Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where Elephants Fly and Time Stands Still

This is the final page in the book I made for my mom. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. Each page is unique and I put a ton of love and effort into every detail in here. I love this last page, where I am with Pluto on one of my first trips to Disney, and I am with Pluto again on one of my most recent trips. I hope you love it Mom!

If you have any questions about the designs on any page, please comment and I will help you the best I can! I also make layouts for your own special book.
Christmas 2002 we went to DisneyWorld with Mom, Dad, and grandparents. It was an awesome trip and here are the pages for that trip. I love the way the Mickey Christmas turned out. The last set of pictures are from Mom's and my trip to CA May 2005. This was the last
"trip" in the book.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Growing Up Mickey

After we moved to Tennessee, we went to visit Uncle John and Aunt Mary and we went to Disney World!


The left page finishes up Disney World, and the page on the right is my trip to Disney with my Dad, Uncle Gary, and cousin Adam after I "graduated" 5th grade.

These pages are from our family vacation after Michelle "graduated" 5th grade. I love the picture of Michelle, Pluto, and Goofy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Walking Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

To finish out our Disney trips as kids, I continued with the same idea of using events, not worrying about dates. I'm really proud of how these pages turned out! I asked all of my family members for short memories of going to Disneyland with my family, and I left a couple of journal areas open so mom can go back and add her memories!

We all loved Dumbo, especially when Michelle and I became old enough to go by ourselves. Di-cuts came out of same Disney packet.

I love this page! I used a square punch to cut out the squares, and cut a border off a page for the Mickey heads and stars. Black ribbon is under the cutouts. I also love that all pictures are backed and that it shows some great pictures of us on different rides

I tried really hard to use similar color themes with both of these pages and I am happy that I could use colors to tie two different "events" together.

I love the stickers on the ribbon here! I feel like these pages are relatively simple, yet are very visually appealing! I love all the different pictures as we grew up, especially our matching outfits!

To close off Disneyland from when my sister and I were really young, I did some random funny pictures that didn't really fit anywhere else. This "catch-all" page is something I normally do not like to do, however, I'm very happy that I was able to show all of these things. I love the paper(also out of Disney packet) and how great the white lettering looks.

Well that ends Disneyland section from when we were very young. I'll add pictures soon of more Disney trips!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just a Bunch of Characters!

Dun dun dunnnn...Drum roll please. The long awaited pictures of the Disney scrapbook have arrived. I know. It's taken way too long. Life has been C-R-A-Z-Y. But enough about me. Here are the pictures of the first 5 sets of pages. Be prepared to see awesomeness!

The fist double page shows my family with different characters throughout the years. I love the way the "film" effect turned out and love the di-cuts and stickers I got in a Disney stuff pack.

These pages highlight some special moments when my sister and I were very young at Disney. The left side has pictures of some of our very early encounters with Mickey, and the right has us showing off Disney tickets. (I decided to go with the theme of pictures, rather than date. My sister is two years younger than me, so obviously this made more sense for this book).

One of our favorite rides was autotopia. I didn't necessarily want to dedicate two pages to this ride, however, we had tons of pictures of my sister and I with different family members through the years, and I thought it was appropriate.

I love the far left side of these pages. I like how it used ribbon, paper, and a di-cut of mickey. These pages were very special to my mom because all of the pictures are taken with one of my great-grandmothers. They didn't get to go with us to Disneyland very often and everyone remembers these special occasions.

I think these pages turned out really well. I was able to fit lots of good pictures with characters, but also make the pages visually appealing. I love the picture of my dad with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. I love that we have so many great pictures.

Well for now that's all. There are still plenty more pictures to come! If you have any questions about how I made the pages or if you are interested in having some pre-made pages made for your family's Disney vacations, be sure to comment!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It All Started With A MOUSE

Alrighty guys! Get excited because here is the title page of the Disney album I made my mom for Christmas. I'll post the remainder of the book soon so stay posted!

I hand made the M-O-U-S-E!
Family picture in 1993(far left), my first time to Disneyland(top),
and Michelle (my sister's) first time to Disneyland(bottom)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Long Time No See

I know it's been a while since I've posted. I recently started a new job, and moved to a new city for 6 months, so my scrapbooking will have to take a break. I am going to post pictures later this week of a recent project that is completed. For Christmas 2009, I made my mom a scrapbook with all of our disney trips in it. I am in the process of taking pictures of the pages. Check back soon!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Roma -

After Milano, Whitney and I took a Eurostar train to Rome. We stayed at a bed and breakfast (in the ghetto) with a few other girls from the class. We saw the Coloseum, Vatican City, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and tons more. It was a VERY dirty city, both with graffeti and trash, but also with dirt streets. Notice we are wearing our sperrys with our dresses. Just from the train station to the bed and breakfast we had flip flops on...and our feet were BLACK!!!! So we made an awesome fashion statement and wore our sperrys. Also notice both of Whitney's dresses in my dark blue dress...they are our street market dresses from Milano!

The Coloseum - One of my FAVORITE things!
It was like 110 degrees when we were there (no joke), but we still had fun. The Coloseum is kinda like a big oven since the rocks hold in the heat, but we spent almost 2 hours there. Totally worth it!
The Spanish Steps - We played "where's Melissa" (like Where's Waldo) on the steps. So much fun!
Trevi Fountain - We threw 2 coins in: 1 to come back to Rome, the second to get married. Legend has it that those will come true(3 coins will get you a divorce haha).

These are random pictures around Rome. They include the forum, Palentine Hill, and a busy street looking back towards the Spanish Steps.
More random pictures and the Pantheon.

Rome was such an awesome city since I felt like I was walking into a history book. I will post my pictures of my Vatican City pages soon! Love you all!


After Paris, my friend Whitney and I flew to Milano Italia. It is known as a fashion capital of the world and had great shopping! We enjoyed the street markets as well as the food. These pages highlight this city.
Random Pictures...dinner, shopping, etc.
The beautiful Duomo


These are the opening pages for Italy. The first page shows pictures from Cortona, Pisa, Rome, and Venice.
This shows traveling from the airport to our hotel and back, and our flight to Milan from Paris.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This is the first few pages of my Europe scrapbook that show off my Paris pictures. Every pair are the pages that are across from each other in the book (ie first two pics, 3rd and 4th pic, and so on). Hope you like them!
This page shows the Eiffel tower from the ground and has my 1st ticket.
This is from the top and has part of my lays potato chip bag from lunch on it :)
We went up a second time at dusk, so these are the night pictures.
We also took a night cruise on the river Siene, and these are the pics.
Les Invalides (Where Napoleon is buried)
Random pics of tour bus, hotel and room, and PIZZA HUT!!!
The Louvre
Random pics...
Notre Dome
Arc de Trimuph
That does it for Paris...on to Italia!