Saturday, September 24, 2011

Disney Pixar Blog Hop - Day One

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

We are so glad that you could join us again for another hop!  Remember, if you want to be the FIRST to know about upcoming hops, be sure to join Shawn and Melissa's Blog Hop Facebook Page.

We have been having a LOT of fun this week celebrating the one year anniversary of MyCutSearch.com.  All week we have had Promo Codes for discounts on amazing products.  If you missed any of them you can click HERE and still get in on the great deals!

For today's project I decided to go "old school" and not cover the entire page with paper.  The colorful Disney characters looked nice against the white background.  I used some pictures that I took, some that my daughter took and one that the Disney staff took of our whole family in front of the castle.


I enlarged the picture of the castle to a 5x7, and then matted it with yellow and a blue paper that I had with little magic wands and bursts of color.  I used my Mickey Font cartridge to do the words Magical Memories on the two pages of the layout.


The banner was actually NOT part of the original plan of the layout, but Daisy and Donald's hands did not cut out clean, and I did not want to have to throw away the entire cut.  I could have re-cut that portion of the image, but instead I decided to make a banner that covered it.  On the banner I added some gold stickers with the year that we went to Walt Disney World.


The second side of the layout has a cut of Minnie and Mickey hugging, right next to the picture my daughter took of the Minnie and Mickey topiary trees.  I used a Mickey Mouse punch that I have for the embellishment between the picture of the family and the statue of Walt and Mickey.

Before you go I would like to offer you a chance to win a prize of a $25 Gift Certificate to Custom Crops!

Those of you that know me know that my family created the website MyCutSearch.com and that I like to have everyone play a game with MyCutSearch.com in order to enter to win prizes.  Since my layout had paper with a wand in it, let's go to MyCutSearch and search the word

wand

and then send me an email by clicking here or by using the Contact Us Page at MyCutSearch.com telling me how many Cricut handbook pages came up in the search for the word wand.

Good luck and thanks for playing!  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 4th.
Submission for this contest are now closed

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see a new Disney project and a whole new line up of bloggers!

Now it is time to send you off to 
Melissa's Blog

64 comments:

  1. GOOD MORNING, Sistah!! In addition to enjoying seeing your gorgeous family and MyCutSearch team, my favorite part about your layout is the banner -- so I'm DELIGHTED the cut didn't work out. What a super idea to add that banner, with the year on it. REALLY like it a lot, Shawn!!

    Thank you for having me on this super blog hop!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  2. Good morning Shawn. I love how you made goofy hold the banner. So glad the hop is finally here! :)

    Tami
    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  3. Well I would say that it was a lucky mistake that Donald and Daisy's hands did not cut clean because that bright colored banner is the perfect finishing touch to your "old school" layout!

    UGH! I have tried to post this under my google id but it won't let me! I don't understand why I am still having trouble posting on some blogs.

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful LO!! love the clean and simple look!
    TFS and for this awesome hop!! email is on its way to you :)
    Have a GREAT day!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  5. LOVE the banner!! Some times the best projects are the result of things not going exactly as planned!! Great layout and thanks again for this hop!!

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  6. I love the banner too, sometimes life curves for a reson, lol. great layout. I am a new follower.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a giveaway on my blog

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  7. Hey Shawn, looks like bad luck is hovering over me today. My post is up & I sent an email with my answer to the game but got an error message that I don't understand so I don't know if that went thru. On the other hand your LO turned out great & the banner was a very good solution to the accident.

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  8. OMG! Your layout turned out just so stinkin cute, just like everyone else, I must agree...the banner is just perfect! Awesome 2 pager!

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  9. Hopping by for the Disney HOP. I love your LO. The castle picture is very pretty. Looks like it was a beautiful vacation.
    :O)
    Jessica

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  10. that would be a dream come true if i could make a layout of disney world with my family. Love the layout

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  11. I love love love that banner! And I was not aware of MyCutSearch.com so I feel like I really scored today! I am a new follower.

    http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great layout ... love the banner :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  13. Cute layout! I can't wait to do Disney layouts after we go someday. Is the Mickey punch from Creative Memories? It looks familiar. Creative Memories has a couple different Mickey/Disney punches.
    http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

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  14. Beautiful layouts, TFS I love everything about disney!!!

