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Angeltown
08-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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Today’s another fun & easy day! We're finishing all of our fun page embellishment/assembly and I'm here to answer any questions you have about hybrid. It's a great day to get caught up if you're behind or just spend some happy scrapping time working on your book.

I'll check in throughout the day so if you have questions ask away!

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Finish embellishing your pages & covers.

Joba2
08-29-2010, 04:09 PM
here is my almost finished book. Just waitng for the last class on binding.
Brent's School House (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63666&title=brent-27s-school-house&cat=1145)

allergy_mom
08-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Ok, we're stuck. We want to use jelly beans, or jam, or jar, but my backed up kits which have all those items are not opening right. and we can't find any vegetables in our stash for V. nor can we think of something for x, especially something we'd have a scrapbooking element for... Aaaaaaaaugh! I want to get this printed!!!

(composes herself)
Any other ideas, ladies?

Angeltown
08-30-2010, 10:05 AM
LOL! Let's see...
J = juice, jump rope...
V = violin, van...
X = Xmen (LOL), ???

allergy_mom
08-30-2010, 10:26 AM
Hey, hey! I just found a Juicebox in one of Min's kits!

allergy_mom
08-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Thanks for the help, Angel!
I'm "reeeeaaally" (to quote my 6-yr old) hoping to get this printed today!
But nope, I don't have a violin, van, or any X-men, LOL!!
I'm actually going through all my kits I can access one by one, searching wildly for any element that starts with those letters!
V and X to go, still open for ideas...

Joba2
08-30-2010, 12:12 PM
Can you go ahead print & add those elements later?? i did that for one page in my book.Or just journal in a fun way about those elements on those pages? I can feel your son's anxiousness to get the book printed & it would be sad if he got discouraged. Sometimes when I get in a spot similar to this I have to stop & decide: do I want it perfect & not get it done or is good enough good enough & have something to show for my work. You could even journal how hard it was to find those right elements & your son' helping you etc.. Don't make this fun project too hard is my suggestion.Somehow make your empass fun.Maybe your son could draw the elements or find in a magazine. I guess I am just as anxious as your son to see your book!lololol Sounds like you have a fantastic project & wonderful time with your son! How wonderful

jimmyrose
08-30-2010, 04:18 PM
How about looking in the flowers for a violet or a vine. For a book I did once, I put a simple black frame in and added a skeleton from a Halloween kit for an X-Ray. Good luck.

Joba2
08-30-2010, 05:02 PM
How about just putting an X on the page saying it is an alphabet letter followerd by YZ? Or tic tack toe with 3 x's in a row for winning?

trickletime
08-30-2010, 09:47 PM
try here for royalty free, public domain clip-art: http://www.clker.com/
V: volcano, vase, vest, vegetables
X: xylophone (the only thing i figure would be easy for a little kid to recognise; X is hard)

maybe you could find one of these at home and take a picture of it yourself. that would make it really personal. hope this helps.

Joanne K
08-31-2010, 12:36 AM
How about using X marks the spot with a pirate theme?

allergy_mom
08-31-2010, 02:41 AM
Hey, I just checked the forum this morning after I got up - thanks for all the great ideas! I'm off to go work on it now. I'll probably look for all of them, and use whatever element I can find that matches the "look" of my project. I can't wait to share the finished product with you!

allergy_mom
08-31-2010, 11:01 AM
WahooooooO!
Just sent the first page to print!
Here's last page, uploaded to gallery, if you want to see it:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63711&title=last-page-21-21-21&cat=1145

Angeltown
08-31-2010, 12:00 PM
Looks great Kelly!

Sorry for the delay everyone but I had a work emergency come up yesterday that's totally thrown me off schedule. I'll have day 10 up sometime today!!!

Joba2
08-31-2010, 12:07 PM
good to hear from you Angel. I was beginning to worry

allergy_mom
08-31-2010, 05:37 PM
Printed, mirror in, double-stick-taped, and trimmed, ready to bind!
I can't believe I got it all done!

Joba2
08-31-2010, 07:03 PM
I hope you post yoour finished book for us to see!!

allergy_mom
09-01-2010, 07:07 AM
I hope you post yoour finished book for us to see!!
:)I will! Thank you!

Joba2
09-02-2010, 01:49 PM
I hate to sound ungrateful but I have been waiting now for several days for the last lesson. I am beginning to worry something bad has happened to our host

trickletime
09-02-2010, 06:51 PM
i'm still working on mine. had a few birthdays come up, so i'm behind. hope to finish and print by this weekend.

Angeltown
09-02-2010, 07:01 PM
I hate to sound ungrateful but I have been waiting now for several days for the last lesson. I am beginning to worry something bad has happened to our host
Hi Joanne, I am FINALLY done (just finished) with the barrage of work that was piled on top of me this week therefore taking over my whole schedule. It's the down side to being a freelancer...sometimes there's nothing then all of sudden everyone needs something at exactly the same time. I've been living & breathing work for days (I just went to bed this morning at 5am). But when you've been working on a big project for months and something comes up you really have no choice but to dig in and get it done.
I'm catching up on forum posts now and I'll be posting the last lesson in the next couple of hours. My most SINCERE apologies for keeping everyone waiting, but like everyone I have bills to pay and work has to come first.

