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This post originally appeared on the Disney Creative Co. blog on September 17, 2022.

I’ve discovered that color challenges are a fun way to mix up the palettes of my projects! My layouts usually start with photos, from which I draw color inspiration, but I really enjoy using pre-made palettes to add some unexpected combinations or accent colors!

That is exactly the case with this pocket layout. On our last day at WDW in 2016, we had a quiet morning before our flight home in the afternoon. We walked the beautiful path from Wilderness Lodge to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and had a look around. My photos from our walk featured a lot of forest green and brown, and so those were my starting colors. I also looked at the layout that would face it so that I could choose colors (and even papers) that might loosely tie them together for continuity in the album– in this case cream, as well as the brown woodgrain paper. However, since the stories are completely separate and occurred on different days, I didn’t want them to completely coordinate!

Knowing that I definitely wanted to include dark green, brown, and cream, I looked through the past DCC Color of Magic palettes and decided to use this one from October 2021:

Here is the whole layout:

As you can see, I featured the forest green, brown, and cream as I’d originally intended, but I added a light blue as an accent color, completely inspired by the palette!

I like to add little clusters of embellishments to my pockets, especially when I’ve printed my photos smaller than the pocket size. There were lots of opportunities to sprinkle Scraps & Ink Crafts bits and pieces!

Starting with the title block, I centered a large padded appliqué (adorned with a cute plaid bow!) over a die-cut circle and the title lettering. Because this padded appliqué is so dimensional, I decided to adhere it to the outside of my pocket!

That die-cut circle was a theme I carried through all my pockets. I cut rings and circles from the same light blue paper (inspired by the color palette) and used them to anchor the embellishment clusters.

While the top left pocket has a tiny little cluster, I created larger embellishment clusters in the 4×6 pockets by layering tiny scraps of patterned paper, a die cut ring, and a journaling label, topped off with a Mickey facet.

I couldn’t resist using this rich coppery brown glitter appliqué with the photo of my children greeting one of the horses!

The bottom left pocket is slightly different (although I kept some of the same elements for continuity!) because it tells the tiny story of our Mickey Bar treats after our walk. I die cut a Mouse Tag to hold my journaling, and I couldn’t resist using this adorable silicone Mickey Bar embellishment as the final touch!

Scraps & Ink CraftsMouse Circles cutting dieMouse Tag cutting dieFacets; Bits and Pieces bows; Padded Appliques (Falling for You, Precious Metals); Flexible Silicone embellishment
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Live Outdoors” 
cardstock: The Paper Studio white smooth, scrap aqua
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Happy” (gold glitter, Maggie Holmes)
embellishments: Making Memories woven labels, My Mind’s Eye I Believe decorative brads,
other: Project Life Baby Edition journaling card, Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels), Scotch ATG adhesive, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005, date stamp, 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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This post originally appeared on the Disney Creative Co. blog on September 6, 2022.

For this month’s Technique Tuesday, I’ve created a layout with misting!

I actually don’t own a lot of mists, and I haven’t done a lot of misting, other than occasional splattering droplets here and there, so before I even started my layout or decided what story I was going to tell, I got out my art journal and just played a bit with the mists I have. As I played and saw the textures that I was getting, an idea started forming for the layout I could make.

I loved the way the gold and pewter mists looked together, and the neutral palette reminded me of these photos of my not-even-two-year-old son enjoying the slide in the Boneyard playground in Animal Kingdom. I decided to play with the texture and color scheme to give the impression of sand or dust like you might find at an archeological or paleontological site.

Because I knew this layout would feature misting, I actually created my paper layers without attaching them to the background. Once I knew about where everything would end up on my page, I used a pencil to mark where the corners would be and lifted off the cluster of photos, papers, and embellishments to do my misting.

My big tip for this post would be to create your background separately– and I got to experience exactly why as I made this layout. I created a background that I liked, started to adhere my photo cluster, and then decided I should add more misting. I masked off my photos, etc., and then when I spritzed, it went everywhere I didn’t want it to go! The background just ended up looking blobby in all the wrong places. Ack! But although I was annoyed, it was easy to lift off the photo cluster and start over. In the meantime, I had another idea to add to my misting layers!

First, I lightly spritzed my gold and pewter mists in an approximate diagonal from top left to bottom right. Then, using a scrap of cardstock cut with the Mouse Background die, I did a heavier mist of pewter through the mouse-shaped openings for a subtle pattern. I finished off the background with some bolder gold splatters. In the photo below, you can see what my background paper looked like, and if you look closely, you might be able to spot my pencil markings for the corners of my paper layers!

Once I’d (re!)made my background, I was ready to add my layers and photos on top of it. I made a vertical strip with my photos and tucked a journaling card behind it. I used a sticker for a simple title, and layered embellishments around it, including a Tree of Life cut from plain white cardstock. I liked the laciness it added, softening the rectangles elsewhere on the layout. Under the tree, I added a strip of animal print washi to give a bit of a grounding line.

I continued the line of washi to peek out from the left side of my photo strip, and I built another tiny embellishment cluster there, including a wood veneer Mickey.

