Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Wild Card Challenge!

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans!  Stacey here with an extra special Challenge Thursday for you!  I always find great things about pages that inspire me, so I thought it would be fun to do just that!  Have a look at these two gorgeous pages from the Trixie Scraps Gallery, images are linked.





I loved the use of paper strips and simple clustering on the first page and the large photo and overall page design in the second one.  I love that they both used circle mats for their journaling!  I took that inspiration and came up with this page using Siblings are Forever by Trixie Scraps.



So my challenge for you is to pull atleast one piece of inspiration from each layout and create a page using Trixie Scraps products.  Make sure you upload it to the gallery and you can be a Show Off and win a prize!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!




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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Wrap-up - Valentine's Day Prep!

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It's the last Wednesday of January - which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner! How are you preparing? Is Valentine's Day a big deal for you or just another day?

We had another great recipe challenge on Thursday. These challenges make it really easy to complete a page by following the instructions on the number of papers, elements, and photos. Be sure to post your page in the gallery and you can be a show-off!

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We flashed back to last Valentine's Day to look at some beautiful Love themed layouts from the Stars in Saturday with the Stars. Don't miss this weekly dose of inspiration!

We are always so excited to see your layouts in the gallery - and we love celebrating with you as a show-off! Check out this week's awesome layouts and their prize for participating!

Did I mention that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? We have a great (and easy) hybrid project that you can put together for that someone special in your life!

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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, January 29, 2013

Take $2 Tuesday - {Pigskin Party Kit & Word Art}

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Welcome Trixie Scraps fans to another fabulous Take $2 Tuesday sale. I'm sure we have some football fans out there, and today's featured kit is just in time for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.

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For today only, you can pick up the Pigskin Party Kit and coordinating word art pack for just $2 each. This fun kit contains loads of fun football themed elements. Let's take a quick look.

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I love all the themed elements, they really lend themselves not only to a page about an actual game, but also to scrapping about a big game day or tail gate party. Just take a look at that cute snack mix scatter and the fun banner. Word art can be a huge time saver, and the coordinating pack here contains some great fun phrases. Need some ideas on what you could do with this kit? Take a look at some of the creative pages that the Scrap Stars created using Pigskin Party Kit.

By Shauna
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By Carrin
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By Jessica P
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By Kris
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By Mary Kate
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There are so many great layouts in the gallery using this kit that it was hard to narrow it down to just five to share with you today. For more inspiration take a look HERE in the gallery.




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

Monday, January 28, 2013

Master's Monday {Hybrid Edition} Valentine's Day Mini Love Note Card

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Hello Trixie Scraps fans, Laina here with another Masters Monday {Hybrid Edition}. February is just around the corner and you know what that means, don't you? Valentine's Day! This Valentine's Day I challenge you to make something homemade for your love ones. Homemade truly can make any gift that much more special. I took my own challenge and even provided you with a tutorial to follow along. This adorable Valentine's Day card features mini envelopes perfect for love notes!

Here's what you'll need:
Solid Cardstock (I used white)
Patterned Papers of Choice
Scissors and/or Paper Cutter
Bone Folder or other scoring tool
Adhesive
A black marker to jot down your love notes

For this project, I used papers and elements in Just One Kiss by Trixie Scraps as well as the Little Ladybug Bonus Alpha Pack for my title.
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Directons:
1. Prepare your card base. I measured and design the front of my card in PSE. I made a grid like background with patterned squares. I then made a word art sentiment. I printed the card out on 8.5x11 white cardstock and cut it out, scoring on the fold line. Then with my black marker, I filled in one letter and outlined the rest for an extra touch.
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2. Cut out 5 mini hearts, about 3 in. in width. Fold them into mini envelopes with the blank side facing you, using the guide below.


2a. Cut out five 3 inch squares from your solid cardstock.

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2b. Score down the middle and draw your half of your heart outline. Then cut it out. Repeat for the remaining squares.

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2c. Score and fold the curved outer edges of the heart towards the middle so when pressed out they overlap just a tad.

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2d. Score and fold where the curves on the bottom meet. Then fold that flap back.

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2e. Score and fold another line at the top, to form the triangle envelope flap. Now you have a mini envelope!

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3. Glue each envelope to your card on top of the background grid. Your card is now complete. Don't forget to write some mini love notes for each envelope and place them inside.


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How cute right? If the recipient is far away, one idea is to place a stamp inside one of the envelopes and a note that says, "Write me back."



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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Show Offs {January 27, 2013}

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Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to another edition of Sunday Show Offs! I hope you're all keeping healthy so far this winter and are having success sticking to your goals for the new year.

