Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas 2014 Scrapbook

Yay! It's done! Christmas 2014 is in the books! Well, one 6x8 Simple Stories Sn@p binder, anyway! I used Simple Stories Cozy Christmas line for the whole thing.

Here it is:

Here is my album cover. I used a Sn@p page 
cut down and adhered it to the cover and then decorated 
it with enamel dots. I used my Cameo to cut 
the 2014 letters with a font called Blackjack. 

Spine Label -Fonts used throughout this album 
were Desyrel (Christmas) and Antipasto (2014).

I used a 4x6 card for the inside cover and  
on the 1st divider page. The centers of the snowflakes 
were decorated with enamel dots.The divider is 
labeled "November Preparing."

This year's Christmas card is tied to the ring. 

The old fashioned post card is a Sn@p page. 
I added a photo of me mailing our Christmas cards 
and a stamp to the postcard. 

Closeup of the Sn@p page

I added some "outtake"photos to the back of the Sn@p page. 

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 

My new great nephew, Grayson's 1st Christmas! 
I did a mini photo shoot of him. 

So cute! 

Black Friday shopping! 

We got a discount card to use at one of the stores, 
so I put that in a 3x4 pocket that you can see from both sides.

Decorating our house

The finished tree! I added text (this one on the 
Rhonna apps) and ordered several 6x8.5 photos from 
Persnickety Prints. This is new for me and I am loving it! 

On the right is the 2nd divider - "December Preparing."
The 4x6 card on the divider is, you guessed it, 
decorated with enamel dots. I'm quite fond of those.

I really like having the December calendar right 
in the album. Will definitely want to continue that in 
future albums.This one was another Sn@p page that 
I cut and adhered to the back of the 2nd divider.

On the right is one of those 6x8.5 photos again. 
For this one, I added the lyrics from Ariana Grande's 
holiday song that she sung at the concert.

On the left, I added the 5SOS drummer's tweet 
that he sent out after their set to the bottom right 
of the 6x8.5. And doesn't that "Jingle all the way" 
card work perfectly for a Jingle Bash? I thought so!

Love the bokeh designs in this line! So soft and pretty! 
These photos are from when our little twin cousins 
came for a visit. This is when the chipboard 
stickers started to make their appearance.

Such cuties!

This year their parents asked for a photo session, too. 
We also baked with the boys and made ornaments. 

The large photo on the right is of the various cookies 
we made with our tree in the background. So fun!

We went holiday light viewing as part 
of our Ugly Sweater Party!

More of the Ugly Sweater Party - 
Starbucks & a white elephant game!

The girls toasted with Welch's sparkling grape 
juice at the end of the party. 
On the right starts our visit to Macy's in Chicago. 

Another great 6x8.5 photo on the left! 
The Great Tree was so beautiful this year with the changing 
colored lights on it and projected images on the ceiling.

More of Macy's - Frango Mint Ice Cream Pie, 
writing letters to Santa and shopping!

The 3rd divider is "Christmas 2014" which starts 
with Christmas Eve. Of course enamel dots 
were used to decorate the 4x6 card.

Another 4x6 card on the left, and our 
Christmas Eve Church Service on the right.

Christmas Eve with cousins

More Christmas Eve fun

Finally, Christmas Day! I used a Sn@p page for it.

Christmas morning - I cut some of the 
12x12 paper I had for the 2x8 strip.

Presents!

On the left is a collage of the ornaments 
we added to the tree this year. 

Holidays lights at the zoo in the middle of the Big City! 

Gingerbread house making and holiday basketball! 

And to end the album, New Years Eve! 

At the back I added a full page protector 
to put some special cards received. My daughter 
gave me the "filthy animal" card. She's so funny. 

So happy with how it turned out and that it is done! Thanks for looking! :)



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Disney Sn@p 6x8 Album using Simple Stories' Say Cheese Line

Hello, fellow crafters!

I have one of my Christmas gifts done! I made a Disney scrapbook for a co-worker! I know the photos may look a bit strange the way I blurred out the faces, but I wanted to honor the family's privacy.

I used a red faux leather 6x8 Simple Stories Sn@p album for this project. This album is SO nice! And then almost all of the cards and embellishments are from their "Say Cheese" line. I also purchased a Disney Princess die cut package from Joann. And then any other graphic was taken from the internet and was printed.

