The Pixel Scrapper Team

Meet the amazing Pixel Scrapper team! We don't have an application page right now, but if you're interested in joining us for any of the positions below, we post call outs in the forums from time to time: so your best bet is to keep an eye on things, and be active in the community!

Fearless Leaders

Marisa first started Pixel Scrapper as a hobby site in 2010. In 2012 she got Jordan to come on board as full-time webmaster and systems administrator!

  1. 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.

  2. I'm married to Marisa Lerin. I don't do much digital scrapbooking myself, but I am passionate about creativity, visual design, technology, and the web. I also help to run this website!

Designers

Our designers are super talented and super tight: friends who met right here at Pixel Scrapper! Click on their profile pictures to see their designs and learn more about them.

  1. I have been around the digital scrapping world since it began! And I've been a web designer & developer since 1996. I was always an artist, drawing and even making my own paper dolls as a kid. I was also very obsessed with the Victorian era when I was a kid & still love all things 19th century. I also love history, genealogy, archaeology & photography.

    Outside of scrapping I'm married to my wonderful DH for 17 years, have 4 living children & 2 baby boys who were born sleeping. We currently live in an antebellum home built circa 1830's ~ so we are often busy with restoration projects. I'm always finding buttons, china & pottery shards and other misc old artifacts which I plan on scanning/photographing and using in my scrap projects. I hope to share those too one day!

  2. I'm excited to tell you all I'm BACK! I'll be regularly designing new kits again - here at Pixel Scrapper!

    Hi, I’m Brooke Gazarek from Ohio, USA. I'm a graphic designer and I also design here at Pixel Scrapper. I use multiple types of medium, to create fun and exciting results.

    I am also wife to a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband and mom to two energetic boys.

  3. I came to digital scrapbooking by way of Project Life, which I did in physical form for the first year and then tried out doing digitally, and became hooked for life on digital documenting. I made my first designs to share as contributions for Pixel Scrapper blog trains, and am now thrilled to have joined up as a member of the Pixel Scrapper design team! I create products for digital pocket scrapbooking and traditional scrapbooking, and want to support people however I can in creatively and easefully documenting their lives.

    You can follow along with my Project Life adventures (and find past blog train goodies and other freebies) at my blog, Scrumptiously: http://eversoscrumptiously.wordpress.com/

  4. Hey there,

    I'm Janet. I was born and raised in Minnesota. My favorite title is mommy to two of the smartest, most beautiful, spunky, sweet girls out there. When I'm not taking care of the little peanuts, I run my photography and design businesses.

    I stumbled across Pixel Scrapper early on when it was first started (before it became the site that it is today). Ironically, I ended up messaging Marisa to see if I could help contribute. I wanted to find a way to give back. Little did I realize that years later I would end up being fortunate enough to join this fab team! :)

  5. I love to be creative with many different kinds of mediums, from the moment I was born. I love drawing, painting, sculpturing, cross stitching, sewing and much more. Photography is another passion of mine and I take this with me when I explore the richness of culture the world has to offer. Because I love to travel and made many photos along my journeys, I looked for a creative way to journal all the gained impressions and memories.

    About ten years ago I started to fall in love with paper scrapping. I collected a lot of scrapbooking material and made quite a collection of pages. After a while I found myself having less and less time to spend on my hobbies and a few years ago I discovered the ease of use of digital scrapbooking. By making scrapbook pages on my computer, I can scrapbook whenever I have a spare moment, wherever I am.

    I recently graduated from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and I've started my own product design agency called Studio Gekko.

  6. Wife and mother of two, a graphic- and webdesigner by day and scrapaddict by night!

  7. Hello!
    I am Elif face behind Sahin Designs.I am a self-educated graphic designer who loves scrapbook and photography. My design history is fairly new yet I can't tell how much I love to learn new things each day. Pixel Scraper is my first place where I started designing, actually to be correct it is where I started scrapbooking! And I love this place, fellow designers and the PS community where everyone is so helpful and full of love!

  8. 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.

  9. I am a dedicated stay at home mom to a most awesome husband and 4 amazing children. My husband and I have been married for 20 years, and my children are my everything. My most favorite thing in the world to do apart from family time is design. I've been into scrapbooking forever, but started the digi world of scrapbooking for about 5 years now, and started designing about 2 years ago. I also love reading to, playing with, and homeschooling my little ones. We are in the military, so we have also traveled a lot, but I am happy to be finally settled here in Alabama and retiring this year!

Intern

Meet our amazing intern: Jordan's brother, Thani!

  1. Hi! I'm Jordan's youngest brother. I grew up in North Africa and the Middle East and have spent much of my life popping from place to place. I recently graduated (in May!) from a smallish university in western Tennessee where I studied a little bit of everything but primarily English literature and also performed in many plays. I just moved in with Jordan and Marisa and will be working on the support side of things. I like too many things, but some of my favorites are adventures and the simple pleasures of life, both enjoyed with people I love!

Moderators

Our moderators are super friendly, super active community members who keep our forums running like a well-oiled machine! Now if only Jordan would help them out by implementing forum search...

  1. I love to scrap. I scrap in both digital and traditional. I got into scrapping about 14 years ago because I absolutely love photography and was working on my husbands and mine genealogy at the time. I am a self-professed "pin"aholic on Pinterest!!!

