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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 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:

Disney Project Life Layout 10

This is the completed layout here:

Disney Project Life Layout 10

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 10

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 10

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 10

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?!

Disney Project Life Layout 10

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:

Disney Project Life Layout 09

This is the layout completed:

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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!

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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!

Disney Project Life Layout 09

Just one more tiny embellishment cluster at the bottom.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

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

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Project Life | Layout 5

Yay, today is another Disney day! These layouts are making me so happy – I am happy to be moving through the album and I am happy to be using fun products and I am happy to finally tell these stories. I am happy that Project Life allows me to tell these stories a little bit at a time. Rather than sitting down and writing a novel about the trip (which I could never do in a million years!), I am able to write a little about each photo as I want to, and then the album tells the story as a whole. nd even better than that, the Sahlin Studios Project Mouse journaling cards help provide prompts where I might otherwise forget. I call that serendipity. Have a look at this week’s process video:

So this layout is basically about two of the rides we did in Tomorrowland, plus meeting Buzz. Here is the layout with just photos + journaling cards:

Disney Project Life Layout 5

And this is the layout completed:

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So I began with the two photos of us meeting Buzz. I included two because, well, none of the 6 or 7 I took were perfect, but the one I embellished shows Buzz just lightly touching Addison’s cheek. For me, that is a moment worth documenting – a personal moment with a super hero who is reaching out to our children to connect with them in unexpected ways. That, my friends, is Disney magic!

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Underneath that photo I embellished the journaling card with an acrylic word that came in one of my Gossamer Blue kits last year. The yellow stars also are from Gossamer Blue, and tie in great with other elements around the page. The only thing I added to the Mission Brief card was my journaling itself and a yellow heart.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Underneath those is the wacky shot taken inside the Ranger Spin ride. Of course it’s not a technically spot-on photo and certainly I am not winning awards with my settings and capture here, but I am capturing the motion of the day. I am capturing what it was like the whole day in the park – always moving, always going forward, trying to hold on to the thing we just saw.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

More journaling on this side, using a thin washi tape for lines and writing about meeting Buzz. I also wrote a short list about what we did that day. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but remember I had not been to Disney in twenty years (!!!) and two of our children had never been at all, so we chose carefully what we wanted to do. We also did not want to overwhelm ourselves – travelling with four kids in these early days of being a blended family was a fun challenge!

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Travelling over to the other side of the layout, where I added a simple wood banner to the Space title card.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

These photos of our daughters on the People Mover are two of my favorites. They are here because they say something about the relationship these two have – hilarious, messy, full of excitement. The youngest, Natalie, was so excited to be there and embraced the entire experience. She just loved it.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

I kept these middle cards so very simply, only adding one or two elements to each one, if that. I absolutely love that they are all white – very simple and easy to look at. The photos take center stage.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

One last look at the Castle from the People Mover, in a blur. This actually is so true to how this trip felt. And I am just going with it. See you guys tomorrow with TBT!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life Layout 04!!!!

So let me show you how the layout looked with just photos and journal cards in place. I chose a lot of white cards in this layout in order to maintain a light feeling across the page.

Disney Layout 04

And here is the completed layout. Notice I made a few changes to the layout visually.

Disney Layout 04

I realize this card doesn’t show up very well, but I did add some acrylic stars from Shimelle’s Starshine collection.

Disney Layout 04

I think my favorite element of the layout are the word sticker and arrows in silver glitter gliding across the photo of the Astro-Glider! They are perfect for that page!

Disney Layout 04

I had not been to Disney in twenty years (!!!!) so the concept of Fastpasses was totally new to me. I will write about that more later, but for now this photo says a little about where we started out adventure.

Disney Layout 04

I will admit that there is not a lot to this layout, and that is ok. I feel like we spent a little time at the beginning overwhelmed and bewildered inside the park, trying to figure out what ride to go on first, dealing with all the people, so this is a breathing page.

Disney Layout 04

This was one of the design decisions that I made – to change out this journaling card. It adds some visual weight to the page, which I perhaps would do a little differently in hindsight, but it really is ok too right where it is. This card also adds a countdown element, which is just fun!

Disney Layout 04

There are so many views of the Castle from all directions around the park, so here is another view from the back. Simple layered embellishments on this photo because it didn’t really need much.

Disney Layout 04

The only thing I added across the bottom of this layout is the stamped image to the Adventure card. Also note the acrylic clouds on the red journaling card – I love how that turned out!

Disney Layout 04

Ok I will see you all back tomorrow with my TBT series!

~Theresa