Saturday, March 26, 2011

Disney Pixar Blog Hop

It is finally here!  The Disney Pixar Blog Hop!



I am so thankful to my co-host Melissa for helping me to gather this great line up of bloggers that we have today!  We have come together to celebrate something that is dear to so many of us . . . our love of all things Disney, which of course include the Pixar family of characters.

My project today showcases my personal family of "characters" from our recent trip to Walt Disney World.

One thing you need to know about me . . . I hate to waste paper!  So when I started this project I picked out all of the papers that I wanted to use, and then in the areas that would be covered by pictures, embellishments or other papers in the layout I punched out some Mickey Mouse silhouettes that I could then use later on in this layout, or other layouts.

You can see where I punched out the row of Mickey Mouse silhouettes from the red paper, and in the image below you will see how I covered this area with the blue swirl paper.

I have heard a lot of people on message boards complain about how hard it is to work with the tiny little pieces when they are putting some of the Disney characters together if you are not cutting the overall image very big.  Here is how I work around that . . . I ONLY cut the shadow cut on the image.  Since Minnie and Mickey are in the photos with my family, I did not really feel like I needed to totally recreate them in paper, so by only doing the shadow cut I still get the fun of Disney without the work of those tiny pieces! 
And did you notice the little Mickey Mouse heads in the blue paper?  Yes . . . those are the ones that I punched out from the yellow and green matting papers.  I added them into the blue swirl paper to create my own personal Disney paper!  Now you don't even have to go out shopping for special Disney papers . . . just add a little Mickey to the papers you already own!



Last but not least, I added the phrase "Hugs and Kisses" from the Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge.  I thought that it fit perfect since I am hugging Mickey and Minnie is kissing my son.  I used a red glitter paper for the heart and the & in the cut.



Before you go, I would like to thank you for coming to the blog hop by offering you a chance to win a prize . . . the new Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge, donated by Custom Crops!  If you have not shopped at Custom Crops you have to check them out . . . everything you need for your paper crafts in one place.

To enter for a chance to win this cartridge filled with images of Classic Disney characters, just go to CricutSearch.com and type 
hugs and kisses
into the search bar, and find how many different handbook pages come up in your search.  You might be surprised to find that the cut I used is not the only hugs and kisses cut that is out there.  Then send me an email telling me the number of handbook pages you found . . . you can email me by clicking here, or by going to the Contact Us page of CricutSearch.com.

The winner will be announced by Monday March 28th here at my blog, and on Facebook pages for Cricut Search and Crafty Chics so make sure to check back if you want to know who won!

Update 3/28/11: The winner has been announced . . . click here.

Thank you so much for coming to this blog hop!  

And now I send you off to my co-host in this hop, Melissa, from DisneyDreamerDesigns



139 comments:

  1. Hugs and kIsses is on 5 cartridges. Wonderful layout I love it. Thank you so much for the chance to win

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  2. I luv luv luv blog hops! Your LO is adorableGreat colors. Sent an email with mnswer. Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Found hugs and kisses on 5 different pages. What really cute pages!!

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  4. I love your layout and I love how you use the spaces of the paper that will not be seen. Thank you for sharing and for a chance to win.

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  5. Thank you so much for the great tip on cutting only the shadow smaller! I sent you an email with my answer per your instructions. I am your newest follower! Thanks again! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  6. Great hop! Sent my answer in email. Thanks!

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  7. Sweet layout! Thanks for organizing a cool blog hop!

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  8. What a cute layout...I sent my answer to the cricut search. What a fun hop so far.
    smiles...Tammy

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  9. Thanks for the hop! I hope to win so I can finally finish my Disney Album!

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  10. I love the LO. I sent my answet to the contact us page. I am a new follower. Thanks for the hop. and thanks for the chance to win. :)
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  11. I LOVE everything Disney and you did a great job! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  12. Hugs and Kisses is on 5 carts and 2 of them I have and didn't even know that they were on these carts. learn something ne everyday with my carts. Thanks. I love your disney LO's
    Vickie

    vickiebryn@yahoo.com

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  13. Shawn I love your layout and the idea of doing just the shadow on the characters is fabulous!! I bet Cricut Search is just a hopping today!!! I am so excited about this hop and seeing everyones creations! This has been a pleasure and I am looking forward to more Disney/Pixar hops in our future together!!!

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  14. Love Love Love this awesome layout! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  15. Opps...Forgot to say I put your blog badge up and linked to the hop on my blog:)
    Stampin' For Sanity

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  16. How fun was this!!!! Come visit me
    http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  17. Loved the idea of punching in the spaces where the paper would be covered! I've cut those spaces out (kind of a "reverse frame") before to use for journaling/matting of smaller items, but you can't remove the whole edge of a page ... so now I have a new way to make the most of my paper. Thank you!

