April 2020

Process Video #78: Junk Journal

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/29/2020 - 22:00

I begin this spread by taping down two sides of a piece of paper in the journal to create a pocket. I cut a tag to fit in the new pocket and embellish it with a photo and some scraps. Then I work on the left side of the spread.

Project Home Page: Travelers Notebook

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/28/2020 - 22:00

What's A Travelers Notebook

I love working in my travelers notebook. It's smaller, so the commitment is low and the change in dimensions (usually about 4.25 x 8.25 inches) is fun after years of scrapbooking in a square. I create my layouts both in actual notebooks, I buy mine from FelicityJane.com, or simply by punching holes in the paper and adding rings. The ring method works great if you think you might be adding a lot of three dimensional elements.

Pocket Pages: January & February 2020

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 04/27/2020 - 22:00

Sharing the beginning of the year in my pocket pages. Weird to think the year started in Oregon without Iona and we are now in Mexico with Iona. Some of these photos seem like a lifetime ago.

Watch Me Digital Scrapbook: Week 48 2019

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/24/2020 - 22:00

For this pocket spread I use the Wonder & Joy Collection by KimB. Find more details on the templates I'm using by clicking on the layouts below.

Process Video #77: Travelers Notebook

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/22/2020 - 22:00

In this video I follow a TN sketch I made and use papers from the Good Life August 2019 bundle. The left side of the page is a Journal Me Page. First I get my papers in order, trying to follow the sketch as best I can. Then I add in my photo and tape everything down.

Bundle Spotlight: April 2020

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/21/2020 - 22:00

It's time to revisit some old favorites, still available here at Pixel Scrapper!

New Today: Travel Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/19/2020 - 22:00

Since this month's blog train theme was Around the World, I decided to create a travel bundle to coordinate with my regular Good Life release this month. Hopefully it will help you capture all those special moments on the road.

Free Scrapbooking Classes at DesignCuts

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 04/18/2020 - 04:21

Quarantine life is honestly not that different from my regular life, except now I participate in lots of live events and chats. We've been hosting fun Zoom calls with the Pixel Scrapper community, and it's been great fun to see people I'm used to only seeing in the forums. You can watch the replay of our first Ask Me Anything event.

Watch Me Digital Scrapbook: Week 46 2019

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/17/2020 - 22:00

I use the Happy Birthday Bundle to complete this spread about Magnus's second birthday. Find more details on the templates I'm using by clicking on the layouts below.

Flip Through Video: Travelers Notebook 2019 #2

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/14/2020 - 22:00

Sharing another finished travelers notebook with you today. For this one I created a cover with an old book and a two ring binder I had lying around. Here are a couple of my favorite spreads, you can see all of them here.

New Today: Layout Templates #55 & TN Templates

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/12/2020 - 22:00

I have some fun new layout templates for you today.

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Project Home Page: Junk Journals

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/10/2020 - 22:00

What's A Junk Journal

Watch Me Digital Scrapbook: Week 45 2019

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/10/2020 - 21:55

I use random white graphics from Pixel Scrapper to finish this photo heavy layout. Find more details on the templates I'm using by clicking on the layouts below.

April 2020 Lockdown Challenge

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 04/10/2020 - 13:46

If you haven't seen the news yet, we're planning a Creative Lockdown Challenge starting on April 15th (see more details here). I was just sitting down to my desk to do a little crafting and a super fun idea came to me and I thought I'd share my new plan for the challenge. I will confess to being a bit obsessed with scrapbooking. I do digital pocket pages, I keep a paper junk journal, and I also do hybrid spreads in a travelers notebook.

Process Video #75: Travelers Notebook

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/08/2020 - 22:00

Using some bits and bobs from my stash, including a beautiful piece of floral vellum to complete this spread.

Process Video #74: Junk Journal

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 04/01/2020 - 23:00

Adapting an envelope in my junk journal to a more useful pocket. I cut a piece of paper to fit in the pocket and then make a little layout on it.