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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sparkly Things Distract Me Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Sparkly Things Distract Me Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing hostess Janice from Cricut Confessions! This is the first time that I am participating as a contributor to a blog hop!  Thank you to Janice for the invite!  If you have arrived here from the very talented Celeste's blog then you are in the right place!  I'm not sure what Celeste's project for this hop is going to be, but if it isn't some of her new jewelry she's been making be sure to go back and explore what she's been up to. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!  If you just stopped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop then please go to Janice's blog Cricut Confessions

Here is a layout of a picture I took that I love.  This is the Cinderella fountain statue in Fantasyland located behind the castle at WDW.  I stood off to the side of the fountain and took the picture from behind shooting up at the castle.  Dreams can come true...

The patterned paper is by Fancy Pants Designs.  The vellum quote was from my stash and attached with CTMH mini brads.  The flowers were cut in various sizes ranging from 1 1/2" - 3" out of Colorbok pearlescent paper, with inked edges and topped off with EK Success gem stones.  The picture was matted on DCVW Glitter Stack paper. 


I just love the Cheshire cat and I couldn't wait to make this cut with the hot pink Best Occasions metallic paper I had!  This card makes me smile all over my face!  Cheshire Cat was cut from the Disney Classic Cricut cartridge at 5" using Best Occasions metallic paper, Best Occasions shimmer paper and Colorbok cardstock.  The  yellow and white background patterned paper is from the DCWV Spring Glitter Stack and the colorful zig zag paper is by K & Company.  The kid quote stamped sentiment is by Inkadinkado. 



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!   I hope you will become a follower if you are not already.  If you like what you see please come back to visit me soon!

Of course I cannot participate in my very first blog hop without offering up some blog candy!


Look at all that sparkly goodness!  Candy includes:  3 pack of Stickles, 1 pack of Flora Doodles by Petaloo, 1 pack of purple Rhinestones by Kaiser Craft, 1 pack of green and blue rhinestones by Studio 18, 1 pack of All That Bling dimensional rhinestone flowers by Jolee's, 1 pack of glitter clears embellishments by Making Memories, 1 pack of self stick gems by Darice, 1 pack of decorative pins by K&Company, 1 pack of red rhinestones by Kaiser Crafts and 1 pack of gem ribbon buckles by Jo-Ann Scrap Essentials. 


To be eligible for a chance to win the blog candy please:
1.  Leave me a comment including what your favorite sparkly things are.
2.  Please become a follower of my blog. 

That's it!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy huh?  Good luck!  You will have until Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM to enter.  I will use Random org to draw a winner on Monday, February 28, 2011.  Winner will have one week to claim their prize.

Here is a list of all the blogs in order that are participating in this hop.  Please feel free to refer back to my blog if you get lost along the way! 

http://www.cricutconfessions.com/ - Janice
http://jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/ - Jamie
http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/ - Patti
http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/  - Celeste
http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/  - Melissa *You are here*
http://www.justyolie.com/  - Yolie  <<< Next Stop
http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com/ - Leah
http://karelj.blogspot.com/ - Karel
http://sneezy1956.blogspot.com/ - Jane
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/ - Bonnie
http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/ - Nicolette
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com// - Michelle

 
I will be participating in TWO more blog hops next weekend.  Be sure to come back here for the It's All About the Green Blog Hop being  hosted by Kathryn from Creations with Kathryn and The Spring Blog Hop hosted by  Lisa from Scrappin in NJ.  There will be some exciting blog candy including a Scrap N' Tote!!! 



I am also co-hosting a Disney/Pixar Blog Hop on March 26, 2011 with Shawn from http://www.cricutsearch.com/ and Crafty Chics Blog.  So please be sure to come back for that.  I have some AMAZING sponsors for the Disney/Pixar hop that you won't want to miss out on! 


Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Yolie at Just Yolie! Be sure to stop by and show her some love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a magical day! 


