Monday, August 31, 2015

The Barnstormer: Disney 2014

We made it a point to explore attractions that we've never been on during our recent Disney trip. We were able to find several rides that were new to us! Alexis wanted to try the Barnstormer roller coaster, so we got in line. Amazingly, it was a pretty long wait before we got to the front. Once we were there, the ride itself went by really quickly. Jordan sat with me, but Alexis was in the car in front of us. I was able to catch a sweet picture of her smiling. I decided that the photo deserved a page all by itself. I love seeing so much joy on her face! 

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Ronnie and Brandon sat outside of the ride and waited for us because Brandon was pretty overstimulated. They had to take our word about the Barnstormer experience, but they enjoyed the break.

This project was created with Crate Paper's Toy Box collection. You can tell that I'm getting down to the last few scraps in this kit, but I really like how this layout turned out.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Taking Flight: Disney 2014

Today I have two Disney scrapbook pages to share! I think this last trip is going to require two albums because I had so many wonderful photos that needed to be scrapped. My first project features one of the few happy pictures that I got of Brandon. He wore his headphones during the trip because we knew that he would probably have meltdowns due to the noise and crowds. He did very well, but we could tell that he was overwhelmed. Still, he swears that he had fun. 

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He definitely loved the Lego store in the Downtown Disney area. He saved all of his souvenir money so he could buy two Minecraft Lego sets! That definitely got a smile out of him. 

My next layout features a few shots that I snapped on the Dumbo attraction, and Alexis got her own elephant to fly in this time! She's growing up so fast that my head is spinning. She may not want to go on silly kiddie rides with us for much longer, but I definitely hope that she will. 

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I used Crate Paper's Toy Box line to create these designs. I couldn't pass up the circus ticket and the little balloon embellishment. The collection has been in my stash for quite a while, but after I share two more pages that I've created with it... I'll be done! I love it when I finish a kit like that.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

T-Rex: Disney 2014

I wasn't sure if the kids would like Downtown Disney's T-Rex restaurant because some of the reviews said that it was really loud. They enjoyed the Rainforest Cafe and it seemed to be a similar environment, so we decided to risk it. I'm so glad we did because we had a wonderful time! The decor was so much fun and the dinosaurs were super cool. 

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I used Crate Paper's Toy Box collection to create this page. It's an older product line, but it's still totally adorable! The die cuts are from Miss Kate's Cuttables and they couldn't be any more perfect.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beauty & The Beast: Disney 2014

Jordan and I were very excited to get front row seats during the Beauty and the Beast show in Disney's Hollywood Studios on our last trip. Ronnie and I haven't seen the show since our honeymoon fifteen years ago, and it was neat to get to share it with the kids. 

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We stayed at the Polynesian while we were there, and you can't stay in that resort without eating at Ohana at least once! We decided to eat breakfast so the kids could meet the characters. Stitch tried to eat Jordan's head again, and we all laughed. She must just look edible?


These layouts were made with Echo Park's Beautiful Life collection. The colors worked wonderfully with the photos that I took on our trip. The Mickey shapes were cut on my Silhouette, and I embossed them with my Cuttlebug. The two page spread was inspired by a sketch from PageMaps and the background was created with Silhouette pens.