Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Super Special - September 30 2012

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Hello everyone, and welcome to Sunday Super Special.  September this year is one of those months that has five Sundays, so we get to bring you a super special post today.  So here we are on the last day of September.  By this time, I'm sure that those of you with kids have some pretty great back to school photos and maybe even their class photos for the year.  To wrap up the back to school season, we decided to bring you some fun inspiration that can be used to create a layout with those school photos, but could also apply to pretty much any portrait shot.  Today's inspiration is a back to school yearbook page.

Time passes so quickly, and September is a time of new beginnings, so it is a perfect opportunity to do some Q&A pages with the special people in your life.  And take the time to scrap one for yourself while you're at it.  Like a yearbook, your page should include a prominent portrait shot of the person you're featuring.  Be sure to include the date and their name on there too along with their age.  I've also come up with a list of fun things that you might want to include on the page.

  • This year I am in grade:
  • My favorite teacher is:
  • My favorite subject is:
  • At recess, my favorite thing to do is:
  • When I open my lunch, I love it when I see:
  • My best friend is:
  • When I grow up I want to be:
  • The best thing I did on summer vacation was:
  • My favorite color is:
  • My favorite movie/TV show/book is:

There really are countless fun facts that you could include about the person that you're profiling.  Feeling the need for some inspiration?  Here's a page that I came up with using Rise To It.  Since I don't have kids, I decided to do this as an about me page.
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So, are you up for the challenge?  I really hope so.  If you create a yearbook inspired page, please share it with us in the Trixie Scraps Gallery so that you can be a Show Off and win some cool free stuff.



All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Retiring Products Sale - Final Day!!

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Have you shopped from this month's Retirement Sale, yet? Don't forget, I am retiring over 35 products including kits, coordinating add-ons, template packs and some bundles, too! Kits are just 1.50, bundles are $3.50 and all other packs are only $1.00 each, but only through the end of today. Here's a small sampling of what I'm retiring forever - happy shopping!


The retirement sale prices are available at:



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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday With The Stars - One Haunted Evening

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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all have some fun plans this weekend before October comes and sweeps all the heat out of the air. I actually love October and Fall, but best of all I love Halloween. Trixie has once again worked with Connie Prince and together they've come up with a more sophisticated Halloween kit. It is called One Haunted Evening and our stars have seriously outdone themselves with this kit.

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First we've got Erica. I love her one paper background as well as all the circles, even her photo in a circle. Her cluster work is amazing and adds just that extra bit of color to make this page really stand out.

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Mary Kate's is the perfect Halloween costume page. Love the blended photo on this one and the subtle bats around her cute little Batgirl. Her cluster work is great and adds just what's needed to complete the page. I also like that there is no journaling needed - the title and photo say it all.

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Then we have a lot of stars who thought outside of the box with this kit. Seriously, I was amazed at how many of our stars used this kit for layouts that had nothing at all to do with Halloween. Who doesn't love a versatile kit?

Wedding photos, with a Halloween Kit!?!?! Seriously never would've thought of that one, but Helen did an amazing job. You'd have no idea looking at her page that it was made with a Halloween themed kit. I love her focal photo and the simple phrase attached with it. Her circle photos on the bottom bring in the color and help make this page.

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Stacey's page is very heartfelt. I really enjoyed reading the story. I love this page about remembering something about her Grandmother. I love that it's not a simple Grandma was great at this and that - but that this page delves into something Grandma was totally interested in and how Stacey wishes she could've had the chance to be involved alongside her Grandma. Such a touching story and I love that she thought to use the Halloween kit for a Tigers themed page!

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Finally we have a page from Beth. Family photos are always a tricky thing for me to scrap - there's just too many options and I don't want to overload the picture. Beth did a great job and I love her use of white space. Her flower clusters and ribbons add that extra pop and I like that she used a black and white photo to go along with the feel of the kit.

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So there you have it, a few new ideas for a wonderful new kit. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box and if you need even more convincing that this kit is a must have, you can check out more layouts in the gallery.





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Friday, September 28, 2012

October Desktop Freebie

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Happy Friday Helen here dropping on by to remind you how fast this year is going by letting you all know that its time to change our desktops. Here is your desktop freebie for the month of October.



