Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Mother's Day with Minnie Mouse!

I love all things Disney. While I currently live here in Florida and grew up in Massachusetts, I was born in Anaheim, California. My great grandfather, Elmer Napier, was a blacksmith by trade, but he also was an extra in the old western movies. Grandpa Napier often drove stage coaches once he even dressed as a pioneer woman! He was a big man with a white beard, so he also played Santa Claus in the Thanksgiving Day parade in San Fernando. When Walt was opening Disneyland in Anaheim, he called Grandpa and asked him to drive the stagecoach around Frontier Land. Grandpa didn't end up doing that, but it's exciting to know that he was called. So, basically, you can see why I love Disney.

I made this card before I was in the hospital. When my Mom went to my apartment to feed my kitties, she saw the card sitting on my craft table! Oh well, I know she will act surprised. Grandpa Napier is her grandfather and she loved him very much.

I used the Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge to cut the letters and Minnie head. The letters are popped up and I put the little red pearls on for extra dimension. I got the idea from Donna at Popsicle Toes. She has the greatest stuff made with the Cricut. I will be adding her to my favorite blogs on the sidebar. The little Mickey Mouse heads are from a punch that I bought a couple of years ago. Hey, I knew I would use it eventually!

Paper: Recollections, Bazzill, Best Creation, Colorbok
Misc: Cricut, Mickey Font Cartridge, pop up dots, red half pearls, paper punch

Thanks for stopping by,


PS If you like a good old western movie, check out Across the Wide Missouri. It was one of my grandpa's movies and it has Clark Gable in it. Grandpa is one of the trappers and in the campfire scene, it's obvious that he doesn't know the lyrics to the song they were singing! For a complete list of his movies, go to IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) and enter his name, Elmer Napier.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Came over from Splitcoaststampers! I love this card!!! It's very, very cute! I hope your feeling better! I signed up to be a follower and if you get some time, come by for a visit!



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