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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 Always in My Heart 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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday With the Stars Flashback - Always In My Heart

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Hello there Trixie Scraps fans, and welcome to the weekend!  I hope all of you have managed to avoid the nasty colds and flus that seem to be circulating everywhere these days.  For those of you that are sick, which I sure am, make sure to take some time this weekend to take care of yourself.  Today's Saturday with the Stars will be a special flashback edition featuring a great kit that was released last year and is just perfect for Valentine's Day, Always in My Heart.

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I'm sure that most of you have a photo of a special someone in your life that is just waiting to be scrapped.  This kit is perfect for expressing your love, from the love themed word art and pretty flowers, to the lovely soft pinks in the papers.  I especially love those glittery hearts.  Last February the Scrap Stars had a great time coming up with some gorgeous layouts, so let's take a look back at them.

Those adorable photos are what caught my eye in this layout by Jennifer B.  Such a cute little girl.  They are accented perfectly by the circles of pink paper in the background, and the strip of flowers and hearts towards the bottom of the page gives just enough of a flourish to the page without being overwhelming.
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I really love Stacey's layout about her relationship with her husband.  The pictures she chose for the layout do a great job of showing how they have changed over the years, and her journaling is so heartfelt.  I really like the fun take on her title work too.  That glittery paper along the edge of the layout gives it a fun look too.
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Aurora was definitely my favorite Disney Princess growing up (I may be dating myself a bit by saying that), so I am super jealous of the little girls on this layout by Mary Kate.  They got their own personal meet and greet with her, and looked beautiful doing so.  The title of this page is just perfect, and I love the cluster of flowers and ribbons running down the side of the photo arrangement.
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That face says it all!  How could Carrin resist creating a page surrounding this fun photo.  I love the use of the embossed cardstock down the right side of the page and the fabulous cluster around the photo.  It really draws your eye in and makes the photo the focal point.
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Erica has done a stunning job of using white space on this page.  This page is so elegant, and that black and white photo on the white background with just a few pops of color looks so stunning.  I love the cutout effect she used for those hearts, and the title could not be more perfect.
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So if you're looking for the perfect kit to scrap some pics of your Valentine, head to any one of the Trixie Scraps stores to pick up this kit.  Not only is this a great kit, but most items in the store are on sale for 40% off until January 28, 2013, so you can get it at a great price too.




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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Challenge Thursday - Recipe Challenge

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Hi there, Trixie Scraps fans!  I'm here to bring you the Thursday Challenge for this week.  It's that time of the month when we let you create based on a recipe that we provide.  This recipe is based on a page I did using Trixie's latest collection, Spunky Monkey. 

1 photo
1 background paper
6 paper strips/cuts (any shape you choose)
2 strings
4 ribbons/stitching/trim pieces
2 coaster/circular elements
4 flowers
1 leaf/twig/foliage bit
1 frame
1 alpha
1 tag/wordbit

Here's my page for a little inspiration...


Have fun with this challenge...don't forget to put your layout in the Trixie Scraps Gallery and link us up in the comments so we can all see your beautiful creations!




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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Wrap-Up - Chilly Weather!

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Lately I am finding myself stuck inside more as the chilly weather and heavey rains make it impossible to be outside. Scrapping definitely gets more of my time in the winter!

So glad you are here this week, we have lots of blog posts to cover:

On Thursday, the challenge was issued to scrap a page with a big photo! These types of pages can be super fun when you want to feature a great photo and can really shake things up if you're used to scrapping small photos. Give a big-photo page a shot, load it into the gallery and you can be a show-off and win a sweet prize!

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We revisited some great layouts with past kits, courtesy of the Trixie Scraps Stars in Saturday with the Stars. Be sure to check it out for a shot of inspiration and ideas for your future pages.

I love the look of Subway Art and it is definitely a trend in home decor these days. In Masters Monday you can learn all about bringing that trend to your scrapbook pages! Don't miss this new take on an exciting trend!

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Have you seen the January Min-Madness kit that's available now, Seriously Stressed? If you are dealing with stress, don't miss your chance to grab this!

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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, January 22, 2013

Seriously Stressed- Mini Madness mini kit

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Happy Tuesday Trixie fans! As some of you might know, I'm in the middle of planning a move halfway across the country and when I saw this month's inspiration artwork, I thought ... now that screaming look is about how I feel because I'm seriously stressed! And my mini kit was born... I hope you find it helpful for some of your pages about the tough moments in your life because we all have them and they deserve to be documented just as much as the happy ones!

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You can grab this mini kit at my Scrapbook Bytes shop.

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My team and I used this kit for some stressed (and not so stressed) pages, proving this mini is versatile enough for a great page or two, no matter your theme - hope you find them inspiring!

Here's my layout:

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And here's a few from my team... Shawna stayed with the theme of the kit:

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Carrin did a great photoless layout:

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Erica pulled together this adorable layout of her and her son:

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And Jessica made this great layout about her dog and his favorite stuffed toy!

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This mini kit is on sale for this great price this week only, so grab it at that great price 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