Monday, December 31, 2012

December Daily - Resolutions for 2013

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They say you can't go anywhere without a goal in mind. It just so happens that today is a great day to set goals for 2013!

Photos

Group photo of your family
Decorations or food for New Years Eve celebrations
You or family counting down to the New Year

Journaling

What do you want to acheive in 2013?
Do you have any scrapping-specific goals?
What will you do to have goal success in 2013?

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However you celebrate the New Year we hope you have fun and stay safe! Thanks for following along with December Daily 2012 - we hope you've found some inspiration!


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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.




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Masters Monday - Documenting Your Resolutions

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So here we are on New Years Eve, the final day of 2012. I hope that this has been a fabulous and fulfilling year for all of you, and if not, I hope that 2013 brings better things your way. For many people, the New Year means turning over a new leaf and setting some resolutions to help us through the next year. So today I'd like to share a scrapbooking trend with you, documenting your resolutions.

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While scrapbooking is often a means of capturing events that have already happened, it can also be a fantastic medium for journaling. This means that it lends itself perfectly to documenting your goals and aspirations for the coming year. This can be done as a list, photographically, or as a journaled paragraph. Here's a layout I created listing my resolutions for the next year using Auld Lang Syne, the fabulous new kit from North Meets South Studios.

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Resolutions not your thing? Then follow the lead of Scrap Star Shauna, and take a moment to journal about your hopes for the year to come.

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I hope that if you create a page about your resolutions or hopes for the new year you take a moment to share it with us in the Trixie Scraps gallery.

Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve.




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Spectacular - Trixie Scraps Pinterest Tour

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans, and welcome to the last Sunday of 2012.  This Sunday also happens to be the fifth Sunday in December so today we have a special post for you, I'll be taking you on a quick tour of the Trixie Scraps Pinterest page.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is a site that has been around for about 2 years now that allows you to "Pin" pictures and content from around the web taht you like or find interesting.  Many people use it to collect fashion ideas, home decor and DIY projects, recipes to try, and ideas on endless other topics.  In the scrapbooking world, many people use it as a way to gather inspiration layouts.  If you don't have an account yet, you can go sign up here.

If you head over to the Trixie Scraps Pinterest page you find a variety of scrapbooking related boards.

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Let's take a look at a few of my favorites.  First off the CT Inspiration board is a fantastic place to gather great ideas from.  Here you will find all sorts of layouts by the Trixie Scraps Stars.  Click on any of the layouts for a closer view of the image, and Like your favorites so that you can find them again easily for a scraplift later.

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Next up, let's take a look at the Digiscrapbooking Tutorials board.  Here you will find links to all sorts of fabulous tutorials from the Trixie Scraps blog.  We are working really hard to get all of our tutorials posted here, so you should soon be able access the full collection of tutorials from this board.

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Finally, we'll take a peek at one of my absolute favorite boards on the Trixie Scraps page...Fonts We Love.  I'll admit it, I have a bit of an addiction to fonts, and this board keeps me downloading more all the time.  It has some great suggestions for themed fonts, such as Halloween, Christmas, and Walt Disney World, and contains loads of other great fonts too.  Click on any image for a closer view of the picture and a link to the page you can download the fonts on.

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I hope you liked this quick tour of our Pinterest page.  Be sure to start following the Trixie Scraps Pinterest board.




All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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December Daily - Looking Back

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2012 is drawing to a close. It's the perfect time to look back and re-evaluate how your year went.

Photos

Collage of highlights from 2012
Calendar page

Journaling

What were the highlights of 2012 for you?
Did you acheive your goals this year? Make progress?
Is there anything you wish would have gone differently?


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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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December Daily - Putting Christmas Away

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Now that the festivities are complete, most of us are putting the decorations away once again. It can be just as much fun to document this process as it is to document the decorating. One year my family set up our camcorder to take a time delay video and we would rush in and remove decorations while the camera was off then get out of the shot when it turned on. It made it look like the decorations put themselves away! It was so much fun!

