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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop -- Day TWO -- Ears to YOU!! :)

Welcome to Day TWO of the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop!!
Hey everyone!! :)  I'm so excited to be a part of this FANTASTIC hop!!  I am a HUGE Disney fan -- Disney World is still one of my most favorite vacation spots!! This is Day TWO of the hop (there was a completely different line-up yesterday), so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

If you're ready to begin this Magical Adventure with me, then let's get started...  If you've hopped over from Tami, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Mickey, Pooh, and Woody FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Shawn's blog because...  If you want to begin at the beginning, then you must start at the START!! :)

For the hop today, I made something I'm very, very, VERY excited about!!  If you are a regular visitor to my blog, then you know how much I LOVE to make what I call "transformer" boxes...  Here is my latest addition to my collection....
Yes...  My Mickey Ears hat is made completely of scrapbook paper...  It's actually big enough to fit on my head too!!  I created this "hat" in similar fashion to my paper luminaries (pumpkins and apples) and my double-layer birthday cake...
The emblem on the front is cut with the Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge -- This was one of my very first cartridges, and it's STILL one of my all-time favorites -- I can make the Mickey Font work for almost anything!! :)  Of course, this wouldn't qualify as one of my "transformer" boxes if it didn't hold a secret....
So when you lift the hat....  What you'll find inside is....
.... Room for a LOT of Disney pictures, embellishments, and memorabilia...  Because it's an explosion box!!
I used paper from my Creative Memories Disney Additions Kit (available HERE) to make some photo mats for all the FUN photos you can add....
This is a hexagon explosion box...  I hand cut all the pieces for these boxes with my trimmer...  So other than the emblem on the front of the hat, I can make one of these completely Cricut-less!!
So whaddya think???  Did that make it worth hopping all the way through to the END of the hop???  :)  I sure hope you've enjoyed my little creation here....

I'd like to thank Shawn and Melissa for including me in this WONDERFUL and MAGICAL Hop --  I'd also like to thank  all of my wonderful friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a FABULOUS hop!!  Now....   Before you leave...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

I have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments to one fabulous winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "Who is YOUR favorite Disney character (mine is -- can you guess? -- Mickey!!)?"!! 
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you follow Love To Crop! via Networked Blogs -- (CLICK HERE then leave me an extra comment for your bonus chance!)
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, September 28th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  You have OFFICIALLY reached the END of the hop!!  If you missed the first day you can go HERE.  And remember, if you want to be the FIRST to know about upcoming hops, be sure to join Shawn and Melissa's Blog Hop Facebook Page.

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!)

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop

  1. Shawn
  2. Melissa
  3. Kim
  4. Bobbi Jo
  5. Jenny
  6. Jessica
  7. Cathie
  8. Jamie
  9. Kaye
  10. Susan
  11. Tami
  12. Amy :)  You are HERE (and you've reached "The End")
Until next time,


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Amy I just love your mickey hat explosion box! You are amazing! Wow hats off to you. ;)


Amanda said...

Amy-I am head over heels 4 this Mickey Ear/hat Explosion Box!!! U never cease 2 amaze me w/ you work & creativity! I know I say this all the time, but u really inspire me everytime I visit your blog & see your projects! U r awesome! Not only creative but generous as well! Now, as far as my fave Disney character: Darkwing Duck! A lot of people may not remember him, his show wasn't on TV 4 very long. My mom got me the 1 & only Darkwing Duck stuffed animal that our local Disney store had when I was in either middle school or a freshman in high school & I still have it! Thanks Amy 4 the wonderful project & inspiration & awesome prize! AAFollower via GFC! prhmangel at gmail dot com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

OMG, ending the Hop on this explosion box is like having fireworks at the end of a Fourth of July picnic!!! What a great way to send us off to our craft rooms to get busy!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Jazmin said...

Your hat/explosion box is AMAZING and so inspiring!!

My fav Disney character is Princess Tiana and Tinkerbell.

MsPoet2Be at Gmail dot Com

jessica said...

What an awesome way to end this hop!!
That mickey hat was WOW to me...then you shared the explosion part and I am blown away....this is amazing!! I love Mickey and you have done an awesome job with this project! TFS and for the chance to win :)

Debby said...

Amy, this is awesome! I would love to have directions for this. You have a lot of work in this one and such a awesome job. Love it!
My favorite is Lady from Lady and the Tramp although it is hard to pick just one as I am a real Disney fan!
angel hugs
angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

Shawn Mosch said...

Talk about going out with a bang . . . that is awesome! And of course my favorite character is Mickey also.

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

Carrie said...

