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The May 2022 Colors of Magic palette just called out for an Animal Kingdom page! When we were in Animal Kingdom on our trip to WDW in 2016, we enjoyed walking along the Pangani Trail and seeing all of the interesting animals as we went. Of course, I took lots of photos, and I wanted to include many of them. I alternated patterned paper and photos for both sides of this pocket page.


This is a Becky Higgins Design F pocket page, but I turned it upside-down so that the 4×6 opening would be at the bottom of the page layout.

After I’d decided which photos to print and what pockets they’d go into, I chose six patterned papers in the color scheme and cut 3×4 blocks to make cards for the rest of the pockets. I wanted the emphasis to be on the photos, so I decided to only minimally embellish each card.

And to keep a cohesive look, I used a “formula” for most of the cards. I added a strip of washi tape, a label with journaling that captions the photo, a sticker, a wood veneer arrow pointing to the photo, and a tiny gold heart sticker. I used the print-and-cut feature of Silhouette Studio to create my journaling labels.

There were a few extra 3×4 cards where no journaling was necessary, so I modified my formula: those cards just have a strip of washi, a sticker, and a wood veneer heart:

Finally, I have two feature filler cards, where I leaned into the tropical feel and made a cluster. I added a couple leaves cut with my Silhouette Cameo, a piece of filmstrip cut with a die, and a wooden Mouse head. The finishing touch on each one is a tiny gold heart sticker!

Now that I’ve shared all the little details, here’s a look at both pages together (front on the left, back on the right):

Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieWooden Pieces, Washi (Animal Kingdom I, Animal Kingdom 2, Flower & Garden)
patterned paper: Shimelle Never Grow Up “Live Outdoors;” Shimelle Sparkle City project pad; Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;”, Park Lane Sonoma 12×12 paper pad

cardstock: The Paper Studio white smooth, American Crafts white textured
wood veneer: Studio Calico arrows and hearts
stickers: Shimelle #stickerbook and Maggie Holmes #stickerbook
other: labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3; journaling font = Georgia

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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It’s iNSD, and Disney Creative Co. has some fun challenges for a virtual crop to join the celebration! My pre-crop challenge was to create a mixed-media background or card. I knew that I wanted to use the Mouse Background die as a stencil!

As you can see, I used ink and paste to create my background– it adds texture, depth, and dimension to have multiple layers of stenciling. In the end result, I sponged shades of aqua and blue ink through the Mouse Background that I cut from scrap cardstock to use as a stencil, and then I used white pearl gel (which is similar to modeling paste) smoothed through a Paige Evans stencil that reminded me of bubbles.

FI cut up my background to make cards to go into a pocket page with details about our afternoon swim in the Wilderness Lodge pool on our last full day at WDW in 2016– the iNSD crop challenge I’m hosting is to use that texture paste/mixed media background in a pocket layout.

The pocket page was the perfect place to record all the journaling I wanted to include, so I used some print-and-cut labels to hold it.

I used the some washi tapes from Scraps & Ink Crafts plus a little aqua Mouse Head Facet to embellish my cards. I also used some patterned papers and a little bit of tissue paper under my small photo of me going down the water slide!

I wanted to highlight this cute group photo of all of us who went in the pool, so I created a 12×12 layout using the same technique for the background. To further coordinate the full layout with the pocket page, I added some layers of the same patterned papers as in the pocket page and tissue paper behind my photo and popped it all up on some foam for dimension. I love that little Mouse shaker, and I was so excited that it was the perfect shade of aqua to go with my photos!

