Create Fun Videos Quickly with Hyperlapse!

Posted on by Tanya in apps, Extra Magic, Facebook, Instagram, Uncategorized Leave a comment


I know if has been out for a while now, but I am still obsessed with the Hyperlapse by Instagram app!  It makes those super fun fast motion videos and is so simple to use!

1.  Choose your subject.  While hyperlaspse videos can be videos of anything you wish, I have found they are more pleasing to the eye (and less likely to make you feel motion sickness, LOL) if you chose a more scenery driven subject instead of a person or group of people.

TIP:  You will get a more effective video if you hold the camera stationary.  Try not to move it from side to side.  This is especially true if you are choosing to hyperlapse people.

2.  Open up the app and hit the record button!  For every approx 10 sec of footage you record, it is equivalent to 1 sec of hyperlapse footage so you are gonna want to record for at least a minute!  You can see under the record button that 22 sec of footage is gonna be 3 sec of hyperlapse footage!

TIP:  I chose to record a ride on the Omnibus!  I just propped my phone and let it do its thing.  I didn’t move the camera at all since the turning of the bus looks fun in fast motion!

3.  Once you are done recording, just hit the record button again to stop the video.  You will be prompted to the preview/speed options.  The speed defaults to 6x, but you can slow this down or speed it up depending on what you recorded.  I usually keep it at 6x unless I am filming something that is very slow moving.  Then i speed it up a bit!  Once you are done just hit the check mark!

4.  That is it!  You are done!  Now you can create a new video or post it straight to FB or Instagram!

I usually post them to Instagram, but when I get home and have time, I open each video up in iMovie to add music and then add them to my YouTube channel!

Here is my Omnibus Hyperlapse:


Tanya is the digital scrapbook designer known as Crossbone Cuts Designs. You can check out her designs and products at Read her Disneyland trip reports on her Blog and you can also check her out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to follow along in her almost weekly adventures at the Disneyland Resort!

Welcome foolish mortals….

Posted on by Stephanie in Electronic Die Cutting Machines, Holidays Disney Style, Organizing Photos, Paper Piecing Leave a comment

I love the Haunted Mansion, it is such a classic attraction with great visual effects. To create the basic version I used the Ravenscroft Font for the bullk of the title and then used David Occhino’s Mansion Cryptbats for the flourished “The.” To create the brick work I cut the rounded rectangle out of a light red card stock and layered it onto a slightly darker shade.


To create a inspired Holiday overlay I added an eerie wreath and a simple banner. For the banner I used one of the the banners from Miss Kate Cuttables, and then added the wreath from the Christmas Photo Props set from Lettering Delights. It’s amazing how just using the black and grey colors it completely changes the feel of the wreath.

Look for more paper piecings inspired by the attractions of the Disney parks in weeks to come!

Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. She also enjoys playing with geeky toys to create her paper creations! When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son, she can be found at making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.


Art Journaling the Magic: Free Printable for You!

Posted on by Tangie in Creating Magic at Home, Disneyland, Gift From Us Leave a comment

Hello to each of you wonderful Capturing Magic blog readers. It’s Tangie Baxter, I’m so excited that I get to start sharing more with you about Disney art journaling here at Capturing Magic in the coming months. I’ll be sharing some ideas, prompts, sample journal pages, mini-lessons and more. Today I even have a free printable for you but, first I want to ask if you’ve heard the news? has a brand new online class called “A Walk in the Park“!

You can watch a video about the class [here]

If you would LOVE to capture the magic of Disneyland but aren’t able to come to one of our retreats anytime soon, this new class is a virtual online tour & sketchbook adventure encompassing the entire original Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. We will start our magical adventure in front of the Disneyland Railroad, famous for the Mickey Mouse shaped flower garden. Then we will enter Main Street via the tunnel on the left, and for the next 9 weeks we will go around the park visiting each attraction with journaling prompts, Disney history, art journal & sketchbook samples, ideas, our favorite attraction videos from YouTube, and so much more. We’ll also share activities encouraging you to think about your dreams, goals and ideas for your life or business. There is so much that can be learned, so many ways to be inspired by the original Disneyland Park that we can apply to our own lives to make our own dreams come true, just like Uncle Walt did.  

