Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You've gotta sign up for this newsletter!!!

Our first Prima Hybrid Newsletter is now up! You've got to sign up for it (its free!). Each newsletter will contain articles, projects and yummy eye-candy. Go here to sign up:

Other news - I found out this morning that I'll have four projects in the upcoming Paper Crafts Special Issue Holiday Cards & More, Volume 3. I know some other girls that will be in this issue so I can't wait to get it!

Have a GREAT Day!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Valentine's Treat Box

Here's a new project that I did last night for Prima Hybrid - it's a Valentine's Treat Box. I used these yummy papers from Weeds & Wildflowers at Prima Hybrid:

All Papers from Weeds & Wildflowers Design Cherishing Every Moment(

Paper Swirl cut from Weeds and Wildflowers Cherishing Every Moment - Elements (

Remember: Prima Hybrid is looking for some new Flower Girls (or Guys) - See my post below for more info!!!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, January 18, 2008

OMGosh - You HAVE to check this out!!!

PrimaHybrid would like to add some fresh talent to our crop of Flower Girls creative team!

You could be a Flower Girl (or Guy!) at PrimaHybrid!

Call Details:

Please send the following items in your email application:

  • Please tell us about yourself (any scrapbooking or artistic experience) and why you would like to be a Flower Girl

  • 2 or 3 examples of your current style in the form of cards,altered projects and/or layouts. Projects must be “hybrid” – created partly with digital techniques and party with traditional physical products. Each photo must be less than 200k. There is no need to use Prima products on the projects. Projects may have been previously published and/or posted online.

  • A link to an online gallery and/or resume. There is no need to have been published before. You may be on other design teams - but please tell us about them.

  • Your full name and state/country of residence, along with full contact information (phone number too!) This will be kept confidential and will only be used to contact you for joining the team.

Flower Girl Creative Team Requirements:

The main role for our Hybrid Creative Team members is to create layouts or projects using our physical products mixed creatively with our digital products to give members inspiration and education.

  • Flowers Girls are required to create one project per month that is tutorial based (has written step-by-step how instructions) and one additional project per month with just photos and credits.

  • Flower Girls are able to enjoy supplied physical and digital products from Prima Marketing, Inc. and

Please email your application (subject: PrimaHybrid Creative Team) to the following addresses: and cc to tami@primaybrid.comCall applications accepted immediately.

Call deadline is Feb. 20th, 2008 at midnight EST. All entrants will receive a verification email. We plan to notify new design team members by March 1st, 2008. Updates will be posted on the blog. If you have any questions feel free to post them here or email:

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's the BIG DAY!!!!

Yea! I can finally share the BIG NEWS that I've had to hold in since NOVEMBER!!! A major scrapbooking company that we all know and love is going HYBRID....Introducing.....

YIPEE!!!! Prima is combining its wonderful traditonal products with new digital kits for this new venture. Come visit the new site at:

Oh, and another reason I'm so happy about this, guess who's a new Prima Flower Girl???

Prima Hybrid's "Firsts" Collab Kit, Prima Hydrangea Petals, Prima Rue 88 and Journalist Chipboard. Loved the fabric look to this paper so I decided to print it and sew it to make a quilt for the bottom of this wooden tray.

IOD's Paintables (YES!, you can download and print Prima's Paintables!!!), Kim Christensen's Thrift Chic Papers, Prima Flower)

"Damask Dream" kit by Dianne Rigdon, Prima Belle Fleur Flower, Prima Journalist Collection Chipboard, Prima Say It With Crystals.

Corina Nielsen's "One Sweet Day" Kit, Prima "Got Flowers" flower.

