Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Fantabulous DISNEY-PIXAR BLOG HOP! Nov. 19

Welcome to
Shawn & Melissa's
original and most fantastic

If you arrived from Tami's blog,
you're on the right path.
To start at the very beginning
-- "a very fine place to start" --
go to Shawn's blog at

I am privileged to be one of the bloggers who has been featured on all of the Original Disney Pixar Blog Hops. Thank you to Shawn and Melissa for their fabulous hosting of this well-organized hop-eroo!!

For my project featured today, I created wall art that was donated and hung in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's "Seashore House" to help celebrate autumn.

Each of these individual character montages is at least 12" x 12", and I made 15 different autumnal scenes. I principally used Cricut's Pooh and Friends cartridge, but adapted the designs to include some sort of fall feature such as pumpkins, apples, and falling leaves.

Here are many of the vignettes taped on a wall that is about 10 feet wide:

...and here are some close-ups:

Now, for some info on MY blog candy.

YES, I have blog candy!  The winner here will receive a set including a Cuttlebug/DISNEY embossing plate and die. I believe this set has been discontinued so it's a must-have for Disney fanatics and available only at CardMonkey!! 

How to win the CardMonkey candy? 

The winner will be chosen at random from those who:
  1. Is or becomes a follower here on the CardMonkey blog;
  2. Leaves a comment on this post answering this question: Which of the autumn vignettes featured above is your favorite, and why?
  3. Includes with his or her comment a way to contact you if you're the winner.
AND fabulously, we have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts! You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel! 

Each blog in this two day hop has a special letter, and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase.

My letter is . . .

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests at gmail dot com

All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at
Here is the full line up for today!
Madison <-- Go here next!
Amy Chomas
Amy Voltz

Check back tomorrow for more fabulous Disney Pixar Blog Hop designers!

Now, on to one my very favorite bloggers, the dear MADISON at Tell Madison I sent you for an extra chance to win my candy!!


Tonya said...

Tigger is my favorite. I've been a t-i-double ga-er fan since 7th grade.

tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com


Wow love all of them!! i just got this cartridge in the mail on Thursday and can't wait to play around with it!! My favourite would be pooh with the bees hive, love how he is looking at it thinking " how do i get the honey?"
Thnaks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (Follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Ruth G said...

Thinking Pooh is my favorite! What a wonderful gift for children who need lots more fun in their lives! With all the layering and details it really looks like an amazing labor of love! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project!

Karen S. said...

This is so cute! You did a great job! Eeyore is my favorite, because he's my favorite Pooh character! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Shawn Mosch said...

As always, I love all of your work! I think my fav is the Pooh with the pumpkin . . . love the little face you put on the pumpkin

Love ya sistah!

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Disney wall decor. I'm a follower. My fav would have to be the HoneyBee hive with Pooh. Like all things Disney. I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World thru high school & college. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz said...

These are absolutely adorable, they are so bright and cheery! Tigger is my fav of all the Disney characters

Glora said...

This is SO awesome! Great idea and so generous!!! I especially love Roo with the kite, it is just too sweet and I love little Roo! Hugs- Glora


Jamie M. said...

I like Eeyore. He is sleeping while everyone else is having fun. Too funny. Love them all though. jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com

Heidi said...

Love your wall design. Amazing of you to create and donate to the Children's hospital. I liked many of them, but thought Roo liked like he was having so much fun flying the would love that.

arneff0404 said...

Mine is the Eeyore one. But I have special spot for Eeyore he has to be my favorite character.
Ashley N

tandkparker said...

Beautiful Job! My favorite is Eeyore sleeping in the leaves by the sign for 100 Acre Woods. I just love the Pooh carts.

TFS - Kim a follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

TinaGAle said...

OH my what a lot of work. This is awesome and I'm sure will be very appreciated.

I'm a huge tigger fan! Love him with his shovel and all his pumpkins.

Sharyn Knox said...

Beautiful job. My favorite is Eeyore. He is reminds me of myself some days :)

I joined your site today, I really want to come back and have a look at all the things you do.

sharynknox @

Madison said...

Ellen, my bestie!!! This is so fabulous!!! I love when you put these all together how vibrant and awesome they look!!! This just makes me smile. I am sure the kids love this. Great job!!!

They are all so cute, but if I had to pick one for a fav. I would pick the thinking Pooh because I just love the expression on his face:)

Can I tell myself that Ellen sent you for an extra chance? How does that work? HAHAHA!

Have a fantastic weekend Ellen. You are the bestest.

Sukie said...

