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?
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