Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kaya 23 - Going Hybrid!

We’ve gone digital. We’ve gone traditional. Now it’s time to go HYBRID! So, what is HYBRID Scrapbooking? Basically, hybrid scrapbooking is combining digital and traditional elements in your layout. It’s actually easier than you think! In fact, without knowing it, you might even be a hybrid scrapbooker already. Have you ever used computer-printed journaling on your layouts? How about digital brushes or overlays on your photos? Have you added words, journaling and titles to your photos before printing them out? Have you printed drawings, digital papers and elements to be included in your paper layout? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a hybrid scrapbooker.

So, for this month, I challenge you to create a 12x12 or 8.5x11 paper layout using the following requirements:

1. You can scrap about anything or anyone
2. Use only one (1) photo – any size will do, whether colored or monochrome
3. Include a visible computer-printed journaling
4. Use at least one (1) other digital element from any of the following options:
  • Add words to your photo
  • Add digital brushes – shapes or frames – to your photo
  • Print a digital patterned paper and use it on your layout – doesn’t have to be a whole sheet, can be a small portion only; you may use it the way you normally use your patterned paper (e.g. cut it, distress it, etc.)
  • Print 1 or more digital elements and use them in your layout (e.g. photo corners, journaling tags, flowers, shapes, etc.)
  • Print digital brush(es) on transparency and use it on your layout
5. You can use as many traditional elements as you want on your layout.
6. Your layout must be new and specifically made for this challenge.
7. In your post, write a short description of what digital elements you used for your layout. Don’t forget to include credits for your digital and paper supplies.
8. Deadline for submission is on March 30, 2009 at 11:59pm pinoy time. The winner will be drawn and announced on March 31, 2009.

For free digital kits, check out the following sites:
More links to digital freebies here:

For more info on Hybrid Scrapbooking, check out these sites:

The winner will receive this prize package. You may submit as many layouts as you want but you will only be entered once in the drawing.

So what do you think, Kaya ba? (Altogether now!) KAYA!


CraftFairy said...

Wow! Sweetness! I've always wanted to give this a try. Thanks for coming up with this, Alby.

Donna E. said...

coolness.... im in hybrid mode and i REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hope to make a layout for kaya this month.... been neglecting my duties lol!

great challenge, alby!

Sheene said...

finally a pinoy group challenge i can join in to.. :) hehe been doing hybrid for over 3yrs now and focused on mini books and altered projects! galing tlg ng mga pinay!

Foodaholic said...

I have been neglecting my scrapbooking hobby, but this may just be the thing to get me back into it. Thanks for the inspiration!