This box is amazing!! Yesterday I became a follower and FB fan. today I added the networked blogs to follow as well. I can't wait to spend more time looking at your work!

~ Carrie

Carrie said...

Once again I forgot to leave my favorite character... EEyore!

~ Carrie

Tammy said...

So So great I hope we can get the pattern. I have to make this!!!
You are very creative!

My favorite is Belle

Tammy S

L.B. said...

INSANE!!! This is amazing!!! I can not say anything else because welll totally insane..Love it

Karen S. said...

Wow! Your explosion box is absolutely INCREDIBLE!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG!This is just one of the best explosion box ever. Awesome job! Totally I really really mean it! AWESOME JOB!

littlen said...

fantastic project. one of the best i've ever seen. tfs.

Mallika said...

wow .. this one is fantastic /.
you are so innovative !

Vicki said...

Your hat/box is outstanding. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at

angie ashuk said...

That box has got to be one of the best things I've ever seen!!! Amazing!! I'm a new follower.

angie ashuk said...

oh, and I follow on networked blogs, and my favs are Tinkerbell and Mickey

cema1cema said...

What an excellent project!! Very cool!! Christina

Rhonda Emery said...

love this mickey how amazing. love it.

shutterbuggin said...

what an awesome box and album!! Soo much work. Love it. I already follow by email.
fav character is tigger. ;o)

Jessica said...

Amy, this last project was a magnificent Grand Finale to the Hop!!! It is beautiful and explosive with creativity! You are truly amazing!
My favorite Disney character of all time is Thumper!

Connie said...

This is truley amazing. i am so glad to have found your site and can now follow it. Mickey is also my favorite. thanks

Susan said...

What a fantastic ending to a great blog hop! I absolutely love your Mickey explosion box! My favorite Disney character is Mickey Mouse, the one who started it all! Thanks for sharing! ~Susan~

callyannc said...

Amazing Amy! Incredible! Fantastic! CallyAnn

Jennasa said...

I am a new follower. I love the exploding Mickey box! My favorite character is Minnie. :)

my addy is jnoodle08 at gmail dot com

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

I am also following you through networked blogs!

shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Stacey said...

I am new to your blog and already hooked! That box is amazing :):) Our current fav is Wall-e....but our fav is constantly changing! We just love everything Disney :)

shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Melissa said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I wouldn't even know where to begin trying to create something like that! I am in awe! Thanks so much for joining us for the hop!

My favorite Disney character is Pluto!!!


Ava Fernandez said...

Wow that is beautiful, you did such an awesome job, thank you so much for sharing this. Ava

Peggie said...

Wow - this is amazing. You are so very creative. Love the explosion box. I have not tried this before. Thanks for a chance to win such a nice gift. Peggie

Susan said...

I would love to know how to make one of these, this is so cute. Please let me know if there is a link or a site where I can learn to make one like this.

Thank you :)

Norma R said...

That explosion hat is just too cute, how clever!

My fav disney character is Winnie the Pooh

Thanks for the chance

Darla said...

2nd comment for following via networked blogs.

Jo said...

What a cute Mickey hat. I like Tinker Bell the best. Keep up the good work.

Cherie said...

So awesome! I am going to have to makes something like that, it is really great!! My fav character is Belle. Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at

Tami B. said...

O my gosh--speechless...when have you ever known me to be that?!! I was going to kid you and say they saved the best for last, but then I got to your post and said WOW! they really did save the best for last!! Girl, this one knocked my socks off, I just hope I can get motivated enough to make one for myself because I super love this.

pruttybird said...

WOW ... that is one adorable Mickey explosion box. Incredible :) My favorite Disney character is Donald Duck.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Sue said...

Amy this is the greatest thing. I agree with Amanda when she said you NEVER cease to amaze and inspire me every time I visit your blog. I am so glad I joined as a follower. (Plus Amanda I love Darkwing Duck!!! My son went as him for Halloween one year.) I'm still a Donald fan. Not to show my age (LOL) but on the original Mickey Mouse Club complete with Annette, I used to jump up and down every time Donald tried to get his name in on the theme song. Oh my, I AM old. Thanks for bringing back great memories. You are awesome. Sorry I can't follow you on facebook, but I will never miss a blog post I promise. Oh, who's the leader of our band that's made for you and me:L-O-V-E T-O C-R-O-P-!!!!!!!(sounds like eee)

Edwina said...

I am a follower of your blog. I love your Mickey Mouse hat box! I've read where you have made other boxes. I love them! I need instructions, PLEASE.(: Oh well, I still haven't got the hang of the smiley face. My favorite is Pooh. I love his happy nature and when something goes wrong he says"Oh bother!" and goes on. Wish I was more like that. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Edwina said...

