Disney Pixar Blog Hop

It is finally here!  The Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

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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!  

And now I send you off to my co-host in this hop, Melissa, from DisneyDreamerDesigns

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139 Responses

  1. I luv luv luv blog hops! Your LO is adorableGreat colors. Sent an email with mnswer. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I love your layout and I love how you use the spaces of the paper that will not be seen. Thank you for sharing and for a chance to win.

  3. Thank you so much for the great tip on cutting only the shadow smaller! I sent you an email with my answer per your instructions. I am your newest follower! Thanks again! Melin…CookingWithCricut.com

  4. I love the LO. I sent my answet to the contact us page. I am a new follower. Thanks for the hop. and thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
    Melissa D

  5. Hugs and Kisses is on 5 carts and 2 of them I have and didn't even know that they were on these carts. learn something ne everyday with my carts. Thanks. I love your disney LO's


  6. Shawn I love your layout and the idea of doing just the shadow on the characters is fabulous!! I bet Cricut Search is just a hopping today!!! I am so excited about this hop and seeing everyones creations! This has been a pleasure and I am looking forward to more Disney/Pixar hops in our future together!!!

  7. Opps…Forgot to say I put your blog badge up and linked to the hop on my blog:)
    Stampin' For Sanity

  8. Loved the idea of punching in the spaces where the paper would be covered! I've cut those spaces out (kind of a "reverse frame") before to use for journaling/matting of smaller items, but you can't remove the whole edge of a page … so now I have a new way to make the most of my paper. Thank you!

  9. I love how you custome made your own paper into Disney paper!!! So glad you invited me to participate in the blog hop!!


  10. love your layout!! I found "Hugs and Kisses" on 5 different pages. WOW! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win 🙂
    Gotta Love the Mouse!!


  11. I love your Disney layout and I love your blog. I am now a follower. I sent an email with the answer. Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. Great page 🙂 thanks for doing the hop and thank you for a chance to win some blog candy

    lostnwa98 at frontier.com

  13. What a wonderful layout! The idea of putting the characters in shadow really works! Thanks for the tip!

  14. Great layout. Love the tip about using the paper that will be covered. Emailed my answer to you. Thanks for the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  15. Love the layout and all of the Disney characters! I emailed my answer. Thanks!


  16. Love..love..love..Disney. Great layout and wonderful tips. Thank you for working on such a great bloghop!! I've done my search & emailed my answer. I'm hoping for some blog candy.

  17. I greatly appreciate that you also HATE to waste paper. I love these tips!!! Cricutsearch is my favorite and most helpful tool and I appreciate that site sooooooo much! I'm off to search and send my answer to you!

    Many thanks!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot com

  18. Love the way you created your Mickey paper! And I totally agree about not needing to add detailed character cuts when they're in your pictures – great use of the silhouettes!

  19. Love your page and how you did the silhouettes. I emailed my answer. I so hope I win. I have two trips to scrap!!

  20. I am so excited about this Hop. I have had it on my calendar since I first saw it announced. Your layout is awesome. And your blue swirl paper that you turned into your own custom Disney paper is great – I think I have purchased paper similar to this! Great job!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  21. I found it on 5 pages. Love the layout. what a great idea for a blog hop.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

  22. Love how you created your own Mickey paper!!
    Am now a follower =)
    Sent my answer by email, thanks for the chance to win!

  23. theres 5 pages… I just love mickey. My grand children went to Disney, how I wished I could have gone with them…. Dawn RI

  24. so cute!! I too don't like all the layers and will occasionally opt to just cut out the shadow only. So happy this hop is finally here!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

    Emailing you now!


  25. I love the layout and what a great idea to punch out pieces that won't be seen. So obvious, but not something I've done! I love it!!

  26. Love your layout! We love all things Disney! When I cut out the characters, I cut them at at least 5 inches. The bigger they are, the easier they are to piece together. Thanks for sharing and hostessing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  27. Love you LO…I am getting ready to make an autograph book for niece, I am soo excited about this hop…..I NEED IDEAS……LOL

  28. Love your layout and how you save paper. Terrific idea.
    I sent my answer in an email.
    Cindy Lou

  29. your layout is full of fun! I love trying to be creative and create my own design into paper like you did with Mickey. tfs

  30. Love the idea of how you don't waste paper and the Mickey Mouse heads that you added to the blue swirl paper. I will keep that in mind.
    Thank you for a great blog hop and for the chance to win some really seewt blog candy. Love your layout:-) disneynut4life22[at]yahoo.com

  31. Great tips and great LO!! I am a mickey mouse lover thanks to my sister, she collects and I am now making things for her and on may 15th I will be involved in a very fun blog hop called "Love that Mouse" which is a celebration of mickey's Birthday!! I have a very cute project just about finished and working on a couple more, my sister's Birthday is next week and guess what she will be getting? LOL Have a great week-end!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  32. Just finished the blog hop,it was terrific and you should do another one… Dawn RI

  33. Great Layout love the use of what would be unused and unseen paper. TFS

  34. I love your layout! I went to Disney in 2001 withmy 3 nieces, brother and Mom. We had a great time. It looks like you were too. I thought we were to e-mail the answer. Just in case. There are 5 cartridges with hugs and kisses on it.

  35. What a beautiful layout. Thanks for the tips and the change to win a cartridge. I emailed my answer.
    Now I'm of to the next on the list!


  36. Adorable layout! I need to get started on an album from hubby and my trip to Disney World two Christmases ago! What a great idea to use the punchies!

    Speaking of hubby… I didn't know he was logged into Google and posted as him! I removed the comment.

