Saturday, February 26, 2011

Love Is In The Air layout - right side added

Finally got the other side of this layout completed, and I'm really happy with how it came together.  Normally I have ideas in my head for both pages of a layout, but when I did the left side for the Scrappy Saturday challenge a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with the other side.  So I procrastinated, but finally finished it off!

All cardstock is SU (Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, and Real Red). 
Cricut carts used:  Mickey and Friends, Summer Vacation, Mickey Font

This layout is my entry for this week's Scrappy Saturday's with the Bug Challenge.  It's Melissa and Amanda's second challenge, "Something Lovey". 

I'm currently working on Disney layouts from our January trip, and this picture of Minnie Mouse kissing our 15 year old DS seemed so fitting.  We were at the Beach Club Resort, at the Cape May Character Breakfast, which is one of our favorites. I used Design Studio and Hello Kitty Font cartridge to create the (Old Olive cardstock) page with the "xoxo" border on 2 sides.  The file I created has the "xoxo" around all of the edges, but when I went to use it for this layout, I decided to trim 2 sides off so more of the cute frogs would show from the background paper.

Frog DSP is K & Company.  Ribbon is SU also, then I added some rhinestones, a few pearls (for the dots on the I's), white gel pen, Stardust Gelly Roll pen, and lots of dazzling diamond stickles. How can you not love Dazzling Diamonds???  I'm a firm believer in dimensionals too, so the heart and matted photo are raised. 

Cricut carts used:  New Arrival, Alphalicious, Sweethearts, Hello Kitty Font, Don Juan

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jr. High Cheerleading Layout

When my daughter's Jr High basketball team played against my niece's team, it's a perfect reason for a layout!  The girls go to different schools.  My niece is a cheerleader, and my daughter is on the dance team.  The left page is all about my niece cheering with her "cheerios" while the second page is pics of our girls in their dance & cheer uniforms.  They were having some fun in the pictures!

Cardstock is Stampin Up.  The background paper on the right is from the DCWV Glitter stack (love this stack).

I used Rock Princess and Sports Mania cartridges, and I think I got the megaphone from Paper Doll Dress Up.  The black design on the solid green cardstock is from Accent Essentials.

Hollywood Studios RockNRoller Coaster is the best ride ever!

Our family LOVES the RockNRoller Coaster at DHS.  Hollywood Studios is my favorite park, and this is my favorite ride from all 4 parks!  It's very difficult to get pictures from the ride, which those of you who have been on it most likely understand.  So, pictures before and after are what's here for the layout. 

The gift shop following the ride has the greatest Aerosmith wigs, hats, etc.  Our daughter can't help but try on the Aerosmith hair every time! 

All cardstock is Stampin Up.  The metallic paper (red and black) is WeRMemoryKeepers, I think.  Cricut cartridges used are Rock Princess and Hannah Montana.

WDW Magic Kingdom's Crystal Palace Character Dinner

Pooh and Friends Character Dinner at the Crystal Palace is a family favorite.  Pooh and Tigger are very simple to create, compared to characters from Toy Story, Cars, and a few other Disney carts. 

All cardstock is Stampin Up.  Pooh paper (left side) and Tigger paper (right side) are Sandylion.  Titles are welded with CDS, then "stickled".  I made the honey pot border by just welding the shadows of the honey pots, which is super easy. 

Cricut carts used:  Pooh and Friends, Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook

Monday, February 14, 2011

Divine from Animal Kingdom

As soon as we pass through the Animal Kingdom gates, my husband and kids know I have to check in and ask what times Divine is going to be out that particular day.  I'm repeatedly fascinated by the grace and beauty of  "Divine".  We have dozens of pictures from every trip because I just cannot help myself!  Here is a layout from our January 2011 trip - a little out of the box, and a bit simple, but the pics of Divine are my focus!

I used Hello Kitty Font for the words, and the new Pack Your Bags for the photographer :)  All paper is Stampin' Up!.  The top layer of Divine is embossed with Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls", no pun intended!

As I mentioned above, it's a bit simple, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I Love My Sweet Niece!

My niece is a great athlete in every sport she's played and enjoys scrapbooking too - what a great young gal!  These are some pages I made to give her for her birthday.

Cricut:  Sports Mania, Alphalicious

WDW Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland Speedway

Cricut:  Disney Cars,
SU Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, White

WDW Magic Kingdom Tea Cups

Vacation isn't complete without a spin in the Mad Hatter's tea cups.

Cricut:  Mickey Font, Disney Classics, Once Upon a Princess
SU Pixie Pink, Barley Banana, DCWV All Dressed Up
Stardust Stickles

WDW Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Disney fireworks isn't something I would normally scrap, but just felt the need this time.  The upper left corner didn't photograph well.  I found some really fun fireworks paper, very sparkly and glittery.  It's too sparkly to show up good I guess. 

Cricut:  Lyrical Letters
Again, SU Real Red and YoYo Yellow cardstock, Stardust Stickles on "Wishes"

WDW Animal Kingdom's Everest Expedition

These pages didn't photograph very well.  They really aren't as boring as they appear in the photos.  Has anyone created a Yeti?  Only thing I could come up with was to try to make Sully (Monsters Inc) look mean.  LOL  Work with me here, because my Yeti doesn't really look mean!

Cricut:  Alphalicious, Best of Pixar, George
SU Pear Pizazz, Basic Gray, Textured White, Basic Black

WDW Introduction Page

Confession:  I have no sewing skills. 
Remedy:  We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool and some floss!

So my hand stitched Mickey head is a little rough, but I'm pleased with my first Sew Easy project.  This layout will be the first page in the book of our January 2011 Disney trip. 

Cricut: Mickey Font
SU Real Red, YoYo Yellow

WDW Toy Story Mania layout

How can you not LOVE this ride? 

Cricut:  Toy Story on all 4 pages, Disney Font and Accent Essentials on page 3
Stampin Up Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, YoYo Yellow

WDW Haunted Mansion layout

Amanda and her bestie Melissa posted a new Scrappy Saturday's with the Bug challenge.  There's no better way to get me in my scrap room working than to be challenged!  I'm working on pages from our Disney trip a couple of weeks ago, so the "Anything Goes" challenge was perfect. 

The overlay on page 2 is a Cricut Design Studio (CDS) file created and shared by Rebecca's Universe at

Cricut:  Blackletter and Paper Doll Dress Up
Stampin' Up Old Olive, Perfect Plum and textured white cardstock
Echo Park Happy Halloween designer paper
Everything is sponged with SU Basic Black
Black Stickles