Monday, March 12, 2012

Crops of Luv: Giving Back Blog Hop by Shawnee

My favorite Disney character: Figment
Welcome to the Disney Gives Back Blog Hop. This wonderful blog hop was created by my friend Shawnee out of her desire to give back to a wonderful organization called Crops of Luv.

Crops of Luv makes memory albums for Make A Wish families who go to Disneyland or Disney World. They make these handcrafted albums using donated layouts, to make these albums extra-special for these extra-special families.  

Throughout the hop, you will see layouts from talented crafters who have chosen to give back and help make these children's days brighter. We'll be sending our layouts to Shawnee for contribution to the Crops of Luv projects.

Here is the 2-page layout I made for this hop:

My 2-page layout features 4 photo blocks (for standard 4x6" photos, to be inserted by the Make A Wish family through Crops of Luv).  I stitched banner strips onto the pages for accent.  The Minnie is a paper piecing; I also used Disney stickers and also created embellishments using paper cuts (round Spellbinders, as well as the frame for the Magical memories sticker).  I created a Parade Time flag for Minnie to carry, and highlighted with a white Gelly pen.


For the hop, you should have come here to the PaperJungle via Jennifer's Crafty Card Gallery. If you just happened upon my blog first, don't forget to start at the very beginning, at Shawnee's Blog. Please visit and support each crafter.  Also if you would like to make layouts for Crops of Luv you can do so by contacting.... Crops of Luv at http://www.cropsofluv.com.

Shawnee has arranged for blog candy:  a set of Stamps from CardzTV Stamps set called "Encouraging Thoughts." This is one of Shawnee's favorite stamp sets that Mary has made this far. You get one entry for hopping with us (and leaving a comment at each blog hop stop) and a 2nd entry if you make a 2-page layout for Crops of Luv and mail it. Post your layout to the Mr. Linky at Shawnee's blog then mail the layout to:

Crops of Luv
11424 S. Pawnee Circle
Phoenix AZ 85044

Thank you again for visiting us here today, and to Shawnee for hosting such a great "cause" Hop. 

Your next stop is: ESTHER at For The Joy of Creating.

18 comments:

Jennifer McLean said...

this is just a wonderful project ellen, sweetie. I love yours and those kids and their families will love using your fun and sweet layouts too, filling them with memories of happy times.
Hugs,
Jenn

Shawnee said...

Ellen, You have outdone yourself with this amazing layout. Thank you so much for joining me in giving back to Crops of Luv. I appreciate you!

ScrapMyWay said...

So, now you are going to MAKE ME pull out my sewing machine!!! LOVE the stitching idea, it's very effective as an embellishment. I also have to say I fully appreciate your blog layout, BIG, crisp , clean & colorful description!!YAY!!! TFS in this special hop.

Creative Disney Wishes,
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Esther said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this layout!!!! All the banners across the bottom are simply wonderful!!!!!!

Liz said...

adorable,the banners on the bototm ar fantastic!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

love your layouts!!! love all the colors!!! banner at the bottom is wonderful!!!
tfs
gloria
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Love it! Your paper banner is amazing, love it!! :)
~Colleen
co11een903@yahoo.com

Beckie said...

Love this LO. Super cute how you used the ribbon and stitching.

Be blessed, Beckie

Rachelle said...

Very cute layout Ellen, You did an awesome job!
Rachelle
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

ScrapYourWorld said...

I love how you made the bottom with the banner and stitching!! CUTE IDEA!! Love that music playing in the background too!! Your so sweet!! I have enjoyed hopping with you today.
paula
faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com
www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Super cute lo! I love how you sewed the ribbons on the bottom!!

Jennifer said...

great layout! Like the banners...
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

great layout! Like the banners...
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

AJP said...

I love this layout!!! What a great way to use up those lil scraps of themed paper that are just hanging around. Genius!!!

Kari T! said...

This is such an important cause!!!! I did not know about Crops of Luv, so glad you brought it to my attention and to sooooo many others. I have a miracle baby of my own. I can only imagine how special the handcrafted albums are to these special families. The lay out is awesome!!! Mickey just brightens up any day!!!!

Heather said...

love your layout
tfs
http://pinkpunkcosomo.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! You did a awesome job as always TFS!

Lisa said...

Your layout is so INCREDIBLE! I love all the ribbon and details! You did a FABULOUS job ;)

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