You may or may not have noticed that my Facebook and newsletter freebies haven't changed much this summer. In fact, they haven't changed at all! Well, I'm in the process of working on that, and since it's been so long since I've had something new, I've decided to work on something extra special. But I need your help! I've started working up a new kit, but I need a name to inspire me and give me a theme to help flush out the kit. Please leave me your ideas below!
About a million years ago, at the beginning of June, Jordan and I took a trip to the Lake District in England. We were flying through England anyway on our way back to the States, and it was a good chance to stop and see Jordan's sister who was working at a retreat center there. It was a really wonderful place to stop and relax before embarking on our relocation project.
I figure the photos must look pretty nice to you, but imagine landing here after 2 years in the desert with no trees and no grass. It seemed rather excessive and was quite disorientating. It was a blessing to have an entire week to readjust to the green overload before we had to deal with anything else; to just be able to walk around and soak it all up.
When we first arrived I kept breaking out into a sweat, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me since it was really quite cooler than what I was used to. Then it occurred to me that it was just really humid. There was so much water everywhere, I guess my body decided it didn't need to horde it anymore...
We took lots of fantastic walks, ate lots of delicious treats, and had a great time readjusting to life with green.
For 2013 I've been trying to make a layout a month. I fell a bit behind due to the busy summer months, but as long as you write the list, you can always go back and make the layout. So I've finally got on top of it today, and I decided to stick in my photo a day collage as well. I used the part I made for the upcoming DSF blog train in August; a little sneak peak for you!
1. Last days in Amman.
2. Travel to the Lake District.
3. Hiking, Tea Time and Pub Stops.
4. Back in the US after 5 years!
5. Meet Puyol for the first time.
6. Drivers licenses successfully renewed.
7. Severe storm, power out and trees down all over the city.
8. Relaxing with family at Lutsen.
9. Reconnecting with old friends.
10. Pack up the U-Haul for Oregon.
Pixel Scrapper Blog
Hi There! I’m Marisa Lerin and you’ll see me around at Pixel Scrapper a lot. I started this site in 2010 soon after I discovered a new love in digital scrapbooking. Pixel Scrapper has gone through some significant changes since that time and it’s grown into this lovely community site you are seeing now. I am daily surprised by the turn of life’s events that has led me down this path. If you're new to the site, welcome! Here are a few tidbits about me that I hope will help you get to know me better!
I’m originally from Minnesota, USA, but spent a good chunk of my childhood living abroad (in Bolivia and Hong Kong). I returned to Minnesota to attend university, got married and then moved overseas again (Korea, then Jordan and 1 year of traveling). My designs are heavily influenced by these many nomadic years. I am currently back in the USA, now living in the great state of Oregon!
I have no official training for what I’m doing, since I decided very wisely (haha) to study physics in university. I am always learning new things about digital scrapbooking, and this community has been immensely helpful for that!
If I manage to stop digital scrapbooking you will probably find me watching TV, reading or baking. I also enjoy writing for the blog here at Pixel Scrapper where I talk about whatever happens to be catching my fancy at the moment.
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