Mary Beth C. (NDM#6) (22 Posts)

Hi! I am a Canadian Disney mom to two Neurotic Disney Kids and a wife to my husband who still doesn't "get it" when I talk about Disney. Until a couple years ago, I assumed I was the only person in the world who thought about Walt Disney World every day and night. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I found the on-line community of Neurotic Disney People. My other passion outside of Disney is scrapbooking, and I truly don't feel life is complete unless I have a Disney trip album to work on. I've been scrapbooking for over 15 years and I belong to various scrapbooking forums as well. My secret wish is to be Tinkerbell as she flys out of Cinderella's Castle during Wishes, and my favorite food item at WDW is the corn bread at the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue. When I am resting at WDW you can find me resting by the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter. My favorite park is the Magic Kingdom as it is the first one I ever visited and is the one with the most special memories!

Park Openning 2009Not 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.


  1. I keep anything and everything for my albums! The part you wrote about the confetti made me laugh because my husband had his hair cut at the Main Street Barbershop. When he was finished, CM Michal pulled out a little bag and shook sparkly Mickey confetti into my husband’s hair! When we got back to the resort my husband carefully shook the confetti out onto the table so I could gather it up to use on the layout i was already planning for the pictures I took!

  2. I keep just about anything and everything, as well!!  On our past trip, I noticed my daughter (who is 12 and also loves to scrapbook) was collecting the coasters from our room in 2 separate baggies. When I asked her about it, she told me I save them on one day for me and one day for you so we can use them for our scrapbooks. I am so glad that my weird ways of doing things are being passed down to the next generation!!
    We also save receipts, collect postcards, tickets, stickers that cast members hand us…anything. My daughter will pick up the confetti on Main St. after the parade just to have extra!!

  3. I love to hear that I’m not the only who saves napkins, maps, confetti, coasters, etc.!!!  I don’t “scrapbook” per se, but I put together shadow boxes of all our trips.  Right now I have about 10 or so hanging on the wall of my “Disney Room” and I just love looking at them and remembering the different trips!!

  4. At park opening I caught some of the confetti and even picked a few of the Mickey shaped pieces off the ground to save.
    I should use some of our saved items for scrapbooking.  I still have to get around to creating my first album though.

  5. I keep some of the confetti pieces in various places around the house in addition to my scrapbooks.  It makes me happy to open a jewelry box or a drawer in my kitchen and see a couple of “hidden Mickeys”!

  6. I have been thinking about making a shadow box of our last trip to WDW.  I have a few ideas but havent begun anything yet.  I would love to see some of your work!

  7. my kids pick up the confetti too….isn’t it great how we have created a new generation of Disney-ites!!!

  8. I love that your hubby would have the sparkly confetti in his hair all day!  I would be planning a layout around  that day too!

  9. I’d be happy to share them with you! Let me know the best way to send you pictures!!

  10. I save the note paper from the hotel we’ve stayed at. I can cut out the letter head for the Polyneasan and use that or use a full sheet as a photo background.

  11. I’ve done that too, along with the info package we get upon check-in!  (nothing is safe from Scrapbookers!)

  12. Hi Jen.  You can e-mail them to me, or you can friend me on facebook and you can share them with me there!

  13. You can FB me at Jennifer Watt (in St Clair Shores MI) – I have pictures to send to you!!

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