Tuesday, May 6, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - Disney Dream

National Scrapbooking Day celebrations continue through this week at Disney Scrappers!
So I'm continuing with the challenges to see how many I can complete before the 2014 celebration comes to a close. 
Challenge #2 asked us to pick 1 of 2 sketches that Susan Stringfellow provided for us.  Since I had already done 2 layouts featuring Disneyland, 2 featuring Walt Disney World, and 1 featuring Adventures by Disney, I thought it was time Disney Cruise Line was represented!
Making flowers is something I really enjoy doing but this time I did NOT make these gorgeous little beauties.  They are made by Recollections.  When I saw them at Michaels I thought they would be perfect on a beach layout.  The starfish isn't real!  It's a resin piece I found at Michaels a few years ago. But I did include actual seashells from Castaway Cay!

Supplies by: K & Company, Bazzill, Creative Impressions, American Crafts, Recollections, Michaels, and Tim Holtz

Sunday, May 4, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - Mouse ♥

Challenge #5 at Disney Scrappers asked us to use washi tape.  Something I never really got into using.  So I had to do a little shopping for this one.  I remembered a washi tape sample layout that was done back when I was working at Archivers and decided to use that as my inspiration.  

I took a plain piece of 11½ x 11½ white cardstock and attached strips of washi tape over the entire page.  I went over the taped pieces very carefully to make sure there were no lose edges sticking up.   Because my next step was to send it through my Cricut to cut out the Mickey shape.  Then it was attached to a slightly larger piece of white cardstock, which was then attached to a full 12x12 piece of black to give it a great border. To give even more definition to the Mickey shape, I pulled out my sewing machine and stitched around the inside.  

One of the big things I love about these challenges is how they get you out of your box.  And even use supplies that you may not have used in years such as brads, book labels, and old school paper flowers.  

Supplies by: Bazzill, Recollections, Fancy Pants, Prima, Dress It Up Buttons, and American Crafts

Friday, May 2, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - Disney's Highest Honor

NSD14 Challenge #7 made me laugh!  It's aimed at those of us who hoard paper.  Lots of paper.  Specifically My Mind's Eye and....wait for it...
Basic Grey!
Ding, ding, ding!
I was all over this one!!

This layout features the window on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland honoring some of my personal favorite members of Disney history, the Sherman Brothers.  Their many songs that have entertained us all in movies and theme park attractions through the years.  True legends.  The highest honor that Disney can bestow is to grant a person a window on Main Street U.S.A.  
They certainly deserve it.

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Mint Julep), Bazzill, Dress It Up Buttons, and American Crafts

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - For the Love of Color

NSD14 Challenge #1 at Disney Scrappers had us tackle those large photos that can be so intimidating. Susan gave us 2 sketches to choose from that would help us along a bit.  I printed an 8x10 photo of World of Color at Disney's California Adventure Park.  I had considered doing a layout with this photo in the past, but doing it with just a 4x6 photo didn't seem to do it justice. The larger-sized photograph was exactly what was needed to give it a true WOW! factor. 

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Lauderdale), Bazzill, and American Crafts

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - Mission:Incredible

I didn't really need to create a second sample for my "Honey, Where's my Super Suit?" challenge, but I had these great photos from Disney's EarMarked Conference that was themed after the Incredibles.  So I decided, what the heck?? I'll take the challenge words a bit more literally and do an Incredibles layout about last year's conference!

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Spice Market) and Bazzill

National Scrapbooking Day 2014 - Inca-Redible!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day/Weekend/Week! 
I've really been looking forward to this because we always post such fun and inspiring challenges at Disney Scrappers.  Even I posted one this year! Since I fail miserably at coming up with challenges, this is kinda a big deal for me.

My first layout was created as sample #1 for my own challenge.
Disney Scrappers NSD 2014 - Challenge #4 "Honey? Where's my Super Suit?" is inspired by Disney's use of the characters from The Incredibles to introduce people to the new Magic Bands at Walt Disney World. The challenge is about using the word "Super" or "Incredible", or a fun form of those words, on a layout featuring anything Disney related.

Adventures by Disney has a theme for each day of your adventure vacation.  While I had come up with the idea for this challenge long before my trip, one day of my Peru adventure was themed "Inca-Redible" and I knew I had to use it for this challenge!  And what better photo to portray "Inca-Redible" than Macchu Picchu!!

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Origins) and Bazzill

Monday, April 28, 2014

Away We Go!

This one is pretty much a complete scraplift from Nathalie on the Scraptastic Club blog.  When I saw this paper in my kit, I just adored it!...But had absolutely no idea what to do with it.  So I went to the Scraptastic blog for some ideas. And there it was!  It's so great when everything then falls into place and you know exactly what photo/s and embellishments to use. So thanks for the inspiration, Nathalie!