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Scrapbooking smaller photos

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
I suppose I could just be a big crafting contradiction, but I try to write it off as a need for variety: for as much as I love 4×6 prints for the majority of my photos, it can be rather fun to mix in smaller photos too. And I do love a strip from a photo booth!

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Apparently I love a photo strip so much that I’ll also make one when it doesn’t come from a photo booth! Just printing a set of phone snaps in a row works in much the same way, and while it’s quite easy to do in Photoshop or other editing programmes, you can actually do this in a word processor and just drop them onto the page and pop them into a line then print!


This is one of my favourite small photo pages. The basic design can be used with one or two larger photos too, but the idea of plenty of small embellishments plus a grouping of small photos just keeps everything delicate and detailed.

Scrapbooking Sketch by Shimelle Laine @ shimelle.com
For this challenge, I set guest artist Kelly Purkey the task of using this page sketch, which she interpreted in her own style by taking it to a smaller scale.

Scrapbook Page by Kelly Purkey @ shimelle.com
My mindset has been in smaller photos lately since I’ve been in Project Life mode and the size I use is 3×4. So I picked out two photos I had printed and made them work for Shimelle’s fun sketch. I created the same type of cluster but on a smaller scale and anchored down at the bottom of the page. I used her three groups of accents to guide me for adding some stamped words. The stamps that I used on the layout are all from my new Kelly Purkey release at Simon Says Stamp as well as the stickers and the sequins. If you are ever in New York City, I highly recommend tracking down a Dough doughnut – you won’t be sorry!

Scrapbook Page by Kelly Purkey @ shimelle.com





Kelly Purkey is a graphic designer who has recently launched her own line of paper crafting products at SimonSaysStamp.com. Her products strive to help you create projects that are bright and trendsetting with top notch designs. You can find Kelly at KellyPurkey.com and on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest as ‘kellypurkey’.

Your twentieth challenge is to scrapbook smaller photos! Entries close at the end of next Sunday, the 12th of May. Please check back on the 14th of May to see if you have won a prize.


04 May 2013



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