  2. I'm digital scrapbook designer. As an artistic soul I love creating beautiful designs allowing me to express myself. I share my passion for creation at Sunshine Inspired Designs. My adventure with digital scrapbooking started while my husband and I decided to travel indefinitely and traditional scrapbooking wasn't an option any more. I fell in love with it so much that I decided to create my own kits and share them with everyone who loves scrapbooking as much as I do.

    I'm also passionate about animals and photography, so it only seemed natural to start photographing them! In addition to my work as a photographer, I hold a degree in Environmental Biology from Gdansk University, Poland. I’ve worked with many amazing animals throughout my years as an animal care giver, pet sitter, volunteer, and trainer.

  3. I collect pez dispensers and have 1500+

    I love the mountains and being outside

    I went to Africa for a whole day once

    I have an awesome husband named Bill

    I love to look at pictures, my own and everyone else's

    I randomly open fridges - yep - everywhere I go - I don't even know why and most of the time I open it and close it and can't even tell you what was in there - maybe it is my subconscious making sure I will have food if I am stuck there for a few days - very strange - I don't get it

    instgram: https://instagram.com/pezian1984/

  4. Hi! I'm Jordan's youngest brother. I grew up in North Africa and the Middle East and have spent much of my life popping from place to place. I recently graduated (in May!) from a smallish university in western Tennessee where I studied a little bit of everything but primarily English literature and also performed in many plays. I just moved in with Jordan and Marisa and will be working on the support side of things. I like too many things, but some of my favorites are adventures and the simple pleasures of life, both enjoyed with people I love!

  5. I am a thirty-something years-old Brazilian, married for almost a decade, and with no human kids for now, but 5 cats istead. I was a teacher, but I gave up on teaching, profession that I chose to young to know what I was doing, and I´m looking for other possibilities. Right now I´m sharing time between my own business and helping at a no-kill cat shelter.

    I have been digiscrapping and designing for a couple of years, but I still need to learn a lot. I´m also in geek/nerdy culture, and I love literature!

  6. I enjoy digital scrapping. I actually do both digital and paper scrapping. Something I have been doing for years.
    I enjoy researching my families past. Have made many contacts and connected with family members I did not even know existed. I have been compiling history, pictures and documents to date.
    I am a designer, web designer, and a Professor at our local College.

    Happy scrapping.

  7. Wife and mother of two, a graphic- and webdesigner by day and scrapaddict by night!

  8. I've been collecting scrap freebies for a while, making layouts for my photography scrapbook and more recently a brand-new baby niece. I tend to be sort of seasonal with my interests, as photography in the cold aggravates fibromyalgia, and too much sunlight triggers lupus flareups--so I scrap a lot in summer and winter and enjoy spring and fall outdoors, often with a camera in hand.

    A mini-biography: Born and raised in the upper Midwest, lived in both rural and urban areas, disabled at age 30, have been in eastern Tennessee for the last 5 years. Divorced, but engaged to a wonderful fiance in the UK. One kid, 21, now a Navy man. I might tell more as I'm comfortable, but that's all for now.

Upload Helpers

These ladies are the super heroes of Pixel Scrapper! Since day one, we've had a dream of free daily download credits, and making all our designs available for individual download; well, these upload helpers are the ones who make that dream possible!

  1. I'm married to a wonderful man and we have two fur-babies. I have no children but I'm an aunt several times. I have made several digital gift albums and calendars, but my own albums are still paper scrapping since I have printed pictures from before I discovered digital. I am taking photography class to learn how to use my poor little-used DSLR.

  2. Hello! My name is Nicole. I am 24 and married to a wonderful man. We have a beautiful 3 YO daughter who amazes us everyday. I am currently in school for accounting, I will have a certificate by 2015, and then I plan to go back for an associates and then bachelors degree in Business Administration.

    I have done web/graphic design and created web pages since I was very young for personal/fun purposes. Only recently (August 2014) did I start digital scrapbooking, simply because the cost of paper scrapping is enormous! For someone who is on a very tight income, that hobby is one you cannot do much with. However, digital scrapping is something that if you mess up; no money is wasted.

    As of September 2014 I started to share my own digital scrapbooking designs with communities. I feel it is only fair to give something back when others are so willing to release freebies. I am hoping to sell a small portion of designs in the future to feed this hobby.

  3. I love crafting especially making cards but my real passion is digital crafting. Currently seem to be spending more of my time learning digital scrapbooking. Very new to photoshop and find it quite challenging at times but slowly getting there.

  4. Hi. My name is Tina and I'm a digi scrapping addict! I started paper scrapping back in 2002 when my youngest son was 2 years old. I discovered digi scrapbooking in 2006 and never looked back. I live in Florida with my DH and our 2 boys and lots of animals!

  5. Wife and mom to three cute kids. They are the stars of my scrapbooking layouts! I am also a digital scrapbook designer designing as Day Dreams 'n Designs. I love digi-scrapping & designing, card-making, reading, and playing with my kids in our awesome park-like backyard!

  6. just a single girl trying to do the best she can with what she's got. trying for ecstatic, will settle for content!!!

