First Night In Rome | A Scrapbook Layout

My Europe photos were inspiring me over the weekend and I was able to complete another 2-page layout. Were it not for my trip to Europe almost three (three???) years ago, I don’t think I’d have anything else to create 2-pagers with right now. Once again, this one was inspired by a Scrapbook Generation sketch that I adapted to fit my photos.

For this one, I dug deep into the stash. I’ve had these papers from Making Memories for years and I’ve always loved them. (I think it was a Michael’s collection and I don’t remember the name of it.) I’m so glad that I finally had some photos that compliment them. And it’s a reminder that when you really love something, don’t be too quick to toss it out just because you haven’t used it yet. I also had a set of flower embellishments and I kept them along with the paper so I wouldn’t forget to use them when I finally got to the paper. I love the happy colors here and how it turned out.

This layout will introduce the Rome section my trip, so I added a memorabilia pocket to capture all of the receipts and tickets and post cards I haven’t used on other projects. I added a row of washi tape in the bottom third of the layout to give me a place to ground the flower embellishments. All it needed was a few strips of journaling to simply sum up exactly what we did that night.

When was the last time you dug deep into your stash and played with some papers you’ve had for years and years? If you keep things that long, I encourage you to play with something old and get it out of your stash and onto a page. It feels really good to use it up!

Thanks for dropping by today!

13 Comments

  1. what an awesome 2 pager! i love the paper and your photos are so beautiful!

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  2. This is a wonderful 2-pager, Tammy. I love the memorabilia pocket!

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  3. Great page Tammy! Loving that pocket!

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  4. Those are the perfect color papers for those photos!
    So pretty!
    I just used some super old papers from like eight years ago in my Florida trip album.
    They are by Sonnets and 7 Gypsies.
    I have papers by SEI, Doodlebug and Chatterbox that have been in by stash for nine years!

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  5. Great two pager, love the pocket and the photos 🙂

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  6. Wonderful pages, I am heading to Europe ealy next month and it’s nice to see what others have done to scrap those moments. I too love using my stash.

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  7. Those ARE happy colors! I think I’ve gotten rid of all of my older papers. This layout makes me wish I hadn’t. Beautiful job!

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  8. Great 2 pager. Love how you made a pocket for your post cards.

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  9. Love, love, love this layout!!! I love 2 pagers and like you don’t make them nearly as often as I used to!

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  10. This is an awesome layout.
    I love the colours and all the layering. There is just so much to look at, with it still focusing on the photos.

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  11. Great two-page spread! We would love to visit Rome someday.

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  12. i love the way this turned out! makes me want to touch it 🙂

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