Scrapbooking Disney Using Project Life

Back in 2010 we took our first family vacation to Disney World.  It was a fantastic week and we have so many great memories from the whole experience.  We also have LOTS of photos.  I’ve been pretty intimidated on how to tackle preserving those memories and photos in a scrapbook album… do I do a layout per day?  Per ride? Per photo?  Yikes!  So, the photos have been just sitting on my hard drive, the memorabilia stuffed in a box, and lots of cute Disney scrapbooking embellishments remain in their packaging.  Until a few weeks ago when I finally decided HOW I wanted to approach this album.  PROJECT LIFE.  I’ve been using the Project Life system of pocket scrapbooking for monthly memory keeping and decided it would be a perfect way to document our trip.  I can still use my cute Disney themed goodies, stress less about the design of the page, focus on the stories, and showcase lots of our photos.  Perfect!

I’ve only just started this project, so I have just my title page and first spread to share today. But if you are interested in following along in my progress, I’ll share each spread as I finish them.   My plan is to do a double page spread (Style A page protectors) for each day of our week there, with the freedom to add in smaller page protectors in between for more space when needed.  For my title page I enlarged a photo I had taken of Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom and divided it up to fill in the pockets.  The title is just typed on the photo at a low opacity.

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Here’s my first day layout.  I used two style A page protectors, an enlarged 6×11 photo (I cropped down a 6×12 protector), and then a smaller insert that holds our tickets. wk1pg1 wk1pg1detail wk1pg2

 

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I used the freebie character silhouette cards found here  from Project Mouse.  They have some great designs (digi/printables) if you’re interested in completing your Disney album in this style! Other supplies are from my SC PL kits and my stash. I also included a map of Downtown Disney with our favorite shops/restaurant highlighted with stickers.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Have a great weekend. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Scrapbooking Disney Using Project Life

  1. melanie bauer April 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply

    this is awesome, nic!

  2. kathleen April 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm Reply

    I love this! We went back in November and need to get my act together and make an album!! I love the idea of using the PL format!! I’ll be following your progress! tfs

  3. Erin M April 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I still have a box full of printed Disney pics from 2010 too! I’ve been wanting to approach this PL style with maybe a few traditional 12x12s thrown in for good measure. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!

  4. Shelly Jaquet April 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Looks awesome!

  5. Cele Schaffer April 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm Reply

    GENIOUSNESS!!!

  6. Laina Millson April 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm Reply

    Love!!! I was so overwhelmed to when we got back (remember we went the same time as you!) and I had been collecting disney stash for awhile. I ended up doing a Blurb book to showcase as many photos as I could, and then recently decided that I would take my favourites which ended up being like 50 photos and I had them developed in 5×7. These I will use the stash up with and have fun being creative. WIth PL becoming increasingly popular had I not been in such a rush for a solution I may have ended up doing the exact same thing. This is perfect! Can’t wait to see more.

  7. TracieClaiborne April 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm Reply

    I am super, super, super excited to see you’re doing this!!!!! I am almost finished scrapping my first trip to Disney in a traditional 12×12 album and I need to do my 2011 trip and I’m on the fence about doing it PL style. Please share more as soon as you can!! Love everything you do!

  8. Sara Andrews1 May 2, 2013 at 10:46 am Reply

    I just started my Disney album PL style too!! I agree that at least it seems more manageable. I just need more time to work on it. 🙂

    I love that gorgeous castle picture as your title page. Can’t wait to see more. And thanks for the info and link to Project Mouse. Love that too!

  9. goc1122 June 13, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. I am just getting started with Project Life and the reason is for Disney this winter.

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  11. BeeTreeStudios July 2, 2013 at 2:03 am Reply

    I’m stealing the idea of cutting up the castle picture so that its an entire page! Love this! I can’t wait to look at some more of your layouts!

  12. […] it here. Onward! Today I worked on a page that incorporates using one photo over many spots. I saw this post and new I had to do something similar in my mini album. I love this idea so much I’m going to […]

  13. […] it here. Onward! Today I worked on a page that incorporates using one photo over many spots. I saw this post and new I had to do something similar in my mini album. I love this idea so much I’m going to […]

  14. BeeTreeStudios July 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

    I ended up using this idea today in my mini album! I can’t wait to use it for my big Disney album too! Here’s the link if you’d like to see =)
    http://beetreestudios.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/project-life-wednesday-july-3-2013/

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