Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Best Day Ever

Nothing better than a bright sunny day floating around in the lazy river at Typhoon Lagoon!

I chose these colors for the moodboard challenge from Scrap the Boys.  

I fussy cut some patterned papers and added some buttons.  I thought the fishes would be a funny addition.
My "boys" had a great time!
Can't wait to go back!

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Magic Memories

I have had this giant sticker frame in the stash forever!  This month's challenge from More Than Words was to use a frame on your project.  I finally used the frame!!!!

Since I have scraps literally EVERYWHERE, I used a lot of them to accent the rest of the page.  I also added some acrylic Mickey head stickers, a few pieces of flair, and random brads.  

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Epcot - Paris, France

I have to admit that the older the kids get, the more they appreciate visiting the different countries in Epcot.  It's becoming one of our most favorite places to go when on a Disney trip.  2nd to the Magic Kingdom of course!

I have been working on solving Case #254 from CSI Challenges:

Stripes (background paper)
Ribbons ( 3 different)
Gold elements ( gold ink on the flowers and gold hidden Mickey heads)
Bling - (glitter on the background papers)

buttery yellow

I also handout the image of Marie and filled in with markers.
The die cut Eiffel Tower and the word Paris are from Want2Scrap.

So glad I still had goodies leftover from our  trip to the real Paris!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Slow moving time...

I love the countdowns for a Disney vacation!

The last 30 days can be the most exciting - and the most excruciating!

I had a countdown calendar for the last 30 days and a special treat/ toy / game for everyone.

THIS time I remembered to take pictures of some of them:

For starters, I had this sketch from Stick it Down to work with:

I struggled with this one all month!
Tonight as I was looking through some pictures, I came across these and the idea of creating a clock popped into my head.

I used a Mickey design brad for the center of the clock.  The hands are arrows that I added liquid pearls to.

SO glad I was able to get this one done!
It turned out to be a lot of fun once I figured out an idea.

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Not happy when photoshop does not cooperate with me!

I tried to crop my image and it's just being difficult.  I think the heat has gotten to

Here is a page I made using a lot of circles for the shape challenge at Lasting Memories:

Mickey head background paper - circles punched from patterned scraps - and lots of buttons.

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Pooh and Piglet

Playing along with the shape challenges at Lasting Memories!
Here I used a hexagon punch and pop dots.  I also hand cut some hexagons from patterned papers.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Parade Time

I never get tired of watching the parades!!

I thought this would be a great page to create a banner to work with the triangle challenge from Lasting Memories.
I hand cut all my triangles and then inked the edges.  I used a template to make a layered circle, which kinda got hidden along the way.
The banner was made with some chipboard pieces.
My favorite piece is the shaker box!  I was surprised that they were delivered today - on a Sunday!
I had some Mickey party confetti that I used to fill it.  Not sure if I like the black...oh well.

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Queen of Hearts

This page was quite the challenge!

I played with a Blend-A-Sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash:

We had to find a way to combine both sketches and as an extra challenge, we had to include wood veneers.

Here is what I came up with:

I like the layout of the right sketch, but the pictures that I wanted to work with went with the left sketch.    I added the title to the top of the page according to the left sketch.  
The wood veneers I used are the heart clusters.  I used some red glitter Stickles on them.  My hands still smell like the burnt
Lasting Memories was also having a "heart" challenge.  So I made sure I had plenty of them!
 As an added bonus, I forgot I had these heart shaped doilies too!

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Poly Paradise

TONS of pictures of our all time favorite resort.  This was the view we woke up to every morning, right outside our room.

I mixed up a few different tropical prints.  I hid a doily in the background.
The bamboo piece are scraps from a paper photo frame one of our purchased pictures came in.
The Mickey sticker was a grew find in one of the resort stores.
The flowers are from Michael's dollar spot.
And the leaves are a new find from an Etsy store.

Here is the sketch I used for my page.  This is yet another great sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

Lazy River Ride

I think my computer is fighting the heat wave we are having.  I just can't get photoshop to work correctly.

Here is my page for the sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme:

I used a strip of mulberry paper and sprayed the background with blue and yellow.
The raft and the water drops were hand cut.
And for the last embellishment, I added some clear buttons to represent water.  On the photos, I added clear Mickey head stickers.  :)

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:

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So my computer decided to be stupid today and won't let me crop or adjust my photos.

This page was made for the photo inspiration challenge at Artastic:

Challenge YOURself also had a photo inspiration challenge:

I just had these papers close by and this is how it all came together:
I went with lots of flowers although mine are more whimsical.
Chipboard title and butterflies, big brads and lots of flowers.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Captain Hook

Still working with "Captain" and "pirate" photos - here is my page for Captain Hook:

I used plenty of pirate papers.  The banner was pieces from a patterned sheet that I cut out and added to a piece of jute.
All of the papers were distressed and inked.

Here is the sketch that got me started:

This is from Sketch N Scrap.  They had plenty of challenges this month!

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Wild Ones

My hubby and daughter always love to take selfies together.  This is just one of the many they have taken at all the entrances to all the parks.

I used up lots of older BoBunny animal print papers to play along with the challenge from Scrap Our Stash.  I even added some animal print ribbons.

The sketch I used is from Sketch N Scrap:

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Captain Jack

What a surprise we had coming around the corner in Adventureland and seeing Captain Jack training kids to be pirates.

This guy was really good!  And he looked soooo much like Johnny Depp!