To balance the weight of the photo+journaling layers, I tore an uneven strip of patterned paper and added it to the top left corner of my layout. I added a tiny cluster here, too! In the photo below, you can also see a closeup of the Mickey pattern made by misting through the Mouse Background die cut.

It was an adventure for me to use this misting technique, and I hope that it will inspire you to give it a try as well!

Scraps & Ink CraftsMouse Background cutting die, Tree of Life cutting die, Wooden PiecesWashi (Animal Kingdom 1)
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble;” Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12×12 paper pad
cardstock: American Crafts white textured
title sticker: Echo Park Beautiful Life cardstock stickers
mists: Heidi Swapp Color Shine gold, Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz pewter

enamel stars: Shimelle Field Trip enamel stickers
wood veneer: Elle’s Studio Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti

other: Project Life Baby Edition journaling card, date stamp, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, 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 Disney Creative Co. stash challenge for August is to use patterned papers in a “repeating shapes” design. As I flipped through my 2016 Disney album to choose a project to create for this challenge, I came across this pocket page page where I planned to showcase two PhotoPass pictures of my husband and me with the EPCOT sphere. There isn’t a lot of story to go with this (we just stopped because the photographer was there, and we wanted pictures!), so the whole left side of the pocket page was available to showcase a design.

As I contemplated what sort of paper pattern to create, I had the idea to represent the surface of the EPCOT sphere. I did a Google image search for “geometric triangle pattern” and found a black-on-white version of the look of the geodesic surface of the sphere. I screenshot a portion of it and pulled it into the Silhouette Studio software, where I traced it and simplified one triangle piece. I repeated the triangle piece and cut it from three different patterned papers: one each of a light, medium, and dark value.

I referenced a more 3-D style image of the geodesic surface in order to place the different colored triangles along the top edge of the diagonal stripe.

I decided I wanted more than the one strip, and I wanted to layer it over some of the stripes in the background patterned paper. Instead of applying them directly to the paper, I glued the pieces to a scrap of cream cardstock that was a good match to the background and adhered that in place.

Due to the angle of the corner, I couldn’t continue the geodesic pattern in the other direction, so I filled in the space at the top with another strip of the grey patterned washi, and I added a die cut “World Mouse” backed with more of the cream colored paper.

I decided to use a fairly simple title for this page, and I lined up my glitter alphas along the diagonal stripe of washi.

In my top photo, there was a random person walking through the background, and since he was pretty obvious, I wanted to cover him up. I tried a whole bunch of things before realizing that I could continue a strip of stripes, and as a bonus, it brings the page together more cohesively. I accented my tiny journaling label with more washi and of course a facet!

Scraps & Ink CraftsWorld Mouse cutting die, Facets (tropical), Washi (EPCOT)
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Ranger,” ” Voyager,” “Galileo;” My Mind’s Eye

shimmer cardstock: Core’dinations Navy Pearl
alphas: American Crafts Thickers Fitzgerald
other: cream cardstock, print-and-cut label via Silhouette Cameo 3, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.05, US ArtQuest PPA Matte, Scotch ATG

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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Probably my favorite attraction of our entire 2016 trip was the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom. And probably my favorite part of the safari was getting to see the zebras up close!! **

I created this layout with the August 2022 sketch from Disney Creative Co., swapping one of the photos for a patterned paper block+journaling tag.

The film strip cutting die is one of my absolute favorites from the Scraps & Ink Crafts store, and here I used it to cut black and white pieces to use as both vertical and horizontal pieces. I didn’t want to go too crazy with the black-and-white color scheme, but I definitely still wanted to give a nod to the iconic zebra colors!

I loved adding the border of leaves cut with my Cameo! All of these pieces were actually cut long ago for other projects (one of them from 2010!); whenever I cut versatile shapes like leaves, I keep my extra bits and pieces in a few small boxes with my embellishment collection. I have little clusters of leaves on several other Animal Kingdom pages in this section of my albums, so it was a great opportunity to add continuity, even though this layout can stand on its own.

The horizontal film strips underline the title, and I added a feature embellishment cluster of two mouse pieces from Scraps & Ink– a zebra-printed acrylic and a wooden Minnie. Of course, I added some more leafy pieces underneath (once I start making botanical clusters, it’s hard to stop!).

Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieWooden PiecesAcrylic Embellishment

patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Past Bedtime,” “Make a Wish;” various scraps
wood veneer: Studio Calico cameras
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
alphas: American Crafts Thickers/Amy Tangerine Hello
cut files: Kerri Bradford Studio Tropical Leaves #0512, Silhouette Leaf #1033, #1034, and #1035
other: small shipping tag, white cardstock, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.05, date stamp, craft foam, Scotch ATG

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

** Zebra have been a favorite animal of mine ever since I did a research project about them in elementary school. I even interviewed a zoo keeper over the phone! Here’s 9-year-old me preparing pictures for my slide show(!!) report.

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The Disney Creative Co. August color palette has a fun tropical flavor! I decided that it was the perfect time to complete the pocket page that precedes my Pangani Trail pages in my 2016 Disney album.

