Welcome to our 3rd Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!! I am so super excited because we less than a month away from taking our first ever Disney Cruise!!! Of course I had to make my project cruise related!
I have included the complete list below. If you have found me first, please stop by Shawn's BLOG so you don't miss a thing!!
Now let's get started on my layout! I typically create 2-page layouts and I usually start with the photos. Since I do not have the photos yet, I started with the paper.
I used paper from this Nantucket DWCV Stack that I found on CLEARANCE at Michaels!
I sketched out my layout on paper. I saw two different non-Disney cruise layouts I wanted to incorporate, as well as some "hidden Mickey" suggestions from my friend. ****I would like to add that Amy's Cruise Layout was a big inspiration for me and you can see it HERE!!! Amy ~ thank you for reminding me where I saw this as you deserve credit for the project inspiration!!
I open a 12x24 mat on my Gypsy to layout to plan my 2-pages together. I put the life preserver from Life is a Beach in the center of the mat and sized it to 11.17w x 10.75h. I only cut out the stripes from the layer (not the rope) as I wanted my life preserver as big as possible to fit a photo inside.
I cut out my life preserver and stripes and centered it on my two pages.
Next, I wanted to make my own mermaid Disney Style. I took the mermaid from Life is a Beach at 3 inches. Because LIAB does not have individual layers, I just hid the extra pieces with Hide Contour instead of cutting out all of the layers in yellow, green and pink.
On the bottom layer, I welded Mickey Mouse ears to the mermaid.
I took some of the charms from LIAB and created a Mickey Charm of my own. I sized them all to 1.5 inches.
I cut them out in black so they would be visible on the page.
Next, I opened a new layer on my Gypsy and shut all the other layers except the one with the life preserver. I used Mickey Font for my letters and spaced them around the life preserver.
I cut them out in black cardstock.
I cut my life preserver in half and adhered them to the pages.
I used my negative piece as a template for my letters. I ran the letters through my Xyron and stuck them down.
Once you start, the template stays in place.
I gently pull the template off the page.
My letters are perfect every time!
Here is my mermaid taking shape, but she needs a face and some sparkle!!
I gave her a Peachy Keen face and added lots of stickles!!
What do you see in the clouds?? I see Mickey! I found this cloud shape in Pop-Up Neighborhood.
The sun is from Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons. I cut an extra Mickey Ears for the sun!
I stickled up the charms and used some twine to create a banner.
I stickled up the sun and clouds.
I put my mermaid next to the life preserver so it looks like she is featuring my photo!
I added the silver anchor and some silver photo mats. I added the year to the photo mat.
Here are my pages together ~ now I just need to go and get some photos!!!
I always take a special notebook when we go to Disney to record the little details that I want to remember after we get home. This one is made from some Toy Story paper and stickers I got at WDW. I used my Bind-It-All to assemble it. I am including one of these in my Blog Candy today.
I also covered a composition book and threw in some Mickey buttons and acrylic Mickey Heads. In order to qualify, you just need to leave me a comment with a favorite Disney memory (can be a trip, a movie, a halloween costume ~ anything)!
Don't forget about our linky party ~ you can join in the Disney Fun!!
Link up Party - September 26th
All of you are welcome to join in this also. You can link up Disney Pixar
scrapbook layouts, cards and other items at each of the following sites
Shawn _http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/ Link your scrapbook pages
> Melissa _http://www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/)link your cards
> Amy _http://www.lovetocrop.com/ link any other Disney projects (cakes, decor, anything that is not a card or scrapbook layout)
Your next stop in this hop is the fabulous Diane from Capadia Designs!