  7. Retired in Dec 2011 and finally have time to get into digi-scrapping! First PSE classes taken in June so finally understood how to make a layout. Lots of hobbies: ceramics, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing (especially baby doll clothes for grand nieces) and want to learn to knit!

  8. Helllllooooo! I'm a part time scrapbooker, part time crocheter, part time assistant and full time work-at-home mom. My hat are many and my head seems to be a bit crowded. I like to dive into creativity when I can but that's all dependent on how bored my 5 year old gets. I can't tell you how much I am excited for September! ;-)

  9. I love photography and have an addiction to photoshop! I have extensive knowledge of photoshop and teach workshops from my home in both photography and photoshop editing.

    I love sewing and crafting in general. Creating handmade gifts bring such joy to both myself and of course to the recipient. I often create my own props and costumes for my photo shoots.

    We enjoy traveling to see the beauty in the world, and it gives us the opportunity to experience new cultures and people. My ultimate wish would be to visit every country on this glorious earth!
    I'm thankful and grateful for all of the people in my life, and for the experiences I've had.

  10. I am enjoying the world of paper and 3D structures. I have owned and operated a computer business for 22 years and am now only working 1 week a month so I guess I am semi-retired. I am winding down my career and taking time for my "creative side".

  11. I am a researcher for a non-fiction author & proud Auntie to three, two 11yo twin nephews & a 9yo niece, who live right around the corner from us in a tiny town in the hills of western Massachusetts. I’ve been married to Rick for 24 years & have known him for 39 years (we met my second week of college). I love gardening - veggies, herbs, & masses of perennials; sewing - clothes from vintage patterns for me, doll clothes for my vintage fashion dolls for my niece to play with; reading - especially science fiction, science fiction romance, romance, & all kinds of history, especially history of science; & working out when my bad knee lets me.

    I’m a hybrid scrapper - I work so much on the computer that I need to get away from it now & then & work with my hands. I occasionally work on 12x12 albums but I'm mostly working in 8.5x11 now - it's cheaper to get the materials + they fit on my shelves!

    For my 12x12 albums, I do all my journaling & captions on the computer & print them but everything else is done the old-fashioned paper way. For my 8.5x11 albums, I do everything on the computer (layout to journalling) then print it all out, cut it up, & glue it down. It's surprisingly satisfying!

  12. Did paper crafting for a few years (rubber stamping) and had some of my creations published, then I had to go back to work and didn't have time or space for glue to set, paint to dry, baking polymer clay so digiscrapping seemed to be the next step for me. I've been scrapping since 2011. I CT for Memory Scraps (mscraps), Scrapyrus Designs and Connie Prince! I'm also an uploader here at Pixel Scrapper (as of April 2015, I hope they keep me on! LOL!)

    I don't think have a particular "style" as I like to give a lot of stuff a go, from clustering to C&S and artsy and photoless pages.

    Designed a couple kits early 2015, hope to make a few more. I'm in awe of the blog trains here and it was really fun to participate in some!

    On a more personal level: I'm from Québec Canada but live in Western Australia, and have done so since 1998. Hubby and I are parents to twin girls (fraternal twins, they don't look the same, but they are twins!) who are in their teens. I am not sure if I have more or less patience than I thought I did, it depends on the days!

    I need to update my profile pic, too pixelly. :)

  13. Long-term love affair with anything and everything paper since I can remember. My children think I'm nuts, but I call it "unique". Enjoy traditional scrapbooking, paper crafting, journaling, art journaling, photography, documenting and writing in addition to digital scrapbooking.

    Also a "wee bit" of a computer dork since my introduction to the Commodore 64 (oh yes, I went there...) and there was simply no stopping me afterward.

    Although it's now been a couple of years since I stumbled upon the PixelScrapper site, I still look forward to and enjoy visiting the site and browsing through all the different areas. My favorite site destinations are the Blog Train in the Forum and the Kits area where I can see the newest creations from the designers.

  14. Married (to the best man in the world), mother of 2 boys, also a bereaved parent...my first child was born with a severe siezure disorder which interferred with his development. He was profoundly retarded and totally handicapped throughout his short life of 13 years. My second son is over twenty years and helps take care of me(more about this below) during the day while my husband is at work.

    In January, 2008 I discovered that I had only 3 months until my niece's wedding shower and since I wanted to create a genealogical scrapbook as my gift, I knew there'd be no way I could meet that deadline using the traditional paper scrapping method... so off I went searching for a way to do it digitally...that's when I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking. Since then, I've benn on a few Creative Teams. Then, in 2010, I began trying my hand at designing digital scrapbook products. I sold my designs for 3 years from the digital scrapbook store known as E-scape and Scrap. By April 2013, I decided to give up selling my designs and return to giving them away freely. My plans were to create some tutorials also since I have a professional background in developing 'Computer Based Training' BUT as what often happens with PLANS, my plans were thwarted by my health. I suffered a brain embolism (aka stroke) in July 2013. Now I am a left-sided hemiplegic(left side of my body is paralyzed), Since my left arm is paralyzed, I must do everything one-handed, which makes typing and designing(among other things) a bit of a problem. However, I miss designing so I decided to join this site to participate in the designer challenges with the hope that I'll regain the skills I've since forgotten.

