Friday, November 30, 2012

December Daily - Music

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Holiday music is so much fun and can really help set the mood for the holidays! Whether you create a new playlist every year or only listen to your all-time favorites be sure to get that information into your December Daily album! If you are looking for new music this year, Pandora and Songza are great places to find new music on your iPhone or iPod for free.


Photos


Stacked CD cases
Screenshots of album covers
CDs out on a table
Your iPod/iPhone/Android and headphones with Christmas music on the screen


Journaling


Is there one song that just says Christmas to you? Why?
Have you discovered any new favorites this year?
What is your favorite holiday song and why?


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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year! See all of our December Daily posts here.




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

December Daily - Thanksgiving

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We are quickly entering the season of lights and giving, but you can still take a moment to reflect on Thanksgiving and think about what you are thankful for before the Christmas season gets going in full swing. This can be especially fun if you do any fall decorating - you are likely in the process of taking down the fall colors and replacing them with Christmas - take some pictures as you shift the seasons in your home!

Photos

The word “Thanks”
Items or people that you are thankful for

Journaling

Gratitude List
A round up of things you are thankful for in 2012
A detailed story of an event you are thankful for

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year! See all of our December Daily posts here.




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

November Wild Card Challenge--Traditions

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Hi Trixie fans!  Welcome to this week's challenge!  Here in the States, we've just finished up our Thanksgiving holidays, and the Christmas season is now in full swing.  Most of us have family traditions that go along with the holidays, and that is what I want you to focus on in this challenge...traditions.  
You don't have to choose a holiday tradition; it doesn't even have to be a family tradition.  Simply pick a tradition that is meaningful to you, and scrap about it.  You can have photos or not; it's up to you.  But I'd like to see some journaling explaining what the tradition you are scrapping is.  Your title might be sufficient; you might want to fill up your page with journaling...totally your choice.  

Here's my take on this challenge...I used Trixie's Quality Time collab with Armina Designs for this page.



Don't forget to upload your layout to the TS challenge gallery so that you can be a Show Off on the blog and earn a fantastic prize!




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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December Daily - Merry Pinterest Christmas!

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Let’s face it. Pinterest is a game changer for crafting, and Christmas crafting is no different! Do you have a Christmas planning board on Pinterest? Have you completed any Christmas Pinterest crafts? Be sure to note how/if Pinterest has changed your holidays.

Photos

Screenshot of your Pinterest board
Completed projects
Pinterest-inspired decorations

Journaling

How has Pinterest changed the way you approach the holidays?
Do you feel too much pressure to have a perfect holiday?
Are you looking forward to making some Pinterest-inspired crafts this season?

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year! See all of our December Daily posts here.




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

Wednesday Wrap-up - The Holidays are here!

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I hope that everyone had a great week - especially hitting the Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday deals! Things have really picked up on the blog, so let's get right to the wrap-up!

On Thursday Stacey wrote a great recipe challenge. All you need to do to play along is follow the recipe that she wrote - easy peasy! Be sure to post your page with Trixie Scraps products in the gallery and you can be a show-off (and get a fabulous prize)!

Are you doing a December Daily album this year? Don't miss our daily prompts to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! We started our prompts on November 23rd and will continue through December 31st.




In Saturday with the Stars we looked at layouts with the fabulous kit, You Matter. Be sure to check it out for some gorgeous layout inspiration and ideas for your own layouts!

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We love to see what you are creating and we love to show off your work! Be sure to take a look at this most recent round of show-offs!

As you are decking the halls, don't forget to give your desktop a little bling! Beth created a gorgeous freebie for us - be sure to download it and deck your desktop too!

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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, November 27, 2012

December Desktop Freebie

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Well, dontcha know, November is speedily wrapping itself up into history and here comes December! And while you are decking your halls, deck out your desktop with this freebie, courtesy of Trixie Scraps. Happy Holidays!







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

December Daily - Holiday Dreams

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Everyone has dreams of a perfect Christmas - it could be a white Christmas, or a puppy under the tree, or maybe it’s just having the family all together for the holidays. Whatever they are, we should put them in writing to at least acknowledge them!

Photos

A Self-portrait
Your dream item or event (feel free to be creative here)

Journaling

How long has this been your dream? If it’s a long term dream, what’s kept it from coming true?
Do you feel like your dream is out of reach?
Where did this dream originate?
Have you ever had a dream-come-true Christmas?

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year! See all of our December Daily posts here.





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

Take $2 Tuesday - Master Chef and Holiday Cards Vol 1

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Hello everyone.  Welcome to this week's Take $2 Tuesday.  I hope you didn't spend all of your money on this weekends Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales because we have a couple of fabulous kits on special for you today.

