Disney Album

Disney Project Life Layout 10 | Finishing Up Day 1!

Hi guys, it’s Wednesday and that means Disney day here! I am so happy to be moving right along through this album and this project, and today I am wrapping up Day 1. Each day in the album ends with a map of the park we visited that day, so have a look at my process to see what I did:

 

Here is the layout to begin with, just a printed map and the backs of the journaling cards from the layout before:

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This is the completed layout here:

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The right hand side left a great column for a few journaling cards, and I chose to use Ali Edwards’ WILD story kit to fill those pockets. I wanted to use muted, neutral colors and knew that kit had some beautiful colors, and the orange in the Love You Best Of All card ties in perfectly with the orange in the titles on the map.

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What I wanted to do with this map was to show graphically how we moved around the park. Because of Fast-passes and just selecting certain rides, it felt like we skipped across and back and forth a bit. So I chose to use brads and twine to show our path. At the entrance I heat embossed a circle from the Ali Edwards WILD Story Stamp, which you can see here.

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The twine goes up and across several different cards and the corners were a tiny challenge, but I think you get the general idea. This tells a story all its own, with no photos or words necessary.

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In the margins I used Studio Calico’s geotags to highlight which rides we rode and where we ate lunch. This becomes an easy reference tool for the future, right?!

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This was a simple but fun layout to include, and a great way to include maps in your Disney albums. Years from now it will be interesting to go back and see what changed. See you guys back here tomorrow for TBT Project Life!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life Layout 09!!!!

Hi guys, today is Disney day! I’m working through my Disney album in Project Life style, using Sahlin Studios and the Honey and Midnight Core Kits from Becky Higgins. Today is Layout 09, with another great photo of the Castle. Have a look at my process here:

Here is the layout with photos and the journaling cards in place:

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This is the layout completed:

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I started with this simple title card from Sahlin Studios and added very simple embellishments:

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The last ride we took for the day was the Carousel, and while I wasn’t able to get any photos from a distance, I did get several close-ups of the kids’ expressions. We are all exhausted, but still taking it all in. These photos sum up the day for me.

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I used the 3×4 cards in the center to journal about the end of the day and my overall feelings about our day.

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Even though I could not remember where we are for breakfast or dinner (!!) I still wanted to include eating at Pinocchio’s Village Haus. We liked it there and would definitely go back!

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Just a few embellishments from Shimelle’s Starshine collection here. The ticket seemed apropos for the Carousel.

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This guy doesn’t ride carousels any more, so I am happy to look back on this photo and remember the days he still did.  Such awesome memories.

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The other side of the layout is an enlarged photo of the Castle at night. Now, I know this photo is not entirely in focus, and in some ways I hate that because the lights truly are amazing. For a long time I avoided this project precisely because I thought my photos were so imperfect, and I am working to get past that. I am working to stop waiting for photos to be perfect, just take them and scrap what you take. I’m really happy I made this layout, and especially happy I am making this album right now.

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I left the photo completely unadorned, but did add three journal cards as a border to this layout.

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Another opportunity here to write about how I felt about seeing the Castle and how much I love it. It’s so good to get those thoughts down!

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Just one more tiny embellishment cluster at the bottom.

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That is all for today, friends. See you tomorrow for Throwback Thursday!

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Project Life Layout 08

Hi guys, hooray for Wednesdays because that means it’s Disney day and I love my Disney days! I love creating these layouts and love telling this story. Have a peek at my process for this week!

So here is what I started with, just photos and a few journaling cards.

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I had a supplemental map from Fantasyland that I really wanted to include, because it has a great image of Beast, so I added a quick insert to house that.

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So there ended up being two layouts this week. Yay!

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On the left hand side I documented us going to see Mickey’s Philharmagic. As I was working on these layouts, my smallest girl Natalie stopped by my studio to see what I was up to, and she told me she totally remembered wearing those glasses and she really loved them! I love that she remembers that and I love that this album will always bring that back for her!

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I had one re-entry Fastpass that I had saved so I made sure to include it here. It is backed simply on a polka dot card from the Midnight Core Edition.

