Unfortunately, this grassy area where we I took these photos near the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT no longer exists. That’s okay, however, because it didn’t really offer much shade for the girls on this super-HOT day! The title word “Sun” was cut from a gold satin finish glitter sheet because I didn’t want it to be too sparkly and wanted it to match other embellishments I was planning on using. I hand-drew the title and created a cut file from it so I could use it in layers. For the actual sun on my page, I cut and
Since I am not a fan of my own handwriting (ironic, since I am a published lettering artist), one of the things I like to do is plan my journaling ahead of time and then PRINT it directly onto my page before I start adding other elements or photos. I use a wide format printer, so this is easy once you get the hang of it. When I use this method, I try to use a casual “handwriting” font so that it appears less rigid or “printed”. I add an even more personal touch by underlining my journaling with
This background paper was from a large Disney paper pad. Sometimes I find it difficult to use papers that have pre-printed border designs like the waves and Donald image at the bottom of this paper. I tend to want to make my own borders with lots of layers, so I usually cut off these pre-printed ones. This bottom border, however, worked well to balance out my layered banner at the top of the page. And it was just too cute to cut off in the first place! The banner pieces were added to the baker’s twine with a
It was so fun to see Daisy sporting this colorful outfit for Donald’s Dino Bash in Animal Kingdom, although we weren't quite sure what a “Dino Bash” actually is! Sounds messy, but whatever. I just LOVE these transparent letters! There was no “green” in the collection, so I simply layered blue and yellow- love the effect! I’m sure there was an easier way to get these letters attached to the page although they do not have any kind of adhesive. So, I decided to stitch them down! First, I lightly tacked them down with washi tape, stitched over
I wanted to do something really special with these photos of my nieces from our trip with them to Walt Disney World. I changed the photos to sepia and colorized the bows on their mouse ears so that the photos really stand out. This layered accent piece was fun to make. The polka-dot heart sticker was perfect to coordinate with the bows on the girls’ mouse ears. I also added the black and white baker’s twine to the balloons for a more dimensional element to the cluster. I chose to use vellum on my page layered between
There is a lot going on in this page but wanted to capture the parade in Disneyland with focusing on Snow White. Snow White is one of my favorite princesses because she is so magical. I used many different cut out doilies, made a banner out of stickers and did a few clusters of embellishments. This is a cluster of a small Snow White picture, confetti words, stickers, tags, and part of the title all using old paper and embellishments. Here is a close-up of the banner I made from stickers and twine that I stapled to
A little bit of ‘jungle’, a little bit of ‘whimsy’, and a whole lot of good, watery fun! That’s what I was trying to convey through this page about our trip down Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom with our family/friends. I used lots of layers made with patterned paper, a variety of die cut leaves, flower stickers and real wood accents to create my three main clusters. That wood “slice” is just so adorable so knew I had to use it! It matches the woodgrain patterned paper on the left side of the page perfectly. A
I typically do not shy away from mixing patterns, colors and textures, because I feel it gives my pages some character. And sometimes I like to add actual “characters”! I’ve wanted to use this adorable dimensional sticker of Alice for a long time but was afraid I would not make a page worthy of her. When I started layering the cluster of leaves and flower in the bottom right corner, I visualized Alice among them as well. I think she fits beautifully in that spot and looks like she is climbing out from behind them for a better
There are so many fantastic pineapple embellishments out there on the market right now that it was tempting to use them everywhere on my page, but I chose to use the large pineapple and the tiny pink one on the little circle piece. Now I need to scrap more tropical pages so I can use more pineapple embellishments! I bought this tassel years ago because it was just so colorful, but I had no idea what I would use it for! It was an “ah-ha” moment when I needed to add something to my tag, was rummaging around
I usually use a lot of either stars or hearts on my page and with this page, I used stars to draw attention to and anchor the large photo in the center. We love seeing all the different cars in California Adventure’s Carsland and love getting our pictures taken with them. And yes, I make my family wear matching clothes when we go to Disney!! Here is a close-up of the cluster of stars on this page with enamel dots and a paper clip to match. Thanks for looking at my very simple, but colorful page!!