84 comments:

Karelj said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love the angle of the photo...Isn't that Cheshire Cat just up to something? My favorite sparkly things are my husband's eyes, just before he's about to get into some mischief! You know I'm a follower--karelj at www.kareljcreations.com and/or ksjennings at gmail dot com

Celeste said...

I love your layout.... Your card is absoutley adorable.... Love love them....

Kim. said...

Gorgeous layout and card, who couldn't love the Cheshire cat lol. My favourite sparkly thing is the firework display at Epcot, wow amazing I have never seen another display like it.
Kim xXx

BrendaB said...

I love both your projects! The perspective on your WDW photo is wonderful!

Coach fans said...

Your cheshire cat is fabulous! Those colors are great together. My favorite sparkly embellishments are gems...so easy to use and so many colors.

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

Lori Apgar said...

What a great layout and a cute card!! The photo is amazing in your layout!


Love the title of this blog hop!!!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your layout and card. The photo you used is amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us all.

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Love your layout and the flowers are so pretty on it. Your Cheshire Cat is so cute and looks like he's up to no good. My favorite sparkly thing is gems. TFS

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Missie said...

You always have such beautiful projects!

I just wanted to let you know I posted an award for you on my blog. Createdbymissie.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful weekend.

sleeplesswonder said...

Beautiful LO, I love the flowers. Cool card too. Great job on your first hop. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Kaye said...

Pick me! I love sparkly eye candy!

Kaye

Lisa said...

Love both the LO and the card but think I love the card best! Love the shiny paper! I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Angela said...

Love your cheshire cat and your Disney LO! I am a new follower! Thanks for sharing and the wonderful opportunity to win some great bling!
Hugs,
Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com
www.angelascrafty.blogspot.com

littlen said...

Your Cheshire cat makes me smile. Im in the process of doing a Disney trip album and love your ideas. I guess my favorite sparkly thing to use is my stickles.

Jane H said...

Oh love the layout I've got that almost same picture and never figured out how to scrap it. And your Cheshire Cat is too cute!

Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful layout. I love all the flowers and the picture is awesome. And who wouldn't smile when they see your card. I love all bling.

http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Mary S said...

Love the cheshire cat! My favorite character from Alice in Wonderland!

Jamie said...

Very cute card and pretty layout! I LOVE stickles!!!

http://jmecreations.blogspot.com/

Audrey said...

I am a follower and I LOVE your layout! My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Disney World in Orlando so you know we love Disney!!

audrey@rosemansroost.com

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

Your castle picture page is totally dreamy! And who couldn't smile looking at your sparkly Cheshire! My fave sparkly things in most recent time are stickles, I am putting them on everything and have amassed quite a collection.

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

I love your stuff always!!! And Cheshire cat is why I will own that cart by the end of today!

Thanks for the sparkle!
Janice
www.cricutconfessions.com

Craft Creations by Netta said...

beautiful LO and cute card..love your blog, I am now following

~~Netta~~
CraftCreationsbyNetta.blogspot.com

Denise said...

What fabulous projects. I love your card! The cat is sooo cool :)

Penny said...

You did an excellent job on the layout. Your card is the cutest. I love Disney also, but don't get to go that often.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Love your project - sooo beautiful! TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

your layout is very nice

Thanks

Tristan

tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Love all the flowers on your lay-out! My sparkly favs are stickles and pearl blings!

RLS Innovations said...

I love that Cheshire Cat. I am a new follower.

Thanks for being on this blog hop.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

McVic said...

Oh I love your layout... Im a layout kinda girl. but that card with the cat is adorable you picked the perfect stamp to match! love that too!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com
im your newest follower

Leah said...

Love your layout it's so beautiful. I love the Cheshire Cat. My favorite sparkly things I have to say are my little one's eyes. I say that because that's the first thing I remember when he opened his eyes to me in the NICU and he just lights my day. The 2nd would be my hubby's eyes ~ the look he gives me when we embrace.
Leah
leah@leahscarddesigns.com
http://www.leahscarddesigns.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great layout and card!

