February 2015

Winter Layout Madness Success

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:16

The Pixel Scrapper community made over 600 layouts for our Winter Layout Madness! Great job everyone! Everyone is sharing a favorite layout here, but I thought I'd cheat and show lots of favorites. It's good being in charge ;)

January 2015 Pocket Pages

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:27

At the beginning of the year I shared my revolutionary ideas (spoiler: it's not revolutionary) on starting a Project Life style project for myself this year. I have since been working in top secret on my first attempts, which I'm ready to share with you now!

New Release: Oregonian

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:09

I'm quite excited to share this bundle today. It was a weird design situation where I sort of felt like I'd been taken over by some other thing and whatever that thing was created this bundle. I will dare to call this bundle "manly" which is ironic because I was pretty sure that despite all the calls for such a thing from people, I would never make such a bundle. The colors are not my cup of tea, and you know, I really like glitter. And even if I did someday for some reason make a "manly" kit, it sure would not include hunting.

Making a Little Progress

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/20/2015 - 05:51

I have progressed from last week's glue issue to actually putting things in my real life pockets. I'm going with a pretty neutral theme for several reasons:

  1. I feel a small need to repent of my poor paper choices as a teenager.
  2. I've condensed a 12x12 album into a 6x8 album, which means that things are pretty tight. This album is all photos, so there's not really a lot of room for fancy patterns.
  3. I didn't need to buy anything.

Origin Stories: A Blog Link Up

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:21

I'm trying something a little new today. I was feeling a little uninspired in my blog writing, but luckily for me I don't write here in a vacuum and I thought it would be more fun to invite some of you to play along! And I know I'm not the only one looking for blogging inspiration, so I figured we could all help each other out.

Plus everyone likes a good origin story.

Some Useful Favorites

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:45

If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you'll know that I'm the genius who first came up with the idea that you can mix and match things from different kits. Or maybe it didn't go exactly like that...

Anyway, I'm smart enough to do it now, so I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite kits I use ALL THE TIME.

Happy Valentine's Day!

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/13/2015 - 06:30

When I saw these cookies on Pinterest, I knew that I had to make them. The only addition I made to the situation was to add a dinosaur. Because, you know, they make everything better.

My First Thoughts on Doing Project Life in Real Life

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 02/12/2015 - 06:31

"Oh yeah, I need glue..."

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To be continued.

Keeping A Creative Routine: A Few Tips

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:57

EDIT: Giveaway closed. Congrats to Lorien, Alexa and Melanie for winning the random drawing.

The idea of routines has been on my mind lately. Actually, for a while. Having a good routine seems to be key for living a creative life. And personally I think any life is a creative one.

New Bundle: Video Game Valentine

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:00

Most of the time the design process is a lot of work, like trying to tease knots out of your windblown hair with a tiny comb. But every once in a while something just pops into my head in all its full glory. Such was the case with Video Game Valentine.

Gallery Spotlight: February 2015

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:04

There's a lot of excitement in the gallery right now thanks to our Winter Layout Madness. I wanted to take a minute to share some of my favorites.

In other news, I'm considering a foray into the hybrid world. Let me know if you're already in that club. Also, please vote here for a hybrid gallery. I need a little backup in my lobbying of Jordan.

Snapshot: January 2015

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 02/04/2015 - 07:05

The year started with a bang. And what I really mean by that is actually the opposite of a bang, and more of a giant quiet. Which after a couple months of busy, the two seemed more or less the same...

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January 2015 Reads

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:44

I have a loose goal this year of reading more books and a secret goal of reading 100. I'm trying to keep this specific number something of a secret from myself; I don't want to get too caught up in numbers. But I do want to read more books this year, and since 87 seems to be my usual number read, and 100 is a few more than 87, it seems like a good goal. But again, I'm reading because I want to, not to impress myself with particular numbers.

February 2015 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 02/01/2015 - 00:05

Shaking things up a little this month with something a little more versatile. The Rustic Charms are all PNGs, some with clear spaces where you can stick whatever you want. If you're a little more advanced, don't miss out on the template kit which includes PSD versions for easier manipulation (available for free on Facebook). As usual, don't miss out on all the other wonderful contributions!