Here's more Info:
Prima Marketing, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of unique flower accents and scrapbooking materials, is about to set another trend – products that seamlessly build a bridge between traditional paper and digital scrapbooking. will launch on January 15, 2008, offering exclusive hybrid scrapbooking products, projects and resources that will appeal to both traditional scrapbookers and digital scrapbookers.The foundation for is already in place, set to provide the hybrid scrapbooker with a variety of resources to create meaningful hybrid projects:• Products that instantly coordinate to combine paper and digital product lines • Step-by-step hybrid scrapbooking project examples• Inspiring articles to help the digital scrapbooker to visualize how digital "translates" into traditional paper projects• Tutorials to help the traditional scrapbooker cut the learning curve into learning about digital scrapbooking techniques• A weekly newsletter to showcase newest trends and tips, such as “A Step by Step Guide to Your First Hybrid Project”The site will also offer complete digital kits and elements created by leading digital artists such as Gina Miller, Weeds & 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. One of the first offerings available in the shoppe is a collaborative kit, called “First Blush” featuring creations by each of the artists.


Something wonderful begins tomorrow........
please check back to get the scoop!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I've got two WINNERS (& a secret)...

My daughter just picked two random winners for the Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine give-away, and they are............

Kannady and
Erin McKinney

Luckily they both left contact info so I'll be contacting you girls to get your addresses. I'll be be giving away more stuff in the future so be on the lookout!

Now for something else,

Coming On Tuesday
& I can't wait!!! I have several projects I'll be posting then too so check back in cause you don't want to miss the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Altered Mini-Notebook

I've been busy with several projects but only one that I can post now (the other's have to wait until next week.....something BIG is happening then!!!!).

Here's a little mini-notebook that I did for Di's Card Sketch blog. I decided to use this week's card sketch for the cover:

Supplies: K&Co pattern papers, Basic Grey ribbon, K&Co felt flowers, Stampin Up "Cherish" stamp, Colorbox Chalk Ink. Additional Supplies: Chipboard, Sprial Binding Machine & Spiral Coil, Machine Stitching.

That's all for now! Remember that I'll be having a drawing for 2 copies of Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine this weeked - just post a comment on my blog and you'll be entered in the drawing!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Want a copy of the latest Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine?

Time for a give away! I've got two extra copies of the latest Scrapbook Dimensions Mag that I'd love to give away to someone who doesn't have this magazine.

Just leave a comment to any posts on my blog now through next Saturday (1/12/08) and I'll have my daughter randomly draw 2 people from the comments to get a copy of the current issue of Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine. You can either leave me your e-mail addy or blog url to let me know how to contact you to get your mailing address if you win OR just check back next Sunday (1/13/08) to see if you were picked and contact me if you see your name.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Do you digi???

I LOVE Hybrid scrapping and admit that most of my projects are hybrid because I love the ease, flexibility and availability of digi products - I mean there is nothing I love more than kicking back and going shopping on Saturday and Sunday mornings in my robe and slippers with a mug of hot coffee (online obviously). It's incredible to have instant access to millions of scrapping products, I'm no longer limited to whatever is in stock at the craft store or waiting on my online order to arrive, not to mention the variety of digi!! Most of my hybrid projects are really heavy on the traditional scrapping methods - I love using digi products but scrapping the traditional way (cutting, pasting with real scissors and glue). I'll dabble with digi scrapping sometimes and have learned a few techniques to get me by, but I am so envious of all those amazing digi girls that can do it all! I got a great gift and I am inspired to get my digi on! I got "Digital & Hybrid Scrapbooking & Card Making with Photoshop Elements" by Patty Debowski.

I am in love with this book!!! I've had Photoshop Elements for sometime now but have been intimidated by it and therefore never use it...FINALLY - something that makes sense of all the gears, buttons and gadgets!!! If you are interested in learning digi or adding it to your traditional scrapping or card making - seriously, check this book out!!!!

On another note, I have been busy with some new projects but can't show them yet - more on that a little later ;)

I wanted to share some of my favorite places to snag FREE digi kits and goodies:
(Happy Downloading!)

Designer Digitals (you may have to register at their site to have access to the freebies)

Happy New Year!!