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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Disney Pixar Blog Hop

Welcome to the Official Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived here from Cindy.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss out on the Grand Prize!!

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 . . . . "r"

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 a complete list of blogs in the hop:
Amy Chomas
Amy Voltz 
We just took our Dream Vacation on board the Disney Dream Cruise Ship!  This photo was taken once we boarded the ship.  We went with Mike's parents and our three boys.  To say we had a great time was an understatement!

I wanted to make a special layout that I could display for a while in a 12x12 frame.  I started with some paper from the Disney Cruise kit I purchased on board and my Gypsy.

I used my Gypsy to set up my shot.  On Layer 2, I put a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes on my mat at 10x8 to represent the photo.  This makes placing the title and embellishments easier (not to mention I can get the right size).  

On Layer 1, I place my title and embellishments.  I usually change my mind a little as I you can see here I initially had Dream Vacation on the bottom of the page. 

I welded the anchor borders (from Mickey and Friends) together so they would string across the entire page.
I then copy the images onto a separate Layer and arrange them on the mat in sections so I can place the paper colors where I need them.  I cut out two of the borders because I planned on layering them with pop dots.  The one Mickey Head was not doing much for me, so on a whim I cut out two more.

I cut out the anchors in silver cardstock ~ they are hard to see in this photo.

I used one Mickey head for the word Disney and tucked the other two heads behind the photo.  I put the title on the top.  I used Disney font and Pooh font for my title.  I used my negative paper to line up my words "Dream Vacation" on my page.
I tucked the second anchor border behind the one Mickey head and wrapped twine around both borders.  The Mickey in the lower left corner was printed on the photo.

I have some additional projects to share with you.

My Peace, Love and Mickey Hat:
I used vinyl to mask off where I painted my hat.  I adhered crystals on once the paint dried.

My Pirate Mickey T-Shirts:
I welded mickey ears to the skull and cross bones and cut out a template from freezer paper.  I ironed the freezer paper onto the shirts and painted with black fabric paint.
Here are my oldest boys and my in-laws at the Pirate Party.

My Autograph Pillow Cases:
I took these pillow cases on our cruise with us.  The wonderful cast members will take your items and have them autographed for you.  They deliver them to your room the last evening of the cruise.  I had our Hostess Suzana autograph them too.  She was stunned that I asked.  After asking me for the third time if I was sure, she grabbed the pen and signed before I could change my mind!  It was sweet!  We really liked Suzana!!
You can see how I made these pillow cases HERE.

Luggage Tags:

I also made luggage tags and used my YourStory to laminate them.  I was inspired by Sherri.  Ours are plain compared to Sherri's, but my family refused anything blingier!!!

My last Disney project to share is a digital layout.
I recently was asked to review My Memories Suite scrapbook software and once I got the hang of it I have surprised myself at how much fun I am having!!  If you are interested in this software, you can use this coupon code (STMMMS39803) for $10.00 off the program ($39.99 regular price) as well as $10.00 off your first purchase of additional pages and/or embellishments.  There is a ton of included pages and embellies, as well as a library of free downloads!!

Thank you so much for stopping by ~ this is one of my favorite blog hops!!!  Your next stop in the hop is the Awesome Amy!


Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Lori, you're just a whiz on your Gypsy!!! I love these!!! Great job, my sister-friend!!! said...

This is amazingly great Lori! love love how you used the negative to line up your title, great tip! What a fun vacation! love Disney!! I take my grandbabies every year and for the first time purchased yearly passes (I live very close)!! Thanks for your sweet comment on SASL!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

WOW, Lori, what fun projects! Your cruise sounds as though it was fabulous and fun. Had to laugh at the Mickey skulls, lol. And that's an excellent idea to make your family's own luggage tags -- easy claim. One of the best things I did for traveling was to have made some bright fluorescent green luggage straps with our last name woven into them. These babies can be spotted across a massive luggage claiming area post-cruise, from far-far away.

Thanks for hopping with me ... I love this hop too!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey


O wow great layouts and projects!! i never would have thought to use the negative to line up my words great tip!!

meredemaison said...

Wow! It looks like you have a lot of fun and get a lot of use out of your Disney cartridges! What a wonderful collection of fun projects! I think the luggage tags look great as is and totally see why "the boys" wouldn't want anything blingier, but your hat is to die for!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen S. said...

Great projects! Looks like an awesome trip!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

P.s. Lori ... stopped back and wondered: Instead of using the negative letters to line up your words, have you thought about using transfer tape to pick up and align the letters? I've had a lot of success with that in the past, even paper to paper.

You are among my most very favorite bloggers!! :):):)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Shawn Mosch said...

I used to have a Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse shirt in high school . . . love that shirt! I have been looking for one recently but now you have inspired me to just make my own!

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Disney layout & creations especially the skulls since I'm a big fan of Captain Jack Sparrow. I'm a new follower. Like all things Disney. I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World thru high school & college.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz said...

You really went all out for your Disney cruise didn't you!! I bet you had a wonderful time

Glora said...

Awesome layout and I just love your other Disney projects as well! Hugs- Glora


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your pages and neet to share with my daughter as she loves anything Mickey! Love how you put the mouse ears behind the lettering. TFS

tandkparker said...

Awesome projects! What a great trip and wonderful memeories you have made with your family :)

TFS - Kim a follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

shutterbuggin said...

Love love your layouts and all the other projects. My son is leaving in January to do an internship at WDW. I need to make him some luggage tags and maybe a pillow case too. Then he could have sweet disney dreams. ;o)

Sharyn Knox said...

Awesome projects!

sharynknox @

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Amazing projects, I love all of the details in your layout!
It looks like your family had a blast on the cruise!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Mad Crafter said...

