You are perfect – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for another hybrid layout tutorial! This time I´ve used the fun “Core Radiance” kit for my layout. Here is an overview of the fabulous collection designed by The Nifty Pixel. If you click the image, it will take you directly to the store.

Core Radiance | Collection

Here again my starting point. I´ve used the lovely pink patterned paper from the paper kit as my starting point and then layered various elements over it. Some I´ve faded a bit into the background or reduced in shade and others I left as they were. That way there is more dept and variation in the background which makes it more interesting to look at. When I was happy with my digital paper design, I just printed it with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut the paper into size.

Sanna LippertSince the paper I print is always slightly smaller than 12×12 cardstock, I like to adhere the DIY paper onto a piece of cardstock. That way I get a matching size to my traditional scrapbook layouts. I again decided to use black and white photos to make the background stand out more. I had so many colors going on on those photos that they would have distracted the eye from the beautiful DIY paper background. I really, really like how the background turned out.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I glued the DIY paper onto the cardstock, added DIY words (a present from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) and decided to use black puffy alpha stickers with the photos.

Sanna LippertHere I am adding some more cool puffy stickers (by Evalicious) to go with my design. I only used matching colors to keep the page more harmonical.

Sanna LippertI usually create a A3 sized paper with all kinds of words, elements and designs from the kit assemblied on it, then print it out with my Epson printer and fussy cut the pieces I want to use. The rest I leave on the paper sheet, so I can later go thru various sheets and choose the pieces I want to use. If I fussy cut them all at once, it will be not easy to find the preferred image fast. This way they stay more organized. I could also add the kit name on the sheet to remind me from which kit which images are from (note to self).

Sanna LippertThis time I used elements from the WHO LIVES HERE digi collection kit to go with my Core Radiance DIY patterned paper design. It is really funny how all Em´s designs go so well together, regardless of the kit theme!!!

Who Lives Here? | Elements Pack

Who Lives Here? | Flair Buttons

And then after fussy cutting and glueing the bits and pieces on their places I again added just a few black texture spray droplets here and there (by Imagine Crafts). I also outlined some puffy stickers with a black pen to make them stand out more from the background.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAnd a date stamp is there to remind me when this happy moment took places. You tend to forget as the days go by, so I always try to add a date (stamped/written) somewhere.

This is how the finished layout looks like – my favorite dudes and some of my favorite products united 🙂 :

Sanna Lippertand some detail shots:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert So I did pink with masculine 🙂 and I really like it!!! I hope you liked reading thru this tutorial. It is really not hard at all to do your own paper designs with digi kits like this. It can be so much fun!!! I hope you will give it a try!!!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel Website

Home is… – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there lovelies!! It has been a while I shared a hybrid layout tutorial with you, so here it finally is!!! This time I´m sharing a layout created with the absolutely gorgeous WHO LIVES HERE digital kit by The Nifty Pixel. Just take a look at these fun, happy and bright designs!!! I LOVE them!!

Who Lives Here? | Collection

I always start digital. That means I start by designing my own background paper first. I do that by combining and layering various elements, papers and designs from the kit to create a starting point. Then I print the DIY hybrid paper with my Epson A3 format color printer and from there it´s all hybrid.

Sanna LippertNext I choose a regular cardstock to glue my in size cut hybrid paper on and pick some photos I want to use with the papers.

Sanna LippertOf course there have to be some black splatters of some kind – I am severy addicted in using those ;-). This time I used black texture spray from Imagine Crafts.

Sanna LippertSince there is already quite much going on on the background with all the colors and textures, I found that I didn´t need that much additional detail, so I just added some small bits and pieces here and there in clusters.

Sanna LippertSome chipboard clouds, badges and puffy stickers did the trick for me.

Sanna LippertFinally I just added the sentiment: “Home is where my heart is!” and stamped the date here and there with the date stamp. You can get those from a regular office supply store.

Sanna LippertI really like creating this kind of hybrid layouts as you can add designs over each other and create an “almost finished” starting point and adjust and modify it as long as you get it right and first print it when you are happy with it.

Creating layouts can be really fast this way as there will be hardly any drying times and waiting for a layer to dry before moving over to the next step. Here is the finished layout:
Sanna Lippertand some detail shots:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis kit was perfect for my photos. We´ve been thru a process of renovating a house for six years and were so thrilled to finally be able to move in to our new home. As fas as I am concerned, this can be our last big building project. I was glad to be able to create a layout about the place where our heart is.

I do hope you will get inspired to try some digital/hybrid scrapbooking out. It can be such a fun process! And I am by no means a professional/skilled digi scapper, so if I can do it, you can do it too :). Have fun!!!!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick store/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel website

2 funny – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies! Time for some hybrid & digi fun again! This time, you will not believe it, I went TOTALLY digital!! Yes, my very first ever fully digital scrapbooking layout. And no, I am not as good as the other digi girls in my team, but for my first ever layout I think I did quite allright 😉

Here is this months GORGEOUS digi collection called “It´s the little things” – feast your eyes on these beauties:

Fabulous kit, isn´t it? I always, always adore Em´s designs! They are so much fun. Just look at those badges and the brush & stamp set!!! A-D-O-R-E!

