I think this will be my last post about my favorites from 2013. Jordan loves to watch movies, I perhaps enjoy watching television a bit to movies, although I still love a good movie. Here are my favorites from 2013.
I'm super excited to announce that we have a new designer joining us here at Pixel Scrapper. You've probably seen her around as one of our super-duper moderators, Melouise Vrijhof! I'll let her tell you a little about herself:
Hi, my name is Melo. Actually it is Melouise, but nobody uses my full name. I live in a small historic town in the Netherlands. In just a few days I will be celebrating my twenty year anniversary with my husband. Together we (try to) raise our two young children, a girl and a boy. Our cross-eyed cat completes our family. I work (and have worked for the past twenty years) in the graphic design industries, as an allround graphic designer at first and a web designer for the past four years. I came across scrapbooking on ‘just another day at the office’ googling ‘scrap’ pictures (the metal kind) for a design we were working on. My screen filled with colorful designs that instantly made me happy. I opened one of them, emailed the word ‘scrapbooking’ to my home address and spent a few evenings at home reading up on this wonderful thing I had never heard of before. I was hooked instantly! That was three years ago…
I started scrapping, with freebies at first - there were so many beautiful freebies around. But making freebie-only layouts made me feel like a fraud when visiting forums and galleries, since the majority are shop-related and exclusive to paying customers. I never dared to 'join in the fun' however much I wanted to. Then Pixel Scrapper launched their new site a year ago. They offered a scrapbooking community for everyone. I signed up quite reservedly, but soon found myself in the forum so frequently that I decided to take on a moderator-job. I made some great friends here at the Pixel Scrapper community, who have given me the courage to start designing. I joined the February 2013 Retrokitchen Blogtrain and never skipped a blogtrain since. Making my own designs was never planned. And offering my designs as a Pixel Scrapper Designer… oh wow! I am still pinching myself daily, just to make sure this is really happening! I am simply over the moon!
She has a fun bundle to kick things off. I'm sure you will love it!
Here's some inspiration from our great creative team!
Still working my way through 2013. In this case I was trying to hold off until I got our photos from Mexico edited. I'll have a post just about our trip soon. But here are my 15 favorite photos from the year. It's crazy to think of all the places we went this year. 2013 was a busy year!
Here's the completion to my 2013 monthly layout project. This was a great, simple way to document the year. In some cases this was the only layout I made in the entire month, and it was nice to have this project to help motivate me to get at least that many made. It was also a fun way to use different blog trains that I was collecting at the time, which I often let languish in hidden folders in the depths of my computer. I'm not sure I'm going to do this project exactly the same way this year. I think I may be inspired enough to try and do a bit more than 12 layouts to capture my year.
1. Christmas decorations.
2. Big snow storm.
3. Saw "The Lion in Winter" in Newberg.
4. Read "A Christmas Carol" aloud, with snacks.
5. Saw Frozen and Hobbit II at the theater.
6. Viajé a México.
7. Making, baking and eating Christmas cookies.
8. Morning breakfasts at Abuela's.
9. Shopping trips to the Highway Market. Lots of bright souvenirs.
10. A few sunny days, but mostly rain.
I've got a new wintery bundle for you this week. I know lots of you are in the midst of a cold and snowy time. My sister lives in Minneapolis, so I get cold updates from her. Jordan and I are out on the Oregon Coast right now. It's chilly, but not really if you consider somewhere like Minnesota...So this bundle is for those of you going around all bundled up. Think cozy thoughts!
Here's some inspiration from the creative team:
Don't miss the fun template kits too.
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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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