Hi there! One of my goals for the blog this year is to have more guest designers! There are so many amazingly talented people out there (including you) and I love that we can all be inspired by each other! I am consistently in awe of the beautiful work that you guys tag me in on instagram and pinterest and I want to share more of that creativity here on my blog while also highlighting and sharing the talents of others!! If you think you would be a good fit for this opportunity or know of someone that you would like to see be a guest designer, please reach out to me using the “contact” button at the top of the page. (Also, I’m not just looking solely for scrapbookers but any kind of creative inspiration – scrapbooking, paper crafting, packaging, party decor, home decor, photography, etc.)

My first guest designer is Brenda Smith aka lillylanephoto. She has been using my free digital printables and I was immediately drawn to her style and the fabulous way that she layers all of the pieces! Today she is a sharing a hybrid page where she printed and cut the digital Valentine’s clip art images using her Silhouette Cameo. Then she used them to create this beautiful scrapbook layout. For those new to hybrid scrapbooking, it simply means to mix digital elements (like the printables) into a traditional paper scrapbook page. Keep reading for all of her tips on customizing the prinables and clip art images to make them fit exactly what you need!

The love my daughter has for her ferret is pretty epic. By the way he falls asleep in her arms, I would bet the feeling is mutual.  Although I knew that this layout was coming, I wasn’t sure just what I wanted to scrap with.  These perfectly lovely vintage printables Maggie shared were just the ticket!

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Here’s a little tip for you all >>  When it comes to printables for hybrid scrapping I don’t always take them as they are.  Often I will open them up in Photoshop to adjust them to my own needs.  In this case I took the PDF to Photoshop, clipped some of the printables to another 8 1/2 x 11 file and re-sized them.  Some of the other free clip art images that were linked were also brought into PS, re-sized and even recolored.  I then placed them all on the new file before opening in my Silhouette for printing and cutting.  (FYI >> All of these things can also be done with other photo editing programs and you most certainly do not need a Silhouette to create beautiful hybrid scrap pages. You can simply print them and cut them out by hand.)

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I would love to see you all step out of your comfort zone and give my method a try!  It really is a lot of fun to customize hybrid printables!!

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Happy Monday Friends!!

xoxoxox

Supplies Used >> Silhouette Cameo / FREE Valentine’s Vintage Printable and Clip Art Images