Sunday, May 24, 2015

7-D Mine Train: Disney 2014

I'm back today to share a layout that I made with pictures I took on Disney's 7-D Mine Train ride. It was our first time on it and we all gave the experience two big thumbs up. Brandon was really excited to go on a roller coaster for the first time! He alternated between screaming and laughing his head off. It totally cracked us up because he didn't know which reaction to have. I asked him if he would do it again and he wasn't sure, but the photo below totally looks like he would.

Mine Train_Kraft_Disney World_Kids_Scrapbook

I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection to create this page. I thought the trees and flowers worked perfectly with my pictures. The background is Bazzill's kraft cardstock. It's actually my favorite cardstock to use in my designs. I buy it in bulk and keep it in my stash at all times.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Music & Magic: Disney 2014

I got the coolest birthday present from a scrappy friend of mine a few weeks ago. I've wanted to try the Silhouette pens for a while, but I hadn't ordered them yet. Marlene sent me a whole package, and I was super excited use them in my design. The directions were very easy to follow and I love the detail they added to my page. 

These photos are some of my favorites from our Disney trip. We were waiting to get in to see the Lion King show, and we passed by these really neat drums. Of course, my kids had to stop to create their own music. My husband and I also participated because everyone is a kid in Disney World!

Animal Kingdom_Disney World_Drums_Scrapbook

I used Basic Grey's Second City collection to create this layout. The colors are so vibrant and fun! I doodled the music notes, but the swirled border was created with the Silhouette pens.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Total Characters: Disney 2014

I am still working my way through tons of Disney photos. These pictures are from the first day of our trip when we ate breakfast at Disney's Hollywood and Vine restaurant. The Playhouse Disney characters were there and Jordan was so excited! She really, really wanted to meet Sofia The First. The other two kids were less enthusiastic. Alexis was worried about her food but she tolerated the characters. Brandon just wanted them to go away. (He is not a fan of any of the character meet and greet stuff.)

Character Breakfast_Scrapbook Page_Play And Dine_Disney

I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection to create this layout. I really loved all of the retro road trip themed embellishments. They were just perfect for a vacation page!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wanderlust: Disney 2014

When we go to Disney World, it's a super long 13 hour drive. We bring lots of movies and fun things to do so the kids stay occupied. Now that they're older, they don't sleep as much in the car so it's harder to keep them entertained. For this trip, we had to rent a van because ours was in the shop for the handicapped conversion. Thankfully, the rental had televisions throughout the van and they watched movies over and over. 

Road Trip_Travel_Vacation_Disney_Scrapbook

I wanted to document some of the pictures that we took in the van while we were on our road trip. It's always super crazy, but totally fun. Of course, the best part of the trip is finally arriving at Disney World! This page was created with Crate Paper's Open Road collection. The tiny strip at the bottom is from Ellie's Studio.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Super Obsessive Packing: Disney 2014

We went to Disney World in November 2014, and I'm really excited to start scrapping our trip. I usually make a cover layout for the first page protector in my Disney albums, but this time I decided to scrap about my super obsessive preparations for our trip. When you have three kids with special needs, you really need to keep things as organized as possible! 

Disney Packing_Scrapbook Page_Obsessive

As you can see, I pack the kids' complete outfits in plastic zip bags and label them with the correct day of our trip. It also makes it easier for me to coordinate our clothing so that scrapping the pictures isn't challenging when we get home. (Note to self: Next time make sure Ronnie's outfits don't clash. LOL) In the morning when we get up, I toss each kid their bag and they get dressed while I do. I include socks, jewelry the girls want to wear, and any hair accessories as well. I guess you can say this Momma has it all in the bag!

Everything on this page came from Crate Paper's Open Road collection except for the tiny Lily Bee alphabet and the Studio Calico Mr. Huey mist on the background.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


My birthday was yesterday, so I guess you can say that today I'm another year wiser. (It just sounds better than saying another year older.) I'm not a vain person at all. I hardly wear makeup, and you'll usually find me in jeans and a t-shirt. The only thing that's bothering me about this getting older business is the wrinkles. I have them under my eyes, and when I smile they pop up. I guess 35 is a good age for finding a decent wrinkle cream. Any suggestions? Until then, I suppose Photoshop will have to do. 

I'm dropping by today to share two layouts. I made them with scraps from my Crate Paper Close Knit collection. I'm finally reaching the bottom of the barrel with that collection. Pretty soon, I'll be sharing a new set of pages.

I suppose it's fitting that I'm sharing a project with a picture of me at about five years old in the same post where I'm complaining about my wrinkles. (Thirty years ago?! Yikes.) The photo was taken when I met my little brother for the first time. He was tiny and I was convinced that we didn't need him because he was a boy. Luckily, they talked me in to keeping him. That's my grandfather in the photo with me, and he recently got out of the hospital after a fight with bacterial pneumonia. He's one of my favorite people in the world and it really scared me to see him so sick. I am beyond thankful that he's feeling better now.

Baby Brother_Big Sister_Scrapbook Page
This layout includes a picture of Brandon looking completely ticked off. He has never liked grass on his bare skin. Not as a baby, and not now. He would frown his little heart out any time I put him down on it. He didn't like sand either! All I wanted was a sweet photo. Now that he has his Autism diagnosis we know that he has sensory processing problems, and these moments make a lot more sense.

Autism_Scrapbook Page_Sensory Issues
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, I'm off to work in a little while to sub for a friend who needed someone to go in for her. It'll be busy, but fun as always! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Two Point

I love my new job, but it's definitely keeping me from scrapbooking. I think I'm going to have to schedule more crafty days with my best scrapping friend! I did finally manage to make another page with Crate Paper's Close Knit collection, and it's about Jordan's horse show.

Two Point_Horse Riding_Scrapbook_Page

She did a demonstration for potential donors during the fundraiser, and she even pulled out her trick move. Jordan learned how to "two point" or stand up in the stirrups while her horse continued to walk. I was impressed, and I know everyone else was too. (Either that, or I'm just biased. Oh well. Just go with it!)

I'm hoping to get back to scrapping and blogging more regularly. Thanks for stopping by!