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  18. Very cute layout! I love Disney! :-)

    -Emily
    http://www.createserendipity.net

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  19. love your ideas and your layouts. wish I were there right now.

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  20. I love how you custome made your own paper into Disney paper!!! So glad you invited me to participate in the blog hop!!

    Lori

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  21. Love the LO! Thanks for the great paper saving ideas I will definitely be using them!

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  22. love your layout!! I found "Hugs and Kisses" on 5 different pages. WOW! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
    Gotta Love the Mouse!!

    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  23. I love your Disney layout and I love your blog. I am now a follower. I sent an email with the answer. Thank you for the chance to win.
    brz352@yahoo.com

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  24. Great page :-) thanks for doing the hop and thank you for a chance to win some blog candy

    shelley
    lostnwa98 at frontier.com

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  25. What a wonderful layout! The idea of putting the characters in shadow really works! Thanks for the tip!

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  26. Love your layout! I emailed you my answer.

    Brenda

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  27. Great layout. Love the tip about using the paper that will be covered. Emailed my answer to you. Thanks for the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  28. Love the layout and all of the Disney characters! I emailed my answer. Thanks!

    http://marciasmemories.blogspot.com
    mb6464@hotmaildotcom

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  29. I love this. Thanks for the saving paper tips too.


    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
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  30. Love..love..love..Disney. Great layout and wonderful tips. Thank you for working on such a great bloghop!! I've done my search & emailed my answer. I'm hoping for some blog candy.

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  31. I greatly appreciate that you also HATE to waste paper. I love these tips!!! Cricutsearch is my favorite and most helpful tool and I appreciate that site sooooooo much! I'm off to search and send my answer to you!

    Many thanks!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot com

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  32. Love the way you created your Mickey paper! And I totally agree about not needing to add detailed character cuts when they're in your pictures - great use of the silhouettes!

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  33. This is great. I might even did out my pictures. But I do love your layout.

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  34. Love your page and how you did the silhouettes. I emailed my answer. I so hope I win. I have two trips to scrap!!

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  35. I am so excited about this Hop. I have had it on my calendar since I first saw it announced. Your layout is awesome. And your blue swirl paper that you turned into your own custom Disney paper is great - I think I have purchased paper similar to this! Great job!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  36. I found it on 5 pages. Love the layout. what a great idea for a blog hop.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

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  37. Love how you created your own Mickey paper!!
    Am now a follower =)
    Sent my answer by email, thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. theres 5 pages... I just love mickey. My grand children went to Disney, how I wished I could have gone with them.... Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  39. Your layout is so cute!!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  40. What a great idea to just cut out the shadow!!! Your layout is absolutely beautiful :)

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  41. i tried mailing too and it wouldn't work.
    i found hugs and kisses on 5 different pages at cricut search.

    katschriber
    cen30611@centurytel.net

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  42. Beautiful layout! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  43. so cute!! I too don't like all the layers and will occasionally opt to just cut out the shadow only. So happy this hop is finally here!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

    Emailing you now!

    Liz
    whichcraft@me.com

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  44. What a great layout! Love the sentiment!

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  45. I love the layout and what a great idea to punch out pieces that won't be seen. So obvious, but not something I've done! I love it!!

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  46. Love your layout! We love all things Disney! When I cut out the characters, I cut them at at least 5 inches. The bigger they are, the easier they are to piece together. Thanks for sharing and hostessing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  47. Love the layout. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  48. What a great layout. Thanks for sharing on how you use up as much of the paper as you can.

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  49. Love you LO...I am getting ready to make an autograph book for niece, I am soo excited about this hop.....I NEED IDEAS......LOL

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  50. Great layout! Thanks for setting up this blog hop! I've been looking forward to all of the great ideas!
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  51. Love your layout and how you save paper. Terrific idea.
    I sent my answer in an email.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    scrappinc.blogspot.com

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  52. Adorable layout. Thanks for these great tips and ideas.

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  53. your layout is full of fun! I love trying to be creative and create my own design into paper like you did with Mickey. tfs

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  54. Great Layout..... TFS!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love the idea of how you don't waste paper and the Mickey Mouse heads that you added to the blue swirl paper. I will keep that in mind.
    Thank you for a great blog hop and for the chance to win some really seewt blog candy. Love your layout:-) disneynut4life22@yahoo.com

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  56. Great tips and great LO!! I am a mickey mouse lover thanks to my sister, she collects and I am now making things for her and on may 15th I will be involved in a very fun blog hop called "Love that Mouse" which is a celebration of mickey's Birthday!! I have a very cute project just about finished and working on a couple more, my sister's Birthday is next week and guess what she will be getting? LOL Have a great week-end!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann

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  57. Just finished the blog hop,it was terrific and you should do another one... Dawn RI
    abosoffithotmail.com

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  58. Great Layout love the use of what would be unused and unseen paper. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  59. I love your layout! I went to Disney in 2001 withmy 3 nieces, brother and Mom. We had a great time. It looks like you were too. I thought we were to e-mail the answer. Just in case. There are 5 cartridges with hugs and kisses on it.