Time for some drum roll (lol!)… here is my digi page:

Sanna LippertI´ve played around with the brush & stamp set, some alphas, solid paper & the chicken wire. Quite clean & simple, my page, actually, isn´t it? I´ve done some resizing, layering and fading here. This is all pretty much basics, but if I can do this, you can do it too :).

I used a black and white photo three times on this page. It´s my silly, crazy bunch who I love to bits :-). They make me laugh and happy – a perfect page for the upcoming Valentine´s Day…

Now make sure you hop over to The Nifty Pixel and The Digichick website – there are some goodies up for grabs there and a ton of inspiration from my DT colleagues. Enjoy!!!

Happy digi scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Inspiration & Supplies: The Nifty Pixel & The Digichick

Xmas hybrid layout tutorial – The Nifty Pixel

A while back I promised to share a tutorial for the hybrid layout called “Xmas” – created with The Nifty Pixel digi collection called Berry & Fawn. It is almost Valentine´s already, so about time to finally share this..

Sanna LippertSo this is the finished hybrid layout, created with this Berry & Fawn kit:

The Nifty Pixeland this is how I created the layout:

Sanna LippertI first chose the pink toned patterned paper as my starting point and added some Vignette Impressions and bits and pieces from the Elements pack onto that paper. I do all this “prework” with InDesign and when I am done with the digital layers, I print the paper with my Epson A3 format color printer.

Sanna LippertNext I took a regular light blue cardstock to adhere the hybrid paper on and since the paper is very bold and lively, I printed the photos in black and white. I use a Canon Selphy for printing my photos.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAfter that I took a golden doily and some hand written words (both a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy – I adore the words!!) and assemblied those next to the the photos.

Sanna LippertSince there is a lot of pattern and detail in the background already, I found that I didn´t need that many elements to accompany, so I pretty much kept with the words and the doily.

Sanna LippertJust added a few wood veneer trees here and there for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I punched a few white snowflakes out of the residue piece of the pink patterned paper. They really go with the digi snowflakes so well that almost cannot tell the difference. I hope you can also see the pink glitter details on the background? Well, that is one additional element from the digi collection, not real glitter!! Does sure look like real one, doesn´t it?!!

Sanna LippertNext I added a few white texture spray splatters here and there for additional interest. The spray is by Imagine Crafts.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertFinally I just glued the wood veneer title down on it´s place, added some Stickles onto the wooden elements. It is a Christmas themed page, so some additional glitter is just fine :).

sannalippertSo with just a few bits and pieces and small touches the layout is finished. Fast, fun and easy!!! Hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step!

Happy hybrid scrapping!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies & inspiration 🙂

My favorites from 2015

Hello there and Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely New Year´s Eve? I did. We spent it with friends and went to bed way too late. But we had a really good time eating stuffed bread and a corn chowder soup, talking and laughing until way past midnight.

Bildschirmfoto 2016-01-02 um 10.29.09I had been looking back at my work from 2015 and I noticed that I “only” created around 40 layouts last year. That might be because I had a somewhat turbulent year jobwise. I first very suddenly lost my job which kinda threw me out of concept. Then I found a new job which in the beginning took a lot of energy and I just did not feel like creating layouts at that time. However, the ones I created, were lots of fun. I do love this hobby of mine. So here are the ones that I like the most:

SAnna LippertI´ve discovered the joys of hybrid scrapbooking last year. It has been a fun learning process, since I have no digital scrapbooking experience whatsoever. My layouts are very colorful in general. I just cannot go past color. I adore people who create dreamy, pastellic, or CAS and white dominated pages. They are so soft, tender and light. Sometimes I try those myself, but somehow cannot pull that style together. I would love to, but it apparently is not me. I might give those styles a try again next year. Who knows, maybe I can pull it off? If you are interested in seeing all my past years layouts, just follow this link.

Sanna LIppertLet´s move on to my fave cards from 2015. For some reason I created a huge amount of cards during the past year. I think it was more than 100 pieces in all. And I had a blast creating cards!!! I did simple, mixed media, layered, misted, colored. I used all kinds of media. These are the ones I like the most. There is texture, layers and color on every single one of them. If you want to see them all, follow this link.

IMG_1950Then there were a few other projects I created. Some tags, ATC´s, art journal pages, off the page projects. And I sneaked two more cards in, because I like them alot. I took part in an Art Journal page swap too. I really liked the idea and hope to do such/similar swaps this year too. Also I find joy in creating tags and ATC´s. Off the page projects are also very much fun to create. I am already very much looking forward to creating such artwork in 2016. And here again, it is color that rules my world work. If you are interested in taking a look at my other work, check out these albums.

I am very much looking forward to being creative in 2016. I have new energy, I feel the urge to create again. Last year I reduced my design team obligations, because I felt that I could not do as much as I had used to in 2014. I don´t want to just hang in there half hearted. This year I feel I can do more again. I enjoy the teams I am in very much. There is a new team I joined in January and I am very much looking forward to sharing my take on their products with you. I´ve joined Elizabeth Craft Designs design team and will share my first artworks in a few weeks time with you.

There are still a few more topics I would like to share with you, but I think I have taken enough of your time already. So that will have to wait until the next blog post. Have a creative, amazing, inspiring and successfull 2016!!

I cannot wait to get started!!!
xxxx, Sanna