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. If I could declare something to be the most of out of my realm of knowledge, it would probably be hunting. So now you may understand my surprise at having made this bundle, having had no intention to do so.

Another big surprise was that this was meant to be a mini kit that coordinated with my previous Here & Now bundle (it does still loosely coordinate and I've been using the two together). So I think it's quite clear to all of us now that something took over my mind and made this bundle. I most definitely had no intention of making it.

With a little reflection I'm pretty sure the culprit is the Oregonian trees, which I am slightly obsessed with. Whenever we leave this state we now call home, I always feel a little terrible. This is weird, and has not happened before when I have left a different home for a trip. It's even more weird because I'm suspicious I'm just really missing the trees.

So if you enjoy this kit, you can just thank the trees out my window, which are very tall and green all the time.

Some Creative Team inspiration:

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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.


It's been feeling pretty good doing something tangible, as well as quite nostalgic, not only for revisiting all these old photos, but also remembering all the hours I used to spend sitting on the floor putting these photos onto paper (which I have just unceremoniously ripped apart).


I'm looking forward to sharing more as the project progresses.