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Vivid Editions Disney-inspired Art and Posters – GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED…SEE BELOW FOR WINNER

Walking through the gates of Disneyland and into the tunnels, goosebumps cover my arms each time. Passing under this plaque, guests walk past posters that promote the Parks most popular attractions.

As shown in the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the posters used to line the fence in front of the floral Mickey (see this post from the Disney Parks Blog). And for as long as I can remember the posters have been there inside the tunnel as you “Leave Today and Enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy”.

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I have always admired the posters and wanted some of my own, so I was delighted to find these gorgeous, high-quality prints on Etsy by Vivid Editions. Now I can hang them in my own home and add a bit of Disney charm!

  

Alex at Vivid Editions was kind enough to send me four prints. Two of them I framed for my #DisneySide @HomeCelebration party decor. The other two I gifted to my party guests as prizes. My brother has a slight obsession with the Disneyland Railroad so he might get that poster as a gift very soon!

 

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In addition to the vintage-looking Disneyland posters, Vivid Editions also has these gorgeous digital watercolor images in their Etsy shop. They are so sophisticated yet whimsical. I love the spirited movement implied on each colorful print!

   

Stop over at the Vivid Editions shop and find out how you can buy two & get one free, plus receive free standard USPS shipping! If you’re like me, you’re going to have a challenging time narrowing down the choices!


 

Would you like to win your own poster from Vivid Editions

They are offering my readers the chance to win their choice of one poster, any size, from their Etsy shop!

**ENTER THE GIVEAWAY**  GIVEWAY IS CLOSED – Congratulations to our winner, Leigh Ann B!

Open to USA & Canada only; prize will be shipped directly from Vivid Editions.


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DIY #DisneySide Stamp Craft Projects and Giveaway

Audra of Dragonfly Curls on Etsy so sweetly sent me three hand carved rubber stamps for me to use in my #DisneySide @HomeCelebration party planning.

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I received the classic Mickey Mouse Ears silhouette, Mickey Mouse Balloon and the Fairy Tale Princess Castle stamps. Each stamp is custom cut by hand which makes them unique. Stamps are mounted on foam and wood for easier use. Every stamp is hand made to order, brand new, and is tested before it is sent out. You can tell that Audra puts a lot of love into her craft!

   

Check out some of these other fantastic Disney-inspired designs. I’m kind of thinking that the Jack Skellington is going to be a must for Halloween crafts!

   


This is what I did with the stamps that I received

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I prepped a white shirt for my daughter by pre-washing without fabric softener. I lined the inside with cardboard so I’d have a flat surface for stamping (an old cereal box is good for this). You also don’t want the paint bleeding from the front to other parts of the shirt.

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I used red, black and yellow fabric paints. Starting with the first color, brush on a small amount of paint directly onto the Mickey head stamp.

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Set the stamp down on the shirt (I started at the top and worked my way down), press gently but firmly on the stamp, rolling slightly side to side. Lift and voila! An adorable stamped Mickey!

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Continue down the shirt using the same color in a spaced out pattern. Clean the stamp by stamping off the extra paint onto a rag or paper towel. I wiped mine off with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol before starting with the next color.

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If part of the stamp doesn’t come out clearly simply dab a little paint on the tip of a brush to fill in the missing space.

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When you’re all done, let the shirt dry flat for at least 24 hours. Toss in the dryer to heat set the paint and you’ll be ready to wear your creation!


Stamped Favor Bags

Using plain kraft bags from The Bakers Confections on Etsy, I made a simple stamp in the center of each favor bag. I picked up these stamp pads at the craft store and gently pressed the stamp onto the ink until they were well coated. Firmly press straight down onto the paper, then rock gently up and down and side to side.

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Lift it up and reveal a lovely stamped image!

After filling with favors we sealed the kraft bags with a bit of polka dotted washi tape for that extra special “Minnie” touch!

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CONTEST IS CLOSED – Congratulations to the winner, Heidi E.

Would you like to win your own stamp from Dragonfly Curls?

Audra is offering my readers the chance to win their choice of one stamp from her Etsy shop!

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE!

Open to USA only; prize will be shipped directly from Dragonfly Curls.


