New Bundle: The States

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:00

I don't know if you have any summer travel plans, but I plan to venture out a little, a least around Oregon. And if you're traveling stateside, this bundle may be of some use to you! It coordinates with my earlier World Traveler bundle, so if you're looking for something that does not have a state on it, you should check that out.

The States Bundle

And don't miss this kit, which is my first attempt at making custom shapes for Photoshop. It also includes PNG versions, if you prefer that.

Custom Shape States

I can't wait to see all the fun pages you make with these shapes. Here's a little inspiration to get you started:

By Amanda
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By Melanie
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By Krissy
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By Brenda
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By Emily
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Pockets In Real Life: School Days Edition

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

After the success of my first pocket album, I've been busy working on a few more. It's been a much more rewarding process redoing all these old scrapbooks than I was expecting. For one thing, I'm really excited to actually look at them myself and show them to people, rather than hiding them in a dark corner. Also, working with the old photos has been really enjoyable and it's made me reconsider my previous stance of considering a project "done". It's obviously a good goal from a practical view point, but I love some of these old photos and in considering them "finished" I miss the chance to work with them and enjoy them in the process.


Also, taking apart my old work and making it into something new has been really freeing. I feel totally free to just do whatever I feel like in these albums, and if I don't like it down the road, I can just do something new! What an idea!


The photos for this album actually come from two old scrapbooks. I sort my life by what country I was living in, rather than year or age. (If you want to know when I did something, I can tell you what country it was in, and hope you can figure from that what the time period is...) So it's been really strange for me to see all these photos in one album together. A totally new perspective. If you look closely at the photos, you may notice that I attended three schools on three continents (and managed two high school diplomas, a unique feat). And here they all are together! I couldn't have done something like this initially, as I was scrapping my life as it happened. Now I can go back and see how all these events come together. There's definitely something to the idea of revisiting old photos and projects to make something new.