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I always have super-fun trying to come up with something a little "different" to feature on these hops.
|This about explains my brain.|
"Different" -- that'd be among my least favorite words, don't you know? "You know that new girl in homeroom? Well, she's different." "Yes, we got the gift you made, Ellen. Sure is different." Said that way, the word takes on negative connotation.
Conversely, isn't it better to be diFfeReNt, as opposed to "same old, same old ... run-of-the-mill ... nothing unique to that one." Yes, I'd rather be diFfeReNt ... and I do spend considerable time "Catching the Muse," or "Capturing the Magic." Thinking about that is how I came up with this project:
That's Tinker Bell in there,
caught like a firefly on a warm summer's night.
Tink is stabilized by a leaning post (a thin dowel) which has been poked into a half-round ball of moss-covered styrofoam that's glued into the lid of a 6" high clean jar that I inverted to make it look like a terrarium. I tried other things with this -- glitter in the jar, a Magic Kingdom sticker in the back -- but none of it looked as nice, clean and crisp as the unadorned jar.
Did you know that Tinker Bell is one of the four main spokes-icons for Disney, opening up Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights when I was a kid, with a dash of pixie dust? (The other three characters who are "franchise reps" for Disney are Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.) In 2010, Tink earned her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
|Left: Tink in "Peter Pan's Ride"; Right: Tinker Bell in "It's a Small World"|
And she's a featured character in one attraction/ride in every Disney Theme park but one (Hong Kong)... do you know which ride? Yup, you guessed -- "Peter Pan's Ride" in Fantasyland. Can you guess in which other attraction she appears? * . * . * My hubby's favorite: "It's a Small World."
Oh, blog readers, that's an inside joke. My hubby John HATES that Disney attraction! We got stuck in it once when the cable system on the boat snapped. Sat there, floating for well more than an hour. Yes, with that insipid song running over and over and over and over ...... Life has never been the same since then, LOL. John was about to swim ashore on the 128th go-round of that song. No kidding. For him -- in honor of his 58th birthday celebrated this week, I've put the song on Playlist here, so he'll hear it during this blog hop.
Hi, honey. I love you.
So now it's time to move you onto your next stop on this great blog hop: KIM at UScrap2!
Also, if you leave a comment on this post and are a CardMonkey follower, you can win the Making Magical Memories journal I showed yesterday. (If you comment/follow on yesterday's post, you might win that "diFfeReNt" Disney t-shirt I made with Grumpy's image -- by the way, that's GRUMPY, not my hubby John, on the t-shirt, LOL!! Hi, honey. I still love you!)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed making my projects for this hop.
OH, and in case you need the full list of blog stops, I'll post it below. This is your DISNEY PIXAR BLOG HOP Day #2 "Easy Pass" -- click on the names, and you'll go right to their Disney Pixar post for today!
Thank you again for visiting ... Now go forth and create!
Make every day a "diFfeReNt" kinda day
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,
P.S. If you just can't get enough Disney, here are pictures of projects I made for previous "Disney Pixar Blog Hops":
|September, 2011 - Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood 3-D box|
|November 2011 - Wall art for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Close-up views of each vignette|
|Ariel birthday card - front here, and inside below|
|Cards by Mickey - Christmas|