July 2013

PS Aug 2013 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:02

There are so many tremendous parts to this month's blog train you have to check them all out! See the full list of participants here.

DSF August 2013 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:00

You are coming from Pixeled Paper Designs.
Your next stop is Damsel Designs.
See here for the full list of participants.

New Fantastic Freebies Coming!

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:34

You may or may not have noticed that my Facebook and newsletter freebies haven't changed much this summer. In fact, they haven't changed at all! Well, I'm in the process of working on that, and since it's been so long since I've had something new, I've decided to work on something extra special. But I need your help! I've started working up a new kit, but I need a name to inspire me and give me a theme to help flush out the kit. Please leave me your ideas below!

Kit Name Needed!

Summer Travels: The Lake District

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 07/24/2013 - 09:35

About a million years ago, at the beginning of June, Jordan and I took a trip to the Lake District in England. We were flying through England anyway on our way back to the States, and it was a good chance to stop and see Jordan's sister who was working at a retreat center there. It was a really wonderful place to stop and relax before embarking on our relocation project.

June 2013: Better Late Than Never

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 07/20/2013 - 14:57

For 2013 I've been trying to make a layout a month. I fell a bit behind due to the busy summer months, but as long as you write the list, you can always go back and make the layout. So I've finally got on top of it today, and I decided to stick in my photo a day collage as well. I used the part I made for the upcoming DSF blog train in August; a little sneak peak for you!

Family Reunion

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 07/19/2013 - 15:58

Just last week we were finishing up a family reunion which included all my Dad's siblings and their families, which totaled about 50 people, all of whom I hadn't seen in at least 5 years, if not double or triple that.

SauterFamilyReunion2013-89

Life Update: Arrived in Oregon

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:53

It's been a busy couple of months! Those of you who've been around a little while know that Jordan and I have been in the process of relocating for the last two months. We left Amman, Jordan (our home of two years) at the beginning of June and have been making our way across the States: Minnesota to Colorado and now finally to Oregon where we're planning to stay at least a year, if not forever...

Christmas in July: New Kits!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 07/15/2013 - 08:48

Christmas in July

There's nothing like thinking about Christmas during some of the hottest months of the year! (Unless you're joining us from the southern hemisphere...) The relaxed summer months can be a great time to catch up on Christmases past, or prepare for the one coming up! I've just added two new little Christmas mini kits to help you on your way!

Still on the road

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 07/09/2013 - 15:32

Our two-month long trek to our new final destination (Corvallis, OR) is over half-way finished. Here's a little peak at what we did today.

New: Vietnam Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:05

Vietnam Bundle

I've got a fun oldie for you this week. This is the bundle I made for our time in Hanoi, Vietnam where we stayed with my parents for several months during our time traveling in South East Asia. I was going for a dreamy, fairy tale sort of thing. I hope you enjoy it!