Monday, October 31, 2011

Must Have Monday - Carving Up Fun

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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 Carving Up Fun kit, Clusters, and Quick Pages and Glazed Butternut Alphabet for only $2 or $3.  But 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!



The Stars have created some beautiful eye candy with these products.

Amazing carvings from Mary Kate



A fun 2 page layout from Jamie




Carrin has created this awesome cluster freebie for a fun Halloween treat! Click on the image or the link below to download.







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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Special Request Sunday - Be a Winner!

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans! Miss Kris here with an exciting opportunity for you all! Who wants to win free stuff?  Trixie would like you to pick your very favorite holiday kit.  It can be 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever!  How easy is that??

Just leave a comment with your email address and we'll be back in 2 weeks to announce the winner!  Good luck!




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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November Desktop Calendar

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October's coming to a close and you all know what that means...desktop freebie time! I made it using my newest favorite Trixie kit, Tuscan Fall. I hope you enjoy it!


http://www.4shared.com/file/e8T-8woI/ts_nov2011desktopcalendar.zip



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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Challenge Thursday - Interviews!

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Interview pages are a great way to document your life and the lives of the people that are most important to you. They're especially good for those that don't like to journal, since the journaling is all done for you!

I did this page with Well-Suited and Quality Time of 20 questions I asked my son on his 4th birthday -

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You don't have to wait for a birthday to do a page like this, though! Here's some ideas for interview pages:

Make a list of your current favorites. Revisit the same questions once a year and see how your favorites change.

Interview each of your kids or your spouse for a list of their favorites.

Pick a hot news topic and ask for opinions.

Ask your parents or grandparents questions about their childhood (especially ask about prices!).

Interview your siblings about childhood memories.

The best part of these pages is that if you are interviewing other adults you can often just send a list of questions through email, making it super-easy to copy and paste the answers to your page!

Check out this awesome interview page by Scrap Star Jamie -

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For this weeks challenge I want to to interview someone and incorporate that into your page created with Trixie Scraps supplies. Post your page in the Trixie Scraps gallery and leave a link in the comments for an entry into our monthly drawing!





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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TTT- Align and Distribute

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Hello Trixie Scrap fans! I have a little trick today to show you how to use the align and distribute tabs in Photoshop. Once I learned how to use this, I found so many ways to apply it in my layouts. Today I'm going to show you how to use it using square paper pieces. I first picked out my background paper. Then I made my square shapes to clip my paper to. After I clipped my paper to my square shapes and shadowed them, I highlight all of the squares.


Then go to the top, just under the menu bar and click "Align". I aligned my squares to the left edge.


Now I wanted to take this one step further. I want my square paper pieces to start at the top of my layout and run the edge down to the bottom. I wanted them evenly spaced, but doing by hand is hard. Also it would be extremely hard to make sure that they are all evenly spaced. This is where the distribute tool comes in handy. I needed to make sure that my top square is at the top of the layout and bottom square at the bottom. (The rest in between don't matter.) Once again highlight all the squares.


Go to the top again right next to the "Align" tab and you'll find the "Distribute" tab. Click that and then go to 'vertical centers'.


Isn't that fun?! Here is my finished layout using Trixie Scraps Blush Beauty


I also use the align tool all the time when using alphas for my title. Here is another layout I did using Trixie Scraps Rescue Me.


I use both of these tools all the time. Experiment with them and be sure to show off your layouts in the Trixie Scraps gallery. Have a wonderful day!




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

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make It Hybrid Monday- Pumpkin Ornaments

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Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Make It Hybrid Monday! Fall is upon us and in addition to the pumpkins on my doorstep, I also wanted to create some simple decorations inside of the house. Today, we're going to create pumpkin ornaments to hang around the house in a few easy steps using Tuscan Fall by Trixie Scraps


Here are the supplies that you will need:
- 1 sheet of orange colored patterned paper/ cardstock
- Circle punch (any size)
- Adhesive (Dry and Glue Dots/ Hot Glue Gun)
- String
- Ribbon
- Brown paper bag or kraft paper


Step 1: Punch 6 circles out of your orange colored patterned paper/ cardstock. Make sure that they are the same size.Then fold all of the circles in half into the colored side of the paper. Once you have 6 folded circles, adhere the folded circles together in groups of three


Step 2: Tie your string into a loop and adhere to one side of the folded circle. Adhere the two folded circles together


Step 3: Add a stem at the top of the ornament with a glue dot and add any additional embellishments. I tied a ribbon at the bottom of the step and also added a crystal at the bottom.


Hope that this project brings a bit of fall indoors for you. Happy crafting and if you create anything using Trixie Scraps products, please leave us a link so that we can leave you some love!



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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Spotlight

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Hello, Trixie Scraps Fans! Mary Kate here with another Sunday Spotlight. Today I chose to interview Kristin (aka Sagediva2). Her siggy caught my attention in one of the forums... she had used Trixie's Rescue Me kit and it was absolutely adorable! So, let's get to know Kristin better...