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  60. Love the layout. It is great to get ideas for Disney layouts.

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  61. Great layout. Emailed you my answer!!

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  62. Adorable layout!! I love the idea of using the punch on paper you'll cover. TFS! :)

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  63. What a beautiful layout. Thanks for the tips and the change to win a cartridge. I emailed my answer.
    Now I'm of to the next on the list!

    Heidi

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  65. Adorable layout! I need to get started on an album from hubby and my trip to Disney World two Christmases ago! What a great idea to use the punchies!

    Speaking of hubby... I didn't know he was logged into Google and posted as him! I removed the comment.

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  66. Nice LO. Did my search and emailed you.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

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  67. OMG! Loving it! Excited about this hop.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  68. Shawn,
    Made it around. Thanks for hosting the hop. This was great. Many amazing ideas. Thanks for the chances to win too.
    Jenny
    zenderzoocrew@yahoo.com

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  69. Great layout!! I have photos from our trip to Disney World in 2008 and I really need to get this cartridge to scrap them with!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net
    www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  70. what a cute layout! And your tip was the best!!!

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  71. Beautiful LO! Love the photos you took at Disney World. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny V.
    jennyscreations808@yahoo.com

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  72. Love your scrapbook page! Will be following! I love Disney and the shadow idea is PERFECT!!

    lisarup1 at aol.com

    (will send email in a lil bit!)

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  73. I e-mailed ya my answers but had to give ya some love on here. That is a great layout! Thank you so much for the chance to win the pixar cart. Amy :) http://amydesigns.blogspot.com acp1981@sbcglobal.net

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  74. Such a cute layout. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  75. I found hugs and kisses on 5 cartridges. Your layout is really cute!

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  76. Wonderful layout...
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Minta

    I emailed you my answers..
    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  77. GREAT layout! Thank you for the tips on making your own Disney paper and the mouse silhouettes!

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  78. Wow, what great shadow ideas... Love the punch too, just have not picked this one up yet. Thanks for a chance to win. Sent you an email with my answer.

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  79. Loving the layouts!! We hope to take the kids to Disneyland soon. They are 3 and 4 so hopefully they will enjoy it more maybe in a year or so! Thanks for sharing your tips.
    hugs
    juli

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  80. Love your Disney layouts. Thanks for the Disney Pixar Blog Hop.

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  81. I loved your layout, what a good idea with making your own disney page too. TFS!!!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrtatgmail.com

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  82. Great Layout - sent you an email! Thanks for a chance to win a cartridge.

    lreiterman@gmail.com

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  83. Great Layout - love disney ... i sent u an email with my anwser (as requested)
    Jacqueline
    ... i invite u to join me on my blog on Friday April 1st for the April Bunny Blog Hop (I will have a tone of prizes)

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  84. I had a fun time doing the blog hop today!! I sent you an email when I started, and thought I would come back with a comment at the end :) I love the layout you made! Thanks for sharing, and making this hop possible!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  85. Fun layout! Thanks for the tips on saving paper...nothing wrong with that!! And I love the idea of using the shadow cut instead of all the layers...it's great to switch things up a bit!!

    ~Sharon C.

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  86. Super cute!!TFS!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  87. This is such a fabulous layout Shawn! I love all your little hints! When I finally get around to scrapping our Disney trip, I am definitely going to use some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  88. I love these blog hops! Your Disney layout is adorable. TFS Susan
    shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  89. Thank you for helful tips on using the blackout verses all the cutes. I argue with Disney carts and is hesitant purchasing anymore.Your layout is adorable.
    Debbie
    I left my answer on contact us.

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  90. I love how you use all of your paper!! What a great idea!!

    cporter519 at yahoo dot com

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  91. I really love this cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win it from Custom Crops! Great idea on the cricut search. I went ahead and sent you the email.

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  92. What a fun idea for a blog hop! My DH and I just booked a Disney honeymoon for September, so very excited. Looking forward to getting lots of scrappy ideas. Great page of your family and fantastic idea of making your own Disney paper. I just went and bought a bunch last night LOL!

    ~Kristie, your newest follower!

