Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TTTTuesday - Spell Check

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I have a quick tip for you today. I’m a horrible speller- it’s true. So when I’m journaling on a LO or making up previews or word art – I found a great tool right in Photoshop to help me.

With your text tool activated, right click on your text layer and select Check Spelling. This will only work on text layers (not on rasterized type layers).

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It will bring up the Check Spelling box. Click Check all layers at the bottom and let it check for errors
Now you don’t have to copy and paste between Word and PS to check your spelling!

Hope you have a GREAT week.



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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pick up your prizes!

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Hi Trixie Scraps Fans!
This is Bree, Trixie's CT Lead, popping in with an exciting Monday morning announcement!
For those of you who have been participating on Trixie's blog and in Trixie's Gallery, I have sent your prize codes to your message box in the gallery! There are many of you with more than one code, and they expire in February, so make sure you get in there and use them!

To get them, log into your account at Trixie's Gallery and on the left it'll tell you how many messages you have! Then go to the store and use the codes for the items specified! It's super simple!

If you'd like to participate with us, and get fun prizes, all you have to do is create a scrapbook page using Trixie Scraps products, and upload it to Trixie's Gallery. I'll put your layout in our Show Off slide show, and you'll get a prize! It's that simple!

Happy Scrapping {and shopping!}
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

Make it Hybrid Monday - Heart Favor Baskets

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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another edition of Make it Hybrid Monday. My name is Laina and I have recently joined the Trixie Scraps hybrid team! I will be working with Sharon and I am so excited to be here, and today I’m here to show you how to make these adorable heart baskets. They are a perfect addition to your Valentine’s d├ęcor, or they can be used as treat baskets for the kids or even for your Valentine!



I decided to use Owl Always Love You. I think it’s just the perfect kit for Valentine’s Day!



To complete this project, you will need:
1- 8x8 inch square of Patterned cardstock
2 – 6x6 inch square of Solid cardstock
A bone folder (or scoring tool on your paper cutter)
Scissors (or paper cutter)
Tape
Valentine’s Sweethearts candies

First, In PSE I created the square shapes on a 8.5x11 transparent document, clipped the papers to them and then printed and cut them out.



Then using your bone folder or scoring tool, you will need to score 4 lines on the white side: diagonal line x 2, a horizontal line and a vertical line.



Next, you are going to fold the square horizontally, while pinching at the top. Then tuck the left and right side and you’ll end up with a large triangle with the two smaller ones tucked inside that meet in the middle.



Fold the large triangle in half down the middle. Next, lightly draw a half heart with a pencil, follow the line and cut it out.


Once you cut it out, you can then open it again to see the full heart!



You will need to tape the inside pieces where they meet so it can hold its shape and be able to hold your Valentine’s candies.  You can do this by opening it completely and placing half of the piece of tape on the left side of the heart. Then when you fold it back into its heart shape, you can press the tape firmly down on the right side.


Repeat this step for the opposite side so that the two compartments are secure. Finally, add your candies, and enjoy!



Happy crafting and see you next Make it Hybrid Monday!



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, January 29, 2012

Special Request Sunday - Request a Theme

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans! Laina here with an exciting opportunity for you all! Trixie would like you to suggest a theme for a future kit. Are you itching to scrap some photos but can't find a kit that really matches them? Maybe you'd like to see Trixie's design style in a theme she hasn't done before. Either way, leave a comment below (be sure to include your email address) with a theme suggestion and you may get your wish!

Just leave a comment and we'll be back on February 12 to announce the winner!



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, January 28, 2012

Super Saturday: Wrap up and Show Offs!

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Hi Trixie Scrap Fans!
This week Trixie, Candy, and I have been doing a lot of "Behind The Scenes" work to make the Trixie Scraps blog more enjoyable and relevant to you! This week will be the last week of Super Saturday, but don't worry, all the content you've come to enjoy will still be on the blog! We are excited for the changes that will be taking place, which start February 1st, and we hope you enjoy them too! So keep coming back! Some of the changes will be subtle, and some of them are going to be lots of fun! We will still keep our challenges and tutorials as well, as we know how much you all enjoy those! {Truth be told, the Stars love them too!}
Enough of my rambling, lets get moving to the Wrap Up and Show Offs!

