Welcome to the original, and best, Disney Pixar Blog Hop! I have been a participant in each of these very special hops since their inception oh-my-gosh-HOW-many-years-ago?!, and it is always my pleasure to participate with this great group of gals, including my "Sistah" Shawn Mosch, the Hop Hostess.
For this very special occasion, I made my first mini-album:
|Tigger and/or Charlotte, same description: "unstopapabibble."|
I have a dream, and I'll let you in on it. I'm hoping that one day soon, I'll be able to take my hubby, our daughter Emily, her husband Josh and their daughter (my granddaughter), 2-year old Charlotte, on a special trip to Disney World. It will be Charlotte's first trip to the Magic Kingdom! We're hoping to go in May if we can swing it financially.
So I figured if I sprinkle some magic fairy dust on the wish and if I dream big, and make a mini album to capture the memories, the trip will happen this year. Will it? I don't know yet ... but just in case ... in case Dreams REALLY Do Come True ... let's pretend that it's happening this May ...
|The image at right is from a Google search. I printed it using my ink jet printer, then |
enhanced it with gold Stickles. I added the flying Dumbo, popping him up with pop-dots.
There's room for a family photo on the inside cover.
|Charlotte: "Love me some sketti!", age 2|
Charlotte is our family's little pixie, so what better way to honor her spirit with a Tinkerbell layout on the next page?
I'm not sure how many rides we'll be able to go on in the week we'll be in Orlando -- Charlotte's little, and I don't do roller coasters as I've had several head injuries (including one on a Disney roller coaster, the Rock'n Roller Coaster!). But I'm sure they'll evoke some screams, hoots and laughter! This layout celebrates that shouting -- and leaves room for a 4x6" picture under the circles at right.
Pull the Mickey head from the pocket (above) and you'll find a park map of the Magic Kingdom:
|I found the Magic Kingdon map on Google. Just search: "Image - Magic Kingdom map".|
The following page allows room for writing or photographs of our stay in Orlando. We're planning on staying in a family villa nearby, so we'll have details about it here, and photos of course!
There's plenty of more room for fantastic memories to be recorded on the next 2-page spread (with side pocket) shown here:
|The reclining Mickey Mouse is cut using Cricut's Mickey and Friends cartridge, |
as is the "Mickey" on the flap at right. There's room for a photo tucked behind
Mickey's right ear, and more "stuff" in the pocket.
There's room for souvenir copies of our boarding passes and maybe Charlotte's pilot wings ... for saving our week-long Park Hopper tickets which don't expire, and other collectibles in pocket space (at right) in this layout, too:
While in the park, I'm sure we'll want to collect character autographs, so there are a few pages with color blocks for this purpose:
Pull the parading Donald Duck tab at top, and there's more room for autographs in the insert:
The inside back cover also has room for autographs!
Finally, when it's time to relax, dream and simply believe this is all happening, finally, a family trip to remember, let's visit Cinderella's castle and dream:
|I'm hoping for a pretty Charlotte portrait at right, taken during a planned visit to the Bippity-Boppity Boutique!|
|A little Glossy Accents makes the |
bubbles in Ariel's ocean seem real!
I certainly hope you had fun Dreaming Big with me. Maybe, just maybe, with a bit of glitter and pixie dust, wishing upon a star, the wish will come true. We'll see!!
BLOG CANDY ALERT!
What is your first Disney memory? Is it of a particular character, an event, a television show, a movie, or a visit to one of the Magic Kingdoms??
I'll tell you my oldest Disney memory: It was July 1961 and our local drive-in movie theater had a special showing of the animated "101 Dalmatians". I was five years old, and my sister Janet was seven, and we were in the back seat of Dad's Dodge DeSoto station wagon. I was petrified of Cruella deVille, and somehow my sister decided to call me "CruEllen DeSoto" ... grrrrr....! S-i-s-t-e-r-s!!!
To win my blog candy ...
In a comment to this posting, share with me your first Disney memory, and be a follower of my CardMonkey blog, and you'll be eligible to win some special DISNEY BLOG CANDY! Want to know what it is?? It's a $25 Disney Gift Card that you can use to "shop, dine, stay or play" ... at a Magic Kingdom, online, or at a Disney store! How cool is THAT!? In your comment, please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you when you win. Everybody's eligible, even non-US citizens!
So now it is time for you to mosey on over to the next stop on today's Disney Pixar Blog Hop: Go to JAMIE at her Little Bits of Paper blogspot. Her blog is simply fantastic, and I can't wait to see what Disney project she has for us today!
In case you get lost along the way, here is a complete line-up of the blog stops today and tomorrow:
Day One - Saturday, January 19th
Shawn ~ http://
Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
YOU ARE HERE: Ellen ~ http://
Jamie ~ http://
Jenny ~ http://
Kathy ~ http://
Lori ~ http://
Madison ~ http://funkycards.blogspot.com/
Day Two - Sunday, January 20th
Shawn ~ http://
Amy ~ http://
Bobbi Jo ~ http://
Jenny ~ http://
Kathy ~ http://
Tami ~ http://
Claire ~ http://
Kim ~ http://
Until next time,