They say there's a first for everything.
We went up to our family's cabin over Memorial Day weekend and guess what never saw the light of day, or at least the light outside of a camera bag? My DLSR.
Yep. My big, clunky, awesome Canon 5D just stayed put. Even in what is arguably the most picturesque place I visit in my lovely adopted home state, I still chose to take photos with my phone. It was a no brainer, truthfully.
And I'm not trying to sound all stuck up or anything, but I think they turned out pretty damned good.
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My phone is easier to use than my big camera. There. I said it. I can slip it into my pocket and walk out onto the dock to shoot a photo. I can snap a shot of my girl sleeping (okay, she was fake napping, truth be told.) I can hand it to my hubby and say, "Here, shoot."
And the photos on my page don't need to be all megapixel-y. You know what I'm sayin', G?
A little help from Pic Tap Go is all they need to be awesome.
The other thing I did on this page was use a digital paper to create my own custom title block. I added a wood grained paper to the mask behind the title, then printed that out onto photo paper right along with the photos. I tried printing in onto white cardstock, but it was a little muddy. The photo paper kept it nice and crisp, just as if it were printed by a manufacturer.
I used my Hybrid Helper No. 05 template as my base for this design, but I tweaked it a little by selecting all of the layers together, holding down my Shift and Option Keys, and sizing them down just a bit. Then I printed everything except the background journaling and colored lines onto photo paper.
To finish, I added one little veneer flag from Studio Calico with some twine and a few pop dots.
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: hybrid is sexy.
Because I'm in love with all things hybrid, I want to host a little giveaway on Instagram, so I can see the types of pages you make, using a bit of a computer and a bit of everything else. Between now and Wednesday, share images of your favorite hybrid pages and include the hashtag: #hybridissexy.
THE GIVEAWAY: Five people will each win my complete set of Hybrid Helper templates.
HOW TO JOIN IN:
1. Follow me on Instagram. (If you already do, cool. If not, by all means, do. You will have to be following to be eligible.)
2. Take a photo of your favorite hybrid pages and share them on Instagram. You can post as many as you like. Your pages absolutely DO NOT need to include any of my products. This is just a celebration of hybrid scrapbooking. The only rule is that you used your computer in some way shape or form to create the final page.
3. Include the #hybridissexy tag in the body of your text when you share your photo. That is the only way I'll be able to see what you're sharing.
4. That's it! I'll choose the winners by tagging them in a post on Wednesday night.
Because let's face it: hybrid IS pretty sexy.