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Disney Project Life Epcot Tram Jam | Pink Paislee and Paige Taylor Evans

Hi guys! Working on my last layout for Epcot today and decided to use some of my Paige Taylor Evans products from Pink Paislee. I don’t have much yet from Take Me Away, so I pulled in her first collection, Fancy Free. Take a look at how perfectly these two collections blend together:

So on this layout I have included an evening photo of the Epcot ball and a little story about our experience on the tram that night. Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards from Pink Paislee Fancy Free and Sahlin Studios:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Here is the layout completed, with journaling and embellishments:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

This photo was really hard to photograph, so forgive the glare. I did want to just add a title here to embellish the photo just a bit.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Underneath the 8×12 photo I added a journaling card from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse. 

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Beside that card is a filler card from Fancy Free, with a floral transparency layered on top.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

One more look at the left hand side:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

The right hand side tells the story of our tram ride back to our car that night. Even though we were exhausted, the kids were completely wound up. Can you tell? The Disney cast members were also a bit punch-happy.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Underneath the top photo are two filler cards from Fancy Free, one for journaling and the other for embellishment. I loved using this wood circle here.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

More journaling here on a layered journaling card. The journaling card was sized just a tad short of the pocket, so I layered it on the tiny floral print. I am in love with that floral print, aren’t you?!

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Here is another photo of the girls. I adore the genuine smiles and the wind in their hair. Sometimes it is a challenge to capture that pure joy, but it is right here. Forget the technical issues with these photos, all that matters is that joy.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Two more filler cards across the center of the layout, just to add color and dimension!

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

And one more filler card. I struggled a bit in my process, whether the two flags were enough. I think it is just fine the way it is, letting that beautiful background show and keeping it simple.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

One more look at the right side:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Thanks so much for checking out my process today! This album has been so much fun, and you guys have kept me going! Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite inspiration has been so far, ok? See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Disney Project Life Epcot Princess Dinner | Crate Paper Cute Girl!!!!!

Ok you guys, I have to apologize early on because there might be way too many exclamation points in this post. In working on my Disney album this week the new collection Cute Girl came in from Crate Paper and there was no way I wasn’t using it! So have a look at my process for this layout and then we will chat all about it!

This is the layout with only photos and journaling cards, all from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse. 

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

And here is the completed layout, with embellishments and journaling added:

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Oh my word, you guys. I love the wooden embellishments that came in the Cute Girl collection, and I brought this one up a notch using some vintage tinsel glitter to embellish.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I also just had to use this filler card that is in the Cute Girl ephemera pack. I seriously want 25 of these, ok? Oh so pretty. The transparent crown was also in this embellishment pack. How could I not use it on a Princess layout?!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Of course it is hard to pick a favorite Princess, and they were all so very awesome, but these photos with Snow White rank as some of my favorites ever. Oh my word.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Simple cardstock stickers on this photo, and then I will show you how I journaled about this photo.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I do wish I had documented some of the things these lovely ladies said to our girls and to our boys (because they definitely did talk a lot to all of us, only the boys did not get up and run to them for affection!). So I wrote that on my journaling card. If you are planning a trip, or have some of those conversations in your head, write them down and include them!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

The cardstock stickers in this collection are amazing. I absolutely love using these sheets of stickers in my Project Life albums, so if you are strictly a Project Lifer, I promise you need these in your life and in your albums!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

The right hand side only keeps getting better, you guys.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

There is something in this photo that unobtrusively captures the magic and it isn’t even the scene of our children, it is the scene going on behind us. If you look in the background of this photo you can see a baby girl dressed up as Cinderella and she is meeting Snow White. Ya’ll, that mama was so freaking incredibly excited to bring her baby girl to that dinner and have her baby girl’s picture taken with each one of them!!!! The joy coming from that table was absolutely incredible and I have chill bumps on my arm just thinking about how happy they were! Oh trust me, I think I was just as excited and I think I have communicated that in this album, but seeing that reflected all around us is just almost more than a human heart can handle. 

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I absolutely had to use this fun tag, so I added a twine bow and adhered it down. Notice I have repeatedly used the glitter enamel hearts across the page. I need more of those, you guys! You need those!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I think you can tell in this photo, Ariel is most definitely one of the favorites in our house. Oh goodness, so much happiness.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I included another filler card here, using some of the puffy stickers. I am absolutely in love with these geometric confetti shapes!!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Just a little more journaling here, and a plain card that I embellished using one floral sticker. You can totally make your stickers go further by cutting them not quite in half, and using each piece to balance the card. Try this!

