Spectacular Rome | A Scrapbook Layout

This past weekend (hard as I try to get crafting in on weeknights, it rarely happens) I did exactly what I was supposed to do and packed the entire day Saturday and part of Sunday too. Sadly, that means that there wasn’t much crafting going on.

But I have been preparing for this, knowing that there will be many days ahead where I’ll be lucky to squeeze in 30 minutes of crafting. Late Sunday afternoon, I pulled out one of my 6×6 foundation pages, grabbed three photos and added a few embellishments. I was able to pull this page together in no time!

I am really enjoying these page foundations because they are versatile and you can do whatever you want with them. I could have used just one enlarged photo or I could have used a strip of smaller photos along one side. But I thought the strip of paper across the center would be the perfect “shelf” for my photos and there was plenty of room in the bottom half of the layout to spread out the journaling strips.

I had a vision for how I wanted my title to look but I didn’t have the right letter stickers. I can’t take a ton of things to Florida and most everything is packed now, so I had to use what I had. I really wanted the words “The view was simply” to be letter stickers, but nothing I had handy worked in the space.  I ended up printing it along with my journaling and let the journaling flow into the title. In the end, it’s done! It may not be exactly what I wanted, but it’s another story from my European travels down on paper.

Other: EK Success slim flower punch

I am still working through my stack of Europe photos. I haven’t decided yet if these pages will go in their own album or if they will get worked into my Library of Memories albums. I’m planning a big rework session of all of my albums once I get settled in Florida. I sent all of my scrapbooks with my parents last summer, so all of the pages I’ve created in the last six months are just waiting in bins. I’m looking forward to reorganizing everything in my albums. There will probably be a post about that in a few months!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. great page and i love the photos! great job

  2. i love what you have done here! Beautiful!

  3. Lovely page!
    I’ve become completely addicted to using doilies on my layouts.

  4. love the doilies on the page!! and your photos are amazing!

  5. I love how you broke it out into four quadrants in the back. You chose great patterns. I love the typed journaling. I’ve done that in the past, and love that look. Great photos too…looks like an amazing trip! Thanks for all the app suggestions! I love angry birds and the flashlight one is way cool. 🙂

  6. Another wonderful page.
    Sometimes working with limited supplies can be more creative.
    Even though I wouldn’t want to part with any of mine, lol.

  7. Great layout! Those photos are amazing.

  8. Wow, the album reorganizing sounds like a big job! But fun…. Lovely page, I’d sure love to visit Rome.

  9. Hi Tammy, love your idea to make foundation pages in advance, might give this a go with minis too. Love the final LO and I think spectacular as a title works great! x

  10. Such a great layout for a “quickie”… love what you pulled together. 🙂 So cool that you have foundation pages. Great thinking.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.