I divided the album into the following 4 sections creating tabs on 4 Sn@p pages:

1) Park Hopping
2) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Makeovers
3) What Characters!
4) Around the "World"

I've been doing quite a few of these Sn@p albums over the past year and find that the dividers really add interest and break up the monotony of an album's subject. I did stay in chronological order within the dividers, though.

Here are some pages:

 Here is the first page with title (used the Walt Disney font) 
and 1st photo - the limo going to the airport.

 Section 1:  Park Hopping
The 1st night the family went to the Magic Kingdom.

For the castle photo, I cut down a full 6x8 protector to 
create a protector for the photo attached to the Sn@p page. 
There is also one Say Cheese chipboard sticker on it.

 I got the Magic Kingdom graphic off the internet. Also, I used 
another full 6x8 protector to protect the castle at night photo 
and attached some Say Cheese chipboard stickers.

 On the left were photos from Mickey's Not-So-Scary 
Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. I got the 
jack-o-lantern photo from the internet.

On the right was the family's professional photo going into the 
Hollywood Studios Park, so I highlighted it with it's own full 
page using a 6x8 cutout from a Say Cheese Elements page. 
The Hollywood Studios graphic was from the internet.

 On the left  is the group photo they had taken. 
I used the Say Cheese chipboard stickers to decorate.

On the right the family visited the Aerosmith Rock-n-Roll 
roller coaster, so I got the right 3x4 image from the internet.

 On the right side, I got the Fantasmic graphic from 
the internet. I liked the graphic, but putting it on 
top of the newspaper-like 3x4 card really worked 
and complimented the previous page.

 The family hopped over to Universal's Islands of Adventure 
Park one of the last days. I grabbed the logo from the Internet. 

Technically the photo of Woody Woodpecker should 
have gone under the "What Characters!" section, but it worked 
better in this page under "Park Hopping." It was the only character 
photo from that park. And I just love how the M is for Magic 
card works for the Harry Potter attraction!

 This is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeovers section 
where the sisters got done up from head to toe!

 Here is the sister's makeover who was dressed as Elsa 
from Frozen.The Frozen graphics were from the Internet. 
The words (Lauren Script font) and snowflakes were cut on my 
Cameo, and I added blue gems to the centers of the snowflakes.

The blue double-sided patterned paper is from 
the Say Cheese paper basics pack. 

 And here is the sister's makeover who was 
dressed as Anna from Frozen.

Here are the sisters together! 

 The next tab shown on the right is "What Characters!" 
for all of the Disney characters that the family got to see.

 
 The only drawback to using the Simple Stories Say Cheese line 
for this project was that it did not lend itself too much to the 
Princesses, so I had to buy one product outside of the line- 
Disney Princess die cuts. 

I popped up the characters onto Stampin' Up Dimensionals. 
The SU ones are a little thinner than most available in the 
box stores, which is what I wanted for this project. 

The Tiana photos were from the Mickey's Not-So-Scary 
Halloween Party. And the Tiana and frog die cuts were 
from that Disney Princess pack I got as mentioned above. 
The Pluto on the right was from the Internet.

 These photos were from the Ohana Character breakfast 
at the Polynesian Resort hotel. I love the Insta pocket on the right! 
The Mickey graphic popped up on the 2"strip was from the Internet.

Here is a group shot with Stitch taken at the Ohana breakfast. 
This photo is why I grabbed this Inst pocket layout. 
It highlights it well with the 2x2 squares.

On the right is the "Around the World' divider. This section 
is for all photos that didn't fall into the previous 3 sections 
like swimming at the hotel, visiting downtown Disney 
and Universal's Citywalk, and hotel room photos. 

 The Downtown Disney map was from the internet.

City Walk and hotel swimming pics!

 Last page was of swimming, too.

 Here is the spine with "Disney Trip October 2014" on it.

Here's a shot showing my homemade dividers 
that were attached to the Sn@p pages.

Not all of the pages are shown, but you get the idea. Most that are not shown are either more ride pages or from around the Grand Floridian hotel that they stayed at. The album worked out to have 28 page protectors and 4 Sn@p divider pages.

This was a fun project for me! I love Walt Disney World and haven't been in a while. My girls are older so they are beyond dressing up like princesses, so it was fun to assemble a book with these kids. And this provided an excuse to use the Say Cheese line- ha, ha! Hopefully the family will enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting! Happy crafting!