    Hopefully, in time (hopefully a short time - because I'm OLD and don't have a lot of time left) and with my physical therapies, I'll one day return to my former mobile self.

  15. My name is Kayl, pronounced like the leafy green kale - not like Kyle. I'm an American-born lady living in Sweden with my Swede husband Fredrik. We are currently trying to expand our family by adding a tiny human! We've come close several times, but unfortunately, I can't seem to maintain any pregnancy longer than 8-10 weeks.

    I'm still not too sure I know what I'm doing when I create kits but I do enjoy trying and experimenting. :) Hopefully you enjoy my creations and can use them to scrap beauiful memories!

Creative Team

Meet some of our community's amazingly talented layout makers! Click on their profile pictures to check out their beautiful creations. These ladies provide a huge amount of inspiration for everyone here at Pixel Scrapper!

  1. Living in Germany with DH and my 2 kids. Scrap addict since 8 years.

  2. Digital scrapbooking is something I do in my spare time. Sometimes that doesn't come very often. I've also become interested in designing kits and such.

  3. I have good intentions to eventually turn my shoeboxes of old photos into digital scrapbooks, however I spend more time creating digital designs for clients and their businesses than I do scrapbooking! I use Photoshop CC mostly, although I'm trying to learn illustrator, between project deadlines.

  4. Hi! I'm 45 years old and live in Minnesota, USA. I really love scrapbooking. I scrap both with paper and digitally and love them equally. I work as a Decorative Artist which basically is painting murals & other pieces on people's walls. It's a great creative outlet and I can set my own hours which is really nice! I just found this site, and fell in love with the community feeling of it (nevermind the great kits)!

  5. I'm a sahm of two beautiful little girls. Love to digital scrapbook and design :) I use to run a site on Myspace called Baby Face Creations. Now I just use scrap-booking at a creative outlet.

  6. I'm a 55-year-old, wife of Freddy for 33 years, mother of two daughters, Lacy-25 (Shawn-27), and USMC LCpl Anne-22, Grammy to Kolten Cooper-5, Caddie-2, and Hunter-2mos, fur-mommy to Harley-1 our Chug (Chihuahua-Pug), MOTO-Marine Mom, KIA-driving, book-reading, music-collecting, computer-surfing, wine-drinking, photo-snappin', SCRAPBOOKING DIVA! Crazy!
    I've just started "designing" some digi-scrap items, mainly for the PS Blog Trains. I'm thrilled that so many people give me such wonderful kudos for my pieces even though I will never compare to some of the amazing designers here. Scrapbooking is creative outlet and secret place of sanity. My major scrapping accomplishments include our Grandson Kolten's First Year Album (126 pages.....first grandchild, yeah I went overboard!). I just finished our granddaughter Caddie's ABC Album (since she didn't live with us, I was able to stay more realistic about this one). Memory albums for my Gram and my Dad. Honor albums for my Hubby and my Mom. I am now working, somewhat sporadically on my own All About Me Album, while continuing to create pages for our family annual album.
    If you don't know enough about me by now, you never will............ Oh yeah, I tend to be sarcastic.........
    My occupation doesn't even begin to describe what I do............SPED Para, MA Billing Specialist, AT Specialist, MTAS Administrator, SPED ECSE Clerk.

  7. I'm a freelance editor, writer and photographer. I picked up cardmaking as an art hobby more than 25 years ago. That led to scrapbooking, but really took off when digital scrapbooking software started popping up on the market. Thanks to PixelScrapper, I have honed my design skills and do some small design jobs for hire, along with my regular editing and writing. I live in the beautiful state of Montana where I work from home and volunteer for a local non-profit called the Dylan Steigers Concussion Project. I also teach water aerobics at our local Women's Club. (Otherwise, I might sit on the couch all day designing!). Besides a passion for photography, I love sports, flyfishing, cardmaking, gardening, and walking. My goal is to try to learn a new technique or enhance existing ones every month so I can give back to this wonderful community of scrapbookers through the PS blog trains.

  8. I am a 30 something Christian, mother, wife, daughter, Art teacher, and I run an Etsy Shop that sells digital party printables.

  9. Mom of three adult children and Nana to one awesome grandson and one beautiful granddauther. Full-time wife, mom, Nana, student , Program Specialist and crafter. Is there enough time in the day for all of that? Of course, it's all about priorities.

  10. Momma to 2, Wife, Stay-at-home/Work-at-home, Novice with scrapbooking and designing, have too many hobbies, sci-fi/fantasy fan, Christian, teacher in my previous life.

  11. mother of 2 grown-up childeren; my hobbies are taking pictures, traveling, scrapping and reading. I work full-time as a Home Care Nurse, so I'm on the road a lot!

  12. www.pixelscrapper.com/tonje-gram/gallery

    Hi.. my name is Tonje, 43 years old.. and I`ve been scrapping for about 10 years.
    My style is mostly contemporary, clean, airy, but I've been dabbling with blending and are curious about Art Journal.
    Too much 3D and fantasy style doesn't fit me. But I love trying out new things.. and often join challenges.

