Thursday, April 26, 2012


We were so lucky to get this picture when we did.  They had been working on this adorable Tangled  photo spot for quite some time in Disneyland's Fantasyland, right at the exit of the Pinocchio ride.  The movie hadn't come out yet, but I was anxiously awaiting it!  On a trip in October, we saw that the photo spot was open and we jumped in the very short queue.  Most people had no idea what it was or who the characters were yet.
When we got in to see Rapunzel and Flynn, we said hello and I greeted then both by name.  Flynn was so surprised that I knew who he was that he said to Rapunzel, "Hey!  She knows my name!"  to which Rapunzel rolled her eyes and said, "No surprise there!"  Heh!

 This layout was based on Sketch #8 from Sketch Savvy.

 I used the sun motif from the movie for several embellishments on this layout. I downloaded an image from the internet and made it into a file so I could cut them on my Cricut.

 That photo spot is so completely adorable!!  I just love it.  And since the photo spot was out early to promote the opening of the movie, they had cute bookmarks for free as you exited.  So, like any good scrapper, I took one!

 These pennants and mini sun's I cut on my Cricut.

 The ticket is a Tim Holtz tag and I thought the saying fit this movie perfectly!  The centers of the flowers are more mini suns.

On the big sun, I added a Hidden Mickey in the center. I felt like this corner needed something else, but everything I tried just didn't seem to work.  I probably should have cut another smaller sun to fit with a little cluster of embellishments, but I really wanted it to be prominent since it is such a major motif in the movie.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

That's Manners!

       One August trip to Disneyland, we rode Splash Mountain and got soaked.  We were on the way back to our our hotel when we saw Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum taking pictures with guests.  Despite the fact that we were still wet, we ran over and got in line.  These two were crazy!  We had so much fun taking pictures with them!
 This layout was based on 2-Page Sketch #12 from Sketch Savvy.

 The title is from the Disney Alice in Wonderland cartoon and when they meet Alice they say, "How do ya do, and shake hands, and state your name and your business. That's manners!" so I decided to use it at the title since we were meeting them.  We didn't have any manners though since we didn't do any of the above.
These were to represent the green flags on the top of their red beanies, and the blue bow around their necks.

Here is a little video of their meeting with Alice.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All Geared Up

      This is kind of a funny story, and I wrote about it on the tag behind one of the photos.  On a quick trip to Disneyland, my mom and I bought the entire family Disneyland t-shirts for a family trip we were planning later in the year.
     The time came and we all donned out t-shirts and wore them around the parks.  We wanted a family picture in front of Grizzly Peak, so we got ready and posed and the photographer started snapping away.  Then he kind of stopped, pointed at my DH and said, "Hey, was he the only one who went to Disney World?"  We just looked at the poor guy like he had grown a third head.
     I said, "No, none of us have ever been to Disney WORLD, why?"  He pointed to DH's shirt and sure enough, his was the only one that said Walt Disney World!  But we bought it at DisneyLAND!  The photographer thought it was funny so he had us take a picture pointing at DH in his WDW shirt.

 Again, this is a really simple layout I made for a class, so there aren't any details or major techniques to explain.  The paper is from a company that was called Scrap Within Reach.

For the gears, I adhered dictionary paper to grungeboard and cut it out with the Tim Holtz gear die.  then I inked them with Distress Ink.

Here are some close-ups of the shirts.  We still can't figure out why they had a WDW shirt for sale on Main Street in Disneyland.

Paradise Lost?

 This was an attempt to turn an amazing one page layout by Susan Stringfellow into a two page layout.  I loved her original so much that this just doesn't do it justice.  It's kind of embarrassing really, but I love the photos and I will just have to be happy with that.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch Savvy for this layout.

The title may sound kind of strange, but as the journaling says, this view of Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure has completely changed.   This was the night we met a friend at DLR, and we stopped to take some silly photos.
 The mouse that is around the loop in California Screamin (over Laurie's left shoulder) has now been changed to a sun motif. 
 On this side of the page, the center of the Sun Wheel now boasts a fantastic classic Mickey Head from the early cartoons.  And the most despised ride in all of Paradise Pier, the Maliboomer, (in the top right corner of the picture) has been disassembled and is looooooooong gone!  I must say that I am thrilled about that because I hated walking by it and seeing people sitting in the seats with the puke shields in front of their faces.  It made me sick to my stomach every time.

The only embellishments on this page are the Tim Holtz rosettes, TH ticket stamp and Mickey punch.  Keeping is simple these days huh?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tarzan's Treehouse

 This layout is so old I seriously don't remember all that much about it.  I do know that it is K&Co Paper and I believe the flowers are Prima.  I made it for a Disney class sample 5 or 6 years ago I think.  I got it out last night and actually put some photos on it.  

 There are absolutely no techniques on this layout and nothing special to even explain.  Kind of weird, but how nice is it to just have a simple layout?  And to actually get the pictures on it after half a decade? ;-D
 I will say that the button below I got from a box of buttons found at a yard sale.  And I painted the tag with a Tim Holtz Paint Dabber.  That's all I've got for you today.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hey Howdy Hey!

Another layout for the Frontierland Challenge over at Disney Scrappers.    These are some fun pictures we took with Jessie and Woody and the Jack-o-lantern guys in the Scaredy Crow Shack in Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo at Disneyland.
Again I used a sketch from Sketch Support for this layout.

For the embellishments on this page I had some fun with burlap and the melting pot again!
 I stiffened the burlap with Stiffy by Plaid and then cut out two sizes of stars.  I cut holes in them with my crop-a-dile.  I wanted something for the center, so I made a mold with two sizes of metal discs and got out my melting pot again.  This time I only used platinum and black utee for the discs.  I punched holes in them while they were still warm with my crop-a-dile and then tied some faux leather stripping through them.
The burlap ric rac was in my stash and I colored it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain as well as the Tim Holtz flourish that I cut out of grungeboard.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wild West

Two of the challenges on the Disney Scrappers Forum fit this layout -- the Disney Frontierland challenge and the one about the Disney Streetmosphere performers.  This layout showcases a fun group of cast members called the Laughing Stock Company.  They perform western themed sketches out in front of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon several times a day.

For this layout I used Sketch #26 from the Sketch Support website.  I thought it was a good way to be able to use some of my Tim Holtz stamps and some old Cosmo Cricket Paper that I didn't want to completely cover up.

On the first page I added two stamped elements and some embellishments to compliment the photos.

The second page has the photos of our family with our friend Kevin who is one of the cast members in the Laughing Stock Company. 

For the title stamp I used Tim Holtz stamps and made my own multi-colored stamp pad. The metal in the corners is an iRock embellishment.  I embossed the cowboy with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder and inked it with distress inks. The rope thing was made by making a mold with old jewelry parts and a button using Mold n Pour.  Then I melted Utee and Distress Embossing powder and poured the embellishment. FUN!!  The key is grungeboard cut from a Tim Holtz die and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.

On the second page I added the other two grungeboard embellishments and then journaled on an October Afternoon journaling card. The Saloon stamp is also from the same Tim Holtz set and was also stamped and embossed with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder.

If you haven't ever gotten to see the Laughing Stock Company, here is one version of this skit.