Hello! And happy Easter Weekend to you! I’m here today with a few picks for hybrid happiness from the Digichick Boutique.
First of all, let me tell you about a little freebie that the Digichick Designers have created! We were invited to be the fe
You can come and read the interview and find the freebie here: Issue 07. There are two parts to this freebie, so be sure to stop by now to get Part 1 (April 10 – 17) and come back later for Part 2 (April 18 – 23). It includes 8 papers, 17 elements and an alpha, too!
And here’s a preview of the freebie:
And here’s a darling little Easter project that one of our Editors, Sharon, created using pieces from the TDS freebie:
Isn’t that lovely? Thanks for the inspiration, Sharon!
Paper Pack Picks:
If you’re on the lookout for pretty patterned papers, look no further than SarahJ’s shop. She makes the most lovely papers that are just perfect for hybrid projects! They are so fun and vibrant. I’m especially fond of these Boy Wonder papers and they’re my “pick of the week!”
I saw a conversation this week on my favorite card-making message board about using digital papers. One member said that she’d like to try them out, but the pattern sizes were large for her cards. Well, with digital papers, that’s the last thing you’ll have to worry about!
Yes, patterns on 12″ x 12″ papers can be too large for making cards when those cards are typically 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. But all you need to do to make a piece of digital paper ready for cardmaking is resize it with your photo-editing software! Simply open the paper and change its dimensions to 6″ x 6″ and you’ll be ready to go! Isn’t that wonderful? Digital scraps offer so many benefits.
Element Pack Picks:
My element pack pick of the week is this lovely set of digital stamps from Kelley Mickus. Charla’s Journal contains 15 different journaling pieces in both .png and .abr (Adobe Brush) formats. Simply open up a few of these .pngs, arrange them on a sheet of paper and print! Then you can trim them out as needed for your hybrid layouts!
This is my favorite way to incorporate a cool digital scrapbooking element into my layouts. Sometimes I’ll type up some journaling on the computer to fit into a piece like this and then add a few blank copies to my page to print and save in my stash for later. Or I’ll just print a whole sheet of journaling pieces (since Heidi Swapp really did convince me that I could love my handwriting and I’ll actually write out my journaling now!). Either way you use them, when you start collecting such versatile journaling pieces like this (especially keeping in mind that you can always resize them to suit your needs!), you’ll never be at a loss when you’re looking for the perfect thing to finish your layout.
Alpha Pack Pick:
My alpha pack pick of the week is this wonderful new Scratchy Rub-On Alpha by TamraB. Since they are square, they are just perfect for printing a sheet and trimming up as needed! And since they’re digital, you’ll never run out of the letter “e” (isn’t that so frustrating?).
Are you sensing a trend here? With digital papers, you can resize them to suit your needs. With digital elements, you can alter them, type on them or simply print yourself dozens of copies to have on hand. With digital alphabets, you will never, ever run out of letters when you need them. Not to mention that you can resize and recolor them to suit your needs. Being a Hybrid Chick is really getting to have the best of both worlds!
Well, that’s all for this week! Hope you enjoyed these picks and the inspiration. Until next time, happy scrapping and happy creating!
Other Articles by Nicole Seitler:
- Spotlight on: BasicGrey - February 26th, 2011
- For the Love of Hybrid! - February 24th, 2011
- Spotlight on: Jennifer Fox Designs - November 20th, 2010
- Make your own Autumn Centerpiece - November 8th, 2010
- Spotlight on: Dysfunctional Design - September 25th, 2010