Click here to download

Have a great weekend everyone




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

NEW and ON SALE from North Meets South Studios - One Haunted Evening

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It's that time again. The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, and things are starting to feel ... a little bit spooky! That's right, it's time to go haunting! I love this time of year. It's so fun to see all the costumes and candy, but let's not forget about the adults. It's the grown-ups that Connie Prince and I were thinking of when we designed our newest North Meets South Studios kit, One Haunted Evening. This kit has an elegant, sophisticated feel, which you don't often find in a Halloween kit, making it great for photos of both adults and kids alike. It's perfect for masquerade balls, Halloween parties, trips to haunted houses, and so much more. My CT even used the kit to scrap wedding photos, family portraits and heritage pages, too!


You can grab this kit for 30% off for a limited time in these stores:
Trixie Scraps * Gotta Pixel * Scrapbook Bytes * Coming soon to MyMemories

Now, everyone loves freebies, right? Of course, we made you some! Click on the preview below to pick up the fantastic bonus alphas you see there, then head on over to Connie's blog to pick up a pack of coordinating papers, too (if you don't see them right away, check back later today)! I hope you love our newest release and that you have a fantastic weekend!




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Challenge Thursday {Recipe} - September 27th

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Hi all, Shauna here and it is time for another Challenge Thursday. This week we have a recipe challenge. I willingly admit I am a white space simple scrapper at heart. So I came up with a recipe that suits that style, but can be adapted into whatever you want.

5 papers, layered as you please
4 elements, can be duplicated
3 word title
2 ribbon/strings
1 photo

Now finish your layout by adding date and journaling if you want. Don’t forget your shadows. Save and upload 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! How cool is that!!!!

Here is the layout I made for the challenge using Distinct Hush.
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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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Wrap-up - Officially Fall

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Fall made its official arrival last weekend and we are busily preparing for Halloween. Has Halloween creeped into your decor yet?

Speaking of fall, our photo challenge this week was to get pictures of fall foliage! Scrap your beautiful photos with Trixie Scraps products, load your page into the gallery and you could be a show-off! It's a great way to get free stuff!

It was a huge release this week, with the Little Ladybug Bundle, That's My Boy Bundle and a brand new, gorgeous collab with JenC, Hints of Fall making their debut in the store. Don't miss these great deals and gorgeous products!

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We took a tour through the Stars gallery this week, revisiting layouts from September. If you need inspiration, don't miss this post!

Are you a show-off? We love seeing your layouts in the gallery and we love sending little freebies out to all of you! Be sure to post your Trixie Scraps layouts in the gallery for your chance! Don't miss this most recent round of gorgeous show-off layouts.

We introduced a new feature this week - Masters Mondays! In this series we will be helping you master the art of digital scrapbooking! To kick off our new series Laina showed us how to make pillowboxes for treats - this time in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day!

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Another new feature is the Take $2 Tuesday sale. If you are looking for a way to build your stash, you don't want to miss this weekly one-day sale. Check in next Tuesday to see what's on sale, but don't forget! Each sale only lasts for one day!

There's a new release this week from North Meets South Studios, and I know you'd love a peek -

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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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Take $2 Tuesday - Roots & Branches and A Grand Day

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Hi there everyone, and welcome to a brand new sales event from Trixie Scraps.  Each Tuesday two kits will go on sale for one day only for just $2.  Can you believe it?  What an awesome way to build your stash!  To kick off this brand new sale I have two fantastic kits to share with you today.  One of the events that is celebrated in the month of September is Grandparents Day.  The two kits we have for you this week would be perfect for a layout celebrating some special memories with your grandparents.

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First off is Roots and Branches, a kit that is sure to help you scrap all of your fantastic family reunion pictures.  The natural greens, browns, and oranges in this kit give it a very earthy feel.
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Let's take a look at a some of the awesome layouts that the Scrap Stars have created with this lovely kit.
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The second kit that is featured as part of this week's sale is A Grand Day.  The lovely soft colors in this kit make it perfect for so many different occasions, and the included word art makes it particularly perfect for commemorating a visit with grandpa or grandma.
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Here's some creative inspiration from the Scrap Stars using this lovely kit.
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This fantastic deal is available at all Trixie Scraps stores today only, so be sure to go pick these kits up while you can.




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

Monday, September 24, 2012

Masters Monday {Hybrid Edition}: Johnny Appleseed Pillow Box Favors

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Hello Trixie fans! Fall is a season of change, and that means some fun new features here on the Trixie Scraps blog. Don't worry, you'll still be getting lots of fun tips, trends, and techniques from us, and of course weekly sales, but the format is just going to be changing a little. Starting this week, our hybrid projects, and scrapbooking tutorials will be brought to you as part of our Masters Mondays series. Don't be worried about losing Must Have Monday's though, because we have a different stash building sale coming your way to fill that void. Each week, Take $2 Tuesdays will bring you two kits each on sale for only $2 for one day only. Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow to check that out. For now, take a look at the first installment of our Masters Monday series...

