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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Disney Pixar Blog Hop -- A Bank, A Desk Set, and a DREAM!! :)

Welcome to DAY ONE of the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop!!  I'm so excited to once again be a part of this FABULOUS event hosted by my dear friend, Shawn!!  If you've hopped with our Mickey-tastic group of talented bloggie friends before, then you know that you are in for a MOUSE-erific time packed with great ideas, fun projects, and super prizes!!  If this is your first time hopping through, then I sure am glad you found us!!  Now let's get started on the FUN!!

If you've just happened upon my blog or are reading this via email, be sure to CLICK HERE to START at the BEGINNING of the hop with SHAWN from Crafty Chics!!  She'll be leading off the hop again tomorrow (with a whole NEW crew of fabulous creations), so be sure to stop on by again to see the rest of what everyone has in store....  Now here's what I have to share with you today:
I really wanted to focus on creating something FUN that you could do as a CRAFT with your kiddos...  With a few up-cycled cans, strips of paper, buttons, and a bow, y'all can create a Mickey & Minnie Desk Set as well as a place to save your pennies!!  My cans are three different sizes (a soup can, an olive can, and a large chicken broth can!!) that have all been cleaned and then painted (first with white, then with a semi-gloss black paint)...
Both The-Girl-Child AND The-Boy-Child have always been very good at SAVING their money for special occasions, events, or new things they'd like to buy...  So I thought a cute idea would be to create a BANK perfect for saving all my change for our next Disney trip!!  I added a 4" strip of red cardstock around the center of the can (to look like Mickey's shorts), then added the white iconic buttons...  My can is about 4" wide, so I cut a 5" circle and made 1/2 inch cuts around the edges to fold down around the can before adding a solid black 3/4 inch strip.  Be sure to cut the slot for the change (I always forget this in the first round!!  LOL)...
For my smallest can, I used a 2.5" strip of red and added 1" polka dots (like Minnie's dress)...  My favorite Disney-themed ribbon is this gauzy red one with the little polka dots -- I don't know why, but this ribbon always makes me SMILE :)  It makes the perfect organizer for some of my favorite (Disney colored) markers too!!  I duplicated the strip on the bank (this time cut at 3") for the medium can (and a Mickey-themed pencil holder) and added two slightly smaller white buttons...
Finally, I made an 18" wooden sign with my favorite Disney song quote...  "A dream is a wish your heart makes"...  It's important to remember to not let our dreams stay dreams -- Whatever your heart desires, be sure to take steps toward making that dream come true!!  If you have a dream to take a Disney vacation, then make a plan and make it happen!!  :)
I have a PRIZE for one lucky visitor today -- It's the sign that I've made for this hop!!  I will choose a winner on Thusday via Random.org...  
To be entered in the drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this post telling me what YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY SONG is -- you know, the one that pops into your mind anytime you think of the most magical place on earth!! :)  
If you are the winner and leave your email address, I'll be happy to email you; however, I will also post the winner on Thursday (January 24) right here on my blog...

Okie dokie, Disney fans -- It's time for you to hop on to your next stop: 
(wait til you see her AMAZING project!!)


...And if you get lost along the way, here's a list of the ENTIRE hop (all of the links are updated to take you directly to each post)!!

Day One - January 19th
Amy :)  You are HERE now :)
Ellen  Go here NEXT!!

Day Two - January 20th

Until next time,

36 comments:

Josie0602 said...

Super cute banks!! My favorite song (and I dont know the name of it) is the one that Jiminy Cricket sings...When You Wish Upon A Star?

Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Georgiana said...

Neat collection of Disney projects! I like how you have them posted on your right sidebar too.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute idea! My favorite song is from The Lion King! I don't know the name of the song :(.
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Shawn Mosch said...

LOVE IT! I have so many favorite songs . . . too many to list!

Thanks for being in the hop!
Shawn ~
Crafty Chics Blog
and
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

Rae Ann said...

My song is 'A Whole New World' from Aladdin. I'm not always a fan of blog hops but I can't skip a Disney one.
Rae Ann O.
raeannoh@aol.com

Melissa said...

Very cute Amy...but we would need a much larger can! lol Our Disney fund bank is probably 3 times the size of them an fills up pretty quick! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sign! My writing would never be good enough to be sign worthy! I love most of the Disney songs, but I would say my top three are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, When You Wish Upon a Star and There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!

Melissa

Claire Spielman said...

Oh Amy, you never cease to amaze me. I love your project and trust me after just returning from a Disney cruise, you will need MUCH bigger cans to hold the $$$$ we spent. The pics alone of the Princesses ran $250.00 (so, we took our own)LOL I think my favorite song (listening to the Disney Channel 24 hrs. a day)on board, is still "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes". I'm thrilled to once again be in this hop with YOU!
Creative wishes & hugs,
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Great project as always Amy! 'It's A Small World' is a fav, but also 'zipadee do dah, zip a de day....my oh my what a wonderful day! LOL!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

L.B. said...

Love your fun treats Mickey & Minnie style...fav Disney song..currenlty the one that pops into mind is, "I've Got a Dreams" from Tangled, but I do not think there is one I don;t like...even It's a Small World makes me smile.

