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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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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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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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This layout is the last in my set about dining at Be Our Guest during our WDW trip in 2016. I created this page for the Disney Creative Co. February 2022 sketch challenge!

As you probably know by now, following a sketch exactly is something that I rarely do! And again, I was true to form. This time, I rotated the sketch by 90°:

For the strips in the background, I used a combination of paper strips, border punches, and washi tape.

For the circular element, I used a paper doily, and then I layered over it some detail-cut roses, a castle stamped on vellum, and a pearl-and-rhinestone embellished paperclip. Because of the length of my title, I placed it along the top of my photos.

Finally, I added just a little bit of journaling to the right of my photos. As I said before, this layout is the last in a set (here’s the pocket page, and here’s the other layout), so I didn’t have much more to say– most of the story had already been told! I also used those pages as inspiration for the papers and color scheme for this layout. I didn’t want it to be exactly the same, but I wanted some coordination so that the story flow was obvious.

Last but not least, I used this cute little faceted Mickey to coordinate with the clip at the top and give a bit more sparkle to this corner with the journaling!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsLuxe Mouse Paper ClipsWashi Set (Aurora)
patterned paper: Making Memories Tie the Knot “Floral,” Fancy Pants Happy Place “Hello,” Shimelle Starshine: “Mercury” Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12×12 paper pad
cardstock: American crafts white textured, yellow textured from my stash
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Happy”
journal card: Project Life Baby Edition
wood veneer: Studio Calico
border punches: Martha Stewart “Doily Lace” and “Bubble Bath”
vellum: The Paper Studio
stamps: Hero Arts/Clearly Kelly “Kelly’s Magical”

enamel dots: The Paper Studio
other: Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), paperdoilies, tissue paper, craft foam, Glue Dots vellum adhesive

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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I made this layout in September for a call, but I’ve been saving it until the Christmas season to share! This layout will live in my 2019 album directly following my “Christmas in the Sand” layout (which was published in the Winter 2021 issue of SCT).

Since we spent Christmas 2019 in Sanibel Island, we did our gift exchange among the four of us after we returned home. The title of this layout is a play on waiting to open presents– and also the fact that the last gift we gave our children was “the best!” After they’d opened the gifts under the tree, we told them there was one more… we brought them over to my husband’s computer to choose their Magic Band colors for the Walt Disney World trip we’d planned for the upcoming April! (Spoiler alert: that was April 2020, so the trip ended up being delayed until November…but that’s a whole ‘nother story)

I layered to my little heart’s content on this layout. Often my layouts start with a very basic and clean design (this time, the basic design of this layout was inspired by a Scrapbook & Cards Today sketch from summer 2019), but I just can’t help myself and I find so much joy adding paper layers and tucking in clusters of embellishments!

All of the papers and stickers on this layout come from the Close to My Heart “Comfort and Joy” collection. Since I had made the “Christmas in the Sand” layout before this one, I’d used up almost all of the poinsettia stickers from the coordinating sheet. I detail-cut more of the flowers from the pattern on the reverse side of the plaid paper to supplement, and I like that I was able to add a bit of variety in the sizes.

I also layered in some vintage doilies that had been in my grandmother’s craft stash. I love being able to find homes for these pretty bits in my scrapbook albums: they always make me think of her when I see them.

I managed to fit all my journaling onto two labels (from my stash of print-and-cut labels) by writing small! As a final touch (and my daughter weighed in on this decision!), I added some gold splatters by each of the embellishment clusters.

patterned paper: Close to My Heart “Comfort and Joy”
cardstock: The Paper Studio
embellishments: Close to My Heart “Comfort and Joy” stickers, gold glitter die cuts; The Paper Studio enamel dots; vintage doilies
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Happy;” Glitz Design Teeny Alphas – gold
journaling pen: Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005
other: machine stitching, print-and-cut labels via Silhouette Cameo 3, roller date stamp, craft foam, Scotch ATG adhesive; inspired by a SCT Summer 2019 bonus sketch

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This 6×12 pocket page precedes my “Hello, Grey Stuff” layout and tells the story of our lunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant in January 2016. It was our first time there, and it was one of the most-anticipated parts of the trip for me! I was so amazed by the theming and atmosphere and wanted to highlight some of the photos I took inside.

The embellishments and paper on the front side of this pocket page coordinate with the layout that immediately precedes it, Tea Cups with BaBa. I was happy that the tea cup washi tape was also perfect for a Beauty and the Beast-themed area! Gotta love little Chip.

However, I did also add the detail-cut flowers, doily, and label to begin the transition to the style of the second side, which directly coordinates with the Grey Stuff layout.

On the other side, I added more labels and embellishments to include everything I wanted to say about the restaurant and the meal we ate.

I had to add a label to the top photo because I needed more room for my words!

The middle section holds two small photos of our food (the lighting was low and so my photo quality is poor) and a larger embellishment cluster with my journaling. The background paper is from a piece I “gutted” from the Grey Stuff layout, since I only had one sheet in my stash.

