Friday, August 31, 2012

New Template Packs, NMSS Sale and CHAT tonight!

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It's that time again! Time for September Templatetopia! Get 16 templates from Connie Prince and I for one great low price - just $3.99 for the whole set, during the month of September only. Check the detailed images in the store to see each of the four packs included in this month's grab bag!


Available at:  Trixie Scraps Shop and Gotta Pixel


And, just in case you didn't get a chance to grab last month's Templatetopia, I've got great news: I'm also releasing my portion as two individual template packs this week. Check them out!


Bursting with Photos vol 1, available at Trixie Scraps Shop and Gotta Pixel



Star Struck vol 15: StaceyA 2, available at Trixie Scraps Shop and Gotta Pixel

And one final, quick note! North Meets South is currently the spotlight designer at Gotta Pixel. As part of the spotlight, all NMSS products are currently on sale for 30% off. Plus, don't miss tonight's CHAT with Connie and I - hope to see you then! Have a great weekend! ** Trixie **





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

Day 4 - North Meets South Spotlight Sale

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It's Day 4 of the North Meets South Studios spotlight sale at Gotta Pixel. Today's spotlight is our Siblings are Friends bundle and StaceyA made a 2-for-1 freebie today to go with it! You'll find the downloads for her page starter and frame cluster below. I hope you enjoy the sale and the freebies during the NMSS Spotlight!




Don't forget to stop by the NMSS store at Gotta Pixel to grab your pieces of today's Daily Download, as well!




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

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Challenge Thursday Aug. 30 - Photo Challenge

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Hello Fellow Scrappers! Jessica here and welcome to another Challenge Thursday! If you have little ones in school, then I'm sure you've been as busy as I am trying to get back into a routine. Since this was my son's first year in "big boy" School, as we call it... I have taken so many pics of every thing from getting ready for school, his classroom, his teacher, orientation, picking him up... I wanted to capture every moment! lol..

So for this photo challenge I would really love to see your LO with some of those precious moments you captured from your child's first day/week of school!

Here is the layout I have completed for this challenge:

I took my son for a "school" photo shoot at the library...

I can't wait to see all of your LO's!!!! This is my first challenge so I hope to see your LO's pouring in Smiley Don't forget to upload your LO to Trixie Scraps Design's Gallery, we all love seeing your LO's!
Happy Scrapping and 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

Day 3 - North Meets South Spotlight Sale

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It's Day 3 of the North Meets South Studios spotlight sale at Gotta Pixel. Today's spotlight kit is Everybody Fights Sometimes and Carrin made you some cute wordart clusters to go with it - find the download below. I hope you enjoy the sale and the freebies during the NMSS Spotlight!



Don't forget to stop by the NMSS store at Gotta Pixel to grab your pieces of today's Daily Download, as well!




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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Wrap-Up - Back-to-School Madness

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Is anyone else's calendar exploding from all of the back-to-school activities?!? We are booked clear through October! I can't believe how quickly my calendar gets taken over these days.

Before your calendar gets swamped, let's make sure you haven't missed anything on the blog this week!

Recipe Challenges are a great way to bring life to a tired mojo! No thinking, no pre-planning, just follow the recipe for a great layout! Then load that layout made with Trixie Scraps product to the gallery and you could be a show off and get a sweet freebie!

On Friday, there was a huge product release! And a coordinating freebie! You won't want to miss seeing the new goodies and grabbing a great page starter while you are there!

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On Saturday we saw super-inspiring layouts made with Happy Homebody in Saturday with the Stars. Be sure you take a look at all of the gorgeous layouts for new ideas to use on your pages!

Speaking of beautiful layouts - have you seen our show-offs this week? We love showcasing all the beautiful layouts in our gallery, so be sure to get yours posted soon!

Everyone could use some extra birthday cards to send out - so be sure to take a look at the hybrid birthday card featured in Make It Hybrid Monday!

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Erica made a beautiful desktop calendar freebie for everyone - be sure to download it soon and spice up your desktop for September.

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We took a look at the lovely trend of layered pages in the gallery lately in Tips, Trends, and Techniques Tuesday. Be sure to look around the gallery for your own take on the trends!

And here's a little peek at what's coming on Friday!

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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

Day 2 - North Meets South Spotlight Sale

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It's Day 2 of the North Meets South Studios spotlight sale at Gotta Pixel. Today's spotlight kit is Guess What? Chicken Butt! - and I've made you the Quickpage freebie you can download below. I hope you enjoy the sale and the freebies during the NMSS Spotlight!



Don't forget to stop by the NMSS store at Gotta Pixel to grab your pieces of today's Daily Download, as well!