I love Stickles!

TeacherMom said...

Both your layout and your card are absolutely gorgeous. I am also a huge Disney fan. Love the Mickey!!! So glad I teach grade one because I can surround myself in Disney stuff and no one bothers me about it!!!!! :)
Thanks for sharing your projects and for the chance to win.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Ashley said...

your layout and card are amazing. I think my favorite sparkly things are fireworks! I just love them so much!
TFS!!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Ashley A. said...

Great projects!! I sure love those flowers you added! Gorgeous :) My fave spparkly things are definately swarovski crystals. I put them on EVERYthing!

I am now following your blog! Yay!! xx

Ashley..

uberartist@hotmail.com

Nadia said...

Wow- just stumbled onto your fun blog and this bloghop! Love your music too! Just became a follower!

My favorite sparkly things are my sweet girl's little eyes!

Wende said...

Your cheshire cat is making me grin! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win.

4kids4 said...

Wonderful projects! LOVE the picture in your layout...great angle! And the Cheshire Cat is terrific...perfect and funny sentiment! Your blog is getting me more excited for our trip to Disney this fall...can't wait for the blog hop! My fave sparkly things are my middle son's eyes...they sparkle when he's up to no good!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.
sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

Lovely layout! And that card, so cute! I would have to say my favourite sparklies are rhinestones. I like adding them onto my projects! TFS :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Very nice. I like those flowers.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Katknit said...

Very nice layouts....

I am a follower of your blog.
Charlene
katknit at gmail dot com

Teri A said...

I love your layout and that cat so cute.
I am a new follower and I love glitter

Thank you,

Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Karen S. said...

You layout and card are awesome! I love the photo you took of the fountain - great perspective!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

DtsArt said...

wow the flowers are so great on the first layout! my favorite sparkly things is spark my heart feels when I hear my kids laugh

Lynda said...

Love the layout and your card! I love all things sparkly! If it shines then I love it! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Lynda
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Hey, Melissa, congrats on your first blog hop. What fun!

I love sparkly things like stickles and rhinestones. They help make things pop. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

coupondenise at live dot com

Karen Y said...

Gorgeous LO. I love your Cheshire Cat. I love any sparkly thing I can put on a scrapbook. I am a new follower.
Karen
countrygirlin_md at yahoo dot com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

M.M. DeZigns said...

I love the Cheshire Cat!!! Just love him!

My favorite shiny things are hotfix crystals - I am addicted to them... guess they remind me of a girl's best friend LOL!

Selina said...

Very nice layout! Love the color choices!

My favorite sparkly things is Stickles! I love the diamond color the best!

I'm a follower & thanks for coming by my blog!
http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Great LO. I love that statue, and I love the spot where the statue is too, don't you? It's generally fairly quiet back there and the benches nearby have come in handy a couple of times, lol.Tfs, and congratulations on your first hop!
firelass51@aol.com

Sandy said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love these Disney Carts!

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

What an awesome LO The card is just adorable

Thanks for sharing

Debi

cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net
http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

Peggy Sue said...

love your creations, so pretty!! I love that you are such a disney fanatic, we go every 3 months or so!!! mrsroddy8@aol.com
http://Icrea8cards.blogspot.com

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your projects are both so well done! I favorite sparkle would have to be my engagement/wedding band - even after all of these 27 years! It isn't big, but it sparkles!

mariannebrinkley at msn dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love your projects, the layout is gorgeous and the saying with the Cheshire cat is perfect. TFS

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Flamenco92627 said...

I love that LO, how dreamy. And the cat with that quote is just too cute! Thanks for the chance to win. I love sparkly blogs!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Melissa! I love that layout! And who doesn't love the Cheshire? I am going to have to check into the kid saying stamps - I love the one you used! I am a long time follower of your fabulous blog.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Laney said...

Great LO and card, I just love your blog thanks for sharing and a chance to win. My favorite sparkly thing is the smile on my Grandkids faces.

