Here’s Trouble~

And I’m not talking about the big blue guy, but the little girl in the pink shirt. He he.

My layout~


This is my Super Stashbusters Challenge 6 Opt For Ombre: Create an ombre effect on your page using ink misters, papers, embellishments, trim or anything else you like.

I used graduating shades of blue patterned paper from DCWV’s My Sunshine Stack to create my ombre effect.

Then I added coordinating embellishments from the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection.

A few close-ups~




In case you were wondering about my Disney stash it is slowly shrinking. Woo hoo!

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese Paper and Decorative Brads, Kraft Paper, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, EK Success Mickey Punch and Enamel Dots
Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge Continue reading

Look Who We Met~

Everyone’s favorite set of twin chipmunks….

Chip & Dale!

Those guys were definitely a bunch of characters.

Playing with Ashlyn’s hair, fist bumping Holden and playing peek-a-boo with Hartly.


This pocket page sits opposite the Snack Time layout, so I used several of the same embellishments on a smaller scale.

A few close-ups~




The best part is Chip & Dale really charmed Hartly.

After playing around with them she was ready to meet all the other characters. Yippee!

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese, Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch and OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas

Let’s Go Weekend Warriors~

The other weekend Travis decided that we as a family needed to get out of the house.

So he somewhat drug us to High Bridge in Farmville, VA for a little family adventure.

The term kicking and screaming would be an appropriate description. He he.

However, our little adventure was perfect for DCWV’s The Weekend Neutrals Stack with its weekend warriors theme.


I used the sheet of 3×4 journaling cards to make a one sheet mini album.

For instructions on assembling the mini album, click here or here.

It’s super simple.


Once you have your base together it’s time to grab those photos.

I used the PicFrame app and my Canon Selphy to print the pictures a perfect size to fit my mini.

I also grabbed several of my lonely punches to make the majority of my embellishments.




A few close-ups~








If you look close, you’ll notice that we actually did have a wonderful time.

In fact, the Weekend Warriors can’t wait to go back!

I used~

DCWV The Weekend Neutrals Stack from Hobby Lobby
DCWV Gems, Studio Calico Badges, OA Chalk & Slate and Gray & Cream Mini Market Alphas, Enamel Dots, Ribbon and Twine

All Smiles…Kind Of!~

Hartly loved the idea of meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Right up until it was her turn. He he.

Then it was a mild panic that there were two oversized mice near her. Ha!

My layout~


This was created for Super Stashbusters Challenge 5 Stamp It!: Use a fun stamping technique on your page.

I chose to use a set of Exclamation stamps to mimic Hartly’s reaction to Mickey and Minnie.

She started at a friendly hello, but quickly went to an OMG!

A few close-ups~




And by the time we waved goodbye, we had one epic story.

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection, Stampabilities Exclamations! Stamps, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas and Enamel Dots

H Is For Happy~

Guess what makes me happy?

Finishing the first day of our 2011 Disney World Vacation. Woo hoo!

Just don’t ask how many more I have to go.

As you know I’m taking Aly Dosdal’s Super Stashbusters Class over at Big Picture Classes.

Challenge 4 is Color Me Happy: Create a layout with a color scheme that makes you happy!, so I did.

Best Day Ever~


Once again I used DCWV’s My Sunshine Stack.

I love, love, love the colors in this stack and how perfect they are for my Disney pictures.

I especially love the stripes particularly the blue ones.

I guess you could say they make me happy.

A few close-ups~



With Challenge 4 Aly provided a sketch that I liked so much I created a second layout.

H is for happy~


Have I mentioned how much I like polka dots?

They also make me happy just like these pictures of Ashlyn, Holden, Mickey and Minnie.

A few close-ups~



I finally dusted off and broke into my Simple Stories Say Cheese collection, since it goes so well with the colors in the My Sunshine Stack.

I think my teacher would be proud.

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

Best Day Ever~
DCWV My Sunshine Stack
My Mind’s Eye Fun Day Wood Veneer Banners, Enamel Dots and Kraft Paper
Cricut’s Micky & Friends Cartridge for the Mickey Head

H is for Happy~
DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection, Enamel Dots and Kraft Paper
Cricut’s Micky & Friends Cartridge for the Mickey Head

Best Seat Around~

For any parade is Daddy’s shoulders.

Especially when your Daddy is as tall as Travis is.

It’s just best for Daddy when you don’t cover his eyes. He he.

My layout~


This layout is for Super Stashbuster Challenge Three Repeat That Please?: Use a repeated pattern, design or element on your page.

I chose to use the leftover Mickey Heads from my previous Snack Time layout to create a repeating background for this one.

How’s that for stretching my stash?




To create a bit of dimension to my background pattern I added miniature Mickey heads and enamel dots to each large Mickey.

It wasn’t until I was writing this post that I noticed I forgot the mini Mickey and enamel dot on the bottom left hand corner.

Don’t worry, I have gone back and added it.

Shew! That was close. He he.

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Kraft Paper, My Mind’s Eye Everyday Fun Wood Banners, EK Success Adhesive Tags, Enamel Dots, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas
Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge

Snack Time~

While Stitch got only a bit of a smile out of Hartly, she thoroughly enjoyed her Mickey Mouse pretzel.

Who wouldn’t?

It’s shaped like the big guy himself.

My layout~

photo 5

Can you tell this layout was made for my Super Stashbusters class?

It’s for Challenge 2 On The Grid: Create a grid design to house your photos, papers and embellishments.

I used the Cricut Explore and Mickey & Friends images to create the Mickey Mouse grid design.

Then I simply backed some with coordinating prints from DCWV’s My Sunshine Stack and others with various embellishment clusters.

My embellishments~

photo 3

photo 4

photo 1

I tried to tie everything together around my title by using a kraft Mickey cut, brad and sequins.

My title~

photo 2

Considering I used 17 brads, 10 buttons and too many sequins for me to count, I think I call this a successful stashbuster. He he.

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
October Afternoon Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, October Afternoon & Fancy Pants Buttons, Studio Calico Sequins, EK Success Mickey Tags, Misc Brads from October Afternoon, Simple Stories, and My Mind’s Eye
Mickey & Friends for the Mickey Heads