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If you’re like me, you’ll have a tonne of photos from Christmas Day you want to add to your album, but the dilema is which ones to use + which to leave out?

It’s great to make use of all those snaps of little details in your layouts – it helps build up a picture of the ambience of the occasion. So, Question – how to use lots of photos in a LO, without looking overcrowded? Answer – Select about 16 or so interesting photos, print a contact sheet onto a good quality photo paper, then trim them all with a small white border [I love to trim mine so they look like mini polaroid photos].

You can see I’ve arranged the photos in a scattered fashion – I want it to look like a bunch of photos almost dropped on the page. Notice I’ve ‘contained’ them inside the smaller piece of the PP, so that there’s still quite a bit of ‘white space’ on the background where the eye can ‘rest’, despite the large number of photos on the page.

Here’s how I did it:


Hope this helps you get all those Christmas photos scrapped!

Wendy ;]


We had a glorious Christmas Day + I thought I’d share a few snaps from the day.  Now, I don’t like to share photos of my family – I’m too much of a cyber-safety ‘freak’ for that!!  So, you’ll mostly get my food snapshots.  Yes, I take photos of food…  a part of me says that’s quite tragic, but another part of me says it’s a beautiful thing!
Now, for my Northern Hemisphere readers, these photos will be a bit odd, but we have Christmas in the summer here in Oz, so salads + seafood are often the order of the day!

my new bike!  thanks dh! [terrible photo, but I had to share – I am so excited about my new toy!]

hmmm, what could this be??? such clever wrapping – how could anyone guess?? :} 

freshly dug ‘pink-eye’ potatoes – straight from our veggie patch + into the roasting pan!

 roast veggie salad – yum, yum, yum! 

bbq’d pork + mango – more yumminess!

spit roasted chook [the back story here is that I only attempted to roast my first chicken about 3 years ago, so I’m still really impressed with myself everytime I roast a chook!!] 

+ for a twist on tradition, we finished off with my dh’s famous violet crumble cheesecake with a few festive extras [choc + fresh blueberries] perfect!

 So, that was our day – perfect weather, lots of wonderful, thoughtful gifts, phone calls + delicious food. 

I hope your day, was equally memorable + warm!


Wendy ;]


I found this via here.

What a clever bunch of people – this is a gr8 alternative to the annual update – perfect for slackers like me!

Go try it for yourself!  It’s loads of fun!





Gift wrapping this year is super simple – shiny white gift wrap lined with brown paper, surrounded by a band of vintage book pages (my dh’s old concrete textbooks from Uni days, to be exact!) + metres of twine, topped off with a simple grungy stamped tag attached with a raw wood peg… viola! 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas planned!



Our Aussie Christmas:







We had a wonderful, sunny, fun, relaxing day! 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day.





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