Go. See. Do. | A Scrapbook Layout

Over the weekend I was able to get in some good crafting time. Didn’t do much in the way of cleaning, but I suppose that can wait for another weekend! Priorities, right?

This is another layout with my August main Cocoa Daisy kit. The travel theme and colors compliment many of my Europe/travel photos and since I still have a big stack of them, it’s been nice to get a few more memories down on the page.

I had been looking forward to our stop in Florence for the entire trip. I’ll never forget studying Florence and the Duomo in Art History and Humanities in college (along with David and the Baptistery too). It was quite impressive to stand on the street and gaze up at the building. All that I really remembered visually was the shape of the building with that huge red dome on top. It surprised me how colorful and ornate it actually is. Everywhere you look there is a mural or sculpture or some decoration. Sadly, there wasn’t enough time to go inside and get a proper tour.

For this layout, I wanted to use two of my favorite 4×6 cards from the cut apart sheet included in the kit. That was a big selling point for me — that Simple Stories is adding exclusive papers to the Cocoa Daisy kits. The background paper I used is also exclusive Simple Stories for this kit. I had to move the photo and elements around on the page a bit before I was happy with the placement. Sometimes I have a hard time using background papers that have specific printing like this. It’s usually easier on me just cut a sheet like this apart and work in pieces but keeping it intact for this layout was worth the extra time.

Also included in the kit was that round globe image and I wanted to repeat it on the background as part of the embellishment clusters. I used Hero Arts Soft Pool ink and was happy that it matched nicely. I also used the navy arrow washi tape that came in this fun Adorbs collection from My Mind’s Eye. To round out the simple embellishment clusters I added some black metal clips from my stash, a few peals from Doodlebug and some random wood veneer pieces.

Simple and quick. I was happy with how quickly this came together because I had a lot of scrapping stuff to catch up on over the weekend, including some major photo editing. I haven’t uploaded photos to an online printer in months. I think I’m going to try Persnickety Prints this time. I have not printed there before but now that I am working again, I don’t have to go with the least expensive option all the time. Anyone out there use them?

Thanks for stopping by today!

14 Comments

  1. Amazing layout, I love all the little bits and pieces.

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  2. This is fabulous, Tammy, down to every last detail!

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  3. Oh wow…this is amazing! I had a similar experience with Florence…just a teaser of a tour around the city…and no time to go INSIDE these great places! We just have to go back, right?!

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  4. Very nice! I really like all the details you included. I also love Florence. I wish i could go back.

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  5. I love all the details! It must have been wondeful to be there with a camera! So much to try to fit into the viewfinder!!

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  6. I use Persnickety Prints for 8×8, 10×10 & 12×12 – their prints are fantastic & the service is extremely quick! I think you’ll be very pleased.

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  7. Oooo, I think this is fabulous. Great, fun details.

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  8. Very nice!!! I hate to say I have this kit but it never made it out of the box yet. But that will change this next weekend!!!

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  9. Don’t you just love Simple Stories? This layout turned out great! I haven’t ever used Persnickety Prints, but I’ve heard GREAT things about them, especially their customer service and quick shipping!

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  10. Your layout is stunning. I love the papers and embellishments you used.
    That photo is gorgeous

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  11. What a wonderful page! I’ve been using Persnickety Prints for a while now. They are not the cheapest, but they are super fast and the photos look good! So we’re happy to pay for that. They also offer so many different print sizes, just like scrappers want.

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  12. Great page! I love all the black accents. Especially how you matted the photo in black as well.
    And I am loving that navy washi! How did I miss that when shopping the MME lines?
    Persnickety Prints is on my to try list for sure.

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  13. Totally awesome!!! I love the title work!

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