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 JamieB did a wonderful interview with Gwen, also known as Gigichet! Jamie made sure to include a few pages from Gwen's gallery to inspire you!

Monday Trixie announced a contest/giveaway to guess her new store that was opening up! She also announced that she is retiring up to 50 items from her store, at $1 each!!! Those are amazing savings!! Make sure you get in on that sale!

Kris also announced the Must Have Monday Product of the Week! It's not on sale any longer, but I do hope you were able to snag it at the amazing price Trixie had it for! We do that 2x's per month, at least! So make sure you're checking in with us so you don't miss any of those great deals!

Tuesday Stacy went on a hunt through the Trixie Scraps Gallery and found some wonderful pages! But what she also found, is that there is an amazing, and beautiful trend going on, using large photos! Check out the pages she found!

Thursday JamieD posted a fun challenge for us all to do, a "Scrap By Numbers" challenge, she also included in her list a way to include a large photo like from Tuesday's trend! The Stars {myself included} played along, and we had lots of fun! There are so many great pages to give you inspiration! We'd love to see you play along with us, if you do, use Trixie's products and post it in the Trixie Scraps Gallery and we will feature you in the next Show Off!

Friday Trixie announced the winner of her new store contest, AND she announced her new store!! She's having a sale over there for her Grand Opening! So make sure to check that out too!!
I love that every month the Stars put together a desktop FREEBIE for us to use! This month, Stacey made one for us with Owl Always Love You! Make sure you pick it up here and say thanks!

Trixie posted about Scrapbook-Bytes birthday celebration! They will be having lots of fun in their forum, and in addition to that, there is a huge sale and a free with purchase collab that is so pretty! Make sure you read this post to get all the details!


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Like I said earlier, this is the last week for SATURDAY Show Offs. In February, we will be moving to Sundays, and it will only be 2x's per month.

We had 2 amazing pages in the Trixie Scraps Gallery this week, lets take a look!

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!


By Andastra using A Thankful Heart and City Girl
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By Bcalberti using A Mother's Love
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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 If The Slipper Fits 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! See you in a couple weeks!
Keep Scrapping!
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, January 27, 2012

New Store & Contest Winner Announcement!

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Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be able to finally spill my news to you today! My brand new store is now open... and you can now find me at....

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In addition to finally spilling the new store location, I'm here to officially announce the winner of my "Guess My New Store" contest/giveaway. I thought it might be fun (and something totally out of my own little comfort zone) to do this all on video! So, watch the video below to see if you're the winner! :)


So, congrats to the lucky winner! Please leave me your email address as a comment to this post so that I can send you the code you need to use your shopping spree!

Thanks, once again, to everyone who entered my giveaway. I hope you'll head over and check out Pickleberrypop, perhaps participate in a challenge or two, and also check out my Grand Opening sale. Have a great weekend!


Birthday Sale & Celebration at Scrapbook-Bytes

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Have you heard? Scrapbook-Bytes is turning NINE! And to celebrate, many members of the team got together to whip up a Free With Purchase collab kit and a big weekend full of fun events and challenges. Here's a look at the collab and event schedule!

This is the collab you will get for FREE with any $10 purchase from the participating designers (including me!):



My part of the collab looks like this:

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Don't miss our forum challenges, games, speed scraps and more!



Of course, my store is on sale, too! Come on over and have some fun with us this weekend!





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

February Desktop Freebie!

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Happy Friday Trixie Scraps fans! Can you believe that we are heading into February already? One good thing about the days flying by so fast is that it's time for a new desktop freebie! I used Owl Always Love You, one of Trixie Scraps adorable kits from last Valentines 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

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Challenge Thursday - Scrap With a List

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Welcome to Challenge Thursday.  I'm Jamie D. and I will be hosting this week.

When I really need a challenge on a layout, and I want to do something without a template I always look for the scrap with a list sort of challenges. So, I have created a list of items for you to use.

Complete your page using everything on the list.

