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 ;)

Of course, even with the cheating, these are still only some of my favorites. There's so much creativity going on in the gallery it's really hard to choose! You can see all the layouts here.

By Sarah
▲ By Sarah

By Megan
▲ By Megan

By Elif
▲ By Elif

By Cheryl
▲ By Cheryl

By Ania
▲ By Ania

By Monique
▲ By Monique

By Dawn
▲ By Dawn

By Emily
▲ By Emily

By Colleen
▲ By Colleen

By Sharon-Dewi
▲ By Sharon-Dewi

By Rebekah
▲ By Rebekah

By Kaleena
▲ By Kaleena

By Kimmie
▲ By Kimmie

By Claire
▲ By Claire

Project Life: January 2015

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!

The first thing I had to figure out was what sort of style I wanted to use. It's surprising how different a template can look considering the confined spaces you need to work with. But I at least knew that I'm currently dead set against rounded corners (so you can all stay tuned for my post in which I realize I love them...). I also didn't really feel like faking pockets either; I just wanted the confined spaces to work with. And since I was working in digital, I decided to embrace it and do what I wouldn't be able to do on paper. So I have some very lovely overlapping pocket areas. If you like them, you can use them too!

Marisa's Pocket Page Templates

I feel like it's pretty unlikely I'll stick with these templates for the whole year, but you have to start somewhere, and this felt good.

Working in the confined spaces was really quite wonderful. I imagined that it would be different from my usual layouts, but I may have underestimated just how different. It feels really great to switch things up, and doing the pockets simultaneously with regular style layouts just keeps everything always fresh. I'm for sure looking forward to adding to this project in February.

You can find all these layouts on Pixel Scrapper as well.

I have all sorts of goodies planned to release in the next couple of weeks, so if you see something in these pages that looks new, it should be coming soon. Also, I'm planning to try out different kinds of pocket style templates and quick pages, to see what you all like best. So don't be shy and let me know what you think.