Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tips, Trends and Techniques Tuesday: Installing Fonts

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We're going to get back to basics today.

There are so many wonderful fonts out there just waiting to be used in our scrapbooking. But if you're anything like me, in the beginning - figuring out how to get them installed so you can use them can prove tricky.

I will walk you through the process I use.

After you've downloaded your font, you'll want to go to the directory in your computer where you've got it downloaded




From there, you'll right click on that folder and it'll bring up a pop up menu with a few options. You'll want to select 'extract all'.



You'll need to choose a destination directory. If you are using a PC, Windows has a folder already set aside for Fonts. (Type in C:/Windows/Fonts/)



However, sometimes after extracting it to that folder you can't really get to it again to actually install it. In that case you can extract the file(s) wherever else you want it at.



When you get your file extracted, the next step is to find the file in the directory you chose and open that file. In that file you should find a file with a .ttf extension.



Double click on that file and it should bring up an install window



Click on install and it will install your font. You can then go into your editing program and your font should be listed. (Sometimes you will have to restart a program or even your computer for the font to show up.)




You can then use your font for your titles and journaling in your scrapbooking.





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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stock Up Coupon and a Last Call for my July Facebook freebie!

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Happy Monday! I'm saying that to convince myself, I think! My weekend was too short, how about yours? I can hardly believe August is almost here and summer is almost over. In just a few weeks, the leaves will start changing on the trees where I live and we'll be gearing up for another long winter in the Poconos. I always wish our summers were longer!

Considering so much of summer has already passed us by, I got to thinking that many of you probably have lots and lots of photos you've taken of your summer activities so far and might just be looking for some new kits to scrapbook all those memories. So, I decided to run a quick little 2-day "Stock Up" sale for you - it's actually more of a coupon code, but if you have some of my kits on your wishlist, now is a great time to stock up and Buy 2, Get 1 Free!


This coupon code is active in my Trixie Scraps Shop, and at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook-Bytes. All you need to do is put three full-size, non-collab kits (priced at $5.99) in your cart, then apply the coupon code and it will make one of those kits FREE. Easy peasy! I hope you have some fun shopping before the month is over!

Then, before I go, I just wanted to remind you that there are only 2 days left to snag this month's Facebook Freebie before it expires - here's a reminder of what this month's mini kit looks like. Make sure you head over to my Facebook page to snag it before the end of the day tomorrow. Have a great week - I'll be seeing you this Friday with a brand new Templatetopia collection!  ** Trixie **




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

Make It Hybrid- Spiral Pop Up Card

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Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Make It Hybrid Monday. Earlier this month, we learned how to make a pop up card using a few pieces of cardstock. Today, we'll build upon that lesson to learn to make a spiral pop up card that will pop out your card pieces. I knew that as soon as I saw Trixie Scraps' most recent collab with Britt-ish Designs, it would be fun to have cute adorable bears flying all over the place!



Supplies needed:
-   Patterned paper/ cardstock
-   Scissors
-   Circle punch
-   Glue/ glue dots
-   Elements
-   Embellishments

First, create the base card by folding the patterned paper/ cardstock in half and cutting two pieces of patterned paper/ cardstock to your desired size. I folded a 8.5x11 piece of paper with preprinted patterned papers in half to create the two cards.


Second, punch a 1.5 inch circle out of cardstock and create a spiral by cutting in a continuous circle around until there is about a .25 inch left uncut in the center.


Third, attach the circle on your folded cardstock by adhering the outside tail of your circle to the bottom of your card. Add a glue dot to the center uncut portion of your circle and close the card to adhere the circle to the top portion of your card. Attach your elements onto the spiral and decorate with embellishments as desired. I punched out additional hearts to accent the bears and added crystal accents.


Happy Crafting!




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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Super-Spectacular!

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Welcome to Sunday Super-Spectacular!  Jackie here today to share a super special feature with you all.  Our regular followers, are probably wondering "What?" as this is a feature that doesn't come along very often.  In order to celebrate the 5th Sunday in July we have a special treat for you today.  Summer is a great time for taking lots of photos, but it is also a time when I tend to slack off a little bit in getting my own photos scrapped because I am outside so often enjoying the summer weather.  My scrapping mojo seems to go right out the window when that summer heat and bright sun start to shine in.  I do find though, that journaling prompts can be a huge help in getting back in that scrapping groove.  Today, Trixie, Candy, and I have teamed up to bring you some prompts to help you document all your special summer memories and create some lovely layouts.  So, here we go...