  37. OMG! Loving it! Excited about this hop.


  38. Shawn,
    Made it around. Thanks for hosting the hop. This was great. Many amazing ideas. Thanks for the chances to win too.

  39. Great layout!! I have photos from our trip to Disney World in 2008 and I really need to get this cartridge to scrap them with!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  40. Beautiful LO! Love the photos you took at Disney World. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny V.

  41. Love your scrapbook page! Will be following! I love Disney and the shadow idea is PERFECT!!

    lisarup1 at aol.com

    (will send email in a lil bit!)

  42. Wonderful layout…
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    I emailed you my answers..

  43. Wow, what great shadow ideas… Love the punch too, just have not picked this one up yet. Thanks for a chance to win. Sent you an email with my answer.

  44. Loving the layouts!! We hope to take the kids to Disneyland soon. They are 3 and 4 so hopefully they will enjoy it more maybe in a year or so! Thanks for sharing your tips.

  45. I loved your layout, what a good idea with making your own disney page too. TFS!!!

  46. Great Layout – love disney … i sent u an email with my anwser (as requested)
    … i invite u to join me on my blog on Friday April 1st for the April Bunny Blog Hop (I will have a tone of prizes)

  47. I had a fun time doing the blog hop today!! I sent you an email when I started, and thought I would come back with a comment at the end 🙂 I love the layout you made! Thanks for sharing, and making this hop possible!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com

  48. Fun layout! Thanks for the tips on saving paper…nothing wrong with that!! And I love the idea of using the shadow cut instead of all the layers…it's great to switch things up a bit!!

    ~Sharon C.

  49. This is such a fabulous layout Shawn! I love all your little hints! When I finally get around to scrapping our Disney trip, I am definitely going to use some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  50. Thank you for helful tips on using the blackout verses all the cutes. I argue with Disney carts and is hesitant purchasing anymore.Your layout is adorable.
    I left my answer on contact us.

  51. I love how you use all of your paper!! What a great idea!!

    cporter519 at yahoo dot com

  52. I really love this cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win it from Custom Crops! Great idea on the cricut search. I went ahead and sent you the email.

  53. What a fun idea for a blog hop! My DH and I just booked a Disney honeymoon for September, so very excited. Looking forward to getting lots of scrappy ideas. Great page of your family and fantastic idea of making your own Disney paper. I just went and bought a bunch last night LOL!

    ~Kristie, your newest follower!

  54. Thank you for the chance to win!! I just emailed you through cricutsearch. I have become a Disney "addict" since going to Disney for my daughter's Make-a-Wish trip in December and would LOVE to have this cart!

  55. I am so glad you all created that site!
    Last year I posted your site on my blog and I tell everyone how helpful your site is!

    Love your layout and I too "cheat" and borrow behind pictures and borders too!

  56. Cute LO! Sometimes I'll cut out from behind where a photo will go, too, if it's paper I really like and I want to stretch it further. I like your idea of only cutting the shadow of the Disney characters; I bet it saves a lot of time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  57. Thanks so much for the wonderful hop! I'm excited to start following your blog.


  58. This is a wonderful page. I LOVE anything Disney and am so appreciative of this hop 🙂

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  59. Really cute layout and many helpful hints
    I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    Karen 3 at ameritech dot net

  60. I really love what you did to the paper. It looks so good, I thought it was the printed paper!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  61. Awesome layouts!!! Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  62. I love your LO. IM a new follower. I have send my answer on the contact us page. thanks for sharing your tip on how to save paper.


  63. Awesome layout, I love Disney World, we are going back in a couple of months and I can not wait. Thanks for the tips for saving paper. Thanks for the chance to win the great giveaway.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  64. This Disney Layout is adorable!
    We are going to D-Land this summer with our Granddaughter and I can't wait to make a Disney Page for that.
    You have given me some good inspiration to get me going!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  65. Great blog hop & layout. I sent my answer via email. Thanks for the great tips & a chance to win. doverdi at yahoo dot com

  66. Cute layout! A great way to remember a fun vacation to Disney World or Disneyland. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Thanks for the opportunity! Great blog hop. I save the bitty pieces, too, especially the fun papers – – and aren't they all fun!

    Blessings, Donna

  68. found it on 5. Oh I love your layout!! Great way to remember a fun vacation!!Thank you for the chance to win.


  69. Great LO….and cool way to save on paper and not have to fuss about the small cuts…Personally…I love paper piercing…..so the small cuts doesn't bother me…..I love a challenge…(hehe..) Nice Bloghop and thanks for the invite…Though I would also love to know how many carts have Hugs and kisses…I did not enter because i laready have the cart…….I think I will still search to find out the answer……Thanks for all of the tips…I am also now a follower…..

  70. thanks for a lovely LO and the paper saving tips!!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  71. Great blog hop, I love Disney everything! I sent you an email but also wanted to leave a comment, I love cricutsearch.com, it is a great tool!

  72. Great LO. This is the perfect hop for me as I have a ton of photos from our last trip to scrap. I am getting a lot of inspiration! I count 5 images total! TFS
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  73. so cute! i sent you an email with the answer.
    been following for a long time now.


  74. sent email and just became a follower…thanks for chance to win cart…BUT thanks even more for the inspiration! sonyagilley[at]yahoo.com

  75. I love your Disney page, and I am also a Disney nut. Do you know where I can purchase the Disney Swirl Paper Punch?
    Thanks and have a FUN day!!

    1. Carol . . . I did some searching and found it still for sale on this site . . . bargainpack.com/punches.htm#

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