Monday, January 16, 2012

In Pursuit of Pirates Part #3 ~ Getting Pirates on those Pages with Mary of Capturing Magical Memories

Last week for part 2 of our series In Pursuit of Pirates, Deb from Focused on the Magic shared her tips for taking photos of the interior of the attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as some fun pirate themed photo ops.  Today for part 3, I am excited to welcome Mary from Capturing Magical Memories and MCDigital Designs.  She is sharing her tips for preserving your pirate themed photos and memories.

Thanks again to Beth for inviting me back to talk scrapbooking. Pirates is such a fun theme to put into your albums.  And with the Pirates of the Caribbean ride & gift shop, Jack Sparrow's Pirates Tutorial, and the Pirates League there are plenty of chances for photo ops.  With that said I still came up short on the photos and graciously Beth has given me some of her family photos to play with.

My first page is the one capturing the essence of Beth's post In Pursuit of Pirates ~ Part 1 Where My Disney Obsession Truly Began.  When I read her post I knew I wanted to capture the essence of being a pirate and her research of history.  So I brought it together with a simple treasure map photo frame and compass.  I also used my favorite quote from the 'A Pirates Life for Me' song.  It's my favorite because it talks about how the pirates are seen as both good and bad.

Scrapbooking tips: Take a photo of the ride sign.  You never know when it will come in handy. And song lyrics are great additions to a page because music always brings back the feelings of a memory.

The second page is more on the fun side as it highlights Beth's children playing around.  I loved the shots of the kids in the gift store and now I have it on my to-do list to take some of these fun shots next year.

Scrapbooking tips: Journaling does not have to be long and wordy.  Fun captions on photos are just as good!

If you are interested, for these pages I used the Pirates Kit from MC Digital Designs which I created specifically for Disney's Pirate themed pages. Also, the font used today was Papyrus which can be found on

I hope these pages and tips inspire you to go out there and capture your memories!

Thank you so much, Mary for sharing these great tips and layouts!  I love the idea of using music lyrics, something I had never thought of before!

If you haven't visited Mary's blog Capturing Magical Memories or her Etsy shop MC Digital Designs, I highly recommend that you do.  She is very creative and her ideas inspire me to get going on my own scrapbooks!  You can also find Mary on Twitter at @MaryD73 and on Facebook at Capturing Magical Memories.

On Thursday, Kristen from Cooking with Mickey will be sharing her Pirates of the Caribbean inspired recipe!


Capturing Magical Memories said...

Thanks for inviting me to participate in your "In Pursuit of Pirates" blog series.  It was a lot of fun and my favorite was the first #Disney page.

Beth Green said...

love it!!  Mary you are so creative!

DisneyDonnaKay said...

Thanks for sharing Beth!! Mary I love the layouts!! Great job ladies!!

Beth D. said...

I love these Mary - you are so great!  It's funny because I see these and now all I want to do is scrapbook!  

DebSays said...

I love this layout! I really love the pirate theme frame too! You are so creative! It makes me want to scrapbook my pictures!

Beth D. said...

Me too, Deb!

Beth D. said...

I agree, Beth - Mary is very talented!