October 2014

Treats at Pixel Scrapper

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:02

I love candy therefore Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine. I'm looking forward to handing out some candy later today and then I'm going to a pumpkin carving party with some international students from the university in town. Should be a fun day!

I've brought out my traditional Panda costume. This is version one for the day as we're dressing up for my Pilates class!

Photography: Rule of Thirds

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a small photography class. It was a short and sweet format, and I was focusing on people who may take a lot of photos (don't we all these days? with cameras in our pockets all the time?), but don't really know what they're doing. I touched on a few points in the class, but mostly we talked about the rule of thirds.

A Day in the Life

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:54

I was quite thrilled when the Hollywood Housewife announced her day in the life day. I participated last year and it was great motivation to capture a day, and also share it with others and see what the world was up to. I did it again on Wednesday and here are the results. I was surprised by how many photos it felt like I was taking, versus all the things I actually missed. Such as, did I eat anything besides tea and cookies?

Our New Gallery Wall

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:17

Apparently the sun is gone for good, which is fine with me, except that I've been trying to take photos of our new gallery wall and the lighting is bad. But I guess I'll have to make do since the sun may not come out again for a while.

New Bundle: Kawaii Halloween

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:39

Every once in a while, a design idea pops into my head and will not go away until I make something. One evening Jordan and I were watching an episode of an anime, when a cute little ghost popped on screen. It was unrelated to the story, so I'm not sure why it was there, but it did inspire an immediate desire to make a Halloween bundle, despite the very strict design schedule I was trying to keep to. So I dropped everything and this is what I made. "Kawaii" is Japanese for cute, in case you could not infer that from the bows on the monsters and ghosts.

Small Town Charm

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:37

I was hoping to post about the new gallery wall we hung today, but I didn't prepare any photos ahead of time, and the lighting is pretty uninspiring today, along with my brain, so I'll have to put it off a bit. But I have been trying to get into the habit of posting here three times a week, so I'm sharing instead this photo I snapped last weekend when Jordan and I were out and about visiting a nearby town. I've been pretty surprised at how easily I've adapted to living in a small town myself and how much I love it.

A little look back

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:37

I was recently browsing around our Flickr account, where we keep all our photos and also I keep copies of my layouts. I keep them in albums by year and I was shocked to discover that there are now 6 albums, which means I've been doing this digital scrapbooking thing for 6 years!

Gallery Standouts - October 2014

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:51

It's been a while since I featured some of my favorite layouts here on the blog. And is it just me, or is our gallery pretty amazing? It was super hard to pick a few to show here, and these are only some of my favorites.

Feeling Official - Fancy Business Cards

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:27

A few weeks ago I was helping my mom design a business card for her new business when it occurred to me that I should really have a business card of my own. People are always curious when they find out that I run a website, and it was pretty lame that I never had a card to give them. But that problem has been solved.

Around Oregon: Wildlife Safari

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:51

A few weeks ago Jordan and I visited the Wildlife Safari Park about two hours down the highway from us. We had bought a Groupon a while ago and the time had come for us to use it! I wasn't sure what to expect from a safari in the middle of Oregon nowhere, but it was a pretty cool experience. We got up early so we could arrive promptly when the animals were hopefully still awake (before afternoon nap time). They were and we had a great time driving among exotic animals not usually seen in our parts.

New Bundle: Autumn Art

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:17

With the start of the blog train last week, I added a continuation bundle. While the deep colors in the palette for the blog train aren't my usual cup of tea, the title captured my imagination and I knew I had to take it a bit further.

Looking Back at September

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:40

I'm so on top of things, I'm ready with my photos from September right now at the beginning of October. Woot woot! I even managed to fill up my whole calendar this month.

September 2014

Some favorite moments:

October 2014 Blog Train - Autumn Art

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:16

It was a long summer, and I was super excited to design something that let me think cool thoughts. Also I loved the idea of "Autumn Art" and making something a little arty. Don't miss out on all the other contributions to this blog train, or my expanded bundle!