taking requests.

I’m printing out some stuff (like this ‘shiny things’ word art by Jodie McNally) and incorporating them into my scrapbooking. If you break hybrid scrapbooking down to taking (anything) a thing or three from computer and printing… it really can be that easy. If you really go look at your supplies what are they? Letter stickers are mostly based off fonts. papers are largely designed digitally. The same with so many of your paper things – there really doesn’t need to be such a divide or so much scary mystery surrounding hybrid crafting. (Most of us have been doing it all along and not even realizing it!)

Something printed off computer + paper pretties = hybrid. Simple. Lovely.

Over the next few weeks I’d like to create more to share here, and perhaps some instruction as well. I’m posting tonight to see if you have any input, suggestions, or requests. I have one request in my in-box to see some of my work with Webster’s Pages soΒ that’s up on the ‘create it’ block right now. Anyone else?

Feel free to leave a comment here or e-mail me – mflaum @ comcast.net

17 thoughts on “taking requests.”

  1. I’m in handmade flower mode. What about flowers to print out and stack and then bling them up?

  2. I always see the brush kits. Can these be printed out to use as journal spots?

    What is the best way to build my own wordart without having to use photoshop? I have elements but find it very frustrating…should I use word?

    can I print digital papers out with my regular format printer? how do i change the color of these papers?

  3. Oh I agree with Beth…flowers please. I am also wondering about titles. Surely there is more than just creating them with black, bold letters and printing them out on white paper, but that is all I can think of to do with them…I need to learn how to “May them up!!!!” πŸ™‚

  4. Erin I do hope you’re signing up for class… these are all things we go deep into!!! πŸ™‚

    That said- I’ll tell you right now brush kits usually come .abr + .png files so that means you can open (in word or elements) the .png files just like you would any .jpg or other image! So YES! Think of them as fancy stamps…

    The wordart – YES. In Word you can build layered wordarts – something I actually do a lot. Perhaps you’ll be seeing that here soon… hmm…


  5. Oh Sharon… there is sooo much more to do!!! Titles seem like a big thing. Hmmm… I feel a post or three coming! πŸ˜‰


  6. Handmade flowers are something I’m looking more at – especially non-cardstock/patterned paper. Hmmmm…

    Thanks for the great suggestion – I hope they keep coming!

  7. I’d like to make journaling tags in shapes or with borders. I see stamps and premade tags but surely this is not too hard to do on the computer? Some are with copy (eg. 7 gypsies) and some are not (eg. Jillibean).

  8. I signed up for your class! Can’t wait to start!!

    So I purchased some Sticky Back Canvas and I have never used it before so I am really looking forward to exploring some new avenues of creating with you in your class. Can you show some examples of the canvas on your pages and what you do with it?

    Can’t wait to see your Webster Pages too. I bought some of their products as well to use in your class.

  9. Text on photos. Shaped journaling, i.e. text that goes around in a circle (not filling a circle in straight lines). Or text that follows an irregular path, i.e. up the side of a photo, across the top, down a bit, then along another row of photos. And the classic filling a template with photos. All things I’ve wanted to do, or tried with mixed results in the past.

    And you’ve convinced me, BTW – I’ll be signing up for class this week :).

  10. Oops – meant to ask: will you be covering printing on different types of materials, in class? I’ll be most happy if I can get beyond just printing on paper all the time.

  11. I will mention it in class – but more than that I use it.

    Mostly photo paper or cardstock, but also Vellum, transparency, canvas paper, and a few bits of patterned paper too.

  12. All of this is soooo simple once you know what the steps are – most of it will be covered – or at least shown where/how.

    THRILLED you’re joining us! Going to be such a great class.


  13. I’m excited for class to start. I would also like to learn how to make text go around the perimeter of a circle. I’ve seen some cool chipboard shapes that have the months of the year that I’d like to scraplift. I’d also like to learn how to make bracket shaped journaling tags. I’d love to print them on all kinds of pattern paper in lots of sizes with a colored border. I really love the Jenni Bowling chipboard butterflies that have a solid color in the middle and a different pattern on the edges of the wings. Could we create something like that? I don’t have photoshop, but my husband said we could download a trial version if needed. Wow! I have a big wish list.

  14. I’m excited too Therese!!

    First off – text in circle gets covered in week #1. πŸ˜‰ It’s so much easier than you think – and right there in Word.

    I’m intrigued by bracket shaped journaling tags – do you mean literally { but big enough to journal inside? Hmmmm….

    As far as photoshop elements + class you do not need it to participate, but you might find at some point you do want it. I’d suggest holding off until in class and seeing if you think you’ll use & love it the way I do! To do the bracket thing or butterflies or anything else you’d need it so you can layer & clip things.

    Thank you for all the input!

  15. I’d love some more text tricks to create cool titles.

    The class looks great. I was thrilled to see a class that talked about digital elements and didn’t require PS/PSE. I wish I could do it, but I can’t do it right now (DYL with Cathy Z). I’ve checked out your book on Amazon – looks like it would be a good starting point. Does it cover some of the same topics? Word, too?

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