I am a follower on google, networks and facebook. Imust really love your site. I really do! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrownatcomcastdotnet

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

Oh my this box is absolutely adorable! I would just love, love, love to know how you make it. My whole family is totally in love with Disney.

craftaholic said...

Amy, You are the most awesome, talented and creative Papercrafter I have ever met!! Thank you so much!!!! I am a follower and you know it...LOL
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

That explosion box is so cute! Fantastic job. Eeyore is my favorite character!

Sarah said...

I was already a follower of your blog, but signed up in the networked blogs today.

craftaholic said...

I am now a network follower now and My Favorite is MICKEY!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the hat explosion album. What a show piece. Eeyore is my favorite disney character.

Mona said...

How adorable! My favorite Disney character is Winnie the Pooh!

Thanks for sharing! Loved it!


Hope M. said...

such a cool box, you have inspired me to try to make one!

Hope M. said...

favorite chara is the genie from aladdin, he has been many laughs for our family. my husband and i saw aladdin the theatre on our first date.

AmyJRockstar said...

This is so awesome! You are the Queen of explosion boxes! So love them. Still have yet to make one. My favorite Disney character is either Ariel or Mulan. I think. LOL I haven't really thought of that before and that's my answer for the moment. :) LOL Thanks for sharing your awesome project and the chance to win!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

I don't even know what to say but....amazing!!! this is the best project I have seen! you did a wonderful job and then when you removed the hat...WOW!! great job! my favorite Disney characters are Princess Jasmine and Aladdin! thanks for sharing

ScrapMyWay said...

There are talented crafters and then there is AMY! WAY past talented, creative and always a joy to follow. The explosion box is like being @ Disney for the fireworks at the end of a long day. The hop was amazing & ending it this way is soooooo inspiring that I must stop typing & start making something! Please stop by & see my Cinderella page that I will link up. Thanks for the give a way, your posts are candy!! TFS.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You did the Mouse proud with the Mickey Mouse explosion box. My fav Disney character non-animated is Captain Jack Sparrow and animated is Wall-e. I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World FL thru high school & college. Thanks for chance to win.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

SiskiyouSue said...

Amy, that hat is unbelievable, what a great job! I am now following you every way possible... even e-mail. I love your work, am always glad to see what you've come up with.

Lara said...

What a beautiful site! I love your project! My favorite character is Daisy Duck. I am a new follower! lclass at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

So seriously...IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN'T TRANSFORM INTO A BOX? I just absolutely love this. I am so thinking of hiring you for a project. Love, love, love it. I wish I had your talent, even half of it would be okay with me.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

My favorite Disney character is Dumbo, do you even have to ask

ScrapinShana said...

OMG! LOVE LOVE LOVE the explosion box! It's fabulous!! My favorite character is Mickey and my kids love him too! Their bathroom is even Mickey themed =)

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

OMG, how cute, you are still on my top list of crafters, YOU GO GIRL!

I have 2 favorite characters but I am gonna go with Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

Minnie is my fav.I am a follower,Great exploding hat! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love it! This is just too adorable.

My favorite disney character is.....TINKERBELL! I love her <3


Becky {dot} mayhewlear {at} gmail {dot} com

OCCricut said...

SUCH an AMAZING project!!!

I LOVE Ariel!! and Piglett ... there's so many!!

saetterman at aol dot com


OCCricut said...

I'm a follower via Network Blogs!!

saetterman at aol dot com

Lori Apgar said...

Holy Moly ~ your Mickey Ear Hat/Explosion Box is AMAZING!!!! I would love to have one of these babies for each of our Disney Vacations!!!! What a great way to end the Hop!!!

I love Pooh the best ~ he is so cuddly and sweet!!

I follow you here and network blogs ~ so glad to be in another hop with you!!!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...
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Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Wow, my jaw is on the ground! What an amazing explosion box!! You are a remarkable crafter! I am so impressed. This Mickey hat explosion box is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

My favorite characters are Jessie, Woody & Buzz from Toy Story 2.

coupondenise at live dot com

tandkparker said...

Your Mickey Hat blew me away! At first I thought it was just a hat but then the magic came and out popped all those display areas!!

What a terrific project and great instructions!

TFS - Kim a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Eva said...

oh my goodness, love it!!! you always inspire me Amy. this is so wonderful!!! I am of course a very happy follower of yours.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Eva said...

I forgot to say Mickey is my favorite too.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

DIANA L. said...

both projects are awesome

Amanda said...

