Thursday, June 30, 2011

Retiring Sales and Specials, plus a Sneak Peek!

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Hey everyone! I thought I'd stop in today to remind you of a couple of sales ending soon! First up, this week's Products of the Week, from my Just Like Dad collection, are only on sale through tomorrow - don't miss these!


Also, a quick reminder about my Summer Fun Sale! Select summer products are all on sale for 40% off - but only through tonight!


Both sale images are linked to my personal store, but you can find the sale prices in all of my stores by following the links below.

And now... how about a sneak peek? I have a fabulous new collab kit coming out tomorrow and I have completed a layout with it... so this should give you a taste of what the kit looks like! I'll be back tomorrow with the full scoop - have a good night! :)

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

Challenge Thursday 6/30 - Liberty Layouts!

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This weekend Americans will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. It means backyard barbecues and fireworks! Parades! Patriotic clothes! Maybe your family spends the weekend at the lake.

And what's a celebration without some scrapping? I want to see pages with lots of reds, whites, and blues! The pictures can be of anything (so if you live outside of America, please play along!).

Here's one I did using Trixie's collab with Sarah Bennett - Old Glory:

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And some more inspiration from the Scrap Stars:

By Bree, using Old Glory

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By Carrin, using Old Glory

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By Carolyn, using Just Like Dad

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Be sure to post your page in the Trixie Scraps Gallery and link us up in the comments this week for your chance to win the monthly drawing!



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

July Desktop Freebie

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Happy July 1st Trixie Fans! It is fun to be the first to wish you that. If this month snuck up on you, you are not alone. Thankfully, we have a fresh, new desktop hot off the press for your computer to celebrate the beginning of a new month.

Desktop comes in three sizes (all in one zip) 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 and 1600 x 1200.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!





Download HERE!

This freebie was made with Trixie's Collab with Sarah Bennett "Old Glory"



I also used Trixie Scraps Love of a Lifetime Template Pack



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

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

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Good Wednesday morning all, Shauna here to tell you about our selection for the July Book Club. We have chosen The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. Here is a flyer with all the details.

 
Here is an overview of the book from Putnam Reader’s Guide:
Georgia Walker is a single mom and successful New York City entrepreneur whose yarn shop, Walker and Daughter, has become something of a mecca for knitters of all skill levels and dispositions. What begins as a disorganized Friday night gathering of her most loyal customers turns into a regular meeting of minds and hearts, as each woman discovers there's much more to be found at Walker and Daughter than tips on knitting technique.

Just when business is really looking up, the father of Georgia’s daughter and a long-forgotten nemesis suddenly resurface and Georgia’s orderly world falls to pieces. Soon enough, she learns that she isn’t the only Friday Night Knitting Club member who sees it as the only constant in life, and a saving grace at that. 


Ok, it’s time to beg, borrow or steal (ok no stealing allowed) a copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club and get to reading.  I’ll see you in the chat room on the 19th.  Happy reading all!!!!



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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TTT Tuesday- Using Frames Creatively

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Welcome to this week's TTT. Today we are going to talk about how to use frames creatively. Most kits come with frames already in them that coordinate with the kit. Some other things to use for frames could be stitching, stars, circles, ribbon, or other elements that might stand out to you.

In this example made by Scrap Star Jamie B she used a frame on one of her pictures, but only framed in the portion of the picture that was most important to her.



In Scrap Star Erica's Layout she put the frame behind her photos instead of on top. By doing this she gave her picture even more depth.



Here is a layout by Scrap Star Stacey where she used an element as a frame for her picture. I love this!




Insead of framing your picture try framing your Journaling like Scrap Star Cami did.



There are so many wonderful tools inside of each scrap kit. We should never limit ourselves to just using them as they appear. Sometimes stepping out of our comfort zone and trying something new will give our layouts that perfect touch that we are looking for.



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

Monday, June 27, 2011

Must Have Monday!

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It's Must Have Monday and that means it's time to introduce another Product of the Week - and with a sale like this, I'm sure you'll agree, it's a must have deal! This week, you can get four pieces of Trixie's Just Like Dad collection, each at 50% off! It's the perfect kit to scrap all those photos from Father's Day! But you better hurry - this special runs Monday-Friday of this week only!! The sale price is available in each of Trixie's stores so you can shop in your favorite store and still get the best price!


These pieces can also be found on sale at:
Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook-Bytes * Funky Playground

Take a look at some awesome inspiration from Trixie's CT...





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

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Spotlight on.... New Special Agents!

