm ET/4pm PT. You can join us in the chat room or the forum where the directions will be posted. Hope to see you then!!


All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Desktop Freebie for February!

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Hello Trixie Scraps Fans!

Can you believe January is gone already? Wasn't it just Christmas!? Where did the month go?
Yes, as promised, merchi aka Karen here with a desktop freebie for you!

This one comes in three sizes: 1280x1024, 1280x800 and 1024x768, and I had such fun making it!
I used one of my very favorite all time kits called Love of a Lifetime (perfect for Valentines Day or any day!)



The kit is available in all of Tracy's stores...there are links at the end of this post to help you grab it!

And finally, what you've been waiting for... well, a preview of it anyway!



And here is the desktop as I have used it with two of my darling granddaughters - gotta love them!



Thanks for reading all my rambling... You can grab the desktop here! Happy February everyone!


All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's a Super Saturday!

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Hello Trixie Scraps Fans! I'm checking in today at 40* and sunny! WOOT! We had a few submissions into the Trixie Scraps gallery this week, and I'd love to show them off for you!





You can find the kits in these show offs at Trixie Scraps Store or they are also available at ScrapMatters, Gotta Pixel, Funky Playground Designs or Scrapbook Bytes.

For participating this week you'll be receiving Gingham Goodness vol. 2 from Trixie's Store!


Wanna play along? READ HERE on how to become part of the Saturday Show-Offs!

Last, but certainly most important, my weekly wrap up! Like I said, a lot has been going on this week, you'll want to make sure you check in on this!

Sunday Erica introduced us to Carrin aka Twinderland Scraps, who creates fantastic blogwear from Trixie's kits!

Monday was Manic Monday in Trixie's shops! I hope you were able to pick up Oceanside for the amazing discount she had it on! Monday was also Dollar pixel day, and she discounted Nature Girl! I hope you were able to take advantage of the great Monday deals!

Tuesday Sheila shared with us a great tip for shrinking and storing your photos!

Wednesday Shauna reminded us that this Monday {January 31st} is our first Book Club meeting! So start reading! {I love this book!!!}

Thursday Theresa challenged us to use word strips for Journaling! Take part and make sure you post your layout in the Trixie Scraps Gallery so you can be a show off {and win something awesome} next week!

Friday Trixie showed us what she released this week! There's tons of new coordinating goodies for Bedtime Darling, so make sure you check out this post!

Don't Forget! Add Trixie's fan page on Facebook and you could join the Stars!

That's it for me today! I hope that you have a great weekend!!!


All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Friday, January 28, 2011

Feature Friday - New Releases 1/28/11

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Hello everyone and Happy Friday! I've had a very busy week here getting a bunch of new releases ready for my stores. Well... it might not have been so busy if I hadn't blown off work on Monday to spend the day with my husband... but everyone needs a break now and then, right? We took in a matinee showing of Little Fockers ... it was pretty funny and we enjoyed it!

So, let me stop chatting and show you my new goodies for this week, all of which are on sale for 20% off through January 31st. Check out the store links at the bottom of this post to shop in your favorite store. First up, I'm happy to be bundling my "Bedtime Darling" pieces from the Grab-a-Byte sale earlier this month and bringing it to all my stores - plus, it's been expanded into a full collection with coordinating quickpages, clusters, wordart and more! This collection is perfect for all your photos and stories about bedtime routine with your littles!






Also this week, Sharon and I have collaborated on some really fun hybrid party packs - one for the girly tea party set and one for the manly football-loving crowd! Both these sets include printable pieces to help you create the perfect party atmosphere and come complete with printing/assembling instructions.






And, a quick reminder/heads up on two other sale opportunities! Make sure not to miss today's Bargain-Bytes sale at Scrapbook-Bytes, where I have four great products on sale for just $2 each!



And, time is running out to snag this month's Templatetopia collection from North Meets South Studios - get them now while they are still 75% off!




Finally today, I have a great freebie for you created by my Scrap Star, Trista, using the Bedtime Darling collection. Thanks a bunch to Trista for this - just click on the preview below to scoop this one up for yourself (and say thanks to Trista, please)! Have a great, great weekend! Trixie Scraps



All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Challenge Thursday!

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Hi Everyone! and welcome to another Thursday Challenge! Today, I want to share with you all, one of my favorite digiscap things right now....WORD STRIPS! I love those little clever word strips/word bits in so many of Tracy's kits right now! I also love making my own for journaling! Your challenge this week, is to use either: word strips (as embellishments, or part of a title, or journaling) or self-cut strips of solid-ish paper to write your journaling on (it's a great way to add journaling to a busy background pattern!). What happens if you can't find the word you specially want? That's OK, in some of my layouts, I use my "clone stamp" to erase the words or part of the word on the existing word strip, then add my own! I can't wait to see your layouts in the gallery!

