Friday, October 24, 2014

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness

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.

For My Project I have created a fun Disney themed Frame with Ariel and Sebastian from My Little Mermaid.  Love that Movie!!!  Now what is housed inside the frame is a fun Egg Shell Art I created with my Grand Daughter earlier this year.
Okay where to start :)  I guess the inside:  Flounder was a coloring book page free printable from Disney.  I printed out colored in his eyes and mouth only... then my Grand Daughter Ashlyn and I took several cracked in half egg shells cleaned and had a blast coloring the egg shells in dye, just like Easter eggs only the broken in half shells only.  We did Yellow, a light blue and a dark blue.  We let them dry over night then put them in baggies and crushed the shells into crumbles.  Then we used a paint brush and brushed the certain parts with glue and sprinkled the correct colors into place. 
Close up of the egg shells on Flounder
 This was a great project that I did with my own Daughter when she was little... in fact it was flounder then too but from one of her coloring books I think.  She is trying to find hers so we can make a matching frame to put next to this one :)
For all of the character cuts and flowers I used the Cricut - Dreams Come True Cartridge
I think I cut Ariel at 10 1/2" I added some Purple Glitter to her Top and Bright Green Glitter to her Tail Fin... I also embossed her Tail with Cuttlebug Simply Charmed set - Squares.
Sebastian the Crab I cut at 6 3/4
The Sea Floral corner I cut at 5 3/4" I added drops of tulip translucent fabric paint in flower centers and sprinkled with fine yellow glitter... inside the frame I added a seaweed cut at 3" and its corresponding flowers, some in pink and some yellow.  for the centers I added either pink or yellow dabs.
 I created this flower cluster for the top myself by welding together and creating a couple of shadow layers for the pretty pink flowers to go on... I added some pretty yellow bling to the centers.  Above that I created a tag to hang with this frame.  The Tag and Layer were cut from Cricut Artiste at 3 1/2".  Again I used Dreams Come True Cartridge  For flounder cut at 2" the top drawing layer and the lettering I used my cricut gel pens for.  I colored in his mouth and eyes by hand with gel pens.
the tag says that Ashlyn and I created this one and hopefully I can get the one from my Daughter from like 1994 if she can find it and we can frame it to hang next to this one with a tag labeling ours :)
Thanks for stopping by to see my creation, Please leave me some bloggy love, I enjoy reading each of your comments... Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!
Be sure to head on over to....

Annemarie's Art 

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.


DIANA L. said...

Incredible Eva I love all the detail. Have a blessed day

Connie Can Crop said...

Such a cool technique! Just love it! Have never heard of it and wish I had when my kids were younger. Your hanging is gorgeous. You two make a great team! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Golden Goddess Designs said...

so neat! what a wonderful craft to do together with your grandchild! I love it! make me one please!

Scrappin Robin said...

What an adorable Little Mermaid frame. And WOW, eggshells, really, I never would have guessed or even thought to do something like that. Love it. Thank you for sharing and for being part of my special hop.

geoleoan said...

so cute project and you made it with your child! So precious...

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Love the colored egg shells - such great details!!! Lovely project!

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

AMAZING!! I love this. The egg shell art is so cool!!! I am your newest follower.
Disney Girl

Annemarie's Art From the Heart said...

I just love that under the sea project! So amazing! love the textures--so creative

lorby said...

Eva, this is so darn cute! It sounds like you and your grand daughter had a grand time making it too. I think I need to get my daughter involved in a project like this. It turned out wonderful so bright and cheery.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your frame is so adorable! I love it! Your friend, Sarah

Miranda said...

Eva, this is GORGEOUS! I love the cracked egg shell art! What a brilliant idea!!!!
Miranda :)

BlueCrayons said...

sooooo adorable. love flounder . oh heck i love them all

Lisa said...

Love, love, love, love this, Eva!! Ariel looks amazing!! I love the glitter you added!! What a fabulous project!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Mozzie said...

Loved your project Eva. Sorry I am just getting here, I am a newbie at this blogging and it is my first Blog Hop. It was FUN and thank you for joining in with all of us. xxx Hugs Maureen xxxx