Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge Time!

It is time for a new *challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  The theme is ANYTHING GOES with the Design Team focusing on June through August challenges.  I decided that since the "Diamond Fold"  was the hardest challenge for me that I would do it again.  LOL  Once I figured it out I realized how very easy this fold is.  I encourage you to give it a try.  If I could master it, well, then I know it can be done. LOL  I tend to be challenged in the "following directions" area.



  • Card stock from my stash.  Please note that the patterned card stock is Disney Christmas themed....oh so cute!
  • Journey Glaze
  • Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Sentiment by Stampin Up
  • Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge 
  • Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge (This Minnie Mouse is my "go-to" girl.  I use her a lot. I just love this image.)
  • Ribbon from my stash

I hope that you head on over to *Scrapbook Blessings Club and join us in this challenge.  I cannot wait to see what you create.  Linking up to challenges is a great way to spread your craftiness around.  We all have our own unique, awesome style and it is so inspiring for me to see what others create.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am off to craft! Have a magical day!!

You can see my first attempt of the "diamond fold" here. I also gave it another try here.

*This challenge ends Sept 6 at 10pm EST.  Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Friday, August 29, 2014


 Happy Labor Day weekend Disney and Crafty friends!  I hope that your holiday weekend has started off fantastic! Have a magical day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just Thinking.....

Just thinking.....that is what I tend to be always doing....just thinking.  Now my dear husband might say I am worrying but I call it "thinking". LOL  No doubt about it today, I really was just thinking.  No worries in sight.  What was on my mind was that a year ago at this time I was eagerly anticipating attending ScrapFest 13 in Minneapolis, MN.  Though the event was not until September, at this time last year I was planning AND planning. I was bursting with excitement at the thought of this trip! For starters, the event was held at the Mall of America! and scrapbooking all in one place! The best part of the entire trip, though, was that I was finally going to meet several blogging buddies in person for the first time.  Some of you may notice that on my sidebar I have a list of blogs titled "Paper Bloggers Reunited".  Well some of those are the gals I had the pleasure of meeting in person last September. We had so much fun and the hope is that 2015 brings us together in person again.  If you missed my original post about the great time had by me at ScrapFest head over here to check it out.  If you haven't checked out the Paper Bloggers Reunited blogs you should.  All of them have wonderful things on their blogs (see my sidebar for the links).  Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope that you have a magical day doing something that you love doing!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Challenge 27!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! It is challenge time over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  Please join us for "Anything Goes" with the Design Team spotlighting a "Pop-Up Slider" card.  A HUGE thanks to Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station for sponsoring this challenge and providing me with this oh, so cute digi to play with!!


I left the "slider" top portion of my card blank. When I give the card away I will write a note their or possibly stamp another sentiment.


  • Card stock, stickers, rick-rack, flower embellishment from my stash
  • Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
  • Stickles
  • Accent Enamel (white)
  • Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Journey Glaze
  • Sentiment rubber stamp
  • Cricut Cartridge, Accent Essentials 
  • Memento Ink
My Tip:  For this type of card I find it best to do a practice run through with plain card stock. I write any notes that may help me create the card in the future on the "practice" card.  I then file the practice card, notes and any other relevant information in a three ring binder for future reference.

For more information about Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station head on over here.  To link your project up to our challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club head on over here. I hope that you will play along with us. This challenge ends on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm EST.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Be sure to head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club and join the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Have a magical day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - August 13, 2014

A HUGE thanks to Deb over at Focused On The Magic for hosting my favorite hop of the week. The hop is WORDLESS WEDNESDAY and the theme this week is:


Every day that I am at Disneyland feels like a celebration!! That being said my all time favorite celebration was turning 40 at Disneyland!  Can you say BEST time EVER!!!!  I celebrated at the Happiest Place On Earth with over 40 of my friends and family members. SO much fun!!

While I was celebrating turning 40, Disneyland was celebrating turning 50!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop around and check out all the wonderful blogs that have linked up this week for Wordless Wednesday!  Have a magical day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Winner Is..................

Merry Monday Disney and Crafty Friends!  For those that left a comment on the blog hop (found here) I have a winner of some blog candy.  The winner is:

SHARON MADSON................Woo-Hoo.....congratulations Sharon!  Be sure to email me with you shipping address. 

A BIG thanks to all that hopped with us, left comments or started following our blogs.  All of us that participated in this hop appreciate your support! Have a magical day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Things I Couldn't Craft Without!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! A happy Friday to you!  Today I am kicking my weekend off in a hopping way!  A few of us thought that it would be fun to do a hop showing you what crafting items we can't craft without.  Here is the hop lineup:  

Dedra at dedras-crafts-for-a-cure
Ivy at Craft Addict Studio
Eileen at Paper Canvas Creations
Debra at DAV Designs
Here is where you are at:  Brenda at Disney Girl
Kim at Kim B Papercrafts

If you get lost along the way just head back here and start hopping again.  All of us would love for you to leave a comment on what items you can't craft without.  For those leaving comments on my blog I will draw a random blog candy winner on Monday, August 11, 2014.  The name that I draw will have until 7:00 pm EST Wednesday August 13, 2014 to contact me with their name and address. If I do not hear from the winner by Wednesday I will draw another name.  Okay, now on to my Five Things That I Couldn't Craft Without! 

First Up.......hands down it is my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol!  I love my pencils and always have.  Gamsol is a fairly new addition to my crafting must haves.  I have been using it for about a year.


Second - My Cricut!  I LOVE my Cricut!  I have yet to branch out to the Explore.  For now I am very happy with what I have and feel no need to upgrade.

Third - I have some "go-to" Cricut cartridges.  Whenever I am at a loss for an image or tag I head to these cartridges. They are the CTMH cartridge, Art Philosophy and Disney Mickey Font.  Both are my absolute favorites!  If you have never played with the CTMH cartridges you are missing out.  They are jam packed with tons of good stuff!!  Being I am the "Disney Girl" says it all why the Mickey Font is a favorite of mine.

Fourth - Adhesive!!! Gotta have it!! I LOVE Score-Pal tape for a strong hold!

Fifth - My tired, worn out, blue foam stamping mat.  I purchased this YEARS ago when I first started stamping.  I would be lost without it.  I use it all the time!

Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth (I couldn't limit myself to top 5) - Journey Glaze.....Love this stuff!! Be sure to check my sidebar for all of the projects that I have used it on.  You can take a look at the product here. Also LOVE Stickles and any BLING!  Every project needs some glitz to it!!!

I do have a ninth item and it is my label maker.  Without it I would not be able to organize all of my supplies!!! LOL  I do love to organize.

So there you have it! I had a bit of trouble narrowing it down.  As a brand new CTMH consultant I am sure in a few months I will have different "go-to" items.  At the moment I am getting ready to play with some of the items that I recently ordered from the new Idea Book.  One of these items being the CTMH ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  To check them out head on over here.  I cannot wait to give these a try!! Will they bump my Prismacolor Pencils off my Top Five list??? LOL  I will let you know.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us!! I hope that you have a magical day doing something that you love doing!

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have regarding Close To My Heart or any of the above mentioned products.