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Last photo of this layout, and look, there is some of our food! If you watched the video, you probably absolutely saw me add the glitter onto the heart transparency and then discover that I neglected to remove the protective plastic on top! Ha! So I put the original transparency aside and used the film instead. I don’t know if this works or not, but I thought it was a fun way to stretch some of these embellishments a little further.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

I leave you with one more photo, and a little glimmer of sadness that this is the end of the dinner photos in this album! 

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner Crate Paper Cute Girl

Not to worry, more Disney goodness is up ahead. I have one more Epcot layout plus the map, and then we move into Hollywood Studios. Just a heads’ up that there are only about 6-7 layouts left in this album altogether! I am very close to completion and already beginning to plan what is next for Wednesdays. For now, I will see you tomorrow and TBT!

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Project Life | Epcot Princess Dinner Part 02!

Hi guys! It’s Disney Wednesday and today I am continuing to document our dinner with the Princesses at Epcot. Have a look at my process video here:

I decided to rearrange a few things in the album, and so that meant changing up the last two layouts just a bit. For this layout I changed the right hand side to show some photos I took while we were shopping, which we did a lot of at Epcot.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

Here is the layout complete:

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

For the next layout, I decided to move the photos of the girls with Belle to this layout, and I also showed our professional portraits that are now safely housed in a Becky Higgins 12×12 pocket.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

That pocket will actually probably live in the back of the album, so this is what the entire layout looks like, all together:

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

It has given me so much joy to document these Princess layouts! But first, let me show you details of the shopping layout. I was captivated by this nutcracker turning in the window. I really love him and all the lights and magic surrounding him.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I wrote a little about the shopping we did at Epcot. I really loved the shops and stores in all the different countries and even though I did not get many photo graphs in that part of the park, this little nutcracker will tell that part of the story.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

These stars are simply perfect right here, as are the fun balloons. What ties these all together are the similar colors. It is like scrapbook serendipity, where everything just comes together unexpectedly.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

But when you have such a handsome and delightful nutcracker, how could it not come together like magic?

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I did manage to save one of the bags I got and so I folded it neatly and placed it inside this pocket here. No embellishment needed.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

And speaking of magic, when we walked into the Akershus restaurant, Belle was waiting to take our portraits and introduce herself to us. It really was magical. Just look how beautiful she is.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

My connection to the Disney princesses actually begins with Belle. We did not grow up watching Disney movies and when I visited Disney 20 years ago we never saw any princesses (can you imagine?! I remember seeing Feivel and Donatello!). Beauty and the Beast was first released I guess right about my sophomore year of college, and I immediately fell in love with the whole movie. Completely, hopelessly in love.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I loved bringing in the yellow from Belle’s gown into the layout using the yellow damask from Sahlin Studios. The color palette of navy, yellow, pink, and light blue suits me wonderfully.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

The professional photo is in the lower right hand corner. It sort of cracks me up, how Belle holds her hands.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

The other two photos are my own, and I love capturing the small interactions between my girls and the princess. Just little ways these princesses found to connect with their tiny princess fans. Magic.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I hope you find some magic today in some of your own photos. Then create something pretty with those magical photos, ok? See you tomorrow for TBT!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Project Life | The Princess Dinner!!!!

Hi guys! Oh this Disney album keeps getting better and better! I have been waiting so long to scrapbook the photos that I will show you today, namely from our Princess Dinner at Epcot Norway! Here is a look at my process:

I had a few photos from our time at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, so I placed those on the left, and then the right hand side begins the documentation of our Princess Dinner!

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

Above is the layout with journaling cards and photos, and here is the completed layout in its entirety:

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

Can you believe it, there are actually two photos of us as a family (except for the parent who was photographing!) I will say this: we did have a Photopass and we did have our photo taken professionally a few times, and I never liked how any of them came out so I simply did not order any of them. So these are probably about the only ones of us together. I actually think that is kind of funny, looking back on it now!

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

So we did really like the Nemo ride and the aquariums here. I actually added a title card with just the name of the attraction in simple black alphas. I know, I have not created many title cards in this project, but for some reason this layout provided that opportunity so I took it.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

This simple filler card from Sahlin Studios is one of my favorites, and I was excited to get to use it right here! I added a few words from the Shimelle stamp set that belongs in the Starshine collection and I really like how that turned out.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

This layout as a whole seems to be blue on one side, pink on the other, but the yellow provides the common denominator. I made sure to include yellow elements in several places to bring both sides together!

