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Love Love Love Hybrid Layouts

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A few years ago I was given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and all the uncertainties and difficulties that went along with it. One of the difficulties involved the ability to use my hands, particularly my dominate hand, when doing basic activities including scrapbooking. Refusing to give up scrapbooking all together, I focused on digital scrapbooking to help stay connected to the hobby. This was much easier for me to do, but I still had a ton of traditional supplies that I wanted to use up. It was the combination of needing to scrap digitally and also use my traditional supplies that led to me making many hybrid layouts.

Now that my hands function much better and I can scrapbook both traditionally and digitally, I still enjoy combining digital layouts with my traditional supplies to make hybrid layouts!

This post shows an example of my latest layout using digital supplies from the SnapClickSupply.com Sampler Kit. I based my layout on the whimsical background paper by Nancy Rowe Janitz in the kit. The childlike watercolor and crayon look inspired a layout of my son in nursery school.

The digital layout was created using papers and elements from the kit and printed on Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster. From this point I was able to play with techniques and traditional supplies to create my hybrid layout.

I added watercolors in similar colors of the layout to a background piece of paper.

I stitched on the layout mimicking lines in the paper design and stitched the digital print onto my background paper.

I grabbed coordinating embellishments toadd to the digital layout.

Here’s my finished layout!

Take a look at the “before and after”:

I hope you find inspiration in this kind of hybrid scrapbooking!

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