Vatican City | A Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been on a roll creating layouts from my trip to Europe lately. I dug deep into my stash to find older papers and embellishments for this layout. While I am an advocate of using what you love as quickly as you can, I also know that the right photos will eventually come along for papers you’ve been hoarding. It always feels good to cut into paper you’ve had for many years, like these Offbeat papers from Basic Grey.

While I loved every stop and destination on my trip, I ended up taking more photos in Rome than in any other destination. Maybe because there was just so much to see. My Rome section is going to have quite a few 2-page layouts! I adapted a sketch from Scrapbook Generation’s Volume 7 sketches. I had more photos than the sketch called for, so I just changed it up to fit what I needed. I created my own die cut background paper by using a Martha Setwart punch set that has a corner punch.

I wanted to use brads to top off the buttons in my flower centers. The brads are off center because I inserted the brad prongs into one of the button holes to attach them. I considered using my Tim Holtz scissors to cut off the prongs so that I could center the brads, but I really love this off centered look.

Other: Prima flowers, Basic Grey buttons, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Just Rite card, Heidi Swapp journaling spot.

Are you a big stash collector or do you prefer to use your new purchases as quickly as possible?

Thanks for stopping by today!

13 Comments

  1. this is just an awesome layout- love the doilies !! great job!!

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  2. These papers go so well with your gorgeous photos! I’m a bit of both. I like to hoard older collections that I still love and using them when the opportunity presents itself AND I love breaking into fresh new collections and using them up. 🙂

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  3. Wonderful design! Love how you used the doilies behind the flowers!

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  4. I love that line by BG! I have been hoarding it but used a little bit, too.
    It works perfectly with this page.
    And I love seeing all of your travel photos!

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  5. Love, love, love your layout!!!

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  6. Oh this is fabulous.. I love the doilies with the green flowers. they really help draw your eye into your photos.. Love it all. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow! amazing, love it! love the colour you choose. And I love the photos..I’m Italian and never been to Rome 😉

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  8. Beautiful work love all the pictures!

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  9. Love this 2-pager. The pics are gorgeous (I never got to Italy when we were living in Europe). The three clusters are perfect for keeping your eye moving

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  10. I love the colors on this page. The ‘offcenter’ flowers are great too.

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  11. Another great layout.
    I really like how you put the flowers over part of the photos.

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  12. you really know how to rock out the two pagers!

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  13. Beautiful pictures and layout! I’m a little of both. I’ll use product when I first get it, and them I put it away and won’t touch it for years 🙂

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