Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Autumn at the Lake

Using one of Susan's sketches from Sketch Savvy, and the Nutmeg line of paper from Cosmo Cricket, I made this fun, colorful layout about our family Thanksgiving celebration at the cabin.

As you can see, this sketch was originally for Christmas, but I decided it would go perfectly with die cut leaves using Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die instead of the ornaments.

The circle was stitched with DMC floss in a warm orange. I just love the brown back ground with the light green and teal. It is such an unexpected fall color set, but it's perfect!

It was so fun to get to use a 2 page sketch for this! It made my job so easy. Thanks for the great sketch Susan, and for the wonderful fall color scheme Cosmo Cricket!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dave Smith and Walt Disney Archives

On Saturday, Feb. 5th, I went to the Disney Studios in Burbank for a tour with my friend Kim. Part of the tour was a chance to peek into the Frank G. Wells Disney Archive Building. And guess who happened to be there, but Mr. Disney Archive himself, Dave Smith. What a fun day! We got to see some great stuff, but more on that later!

First, the sketch for this layout was from Sketch Savvy by my friend Susan Stringfellow. Please go to her blog to download a copy of this sketch and to see other examples.

The papers and trim used were Industrial Park from Scrap Within Reach. I cut the title with various fonts using my Cricut and SCAL software.

The pictures above are of me and Kim with a Disney Oscar, and Dave Smith, the original Disney archiver.

The journaling tag is just the chipboard that the ribbon came on. I added paper and tied ribbon through the top and voila!

Dave Smith kindly pulled a few things from the archives for us to see. Among them were an actual ticket from opening day of Disneyland, and the guide book from opening day.

Here is a portion of the Opening Day festivities at Disneyland!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pluto's Corner - Disney Studios in Burbank

This layout was made using an SVG file for my Cricut and this sketch from Sketch Savvy by my friend Susan Stringfellow. Please visit her sketch blog to download the file and a copy of the sketch.

This was such a fun, unique sketch and I loved the shape of the patterned paper pieces, but I wanted it to be a two pager, so of course, I added page 2.

The papers are all Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. What a bright, energetic paper line! I added the blue checkerboard paper from CC Material Girl Line and the stripe is from CC Cogsmo. I really felt that the layouts needed some blue and I had seen Susan add the Cosmo stripe on one of her layouts with this line, so I pulled a piece from my stash and she was so right, it was perfect!

The title is Minnie font and I used my Cricut with SCAL. The paw prints can be found on the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge.

These pictures are of Pluto's Corner. It is a little intersection on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. My DH and I had gone to a movie screening at the theater on the lot, and we took a minute to take a picture at this famous corner. The sign post is an old prop from the studio tour portion at the beginning of The Reluctant Dragon movie made in 1941. The places on the sign do not really point to those departments. Later on, a Disney employee added the three dog prints in front of the fire hydrant and it was name Pluto Corner.

Here is a little clip of that studio tour portion of the movie, but it only shows a little bit of the outside of the buildings. This segment doesn't show the sign, but it's cute!