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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blog candy winners!


Thank you to all who participated in our Disney~Pixar Blog Hop and for all of the wonderful birthday wishes!  Normally I take pictures of all the Random Org shots as I do them, then upload and post.  Please forgive me for not doing it that way this morning.  I have a VERY busy day and no time to spare.  Rather than not getting the winners posted this morning, I just wanted to do it the quick way and announce them.  All winners will have 1 week to get in contact with me to claim their prize.  Here we go! 

Winner from Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 1 and her choice of a set of Kristal's stamps is....

#23 ScrapMyWay said...



Melissa, Happy Birthday & may all your wishes come true!! The tile is such an awesome way to hold on to such a great family photo. Goal accomplished...you inspired me to make one!Love the metal Mickey!!


Creative Wishes,

Claire

Winner from Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 2 and the Christmas Village Cricut Cartridge is...

#29 Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...



What a yummy idea! I want to try to make these now. Thanks for sharing. Love how they turned out.



Tami

Last but not least...the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy is...

#20 arneff0404 said...



Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you get to spend some time crafting on this special day :)


Ashley


Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned for another Original Disney~Pixar Blog Hop coming your way soon!  Hope everyone has a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!!


Happy Birthday to me!  It is my birthday, but I am giving you a chance to win a gift!  Just leave a comment on this post and be a follower and you will be entered in a chance to win a Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge! 




You will have until 11:59 PM EST today, November 21, 2011 to enter and I will use Random Org tomorrow to pick and announce the winner.  Good luck! 

There is also still time to get your name in for the blog candy on Day 1 of the Disney~Pixar Blog Hop and Day 2 of the Disney~Pixar Blog Hop so don't forget to stop by there if you haven't already. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Original Disney~Pixar blog hop! We love that you keep coming back to see what new and exciting things we come up with! Shawn and I are very lucky to have such amazing and talented women who continue to want to be a part of this. You should be arriving here from Shawn's blog Crafty Chics Blog who was the very first stop for the hop today.

If you didn't get a chance to hop through all the projects from yesterday you can head back to Shawn's blog here >>>  Disney~Pixar Blog Hop November Day 1 to do so. 


For my project today I decided to make some Mickey shaped chocolate covered Oreos!  These are one of my boys favorite treats from WDW and I had never tried making them before.  Using the Double Stuf Oreos is definitely a necessity (learned from trying to use the originals first), to be able to insert the sucker stick.  The ears are done with Mini Oreos.  Simply pull them apart and scrape off the white stuf and gently insert them into the stuf inside the large Oreo.


These are the Mini Oreos

The Oreos placed together on the sucker stick before adding chocolate.

Now...another thing I learned through trial and error...  dipping the cookies into the chocolate didn't work too good.  I lost many a Mickey ear in the melted chocolate!  lol  I decided that using one of the small Pampered Chef wooden spoons to spoon on the chocolate and kind of swirl it around gently with the back of the spoon was the best solution.  I used Wilton Candy Melts and just placed them inside my glass Pampered Chef measuring bowl and into the microwave.  I melted the candy in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.  It took about a 90 seconds to get it melted to a good consistency in my microwave.  If you try to make these at home I would just recommend checking the chocolate often so you don't end up burning it. 



I made sure that my table was covered with wax paper before starting and then used the wax paper to let the cookies completely settle after removing them from the freezer.  I didn't really think things out before I started, because once I got the first Mickey head covered completely in chocolate I just sat there thinking "Now what do I do with it?"  Well....I have a metal Ikea shelf inside my freezer that has little holes in it that worked PERFECTLY for the diameter of the sucker sticks!  So I would cover one Mickey head and then take it to the freezer, stand it up in my Ikea shelf and by the time I finished covering the next Mickey head with chocolate, the chocolate would be set on the one left in the freezer!  Swaped them out and started the process over again! 


I used Wilton plastic bags to cover the suckers and then finished them off by tying different Disney colored ribbon, rick rack and bakers twine!  


Here is the finished product!  I took them over to my friend Kaye's house the other night as treats for all the kids.  Kaye's  husband Rob, very graciously watched all of our kids (SIX kids ages 2-11) by himself while a group of my girlfriends went out for an early birthday dinner celebration for ME!   It was a wonderful night for us and the Mickey Oreo suckers were a hit with the kids!

 
Okay...now for my blog candy!  With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share a Cricut Christmas Village Cartridge with one lucky winner!
 
