Friday, July 1, 2016

Episode 18: Meridy Twilling

In this episode, I talk to Meridy Twilling about mixing layouts and pocket pages and how she completed her latest Disney album in a very short amount of time!

You can listen to the show on the player above or subscribe and listen in iTunes.

As I said in the show, Meridy's layouts all flow together so well because she has a consistent style. I love that! Here are the layouts we talked about in this episode:

I love how she expertly wove the autographed 3x4 PL card into the design of the layout and how perfect are those arrows and arrow paper? Wow.

I also love how she used just a pinch of orange on this layout. I think many people have a tendency to go "Oh it's Merida, she has orange hair, let's make an orange layout." but contrasting colors are always more complimentary to our photos.

This one just slays me!! Love that vintage Dumbo card! That feather paper is the perfect color for this. Meridy obviously excels at choosing paper in colors that compliment her photos.

First of all, how cute is Meridy in that Minnie dress? Love it! This layout is just perfection on a page.

Love the tilted layers and the stock photo she used.

Here are some of Meridy's pocket pages so you can get a peek at what that part of the album looks like.

That is some awesome Disney scrapping! Thanks for being such a great guest Meridy!

Thanks for listening and stopping by, I hope you have a magical day!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Episode 17: Andrea Bethke

In this episode, I'm talking to Crate Paper Design Team Member, Andrea Bethke, about how she used Crate Paper's Little You collection to document her Disney memories! This is a long episode because Andrea and I had so much fun talking about how you can think outside the box when it comes to scrapping your Disney pictures.

You can listen to the show on the player above, at Podbean, or you can subscribe in iTunes.

As I relay in the show, I first saw Andrea's work on the Crate Paper Instagram feed and I fell in love with this delightful album!

You can read all about it and find more pictures on Andrea's blog but here's a taste of how fabulous it is!

As you can see, this album is not your typical Disney album! I love it!

Here's an overview of Little You by Crate Paper. You can see that it is geared toward baby photos but Andrea did a great job using it for her Disney pics!

Be sure to read all about it here and you can also watch a video walk through here and here.

Andrea's blog is full of lovely inspiration for your papercrafting so don't miss it! Just click this image...

Also be sure to follow Andrea on Instagram here and if you don't follow me yet, you'll find me here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you enjoyed this show, please leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite part was. :)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 16: Jayne Kierce

In this episode, I'm talking to my lovely friend, Jayne Kierce, who flew from Australia to Disneyland for a 9 day trip alone! I am fascinated by how brave Jayne is and it was a joy to hear about her experience.

You can listen to the show on the player above, or at Podbean, or you can subscribe in iTunes.

I appreciate Jayne sharing her story. I think it's inspiring for anyone who wants to visit Disney alone!! Check out these adorable photos of Jayne on her trip. I love how happy she looks in these


Check out Jayne's adorable layouts from her previous Disney trips...

I hope you enjoyed hearing Jayne's story and thanks for hanging in there until I could get a new show up. I got very behind after several weeks of sickness and injury but I hope to be back on track now! :)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Episode 15: Natalie Strand

In this episode, I'm talking to my friend, Natalie Strand, about her recent visit to Walt Disney World. Natalie traveled with a small group so we discuss how that went, as well as her adventures all around the World.

You can listen to the show on the player above, or at Podbean, or you can subscribe in iTunes. 

In the show, Natalie shared about her creative and fun way of keeping track of all her journaling. I absolutely love how she did it and I plan to use this idea on my upcoming trip to Disney.

Check this out...Natalie made these adorable journals for each day of her trip! I cannot get over how cute they are!! I love how colorful and fun they are and how easy they would be to stick in your purse.

Check out some inside pages...

I love it! I'm totes copying you, Natalie!

Natalie was also gracious enough to share all these wonderful photos from her trip. She totally scooped me on the "Disney Bounding" idea. I've learned all about it now and Caroline is planning to dress like Minnie Mouse for our day that we'll meet her.

Here is Natalie Disney bounding (dressing in similar colors to a character) and her daughter:

Aren't they the cutest!?

I love these photos too, so cute...

Here's my favorite photo she shared with me. This is of her daughter and Rapunzel. Oh my heart!

I hope you enjoyed seeing these and hearing about Natalie's trip and I hope it inspires you to document your own Disney memories. Find out more about Natalie here on her blog.

