I finished the first trip in my Disney Project Life album. This was April of 2006. I am using the Honey Project Life edition for this trip. (I have a lot of cards from various kits, so I'll be switching up each year with different kits).
I did find it a little hard remembering exactly what happened on the trip. I wish I'd taken the time back then to write about it somewhere.
This trip had 3 full spreads. Here's the first:
I added in a Becky Higgins 5x7 page protector with a professional Disney photo we'd had printed. (It actually came free with our trip package).
Here's a look at the left side:
For my title card, I used one of the Honey title cards and embellished it with alphabet stickers from Echo Park's Everday Eclectic collection. I used a stamp from the Neat Things by Hello Forever from Studio Calico with the Heidi Swapp pink ink, which seems to be a perfect match for the Honey edition, underneath the title. Finally I added some Mickey heads I punched out of the Honey cards. (The Mickey punch is from All Night Media - I bought it in Walt Disney World on one of my trips, when they had a scrapbooking store in Downtown Disney).
I used the Project Life alphabet stickers that came in the HSN Just Add Color kit for the "first trip" card. Just added another Mickey punch in the center of the text.
The right side of this spread:
On this page I had a space to fill, so I added a filler card from Honey, and stuck one of the Simple Stories Snap camera stickers over it. Then I used some of the Basic Grey for Studio Calico alpha stickers that I'd received in one of the Project Life kits to write "capturing memories" because I couldn't think of anything else to put there. A couple more Mickey heads finish off the card.
In case you can't already tell, I'm planning to incorporate the Mickey heads throughout the album. I don't want this a true Disney themed album (in the sense that I don't want Disney colors, papers, and embellishments to overwhelm my layouts), but I do want subtle touches of Disney. I think the Mickey heads do the trick, along with my custom dividers using Disney character silhouettes:
On to the second spread:
And a closer look at the left page:
I added a photo from the Tower of Terror (which is the only amusement park ride that terrifies me to my very core. Not kidding. Somehow, I managed to do this ride 3 times. That's the end of it, for me. The last time I went on the ride, I had a panic attack. I'm talking tears streaming down my face, want to get off the ride before it starts type of panic attack. I made Brad promise to never talk me into riding it again). Also added another Mickey head in the bottom left corner. I didn't have any photo for that spot, so I just used a 4x6 Honey edition filler card.
We'd gone to Blizzard Beach that year (we've only been to the water parks twice in all of our Disney trips. We just aren't water park people, I think. Too much sun, and we generall don't want to pay the additional cost to be able to go, when we can use the hotel pools which are always quite nice. I am sure at some point we'll take Austin to one of them, when he's older.
Anyway, at Blizzard Beach they took our photos on the lazy river, so I added those two with the same title card behind them to link them in the layout. More of the Project Life alpha stickers for a card saying "water fun."
To note the start of the Universal Studios photos, I used one of the 4x6 cards from Honey, cut in half, and then the Basic Grey for Studio Calico alpha stickers. The wood arrow is also from Studio Calico, which I attached with my Tiny Attacher.
And the last spread. This one contains all of our photos from Universal. I didn't remember much of these two days, so I didn't really have much to write.
I liked this filler card from Honey, so I added that in instead of trying to pull some journaling out of my bum. :) Also added in a photo from our ride on the Jurassic Park River Adventure.
I had a photo from the Mummy ride, but it was too big for a 3x4 pocket, and I didn't have another 4x6 pocket free. So I opted to chop it down, and layer it over two matching filler cards from Honey. Then I added some journaling noting that this was probably our favorite ride at Universal. (Of course, now that ride would be the Harry Potter one over at Islands of Adventure but back then The Mummy was one of the coolest).
That's 2006. I'm working on this album whenever I feel like it. I don't mind this project taking awhile to do. I don't want it to be overwhelming, and I don't want to get sick of it. So when I feel inspired, I'll pull it out and work on it. I look forward to sharing the spreads with you! :)
Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my Project Life related posts here. In 2014 I switched to digital Project Life, which you can find products for here.