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10 Giveaways!! #DisneySide Party Announcement

Tomorrow is my #DisneySide @HomeCelebration and I CAN’T WAIT!! Wish you could all be there, so I’ve been planning some fun for my readers too  – I’ve been a very busy girl, working with some of my favorite vendors and Etsy shops: I have lined up 10 weeks of fantastic giveaways that will help YOU show your Disney Side!

I started the giveaway kickoff earlier this week with this Baymax Big Hero beanie from Whosits & Whatsits. Make sure to visit the GIVEAWAY POST to win!

Sign up to receive my newsletter so you’ll know when each of the giveaways is listed…they’ll be coming once a week for a total of ten weeks!

I’d like to highlight the items and the vendors that have so generously donated these prizes. Take a moment to stop by their Etsy shops or websites, like them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram or Twitter. Each one of them has been a joy to work with and I thank them for offering these amazing items for my readers –


Vintage Stamp Jewels

Aren’t these so elegant? They are absolutely stunning pieces! Monica of Vintage Stamp Jewels will be giving away one Disney-inspired piece to one of my readers. This beautiful bangle is a new design and features a Mickey alongside a dangling bead and a charm handstamped with a date of your choosing. I adore this sterling silver Mickey Mouse necklace, so simple and chic.

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Yesely’s Creations

The work that has gone into these amazing Frozen-inspired Minnie Mouse ears is incredible! They sparkle and shine like nothing else and get this…the snowflake in the middle has a light that changes color! Yesely of Yesely’s Creations will be offering my readers one pair of Minnie ears from her Etsy shop.

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Vivid Editions

One of my favorite ways to start a Disneyland day is to admire the vintage-looking attraction posters at the Park entrance. I was delighted to find replicas of these posters sold by Vivid Editions. These prints are beautifully full colored and lovingly shipped. Vivid Editions is generously offering my readers their choice of any poster in any size to put a little DisneySide on your walls!

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To Infinity

I fell in love with the design of these adjustable leather bracelets when I was shopping for something that my middle-school aged son would like. And the sayings that Katy of To Infinity has hand stamped on them…inspiring! Katy has sent me this UP inspired bracelet, “Adventure is out there”. Indeed it is…wouldn’t you like to win one?

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Dragonfly Curls

A stamp is an amazingly versatile crafting tool and these stamps from Dragonfly Curls are so unique…like mini-artworks of their own! Audra hand carves each stamp, then quality tests them before shipping. My readers will have the chance to win one stamp of their choice from Dragonfly Curl’s Etsy shop. I’ll also be posting a crafting post about the stamps that Audra sent me to use for my party.

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Whosits & Whatsits

You’ve already seen the GIVEAWAY that is currently running to win a Baymax Big Hero Beanie from Tiffany of Whosits & Whatsits. Upcoming will be your chance to win both of these whimsical rings, Lost Boys and Princess. Aren’t they cute! Check out her shop, she has tons of awesome pieces that are perfect when you want to DisneyBound.

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Sugar Lane Shoppe

Aimee of Sugar Lane Shoppe has the sweetest collection of Disney-inspired necklaces for all-ages. This bottlecap necklace which boldly states that “You’re Never too Old for Disney” is the testament! I love the little details like the beaded dangle and the Mickey key. Thanks for Aimee for offering a this piece to my readers, this giveaway is for young and old alike!

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Emma Saxton Studios

Heidi of Emma Saxton has been a longtime friend, starting back many years ago when we collaborated on boutique designs. I made the outfits, Heidi made the bows and it’s been a lovely partnership. We even share the same birthday! So whenever I need bows, I go to Heidi because she is the best! Heidi has given me an incredibly detailed bow, inspired by Disneyland…just wait until you see it, it’s amazing! The bow below is one that Heidi sent for my party guests and that my daughter latched onto immediately!

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Painted Butterfly Studio

Finally, I’m featuring my own shop and a giveaway of an item crafted from my own hands! I have been selling children’s boutique on Ebay and Etsy for the last 9 years, with these appliqued Disney-themed personalized tees being my best sellers. One of my readers will have their choice: Choose one design from my shop or work with me on a custom design in a theme of your choice!

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Excited yet? I hope so, because I’m about to bust my buttons at giving away all these wonderful #DisneySide goodies!

Don’t miss a bit of the action – Make sure to sign up to receive my newsletter so you’ll know when each of the giveaways is listed.

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