Category Archives: hybrid scrapbooking

Another Great Customized Gift Idea…

Hi everyone.  Krista Sahlin of Sahlin Studio posting on Andrea’s blog to share my newest product at ScrapMatters.  Are you looking for that perfect holiday gift?

I know what you’re thinking… holiday shopping already?? It can be difficult to find that perfect
gift for significant others, parents, grandparents or yourself.

I have a great idea for a classic, timeless gift that will be enjoyed everyday.
A gorgeous piece of artwork. And by artwork, I mean a canvas print of your loved ones.
What is a canvas print? A canvas print is where a photo is blended beautifully with natural
textures, grain, meaningful text, custom images and color to create an image perfect for printing on canvas. Perfect to create the gift of a lifetime.

Custom Canvas Design by Sahlin Studio:

Custom Canvas by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Custom Canvas by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

A custom canvas art design to display in your home, office or any place needing beautiful art work.

Here are some examples of my completed work:

Sample Custom Canvas #1 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #1 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #2 by Sahlin Studios available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #2 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

There are other examples in the Custom Canvas product listing in my shop at ScrapMatters.

I will work with you to design a custom canvas art work beautiful enough to display in the finest of galleries. Whether you want a canvas of each child, your wedding photo, your family, the kids together or all of the above. These also would be beautiful done with photos of your home, cabin or favorite vacation spot. I’ve created a multiple canvas discount, because when I am working on a canvas I have all of my “tools” out and it is extra easy to just change out images and start working on my next custom canvas design project.
It is much easier to do two or three in a row, than it is to do one today and the others tomorrow.

Custom Canvas Design prices are as follows:
Custom Canvas (1 Design) – $45
Custom Canvas (2 Designs) – $65
Custom Canvas (3 Designs) – $80

Pricing includes the custom digital canvas design. You are able to your take your design to a printer of your choice or I can help you select a printer. I’ve found canvas printing prices to be very affordable (who knew?) Canvas printing ranges by size and company (I have found superior quality work that can be printed around $30-$55).

Which makes your CUSTOM artwork only around $85 for a 12 x 12 print (custom designed, printed and shipped) to your home!!

Can you think of a better gift?? And SO original!!

Here are some more detailed pictures of canvas prints that are gallery wrapped. When a canvas is “gallery wrapped” the printed portion of the canvas continues around the sides and the back. No frame is needed to display your custom print.

Gallery wrapped proofs.

Gallery wrapped proofs.

Here is a picture of how several canvases look displayed in my home. I designed and printed them at 12 x 12.

Finished canvases displayed.

Finished custom canvases on display.

Order your Custom Canvas Design TODAY! And get a head start on your holiday shopping!

What’s New at ScrapMatters!

Well I haven’t had anything really new in the last few weeks at ScrapMatters–but I will next week.  There have been so many goodies these past two weeks at SM that I am going to get you caught up on all of the terrific products my designers have put together for your shopping pleasure:

Let’s Get Together by Erica Zane & Denise Beatty Originals












Greatest Hits templates vol. 3 by Trixie Scraps Designs












Fabulously Negative – Templates by WM[squared] Designs:

1st and Park Way

Vellum Alpha by GG Digital Designs

“A Knight’s Tale” by Britt-ish Designs & Man in the Moon

Thankful Blessings Word Art by Stolen Moments

Thankful Collection by Jennifer Barrette

Thankful Kit by Jennifer Barrette

Thankful Alpha by Jennifer Barrette

Thankful Quickpages by Jennifer Barrette

EZ Templates 7 by Erica Zane

CU Grunge brushes #1 by AnnaBV Designs

CU Grunge brushes #2 by AnnaBV Designs

CU Crayon brushes by AnnaBV Designs

CU Grungy tiled pattern brushes by AnnaBV Designs

Brushes Value Pack by AnnaBV Designs

Just Treats by Purple Tulip Designs

Space Case by Chelle’s Creations

Space Case Bonus Alpha — FREE w/ purchase of Space Case until 11/5

black or white alpha by Gwenipooh designs

Pixie Pals Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Halloween Printables Pack by Sharon Dale

So This is Love Quickpages by Sahlin Studio:

and that isn’t all look what was new last week:

A Story of Friendship by Sahlin Studio:

Worn Scuffed Chipboard Alphap by Sahlin Studio:

Work It collab  by Trixie Scraps Designs &  GG Digital Designs

Work It Wordart Add-on by Trixie Scraps Designs

Bracketed Words: Halloween by Trixie Scraps Designs

Curvy Chrome Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Hot in Here by AnnaBV Designs