  • If I could tell my 16 year old self one thing it would be...
  • The thing that makes me happiest right now is...
  • Songs of the summer of 2012...

I think this is always a cool thing to document.  It is crazy how much our memories can be linked to songs.  Trixie's Summer Lovin' kit would be fantastic for scrapping a list of the songs that seem to be the playlist of your summer.  It is bright and lots of fun!
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  • Right now I am saving up for...
  • Today I'm feeling...
  • My favorite moment so far this summer...
  • I would freeze this moment in time so....
  • This summer I wish I/we had...
  • I am looking forward to fall so I can...
  • Our craziest summer activity was...

I have a fabulous set of photos of a recent trip to the Bay of Fundy from that I would love to scrap using Oceanside and this prompt.  We went walking on the ocean floor!
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  • My favorite summer tradition started when we...
  • We drove XXXX miles on our summer road trip to...
  • It was a hot, hot summer and...
  • By this time next year, I want to...
  • Next year, I'd like to take our summer vacation in...
  • Things we did during our "staycation" included...
  • This summer, I've been working in my garden to...

I don't know about you, but I think Trixie's My Summer Garden kit would be absolutely perfect for creating a layout with that last prompt.
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These prompts have certainly broken me out of my rut, and I know I will be using a few more of them before the summer ends.  I hope you all enjoy creating your own fabulous layouts with them.  We can't wait to see all of your unique takes on these prompts, so be sure to share your layouts with us in the Trixie Scraps Gallery so you can be a Show Off and win a fabulous prize.
Hope you're all enjoying your summer so far!




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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday With the Stars - Everybody Fights Sometimes!

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans and welcome to another Saturday with the Stars! I don't know about you, but I love kits that can be used to scrap those not-so-picture-perfect moments in life. We all have memories of temper tantrums, bad days, and just difficulty. It's what makes life, well, life!

I was really excited when I heard about the newest collaboration from North Meets South Studios - Everybody Fights Sometimes - because it's one of those kits that can be used for those more difficult pages, but its not the typical dreary colors that those kinds of kits often have.

Take a look at these great examples from the Stars:

I love this one from Shawna, mainly because his face in the picture nearly exactly matches the emoticon. Clearly, a bad day.

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This one by Carrin had me laughing out loud! Anyone with a sibling or multiple children knows how true this is!

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This one by Tracy is another example of sibling rivalry at its finest - I love the photo series and the captions! Makes a difficult moment funny!

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Here's one by Kassie that's not themed. I love when a kit can be used for lots of different pages!

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That's it for me! I hope you take a look at these pages and then go find some of your photos that might be less than picture perfect and get them scrapped!





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

Summer on the Boardwalk Desktop Freebie

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Hello Trixie Scrappers! I sincerely hope you are all doing well this the last day of July. I am privileged to bring you a desktop for the LAST month of summer!

I for one am having a hard time dealing with the fact that summer is so fleeting. Can it really be on it's last leg? School is right around the corner for my kiddos..but let's not linger on that. Let's celebrate the one more month we DO have!

 Feel free to pick up this freebie as part of your festivities, ha! Have a great day, ya'll!


                                                                  Download HERE!



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

Friday, July 27, 2012

New collab and freebie from North Meets South - Everybody Fights Sometimes!

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Happy Friday, everyone! I've got a great new collab kit to show you this week, one that was a lot of fun to bring together. I've teamed up once again with my best designer bud Connie Prince to bring you Everybody Fights Sometimes. This kit was inspired by all those little dramas that happen in our lives, big or small. It's jam-packed full of great theme-specific wordart and lots of versatile papers and elements, too - making this kit great for scrapping not about the troublesome days, but the fun ones, too! Make sure you take a look at the great layouts from my CT to get inspired on all the many ways you might use this one!


Don't forget these three fun collections recently added to my shops, too! You can pick up the individual pieces, or grab the value bundle for a great deal on all of them! The bundles are only available for a limited time, so you don't want to miss out while you can save... well, a bundle!





And I have a little freebie for you today, too! I made a page starter for you from Everybody Fights Sometimes - all you need to do is click on the preview below to download the freebie. AND... with that, I wish you a great weekend!