Here are some inspiring layouts using Word Strips or Journaling Strips!

By Theresa using: Pigskin Party



By Theresa using: Just Like Dad



By Carolyn, using: Sneezin Season



By Carolyn, using: Bedtime Darling




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

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Hi all, Shauna here to remind everyone about our book club meeting next Monday. So far all of the Stars who have started the book are loving it. We even have a few who have finished. Don’t worry you don't have to have finished the book, before the meeting, but if you do that is ok too. The questions we'll ask are all opinion based, so there is no right or wrong answer. Here is a sample question...”Theo is the younger brother but he has to take care of Jacob. How does Theo handle the conflict of his position in the family? Do you agree that he has it worse than Jacob?” I promise no one will bite. Also, there is a rumor about a small freebie to be given away. So please join us! Here are the details.


You can find the Chat Room Here or you can click on the tab in the header. Either way can't wait to see you there!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Triple T Tuesday

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Sheila here bringing a quick tip. As a mom, I take alot of photos. I will put them on the computer and they sometimes sit there for some time. So, instead of leaving all the pictures on the computer, I do one thing, I shrink the size of my photos in CS2. Sometimes my files have 200 pictures in them. This can be time consuming to resize, so with a few steps, I can shrink all the pictures to a size that I want. I usually shrink the size down to 4x6 or 1800x1200 pixels. Here is how I do it:
Open CS2
> go to file>scripts>image processor
> Another screen will open. You will have 3 steps:
1. select folder
2. Where you want to save the new smaller files. I usually save them in the same location.
3. Size and type of file. You want to save in JPEG and choose the size. A good size is a 4x6 at 1800x1200.
Now click on the RUN .. depending on your computer, this may take a few minutes. Now go to your file and all your pictures should be 4x6 in a seperate file. You can thing delete the originals or keep for larger prints. If your photo is not in landscape, it may be a bit smaller. This is great for those photos of the kids that you want to scrap. A real time saver. Hope that you all enjoyed this little tip.




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 25th Dollar Pixels Sale

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Hey everyone! It's Dollar Pixels day at Gotta Pixel today and I have these four products on sale for just $2 each - but hurry because this sale is for today only! (If you miss the sale on Tuesday at Gotta Pixel, watch my Scrapbook-Bytes store on Friday for a sale on the same items!)



And, I have a coordinating freebie for you today! I hope you enjoy this bonus alpha which would coordinate really well with today's Pixel Days kit Nature Girl... and also with the Product of the Week, Oceanside!



All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

It's another Manic Monday!

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Hi everybody! Stacy popping in to let you know about a fantastic deal! This week only, you can snag Trixie's Oceanside kit for half price! The beautiful colors and elements in this kit make it one of my absolute favorite Trixie Scraps kits.



The CT created some beauties with this kit...

by Bree


by Jen


by Beth


by Carolyn


by me


You can find the kit on sale for 50% off from Monday, Jan 24th - Friday, Jan 28th at:
Scrap Matters or Gotta Pixel





All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * ScrapMatters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook-Bytes * Funky Playground

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Spotlight

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Hello again Trixie Scraps fans!!! So how many of you are sporting some very awesome blogwear on your blog? I know I am- on both of my blogs. Smiley Well today I wanted to introduce you to the wonderfully talented gal who makes up those fantastic blogwear sets. Ms. Twinderland Scraps aka Carrin is one of our Trixie Scraps Stars who has been helping Tracy for some time to make the blogwear sets. So let's get to know her a bit better:

1. Tell us something fun or unique about yourself? I am surrounded by little people 24/7. I am a mom to preschoolers as well as a preschool teacher (my kids are in my class, too!). It's no wonder that I have a nice gray streak in my hair!

2. How did you find Trixie Scraps? I had a digi-friend who was helpig me out back when I started digital scrapbooking. She happened to be on Trixie's CT and knew that I was scouting for a team to join. She recommended me to Trixie and the rest is history.

3. What do you scrap about? I scrap about my kids 99% of the time. They are what makes my world go 'round, so why not celebrate them?

4. What inspires your layouts, ie: templates, others galleries, kits, etc? It really depends. I like to look at the kit first to see if it sparks anything. If not, I'll troll around some galleries or look through my stash of templates to get myself going.

