Saturday, December 31, 2011

Super Saturday: New Year, New Me!

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Happy last day of the year, Trixie Scrap Fans! I'm having a good time with family and friends as we roll out 2011, so I'm going to keep my chatter to a minimum. {If that's even possible!}
A few weeks ago, Trixie and Connie Prince released their newest North Meets South Studios collab, New Year, New Me! The Stars have put together some amazing pages! Lets take a look!




It has been a quiet week here on Trixie's blog, besides the daily prompts! We have your round up including tips & tricks, sales, challenges and any FREEBIES that have come by!

Tuesday Lori went over the importance of removing dust and scratches from our scanned photos! She also gave us a great tutorial and tips on how to remove them!

Tuesday Michele made us a great desktop FREEBIE for the month of January! I've had mine up for a week or so already, I love it!

Thursday Jamie gave us probably one of the funniest and hardest challenges so far on the blog! If you play along, we would LOVE to see your layouts using Trixie's products! Make sure to upload them to Trixie Scraps Gallery, and I'll feature you in next week's Show Offs!

Also, if you were around last year, Candy led us through the month of December helping us create a December Daily scrapbook! This year she is back, with amazing prompts and a DECEMBER DAILY FREEBIE! I will make sure to keep track of all the amazing prompts for you, but make sure you check back every day for the FREEBIE that is posted! They won't last long at all!

December 1st Introduction to December Daily!
December 2nd Christmas Tree Photos
December 3rd Weather and the beginning of the DECEMBER DAILY DOWNLOAD FREEBIE
December 4th Advent Calendars
December 5th To Do Lists
December 6th Saint Nicholas
December 7th Gift Wrapping
December 8th Christmas Cards
December 9th Elf on the Shelf
December 10th Top 10 Lists
December 11th Performance Shots
December 12th Ordinary Beauty
December 13th Christmas Baking
December 14th Photos out and about
December 15th Giving Back
December 16th A Visit to Santa
December 17th Christmas Lights
December 18th Routines
December 19th Newsletters
December 20th Holiday Travel
December 21st Homemade gifts
December 22nd Catalogs
December 23rd Group Photos
December 24th Photo Booth
December 25th Merry Christmas
December 26th The Aftermath
December 27th Taking Down Decorations
December 28th Gift Cards
December 29th Packaging
December 30th Reflections
December 31st Wrap Up



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This week we had several amazing layouts uploaded to Trixie Scraps Gallery that I'll be showing 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!

Just a note real quick about prizes, we are incredibly behind due to real life and pressing deadlines. We hope to get your prizes to you in January. We appreciate your patience with us as we also try to get through the holidays! If you have any questions you can always send me a message in the gallery. Thank you for understanding!




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 31 Days Has December Clusters!




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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! I've still got some Christmas assembly to do, and some snuggles to enjoy!
Have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve!
We hope that 2012 is a wonderful blessing to you all!
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

December Daily Day 31 - 2011 Wrap-up and Daily Download

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I want to thank you for playing along with the Trixie Scraps Daily December Inspiration again this year. I hope that you found a couple of new ideas to help in your December Daily album for 2011.

Get some pictures of how you and your family spent the last day of the year. Do you have all of your supplies ready for a midnight toast? Will you be out ringing in the New Year or will you be cozy at home with the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve?

Whatever you do tonight, be safe and have fun!

Happy New Year!

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 31. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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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, December 30, 2011

December Daily Day 30 - Reflections and Daily Download

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Spend some time today reflecting on 2011. Did you accomplish all of your goals for the year? Where could you do better? What are your hopes for 2012?

Ask each family member to complete the following sentence:

In 2012 I want to...

Add that as journaling to your album. It will be fun to look back on this time next year!

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 30. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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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, December 29, 2011

December Daily Day 29 - Packaging and Daily Download

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Before you get rid of all of the holiday packaging, you may want to cut bits and pieces of boxes and cards to add to your album as a reminder of what your family received this year. Make a list of gifts and givers as a record to put in your album.

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 29. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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

Challenge Thursday 12/29: One Word Challenge!

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Welcome to another edition of Challenge Thursday.  Jamie B here with your challenge for today.  It's a One Word Challenge - SNORT!  Yes, you read that correctly, SNORT! As a team, we have a lot of fun together and we often make each other laugh so hard that we snort!  I think it's one of our favorite words when we find something hysterical!  So, my challenge to you, is have some fun and scrap a layout based on that word (use it as your title!)

Here is a page I came up with, I used One Crazy Kid

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The CT played along too:

from Shauna using Quality Time

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from Mary Kate using All About Me:  The Littles

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from Jamie using All About Me:  The Tweens

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Make sure you add your layout to the Trixie Scraps Gallery so we can leave you some love!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Thursday!