Photos

Boxes filled with put away decorations
Before and after shots of the decorated areas
Little elves that help clean up!

Journaling

How do you choose when to take your decorations down?
How do you feel about putting decorations away?
Do you have any traditions about when you put away 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

Saturday With The Stars: December Kit Releases Recap

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Good Saturday morning. Can you believe December's almost over? This month seriously flew by and if you also feel like the month flew by, perhaps you missed some of the kits released this month. So today we're going to recap the kits that were released.

First up, we've got Presents Everywhere. I love this kit. There's so many fun elements and quirky word strips to use.

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Let's take a look at a couple layouts from our stars:

Shawna's layout is a great one for this kit. I love her title and then the mischievous look in the eyes in the bottom photo. Shawna has some wonderful clusters that really add some spunk to her layout.

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Looking at Helen's layout, you'd think this kit was made just for her. I love that she got a picture of so many gifts and that this kit came about to scrap that picture with. I especially like that Helen included the Santa's Elves quote with this layout - it fits perfectly.

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The next kit that was released is called Winter Carolers and it is one of the most beautiful kits I've ever seen. I love all the glitters and the music notes as well as the papers.

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I absolutely love Lori's page. Sometimes I wish I had been born in the good ol' days and her page brings me right to that place. I love that she used one main paper for her background and then just accented with smaller strips of paper. I also love the photo. Such a nice change from all the photos of kids sitting on Santa's lap.

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Kris shows us another way to use this kit. While the picture was taken in December, her layout really doesn't have a holiday theme to it. She kept it as a musically themed layout and it works. I love all of Kris' cluster work as well as the ribbons. The subtle background just adds to the beauty of this page.

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The final kit released this month is going to be perfect for upcoming New Year's celebrations and it is rightly called, Auld Lang Syne. Can I just say how in love I am with all the purples in this kit?

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I love the way Helen's page just seems to pop out at you. I also like that it's not necessarily a "New Year's" layout, but it is about a new year. I think it's great that Helen created a page about having a birthday on New Year's Day and that it isn't that bad of a day to have a birthday. I really like all the geometric shapes included in her layout and that they all just work together.

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Erica's page brings out the smiles. I love that you can tell that they were having fun without even reading the journaling. I like that Erica used photo strips, but filled some of them in with papers and other elements. It helps keep the page interesting and not too overloaded with photos.

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With the holidays ending right around the corner, hopefully you'll have time to scrap all the pictures you took during the holiday season and these three kits will help you right along. Please share your work with us in the gallery, because we all love to see holiday layouts and fun New Year's celebrations. And on that note, I wish you all a very Happy and safe New Year!





All Trixie Scraps Designs products can be found in the following online stores:
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Friday, December 28, 2012

December Daily - Christmas Cards

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I love getting Christmas Cards in the mail! They are so festive and fun and photo cards are even better! I love being able to look back over my collections of cards and see how people have changed - especially the kids!

Photos

Take pictures of your cards - in a stack or displayed
Document how you keep your cards (if you keep them!)
Insert a copy of your card into your album

Journaling

Did you send out cards this year? Why or why not?
How many cards did you get?
How do you decide who to send cards to? Do you have a list or just send them out to everyone?


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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

January Desktop Freebie!

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and made some amazing memories with your loved ones!  Can you believe that 2012 is almost over?  Good news is that I am here with a brand new desktop freebie for you made using the new kit Auld Lang Syne from North Meets South Studios, click on the preview to download!  Enjoy and Happy New Year!





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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Challenge Thursday {Recipe}

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Hello Trixie Fans!  I am here to help you get those layouts done a little bit quicker and creatively by presenting you with a recipe... so, here are my instructions for a layout:

1. 3 or more pictures
2. Frame at least 2 of the pictures
3. Use at least one type of fastener
4. 4 or more leaf sprays
5. 7 flowers
6. 8 elements other than flowers/ribbons/leaves
7. 2 or more ribbons, strings, or lace
8. Journal at least a couple sentences
9. Title your page with both a font and alpha

Here is my example layout using Trixie Scraps Winter Carolers:


Don't forget to upload your layouts to the Trixie Scraps Gallery for your chance at a little goodie too!




