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Saturday, September 24, 2011

3rd edition of the Original Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of The Original Disney~Pixar Blog Hop! Shawn and I are thrilled with the continued excitement and support of our Disney~Pixar blog hops! After taking the summer off from creating and blogging I am very happy to be back with all of you again!   You should be arriving from Shawn's Blog, if you just happened to stumbled across my blog you will definitely want to head back to Shawn's so you don't miss any of the fun!

My project today is a Pooh Bear diaper cake that I made for my cousin Nicole who is expecting her little boy in just 11 more days!  I had so much fun making it and it was a big hit at the baby shower!  I loved being on the lookout for Pooh items that I could incorporate into the cake.  I found some cute Pooh Bear wash cloths and bibs that I was able to roll up the same size as the diapers and use them as replacements for a diaper in strategically selected places. 

I have to thank Shawn at Crafty Chics Blog for her detailed instructions on putting together a diaper cake!  She did a blog tutorial in July which she posted in sections over a few days.  If you are interested in viewing her tutorial, be sure to start with Part One ~ Diaper Cake Getting Started.  I will throw one additional little tip in to go along with Shawn's instructions.  I was at home and ready to get started and I didn't have any ribbon or large enough rubberbands that would work to secure the diapers together in the larger layers.  Since the rubberbands were not large enough to go around the entire bundle I just started grouping 5-6 diapers at a time around the core base that I already had placed a rubberband around by adding a new rubberband and securing it to the base by stretching the rubberband around at least one of the diapers in the exisiting core.  I continued this same pattern of piecing together another 5 or 6 at a time and securing with a new rubberband.  I was using the small Goody rubberbands out of the hair care aisle.  I decided to use those on the diapers because I didn't have to wrap them more than once.  I could just roll the diaper and slide the rubberband over it!  Does that make sense to everyone the way I wrote it?  I hope so...I should have taken a picture of that step to add.  Once I got the enter layer complete THEN I added the decorative ribbon around the outside, but it wasn't for structure...just as a finishing touch.

I did a mixture of sized diapers for my cake.  The top 3 levels are size 2 diapers and the bottom layer is size 3.  My cousin was registered for Luvs brand diapers and when I opened the bags I was disappointed because they weren't just white on the outside (are any of the diapers just plain white anymore other than cloth ones?  lol).  Not only were they not white....they had PURPLE on them, but once I rolled one up I took a look at it and thought to myself...hmmm...the pattern kind of looks like a honeycomb which was perfect for a Pooh Bear diaper cake!  So it all ended up working out great!




I found a red plastic plater at Party City (16" in diameter) which was the perfect base for the cake.  The Pooh bear ribbon, red satin ribbon and the red & yellow tulle were all purchased from Joanns.  


Now for my blog candy!  Today I am giving away a $15 Disney Gift Card! 


To be eligible for a chance to win my blog candy you must become a follower if you aren't already and leave ONE comment on this post. 

You will have until Tuesday morning September 27, 2011 at 9 AM EST to enter for my blog candy. Winner will be announced that same day. I will use Random org to draw the winner and they will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 and a whole new set of bloggers and creations!  I will also be offering up a Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge for blog candy tomorrow so you won't want to miss a chance to win that! 

We are also trying something new this go around and having a Disney~Pixar link up party on Monday!  We will have 3 categories:  Layouts, Cards and Everything Else!  I know that a lot of you have made tie dye Mickey head t-shirts from my tutorial here on my blog, I would LOVE if you shared them during the link-up party!  My blog will be hosting the Card Category, but I will have links to the other 2 blogs as well.  I will be offering up a $25 Disney Gift Card for the winner of my Card Category Link-Up Party so be sure to come back and share a Disney~Pixar creation with me!!!

Now I send you off to the next stop of our hop Tami's Craft Connection.  Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

In case you are interested in checking out our first two Disney~Pixar Blog Hops, here are the links to my posts. 

1st Disney~Pixar Blog Hop
Tie Dyed Mickey Head T-shirts
2nd Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 1
2nd Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 2

123 comments:

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

GOOD MORNING, Melissa!! Your diaper cake is super-duper adorable!!! I like how you searched for Pooh items to add to your cake and didn't use traditional "blue boy" colors for your tulle and ribbons.

