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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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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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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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(Where’s part 1 you ask? I haven’t made it yet– but it’s high on my list! Hopefully it will be coming soon!)

For now, let me show you these two coordinating 6×12 pocket inserts for the February section of my 2019 everyday life album. (Part 1 will be on the front side of the “Snow Day” 6×12, and Part 4 will be on the back side of the “Snow Family” 6×12.)

I created these two pages using the recipe challenge Jen Schow posed in her Use It or Lose It Facebook group for March Scrap-Madness:

Even though this is a pocket page, I started out with a 12×12 sheet of white textured cardstock, which I cut into pieces to fit in each of the pockets. I used very tiny paper scraps– I’m definitely getting down to the dregs of the kit I put together for this February section! It is so satisfying to use things up.

I used 5 alphas– four of them came from one sticker sheet in the BasicGrey Highline collection kit, and one is a pack of puffy Thickers.

If you count each enamel dot separately, I used 17 embellishments, including some positively ancient embossed white metal brad charms from Making Memories!

My dash of black comes in with the labels, the date stamping, and my journaling…

…and the underside of the flip up on the lefthand side of the spread.

Finally, I stamped and heat-embossed white snowflakes (from a stamp set I had never used, even though it’s been in my stash for ages!!) onto scraps of vellum and punched them out with a couple sizes of circle punches to tie everything together (and the little tab on my flip-up is punched, too!).

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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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The February 2022 “Once Upon a Stash” challenge at Disney Creative Co. is to use chipboard! Now, I will admit, I don’t use much chipboard in my scrapbooking, but I did buy the coordinating chipboard sticker pack way back when I purchased a nice bundle of Starshine goodies in 2016. Aaaaaand I haven’t used much of it at all! So I took this challenge as a serious chance to put a nice dent in that pack.

This little 6×12 insert tells the story of meeting Jasmine and Aladdin when we visited the Morocco pavilion on our 2016 trip. I took a lot of photos, and so a pocket page was the best way to display them without being overwhelming.

I used my chipboard stickers on both sides of this insert, both inside and outside the pockets.

And because I always seem to need to make clusters, I added some flowers that I detail cut from two patterned papers from the Echo Park Beautiful Life collection pack, as well as strips of washi tape from the Princess Jasmine set to anchor them.

I don’t always put a hidden Mickey on my pocket pages in this album, but how could I resist, when this royal blue faceted one was so perfect?

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsWashi Set (Princess Jasmine)
patterned paper: Lily Bee Lovely “Whimsy,” Shimelle Starshine “Hubble,” Echo Park Paper Beautiful Life “Floral” and “Bouquets”
cardstock: The Paper Studio

chipboard: Shimelle Starshine chipboard stickers
alphas: Shimelle #stickerbook, Glitz Design Teeny Alphas gold
journal card: Project Life Jade edition
other: Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), labels via Silhouette print-and-cut, 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 very first page of my Disney 2016 album project (title page still TBD, haha) is dedicated to packing for our trip!

Why yes, I am that crazy person who took flatlay pictures of the family wardrobe for our trip, haha!

The feature paper-crafting element of this page is the digitally die cut piece I’ve used across the center– this layout is for the Disney Creative Co January 2022 cut file challenge. Since we didn’t actually meet Mickey at all during this trip, I took the opportunity to use his signature red/black/yellow color scheme on this page.

The original cut file design can fill a 12×12 page! But I wanted to use a strip across the middle of this pocket page. While keeping the aspect ratio locked, I resized the cut file to a 6″ width and cut it twice. I did use scissors to trim it down to about 4″ tall (5 circles), although I could have done that within the Silhouette software! I hand-cut little circles from my red, yellow, and black patterns using the cut-out pieces as a guide. The yellow patterns and the red/pink stripe are a mixture of scraps in my stash, but I didn’t have enough reds or any black patterns at hand. Washi tape to the rescue! I carefully lined up strips of washi on scrap white cardstock to create the effect of a seamless pattern, then cut out my circles from there!

I had a lot to say. Not only did I fill a journaling card with the story of how the rest of us packed, I had even more words to include about my daughter’s princess dresses. I created a flip-up so that I could include an additional photo of the non-princess-dress clothing we packed for her and also have room for the journaling. It took a lot of finagling, but I am very pleased with how well the journaling fit onto the card that I ran through my printer.

Even hidden journaling can be pretty, so I layered some washi and manual die cuts on top of my journaling card to tie everything together!

Scraps & Ink Crafts: Washi (Mickey set, Minnie set, Black Grid), Ticket Strip die, Heartbeat Mouse die
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad; Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish;” other scraps
cardstock: American Crafts white and black textured cardstock

alphas: Amercian Crafts Thickers (Daiquiri white foam)
other: Shimelle Starshine chipboard embellishments, Project Life Jade Edition journaling cards, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), vellum

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When I heard that the January 2022 “Once Upon a Stash” challenge at Disney Creative Co. was to use stickers, I immediately thought of this page for my Disney 2016 album. While traveling on the Magic Express and checking into our resort, cast members had given my children Mickey stickers, and I’d saved them… because, of course, I’m a scrapbooker! This was the perfect time to work them into this layout.

Of course, I used LOTS more stickers, as well! I have some sort of sticker represented in every pocket of this page except the photo of my son and Husband on the Magic Express!

In the title card, I spotlighted the stickers the cast members had given my children, as well as using stickers for the letters of the title!

In the top righthand pocket, I included the luggage tags, which are also a kind of sticker!

Along the middle row, I sprinkled tiny gold hearts and used phrase stickers to embellish my journaling card and the card with the luggage tag and ticket die cut. I used the inverse of the Mickey tag on the

I used the inverse of the Mickey tag die cut from the middle row to make a little journaling spot here on the lower left. Often when I have thinner stickers, like the #stickerbook ones, I will stick them to plain white cardstock to give them some bulk and so that I can lift them up on foam for extra dimension. That’s what I did here for the red “magical” word sticker and the camera sticker.

I also used that cardstock trick here for the long sentiment sticker in the lower right pocket.

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsBits & Pieces (Jewel Tone Padded Appliques), Mouse Tag die
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad; Shimelle Never Grow Up “Pick a Letter,” “Make a Wish;” Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders” (B-side)
cardstock: The Paper Studio

alphas: Glitz Design Teeny Alphas: rainbow, Shimelle #stickerbook
stickers: Shimelle #stickerbook, Shimelle Starshine cardstock stickers
tags: Jillibean Soup Notebook Tags
other: Shimelle Starshine ephemera pack, Project Life Jade Edition journaling card, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), label via Silhouette print-and-cut, date stamp, gold string, 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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