Here’s what the spread looks like all together, as it will go in my 2016 Disney trip album:

Scraps & Ink Crafts: Mouse Background cutting die, Mouse Shakers- pastel, Mouse Head Facets, Washi Sets (Ariel/Little Mermaid, Frozen)
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” various scraps from Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12×12 paper pad, Scraps & Ink Crafts packaging!
white cardstock: American Crafts

alphas: Shimelle #stickerbook, Amercian Crafts Thickers (Daiquiri white foam)
stickers: Shimelle Sparkle City sticker folder
stencil: Paige Evans Design “Polka Dots”
stamps: Hero Arts/Clearly Kelly “Kelly’s Magical”
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Broken China,” Stampabilities “Baby Blue, Turquoise”, Staz-On “Jet Black”

Therm-o-Web Decofoil Metallix Gel “White Pearl”
other: vellum, circle punch, print-and-cut label via my Silhouette Cameo 3, tissue paper, date stamp, craft foam

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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For the April 2022 Disney Creative Co Incredi-sketch challenge, I decided to create with some of the “special” photos I’ve been saving in my 2016 Disney album project. My daughter was in the prime of her princess-loving years, so meeting the princesses was the height of delight for her.

I decided to go almost monochromatic for this layout to emphasize Cinderella’s color scheme, and I decided to go with this Paris map print as my background paper because Cinderella is a French fairy tale. I had two vertical 4×6 photos that I blocked together on white cardstock, and I added a layer of light blue patterned paper behind the white to bring out that blue of the gown. The text print captures the love that my daughter had for princesses at that time — they were her imaginary and constant companions!

I used washi tape to border the horizontal strip behind the photo, and I love the way it picks up on the light blue and adds some sparkle.

I wanted the layout to feel very dainty and royal, so I added some paper doilies as well as some plain white florals I cut with my Cameo 3. I love the frilliness they add!

I’ve had the package of white sparkly foam words earmarked for princess pages for a while now, and the “lovely” was just right for this title. I used white alphas to spell the rest of my title. It’s subtle, but I think it is still readable!

I embellished my journaling block with a sparkly Mouse paperclip and a sprinkling of enamel dots and wood veneer.

To pick up on the idea of the vertical line of sprinkly embellishments in the sketch, I decided to use a pale gold metallic paste through a star stencil in the background, although I have my stars cross the page on a diagonal instead.

The finishing touch was a Cinderella-blue Mouse facet– the “hidden Mickey” for this layout!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsLuxe Mouse Paper ClipsWashi Set (Cinderella)
patterned paper: Pink Paislee Pen Pals paper pad, Shimelle Starshine “Hubble”
white textured cardstock: American Crafts
foam “lovely” sticker: Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss stickers
alphas: Pinkfresh Studio
wood veneer: Studio Calico
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
journal card: Project Life Baby Edition
stencil: Paige Evans “Star Confetti”
paste: Therm-o-web DecoFoil Metallix “Champagne Mist”
cut file: Jen Schow “floral shelf”
other: paper doilies, Silhouette Cameo 3 (cut file, print-and-cut labels)

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As I mentioned in the color challenge post, the Disney Creative Co. April 2022 Once Upon a Stash challenge had a big part in getting me in the right frame of mind to finally make the title pages for the sections of my 2016 Disney scrapbooks! This month’s stash item is wood veneer, and I must admit– until this month, I hadn’t opened the packages of Simple Stories wood veneer I’d purchased for this album project… I bought them back in April of 2016!! They were so pretty and perfect for this project… and for some reason, I wasn’t brave enough to open them!

So this challenge was the perfect opportunity to break into those packages. And being the *ahem* organized and planning person that I am, I took out all the feature pieces and distributed them among the park days that are in my albums. (So be on the lookout for how I use them as I complete more section title pages!)

But clearly, for a wood veneer challenge, I needed to use even more wood veneer! I pulled out the jars of pieces I have earmarked for this project, as well as the adorable Scraps & Ink wooden pieces, and I used as many as I could on this pocket page:

This title page features two out of the only three whole-family-group photos we got on this entire trip ! I am so glad that we took them– they were both taken within minutes of entering the gates!! (the other one was in Epcot)

As you can see, I used the wood veneer in an approximate diagonal across the page. The main title block has two feature pieces and a sprinkling of tiny pieces.

I’ve decided that each title page will have a tiny bit of journaling about the weather that day. (Weather played a definite part in this trip!). I tucked some tags behind my journaling card to pick up on a design element I used on the facing page, and I added a wooden Mickey head, too.