    My native language is Norwegian and I live in.. Norway!
    Yes, that tiny country in north.. with Fjords and all..
    To compensate for being such a tiny country.. we've got high mountains..
    but they doesn`t do much for me.. since I live by the coast..
    In a tiny city called Sandefjord.. oh yeah it`s a Fjord here also.
    We are about 2 hours, by car, south-west of the capital Oslo.

    Please ignore my curly sentences (?) English is my second language.
    The spellchecker brightens up my text with red lines..
    - but it doesn't help me with building sentences.

    I just got myself a new PC, been saving for a year.. it`s awesome..
    4 TB.. yes.. Terra Bytes.. Hard Disk.
    Besides bragging about my new PC.. I love Sudoku, Photography (of course)..
    I knit while watching films.. I read most genre except horror.. mostly I prefer Historical drama.
    Oooh.. and 80% Dark Chocolate.. Addicted..
    On my new shiny PC I`ve got tons of pictures taken in Peru,
    and photos of our Garden (Hundreds of different flowers/plants/trees), our boat at sea..
    + family, friends, food, daytrips.. just to mention a few themes..
    Got Photoshop CS3 and CS6 (but prefer CS3).

    I have two sons.. but only one living at home (the oldest moved out..)
    Felix, my youngest.. is so creative and often hangs over my back when I am scrapping
    and comes with ideas and suggestions. You`ll see I make a scrapper out of him.
    He is a bit socially awkward and has autism.. so we spend a lot of time together.. Just him and me.
    Together we often go on trips and photograph.. we both have decent cameras
    and it is a activity that doesn't require much social skills.
    Lots of the pictures I scrap is taken by him..
    and it makes him so proud to see pretty pages with his pics.

  13. Colour, light and texture... they make my world go 'round! Digital Production Manager by day, crazy mad scientist-like artist by night, not creating is like holding my breath! From old school scrapping and digital to sewing a dainty dress and repurposing an old man jacket into a hat, I'm always busy making, making making!

  14. I am a stay at home Mum to one little girl and a craft addict, I don't feel right if I don't get my crafting fix!I have always crafted in some form or another and tried my hand at all sort including glass painting, jewellery making, sewing, crochet, card making and scrapbooking. I discovered scrapbooking about 10 years ago and got hooked. After years of disregarding digital scrapping I had a sudden conversion in November 2013 and instantly became addicted. Now I can't believe I was so anti it before! As a full time Mum digital scrapping fits so much better into my life and budget at the moment but I will never give up all my lovely stash! I try to make digital layouts in the same style as I would paper ones and make then look as "real" as possible by only using elements which would work on a paper layout, adding shadows and using "glow" to recreate the inking I always add to my paper layouts! I look forward to exploring this new world and having fun here at PS.

    At 18 months after I started on this digital adventure I am still loving it and have been accepted on to several Creative Teams, including here at PS! The next step is to try designing!

  15. I am Bina and I love scrapbooking and photography. And I love this place where everyone is so helpful and lovely. Apart from everything crafty, I love fishing and the sea, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends. I love learning new things too.

    "We fail. We try again. We fail better." Samuel Beckett

  16. A SAHM, Homeschool teacher with a passion to craft anything and everything! Live on the Eastern Shore of MD with my pastor husband, two children, and two fur babies!

  17. I love digital scapbooking, creating blog backgrounds (very similar, I think...) and am now trying my hand at designing for others. I also design rubber stamps. I'm a bookbinder, journaller, love mixed media, and teach rubber stamping, card making etc at a venue in London. I also blog.

  18. I'm a stay at home mom of 4 kids, happily married to the love of my life. Started digiscrapping in 2012 and am the designer of Made By Keuntje

  19. I'm a stay at home mom of 2, a boy 15 yrs old and a girl that is 13 (going on 21)! You can probably find me scrapping, blogging, designing, reading ebooks & watching design/scrapping tutorials! I admit I am a digi addict & I am on the pc way longer than I should be! Luckily the rest of my family is as well, we have just about every digital gadget known to man! I love being a part of Pixel Scrapper and am very happy I found Pixel Scrapper in the first place!

  20. Imperio Luna :D
    CT for many wonderful Scrapbook designers *heart*
    Freebie giver *heart*

  21. Greetings! I am from Chapel Hill, NC (USA) and have recently become completely addicted to anything and everything remotely associated with digital scrapbooking. I have no children of my own (unless you count the 2 furry creatures that share my house and beg for food), but I thoroughly spoil any tiny humans I can get my hands on. I have been tagging and designing web pages for tournaments in gaming leagues for several years, but I am relatively new to scrapbooking. I'm branching out and trying my hand at creating an entry for the blog train soon, so you'll be hearing a lot more from me in the future! One question....how do you STOP once you've started creating papers?...I mean, first day of designing and I look up from my creative coma to find that I've made 60!!!!

  22. I LOVE hybrid!!!

  23. I scrap my family, immediate and extended, so that means lots and lots of boys!

    I started with PSE 10, then move to 11 for the ease of actions. I had a 1 month period with PSE 14 before jumping to full photoshop. I'm now using Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom. LOVE Lightroom! I jumped into Digital Scrapping with Project Life, and now can't imagine going back to paper layouts! I dabble in hybrid, mostly cards and planner things.

    I discovered Pixel Scrapper in December of 2012.

