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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mount Rustmore from Castaway Cay (Disney/Pixar Blog Hop)

Welcome to another Original Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!

If you are looking for the Memories in Tyme Wedding/Anniversary Hop please go HERE!

This is a 2 day hop, I am only hopping on Day 1, but my post will be up for both days in case you want to come back and catch the blog addresses for Day 2.

Here is a complete line up for both days:

Day One - May 19th
Amy Chomas***NEXT
Amy Voltz

 Day Two - May 20th
Bobbi Jo

We went on our very first Disney Cruise last October.  We have been to WDW several times, but never Disneyland or a Disney Cruise.  This was a whole new experience for me.  I did miss getting up at the crack of dawn and being at the parks all day long until after the night show/parade.....but we will go again in 2013 when Fantasyland is open!

I think the highlight of the cruise for me was our day at Disney's private island Castaway Cay.  There is a character spot at Mount Rustmore which is Disney's version of Mt. Rushmore.  I thought it would be fun to re-create this into a mountain backdrop.

When I plan a 2 Page layout, I open a 12x24 mat on my Gypsy.

I put the mountain from Pop-Up Neighborhood sized to 11.50 x 7.23 and centered it.

I used the font from Mickey Font sized to 1.46.  I picked this size so that the word Rustmore would fill the page.

I opened another layer and put Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and Donald from Mickey Font on.  I included all of the layers.

Here are my heads!!  I flipped Mickey and Pluto so they face the opposite direction.

I cut out the mountain in silver cardstock and used my Brick Red and Vintage Photo to "rust up" my mountain.  I tore some extra strips of silver cardstock to add dimension.

I rusted up the character heads and then pop-dotted them onto the mountain.

I added some palm trees and leaves from Life Is A Beach.

I added a picture of the Disney Dream (from a postcard) to the ocean in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy my project and tutorial.  I do have some Disney themed blog candy to share today.  You just need to leave me a comment here that has #1 your favorite kind of vacation (Disney, beach, camping, ski trip, etc) plus a favorite memory from one, #2 a way to contact you.  I will let Mr. Randy pick the winner on Tuesday the 22nd.

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Your next stop in this hop is the Amazing Amy Chomas!


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your Mount Rustmore!!! Soo cute and clever.

Tami Scrappin Rabbit Designs

Ellen Jarvis said...

Lori, you did a super job on this layout! I have never seen Mount RustMore but I am sure this is a perfect re-creation. My favorite kind of a vacation is a cruise.. There's something to do for everyone, including "nothing" if that is your schtick... And I don't have to cook or clean!


Shawn Mosch said...

OMG . . . that is AWESOME!!!!!

We have never done the Disney cruise, but it is on our "to do" list!

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Desi @ Wee Share said...

My #1 vacation is Disney World, hands down :)

A bad accident turned good on our last trip-- we were the last ones let in to see Pooh and Tigger in Animal Kingdom. However, going down the queue line, my daughter tripped and her face scraped the concrete. She was crying and bleeding. We got directions to the Disney doctor, and the man at the beginning of the queue told us to come back after getting her looked at. He'd have Pooh and Tigger wait for her. She got all checked out, patched up and cleaned up, and we headed back about 20 minutes later. Sure enough, everyone was still there, waiting for us. The nice cast member even gave Raileigh a special pin for being brave and Pooh and Tigger spent lots of time with her. It just reminded me what makes Disney so magical :)


jessica said...

What an awesome LO!!! Great technique you used with the mountains!! And those adorable cuts are awesome!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

How cute is this! Love the little Disney characters. AWESOME! TFS

jennyplace2 said...

What a super lovely two page layout and of course at my favorite vaction spot which is anywhere that Disney is. I would love to a Disney cruise one day but for now and very happy just to be able to get away to Florida every couple of years. I love your ideal of using the larger matt with your gypsy for a two page layout and your Mount Rushmore is just awesome!

shutterbuggin said...

Love your layout! Disney is our fav vacation spot. My son is working at WDW and we went in May for my birthday. We've never done the cruise but would love too!

My favorite memory will be this last trip where my two kids planned everything and let me be a pampered princess the whole trip!
tina gale
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angie ashuk said...

That is an awesome Layout. We've been toying with a disney cruise for sometime now, and just always seem to end up at WDW. We were supposed to go this Dec, but have waited to go when FantasyLand is completed too. My favorite Disney trip was my second one...I was pregnant our first, so our second I had my baby and my oldest came too as he didn't the 1st time. Having all 4 of my kids there was priceless!!

D- said...

Cute project. TFS.
I'd have to say Disney for my fav vacation spot.
My husband and I got married at 19 (32 yrs ago). We went to Disneyland every year until I got pregnant in 1988. We went a few times with our best friends until she passed in 1985. Those were wonderful times...
BUT I'd have to say that going there when our daughter was a little one was so magical. There is nothing like seeing things through the eyes of a child.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
dmcardmaker (new email follower)

Anonymous said...