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  93. What a great blog hop! Everyone did such a great job! Thanks for sharing!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  94. Thank you for the chance to win!! I just emailed you through cricutsearch. I have become a Disney "addict" since going to Disney for my daughter's Make-a-Wish trip in December and would LOVE to have this cart!

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  95. Adorable lo! I like the silouette cut outs :) Very nice!!!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  96. I am so glad you all created that site!
    Last year I posted your site on my blog and I tell everyone how helpful your site is!

    Love your layout and I too "cheat" and borrow behind pictures and borders too!
    thanks

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  97. Cute LO! Sometimes I'll cut out from behind where a photo will go, too, if it's paper I really like and I want to stretch it further. I like your idea of only cutting the shadow of the Disney characters; I bet it saves a lot of time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  99. Oops! Lets try that again! I love your gorgeous layout!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

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  100. would love to win this awesome prize...already a follower...love the project...

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  101. Thanks so much for the wonderful hop! I'm excited to start following your blog.

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  102. Great page!! LOVE your mickey and minnie as well as your awesome pics!!

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  103. This is a wonderful page. I LOVE anything Disney and am so appreciative of this hop :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  104. What a fun simple layout!!! Love it. Cute pics too.
    Pat M. jpmay52@sbcglobal.net

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  105. Really cute layout and many helpful hints
    I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    Karen 3 at ameritech dot net

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  106. Thanks for the hints!
    became a follower, sent an email
    TFS
    scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net
    believedreamcreate.blogspot.com

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  107. I really love what you did to the paper. It looks so good, I thought it was the printed paper!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  108. Everyone loves a Disney hop! Great page.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  109. Awesome layouts!!! Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  110. I love your LO. IM a new follower. I have send my answer on the contact us page. thanks for sharing your tip on how to save paper.


    mommyscraftycreations@gmail.com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  111. Awesome layout, I love Disney World, we are going back in a couple of months and I can not wait. Thanks for the tips for saving paper. Thanks for the chance to win the great giveaway.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

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  112. I Love the scrapbooking layout!!!! I love Disney Land!!!! Thanks ffor the tip's and I emailed you my answer. Thanks for a chance to be a winner!!!!

    bina328135@msn.com

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  113. This Disney Layout is adorable!
    We are going to D-Land this summer with our Granddaughter and I can't wait to make a Disney Page for that.
    You have given me some good inspiration to get me going!
    Thanks!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  114. Great blog hop & layout. I sent my answer via email. Thanks for the great tips & a chance to win. doverdi at yahoo dot com

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  115. Cute layout! A great way to remember a fun vacation to Disney World or Disneyland. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. What a gret idea for just cutting a shadow. Very cute LO. TFS!!

    Amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  117. Great LO. Makes me want to travelsouth and get out of this cold weather. TFS.

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  118. Great LO, Chris! I love your paper thriftiness -- I do that too! Thanks for a great hop.

    ~ Jen

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  119. Thanks for the opportunity! Great blog hop. I save the bitty pieces, too, especially the fun papers - - and aren't they all fun!

    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  120. found it on 5. Oh I love your layout!! Great way to remember a fun vacation!!Thank you for the chance to win.

    leah
    http://www.leahscarddesigns.com

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  121. Thanks for the HOP - sent my answer via email :)

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  122. Great LO....and cool way to save on paper and not have to fuss about the small cuts...Personally...I love paper piercing.....so the small cuts doesn't bother me.....I love a challenge...(hehe..) Nice Bloghop and thanks for the invite...Though I would also love to know how many carts have Hugs and kisses...I did not enter because i laready have the cart.......I think I will still search to find out the answer......Thanks for all of the tips...I am also now a follower.....

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  123. thanks for a lovely LO and the paper saving tips!!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  124. I love hops but this one with Disney is the best yet.

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  125. Great blog hop, I love Disney everything! I sent you an email but also wanted to leave a comment, I love cricutsearch.com, it is a great tool!

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  126. Love the blog hop! I emailed you my answer :D

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  127. Great LO. This is the perfect hop for me as I have a ton of photos from our last trip to scrap. I am getting a lot of inspiration! I count 5 images total! TFS
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  128. so cute! i sent you an email with the answer.
    been following for a long time now.

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

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  129. Cute. I just love Disney ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  130. I hope Im not too late! I was at the EWC in Greenville all weekend!

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  131. sent email and just became a follower...thanks for chance to win cart...BUT thanks even more for the inspiration! sonyagilley@yahoo.com

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  132. I love your Disney page, and I am also a Disney nut. Do you know where I can purchase the Disney Swirl Paper Punch?
    Thanks and have a FUN day!!

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    1. Carol . . . I did some searching and found it still for sale on this site . . .http://www.bargainpack.com/punches.htm#

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