Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Memory keeping | My hybrid process

For as long as I can remember I am have been a hybrid scrapbooker. What is hybrid you ask. Well, for me hybrid is a mix between digital scrapbooking and physical. I often use digital products in my memory keeping but I am not at all a digital scrapbooker. 
I do however use digital tools a lot. I use Word for journaling and to print out cards for my Project Life spreads. Often I buy sets of digital elements and make my own cards using the elements. For this you could use Photoshop, but I don´t have that so I use the online tool Pic Monkey  for all my digital needs. I can change colors on digital stamps and add elements to cards for example and edit photos ofcourse. 

For my Project Life spreads that I make every week, I have bought and downloaded a few kits with about 35 cards in each set. I love to have them digitally because I can just print out as many as I´d like and I can also alter them a little if I´d like as I mentioned above. I know many people who also type their journaling on their computer and then just print the card out, bam done! 

Now, there aren´t just digital stuff to buy. I often find freebies online and search Pinterest for specific things for certain projects. The vintage flowers in the page above are free images from Pinterest that I re-sized and printed. 

Now that I have started scrapbooking in a notebook size I have loved to use digital papers becuase they are so easily modified to fit the size I need. 

I am still working on finding the very best way to store my hybrid embellishments. For now I store the bits and pieces that I have printed and cut out in this multi dish. I opted to store them by color just because that is often how I search for things. I have gotten the question a few times since I first posted this: yes I do hand cut/fussy cut everything since I don't have a cutting machine. 

I also have a binder with page protectors with the stuff I haven´t cut out yet. Often when I get a new digital kit I like to print out my favorites (if not the entire kit) to have as a reminder. 
For someone that do have a quite big stash already, a few digital kits don´t take up any space other than a few spots in my multi dish when I print them. Using digital products also allows me to do some quick shopping when I see something I know I´d really get a good use from. 

How about you, are you a hybrid scrapbooker?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Memory keeping | Hello spring!

 Hi! I am still working in my travelers notebook albums when it comes to layouts this year. I still love the format!

Here is one of my recent pages. I had a lot of photos of little signs of spring so I wanted to use a few of them on a layout. 

For this I used smaller square photos and I wanted to make the right side with a flip open page. You can get a feel of what I mean from the photo above. I just used an extra paper and sized it to a liitle bit smaller than the page in my book, so I could easily open it up.

Here is a look at the layout when it is opened up. So, you can see that the three photos on the far right is actually on the extra flip page. I love how thick the paper feels and how simple this layout came out. 

So yeah, hello spring!

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