Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday with the Stars: April 2012 Templatopia

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I get to introduce you to one of my favorite releases that Tracy does with Connie Prince under their "North Meets South Studio" brand. April 2012 Templatopia is HERE!

This is my favorite release because there are just SO many darn good templates in these packs. How can you top 16 templates for this low price?! And believe me, this pack in particular has it all- single photo templates to show off those gorgeous pics that require the spotlight, to multi-photo templates that help you scrap those times when you just CAN'T narrow down the photos you want to scrap!

And now for some Trixie Scrap Star inspiration using these templates:

This one by Shauna is so soft and tender. I love the sweet photo with the row of flowers and fun journaling below.

This layout by Stacey has such a big and awesome title. This is an area I lack talent in, so I love seeing those fab titles. I also love the strip down the side with the stars and buttons.

This layout by Lori is so fun, I love the rope frame, her use of all the great elements - the anchor cluster at the bottom is just adorable- and the awesome journaling. This template in particular leaves a lot of good space for journaling.

So there you have it! A quick little peek into this expansive template pack from the dynamic Tracy and Connie duo. You can find it in any of the Trixie Scraps stores linked below.

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Challenge Thursday - Scraplift Challenge


Hi all, Shauna here and it is time for another Challenge Thursday. This week we are having a scraplift challenge. I went through the gallery here at Trixie Scraps and found a layout I that I really liked and that I thought would work for all kinds of photos. I chose "i love you" by our own CT lead Ms. Bree!!!! Here is the layout


I love how hers looked with the worn papers, but I love Trixie’s new kit called Day of Grace so much that I just had to use it for my layout.


And here are some created by my fellow Stars.

Jamie B used Dye Job for this one.


And our most wonderful leader Ms. Trixie herself did this one also using Day of Grace.


So now you need to get scrapping, then save and upload your layout to Trixie Scraps Gallery. By creating a layout using Trixie Scraps products, and uploading it to Trixie's Gallery, your layout will be included in our weekly Show Off slide show, and you'll get a prize! Life is good!!!!

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Wrap-Up - March 28, 2012

Hello again! It's the last Wednesday in March. Can you believe that?!? It seems that spring has settled in over most of the United States, though winter is coming for those in the Southern Hemisphere. I am super-excited for April though, and you'll see why in the sneak peek at the end of the post!

Let's look at the blog posts from last week, so you can be sure you didn't miss anything!

On Thursday, Shauna hooked us up with an awesome recipe challenge. Check it out, follow the recipe and finish up with a page you'll love! Be sure to put your page in the Trixie Scraps Gallery so you can be a show-off!

Friday, Trixie Scraps announced a 40% off sale on all spring themed products! You know you're going to be taking tons of spring photos in the next few weeks, so stock up on your page supplies now through Easter (April 8). Do it now, so you don't forget! And don't forget to swing by and grab the super-cute Out of This World freebie that coordinates with one of the TWO amazing kits that are now available in all of Trixie Scraps' stores!


Lori took us on a tour through the gallery for Saturday With The Stars, checking out the great layouts using Out of This World, Trixie Scraps great new boy kit. It is perfect for any space themed pictures you have or even just celebrating your favorite little astronaut!

Jennifer spotlighted Mother Bear in our monthly feature Sunday Spotlight. Be sure to check out the beautiful pages she is making using Trixie Scraps products. We're always looking for inspiring pages and artists to feature in our Sunday Spotlight, so keep posting your pages in the gallery and you could be next!

Check out this beauty by Mother Bear using Always In My Heart available at Trixie Scraps Designs :: Scrapbook-Bytes :: Gotta Pixel :: PickleBerryPop


For Make It Hybrid Monday Sharon showed us the ins and outs for making a 3-dimensional egg card just in time for Easter!

Erica brought us a fresh new Desktop Freebie to spruce up your computer space. Be sure to grab that and add your photos for the month of April. Don't forget to send copies to the grandparents for the computers too! No more complaints about not sending pictures!