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm Kristin but better known as Sagediva2 throughout the scrapping community. I started paper scrapping in 2000 then transitioned into digital scrapbooking in 2008. I have learned so much from when I started and enjoy learning new things when I can. I live in Lakeland, FL with my DH, Eric, of 3 years and my 19th month old daughter, Kaylyn. We also have a black lab, Havana, and two kitties, London and Sydney. So our house is always in constant motion and noisy.

2. How did you get into digi?
I had a room in our house just for my paper scrapping things. I knew that I would have to change this room into a nursery one day so I got into digital scrapping that way. I started and was instantly hooked.

3. What do you like to scrap about?
Most of my pages are about my DD. I want to make sure to scrap her life

4. What do you listen to while you scrap?
I usually don’t have anything playing. I scrap after DD has gone to bed so I enjoy the peace and quiet. On the rare occasions when I need some background noise, I have a Christian Rock radio station on.

5. If you were trapped on a desert island what three things would you want to have with you?
It all depends if you count people. I would have to have DH and DD. If you mean three items, not people, I would say a computer, my Kindle, and a cell phone.

6. What's the name of the last book you read?
I am in the middle of The Help by Katheryn Stockett.

7. What is the one scrapping tool you couldn't do without?
My computer of course.

8. What is your favorite Trixie Scraps layout?
Usually my most recent layout is my favorite. Surprisingly it’s not of my DD it’s of my kitty, London.
It’s called Love My Cat.






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

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Super Saturday: Weekly Round Up & Show Offs!

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Hi Trixie Scrap Fans! Bree here with a short and sweet Weekly Round Up and Saturday Show Offs! *smiles*
It's been pretty quiet here on Trixie's blog this week! But if you missed anything, don't worry! I've got your round up with all the tutorials, challenges and FREEBIES!
Sunday Jamie posted our winner of this months Special Request Sunday was Donna! Congratulations Donna!
Monday Jen showed us Trixie's Must Have Monday kit for the week. This is a sale that happens every other Monday and the kit is only on sale Monday through Friday of that week! Make sure you pick up the coordinating FREEBIE as well! It's super cute!
Tuesday Jennifer gave those who use SBC+ some great tips on how to Recolor and Refill an alpha set! It's a great tip to have in your arsenal, for sure!
Thursday Beth challenged us to use her FREEBIE word art in a layout! Make sure you upload your layouts to Trixie Scraps Gallery so you can be featured in next weeks Saturday Show Offs!


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We had some fantastic layouts uploaded this week into Trixie Scraps Gallery that I am able to show you this week! So how do you get involved in the Show Offs? Simply upload your layout using Trixie Scraps products to Trixie Scraps Gallery and I'll put it in next weeks Show Off slideshow! We'll then send you a code via Trixie Scraps Gallery message system for your prize! It's that simple! Make sure you check your messages often, as the prizes do expire! It does take us a week or two to get you your code, so please be patient!



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 a $3 gift code to Trixie Scraps Store!

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

That's it for me this week! I'm off to drink some hot tea in hopes of feeling better!
Ciao!
Bree





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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Challenge Thursday! Wordle Work

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Happy Thursday Trixie Scraps Fans! Today I was inspired by word art that I have been seeing all over the web with clusters of words on a certain subject. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the style into digi pages. I found a neat website at Wordle.com that helps create a word art out of words you choose. I chose to use the poem "Autumn, Queen of Year" by Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr. This is the result!



My challenge to you is to make a page using the word art. Simple as that! You can download it HERE And in a few weeks, I will be back with a tutorial on how to make your own word art just like this! Or, head to the website and try it out for yourself.

Here is my page I made:





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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TTT - Recoloring/Refilling an Alpha set

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Jennifer here, welcoming you to another Tips, Trends and Technique Tuesdays! Today is a technique especially for all of the Storybook Creator Plus users! One of the things I love about Trixie's kits are that they almost always include an alpha set. Most of the time the color or pattern of the alpha works great, but once in awhile, I love the alpha style, but wish I could change the color/fill of the letters for some reason or another. Or maybe, I like an alpha from one kit, but I'm using a different kit(s) for my page and the colors just don't go together. For all of you who use Storybook Creator Plus, I'm going to walk you thru the process of customizing your alphas and titles, and you'll be a pro in no time!!!

Once you have the letters placed on your page how you want them, select them all and on the Arrange tab, click on Group and then Flatten.


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I really love the look of using papers from the kit to refill the alphas. It reminds me of my old Sizzix days but without all the time and hassle involved. Make sure your alpha grouping is selected and then go under your Content tab and select the paper you want to use fill the letters in. Solid papers work best as well as small prints. If you use a small print, you may want to experiment with flattening and not flattening your letters to see what look you like best. Click on your selected paper and under the dropdown menu, choose Fill Selected Shape.


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Voila!! Add your shadows under the Format tab and you can be done!


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For an added bit of oomph, right click on your title, choose Apply a Filter, select 3D edge and click on Apply.


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You now have a title or wordart that looks like it was designed just for the page you created!


Here's my finished page made with AAM The Tweens kit and glitter paper:

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I can't wait to see you show off your new skills in the Trixie Scraps Gallery!!