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

December Daily - Receipts and Planning

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I know it may seem strange, but right now is the best time to start planning for Christmas 2013! Gather up your receipts and evaluate your spending for this Christmas. Decide now how to budget for next year, or if you need to make any changes to your spending.

Photos

Piles of paper (receipts)
Planning notebook and pen
You, planning - writing or handling receipts (use your timer!)

Journaling

How did you do this year - did you stay on budget?
What do you want to do differently in 2013?
Are you making any immediate budget adjustments?


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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, December 26, 2012

Wednesday Wrap Up - December 26, 2012

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Hello everyone and welcome to our last Wednesday Wrap Up of the year!  Can you believe it, it is almost time to say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013.  I'm sure that many of you have spent the past week wrapped up in the holiday festivities, so lets take a loo at what you may have missed here on the blog.

December Daily is still running, providing ideas and inspiration for documenting your holiday season however you see fit.

December 19 - Travel
December 20 - December Daily - Classroom Hub-bub
December 21 - December Daily - It's the End of the World as We Know It!
December 22 - Artwork
December 23 - Five Senses
December 24 - Wish Lists
December 25 - Merry Christmas

On Thursday, Jennifer B brought us a fun photo challenge and asked use to create a page using a photo of our holiday preparations.  I hope you will play along, creating a page with Trixie Scraps products, loading it into the gallery, so that you can be a show-off and win a great prize!

Friday saw the release of a brand new kit, Auld Lang Syne, from North Meets South Studios.

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We were also a little bit spoiled this week, because two Trixie Scraps collections from earlier this month, Presents Everywhere and Winter Carolers, were released as bundles.  Be sure to go check out all of these awesome new kits.

On Saturday, Shilo took a tour of some awesome layouts that the Scrap Stars created using Auld Lang Syne.  I really can't wait to pick up this kit!  Head over to the post for some inspiration.

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On Sunday, we took our bi-weekly stroll through the gallery to Show Off some of the awesome layouts that all of our fans have created over the last two weeks.  Take a moment to go check the slideshow out.

Masters Monday this week was all about scrapping Wishlists.  Head on over to the post for some inspiration layouts, and some neat tips.

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After a busy week like that, I hope you all get plenty of rest.  See you all next year!




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

December Daily - Interviews

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Interview other family members about favorite memories from this season. Find out what they have really enjoyed this year - their answers may surprise you!

Photos

Each person with their favorite thing or doing their favorite activity
A nice headshot in front of the tree

Journaling

Interviews written out
List each persons favorite thing or things

Sample Questions

* What was your favorite gift this year?
* What was your favorite activity?
* Did you see anyone special this season?
* What's your favorite holiday treat?
* Did you go anywhere special this year?


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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

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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From all of us to all of you -

Wishing you Peace, Love, and Happiness today!

Enjoy the day, make some memories, and Merry Christmas!






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

Monday, December 24, 2012

December Daily - Wish Lists

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My five year old has been adding to his wish list non-stop for the last month. I am pretty sure that he wants everything that he sees! I want to take a minute and write down what each of my kids wants for Christmas this year so I can remember when they are older and see how their lists evolve.

Photos

Wish lists being delivered to Santa
Your kids in front of the tree
Catalogs with circled items

Journaling

What are you or your kids wishing for this year?
Did you ever circle items in a catalog? Do your kids?
Record the wishes of your family


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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

Masters Monday - Scrapbooking a Christmas Wishlist

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Happy Christmas Eve everyone.  I'm sure most of you are in the midst of holiday celebrations with your friends and family, or are getting ready for them.  Today I am bringing you a quick tip for a page to scrap as part of your holiday collection, that is sure to bring a smile to your face in years to come.  So in the spirit of that friendly man in red that every child is hoping will visit their home tonight, let's take a look at scrapping your children's letters to Santa.

