Shimelle Starshine

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Epcot Day 04 | Ali Edwards Believe Story Kit

Hi guys! We are back on the Disney track today with a layout from our day at Epcot! Yes, I am absolutely using the Believe Story Kit again today. Have a look at my process for today’s layout:

To begin this layout, I chose several journal and filler cards from the Believe Story Kit. I also used a few from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse and the Project Life Midnight Edition Core Kit.

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This is the layout completed with journaling and embellishments:

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I chose mainly black and white cards for this layout. The main story of this layout was that it rained a good portion of the morning while we were at Epcot, and the grey sky led my product choices here.

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This quote card probably sums up the layout quite succinctly: when you are at Disney you don’t let the rain stop you. You just keep going and trust that it’s going to be a fun day anyway! Because this is Disney!

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The kids, of course, could have cared less about the rain. I took these snaps while we were wandering through the park deciding what to do. They were just playing and being silly in these mirrors. Great moments.

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I couldn’t help but use one of the weather cards from Project Mouse here. For a pop of color on an otherwise quite monochromatic layout, I chose the orange colors from the Believe kit. It works perfect.

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Of course the fun photos add great pops of color as well, from the kids’ happy and bright jackets, and their smiles light up the whole place. Yep, they were definitely excited.

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The right hand side of the layout is grounded by a photo of the Epcot ball. There was never a bright sunny photo op that day, just grey skies, but I went with it and took this photo. A simple embellishment adds the perfect touch.

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There are two journaling cards here, side by side, so I just added a few more notes about being at the park. No embellishments, only stamps here.

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There are two cards across the bottom. This one is a filler card from the Midnight Core kit and I added a clear sticker from Shimelle’s Starshine collection. So easy.

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One last journaling card here, where I wrote about being here years ago and it being my favorite park of all the Disney parks. I also added a transparent piece from the Starshine collection – the greens tied in perfectly with the greens on the card itself.

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Here is one more quick look at the layout:

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That is all for today! I will see you back here tomorrow for TBT!

~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:

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.

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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 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