hybrid scrapbooking :: tips and tricks

In a blog post at Ella Publishing, Francine Clouden hosted an informative article on hybrid scrapbooking. What's that, you might ask? It's a form of scrapbooking that combines both the traditional patterned paper, cardstock and embellishments with elements created using your computer. 

If you're still a little confused, or skeptical, I encourage you to visit with Francine as she presents an awesome trick to printing 9 wallet-sized pieces of digital paper on one 8.5x11 piece of cardstock! Lee Currie shares her thoughts on her 12 on the 12th project with detailed and inspiring suggestions on her process. I was so inspired, I believe I'm going to do a 6 on the 6th starting June 6th of this year. More sharing about that later.

Here is the layout I created:

It's a photo of Zach on this 18th birthday, but I just scrapped the story this month. And adding his age and the date of the photo directly on the image is a timesaver and a spacesaver...I don't have to use my limited journaling space to explain the span of time {date photo taken vs. date of journaling}.

On the family front:
My sweet husband is taking his precious Isabella to their first Father Daughter Dance tonight. It's hosted by the Girl Scouts and I know at least one person who's really excited...can you guess which one?


  1. What an awesome layout, Monika! I've never done any hybrid scrapbooking--but your page makes me want to give it a shot!

  2. My oldest had so much fun at her daddy daughter dance last year - hope they had a ball!


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