Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's a Small World - Before and After

It's a Small World is an iconic Disney ride. From the song to the puppets, it is Disney through and through. These two layouts celebrate this wonderful ride in its original form and in the newly restored version of 2009.

The first layout features pictures of the original ride with some of its better know puppets and scenes. I just love the vibrant colors on this ride and really, many of the scenes should have pages dedicated solely to them, but I only have so much time. ;-D

This layout was based on Sketch #4 from Sketch Savvy.
The pom pom border along the side is a free SVG file also from Sketch Savvy.

The title block is the large QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts tag, and embossed with the QK/LC embossing plate. The font is Storybook.

Here is a video of the original ride.

This layout features some of the changes made after the rennovations made in 2008. The ride reopened in February of 2009 to mixed review. Many people didn't like the addition of Disney characters into the ride that was already so iconically Disney.

This layout was based on the one-page Sketch #29 from Sketch Savvy. I stretched it into a two pager.

Some of the characters added were Peter Pan and Tink, Alice and the White Rabbit, Pinocchio and Jiminey Cricket, the Three Caballeros, Cinderella, Gus and Jacque, Woody, Jessie and Bullseye, Aladdin, Jasmine and Abu, Mulan and Mushu, Lilo and Stitch, Dori, Crush, and Nemo, and Ariel.
Here is my review on my Disneyland blog - Disneyland Diva "It's a Smal World: New and Improved?"

And this is a video of the rennovated ride with the new characters:

A Couple of Classic Claras

For the Disney Fan Club, D23, we went to their 1st Anniversary party in Fantasyland at Disneyland. They had lots of characters that were rare, including these two classic Disney characters, Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck. Both are from early Disney shorts and are almost never seen around the park. I was thrilled to be able to get a picture with both of these fellow Disney Divas.
The chicken was from a template that my friend Susan drew and challenged us to use on a layout a couple of years ago. So you can see, I am still true to form in that I started this layout way back then, worked on it a little at a crop a year ago, and am just getting it finished now. In fact, this is so old, the forum where she posted the template and challenge is no longer in existence. Hopefully one of these days I will finish layouts sooner than later.

Here are a few shorts featuring the lovely Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck.

Here is Clarabelle's first appearance in Plane Crazy (she looks much different, as do Mickey, Minnie and Pluto!)

Symphony Hour has both Clarabelle Cow as a violinist and Clara Cluck as a cellist. It even has Clarabelle's sometimes beau Horace Horsecollar in it.

Symphony Hour by MistyIsland1

Orphans' Benefit also has both characters:

and one more with all of them!
Mickey's Birthday Party (1942)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Disney Dog

Continuing with the fun October Afternoon papers (with a little Pink Paislee thrown in) I thought these colors went well with some unconventional Disney pictures. I love these! In May of 2007, my sister had just adopted a puppy and if you have ever had a puppy, you know that you can't leave them home along all day and night. Our younger cousin decided to come down and go to DLR with us for the day, and we didn't know what to do with Lizzie. I called down and checked at DLR and they said they had a kennel. We could leave the puppy, then come in anytime to take her potty and for a little walk in their fenced yard. Sounded good to us!

So, we loaded Lizzie into the car with her puppy diaper bag and off we went. She was a little apprehensive, but as you can see, she was a big hit with the little guests who were standing in line with us for the tram.

We got her onto the tram and headed right for the Disneyland Kennel Club. The lady inside was so nice, that you can see Lizzie giving my sister a little kiss on her cheek, and then she was happy as a clam with the kennel lady. In fact, both times that we went back to take her out when the lady was there, she actually came out with us and played with Lizzie, which she just thought was wonderful.

All in all, it was a great way to solve the puppy problem, and we ended up using it at least one other time that summer.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beautiful Friendship

This layout uses some October Afternoon Report Card and some papers from Pink Paislee as well. I was inspired by a one page layout I saw in the Jan- June 2012 Close to My Heart catalog. So I took the basic layout and finagled it to fit my needs.

I have to admit that when I first saw this paper I was in a bit of dispair, but as I started to work with it I really fell in love with it!

What a perfect backdrop for some pictures of a meet-up with a long-time online friend. We met on 2Peas and since she is a Disney geek, scrapbooker and a Disney Travel agent, we were destined to be great friends! Disney was having their "EarMarked Conference" at the Disneyland Resort, and since DF is a Disney Travel Agent, of course, she was there. So, DH and I Met up with her the evening before the conference started and we had a great time!

This picture is a little nostalgic, because the San Francisco Bridge in the background was disassembled last month and is no more.
For the title I used a quote from the Disney movie, The Fox and the Hound, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Along with the title, I have a flower made out of Maya Road zipper trim, that is on a Cosmo Cricket Gluber, and the center is held down with a brad made using the Imaginisce iTop Tool.

The tickets are from the Tim Holtz 100th Stamp Set, with another zipper trim flower. The four leaf motif is an SVG cut from Creatively Savvy.

Thanks October Afternoon for forcing me out of my color comfort zone! I had a lot of fun!