September 2018

Hybrid Project: Envelope Gift Mini Album

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:00

Collecting mini album photos has long been a Pinterest passion of mine. I have recently decided to take this one step further and I have been furiously creating mini albums. There's something so cute and satisfying about a mini album. Mostly they're small, so that makes them cute and easy to finish quickly! Although I'll confess to spending too much time considering my life plan for each mini album.

Sneak Peeks: October 2018

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

I'm a little bit on the ball and have published my October calendars a few days before October! (They always come in blank versions too, so you can use them in any month. Or check out the older options here.) You can get organized for October, or you can just enjoy a little sneak peek of what's coming in October.

Hybrid Project: 2017 Travelers Notebook Layouts

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:00

Today I thought I'd share a few of the layouts I made in my 2017 travelers notebook. I really enjoy working in these notebooks, I think the change of size is quite refreshing after years of working on a square canvas. It's nice to switch things up! I mainly use printed graphics from in this notebook, with a few other things thrown in. I print my photos in somewhat monthly batches at

New Today: Layout Templates #36

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:00

I have some fun new layout templates for you today, and just wait until you've seen what the Creative Team has done with them. I'm excited to see how you use them too! I've included some clusters that will fit in your pocket style layouts, or just use them on a regular layout to help you get started.

Good Life September Hybrid Project

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

I have two travelers notebook spreads today, plus process videos if you're interested in that kind of thing. I enjoy using these print kits I've been making in the travelers notebook because the paper elements are perfect for using in a notebook that you don't want to get too fat. I print everything on regular copy paper, so it doesn't add too much bulk.

Good Life September Pocket Spread

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:00

Today I wanted to share a pocket spread I made with the Good Life September bundle, and a quick process video of it being created. When I saw the photos on this spread, I knew this would be a great bundle to use. The right side of the spread is from a day trip we took to Monterey and the vibrant blues from the photos were perfect to go with this bold bundle.

New Today: The Good Life September

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:00

Around here we've been enjoying a late summer. Jordan's classes don't start until the end of September, so we've been enjoying settling back into home after traveling around this summer. We're also pleased to welcome Jordan's sister to our house. She's here for the year to rest and recharge after several years of teaching in Kenya and to help look after Magnus a bit. We're enjoying showing her around Santa Cruz.

September 2018 CU Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:15

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!

Click on the image to go to the CU list. Find my image there for the download link. Link will expire after September 30, 2018.

Hybrid Project: Baby Junk Journal #1

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:00

I guess it's been almost a year since I stumbled on this video and was inspired by to make a junk journal for Magnus's first year.

Hybrid Project: Santa Cruz Mini Album

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:00

I made this fun little flip album with photos from the weekend my sister visited us here in Santa Cruz. I found this tutorial on YouTube for the flip album, which is made using a file folder. I don't know what it is about mini albums, but whenever I see photos of them I just love them. Maybe it's their size? It's probably the size; I am a sucker for cute things after all. I like making them too. It's nice to sit down and finish something quickly.

Gallery Spotlight: August 2018

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:00

It's been a few months since I've done a gallery spotlight, but certainly not because there's been a lack of awesome layouts in the gallery. Here are just a few of my favorites from the last month.