Whether you are a huge Disney fan, just want to learn more about travel sketching and watercolor, or you’re on a mission to make your dreams come true, we hope you’ll join the adventure with us (absolutely NO prior drawing experience necessary)! The sign that hangs over the tunnels at Disneyland says it best: “Here you leave Today and enter the World of Tomorrow, Yesterday and Fantasy“.

Save an additional 10% off  by using coupon code: capture10

Look at some of the amazing pages students are creating already, some of them have never water-colored before, ever (YOU can do this too)!

(by Kayla)

(by Melissa)

(by Merrick)

(by Denni)

(by Inthia)

 Today I’m sharing with you a FREE printable for you to use in your own (personal use) journals, collages, scrapbooks.

If you would like to try your hand a journal page today try using one of these prompts:

  • What is one characteristic of Walt Disney that you admire?
  • What Disney magic captivated me as a child? Do I still feel that same sense of awe about something in my own life?
  • What animated character am I most like?
  • You can also join our newsletter to get a FREE “How to Get Started” guide with more ideas!

See you again real soon!

Tangie Baxter is an online workshop instructor, artist and maker of fine digital art journaling supplies. You can find her online at

Small World Paper Dolls using Cricut Design Space

Posted on by Stephanie in Creating Magic at Home, Organizing Photos, Paper Piecing, Pocket Scrapping (Project Life), Scrapbooking (digital or paper) 1 Comment

I’ve previously set you up with a PDF with the specs for creating the Disney Characters found in the Small World attraction. Now with Cricut Design Space I can share the file directly with you and you can create the images yourself!

This is a great set up. The Design Space will separate out the layers by color. As you are cutting out the layers I suggest first laying out post it notes with the names of the characters so you can keep all the pieces together.

Use the instruction found on the PDF to add some stamping or trimming some pieces for a few of the characters. In no time at all you’ll have a complete set of the Disney Characters found in “it’s a small world!













Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. She also enjoys playing with geeky toys to create her paper creations! When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son, she can be found at making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.

From Where I Stand in the Disney Parks

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On my trip to Disneyland last Labor Day weekend, one of my photography goals was to take #fromwhereistand photos in as many places as I could (without keeping my head down the entire trip!). Because I would be using my iPhone for these photos, it was a pretty simple project. Most of the photos were taken when I was by myself, so it is just my feet in the pictures.

After going through the 45+ photos taken from this perspective, I grouped them into three categories for the purpose of this article: park space, attraction space, and resort space. But taken as a collective set of images placed in random order, one can get a great sense of the Disney Parks experience from this particular perspective. There are plenty of magical details in all of Disney’s ground and floor space!

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You can easily snap shots at almost any point in the parks to help tell your story. Walkways are often themed for the land they are located in with some sort of textured surface. Flower pots, gated greenspaces and flower beds, merchandise bins, curbs, inlaid markers…they all offer clues and memory cues of the parks. These could include some of your most iconic photos looking down, showing a glimpse of your favorite land, snack, or park-going buddy.

From Where I Stand – The Attractions 

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Taking pictures while waiting in attraction queue lines are like a double edged sword: on the one hand, this photo prompt offers a fun challenge of seeing an attraction in a different way. You might be a guest who spends a lot of time waiting in lines throughout the day, so this is a great way to pass the time. But on the other hand, the timing can be tricky because you need adequate lighting to get the pic to turn out – and we all know that many queues are dim, dark, or cramped for space. And, you might miss your chance if you get caught in a loading sequence that prevents you from getting a photo. But I have learned that by looking at where I stand while waiting to board a car, boat, theater, or other mode of ride vehicle, I catch more details that I would have otherwise missed. The styling of the numbers you are assigned for loading, for instance, are unique to each attraction. One of my favorites was a shot I took waiting my turn to ride the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Lots of a great alpine details to be found there! 