I have some fun decorative cards in the center, including a detail-cut floral cluster (to give a hint looking forward to the next set of pages) and another cluster of wood veneer pieces.

My date is in the bottom left corner, and I brought in another tiny cluster of detail-cut flowers, as well as a wooden Minnie and some sprinkly veneer bits!

Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” “Mercury,” Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad, Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place “Hello”
wood veneer: Simple Stories “Say Cheese II,” Simple Stories “Enchanted,” Studio Calico cameras and hearts, Elle’s Studio Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti
alphas: American Crafts Thickers Daiquiri (white foam)
stickers: Echo Park Beautiful Life cardstock stickers
date stamp: Elle’s Studio Mini Dated stamp set
other: Shimelle Starshine ephemera (tiny ticket), Project Life Jade Edition journaling card, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, crochet thread, plain white cardstock, washi tape, craft foam

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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As I’m approaching the end of my 2016 Disney album project (but don’t worry, I’m not tooooooo close yet, haha!), I am feeling like it’s time to start working on those section divider pages. My album is chronological, and we spent each day of that trip in a different park. When I planned my album, I decided to have each day’s section begin with a pocket page with some of the posed photos of us in the iconic locations in the park, or “just pretty” pictures of that central icon.

I will admit, it was a bit intimidating to start creating the section title pages, because they pages felt extra “important” somehow. Thankfully, two of the Disney Creative Co. challenges this month were exactly what I needed to tackle them. Today’s layout is for the Colors of Magic Challenge (but you’ll see later this month that the stash challenge also played a big role in getting me started!)

The aquas/greens/blues in the color palette were exactly right this EPCOT title page– my daughter and I were wearing Cinderella ‘bounds, and many of the layouts I’ve already created for this section involve combinations of these colors. I actually tried to mimic the gradient of the color inspiration for this page, because it was so pretty!

At the top is my title card, where I layered my title with a detail-cut globe onto a 3×4 card within my 4×6 canvas, with a detail-cut globe, wood veneer, and enamel dots sprinkled around. I used two strips of washi tape to anchor it all.

In the middle are the greens, but since I wanted to carry the aquas throughout, I used a tiny bit of the sparkly washi behind the heart cutout in my wood veneer cloud…

…and one of the irresistible faceted Mickey heads was a perfect fit in the veneer geotag that I paired with a stamped date label.

Even though it was a title page, I still managed to add a tiny bit of journaling about the weather. The weather was definitely a memorable aspect of this trip, so I am going to try to include a little snippet of journaling about it on each of the other section title pages, too!

For continuity, I used more of the sparkly washi tape as well as wood veneer and enamel dots in this 4×6 pocket, as well.

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsWashi (Frozen set, Flower & Garden set)
patterned paper: Pink Paisee Pen Pals “Chain Letter,” Shimelle Starshine “Viking,” “Exploration,” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish”, Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad

wood veneer: Simple Stories “Say Cheese II,” Simple Stories “Enchanted,” Studio Calico cameras and hearts
alphas: Simple Stories Color Vibe (green)
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
date stamp: Elle’s Studio Mini Dated stamp set
other: Shimelle Head in the Clouds washi tape, Project Life Jade Edition journaling cards, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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There were five challenges in Jen Schow’s March Scrap-Madness series on Facebook, and I wanted to do them all! All I had left was the challenge to use a paper pad… and honestly, this one was not too big of a challenge for me! A large fraction of the supplies I have earmarked for my Disney 2016 album are 12×12 and 6×6 paper pads, so I decided to make a page for that album project.

This layout will face/precede THIS one, so I decided to use the same papers (or the 6×6 version of them!). Every piece of patterned paper on this layout (including the cut-aparts!) comes from a paper pad!

Even though it’s a simple layout, I will admit that it took me a while to get it put together– there was lots of shifting and rearranging because I am not used to the 8.5″x11″ size! What brought it together for me was adding the doilies. Their circular shape mimics the arc of stitching on the facing page, and they add some softness to the otherwise very rectangular layers. I guess in my scrapbooks, Belle=doilies!