Heather Everson said...

This is so cute Amy. You did a fabulous job as always. I hope you are well my friend. I miss you. I am with Shawn I have lots of favorite Disney songs. I have a whole play list on my IPOD for them ;) hugs**

Tami B. said...

Hey Amy, love your projects. I especially want the pencil cup for my desk. Super cute!

Lori Apgar said...

Every time I think of WDW the It's a Small World song gets stuck in my head....but my favorite Disney song is When You Wish Upon a Star! or Winnie the Pooh (he is my favorite!)!!

LOVE your jars and sign!! We just started a coin jar to save for our Disney trip next fall!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Brenda said...

Love your project! I LOVE all Disney music but my favorite songs are from the Beauty and The Beast soundtrack. Hands down my favorite songs, all of them!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Oh my Gosh your products are too cute!!! I love Disney, crafting and all things filled with bling! My favorite disney song " part of your world". Love that sing, love the new fantasyland @ magic kingdom part!

Contact me at http://clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com or mznewtonrn35@gmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Super clever and fun project for the young and old kids, like me. ;) I love this idea and what a perfect way to save Disney money for the next trip. You always inspire me. TFS. ~Tami

Cheri said...

These projects are so much fun Amy. I love that ribbon you used as well as the gorgeous bow you made with it. The lid to your bank is so clever and appears to fit perfectly. Super job friend.
Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Ellen Jarvis said...

Hi, Amy! I love your projects and I am going to have to start one up soon if I am going to have enough $$$ For a Disney trip in May! Maybe I should make the slots for twenty dollar bills? Hmmmm... Well, the song that pops into my head is It 's a Small World but that is me LEAST favorite insipid Disney song, LOL, after getting stuck in that ride for what seemed like FOREVER. So my favorite Disney song is "Imagination", with a runner up of "Hakuna Matata".

It is wonderful hopping with you!

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

jennyplace2 said...

What wonderful projects and each one would look so good in my scraproom. I love your sign! Did you hand write the saying? Reading all your comments I now have so many Disney tunes running around in my head. My favorite song is When you wish upon star...it reminds me of when you enter Disneyland and the wishing well. Thanks for the chance to win the sign.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

TheTulipCollector said...

Super cute desk set. I love Disney themed projects.

Lisa said...

These are so stinkin' adorable!! And so clever!! They look so awesome!! I have so many favorite Disney songs, but When You Wish Upon A Star is probably my fav!! Happy Saturday my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Heather said...

lovely projects

Jani Lewis said...

Super cute project Amy. Love the playfulness and the incentive to save up for a fun trip.

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Amy!! This is awesome!! I love that song and it's so true!! I love so many Disney songs.."A Whole New World" and "Hakuna Matada" come to mind!!!

Hope all is well with you!!!!

Lady Fair said...

Cute project, this would cheer up any office or craft room. My favorite Disney song is "When You Wish Upon a Star" as sung by Harland Williams in The Disney movie "Rocketman". Awesome, awesome, awesome! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Christine said...

like the simplicity od the desk set. My fave Disney song, well one of them is When you wish upon a star...brings me back to the days when Wonderful World of Disny was on TV. Although, I was born in the 70's my first visit to WDW was in 2000 been back couple of times and My daughter just finished the DCP. I would have loved to do this when I was her age...

Victoria J said...

I love your desk set and bank. Very cute! I save cans because you never know when inspiration will hit. My favorite disney song is It's A Small World.

papercrafting4you@gmail.com

KarenBeavers said...

Supercalifragilisticexpalidociuos

or something along those lines LOL

Moshie said...

I love your cans! I may just steal the idea for the banks for my grandsons! I have a lot of songs but the first two that popped in my head were zipadee do dah and then from Pete's Dragon where Pete sings to Eliot...I love you too. Not sure the names of either song. Thanks for the chance to play along and thanks for the inspiration! Hugs and God bless.

CathyinMN said...

Very cute projects! The first Disney song that pops into my head, so it must be my favorite, is When You Wish Upon a Star. Thanks for the chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

silvia said...

Great supply holders!!! LOVE the sign!!
My favorite Disney Song is "Zippity Doo Dah"

Kathy said...

What a great way to craft with your kids and recycle! Thanks for sharing! My favorite song is the Main Street Electric Parade. And one with lyrics would be "Wish Upon A Star".
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Dawn, RI said...

My favorite song is Hi Ho its off to work I go, sung by the 7 dwarfs.
DawnRI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Sharla said...

Great project ideas and I love the wooden sign!
My fav disney song would have to be "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. My daughter LOVES that movie and I've seen it too many times to count!

Vickie said...

Great idea for disney coin jars.
My favorite song(S) come from the Lion King. I love all the songs in this movie.


vickiesscrappings.blogspot.com

D- said...

I love your desk set. TFS.
My favorite Disney songs are from The Lion King. Hukuna Matada and the others.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Ladybug said...

What a cute bank. Love the pants!

The first song that pops into my mind when you mention "Disney" is "Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo" from Cinderella. :-)

 
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