November 2019

Process Video #60: Junk Journal

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 11/28/2019 - 00:00

In this process video in my new junk journal I include some photos of my son at the library and the receipt we got that day of the books we checked out. On the left side of the page I include the receipt in a little bag. In the middle of the spread is a plastic pocket insert, where I include photos on the bottom and a sequin shaker pocket on the top. On the right side of the page I do some simple layering with my third photo. Sorry, this video cuts off briefly towards the end where I do a bit of paper layering and add in a couple labels.

Bundle Spotlight: Thanksgiving

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/27/2019 - 00:00

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving, wishing you and your friends and family a delicious holiday. Everyone else can enjoy these lovely layouts from some past Thanksgiving bundles. If you click through to see the layout, you'll see the available bundle that was used to create it.

Pocket Pages: July & August 2019

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 11/22/2019 - 00:00

Feeling the current need to get these 2019 pages done! I often go through a seasons were I let them collect for a while, and then near the end of the year I get real motivated to get them all decorated so I'm not too far behind when then New Year rolls around. I will also confess to purchasing a bunch of kits during the last Scrapbook Day sales, so I've got a lot of fun stuff waiting for me to use it. That definitely helps with the motivation.

New kits are always inspiring. Do you have any recent favorites?

Our 2019 Holiday Cards

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 11/21/2019 - 06:45

(The cards featured in this post were provided free of charge by MPix for me to review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I recently worked with one of my favorite print companies,, to create our family holiday card. They have printed photo books for me in the past, which I have found to be of great quality, and I found the cards to be of a similar high standard.

I created a simple 5x7 layout in Photoshop for both the back and the front of the card, using a few graphics from my upcoming Christmas bundle (coming December 1!).

Process Video #59: Junk Journal

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:00

In this process video in my junk journal I create a simple spread with a collage photo of my son. I add in a couple fun elements behind the photo on the left side and add some lace over the top of the photo. On the right side of the spread I just add a little word tag with some twine.

Bundle Spotlight: November 2019

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:00

I've been uploading kits and bundles to for seven years. That means there's a lot of fun stuff, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favorites from the archive:

Process Video #58: Travelers Notebook

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:00

Using the Sunshine & Rainbows by Mari Koegenlenberd for this spread in my travelers notebook. I use a fun journaling page on the right side to jot down some fun things from the moment. On the left side I tape down a pocket that’s included in the printable kit and create a tag to fit inside.

Pocket Pages: May & June 2019

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/13/2019 - 00:00

On a scale of 1 to 10 I love this pocket project a million. It's just such an easy way to get all my photos documented, and I still love the visual. I honestly haven't changed a whole lot in five years, and I don't really expect to change much in the near future at least. I love having these pages printed and in photo books on my shelf, and I've been considering going back in time and creating books for the years before I started pocket scrapping. But I have a really hard time pulling the trigger and getting started on any project with photos from the past.

New Today: Layout Templates #50 & TN Templates

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 11/11/2019 - 00:00

November's layout templates are here! Hope you enjoy the layers I've created for you this month. And I've also created travelers notebook versions if that interests you.

Process Video #57: Travelers Notebook

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 11/07/2019 - 00:00

In this process video I use my digital Good Life: July 2019 collection. On the left side of the page I use one of the papers from the digital collection as a background page and create a little pocket with a vellum bag for an extra photo. On the right side of the spread is a printable journal page, which I’ve just printed and stuck in my journal. In the middle is a plastic pocket, which I’ve filled with a transparency with gold dots.

Gallery Spotlight: October 2019

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:00

Here are a few of my favorite layouts from the gallery this month:

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