Thursday, June 30, 2011

She's Crazy!

For Disney Challenge #6 "Say What?!?" you have to use a quote from family or a friend at Disney. Well, it helps to write the good stuff down while you are there and my husband takes video so I watched our video and found this one. My son, Chris, was 15 the first time we went to Disney World and he is not a fan of heights so he was quite shocked that Tinkerbell was actually zooming across that wire to start the fireworks so he shouted out. LOL! I didn't take a photo of him at that moment and my photos of Tinkerbell didn't work so I used one of my regular fireworks shots.

Some of you may know that I do pages with Disney Details - the little touches around the parks that I think are cool. Well I just found a site of Simple Things about Disney. Its a list of the super special moments that make the trips special. I just love the list because so many of them are the things we love - the reasons that we save for years to go back. For this page I used #40 When Tinkerbell crosses the night sky to start the fireworks.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jedi Master Mickey

For Disney Scrappers Challenge #5 "Spaced Out" we have to use our spacey photos, a metal embellishment, and also blue and black. Well I have a touch of a blue green ;). I chose these photos of Jedi Mickey at which means I have officially started scrapping Star Wars Weekend photos. I have really been avoiding these because they are TOUGH and I have alot of them.

I used sketch #60 from Sketch Savvy. Who would have thought I would be using Basic Grey Archaic collection to scrap Star Wars Weekends, but after looking at many of the photos I think I will be using it alot more - good thing I got 2 packs of this collection. I took a photo kind of sideways to show that I raised one of the photos. I used some black puffy paper from Styrofoam but of course foam tape works too.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Then & Now

This is my page for Disney Scrappers Challenge #4 "Kinda Sketchy". The challenge was to use photos that aren't theme or attraction related and to use Sketch #58 from Sketch Savvy I chose a photo I took in '02 and again in the same spot in '05 at the Land Pavilion. They did a major renovation at the beginning of 05 and the pavilion now has Soarin' where Food Rocks was. It's also much brighter in the Sunshine Season food area below, but I really miss the retro cool look of the round tables and chairs. Still I was happy they kept the balloons and same sort of groovy feel. Its my favorite pavilion in Future World at Epcot for certain.

I used new Lime Twist papers from My Mind's Eye, along with some Sandylion puffy stickers and daisies that I made. Of course the mickey is a paint chip but I thought the Orange Blast color was incredibly appropriate. Those of you who are familiar with Soarin' will understand the little nod to that ride. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swimming with the fishes

At Typhoon Lagoon you get to swim in Sharks Reef with the fish, sharks, rays, etc. On our first trip we asked a cast member which way it was to swim with the fish and he made a swimming with the fishes joke so we always call it that now. After two trips we have decided that the disposable water cameras are not going to cut it next time so we just got a waterproof digi camera for our next trip to a waterpark or disney.

This page is for Disney Challenge #2 at Disney Scrappers. The challenge is called Caution: You may get wet! and for an additional challenge you are supposed to use red, orange, and a circle element which is super easy with this great "Salt Air" collection from Cosmo Cricket. The colors are perfect for my cheesy underwater shots. I used a bit of the Snorkel collection too.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bella Color Combos Galore #197

I need someone to help me with titles seriously. I can not use bella or bella notte for every disney italy page. LOL!!! I was out of time this time and just used it because it looked pretty with this font. Check out the inspiration photo for Color Combos Galore #197 HERE. I really wanted to use photos with lots of flowers and after digging awhile I found the perfect one. I tried to go with some architectural details and so foo foo pretty. Love these MME and BG papers and then I added some embossed stamping and gathered ribbon. I love this ribbon look so I will be using it again. I stitched the pearls over the ribbon to hold it in place. Oh I forgot to mention that the designer challenge for this week is to use stamping on your photo, either by rubber stamping or with digi. I chose digi elements in white for the edge of the photo, hopefully you will see them in a close up shot.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Home away from home

Disney style. This is our fave resort at Disney so far - Caribbean Beach Resort. We feel very comfortable here and when you stay 8 days, it really does feel like home. I thought it would be fun to crop one of my photos so that it looks like a panoramic shot when printed.

