August 2013

Sneak Peak & Gallery Spotlight - 8/30/2013

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 08/30/2013 - 10:06

Phew! What a week it's been! I'm not sure where all the time has gone, but it's Friday again! There were a bunch of random things I wanted to share with you this week, but since the site was down I never quite got around to it.

New Bundle: Malaysia

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 08/26/2013 - 13:14

Malaysia Bundle

This is my last "old" bundle, the last one I made to scrap the photos from the year Jordan and spent traveling. Malaysia is a fascinating country with several distinct cultural groups (Malay, Chinese and Indian). It has seriously delicious food.

Sneak Peak & Gallery Spotlight - 8/23/2013

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 08/23/2013 - 09:59

As usual so many wonderful layouts this week, I had a very hard time choosing a few to spotlight here.

Throwback Thursday #1

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:18

I've recently jumped into Instagram (loving it!) and it introduced me to this thing called Throwback Thursday (#tbt). It's a cool idea, to look back and find something interesting to share. So I searched my flickr account for this week in years past and here's what I found:

New: Discover Bundle

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:05

This entire bundle is based off a layout I may quite a while ago about a trip to Petra. The first Christmas Jordan and I were married, we traveled to be with his family in Amman, Jordan and my family, who were living nearby in Kuwait, also came! It was a full house and a great time to have both families together for the holiday. We took a day trip to Petra, and here me, my sister and my sister-in-law are riding donkeys. I think we look pretty professional.

July 2013: Still Playing Catch Up

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:26

Still trying to catch up with the busy summer! Here's my list for July. At least when things are so busy it's not hard to come up with 10 things! To complete this list I used a bundle that I'll be releasing next month, and the photo calendar is from Shuttercal.

New Freebie: At Twilight

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 08/16/2013 - 09:05

It's been a long, crazy summer and since I was unable to change up my Facebook and Newsletter freebies, I decided to work on a special kit just for that! In all the excitement I couldn't even come up with a name for it, so some of you submitted some great ideas and I settled on "At Twilight." It seems to be a good welcome kit for me to Oregon as well, which wasn't planned, but I guess came out through my subconscious...

Sneak Peak & Gallery Spotlight - 8/15/2013

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/15/2013 - 09:13

My new computer is up and running and our office is set up, so now it's time to try and get back in the swing of things! I have so many ideas of things I want to do, it's hard to figure out what to focus on.

Meanwhile, everyone has been uploading TREMENDOUS layouts to the gallery. It was hard to pick just 3 to share here, these are just a few of my favorites.

Settling In

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:38

It seems like forever since we left Amman, Jordan, our home of two years; although it's really been just two months. But since leaving we visited lots of places and saw lots of old friends. We are finally now settling down into our new home in Corvallis, Oregon.

New Bundle: Cambodia

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:33

I have a giant bundle this week, inspired by my travels in Cambodia. This is one of my earlier kits and the color palette basically includes everything, but it's still always been one of my favorites. It probably doesn't hurt that Cambodia was a really fantastic place to travel and all the photos are full of good memories.

August Challenges at

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:12

There are so many ways to get involved at, and one of the greatest it to take part in our challenges. We have both layout and designer challenges with different time frames so you can find one that will work for you. And I'm planning to start a few more when fall rolls around and we've had a bit of time to catch up on things! But for now, here's what we have going on:

PS Aug 2013 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:02

There are so many tremendous parts to this month's blog train you have to check them all out! See the full list of participants here.

DSF August 2013 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:00

You are coming from Pixeled Paper Designs.
Your next stop is Damsel Designs.
See here for the full list of participants.