March 2014

New Kits: Random Fun 2!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:18

Update on my previous creative block: I have done a completely 360 and am now drowning in inspiration. I have so many ideas about so many things that I'm almost wishing for the creative block to come back, but not really. I'm working on a Mexico Bundle and it's exploding. It will be quite large. And bright. And full of glitter. Prepare yourselves.

This week I have some random fun for you!

A Happy Challenge

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:36

I started to see this hashtag pop up on Instagram yesterday, so I did a little searching to figure out what it was. It sounded like it would be wonderful, and I think it is!

New Bundle: Coastal

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:56

We just had the sunniest and most wonderful weekend. On Saturday we drove to Salem, the state capitol to enjoy some tremendous cherry blossoms. We didn't even know the blossoms were going to be there, so it was really a happy coincidence that we went right when they were in full bloom. Needless to say I have a lot of scrapping ahead of me because I am not capable of taking less than 100 photos when I see cherry blossoms.

Scenes from the Office: Breakfast

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:36

I realize now that my title may have been misleading as I'm not going to discuss the famous TV show, but rather my own personal office. Hopefully that's not too disappointing for you.

Crazy for Color

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:37

Many of the comments I received last week in response to my design epiphany posts talked about color, and somewhat fittingly before I managed to type out those posts, I wrote down several paragraphs about color and my (crazy) feelings about it. I've decided to share in case it's helpful to you, but I'm hoping I don't come across as too obsessed.

New Kits: Random Fun!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:56

It's another random release week where I indulge my desire to make whatever I feel like. The calendars available this week were made in response to a request I saw in the forums, and if you have any thoughts about something random you'd like to see, I love to hear it!

Cool Stuff List

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:30

Here are a few things worth mentioning that have been influencing my life lately:

1. I discovered that there is such a thing as a highly sensitive person. I'm not going to go into detail about this because I feel like I need to take a break from introspective posts, but I feel like it's my duty to at least pass the word on. If that sounds like a descriptor for you, check it out.

Design Epiphany Follow Up

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:16

I think I may have said this already, but I can't really say it enough: thanks to everyone who left such wonderful and thoughtful comments on my post last week. Just getting the post written was cathartic, but the depth of the comments really gave me an amazing sense of support. So thank you!

New Bundle: Oceanside

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:18

I feel like I've been talking a lot about these ocean bundles, and now here is one you can finally see! This is actually the second one I made; it's definitely brighter and less moody than the other one which will be coming soon. And here's some great inspiration from the creative team!

The Realizations Just Keep Coming

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:12

First of all, thanks to everyone who left such nice comments on my post yesterday. They all mean a lot, and I'm planning a follow-up post, but I want to let things sit for a bit first. In the meantime, I've had another digi-scrap realization:

Design Epiphany

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/06/2014 - 13:17

I've been suffering a creative block since the new year has set in, and it does not really seem to be lessening. It's not a total block, as I've been making stuff all over the place, but it's been very difficult to make these things, particularly any finished bundle design. I think there are a couple of reasons for the block:

Our First Screencast

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:30

Saturday was a historic day, as it was's first live event! It was a super fun time chatting in real time with friends from the site, and on the side I did my first screencast. I made three layouts and answered a few questions. I'm sure we'll be doing it again soon.

If you missed the broadcast and are curious what I'm talking about, I've uploaded a few long snippets to youtube. You can find the list here.

Here are the layouts I made:

New Kits: Ocean Fun Begins!

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:44

Today I have a few more random kits for you to enjoy. Also, March is kicking off my ocean month. I have not one, but two ocean inspired bundles coming out. They are quite different in mood, so if the first one isn't to your liking, don't worry! I have some ocean things for you today, as well as some other bits and bobs.

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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