March 25, 2015

Disneyland Carsland Opener

STORY | This will be the first page of my Disneyland album this year. It's the reason we went after all. The kids picked California because they wanted to visit Carsland. It's one of the handful of photos that we have of our group and is perfect for telling this story.

DESIGN | I kept this design pretty straightforward and simple. I started with the bold polka dot print to ground the large, bold photo. I placed the photo right where the pattern meets the white card stock. This is a major focal point and it's where your eye goes immediately! 

The target card in a pretty, contrasting teal color repeats the circle shape and balances out the photo. The large white star fades into the background and adds some shape and texture to the white area. The bold black and white word bubble stickers point right to the journaling - so the story doesn't get lost.

KIT | Counting Stars Kit by Scraptastic (February 2015)

March 20, 2015

A Disney Class + Magic Memory Keepers Podcast

Blogging and chatting today about some of my favorite subjects - Disney and Scrapbooking! I sat down with Tracie Claiborne of Magic Memory Keepers and we talked about how to document trips to the Happiest Place on Earth. I hope that you'll listen and let me know what you think!

To listen to the podcast click here or look for it on your iTunes app.

What seems like a lifetime ago, I taught a Scrapbooking Family Vacation class at the now closed Two Peas in a Bucket. One of my favorite lessons in that class was a chapter dedicated to Disney scrapbooking. Unfortunately, the video is no longer available but everything I created with ideas and notes is included in a PDF that you can download here Happy Disney scrapping!

As I was preparing for the interview and this post, I came across some of my favorite Disney pages. I thought I'd share those here as well: