Not all of my scrapbook pages are started when I sit down at my scrapbooking spot in my house (currently my dining room table). No, many of my pages begin while I am taking my pictures. Many times my family and I will be somewhere and I will think “this would make a great layout for my album”! Last week I was at my local scrap booking store and noticed some adorable paper tags by “My Little Yellow Bicycle” that were shaped like ticket stubs. Some were printed and some had blank spaces for journaling. They would be a great addition to a lot of my pages, but I didn’t buy them because as my family knows, I save everything from our trips to add to my layouts.
My Disney Scrapbook albums are filled with receipts, ticket stubs, Keys to the World, napkins and park maps. In spite of the hundreds of photos I take and scrapbook for my layouts, I still buy postcards to add to my pages. Especially useful to me are postcards of the nighttime parades and fireworks as I still have not been able to take photos of them that are “scrapbook worthy.” My kids know I’m a collector of things to go in my scrapbooks and will gather mementos for me while we are traveling too. At the end of each day at the parks they will happily hand me any papers or stickers they have saved for me to put in my bag to take home and use in our albums. I will never forget one trip years ago when my son (then 9) and I were at the Magic Kingdom for park opening. We were near the front and one of the cast members handed him a handful of Mickey confetti to throw into the air after the countdown. He solemnly handed me some of the confetti for me to use in my scrapbook. I explained to him that I wanted him to throw it all into the air, but he was determined that I should save some of it. We debated back and forth for a minute until a kind lady beside us had finally had enough and said, “you know you can BUY the Mickey confetti in the park, don’t you?” We laughed and thanked her, and my son took back his confetti and had a magical moment throwing his sparkly Mickey confetti into the air. Of course, I took pictures and scrapbooked that moment when we got home.
This leads me to ask? What things do you save from the parks for your Disney Trip layouts?
Contributed by: Marybeth Caliciuri (NDM#6) Marybeth is the DDL Scrapbooking Blogger.