Friday, July 26, 2013

A Disney Scrapbook


This scrapbook is a departure from my regular style, but was so fun to make! It has been about 6 years since we took the kids to Disney, but this scrapbook brought all of my memories rushing right back. Waiting in line for that one all important autograph, Space Mountain, and even the outdated, but classic, It's A Small World. I don't think that there is anything more magical for kids (and the parents that get to see the joy on their faces) than Disney World or Land. With this in mind, I put together an album that I would want to use myself. It's interactive, but not so much so that those little fingers that want to relive their precious memories would have trouble pulling out the inserts. I also put two memoribilia pockets on the inside front and back covers. These are perfect places to slip your tickets or any other momento's that you don't want to attach to pages. I also have made the inserts with a combination of vertical and horizontal picture placement. ALL of the embellisments have been attached so that you can slip your pictures underneath (I would recommend that you attach the embellishments completely after you add your pictures). I 'fussy cut' around some of the graphics on the adorable papers so that they wouldn't be covered up by your pictures, the pictures can be slipped underneath! That is always one of my pet peeves with beautiful papers...the design gets covered up once pictures are added and some of the beauty of the album gets lost...but not with this one!!

I always make my albums with the highest quality materials (papers, stickers and chipboard from EK Success - Cardstock from Stampin' UP!) and adhesives that are AF/LF. The album is made with a hinge system so that it will easily close, even with the addition of all of your photos!  The spine is reinforced with Duck tape for added stability and durability. The front cover can also be customized with a year (example 2013) in black chipboard numbers (Thickers by American Crafts)  There are more than 25 inserts, many of them with designer paper on the reverse side for additional picture placement. Ten of the inserts were left blank on the back so that you can record your memories with journaling (a white Signo Gel Pen works really well on black cardstock!). There are rhinestones, ribbons, die cuts, and other beautiful embellishments that will enhance your photographs.

With all of these features, I believe that this is an amazing Disney scrapbook that will help you to remember your vacation of a lifetime for years to come!

This cover has rhinestones, ribbons, trim and
glittered paper

Can be used for Disney World or Land 

Beautiful soft ruffled shabby chic trim
on the spine.

 Satin Bow

Back cover

View of the inside front and back showing
mickey die cut and trimmed
pockets for memorabilia

Cricut die cut of Mickey with glossy Dimensional glaze

page 1 with inserts pulled out

pages 2 and 3

pages 2 and 3 with insert pulled partially out

Fussy cut Minnie page 4 and 5

Minnie pages with 4 inserts pulled out

pages 6 & 7 - I don't have a picture with
the inserts pulled out - there are two on the
sides, plus the one behind the Dimensional Our Family
sticker strip

 pages 8 & 9 Cricut diecut stars and dimensional
with insert pulled out

pages 10 and 11

with 3 inserts pulled out

pages 12 and 13 with Cricut cut dog bone pocket and dimensional
Pluto sticker mounted on matted scalloped circle and
chipboard "Oh Boy"

with page 13's insert removed

with 12's photo mat opened to reveal 2 more

with page 13's bi-fold completely opened up

page 14 and 15 with Cricut diecut MICKEY

With insert removed showing pocket

pages 16 and 17 showing Cricut diecut double matted
heart with dimensional FUN and Minnie stickers. Bi-fold mat on
page 17 with pocket (under chipboard Minnie silhouette)
page 16 & 17 with inserts opened and pulled out 

page 18 &19 Cricut diecut matted hearts and chipboard

page 18 and 19 with  4 inserts pulled out

page 20 & 21 with double pockets and chipboard
Mickey ears

page 20 & 21 with 6 inserts pulled out

page 22 & 23 fussycut Goofy

page 22 & 23 with 3 inserts pulled out

page 24 & 25 with Chipboard "Party"

pages 24 & 25 with inserts pulled out and flipped

pages 26 & 27 and daisy with rhinestone center
page 27 insert removed

page 27's bifold unfolded showing chipboard
daisy and pockets with inserts

inserts from bifold removed

page 28 with chipboard Mickey and dimensional sticker
and back inside cover

page 28's insert removed from pocket

there are more than 25 inserts

The reverse side of the inserts

Additional view of the cover with
the optional year on it

 I hope that you enjoy my album!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shabby Cottage Chic

I am so excited about my latest mini-album! It is very shabby chic, with a cottage feel to it. The pages are distressed and inked and it was so much fun to make! I took WAY more time than I should have making it, but I enjoyed the process so much! I loved making the paper flowers on the cover, which I die-cut and hand shaped and then inked and glittered them. I also made the ribbon and twill rosettes! I just learned how to do this, and am now buying ribbon like a crazy person and making baggies full of flowers. It's so easy to do and there are tons of YouTube videos showing the process. Here are the TONS of pictures I took showing multiple views. Click on the pictures if you want to see it close up:


Hope you enjoyed looking!!!