From Where I Stand – The Resort 

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I think capturing the perspective of looking down at your resort can add a creative touch to your vacation photos. This would be a fun photo activity on the day you arrive or depart; for when you need a little bit of alone time away from everyone; or simply when something catches your eye as you make your way around the resort. I particularly love getting the mats at the entrances that have the resort name, and the decorative carpets (always with Hidden Mickeys!) that you find down hallways and in lobby areas. Don’t forget any special theming elements, and the plants and flowers.

tips for taking From Where I Stand photos

  • it helps to like your shoes, or have a nice pedicure/clean toes if you wear sandles or flip flops
  • it might feel really awkward and silly, taking these pictures in public, but you just can’t worry about it – I actually have noticed many guests with cell phones or big fancy cameras stalking different parts of the park or their favorite things to get the shot they want – and hello! …half the people in the park are walking around in goofy hats and mouse ears on their head anyway, so as Elsa would say, let it go….
  • check out Holly Clark’s blog post about her photo project from this perspective that feature her daily ritual with a mug of coffee – her posts are a main inspiration for me
  • I try to avoid shadows and other distractions, so I sometimes position myself in what initially looks like an upside-down image (wording or an image may be upside-down in the original picture based on how I am standing next to it); to correct the image, you simply use the rotate function of your photo editing app
  • experiment with varying heights from the ground up – sometimes I hold my iPhone above my head to capture more ground space, and other times I lean down to get a closer look; of course, there is always zoom and crop tools to help



I created a hashtag for this specific photo project, and you can see what I have shared so far on my Instagram feed using #fromwhereidisney. I take a lot more pictures than I post, so I am thinking of compiling my “feet pictures” (as my kids call them) into an album or small photobook.

Do you have any unique photo projects that you aim to shoot when you are in Disney Parks? We want to hear about them – leave your project ideas in the comments below. And be sure to tag me if you try your own feet picture at Disney – I would love to see what you come up with!

A scrapbooker and collector since childhood and long time fan of Disney parks and media, Beth ventures into the blogging world at Any Happy Little Thoughts where she shares her approach for preserving personal Disney memories, one story at a time.



Thor & Iron Man Title Styles

Posted on by Chelle in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Taking two teenage girls to Disneyland meant we were certain to spend some time in Tomorrowland checking out Thor: Treasures of Asgard & Iron Man Tech presented by Stark Technologies.  It took some research to find/create titles that helped me capture those memories.  Here’s what I did:  Each title was in multiple layers with some layer styles I created.  You can download the layer styles in .asl format here.  <<<<LINK UP TO SHADOW STYLES BEFORE PUBLISHING


  • Top Layer:  I used the  Iron Man of War 2 NCV Regular font in a brick red color
  • Middle Layer:  (same font) with a gold metal style
  • Bottom Layer:  (same font) any shadow style


  • Top Layer:  I used the  Modi Thorson BOLD BOLD font.  Then added a silver/blue metal style.
  • Bottom Layer:  (same font) any  shadow style


And here’s my finished layout:

Supplies used: Lay It On There {Doubles} #4 Template

Snow Days Disney Style

Posted on by Alison in 03) Back Home After The Trip, Creating Magic at Home 1 Comment


Hi Disney Friends…

I don’t know about ya’ll, but we have been stuck inside for a couple of days.  They are calling it ‘Snow Days’, but for us it is more like Ice days. Just too cold to play outside.  And after a day or so of sibling squabbling, I asked the kids to make a Disney list of things to do …

This is what I got..