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

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Daily Day 28 - Gift Cards and Daily Download

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Are you out spending those gift cards yet? Take some pictures of the post-holiday crowds this week as you are out and about for your album. Don’t be afraid to get pictures of the store’s Valentine’s Day displays!

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 28. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!


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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, December 27, 2011

January Desktop Freebie

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Happy 2012 everyone!  I've made a new desktop wallpaper you can use in January.  Enjoy!







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

December Daily Day 27 - Taking Down Decorations and Daily Download

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Have you started taking down the decorations yet? Set your camera on a solid surface and use the self-timer to get some shots of the action. Take another shot every time you walk by and you’ll have a nice time-lapse of the action as the tree and other decorations make their way back into their boxes.

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 27. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!


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

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques: Removing Dusts and Scratches from Scanned Photos

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Hi Trixie Fans!  It is Lori here with a time saver technique for Photoshop users.  I love browsing through old family photo albums, but when I scan my photos dust and scratches always love to rear their ugly heads.  I would use the clone tool to remove all the spots and marks and sometimes it would take me a long time depending on the photo.  I thought there had to be an easier way.  I did a quick Google search and I found a great tutorial for removing those pesky marks!

I used the tutorial for these photos of me when I was young.  I used the great new kit New Year, New Me by Trixie Scraps and Connie Prince - the lovely duo behind North Meets South Studios.





I hope this tutorial saves you some time and we would love to see your layouts 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, December 26, 2011

December Daily Day 26 - The Aftermath and Daily Download

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Are you in a holiday hangover or do you have even more Christmas ahead of you? If you’re busy finding places to store all those new Christmas goodies or just spending the day playing with all the new toys, be sure to get photos to document the day.

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 26. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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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, December 25, 2011

December Daily Day 25 - Merry Christmas and Daily Download

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From all of us at Trixie Scraps Designs to all of you and yours, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 25. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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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, December 24, 2011

December Daily Day 24 - Photo Booths and Daily Download

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A fun photo op to pass the time at family Christmas Eve celebrations is a homemade photo booth.

Hang a background of some sort. This can be a solid color sheet or even a pre-made background available at any party store.

Lay out some holiday themed props. Santa hats, garland, tinsel, elf hats, red noses, and reindeer antlers come to mind.

Set up a camera with a self-timer and a sticky note pointing to the appropriate button.

You may want to take people’s pictures as they arrive and then invite people to visit the photobooth throughout the day/evening for even more fun photos!

Add these photos to your album with names and the date for a fun reminder of your holiday gathering!

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 24. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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

Christmas Eve Super Saturday Post: Blue Christmas, Show Offs, & a Wrap Up!

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Merry Christmas Eve Trixie Scraps fans! Bree here, and I've tons of info for you! So make sure you buckle your coffee cup right into your hand, you're going to want to stay awake for all this! :D
This month, Trixie has been doing a Daily Download of one of her newest kits, Blue Christmas. If you have missed any of the downloads, or you'd like to get it all now, it's available in her store! If you don't know what you're missing, here are some great pages Trixie's stars have put together using the kit! They are simply STUNNING!





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!

Saturday Trixie posted about all her amazing new releases! If you're lucky, you may be able to still download the FREEBIE that she posted too!

Sunday Michele interviewed the last Scrap Star, Jamie! She's got some great pages for inspiration! Check them out!

Tuesday Stacey showed us a great trend right now, cut outs on your layouts! She also gave a great tutorial on how to make them yourself OR you can pick up some of Trixie's templates!

Thursday Lori challenged us to scrap with the color BLUE! If you play along make sure to upload your layout to Trixie Scraps Gallery, and I will feature you with the other show offs next week!


Also, if you were around last year, Candy led us through the month of December helping us create a December Daily scrapbook! This year she is back, with amazing prompts and a DECEMBER DAILY FREEBIE! I will make sure to keep track of all the amazing prompts for you, but make sure you check back every day for the FREEBIE that is posted! They won't last long at all!

December 1st Introduction to December Daily!
December 2nd Christmas Tree Photos
December 3rd Weather and the beginning of the DECEMBER DAILY DOWNLOAD FREEBIE
December 4th Advent Calendars
December 5th To Do Lists
December 6th Saint Nicholas
December 7th Gift Wrapping
December 8th Christmas Cards
December 9th Elf on the Shelf
December 10th Top 10 Lists
December 11th Performance Shots
December 12th Ordinary Beauty
December 13th Christmas Baking
December 14th Photos out and about
December 15th Giving Back
December 16th A Visit to Santa
December 17th Christmas Lights
December 18th Routines
December 19th Newsletters
December 20th Holiday Travel
December 21st Homemade gifts
December 22nd Catalogs
December 23rd Group Photos




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We had some wonderful submissions to the Trixie Scraps Gallery this week for Show Offs! 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 Blue Christmas WordArt

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


Well, that's it from me!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!
Remember to take photos and I'll see you next week!
xoxo
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

Merry Christmas!! And new releases, plus a freebie for December 23rd

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Hi everyone and Merry Christmas Eve!! I'm sure if you celebrate Christmas, you are running around like a crazy person today, trying to get all your last minute things attended to before it's time to tug the kiddies all snug in their beds ... then remind them 20 times to go to sleep so Santa can come! We will be celebrating with my husband's family this evening, which has become our Christmas Eve tradition. Then, on Sunday we'll be visiting with my side of the family. I'm looking forward to the time to visit with everyone, exchange some small gifts, and just take some time to remember how important family is.

