Disney Layout: What a Bunch of Characters!

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Jeanette Giancaspro

You know you have them.  Dozens (hundreds?) of them.  I have them too.  Those countless photos with all of those Disney characters.  You have enough for at least 10 albums, right?  You don't want to make 10 albums for just one part of one vacation, do you?  Well, neither did I.  In this article, I'm going to show you how to condense those photos into two double-page Disney character layouts.

The first time we went to DisneyWorld, I made about a dozen individual layouts with character photos.  It became very tedious, so I decided on a different approach for my second album.  This time, I grouped the characters into three categories for scrapbooking purposes:  Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Disney Princesses, and Mickey and Friends.  (I'm saving the princess layouts for a different article.)

For my Winnie the Pooh and Friends layout, I selected five photos that included the characters and us.  I didn't worry about having the same number of photos for each character, or necessarily including every character.  Instead, I selected the photos that turned out the best and captured the memories that I wanted to preserve.  Journaling, as in all of my layouts, was a must, and I did keep a separate journal for the trip.  That way I didn't feel pressured to include in my scrapbook every photo that I took.  Colorful Winnie the Pooh paper, cut into sections, allowed me to use minimal embellishments, making the layout come together more quickly.

Mickey and Friends was another two-page layout in my second Disney album.  Like the Pooh layout, these pages showcase the best photos and most memorable moments with these characters.  This time, however, I had more "scrapworthy" photos for my pages.  Again I used patterned paper with Mickey and Friends to make the layout easy and quick.  I took a little more time with the journaling on this layout, printing it out in a Walt Disney-type font and cutting it into strips.  I varied my journaling style throughout the album to keep it interesting and fun.

Including a majority of the Disney characters that you encounter during your visit to that "magical" place doesn't have to be a daunting task.  Limiting your photos and making use of fun patterned paper can simplify your job without making your pages boring and dull.  My children still love taking this Disney vacation album out and re-living our trip, and it's been over five years since our second visit to DisneyWorld.  (OK, I have to go find some tissues now, because I'm getting all teary-eyed looking at my "babies.")


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