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This cursive mouse card might just be my favorite from the Sahlin Studios Project Mouse collection! I am loving the simplicity here.

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I used a few more filler cards in the 3×4 pockets. Nothing complicated here. Just trying to get photos and stories told.

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I had this fantastic map from Fantasyland that just had to be included. I adore the image of Beast, so I cut it up to fit into the divided pockets and added a bit of vellum to the edge.

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This is the back side of this map, which then becomes the left side of the next layout. Our adventure on this side was through the Journey of the Sea ride with Ariel.

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I had two photos I chose to tell this story – they aren’t very clear photos and not the best lighting, but that is ok. I chose the Magic card as the title card, unembellished.

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I added my journaling on the smaller 3×4 cards, just sharing about riding this ride. I also wrote about seeing Gaston in this part of the park. And I really love this one little flair button layered on the tag, with a couple of words stamped on top. So easy and so cute!

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I didn’t do much other than my journaling here, and the star card I left as it is. This is part of my promise to myself to actually leave some cards un-embellished, and I am loving that.

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For my journaling on this card, I messy cut some washi tape in half and then I wrote about how this part of Magic Kingdom was really still under construction while we were there. So parts of it we didn’t really get to see, and I definitely want to go back to this part of the park!

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So that is my layout for today! See you tomorrow with a layout from my 2014 Project Life!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life Layout 07!

Hi guys, I am moving right along in my Disney album, one layout per week, one week at a time. Today is layout number 7, with 22 left to go. *insert clapping here* Take a look at today’s process video!

 

 

Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards.

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And here is the completed layout:

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I chose the Project Mouse Fantasy collection journaling cards from Sahlin Studios for most of these pockets. The title card is very simple – a wood embellishment and hand-written words to note where we were. I found it was important to note where we were because since we were there, Tink has been moved to Main Street. So for this album, Disney becomes documented as it was. I love that!

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On the right hand side of the layout I included photos of us waiting in line to see Tinkerbell and Periwinkle. Some of the photos I left unembellished, and the embellishments I did add are few.

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I loved using this wood rectangle with a word strip layered on top. So easy, but it draws your eye to a place in the layout that I want to highlight. This line-waiting was a fun one, all the kids were happy and excited and I had a moment of being still to capture it.

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One of my favorite things about this layout is my journaling card I wrote about how I loved the little pom-poms on the fairies’ shoes. I think it is important to include the things that excite us, in particular as moms, and not just the things that excite our children. Both are important!

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That is all for today! Stay tuned tomorrow for TBT Project Life!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life Layout 06

Hi guys, so yay it’s Disney day! I am always excited every week to pull this album out and to complete another layout. Today is Layout six in my Disney album and it’s a fun one. The photos are of three of our children who were playing in a Tiki play area in the park while one of our children rode the Aladdin Magic Carpet. Check out the process video:

Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards. As you saw in the video, I had a blank page on the right side and I chose one of the patterned papers from Starshine by Shimelle to complete that page.

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Here is the completed layout, with embellishments and journaling:

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So if you have ever wondered what it would look like to just have one photo in a Project Life page, now you know because I did it here. I think sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves to fill as many pockets as possible with photos, but then think nothing of creating dozens of traditional layouts with just one photo! So here is what it looks like to just have one photo. I rather like how it turned out!

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I adore how this title card came out. The base card is from Project Life Honey Edition core kit, with embellishments from Starshine on top. The silver star, however, is left over from my Ali Edwards December Daily kit from 2015!

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I mentioned this in the video, but I will just repeat myself: I am in head over heels in love with those acrylic shapes from the Starshine collection! They are just awesome.

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Underneath the top photo is a little journaling and a simple card from Sahlin Studios. Notice I haven’t done much “magic” or “castle” themed stuff – this is not a kitchy Disney album because I have to admit I get a little weary of all that! I can’t do an over-themed album, just me personally, because I think you get the gist from the photos themselves.

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I added this yellow card to bring in a bit more yellow here, and then more journaling on the turquoise card. I really do like how these collections all come together with these happy colors, but still tastefully done!

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That’s it for Disney this week, thanks so much for following along!!! Let me know how you like it so far, ok?

~Theresa