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There are so many special memories to scrap around the holidays, but it is a fun idea to scrap you kids' Christmas wishlist.  A couple of the Scrap Stars created some neat pages on this theme.  Laina captured this wishlist all in pictures.  It is a perfect use of the frames on that template, and it will be really neat to actually see what all of those items were in future years.

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I really love this take on the theme by Kris too.  What a perfect way to capture an annual photo of each of her little ones alongside their gift requests for the year.

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It is also a lot of fun to look back on the actual letters that are written to Santa, so why not scan in their actual letter and create a layout around it.  The possibilities are endless.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas Eve, and enjoy a fabulous holiday season surrounded by friends and family.




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

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Daily - Five Senses

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What are the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings of the season? I hear certain songs and they bring a chill, certain smells have very vivd memories attached to them. There are certain foods that we only eat at Christmas. Document your seasonal experience through all five of your senses this year!

Photos

Take pictures of the any of the items that you describe.

Journaling

What sounds like Christmas to you?
What smells?
Tastes?
Feelings?
Sights?
Be specific and use lots of adjectives - and don't be afraid to dig through the Thesaurus!


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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 Show Offs - December 23, 2012

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Happy Sunday everyone!  Christmas is really in the air now.  I'm sure that all of you with little ones at home have an impatient bunch on your hands at this point, waiting for Santa's arrival.  I'm happy to bring you another edition of Sunday Show Offs to help you relax before the big day.  

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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 Presents Everywhere Washi Tape.

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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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December Daily - Artwork

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There are so many kids crafts that can be easily themed for Christmas! Make a homemade ornament or santa hat. Paint a holiday landscape or make reindeer food. The possibilities are endless!

Photos

Your finished craft
You and your children or friends crafting
Supplies, all laid out

Journaling

Do you enjoy doing crafts?
Why did you choose this craft?
Do you craft every year?


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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

Saturday With The Stars: Auld Lang Syne

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Happiest of Saturdays to all of you wonderful Trixie Scraps fans. I hope that you are able to enjoy this Saturday and that you've got everything checked off your list before the next couple weeks get crazy.

This Saturday I'm going to show you what our stars have done with one of North Meets South Studios newest kits. It is called Auld Lang Syne and is the perfect kit for New Years layouts.

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If the picture of the kit isn't enough to convince you, take a look at what our stars have made.

I adore Kassie's layout. I love that she used the banner as exactly that, a banner. I also like that she used a black background paper which allowed her plenty of room to use other papers under her photo. And I just gotta say, I love that picture.

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Shauna's page thrills me. I love all the papers used and the way they are laid out, I also love the cute picture of her kissing her doggie. But what I love most about this page is the journaling. I love that Shauna's decided not to set goals or resolutions, but has simply decided to focus on bringing joy into her life. Love that!

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I love all the photo frames Mary Kate used on her layout. I also think it's an awesome idea to scrap all the snacks that you eat during that one night alone. Nice clusters really make this layout complete.

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Lori's page just has me giggling. Love that little baby face so excited, then the opposite side where the kid just can't stay awake. So much fun. I've never thought to photograph my babies during New Year's Eve, but perhaps I may start now. I also like all the accents Lori put in the background of her page, it helps the photos stand out, but still gives her page some dimension.

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If you're still not convinced about this kit - take a look at what Shawna did and it has nothing to do with New Years. Shawna used this kit for a portrait layout. I love all the photos she included in this layout as well as all the stitching. What a wonderful way to use this kit and one way I might use this kit myself.

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Thanks for sharing a part of your Saturday with us. I hope seeing the work our stars have done with Auld Lang Syne, makes you want to own this kit, even if you're like me and have no pictures for New Years Eve. Or maybe it'll just make you want to take pictures this year. Either way this kit is a must-have. Remember to share your work with us in the gallery should you have pictures that are just waiting for this kit.





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