PSP Users need to jump over and check out Stacey's great post about using templates in PSP for Tips, Trends, and Techniques Tuesday! Lots of great information there!

Now, about that sneak peek for April - wanna see what's coming soon?


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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TTT Tuesday: a great script and tutorial for PSP users!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another addition of Tips, Trends and Techniques! I have found that while Paint Shop Pro is an excellent program, it is a bit time consuming using templates, that was until I found this fantastic free script! Click HERE and be sure to get the right download for your version.

Save it to your computer in the My Documents>My PSP>Scripts Restricted file. Now to make scrapping even easier, in your program, you should be able to go to View>Toolbars>Script and it should look like this

now if for some reason it doesn't, you will have to go to File>Script>Run

and then choose the script, Jen's template fill 1, like this

now you must make sure to place the paper/photo in the layer directly above the layer you wish to attach it to, but it will also leave that blank layer, so be sure to delete it.

Now, if you want to put a patterned paper or crop down a photo and want to make sure that it is placed how you like it, simply reduce the opacity of the layer so you can see through to the layer underneath.

That's it! You can duplicate/delete any layers you wish, add shadows and finishing touches! You get a great page in alot less time!

I used a rotated template from the Star Struck: Vol 9 Bree and Day of Grace by Trixie Scraps

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

April 2012 Desktop Freebie

Hello Trixie Scraps fans!! I have a new desktop freebie to decorate your screen for April. I am loving Trixie Scraps new kit Day of Grace, so that was my kit of choice. Hope you all enjoy!!

Grab it here.

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

MIHM - 3D Egg Card

Welcome to another edition of Make it Hybrid Monday! With Easter just a few short weeks away and the most recent release of the most adorable egg kit by Trixie Scraps, I couldn't resist creating a 3D egg card for the holiday.

To start, I recolored and printed my favorite egg from the kit. Feel free to select a variety of patterns and/or colors. I also printed a sheet of green cardstock from the kit on both sides

Then, I cut out the eggs and folded them in half, folding the patterned side inside. Adhere three of the eggs together to create a 3D egg

Next, I folded over 1/2 inch of the green paper and created a fringe for grass

Finally, I assembled the card by first adhering the grass fringe and then attaching the 3D eggs before embellishing with flowers, ribbon and a title

Hope that this inspires you to create your own spring card and if you create any hybrid projects using Trixie Scraps products, don't forget to link us up so that we can leave you some love. Happy crafting!

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Spotlight - Mother Bear, aka, Julie!


Welcome to another edition of the Sunday Spotlight! You may know that Trixie Scraps is now available at Pickleberry Pop! I was recently browsing the galleries and noticed some fantastic layouts by Mother Bear and decided I needed to know more about her! Here's what I found out:

Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Julie (Mother Bear all around digiland) and I'm mother to 3 grown children and I have 5 wonderful grandchildren (I know we all say that). I live in Brisbane, Australia, where I have for most of my life.

How did you start digiscrapping?

I was a paper scrapper and I stumbled across digiscrapping while I was looking into ways to edit my photos. I actually began by using digital brushes on my photos and then I started searching the net and lurking around forums to learn all I could. Needless to say once I did discover digital I've never scrapped a paper layout since.

I saw on your Pickleberry Pop profile that you are one busy lady - family, work, Creative Team commitments?.... When do you find the time to scrap?

As I only work part time (4 hours a day), I scrap without fail every day. Some days it might only be for a couple of hours but other days I can spend up to 12 hours or more scrapping and doing my forum and CT duties. I haven't updated my siggie yet but at present I'm on 17 CTs, and 3 store CTs, one of which is Pickleberry Pop where I'm CT manager. I don't sleep much so I spend most nights scrapping into the early hours as well.

I see a lot of cute little faces in your layouts. Who or what inspires your pages?

My grandchildren are my main source of inspiration. I love looking back on my layouts to see the changes in them as they grow. And my constant, compulsive need to create.

