Dream – The Nifty Pixel

I feel so bad about sharing my take on the Dreams do come true digi kit reveal so late afterwards. It is an absolutely delicious kit and perfect for those “me” type of pages. So how about it? You can purchase this fab kit over here (and here is a little sneak for you too):

and this is my hybrid page created with the kit:

I´ve again first created my very own patterned paper by combining various design pieces from the kit and layering them over each other. I´ve partly resized pieces as well as faded them more in tone onto the background. Then I`ve added some white light texture paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil here and there, outlined the paper with a black pen, added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters, some wood veneer embellishments and a shiny glitter sticker title.

(here you can see how my paper design looked like just before I printed it. As you can see, I even work outside the lines…since I am going to trim the paper into right size after printing, I don´t mind if the designs go “over the edge” at this point).

For more digi&hybrid inspiration, go to the Nifty Pixel and to the DigiChick websites and feast your eyes on the faboulous designs!!!

Happy hybrid crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Do more of what makes you happy – The Nifty Pixel

Hi there! There is one more hybrid layout I need to share with you! I created this one with the “Passion Play” digi kit (designed by The Nifty Pixel). I again first combined various kit pieces and created my very own background paper with them (done in a similar way like this layout here).

Next I went and printed that design of my own and then started adding little hybrid bits and pieces from the kit onto the background paper, then added photos and some “real” embellishments to go with it all.

See, I´ve only recently realized that I can also RESIZE the digital design elements to fit my background in the way I want to. I know, this should be something very obvious, but as a non-digital scrapper, you just don´t think about such things as resizing and fading etc. immediately. So you can find both resized and faded added elements/details on this background. And what fun it can be!!! I love the fact that I can go and do all kinds of additions to my paper-to-be and first then print it, when I am happy with the result I´ve created.

(see how I´ve layered the bits and pieces here and there. They even partly “go over the edge” of the paper which I don´t mind at all as I am going to trim the paper into a right size after printing anyways. In fact, I´ve even used parts of the “over the edge” areas for punching the butterflies and adding fussy cut journaling pieces over the photos. Nothing goes to waste and it doesn´t always have to be neat and clean..there can be color outside the lines and it can be used for another purpose 🙂 :)…)

That truly is one of the joys of playing with digital and hybrid! And yes I know that my ideas are far from mind-blowing, but they are “new” to me and I enjoy them very much! I strongly recommend you get yourself a digi kit and start playing!!! And you learn as you go, you don´t have to know it all in the beginning! Here is a peek on the “Passion Play” kit:

You can get all these designs from the DigiChick site!

Oh, and this page is about my personal passion – creating with my hands, playing with paper, media and all kinds of fun stuff!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Hohe Wand – hybrid layout step-by-step

Happy Tuesday! I know I promised to share a step-by-step for my “Hohe Wand” layout a while back and it actually took me much longer than planned to post it here, but better late than never.

This is the layout once again:

and it is made with this kit:

I am using the digital kits designed by The Nifty Pixel to create hybrid layouts and I love the process. Well, it is kind of a mixture this time again, as I first combined various elements from the kit to create my own background paper to start with.

So as you can see I´ve first created my own background paper from various elements of the kit/collection on the grid background paper pattern and then printed that piece with my Epson color printer. I use A3 paper for this purpose and the paper is just a little bit too small on one side, but it does not bother me at all, as you can hardly tell the difference. So we are not talking about quite a true 12×12 inch sized paper here.

And while I was at it, I also printed out more papers and designs. The papers get printed as they are, but the little design elements and bits get arranged on a A3 sized paper and first then printed. In the end the printed piece looks like this:

..and then I usually just fussy cut those pieces I want to use for the particular layout that is under contruction. This time I chose to use a yellow cardstock (from my own stash) underneath the hybrid background paper (this is a great way to use those cardstock pieces that have been hiding in a drawer for a long time..). AND this way no one will notice that the hybrid paper size is slightly smaller than 12×12 inch :-)…

I then added some black ink splatters to go with the background. Again using my all time favorite black ink by Tattered Angels.

Next I used a white marker to draw some “droplets” onto the background. This adds even more texture and interest.

Finally I grabbed my dearly beloved  The Crafter´s Workshop stencils to add some golden texture paste thru here and there. This adds even more interest and texture to the background.

Next I stamped some circles onto the background using Finnabair´s stamps with black stamp ink.

Then I added a fussy cut sentiment (from the collection) – just a little piece of it to go with every single photo. That should add to the journaling of the page and guides the eye along the page and photos nicely.

After that I wanted to add a date stamp to go with the photos. I´ve noticed it very usefull :-). That way I can later remember which year we went hiking… in a couple of years time it will be hard to remember the exact time and date.

Finally, I outlined the grid paper with a black pen and highlighted the title using the same pen. This way the title stands out more from the background and the black outline adds a nice contrast to the page.

I really enjoy creating these hybrid layouts!
Hope you will give Em´s kits a try – I promise you will not regret it!

Happy (hybrid) scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

Die wilde Maus – The Nifty Pixel Core Radiance kit

Hi there, I wanted to share another hybrid layout with you today. This I actually created a few weeks back, but only now got to sharing it with you. I just adore Em´s designs – they are very versatile and I love her use of patterns and colors. And even though this kit was called “Core Radiance” which obviously sounds sports related, I used it for amusement park photos this time. Just because the colors and and patterns were perfect for that purpose in my opinion.

Here is a reminder of how the kit looks like:

and this is my hybrid layout created using the kit:

and some detail shots:

After printing the papers with my Epson I went along and added some random background stamping around the areas where the photos would later be. The stamp is hand carved by me and I´ve just a Hero Arts black ink for stamping.

I then fussy cut all kinds of element details and sentiments and glued them down on their places for additional detail. I always add some alphas/ink/stickers to go with the hybrid pieces just to reduce my stash.

I did not add much more to the page, just outlined some pieces with a black pen and added a few ink droplets here and there.

Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel website for more inspiration and get yourself some digi kit goodness at TheDigiChick :-).

Have fun with your hybrid/digi designs,
See you soon,

The Nifty Pixel – Core Radiance kit release

Hello there everyone!! While we are struggling with a heat wave and sweating, others go to the gym to get their “sweat on”. Lol… it is quite hot where I live right now and as you can see, my brain has already started to melt ;-). However, before I turn totally nuts due to the heat, I´d like to share the brand new “Core Radiance” digi kit (by The Nifty Pixel) with you.

Just fabulous, isn´t it? The name of the kit actually already says what the kit is all about, but due to the fun, bright colors and patterns it is also perfect for other themes too! My first layout with this kit is (kind of) sport related. We had been hiking with the family and I´ve collected some photos of our walk together for this hybrid page. This is what I ended up with:

The Nifty Pixel, by the way, has a new store/community home. You can now find all kinds of inspiration and the gorgeous kits at:

Go and check them out!! There is more to come, so hope to see you stop by here, at The NIfty Pixel blog and at The Digichick soon again!!! And now you should definitely also check out the creations of my lovely design team colleagues over here!

xxx, Sanna