Friday, April 29, 2011

Hybrid Paper Crafting

Posted by Janell:

For this reveal the Digital Creative Team decided to showcase some fabulous printable projects and hybrid creations....That's right this is a 100% hybrid reveal...and we can't wait to show you what we've been up to.

If you are new to hybrid the easiest way to get started is card making... You can use digital elements or create a mini digital card and print it off...nothing says I love you more than a customized card created for just for the occasion!

Ronny (Smiley-Scrap8) says, "Hybrid, hybrid, read all about it! I made this card for my mom, and I just love it. This kit is perfect for hybrid projects. 

I just printed out the paper I liked and a few elements to cut out. I think this kit was created just to make this card, don't you?"  This card is sure to please any mom. 

Hybrid Mother's Day Card by Smiley-Scrap8

Janell also made these sweet cards for her mother and mother in law for Mother's Day, which is right around the corner.  Janell says, "I love making cards and hybrid cards are really fun too, to it's like thinking in a third dimension since I get to combine the best of both worlds--digi and paper!!! I made these cards for our moms for Mother's day this year. One with rhinestones and the other with pearls."

Hybrid Mother's Day Cards by Janell

This hybrid congratulations card by Brittney is so cute, don't you love the little details!

Hybrid Congrats Card by milmomma

Hybrid Scrapbooking and Crafting opens up a new world!  It's exciting and what's makes hybrid extra special is the way you can easily customize anything.  Hybrid projects make wonderful gifts.  Here a few "gifting" ideas from Creative Team.

Ronny made an adorably sweet gift.  She relates, "I saw this project in a scrapping magazine and thought how cool it would be to do it digi style. So here is my version. I'm thinking it may be a good Teacher Appreciation gift."

Hybrid Pinwheels by Smiley-Scrap8

This little hybrid box was designed to hold crayons, but Janell filled it with skittles and a gift card for her niece's birthday present--she chose a little girl that looks like her niece and added her name and a message on the back to personalize the gift box.
Hybird Birthday Gift Box by Janell

Angie (nun69) made this adorble craft by taking a 4x4 tile and creating a digital image and then placing it on the tile and embellishing.

Abby 4x4 Tile by nun69

Brittney shares, "I throughly love making hybrid stuff. I can do anything I please between the digital world and paper world. I can make beautiful papers come to life with just a few buttons. Adding some soft sweet primas and some shiny lovely brads, and my world comes to life. With a empty washed out milk carton I chopped it down and folded inside the sides till it was just the height I needed. Covered it and decorated. With my scraps I made a matching card."

Flower Box and Card by milmomma

Look at this adorable serving tray and baby shower card created by Sara (Keling) this is sure to be a fabulous baby shower!

Under the Sea Baby Shower Gift by Keling 

Sara made this coordinating card for the baby shower with this too cute for words turtle!

Hybrid gift wrap purse by Janell 

Angie made this amazing canvas and used so many fun digital elements to decorate it. 

Travel Canvas HYBRID ART by nun69

Hybrid also comes in handy when decorating!

Sara made this darling  party kit.  She explains, "My birthday is in just a couple of days - and the only way I'm going to get a party is if I throw one myself! I love cupcakes and Michelle Bradley's Cupcake Printable Party Kit is making it SO EASY! If you've never done anything hybrid before, or even if you aren't even a digi scrapper, Michelle's birthday kits are simple - print, cut, stick, and decorate!"  

Cupcake Party! by Keling

Brittney (Milmomma) created this awesome center peice by upcycling some items around the house and adding hybrid elements and ribbons! Perfect for Spring and Earth Day!

Spring Center Peice by milmomma

Brittney (milmomma) also decorated her daughter's birthday with these gorgeous printables...incase you missed it here's a recap of the party.  Click on the picture to see more details and photos in the gallery.

Ali's Ballerina Tea Party by milmomma

Last, we have a hybrid layout.  Let's not forget that hybrid is a great avenue to explore for scrapbook layouts!  Ronny made this beautiful tilted composition for her hybrid layout. As long as you have a paper options are endless. 

Feel the love by Smiley-Scrap8

If you enjoyed this hybird reveal, you are in luck--stay tuned for MORE future totally hybrid reveals from the A Cherry On Top Creative Team!

Scrapbooking With Portrait By Crate Paper

Posted by 4peasinourpod (Pam):

When I was choosing the line that I wanted to work with, I totally fell in love with colors and patterns of Crate Paper Portrait.  You all will get a bit of a chuckle out of my reveal this month.  I have loved Crate Paper in the past, and was so excited when I saw all the incredible embellishments, and decided to move ahead.  