I hope that when my dear daughter has another baby, Pooh will be the theme so I can make this adorable cake for her. I made her one for Charlotte's shower (my first grandbaby!!) and the theme was monkeys. Before my Disney Pixar blog posting, you can see it reprised if you want to see another diaper cake!

Have a Disney Day! Thank you for having me on this super blog hop!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Judi said...

I love the diaper cake! My daughter recently got married and her friends did a cake for her shower with the towels and wash cloths she registered for. They formed a bride and groom with the towels and had all sorts of bathroom supplies and toiletries decorating it! Too cute! Thanks for sharing how to make the diaper cake because ever since the bride and groom cake, I have wondered how to do it! I think I will have to try my hand at making one for a friend. Thanks for the blog hop! Missed ya this summer!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Good morning Melissa! You diaper cake is so cute. I can see why everyone loved it. :)

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

The diaper cake is so cute!
Wendy@arrowa.com

jessica said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your diaper cake. It turned out amazing!! These make such great gifts and always take the "top" gift at a shower!
TFS your awesome project, for the chance to win and for another excellent hop!
Have a great day and i'll see you tomorrow :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Shawn Mosch said...

Your diaper cake turned out GREAT! I love that ribbon.

Can you believe we are on our third Disney Pixar Blog Hop together? I am so glad that we connected and were able to do these projects together.

Hugs!
Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
Crafty Chics Blog
and
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
Webmasters Earn Money Here!

Eva said...

wow, Your diaper cake is amazing...great job! i am a new follower.
Eva :0)
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http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

jers52 said...

fun diaper cake. I haven't made one of these yet. Perhaps I will get inspired by yours! Just joined as a follower.

Jan
jerspohn@gmail.com

2Ksmommy said...

That is the cutest diaper cake I've ever seen!

The Hilton tribe said...

Love your Pooh Cake! Very cute and useful. Any mom would love to receive it as a gift. Can't wait to read the rest of the 'Hop'. Gotta love Disney!

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful Diaper Cake, it is simply adorable! I am already a follower and love your work! ~Susan~

Regis_mom1@comcast.net

Lori Apgar said...

Oh My Wow!!! Love your Pooh Diaper Cake!!! I just giggled thinking of Pooh and diaper together (he he) can you tell I work with little ones?

I love how you used the blanket to wrap the top layer!

Thanks for another awesome hop!!!!

Margie said...

Your diaper cake is soo,so cute!! Love it!

Jazmin said...

I love your diaper cake - it came out soo great - especially with the traditional Pooh colors!!

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

What a cute diaper cake. My post is up now if you will correct the lineup please.

Sanndra Joy Mitchell said...

Hi Melissa: I bet your cousin was absolutely thrilled when she saw the Pooh Diaper/etc.cake. So unique! I also checked out your died Mickey shirts. They were all great!

Paula said...

Am leaving with my dh and kids in Dec and could use this on our trip. Can't wait to get through the entire blog!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Disney and am even thinking of trying your tye dye shirts for our trip.

Jenny said...

Love your diaper cake! It is so super cute :)
I'm already a follower :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! Just so cool! Love the diaper cake! But of course I love anything to do with Disney! Welcome back to the blogging world.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Karen S. said...

You did a great job with the diaper cake! I'm already a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

jodiloveselvis said...

Perfect timing - my daughter's baby shower is in 3 weeks and we are making a diaper cake. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jessica said...

Good Morning Mellisa. The diaper cake is amazing. I love how it has everything a couple would need for a new baby, not just diapers. You incorporated a ton of awesome items...great job!
:O)
Jessica

Elizabeth said...

How adorable! My friends are past the baby stage, but I will definetly keep it in mind for whenn the grandchildren start showing up. Pooh is my favorite guy! I am a new follower:)http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

pruttybird said...

Great job on the diaper cake. I have a baby shower coming up soon and this is just the perfect gift :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

RLS Innovations said...

That POOH cake is so cute.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Carrie K said...

Super cute diaper cake!!