 
 
In order to be eligible for my blog candy you must be a follower and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 PM EST Monday, November 21, 2011 (My Birthday!!!!!) Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd. I will use Random Org to draw the winner and they will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

We also 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 for today is....Y

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop (both days) and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests@gmail.com. All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at Crafty Chics Blog .

Now I send you off to Megan at Above Rubies Studio to see what she has waiting for you!  Thanks for hopping with us again and stay tuned for future Disney~Pixar Blog Hops from us!
One last thing before you go...  I would love to have you come back tomorrow to celebrate my birthday with me!!!  I am going to be giving away another Cricut cartridge as birthday present from me to one of my lucky, faithful, followers!  I know that I have been neglecting my blog, as well as all of my blogging friends.  I apologize for that, but my life has been a little hectic these past 11 months.  I'm not sure when things will get back to 'normal' around here, but I sure appreciate you hanging in there with me!  {{{HUGS}}}

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 1

Thank you for hopping with us again for another installment of the Original Disney~Pixar blog hop!  We love that you keep coming back to see what new and exciting things we come up with!  Shawn and I are very lucky to have such amazing and talented women who continue to want to be a part of this.  You should be arriving here from Shawn's blog Crafty Chics Blog who was the very first stop for the hop today. 


For my project today I decided to try my hand at a photo tile.  I purchased a stack of 4X4 ceramic tiles at Home Depot quite some time ago and they've been collecting dust waiting for me to do something with them.  Here is what I came up with using a photo of my family at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World from our last trip in July. 




I will definitely be making some more of these!  I just used some of my Disney scrap paper and adhered it to the tile with Mod Podge.  Then placed my matted photo onto top with another layer of Modge Podge.  After everything dried, I applied one more coat of the Modge Podge.  Before adding the ribbon, twine and embellishments I sprayed a clear top coat over the picture and papers.  I love the little Mickey head embellishment.  The metal rimmed Mickey head is by EK Success and the "Moments" embellishment was given to me in an assortment of leftovers by a scrapping friend.  It fit perfectly on top of the Mickey and I like what it added. 
My blog candy for today is generously being donated by the talented and lovely Kristal from Getting Cricky .  Thank you Kristal!!  If you are picked as a winner of my blog candy you will get to pick ONE (single set) set of stamps from Kristal's online store
In order to be eligible for my blog candy you must be a follower and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 PM EST Monday, November 21, 2011 (My Birthday!!!!!)   Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd.  I will use Random Org to draw the winner and they will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

We also 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 for today is....A

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop (both days) and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests@gmail.com. All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at Crafty Chics Blog .

Now I send you off to Tami's Craft Connection to see what she has waiting for you!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day 2 of this edition of the Original Disney~Pixar Blog Hop!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to me and another Disney~Pixar Blog Hop!!!


I hope everyone will stop by this weekend for another one of our Disney~Pixar Blog Hops!  My birthday is Monday so this is going to be an early birthday celebration for me and I might just have a few presents to offer up to YOU!  Along with the blog candy that I will have up for grabs...Marlo at Contain Ya Crafts is donating a grand prize for one lucky winner which will be your choice of a Scrap 'n Tote or Scrap 'n Easel!  Be sure to come back on Saturday morning to see all of the wonderful projects! 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Disney~Pixar Link-up Party WINNER!

Thank you to all who took the time to participate in our first ever Disney~Pixar Link-up Party!  I loved looking at all of your creations.  Since collections for submissions closed last night it is time to pick a winner!  I used Random Org to select my winner and the lucky number is....





Lucky #9 belongs to.....


Tina Gale! 

Please stop by Tina's blog and check out her post for the totally awesome card she submitted that was created by her very special guest designer....her son Joseph.  Joseph's Crush card is gorgeous and he did such a great job on his inking to add dimension to his card.  Very inspiring!
 
Tina and Joseph, from one family of Disney fanatics to another...enjoy your Disney gift card! 




Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hurry and get your creations linked up for our Disney~Pixar link-up party!!!  See this post for further details >>> Disney~Pixar Link-up Party! 

Tomorrow at midnight EST is your last chance to link up. I am giving away a $25 Disney Gift Card to one lucky winner and right now your odds are VERY good with only 13 entries linked up so far! 

Come on and show me your Disney or Pixar creations!!  You can enter as many times as you would like!




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