Sunday, May 10, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Disney's Happiest Haunts Tour

Visitors to the Disney Parks often acquire buttons as part of a celebration, tour, or special occasion.  The final NSD15 Disney Scrappers challenge that I've done asked us to use one of those buttons on our layout as a large embellishment.  I chose to use my special button/name tag from Disney's Happiest Haunts Tour at Disneyland. This tour was alot of fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves spooky thrill rides and ghostly humor.
I bought the "Damask Designs" Cricut cartridge on clearance awhile ago, having no idea what I would use it for.  But the designs were so lovely that I just had to have it. I pulled it off the shelf and used it for the fist time on this layout and I'm so glad I did!

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Eerie)and Bazzill

Thursday, May 7, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Trader Sam

I was having too much fun with the South Pacific collection so I couldn't stop with just one layout!
The "Here's Your Title" challenge gave us a list of titles to choose from. We picked the title we wanted to use and created a layout for it.  Simple enough!  

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Pele & Rongo

I have been anxiously waiting for Basic Grey's "South Pacific " Collection to be released!! It was love at first sight.  I checked their website constantly to see if it was available for order.  And when it finally arrived on my doorstep, it was just as delicious as I had hoped!  
Two challenges were covered with this layout featuring South Pacific.  First was a collage of photos to for inspiration which was names the Dole Whip challenge. Then there was another challenge with a fantastic sketch for us to follow.  I combined them to create this layout of two of the Enchanted Tiki Room's tiki gods.  I even created a kite for Rongo using toothpicks! 

Supplies by: Basic Grey (South Pacific), Bazzill, Creative Impressions, and American Crafts

Sunday, May 3, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Welcome Aboard the Magic

The design for this layout was inspired by one of the papers in Basic Grey's Adrift collection. 

I laid out the triangles in various designs until I was happy.  Then I stitched them all down for a quilted feel. A few die cuts and transparancies later, I was done!

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Adrift) Bazzill, and My Mind's Eye

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Festival of the Lion King

Color challenges for me are just that. A challenge! But then it's good to face a challenge sometimes, isn't it? 
I went straight for my photos of the Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  I hadn't seen the show in years and I was curious to check out the new home for this very popular show. Then I pulled out some old stamps by Inque Boutique that I hadn't used in years. I've been trying to use more stamps and inks in my layouts because I'm so pleased with the results when I do. 

Sullpies by: Basic Grey (Herbs & Honey, Carte Postal, & Hipster), Bazzill, and Inque Boutique

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Toontown Trio

The Scraps and Stash challenge had us use the scraps leftover after completing another one of the 16 challenges Disney Scrappers was offering for National Scrapbook Day. And to only used embellishments from your stash. 
I used scraps and embellishments leftover from my Alien Attack layout as well as a few things from my stash.  Using the exact same papers, I was able to create a completely different layout! 

 Supplies by: Simple Stories (Life Documented), Bazzill, Fancy Pants, and American Crafts

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 - Daddy's Hand

The First Visit challenge is pretty self-explanatory.  That magical first trip to a Disney Park. Whether it be yours, a child's or a friend's.  Your first visit to a new Disney Park or your first time as a married couple.  
I borrowed my parent's photo album and made copies of their photos of me during my first visit to a Disney Park. Disneyland in 1976.  I was only 4-years old. Young enough that I needed to hold Daddy's hand everywhere we went. They were still using the coupon system at that time so I included a photo copy of my actual coupon book cover!

Supplies by: Basic Grey (Capture), Bazzill, American Crafts, October Afternoon, and Scraptastic Club