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

This photo of the four of them peering into the fish tank captured a really special moment for me. I have mentioned several times how this was our first trip together as a blended family, and it is moments like this that remind me that we are on the right path. These moments, split seconds before someone runs off, help me remember that the goal is not perfection, but the goal is so they can experience life together. So they can experience life whole, just like they are viewing this ocean together. And then I am eternally grateful for these albums and for these photos and these opportunities to tell these stories so they will remember too.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

Speaking of amazing experiences, the Princess Dinner at Norway is simply magical. For this side of the layout I printed and cut the embellishments in the Sahlin Studios Princess collection. I used sticker paper in my Silhouette to do the cuts.

 

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

I created another title card (yes, two in one layout, can you believe it?) with turquoise alphas. The colors on this layout are actually both all over the map, and I love that.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

This triangle patterned filler card makes me so happy right here. I feel as though my printer may have printed it a bit dark, but regardless I love the combination of colors and the pop it gives the layout. The happy flowers next to it keep the layout feeling light and happy.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

This photo right here, you guys. Of course Disney is known for how wonderful its cast members treat their guests, and we saw that time and again as we travelled through the parks. But the princesses truly went above and beyond to reach out to every child in the room, speak with them, hug them, and make them feel special. Oh goodness, my heart.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

Of course I always have some issues with my photography, and this event was no different! There was a lovely stream of light coming right in over their faces, and the overall lighting situation in this room was abysmal for this fledgling DSLR learner (I only had my camera for about three weeks at this point!). But it does not matter.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

And see Cinderella in the background? That family had a little precious baby girl, and the mama was so stinkin’ proud and happy to be there. I might have been more excited for them, because her excitement was so contagious. Oh, so many feels.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

Here is one more look at this layout.

Disney Project Life Princess Dinner

There is more to come from this dinner, because we had four princesses who visited our table that night. So stay tuned next Wednesday for that. Meanwhile, I will see you tomorrow for TBT!

~Theresa

 

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2!!!

Hi guys! Oh I have such a fun layout today in my Disney Project Life album! Here, have a look at my process:

So a few weeks ago you may remember I hosted a give-away, and Claudine was my lovely winner. Well, she surprised me with the most awesome pocket letter ever, filled with delicious Disney-themed embellishments! I had to use them as soon as I opened them. Here is the layout I began with, using my photos and journaling cards from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse:

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

Here is the completed layout, embellishments courtesy of Claudine Fitzhugh:

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

I began with this fun filler card from Sahlin Studios, and simply added a visual triangle of embellishments to decorate the card.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

I still pulled from my own embellishments too, including this circle from an older Gossamer Blue kit:

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

Simple words and circles here, plus a touch of washi tape.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

I absolutely adored these little Mickey footstools, and love the capture of their little feet. I journaled a bit about the magic of seeing these four children playing together, enjoying each other’s company, no competition or one-upping, just having fun.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

Look at this sweet face, you guys.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

On the opposite side of the layout is more of the same place and the different activities they participated in. The piggy banks were most definitely favorites.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

They became attached to their piggies along the whole process, and then they had to give them back. So they paused for one moment right before saying goodbye. They are seriously so cute.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

This grey The Magic Begins card might be one of my favorites in the entire Sahlin Studios collection. I added the tiny red and white polka dot washi (I am so in love with that washi!) and a tiny bit of journaling.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

They looked so cute moving back and forth on this activity. I wish I had made notes of what these activities were, and if we went back tomorrow I would take the time to jot that down somewhere (Disney traveler’s notebook, anyone?!). They probably remember, if I were to ask them.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

Here is where I wrote about how special it was to see them all together having so much fun. This was our first trip together as a blended family of six, and we honestly did not know how it was going to go. I mentioned how at LEGOLAND there was some negativity and a bit of struggle, but on this day and in these photos that all disappeared. I am so thankful because what will happen is that these four will end up becoming best of friends for their whole lives. They are learning to be the type of people who can adjust and bend and move when they need to, and they are finding that taking risk on relationships is so, SO very worth it.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

So my most favorite pretty embellishment in Claudine’s lovely pocket letter was this special Disney pin. I don’t have any Disney pins, and she included two (!!!) and I decided this one needed to go right here. I snipped off the back (please don’t come after me, Disney pin police!) using tin snips, and then adhered it with pop dots cut around the base. Safety precaution if you decide to do this: wear safety glasses or your eyeglasses, and snip it downward into a dish or tray so it doesn’t fly off into your eye!

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

Here is one last look at the layout. I am so much in love with this layout and I think Claudine should select all of my embellishments from here on out. (Or maybe Claudine can show us some of her Disney layouts, pretty please with cherries on top?! For real, Claudine has her own YouTube channel and she has some December Daily videos up that are really awesome, so go check her out and show her some love: CraftyClaudine.

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 2

See you back here tomorrow for Throw Back Thursday!

~Theresa