May 2023

Welcome back, everyone. Let’s be inspired by our favorite parks!

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Park Hopping is hopping over to Epcot in Orlando, FL, USA, this month. May flowers are in bloom at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Along with their normal gorgeous foliage in the park, during the Flower and Garden Festival, they add these spectacular topiaries as well. It wouldn’t be an Epcot festival if you didn’t have a chance to sip, stroll, and savor good food and beverage. Do you have a favorite Spring flower? or food? Let us know below in the comments!

Top Left: Los Tres Caballeros in the Mexico Pavillion, Top Right: United Kingdom Tea Garden, Bottom Left: A tasty morsel at the Farmer’s Feast near Test Trak, Bottom Right: Mickey and Pals at the bridge to World Showcase

Park Hopping My Happy Place’s lovely supporters love pin trading and generously give away a theme park-purchased pin and a 6×6 paper pad. This month’s pin is Hello Kitty, and the paper pad is“Floral Impressions” by Whimsy Stamps. All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

Our designers have been busy this month. Please remember to click on the person’s name and leave these wonderful girls some comment love.

Our guest designer for the month is Cheryl at Even More Scrapping!

Chery is an avid scrapbooker. Her designs are stunning. Here she clearly is inspired by The Secret Lives of Pet’s ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Eden’s created this card using Lawn Fawn stamps and diecuts, pan pastels, and distress oxide inks. The castle reminds her of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld, FL, USA.
Makira loves paper crafting. This card, worthy of Owl Post, was created using Lawn Fawn stamps & Gina K’s wreath builder. It reminds her of Owl Post at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Orlando, FL, USA.

To join us, all you have to do is take out your art and craft supplies, make something theme park inspired, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post or post on Instagram #parkhoppingmyhappyplace.

I can’t wait to see what you create this month! Check out our inspiration page if you need more help to spark your creativity.

May the theme parks you love continue to give you joy and be a source of inspiration.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

April Winner & Design Spotlights

We have our Center Stage Designers for March!

#23 CardiallyYours – inspired perhaps by Space Mountain or Mission Space: I adore this card for it’s layout and bold colors.

#37 – Deanne – inspired by Revenge of the Mummy rollercoaster: I adore this jar. What a fun Halloween decoration!

#72 – Suzanne– inspired perhaps by the Animal Kingdom ParkI adore this card for the use of patterned papers with a fun fold layout.


If you want to be a designer for our designer spotlight, please email

So who is the lucky winner of the pin & paper?

Here is your random number:

#6 Congratulations Kathy

and here is her Noah’s Arc-inspired card…

Congratulations! Please email me at with your address so we can mail your prize. Please email me no later than
April 15th with your Snail Mail address.  All prizes
not claimed will be forfeited.  Please expect international shipping to be slow as economy shipping is used.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge, and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

luv, Makira