It’s amazing how quickly this pocket layout came together when I used the surrounding layouts to inform my decisions on papers and embellishments!

patterned paper: Making Memories Tie the Knot “Glitter Stripe;” Shimelle Starshine “Mercury”
cardstock: white textured from American Crafts
vellum: The Paper Studio
stamps: Hero Arts/Clearly Kelly “Kelly’s Magical”
embellishments: Shimelle #stickerbook, Shimelle Head in the Clouds washi tape, The Paper Studio (enamel dots), silver thread, paper doilies, print-and-cut (Cameo 3) labels

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I love a good sketch, and that’s why I couldn’t resist joining in with the Disney Creative Co.’s first sketch challenge! When I saw the Incredi-sketch, I knew that these two photos highlighting my Grey Stuff cupcake at Be Our Guest would be the perfect fit. Plus, look at all the labels! I love labels! (p.s. mine are print-and-cut with my Cameo 3.)

Taking my cue from the colors in the photo– and the fact that we were talking about GREY stuff, I decided to go with a grey-with-yellow-accents color palette.

I have had the background papers in my stash for years!! They are from a Making Memories wedding collection, but they aren’t so themed that they can’t be used for something completely different. Throughout the embellishment cluster, I layered bits and pieces of scrap patterned papers (I keep all of my scraps from this project together in a box so that I can use them elsewhere for continuity).

I have a coordinating pocket insert for this page (coming soon on the blog) that tells the rest of my thoughts about dining at Be Our Guest, but this layout focuses specifically on how excited I was to get to try “Grey Stuff.” I had this package of sparkly white foam script titles earmarked for some other layouts I’ll be adding to this section, and I realized that the “hello” would be perfect on this layout as part of the title. I sprinkled some of the matching hearts around the layout, too.

I have been so inspired by how Kirsty (@journalofcuriousthings) stamps on vellum to make hand-cut embellishments for her (seriously lovely) layouts, and so I decided to give it a try. I used Staz-On ink so that it wouldn’t smear, and I stamped a whole lot of images and spent a little while just trimming and punching them out. I tucked them throughout the vertical cluster of labels and embellishments, along with the floral elements I detail-cut out of patterned paper and

Do you see the hidden Mickey??

For a final touch, I added some (also very old!) pennant stickers and some silver thread tied into bows.

patterned paper: Making Memories Tie the Knot “Glitter Stripe” and “Handkerchief Lace,” Fancy Pants Happy Place “Hello,” Shimelle Starshine “Mercury”
cardstock: white textured from American Crafts
vellum: The Paper Studio
alphas: “Daiquiri” white foam Thickers, Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss foam stickers
stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio “Play Date” banner stickers, Shimelle #stickerbook , Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss foam stickers
stamps: Hero Arts/Clearly Kelly “Kelly’s Magical,” Hampton Arts “Vintologie”
embellishments: The Paper Studio (enamel dots), silver thread, paper doilies, print-and-cut (Cameo 3) labels

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I created this page in response to the Scrapbook & Cards Today iNSD 2021 challenge to use a sketch from the Spring 2021 issue. I love sketches. I know I’ve said it before, but I really do. They are such an inspiring starting point for me, even if my final layout doesn’t look anything like the original sketch.

In this case, I think that you can still see some resemblance! I was inspired by the second-from-left sketch at the bottom of page 30 of the spring issue. (P.S. if you didn’t already know, I have a layout in this issue on page 72!)

I’d slipped this mermaid-patterned paper from Shimelle Head in the Clouds into the page protector with my photo prints a while ago. The Akershus Princess Dinner was the main interaction we had with Ariel during this trip to Disney World in January 2016. Ariel had never been my favorite princess, but I must say, the conversation we had with her was so fun and funny that my opinion of her was raised quite a bit (the Cast Members are so good!!).

I went all-out with the mermaids on this layout! Not only did I use the stickers from the Head in the Clouds project pad, but I also used the shimmery holographic mermaid scale paper; my daughter advised on the orientation of the scales. She’s my resident expert!

The title of my layout is almost as long as the journaling! It’s just a snippet, but one of the more memorable (and funny) moments of the entire trip. The speech bubble journaling spot was inspired by a 3×4 card that I didn’t use, but instead, I created the bubble and its frame in Silhouette using the print-and-cut feature.

I added touches of Shimelle’s Never Grow Up and Starshine collections. This whole album project uses her collections, so I like to mix and match them on layouts whenever I can so everything flows together even better. As usual, I also added a few wood veneer pieces and some enamel dots, including a hidden Mickey– I have these on every full layout in the album!

patterned paper: Shimelle Head in the Clouds project pad, Shimelle Never Grow Up “Pick a Letter,” Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad
embellishments: stickers–Shimelle Head in the Clouds project pad, cut apart–Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad, wood veneer–Elle’s Studio, enamel dots–The Paper Studio, paper doilies
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Cloud” puffy letter stickers, Shimelle #stickerbook
journaling font: Gill Sans

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This layout appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, in the readers’ gallery on page 72!

