Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Benefits of Hybrid Scrapbooking

It's late at night. Finally, you have a little time to yourself to scrapbook. After picking a photo, you being sorting through your supplies, looking for just the right items to compliment the photo. Sure, you have a ton of supplies, but for whatever reason, the right paper or embellishments just don't seem to be found. Maybe you'd consider running out to the store. However, it's late and the store is closed. Or perhaps, you are in a situation like me which would require you to order the items you want on-line. Now you have a choice. You can be patient and wait to get the right supplies. You could also opt to go hybrid.

Digital scrapbooking kits are available for immediate download. Some are free while others are offered at a budget friendly price. Depending upon your printer, you can choose to work with cardstock or transparencies. The kits also give you the option of creating your own patterned paper or resizing some of the elements to fit your needs.

 I keep a supply of acid free 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock on hand for printing. My printer also has a slot for 4x6 photos. When I have scrap white cardstock,I cut it down to 4x6 for quick prints of digital patterned paper.

The key to anything, whether you use digital supplies or paper products, is to use them. One of my personal goals this year is to choose a hybrid kit each month and use it on a layout. I have started off the year pretty well with a recent layout I created for Get It Scrapped. I have been sharing some of my hybrid scrapbooking adventures in a series called The Hybrid Experiment.

Current articles include:

Title Treatment
Block Alphabets
Transparency Flowers

Look for me to continue adding hybrid layouts and tutorials throughout 2014.

Additional Resources

So that's Hybrid? 8 Ideas for using Digital Scrapbooking Products on Paper Pages- an article from Get It Scrapped

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  1. What a great idea to keep acid-free card stock on hand. Ya see that's where I falter. I'll get the idea and even download the kit. And then...NO PAPER! Great post1 (As usual!)