#LMG 12×12 Play! 

Creative arts is a complex process…. And inspiration can strike when one least expects. 😉

So I have just started my scrapbooking journey after being a paperholic/stationary addict for as long as I can remember… A beautiful picture of my daughter inspired me to begin my very first scrapbook layout..and here is how I made it.

The Jumping Off Point – My #LittleMissGorgeous (#LMG)’s polka dot green cardigan and the bright colors of the slide were the inspiration of the color palette of this layout. 

The Base Kit – Looking at the colors, the Simple Stories Sn@p! Life kit (that I bought a month ago from steals.com while visiting my sister in US) seemed to be the perfect match!    


The Background – I’ve seen loads of YouTube process vids with white backgrounds and they look lovely – however this particular picture was calling out for a brighter color… And so I picked up this mustardy (is that a color?!) AC textured cardstock and my only two Tim Holtz Distress Stain Ink blotters in Peeled paint (a green!) and Picked Raspberry (a pink!)… I was actually going to just do a few blotches here and there but once I began at one corner I just kept going till I recached the diagonal center of the page. Then I picked up the next color and repeated the process from the opposite corner and voila!!!   

Bringing it all together – the rest was just layering the photo with a plain cardstock and then the bright Polka one from the Sn@p! Life kit. I picked a beautiful card from the Becky Higgins Project Life Kit – can’t remember whether it’s the baby girl kit or Super cute… But it just was a cute match. I also have a huge stash of MME‘s die cuts in multi colors – that’s where I found the heart and tag layered under the Studio Calico wood veneer “PLAY”! And finished with a few tiny word stickers from Authentique and enamel dots!    


Design Principles – The corner cluster with the banners and embellishes was my way of balancing out the page. It had the same colors as it was from the same Sn@p! life kit.   

If you have read this far, thank you for visiting my blog. 

Here is the final layout. What do you think?



This ship has sailed (yes!) 

Fear and uncertainty is a lethal mix. It sends the mind and body into a paralysis of doubt and procrastination! 

After the drama of PictureMate – that Epson have discontinued it in Australia (only a month ago!) and have no plans for a replacement model for the foreseeable future… I had to go with the next best option in @homeprinting/scrapbooking the Canon Selphy 910. It had mixed reviews and still people find its finishing quality a bit iffy but I have found some settings that can be tweaked to get improved results – save that for a later post – watch this space! 

So I was at:

– Scrapping Supplies: Check

– Embellishments: Check

– Photo Printer: Check

– Loads of pictures on phone and computer ready to be scrapped about: Check! 

But unfortunately the last bit caused me (like it does to many a scrapper!) – a fair bit of grief. I have hundreds if not thousands of pictures that need to be printed and scrapped – so where do I begin? 

Printing them one at a time on the Selphy just didn’t seem logical…. Although I did start there. 

Plus I don’t want every picture to be 4×6 (rather 3.9×5.8 – because the Selphy paper isn’t true 4×6!!) so that meant trying out a collage app and setting up the collages one at a time  :-/ 

Yes I know…. I sound like a grumpy lazy bum – hence the aforementioned “paralysis of procrastination“!! 

Anyway, while trolling scrapbook groups on Facebook, I came across a solution to my troubles – a fellow Australian scrapbooker mentioned a special sale on at snapfish.com.au – 50% off prints to be precise. So off I went to “browse”…. And lucky for me there was also a signup promotion going on – 60 FREE 4×6 prints (just pay $2.95 postage) – so I thought no harm! 

I found a few hand picked photos of my elder daughter #LittleMissGorgeous on the external hard drive so I uploaded them and did the rest via PayPal – too easy! 

Two days later – a lovely little packet was waiting in the letterbox – my snapfish happy mail =) 

While browsing through the snapfish prints – one cute picture of my #LittleMissGorgeous caught my eye! 

That was it! I had to start there…!! 

So here’s the sneak peek of my first scrapbook layout EVER! 

Scrapbook Layout

#LMG 12×12 LO1

 In the next post, I’ll share the steps I took to create this first 12×12 layout. 

Thanks for stopping by!