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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Must Have Monday -- Cute Lil Punkin

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Happy Monday, everyone! 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 Cute Lil' Punkin for only $3 and the coordinating Quickpage Album for only $2! 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!




Be sure to take advantage of this awesome deal...it won't last long!

And before you go don't miss this sweet little freebie from Carrin, made especially for you!




Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!



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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Special Request Sunday: Winner Announced!

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Welcome back to Special Request Sunday. Jamie D. here to announce the winner from the Pick You Favorite Kit contest.

Donna!!!

Donna, you have won the Winter on the Mountain Kit! We will be contacting you soon with your coupon code, so please be on the lookout for it!

Have a great day!



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

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Super Saturday: October Templatetopia Inspiration, Saturday Show Offs, and the Weekly Roundup!

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Hi Trixie Scraps fans! This week Trixie released her North Meets South Studios October Templatetopia! The Stars have had a great time playing with the new templates! Lets take a look at all the wonderful inspiration!





We've had lots of stuff going on here on Trixie's blog, don't worry! We have your round up including tips & tricks, sales, challenges and any FREEBIES that have come by!

Sunday Stacey interviewed Trixie Scraps fan, Crazsquaw! It's great to get to know a bit about Trixie's fans and see their wonderful layouts! If you'd like to be spotlighted, feel free to upload your layouts to Trixie Scraps Gallery, I know the Stars are always looking for someone new to spotlight!

Monday Trixie announced her Grab-a-Byte kit, Tuscan Fall! This kit is stunning, and she's provided an AWESOME freebie for you on her Facebook page!

Tuesday Carolyn gave us a great tutorial for SBC+ users on how to convert your templates to use in your program! There are tons of great information in the post, so if you're an SBC+ user, make sure to check this post out!

Wednesday Shauna reminded us about our new book club selection and book! Make sure you pick it up this weekend if you haven't already, so you can participate in the fun chat she'll host next week!

Thursday Cami challenged us to use an adorable FREEBIE template she made! Make sure to play along using Trixie Scraps products and upload your layout to Trixie Scraps Gallery, I'll feature your layout next Saturday!

Friday Trixie showed off all her wonderful new releases, like October Templatetopia and A Grand Day! There is also a great wordart FREEBIE that coordinates with A Grand Day, so make sure to pick that up too!


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This week we've had some great layouts uploaded to Trixie Scraps Gallery this week! So how do you get involved in the Show Offs? Simply upload your layout using Trixie Scraps products to Trixie Scraps Gallery and I'll put it in next weeks Show Off slideshow! We'll then send you a code via Trixie Scraps Gallery message system for your prize! It's that simple! Make sure you check your messages often, as the prizes do expire! It does take us a week or two to get you your code, so please be patient!




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 A Grand Day Wordart!


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


Well that's it for me today! I'm off to play with the kiddos! Have a great week!
Bree



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

Friday, October 14, 2011

Feature Friday 10/14/11 - A Grand Day 30% off, new Templatetopia, plus a GREAT recipe, too!

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Hi everyone! Hope you've been having a great week! I have had a fun, but busy, week! On Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting with one of my cousins and her husband for dinner, then they came back to our house for dessert. I made these AMAZING Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars from Mel's Kitchen Cafe for dessert. Let me tell you... they are HEAVEN on a plate. I highly recommend you try them!

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Otherwise, I spent the week working double-time because we are going on vacation next week (seven fun-filled days in Orlando with one of my other cousins, her husband, and their two adorable boys). We're super excited and can't wait to leave. But, that also means I've been trying to wrap up as much work as possible before we go, so I've been super productive! I can't wait to roll everything out to you over the coming weeks. For this week, I have a brand new October Templatetopia set with Connie Prince that is now on sale for just $3.99. As always, this awesome template grab bag includes four full-sized template packs in PSD, TIF, and PNG format. Plus, if you use Creative Memories' Storybook Creator software, you are in luck, because we include PAGE format files just for you! The four packs included in this month's grab bag are fully revealed in the shop - so make sure you check out those detail images to see the great packs inside.

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Available at:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook-Bytes * Funky Playground

Also, this week I have bundled some of my Gotta Grab It pieces into a kit and put it, plus the entire collection of coordinating products (nine in all) on sale for 30% off. After this week, it will all go back to regular price, so if you missed any of this while it was on Gotta Grab It sale, make sure to snag it now while you can still save a bunch! A Grand Day is a celebration of the bond shared between a boy and his grandpa... between a girl and her grandma... and so much more! Best of all, the beautiful patterns, elements and colors of this collection make it suitable for scrapping lots of everyday family moments, as well.

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The collection includes the full kit, coordinating clusters, wordart, quickpages, page starters and cardstock. Plus, check out the badge album, blogwear or siggy templates, too!

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All of "A Grand Day" collection pieces can be found at the following stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook-Bytes * Funky Playground * My Memories

Of course, I have a new freebie for you, too! Carrin cooked up this awesome set of wordart and included MOST of the variations for grandma and grandpa that you can think of. Of course, they perfectly coordinate with "A Grand Day" - click on the preview below to collect them and ENJOY! Have a super weekend! ** Trixie **

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DOWNLOAD HERE



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