Can you stand another (hybrid) layout? I hope so! After all, I’m totally in my hybrid groove these days…
Here’s a little known fact that I’ve actually timed: It’s true if you’re just going for “layer & print” often times Word is faster & easier than Photoshop Elements. Shoot – I can be 1/2 done in the time it takes Elements to open! If you’ve never considered hybrid scrapbooking a lot of times Word is less intimidating to start with too. After all – we want to have fun, not scare anyone!
Just get in there & insert>picture>from file and put whatever you like. I’m using a Sande Krieger lovely from www.twopeasinabucket.com here.
Then I added a Jodie McNally paper (from www.oscraps.com) and sized & lightened.
Then I added in one of Sande’s tags but cut off the part with the cow. Don’t really want that part.
Before I print I added in another Sande Krieger treat – a photo frame (that I’m using on paper – totally ok).
If you’re thinking “geez May, could you explain a bit more? Talk about your process? Show me more how-to? Well I think you’ll know my answer – of course! I actually will be posting more hybrid pages with digi screen shots too here, but also I would strongly suggest you hop in Adventures in Scrapbooking: Go Hybrid. Class starts Thursday – and I am so nervous & excited all at the same time. Mostly excited. Can.not.wait!
We’re starting off with text/journaling type stuff. It’s going to be so.much.fun. In the meantime, here’s the page I ended up with:
That’s Core’dinations cardstock inked with Victorian Velvet & Pumice Stone distress inks. Journaling stamp from Cats Life Press, flower is Prima, and the ribbon (princess) a Michael’s bargain & American Crafts gathered ribbon.
This page is much simpler than my usual style, but I was happy with how it looked and didn’t see anywhere I felt like adding more do-dads. Sometimes that’s how I roll. Of course I was bummed most of that lovely purple paper got covered up, but sometimes that’s what happens.
I really haven’t journaled the fact that Elizabeth got h1n1 on our vacation, and then gave it to us all and we spent 2 solid weeks sick as can be. I actually do plan on doing that – this photo reminded me & the journaling hints at it. I think I’ll do it on a big journaling page “about the vacation”. Sick as she was getting – I still love the sleeping photo.