Hot in Here add-on by AnnaBV Designs

Hot in Here alpha by AnnaBV Designs

Hot on Here QPs by AnnaBV Designs

Hot in Here – the bundle by AnnaBV Designs

Adventures in Reading by Plum Dumpling Designs

Adventures in Reading Add On by Plum Dumpling Designs

AJ Attitude by Erica Zane

AJ Attitude Add-On Freebie by Erica Zane

EZ Templates 6 by Erica Zane

Ticket Tape:  Halloween  by WM[squared] Designs:

Itsy Bitsy Spider Alpha by WM[squared] Designs:

Black and Cream Blogwear by Haynay Designs

Fall Blogwear by Haynay Designs

A Little Spacey by Stolen Moments & simply.scraps

CT Collage Action by Stolen Moments

Midnight Crow Bonus Alpha Combo by Chelle’s Creations

Plastic Pack Alphas by Chelle’s Creations

Scrap like Alli by Chelle’s Creations

100 Things Template Set by Denise Beatty Originals

Custom Kit Previews by Denise Beatty Originals

Custom Element, Paper Pack, &  Mini Kit Previews by Denise Beatty Originals

Custom Alpha or Template Pack Previews by Denise Beatty Originals

organic by Jennifer Barrette Designs

“Inspired by LeeAndra” Templates by Britt-ish Designs

“A Man’s Alpha” by Britt-ish Designs

Got Photos? Page Templates by Geeky Diva Designs

Sweet little treasure by Gwenipooh designs

Sweet little treasure – gel alpha freebie by Gwenipooh designs

Singled Out Templates

Abbalicious BlogWear by GG Digital Designs

Bitty Blooms by GG Digital Designs

Sunshine Alpha by GG Digital Designs

In the 70’s

Black Alpha Dots by Designs by Tater

Badge Album Templates by Snippets, Inc.

Cute Lil’ Punkin Badge Album by Snippets, Inc.

Can you believe all of the fabulous goodies?  Oh to have more time to digital scrapbook and/or hybrid scrapbook.  I just need a few more days a week and life would be good!

Hybrid 4th!

Hybrid 4th!

Hi everyone–it’s Andrea here and I am so excited for today! It’s my birthday today and I’m going to celebrate by having a sale at SM and giving away all kinds of fun goodies. All of our digital personal use products are on sale, with a few exceptions, for 30% off and all of our commercial/professional use products are on sale, with a few exceptions, for 25% off. We also have a MEGA template kit available FREE with a $20 purchase in the shop.

MEGA Template Pack

MEGA Template Pack

Can you say–timesaving, fabulous scrapping! These templates will help you scrap your summer (or winter) painlessly. Mega Template Kit FREE with $20 purchase! Mega Template Kit FREE with $20 purchase! There will also be a Hybrid Grab bag free with a $10 purchase of various hybrid products. Our hybrid designers will also have hybrid grab bag or two for sale.

Hybrid greatness is coming to SM today or tomorrow and while we’ve always had such a great hybrid team at SM, they haven’t always had much to work with, their very resourcefulness has been amazing. Anyway to remedy the situation SM is going to start selling Kaiser Craft’s amazing pressboard albums. These are perfect for mini-albums, they are sturdier than chipboard, yet light weight. We also have new hybrid designers as well as a new hybrid CT just waiting to show off their skills. Since this is SM’s first time selling tangible, IRL (in real life) products it should be quite an adventure. The hybrid celebration will continue all month long during July, so keep checking the shop, forum and gallery to see what fun ideas the hybrid team is creating.

Hope you will be joining us for the big kickoff!

ScrapMatters Hybrid CT Call

SM Hybrid CT Call

SM Hybrid CT Call

If you love to create hybrid goodness this call is for you!  All SM CT members have full access to the shop.  You get to pick and choose which goodies you want to use to create with.  Some recent standouts from the hybrid gallery include these beauties:

Pamper yourself or your friends with this fabulous gift pack by Kari.

Pamper yourself or your friends with this fabulous gift pack by Kari.

  This birthday can from Jaime is super cute! What a fun way to present a gift.

This birthday can from Jaime is super cute! What a fun way to present a gift.

Found this cute teacher gift in the gallery.  What teacher wouldnt want this?

Found this cute teacher gift in the gallery. What teacher wouldn't want this?

Well hopefully I’ve whet your appetite on all of the fun stuff you can do with hybrid.  If you are a paper and glue girl you will love creating for the hybrid team.

CT Requirements:

  • Each month create 3 hybrid projects OR 2 hybrid projects and 2 digital layouts
  • Participate in site challenges, the team blog, the forum, and the gallery
  • Post in 4 galleries (SM, DST, and 2 of your choice)
  • Be a team member for 6 months

Please e-mail the following to ward [at] afconnect [dot] com:

  • Link to your most active forum
  • Gallery link
  • A short bio
  • Link to your blog (if you have one)

This call closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 8.

We hope you will apply!

ScrapMatters Newsletter–Free Kit

Hello—I can’t believe how easy it is to hit the wrong button in phpList–I thought I was pushing test and hit send.  I might go back to our old newsletter mailer, at least you could stop it when there was a mistake.  I think the newsletter is going out now, but you might get a blank one first or not.  Since I really can’t tell what’s going on with the mailing I thought I would post this month’s newsletter here.  So keep reading and you’ll find all of the important links!

It’s hard to believe that March is here already. I’m happy to present the March issue of the SM newsletter. Included as usual in our newsletter is a fabulous free kit. This month features a fabulous travel-themed kit called “Enjoy the Journey” by Heather (Dirty Feet Designs) and Wendy (wm2 designs).

ScrapMatters March 2009 Newsletter

ScrapMatters March 2009 Newsletter

Our Design Star Contest is moving along just great.  It was so hard to narrow down the contestants.  We received 90 fabulous mini-kits and tried to pick 20 favorites–we just couldn’t do it, so there are 25 contestants moving on to round two.  The round one mini-kits are almost finished as freebies and the round two paper packs are going up tomorrow morning.  So hurry to get these fabulous freebies while they are still available in one convenient place.

If you’re looking for the design star freebies log into our forum and hop on over to the gallery from there and check out all of the free mini-kits/paper packs in the Design Star category (you have to scroll down to almost the bottom of the gallery to find them). You must be registered and logged into the forum/gallery to see the entries.

We’re giving you several options from which to download your newsletter. They all have the exact same newsletter.

Here is the 4shared link to the March newsletter,

Here is the link to the March newsletter,

Here is the mediafire link to the March newsletter.

I hope you enjoy it. Andrea

Happy Spring! A Little Freebie for Your Easter Basket!

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m back with some more scrappin’ goodness. Featuring some of my personal vintage trade and post cards collection I put together this little ephemera pack FREEBIE to celebrate spring and Easter. Hope you can put these little goodies to use on your scrapbook pages, cards and ATCs.Spring EphemeraClick on the picture to go to the ScrapMatters shop and place it in your basket.

These bits of spring from years past will add charm to
your scrapbook layouts, cards and ATCs. Enjoy these
vintage goodies for a wide variety of craft projects.
Includes seven 300dpi images, plus one 12×12″ sheet
textured paper as shown in preview. Sizes vary, but
are shown on a 12×12 paper in proportion. Drop
shadows not included.These are for personal use only.

Two FREEBIE Kits from Two Awesome New Designers!

I’m working on a new freebie for you all to coordinate with my new kit that is coming out shortly, but since it’s been so long since I’ve had a freebie to share I thought I would let you know about these two FREE KITS.

I am so excited to announce that there are two new fabulous designers at ScrapMatters.  I admired their work and was so excited when they decided that they would come sell at ScrapMatters.

I’m proud to announce ***Misschifis*** one of our new designers. Misschifis lives in the highlands of Scotland with her husband and 4 kids. Go check out her store and see the colorful, fun kits and elements that she has created as well as her commercial use grunge overlays. For more information you can visit her blog here.

I just love Misschifis’ style–these are my favorites:

Misshifis is so excited to be sharing her creations at ScrapMatters and she has very generously agreed to give New Year Cheer, which is a fantastic kit as a FREEBIE!! Grab it while you can.

New Year Cheer

Our other new designer is the fabulous Scrappy Blue Stones. I love her new kit Love Letters–here’s the preview:
Love Letter Elements by Scrappy Blue Stones

Scrappy Blue Stones Paper Pack

Kasia lives in Poland and it’s so exciting to bring her grungy, international style to ScrapMatters. For more information on Scrappy Blue Stones check out her blog. Kasia has very generously agreed to give away one of her fabulous kits, Don’t Forget Autumn, as a FREEBIE!! So don’t forget to sneak into the store and snatch it while it’s still free.

Don't Forget Autumn