Tuesday 21 June 2011

When Life Gives you Lemons...

... scrapbook until you learn how to make lemonade.

Life has thrown me a curve ball recently and I admit, I am not quite dealing with all that entails in the graceful, calm manner that I would have wished for. But I am working on it. Meditiation CDs at the ready! But, I am somewhat scrapping my way through it (or should that be scraping my way... ;p).

Last week Disney Scrappers (re)launched their Disney scrapbooking challenges. You must sign up if you are a Disney scrapper as there are bucket loads of talented Disney scrappers over there with oodles of inspiration. It couldn't have happened at a better time for me and gave a nudge in the right direction to return to my honeymoon album. Only 4 years in the making, not bad eh?

I really wanted to have a bash at the first two chellenges: Under the Sea and Caution! You May Get Wet! but I didn't feel I had the right papers or embellies and nothing really took my fancy online (who knew!?!). I am still on the look out for a cute water themed collection? Although Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss has caught my eye. How cute is the title? Never mind the collection!

However, having just bought some Bo Bunny Zoology, challenge 3: On the Wild Side was perfect for me!

I dragged out some old animal themed papers and embellies, mainly Bo Bunny's U Bug Me and some Making Memories animal prints and set about selecting some photos from our day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

We had planned to go to Universal Studios the day we went to Animal Kingdom but when we looked at each other as we went to leave our hotel we realised that there was no where else for us to go but Disney's Animal Kingdom. We looked like we were going on safari!! As a scrapper our colour co-ordinated khaki attire has made for some really handy photos to scrap :) It wasn't planned, honest! But next time it will be! Here we are in all out green and brown glory...

Part of the challenge was to include animal print and the Zoology tiles were perfect for this. I wanted to make this page really busy. I got a huge kick out of using two (old and new) Bo Bunny lines together. And felt quite smug when some very old metal embellishments and an old wooden dragon fly worked well with the page. The metal Mickey clip fitted with another part of the Disney Scrappers challenege to include a Mickey head. Yay. I added some yellow netting and some stickers from both ranges, along with the leaf pin to add some detail.

I topped it off with some Thickers for the title. I'm so pleased to have restarted my honeymoon album and even more pleased to have rehomed some supplies from gathering dust in my craftroom to centre stage in one of my albums. I'm even more pleased to have lost myself for an hour or two in the magic of Disney and scrapbooking :)

I have another Animal Kingdom layout to share with you soon...


  1. LOL!!! How funny! You were dressed perfectly!!! I just love the way you put this page together, it really reminds me of AK and the way there are crates and things around with all the bold colors. Your journaling block is fantastic! I'm so glad you are playing along!

  2. Love your attitude! I hope what's aching you gets better soon! wonderful layout!

  3. I hope things improve for you soon, nd I like the fact your dealing with it creativly. Really fabulous layout

  4. Really cute page for AK and what a funny story~

  5. So much eye candy here! Love your page!

  6. Your title to your post makes me laugh because I have used that in a LO where Digger stole a lemon from our neighbours! Hope all is well with you Kirsteen.