Friday, February 26, 2010


It's time for another addition of Heartbeats from our resident Cardiologist!

The Card-iologist keeps us up to date on what's new and exciting in the world of Crafting and ways that you can incorporate it in your life!

As we head to the end of a long hard winter, it seems everywhere you look, spring is being embraced! From soft muted pastels to cute bunnies and chicks, it seems Spring is a reason to be happy! Personally this winter has been long and hard with lots of snow, so I am more than happy to think of spring rain, Easter eggs, and crocus tops...

Another trend I see being used all over the paper crafting world is HYBRID crafting. Everyone is finding ways to use digital images, sentiments, papers and templates to incorporate with their basic paper crafting supplies. I have tried digital scrapbooking before and while I find it fast and easy, I miss the feel of paper and the simple joy of coloring with markers! But HYBRID scrapbboking is kinda the best of both worlds! And you can use the same idea for cardmaking as well.

Here are some sites that offer FREE downloads:

Also recently Kristina Werner (two peas garden girl) did a video fro her Finally Friday series at Two Peas in a Bucket with a little tutorial on making a hybrid card...check it out:

You can use papers, embellishments or digital stamps...just print them out on cardstock. I print mine on Georgia Pacific 110lb. paper (I get it at Walmart) because my go-to white paper (Papertrey ink Stampers Select) is very thick and tends to get stuck in my printer (it's kinda old).

SO......for this week's challenge from the Card-i-ologist...use some happy Spring colors and try out the HYBRID method and use something digital.

Here is my sample....I used a freebie digital image form Papertrey Ink from when they were having their special release countdown, and some digital paper I downloaded (I don't remember if it was free or not) from Nicole Seitler at

recipe: digital paper- Nicole Seitler
digital image- Papertrey Ink
satin ribbon, rhinestone star

Please use the keyword RESQ34 if you upload your project to Splitcoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so everyone can check out your creations! Thanks for playing along!

Thanks for stopping by today!


    Spent the morning making instead of cleaning - but the kids are gonna climb the walls soon!

  2. wooohooo what great challenge, I will try to make one this weekend ;)

  3. Here's mine using a Digital downloaded stamp

  4. I used a digital image and a stamped image along with all the usual items we use to embellish. I appreciate your looking!
    You can see my card HERE

  5. Fun challenge and a gorgeous sample!

    You can see my hybrid card HERE.


  6. I just had to make a second entry! Thanks for the fun challenge ... and a very cool challenge blog!!

    You can see my card HERE.

    Thanks so much!


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