Dawn, RI said...

just love the diaper cake. And I love the theme "POOH"
Im a follower and just love your disney spirit
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Diane said...

The diaper cake is adorable - these are always such a fun and useful gift. Congratulations to your cousin! Thanks for organizing the hop and including me.

Tonya said...

What a fabulous diaper cake. My 2 year old daughter is sitting behind me and got super excited when she saw it!

I'm a new follower.

Tonya
ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Love the diaper cake. It is so cute!!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Cathie w said...

so so so cute ..love you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

barbsmith2536 said...

Wonderful diaper cake. Fabulous.

barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

Steph said...

What a fabulous gift and a perfect table decoration..You did a great job...Makes me want to have another baby shower..or host one. This is fun thanks for inviting ..me ..Happy Saturday

Jessica said...

Very cute cake! It happens that I'm doing a shower for my son and DIL for their baby due in Dec. I've been looking for a pattern for a cake. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Welcome back, Melissa! And what an awesome Pooh diaper cake!! It's sooooo adorable and so sweet. You did a terrific job. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for hosting another fun Disney/Pixar blog hop!

coupondenise at live dot com

Judy said...

Awesome diaper cake - I love how you incorporated all the other things, too! My oldest son's nursery was all Classic Pooh. TFS:-) You were one of the very first blogs I followed...
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

S.Bayles said...

Love the project. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Disney World also and since I no longer live in Fla. this is one of the things I miss. I am a follower now. I love Kristals stamps. Please visit my small blog and follow me too.
Blog:
http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

craftaholic said...

Hi Melissa!!
It has been a while!! I love your diaper cake and it turned out so adorable!!TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Reddy said...

I really love the Pooh that is too cute, someone is going to really enjoy getting that cake

Jane said...

OMG! your diaper cake is amazing!
the colors are beautiful.
Thanks for giving us the chance to win!

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Melissa, I don't want to leave your blog page!!!! I'm having sooooo much fun with the music & looking at this super cute (useful) in the END -get it! diaper cake. What a fun gift for a shower. Winnie the Pooh is terrific as the cake topper. I'll be stopping by again tomorrow so I can grab some more "good Disney feelings music". We live 3 hours from Disney & my kids are there today. TFS
Claire (already following)
http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/

mjblahnik56 said...

Awesome diaper cake soooo cute I am a new follower TFS


mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Glora said...

Talk about the PERFECT Pooh Bear diaper cake! I bet she LOVED it to pieces! I love all the little extras you added to make it just perfect! And I totally agree that the design on the diapers does kind of look like honeycomb so it totally worked! Amazing job! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Ceci's Blog said...

What a cute diaper cake!!! love it!!!
cecy

L.B. said...

Super fun diaper cake and love your disney hops...I am hopping to Disney n Thursday for a fun Halloween day...yeah

http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

Cherie said...

Super cute diaper cake!! I love it! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn B. said...

The diaper cake is so cute! Pooh is my favorite so it's a natural hit with me:) No baby showers in my near future (I hope) but something to put in the file for future use, thanks.

Lynn B.
http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

labdogs42 said...

Super cute cake! Love it!

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

LOVE the diaper cake! Thanks for the link to a tutorial as I wanted to try making one of these too :)

I became a follower of your blog!

Happy Disney crafting!
Michelle

Leslie McGhee said...

Wow, What a great present to give someone. It is just super.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Melissa, would you please email me. I have a question about the linking party. Sorry to post here, but I can't find your email address. Thanks for your help!

coupondenise at live dot com

Kathy said...

Love your diaper cake! nd who doesn't love Pooh?! Looking forward to the link party. Thanks!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Renea said...

Love the diaper cake. Pooh is so super cute:0)!

Renea
nurses1977@yahoo.com

Gloria Westerman said...

This is fabulous!!! Love your idea about grouping them....and all the stuff you put on it...man...you got them cover...awesome creations and idea....tfs

Mel said...

Darling diaper cake- I would think the diapers would be white too.

CathyinMN said...

Your Pooh diaper cake is adorable! No wonder everyone loved it! TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Brenda said...

you did such a great job on the diaper cake! thanks for sharing.

Creative Cutter Room said...