  24. I am a 51 year old living in the small rural community of Taylorville in South Australia, originally from Western Australia.

    My intersts include:
    Reading (anything), cross-stitch, digital scrapbooking (obviously)

  25. I'm Melanie, 36, from right outside Boston, Ma. I have been married to Rob for 11 years. I have 2 girls Olivia, 13, and Layla, 10. We are die hard New England Patriots fans who don't pronounce our "R's" and use the word "wicked" as an adjective, so basically the stereotypical Bostonian. I'm a lover of all things crafty, obsessed with "The Walking Dead" and most anything horror related! Graphic design intrigues me and I've learned pretty much 3/4's of everything I know from Google. I am proud to say I've never owed an iPhone, I am a true Android snob. I have 3 large containers of paper scrapbooking products, yet I have never completed even 1 paper page. While googling for paper scrapbooking ideas I came across digital scrapping and never tried to make a paper page again ( to be fair I have used the paper scrapping stuff for other things).

  26. I am a researcher for a non-fiction author & proud Auntie to three, two 11yo twin nephews & a 9yo niece, who live right around the corner from us in a tiny town in the hills of western Massachusetts. I’ve been married to Rick for 24 years & have known him for 39 years (we met my second week of college). I love gardening - veggies, herbs, & masses of perennials; sewing - clothes from vintage patterns for me, doll clothes for my vintage fashion dolls for my niece to play with; reading - especially science fiction, science fiction romance, romance, & all kinds of history, especially history of science; & working out when my bad knee lets me.

    I’m a hybrid scrapper - I work so much on the computer that I need to get away from it now & then & work with my hands. I occasionally work on 12x12 albums but I'm mostly working in 8.5x11 now - it's cheaper to get the materials + they fit on my shelves!

    For my 12x12 albums, I do all my journaling & captions on the computer & print them but everything else is done the old-fashioned paper way. For my 8.5x11 albums, I do everything on the computer (layout to journalling) then print it all out, cut it up, & glue it down. It's surprisingly satisfying!

  27. I love digital scrapbooking and am a member of several Creative Teams, including Marisa Lerin's. I am from the Philippines and go by the name lawyerlyn in the digiworld.

  28. I love everything creative! I'm a planner fanatic, journaller, bible doodler... and sometimes feel like an unorganized MESS! I love creating my own planner stickers and that's why I joined Pixel Scrapper. Looking forward to meeting all you creative geniuses!!

  29. SAHM who loves to be crafty - from making hair bows, creating mixed media paintings for family to learning to sew to make whatever comes to mind. Digital Scrapbook Designer along with other misc paper scrapbook designs. Previously designed under 'Made by Me Inspirations' but have taken that name back for my paper scrapbooking and am now digi designing under 'Meg Scott Studio'. I am a Pinterest junkie and love DIY projects - just need to find the time to finish my personal 'Honey - Me - Do' list.

  30. My experience in the digital graphics industry began a few years ago (2007 or so – does that count?), when I purchased a DSLR camera (Nikon D70s), mostly to capture my growing family and children as they participated in sports. I found myself tweaking the photos and loving it! Then I discovered digital scrapbooking (where I was previously using paper), which progressed into digital design when I couldn't find items I wanted! I really enjoy learning new techniques and designing definitely keeps me on my toes!

    IRL (in real life), I provide IT support. I have previously been an instructor and trainer as well. I do love computers and most things technical and am always up for a good, technical challenge!

    I have been married to my loving husband for 10 years and we have 3 children – ages 10, 17 and 19. Our family has one cat (Kitty), one dog (Hank) and one rabbit (Reese).

  31. I am a not-so-newbie to digital scrapbooking, but was hooked as soon as I started playing around with kits, fonts, and photos. I started taking photos when my oldest turned one year old, then started scrapbooking about a year after that. I now have three spunky little kids (two boys and a sweet little Sparkleheart) that keep me busy, and when I'm not tending to them, I'm chilling with my feet up on my computer or watching some wonderful television programs with the husband!!

  32. Hi, I'm Diana, 49 years old, living in Belgium, 31 years married and mother of 2 sons
    I work in home care 20 hours a week and also a lot of hobbies including photography and digital scrapbooking.

  33. My name is Kayl, pronounced like the leafy green kale - not like Kyle. I'm an American-born lady living in Sweden with my Swede husband Fredrik. We are currently trying to expand our family by adding a tiny human! We've come close several times, but unfortunately, I can't seem to maintain any pregnancy longer than 8-10 weeks.

    I'm still not too sure I know what I'm doing when I create kits but I do enjoy trying and experimenting. :) Hopefully you enjoy my creations and can use them to scrap beauiful memories!

  34. Avid digiscrapper for several years; mother of 2, grandmother of 4. Also love to cook and read. Live in Georgia

  35. I'm a happily married Mother of two girls. I am a Kiwi but moved to Australia in 2009. My friends like to call me a "Kwaussie"!

  36. Once upon a time, in a country far far away lived a Girl with some serious PeterPanSyndrome - she refused to ever, ever grow up. Then one day, feeling numb and exhausted from cramming for Legal Studies exams, she discovered the enchanting arts of Digital Scrapbooking. Seduced instantly by the endless creative possibilities this new hobby provided, she scrapped happily ever after.

