Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney Blog Hop & Blog Candy


Hey there scrappers. Guess what? It is a Bitten by the Bug 2 blog hopping, blog candy, Disney Monday! If you are following the BBTB2 blog hop you arrived here from the beautiful Krista’s blog. If you are just stopping by my blog, don’t worry, the links for the blog hop are at the bottom of the post.


My design team sister Maria chose the challenge cut at BBTB2 this week and in honor of Spring Break she selected not a specific cut, but a theme – Disney, and more specifically, modern Disney. In keeping with her parameters, I chose Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear.


My two year old nephew, Carter, is a quite the fan of Toy Story. For Christmas Carter received both Buzz Lightyear and Woody. His impish little grin was beaming!
I am going to say that Buzz is quite the assembly puzzle – so many little pieces in the Buzz images! It is helpful to have a photo of Buzz for reference during assembly. I cut Buzz at 5.5 inches and used the traditional grey, lime, purple, black and white colors for the pieces.


I used metallic cardstock to cut the Buzz Lightyear title. I cut the title a bit on the small side, but I wanted for Buzz, the title and the photo of Carter to fit inside the frame.

The trapezoid shaped frame is also in the Toy Story cartridge. I loved the fun shape of the frame as well as the planets, ships, nebulas, etc. cut outs. I did spend a great deal of time working on the frame. I decided that I wanted for my planets, ships, etc. to be multi colored. Sadly there are not individual cuts files for the frame parts. I hand cut metallic cardstock and glued it to the back of the top layer of the trapezoid frame. It was a lengthy process but well worth the effort.

I finished the layout with white doodles and a red trapezoid frame and photo of Carter. 


I did mention blog candy didn’t I? I have WONDERFUL blog candy – a $20 gift voucher sponsored by Custom Crops, your on-line Cricut and paper crafting super store! In fact, the Toy Story cartridge is currently in-stock, ON SALE, and ready to ship out to you so that you too can create this fun Buzz Lightyear layout. Be sure to stop by Custom Crops and check out all of the new products.
To be eligible for the gift voucher, leave a comment below.

If you have been following the blog hop, I am the last stop. If you came in mid way, you can go back to the beginning of the blog hop by going to Maria‘s blog. Or you can go by BBTB2 and check out the design team projects all at once. And remember, we would love it if you played along and post your Disney themed project in the linky at BBTB2.

58 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fab layout, susan! You do such wonderful work with the Disney carts! Adorable picture, too! xxD

BunnyFreak said...

Great layout for a wonderful photo.

Khristen said...

Great layout and adorable pic, thanks for the chance to win!

Suzanne said...

Love this layout. I wish I had a little boy to make it for. So cute and i love the border.

Crayola58 said...

There could not be a more perfect LO for that darling photograph.
Hugs
Carole

jan farnworth said...

totally love this layout

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Your layout is just totally wonderful! I was just in Disney World in Jan. and have so many great pictures from there. Hope I have time to do I layout and join in on the fun. TFS your wonderful talent..you inspire me!
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Carol said...

Fabulous layout! I really must get this cartridge! My son had a toy story bday a year ago and have yet to scrap it (i know slacking) TFS this awesome layout!

Tami B. said...

Boy you're brave! I shuddered when I first saw the Buzz cut. So many, many pieces. You're LO turned out great.

katieo said...

Carter and Buzz both have great smiles. Love your work
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Brigitte said...

This is wonderful!!! I love how it matches perfectly with your nephew's picture!
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MRS.BANN said...

Love Buzz, love the layout! I have to tackle buzz but your layout is inspiring.

Dana said...

Very cute layout! I love the border with the various planets. P.S.Your nephew is a doll!

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Christina said...

What a super cute LO!! TFS

4kids4 said...

Super layout...adorable photo too! Your Buzz die-cut looks terrific...I know it wasn't easy...even at that size!! Love the metallic paper you used on the title....very cool! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Sharon said...

This is just fantastic!!!! Going along on the hop, I was trying to decide what cut I was going to use. I have to say that ya'll have made it really hard for me to decide what to do for this challenge. Everyone has showcased some awesome creations and talent!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Gotta love buzz! This is a great layout. Great pic of your nephew.
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Kathie said...

I have been putting off doing Buzz because of all the little pieces. Now I am inspired!! i love your frame. Thanks for sharing.

Jeri said...

