Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Project Life Week #9

At the end of February we went on our much anticipated trip to Walt Disney World followed by a three night cruise to the Bahamas on the beautiful Disney Dream!  I took a ton of photos, and I've spent a lot of time sorting, editing, and uploading them since getting back.  A large number will eventually be scrapped and put into photo albums for ER to look through.  So it was easier than I thought it would be to pick just a few to show the highlights of the trip for my Project Life pages.   I used a lot of the Paisey Press photo templates, just love those, I think I've used them every single week so far! 
For the title card, I cut a phrase sticker so I could place it along the curve in the swirls of the pattern printed on the card.  This week was the perfect time to use up some various travel themed rub on icons and words, love how they look layered on my journaling cards.

I will probably do some much overdue posts on the actual trip so I'll just summarize what we did here.  Some highlights from the first half of the week were:

The whole day of travel itself went very well, a great beginning to the trip.    The flight was very smooth, ER kept busy with Angry Birds on my Nook and LB slept.  We took the buses from the airport to the Polynesian, our luggage all made it safely, and we had time for a quick visit to the Magic Kingdom all in one day.

First Day at Walt Disney World:  We started out at Epcot with The Seas with Nemo & Friends.  We saw lots of characters throughout the World Showcase, and ER finally got a much wanted autograph from Mulan.  Then it was back to the Magic Kingdom for the Electrical Parade.  Despite a short downpour and drizzling rain it did eventually go on and waiting on the curb for over and hour was worth it, to see ER's face light up and hear her giggles of joy as she danced along to the music.

On Tuesday we got up early for our breakfast with the princesses at Cinderella's Royal Table.  We also saw Rapunzel and Princess Tiana before heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the afternoon, mainly so Brad could go on Star Tours.  Dinner was at 1900 Park Fare inside of The Grand Floridian, which for many reasons I would not recommend to anyone.  
Our last day at Walt Disney World was spent at The Animal Kingdom, which we love.  The dinosaur themed play area and rides were a big hit, just like last time.  We got to see Pooh and the gang when there was almost no one else in line.  Plus there are little activity centers around the park, and a stamp booklet you can fill up each time you do one.  ER was very into collecting all of them.  Dinner at the fabulous Ohana, it was also my favorite meal of the trip.

The bus to the Disney Dream had us up early, and we got to the ship with plenty of time to explore the ship. It's just beautiful.  We had a large Delux Family Oceanview Stateroom, with huge porthole window, that ER loved sitting in.  We spent our first full day on the ship playing in the pools and I got a massage, a belated Valentine gift from Brad. ER went to the Oceaneer's Club and was in a talent contest with Tinkerbell.  She also went on the AquaDuck, and came off yelling, "That was SO FUN!"  The last day we were at Castaway Cay, and took LB to the beach for the first time...as you can see from the pictures, his dip in the ocean wasn't a big hit.  It was my first time on a cruise, and I'm already ready to go back!
I had two pages of inserts, both put in protectors that are ways I try to save a little money on Project Life.  This one and all of my 8.5X11 inserts, has been put inside of an Avery Reference Sheet Protector designed for inside of binders.  These are much cheaper per page than the ones designed for scrapbook pages and are acid free and archival safe. 

In the first insert is of my favorite picture of the five of us, taken by a Disney Photo Pass Photographer with my camera.  I made the word art title and journaled directly onto the photo.  The ticket is from a retired Scrap Orchard collab Mega called It's a Journey and the blue glitter splatter from the retired kit The Happiest Place by Wild Dandelion Designs.  On the other side I will put a copy of the picture of all of us in front of the Disney Dream.
The second insert is of ER with the various characters she met at Walt Disney World trimmed down to fit in a 9 pocket trading card sheet.  These come in packs of 65 for around $10, even less if you use a coupon at a large craft retailer.  ER has a lot of Pokemon cards so we have lots of ways to use up the package.

The mouse ears die cut is a punch out from the Deluxe Scrapbook Kit I got at Walt Disney World.  It was a lot less than the one listed in the link, around $25 I think, and I'm so glad I picked it up.  It has a lot of unique papers, stickers, and die cuts I haven't seen anywhere else.

Thanks for your visit, leave me a comment so I know you've been by and so I can be sure to come see your pages.  See you next Tuesday for another week of PL.  I hope to catch up on blogging the weeks I'm behind on sharing Project Life then.  I just didn't want to have photo overload this week.  This post is linked up to The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.

Before you go, I'd like to invite you all to enter the $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway I've got going on.  It's on last week's A Crafty Soiree Linky Party and you can link up your Project Life Pages for a chance to win.  Think of all the Project Life goodies you could order with $50!


6 Friends Said:

Jenny said...

Great pages! Someday I hope to take Abby to Disney. It sounds like you all had a great time.

kristina proffitt said...

Love your pages! Looks like Disney was a lot of fun! Love all of the photos! :)

Cami said...

Your pages look truly fabulous. It looks like you had an amazing trip. We've not taken the kids to Disney yet. It will be such an excursion when we finally do... You have documented it SO well.

I love how you have used the templates to put multiple pictures in a 4x6 slot. I am sure that helps so much in getting more photos in. But my favorite thing of all is your full page family photo with the writing on it. I love the ticket stub with writing on it too. Just wonderful!

Unknown said...

Fun, fun, fun! We love Disney and I'd love to go on a Disney cruise one day!! Great pages highlighting your trip.

malia said...

Oh my gosh-- traveling with a baby and you still managed to take great pics and put them in this awesome format... iI love scrapbooking-- this format is my fav. Feels "doable" although I doubt mine would be as darling as yours ( -:

Anonymous said...

Looks great!!! And love seeing some of the older PL products - I used them, too. :)

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