November 19, 2011

Mickey and Me blog hop

Welcome to the Mickey and Me Blog Hop- November 19, 2011.  This should be your 3rd stop in the hop, but if you are starting here please be sure to head back to the beginning when you are done.  You don't want to miss the amazing projects that came before me! 

First, I would like to thank Michele Green for organizing this blog hop and for inviting me to participate.  I feel honored to be included alongside all of the very talented bloggers in this hop.  Second I would like to wish Rexann a very happy birthday- be sure to stop by her blog and leave some birthday wishes for her.  Like Rexann, I love all things Disney!  Earlier this year I was able to take my two little boys to Disney World for their first visit.  I have gotten a fair amount of their scrapbooks done, but there is so much more to do.  I love that I have been able to use this blog hop as inspiration to get another layout done. 

I have been struggling with how to complete my Animal Kingdom pages for months.  I really wanted to feature the tree of life somehow, but there aren't any Cricut Cuts for the tree.  I really wish PC would create a cartridge specific to the Disney Parks- I think that would be amazing.  I considered designing something with that program "that shall not be named", but I really wanted to stick to cricut cuts for this blog hop.  So, I went searching through my handbooks to find a suitable tree.  I found one where I didn't expect- Pooh and Friends!  LOL.  I should have known that it would be hiding on a disney cartridge.  The challenge was that the tree has a door at the base and some other Pooh specific features.  With a little help from my G (welding a grassy base to the tree- Paper Doll cart), some hand trimming, and a bit of creative embelishment placement- I think I was able to accomplish my goal!   While it isn't a perfect replica of the tree it is a pretty good match.  If you would like more details on the tree leave me a note and I will try to do a seperate post on the tree itself.

Other unique elements of the layout include Mickey and Minnie dressed in Animal Kingdom style,  the date banner- creatively placed to cover where Pooh's door should be :), and the photo foldout that holds 5 photos.  I also added a few not so hidden Mickey's using gems as a bit of a finishing touch.  If you would like to see how all of the elements came together, please be sure to watch the short video in this post!

Thank you for stopping by for the Mickey and Me blog hop.  Please be sure to continue on with the hop and visit all of the amazing ladies who are participating.

Here is the complete blog list for you:
  1. Michele @              
  2.  Rebecca @  
  3. Missie @ <-----You are HERE!
  4. Shirley @ <----- Go here next
  5. Rexann @    <----- The birthday girl!
  6. Paulette @
  7. Laura @
  8. Allison @
  9. LaShavia @
  10. Elizabeth @ 
  11. Kristen @
  12. Sue @
  13. Tamara @
  14. Leah @
  15. Rosewise @
  16. Nancy @
  17. Susan @

And of course what's a blog hop without some blog candy?  In honor or Rexann and her birthday I will be giving away a Cricut Birthday Cakes Cartridge.  This is an amazing cartridge with a full font and a variety of cuts!  A must have for every cricut lover!  To qualify you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post  telling me who your favorite disney character is!

Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you as well.  The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 21, 2011 and the package will be mailed within one week of the announcement.  I will provide shipping to anyone inside the US via the USPS.  If the winner resides outside the US, I do ask that you pay the shipping charges. 



  1. The first words out of my mouth when i saw this was the tree: embossed, large WOW. I love it all and had so much fun listening to the music while watching all the pieces you put it. Just wonderful.

  2. I love the tree and I hope you do a tutorial because I need one for m Animal Kingdom layout. I have At least three Disney vacations that I have to scrap so I would love to be part of this blog hop. Maybe some day ..... for now I will let all of you motivate me.
    I have become a follower in hopes of winning that wonderful candy and also seeing a tutorial of that tree one day.
    My favorite characters are Mickey and Minnie equally.

  3. You did a great job on your LO it is awesome as always!

  4. I love all things Disney, but especially Mickey! I am a new follower of your blog! Your layout is fabulous and that doen't do it justice! I would love to see a vidoe of the making of it!

  5. Love this layout.....I have a disney album I have been working on for a while.....I will definately have to try to recreate this for mine!


  6. MY BLOG IS NOW UP! Blogger had an problem with my posting all fixed for the me and mickey blog hop blog number 2
    Rebecca Minor

  7. I absolutely LOVE this layout. And it has hidden pictures! The video was a great compilation of how it all came together. Thanks for being in the hop!

  8. Very nice layout. Like all the prints in it.

  9. Hi Missie!
    Thanks for sharing your Lay out and I am with you on more Images in relation to more specific things, Maybe now with the CCR there will be just that..Not sure if I am going to buy any though... Thanks for being part of me and mickey's birthday celebration and my Kitty's!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  10. LOVE it all and had so much FUN listening to the music while watching all the pieces you put it. Just wonderful...GREAT show
    I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

  11. Winnie the Pooh is my favorite Disney character.

    mom2001scrapper from the cricut message board

  12. oh my goodness, that tree is AWESOME!!! You did an outstanding job on this layout I love it. TFS


  13. very very cute layout !!! fave disney character id gus gus from cinderella . Happy Thanksgiving
    :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  14. Very cute layout. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the blog candy.

  15. What an outstanding layout! Wow!!! I love the tree, I love the banner, I love the papers you used...everything about it is amazing!

    I'm a new follower and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

    I'm having a great paper giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  16. Awesome layout!!!
    I would have to say my favourite Disney character is Eeyore! :)

  17. Nice blog. I am now a follower. I love your Animal kingdom layout. I hope you don't mind if I scraplift this one. I have been trying to do this layout for a while.
    My favorite Disney character is Tigger.

  18. you did a wonderful job on your layout.

  19. I am a new follower and just love what you did with your Animal Kingdom page. That is my favorite park next to Magic Kingdom. If I had to pick a favorite Disney character it would be Ariel (followed closely by Belle). So happy to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com