Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2015 Digital Layouts

All products used are from Sahlin Studios Pirates kit.

November 2015 Calendar Pages

DIY Lego Advent Calendar 2016

As in year's past (2014, 2015), I have used the new Lego Holiday set to set up an advent calendar.

I don't like the tiny things that the Lego Advent Calendars come with, so I opt for splitting up the big set into 24 smaller parts to spread out the build over December.

This year I used set 10254: Winter Holiday Train.  I made a tiny paper village out of a DCWV Shimmer Noel Village DIY Project Stack that I got at Michaels.

It took me all day to put together, but I'm sneaking it in the day before Advent. 

I added some wreath and number stickers from the Recollections Holiday stickers (also at Michaels) so the kids know which one to open.  I have put the Legos in Ziplock bags and placed them inside the village. 

The village has only 15 buildings total, so I decided to put the others in the milk boxes I used last year and glued a tree on top.

Bring on December!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Disney World 6x8 Mini Travel Album - part v | Animal Kingdom

This is the last section of my 2015 Walt Disney World Album.

part i - Disney Springs and the B Hotel
part ii - Hollywood Studios
part iii - Epcot
part iv - Magic Kingdom
part v - Animal Kingdom 

I did have to move the pages into a larger album.  Thankfully Heidi Swapp has a storage binder that is similar to what I was using, it's just got bigger rings in it.  I did have to punch some extra holes, as hers is a 4-ring binder.

Here is a look at the completed album!!

Here's a look at the section dividers.

The spine on this album is about 3".

And here are my Animal Kingdom pages:

Once again, all cards and word art are from Project Mouse except where noted.

I kept the handbooks that the kids put their Wilderness Explorer Badges in.  I just slipped them in a 6x8 page protector so you can pull it out to look at.

The Kali River Rapids word art I made myself.

Yummy stickers are from Elle's Studio.

To finish off my album, I just put some cards in to let you know we were finished.  I don't really love this spread, and I'm still not sure what to write on the Time to Go Home card, but I loved it and wanted it in there for the image.
Time To Go Home and Keep Calm cards are from PixieSprite.

I put our tickets in the last page and stuck them with washi tape.

Whew!!  That was quite a project.  It really was just in time too, because tomorrow we leave for a trip to Disneyland!  And it begins again....

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Disney World 6x8 Mini Travel Album - part iv | Magic Kingdom

I am making a big push to get this album wrapped up before Thanksgiving.

part i - Disney Springs and the B Hotel
part ii - Hollywood Studios
part iii - Epcot
part iv - Magic Kingdom
part v - Animal Kingdom

Magic Kingdom was a large section of it, so I knew that I needed to keep my embellishments pretty flat so that I can fit all the pages into my book. 

All cards and wordart are from Project Mouse except where noted.

The Mickey head and Pluto are both chipboard pieces from EKSuccess.


I found that the silhouette cards of the princesses were a bit boring, so I added dimension to each of them with  Disney 3D stickers from EKSuccess.




The enamel Mickey heads are from EKSuccess.
The gold foil stars are from my stash.  Can't remember where I got them, but they add great flat texture and shine.


The Buzz sticker is Sandylion and the wooden stars are from Studio Calico.


The foam glitter Mickey head is from an alpha set by EKSuccess.


I drew and cut the Wishes wordart myself.

Whew!  That's a wrap on that park.

Up next will be part v: Animal Kingdom