You did an amazing job on all of the characters! My favorite is Pooh looking at the honey. It' almost as if he's contemplating whether he should put his mouth under the honey. I love how cheery and bright that scene is.

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

angie ashuk said...

As a mom who spent 2 years taking my son to a Childrens Hospital, I love that you got to donate this to one!!! Fantastic. My favorite is eeoyre, he's so sweet and lazy in the leaves.

Unknown said...

Ellen I am not surprised that you made this project for children!! You are a very generous crafter!! I love your autumn scene and I think Pooh holding the jack-o-lantern is my favorite!!

So honored to be in this hop with you!!!

Melissa said...

OMGoodness Ellen! That is A LOT of work and what a wonderful and thoughtful donation! I bet the kids just love it!!!

My favorite would have to be the Tigger ones...just can't help but smile when you see Tigger!

Thank you for joining us once again, I always look forward to your projects!


Claire Spielman said...

Ellen, you should feel VERY proud to have done such a generous, awesome project for them. I love Eyore since he is always sleepy and that's the way I feel when I am up at night crafting! I don't have that cartridge but it looks terrific. Thanks for sharing all your great work.
Creative Wishes,

Unknown said...

I wanted to pop back over and thank you for the transfer tape tip!! I will give it a try!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

great job!! My favorite one is piglet. Piglet reminds me of my daughter because they are both tiny and cute lol. Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Tami B. said...

Thunk... that's the sound of my chin hitting the floor. Ellen, this is fabulous! I can only wonder at how long it took to put together. My favorite is the Winnie studying the beehive.

Beckie said...

Great stuff! I love all of them. I bet the baby loves them too. My favorite is the one where Tigger is bouncing in front of that fence. So cute!

Be Blessed, Beckie

lindaplus3 said...

that is absolutely wonderful... i would have to see eeyore because he is my favorite but i feel so bad because i dont think anyone will pick rabbit because he is always so miserable... Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Edwina said...

Hi Ellen, Wow! I love your Pooh/Fall wall art! It is adorable! My favorite one is the Hundred Acre Wood Sign with Eeyore asleep in front with the leaves. I think he is tuckered out from the Fall party. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Sophia said...

The Heffalump is my favorite. I saw the movie and he had the cutest little English voice. Ever since then he's my favorite Pooh character.

Bunnyfreak said...

My favorite is the sleeping Eeyore. I love Eeyore anyways.

Ladybug said...

Ellen, all I can say is OMG!!! You created that entire vignette? And then donated it to a Children's Hospital? OMG! That is just beyond wonderful. What a sweetie you are!

My fav. would have to be Pooh Bear w/ his honey pot. Love 'em all, tho!

Thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog candy!!


Cathie Rigby said...

This wall is amazing!! I am a HUGE Winnie the Pooh fan I think I should try this on my bedroom wall (but I don't think the DH would like it!) Love the FALL theme you gave it very creative. TFS Cathie

Mona said...

I love them all. But if I must oick my favorite, irt would have to be the thinking Pooh. You have captured his true inner childlike qualities. Thanks for sharing!

Mona L. Armstrong

Corinne said...

I am a follower..
They are all just wonderful, I think my favorite has to be Pooh thinking so hard as to how to get to that
Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacey said...

OOOHHHH I just love these! And that you donated them to a Children's Hospital... FANTASTIC!!! My favorite is Eeyore...he has the right idea! Fall is for curling up and taking a napb:)
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Unknown said...

Tigger is my favorite cause he reminds me of when my little boy use to bounce like Tigger and make his funny HE HE HE HE sound.
Vicky Hale

Chelle said...

I love what you've done here & why!!!! These came out so dern cute! Specially like the Rabbit is holding the acorn! My fave HAS to be Eyeore because my daughter is JUST like him!!!!! Slow & Easy!

Java Jen's Creations said...

I love Piglet sitting by the fall tree because I have always loved Piglet! Besides Pooh, I think Piglet is my fave!! Thanks for the chance to win - I am a new follower!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

I am so partial to Eeor (sp) the whole wall lay out said...

Wow those are so super fantastic and how sweet of you to donate them to a great cause!! I love Pooh thinking about the beehive..I would do the same Because I love honey!! TFS!! I am a follower!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Kim said...

Amazing wall art!!! That is so impressive, and I know had to take so many hours. It's truly fantastic! My favorite is piglet and the tree he's leaning on -- way too cute!


Shawnee said...

Beautiful wall art. Winnie the Pooh is my favorite. He always makes me smile.

pruttybird said...

Wow ... these are fantastic. Love Tiger :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Jill Angel said...

I have to say Eeyore is my favorite just because he's my fave anyway but this whole project is jaw dropping amazing! Really love the work you put into this!