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Candy here with another Sunday Spotlight. This week is especially exciting because I get to introduce you to our new Trixie Scraps Special Agents, Mary Kate, Laina and Michele!

Mary Kate, known around digi-land as Therapy97, was recently featured in a Sunday Spotlight that you can read here.

Tell us a little about yourselves:

Laina

I am a full-time student, mom to an almost 2 year old son , and wife to an amazing husband. Currently I am finishing my BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. I also love Early Childhood Education!

Michele

I grew up a third generation native of San Diego, but soon after I met my husband I moved to Los Angeles, where I was a primary grades teacher for five years, and then the two of us moved all the way across the country to Virginia in 2000.  Now I'm mom of three homeschooling kids ages 10, 7, and 4.  Besides scrapbooking, I'm also passionate about photography, and I'm a bookworm.

What program do you use to digi-scrap?

Laina

Mainly I use Photoshop Elements 9, I used to work with CS2.

Michele

I was still content to use PSE5 as recently as last autumn, but when I saw Adobe's Black Friday sale last November, I decided to upgrade to version 9.

Mac or PC?

Laina

I'd love to own a Mac, but for now I use PC.

Michele

Again, I recently switched.  After using PCs for eighteen years, in May I got my first iMac. It truly is magnificent.

What is your dream vacation?

Laina

Right now, I have two: One is a getaway for hubby and me so we can truly have a honeymoon, somewhere peaceful and quiet, probably in the Caribbean  And the second is a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean or Spain in a few years after we have another child.

Michele

I'd like a historical tour just about anywhere. If I have to pick one country, maybe I'd start in England.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Laina

When I was a young teenager I met the boys of Nsync.

Michele

How famous? I've spoken to people who are famous to homeschoolers in Virginia.   Probably the closest I ever got to someone famous in film is when I went to a studio screening of Clear and Present Danger soon after I met my husband, who worked at Paramount Studios at the time. Harrison Ford wasn't there that night, but my husband met him another day.

What is your go-to tool, element, paper, or tool in digi-scrapping?

Laina

I always gravitate towards soft colors, ornate papers, and pretty flowers..even though I rarely get to use them while scrapping my son.

Michele

I do a lot of clipping papers to frames and alphas to coordinate them with my layouts, and I love to blend photos into backgrounds.

What is your favorite Trixie Scraps kit?

Laina

Summer Lovin'

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Michele

Spring in the Meadow is the kit that drew me to Trixie Scraps this spring (though I had discovered her some time ago and have some older stuff).  The palette is so beautiful, the flowers so realistic, and the stitches so interesting (I love stitching on layouts).

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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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

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Happy Saturday Trixie Scraps Fans! I'm headed out camping last night, so I'm keeping my 2 pennies short and sweet {and pre-recorded} this week!

Trixie released Charlie's Arcade with Connie Prince under North Meets South Studios, yesterday! Lets take a look at the amazing inspiration from Trixie's Stars!



We had some great posts this week on Trixie's blog. If you missed out on anything, don't fret, I've got your weekly wrap-up!

Sunday Stacy announced the "Suggest a Theme" winner! Congratulations to Janet for suggesting a great theme!

Tuesday Jen showed off some great layouts using decorative edges! If you haven't given this twist a go on your scrapbooking page, get some inspiration, and run with it!

Thursday Lori posted a great challenge and FREEBIE template to go along with it!

Friday, Trixie announced her new releases for this week! Trust me, you don't want to miss that new North Meets South Studios kit... seriously amazing!



This week we had several layouts submitted to Trixie Scraps Gallery. Lets take a look at the amazing inspiration you all have!



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

The participants for the above Show-Offs will receive Riding with Boys Quick Pages!


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


That's it for me today! I'll make sure to eat a s'more or 5 for you all!
Happy Scrapping!
Bree




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

Friday, June 24, 2011

Feature Friday - New for 6/24 - Charlie's Arcade & More!

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Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I hope you've been enjoying a great week so far. Mine was very busy working on some new goodies to bring to all of you! I'm most excited about my brand new North Meets South collab with Connie Prince, so let's start right there! A number of my customers and a few of the gals on my Creative Team had asked me for a Chuck-E-Cheese inspired kit, claiming there not to be a good kit for this purpose on the market. And you know what? I checked those claims and they are right! The market needs a kid like this in a big way... and so, I pitched it to Connie and she was equally excited about the idea. The result? A super adorable kit perfect for not only Chuck-E-Cheese photos, but also birthdays, pizza parties, arcade fun and more. We've PACKED the kit to the gills with 20 papers, over 60 elements and an alpha... plus, we created some beautiful Page Starters and Wordart and included the kit alpha in a bunch of other colors, too. Then, we gathered it all up in a money-saving bundle that is over 40% off regular prices, just for you! (Each of the pieces is individually available for 25% off this weekend, as well). So, I give you Charlie's Arcade... Connie and I hope you LOVE this one!