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the layout - isn't it great how "mistakes" can turn into advantages? The banner is a really nice addition. It's funny that you used that Creative Memories punch - I chose the punch for the giveaway on my stop of the hop! Thanks again for organizing this event and congratulations on the one year anniversary of mycutsearch.

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  16. I love the old school approach to this layout and the banner was a smart idea to save your cut!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  17. so so so cute ..love you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  18. Love the characters holding up the banner. Great job.


    barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

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  19. Love your LO!! I might need to 'borrow' the idea!! The banner adds so much, so that was a lucky 'mistake':-) Thanks!!!
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com
    scrappinana.blogspot.com

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  20. Great layout... Good Luck to everyone.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  21. Very cute Layout and great job on the banner cover-up...Lol Love it!! TFS!!

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  22. Forgot to leave my information, am so excited to be hopping with this creative bunch!!

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

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  23. Hi to my sweet mentor,
    I love your Disney photo l/o (my kids are there today). The banner really is the icing on the cake. It makes everything POP! Not so sure about YOU in those Mickey Ears!! LOL
    I'm happy to be along on this hop and can't wait to show you what I created even though I couldn't make the DT. The VERY BEST OF LUCK with this well planned fun 2 days!
    Claire
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the layout also sent the answer in my cut search. I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  25. Beautiful, love old school!! so excited to be hopping
    cecy

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  26. Beautiful LO!!! I love the layout of the scrapbook page, the banner for the year, the patterned paper! EVERYTHING! And thanks for another fabulous Disney hop! Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  27. What great pages. Making the Cricut Disney figures must have taken so much time. Really great pages.

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  28. Great layouts! Love the simplicity of showcasing the characters and pictures. Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  29. What a great L/O ...and great way to recover the mess up....new follower here too..

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  30. What a great layout and wonderful pictures. I love Disney :0)! I hope to win custom crops has so much great stuff.

    Renea
    nurses1977@yahoo.com

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  31. Cute LO! I love the way you improvised and were able to save the cuts that didn't quite "cut" it. I think the banner idea was great.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  32. very nice layout! love it! we just went to Disney for the first time in July! can't wait to make my pages too! thanks for sharing

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  33. This page is gorgeous! Love it:-)
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love your layouts! They are really great! I love the banner across the page. If you had not told us we would never have guessed that you were hiding Daisy and Donald's hands.Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  35. Sweet layout! Love it!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  36. Use to work for the Mouse as in Disney World FL so I liek everything Dinsey including your layout. Emailed you my 'wand' answer. Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  37. Great LO

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations atgmail dot com

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  38. Fun and clean layout page!
    TFS!
    Hugs...Kathy

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  39. I love the layout! Man I love Disneyland. i can not wait to take my kids there.

    Thanks for sharing!

    becky (DOT) mayhewlear (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  40. I find that some of my best work comes from things not working out exactly how I wanted them to work. Beautiful LO!


    Thanks for the blog hop.

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  41. Super cute Layouts! Lovin it! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  42. Love the layout and, I think the cut mishap turned out to be a happy accident.
    I think the banner really adds the finishing touch to the layout.
    (:(:Smiles:):)
    Robin

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  43. Love this layout this is a fun hop.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  44. love your layouts, my son and his new wife are at disney land in Florida right now on there honeymoon, lucky them:)
    thanks for a fun hop and a chance to win
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  45. love the layouts!!! now i really want to do my disney pics!!!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  46. Very Cute Layout!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  47. Wonderful layout. Love the cover-up banner.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  48. Such cute layouts!! I sent you my answer, thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan

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  49. I love your layouts !I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  50. Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  51. The banner is a great idea of saving your cuts in the layout. It looks like it was your original plan.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  52. This is such a fun blog hop! Congratulations

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  54. I love me some Disney in the morning!

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  55. I am totally enjoying this hop and especially your site...Thank you!

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  56. Cute layout.
    cstephenson @ q dot com

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  57. Great page! Thanks for including me in the hop!!

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  58. I love this layout, Shawn -- I just love that you went "old school" with it -- It really shows off the photos...

    I'm having so much fun with this hop!! It is MAGNIFICENT!! :) Thanks for sharing -- What fun to hop with you this weekend!! :)

    Hope you'll join the Disney/Pixar Decoration Challenge at Love To Crop! beginning tomorrow!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  59. Very cute!!! Great idea with the banner.
    I am a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  60. Super cute layouts and love that banner!!
    Hugs

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