That said, I do have a few new things I added to my shops this week and I just want to make sure you know they are there... who knows, maybe a kind gift-giver will fill your Paypal account with some scrapbooking mad money!! I also have a little freebie at the end of the post for you, too. I want to wish all of you the Merriest Christmas - I hope you get everything you are wishing for!

All of these products can be found at:
Trixie Scraps Shop | Gotta Pixel | Scrapbook-Bytes | Funky Playground

Just in time for Christmas, I'm releasing Remember Bethlehem in all my shops. I've made up a full collection for this including the kit and four coordinating pieces. They will be priced at 30% off through the end of this year - so, after you finish taking all those great Christmas photos, scoop up some pieces of this collection and take some down time this week to scrap them!

Remember Bethlehem



Coordinating pieces: Clusters, Cardstock, Glitter Mats, and Quickpages



I'm also releasing two individual template packs that were previously released as part of Templatetopia for November 2011. Each is also 30% off through the end of the year:

Seeing Double Vol 7



Star Struck Vol 8: Stacey A



And finally, I've got a new piece for my Vintage Holiday collection. This great set of Quickpages will help you complete a bunch of pages in a hurry! Don't miss the special below - you can get these quickpages completely free through the end of the year when you purchase the matching kit along with them!

A Vintage Holiday Quickpages




And lastly - the freebie I promised! Here is a super cute page starter made from my recently introduced collab with Connie Prince: New Year, New Me. You can pick this one up by clicking the preview below. Once again.... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!




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, December 23, 2011

December Daily Day 23 - Group Photos and Daily Download

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Do you have a group or family shot for your album yet? If not, try to grab one this week.

Aim to get the picture when everyone has arrived at the gathering rather than at the end, when everyone is tired and may be getting impatient to leave. You may also want to start out with a fun shot, say, everyone doing jazz hands, to lighten the mood and get people comfortable in front of the camera. Take several pictures so you can get as many open eyes as possible!

Don’t forget to list the names of everyone in the picture and where it was taken in your album. You may want to include the ages of any children in the pictures as well.

And here's your daily download freebie for Day 23. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here. Thanks for understanding!

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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, December 22, 2011

December Daily Day 22 - Catalogs and Daily Download

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Wondering what to do with all of those holiday catalogs now that the shopping is (hopefully) done? Use them in your December Daily album, of course. You can tear out and scan, photograph, or work a little hybrid magic.
Pull out interesting quotes, pictures, or products and include those on a page about your catalogs. If you find a beautiful image you can scan and add your own words on top of it in Photoshop for a completed page.
Or, if you find an interesting page design, pull the inspiration from your catalog and let it guide today’s page design.
However you choose to do it, it’s fun to add a little Christmas marketing magic to your book.
And here's your daily download freebie for Day 22. Remember, the links are only available for 24 hours, so grab it quick! The links will be removed every day after 24 hours have passed and there will be no make-up links sent out, so please do not email us to ask for links to an expired download. If you miss any of the days, you will be able to purchase the entire kit in Trixie's store here Thanks for understanding!
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All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
Trixie Scraps Shop * My Memories * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Funky Playground

Challenge Thursday: Color Challenge

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Hey there, Trixie fans!! I don't know how the weather is where you live, but for me it has been pretty cloudy, gloomy and wet. Not to mention cold!! So, with this weather, it makes me feel sorta blue. Which leads me to this weeks challenge. I want to see layouts that are mostly blue. You can sprinkle some other colors in there, but the majority needs to be blue. They can also be any theme you choose.

You are welcome to use any kit you choose, but in case you are looking for a new one, check out Trixie's Blue Christmas


You can find it in her store here http://trixiescraps.com/shop/newest-releases/blue-christmas-digital-scrapbooking-kit


Here is one example from one of our fabulous Trixie stars, Mary Kate. Isn't it gorgeous???



And one of our other Trixie Stars, Laina, made this super cute page too:)



Here is a page I did using Trixie's Blue Christmas.



Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Be sure to post them in the challenge gallery over at Trxie Scraps so we can leave you some love!! Have fun:)



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