Lori, wow!! I thought I was on vacation with you for a moment!! These projects are so cool. Love the shirts. And the pillow cases!! Great idea. What a great post!! This just makes me totally smile. You ROCKED it. TFS!

Melissa said...

WOW! You've been busy!!! Everything is spectacular! I love how you used your negative cut on your layout to line up your words...I would NEVER have thought of that.

The pirate Mickey T's are awesome! Bet you got a lot of compliments on those!

Love that we both have such a love for all things Disney and that you always make our hops sparkle!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great projects!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Tami B. said...

So many fantastic projects! I love the peace, love & Mickey hat and the luggage tag idea. (Wait till our next family vacation-we're gonna have cute tags too.) Great job on all the projects.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Wow! So many project and I love them all. You are so creative! I just love your Peace, Love and Mickey hat.

lindaplus3 said...

Great job... looks like a wonderful time.... Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

ScrapMyWay said...

After seeing your Disney cruise projects and descriptions, I WANT TO GO! How did you get everyone (the guys) to wear the shirts? Love the triple Mickey Mouse ears on top of the page.
Creative Wishes,

Edwina said...

You have been one busy person! I love the 2 layouts! They are great! I love the pillow cases! That is a great way to get autographs! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the projects.

Ladybug said...

Wow, Lori, it almost felt like I was right there w/ you on your cruise. LOL

Great projects! LOVE the luggage tags. No chance of missing 'em on the ramp. :-)

Creative Cutter Room said...

Wow! You really are a Disney Fan-I love all of your fun ideas. The cruise is definitely something my family would love to do someday. Great ideas-thanks for sharing. Hugs Cathie

Mona said...

Lori, Love it! Wish I could get the hang of the Gypsy! Well someday!

Thank you for sharing.
Mona L. Armstrong

Rene said...

what GREAT projects... looks like you all had a WONDERFUL time..
Love my gypsy too...


Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow!! I love all your projects!! You are so talented! Our Gypsies sure do come through for us, huh?! I love mine! I love how you lined up your title!! Such a great idea! So glad I stopped by today!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

Wow awesome stuff you made. TFS

craftaholic said...

wow Lori! you are amazing and the way you use your Gypsy is mind boggling to me! I am still struggling with mine! Love the pirate mickey's! and the pillow cases are such a good Idea!! TFS!!!

Hi Masison and thanks for sharing you very cool project! I have wanted to do this but never had the nerve! You have inspired me to give it a try!! Thanks! I hope you Thanksgiving is a good one!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Shawnee said...

Great job, Lori. Beautiful projects!

pruttybird said...

Wow ... love your projects. TFS :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Lara said...

Wow, so many projects! I love the pillow cases- I will have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win! lclass003atgmail dotcom

Jill Angel said...

I am in awe of these amazing projects! Love the layout but the other projects are so creative too!

Judi said...

Wonderful layouts! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!
I particularly liked your pirate T-shirts! :D
Thanks for sharing on the hop!

Judy said...

I just love your frame and layout, but I especially like the projects you made to take on the cruise! My daughter and family are going in Dec. and I think I will do a pillowcase for them to take -- great idea!! Fun hop! Follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Fabulous projects and what a clever idea with the shirts, love them!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Pat N. said...

Wow, what terrific projects, all of them. Love your framed photo from your recent trip--very nicely done! TFS!--Pat N.

Denise said...

OMGoodness !!! You were so super busy! Love all the projects. Denise

Happyscrapin said...

Love all your projects! The shirts are a cute idea. I love the tip on using the negative to live up the words. TFS all your wonderful projects.

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

Alwayscharlie said...

Every single project was amazing and I liked your tip for lining up words.

Have a great week!
smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Jen said...

I love what you did!!

kissmyjen at

Jennifer said...


You are a crafty girl!!! :) I love all of your projects! And I love the way you showed us to use the negative to line up the letters (I always have a hard time and tend to weld my letters together)!

Thank you so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Angiebug said...

Wonderful projects! Looks like ya'll had an awesome time. tfs
angie angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

So many wonderful projects.
Happy to be able to hop along on Day 1 of the 4th Hop.
Jessica S
Jessica's Craft Shaque

Cathy said...

Super job Lori, you are great with the gypsy, I do not have one, looks to tricky. great projects.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

JaniceA said...

I'm in awe you did a great job on all the projects. My daughter will want the Mickey skeleton, two of her favorites together. Thank you!

Lady Fair said...

Wonderful projects, love the matching t-shirts with the Mickey skull. Also, the layouts are very clean and crisp, with the focus on the photos. I would love to know more about my Gypsy, like how do you copy from one layer to another? TFS!

Lisa said...

Lori all your projects are wonderful! You are so talented! I like the idea of framing a page to display for awhile! TFS

Lisa G

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely LOVE your projects and your layout!!! I hope to go on a cruise one day seems like so much FUN!

Thanks for sharing!!!

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @

DebbyP said...

So many awesome projects that it would be a book if I commented on each one so I'm just going to say job well done. Isn't the Disney cruise the best! We went in 2006 and I really want to go again. TFS
TTFN from a follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Peggie said...

very nice useable projects. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Great layout Lori! I love it, and will certainly use it for inspiration. Also great job on your other projects. I've never known we could take a pillow case on the cruise! I'm certainly doing so next time :)

Thanks for sharing! Proud to be in this hop with you!


CathyinMN said...

Great projects! A Disney cruise -- what fun! TFS!

sdelong1228 said...

wow, you were busy creating! great projects. new follower

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Scrap Max said...

This looks great, I sooo need to try this soon! Thanks!
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