Karen said...

These are beautiful. My favorite is Eeyore. He has been my favorite character for about 40 years, maybe because he balances out my Tigger like personality. You are very talented. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

What an inspiring idea, they all look fabulous but Pooh and his honeypot is my favorite, I have soft spot for sweetness!! Thanks
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

JuPooh65 said...
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JuPooh65 said...

GOPHER is by far my most favorite!!! Why?-- He reminds me of me! Always on the run keeping busy and a little bit lacking in the smarts category! Love him! Always makes me smile when I see him in the Winnie the Pooh movie. :D

Judy said...

What a beautiful, caring, giving idea that you shared:-) It is awesome and I love anything to with Eeyore because he is so laid back and cute! I am a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

mom2five said...

I love the one with Roo flying the kite. :)

Pat N. said...

Wow, your projects are terrific and for such a nice cause. How sweet of you! I love Pooh with his jar of hunny and the pumpkin because who doesn't love Pooh! I'm a current follower and my email spelled out is panoppenatcomcastdotnet. It's also in my profile. Thanks for the chance to win and TFS!!--Pat N.

Denise Speigle said...

I would have to say Pooh Thinking about the Honey in the Bee Hive.... I just love how he can't resist the honey! Denise

Happyscrapin said...

Oh MY!!! I absolutely LOVE your wall decor!!!! It shows all the love that went into making it. I am just speechless, simply amazing! My favorite is Piglet, I love pigs and Piglet has always been my favorite character. I am a follower and happy to be one!

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

Becky Moore said...

What a wonderful, generous project! So very cute!

Jen R said...

Love your project!! My favorite is Eeyore....He's sleepy just like me!

kissmyjen at

Amy said...

These are awesome! My favorite is Poohbear and the beehive. I've always been a Poohbear fan. :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Ellen,

All of those vignettes are GORGEOUS and that is so nice that you donated them!!! :) My favorite is probably Roo with the kite, but they are all SUPER CUTE!!!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

scrappin2babygirls said...

i really like lumpy i just think hes so cute!! :D thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

What a great project!!! I bet the kids love it!

Which of the autumn vignettes featured above is your favorite, and why?
I love Eeyore and I think the cut is perfect for his personality. I love the colors of Fall and him laying against the sign there is just too cute!


Angie S said...

You did an awesome job on all the characters & then donated them. That was so generous & I'm sure the children love to see them each day. i think I like Roo - he is so happy with his kite. tfs & chance to win. angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

Oh, I love it!! I love all the Pooh characters, but my favorite is Tigger, thanks for the chance to win.
meicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Jessica Buffa said...

Ellen, you are such a super soul. I bet the display is appreciated every minute of every day! Love it all, but my favorite is the Heffalump....I have a soft spot for Heffalumps.
Already a follower and very Happy to be able to hop along on Day 1 of the 4th Hop.
Jessica S
Jessica's Craft Shaque

Lady Fair said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love all of your vignettes, they're put together so perfectly. My favorite is Pooh, because you can tell he's thinking about how he's going to get some of that honey without being stung.


Anonymous said...

My favorite is the EEYORE one with the Hundered acres wood sign. I LOVE Eeyore, he has always been my favorite, I have many Eeyore's hubby has bought me through-out the years :-) TFS!!! You did a FABULOUS job!!!

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @

Debby Pannell said...

Oh my! I bet the children love looking at these adorable Pooh & Friends characters. You are so sweet do do this for them. TFS
TTFN from a new follower, also signed up to get email updates. Can't wait to see what you' create next. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Ellen- you are so amazingly talented! all of them are just wondeful!!! I am already a follower! I would say my favorite is tiger -- too cute!!!

Lisa G

Peggie said...

I like the elephant. What wonderful wall art. I'm sure you brightened a lot of faces. Peggie
barker944 at msn dot com

CathyinMN said...

Ellen, I love your wall art! I bet it really brightens up the children's day when they see it. My favorite (and it was really hard to pick because they're all so wonderful) is Roo flying the kite because he looks so happy to be doing it and he looks so carefree.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

sdelong1228 said...

tigger is my favorite, great project! new follower

Deleted 2014 said...

I love this cartridge! And the Pooh font cartridge, more then I thought I would. My favorite vignette of yours is Kanga and Roo together. I love all the Pooh characters but I love the 'mother and child' together, especially for a child's room.

Deleted 2014 said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my email:
tess underscore hilton at msn dot com

Heather R... mousemomma said...

This is such a cute project. My favorite is Eeyore! He looks so cute sleeping in the 100 acre wood. I love the colors too!

mousemomma at gmail dot com