  1. Movie Marathon.  Suggested to do it in a particular order like alphabetical, by release day or number of characters in the Title (I know… crazy, right?)  All this to make sure that one child doesn’t have the movie selection advantage.
  2. Disney Infinity.  This in and of itself could keep them busy for hours, but you might want to suggest they build something specific in the toy box.   My little man spent quite a while trying to build our neighborhood.  Of course it had to be way cooler.. because that is the Disney Infinity way.
  3. Pick a number, plan a trip.  Have the kids pick a number between 1 and 12.  Then, go to and start planning a trip.  The number represents the month.  Then pick another number for the length of stay.  Then pick another number for the resort.  You might just find a great time to travel!  And the kids can ‘help’ plan an imaginary vacation.

    Another version of this is “Get me the best deal”.  Start with a budget, and then have the kids look up potential vacations.  (Learn from me on this one… one requirement is that everyone in the family is included in the budgeting.  Like I tell my son, “Of course the trip would be cheaper if we didn’t take your little sister, but that isn’t how we roll!”)
  4. Name that Disney Thing.  This is a variety of the old Botticelli game.  Think of something Disney… Now answer three questions… Is it a Character, Movie or Park Attraction?  Classic or Pixar? Male or Female?  Then have the other members of the family ask yes or no questions until someone can guess correctly.  Might need to play in pairs with little ones.
  5. Play Where am I?  This is a game where someone describes from memory a Park Attraction.  Others take turns guessing?  Person who guesses correctly gets to go next.  Example:  I am walking in between large rocks.  I turn this way and that way.  I hear music.  I see something move while I stand.  I point to something.  It moves again.  It was a crab.  It grabs what I point to. Now I see a large sea shell… (“Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid”)


I think they came up with a lot of great ideas.  Keep the camera ready.  Funny things can happen when you and your family are having a good time.

How do you spend your Snow Days?


Keep Warm,

#DisneySide Cars Theme

Posted on by Stephanie in Creating Magic at Home, Electronic Die Cutting Machines, Scrapbooking (digital or paper) 1 Comment


Once again we hosted a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. This year they had a few different themes based on the answers you provided on the application survey. Our box was chuck full of items for a preschool play date focusing on Cars fun. To see more information about what came in the big box of Disney then check out this post.

I previously did a Cars party for my son’s third birthday, but this party was more of a Piston Cup day.

Pit Passes

I used the generic invitation that came with the DisneySide kit but I decided to plus it just a bit. I found a great template online to create a pit pass for all the guests. Once the invitations arrived I heard from parents that the kids LOVED them!!! I also made some for my “crew” helping with the party!




Since this was a preschool play date I kept things pretty simple for food & activities. The food was simple fair with some creative labeling. We busted out all of our Cars themed toys and goodies, I was surprised at just how many we had, and let the kids have fun. In the background we queued up Mater’s CarToons on Netflix.



For the decorations, I added many items found on the Cars Cricut cartridge to the party products in the box to create the banner, photo backdrop and assorted decorations. For the photo-booth, I hung a black table cloth on the front porch and secured it with checkered Duct Tape. As a memento of the event I used the Party Party app to create a photo square and then slipped them into a small portfolio. The parents thought they were a great treat.



I supplemented the goodies in the box with a few things from the dollar store to fill the swag bags for the guests. I created the images for the travel mugs using some clip art and the arch feature in Sure Cuts A Lot 4 and then did a print then cut with Cricut Design Space and my new Explore! I also found Cars Kleenex packs at the local Dollar Tree.




Everything fit nicely into a simple gift bag with a Lightning McQueen lightning bolt on the side.






I was thrilled to be able to host another #DisneySide event and hope that we can do another one again soon! I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. She also enjoys playing with geeky toys to create her paper creations! When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son, she can be found at making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.

This #disneyside app is pretty AMAZING!!!! Can you tell that’s me?? It scares my youngest! Bwahahaha!

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Having soooo much fun with the new #disneyside app!!!!

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