Friday, January 31, 2014

Arr! Finding Nemo makes my Dreams Come True!

     I managed to get another three pages done in our 2011 Disney scrapbook.  I love how they ALL come out this time too! 

I used my Circuit machine to make this Finding Nemo page.  I thought the dark glittery blue paper was the perfect accent to give this page a little pop!  I cut Crush out at a size 4, Nemo, the words and the waves were all cut out at a size 2.  All the various seaweeds were cut at different sizes and I just tore a few sheets of brown paper to make the sand at the bottom.  I just LOVE this page-- even if it did take me a full hour!! 

Easy peasy, quick and simple-- my favorite kind of page!  I used some black and red Mickey paper for the background, mounted my photo on black paper and cut out the letters using my Circuit Keystone cartridge.  I pieced together Pirate Mickey.  I cut a plain black Mickey head out of the Mickey and Friends cartridge and then cut a red/pink striped 1/2 Mickey head out from the same cartridge.  Lying the stripped paper over the black I carefully cut the ears off an cut one into a fat 'w" shape to make the tied on the pirate hat.  I then rummaged around and found a gold jump ring that I used as a pirate earing in Mickey's left hand ear. So easy and adorable. 

I had some Dreams Come True paper and I set it on it's side.  I mounted the large photo on white and set it on the paper just right so it didn't cover up any of the words.  I then used all the photos we took around the world showcase and cut them into small circles.  I mounted each photo on a slightly larger white circle and wrote my journaling around the edges of photos using a light blue marker. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

How'd I miss that??

      I was cleaning my craft room the other day and came across a few scrapbook pages from our trip to Disney from two years ago.  I decided to put the pages in their album; only to discover I had no Disney album from that trip!  I have no idea how that happened but after a quick visit to Shutterfly and a few weeks waiting for my photos to come in I am now scrapping Disney like crazy!  I put the pictures from this year's trip on hold and am trying to focus on these older pictures.  I ordered several 8x10 photographs, a bunch of 5x7's and a lot of 4x6's as well.  I started wherever inspiration struck. 

Nuts about Chip and Dale
For this Nuts about Chip and Dale page I used some acorn paper I had gotten in a fall scrapbooking paper pack, some plain brown paper and a few leftover Chip and Dale stickers.  I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and though you can't see them well in the photograph I do love how it came out. Cute and whimsical!  

Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    I used my Cricut for this entire page.  It took me almost 2 hours and I have to say that I only liked it (not loved it) when it was finished.  Using the Dreams Come True cartridge I cut out the Jasmine frame in a size 7 and it ended up being perfect for my photo.  I then cut out Jasmine and Aladdin in a size 6 (using all the layers and details in the cartridge).

Port Orleans
    For this photo I bought a New Orleans sticker pack by Jolee's and combined those with some varying shades of green paper.  I took the little packet included in our room brochure (along with the map of our hotel) and attached it to the corner of the page.  I'm always looking for ways to include our park and hotel maps since I think it's such a great thing to look back on. Disney's always changing and it's nice to freeze frame those moments in time. 

Meeting Goofy and Pluto at Animal Kingdom
   Using my Disney paper pack I turned the paper sideways, mounted the pictures on coordinating cardstock and used my Cricut to cut out the title using the Mickey and Friends cartridge.  I adhered a little sticker of Pluto and his dog house to the corner and added a few paw prints too.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lights, Motors, Action

Don't you hate it when your creative juices just stop flowing and it seems like nothing is going right?  I finally managed to finish three half- way decent pages yesterday but it took me hours and quite a bit of swearing (under my breath) at my Cricut.  I got a newer, larger Cricut for Christmas and I guess I'm still learning the in's and out's of it.  Here are the three layouts for Hollywood Studios Lights, Motors, Action Stunt show:
I took a toy truck from our playroom, ran it through black ink and made tire tracks along
the title.  I added a few cute Disney stickers in a racing theme.  Simple and easy. 

For this page I cut the letters out using the Cricut and some thin metal sheeting
in a very light blue color.  I used the same Disney racing stickers and honestly, it looks way better in person

This is my least favorite (and probably unfinished) version.  I'd like to add some more embellishments
of some sort-- perhaps some checkered flags, silver gears, or tires-- I'm not sure & until I get struck with
some inspiration I'll leave it as is.  Who knows-- it might even grow on me! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Disney "extras"

I had a few more random pages that I have scrapped from this last Disney trip.  We were so impressed with our room and hotel that I had to scrap that too!
Saratoga Springs Double page spread-- based on the old New York resorts, our resort was very "horse" themed. 

Disney Quest-- Disney's huge indoor arcade

Another Disney Quest page
We had the best travel agent EVER!  She surprised us with this wonderful gift "basket" of goodies and I just had to scrap
this wonderful treat.  There's nothing like coming back to your room after a long day at the park to find a great big Mickey bag full of treats! 

Our pool was awesome so these pool pictures needed an awesome page

Chef Mickey

My boys are getting to that age when they don't want to wait in line to meet any characters in the parks.  They are all about the rides and so I'm always glad when they still want to eat at a character breakfast!  Here are some layouts for our Chef Mickey breakfast... they still need journaling but I think you can see where I left space for that later.  I'm all about simple layouts and clean lines so my pages are fairly basic.  I like my pictures to be the focal point-- not the embellishments so I tend to keep them to a minimum.  When The paper itself is decorated I typically don't put anything else on it. 

I added the chef hat (from the From The Kitchen cartridge) to the Mickey word from the Disney cartridge

my oldest son is the ONLY one who wanted to meet with Minnie-- I love this picture!

I had Disney paper that I embellished using the Disney Cricut

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hollywood Studios

We always have a family photo around the big coke bottle and couldn't pass up
the photo opportunity this time either
  Hollywood studios was one of the boys favorite parks this trip and so we spent quite a lot of time there.  I'd say we spent the majority of our time between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.  My boys have always loved EPCOT. 

The boys first time on the Studio Backlot Tour

I loved this "summary" page of our day mostly I think because of this paper I bought at  It was just perfect that I also had silver glitter chipboard letters to complete the look. 

One last page of the Studio Backlot Tour
Toy story mania page...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

More Disney

    I've been getting caught up on most of my Disney pages.  While they aren't completely done most of them are mostly done, if that even makes any sense!  For most of the pages I concentrate on color and layout first, add in a title second and finish up with any journaling last.  As I get further behind on my scrapbooking I seem to get less and less journaling done but I figure one day I'll get to sit down at the computer and get all caught up on all the journaling.  I leave a box on most pages that I hope is large enough (without being too large) to fit all my journaling into when the time comes.  For me this is just a system that works.  But enough about that!  Here are some of my completed pages:

Jedi Training:

I just love the face that the Disney photographer captured in this picture!

 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt show:

To make Indiana I followed the directions on this blog using my Cricut.