Joba2
09-02-2010, 11:03 PM
Glad to hear you are ok!! I was beginning to worry that something happened to you like a car accident. No need to apologize. As long as we know you are ok I can wait. Take care of yourself! Sounds like you have been working very very hard. We'll be here when you are rested & ready. I love this project & am grateful to you for hosting these lessons.

Angeltown
09-02-2010, 11:26 PM
Thanks so much for your understanding, hun!!! I so appreciate it. :) Yes, it's been an incredibly long week and I think I need some scrapping therapy this weekend LOL!

I just posted the last lesson and I am SO EXCITED to take a look at everyone's books. I am SO GLAD you like the project!!! I love creating little treasures like this and we'll definitely have more group projects and classes. I already have ideas brewing in my little head... :DD

Joba2
09-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Oh I can hardly wait. I have not done hybrid projects but i really enjoy having something to show for my work that I can give as gifts etc.!!

allergy_mom
09-03-2010, 03:29 AM
I'm glad you're ok, too! I was worried about you as well, especially as you had been so punctual with the other lessons - but Joanne is braver than me! (nobody wants to make you feel bad - as if you didn't already!)
As a pastor's wife, this is a difficult time for me. We just lost a boy to leukemia; he had been battling for two years. We thank God for the comfort He is giving the family and our church during this difficult time.

Angeltown
09-03-2010, 01:33 PM
I'm glad you're ok, too! I was worried about you as well, especially as you had been so punctual with the other lessons - but Joanne is braver than me! (nobody wants to make you feel bad - as if you didn't already!)
As a pastor's wife, this is a difficult time for me. We just lost a boy to leukemia; he had been battling for two years. We thank God for the comfort He is giving the family and our church during this difficult time.
You're so right - I do feel bad LOL - nature of the beast I guess. Thanks for everyone's concern, too. You guys are so sweet! :)

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Kelly! I know how devastating these things are as I lost a dear uncle a few years ago to cancer after a two year battle. I can't even imagine losing a child that way. My prayers are with you and your congregation!

allergy_mom
09-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Thank you for your prayers. He was 13, and died the same day his brother, also deaf, turned 12. They were best friends. We just returned from his wake, and I'm peeking in here while my funeral leaflet renders, or something...?
The funeral is tomorrow, so I'll be pretty busy. Sunday is usually my busy day, but it'll be a day of rest for sure, this week.

Joba2
09-03-2010, 10:36 PM
Allery mom you will be in my thoughts & prayers tomorrow

allergy_mom
09-04-2010, 04:48 PM
The funeral today was lovely, thank you so much. I managed to keep from crying until after I finished my parts of the service, thankfully! I was just so thankful to be able to hold my son tight.

I will try to take a pic of my book so you can see the binding tomorrow, and then cover my binding and take pics completed, as well. Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement!

(just looked back to proofread before posting, and realized this is a pretty thankful post, lol! PTL!)

allergy_mom
09-05-2010, 11:03 AM
Ok, I got it (mostly) finished - I may add some decoration to the binding, but I've been itching to show you my finished product, and things get busy for me again tomorrow, so I figured I'd better get the pics taken and uploaded while I can!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64125&title=aaww&cat=1145
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64122&title=xxzz-2c-and-views-of-completed-book&cat=1145
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64121&title=sewing-the-cover-for-the-binding&cat=1145

The pages were printed on light cardstock, and the front and back covers were strengthened by a double layer of cerealbox cardboard. I used a lot of doublestick tape, and did the bulk of my trimming with a papercutter and a craft knife. I did not trim off the edge to be bound, but rather glued it with tacky craft glue, so it will (hopefully) stand up to use by a child. It did turn out quite sturdy.
I made a lot of mistakes in printing and cutting, since I had to resize the template to A4 paper, and did not realize this before I started my project! But I really don't think it's a problem now that it's all together, and I decided my 2-year old won't mind, and it probably won't last until he's old enough to be that observant, anyway, lol!

I will print this out again as gifts; It will be easier now that I've done it once. And while I chose items I know my own baby likes right now, they should be fairly easily identifiable for any child. So all I will need to customize is the name on the title page! Also, I enjoyed getting ideas form the other ladies, which I may use in the future...

Thank you so much for this introduction to Hybrid - I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and will do it again!

Angeltown
09-06-2010, 06:53 PM
Kelly your project is so wonderful!!! I really enjoyed just ooooing over it in the gallery and I can only imagine your little one will just cherish it so much.

I'm so glad you didn't fret over your little mistakes. That's what hand crafting is all about and all nearly all projects have little things like that you learn from and think you could've done better in retrospect. At least mine do LOL! It's part of the charm and just shows you made it yourself. :)