April 2014

New Designer: Elif Sahin

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/30/2014 - 05:05

I am really excited to announce today that we have a new designer joining our team: Elif Sahin! She's been a great part of our creative team, making wonderful layouts, and now she's ready to share her awesome designs with you! Her eclectic, yet cohesive designs have always caught my eye. There's always something unique going on, and the combinations she comes up with are interesting and fun. I can't wait to see what she has to share with us!

Supporting Pixel Scrapper: A How To

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:21

We recently added a section to the Pixel Scrapper Manifesto, and I wanted to take a minute to highlight both the addition, as well as to address it practically. Manifestos are great for creating vision and excitement, but they tend to offer very little in practicalities. And since we are calling you out to do something, I felt it was only fair to give you some ideas.

First, here’s the added section (you can read the full manifesto here):

New Bundle: Snowshoe

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:07

I mentioned a little while ago that we went snowshoeing at Crater Lake. Well, here's the proof! It was a glorious sunny day, not cold at all. The ranger who led the hike said we were on about 6 feet of snow, which is a lot, but apparently only half of what they usually have at this time of year. It's one of the snowiest places in all of the USA. It was a slightly surreal experience because most of the drive there was not covered in snow, and in fact we were wearing short-sleeves and enjoying the sunshine. It was only a few miles from the park that we started to see snow.

In Memory

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:41

A rather significant change happened recently, which I feel the need to memorialize here on the blog. When Jordan and I got married (almost seven years ago!), I received as wedding present a pair of shoes. Little did I know at the time how far and how long those shoes would take me. I am here now seven years later to put those shoes to rest.

New Bundle: At the Farm

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:00

It's a surprise bundle! At least for me, I don't usually have new stuff on Thursdays, so this morning when I logged in I was like, "what kits have I uploaded today??!!" And I didn't find it disappointing when I saw all the tremendous felt animals made by Melouise. The two of us together are a bit of a problem, and I'm surprised this bundle ever got finished with our addiction to felt cuteness.

New: Easter Mini and Random Fun!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:12

The last week we've had absolutely perfect weather. Here's a picture of the sky:

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On Saturday we had a very exciting outing to Crater Lake where we went snowshoeing. I'll be back later with more details on that, but first I have to make a mini kit for the occasion!

Sunshine & Lemons Designer Hop

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:02

I'm excited to announce our first Pixel Scrapper designer hop! I hope you'll enjoy this little bundle that we've made. If you're a Pixel Scrapper subscriber you can find the kits here in the regular stream of things if you prefer to download that way, or else you can visit each designer at their "home"!

It's Spring at Pixel Scrapper!

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:35

I don't know about you, but I definitely have spring fever. I only want to enjoy sunshine and good times. If you're still waiting for the sunshine to show up, we can at least offer you some good times here at Pixel Scrapper! I thought I'd take a moment to share some old spring favorites.

New Bundle: Where Flowers Bloom

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:33

I made this bundle before the flowers were really blooming, but I was ready for them! Trying to hurry them along by making pretty, painted papers. Maybe I'll get a few more layouts made with this bundle now that I have a somewhat excessive amount of flower photos hanging around!

Wonderful weather is truly here. Yesterday we had our first dinner in the garden since winter rolled in, and celebrated by going for an after dinner walk. It felt like summertime!

Photos from a Lovely Spring Day

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:11

I think after a lot of messing around, I've finally settled on a system for getting my photos edited and uploaded. For a while I had a system that worked well for me, then I made the switch to Lightroom, was just starting to figure that out and I got my smart phone, and then got completely lost on how to manage camera photos, phone photos, plus random stuff like Instagram. I think it's finally all starting to come together.

Pixel Scrapper April 2014 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:04

What a blog train we have for you this month! See here for the full list of participants!

If you are a Pixel Scrapper subscriber, I've published my part in the regular stream of things as well, so that you can download it through the Pixel Scrapper system and it will be marked as downloaded for you.