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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HYBRID LAYOUT... Huh, What's That? 14 comments  

Did you ever wonder what this is?

Hybrid is defined as being something of mixed origin or composition.  Most of us have heard of hybrid cars, but have you heard about hybrid scrapbooking?  I had heard of that term recently, but have never tried to make a detailed hybrid layout….UNTIL NOW…just in time for ACOT’s NSD Weekend Crop-Around-the Clock – May 2007.

So, my quest began with doing some research on hybrid scrapbooking layouts.  A hybrid scrapbook layout consists of using both paper scrapbooking items and digital items / techniques on your layout.  It can be as simple as printing out your journaling to be used on your page (like most of us have done in the past)….or adding some text or brushes to a photo and then printing it out to use for a layout.  It can be as complex as printing out almost everything from digital kits (or something you created yourself on the computer) and using those items to make a 3-D paper layout.

I started with picking one photo I wanted to use.  I chose different elements from digital kits by Marcie Reckinger (ACOT) that I thought would match with the photo.  I picked and chose different elements from a different number of her kits, sized them to the sizes I though would be appropriate, and printed them out on my Canon printer.  The sheet with the photo on it was printed onto matte photo paper and the other sheets with the other digital elements were printed onto white acid free cardstock.

I then went through my paper scrapbooking supplies and chose different items that I thought would look like they “matched” with my digitally printed out items.


After choosing these, I then cut out my digitally printed out items.

From here, I worked with all of my items and mixed and matched things that I thought looked good, moved things around until I was happy with the look I was going after here.  Only then did I transfer on the rub-on and add adhesive to my items and adhere them to my 12x12 sheet of patterned paper.

After a lot of hard work and tweaking here is the end-result of my first hybrid layout!  (Please bear with the scan of a lumpy layout!)

Posted by FairyMouseMom

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Junkitz 13 comments  


This week the ACOT Creative Team has put together several layouts featuring Junkitz papers and embellishments!  Junkitz began with a small line of zippers and buttons.  Now, 4 years later, they have over 1,000 products and feature some of the most well-known designers in the scrapbook industry. Junkitz' motto has always been, "Unzip Your Imagination" and we hope you do just that and give their products a try this month.  The ACOT Scrapbook Shoppe offers many of their products including their newest releases!  You can find them HERE!  And as always, we are offering a chance for you to win a $25 gc to the ACOT store by entering our Junkitz layout contest.  Watch the Contests and Challenges forum for details coming soon!



ACOT Creative Team Layouts


By Diane (Dianedi)



By Elsie (ElsieB)



By Grace (scrapsakes)



By Jackie (Jackie Pettit)



By Jane (hokiecanuk)




By Janet (Janet)



By Kim (Lillpop)



By Miranda (LoveMyBella)



By Tristann (n7zuq)

By Clair (clairbug)


Posted by clairbug

Friday, May 25, 2007

Capturing the Sights... 4 comments  

Digital Layout Ideas ...

The places you live your life can be just as important as the people who are in them.  Everyday sights, like your office, your home, your neighborhood; Or special occasions like vacations and other outings are things you want to preserve and share in the future.  Just like people, places change and this is your chance to capture a scene in your life . 

This week our CT shows us where they live laugh and love, the places they've have been and even the places they will go. 


Pike Place Martket by Janello(Janell)

Let's Cruise by nun69(Angie)

Serenity by FairyMouseMom(Egle)

 Rainy Day by bamablue(Glenda)

Rainbows by MamaK321(Kristianne)

In My Dreams by CamsMomma(Jackie)

Back to Reality by CamsMomma(Jackie)


