If you are a digital or hybrid scrapbooker, you have so many more options available to you because of the internet. That is where I find the majority of the journaling and insert cards that I use or create for my albums. Online scrapbook retailers, designer's blogs, and official Disney downloads will become your best friends once you get started in this process. I also created a couple of quote cards with my own very simple design using Microsoft Word or PicMonkey. Because I am not an experienced PSE user, I rely on Word, PicMonkey, and Picasa for almost all of my digital-based elements. Most of the downloaded material I found from Disney include their phone wallpapers, and pdf guides from previous festivals. These are easy to crop in your editing software to the sizes you need. And don't forget patterned paper - easy to cut to size and provides instant color, pattern, and even texture.
sources for disney flowers + gardens + topiaries project life sampler
3x4 cards (from top left)
- Bambi movie quote, Erika Ormig font (created in Microsoft Word)
- book page from Walt Disney's Classic Movie Treasury; die-cut, flowers, brad from my stash; Erika Ormig font; printed the text onto the die-cut, and used a heart punch
- seed pack image from Sahlin Studio's FREE download as a newsletter subscriber, Fleetwood Digital Scrapbook Kit
- cropped image of Epcot logo taken from the 2010 Festival Guide, which is a PDF you can download off the internet; butterfly die-cut from Amy Butler Lotus die-cuts (which is from years ago, found in my stash), and yellow glitter (Wow! Glitter by American Crafts) applied to some of the polka dots
- yellow polka dots come from a FREE download courtesy of Serendipity Designs, Spring Journaling Cards; yellow glitter applied to some of the polka dots for sparkle and texture
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival design is cropped from the 2010 Festival Guide
- gardening grid design is cropped from the 2010 Festival Guide
- Donald Duck image downloaded and croppped from the Disney Parks Blog, where they offer free wallpapers for your desktop and phones - there is a topiary Mickey, too!
- journaling card from Project Mouse: Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio
- Alice in Wonderland quote from the movie soundtrack ("All in the Golden Afternoon"), Erika Ormig font (created in Microsoft Word)
4x6 cards (from top left)
- Ali Edwards Spring and Easter Boxes (Designer Digitals), printed on vellum using the same green used in other text within the layout
- journaling card from Project Mouse: Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio; Playfair Display font from PicMonkey
- Thrifted children's book offers great images and text for memory keeping! from Walt Disney's Classic Movie Treasury - a Golden Book, 1991. Die-cut overlay (Amy Butler design from my stash) to add texture and interest.
- printed paper in my stash cropped to 4x6 - I selected this portion of the paper because of the flowers represented - they are easily found at the flower & garden festival and in Florida
- I took my favorite photo I had of the topiaries, downloaded it to my phone, and ran the image through the Waterlogue app. After saving the edited image to my phone, I uploaded it to my computer and printed it out as a 4x6 on matte presentation paper.
- journaling card from Project Mouse: Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio; Waltograph font; flower punch with brad covers the apostrophe on the printed text
See layouts using some of these cards here. Other great examples of Project Life and pocket style scrapbooking for Disney flowers and gardens, and with pins of other applicable products, can be found on my Pinterest board Epcot Flowers + Gardens + Topiaries.