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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 ;]


Pink Paislee’s Christmas range is right up my alley – vintagey + full of yummy not-so-traditional colours!  Our tree [see pics here] is very non-tradition, so this is perfect for me!!

When I saw this pp from, I knew I had to make my new favourite thing… paper baubles –

Thanks for stopping by, & I hope you’re inspired to have a go @ this easy-peasey project! ;]

This ad, created for those ‘across the ditch’ as we Aussies say about out New Zealand neighbours [in the most affectionate way, of course!] is absolutely stunning:

via here

Looking for a quick, personal, & delightful gift idea? Try one of my easy and versatile stitched notebooks/journals – you’ll be making stacks of them once you start!

 If you’ve never stitched paper with your sewing machine before, this is the perfect way to start – no fuss & manageable!

The possibilities are endless, but here’s the materials I used for these 2 little sweeties –
& here are the tools I used, [or wish I had used! LOL!]:
[hint – click on the pictures to be taken right to the store + add them to your cart!]

 Hope you enjoyed!

Wendy ;]
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Basic Grey Lemonade range + my pink & cream Cupcakes… what better match?

 When I saw the luscious lime green, pink & yellow colour pallette of the Lemonade PPs, I knew I had to scrap my cupcake photos!
Q – How to fit lots of photos + lots of gorgeous patterns into one simple, clean LO??
A – Grids!!  

I cropped my photos to square ratios, then chose the print multiples, contact sheet option in the print dialogue box, & out came 5 perfect 2″ x 2″ square photos!

Here’s my video – enjoy! ;]


btw, I did some digi work on the photos prior to printing – a little square border + text. I was inspired by this great Cathy Zielski tutorial [watch it, you’ll love it!].

Don’t forget to check out these amazing products @

Wendy ;]

e Basic Grey has come up with a wonderful concept – punch out & fold up a tiny gift box, place a tiny gift inside [chocolate is good…, jewellery is also good!], and you’re done!


e I’ve put together this little video so you’ll have no trouble assembling these BG Lemonade favour boxes – pause & rewind q and we can work on them together!


e They’re such good value – so beautifully decorated, inside and out, with lots of bonus die cuts – flowers, tags + journalling spots. Head over here to to buy your own! ;]

Thanks for stopping by!
Wendy ;]


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