Disney Album

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!

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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See you back here tomorrow for Throw Back Thursday!

~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 | LEGOLAND Layouts 13 & 14

Hi guys, it’s a Disney day today! I am ready to get through the LEGOLAND portion of the album and get back to Disney. So two layouts again today to get that portion completed, and here is my process video for those:

 

Here is one of the layouts with just photos and journaling cards from the Modern Edition Core Kit:

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Here is that layout completed:

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And then to finish up the day I added the map of the park (and if you didn’t watch the video yet, be sure to because you will absolutely die laughing at my silly, stupid mistake I made in cutting this thing!!!!!):

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Did you guys like the gallery last week? I think I will do that again with this first layout. You can click on any photo to see it larger and to scroll through all the photos.

Now for this map. My first advice, and I knew this going into it and didn’t listen to my own advice so I am just a nerd, is to always work with a duplicate or a copy! I totally cut this too short and it was the only one I had so I just had to work with it. No worries. Laugh and move on.

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The only embellishment I added was this one single glitter word phrase that came in a previous Gossamer Blue kit:

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That’s all for today, my loves. I will be back tomorrow with TBT and our construction project, so see you then! Also be sure to check back on Friday because I am introducing a brand new project and you are going to love it. See you soon!

~Theresa

 

Disney Project Life Layouts 11 & 12 | Modern Edition Core Kit

Hi guys! I’m working on my Disney album today on Day 2 with our visit to LEGOLAND. I decided to use my Modern Edition Core Kit as journaling cards in this portion of the album, so take a look at my process!

 

This week’s post includes two layouts, and next week will as well. Here are the layouts with only photos and journaling cards:

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Here are these two layouts completed:

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I think what I will do is create a gallery for each of these layouts because there are quite a few photos to show you. You can click on each photo to see close ups.

And here is a gallery featuring the second layout images. Click on any image to see close ups.

I hope you enjoyed that! See you tomorrow with my 2014 Project Life construction documentation!

~Theresa