This is the very first of my Disney scrapbook layouts! Wooo!
Back in May, I jumped on the Shimelle Starshine collection finally coming back into stock at Scrapbook.com and ordered a nice big bundle of goodies for myself. Ever since I’d seen the CHA posts with the details of this collection, I knew that I wanted to use it for my Disney scrapbook.
On the second-to-last day of August, I decided to put my other projects on hold and make a scrapbook layout, because I had been putting paper scrapbooking off for a couple months and I was really missing it.
I also think I was avoiding it, because I was intimidated… not only had I been taking a longish break from 12″x12″ layouts in favor of other projects (memory-keeping and otherwise), I also really wanted to work on this Disney album, which is a fairly important one in my mind.
When I ordered photos way-back-when, I printed these two photos of my feet. Even then, I knew that I wanted to tell the story of my Mickey toes on a layout. I thought that this would be a good way to get back into the swing of scrapbooking and break into my supplies for this particular album. It’s not a hugely important story (there are some that are much dearer to my heart), but it is one that I was excited to tell (and remember).
The design of this layout originated with a sketch from one of Shimelle’s weekly challenges. Clearly, I made a lot of changes, but when I originally saw the sketch all those weeks ago, I knew it would be perfect for these two photos of my Mickey toes.
I have a huge journaling block to fit all of my words, and I embellished at the top and bottom of that block, as well as in the top left corner.
It was a challenge getting back into the swing of scrapbooking– and it was also a challenge to dive into the supplies I’d purchased. I always run into this issue when I have purchased or acquired or gathered products for a larger project: what if I run out? Did I use too much? Did I use too little?
In this case, I do think I erred on the “too little” side. I wanted to layer more, but with the two busy patterns, I just couldn’t figure out what to add, so I didn’t add anything. That being said, I am happy with the result.
I think I might try to add a little enamel dot Mickey silhouette to every 12″x12″ layout I make for this album. Hidden Mickeys, if you will.
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine 12″x12″ paper pad
embellishments: Shimelle Starshine chipboard stickers, Shimelle Starshine ephemera,
alphas: Shimelle Collection Fitzgerald Thickers gold glitter foam, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Studio Calico wood veneer cameras, The Paper Studio enamel dots, red labels printed-and-cut with Silhouette SD
other: white cardstock, Scotch ATG, Therm-O-Web foam adhesive, Project Life 0.3 black journaling pen