Category Archives: Disney

Does a layout always need a title?

Sometimes the pictures and/or journaling can speak for themselves right? I mean a picture is worth a thousand words; so maybe adding more will take away from the story the photos tell. This layout is a good example I think. I started out by putting the photos into Lawn Fawn stamped image polaroids and adding a couple phrases from Say Cheese, too. Then I began to struggle. I started adding more frames with pp inside, one with a little journaling and started piling them on, but I didn’t like the look. Then I took some Echo Park Splash paper and ribbon and put my two polaroids down. I thought about adding a small title, but I love the way this looks sweet, simple, and it lets the photos speak for themselves. Alice and Mad Hatter looking on at the tea cups wanting to ride and then a photo of them riding and spinning. What more is there to say. I was at a distance so I don’t know much else other then the date (August 28, 2007) I can easily write that on the back.  Do you think every page or layout needs a title or is it better from time to time to let the photos speak for themselves?

Thanks for reading and happy crafting! ❤ Ann

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under 8.5x11, Disney, stamping

Pirate Sighting

It’s been a couple of weeks since I completed a layout, but I’ve got a couple done. The one I’m sharing today is a Disney layout. This is one of my favorite Mickey pictures ever. He’s in his pirate costume at Disney’s Pirate and Princess Party which sadly no long happens. I do have a tendency to go for the stamping a word across the element but in different colors right now.

Products used:

My Mind’s Eye Mischievous (stipes); Basic Grey Archaic (title); Bazzill; The Twinery; Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher);Becky Higgins (journaling card); Technique Tuesday (October Studio AE); Jenni Bowlin (Fountain Pen and Chicken Feed inks); Sharpie Pen

Thanks for reading and happy crafting! ❤ Ann

3 Comments

Filed under 8.5x11, Disney, stamping

Project Life: But maybe Project Disney

I’ve taken 10+ trips to Disney since 2005. I think I’ve actually scrapbooked 2 into albums. I’ve done tons of pages of my trips, but nothing that if anyone ever wanted to know what I did on different trips would easily be able to see. This is where Project Life comes in. While I’m not a 12×12 scrapbooker, I’m much more creative with rectangles, and I don’t have an interesting day-to-day life. I think it would be a quick and easy way to capture all the Disney memories into one big book. I still have room keys, special event tickets, maps, and other junk. I can look at photos almost always remember what the feeling was at that time or day…and what I can’t I can make up or piece together from other photos. Yes, I could run into the problem that trip 1 looks like trip 5, but in a way each is different, but I think that’s why I didn’t do individual trip albums…How many this is World Showcase pages does one need to make. (well I can think of about 4, Day to Day, Food and Wine, Flower and Garden, and Holiday)

I’ve even thought that the in between trip pages I could put a bit of journaling about what changed between trips..now attractions, announcements, weather, or in the case of a 4 trip on 3 month span the progress of the removing of the Epcot wand (and I am still very thankful it’s gone)

Okay, I’m sure I’ve rambled enough about my thoughts…but sometimes jotting them down and putting them out there just makes it so much easier to think about.

Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann
P.S. I'll either have a card to share on Friday or another rambling post about my lack of creativeness. Here's hoping for the former.

2 Comments

Filed under Disney, Project Disney

Disneyland Castle Shot

Disneyland layoutI started this layout with the sketch 4 2×6 strips up top the 4×6 photo on bottom and a 2×4 stripe with 3 of some sort of embellishment  along side the photo. I used pieces from Basic Grey’s Max & Whiskers 6×6 pad that I bought on clearance from my LSS. I skipped all the animal papers as well they just didn’t work for obvious reasons. I was working on pulling out the gold from the flags and castle and blue from the sky. I pulled three white buttons from stash and added some twine and then started on the title tag. I cut it out with a shape from the Silhouette store. I then stamped the date and “best vacation ever” and then added the title with stickers…more twine and I had a simple layout. You could even skip the tag and add the title in big letters across the “seam” area.

Products used: Basic Grey’s Max & Whiskers 6×6 Pad, Twine: The Twinery  (Peapod, Lemon Drop, Cappuccino), Stamps: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Too, Ink: Jenni Bowlin (Fountain Pen), Stickers: American Crafts, Buttons: Unknown, Silhouette shape:  4_luggage_tags_C01119_20509

Thanks for reading & happy crafting ❤ Ann

5 Comments

Filed under 8.5x11, Disney

Mixing old and new: Meeting Mickey

Today I share a simple layout. I used an old Basic Grey 6×6 pad I had sitting around, the Boxer collection. I took 4 papers and punched the scalloped border on the 4

of them and layered them. I attached the 4×6 photo at the top and added the title and twine with a button and a bow. I used my old Autumn Leaves journaling stamps and some Jenni Bowlin ink to create the journaling block. I then wrote out my journaling that reads: Meeting Mickey at Disneyland was one of my must dos. We went to meet first thing in the morning and had an hour long wait. He was unenergectic that day & he looks weird without his hat, but I can say I met him. Dec 2010.   The All Smiles and smiling faces are Lawn Fawn stamps (Say Cheese too and Sophie’s Sentiments)

It’s a layout that mixes my old supplies (BG papers, AL stamps, and letter stickers) with some of my newer supplies (border punches, twine, and Lawn Fawn Stamps)

Thanks for reading & happy crafting ❤ Ann

3 Comments

Filed under 8.5x11, Disney

Stamping: Minibook

When I joined Studio AE last month I had plans brewing in my head for how I was going to use those stamps. I wanted to do a minibook and use some of my favorite Disney photos, but the problem came down to journaling. Who do I journal to? I spent maybe a week trying to figure that out, and decided to journal to someone who hadn’t visited the parks. I included some of my thoughts and memories but also the stuff I knew I wanted to remember 50 years down the road. That the monorail only covers 15 miles right now, that Hollywood Studios had undergone a name change, that Epcot currently has 9 future world pavilions and 11 countries.

So when the stamps came in the mail yesterday I got right to work. I pulled out my Jenni Bowlin inks (Spiced Tin, Lemon Drops, Seed Packet, and Chili Powder) some white cardstock (bazzill) and a scrap of Kraft (bazzill)  I printed my journaling on the white cardstock trimmed the paper to 5.5×3 and then stamped the word that worked best with that photo under in different colors until I reached the bottom. It took about an hour to do all the stamping, and for my first real stamping project I’m quite happy with it.

Without further adu the minibook: (the title does use some Echo Park stickers and a pen)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

3 Comments

Filed under Disney, stamping

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is having/had a great 4th of July. Today I have a layout I created using a Red, White, and Blue color scheme  The Silhouette was used for the title, banners, striped paper, and borders. The circle paper is We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodle collection, and the other papers are Echo Park Dots and Stripes.  The twine is We R Memory Keepers as well.   Thanks for reading & happy crafting! ❤ Ann

3 Comments

Filed under 8.5x11, Disney, Silhouette