March 2021

The Good Life: April 2021 & Digital Scrapbook Freebie Blog Train

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/31/2021 - 23:00

Check out all the great contributions to this blog train. These digital scrapbooking mini kits are free for the month of April and are created by our own dedicated community of designers, both amateur and professionals. There's not another blog train like it on the internet.

Flip Through Video: Iona's Junk Journal #2

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/25/2021 - 23:00

Sharing another finished junk journal today. You can read all about my process here. Although in a new twist I did have to take this journal apart and restitch it into three signatures. It got too bulky to work with, but the fix worked with everything I had, I just needed some more string. I'll probably be updating all my future journals so that I have fewer pages in a signature, making it easier to work with.

Everything About Travel Digital Scrapbooking

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/18/2021 - 23:00

I've been to over 40 countries and scrapbooked most of these adventures, both digitally and occasionally with paper. I thought it was time to put this experience in one place and give you my best tips and tricks, inspiration and favorite products for getting the job done.

Getting Started
When I decide it's time to make an album for a trip I follow these steps:

New Today: Layout Templates Kit #68

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/15/2021 - 02:10

I have a new double batch of digital scrapbooking layout templates for you today! I liked the first batch so much that I used it to make a second. This is a fun technique to try if you can't find the layout template you want, or just feel like giving it your own spin. I'll take the layers from the layout template, rotate them 90 degrees and then move everything around so it looks brand new. It takes a couple minutes, but you have a totally different look when you're finished. It's a handy thing to try as well if the template doesn't have the number of photos you want.

Capturing Big Moments in Your Pocket Pages

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/11/2021 - 22:00

Pocket page scrapbooking is perfect for every day moments. I love how I can combine all the disparate photos from the week and put them in one place without too much effort. And I think this aspect of using pocket pages is well established (you can read more about my own personal process here). However, I thought I'd bring attention today to the fact that I capture big moments in my pocket pages as well.

New Today: Digital Collage Kit #1

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/08/2021 - 08:30

Collage has been something I've been interested in for a while, but I've struggled to get going. I was recently inspired to make a digital collage kit that I could play with easily on my iPad. I'll confess to being a bit hooked on the whole process, so hopefully you are also interested in trying your hand at layouts with a bit more mixed media because it's a new style I'm definitely looking forward to exploring.

Digital Scrapbooking Products I'm Using Right Now

By Marisa Lerin Thu, 03/04/2021 - 22:00

I've got various scrapbooking projects going on right now and I thought it might be fun to share the products that I'm using. Occasionally I use what's new, but often I'm going back a bit to catch stuff I missed or products I haven't used for a long time.

My Favorite Digital Scrapbooking Layouts From February 2021

By Marisa Lerin Tue, 03/02/2021 - 22:00

All this month's layouts were picked from the pool of layouts made of February's Layout Madness. Thanks everyone for participating and making it another fun month in the forums.

There are few things I love more in a digital scrapbook layout than an interesting white background. Catherine delivers that here.