Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday!

This is my third post for today!! Today is Thursday and you know what that means! Emma's time!! Today theme is anything FOOD! She hasn't posted on her blog yet, but... if you follow her on Facebook she gives us hints or just plain tells us what the theme will be the night before. So, if you haven't followed her... what are you waiting for?

Here is my card:

I used the following:

Hello Kitty Greetings Cart
My Sweet Cherry Pie paper from Nikki Sivils
Recollection Cardstock
Martha Stewart Border punch
My Pink Stamper Stamps

Hope you like it!!!

Mark your calendars for the following hops!!

I am a Sweet Sassy Diva Designer!!!!

Good morning!! I can finally tell you guys that I am part of the Sweet Sassy Diva DT!!! I am really excited!!! I know I am a designer for a few DT, but I love having to do my projects for a purpose!

Hop on over to the Sweet Sassy Diva blog and take a peek at the other new designers!!

Today I have for you a fall card!!

This is by far my favorite paper DCWV Autumn Splendor and I can't find it anymore!! I have 30 stacks of the DCWV paper and this has been the only one that I have actually used all of it!!! 

Here is what I used for this card:
DCWV Autumn Splendor
Simply Charmed-Tree cut at 3.5
Cricut Imagine-Cut feature only
Michaels Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut
Scrappy Mom's Stamps
Stickles glitter
Gelly Roll White Pen

and here is how to make this card:


· One 4 ¼" x 8 ½" piece of cardstock
· One 3" x 8" piece of cardstock
Score Measurements:
-Score the 4 ¼" x 8 ½" piece of cardstock at 5 ½"
- Score the 3" x 8" piece of cardstock at 4"
Cut mats for the card ¼ less.

Hope you like it!!!

Winners of the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop!!!

Hello friends!! I am soooo happy with the feedback we got from this blog hop!!! I loved reading how much many of you enjoyed learning something new! 

In the spirit of it all... I am hosting another blog hop with a cultural twist. I am not set on the name but it will be celebrating El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos. 

Here is a little something about this celebration:

El Dia de los Tres Reyes - 

Three Kings Day The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, December 25th and end on the Twelfth Night, January 5th . On January 6th, traditionally the last day of the Christmas season, is when we celebrate Three Kings Day. In Mexico, Spain and other Latin countries it is when children receive the majority of their gifts from the Three Kings rather than from Santa Claus at Christmas. 
Before going to bed the children place their old shoes or a box filled with grass or hay under their bed for the camels with a wish list on top for the Three Kings. In the morning the shoes or box is filled with toys & gifts from the Three Kings. More Info

Another tradition:

Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Bread
The Rosca de Reyes is a ring-shaped bread with a small doll baked inside which represents the baby Jesus. According to tradition whoever finds the figure in their slice of sweet bread must give a party on February 2nd, Candlemas Day or Dia de la Candelaria, offering tamales and atole (a hot, sweet drink thickened with corn flour)or Mexican hot chocolate to their guests. 

Well, I am really excited!! mark your calendars!! 

Now, onto the winners!!!

Winner of the grand giveaway:

ScrapinShana said...

I just finished the hop and all I can say is WOW! What wonderful, beautfiul, inspiring creations that all of you made! I really enjoyed learning more about this celebration that I really didn't know alot about. I appreciate the ladies who shared personal stories about their families as if we were really "friends"! What a great way to start the day. I will share this with my kids, I love learning new things about other cultures! Thank you so much, this has to be one of my favorite hops ever! =)

Winner of Market Street Stamps, BFFs:

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Abby~
First off, my hubby is Spanish,& I love hearing all the stories & tells of how their family has done "Dia de los Muertos" (thinking that's Day of the dead).. I love the LO of your Grandpa, & the mayo jar, what a great memory! my pa's was butter! Anyways, I love your blog, and am already a follower. OH, and yes Minnie is too cute! TFS and a chance to win some yummy candy! Bonnie

Winner of the Frida Print by Flor Larios:

KARLA UREA said...

Wao I love all the cards and the Lo!!! But my favorite one is the Frida!!!
Thanks again for the invitation to be part of this hop blog, love
Karla U

AND the winner of the Martha Stewart Circle maker is:
My Crafting Time!


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #4 Fall Colors!

Good Morning friends! I hope you had a good time on our Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop!! I know I had tons of fun reading all your beautiful comments!! The most beautiful thing about this hop (other than the super talented ladies we had) was the fact that many of you learned from this hop... as a teacher, that was just the BEST!!! and in the spirit of it all, I will be sponsoring another cultural hop "EL Dia de los Reyes Magos Blog Hop" I'm not final on the name yet but it will be Thursday the 6th of January, 2011. More info to come later on.

Onto another challenge for Cooking with Cricut (CWC)! I just love the cuts that CWC offers and the best? They are not expensive at all. They are fun to put together!! After you are done here make sure you go to CWC and visit all the other talented ladies!!! If you are interested in the cut that I used on my layout, click HERE.

Materials used:
DCWV Songbird Stack
DCWV Blue Jeans Stack
DCWV Homemade Christmas Stack
Recollection cardstock
Core'Dinations cardstock
Prima Flowers
Peachy Keen Stamps
Gypsy Font
Bling from Walmart
Martha Stewart border punch

Did you notice the red strip in the middle? Well, that was created with the MS border punch. Just cut a strip at 1.5 and use punch on both sides. I love the look it gives it!!

I hope you like what you see! and if you do make sure you come back every Wednesday for a new challenge!!

and a few reminders!

Mark your calendars for some fun hopping!!!!

Thank you!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of life Blog Hop

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

and one more project! I did this drawing inspired by Frida Kahlo! All by hand!!!

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.
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!:

Abby You are here!


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!