Thursday, May 5, 2011

5 de Mayo Blog Hop


Si necesitan traducir, en la barra verde abajo a la izquierda esta el botoncito! Gracias
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and to the Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop!!! I am so excited to be hosting this hop!!! I will tell you why... Cinco de Mayo is the celebration  of the Battle of Puebla... I can already see some faces..... "it's not Independence day?!!?" hehe nope!!! It is a date that is very much confused with the biggest celebration in Mexico, Independence Day which is September 16th. The funny thing is, this date (5 de mayo) is not celebrated in Mexico as much!! I have always seen this date  celebrated here in the USA far more than any other place!

Here is an excerpt I got from wikipedia: 

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over Frenchforces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. "Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday—it is anAmerican Civil War holiday, created spontaneously by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported the fragile cause of defending freedom and democracy during the first years of that bloody war between the states." Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

If you notice, I highlited something in red on the paragraph which shows you exactly what our purpose on this hop is.   


Whether you have some Mexican blood in your veins or not, I believe we are surrounded by many things that represent our beautiful Mexico. So the talented group of ladies that are on this hop are doing just that! We are celebrating Our Mexican Heritage!!

Sorry about shades in pictures! Didn't pay attention until I was doing post! 
All paper is the Fiesta Collection from WeR Memory Keepers! 
Thank you comadrita!!!





Dina, the owner of Treasure Box Designs created this AWESOME pattern set just for this hop!!! You can find it HERE!! She has a 40% Off sale going on right now!!








Top Right: My daughter and I/Bottom Right: Goddaughter and I
Top Left: Great-Grandma Abigail, Grandma Abigail, Mama Abigail and Little Abigail.
Bottom Left: Hubby and I 

And what would be a blog hop without some yummy candy?!!
THERE WILL BE 9 WINNERS!!!!!  and some of the ladies will have candy too!!!


All you have to do in order to be eligible to win prices is to make sure you 
***Comment on all blogs
***Leave me a comment here telling me if you have a favorite Mexican thing! 
It could be food, music, history, people anything!!!

Sponsors for this hop are: 
(all candy was donated by the stores!)

Market Street Stamps-BFF Stamp Set
Market Street Stamps- Punched Tin Set 
Treasure box Designs- Fiesta Pals File
Elmers- 2 No Wrinkle Glue
Kich N Bleus Designs-3 winners NEW Releases
Scrapping Doodles-$10 Certificate 
Oh My Crafts- $15 certificate




Next on the line-up is the very talented 


Owner of Market Street Stamps!


and here is the line-up:



76 comments:

GabyCreates.com said...

Oh this is super dupper cute!! What i love the most are the pictures! I have one of those in my office!!

JustYolie said...

Very nice layout, but I have a question: is that the Mayan or Aztec pyramid? :)

Glora said...

AMAZING LO! It is absolutely perfect for your pictures. My favorite Mexican thing is Mexican food. YUMMY! Hugs- Glora

Neha Jain said...

:)
beautiful :)

Neha Jain said...

m not able to post comment on Gaby~ http://www.gabycreates.com/ :( pls help

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

How cute!! I love the little boy and girl!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

OH, si! I love your layout. My favorite thing about Mexico is certainly its food -- yum, yum, nom, nom, nom. We have a favorite restaurant that is local but run by all Mexicans and it is frequented by their relatives, so you KNOW it is good. Everything is delish!

TFS and oppty to win blog candy!

Fondly,

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Montse said...

Me gusta absolutamente todo de México!!!pero lo que más es la comida, arriba ese picante!!! Saluditos desde España

KARLA UREA said...

Abby que bellos esta tu layout y si definitivamente me encanta la Comida Mexicana!!! con su Tequilita!!!
Karla U

Donna said...

OMG! How cute this layout is!
I like tacos, thats Mexican, right? http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/
comopark@roadrunner.com

shersl84bed said...

Very interesting about Cinco de Mayo thank you for posting that.

My favorite Mexican thing would be my sister in law, and my son's girlfriend. Love them.

Your layout is perfect for the fiesta we through for our son a few years back with a Mexican theme. So cute.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Angelica Suarez said...

Abby I love your layout! WOW you put a TON of work into it and it's just beautiful!!! I love that we both chose "fiesta" for our titles! :) Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the fun! Hugs, Angelica

Celeste said...

Oh wow your layouts are fabulous... Thank you so much for sharing.

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Abbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, tu Lo completamente espectacularrrr, bueno, amé todoooo, hasta los cactus tienen vida ahiiii, y las fotos con tu familia, qué lindas, te ves muy guapa! A mi obvio que me gusta la comida de mi país, y aunque en estos tiempos aquí se viven cosas difíciles, creo que su gente, la gente buena, me gusta también!!!! Besosss y voy a saltar! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wonderful layout!!! LOVE all the details!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Very pretty layout. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Anniebee said...

This is a really cute layout, Abby, and the pictures of your family are beautiful! I'm not Hispanic but as much as I love Mexican food (except for menudo), I should be! When I lived in Houston, I used to tell my Hispanic friends that I was really one of them, I was just born to the wrong parents. They always laughed at that because I have red hair and blue eyes and I don't speak a word of the language other than the first conversation of 8th grade Spanish! LOL! Anyway, this is adorable and I appreciate the chance to win some new goodies.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Anabé said...

Bueno, sangre mexicana... creo que no... pero amor a ese país que me fascina.... siiiiiiiiiiiiiii muchísimo!!! Feliz 5 de mayo!!!!

Solecito said...

