Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Birthday Bash Blog Hop - June 1 and 2

Nicolette, this one's for you...

One of my very favorite bloggy buddies, Nicolette of Beyond Scrappin', is sharing her birthday with us by hosting a BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP, and the theme is Disney.

I'm your last stop of 25 or so ... if you're joining me before hitting the rest of the terrific bloggers, please start at Nicolette's blog (click HERE), wish her a happy birthday, and tell her I sent you! 

Now I think I remember ... (and you may know how that "think" is tough, since I've celebrated far more birthdays than Nicolette!) ... that Nicolette's favorite color combo is pink, black, and silver. As a result, I dressed Minnie in Nicolette's favorite colors (a pink leopard-print paper!) and posed her in front of her very own Mouse House.

I created the Mouse House from an SCAL cut, using my Cricut Expression (yes, you can still cut using SCAL and your Cricut, despite what you may have heard).

I cut Minnie using the Cricut "Mickey and Friends" cartridge, the word "happy" is cut in a glitter cardstock. I found it by relying on my good friend SHAWN's "My Cut Search" program (typed in the word "happy" in the search) and there I found it on my "A Child's Year" cartridge. I would have never looked there!! 

For the B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y bubbles, I simply printed the letters on pink paper (using the Mickey font) and punched them out using a 3/4" Marvy punch. Both of the butterflies are from Creative Charms; the larger one "flies" on beading wire.

The pink roof lifts off for treats or a gift.

NOW, speaking of GIFT ... how would you like a chance at some blog candy in Nicolette's favorite colors?!  I've got a terrifically sweet DESIGNER CARD KIT by Momenta with the makings for 12 note cards made by little ol' YOU! 

The kit has cards, envelopes, borders, gems, and stickers, and it was given to me by the sweet people at Momenta to give away to one of my followers.

To qualify, please be a follower, and leave a comment on this post. In the comment, be sure to leave me a way to reach you should you be lucky enough to win the candy.

I'll be leaving this post up and active June 1 and 2, throughout the hop. I'm just doing one post for the two days, as my new job causes me to have too little time up here in the Paper Jungle, alas ... at least until I get into a routine!  Bear with me!! 

Thank you for hopping with us!

♥ Happy Birthday, Nicolette!! ♥



Love your project so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win
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Amanda said...

Very cute!!! TFS!

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Patricia Hurlburt said...

Sooo cute. Thanks for sharing.
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Lisa R. said...

Wow, this project is "DA BOMB"!!!!!! Love the detail. Colors sassy!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Jen said...

Too cute, Ellen! TFS!

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Wow super cute..... love all the details you put into your project.

Happy Crafting!


Summer said...

love this project... i am a sucker for anything animal print... great job!

i am a new follower


Lillian Child said...

Your mouse house is ADORABLE!! Such a darling project!

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Ellen, your project is just Adorable!!! I love that you tied the animal print into her outfit! Sorry the new job is leaving with almost no crafty time :( TFS, I'm already a follower ♥

CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

Dawnica said...

Very cute! I love this Minnie!

mamawcindy said...

Love This!!! I can tell you put a lot of time into this. Great Job.
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Jae said...

Super adorable creation! I love the colours! TFS :)
hugs, Jenn

kathylee... said...

Cute house! I love Disney too! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome card kit. Looks great!
I just became a follower too.

ShersL84bed said...

Darling project. When I saw this the first thing I thought was I want to make one for myself. lol

Smiles Sher

joydee1963 said...

Cute house! I wondered about that scal,I don't have it,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Josie0602 said...

Cute project!! I always love your creations!!

Unknown said...

I love your project. I know that Nicolette loves it also. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing. Dee:)

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Ellen!! I love your mouse house!! ADORABLE. Minny looks divine in animal print, who knew! :)

Great job!!
TFS, Cheryl @

Cathy said...

Your project is awesome. She is gonna love it. I am a follower already. I love checking in to see whats new:)

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

So cute!!

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Michelle said...

Your mouse house is sooo cute... Love the colors...
Thanks for sharing

I'm a long time follower of yours

Unknown said...

your project is so fun! a mouse house! Who would a thought! CUte~ love the colors too.

Ashley Nicole said...

OMG!! I love it. I love everything about it.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Minnie's Mouse House is so nice!! I love the colors you used for it all. I still have to figure out what SCAL is... I have a CE2 and still learning how to use it. tfs your fantastic project.

Kimmarie Baker said...

Minnie's Mouse House is so nice!! I love the colors you used for it all. I still have to figure out what SCAL is... I have a CE2 and still learning how to use it. tfs your fantastic project.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Great Job on you "mouse house." What a cue idea to call it that. The colors are wonderful and this is a nice idea for a gift (filled with goodies).
(do not enter me in the drawing)

Chriss America Real said...

This project is just lovely! I know Nicolette is going to love it!

I really love Cut and Search, I don't know how I ever lived without it, even though it has probably only been 6 weeks since I found of my very first blog hops!

jennyplace2 said...

and we saved the best for the last stop! What a grand finish! I totally love your project, the colours and the house are just perfect! TFS!

thekolbes said...

Ohh Gosh LOVE your project. How cute. Congrats on your new job. THanks for sharing. I am a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your cute little house, Minnie is one of my favorites.
Katsews at gmail dotcom said...

Very Nice and love the colors just as much as Nicholette!! TFS!! And for the chance to win such a cool Prize!!! I have been a follower for a while now!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥ said...

Yay, I can comment again! Love the little Mouse House....great colors!!

kathlee said...

That is just too stinkin cute! So creative!

Michelle said...

I love how you refer to paper crafting as "Your Paper Jungle".... cause that's what it is... for sure...

I was just stopping back by for day 2 of Nicolette's Blog Hop.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Love your project! Thanks for a chcnce to win:)
Sherrie K

Anniebee said...

Hi, Ellen! Love your Disney project. How did I miss hearing about this hop? I love the Disney hops a lot. Well, I'm sorry I missed it. Cool looking note card kit! I would love to win it so I'd have easy to make cards to send with blog candy and such things. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm already a follower.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com