Charlie's Arcade Value Bundle:



And here's the individual pieces of the bundle:


Charlie's Arcade Full Kit available at:

Charlie's Arcade Bonus Alphas available at:

Charlie's Arcade Page Starters available at:

Charlie's Arcade Wordart available at:


This week I'm also releasing my Riding With Boys Collection in my shops. The pieces of this kit were originally available as part of Grab-a-Byte sale at Scrapbook-Bytes and now I've combined the pieces and added a few more to round out the collection. Each piece will be 40% off through the end of the month, as part of my Summer Fun sale!


Riding with Boys Full Kit available at:


Riding with Boys Clusters available at:

Riding with Boys Cardstock available at:

Riding with Boys Quickpages available at:

Foam-abet: Boy Time Alpha Pack available at:


Lastly, I'm also releasing the two template kits that were my part of the May Templatetopia - each will be 20% off through the end of the month!


Large and In Charge Templates Vol 1 available at:


Start Struck Vol 7: Cami available at:

With that, I'm going to wish you a great weekend! Have some fun - and make sure to take lots of pictures to scrap! ** Trixie **



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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Challenge Thursday - 6/23/11

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Hey, Trixie fans, it's Thursday, so you know what that means....time for another challenge!! This week I wanted to do a template challenge, but this is no ordinary template challenge. How many of you buy templates (or find the freebies) and only use that template one time?? I know many of us do, but you can really increase the value of your template stash if you would just be a little creative. Do not always only look at your template the way it was designed. Try flipping it 90 or 180 degrees, or do a mirror flip. It is amazing how different a template will look by doing this, and better yet, you get more pages out of just one template!!

So, my challenge for you today is to take a template, flip the template, and complete a new layout with a totally different look! You can use a Trixie Scraps template you already have on hand, or you can use the awesome template below that was generously donated by one of our Stars, Bethie. Simple right??

I do this a lot especially with my P365 templates since you cannot seem to find a lot of templates with 7 photos:)

For these layouts I used one of the templates in Trixie's Through the Week Vol 5 http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=32684&cat=0&page=1

Here is Week 4. I used Trixie's Croaky Kisses Kit http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=32407&cat=0&page=1



For Week 10, I mirror flipped the template. I used Trixie's My Sister, My Friend kit http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=33424&cat=0&page=1



Now, I know you are dying to see the freebie template that Bethie provided for us, so wait no more. Check this out!!!!



Download it here http://www.4shared.com/file/4jDm4Nq0/ts_june23blogtemplate.zip

Here is what I came up with using Trixie's new kit Riding with Girls.
Elements http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=33701&cat=0&page=1
Paper Pack http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=33700&cat=0&page=1
Cardstock http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=33699&cat=0&page=1
Foam Alpha http://www.gottapixel.net/store/product.php?productid=33702&cat=0&page=1



I can't wait to see your pages!! Be sure to upload them to Trixie's gallery so we can ooh and aah over them and also for your chance to win some goodies!!




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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TTT Tuesday - Decorative Edges

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another Triple T Tuesday! As I was browsing the gallery trying to get an idea of what to talk about today, I noticed a lot of scrappers using decorative edges...especially scalloped edges! It kind of reminded me of my scissor stash I have from my paper scrapping days! I have a pretty simple scrapping style myself, and I am always looking for simple ways to add a little something to my page. Adding a scalloped edge to a page, or a pretty scalloped frame is the perfect way to do this. Let's take a look a few creative ways to use these.

April 2011 Recital is beautiful layout by Stacy. I love how the black and white layered scallops frame that perfect photo!


Love these edges on the purple paper on Amy's Forever and Owlways layout, adding a touch of elegance to her page.


Using a scalloped edge is a great way to make your paper stand out, especially when working with stacked papers like Carrin did on her Out In the Sun layout.


Next time you're looking to add a little something to your page, why not try adding a decorative edge or two! And if you want a little help getting those scalloped edges, Trixie has some awesome templates in her shop.

Hope you all have a wonderful week, and Happy Scrapping!



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