Thanks for listening and stopping by! Have a magical day. :)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Episode 14: Kerry Buckley

Well hello again. :) So back in June of last year, I was plugging along on putting a new Magic Memory Keepers podcast up regularly when I had a little snafu. I taped an episode with one of my favorite people and it rocked. I rocked. After we finished the interview, I forgot to hit save in the recording software. I left the show file open on the studio computer and went out to dinner and when I came back to finish it up, the entire file was corrupted and the show was lost. I was so distraught over the loss of that incredible recording that I didn't really know what to do next. I thought about recording it again but I hated to ask the person to do it again and I felt it might sound insincere if we recorded it twice.

So I did nothing. I pondered and procrastinated and weeks turned into months and then I started my third podcast, Live Inspired and worked on several class projects and my days just became too full to juggle anything else.

So here we are and it's a new year and it's the first of February and I'm getting this train back on track! At the very least, I will post a new episode on the 1st of each month. At the very most, it will be the 1st and the 15th.

Thanks for your patience as I took time to get things back on track. I briefly considered giving up this show because I am paying hosting fees every month and it is an investment of my time but as you can clearly hear in this episode, talking about Disney is just my favorite thing to do. I think I am my happiest when I'm talking about the happiest place on Earth.

So without further adieu, here is a new episode for you to enjoy!

This episode features my friend, Kerry Buckley, who messaged me two days prior to her trip last fall, to ask me an important question.

You can listen to the show on Podbean, on the player above or subscribe in iTunes.

Kerry and I talk about she and her daughter attending the Perfectly Princess Tea Party at The Grand Floridian Resort where her daughter was given her very own Disney American Girl princess.

I was absolutely astounded to hear about this event because a) I love all things American Girl and b) I had no clue it existed.

Check out these adorable pictures of Kerry's daughter at the tea. This looks like a really fun event for little girls who love the princesses. As Kerry shares in the show, it is quite an expense, but one you might consider investing in if you have a daughter.

Here's the adorable shot of the ears we talked about at the beginning of the show...

Here's a great one she snapped with her phone and check out the cute ears at the bottom! Kerry said, 

"I literally took it with my iPhone as we were walking out of the
park at MNNSH. The mouse ears at the bottom were NOT
planned, but they are AMAZING! ha!"

I agree!!! I want to try and get this shot myself now!

Kerry is a talented scrapbooker and I'd love for you to check out her work on her blog, Kerry's Paper Crafts. Get ready to be inspired!!

I have another new episode to share with you. That show will be up Monday, February 15th so watch for that! :)

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Episode 13: Oh Snap Gonzo

This week, I'm chatting with fellow podcaster, Sandra Gonzales, from Coffee Time with Sandra and Lisa, about her upcoming trip to Disney and how she'll document it.

You can listen to the show on the player above or suscribe in iTunes.

Find Sandra online at The Pink Camera where she podcasts and blogs with her bestie, Lisa. Sandra aka Oh Snap Gonzo, also has an incredible group of videos on YouTube - be sure to check those out too!

During our talk, I encouraged Sandra to make a "We're Going to Disney" page and after we finished taping, she did! Here it is...I love it!

You can find out more about me at My Happy Life and be sure to check out my other podcast, The Scrap Gals.

Have a magical day! See you in two weeks!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Episode 12: Robin Conlin

This week, Disneyland Season Pass Holder, Robin Conlin, tells us all about her Disney folio project that she created to document her 2015 trips.

You can listen to the show on the player above, click this link or subscribe and listen in iTunes.

I must tell you - in all my creative brainstorming, I could never have come up with this project. It is AMAZING!!! I love that Robin is so clever she saw this project and connected it to her year at Disney.

This is an "out of the box" take on documenting Disney and I just can't say enough good things about it! Don't take my word for it - check it out in this video Robin made just for you - my listeners!

You can find a link to create this project, at Paper Phenomenon.

Here are some Project Life Disney layouts by Robin from her previous pass...

Here are pics from their visit to the Lilly Belle, as she described in the show...

Here's the 12x12 sheet of posters Robin printed from the Project Life app. I love these!!

To find out more about me, visit My Happy Life and be sure to check out my other show, The Scrap Gals Podcast.

Thanks for listening to Magic Memory Keepers. Have a magical day!