April 2013

May 2013 DST Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:08

New: Sofia Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/28/2013 - 01:54

Sofia Bundle

This is the last completely new bundle from our time traveling. I still have some old ones I'm working on updating, but this is the last brand new one I have.

Weekly Review & Sneak Peak, Apr 26

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/25/2013 - 23:14

So much is going on here at Pixel Scrapper! Here's a wrap up in case you missed something. Plus a very exciting sneak peak at the end!

Life in Jordan: Friday Market

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/23/2013 - 04:57

You might be wondering about the best things that Amman has to offer. There are in fact lots of nice things, but the two greatest things are hummus and the Friday Market. Today I'm going to tell you about the second.

When Jordan and I arrived to Amman, almost two years ago, we came with basically the clothes on our backs. We had been backpacking for about a year, any clothes that we had had previously we'd left in Korea and the clothes we'd been wearing for the last year had perhaps seen better times.

New: Military Bundles

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/21/2013 - 02:58

Military Bundles

Weekly Review & Sneak Peak, Apr 19

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/18/2013 - 23:27

So much is going on here at Pixel Scrapper! Here's a wrap up in case you missed something. Plus a very exciting sneak peak at the end!

Gallery Spotlight: April 18, 2013

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:20

Gallery Spotlight
There are so many wonderful layouts being posted to the gallery, I thought I'd take a minute to highlight a couple.

10 Tips to Using Evernote

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/16/2013 - 23:28

evernote

After last week's post about using Evernote for recipe organization, I thought it might be helpful to share a bit more about this very useful tool.

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Traveling Around Jordan: Um Qays

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/16/2013 - 05:16

A few weeks ago we visited one of my favorite places in Jordan. Um Qays is the site of old Roman ruins, and in the spring time it is filled with wild flowers. From the site you can see the Sea of Galilee, as well as Syria and Israel.

Um Qays Map

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Layout Critique #6

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/15/2013 - 23:49

I need more layouts! I'm hoping to make this a regular feature on the blog. If you'd like to submit a layout for critique please email it to me at support@pixelscrapper.com

This week's layout comes from Meridy.

Contest Winner and New Tutorial

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/15/2013 - 02:12

Just wanted to let you know that I drew a winner for the new Carinthia album. Congrats Lizanne Killian! Instructions have been emailed to you.

I also wanted to point out my new tutorial series where we go behind the scenes for designing elements.

New Bundle: Prague

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/14/2013 - 01:15

New Bundle: Prague

An old/new bundle for you today! This time coming to you from Prague. Prague is probably most famous because it's where I took my profile picture. ;) Look familiar?

Weekly Review & Sneak Peak

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

So much is going on here at Pixel Scrapper! Here's a wrap up in case you missed something.

Gallery Spotlight: April 11, 2013

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/11/2013 - 00:09

Gallery Spotlight
There are so many wonderful layouts being posted to the gallery, I thought I'd take a minute to highlight a couple.

Banana Bread Biscotti and My Recipe Organization

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:06

Over the weekend it became apparent that I was going to have to do something about the banana situation on the counter. Not even the ants were going to take them away (although the ants seem quite impressed with our honey despite the fact that they can't get out of it). I like banana bread, but not really enough to eat a loaf of it, and since Jordan and I are only living with animals right now, this didn't seem like the recipe to make. I made muffins a few weeks ago, so that wasn't going to cut it either.

Pixel Scrapper April Survey

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:48

UPDATE: This survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who filled it out!

Time for a new survey! We're still trying really hard to improve Pixel Scrapper, and we need your help! Please take a few minutes to fill out this new survey. As a thank you for your time, at the end of the survey you will receive a free mini kit thank you.

March Survey Results

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/09/2013 - 05:17

Thanks so much to everyone who filled out our March survey! We went through all the results yesterday, and there was a lot of great feedback in there, which we will be working to respond to.

For those interested here's a word cloud formed from the response text to the question, "What is the #1 reason you visit Pixel Scrapper?":

Reasons Liked

And here's the word cloud from the question, "If you could change one thing about Pixel Scrapper, what would it be?":

Layout Critique #5

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:37

This week's layout comes from Emily.

Please follow the directions carefully. Be specific and make a "good feeling sandwich" (something you like, something you'd improve, something you like). Comments that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted.

New Music Giveaway!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:08

Edit: Contest Closed

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Today I am very excited to be featuring a friend and musician who's music I absolutely love! He recently came out with a new album, and at the end of this post I'll give you a chance to win it!

New: Paris Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/07/2013 - 00:44

New Bundle: Paris

It was almost two years ago when we spent a very rainy week in Paris.

Gallery Spotlight

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 04/06/2013 - 02:18

Gallery Spotlight

There are so many wonderful layouts being posted to the gallery, I thought I'd take a minute to highlight a couple.

Traveling Around Jordan: Wadi Rum

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/04/2013 - 03:36

Last week, or whenever it was that we were gone camping, we also spent the night in Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is one of the most magical places I've ever visited. Wadi Rum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a protected nature reserve. Made somewhat famous by Lawrence of Arabia, the 1962 movie was filmed there, as was the more recent film Prometheus. Dramatic rock formations surrounded by desert make for a stunning and alien location. When we go, we stay with a group of Bedouins who have opened up their tents to people wanting to get away from the hustle of daily life.

New: Grad Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/03/2013 - 03:08

As promised, I have this nice little graduation bundle for anyone preparing for a celebration this spring, or looking to scrap an old one. The kit is primarily black and white, and you can choose a Color Basics Kit to coordinate with the robes and tassels in your photos. Here are a few layouts I made with the Grad Bundle and corresponding color kits:

Layout Critique #4

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/02/2013 - 01:11

This week's layout comes from Harriett.

Please follow the directions carefully. Be specific and make a "good feeling sandwich" (something you like, something you'd improve, something you like). Comments that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted.

New: Basic Colors Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/01/2013 - 09:23

Color Basics Bundle