5. Why do like digital scrapbooking? I love that there is no clean up, short of unplugging my laptop and putting it away. Digital scrapbooking is very forgiving...there's no glue or tape to worry about. Just a delete button!

6. What kind of music do you like? I tend to lean towards more classic rock type music and 80s stuff.

7. What is one thing you love about where you live? We just recently bought a new house and I totally love our little neighborhood. We live on a cul de sac and the kiddos have some really great friends to play with!

8. Besides scrapbooking, what are some other interests you have? I love to read. I am also a Facebook addict...sssh!

Here are a few of her favorite layouts using Trixie Scraps products:

Using Trixie Scraps Winter on the Mountain

Using Trixie Scraps Winter on the Mountain

Using Trixie Scraps and Mye De Leon collab City Girl

Also be sure to check out Trixie Scraps store for all of Twinderland Scraps blogwear!!


All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Super Saturday: Show Offs, Inspiration and a Wrap Up!

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Happy Saturday digi-scrappers! Bree here with another Super Saturday post!! We've had a LOT of information fly through the blog this week, and there is quite a bit going on this weekend. First of all though, I do want to make sure that all you ladies {and any gents} see this. It's a remarkable opportunity for Trixie's fans, and I'm excited to see who will be joining the Stars for 3 months!








You can find the kits in these show offs at Trixie Scraps Store or they are also available at ScrapMatters, Gotta Pixel, Funky Playground Designs or Scrapbook Bytes.

For participating this week you'll be receiving a $3 off code to Trixie's Store!

Wanna play along? READ HERE on how to become part of the Saturday Show-Offs!


This week I had the unique privilege of having some of my photo-less layouts turned into templates. Trixie did an amazing job with them, and the girls have been playing with them. I love everything that they've created, and I'm excited to show their layouts off to you!



Last, but certainly most important, my weekly wrap up! Like I said, a lot has been going on this week, you'll want to make sure you check in on this!

Sunday Amy asked us to voice what kind of element packs you're looking for! If Trixie likes your idea and creates it, you'll get it for FREE! So make sure to put in your 2 cents!

Monday Sharon showed off some great hybrid stuff you can make for the games coming up this weekend {and even the Superbowl!} Make sure you check these out! I know I'm going to give hybrid a shot just for this fun stuff!

Tuesday Jamie gave us some great examples of how to use brushes creatively on our layouts! I also got codes out for the last little while for those that earned them, and I am still missing a contact email for NutsAboutGabe!

Wednesday Shauna introduced us to our new Wednesday feature, Wordy Wednesday! The Stars have done one book club a few months back, and we had so much fun chatting about it, that we thought we'd do another and invite all of you! This session we are reading "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult. I started Thursday night, and let me tell you, it's a great book! So jump on over and get the details so you can join us!

Thursday Bethie gave us a great challenge to use our patterned papers is our layouts! Great inspiration too! Check it out!

Friday Lindsey popped in and showed off the newest release this week, the Just Journalin' Templates vol. 2, which {as I mentioned earlier} were created using some of my layouts!

Here are a few other things you won't want to miss either!




Hope you can join Trixie and everyone for the fun! Have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!





All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Friday, January 21, 2011

Feature Friday

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Hi everyone - I'm very excited to tell you about what's going on this weekend, so let's start off this week with my newest template pack.  I've taken some inspiration from my incredible CT manager, Bree, and used a few of her journaling pages to create a new set of journaling-only templates.  They will be 20-30% off in all of my shops between now and the 25th!

Just Journalin' Vol 2 Templates 



Available at Trixie Scraps * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Also this weeked, I want to invite you to come celebrate with us as Scrapbook Bytes turns 8 and we throw a big party in honor of the occasion!



In association with that, I will be having a 30% off sale in my SBB shop AND, just for fun, I've extended that sale to my Gotta Pixel shop and my personal Trixie Scraps Shop, too!



The sale only lasts for 4 days, so come take advantage of the killer deals before they're over!  The fun starts on the 22nd... and don't miss my challenge at Scrapbook-Bytes on Sunday the 23rd!




I also need to let you in on a BIG contest I'm running right now - you could win a 3-month Guest Spot on my CT!  I've never run a contest like this before and my team and I are really excited to find out who our winner will be... hop on over to my Facebook Page and join us as we're "Going for the Grand!"




Here are some inspirational layouts from the Scrap Stars using the new template pack - I hope you enjoy them!  Have a great weekend!



All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Scrap Matters * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground