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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcome Guest Designer Rhonda Van Ginkel

Please help us welcome our guest designer, Rhonda Van Ginkel!  We challenged Rhonda to step outside her traditional scrapbooking ways and adventure into hybrid, using both digital and traditional scrapbooking for a layout!  We are so incredibly impressed with her first-ever hybrid project and think you will be to!  Just have a look...


Crafty greetings to you today from Rhonda!  

I'm beyond honored to have been asked to Guest Design for Samantha Walker!  Her designs and style are fabulous and always a feast for the eyes!!!

I used the A to Z Mega Pack digital collection for this project and had so much fun with it!  First, I started with the linen pattern papers, then I selected some flash cards and then tags and journaling pieces.  The possibilities are endless when you have such a variety at your fingertips.

Shhhh...  here's a confession for you!  I've never before had the pleasure of creating a hybrid design - this was a fabulous experience.  I knew the series of photos that I wanted to use and that was the inspiration for my page.

There's something so fun about a series of action images to me.  It's all about discovery and all of the different activities with my two boys (ages 4 and 3) these days.  Their latest infatuation is soccer.  They just love to run and kick the ball and play back and forth.  I'm so glad to have caught some of these moments in pictures!

I did mix in a little bit of cardstock for my project, but most of what you see here is printed from my digi kit and then cut and arranged.  The extra bonus in this?  If you flub ...err ahem "change your mind" on your journaling... just print a new one or add text to it and print again.  Awesome perk if you ask me!  I did go with my handwriting this go around, just to show how you can't really even tell this is hybrid. 

You'll find a few of the Samantha Walker Spellbinders used in my project.  The bird and blue wavy bracket are from Cuckoo Clock and the leaves and red bracket are from her Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents collection.  They add so much to your pages!!!

A to Z Mega Pack - Jessica Sprague
Digi Software - My Memories
Cuckoo Clock by Samantha Walker for Spellbinders
Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents by Samantha Walker for Spellbinders
Yellow Embossed Cardstock by Core'dinations
Cloud Punches by Fiskars
Loop Punch by Martha Stewart
Gems and i-Rock by Imaginisce
Tahiti and Lemonade PowderPuff Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes
Weathered Wood Distress Ink by Ranger
Acrylic Scallop by Fancy Pants
Twine by The Twinery
Other:  Macbook Pro, HP Printer, Sewing Machine, Thread and Ric-rak

Thank you so much for letting me share my creation with you today!  Have a fabulous day!



Such an inspiring layout!  Have you ever tried a hybrid project?

To see more of Rhonda's work be sure to stop by her blog,


  1. Wonderful hybrid layout. I am now doing so much with the digital papers and elements. We do a lot of RV travel and, now thought I have discovered this medium, I can take my Cameo along and just print and cut anywhere. Don't need to bring a whole lot of papers with me (just a lot of ink).

  2. This is fabulous Rhonda! I love all the detail and dimension!

  3. Thank you Samantha for sharing this wonderful post. Rhonda did a fabulous job with your first hybrid project, I'm sure it won't be your last. I too have become comletely hooked on using digital elemenets on my traditional scrapbook pages. I find im more creative then ever. The variety of digital products are amazing. Here's my top reasons for buying digital collection. You can change the size, color and orientation of anything, You never use up the product, you just print more. Your never have to wait or drive anywhere for product it's alway available and the variety Is so amazing. Thank you inspiring me today!

  4. Such a wonderful page! Love all the layering and the design is fabulous!

  5. Thank you so very much for having me and for all of the sweet comments here! I absolutely loved working with this line and those yummy Spellbinders dies too!!!

  6. Love love love it!!!!! You have inspired me to play digi!!!!

  7. Great Job Rhonda!!! You rocked the hybrid layout!


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