On the other side of this layout, I will mount the Akershus menu with photo corners onto some patterned paper. The patterned paper is yet to be determined, since I still need to make the layouts before this one! I am enjoying this fitting-together-a-big-coordinating-puzzle process!

patterned paper: Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12×12 paper pad, Shimelle Head in the Clouds 12×12 paper pad, Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad
cardstock: the Paper Studio
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Dreamer” (gold glitter on pink foam), Glitz Designs Uncharted Waters Teeny Alphas (gold)
Mickey facet: Scraps & Ink Crafts
wood veneer: Studio Calico
enamel dots: the Paper Studio
paper doilies

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My daughter had the perfect idea to use the March 2022 Disney Creative Co. cut file (weekly challenge!) with Magic Shots! When we were in Animal Kingdom in 2016, my husband and I took a bunch of Magic Shots with a Photopass photographer in a gorgeous spot along the path to Expedition Everest.

After backing the cut with two different patterned papers, I popped it up on some craft foam and added a faceted Mickey for the middle of the “A.”

I highlighted my two favorites at first glance, and I created a flip-up for two more!

Since there isn’t much story to go with these Magic Shots, I decided to combine them in a pocket page with some photos of our (delicious) lunch at Harambe Market. The food was just too good not to document!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsWashi Set (Animal Kingdom 2)
patterned paper: Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish,” “Live Outdoors”
white textured cardstock: American Crafts
alphas: Glitz Design Teeny Alphas (rainbow)
other: Project Life Baby Edition journaling car, Fiskars tab punch, Tiny Attacher, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.005, craft foam, Silhouette Cameo 3

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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When I saw the Disney Creative Co sketch challenge for February, I knew it would be great for combining two photos of different orientations, even if my photos are bigger than the ones in the sketch.

I chose to use Photopass ride photos from our first time on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (our 2016 trip), and I decided to let Snow White’s color scheme be the inspiration for this page. I had to use the “Wish” patterned paper — it was a perfect reference to the wishing well… And then, when I saw the Mouse Bow in red, I knew it was meant to be!

Because my photo block is much bigger than the one in the sketch, I shifted my title above the landscape photo, and it sort of “fills in” that space there. The ticket strip was the perfect home to support the smaller letter stickers, and it adds a bit of a train feeling, I think. I inked the edges with a bit of blue ink to give a bit of extra depth. I wrote my journaling on a 3×4 card to slip amongst the layers above the photo block.

I used two(!) different doily styles in my layering. The tiny ones are vintage paper doilies from my grandma’s craft stash. I always think of her when I use them.

In this 2016 Disney scrapbook, I have a few running themes on my full-page layouts, beyond the paper choices — a hidden (or in this case, not-so-hidden) Mickey, enamel dots, and wood veneer. I haven’t used these birds on many (or any until now??), but they were perfect for the last little Snow White touch.

Scraps & Ink CraftsTicket Strip dieFacets, Mouse Bows
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Voyager;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish,” “Live Outdoors;” other scraps
alphas: Amercian Crafts Thickers (Happy gold glitter), Glitz Design Teeny Alphas (aqua stripe)
wood veneer: Studio Calico (birds, hearts), Lawn Fawn (heart)
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
other: Project Life Jade Edition journaling card, washi tape, paper doilies, label via Silhouette print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), craft foam

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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The March 2022 Disney Creative Co Once Upon a Stash challenge is to use your scraps!!

Before I get to my layout, let’s talk about scrap storage.

