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The "A.B." in ABCreations stands for Anmarie Bowden, that's me! My favorite ice cream is Mississippi Mud from Baskin Robbins, altho I'm partial to Oreos crumbled on top of Vanilla Bean ice cream too! I was born on Super Bowl Sunday. I have been digiscraping since 2000. I live in beautiful sunny California. I am married to my soul mate and we have two gorgeous children. My favorite saying is, “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart!”

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hybrid or Tra-digital with a SMASH!

Like many of you, I started out as a paper crafter. When I couldn't find the papers and embellishments that I had imagined would go perfectly with my photos, I went to my graphics program and tried to make what I wanted. I would print out what I had made and use it in my scrapbook. I didn't know it back then (it was August 2000) but this was Hybrid scrapbooking, part traditional paper crafting and part digital design, also called Tra-digital.

A few days ago I decided to try a new project and it brings me back to my traditional paper crafting roots. I have started an old-school type scrapbook, with 'smash' type pages (more info on this in my next blog post HERE). The theme is our Halloweens thru the years. I just started, so this is one of the first few pages. I will share more pages as I complete them. For those of you familiar with my digital Halloween kits, you will see that I have printed out several of my papers and embellishments to use throughout this book.

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