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Disney Hollywood Studios | One Magical Night Part 01

Hi there! We are getting so close to the end of this album and I am so excited to finish it up. This layout is one of two layouts about our really awesome night at Hollywood Studios on New Year’s Eve. Have a look at my process here:

I began the layout as always, with photos and journaling cards.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

Then I added my embellishments and journaling to bring it all together, here:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

The enlarged photo of the magical Mickey hat takes center stage here. I chose to use my monthly kits from Gossamer Blue and Freckled Fawn as my embellishments on this layout. The camera is from the Project Mouse Classic kit; it is one of the pieces included in the elements pack that I have printed and cut using my Silhouette.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

Because the photo is printed at 9×12, there are three 3×4 pockets on one side. I chose journaling cards from Project Mouse that were very neutral and have lots of white space.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

I wanted to repeat the star elements from the magical hat, so the star card is repeated three times across the layout. I added a few embossed stars as well.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

I also decided to blend gold and silver both on this layout. Silver has been carried through the whole album but this photo seems to have gold stars on the Mickey hat, so both it is. The Freckled Fawn washi tape is perfect!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

The Gossamer Blue kit this month included pieces from the We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection, so I added a few things for a pop of color. Here is one more look at this side of the layout:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

The right side of the layout shows photos of each of our children individually. With the girls I added a half circle and a glitter enamel embellishment.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

Strike a pose seemed perfect for these photos. These black and white embellishments layer so well on top of the Project Mouse cards!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

For the boys I added these pieces from the element pack in the Project Mouse Classic kit, and they are printed on vellum. The hearts are from the Urban Chic collection.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

This girl! She is all sass!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

Here is the star card again, this time treated a little differently. I added a few tiny enamel dots to the stars, and layered the embellishment on top.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Nightv

One last photo, and one last vellum ticket. So very simple and fun!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night

Just two more process videos for this album to go!!!! See you tomorrow for TBT!

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast | Project Mouse and Maggie Holmes Bloom

Hi guys! Oh I just have to tell you how excited I am to show you today’s layout! The photos are from the Beauty and the Beast show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and I have chosen some fantastic products to go along with. Have a look at my process here:

Ok, here is the layout with photos and journaling cards which I created using products from Sahlin Studio Project Mouse, namely the Princess and Fantasy collections:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I decided to add my Maggie Holmes Bloom transparency in between this layout. So I have two photos of the completed layout:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast
Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I don’t even know where to begin! I guess I will just show you around the layout as usual, but I admit this is no ordinary layout! I began this title card in Photoshop (I use the Cloud version) and brought in the patterned paper, hearts, and bracket. I created a mask using the bracket so there was a place for text or embellishments, then I added a drop shadow, and then I added the word sentiment. All of those elements are available from Sahlin Studio Project Mouse, and The Lilypad.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Under that card are two 3×4 cards with added embellishments.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I couldn’t help but add just the tiniest touches to the photos of the show. Every scene was so beautiful, and my camera captured the stage amazingly well (these were taken with a Canon T3 with a kit lens).

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

This 4×6 card is another one I made myself using just a tiny strip of the patterned paper and some simple lines. I only added a tiny strip of glitter tape and my journaling.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I thought it would be cute to use the Princess Checklist card to create a checklist of some of my favorite characters. Don’t worry, all the beloved characters in the movie appeared in the show, and they did not disappoint!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

There were several banners in the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection, this one in the cardstock stickers, so I repeated those in several places on the layout.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Here is a look at this side of the layout one more time:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I love how the colors of this transparency coordinate so beautifully with the colors on the stage and in the costumes, plus it ties in the gold glitter. I seriously love transparencies and use them every year in my December Dailies, and I try to incorporate them into my other albums as well. This seemed like a great opportunity to use this one!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

It is somewhat challenging to photograph transparencies, so forgive the imperfect photos. Hopefully you can see how I added a vellum banner from the Project Mouse Princess kit. Layered on that are some word strips and a chipboard flower. When you turn the page you will find the back of the chipboard flower that has been embossed with gold and layered with a floral die cut.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

For the left hand side of the layout, I created this journaling card again in Photoshop, printed it out, and then embellished on top. I am particularly in love with these hexagons! They became great layering elements for other little bits and bobs.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

More 3×4 cards and layered embellishments here, and a few stamped s sentiments. The roller stamp I used is from Maggie Holmes’ Shine collection. Definitely a favorite stamp here!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

On this photo I layered the XO banner with a glitter leaf! I wanted to repeat the glitter around the page, you know, because glitter.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Ah, these photos just make me so happy! I remember taking them and imagining the layout I wanted to create, so I kept the drapes in the frame. This glittered label is perfect right here!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

More glitter, and a chipboard frame here, layered together. I also repeated the bracket and hearts on this filler card, and then layered labels and stamps on top. I love this so much!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

One last photo and a banner layered with a glittered leaf and gold word sticker. Check out the concerned characters in the frame – this was the scene where Beast was    pitching his temper!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Here isone more look at the right hand side of the layout:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Oh you guys, this might be one of my absolute favorite layouts ever! It all came together so much prettier than I could have ever imagined! I do hope you will let me know in the comments what you think. Thanks so much for following along!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life | Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones!

Hi guys! Today I am documenting our visit to Disney Hollywood Studios in my Disney Project Life album. Have a look at my process here:

Here is the layout with photos and journaling cards. The cards are from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse and the Midnight Edition Core kit from Project Life.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

Here is the layout completed, with journaling and embellishments:

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

The very first thing I did in my process was to add my splashes of watercolor on the journal cards. I love how subtle these little additions of color are, and how fun it is to add watercolors to your cards!

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

Now if you watched the process video then you are probably laughing when you look at this card! I am laughing too, so it is totally ok. This was an example of what not to do in stamping, and yet even though I experienced a funny adventure creating this card, I still really love how it turned out in the pocket!

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

The photos across the bottom are of the stage, taken from the audience. Narrowing down which photos to include here: of course I took probably 100 just at this show, and then I printed probably 10. In the end these were included because they show some of the most exciting portions of the show and they fit in with the story I am telling.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

Now the story I am telling in this layout is really about how mesmerized all the kids were during this show. We loved this show A LOT (!!!) and so the photos and the journaling all work together to tell that story overall.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

I really think, of course, that this photo landed in this layout precisely because Addison is totally fixed on this show. I love the moment this photo captures, where he is in the foreground, and then Nick’s ear and shoulder are behind him, and Emberlynn’s pony tail behind that!

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

Here is one more look at this side:

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

On the right hand side I wanted to include some of the miscellaneous shopping photos I took that day. I did this in Epcot, too, if you remember the layout about the nutcracker in the window. I loved shopping at Disney and loved all the shop displays! I wish I had taken more photos of us picking out things we wanted and things we got, but it is ok to let that go.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

I absolutely love how these watercolors and Heidi Swapp Shine add pops of color to these journaling cards! I know some people are bothered because the gold one leaves a ring around the splash, but I have to say I think they kind of look like suns here! What helps, too, is putting the color down and then move the card around a bit so the lighter color can spread a bit more.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

I didn’t actually buy this little stuffed puppy, but we all really did fall in love with him. Also, notice how I did not add watercolors to every journal or filler card.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

And then one last card on this layout, which is fairly simple and lovely. These Project Life Core kit cards provide such great canvases for additional embellishments.

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

One last look at this side of the layout:

Disney Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones

So that’s it for today’s layout! You will have to let me know what you think about adding mixed media to Project Life and Project Mouse cards. See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

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