Superb LO, Susan. You have no idea how grateful I am that you tackled the Buzz Lightyear so now I can see where all the little tiny pieces go when I scrap my DisneyWorld pic. I almost went nuts doing Woody. But they do turn out awesome. Love how the frame turned out.

Lillian Child said...

What a fun page! PERFECT design to go with that cute photo! Great job.

And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you.

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Maria said...

This is just fantastic Susan!! I can tell how much time u put into it :) those Disney cartridges take time, but as your layout shows....oh, so worth it!!! Your nephew is adorable!

Nancy said...

I love the picture matching the cut out. Great lay out.

Tanya said...

Super cute!!

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RAP said...

Love you layout. Perfect the picture of your little guy and his hero

Sharon said...

Awesome layout! To infinity and beyond! lol
Thanks so much for sharing.

coolnana72 said...

Cute, cute layout--I have to get this cart--I have 3 grandsons who have all loved Buzz and I have pics of all of them with own Buzz. All three are 4 years apart in age so each one got introduced to Buzz from a different Toy Story movie.
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joydee1963 said...

My son had that buzz light too.Love the layout so cute,joydee1963@yahoo.com

Amber said...

This is by far my favorite layout you have ever done. It looks absolutely amazing. I may have to make something similar cause my son has the same doll and loves it. What a great way to display such an adorable picture of your nephew.

lee said...

I love your layout - my grandson is crazy over toy story too - will definitely be picking up this cart if I win... thanks for sharing and for the opportunity!!

Kamiehoo said...

What a fun layout! Love it!!!

LesleyfromWI said...

Wow this frame is awesome. Perfect photo for it and I love all the details!

craftymom205 said...

What a great layout. Your nephew is so cute.

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kristyscraps said...

Great layout! I love it! I will definitely scraplift this one for my soon to be 5-year old's birthday party!
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VeronicaA said...

Fabulous layout. The metallic paper was a great choice to use for the title. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
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Debbie said...

What a great LO!!! My son loves Toy Story, too. I'll have to find this cart!

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Crafty Kate said...

Great layout!! I too love the frame. What a lot of work!! Super cute!!

Melissa said...

To infinity and beyond!! Looking at that picture brought back so many memories of when my boys were little like that and wouldn't go anywhere without their Buzz (& Woody for my almost 11 year old!). Super, super cute!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

TeacherMom said...

I still need to finish some Disney layouts from a few years ago. You have inspired me to get a move on it!!! Your layout is awesome. I see a scraplift in my near future!!!! Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for the chance to win.
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**Treefrog** said...

What a great layout, and I agree those Disney images have LOTS of pieces but so worth it in the end! And your little Nephew is the Star of this layout, what a Cutie!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Susan,
So sweet and the little model is a cutie too...Krista

khd said...

I think this the first time I've seen the buzz lightyear attempted, great job!!
Keisha

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Debbie said...

Fantastic layout - I love it!
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Rosy C. said...

I very much enjoyed your creative project. What a way to display your nephew's picture. Love every bit of detail you have put on the frame. Great Work!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
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Margie said...

Awesome layout! Love your little man, so sweet!

IRW Dana said...

Any layout would be great with that little sweet smile, but this just pops with the color and cuts you've used. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

littlen said...

cute little boy. great lo. tfs.

Cindy Vernon said...

Wonderful job. I have really struggled with making Buzz so great job on being able to put him together and having him look so fabulous

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVe this layout! My Youngest was a HUGE fan of Woody and Buzz and this layout looks awesome... I love the circles and planets as the border just so much fun! TFS :o)
Theresa

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous card Susan! I love the planets on the frame - I agree it was well worth the effort! That little nephew of yours is adorable :)

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Katherine said...

Darling LO for a little darling.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your buzz lightyear layout. I have yet to do any design with that many pieces.
Kathy
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CathyinMN said...

Your LO is fantastic! What a lot of time and attention to detail you put into it.
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Scrappin Rabbit said...

Great LO! I love Buzz Lightyear.

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Heather said...

He is so cute! oh, and that Buzz is darling, too. ;) You did such a great job on all the layering. I always have such a difficult time with that part...especially the eyes. Love this!

Marie said...

I helped my friend put together Buzz and some of the characters from the Incredibles, they do have a lot of parts!!

Aman said...

I love your layout! You are very talented!

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JustYolie said...

Awesome Buzz page! Sorry I missed the blog hop, but I've so behind visiting blogs. :)