    This is her shy attempt to share some of the quirky madness that resulted from adventures in the DigiLand hoping to connect with like minded fellow scrappers in search for new inspirations.

  37. Im a mother of four, who loves crafting to the extreme, i have gone almost full digital with four kids i found it to hard to scrap every photo i took, and even harder to not scrap every photo i took and after being five years behind i joined the project life bandwagon and never looked back, i scrapped all of this years photos in a month! but i will still always have a love for mini albums. well that and what else am i going to do with all this paper! lol. i jsut got photoshop for christmas and ive been addicted to it ever since. i might even take on the huge task of redoing my sons baby albums. old tape has worn off and everything is jsut sitting in the pocket protectors at the bottom. plus that was before digital and i have no copies of any of those photos!

Community Members

Of course, the heart and soul of Pixel Scrapper is our community of caring, generous, creative individuals! Our emphasis at Pixel Scrapper is on helping people connect as real people. Each week we pick a random sampling of active members to feature on this page.

  1. I am from Georgia, USA. I use PSE14 for my layouts and creations. My other hobbies include watching tv and playing games. Can you tell I am retired? ;-)
    I have a sweet best friend who will show up in a lot of my layouts. Her name is Patches and she is the Queen ;-)

  2. I'm a digidesigner and a former college professor. My Sweetie, Josh, and I run a crafty biz together. Even though I had to stop teaching due to a chronic illness, teaching is still in my heart.

  3. 2015: Mom to 4 awesome kiddos. Oldest is starting college in the fall, only son in middle school, youngest daughter and niece (who we raise) are both in kindergarten. My husband is super awesome and that makes up my perfect little family that I love so much. They are part of what makes digiscrap so fun for me. I love to decorate all my favorite photos. Love making mini paper albums as well. Photography is also a favorite hobby and I'm in the midst of a project 365, so I have lots of photos to scrap.

    Aside from scrapping all my photos, I like to design too. It comes and goes as inspiration hits (and the busyness of life slows down). Pixelscrapper has been a huge resource of learning for me. Hope to keep learning as time goes on and scrapbooking evolves.

    I pretty much live in the virtual world since I work from home doing both accounting and web design/management. It's great to work from home, but can get lonely without all those noisy co-workers. Happy to have found the PS community to help fill the void. :)

  4. Follower of Christ, Wife, Mother of 6, Grandma of11, scrapper, crafter, quilter. Love my Silhouette Cameo and software: Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, Affinity Designer, and Affinity photo.

  5. I a mum of 2.I have just started to digital scrapbooking.

  6. retired AmericanAirline sales rep and tourdesk supervisor. Traveled the world and enjoy photo and scrap'n.

  7. Mixed Media Maven from Holland!

  8. Work all night, tired all day, relax with digital fun

  9. Hello my Name is Jessica and i'm an 27 year old mum from sweden :) I love scrapbooking and everything about it :) I have a daughter named Melissa (6 years old) and a son named Casper (1 year old)

  10. Wife to a wonderful man, mom to 4 adult children and nana to 9 (8 living).
    I write tutorials and now also create layouts.
    I love to crochet and spend time with my family.

  11. I have been scrapbooking for about sixteen years, and started digital scrapbooking in 2006. After a four year hiatus, I am back at scrapbooking again.

  12. I have been scrapping for a number of years and use Photoshop CC.

  13. My scrapbooking journey all started with my husband.

    Every year, i would design a calendar with a monthly calendar grid complemented by family photos, but one fateful year, he asked for something different. In previous years, he might like a photo on the January monthly calendar very much, but because it was so obviously a calendar, he felt rather foolish displaying it in his office past the month and would take it down to avoid being teased. After he came across some Japanese anime calendars which are almost completely posters save for a line of numbers at the bottom, he thought maybe i could do something similar?

    And so i thought, and i thought, and finally something clicked in my mind. Why not get some inspiration from the scrapbooking community, and work with a scrapbooking theme? From then on, yours truly started slowly but surely falling in love with the whole scrapbooking world!

  14. I am a mother of 4, 2 boys and 2 girls, ages 18, 15, 12, and 11. I am engaged to the absolute love of my life, Roy and he has 3 boys that are awesome, ages 9,7, and 6, his youngest was actually in my preschool class. I recently graduated with an Associates degree in nutrition. Working as a preschool teacher until I find my dream job. I have been digital scrapbooking for 11 years. I also used to design, went on hiatus during a divorce and then again during my schooling. Hopefully I'm back for good! You may have seen me in other forums as rachelbrein, scarlettcharm or Rachel Martin.