2 papers shapes of choice
1 printed paper
1 solid or textured card stock paper
1 photo
1 blended photo
1 frame
1 curled ribbon
1 scatter
1 paper clip
5 flowers
3 leaves
Large Title
journaling is optional

Here is my page using Love My Guy:

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Here are some layouts from the Trixie Scraps Stars for inspiration!

By Mary Kate using If the Slipper Fits

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By Bree using Mr. and Mrs. Mouse

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By Shauna using Rescue Me

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By Laina using Remember Bethlehem

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By Jamie using Riding With Boys

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Please upload your layout to the Trixie Scraps Gallery for a chance to win this month's 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, January 24, 2012

Scrapping Trend: Large Photo Layouts

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Hi everyone!  I hope that the new year has been a wonderful one for you and your loved ones.  I've spent some time perusing the galleries lately, and I've noticed that large photo layouts are becoming very popular.  I love the look of these layouts...it's a great way to showcase those special photos. 

I want to share some of the layouts that caught my attention:

First off, this beautiful layout by bcalberti, using Winter on the Mountain


Next up, this fabulous layout by Cramerd, using Oceanside:


Next, this amazing layout by wahoolady, using Fishy Friends:


Next, this simple yet stunning layout by bekfek, using Winter Wonderland:


Next, this sweet page by kdk929 using Adoption Day:


Finally, a fantastic layout from Trixie herself, using Autumn on the Lake:


As you can see, there are many ways to use large photos on a layout.  They can be the one and only photo on a page, or you can add smaller photos as well.  You can blend a large photo onto a paper to create a unique background; you can extract the focal point of your photo and incorporate it into your page.

If you're wanting to try out this style of layout, and you're not quite sure where to start, Trixie has some templates that will help you out!  Check out these two template packs that both give you those big focal photos:





I, for one, am glad to see that both of these template packs say Vol. 1, because I'm anxiously awaiting Vol. 2!  

Thanks for stopping by, readers!  Have a wonderful day, and happy scrapping!



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, January 23, 2012

Big news - New store, Retiring Products, and a chance to win a $20 shopping spree!

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Hi everyone! I'm stopping in today to fill you in on a couple of important pieces of news. First up, I am positively over the top excited about a brand new shop I am opening this Friday. It's a big store with lots of amazing designers and I feel so lucky to be joining them. I'm busily working on loading that store as full as I can get it this week because it opens THIS FRIDAY!!


I figured this was a good time to make my new store opening fun for all of YOU, too! Everyone who enters a guess by this Thursday, no later than 4pm EST will be entered to WIN a $20 shopping spree in my brand new store. You can have up to THREE guesses in this contest and here's how you get them:

1. First, you can leave a comment on this blog post with your guess as to where my new store will open - don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

2. Go browse my store and find a kit you love that you don't currently have. Then, leave a comment here on this blog post again and link us to that kit you are hoping to buy if you win!

3. Find this post on my Facebook wall and share it with your friends - you must click the "share" link under the post in order for Facebook to show me a link that you shared it! After you've done that, you can leave a third comment here on this blog post to tell me that you shouted out my news on Facebook (and thanks for spreading the word!).

***I'll be back Friday to share the name of the winner!***

Now, since I'm busily prepping my product catalog for a new shop, it became obvious that I did NOT retire enough items at the end of the year.... I simply have way too many products sitting in my store. Some of them go back three whole years... yes, I get attached and have a hard time letting go of my "babies." LOL!! So, it's finally time to cut the cord on a whole SLEW of items - over 50 of them in my personal store, in fact!


Each of the products that is retiring has also been placed on sale in my other stores, as well. Some of them can only be found in my personal shop, though - so make sure you check there to ensure you don't miss something you might want to have! These products will retire forever on January 31st.

And my final bit of news .... due to the new store opening, my store at Funky Playground will officially close on January 31st. I have immensely enjoyed my time at FPD - the designers, CT and customers there are truly some of the kindest people in all of digiland. I want to thank Cindy and Michelle (current and former owners) for being such awesome people - and I wish everyone at Funky continued success in the future!

OK, so that is my news for today... whew!!! Get to leaving those comments and good luck winning my shopping spree!! ** Trixie **



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