Welcome to El Día de los Muertos/
A Celebration of Life Blog Hop!!!
Please read all the post! I know it's long but I promise you will not regret it!!! :) and if the music bothers you.... hmmm just click mute! hehe
I am very excited to be hosting this hop with my BFF, Gaby! I was thinking a few months back how we don't see a lot of Latino theme scrapping things and well.... here it is!!!
El Dia de los Muertos is not in any way a celebration of death itself. El Dia de los Muertos is a time to honor those people in our lives that have passed away. It is a time to celebrate the life they had and to remember them by bringing out their favorite things. One thing that is very customary to do, are altars.
I created one for my grandpa.
This is a place where you decorate and put pictures and all the favorite things your loved ones loved. For example my grandpa's altar has LOTS of pictures because he was a professional photographer, there is a Tecate beer, tequila shot glasses, and did you notice the jar of mayo? Well, he put that thing on EVERYTHING he ate!
It is a VERY colorful celebration! Another staple of el Dia de los Muertos are decorated sugar skulls.
I have seen the kits to make this at teacher stores... wouldn't that be a fun class project?! Well, I found this free image for those teachers that might want to have a quick Dia de los Muertos art project.
Onto my projects, I created a few things. I got inspired!! My first project is a layout of my grandpa.
and a few cards!
|Using free image from google|
|Don't you just love Minnie dressed for Dia de los Muertos?!!|
|Used Rock Princess and DCWV Mi Casa stack|
What do you think? I still have a few more things!!
I have one more card featuring Market Street Stamps... why????
Angelica donated the BFFs collection!!! Yes, my favorite!! If you are thinking of buying some stamps... I highly recommend these!!! Really!! They are a good size and come with super cute sentiments!!
I found Flor Larios through Angelica and I fell in love with her art! She has donated this beautiful print.
and the GRAND GIVEAWAY!!
A Monsterville collection!!! Look at all the things one lucky hopper will get!!!
Now, this is what you have to do:
In order to qualify for the GRAND GIVEAWAY you HAVE to leave a comment on each participating blog. After leaving a comment on all the blogs come back here and tell me you did the hop!
For the Giveaways #1 and #2 leave a comment here telling me which project from here is your favorite! There will be three winners here!!! plus all the other giveaways on the rest of the blogs!!!
Now, go on!! hop around!!!
or in Spanish "a brincar" hmmm doesn't make sense in Spanish!:
Winner of the Gaby Abby Challenge is posted to the right on the side bar.
You have until Tuesday midnight to hop around, we will choose a winner Wednesday and post winner that same day!