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

First Ever Spotlight Sale - North Meets South Studios!

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It's the first time that North Meets South is in the Designer Spotlight at Gotta Pixel... and that means a sale and daily freebies - YEAH!! From now through September 6th, you'll save 30% off all North Meets South products at Gotta Pixel. Make sure you don't miss it! Connie and I also have a Daily Download for you - check back in our NMSS store at Gotta Pixel each day now through September 6th to collect each piece of this great mini kit!


I'll also be showing you the daily spotlight kit and passing on a matching freebie each day for you, as well! So, after you collect your daily download, make sure to come back here and pick up the coordinating freebie for the daily spotlight kit, too. Today's spotlight kit is Posh Party - and I've made you the Quickpage freebie you can download below. I hope you enjoy the sale and the freebies during the NMSS Spotlight!





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

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tips, Trends, and Techniques Tuesday - Lots of Layers

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As I travel through the Trixie Scraps gallery I am always on the lookout for trends that appear in digital scrapbooking. Lately I have noticed that many pages are sporting lots of layers! It's a look that I love, so I am excited to see it more and more.

Here are some great examples of that layered look:

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Even though this page by janfrn uses a lot of white space, she still incorporates lots of layers along the left side, giving weight to that side of the page.

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JanetH used lots of layers to create a border to divide her page, helping to draw the eye to her three photos.

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This page by rdrjneace really goes all out in the layers department. Just look at all the papers and flowers all circling an adorable photo! The layers really give the page depth.

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And finally, this patriotic page by wakeley3 uses lots of layers to create a fram for her journaling all about how she and her family spent the 4th of July.

If you are a simple scrapper that shies away from lots of layers, I would encourage you to branch out and try a layout with lots of layers. You can still keep it simple, but really add depth and dimension to your page!

If you need help acheiving that super-layered look, be sure to check out some of the Trixie Scraps templates, like the Layer Lovers series.





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

Monday, August 27, 2012

Decorate Your Desktop for September

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I was so excited to get the chance to make this month's desktop calendar. I love changing out my desktop photo and having something fresh for the new month. For us school has started, the summer is officially over. I just adore the colors in North Meets South Studios newest release- Happy Homebody. The colors have a rich deep feeling, makes me think of fall. Hope you enjoy! 


Click here to download




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 Monday: Make A Wish Birthday Card Tutorial

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans! Don’t you just love receiving handmade cards? I know I do. Well, I figured with my son’s birthday coming up, it’d be the icing on top of the cake to make him a sweet handmade birthday card.

For this project, I used Rise to It Kit. I just love how versatile the colors and paper patterns are for both boys and girls.

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To begin, you will need:
White Cardstock
Digital Kit of Choice
Paper Cutter/ Scissors
Scoring tool/ Bone Folder
String or Yarn
Adhesive


1. First create your 5x7 inch rectangular shape in Photoshop. Clip your background paper of choice to it. I choose a neutral background. Place a stroke of 3 pixels around it.

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2. Create your sentiment using alphas or fonts of choice.

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3. Rotate your card 90 degrees. Copy the 5x7 inch shape and background layers onto a new layer. Place it above the front of the card. This will be the back of your card. Print out the card on white cardstock.

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4. Print out the card on white cardstock and cut it out. Using your scoring tool, score the card down the center and fold it.

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5. Now let’s make the candles. On a blank document in PSE, create several 2.5 x 10 inch rectangular shapes. Clip your papers to it. You can print 3 of these paper strips per 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Repeat the same patterns or mix and match, it’s up to you. Since my son is turning 3, I only needed one sheet for 3 candles.

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6. Print and cut out the paper strips you just made. Cut your string into 3 inch pieces. Apply adhesive to the entire blank side of the paper strip. Now place your string on the outer edge.

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7. Roll your paper strip slowly and tightly. Once you’ve finished this, you’ll have a neat paper candle! Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the rest of your paper strips.

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8.  Glue the candles to your card in a line. Now your card is complete! How perfect?

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I’m sure the recipient of your newly made birthday card will love it! If you create anything hybrid with Trixie’s designs, please share with us in any of her galleries, we’d love to see them. 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, August 26, 2012

Sunday Show Offs - August 26th

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Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  Today I am happy to bring you another edition of Sunday Show Offs.

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So how do you get involved in the Show Offs? Simply upload your layout using Trixie Scraps products to the Trixie Scraps Gallery and I'll put it in the next Show Off slideshow! We'll then send you a code via the 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, or Scrapbook Bytes.

The participants for the above Show-Offs will receive Rise To It - Word Art

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

Have a great couple of weeks.  Hope to see a whole lot of new layouts from you all that we can Show Off in September.




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