Monday, August 8, 2011

The Queen's Royal Court Blog Hop - Featuring PSA Essential & Mickey and Friends Monday

Hi Everybody!
I have a double dose of projects for you all today! First, welcome to PSA and The Queen's Royal Court Back To School Blog Hop! The Queen's talented designer's have one awesome week for you showcasing PSA Essential Stamps with a back to school theme!   You should have just come from my good friend Gaby from Gaby Creates. If not, please head over to the hop hostess Theresa at The Scrapbooking Queen's blog so you can start from the beginning!  The Queen's talented designer's (for one awesome week) will be showcasing for you PSA Essentials
And if that's not exciting enough for you, today is also Mickey and Friends Monday here on my blog! Each of the Queen's designers were given a set of stamps to highlight for this hop. I got the Mom's Calendar set. 

Here are the project details:
*Mickey and Friends cartridge = airplane, cloud
*PSA Essentials =  Mom's Calendar set, Royal Blue ink
*paper from my stash
*Pink By Design = Cloudy Day background stamp
*Peachy Keen Stamps = Everyday Face assortment
*twine from my stash
*Did you know there are two layer cuts on most of the Disney carts?  They are listed under the icon feature.  They have the same great cute style of Disney, but are MUCH easier to put together!
*Here is the handbook page where I chose the 2 cuts for today's project.
*My kids are going back to school today :(  But I'm already thinking about taking them out of school for another mini vacation!  Since we have to let our school and teachers know when we will be absent, I made this notecard to let them know my kids will be going on vacation!

Today my guest designer Sue from has an amazing layout to share.  Here's what she said:

I have created a two page layout using the Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font cartridges.
I recently made this layout to scrapbook some pictures from our trip to Disneyland last year.

Each of the characters are cut from the Mickey and Friends cartridge at 4.0 inches. When cutting out Disney characters, it is best not to cut them any smaller than about 4.0 inches.

There are many small pieces to each of the characters. I leave the pieces on my mat as I put each character together. This way I don't loose any pieces.

If your new to using your Cricut, it is also helpful to use the cartridge handbook so you can see what pieces need to be cut out and in which color.

The title for this layout is cut from the Mickey Font cartridge at 2.0 inches. Instead of using the shadow feature for this font I just cut the title out twice in different colors and offset the layers.

The Mickey ears on top of each of the photo mats was also cut from the Mickey Font cartridge at 2.0 inches. The Mickey ticket is also cut from the Mickey Font cartridge at 3.0 inches.

I also used a white gel pen to add extra detail to some of the die cuts.

Aren't those layouts beautiful? I think the Disney cuts make projects look so professional and finished! 

Now don't forget about the BLOG CANDY!!!  There is an amazing GRAND PRIZE from PSA:

1 custom stamp,
1 Peel and Stick pack,
1 black ink,
1 color ink,
1 alignment tool.
85 retail value!!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment this post.
2. You must leave a comment on each and every blog in this hop to enter for the grand prize.
3. It would be awsome if you became a follower of my blog! :oD
Now head on over to see some more PSA inspiration from

Here is the lineup in case you get lost or need to stop along the way:










  1. Adorable card. Love the pen work on the Disney layout.

  2. Super cute card! Love the Disney layout!

  3. I am loving that plane on your card. I tend to forget about using patterned paper for my diecuts. Thanks for the reminder. Adorable layout.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  4. Fun card and that layout is so cool- Disney is always cool.

  5. Love yourcard but your Mickey and Friends pages is awesome.

  6. Cute catd love the clouds and the paper choise for the plane. The Disney LO is adorable I can see some cute photos I have on those pages. TFS

  7. Thanks for having me as a Guest Designer, love your card!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  8. I couldn't find how to Follow your blog...I like your projects. Very cute. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  9. Both the card and the 2 page LO are super cute! TFS!

  10. Jenny, what cute pages. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Those are really cute pages. Thank you for sharing them.

  12. Love Mickey, hot dog :) Blog hoppin' along to more crafty wonderfulness.

  13. That airplane is too cute!! Great announcement card..

  14. Cute card and fantastic layout! TFS

  15. I LOVE this! I just got this cart and can't wait to use it more.


  16. That card is sooo cute! I have used the plane many times and never thought to add a sweet little face:-) Love that! And the Disney lo is great - love that cart!! I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  17. Super cute!!!
    Ruth Gillis Stevens

  18. so sweet - great additions of the faces and details on the dies.

  19. super cute!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  20. Cute layout
    pthoreson04 AT gmail DOT com

  21. This is very cute. I'm a Disney kid at heart too. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. These are great! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Great use of stamps!!

  24. Nicely done Disney LO
    and oh that vacation card with that adorable Plane with the PK face is adorable

  25. That little airplane card is so cute! And the Disney pages are wonderful.


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