  15. I'm a retired dog groomer who now fosters dogs and has a small pack of adopted rescues, 5 girls, the lights of my life! I started scrapbooking in 2004 and primarily use Scrapbook Max. I LOVE scrapbook max, it is SO easy to create with. I have also used Corel, Gimp and one more that I can never remember the name of, until I see it somewhere LOL! (need to write that down) I live in Orlando FL and am a stationary full timer, which means I live year round in a RV resort, but do not travel, yet. The Girls (my dogs) and I love it!!!! It is like being on vacation all the time and it is very relaxing and peaceful. I'm just getting back into my scrapping now after a major computer crash and some other things. So super happy to be here!! My personal gallery https://variamoon.smugmug.com/

  16. I left the big city to enjoy the quieter things in life. I love creating things with my hands from crafting to cooking, baking, even gardening! I like genuine connections. I travel. I take pictures. I tell kick-ass bedtime stories. :)
    Alice in Wander Land (travel photos) @ http://instagram.com/wanderlaland

  17. I am the wife to an amazing husband after God's own heart who is currently completing his education to become a special education teacher. For now, I am one of the unit clerks for the busy neonatal intensive care unit at our local hospital, but once Nathan finishes school I'd love to cut back my hours there and spend some time at home starting our family. Together we are the Youth Pastors at a church called Church of God of Prophecy Madera where we are active in all kinds of ministries including: music, teaching Sunday school, conducting children's church, and even preaching on occasion.

    I'm really excited to start a family and this year is full of preparing for a new addition. Truth is, having a baby is something my body is resisting. The doctors may say one thing, but God has promised us a child and we are believing and resting in that promise. So instead of being worried about what might or might not be, we are trusting in God to carry out His promise by finishing the house improvements and getting the nursery ready for our little miracle.

  18. I´m Spanish and I like the photography and now the scrapbooking too. I love cook.

  19. I am recently retired and live in southern British Columbia, Canada. I have been scrapbooking for many years; starting with traditional and now digital. I love the freedom and creativity of digital scrapbooking. As a result of wanting to improve my scrapbooking, I have become very interested in photography. After some lessons & a new camera, I am now addicted. I have also been learning to play the harp for the last 5 years.

  20. I have been digitally scrapbooking since about 2008. A couple of years ago I started designing my own scrapbook kits and posting them for free on my blog. Currently I am a designing member at Scrapbook Flair. I have absolutely no training in designing so my previous kits were mostly extracted images from the many photos I take. I've just recently discovered gray-scale templates and actions for PSE…WOW I can't believe what these things let me do now!!! I set a challenge for myself earlier this year (2014) to post a free full page template on my blog at least once per week…so far so good! I am pleased to say that a few of those weeks I got more than one full page template created and posted. My profile pic is my granddaughter and myself enjoying some cheek to cheek time and playing with Photo Booth on the computer.

  21. I'm a mom of two teens, I work alongside my husband in a nonprofit ministry called Engineering Ministries International, and besides digital scrapbooking, I enjoy geocaching, hiking, reading, and cheering on my family at their many races . . .

  22. I've lived in Washington state since I was 12, and lets just say that was a LONG time ago! Wife and mother of one, I am so blessed to have been able to raise our son as a stay-at-home Mom! Scrapbooking the traditional way (paper, ALL photos in chronological order, etc.) since I was in grade school, I started digital scrapbooking in my late 30's. But I found that I was missing the 3-D feel and look to my pages, as well as feeling overwhelmed by the AMOUNT of photos I was using. So, I started doing a hybrid of both, printing out 8x8 digital pages and putting those on 12x12 paper, and only scrapping what I treasured or what my son might treasure as an adult. I'm liking the results, AND I get to use my ever-increasing stash of STICKERS!!!!! I'm curious to start designing my own digital graphics, but not sure how to go about it. I know the tutorials here will help me greatly, once I get up the nerve to start!

  23. I scrap when I'm not running around after my gorgeous but utterly exhausting little boys. It keeps me sane. Mostly.

  24. I'm newly retired, and loving it! A big part of my heart belongs to my 3 adopted Maltese and my two grown sons. Digital scrapbooking is my favorite pastime.

  25. Dalia (Ducky for family and friends), m+1.
    I'm an artist (painting), designer (jewelry), crafter (housewares). My FB page is in Hebrew, but leads to my proffesional fan pages.
    I love scrapbooking and practiced for many years.
    Recently I began selling my designs for papers, cards, collage sheets and other graphics in my etsy shop and stock images websites - so far on Fotolia and Shutterstock.
    I work mostly with vectors, but also photoshop, gimp and artrage.
    Using my experience in both vectors and rasters - I have a lot to contribute to this wonderful comunity :)

  26. I'm a 40 something female returning to digital scrapbooking after a break of a few years. I live in Cornwall, UK and enjoy photography, genealogy and triathlons.

  27. I'm a 40-something married Mum with 2 girls and I live on the south coast of the UK. When I'm not being worker, mum or wife, I can usually be found crafting; mainly cards at the moment, but I'm hoping to venture into scrapbooking ... we've got a lot of photos!!!!!!!

  28. I am from NSW, Australia. Just moved here after 20 years in the Northern Territory.
    My husband, son and I run our farm and in my spare time I am a keen photographer. I also create television commercials for regional television.

    I originally took up traditional scrapbooking but I didn't have much of a work space and I got tired of putting everything away. Then I discovered digital scrapbooking!! I love it - I can fit all my "tools, papers and embellishments" on my hard drive and I can take it all with me when we have a "girls scrapping day".

    I enjoy creating pages through out the year and at the end of the year I put it into an album and print to share with family. I prefer to use Photoshop so that I can print to the place of my choice and I am not bound by ordering through companies associated with the software that I am using.

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