January 2013

Pixel Scrapper Feb Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:00

So excited to be part of the Pixel Scrapper blog train this month! There are so many great submissions. Check out the full list here. I also made a coordinating alpha kit, the individual colors will be coming soon.

Traveling Around Jordan: Petra

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 01/29/2013 - 23:56

For being such a small country, that is generally unknown to people who don't live here, Jordan has lots of really wonderful places to visit. So many, that I wasn't quite sure where to start. But I guess when you do have one of the 7 Wonders of the World, that's as good a place as any...

Life in Jordan: Amman

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 01/21/2013 - 01:11

Somewhat surprisingly, Jordan has become one of the more significant countries in my home story. And since it's a pretty cool place that doesn't get a lot of attention, I thought it would be fun to write some about all the great places in this little country.

Disclaimer: Life is confusing because I both live in Jordan and am married to Jordan. I shall try my best to indicate which one I'm talking about. Also, I'm in no way an expert on life here, just sharing my own experiences.

New: The Balkans

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 01/20/2013 - 02:23

The Balkans Bundle

10 Great Games You Probably Haven't Heard Of

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 01/16/2013 - 00:28

10 Great Games
We are something of a board game family. At some point Jordan discovered German board games and ever since then we've spent a lot of time playing games. I'm not quite sure what it is about Germany and why they make such interesting games, but I guess that's how things go. I know some of the more popular games in America are Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, but there are lots more where those came from.

Pin to Win: Put Your Wishlist on Pinterest

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 01/15/2013 - 00:21

There has been lots of interest here of people wanting a wishlist system to keep track of the things they'd like to download. While we think this is an excellent idea that we are planning to implement directly on our site, it won't be happening for a little while yet. In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to have a little contest and help you keep track of all your dream downloads at the same time!

New Facebook Freebie and Other Details

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:33

Despite something weird happening yesterday, there is a new freebie posted on Facebook to coordinate with the Budapest kit. So head over and check that out.

New: Budapest

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:08

Still Snowing

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 01/10/2013 - 02:35

It started snowing yesterday and continued through the night, and we are still enjoying flakes falling outside the office window. Our cats are particularly put out by the weather because it's been raining/snowing for about a week now without any change and they are quite desperate to go do their hooligan business outside. But it's cold and wet and miserable out there, so instead the cats just meow piteously at the window.

Superlatives | Quick Pages

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 01/08/2013 - 01:13

I'm excited to be releasing this new kit of quick pages from my Superlatives kit. If you're look to make a fast and quick book, I think this is a great solution. Add in your own photos and a little journaling and you'll be all set. The pages are neutral so this kit is great for any occasion. Unfortunately, we're still thinking about how to best incorporate the individual quick pages on the site, so it will be a while before you can get them separately, but it is something we're thinking about.

Getting Back in the Swing

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 01/07/2013 - 05:41

It's raining, raining, raining. Snow is still in the forecast for later in the week and I think most of us are crossing our fingers that we'll get to see some. There's something special about experiencing snow in the desert.

Last year we had a nice big snow storm. Amman is a very hilly city so a little bit of ice goes a long way in making it treacherous. But it was really fun to take a walk around the neighborhood and see everyone out enjoying the weather. A couple men had even stolen their wives' tea trays to go sledding.

Superlatives | Clusters

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 01/06/2013 - 04:13

Superlatives Preview