All Ready for Mickey and Friends

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We are arriving back in port today from our week long Disney Cruise to Alaska but I didn’t want to leave you hanging. I’m writing this post well in advance so can’t comment on the cruise as of yet. I’ll leave that for this week’s Words on Wednesday!

Today I wanted to share a little something special I made for the girls before we left Vancouver.

When we went to Disneyland in 2012 I made them each a special book for collecting autographs from all the characters we were going to meet. I can’t find my photos of those books (I think they may have been lost in the Great Hard Drive Failure of 2012) but here’s a shot of the girls holding them.

girls with Rapunzel and their old autograph books

Can we take a moment to drink up how little they were!! Sigh …

Carrying on … I’d adapted those plastic 4×6 photo albums you can get at places like London Drugs, Walmart, and Superstore. I made each a ribbon handle and attached a mini Sharpie. They were awesome if I do say so myself! Even my youngest at 3 had no trouble carrying it around the park all day. #mommywin!

This time I wanted something a bit different. A bit simpler. A bit smaller. I have no idea how many characters there will be on the cruise ship (remember, I’m writing this well before the cruise ship leaves!) so didn’t want to do anything too big.

Here’s what I came up with.

Disney Cruise autograph books by Alison Day Designs

To make them I adapted my Kids Summer Art Journal workshop from this past May’s (Inter)National Scrapbook Day Scrapbook Bundle. The finished size of these is 4×6″ and they include a pocket on the inside of the front and back covers in case they have any little bits of ephemera to add along the way.


I die cut all the shapes with my Silhouette so it was easy to make many extra Mickey heads. On the back it becomes a spot for a heart felt message from me.


On the inside it’s a place to identify who the book belongs to. Hopefully if they do misplace them on board someone will turn them in and they will make their way back to us. That’s the thought anyway!

So there you have it! The Art Journal workshop is available to purchase now if you’re interested in making something like this. The concept is so adaptable to whatever your needs may be and not limited to kids either! Last month some of my Scraphappy Sisters made one during our family reunion in Texas. I included a photo of them here.

Have a great week everyone! If you need me today I’ll no doubt be buried under a mountain of laundry. Ugh!

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