Did you know Johnny Appleseed Day is coming up on Wednesday?  It’s really one of those fun holidays the kids celebrate in preschool! And since I volunteered to make something for the kids for that day, I decided to make them little favor boxes filled with apple seeds, or in this case, brown mini m&ms. I am also upcycling some toilet paper rolls for this project, which is one great use for those little cardboard tubes.

To follow along, you’ll need the following materials:
Toilet paper rolls (1 per favor box)
Scrapbooking Kit of Choice
White Cardstock
Coordinating Ribbon
Neutral colored wrapping paper (or a piece of 8.5x11 white paper)
Modpodge & sponges
Scissors
Adhesive
Candies or any filler to place inside

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For this project, I am using Apples for the Teacher Kit and Bonus Papers by Trixie Scraps

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Step 1: Print out your scrapbooking paper of choice on white cardstock. Each 8.5 x 11 should make about 3 rolls. Then cut them into 4.5 x 5 inch strips, using your toilet paper roll as a guide.

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Step 2: Make your labels in Photoshop. I choose to make an apple label with the Johnny Appleseed saying layered on top. Print and cut them out. "One little seed will sprout into a tree, filled with apples for you and me! Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!"

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Step 3:  Apply the modpodge to the blank side of the scrapbook paper, then glue it to the roll. Paste some modpodge on top of the roll, it will dry clear.

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Step 4: Bend one end of the roll, and apply some modpodge over the seam. While it was drying, I used a binder clip to keep it shut.

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Step 5: Place your goodies inside with some crumpled paper strips. For Johnny Appleseed day, I placed some mini brown m&ms to symbolize apple seeds.

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Step 6: Now bend and glue the other end of the roll, so your box is now shut. Wrap some ribbon around it and glue the label. The label I made had a hole to thread the ribbon through. If you choose a more basic label, you can always lay it flat and apply some modpodge over it so it will lay flat over top the ribbon. Your favor boxes are now complete!

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All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Show Offs - September 23rd 2012

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Happy Sunday everyone!  Is anyone else as excited for the official first weekend of fall as I am?  Today I'm excited 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!  Lets take a look at all the lovely layouts that have been posted in the Trixie Scraps Gallery over the last two weeks.

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 Little Ladybug Clusters.

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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 next time.




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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday With the Stars - September Flashback

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Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying the first official weekend of fall.  The Trixie Scraps Stars are constantly coming up with gorgeous new layouts, and it is often tough to chose just a few to feature on these Saturday With the Stars posts, so today we are going to take a peek back at some more layouts using the new kits that have been released this month.
First off, we'll flashback to North Meets South Studios' September 2012 Templatetopia.  This brand new bundle was released back on August 31st, and is only available as a bundle for this month, so be sure to pick it up while you can still get this great deal.
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Here's a fun layout that was created by Lori using one of the templates in the kit along with Trixie Scraps Out of This World kit.  It definitely looks like someone was having a fun Halloween!  I really love the title work, and the fun stars scattered across the page.
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September 8th saw the release of another great Gotta Grab It set, the That's My Boy Collection, made up of 9 stellar product packs.  While the Gotta Grab It sale may be over for this month, you can grab a bundle containing most of the items in this collection at a fabulous deal.
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Need some inspiration before you go pick it up?  Not only are the colors in this kit perfect for scrapping pictures of the important boys and men in your life, but it works fantastically for girls too!  Just take a look at this layout by Mary Kate as proof.  I really love all those squares of papers in behind the matted photos.
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September is a busy month, and as proof, the week of the 15th saw the release of TWO new kits: the newest Grab-A-Byte collection, Little Ladybug, and a collaboration between Trixie Scraps and Jen C Designs, Hints of Fall.
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The ladies on the team were absolutely taken by the Little Ladybug kit from the start.  Not only is it adorable, but it was dedicated to one of the Scrap Stars and her brand new baby girl.  It really is hard to resist a kit that inspires layouts as cute as this one by Laina.
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And finally a bit of inspiration from the most recent release, Hints of Fall.  Picking just one more layout from this kit to share with you was nearly impossible for me.  There are so many gorgeous ones floating around the gallery, that I almost had to toss the whole lot in a hat and draw one out at random.  While the weather may not have turned yet this year, this kit has me itching for fall to get here.  Want to see what I mean?  Just take a look at this beauty by Jessica using one of the templates from Star Struck vol 15: StaceyA 2.
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I hope you enjoyed a second look at these fantastic kits.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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