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First off we have Master Chef, a great kit for scrapping all of your kitchen adventures.

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I really love all of the bright patterned papers in this kit and the fun kitchen themed elements and word art.  Just think of all the great layouts you could create with this kit and your best holiday cooking pictures.  Not convinced?  Take a look at some of the lovely pages that the Scrap Stars cooked up.

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The second kit we have for you to a fantastic template pack that is just perfect for the coming holiday season.

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Holiday Cards Volume 1 gives you eight fantastic templates for creating your very own customized 4x6 holiday cards.  Pick this kit up and get a head start on your list so you can have your cards in the mail in time for the holidays.  Here are just a few elegant examples of cards that were created using this versatile pack.

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Remember, both of these packs are on sale for only $2, but the sale only lasts for one day.  Be sure to snatch these up while you can at any Trixie Scraps store.




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

Monday, November 26, 2012

December Daily - Holiday Planners

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It can be really important to stay organized during the busy holiday season. There's just so much going on, from buying presents, to party planning, to making travel arrangements and more! Planners can be an easy and efficient way to get and stay organized while you navigate the next month! Be sure to check out this great hybrid tutorial by Laina and see how you can make your very own quick and easy (and super-useful!) holiday planner using your digital supplies or grab the freebies and save even more time!

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Photos

Journal or Planner
The process of making your planner
Lists, lists, lists!
Screenshot of planning apps on your smartphone

Journaling

Is it important to you to be organized this time of year?
Have you ever wished you could experience the holidays another way - if you’re super-organized do you want to just relax and enjoy, or if you just wing your way through the holidays would you prefer to be more organized?
Talk about your best laid plans gone awry!

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year! See all of our December Daily posts here.





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

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Show Offs - November 25th

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Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm happy to be bringing 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! Today's slideshow features two weeks of fabulous layouts from our gallery. So grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy the show of 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 You Sweetened with Gratitude 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 feature in our next 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

December Daily - Hanging of the Green

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The Sunday after Thanksgiving typically marks the beginning of the Advent Season. Many churches will celebrate the Hanging of the Green as they prepare the building and grounds for the Advent services over the next 4 weeks.

Anyone can use this time between Thanksgiving and December 1st to get a jumpstart on decorating. Pull the boxes down from the attic today and jump in! Starting now will enable you to relax and enjoy the process (as well as get some great ideas and photos!)

Photos

Boxes of decorations
disassembled tree(s)
Greenery
Someone in the attic opening handing down boxes
Church Service(s)

Journaling

What decorations will you be adding this year?
Were there any decorating catastrophes in years past (falling trees)?
Were your decorations put away nicely last year or were they a mess?

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year!





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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

December Daily - Holiday Manifesto

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A manifesto is defined as a public declaration of intent. This season, take some time to make some goals about how you want to spend your time this holiday season. Be realistic and make sure you make some goals that involve caring for yourself.

Photos

Your manifesto, printed and displayed
Notes about holiday goals

Journaling

What is important to you this holiday season?
Are you making any changes to reflect your values?

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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year!






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

Saturday With The Stars: You Matter

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Happy Saturday to everyone out there. I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you've now had time to digest everything and you are now looking forward to a wonderful Holiday season.

This week's Saturday With The Stars is a kit that was released a couple weeks ago, but we didn't get a chance to really showcase. The kit is called You Matter and it is yet another amazing kit by Trixie.

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So let's take a look at what our stars created with this wonderful kit.

Shauna's page drew me in with her title, I love it. Then I looked at the pictures and journaling and I think that Shauna is an awesome sister and I love that she keeps documenting all her sister is going through. Shauna's cluster work is a nice addition to the layout.

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I love the way Carrin bordered her layout. What a great way to be able to use just one background paper without the layout feeling flat. I love all of her cluster work along the photo and the cute little heart elements next to her photo.

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I think Lori's page is an important page for any mom of a pre-teen/teenage daughter to create. It's at this time in life they really need to know that they do in deed matter. I love that her title is the simple word art, but those two words are so powerful. I like the way her photo is matted on 3 different papers and all the flowers on the layout.

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Stacey's page really got me thinking. I think it's great that she got out with her kids, in her jammies, just to keep her kids happy. What a great thing to document. I love that her 'matters most' part of her title truly looks like it was stamped on with that slight division in her letters. I also like all the papers she was able to include in this one layout.

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Talking about use of many papers in one layout, take a look at Erica's page. I really can't believe she used so many papers and this layout still looks so uniform. I love all the pictures she was able to include and that there was still plenty of room to journal all about her puppy.

