I hadn't been to Disney California in years and was surprised by all the changes they had made. It was almost unrecognizable. The best change was the recreation of Radiator Springs from Cars. The attention to detail was totally impressive. I immediately wanted to make a layout which used some fun, bright colors to complement the day.
I went as a chaperone along with my husband as part of a private science tour for some of his high school students. Disney Youth Education Series offer tours for all ages in different subjects, our was Properties of Motion Physics Lab. We learned about the science behind roller coasters, which are propelled using different methods. The students also designed some of their own and "field tested" some of the rides like Tower of Terror and California Screamin'.
At the end of the three hour small group tour, we could explore the rest of Disney California.
My favorite ride was Radiator Springs Racers. If the line is too long, try the single rider line which was a lot quicker. The only down side is I kept hearing Beyonce sing, "All the single riders, all the single riders" the whole time I was waiting.
As with most layouts, I start by looking for a sketch and I love going to Paper Secrets to view their current challenges. I thought their May 15th sketch was just so adorable.
I tend not to make one photo layouts, so to keep with the look of the sketch, I kept the one large photo, but added a row of small 2 x 2" photos underneath. I turned one of the decorative circles into a journaling spot. When I visited one of the gift shops, I saw a Mickey pin with a gauge on it (it really moves) and thought it would make a perfect embellishment for a Cars layout. I just cut off the prong on the back with a pair of wire cutters. I was already planning my layout while walking around Disney. Do you do that too?
Paper Secrets always add a twist in addition to the sketch for their challenges. This one was to use bling. I took some black jewels and made my own Mickey shapes, which also replicates the shape of my pin.
I'm entering this in:
Paper Secrets - May 15th Sketch
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inky Linky - #17 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps! - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - #122 Anything Goes
Thanks so much for droppin' by,