Awesome Cake! What a great idea-I LOVE Pooh Bear and wish I still had little ones to play Winnie the Pooh with. I guess I will just have to rely on my Disney friends. Great job-love the hop. Can't wait for my turn day two. Hugs Cathie

Carrie said...

Hi, another new follower here! Love your diaper cake! Makes me wish I knew someone having a baby now... two friends just had theirs this month. Thanks for the great idea!

~Carrie

Jessica said...

This diaper cake is super cute! I love it!
Jessica
http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pooh diaper cake.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Edwina said...

I love your baby gift! It is wonderful! I am sure your friend will be very happy with it. You put a lot of thought and effort into your gift. You are a very thoughtful and good friend. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

angie ashuk said...

Great diaper cake!! My first born had a Pooh themed room, and I would have loved to recieve this.

Stacey said...

What a super cute cake! I keep waiting for a reason for me to make one of these but I think that all of my friends and family are done having babies :( Maybe I will try to do a wedding themed cake or even for a younger birthday.

Stacey

Debbie said...

I have become a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

scraphappybette said...

Love the cake!!
TFS
Bette
scrapbooks1953atsbcglobaldotnet
believedreamcreate.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

So adorable!! im already a follower

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations atgmail dot com

Cozy Crop House said...

Hi--I am a new follower. I love your diaper cake with all the Pooh embellies, but your Mickey tie-dye tee shirts are fabulous!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kwilt said...

What a great project!!
Disney is so much fun to make things with!
TFS!
hugs...kathy
kwilt_81 at hotmail dot com

tandkparker said...

Just love your Pooh Diaper Cake!! I think Hannah and I will be making on for our next baby shower.

What another great hop!! Thks!
Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Becks Cricards said...

what a cute diaper cake! I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I am a long time follower.

thanks

becky
becky (DOT) mayhewlear (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Memurz said...

Sooooo sorry I had to delete the first comment...My daughter came and pushed some buttons on the keyboard before I was finished and it just didn't make sense.....

Welcome back! I love when you have the Disney Blog Hops!! !I am a huge Disney fan and love, love, love the fun projects shown on here!!!
miriam_murray at yahoo dot com

silvia said...

Adorable diaper cake!!!

Jodie R said...

Adorable diaper cake! It has that Disney feel to it and when I look at I can't help but be happy!

Connie said...

Your site is great I love it. will check it out often. than ks. Love the disney blog hop

OCCricut said...

SOOO VERY FUN!!! TFS!

saetterman at aol dot com

callyannc said...

Adorable! What a funtastic cake! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Peggie said...

How cute is this! I used Winnie for both of my daughters nursery rooms. Would love to win the gift card! Thanks for the chance. Already a follower of your blog.

Darla said...

Great project and thanks for the tip too!!
I am a new follower (and email follower too). Wonderful blog. TFS!

DIANA L. said...

This is such a super idea I love.
great blog hop

Debby said...

Cute project. I have never tried anything like this.
angel hugs
Debby

Cathy said...

I am a new follower, your blog is amazing. i love the diaper cke, very well done:)
My son is at Disneyland on his honeymoon, lucky guy.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

just became a follwer, awesome diaper cake. i love pooh


rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminsi.blogspot.com

Nanette said...

What a CUTE diaper cake! I am a new follower

Jamie said...

Love the pooh cake!!!

Jamie said...

So cute! I'm a new follower.

jlieungh23@gmail.com

Ryansmaama said...

Love your diaper cake. I have become a follower and love what I have seen on your blog thus far. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrows@cmaaccess.com

Lisa said...

Hi Melissa! so excited to be back doing another Disney blog hop with you!!! what a amazing pooh cake!! too cute!!


Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

I seen diaper cakes before, but none as adorable as yours. Thanks for sharing your talent.


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Maria said...

OMG! Your diaper cake is super duper cute!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Shauna said...

The diaper cake is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Scar12350@aol.com

Happyscrapin said...

I love your diaper cake and the Pooh theme is adorable! Any new mother would fall in love with the cake too! Thanks for sharing a super gift idea. I am now a follower of your blog.

happyscrapin@blogspot.com
plese.cathy@yahoo.com

Jennasa said...

