PS March 2014 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 03/01/2014 - 01:13

What a wonderful blog train this one is. Is it the best one ever? I think maybe! Find the full list of participants here.

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Pixel Scrapper March 2014 Blog Train by Marisa Lerin

I also have some add-ons available through Pixel Scrapper, if you're interested.


Wedding Words Wedding Words


DSA March 2014 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:00

See the full of participants here.

Click on the image to download. Link will expire after March 31, 2014.

DSA March 2014 Blog Train

DSA Blog Hop


Random Fun Kits #1

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:07

As I mentioned on Friday, I've been feeling random lately, so I've started working on more individual kits, usually templates, although in some cases other bits and bobs as well. I am definitely in love with the current gold trend, so it was time that I tried my hand at making some gold textures. I like them well enough, and you'll be seeing them pop up in future designs.

Gold Metal

If you love giant doodles, I made some full 12x12 ones. I've used them both on paper and on photos, so they're pretty versatile.

Scribbles Scribbles

Layout Layout

Also, I made some different handwritten word art.

word art word art

layout layout



My New Amorphous Goals

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:18

When the new year started, I knew I wanted to work on more daily life layouts and also that I wanted to stop being the world's worst journaler. What exactly I want this to look like is unclear, and how I'm going to accomplish it is also still unclear. I feel like there is something I'm reaching towards, but I'm not sure what it is. So, I've been steadily working towards this unidentifiable point by 1) making layouts using recent photos and 2) "journaling" lists in a notebook. I'm pleased that I've accomplished something, even though I still feel a bit like I'm working towards something in the dark.

Ironically, despite my lack of direction, I have much more motivation to work on layouts (I have a pretty extreme layout fever going on right now) than I do to work on any designing. I've more or less decided at this point to just give into the fever and hope that the layout making (particularly working with other designers work) will reinvigorate my own designing. So, while I'm in the amorphous region, you can expect from me lots of random design work and more layouts. In that vein, I've decided to face my fears and try a live event. Please come and help me figure this out.

And here are a few layouts I've made.







New Bundle: Egypt

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:24

A new giant bundle for you this week, all the way from Egypt! Over a year ago, Jordan and I took a dream trip to Egypt and finally I have scrapped the experience! And made this enormous bundle! Since I actually used this bundle in a project, it directly reflects how I like to scrap. And it doubled in size from when I initially thought it was finished, since there were a ridiculous number of photos to scrap. I hope you can find things to enjoy in this bundle, even if you haven't been to Egypt.

Here's a few links to my initial posts about our trip:

Top 10 Photos from Egypt
Temples of Ancient Egypt
The Pyramids
Riding in a Balloon

Egypt Bundle

And here's some inspiration from the lovely creative team!

CT Layout

Sunny Day by Elif

CT Layout

Up Up Away by Elif

CT Layout

Peekaboo! by Nadia

CT Layout

Egypt Exhibit by Shellby

CT Layout

Flight to Jakarta by Sharon-Dewi

And here's my finished project. I'll be uploading the layouts soon! (Refresh if you can't see the slideshow.)