September 2017

Hybrid Spotlight: Alpha Cutouts

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00

Back in the spring I printed and cut a bunch of files I had designed, but in the midst of our move I lost track of them. My craft room is finally sorted out and I've been able to spend a little time there, so I thought I'd share a little of what I've been doing.

Before we moved I prepared a bunch of the files from the Scraps Templates Kit #1 and today I'll show you the alpha cut out in real life:

Gallery Spotlight: September 2017

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:30

Another great month in the gallery! Although I'm a little upset with all the fall layouts because it's still too hot here in my office. But I think some cooler weather is around the corner...

Hybrid Spotlight: Mini Albums

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:00

A few months back we opened a hybrid gallery and I thought maybe it was time to feature some of the lovely projects that have been showing up! Today I want to feature the lovely mini albums made by Shanti Day. Be sure to click through that link to see more photos of her lovely projects, and each gallery page has more info on how she achieved her finished project, as well as the graphics used from

Featured Theme: the Outdoors

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00

Maybe it's the time of year when you're looking back over your summer photos. Or maybe you're starting to enjoy cooler weather. Both are great reasons to check out all the Outdoors themed items at, of which we don't seem to have a shortage! Be sure to click through and see the lovely bundles and kits the creative team used to make these layouts!

August 2017 in Photos

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00

Apparently it's been over half a year since I posted my monthly photos here! That's definitely longer than I thought it had been. But as we've had an eventful last month, I thought it was maybe a good time to post a few photos with an update. I shared a few months ago that we were expecting some big changes, basically a baby and move to California.

September CU Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

I'm joining in the CU blog train this month. Please stop by the Designer Challenge forum for more great contributions!
All the offerings are CU friendly!

New Today: Digital Day Collab

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:11

It's time for another Pick Your Pixels Designer Collaboration, and this month we're tackling the digital parts of our lives. We spend a lot of our time interacting with and through technology, but often those parts get forgotten when it comes to scrapbooking, even though taking a screenshot is often easier than taking a photo! So while you're enjoying this new release, I hope you also consider some new stories and ideas to capture in your layouts.

June 2017 in Pockets

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:00

Slowly catching up with my summer photos. This isn't too big a chore since I take 10 minutes every weekend to set up the photos and journaling in a layout. Then it's just a matter of going back later and adding in the decoration. This means that even during very busy times I can manage to keep up with my weekly layout.

New Today: Sept Layout Templates

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:08

I've had some requests for layout templates with defined spaces for journaling, so I've done my best with that idea this month! There is plenty of room in these layouts to tell the whole story.

September 2017 Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00

Check out all the great contributions to this blog train here.

September 2017 Blog Train - At the Zoo