Some people love to use buttons on their layouts; others love ribbons or greenery. Do you have a favorite type of element to use?

My favourites by far are flowers and greenery (preferably realistic types), then there's patterned papers, buttons, curly ribbons and frames. I could go on and on as there are so many elements that I like to include on my layouts.

How did you find Trixie Scraps?

I first found Trixie Scraps while I was uploading layouts for one of my CTs at Gotta Pixel. Then I was so pleased to find out that Tracy was going to become a designer at Pickleberry Pop. That meant I was going to be fortunate enough to be able to work with her amazing kits whenever I wanted to.

This layout really popped out at me from your gallery. I just love the arrangement, and your layering and clustering blew me away.


What are a few of your favorite Trixie Scraps layouts?

Well there's the one you have which would have to be my favourite. Some others include:




Do you have a favorite Trixie kit?

I just love Always In My Heart. I'm a huge fan of the colour combo pink, black and green.


Is there something funny or strange or unique about yourself you'd like to share?

I have a strange phobia about old books. I can't stand the smell they have and just the thought of touching them really freaks me out. If it's not a new book I won't touch or read it.

One last question, pirates or ninjas?

I have to choose?? Haha!

I hope you've enjoyed learning a little bit about Julie, aka Mother Bear. Thanks so much for taking some time out of your busy schedule to chat with me, Julie!!

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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday with the Stars - Out of this World

Hey, everyone, Lori here. Have you all seen the amazing kit Tracy released this week over at Pickleberry Pop? If not, you have been missing out! Just in case you did miss it, here it is.

Isn't this a fun kit???

In case you need a little inspiration, here are a couple amazing layouts by our very own fabulous designer, Tracy!!

I love all the paper layers here, and those starburst elements really add that little extra punch to the page.

I just love the group of photos showing him working hard on that plane, and he looks so happy when he got it all figured out;) lol Besides the photos, Ijust love all her layering and the title looks great.

Now, if that wasn't enough, here are a few others by some of our own Scrap Stars.

First up is this great layout by Stacy.

I really like the planet and circle elements going across the page, it really caught my eye.

Next is one by Laina.

The large circle cut out really looks great on this page. It draws your eye right to that adorable pic, and her title is just too cute!

Last, but definitely not least, how can we not do a Buzz Lightyear page with this space kit?? So, here is one Jamie shared with us.

Again, I thought the title for this page was very creative, and all her paper layering and element clustering looks great. I really like the planets scattered around the page.

We definitely have some amazing layout artists on this team. Their layouts are always an inspiration to me as I hope they are the same for you:)

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

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Spring & Easter sale, plus TWO New collections and a freebie, too!

Hi everyone!! Busy, busy day here in my studio, so I'm going to keep my salutation short and sweet. Here's all the news for this week - I hope you have an absolutely FANTASTIC weekend! Let's get right to it...

First up, I wanted to let you know that right now, I have a Spring and Easter sale running in all of my stores. Each of my Easter- and Spring-themed collections are on sale for 40% off now through Easter Sunday. Some of these kits are even brand new releases, so this is a great opportunity to save big on even my most recent new kits. There are some oldie-but-goodie kits in there, too! The image below will take you to the special SALE category in my personal shop, but you will also find all these items on sale in each of my stores, as well:

On to the new releases! This week I am releasing both my Out of This World collection (from the March Pickle Barrel sale) and Dye Job collection (from the March Grab-a-Byte sale) in all of my stores. There are some new pieces for each collection that were previously not available during the sales earlier this month, too! Make sure not to miss a single pack, as all of these are so much fun! "Out of This World" will be on 30% off sale through Wednesday, the 29th and Dye Job will be part of the 40% off Spring/Easter sale until April 8th.

And, I even have a freebie for you today! Carrin created this cute frame cluster from Out of This World for you - just click the preview below to download it! Once again, have a great weekend - I hope you have something fun in your plans! ** Trixie **

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