I used older Prima papers, cut out my own palm and leafies. The flowers are made from a sheer fabric and its kind of like cheese cloth. The ribbon is a paper ribbon that I found in the gift wrap/party section of Hobby Lobby. Right away I thought of this resort because of the colors of our building.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Disney Challenge #1

At Disney Scrappers we are starting challenges again and I am so excited! Tami comes up with the best themes and such fun bonus challenges too. This is for the first challenge called "Under the Sea" so I did a page using photos from The Seas with Nemo and Friends at EPCOT. The extra challenge was to use waves or bubbles and I have a bit of both since the sign has bubbles on it. I used this awesome new collection called Barefoot and Bliss from Bo Bunny. I have to go back and get more of the goodies that go with it because I just love it. I made the flower from some raffia that is meant for gift wrap. I haven't quite gotten it straightened out but I will be making more of these since I have a bunch of blue raffia. LOL

Summer Lovin' CCG 196

Summer is here and so is Color Combos Galore Challenge #196. This is just a very cool combo with a great inspiration photo. Check out what the other designers did with this combo HERE

What do you love about summer?
My favorite thing about summer is vacationing with family and taking lots and lots of photos. It seems to run in my family. These are photos I took on the beach of my brother taking photos of the beach. LOL! I used embossed Bazzill for the background, My Minds Eye papers, and some nice Little Yellow Bicycle travel tags.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

take #2

Sometimes thing happen and pages get lost or damaged. Sometimes I just don't like a page and think I can do better. I had about 4 of my disney pages lost one year when they were on display at CHA. I should have hand carried them home, but they went with the crates and ...well, you know how that is. This time it worked out rather well though, because I got to use this cute Beach Babe collection from Fancy Pants and it worked much better with my photo than the papers I had before.

Before telling you what I did for my page, I have to tell you that in this photo I am holding a Typhoon Tilly drink in a carved coconut that looks like a pirate. I am telling you this for two reasons: one because everyone always asks me that. LOL! and two you can just walk over to the bar hut in the water and get a yummy drink in a coconut pirate! Seriously, that's has to make you happy!

I cut out a BUNCH of cute designs from the paper and added my stamped tiki dude (he's the only thing that made it to the remake) The little flip flops are an applique that I got on clearance and the little charm was from my Disney buddy, Nancy. Thanks Nancy!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Disney Detail #14

I may have mentioned this but since the details are what makes Disney World so special I have made up numbers for some of my favorite details. I don't have a list, I just pick a number randomly. LOL! I was standing there taking a photo of the tree of life from across the little river and I saw this little root and its totally an elephant. I love the carvings, especially the humpback whale but this elephant root is my favorite one now. My husband saw me working on this layout and told me to write his l quote. HA HA!

This is for Sketch #59 at Sketch Savvy HERE. I used the New Zoology Collection from Bo Bunny. Isn't it just the most beautiful paper and so perfect for Animal Kingdom. I love the colors of the jewel pack too. You just have to check out all of the embellishments they have for this collection {HERE}. I got the cute little animal chipboard.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

A little crabby... CCG #195

...but mostly sweet. Color Combos Galore #195 is live and its SO fun! You have to check out the other designers examples HERE Just look at these fun bright summer colors! I found an old photo of my son at Sea World when he was 2. He has never been real big on sharing and other kids wanted to play on this shark at the same time. LOL!

I used Basic Grey Lauderdale papers which were just so fun to play with. I have kraft cardstock for the background and I matted it with kraft cardstock and did some dry brushing and bubble wrap stamping with white acrylic paint. I also added a bit of doily above the waves just for fun. I made the scalloped shells just by accordion folding a scalloped circle shape and cutting til it looked right.