Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pebbles Happy Day Layout with Photo Collage Tutorial

Hello there!  With the new year I always feel in the mood to purge and organize our home to make room for the Christmas gifts.  Today I have a layout to share documenting my love for organization using Pebbles new Happy Day collection!  

As I recorded in my journaling, I love organizing my paper crafts stash almost as much as I adore being creative with it!  I thought it would be fun to create a layout documenting some of my favorite ways I do this.

To give my page a splash of color and a fun element, I added a border of pennants below my mat using all the awesome tone-on-tone prints from the collection.  For my title I die-cut the word "dream" using navy vinyl on my Silhouette using THIS cutting file.  I love the way it looks when paired with the wood grain Thickers from the collection!

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I print multiple small photos on one 4x6 print.  While I own software where I can perform this task, I was searching for a free solution for those who can't afford this option.  I was thrilled to discover Picasa offers a free and easy download that does it beautifully (available for download HERE).  I have created a step-by-step tutorial walking you through the process of creating a collage at Pebbles blog HERE.

Update:  I also have learned about another option for creating free photo collages at Canva found HERE.

Creating collages are a great trick for saving money on printing and fitting more pictures on a page.  I use them all the time to add two to four images to one 4x6 photo!  :)

Here's a quick view again of my final layout...
Get Organized with Dream Room Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using #HappyDay! collection from @PebblesInc. @SnippetsByMendi
I hope I've inspired you to take a look at the free Picasa Software.  It also comes with some tools for editing your photos.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

On a side note, I've been frustrated with the emails I've been sending out and the inability to click on any of the shared links so I finally sat down and tried to get to the bottom of that.  I am happy to report that you should now be able to able to click on the various links within my emails to get to where you want to go.   Thanks so much for bearing with me.  ;)

Supplies Used (available for purchase at Scrapbook.com)


  1. Not only is your room dreamy but this page is just a dream in and of itself!! The banners you placed on your mat just look so incredible - I know some credit goes to the Pebbles, Inc collection that you are using but also to YOU for picking the best patterns and colors to group together!! You have done a super marvelous job at that!! And I love how organized you are and what a great big treat it must be to get to create in this space!! So happy for you and hope my dream comes true someday too!!! I shouldn't complain cuz I do have a room all to myself but all those cabinets and counters and closets in your room just make me sigh with longing!!! Hope you have a marvelous day!!!

    1. Thank you Taunya! Hope your week is off to a great start. :)

  2. What a dream room it is! Your craft studio is just perfect! You have so much space, lots of stations and it is completely functional. What paper crafter would not want your room? =)
    I love this layout Mendi, My favorite part is the pennant border. I really love the look of banners and pennants so much. Thank you for sharing the free website and walking us through how to create a collage of photos. I have always wanted to have a program that I could use to do this and now you have provided that! I love you Mendi!! =)

    1. Thanks Jo. I was really excited to discover the software too! :)

  3. I am such a big fan of your work. This is another great layout! Thank you for all of the sharing you do.

  4. That layout is soo awesome! I love the photo collage and the pennant border. Your supplies not only look organized but also lovely too! You must be thrilled to have all this space! I'm jealous! Want to come to my house and organize my room!

  5. Love your layout...love your room!! Will have to look into the Picasa download--I love the small photos.


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