Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disney Pixar Blog Hop November - Day One

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

We are so glad that you could join us again for another hop!  I think this is our fourth one . . . wow!  Who would have known when Melissa and I put our heads together to plan the first one that it would turn into such a following.  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.

I cannot believe that it has been over one year since my family's last trip to Walt Disney World.  One phrase that I saw time and time again was "4 Parks, One World" and I thought that would be a GREAT way to start off a Disney scrapbook . . . sort of a little touch of ALL of the 4 parks in one layout.

Here are some closeer shots of each of the two pages.

Let me break down this layout and how I honored each of the four parks.  First, I started with the Mouse that started it all . . . Mickey!  I of course paired him up with the iconic castle at the Magic Kingdom.  Doesn't Mickey look so proud of what he started. 

Below that I placed a photo of Spaceship Earth, and to reprecent the many cultures and countries of Epocot I used a cut of Mulan, and in the "swirl" to her left I placed Mickey Mouse icons made to look like the flags of the many countries represented in the World Showcase

For Animal Kingdom I used a photo of The Tree of Life, with a cut of Flick next to it.  To the right of Flick is a swirl with Mickey Mouse icons cut from various animal print papers.

You can also see the embossed paper I used really well in this picture.  Here is a close up of what that looked like before I placed the characters on the page.

This was created with an embossing folder that I made myself.  For more information on that project you can go back to this post.

Last but not least, MGM Studios and Donald Duck looking a little upset that the Mouse gets all of the attention. 

Now for the prizes!

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 and that I like to have everyone play a game with in order to enter to win prizes.  Since Donald Duck is my daughter's favorite Disney character, let's go to MyCutSearch and search the words

Donald Duck

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


We have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts!  You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel!  Each blog in this two day hop has a special letter, and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase. 

My letter is . . . . H

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests at gmail dot com.  
If you are collecting the letters for the Grand Prize and there are any blogs along the way that are not working just make sure to leave a blank spot where their letter should be . . . I am sure you will be able to fill in the blank later on.
All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at

Good luck and thanks for playing!

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

Here is the full Hop List in case you get lost along the way


(if Cindy's post is not up, hop on to Lori.  If you are collecting the letters for the Grand Prize make sure to leave a blank spot where Cindy's letter should be . . . I am sure you will be able to fill in the blank later on.)
Amy Chomas
Amy Voltz


  1. Wow Shawn love your layout, great job with the cuts, i really need to get the disney carts!!
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  2. I love the "4 parks, one world" idea of Disney World, too! Your description of Mickey and Donald cracked me up and your mickey heads with the park-related images/textures was very creative! Thanks for sharing! Woo, hoo, hoo, hoo, gotta hop! (she said in her best Tigger voice)

  3. Great layout! I love the Mickey head die cut and of course the embossed paper (so impressed that you made your own folder!)

  4. Shawn, your layouts are SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS!!! I totally love how you incorporated the four worlds being one, and used the embossed paper you made, and ... oh, all the pictures were scrumptious! Wonderful! Thank you for coordinating yet another terrific hop, and to Marlo for her sponsorship!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. Like the Disney scrapbook layouts. Like all things Disney. I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World thru high school & college. I emailed you my Donald Duck answer using your email address. Got an error when trying to email using contact on cutsearch so hopefully you rcv my answer. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. fantastic layout, love these hops every time!

  7. Awesome layout. I love every detail it is perfect! Hugs- Glora


  8. Love your LO! Such a creative idea to use the Mickey Heads and create flags out of them. Great Job!

  9. fantasic layout. I love all things, Mickey :)

    sharynknox @

  10. Shawn, l love the LO:) I want to go to Disney World!! You inspire me! Thanks for letting me hop with you again. You ROCK!!

  11. Fantastic job on your layouts. I love the embossing and all the little details.

  12. Love your layouts and all the details. I started my last disney album this way. DS is leaving in January to start his internship and I can't wait to create an album for it.

  13. Wow, your layout is just amazing. I just love the title you used, it really captures it all. My family and I went to Disneyland a year ago and I still have a few pictures to scrapbook. It's kind of funny that I'm participating in a blog hop today and I have a fun Mickey card on my blog, would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  14. Shawn I LOVE your layout!!! I love the 4 parks 1 world theme and the mickey heads in flags and animal prints add the perfect touch! I am still in awe how you made the embossing folder!! I just might have to lift if from you (and link it to your post)!!!

