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Saturday, April 11, 2009

A {Happiest Place on Earth} Sketch For You To Try

Well, have I ever told ya'll that I'm a big Disney fan? I love all things Disney--movies, gear, the characters (especially Mickey and Minnie), and of course, the happiest place on earth--DISNEYWORLD! In fact, when I was in high school, I did my senior theme on Mickey Mouse (a paper I absolutely loved writing). Just the other day, Lindsie was asked to say what cartoon character her mother is most like on her blog and she even said Minnie Mouse! So after I got over the initial shock of "what is this Sketch For You To Try with the six squares, oh dear friend, Jen?", I knew that my newly found Mickey and Friends stamp set was about to get to work (Hi-ho, Hi-ho!). You see, I have a little Mickey Mouse on the brain (forever let us hold his banner high, high, high, high!!).
About three weeks ago, we booked a trip to Disneyworld for the week of Christmas! We are lucky to have found a Disney travel guy extraordinaire that knows all the ins and outs and is letting us make payments on our trip up until the time we leave, making our dream completely possible. So all our extra money is going in the "Disney fund"! I've even talked the girls into having a Mickey and Minnie combined Birthday party in November to save money and I've almost got it planned out already. Yup, Disney on the brain!! Is it possible to be "too excited to sleep" for a whole year?

Walt Disney once said, 'If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.'

Isn't that the best quote ever? It's a lot like papercrafting. We all started small and now look! I dream of new card ideas all the time! LOL!! Be sure and check out the magic that my SFYTT sisters dreamt up and then play along with us! (SCS keyword is SFYTT):
Amy R.
Amy S.
Kelly (Kelly is taking the weekend off from SFYTT, but please go give her some love, as she has been selected as a Guest Designer for PapertreyInk!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Use Grid paper to line elements up on your card. When it came time for me to adhere the six little squares to the polkadot layer, I used repositionable tape runner and lined it up on the grid paper and stuck it down. After that, I found the "center" on each side and lined up the middle squares and stuck them down and so on. Then when all of them were adhered, I just pulled up the whole thing and it was ready to put on my main card panel. Grid paper--I HIGHLY recommend it for your stamping surface.

Stamps: Mickey and Friends (EK Success)
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun (SU!), Pure Poppy, White (PTI), Magic Mix-up (Reminisce)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: CM Circle Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Flower Die, Cuttlebug, Black Brads, Copic Markers, Yellow/White Polkadot Ribbon, Black Button, Red RicRac, Dimensionals, Glue Dot


  1. WOW! Susan, you made this sketch look so easy! I love what you've done with it! The Mickey theme is awesome!

  2. Well isn't this just the CUTEST!

  3. Love this, Susan!! It makes me happy!

  4. This is so bright and cute! I love it! We are surprising our kids tomorrow with a trip to Disneyland, so this has been on the brain! I would love to have this card to tuck in their Easter Baskets tomorrow to spill the beans! Adorable!

  5. LOVE IT! I am a huge Mickey Mouse fan as well. I actually had an entire bathroom decorated with Mickey in my first house. And I did a report on Walt Disney when I was in High school. I also had a license plate DSNEY 75 when I lived in IL! Glad to know there are other huge fans out there too! FYI, not sure it is still there or not, but I found a cute Mickey stamp set at JoAnns in the $1 area! I made this card with it awhile back:

  6. This is truly MAGICAL! I am with you on the Disney thing, how can you not love it, it makes anyone smile! The card rocks!

  7. This card is the Bomb!! I love it and...all things Disney! you really rocked this sketch. Sounds like you're planning an awesome vacation! I love Disneyland at Christmas time!
    I've never been to Disney World, I hear it's bigger and better!

    Great Job!

    Heidi Kilgore

  8. We just came back from DisneyWorld and ohh I didnt wanna come home! We were there for 9 days and I have over 900 pictures to scrap. I love this card! email me and I have lots of tips and secrets can share. You will have a great trip!!

  9. WOW! WOW! WOW! I loooooooooove this. But, I believe that the happiest place on earth is DisneyLAND! :) LOL! this is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!


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