Later Tater,
Laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Shauna said...

Love your layout and card. Thanks for sharing. Your photo is amazing. My favorite sparkly thing is gems and stickles. Thanks for a chance to win.

SCar12350@aol.com

Jamie said...

I just love your LO, the picture is really neat and that's a great angle you took it from. The flowers are a beautiful addition to it.

The chesire cat card is so fun! I love how you made him shiny and the sentiment you used is perfect.

My favorite sparkly thing is my engagement ring. I have been married for almost 6 years now and I still love to stare at is as the light reflects it. also, I love glitter, ALOT!

Thanks for showing,
Jamie
glitterstampsandpaperohmy(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

Beautiful layout. and that card is awesome. great job!!! You did great on the blog. Just wonderful!
Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Tristi Pinkston said...

I am *very* distracted by sparkly things. Like, *very.* :)

doverdi said...

Great layout! Love the Cheshire Cat card & it does make you smile all over your face. TFS!

Tammy said...

Such cute creations...Sparkles in my childrens eyes when something good has happened.
smiles...Tammy

Wendy Crowe said...

I love all your Disney layouts! The Cheshire Cat is just too adorable! Thanks for sharing! I get my Disney fix from you! lol

tiffany said...

love the layout, all those layers of flowers are great! i am now a follower, thanks for a fun blog hop! http://bkfastattiffanys.blogspot.com/

- - Sheryl - - said...

Fabulous blowers with bling - so much work and quite effective!
Sheryl

billiejo said...

I love your Chesire Cat! What great sparkle to give her life! I love things that shimmer, and stickles is my go to "finisher". Of course, rhinestones set the stage for some of my projects. I guess if it sparkles, I like it! I like your blog too and have signed up to follow. Thanks for the chance to win such a great package.

Lisa said...

Love the cheshire cat and that quote is perfect for him!!

Pat N. said...

Your layout is really pretty with all those flowers. And the chesshire cat is simply adorable!! along with the sentiment. I've seen those stamps; really cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy, I'm already a follower.--Pat N.

Amy said...

Love the LO and adore that card, especially the sentiment!!! My fav sparklies to use when I craft are Kaiser Craft Rhinestones...Love them!!

LesleyfromWI said...

Wonderful projects. Your LO turned out gorgeous; especially love the way you did the flowers. The card is too cute....love that cat and colors!

Brenna said...

I LOVE Chesire cat!! soo awesome, it looks even better with the metallic paper. Diamonds are a girls best friend!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Misty said...

LOVE the cat!
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Your layout is pretty. I love the picture. I just adore your card. I have those sentiments. I just love what kids say.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

Linda Dale said...

Awesome card and layout. New follower
www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What a Great LO! I love all the flowers!! The Cheshire Cat is super cute:) My favorite sparkly things are gems!!
follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Debc06 said...

Love both your projects. That cat is just darling. Love the sentiment on it. My most favorite sparkly things are the stickles and gems that I use to decorate cards and layouts with. Oh and of course my rings that have rubies and diamonds in them.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the LO. I really need to go to Disneyland. Everytime I look at your blog, it reaffirms that everytime. I love, love, love, Stickles and bling. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! I must agree I love everything about Disney myself! Your LO turned out beautiful but the card put a big grin on my face. TFS.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

just about forgot...diamonds! or for the poor mans bugets stikles!

Ronnie said...

I love your layout! The flowers are so cute! My fav sparkly thing to use is stickles!

Nana Jo said...

Love that Cheshire cat and I love all things shiny and sparkly and love those stickles.

mmlmn @polarcomm.com

kristyscraps said...

My favorite sparkly things are...the big blue eyes of my baby boy (almost 5 now)...sometimes they just sparkle somethin' fierce when I print his photos!

Melissa said...

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Cricut Critter said...

awesome LO and card. Love the chesire and he is so sparkly, perfect for thie hop.

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