This is my first attempt at a hybrid layout if you don't count the journaling I have done on the computer in the past. I used snapfish.com to create the photo collage. Easy peasy! Well at least that part was. The time I saved on laying out the photos was spent on creating the background paper. I created several snowflakes masks using my Cricut, affixed them to the page with temporary adhesive and then sprayed the page with Glimmer Mist. I let the mist dry before removing them and Voila!... custom background paper. Here's a close-up of the paper:
To add a touch of whimsy to the page I swapped out the "o" in snow for a snowflake. You'll also notice that I took advantage of some of the white space in my pictures to place the title and draw the eye across the page. Three scalloped borders anchor the photo collage.
Card Stock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Frost)
Die Cuts masks: Cricut (Winter Woodland)
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Embelishments: Me and My Big Ideas