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Free Template and Challenge at Prima Hybrid

Just wanted to share the little gift box I made with the latest free template from Prima Hybrid :). You can pick up the template here. And if you use it, be sure to enter it into this week’s challenge for a chance to win!

Flower Box - Free Template

*Click here for credits*

Tips and Tricks

  • Rather than using digital paper to decorate my box template, I decided to just add some digital elements randomly scattered over the box, leaving empty white spaces in between.
  • For extra color, I added some pretty designs with acrylic stamps. I also wrote some little sentiments on the box, using pens with matching ink colors.
  •  I finished off the box by adding a few chipboard decorations and a nice big flower, for depth and texture :)!

I hope you try one of these, I had fun making mine :)!

Altered Notebook Tutorial (Hybrid)

I made this notebook for my sister’s birthday a couple of months ago, but I had to wait until now to show it to you, because it was being saved for today’s Fresh Cuts Newsletter :)! Ever since I started doing hybrid scrapbooking, I have been wanting to make an altered notebook or journal. I keep seeing them everywhere, and I’m always inspired by them. So here’s my first try at it, and judging by how much fun this one was to make, I’m sure it won’t be the last! 

Click here to see my tutorial for this project at Prima Hybrid!

Hybrid Altered Notebook

Notebook Details

Open Notebook

If you’re looking for more altered notebook tips, check out this tutorial by Emily, at the Authentic Artistry blog (another AWESOME place for inspiration). Also see this thread at Prima Hybrid for some more ideas. I know I’ve seen tons of tutorials for these on other blogs too, so if you know of one, please share the link in the comments section – I just can’t get enough of these!!

Weeds and Wildflowers News

I have LOTS of news from Weeds and Wildflowers to share :)! First of all, Heidi Williams has a new release called Everyday Bliss available at Prima Hybrid including:

Everyday Bliss Paper Pack
Everyday Bliss Paper Pack

Everyday Bliss–Journaling Bits
Everyday Bliss--Journaling Bits

Everyday Bliss Element Pack
Everyday Bliss Element Pack

And since there is a template challenge going on at Weeds and Wildflowers, I joined in and made this page with Everyday Bliss and Angie’s free template:

Old Mill

*Click here for credits*

Oh, and have you checked out the new Weeds and Wildflowers Forum? Fun fun!

Gina Marie Huff has a new release too! This kit, A Breath of Fresh Air, was available to Scrapbook Dimensions Magazines readers, and now it is for sale at Prima Hybrid :)!

A Breath Of Fresh Air – Paper Pack

A Breath Of Fresh Air – Elements
Breath of Fresh Air Elements

I have had this kit for a while now, and I used it to make a birthday gift for my sister (back in January) AND I even used it to make the wrapping paper! Here are some pics of the wrapped gifts (the flowers and lace are all by Prima):

Hybrid Gift Wrap

Hybrid Gift Wrap Detail

Hybrid Wrapped Gifts

I really love making my own unique wrapping paper! If you want to know how I make hybrid gift wrap, check the very end of this post: Homemade Christmas.

And if you’re wondering what the gift was, look for it in the next Fresh Cuts Newsletter – the project and tutorial will be featured in there :).

Have a nice week!!

Hybrid Layout with Tutorial

Here’s a fun hybrid page I made for the Feb 14th Prima Hybrid newsletter. If you haven’t signed up for the Fresh Cuts Newsletter yet, I totally recommend it! There’s a new tutorial every week plus loads of inspiration! You can sign up right here.

I took this photo of Gabe months ago. It’s kind of a funny story actually – he was having bananas for lunch, and he smeared handfuls of them in his hair. It was time for his nap and I didn’t want to give him another bath right then, so I just used baby wipes and washcloths to try to clean his hair and that’s how he ended up with this cool hairdo :)!

Click here to see my tutorial for this page at Prima Hybrid!

‘Lil Dude


Grand Opening Celebration at!

Here are the details straight from Doris Castle at the Prima Hybrid forums:

Grand Opening Celebration!

We hope you will enjoy the celebration we have planned on our Grand Opening January 31st! Here’s the scoop!:
25% Off EVERYTHING at the shoppe!
This sale runs Jan. 31st – Feb. 4th.
See new kits from your favorite designers and check out the growing selection of Physical goodies too! Don’t miss it.

  • Enjoy a chat on Jan. 31st at 10pm EST in the DigiShopTalk Chat Room to learn all about PrimaHybrid and ask questions. You might find a freebie too!
  • Participate in added challenges! Prizes of both digital and physical products.
  • In the shoppe, pick up your Free True Love Candy Wrapper from Iron Orchid Designs. This is just de-lish!

Announcing Prima Hybrid!!!!

I’m so EXCITED! Today’s the day I can finally share the big news I have been bursting at the seams with for over a month! I have joined the creative team for an awesome new site: Prima Hybrid!!! The shoppe will open January 16th at 6am EST!

Traditional paper scrapbookers have seen Prima’s gorgeous flowers and other delightful scrapbooking supplies and digital scrapbookers know about the fabulous digital designs of Gina Miller, Weeds and Wildflowers Designs, Meredith Fenwick, Iron Orchid Designs (IOD), Carrie Stephens, Corinna Nielson, Dianne Rigdon, Nancy Kubo, Trish Jones, Kim Christensen, Vera Lim and Doris Castle. Well this innovative new site combines ALL of these wonderful scrapbooking designs into one fantastic store with the goal of mixing them together to create beautiful HYBRID projects! The store is set up so that you can purchase digital OR physical supplies that coordinate perfectly together.

Cool features of

Free Weekly Newsletter: This will be such an awesome resource filled with tips & tricks, trends and step-by-step tutorials about the digital AND physical aspects of hybrid scrapbooking. There will also be free templates offered from time to time!

Gallery (NOW OPEN): Share photos of your projects or be inspired by the creations of others.

Forum (NOW OPEN): This is the place to ask questions or discuss ideas, techniques or products. Or just chit-chat with other scrappers :)! 

Sooooo… do you want to see some of the Prima Hybrid projects I’ve been working on?

Click here to see the credits at my Prima Hybrid gallery!

I plan to share more details with you about each of the projects in future posts. Also, all of the Prima Hybrid Flower Girls (creative team members) are required to write one tutorial each month, and these will be shared in the free newsletter, so you will want to sign up for that! I am not allowed to show you the projects I have made for the newsletters until they have been published, but I CAN show you some sneak peeks, so look for those in the future too :).

I can’t tell you how unbelievably happy this new adventure has made me – I am enjoying working with my hands, and making lovely gifts, and I can’t believe I have finally begun my wedding scrapbook too! I guess the bunches of beautiful Prima flowers I have in my scrap room now were just the push I needed to get started :)! 


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