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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Recipe Challenge

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Well hello! I am so excited to host another Thursday Challenge. I don't recall ever doing a recipe challenge and I had so much fun creating my layout for this challenge. I have struggled with circles on my layouts, so I wanted to really challenge myself to use LOTS of circles. Today's recipe requires different uses of circles on your layouts. I hope that is it something that will help you step out of your squared box, like myself. So without further ado- here is the recipe:

1 Photo
3 Greenery Elements
1 Stitch Element
5 Flowers
7 Circle Elements/ Paper Pieces/ Cut Outs
4 Papers
1 Frame
Title using an alpha
2 Buttons
Date and Journal if you desire

I am just LOVING the colors in Trixie Scraps new kit Remembering You. I think the colors and elements are perfect for scrapping pages of my boys. This is my finished layout:


Can't wait to see your layouts! Be sure to share them with us in the Trixie Scraps gallery and get a prize for being in our show-off slideshow.




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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Wrap-up - Inspiration Galore

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Hello friends! I am back from vacation with a link-filled post about all the things that I missed! Be sure to double check that you haven't missed any fantastic happenings on the blog this week!

Last Thursday was our monthly photo challenge - summer photos! Be on the lookout for all those moments that just seem to scream "summer!" Scrap them using a Trixie Scraps kit, post them in the gallery and you could be a show-off!

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On Saturday we got to enjoy some inspiration from the Stars using Layer Lovers and Collage Collectors - two new template products. Be sure to check these out for your next set of layouts!

Show-off Sunday rolled around again and we got to ooooh and aaaaaah over all of YOUR lovely layouts! We love seeing your work, so be sure that you are playing along!

This week's Product of the Week sale features After the Rain. Grab the kit for $2 and coordinating pieces for $1, but hurry! The sale ends on Friday!

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Do you ever feel a lack of inspiration? I know I do, so Shilo's post about finding inspiration in everyday items was timely for me!

Be sure to wrap-up the month of July with a Speed Scrap! These are so much fun and really help you get pages done!

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How about a little sneak? I know I am looking forward to seeing more of this kit!

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Have a great week and I'll see you next Wednesday!



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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 31st Speed Scrap!

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Trixie Scraps will be hosting another Facebook Speed Scrap! These are so much fun, so if you have not had the chance to join us for one of these, you should really make the time to do it! We have so much fun!

Trixie Scraps Designs Facebook Fan Page


Hosted on my Facebook Fan Page. Come join the fun! Tuesday July 31st, 10pm EDT / 9pm CDT / 8pm MDT / 7pm PDT. All the steps will be posted on this event wall and you will have 24 hours to post and share your finished layouts in the Trixie Scraps Gallery and on Facebook. There will be a participation prize for those who play along. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all then!
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Hope to see you there!


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

Tips, Trends and Techniques Tuesday: Everyday Inspiration

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Hi, I'm Shilo one of the newest members of Trixie's CT team. I am so excited to be a part of this group and I'm excited to share a tip with you today. My tip is to look for inspiration in the everyday. I shall expound...

I'm one of those people who don't feel very creative on my own. I need to look at others stuff before the wheels in my head start working, usually. Occasionally though, my brain works on it's own and this is one such example.

I have this hand towel in my bathroom:



I see this towel multiple times a day, but there was one day when I looked at it and thought, "Huh. This would make a good scrapbook layout." So, what did I do?

I took one of Trixie's NEWEST kits and got to work.



If you'll notice I didn't lay it out EXACTLY as I did my towel. I turned it sideways. I just wasn't feeling the vertical look and yet I still have a layout that came from my brain and I didn't have to search and use someone else's idea.

Look around - you'll be amazed at the things that get your head thinking of scrapping!

Now it's time for you to Get The Party Started.



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

Monday, July 23, 2012

7-23 Must Have Monday - After the Rain

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Happy Monday!!!!  Jennifer (aka jmljensen) here to bring you another fabulous Must Have Monday product of the week.  After the Rain is the perfect kit for all your stories of making the best out of less-than-perfect moments, embracing a new start, and moving on after a tough time.  Yet it is still versatile enough for your everyday happy moments too!  This week After the Rain kit is $2 and the coordinating piece are only $1.  Sounds like an amazing deal that you don't want to miss.



And to help get your creative juices flowing, here is some inspiration from Trixie's CT.
Ground Blessing by breeze80


Grown Up by twinsies


Reverence by stanworth


Last Day by Krispy


Renew by JenniferB




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