Saturday, July 9, 2011

Disneyworld Album

Once I start a project, I usually struggle to put it down. It was one of those weeks when I knew that I needed some "me time". I told Jeff that I needed a day to myself to get recharged. I can't tell you the last time that I had a day to myself. He took the kids today to the park, out for lunch, and to the rodeo. I was soooo grateful! I spent the day sitting at the computer doing this project and by the time they came home, I felt completely refreshed.

Here is the cover to the album. I created this a long time ago and it felt good to finally put it on the book that has been in the back of my mind for 9 months.

When I started doing these pages, I was planning on creating the background similar to the cover. I wanted to use clouds and sparkles and flares to create a magical scene. When I started playing with the brushwork, it didn't feel right. It seemed like the more brushwork that I added, the more it took away from the photos. I decided to take the brushwork off with the exception of one large fotoglow which was set behind the matte and the title for each page. It is so easy to redo things in Photoshop...another reason I love it so much. So the result of my work is a very graphic looking page with clean lines, bright colors and a few embellishments placed throughout for fun.

The two pages below are my favorite. The page below because I had so much fun seeing my kids with the characters. When I look at this page, it brings me right back to this morning.

This page is my other favorite page because I know my kids are going to LOVE looking at this page and seeing all of the familiar faces from the parades that they just loved when we were at Disneyworld. I'm excited for them to look through the album.

One of the reasons that I was so intent on finishing this project right now is that Shutterfly is having 50% off their 12 x 12 albums right now as well as free shipping for orders over $30. This album ended up being very economical for me. LOVE THAT! Shutterfly has redone some things on it's site. I couldn't post this in the regular gallery because they are not currently letting you do that for custom books but here is a link if you would like to take a peek. It is pretty small on the screen but there is button you can hit if you would like to see it bigger.

All products are from Designer Digitals.

I have to say that I'm happy that this project is over and I can get back to scrapping the day to day stuff which is my favorite. It is always a good feeling to complete a project.

I hope you are having a good weekend and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love how you did the "glowy"-thing on the left side, can you tell me how you did it or what you used for it. I love this concept and would really love to lift it for my Vacation-album for next year, have to plan ahead, LOL.

    I love your designs and am so glad I found your blog!!

  2. Love this book. I have yet to scrap our picks from Disney World and our Disney Cruise. You give me inspiration!