Scrapping Your Wild Ride: Disney-World Photos

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Article courtesy; by Tiffany Roberts

If you are anything like me you took far too many photos when you went to Disney World. I literally took hundreds of photos, and most of them were of my children on the rides. Editing out the ones I wanted to create layouts around was the hardest thing. After I found the photos I wanted to use it all came down to organization.

One suggestion I have to make life easier on yourself is to take your favorite single photo from each ride and create a few layouts more generic in theme. I made the mistake of starting my album by crafting a single page or a double-page spread for every ride. I now have four albums stuffed full of layouts for a single vacation. I perhaps ... okay, not perhaps, I definitely went overboard!

Another tip, one I plan on implementing on our next vacation, is to scrap only my most favorite and highest quality photos. All the rest will be burned to a CD and held in a waterproof pocket at the back of the album. This way we can pull out the CD and view all of the photos as a slideshow, or print extra copies for other projects any time we want, and it will only take a single album to hold all of the vacation layouts.

Here are a few of my favorite layouts I've crafted from our most recent Disney World vacation. I hope you enjoy them.

Tower of Terror





  • patterned paper - unknown
  • vellum paper - Grafix
  • cardstock - Bazzill
  • spider die cuts - QuicKutz
  • spider web die cut - unknown
  • metal frame - Making Memories
  • black ink - Stampin' Up
  • letter stickers - Making Memories, Paper Loft, and EK Success

This was a fun layout to do. The photos were a bit too dark, but I wanted to include them anyway. The sticker letters and spider accents were fun leftovers from Halloween layouts that got a second use in this spooky-themed page.

Safari Trek




  • patterned papers - Paper Pizzazz, Hot off the Press
  • handmade paper - unknown
  • vellum paper - Grafix
  • natural woven ribbon - unknown
  • brads - BasicGrey
  • alphabet stickers - Paper Loft
  • label maker - Dymo
  • ribbon - unknown

By using smaller square photos I was able to fit a total of 14 photos on a double page spread. This is a great way to maximize your canvas space and keep things tidy at the same time. The natural woven ribbon gives this layout a nice texture that adds to the jungle safari theme nicely.

Rockn' Roller Coaster





  • patterned paper - 7gypsies, Making Memories
  • cardstock - Bazzill
  • vellum - Autumn Leaves
  • alphabet stickers - Making Memories
  • music note stickers - Bo Bunny
  • ink - Stampin' Up
  • label maker - Dymo
  • large eyelets - We R Memory Keepers
  • star eyelets - unknown
  • ribbon - American Craft

I included a pressed penny on this layout that we had made at the Rocker Roller Coaster ride. You'll find several of these pennies on the layouts throughout our vacation album. You'll notice that there isn't any journaling on this page. With four albums worth of layouts I decided that not every page needs explanation. Don't feel as though you have to journal on every single layout.

A Dino-mite Time





  • patterned paper - Die Cuts With a View
  • textured paper - unknown
  • cardstock - Bazzill
  • metal letters and mini brads - Making Memories
  • ribbon - Offray
  • letters - K&Co., Paper Pizzazz, and Die Cuts With a View (Monograms Pack)
  • circle punch - E.K. Success

I love the colors in this layout, and the fun dots and stripes on this patterned paper worked really well. I was going for a playful feeling. The textured paper looks very much like reptile or dinosaur skin - what a great find!

Stitch's Great Escape





  • patterned paper - Die Cuts With a View
  • cardstock - Bazzill, and Paper Accents
  • large eyelets - We R Memory Keepers
  • metal-edged tag - Making Memories
  • large brad - Making Memories
  • page closure - Colorbok
  • stapler & staples

This layout is also a pocket page to hold our guide map from the park. Another flattened penny was added to this layout, along with a copy of the autograph we got from Stitch himself. The large eyelets give a nice industrial feel to this page, and go well with the robotic theme of the photos.

For more great Disneyworld- and Disneyland-themed layouts be sure to check out the gallery. You'll be amazed at the creativity and unique ideas you'll find there. Be sure to upload your own ideas to share to with others. Disney layouts always bring a smile to your face, you can't help it. After all... it is the happiest place on earth!


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