Friday, March 30, 2012

Donald Duck Fun Fact Friday - Walk of Fame

Hey! Our favorite duck has his own star on the walk of fame!

According to Wikipedia:

In 2005, Donald received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. joining other fictional characters such as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, The Simpsons, Winnie the Pooh, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Godzilla and Snow White.

As you can see above - our guys star is designated for Motion Pictures!

I have seen a few stories that have this award happening in 2004 - so wiki may be wrong about the date! :)

Have a Donald Day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Toon Town

The theme for the Wordless Wednesday Blog hop hosted by Deb at Focused on the Magic is Calendar Shot - meaning if you were making a calendar which shot would you pick for the month. I chose this great shot from Toon Town!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Under the Sea - Layout 15

Here is a layout about Ariel's Under Sea Adventure Ride. I gathered together some of the supplies I used:

The background paper and the glittery flower paper is from DCWV Linen Closet. I cut the little flowers out and put them around the framed Ariel rub-on. I got the princess rubons at Joann's for the clearance price of 97 cents! Woo Hoo!!

The chevron paper is from Echo Park Splash and I also used a floral from Fancy Pants My Family

I used a tag from K&CO Wild Saffron (I used the blue one!)

and a card from a Disney Princess Monopoly Jr. Game! It's one of my favorite parts of the layout!

I don't love the journaling or the title on this so that may end up coming off. I will probably re-do the journaling as a printed block and then just let this go titleless!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Mickey's Funwheel

I am playing along with Debs at Focused on the Magic for the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! Anyone can join so hop over and check it out! This weeks theme is Disney Icons - aka "weenies" - Weenies are large architectural attention-getters that draw you to them. Sleeping Beauty Castle is a weenie in Disneyland. So I was thinking of what could be considered a weenie over at DCA. Grizzly Peak is certainly iconic, but it doesn't really draw you to it. The best view of it will put you in the middle of a path going further into DCA but there is no destination to the grizzly part of Grizzly Peak. So I chose to go with this instead:

I wasn't very "wordless" but I rarely ever am! :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My 14th Layout of the year - I Love Farley the Fiddler.

I think this is the first time I have ever gotten a good picture of Farley! There's usually such a huge crowd around.

I wanted to use the wood patterned paper for the background but it is super thin so I mounted it on the brown cardstock. I also stamped some on the paper with a stamp that is called spatter but it's more of a rustic spotty pattern. I am also pretty excited because I got to use my new washi tape! I did this for a challenge at Disney Scrappers - the challenge included using a metal star and bandana print. I had to search my stash - I knew I had conchos! I was pleasantly surprised that they were heart shaped. The vintage Mickey Cowboy was a great find several years ago - I got a vintage package of party invitations at a yard sale for 25cents. I thought the fringe (sewing lace department at JoAnn's) was going to be my favorite part of this layout - but I am really digging the cluster, which is cool because I had a really hard time getting it to come together. For some reason, the stamped and misted oval and the date tag really did a lot towards making this feel right for me.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jumpstart Ja... oh nevermind! - Inside Main Street Cinema

Since I didn't finish 31 layouts in January, my goal is just to finish the 80 layouts I planned for the year! It's not a bad thing - it was a pretty lofty goal. And I did get 12 done! :)

I was able to make a trip to Disneyland during February so I have a whole new set of pictures to inspire me! When I came back and went back to work, there were 2 people coughing up a storm and of course I caught something. I am just now starting to feel functional again although the cough is hanging on. :(

I did try shopping a bit but after the Mall and Hobby Lobby I was wiped out. I was able to get a pad of Graphic 45 paper for an idea I had about Main Street Cinema. I originally planned to use this sheet:

But decided on this one instead - I liked the B - Side for a background and also the ladies with the film reel - even though I ended up covering most of it. I also used a few of the tags from the sheet of them included.

I am pleased with my final product:

The Polka Dot Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, The two journaling tags are from K&Co "Wild Saffron", The Mickey comic paper is from Sandy Lion, The old tyme Mickey is super old from EK Success, the letter stickers are from Creative Imaginations - Sonnets. They are called Flea Market and this is actually the third pack of them that I have used. They are a nice size and versatile for a bunch of layouts.

I hope this means I have my motivation back! :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Donald Duck Fun Fact AND Flashback Friday Photo

I have a wonderful picture for The Flash Back Friday Blog Hop  at Focused on the Magic! This is Donald at Disney's California Adventure circa 2001 when it first opened! They had the fab five out a lot more in those early days all decked out in their vacation outfits!

Have a Donald Day! :)