Last month, I was honored to be a guest for JBS Mercantile. I received several kits for November which featured awesome black, red and cream papers. I still have a lot of product left to play with. However, I also wanted to extend the kits I have. I am on a limited budget and there are not any local stores that carry JBS Mercantile products. The answer to my dilemma was to go hybrid.
I chose two specific kits. The Red and Black Extension and the Vintage Cream and Black digital kits were perfect compliments to the JBS Mercantile November papercraft kits.
A Pocket Full of JuJu by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper, Digital Paper, Buttons: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Alphas: American Crafts
I liked the ease of using the digital papers. I used to print and use paper like this when I first started scrapbooking. I abandoned it long ago due to the low quality of the printed papers around 2001. Now, having a really high quality printer ( I use an Epson Artisan), good cardstock, and wonderful digital files make printing your own paper and embellishments a wonderful alternative. I don't have to worry whether I have just the right paper. If I need to, I can search on-line, find what I need and then press print.
For printing tips, check out the article I wrote for today's Workshop Wednesday post at the Scrapbook News and Review magazine blog.