Friday, May 27, 2016

Disney World 6x8 Mini Travel Album - part i

I'm starting to put together my Walt Disney World 6x8 mini travel album from 2015.  I really had a hard time deciding whether to do an all digital book for this, or make it Project Life style.  In the end, I do like to flip through a scrapbook with lots of dimension and texture.  Then I worried that a 6x8 album wouldn't be big enough.  It will be tight, but I didn't want to make a huge album for this trip.  I'll be making lots of collages to fit lots of photos on one page.

I love the new Simple Stories Snap Binder in black and white stripe.  The inside has a fun polka dot.  The Disney stickers are from EKSuccess that I cut in half, and I added WORLD in Pinkfresh Life Noted puffy stickers.

There are so many Disney related products out there.  I have always loved Project Mouse by Sahlin Studios and Britt-ish Designs.  I am incorporating a lot of there stuff in here (like the background paper here).  But I do like the licensed stuff also, to give it some authenticity.

I looked all over Disney World for stickers.  None.  Can you believe it?  The Magical Memories store in Disney Springs that once was filled with scrapbooking supplies now has hats and mugs, a few pens and magnets.  Lame!  I finally found what I was looking for on Amazon -- the 2015 Walt Disney World Scrapbooking kit.  I picked up this Disney Parks Deluxe kit as well.

I am going to divide the posting of this album as I get them done into the following categories:
part i - Disney Springs and the B Hotel
part ii - Hollywood Studios
part iii - Epcot
part iv - Magic Kingdom
part v - Animal Kingdom


Because I know this album is going to be full, I'm really minimizing any dimension to keep my pages flat.
All cards are from Project Mouse Leading up to the Magic kit..  Mickey Head from EKSuccess.  Calendar stickers are from Simple Stories.

I created the titles on my photos before I printed them.  Hotel card is from Project Mouse Leading Up to the Magic kit.  I created the Fun card myself.

I'm using Becky Higgins' Scrapbook Dividers to divide each park, and to give a quick Top 10.  I made the Top10 card and the Disney Springs card myself, but the Once Upon A Toy journaling card is a free download from PixieSprite.  She has created literally hundreds of fun cards to download.

The word art on my photos are from Project Mouse SouvenEARS.

The "We Are Here" label is from Project Mouse and the journaling card is from PixieSprite.  The bottom left collage is a Minimalist Collage template from Paislee Press with a project Mouse label on it.

Up next: part ii - Hollywood Studios

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 2015 Layouts

I feel summer creeping up on me, but as much as I love it, I am less productive.  I'm starting another major push to get some scrapbook layouts in the books before the kids are out of school.  I'm also making an effort to get my Disney World Mini book put together, so watch for those updates.

Here's a look at our May last year:

This layout came together in a snap using Studio DD LayerWorks No. 414 template.

Once again I used the same style to create two different layouts for the kids albums.   I created the Field Day card myself, and used a journaling card from Becky Higgins.  I also tried my hand at stamping for the first time.  I used Kelly Purkey's outline letter stamps.