Sunday, July 29, 2012

Plaza de los Amigos

Epcot has always been one of my favorite WDW destinations. After a morning of thought-provoking and thrilling adventures in Futureworld, it's nice to slow down and enjoy the scenic beauty of the World Showcase countries. Heading clockwise around the lagoon (which we always seem to do), first up is Mexico. At around midday it's a nice respite from the heat to head indoors, where a festive marketplace is recreated inside the pavilion's temple structure. The Gran Fiesta Tour is not the most thrilling, but the pleasant little boat ride gives everyone an opportunity to get off their feet and float through an entertaining attraction.

The page design is simple and embellishments are handmade. Small scraps from Scraptastic's Nostalgic Summer July kit were arranged on a neutral background, squares at the top, a variety of rectangles on the bottom. This is a great design for using up leftovers, and even smaller pieces of patterned paper were cut in various flag shapes for the banner.


A hand-pieced sombrero adds a little touch of Mexico and is used to hold the title.


Yep...I'm still working on Disney pages from last year's vacation. It's fun to take out my photos and experience everything again. The memories will have to last until our next trip to see the mouse...and who knows when that might be!

19 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Very effective to use the hat as the focus for the title. I think you did a great job on this layout.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the large sombrero! too fun

Nancy Thomas said...

That sombrero for the title is genius! Beautiful l/o Madeline!

soapHOUSEmama said...

awesome grid work!

Julia said...

Absolutly love this layout!!

Penny said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the hat, the quilt work, everything! Great job! Love Penny

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Great page! I really love the sombrero and how you used it to hold your title!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Adorable page!
I am a sucker for patterned paper squares, and banners and fun titles :)
You have all three!

laura said...

Love the hat with the title. Also love using the squares on the background.

Danielle said...

Love it! The title in the hat is so adorable.

Connie Mercer said...

great desin and the colors are so great for the picture!! Thanks for the visit today:):):)

senoritaml said...

Great layout. I really like the grids and title hat.

Christina said...

Great layout-love the sombrero! Epcot is my favorite too, I love WS!!

Ann Marie said...

Oh, wow, I love this, the colors, the squares--would you mind if I pinned this? I have a pin board for using up scraps, and I think your background is a great idea.

Loni Redden said...

Super cute! I always need ideas on how to use up those scraps :)

Erica said...

Love the hat!!!

Sylvie said...

I love your "hat" title! So, awesome!!

Amy said...

THat hat and title are fabulous!

Jingle said...

Great layout! I love the colors!