I am so happy that I found your blog. I love Disney World so much that I go once a year and sometimes even twice.
I am now a follower and I can not wait to try the tie die Mickey shirt.
jnoodle08 at gmail dot com.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great diaper cake it turned out so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win
Kristan(Follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

Wow,great gift for a baby shower!Very cute,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Mona said...

Love your baby cake! Pooh is my favorite Disnet character.

Thank you for sharing!

littlen said...

what a cute idea. tfs. i'm already a follower.

. said...

OMGoodness this is fabulous!!! I love Pooh Bear!
I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Your diaper cake turned out great!

Anne Hall said...

Love your diaper cake. Thank you for the chance to win

shutterbuggin said...

Love love this cake. So amazing! thanks for the chance to win

Norma R said...

Awesome diaper cake, very creative and very cute!

Carrie said...

Adorable diaper cake!!!! I love anything Pooh and this was so sweet! Your cousin will love it :)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your Disney themed Diaper cake. wonderful baby shower gift.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, I bet that Pooh diaper cake was a huge success! Too stinkin' cute!

well..off to the next hop..thanks for this..

jcamp2020 at aol

Lara said...

This is so cool! What a wonderful present. I am bookmarking this to make sure I know how to do it for the next party! lclass003@gmail.com

Liz said...

fantastic cake !!! Love Pooh

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Love the diaper cake! What a great idea.

Cyndi S said...

Adorable Disney diaper cake.
cstephenson at q dot com

Amy Chomas said...

Oooh someone is going to be so lucky to get that diaper cake, adorable!!!

Beary Amazing said...

Ha! My daughter is into Mickey Mouse! Ever since she was a baby (of course, inspired by her mom *wink*), I showered her with Mickey Mouse Related Items; however, the love for Mickey, really, caught on! I even surprised her with a Mickey and Minnie Designed Bedroom, when I bought a house, designed both my daughter's bedrooms, the other daughter, a Tweety Bird Theme; when we moved in! I guess that you can tell, by now, that Mom, is into Disney, and Disney Characters! This is why I joined your blog! I love that Music Box! Now, you made some work for me because, now, I am going to have to try to find it, for my Blog! lol Not a Disney theme; however, maybe a theme that will go well, with my blog ( http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ )! Loved the 'Poo Cake,' maybe, if I ever have grandchildren, I will try to make one, with either a Tweety Theme, or a Mickey theme; depending which one decides to, finally, bless me! lol

P.S. when my daughter went to College, she introduced herself, and went by, Mikki, there, for the last 4 years! No! That is not her real name! I think that she is using it at her new job, also! lol

Juliana T said...

this is the cutest thing! I will have to keep it in mind as one of my nieces just announced she is pregnant. Thanks!

faithtrustnpixiedust said...

Love the Diaper Cake! I have a baby shower to go to soon, and I wish I had the time to make one (or the skill).

Amy said...

Melissa, OUTSTANDING DIAPER CAKE!! WOW!! I love all the little extras -- Shawn did do a fantastic job on that tutorial -- How sweet that you were able to make such a FABULOUS one for the hop!! :)

I am a long-time follower, and will continue to enjoy visiting you!! :) Thanks for sharing -- What fun to hop with you this weekend!! :)

Hope you'll join the Disney/Pixar Decoration Challenge at Love To Crop! beginning tomorrow!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Kaye said...

People, you just don't know how CUTE this is in person!!! LOVE it!

Anna said...

What an awesome diaper cake. Just too sweet.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

WoW! Super diaper cake! Already a follower! TFS! abusybee24@cox.net

forpahl5 said...

This is so dang cute! I always forget this idea for baby showers! I will have to try it soon! Thanks!

gobraves2 said...

Cute diaper cake.

I receive your posts by email.

Barbara

Amanda said...

Luv the diaper cake~would luv 2 learn 2 make 1! I New follower of your blog via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Comments closed for blog candy chances at 120 9/27/11 9:42 AM

Melissa said...

Wow, what a great job on your Diaper cake, so much detail, great job!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute center piece!!! Love it and TFS
Hugs

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