I'm also following u via Networked Blogs now! thanks so much Amy! prhmangel at gmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

I love your Mickey hat explosion box! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I was hoping that would be the prize, but I know you put waaaay too much work into it for that. My favorite Disney character is also Mickey -- he was the very first and there wouldn't be Disney without him. Thanks for the chance to win.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Cassie said...

WOW!!! What an incredible project...I can't even imagine how long it took you to make. My favorite Disney character is the Cheshire Cat! The moon constantly reminds me of his smile.

Just became a follower...thanks for the opportunity!

I also created something of my own for the hop and posted on my blog:

wednobx at comcast dot net

JulieK said...

Oh my gosh!! This is awesome!! You did such a great job with your explosion box. I so need to try to make one of these.


wow you make such great explosion boxes!! Great job, i am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win!!My favorite character is dumbo!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Wow wow...awesome job. Do not know if I could figure his one out. My favorite Disney character is and always will be Cinderella!
thanks for a wonderful hop!!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

WOW This is amazing. Just wonderful. My fave is Tinkerbelle.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a follower
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cassie said...

Bonus: now following Love to Crop! via Networked Blogs.

wednobx at comcast dot net

RLS Innovations said...

That hat and explosion box is terriffic. I am a new follower. I was going to follow networked blogs but didn't know how. I do love your designs - you don't skimp. They are very detailed.

my email is rolfe974 at prodigy dot net

Nanette said...

Wow! What an amazing project. TFS! Where's the picture of you with the hat on???

My favorite Disney character is Tigger!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Kathy Salido said...

Wow Amy, your project is absolutely fabulous!! My favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Amy!! I love It!! My favorite character is piglet. Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Dawn, RI said...

I just love your explosion box. Totally awesome...
Dawn RI

Kathy said...

Wow! This has got to be the most creative explosion box I've seen! Thanks so much for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOWZERS Amy!! LOVE LOVE this project it's amazing:) all I can say:) WOW! TFS

Paula said...

My favorite Disney character is MICKEY too!! I LOVE this box and hope I can figure out how to make it. My son, who will be 3 in December is having a Mickey party and I would love to make something similar to this for the party favor boxes!!! Thanks so much for being so creative and sharing.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, you amaze me with these boxes. Wonderful job! TFS

My favorite character is Minnie Mouse! I think, I kinda like most of them, LOL!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Forgot to say I am a follower of your awesome blog and a face book fan and a You tube fan and I even get E-mail updates.

I can't seem to get enough of your great blog, you create such amazing projects.

Look forward to many more!

Cricut for Beginners said...

Soooo cool I love the explosion box and the bold color choices! Awesome work!!

Judy said...

Amy, you never, ever cease to AMAZE me!!! This explosion box is fantastic!! WOW! My fav is Tigger!!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Judy said...

I joined you on networked blogs!!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Amanda said...

I'm also following u via Networked Blogs now 2! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Glora said...

Holy moly this is INCREDIBLE. I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Mickey is my favorite too! Hugs- Glora


Lisa said...

wow Amy!!! you really out did yourself. Your mickey hat/explosion box is Amazing!!!! My favorite Disney character is also Mickey!!!


Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Peggy Sue said...

oh my, I love that! That is just awesome! I dont know how you do it!We go to Disney about every 4 months! Planning to go for a Very Merry Christmas!! My favorite character is Minnie.

Debbie said...

I'm now following with Networked blogs as well.

Juliana T said...

I love this idea! it is soooo cute! I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Juliana T said...

I forgot to say my favorite's Tinker Bell!

Juliana T said...

I am following your network blog, too

Kathy said...

I love this, I hope when we get together you can show me how to make one of these. Great job once again!

- said...

I'm already a follower. This just goes to show why!!! Your explosion hat is AWESOME!! I would also love to know how you made it. I am such a Disney fan it is hard to pick just one. Ummmm it has to be the one who started it all M.I.C.K.E.Y. M.O.U.S.E hehe

freetimegone said...

OMG!!! I am a big fan of explosion boxes but yours is the most interesting one I have ever seen. My granddaughter (and her Mom who used to work for Disney) would be thrilled to get something like that. I am a new follower but I will be back. I would love to learn how to make that hat and box. I am a Pooh fan but Mickey is right up there.

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! Your Mickey head transformer box is absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

My favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell!

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Oh wow Amy! As always you have out done yourself! I love Micky and this Is so awesome! Jealous of your talent girl!

girlia said...

Amy as always your work is just mind blowing! Love, Love this Disney hat

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