I typically store my scraps by type: I have a drawer for “neutral” cardstock (white, black, brown, cream, etc.), a drawer for all other colored cardstock, and a drawer for patterned paper scraps. Nominally, I don’t subdivide beyond those categories. However, I do often keep collection scraps together while I still have a sizeable portion of the collection. In the case of this Disney 2016 scrapbook, I have a specific set of products, including quite a bit of patterned paper, that are earmarked for this huge project. I have various containers and baskets that hold the embellishments, and I keep my paper scraps of all sizes in a 12×12 clear Iris container:

As you can see, I have lots of Shimelle papers in that bin, but I also have used quite a lot of the Echo Park Beautiful Life collection kit, and still more papers from other collections. If I use a paper in my Disney album, the scraps go into this container, so that I can use them again elsewhere in the album. I think this adds to the cohesiveness of the overall project.

My process almost always involves using scraps– I will usually turn to my scrap box first, before my full sheets of paper! I took a quick snap of my table as I began my layout for this challenge to show a glimpse of how I start a project: once I’ve chosen what page I’ll be making, I look at the layouts that surround it in the album (the facing page, the following page, and even further out…) so that I can 1) figure out the piece of the story that will be told on this page, 2) decide whether I will directly coordinate my supplies to the facing page.

I thought this challenge would be the perfect time to make this pocket page that faces the Man. Baf. layout in my Disney 2016 album. Not only are scraps ideal for pocket pages because of the smaller “canvases” in each pocket, but after I created that layout, I had saved the stencil through which I had scraped the metallic paste, intending to use it in this facing pocket layout. I combed through my scrap box and picked out pieces that coordinated with Man. Baf. and the Mickey Toes layout that is the next full 12×12 (this pocket page is a 9×12, so that layout will peek out from behind).

The top left photo had quite a bit of “open” space, so I used a strip of the stencil along the left edge and added a filmstrip die cut along the bottom to draw your eye to the subject of the photo: my cute little boy walking with his grandparents.

I used teeny tiny scraps of patterned paper to fill in the open holes (another great use for scraps!). This did a couple things: it added some hints of color to tie together the pockets, and it covered some strangers who were in the photo!

In the bottom right corner, I layered a piece of the stencil over a 3×4 scrap of patterned paper, again adding a little piece of the filmstrip die cut and backing a couple of the star cut-outs with the tiny red floral.

As a final touch, I added a metallic-paste-covered star to the journal card to tie everything together!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieWooden Pieces
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” other various scraps
Therm-o-web Metallix Gel (Aged Copper)
Paige Evans cut file: “Star Background”
journal card: Project Life Jade Edition

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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This pocket layout tells the stories of two meet-and-greets we had with plush characters– the first time my children had come face-to-face with them… and my daughter didn’t like it one bit!

My son, however, was intrigued by Baymax and willing to interact with Chip and Dale! I decided to split the pocket page vertically to tell my stories, but the using the palette from the Disney Creative Co March 2022 Colors of Magic challenge kept the page cohesive!

In the 4×6 pockets, I let the photos stand on their own with minimal embellishment, so the center row of 3×4 cards has the most detail and layering.

I left lots of room for journaling, of course (it’s so important to me to have the words with my photos), but I found plenty of ways to cluster little embellishments– each of the clusters is anchored with a little strip of washi tape.

I didn’t have quite the right letter stickers, so I effectively made my own, modeled after the October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas (oh, how I loved those tile alphas)! I created 0.25″x0.5″ blocks in Silhouette Studio and centered letters in them. Using the print-and-cut feature, I cut out the tiles. I actually made them in red, green, blue, and gray, in addition to the black, just in case I liked a different color better! The tiny title is layered on top of a die cut Mouse Tag– the inner section has a layer of ShopDisney tissue paper, and I made sure that Baymax was featured!

For one more pop of red, I added the cute red Mouse Bow under a little cluster with a tiny photo of myself giving Chip a hug!

Scraps & Ink CraftsMouse Bows (red)Washi (Aliens set, Mickey set), Mouse Tag die
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” “Orion,” and “Pathfinder”, Shimelle Sparkle City “Painted Ladies”
cardstock: The Paper Studio
alphas: created using Silhouette Studio print-and-cut (Arial Narrow) with Cameo 3
other: ShopDisney tissue paper, Project Life Jade Edition journaling cards, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Shimelle #stickerbook, Dear Lizzy roller date stamp, Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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