Monday, 22 July 2013

Scrapbooking Tuesday - Rome - Valentine

Hello Blogging Friends

Before I start, I would just like to say Congratulations to Prince William and Catherine on the safe delivery of a Baby Boy! I am sure his cute little face will be plastered all over the news very soon.  I just hope the press will give them some space to be a family.

Right, onto today's post.  I have used a kit which I bought many many years ago, but as per me I have "tweaked" it to my liking.  

All the papers are My Minds Eye, Lost and Found, with a few Snippets added.  These photos were taken in Rome in February 2011.  We managed to tie the break in with Valentine's Day so were able to celebrate it in sunshine.  The larger photo being at the Forum and the smaller one was taken at the Spanish Steps.
I added some music under the title, which was cut out of one of the sheets that were in the kit.  I used a Snippet and then ribbed some Treasured Gold wax over.  I also took a piece of C Snippets and punched some corners, again rubbing with wax.
On the edge of the brown paper stock I stamped my Tim Holtz flourish stamp and then embossed with gold embossing powder (see I told you I tweak things!).  I cut a tag from Snippet left over from my C album and stamped it with a NBUS (Never Before Used Stash), a Wendy Vecchi stamp and embossed it with red embossing powder and then went around the edges using the same powder.  I then decided to echo the TH stamping and went over the top with Brushed Corduroy DI (as I used on all my edges).  I added a piece of ribbon and a small Snippet of hemp string that has been hanging around on my desk for ages.
In order to add a little journalling, I cut a TH label, inked the edge and drew around the edge before writing my journalling on there.

Simon Says Stamp are asking this week for Celebration projects, well we were celebrating Valentine's Day. 

 I am also taking this down to the Playground as there are Snippets included.  I wonder if the Treehouse is still standing. There is a rumbling in the jungle that it was being removed and being replaced with a trampoline!  How we are going to keep dry and warm when the cooler weather comes? That parrot isn't going to want to stay outside either!!

TTFN and thanks for calling by.




MaryH said...

Oh gracious, what a lovely layout. I can tell your Mr. was having a grand time. What a treasure you have made of your photos, so that you can relive your wonderful trip anytime you look at this page. Great job, and TFS. As to the Playground, I heard there was a crazy lady going around with a water gun too. I asked to be on her team, but not heard back yet! Never squirted anybody with a water pistol. I think I should give it a go don't you? Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Take care if you are taking this to the playground...there is a crazy lady playing at being Annie Oakly from Annie get yer guns!!!

I had to dash in and right back out again!

Great layout...your DH looks so relaxed...sounds like a wonderful vacation!As always, I enjoyed the walk through of how you made the page. So much detail and so well placed.

Belinda Basson said...

That flourish stamp was the first I bought of his...still my "go to" stamp all the time.

Di said...

Fantastic layout Sam! Crumbs, you always put loads of work into them - no wonder they end up so perfect.

The tree house is safe - I just took out a mortgage to expand the Playground a little bit :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great layout mate. Love the tag embellishment.


lisa said...

What a great LO, Sam. You did well to get Mr Hettie to pose so nicely for you, mine tends to start pulling faces and being silly so it's always a struggle to get nice piccies.
Love all the details and that tag is gorgeous.
Take care in the playground, could be slippy with all the rain today.
Hugs Lisax

butterfly said...

Perfect papers for those photos, and I love the tag and sentiment you added - lovely!
Alison x

Kimbo said...

What a great page - so much detail to it x

Sandra said...

What a stunning layout! Love the gorgeous paper and great way of layering. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Kate said...

Very nice, Sam. I love the paper collection you used. It looks great with those photos.