I would say that I am a life-long scrapbooker – of the paper and double-sided tape kind – and will confess to fully embracing the more recent pocket style / Project Life approach to memory keeping. So when I see pieces of paper in a 4×6 format, I take note. Especially if Mickey Mouse is smiling back at me.
Last year I was shopping at my local Hallmark Gold Crown store, and as I was browsing through a rounder of books, I found this pad of vertical 4×6 Disney character pages with quotes and inspirational messages. My mind instantly started thinking, “Would these work with my pocket scrapbook pages?” At the time I decided to wait, but I couldn't stop thinking of the possibilities. With a $5 coupon in hand, I went back and purchased the small book (retail $9.95). I was determined to make good use of it.
It is a nicely perforated book with 100 pages, plus sheets of round dot stickers that color coordinate. The characters included are: Winnie the Pooh and Friends, classic Mickey Mouse and Pals, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and characters from Aladdin, Pinocchio, Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Pocohontas, The Incredibles, Lady and the Tramp, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dumbo, 101 Dalmations, Ratatouille, Mulan, Hercules, The Fox and the Hound, The Aristocats, and Bambi. There are also approximately ten quotes by Walt Disney, each backed with a silhouette of Mickey Mouse.
As I was looking through the book, I was trying to decide what story I wanted to scrapbook. I knew I had various photos of my kids with Tigger, so I decided to use a classic bouncing Tigger image with a happy quote. I printed a Project Mouse journaling card and alphabet (I altered the color of the letters to coordinate with my theme). Foam tape gives my title and other elements dimension. I used the orange stickers from the pack on a couple of my pocket inserts, including the Tigger note. Scanning the QR code will open a short video clip of the song I reference in my journaling. Three of the photos are from a 2011 PhotoPass CD, including a stock photo of Tigger. The photo of my daughter hugging Tigger includes his autograph thanks to the PhotoPass editing features. I did use the Yester-Color filter in PicMonkey on the photos to soften the colors a bit. The page protector is a Design D by Becky Higgins for Project Life.
In addition to using the notes in my scrapbooking projects, I also included one in a card I sent to my friend prior to her runDisney race. They would be great for putting in your kid's lunchbox, placing in a frame for your desk, or attaching to a special gift for a friend or loved one. I used a sticker to adhere one to my daughter's bathroom mirror; pinned one to my son's bulletin board (he loves Greek mythology and so Hercules is a favorite); and inserted one in a magnetic frame for our refrigerator.
As you can see, I will be getting a lot out of this purchase. I think these would work with a Disney themed inspirational album for someone dealing with illness or other hardships. Obviously, the character notes can be incorporated into layouts with character meet and greet photos and stories. I could not find an easy online source for this product, although at the time of this writing there was one available through an Amazon seller. I even contacted Hallmark's corporate office to get more info and they could not give me any details. I know they were still being sold in my local shop in Northern Caifornia. Check your closest Hallmark for this item, and other potential products that can be used in your Disney memory keeping. You just never know when inspiration and opportunity will strike.
If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney
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.