The pockets in the left column tell small stories about what we did first after arriving in Animal Kingdom– the amazing Festival of the Lion King show!

This is where I pulled in the yellows and reds from the color palette using the detail cut camera and a facet Mickey pieces, as well as some tiny phrase stickers.

I used the geometric print down the center column as a transition into the introduction to the Pangani Trail photos. That pattern had all the colors of the palette in it!

Since this page faces the first side of the Pangani animal photos pocket pages, I made some similar embellishment clusters using a film strip die cut, leaves cut with my Cameo, and a wooden Minnie piece so that it all ties together!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieFacets, Wooden PiecesWashi (Animal Kingdom IAnimal Kingdom 2)
patterned paper: Shimelle Field Trip “Signs of Life,”
“Seek Knowledge;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Live Outdoors,” “Make a Wish;” Shimelle Starshine “Pathfinder;” Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;” various scraps from stash
cardstock: The Paper Studio white smooth, various scraps from stash
alphas: Echo Park Beautiful Life alpha stickers
stickers: Shimelle #stickerbook, Starshine cardstock stickers, Sparkle City sticker folder

cut files: Kerri Bradford Studio Tropical Leaves #0512, Silhouette Leaf #1033, #1034, and #1035
other: labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3; journaling font = Georgia, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, 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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As an avid crafter, I certainly have my fair share of ribbon in my craft room. I have spools of ribbon, but I also have scraps of ribbon that I keep sorted by color in baggies in an antique sewing basket. I love the opportunity to prove to myself that it was a good idea to keep those scraps, and that’s exactly what happened with this month’s Once Upon a Stash challenge for Disney Creative Co!

The stash item for this challenge was ribbon, and I was excited when I had the idea to make little ribbon pennant banners to mimic the fluttering banners in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom.

It was my first time in Animal Kingdom when we went to WDW in 2016. I was in awe of the amazing scenery in this park– it is so beautiful! There were picturesque views everywhere I looked, and this layout celebrates two of my favorite photos of the beauty in the Asia section.

The banners were the most time-intensive part of this layout. I estimated the banner lengths I wanted and cut crochet thread. Then with a fun Zoom meeting (yes, I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it really was a fun meeting!) to keep me company, I cut short snippets of ribbon, added adhesive, and folded them over the thread. I trimmed the ends in different shapes for variety. It probably took me an hour and a half to make these three banners.

Even though I have a LOT of ribbon in my stash, I still found that I was missing certain colors narrow enough for this project. Washi tape to the rescue: I added a dark pink and an orange floral from two different Scraps and Ink Crafts washi sets to round out my colors.

To adhere the banners, I used foam squares behind some of the ribbons to raise them up, flat adhesive behind others, and some I left unstuck. I secured the ends of the crochet thread on the back of my layout with tape.

I die-cut a strip of tickets from cream cardstock to ground my photo block, and I added two labels under my title to hold my small bit of journaling. Fun fact: the green date/location label is a sticker, but I liked it better on its backing, so decided not to peel it off the release paper and put the whole thing on my layout!

Scraps & Ink CraftsTicket cutting dieWooden PiecesWashi (Monsters, Inc., Tropical Hideaway)
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Past Bedtime,” “Make a Wish;” Shimelle Sparkle City project pad; Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;”, Park Lane Sonoma 12×12 paper pad
wood veneer: Studio Calico cameras
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
alphas: American Crafts Thickers/Amy Tangerine Goodness
ribbon: stash
other: crochet thread, cream cardstock, letter stamps, sticker from stash, label via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.05 and 0.5, craft foam, iCraft foam squares, Scotch ATG

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 month’s stash challenge at Disney Creative Co is to use flowers! When I think of flowers, I think of Rapunzel (one of my top favorite princesses!!), so I decided to put together a layout to showcase these cute photos of my daughter wearing the Rapunzel dress I made for her to wear on our 2016 trip to Walt Disney World.

I used detail-cut flowers and a variety of paper flowers to create a diagonal cascade across this page; I was thinking of the flowers in Rapunzel’s braid as I arranged them. I added some light metallic gold stenciled stars underneath the floral clusters to hint at the floating lanterns.

The floral clusters were also the perfect place to hide…or display!…some Mickeys!

I had a wonderful time embellishing this page! I plan to have a coordinating pocket page facing this layout with some additional photos from the Tangled area, as well as more journaling. However, I didn’t want to leave this layout without any words.

As I looked through my stickers for title pieces, I realized this “dance it up!” sticker was just perfect. My daughter started dancing as we took these photos of her with the tower in the background! I slipped a little label under the title to hold my brief words.

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacets, Mouse Shakers
patterned paper: BasicGrey Kioshi “Yuriko,” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Fly Free” and “Face the Sun,” plus various scraps from my stash
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Happy” (gold glitter)

sticker: Shimelle Sparkle City sticker folder
enamel dots + flowers: unknown from stash
stencil: Paige Evans “Star Confetti”
paste: Therm-o-web DecoFoil Metallix “Champagne Mist”
other: Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels)

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 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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