Thursday, November 04, 2010

Almost a year later :)

Our magical Christmas trip to Disney World was almost a year ago and I've finally found time to compile the memories into an (almost) complete album. I have had the plan in mind for this album pretty much since we were on the trip. Some of Ali Edwards' digital products caught my eye around that time and I thought a daily record keeping experience was a great way to organize it. Of course, I have plenty of finishing touches to add (like the actual journaling), but here is a preview of the first pages.


Title page:

Page 1, day 1, Magic Kingdom:

Daily journaling will be handwritten on the long "Story of Today" journaling card...I used a regular 8.5x11 page protector and stitched a closure to a size for the card to fit right in.

I added the collected maps from each park to the back of the cards...if you've been to Disney you know how huge a part these maps play into your day :)
Day 2, Epcot

I took 668 photos while we were there, so the baseball card protectors were perfect for getting plenty of photos included. I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Christmas line for papers and most embellishments...I really wanted to convey that this was our family's Christmas celebration, but not be too traditional with colors etc since this was not our traditional celebration.

I hope to share more soon, as I get journaling and finishing touches done. Hard to believe it's almost time for Christmas again! :)


Laura P said...

Really nice, Beth!

I was just thinking the other day that it seems like last month I was packing all the Christmas decorations up to put them back in storage. Now it's almost time to drag them out again.

Ali said...

Love this Beth - thanks for sharing the link with me!

Gypsy Chaos said...

I love the way you're doing this album. You may be a year behind; I confess that I did a two page per day layout within a few weeks of our Christmas at WDW. And that's all. WE went in 2000. hmmm...

and...I'm sorry I have to tell you this. I thought my eyes were tricking me... alas, no. You wrote 2010 on your layouts. sigh.

nailgirl said...

this is really cool! i love how you used the baseball page protectors to include so many neat pictures! thanks for sharing them :)

Beth said...

Gypsy Chaos, I did notice the dreaded wrong date!! I was so bummed when I realized it...the funny thing is I do that all the time and don't notice until later. At least my scatter brain is well documented :)

Vianna said...

This is FAB! Can you tell me what size is the album and who makes it? I have a small Bo Bunny but want something closer to the 6x8 Ali is using, however, I am not a fan of lose rings. Thank you.

Beth said...


I used an 8.5 x 11 black corduroy American crafts album for this. I have never seen a 6x8 AC album, but I know We R Memory keepers has some really nice leather 5.5 x 8.5 d ring albums here: