Saturday, May 4, 2019

Clara Cluck - Disney Scrappers INSD 2019

 For a spring themed challenge I wanted to go with the Birds and Bunnies of Disney. When you start listing them there are actually quite a few! As I perused my photos I came across these with Clara Cluck and I knew I had just purchased the perfect paper pack for them, so the decision was made.

For this challenge you were to scrap a Disney bird or bunny character or an attraction with the characters. In addition include at least one ticket or ticket shape, banner, flag, pennant.
 The paper pack I found a couple of weeks ago is called Spring Farmhouse by Simple Stories. As I looked at it I was thinking more along the lines of Main Street and Town Square photos, but then when I found these photos from 2012 I changed directions.
The photos were taken in late July 2012, just a week after my sister had been given just a few weeks to live, and on the last day of our last family trip to Disneyland.  We were truly doing everything to ENJOY TODAY.
 One of the Pre-Crop Challenges was to make some layered embellishments. One of my friends, Nancy, posted her layered embellishments and I was inspired by her layered banner. I stated by cutting several banner pieces from a Sizzix Echo Park Paper Co Pennants die 659739. Then I trimmed some down and punched a few scalloped circles with the EK Success 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch. I put them all together in layers and sewed across the top when I was sewing around parts of the rest of the page. I love that it showcases many of the beautiful patterns in this paper line.
This saying was one of the 3x4 cards so I cut it into a shape using one of my favorite Tim Holtz Die sets, Labels Thinlits 660060.  It's retired now but this is what it looks like-
I fussy cut around some of the flowers from the Floral Bits and Pieces embellishment pack in the line. I picked the saying because I felt it kind of was how we tried to live in spite of the cancer diagnosis. To live as much as possible in full bloom.

For the bullet points on the journaling I used a tiny Mickey punch I bought in the parks 10-15 years ago. It's maybe a 1/4" at the widest part of the ears.
Lastly, I chose these three stickers as my journaling on the page. I felt they represented how we were trying to live. As Christians, we prayed that we were all holding on to love and God's grace to help us to do what was best for our souls in Him and to try to respond to and treat others with great love.  We failed at times, but were thankful for His grace to ask forgiveness and try again.

I know you may be thinking, wait, I thought this was a Disney page? Yep, it is. Some Disney memories are exhilarating, hilarious, and silly, and that is fantastic. Treasure them! But just as many people may be there to make lasting memories with loved ones for perhaps the last time, and that is fantastic too. I know I treasure both types of memories in my life and I hope my layouts reflect that.

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