Monday, March 24, 2014

Phiphi Farouk Francis

Disney California Adventure recently completed a major refurbishment including the makeover of the first area you visit upon entering the park. It's called Buena Vista Street.  Intended to bring back the era when Walt Disney first came to California in the 1920's. The powers that be also decided to add the Citizens of Buena Vista Street. I was just thrilled with this news since I have thoroughly enjoyed the Citizens of Hollywood at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. 

This is Phiphi Farouk Francis. 
Citizen of Buena Vista Street and photographer extraordinaire!  
We share a love of  travel and photography so we quickly found kinship in each other.
Gotta love her!

This layout was created using the March 2014 "It's My Life Kit" from Scraptastic Club. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

You & Me Are Buds Forever

Talk about finishing some OLD unfinished projects! 

This was a 2-page kit I bought at a crop years ago.  I started putting it together that day and then realized I didn't have the right color thread to do the stitching I wanted.  Weeks later I bought the thread but never actually picked up the pages again.  Considering this was probly about 8-10 years ago, I figured it was time! 

I changed it up quite a bit from what the kit instructions suggested. But it still feels very old school. 
When I bought the kit, I knew I would be using it to feature photos of my friend Sonni.  Leaving it sit to the side gave me time to have even more fun experiences with her and some great snapshots through the years.

Supplies by: Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Dress It Up Buttons, Creative Impressions, American Crafts, and Making Memories

The Road is Calling

My Scraptastic Club kit was this month had some fantastic primary colors that could be used for nearly any subject.  But it also had several pieces that were focused on boys.  Since I don't have any little boys around, I decided to make it about the big boys in my life. And frankly, the word block could not do a better job of describing these guys.  They enjoy their toys just as much as the little guys do. However, their toys are generally bigger and more expensive!  

Disney Ahoy!

In the throes of what can easily be classified as an EVIL winter, it’s nice to think about sailing away to warm beaches.  Toes in the sand.  Warm sun on your skin. And Disney Cruise Line is the best way to get you there!
I am so blessed to have sailed on all four of Disney’s ships through the years.  Each time one of the ships brought me to Castaway Cay, I had to snap a photo of the stern of the ship and the character that graced it.  That gave me with four similar photos of each of Disney’s four spectacular ships!

Supplies by Simple Stories (Say Cheese), Bazzill, Doodlebug, and Dress It Up Buttons.

Queens of the Crop

One more page to honor Archivers as they close their doors this week.
Man, I hate saying that.
My friend Sara and I were the hostesses for the Scrapfest Crops that took place inside our MOA stores in 2011 and 2012.  Those were some late nights but we did have fun chatting with our guests and the vendors who sponsored the crops.
This page is also one that was previously unfinished that I picked up again and completed following my goal for this year. I was totally thrown off by the size of this photo.  But I persevered and got ‘er done!

Supplies by: Pink  Paislee, October Afternoon, American Crafts, and Dress It Up Buttons