Happy iNSD: Pin to Win Contest

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 05/02/2013 - 04:58

EDIT: Contest closed. See winners here.


It's time for another Pin to Win contest! If you've been keeping your Pixel Scrapper wishlist on Pinterest up to date, great! If you're just getting started, that's great too! Be sure to pin the graphic below to your board and leave a link to your board in the comments. I'll be picking a winner on Tuesday.

Pin to Win

Happy iNSD: New Facebook Freebie

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 05/02/2013 - 04:47

Hi all! Are you excited for this busy weekend? It looks like there are lots of super fun things happening around the internets. There's a thread going here where you can share all the fun things you find.

We're going to have at least some modest fun around here as well ;). To kick things off I've posted a new Facebook freebie. If you don't use Facebook, it will eventually show up here on the site, so you'll just have to have a little patience. Be sure to check back and see what else is happening here at Pixel Scrapper over the weekend.

Facebook Freebie

Trending: Journal Cards

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 05/01/2013 - 00:21

Trending: Journal Cards, How to use them on non-Project Life pages

Whenever I see journal cards, it doesn't matter the colors, the theme, the style, I want them. There's something completely irresistible about those little cards. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I just can't not love them. I want to use them all the time.

But how to use them? I have not joined the Project Life trend, nor do I see myself joining in the near future, although those pockets seem almost as irresistible as the journal cards. It's just so neat! I've started keeping track of traditional layouts that use journal cards to help me use them in my own layouts.

Journal Card Layout 01

Travel the World by Kelly Goree
This totally looks like a layout I would make. It's not minimalist, it's not simple, she's used all her elements. But it still uses the basic grid shape popularized by those plastic pockets.

Journal Card Layout 02

Not Sure I Can by Staciahall
Again, not a minimalist layout, but the emphasis still stays on the two journal cards, even without photos. I love the idea of using journal cards in an art journal layout. It seems like it would be a helpful frame for journal-challenged people like me.

Journal Card Layout 03

My Ella by Stampin_Rachel
I've seen this template used several times and every time I love it. There's room for adding in elements and papers, but the simple journal card layout keeps the emphasis where you want it.

Journal Card Layout 04

by Anna Backstrom
Don't forget to use the power of digital, and change the size! In this layout more does equal better.

Journal Card Layout 05

For Project Mouse by Sahlin Studio and Brittish Designs
Simple and classy, this layout demonstrates good use of clustering while keeping the focus on the photo and journaling.

For more inspiration layouts, see my Pinterest board here.

To help you take better advantage of this trend, we've added a new embellishment type "Journal Card," so you can easily browse what's available here at Pixel Scrapper.

New Content Type

May 2013 DST Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:08

You are coming from Snackpack Gu's Designs.
Your next stop is Milly Dee Designs.
See here for the full list of stops.

Click on image to download. This link will expire after May 31, 2013.
DST May Blog Train by Marisa Lerin


New: Sofia Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Sun, 04/28/2013 - 01:54

Sofia Bundle

This is the last completely new bundle from our time traveling. I still have some old ones I'm working on updating, but this is the last brand new one I have.

Sofia, Bulgaria was the last place we stopped on our travels. We had been hoping to travel by land all the way to Amman, but due to the unrest in Syria this wasn't possible, so we flew.


At this point in the trip I was pretty exhausted from our year long trek. Once we got to Amman I didn't leave the house for about 6 months. I remember sitting on the couch reading and suddenly realizing I had no clue where I was, and then my brain would slowly chug through all the possibilities. This takes a while because my brain always starts with Minnesota (where I was born) and then slowly goes through everywhere I've been since then. So I would sit for several minutes with no knowledge of where I was until my brain would finally come up with the answer. I've felt displaced before, but not to the extent that I did at the end of this trip.

Sofia was a nice city. I remember mostly bright sunshine, domed cathedrals, and cool drinks.






Sofia Papers Sofia Solid Papers Sofia Elements Sofia Glitters
Sofia Alphas Sofia Clusters Sofia QP Layout Templates