My attempt at HYBRID-Scrapbooking

Some of you may remember me posting this layout of Emma when I first started my blog. Well, I thought I'd try printing out a 12x12 layout and see how I liked the whole idea of digital...loved the color and sharpness of my printed layout, since it was printed on photo paper of course. However, I still wasn't in love with the FLATNESS of my layout. So recently I thought I'd try my hand at what many on the web call "Hybrid" scrapbooking--combining something digital with something physical. Of course anytime you alter your photos you're doing some type of hybrid scrapbooking, but I wanted to try my idea of it...combining 3D embellishments with my 12x12 printout of a digital layout....and now I'm HOOKED!! Check out the examples below my original layout...

All the digi designs are from my friend Miriam Lima, you can find them on

So what I did was trim off about a 1/4" around the layout. I then used a distressing blade and chewed up the edges of the layout a bit and then adhered it to a coordinating piece of cardstock. But it's the little touches I loved the best. The paper flower, button and brad in the bottom left corner really made my layout out come ALIVE!! I then added three small adhesive rhinestones (plastic) to the on Emma's earring and two to the title. There wasn't anything more I could do to make this already darling layout even better. For me, it's all about the dimension of a layout and the layers, but I did love how much less cluttered and time consuming the digital portion of this project was and you all know me, I love my MAC!! I'm sure I'll be posting more hybrid projects in the future!!
Below is a close-up of the large paper flower by Bazzill and an aqua button and brad.
Rhinestones were added to the "A" and the "z" of the title...made me smile :)
Rhinestone added to Emma's dangling earring....not very necessary, but again made me smile!
Close-up of the distressed edges of the layout...most people probably wouldn't notice, but I liked how it gave it a little more texture.