Got to take a picture with Minnie Mouse herself in Epcot and use some wonderful new products from Scraps & Ink Crafts. I used the metal die plate of Mickey Mouse heads as a mask with modeling pastes part of the background on this page. I pulled the colors from the photo and added the dot paper with lots of fun embellishments to complete this page. I added the black and white washi tape, mouse head padded appliqués, Minnie Mouse die cut, Mickey Mouse die cut plate, Mickey Mouse paper clip, and the super cute cupcake paper clip.
This page is the picture that everyone takes in front of the castle. I wanted to make a page where everything was going across the middle of the page and that most of the embellishments were by the picture to draw your eye to it and add a lot of journaling. This cluster I added a project life card with some old rub-on's, confetti words, flair and a mickey head for a little extra!! Here I used some washi tape, some flair, stickers, label, and another mickey head. Thanks for looking at my page!!
For this “Dapper” page, I immediately visualized the silhouette-cut title in my mind, so it was fairly straightforward when designing it for my electronic cutter. I knew I just had to use this stripe patterned paper in the title to match the stripes in the “Dapper Dan's” outfits. To further match the “Dans”, I wanted to use something that mimicked their bow ties. I had these felt bows in my stash from years ago that would work perfectly. I suppose that’s the benefit of never getting rid of craft supplies- you always find something that matches! My banner had the
This page uses lots of colors and patterns to celebrate our “Ultimate” day at Disney! I chose to use these colorful stickers representing each of the four different Walt Disney World theme parks as my starting point. I decided to create a background that was equally as colorful by using lots of different patterns. This seemed like it might be a challenge, so I knew I needed to stay in a color “family”, such as brights, pastels, or the jewel tones I ended up using to keep it from being too visually overwhelming. I used three different letter
This is just one of those pages where I had some photos from far away so I cropped the pictures and made this fun grid pattern on the top left corner and then one that was bigger for the bottom right to offset the grid and then added some tags in between to bring the page together!! This was one of the clusters of embellishments on the page where I used an arrow paperclip, sequence, stamps, wooden heart, clear heart, and enamel dots. I used some fun washi tape to look like a sun burst and some
I really wanted to create a sense of being “out of this world” so I knew this page about Space Mountain had to have lots of stars and planets as my embellishments. The 8-point starbursts were created with a lever punch. The thin-line circles with stars as well as the layers of the planets are cut using metal dies. My favorite element has most definitely got to be the big Space Mountain image that I cut using my electronic cutter. The shape is just so iconic and instantly recognizable, so I really wanted to use it on my page
I think my Star Wars friends will appreciate this page! I wanted to convey the fact that the AT-AT in Hollywood Studios is really BIG, so I designed this cut file to fill the entire page and work as my background. It cut without any issues, but I would imagine that if I were to try to cut it much smaller, my cutting machine would struggle and end up tearing my paper. So, when designing it, I knew I had to “go big or go home”! Find it HERE in our library! I used thin strips of red patterned
Pink, pink and more pink! We matched the trees at Disneyland that year so I got to use as much pink as I could with the pictures from this trip and it sure was fun!! It was fun layering different pink and grey paper for this page and making my own pennants out of pieces of chipboard!! Here is a close-up of the cluster of embellishments where I made the pennants out of chipboard, used my punch for the circle elements, word stickers, stamps and enamel dots. More stamped images, sequins, stamps and enamel dots. Thanks for
As you can tell by most of my pages, I usually never cut a straight line and this page is no different!! The kids love to see how wet mom gets from this ride. They think that is what Splash Mountain at Disneyland is all about!! I pulled out some of my western paper and some papers that matched the pictures and I usually like to find a piece that has all the colors in the pictures. I used some old October Afternoon paper and embellishments, different alphabets, made a banner out of a bandana, and used some modeling
This is a selfie that we always take while waiting for the bus to go to the different parks. These pictures were taken right before going to Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival. I tried to add some paper that reminded me of the Epcot ball and some fun flowers scattered all over the page. I love to layer embellishments- be it fussy cut flowers, stickers, cut files, chipboard, enamel dots and flair- I am so in! Here are some close-ups of my page: Hope you have a magical day!!