Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this year's Blog Hop for...
Rett Syndrome Awareness
In this hop we will be showing you many Disney themed projects while sharing with you about
Rett Syndrome.
If you have just stopped by my blog to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our
Hostess, Robin from
We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.
 October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, so I wanted to help get the word out and what better way to do that than with a blog hop.
Rett Syndrome strikes without warning. A girl with Rett Syndrome usually starts out as a happy and healthy baby. Then something goes terribly wrong. She loses the ability to speak, she can't use her hands to play with toys, or to even feed herself, and she may lose the ability to walk. 
Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.   
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of the MECP2  gene on the X chromosome.  
Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class.  
Rett  Syndrome affects in 15,000 female births.  

*Symptoms of Rett Syndrome...

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects girls between 6 and 18 months of age. This regressive disease leads to lifelong handicaps, including loss of speech and voluntary muscle control, and is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and almost always include...
*Developmental Regression or Plateau
*Near constant hand clasping or wringing
*Severe communication impairment
*Breathing problems
*Digestive issues
*Floppy arms and legs
*If able to walk, then with a shaky, unsteady gait, or toe-walking. But most do end up using a wheelchair for the most part.
*Slowing head growth
*Abnormal sleep patterns
*Transient loss of social engagement
*Poor circulation that can lead to cold and bluish arms and legs
Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood, although there are some that do not get that chance and end up losing their battle to Rett Syndrome at a very early age.
Most people including Doctors are not aware of Rett Syndrome, so, please help me get the word out about Rett Syndrome and hopefully the more that know the faster we can help in finding a cure.

For more information you can visit...

Now, are you ready for some blog candy???  We have a several wonderful and generous sponsors today...

1.  Lucy Kelleher
with Close to My Heart
$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products with Lucy 

Close To My Heart

2.  Dee's Delights Store
$20 Gift Certificate for Dee's Store

3. Heather Stafford with...
Gemini Red Creations
A floating locket and your choice of two floating charms

4.  Diana Larson with
$10 Gift Certificate for DLART Store

5.  Robin Lane with
A Collection of Snap Products by Simple Stories. Everything you need to put together your Disney memories.
The kit comes with an Album, a pack of Insta Pocket Pages, "Say Cheese" Journal Kit, and the "Say Cheese" Snap Pack.


Without further ado...Our Disney Projects.

I created a scene from Alice in Wonderland.  I started by creating a background with inks and daubers.  I used a cloud stencil for the sky and a grass for the lower half but that all got covered up by my Kiwi Lane cuts.  I cut several pieces from white card stock using my Kiwi Lane templates and spritzed and spray for some lovely colors.  Then I layered with some chunky glitter and pieces of round punched paper.

The caterpillar is cut from the Classic Disney Cricut cart,  as is one of the mushrooms.  The mushroom "set" was cut from Freshly Picked.  I used a variety of papers:  bazzil card stock, foil, glitter and shimmer papers.  

I doodled a bit on the "bread and butterflies".  I also used my brand new Joy craft die for the mushroom border.  I made several cuts and layered them.  I also painted my "bargain" ceramic mushroom from Michael's to match.  I plan on displaying them together in my new craft room soon.


Cricut Carts: Disney Classic & Freshly Picked
Kiwi Lane Designer Templates:  Nature 1T, 2T, 5T; Floral 1T, 3T; Paradise 6
Joy Craft Mushroom landscape die 
Kite stencil: Puffy clouds
Colorbox Blue lagoon, Lemongrass & Citrine pigment inks
Tattered Angels, Dylusions, Ditto & Ranger Spritz and Spray inks

I hope you enjoyed my bright Alice page!

Be sure to head on over to....


for your next stop and see her wonderful project that she has made to share with you today.

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up for today's Blog Hop.

1. Robin L. ~

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that you have learned something about Rett Syndrome and that you will help spread the word so that we can make as many people aware of this as possible. I also hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

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  1. Oh wow! This is so spectacular! Love all the details!! Alice is a fav of mine!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  2. Very nice, I love how colorful... Loving that Mushroom too :). Nice hopping with you, - Eva Scraps

  3. WOW, what a beautiful scene, such details. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us and for being part of my special hop.

  4. Pretty!!! Love the 3D page you created!!

  5. Amazing garden there. I love the colors, the feeling of magic you created. so pretty

  6. Wow! Love your use of colors and the way it all came together. It's so bright and cheery.

  7. Super adorable.!! love the flowers and the mushroom Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. Your scene is so beautiful! Love it!

  9. Oh my! What a wonderful scene! TFS
    Miranda :)

  10. What a wonderful Idea. Thanks so much for sharing. BL

  11. I'm so sorry that I missed the hop, Alicia it's for such a good cause. Alice in Wonderland project is fabulous, very creative.


  12. What a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  13. Beautiful project! Definitley has a Alice In Wonderland feel to it. Thanks for sharing at Child's Play!!

  14. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

  15. Awesome project Alicia! Thanks for playing with us at Child's Play Challenge
    Lyne - DT
    For scrapbook inspiration follow me at Lynn’s Everyday Ideas

  16. Cute page! Nice idea to raise awareness of Rett's syndrome.

  17. So gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  18. Such a pretty page. Thanks for joining in with us at Child's Play!

  19. What a Great Alice in Wonderland scene! Thanks for playing along at Child's Play Challenges!

  20. Oh this is such a fun project, great take on the Alice in Wonderland challenge at Child's play challenges !

  21. This is such a fun creation. Thanks so much for playing at Frosted Designs!