I took a bit of a break for the past few weeks from working on any Disney Project Life scrapbooking because I was totally at a loss with what to do for these 2 pages from our stay at the 1950’s section in the Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World. There is no 1950’s themed scrapbooking stuff out there right now that I could find. Finally I decided to take some inspiration from the photos on the page – looking for anything that might spark an idea. And it worked!
For the side title strip, I drew inspiration from the upper left photo. The side of the building in that photo is painted aqua with huge pastel green polka dots. So I copied that design for the title strip. I used a 1.5 inch circle punch to punch a bunch of pastel green colored circle. I used those to decorate a strip of aqua colored cardstock. I then added white letter die-cuts spelling out “Fifties” and adhered those down the strip. Easy-peasy!
For this side I used a WRMK protector. I had bought a bunch for this project because I hadn’t seen any others that let you combine horizontal and vertical pictures on a page. After using it on this page though, I won’t be using this style of page protector again. That 2×12 side pocket is a pain! The title strip kept sliding out. I ended up having to use some glue dots to hold it in place. Plus I felt like it was taking me a long time to figure out how to decorate that strip. That sort of defeats the purpose of using Project Life supplies – which is to document your memories quickly and easily.
Fed up with those WRMK protectors, I went searching for an alternative. I was so happy to discover that Becky Higgins makes a page protector that lets you use horizontal and vertical 4×6 photos. It is Design G, in case you were wondering. Woo-hoo! They are a bit shorter than the rest of the Project Life protectors I normally use (A and D), but that doesn’t bother me.
For the journaling card for this page, I found that there is a Disney trading pin with Minnie dressed in a poodle skirt. I grabbed that image and printed it on white cardstock to use on my card.
I am so glad to be back working on my Disney Project Life album. I have a lot left to go, but at least I am inspired to get back to it again. While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my Disney Project Life scrapbooking pages. So tell me… Do you have any tips for when you are uninspired to work on a scrapbook page?