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What pictures do you have in your stash just waiting for this kit? Scrap them and share your layouts with us in the gallery, which is where you can also see what more of our stars have done using You Matter.




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

Friday, November 23, 2012

December Daily - Black Friday

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Today is Black Friday in the U.S. It is so named because this was traditionally the day that retailers started making a profit for the year as Christmas shopping picked up. Many Americans will brave the crowds and general craziness to grab gifts on sale today.


Now many people consider the day after Thanksgiving the official start of the Christmas Season! If you are starting your December Daily album today, welcome! If you are waiting until December 1st, you may still want to follow along with our prompts and ideas just in case you need to fill in a day or two in December.


Photo Ideas


Alarm clock
long lines in the checkout line
Laptop in lap and propped slippered feet for you online shoppers
Full shopping bags
Packed parking lots
Newspaper ads and flyers


Journaling


Create a timeline of your day
What do you enjoy about Black Friday shopping?
Do you go out to browse at all?
Are you a planner hitting stores with military precision?
Is your shopping all done?
How do you feel about the start of the Christmas season?


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Every day from November 23 until December 31 we’ll have a fun journaling and photo prompt to help jumpstart your creativity and help you complete an album that showcases this very special time of year!






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

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November Recipe Challenge!

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Happy Thursday Trixie Scraps fans!  I first off would like to wish all of the Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving!  May your day be filled with yummy food and some quality time with your loved ones.  I'm here with the next challenge for you and this time it's a recipe challenge!  Now I've left it pretty easy for you, so I hope you like it!

-5+ photos
-at least 3 patterned papers and 1 solid paper
-some sort of fastener (stitches, staples, brads, buttons, etc.)
-at least 3 lines of journaling
-2 alphas, or 1 alpha and 1 font for your title
-no more than 10 elements (which you can duplicate/resize if you wish)

Here is a page from Scrap Star Jan!  She used Siblings are Forever, Renaissance Romance and Generations alpha by Trixie Scraps!



So go grab your favourite Trixie goodies and get scrapping!  Please upload to the Trixie Scraps gallery so you can be a Show Off and win a prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!



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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Wrap-Up - So Thankful...

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To all of our American followers - Happy Thanksgiving! I know that you all are busy with preparations for the big meal (and Black Friday shopping!) so I'll keep it short!

Last Thursday Mary Kate challenged us to make our black & white photos pop and them scrap them! If you need extra help, be sure to check out this tutorial on black & white conversions. Load your page into the Trixie Scraps Gallery and you could be a show-off and get great free stuff!

On Friday, You Matter - a previous GGI release - came to all of the Trixie Scraps stores. Be sure you don't miss this post because there's an awesome QP freebie at the end!

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In Saturday with the Stars we looked at some gorgeously inspiring layouts using Sweetened With Gratitude. Stop by for some inspiration before you sit down for turkey with your family!

In the Sunday Spotlight we learned all about karenhugh and got to see some of her lovely layouts.

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If you are scrapping with Photoshop Creative Suite 5 or above don't miss Masters Monday - Scrapping with Mini-Bridge. Learn all about this little tool that will make your memory-keeping faster and easier!

Stay glued to the blog in the next couple of days, too, because after Thanksgiving comes....Black Friday! And Black Friday means a BIG sale, a free with purchase kit at Gotta Pixel, AND a new Facebook Freebie! Wanna little peek?

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I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you here 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, November 20, 2012

Take $2 Tuesday: Mr. & Mrs. Mouse and Fishy Friends

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Happiest of Tuesday's to all our TS Friends.

This week's Take $2 Tuesday takes us to the Happiest Place On Earth! These two kits are so much fun and I love how playful each of these kits is.

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First up we have Mr. & Mrs. Mouse.

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I love all the colors in this kit and all of the fun elements, especially the hearts that are included in it. The alphas are another great addition to this kit. Just look at how much fun you can have with this kit.

By Trixie, herself
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By Cherry Limeade
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By Tomosia
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This next kit is one of my favorites, based on one of my favorite movies. No collection is complete without a water kit and Fishy Friends is a perfect kit to have.

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I love all the fun characters that are in this kit as well as all the word art. I dare you to not smile while working with this kit. Just look at the fun some of our stars have had using this kit.

By lwentkie
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By bienejen
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By Bethie
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Grab these fun kits now while they're only $2.00. I'm planning on grabbing both of these as well. I'm sure next year I'll have lots of pictures to scrap using Mr. & Mrs. Mouse and I have the perfect pictures to scrap with Fishy Friends. Please join me and share what you create in our gallery and remember to 'Just Keep Swimming...'





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