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!