I love your layout. Disney is a favorite of ours too. We went to Disneyland for the first time in 2010 and loved it. Definitely a Must-Do for any Disney fan.

Kim said...

I am in awe of this page, so much talent and creativity all rolled into just a double page layout, fabulous!

Sugarlips said...

This is so adorable! I love the layout.

So far my favorite vacation was to Sea World, but we are heading to Disneyland this summer and I bet they will rank up there.

PS I hope you got the card I sent you. I loved my layouts you made.


Lori Apgar said...

Sugarlips ~ I did get your thank you card and the fun stickers!!! I hope you have a great time in Disneyland!!!!

Tami B. said...

Hi Lori, it's so nice being in another hop w/ you and your LO is great. We haven't done the Disney cruise yet, but have talked about it recently. Hubby wants the cruise, I want to go back to Disney, so we'll just have to wait and see which one wins out.

Miranda said...

Great LO! I love vacations with my MOM! One of my favorites was going to Alabama to Bellingrath Gardens because she loves gardens!
Miranda :)
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com

Anonymous said...

Very cute layout. i love the distressing on the mountain.

Lisa said...

your layout it wonderful! I love the characters! My favorite vacation is of course the trip to WDW. One of my favorite memories was when my daughter and I meet Mickey for the very first time. We where much more excited to see him then we thought we would be!!!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a clever layout, love the Disney characters you used this way!! My favourite holiday is the beach!! (Only cause Disney is to far way :( )
Cheers Jennie
jendewar at

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great layout!!

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silvia said...

Fabulous page!! LOVE your Mount Disney Rushmore!!!

Karen said...

Geat layout. Very different.

Kim said...

We love Castaway Cay too! Great layout!


rlovew said...

Lovely layout- thanks for showing all the steps you used. rlovew1976 at

Vicki said...

Cute, cute layout! Disney is always so much fun:) Married 42 years next month, our favorite vacation hands down was two years ago when we took a cruise on Carnival. We had never gone before and DH said he never would but when I signed on to a scrap booking cruise I knew he would not stay behind and I really didn't want my first cruise to be without him..
Your layout is great!

Heather Everson said...

I love love love the Mount "Rustmore" and the Mickey and friend head HOW CUTE! What a great layout. Disney is always one of my favorite vacation destinations! Can't wait to take my kids now that they are getting a little older. Favorite vacation memory would be going to Arizona and playing in the pool. My son had this little blow up car to float around in and he was having so much fun he fell asleep in it! Some adorable pictures from that! :) Thanks for the fun ideas!!

Sherry L said...

Fantastic layout!! My fave vacation was taking a fishing trip to Canada with hubby. We spent alot of time on remote fishing lakes and had the best meals from our days catch! :) Never been to any of the Disney parks,but hope to someday!

Marissa said...

Love your layout! So creative! I love spending time at Disneyland!! I grew up going there and continue to go there, even though I'm getting close to 50!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Amy said...

This is great, Lori!! Love how you pulled the picture elements into the layout!!

My favorite kind of vacation has always been Disney or the beach (or BOTH!!), but right now I'd be happy just to have a little getaway anywhere (I'd just really "need" a vacation!! LOL)...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the hop!!

Amy :) at said...

OMGoodness LOVE this... just last night I was looking at Disny cruises!!

Pink Cricut said...

So stinkin cute Lori!!

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Great layout!!! Love the details and how you put it together. I have never been on a Disney cruise but sure would love to. I also love to be at Disney parks when they open till they close. My favorite kind of vacation would have to be a one week long vacation at Disney World (My happy place). My favorite Disney memory would have to be the time we took my daughter to Disney World for her fifth birthday. On the drive there we told her that mommy had to see a special doctor and that it was a little far. When we got Disney’s All Star Movie Resort her eyes where wide open and she said mommy this doctor looks a lot like Disney. Not until we open the door to our room did she realize where we really where. The joy on her face is something that I will always remember. Thank you for a chance to win some blog candy. Disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

Cricut Couple said...

Fantastic Lori! It's such a wonderful layout!!!

cvjac2009 said...

Love it! I can't wait to go not only on a cruise but a disney cruise!!! It looks so amazing. I love WDW too and my favorite memory is when we took our son for the first time. I hope to make it a tradition to always go back so he feels like he got to experience many visit throughout his childhood
Cvjac at att dot net

Melissa said...

Love Mount Rustmore! Can't wait to go back and visit for a photo op again and you bet I will be scrap lifting your adorable layout idea! Too cute Lori!


Caryn S said...

Whoa! How did I miss this blog my first time around? Great LO and I love your tutorial on how you did the Mount Rustmore, what a cute idea!

Crafty Moni said...

What a cute idea, for the Rustmore faces:) Your layout is really cute, makes me want to get started on my Disney layouts. Thanks for inspiration:)

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