I’m reposting my original blog post (from December 20, 2020) about the layout…


I bought some new papers from Shimelle’s Never Grow Up collection near the beginning of September 2020. I was so excited to use this light blue starry paper as a background for this layout for my Disney 2016 scrapbook. I immediately laid out the basic design for this layout…And then it sat there–for some reason, I was just stumped. I think part of it was the fact that this particular event was pretty special, and I wanted to make a layout that would convey “perfectly” all the little moments that added up to make this a memorable evening for my daughter (and me!).

Finally, in the very beginning of December, I buckled down and really worked on it. I started small: I added a white mat to each photo and finally figured out how I was going to include my journaling: I typed it up and used my Silhouette Cameo print-and-cut feature to make sure that my boxes were cut exactly where I wanted them to be around the text.

left side
right side

I was very thankful that my husband had written down some details of the interactions between my daughter and each princess in my daily trip journal that evening, because it really captured some of my daughter’s personality at that point.

Once I had those white mats and journaling ready, I was able to break through my “scrappers block” and start embellishing. One thing that I’d known for sure from the very beginning that I wanted to include was this “starry-eyed” sticker from Shimelle’s Head in the Clouds collection.

In fact, I’d taken it out of the 12×12 project pad and stuck it temporarily to the edge of a box I had on my desk, to remind me to use it… and in those months in between starting and finishing, I managed to lose it! I’d been doing some sewing in that time, and I was pretty sure it had gotten caught up on some fabric… but the problem was that I didn’t have any idea where it could have been carried! I searched and searched (and used it as an excuse to put off the layout even longer!) and my daughter even offered to give me her sticker from the project pad I’d given her! (so sweet!) One evening, after I’d all but given up, I went into my sewing closet to pull something out for a hand-sewing project, and lo and behold! the sticker was there at the back of the shelf! And undamaged, at that! I was so excited.

Among the photos and journaling squares, I had two “feature” squares, one using a 3×4 cut-apart (from Shimelle’s Head in the Clouds) that I trimmed down to a 3″ square, and one using some smaller cut-aparts (from Shimelle’s Starshine) that I combined together to make a square.

As I put these feature squares together, they established the embellishment scheme I ended up using for the photos. I used doilies behind each of the posed photos of my daughter with a princess, and I layered strips of patterned paper and washi tape on different sides of the squares.

On the photos of my daughter interacting with the princess, I added a small, horizontal piece of washi tape and a wood veneer piece (hearts or birds– both old Studio Calico products). I sprinkled gold glitter enamel dots around the whole layout, and of course also used them to make a hidden Mickey!

I used the same elements in the title block– strips of washi, gold glitter Thickers, a tiny doily, and a wood veneer piece to tie everything together. I added the location and date on a tiny label sticker from Shimelle’s Sparkle City sticker folder. The aqua alpha tile stickers are from Shimelle’s #stickerbook.

Looking back, I’m not quite sure why I was so hung up on this, but I am glad that I didn’t force it, because I really do love how this layout turned out!

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I’ve been wanting to make this layout for a long time.


I ordered the background paper for this layout back in December of 2016. I printed my photos, and I mulled over my journaling.  In the meantime, my ankle injury forced me to step away from ballet (hopefully I’ll go back eventually), and honestly, it became emotionally a bit difficult to think about making this page.

However, Crafty Jen Schow’s Stashbusting month challenge #4 to make a layout about myself immediately brought this to mind, so I pulled out the plastic slip that had been holding the paper and my photos together and got to work.

The hardest part of this layout was the journaling.  I had a lot more to say than I thought (which was already a lot), and so I decided to make a facing 8.5″x11″ page to hold it all, plus an additional photo.


Since I put my journaling onto the facing page, I was able to feature the majority of the Maggie Holmes “On Point” paper by clustering my photos near the top.  I cut the paper and flipped it over so that the white-on-black music print could be at the top.



I added lots of little layers under the photos, but they are sneaky layers– I cut off the branding strips from some of the Maggie Holmes “Gather” 6×6 paper pad and cut into four strips one of the patterned stickers in her #stickerbook.  This gives the look of lots of pieces of paper, but they’re only about 1/2″ wide or less!

I used bits of paper doily and rhinestones to add to the delicate effect.

I also used a lot of the gorgeous florals from the #stickerbook to cluster in with the photos, and a couple of the word strips.


I used pale and white alphas to form my title, because while I wanted it to be obvious, I didn’t want it to dominate the delicate colors in the rest of the layout.

I printed my journaling on a plain 8.5″x11″ sheet of cardstock, and then I added another large photo that I took of myself in the dance studio one night before class.


To tie the two pages together, I used more branding strips and stickers from the #stickerbook.  Plus more doily bits and rhinestones, of course!




patterned paper: Maggie Holmes “Gather”: “On Point” 12×12 paper (both sides) and 6×6 paper pad (branding strips)
embellishments: Maggie Holmes #stickerbook, Queen & Co. adhesive gems, paper doilies, crochet thread
alphas: American Crafts “Daiquiri” white foam, Glitz “Teeny Alphas” aqua stripe

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