Tuesday, August 2, 2011

World of Laughter from Natalie's Place Designs

I know I say all the time that each kit Natalie release is my new favorite, but seriously, this is my new favorite kit! I think it is the adorable children, all the fun, bright elements or just copious amounts of glitter that appeals to my inner diva. You know you have one too! 16 textured papers, a spectrum of colors glistening around an alpha, and as always, loads of elements. Can I just say - the giraffe and hippo are just too stinkin' cute. One of these days I am going to get around to scrapping my girls baby books. This is definitely the kit I am going to start with. Yes Liriel! Great guess. (Thank you for leaving a comment Julie!!) Natalie designed this kit after her son's favorite ride in all of Walt Disney World - It's A Small World. Que music -

 It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes, it's a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

There is just one moon, and one golden sun
And a smile means friendship to everyone
Thought the mountains divide
And the oceans divide
It's a small world after all...

(I will let you sing the chorus. I know I will have this jingle stuck in my head all day.)

The name of the kit really hit home for me. After suddenly and unexpectedly loosing my husband in January, my girls and I have discovered a new world of laughter with the help of MANY wonderful people, friends and family. The first thing I did after moving back to Florida in February was take the girls to Disney World. I called Disney Vacation Club, made hotel and dining reservations. Packed us up and literally, we were walking down Magic Kingdom's Main Street the very next morning. What better way to turn a frown upside down then to go to the Happiest Place on Earth! Like most trips, our first stop was Fantasyland. (I had never gone on a trip to WDW that wasn't micro-planned months in advance. It was awesome!)

My girls and I love going to The Land Pavilion in Epcot to sail aboard a fascinating boat ride in Living With The Land (my favorite ride in all of WDW) then grab a (counter service) meal at Sunshine Seasons Food Court. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner with lots of great options for everyone. Sunshine Seasons is our favorite counter service in Epcot, combined with Living With the Land - oh happy day! My older daughter is usually not this animated especially in public. Must be the Disney magic because I still can't believe she even let me take pictures of her! This was from our Pixar Weekend trip to Epcot in May.

I always leave the Land with serious garden envy and new aspirations for my own aspiring tendrils at home. Not to worry, you will not leave empty nor will your hard drive. Please stop by the Creative Teams blogs for some adorable goodies. Here are the links:

If you haven't stopped by Natalie's already to pick up this kit, here is the link to Natalie's Little Corner of the World.

I made a few things for you as well. My favorite part of It's A Small World ride is not only all the happy children from all over the world but when the boat turns a wide corner revealing all of the farewell signs in various languages, all of which are textured with loads of glitter. I guess it goes back to the bling. Since I prefer options when I scrap, I left the word art black so that you can colorize it or fill it with glitter tiles or paper. Think of them as a template.

Download HERE

 Thank you for stopping by!  I hope today your world will be full of laughter.


  1. Oh my you made me cry with your post! I am sure it must be so bittersweet for you being in the world without Peter, but also wonderful to be able to remember the fantastic times you had there together with the girls. I love this ride as well as the Living with the Land ride. I never get tired of this song and for me its the one ride I have to go on every trip. I can't wait to get my download links and make a page with this kit! Thanks for the awesome word art. I am coming down there in Sept. Drop me a line and lets see if we can meet up!

  2. This made me cry and broke my heart. My most heartfelt condolences for you and your family. I cannot even imagine . *hugs to you and your little ones* You are a brave woman. Thank you so very much for your blog and your wonderful work!! LOVE it all!!

  3. Oh my goodness, I am amazed at you resiliency. What a wonderful memory to make for your girls during a hard time.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful WA :)

  4. You are so inspirational. Thanks for the freebie.

  5. Thank you, Sandy. You have my sincerest sympathy.

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [03 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. Sandy--wow, I am sending prayers to your family...I'm glad some Disney magic with your girls helped heal a little pain. Beautiful freebie...thank you!