August 2015 DigiScrap Parade

Before I get to everything that’s going on today (HOLY COW there's a lot!), I just have to say this first . . . August is going to be AWESOME!

DigiScrap Parade Mini Kit Freebie

First off, thank you for stopping by my blog along the DigiScrap Parade route. I hope you’ve been enjoying the freebies so far and there’s lots more goodies to come!

My contribution is below; just click the image to start the download.

If you’re following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage and your next stop will be Paula Kesselring. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list again.

TDP Pennysaver Preview

Today's the start of of The Digital Press's semi-annual Pennysaver Sale, where we'll be releasing over 100 new products for just $1 all month long. It's a great chance to try a new-to-you designer or stock up on products from your favorites.

My first Pennysaver products won't debut until Tuesday 8/4, but here's a quick sneak peek:

This & That Digital Scrapbook Sneak Peek |

And if you don't want to miss out all my new $1 releases (or want to have early access to my new releases before they are available to the general public), make sure to sign up for my newsletter.

SHCo Turns Five

I may have only been been with SugarHillCo for one year, but I've been a big fan of the site since it's beginning and it's hard to believe that the site is turns 5 today! And to celebrate, we're having a huge sale where everything is 60% off, plus we have a CU Blog Train that kicks off today.

My contribution to the Birthday Blog Hop is below; just click the image to start the download.

If you like my freebie above, then you'll also love the new pattern set I have in my shop this week, In Stitches Patterns (which is only $2.00 during the Birthday sale)!

Well, that's all I have for you today! I hope you've enjoyed the freebies and I can't wait to share my brand new Pennysaver collection with you next week :)

Posted on July 31, 2015 and filed under Scrapbooking.

Colors with Character: Nighttime Earth

July is nearly over and I hope you've enjoyed this year's Month of Magic (MoM) and celebrating everything Disney this month with me! As a final send off to this year's MoM celebration, I thought I'd end the month the same way I started: with a Colors with Character color palette.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Spaceship Earth is by far my favorite park icon of any Disney park and it's definitely the one I take the most photos of. So this week's color card showcases the brilliant colors that light up the "golf ball" at night.

Colors with Character - Nighttime Earth | #colorpalette #disney

Want to save the colors to inspire you later? Feel free to pin the image to Pinterest OR follow myColor Palettes board for continuous color inspiration.

Posted on July 29, 2015 and filed under Disney.

My 2015 Disneyland Hybrid Scrapbook Album

I've always had a hankering to create a hybrid scrapbook album. So for the past few years, I've been filling my Pinterest boards with gorgeous pocket style pages I was inspired by or traditional pages I wanted to emulate, but never managed to get off my butt and actually make a hybrid album happen.

Well, this summer I finally managed to give hybrid a go. But because I didn't want to get too overwhelmed with a large project (as tends to happen when I get excited about something), I decided to scrap our most recent 5 day vacation to Disneyland in a 6x8 Project Life album instead. By limiting myself to a short vacation and choosing a smaller album, I knew I was much more likely to finish it.

I was a little skeptical if I could make it all work since it's been years since I've used real adhesive and embellishments, but I'm really proud of the results. So if you're a digital scrapbooker that's been considering creating a hybrid album, I would definitely say start small and choose something you know you want to scrapbook to increase your likelihood of success.

My April 2014 Hybrid Disneyland Album | scottygirldesign #disney #hybridscrapbooking

I hope you enjoyed looking through my album! It's a perfect cliff notes version of our trip, highlighting all my favorite photos and highlights from the trip. And because it's hybrid, it allowed me to include real ephemera I collected on our trip like our hotel keys and park tickets. That makes it feel a bit more authentic to me than scanned-in images in a digital album would.

In the end, I will probably stick to digital scrapbooking most of the time since *FULL DISCLAIMER* it took me about 3 times as long to finish this album as it would have taken me to complete it digitally. However, I did really enjoy the change up in my scrapbooking process and would consider doing a short album like this again in the future. 

What about you: are you totally into digital or hybrid? What would make you interested in trying out a different method of scrapbooking?

Posted on July 27, 2015 and filed under Disney, Scrapbooking.

CT Inspiration | Yo Ho Ho

My last collection for this year's Month of Magic, Yo Ho Ho, is inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean. As one of my favorite Disney rides (and movie franchises), I was so excited to see the girls layouts as they finished them! It looks like I'm not the only pirate fanatic who scrapbooks :)

LO by Amy using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Raise your hand if you've been a pirate at least one year for Halloween. . . yup, me too (at LEAST once)! So I just love this layout Amy created documenting her daughter's search for the perfect costume. She chose to stick with the tan, black, and red colors in the kit which complements the colors of her daughter's costume so well.

LO by Rachel using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

How did I not know about the "Pirates Pals Fireworks Voyage" you can take at Walt Disney World?!?! Thank you Rachel, for showing me that there are still fun things that I have yet to do at WDW. Her layout shows what a great time they had and I absolutely LOVE that she chose to include all the characters signatures below her journaling – it's such a nice, authentic touch.

LO by Nadia using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Could Nadia's children be any cuter in their pirate costumes? Nadia used one of my Stitched Grid templates, but removed the stitching. That was a genius move because by removing the stitches, it kept her full layout from appearing too cluttered.

LO by Judie using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Using the black stripe background was a really bold choice, but Judie totally pulls it off. By including lots of tan and cream neutral elements, she keeps the stripes from becoming overpowering. And I just LOVE that photo!

LO by Katie using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Pirate themed rooms at the Caribbean Beach resort at WDW?!? Sign me up! Katie documented a special weekend her kiddos spent with their grandparents at Walt Disney World – they looked like they had a blast. I really like how Katie used the pirate flags on her title card and flipped one of them so it becomes one long banner; the result is striking.

LO by Farrah using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Farrah's use of the circle frames as the "O's" in her title is so clever – I wish I'd thought of that! And she chose the perfect elements to layer behind the photos so they stood out.

LO by Krista using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Krista took some fantastic photos during a pirate themed baby shower (how cute right?!?). I like how she kept most of the focus on the photographs, but also included layered elements in multiple spots to keep your eye bouncing around the page.

Pirate Party Printables by Tanya using Yo Ho Ho Collection by Scotty Girl

Is it bad that I want to go to this birthday party just to see all of Tanya's adorable decor? She used my kit to make her son's invitations and cupcake embellishments that are seriously too cute for words. I can't wait to see her photos from the party!

Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing my Disney inspired collections come alive each week with some truly beautiful layouts and my wish is that they gave you some great ideas for your own scrapbooks.

Posted on July 24, 2015 and filed under Disney, Scrapbooking.

Colors with Character: Riverside Writing

The color palettes I've posted thus far have been very vibrant and playful, so I wanted to mix things up with a slightly more subdued, earthy palette. I snapped this photo at Disneyland because I LOVE taking pictures of typography, especially great typography. And not surprisingly, you can find lots of that at the Disney parks! This particular piece is along the Rivers of America in New Orleans Square if you want to find it for yourself :)

Colors with Character - Riverside Writing | #colorpalette #disney

Want to save the colors to inspire you later? Feel free to pin the image to Pinterest OR follow my Color Palettes board for continuous color inspiration.

Sneak Peek: Yo Ho Ho

Yo Ho Ho Digital Scrapbook Collection Sneak Peek |

When I first started working on my fourth and final collection for this year's Month of Magic, I felt like I had lost a bit of creative momentum and wasn't excited with how it started off. Fast forward to the final product and I think it's my favorite Disney collection ever! Come back on Friday to see this new collection in action.

Posted on July 22, 2015 and filed under Disney.