Saturday, January 19, 2013

Disney Pixar Blog Hop - Day ONE!

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!
It is hard to believe that almost 2 years ago we had our very first Disney Pixar Blog Hop.  If anyone wants to go back and revisit how this all began, you can click HERE.

Amazing how a group of Disney loving crafters have come together to create such a wonderful weekend of fun and inspiration!  Now let's get on with the hop!

Today I am sharing a 2 page scrapbook layout that celebrates Disney and New Orleans.  It is a layout of the hotel we stayed at . . . Port Orleans French Quarter!

I used the colors from the statue in front of the hotel pool as my color palette for this project . . . gold, purple and a teal blue.  And since New Orleans and Mardi Gras are about celebration I had to use some things that had sparkle, glimmer and shine in them for this layout.

I could not find a harlequin patterned paper that I liked with the colors I wanted to use, so I just made my own!  I cut gold, purple and teal diamonds at 3 1/4" big and then lined them up to create my own custom harlequin pattern.  The pictures here are of us with the alligator between the hotel and the pool area.  I am pretending that he is eating my hand, and then my husband comes in to try and save me.

I also cut some fleur de lis from a product called Dazzling Diamonds by The Buckle Boutique.  It is a cuttable rhinestone like product.  You can see other projects I have done with this product HERE and a video I did on how to cut this product HERE.

They also have these fun glitter sheets that I used for the purple fleur de lis.  This stuff cuts like butter!  LOVE IT!  And the glitter stays on the sheet and not all over your craft room.

Now for the second page of the layout

Here are some daytime pictures of the hotel area . . . the statue by the pool, my daughter with the same alligator that was trying to eat me the night before, and the doorman at the hotel.  He was so great!  Greeting us every morning as we headed out to the parks.

I used the product from The Buckle Boutique again on this page

Goofy's hat is cut from Dazzling Diamond rhinestone sheets for just a touch of bling on a classic Disney character.

Then I used the glitter sheet again for the accent on the framing corner.  I also had to add a little Viva Decor to look like beads around the glitter piece.

Don't you just LOVE the sparkle and bling!

I am so happy to share with you that The Buckle Boutique has a special discount code for all of you to use this weekend!  Use the discount code 


for 10% off the entire site!

So make sure to stop by
and pick up some bling!
You can also find them on Facebook at
(Tell them Shawn sent you)

How about a chance to win some great prizes before you go!

Contest is now closed
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 my layout had several fleur de lis cuts in it, let's go to MyCutSearch and search the word

fleur de lis

and then send me an email by clicking HERE or by using the Contact Us Page at telling me how many Cricut cartridge handbook pages came up in the search for the word fleur de lis.

One person will win
The Bow Maker from Cathie Rigby of
Here is a video of her demonstrating her Bow Maker

 And ALSO someone will will their choice of a a
Scrap'N Easel or a Scrap'N Easel-Ette from ContainYa Crafts!

Make sure to come back tomorrow for ANOTHER chance to win one of these prizes!
Contest is now closed

Now it is time for me to send you off 
to the next stop on the hop

Amy Voltz of 

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way!
Day One - 


  1. Sent my answer and getting ready to go hopping!


  2. I sent you a email with my answer in it. Thanks for a wonderful hop!

  3. Ok, I'm feeling kind of sad that I'm not a part of this. I really need to find my crafting mojo again. I miss my Disney hop peeps! Love POFQ! Love your layout and I see Arniel! He is our favorite POFQ doorman ever!

  4. So lovin the sparkle of your layout and reading about your time at CHA. I spent time and sent you my email for contest. Actually, I use the site almost every day since I got gypsy, it is so much easier than hauling out the books.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. Love your layout and the fun fun photos. My family will be staying at Riverside on our next trip. Very fun.

  6. Loved you from day one and your enthusiasm & creative talent doesn't cease to amaze me. Your layouts are fabulous and you got me at the words "DAZZLING DIAMONDS". My new favorite to put on my need to order list!! Your search engine for Cricut images is by far THE BEST thing since sliced bread!I've sent you the info (email link didn't work?). Thanks for showing us your sparkle and for having me in the BESTEST hop!
    Creative wishes & hugs,
    Claire S

  7. Hey Shawn, I waited to comment after I made the rounds. Everyone did a fantastic job, as usual. Love the way you made your harlequin paper. Disney & New Orleans is a pretty neat combo. Hate I couldn't be in the hop, please don't give up on me.

  8. What a great layout!!! We have never stayed at the French Quarters but it looks beautiful! I love the Dazzling Diamond Goofy!!!

    So glad to be in this hop with you!!!

  9. Beautiful Layout! I love all the bling & glitz on it. I may have to get some of that Dazzling Diamonds. It looks super cooL!

  10. Awesome LO! Love that glitter paper on the Goofy.

    Hoppin' along to the next blog. :)

  11. Hi Shawn ... I love me some sparkle and bling, that's for sure, but to date I have been unable to find glitter paper that "cuts like butter." I am off to go scout some down, as your cuts here are GORGEOUS! Thank you for hosting this Hop, and for having me in it!


  12. Super fun layout Shawn. Love the glitter and bling but I think my favorite part is the so it yourself harlequin paper. Genius!


  13. Love your LO very cute. The Colors are great and love that you made your own harlequin paper. TFS


  14. the sparkle...great LO! Lee-Ann :)

  15. I got that sparkly fun in the rainbow color. I love love love it.

  16. Great layout! Loving all the sparkle and the little baubles too!

  17. Love your layout! Love the bling! Love the fact I found the My Cut Search website again! Thanks for having this blog hop! hugs and God bless

  18. Cute pages! It looks like you and your family had a fun time at the hotel.

  19. Great pages!! LOVE the bling!!!

  20. Great layout! Love all the bling! Thanks again for another great Disney hop :)


  22. Love all the sparkle and bling.I need to get my hands on some of those papers. Fun layout and pictures!
    I sent an email with my answer to the fleur de lis question! :)

  23. Great pages Love the colors that you used. I love the embellishments!!!!

  24. I love your layout pages. You all must have had such a good time. TFS.
    I did the search and emailed my answer AND a problem I had.
    Off to hop along...
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  25. Shawn, very cute LO. Love Goofy's pants!

    Thanks for a chance to win a Scrap'N Easel. :-)

  26. Great layout! I love that Dazzling Diamonds paper! I have not seen it before. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

  27. BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT, Shawn!! I love all the BLING!! What a fun hop this has been (again!!) and I can't wait for the NEXT one!! :)

    Disney Hugs,
    Amy :) at