I added all of it to my cart, and happily planned in my mind what pictures I was going to work with.  I still get giddy when my ACOT packages arrive, so I ripped it open and stared.  The colors are so rich and so vibrant.  It is totally "me".  I rummaged through the rest of the package, and saw all the other gorgeous products in the line.

 Sewn brads, border stickers  and portrait alpha labels  to just name a few.  I got to the chipboard.  I LAUGHED.  It is a WEDDING line.  Nothing against weddings, of course, except at this stage of my life, I really don't go to many of them. 

So, this article is truly how to scrap with a themed line in a non-traditional way.  (Feel free to shake your head at my mistake!)

My first layout is as close as I can get to a wedding layout.  It is Delaney at our traditional New Years Eve celebration.  The colors were perfect for a party theme!

Now, the digression begins.

This layout is a summer layout of Kiley at our friends' cabin.  It is flowery and fun, and the colors of the water were perfect for the papers in the Portrait line.

My third layout is just a teenage layout featuring Kendall.  The colors matched her colored braces and her bright blue eyes.  The small squares along the left hand side are actually the popped out chipboard from the filmstrip.

Lastly, of all my layouts, I really stretched the subject matter.  I used it for a sports layout.  I spend most weekends at the gym watching my girls play basketball, so it is huge part of my life....therefore the majority of my pictures right now have a basketball flavor.  This layout is when they won their first tournament by beating their arch rivals.  It was their day, so I used that chipboard, playing on the meaning.

I also made a couple projects with the line.  Here is a gift holder for some candies and a movie gift card:

I also made a pencil holder for my office, since the colors in the line match my room perfectly.

Lastly, I made a bottle holder for my office by spray painting a basket and decorating bottles with simple elements from this line. 


Although I am quite sure that this will make a wonderful wedding line, it is so perfect for many subjects and projects.  Thank you ACOT, for letting me play with it!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scrapbooking With Le Cirque and Curtain Call By Graphic 45

Posted by JanetM (Janet):

Graphic 45's Le Cirque and Curtain Call lines are just fantastic to work with; and it helps that we have made numerous trips to the Ringling Museum, so I knew I had a lot a photos to work with. What surprised me the most was the variety of photos that the lines work with and how well they go with so many things.  

The colors are so rich and beautiful in the lines that I just kept creating more and more layouts with them. This should give you a glance into my fun family, also.
This is my grandson, Justin, at the Ringling Museum- I was so glad to get him to sit still for a photo. In fact, he was having a good picture day the whole day- which sure makes it more fun for me.

Here's my daughter-in-law being a great sport along with the kids - posing (or attempting) to all look like the mannequins at the museum.

The minute I ordered this line in the 8 x 8 paper pack I knew I had a picture from that day that was going to be perfect to use with this piece. I love the way the colors and the design match the sign they were in front of.

While all of those pictures were a perfect fit from being at the Ringling Museum, the line also works with so many other things that I had photos for.
I think Jeff missed his calling for being a comedian, but that's OK, because he keeps everyone in the family laughing all the time. This was a photo from a trip to Disney last year- and we all know that there are always family Disney trips to record, family amusement park days, or just family fun.

Nathan is always ready to get his picture taken, and even was a willing subject when he was down and out after a slip getting out of the swimming pool. He was the cutest patient that I have seen in along time.  The colors and patterns in this line keep working with so many things.

Troy was having a great day at the playground, and I can tell when it's a good day if he lets me take his picture.  I love the colors in this line with the outdoor pictures.

Not only does this line work wonderful with the fun pictures from outdoors, Disney, and the museum- but it was a good one to use with a old (only 6 years old) photo I had from a trip that my daughter, Rebecca, and I were on in Las Vegas.

Not wanting to be left out of the photo reveal is the cat - who was keeping a good eye on the dog that was waiting below for her to get out of the tree.  It's quite a great way to be assured that the cat is going to pose really well for a picture.

I figure that even cats must have a dream of being much greater, and wanting to grow up to be a lion someday- so the tag was great to use with the picture.

Curtain Call has some wonderful patterns to work with along with the  tags, trims and ribbons.
This is my granddaughter, Cynthia, in the process of being serious while she's getting her face painted at Disney.

What better way to wrap up my reveal than a picture with Jules while we were out doing one of our favorite things - trying to find a hat that looks good on us. I think that we are still searching for it.

Curtain Call, with it's vintage look, worked great with our vintage store shopping that day. While we didn't find the perfect hat, we did manage to find some fun vintage scrapbook buttons and laces.

Thanks for looking at the reveal, and without a doubt both of these lines are a favorite of mine. 

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