Products used in this feature:
Anxious page kitThe Next Great Adventure Paper PackThe Next Great Adventure Element PackLittle Artisans Mini KitAll Things Wild Petite CollectionAntiqued Washers :: Descriptive WordsElementary Essentials :: Peacock Crystalssketch*PLATES Collection :: sketch*PLATE 16
sketch*PLATES Collection :: sketch*PLATE 11sketch*PLATES Collection :: sketch*PLATE 13Little Flower Shoppe Collection :: Polka Dot FloralsLittle Flower Shoppe Collection :: Flower ClippiesCount on Me:  PapersPainted Brush Strokes: part 2Essentials: White Horizontal FramesMix and Match Digi Papers - Prints & Fun Mixes - Blues
Mix and Match Digi Papers - Prints & Fun Mixes - Neutral colorsMix and Match Digi Papers - Prints & Fun Mixes - RedsEmmaline Scrap Kit

Posted by CamsMomma

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Weekend Giveaways! 4 comments

Three amazing giveaways ...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
  We salute the memory of those we have loved and lost.  The staff, designers and creative team at ACOT wish you a safe, sunny and fun Memorial Day weekend.   Three amazing giveaways this Memorial Day Weekend (Friday - Monday only!)
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Friday, May 25, 2007

Daisy Bucket Designs 9 comments


Daisy Bucket Designs is one of those manufacturers that everyone needs to try!  This was my first time working with their products and now I'm hooked.  Listen up, people....their papers are TEXTURED.  They feel amazing and are the perfect weight for cutting...

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mother's Day Card and Gift Bag Class 2 comments

From the NSD Crop

Here are the card and Bag we made during the class:


Supply Lists:

Blue Card (I used a 5 ½” x 5 ½” card)
Chipboard swirl (Maya Road here)
Paint (MM Key L...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

CT Spotlight Vol. 13 24 comments

Putting the Spotlight on Superior Layouts

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Time To Go In Circles! 15 comments

Circles is one of the hottest trends around right now. You can make them small, layer them, or usethemas the focal point of your layout.  It seems that everywhere you turn there is something circular on a layout.

There are several different ways to cut y...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

From Desktop to Printer to Desktop! 10 comments

See how the Digital CT members created their 3D items using kits from A Cherry On Top!

See how the Digital CT members created their 3D items using kits from A Cherry On Top!

Digital scrapbooking is not just for the computer desktop anymore!  Nor is it just for your typical layouts to be printed out for your albums.  W...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Karen Foster Designs 7 comments


The ACOT Creative Team was honored to work with products by Karen Foster this week!  With so many themes to choose from, you will get to see a wide variety of layouts.  Karen Foster Designs are known for their huge line of papers and embellishments for any ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Learning My Numbers 8 comments

how piece-a-cake albums can help you make great learning materials

Jake's at an age where he really should be learning his numbers. And not the I can count to 20 numbers. I'm talking about phone numbers, street address, and his birthday -- not to mention being able to tell people his full name and his parents' full names. I...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

MIX-n-MATCH Mini Album 16 comments

Fancy Pants "Mix-n-Match Biggest Board Chipboard"


Fancy Pants "Mix-n-Match Biggest Board Chipboard" Fancy Pants "Key Lime" and "Floral Chic" papers:
dainty, charming, heavenly, desert, fairytale, hearthrob
( other supplies )
-paper cutter
-circle cutt...
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Fun with Numbers and Anita Stergiou! 5 comments

See how our Digital CT works with numbers and designs by Anita

The talented Anita Stergiou is back and the Digital Creative Team had the pleasure to work with her creations this week in a special reveal all about numbers!

If a picture is worth a thousand words.....How many numbers would that be?&nbs...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Newsletter: Digital News and Reviews 2 comments

Digital Scrapbooking Email Newsletter


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Friday, May 4, 2007
Your complete digital scrapbooking source ... with over 900 digital scrapbooking products in stock.

In This Issue:

Fridays Digital Featur...
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Monday, May 7, 2007

Meet Amy (aka amtmhj) 21 comments

She's a single mom of two girls and a full-time student. Find out what inspires her when she scraps and much, much more.

How long have you been scrapbooking and how did you get started?

I started scrapbooking in March of 2005 following a major bout of depression. I walked into a craft store and saw all this “stuff” and thought, “I can do this.&rdqu...

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