IMP Design Team Maribeth Lysen | Disney Travel Album Hybrid Pocket Pages

I’ve always been a Disney fan and love going to the parks when I get a chance. Growing up in Washington state, we visited Disneyland in California a couple of times when I was a kid, but I was an adult before I made it Disney World in Florida. I love both locations and will happily go to either one anytime I get the chance. The new In My Pocket Collab Theme Parks 03 class, live now on the blog, gave me the magical nudge I needed to get started on my travel album from our last Disney trip to Disney World. 

I decided to do my travel album in a 6×8 size. I typically work in the size for my December Daily(-ish) project and felt like that size would be great fit for this project. I have some ephemera from the trip that I plan to include along with my photos and journaling cards. The pocket journal cards from the In My Pocket Collab Theme Parks Volume 03 Digital Kit (Bundle) are perfect for working in a 6×8 album. 

As always, I start by designing my hybrid page in Photoshop CC. For this layout, I created a 12×8 canvas so I could see both sides of my spread at one time. I typically do some simple edits to my photos to brighten the images using levels in photoshop and then place them on the canvas. Next I open the journal cards I plan to use and add my journaling in a typewriter font. I print everything using my Epson Picture Mate. I love being able to print at home and the Picture Mate is a great little workhorse that sits right next to me on my table. The photo above shows what the layout looked like before I added physical embellishments. 

One of my favorite lessons from the class is from the first module, “Sitting Pretty” from Theresa, where she goes over using digital stamps. I have a bit of a collection (or some might say a hoard) of digital stamps that I don’t use often enough, so this lesson was perfect to help me get those digital products used! I have trouble using physical stamps too (but it sure doesn’t stop me from buying them, tell me I’m not the only one). So for this layout, I wanted to make sure I used one of the stamps from the kit directly on my photo, which is what I did here. After I printed the photo, I added a heart from Doodle Bug’s “A Day at the Parks” collection and then I slipped the photo in the pocket and I was all done. I love the way digital stamps look on photos. They add just the right touch and you can make them any color you want. 

I love a good list journal card and used this one from the collection to write out my favorite things. I’d jotted down a few notes during the trip and it was great to go back and reference what were some my favorites about our hotel. The pool at the hotel was wonderful, and a great way to escape the crowd at the parks. Hanging by the pool is one of my absolute favorite memories of the trip. After I added my journaling and printed the card, I added another Doodlebug heart and slipped the card in the pocket.

To finish the layout, I added a couple more stickers from the Doodlebug collection, a word bit from my stash, and then I was was finished. I love how using a digital collection makes putting together my layouts a breeze!

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Other products used: Doodlebug Design – Fun At The Park Collection