This page was created using the Sketch N Scrap Birthday Sketch #1:

I used my distressing tool on all the papers and then inked all the edges.  I added scraps of burlap paper from the DCWV stack.  And then I added a brass Mickey head.  No idea where I got these from, but sometimes they are just the right addition to a page.

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Best Train Ride EVER!

The Disney World train is the one thing that we MUST do every time we go to the park.

We usually spend the whole day in the park and then take the train all the way back to the front and catch the fireworks near the train station.

This sketch from Sketch N Scrap Birthday #3 was the starting point for my page:

And I was finally able to use this fun sticker that's been around forever.
The big red Mickey head is a paint chip that used to be available at Home Depot.  I still have quite a few of them stashed away.

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Never enough Magic

One of the best things about Disney are the photographers!

Here we are AGAIN in front of the castle:

I am so in love with all the of Echo Park collections!  I would need at least 12 more trips to Disney before I would be able to use everything I bought!

Here is the 6th Birthday Bash sketch #2 from Sketch N Scrap that I used for my page:

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On Our Way!!

I usually work on my scrapbooks in chronological order, but sometimes I have to do things when the inspiration hits.

Here are some fun pics of us on the plane ride to Disney.

I used up a few more scraps, and some red ribbon.  
The 3D clouds are so cool!  I remember when I found them in the store, I bought like 5 packages of them!

My inspiration for this page was this fun sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

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More Magic

Good morning!  I was up early today to finish up a page I started a few days ago.

I was taking notes on what I wanted to do to create this page while I had downtime at work.
I used distress inks on the background paper.
I also pulled out my Zutter Distress it All for all of the layered papers.  I haven't used that machine in forever!
The chipboard pieces are from Creative Embellishments.  I painted them all white, and then dabbed a little distress ink on them. 
This paper was for the challenge at Creative Embellishments.  I love these chipboard pieces!  
The twist to the challenge was to add a vintage piece.  
Kinda hard to do when I have Disney pictures all over my desk.
But then I remembered I had these vintage Disney cartoon papers. 
Not sure if that's what they meant by "vintage" lol...but it worked well for my page!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spaceship Earth

Not only do I love taking pictures outside of Spaceship Earth - I get to work with the Zodiac stack from DCWV!
This is so perfect for these photos!
These papers are glittery and shimmery and shiny.
I wish I could get a better picture of the papers.

My inspiration was this sketch from My Creative Sketches:

I used a Creative Memories circle punch technique to make my background.  I also slipped in a few Hidden Mickeys too.

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Always find a Photo Op

There is never a shortage of fun Photo Ops at Disney.
Especially when they have photographers every 10 feet as you approach the castle.
And every picture gets better and better, the closer you get.

Here is my page for the May 1st sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.
They are also collaborating with Paper Issues this month.

And here is the original sketch:

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Always Be True

Our Disney photographers are always the best!  Not only do they take great family pictures, but they always surprise us with pics like this:

This was the perfect picture to do a girly page.
I chose to use these colors to go with the White with 1 challenge - Gerbera Petal.

I also use the sketch from Rubber Buggy:

I also use a stencil and stippled pink paint to create my background.
This idea came from The Studio Challenges this month.

So happy with how this turned out!
Because this picture was taken in Disney, I had to add a few Hidden Mickeys - of course!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

CSI Case # 253 - Catching Raindrops

Trying to turn a Disney page into a case file can be quite the task!

I thought I would give it a shot and try and crack CSI Case #253:

Evidence Collected:
solid background
solid cardstock (photo mats)
Stripes (patterned papers)
wonky dots (polka dot paper)
textured paper (corrugated paper)
die cuts (leaves)
hand cutting (bases and tea cups)
washi tape (yellow stripe & multi colored)
leaves and branches
jar/ vase shape ( hand cut items)
paint (splatters and circles on background)
circles (painted using a toilet paper roll)
combine colorful patterns with black and white pattern

I used a tag and a few scraps of paper for the "Catching Raindrops on our Tongue" phrase.

The Scheme:
Navy Blue 
Pear Green

From the inspirational file photo:

I interpreted this a as a whimsical page - which is why I chose Alice and the Mad Hatter photos.

So that's my closing statement.

I'm very happy with the way this turned out.

I hope you have a Magical Day!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018


I loved that we had a great photographer when we were taking these pictures.  She was so fun and we have so many great shots!

I hand stitched the Mickey head for this page.  I have seen so many great ideas and I want lots of those in my album, so I have to mix up how I handle them.

This is the sketch I used - from Sketches in Thyme #323:

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Poly Village

Here we are taking a break, deciding the next step after we check into the resort.  It was such a beautiful day, we just wanted to sit and breathe in the air and revel in the thought that we were back "home".

I used sketch #324 from Sketches in Thyme to whip out this quick page.

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Our Incredible Vacation starts now!

Gotta love when you finally have a use for stickers that you just HAD to have and that have been in the drawer FOREVER!

Here is the night we started our vacation.  As you can see - none of us could sleep.  Time for some silly pics and practice with towel animals.

I used sketch #152 from Sketch N Scrap for my inspiration:

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This was fun as I was able to use a few pages from some textures stacks I bought at Joann's.

I used burlap and corrugated 6x6 papers.
I also used cork for my alphas.
I got this idea from the "cork" challenge from Archiscraps.
To add a bit more, I used jute and buttons.
LOTS of texture on this page!

I used this month's 2 page sketch from Stick it Down:

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