    Thanks once again for including me in this awesome hop!!! I am honored to share my Disney memories and hear everyone else's memories!!

  15. Mickey MARVELOUS!!!!I am sooooo impressed with the Mickey ear flags. The embssing ROCKS! You are brilliant! I'm going to try to make it through today, but time is tight. Thanks again for showing us a "WORLD" of possibilities.
    Creative wishes,

  16. wow, fun! Love you blog and I follow u on facebook too!
    Thanks for sharing your creative talent!

  17. Great LO Shawn! You picked the perfect characters for each park! Love our Disney~Pixar blog hops!!!!

  18. Beautiful LO....TFS!!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  19. Great LO Shawn, I love how you did the Mickey heads to match the parks (animal prints for the Animal Kingdom and international flags for Epcot)very nice touch!

  20. Very nice layout ...Disney would love it ... Happy Thanksgiving
    :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  21. I love your double page layout! I love you included all 4 parks and gave personality to your page. Donald has attitude. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  22. OMG, Shawn, you captured the 4 Parks just beautifully!! LOVE it!! Brings back many memories when we took our DD there. TFS!! :-)

    Love how you used your "home-made" embossing folder. Enjoyed your post on that before!!

    I would be in my glory to win a Scrap'n Easel. I've wanted one since. . . forever!! :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win one!

    Also, thanks for a chance to win a $25.00 GC. Very sweet of you to offer this. :-)

    Fun blog hop. Looking forward to hoppin'! :-)

  23. This is such a great to cover a Disney Vacation-I love all of your characters. Cathie

  24. Love your awesome layouts and lovin' this fun hop!! Thanks for all the hard work to make it happen!

  25. Seriously fantastic LO!!! I so need to get an embossing machine so I can make my own embossing templates...yours ROCKS!
    shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

  26. Wow, you made such great introduction pages to your disney album! They're just terrific, include beautiful photos, and the images are perfect! Great job Shawn--Pat N.

  27. Very nice job on the Layout! It is my Birthday today and had a blog hop as well for me and Mickey, His birthday was yesterday! I am just getting started with this hop and love all the creative Inspiration I always get from all you fantastic bloggers!! I am going to try and get through this tonight. I had a very nice dinner with my DH and then we went to Joanns...:)
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  28. Very cute layout. I love Disneyworld. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

  29. Love this layout. I have so many Disney pictures to scrap and this is just the inspiration I need :) TFS!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  30. Fabulous LO, love how you paired up the diffent character and parks great job!!

  31. What an amazing layout! Thanks for this great hop!

  32. Great Disney layout! The way you used the Mickey icons was brilliant:-) Onward from here....
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  33. Great layout! Love the handmade Mickey embossing folder. Cool project for me to try to make.

  34. Great layout! I love it! Denise

  35. Very cute layout! Now I'm off to hop.

  36. Awesome layout!! Great job!

    kissmyjen at

  37. great layout tfs

  38. Love the layout!!!! I really enjoy your Disney hops. Can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with!


  39. Love your layout! kinda started off backwards on day2 but have enjoyed it all the way. tfs & chance to win. - angie
    angiehbug at yahoo dot com

  40. Very cute and well thought out layout! Love the little Mickey "flags" representing the countries and the animal print Mickeys representing Animal Kingdom - just too clever!


  41. Shawn,

    Your layout is FABULOUS!!! :) And I love the embossing folder you made!!!!!! Too cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  42. Great job on the layout!! I would love to go to Disney:((

  43. Your LO is superb. I love all of the added detail you used. The Mickey icon flags and animal prints raise the bar! Fantastic Job.
    Happy to be able to hop along on Day 1 of the hop.
    Jessica S
    Jessica's Craft Shaque

  44. your layout is just wonderful! I love all the details you put into it!! TFS

    Lisa G

  45. Super layout! I love Disneyland and all layout inspiration is greatly appreciated.
    TTFN from a follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

  46. This is way cool. Love the colors and all of the cut outs.

  47. Love your LO! It looks like it took a long time, but it sure turned out great!