New: Pixel Scrapper Manifesto

Pixel Scrapper didn't just spring up as a random weekend hobby: rather, it has always had a strong foundation of intentionality. For me and Jordan this site is about more than digital scrapbooking, forums, and freebies: it's a place for us to live what we believe with regards to pursuing creative work and empowering others to do the same, with regards to generous distribution and licensing, and with regards to fostering a spirit of abundance. We believe that creativity is important, that creativity wants to be generous, and that optimism is better than pessimism if given a choice.

I think you can see our philosophy at work throughout Pixel Scrapper, from the daily "choose your own" freebies to our positive TOUs, but we thought it was time to get some of these thoughts down on paper, so we've written up a first draft of a Pixel Scrapper Manifesto. You can read it online, or download the PDF.

This is a first draft, so it's still a bit rough around the edges, but feel free to leave a comment, or send us an email with your feedback: we always love hearing from you.

As a side note, I'll just say that if the manifesto resonates with you, and you believe in what we're trying to do here, if you've enjoyed all the freebies and our positive TOUs, please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber. Pixel Scrapper will only be able to exist as it is, in the long run, if you're willing to help us keep this dream alive.

Pixel Scrapper Manifesto

Recent Comments

Sharon Price
Sharon Price Fri, 09/20/2013 - 02:59

I think a manifesto is a good idea for any business. The ideals that you have will be an asset to any business.

Lynetta Simington
Lynetta Simington Thu, 09/19/2013 - 17:10

Well done!

Charlene Mitchell
Charlene Mitchell Thu, 09/19/2013 - 15:22

wow! You have such a way with words! Your site truly walks this path (as do both of you!!) Thank you for expressing this so beautifully and for sharing all you do! I have learned so much from this site and have enjoyed many downloads!! hugs

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:49

You hit the bull's eye!! I totally agree and like it very much.

Kimberlee Gerstmann
Kimberlee Gerstmann Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:04

Super cool! :)

Betsy Bush
Betsy Bush Wed, 09/18/2013 - 19:15

Marisa and Jordan, words cannot express what I feel regarding your amazing site that offers such a generous and bountiful access to your beautiful, awesome, stunning, creative, colorful, and original designs! I gladly support your efforts and encourage everyone and anyone that encounters Pixel Scrapper to do the same. No other site that I know of offers what you do in the way that you do and for that I am grateful for the day I discovered you. Sorry to sound so mushy but you have no idea how you have inspired me and for that I Thank you.!!

Jeri Dacus
Jeri Dacus Wed, 09/18/2013 - 18:56


Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Wed, 09/18/2013 - 16:48

very cool manifesto. :)