Abby, que padre estan las tarjetas y claro que tengo algo que me fascina, de hecho muuchas cosas primero que nada su historia, y algo que me encanta son sus colores, entras a los mercados y ver la variedad de fruta que hay, tradiciones, tooodo!!! felicidades por tu trabajo y feliz 5 de mayo!!!

My Quilling Nest said...

Abby what a beautiful layout this is!! I had so much fun creating for this Hop...loved it! Thank you for inviting me to be part of this Hop.

Quilly Hugs,
Linda k.

Lillian Child said...

Sweet design on these darling page creations! My favorite thing about Cinco de Mayo? It's the day my first and only grandchild, Jonas, was born! So every year for the past three years we've celebrated Cinco de Mayo with BIRTHDAY cake! I also have several Latino friends who have graciously (and patiently) taught me how to cook authentic mexican dishes, which my husband and I love to make for family and friends. My homemade salsa is requested at every family event!

Vicki said...

Great project. My favorite thing is the food. Thanks for hosting this hop.

Anniebee said...

Another great hop, Abby! I just finished it and enjoyed all of the lovely each designer created. Thanks and have a great Cinco de Mayo!

Anniebee

Crafty Amiga said...

Awesome layout!! Loveeee loveeee loveee it!! You gave great detail to every element in the layout... it's beautiful!

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That layout is so adorable. We are not Hispanic but we love Mexican food. I think my favorite is Tamale's they are the best.

perfectlyunperfect cards at gmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Awesome LO!!! Adorable. Love the detail! Thanks for sharing. I like mexican food, burritos, tacos. I love my mexican sister in law!!! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Yelyn said...

Woooowwwww Abby, me encanta tu LO, a ver cuando me das unas clasesitas. Precioso realmente.

arabita said...

Hola Abby, hermosa tu tarjeta muy mexicana !! yo soy de Puebla, vivo cerca de Zacapoaxtla, que es el lugar que lucho contra los franceses, es un lugar para mi muy hermoso, me gusta toda la comida mexicana, pero muy en especial los chiles enogada, el chileatole platillos típicos y de temporada de puebla, huyyy podria escribir muchisisisisimo acerca de mi estado, Abby felicidades por este blog hop,daremos ese delicioso salto a los otros blogs.

rakiya32 said...

awesome layout! my favorite themme is mexican food

Josie0602 said...

What an adorable layout!! I love the colorful cuts and the cute people!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Carol said...

Super fabulous layout! love all the colors and the design, TFS

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

Your layout is SUPER!!!
I love everything on it. OH Abby the colors are awesome. Me encanto!
Well, if you talk about Mexico, you need to talk about F O O D !!!
I love arroz con leche, buñuelos, carne asada, guacamole, elotes con queso y chile... Should I just leave here??? I think I'm getting hungry ;o)
Thank you,

Gina L.

Amy K said...

Great layout. I really dont do much mexican stuff. I did have a mexican dish at my aunts while on vacation and my husband even liked it so that would be my fav. mexican thing right now.

Christine Real said...

Abby, I just love this layout, so cute!

My favorite Mexican person is my great-nephew Joseph (JoJo) my niece Kimberly married a guy from Mexico and they had my nephew. He is 6 years old and the delight of my life! He speaks both English and Spanish and is the delight of my life.

america57@comcast.net

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Abby I love your LO. Everything on it's really nice. My favorite thing would be the pottery. I love to collect it. I dont have much but I love what I have.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gnail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Cricut Critter said...

Great job with the LO, I love the zarape looking papers CUUUTE! Now about my favorite Mexican Thing is my HUSBAND - he is the best thing that I have from Mex ! ha ha Oh y me encanta el pozole. Thanks for inviting me to your blog hop, esta super!

debbie324 said...

very cute layout Abby. My favorite mexican thing is the food....




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PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG those layous are just adorable!! yet again all your layouts are amazing!! TFS
Hugs

pruttybird said...

What a cool layout. We went to Cancun a couple of years and this would be perfect. TFS :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Gloria said...

great lay out!!! my most mexican thing is our food we eat!!!! cant get any better than that!!!


esquivel865@yahoo.com
gloria thanks for sharing

Ashley said...

I always love your layouts abby!! They are so awesome!! I love the music and Food. We are going to out Cinco de Mayo festival tomorrow.

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Carmen said...
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Mimita said...

Abby esta pero precioso el diseño... y creo que lo que mas me gusta de Mexico es su comida y su gusto por celebrar todo lo que les gusta... ademas creo que en cada ser humano ahi un poquito de cada pais...
Sin nada mas que decir, muchas gracias por compartir este dia tan importante para ustedes con nosotras.

sweetlilscrapper said...

my fav mexican thing is def tacos!! mmm..
about to do the hop now! :)

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Scrappin Place said...

OMgoodness I love this layout! I love the FOOD!
emmittandcrsytal@hughes.net

Estefania Carcas said...

Abby que preciosidad!!!! me ha encantado el diseño y sobretodo los detalles , te pones a mirarlo y esta lleno de preciosos detalles!!!!

Besitos desde españa!!!

ilusionesscrap.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Fabulous page!!My favorite is Mexican food.

La Miscelanea said...

Super bellos !!!! Me encantaron los sombreritos y los coloress. Felicitaciones. Y bueno de méxico de lo que conozco me gusta alguna comida y sus piramidesss que estuve en ellas hace ya muchos años.
Un abrazo

Melissa said...

Very cute layout!!! One of my favorite thins are Enchilada's mmmmmmm goood!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Ivi said...

Abby!! hermosísimo tu LO!!! me encanto creo que si yo viviera lejos de mi México adorado todo el tiempo haria trabajitos como este!... y que amos de México!!!! TODO!!!. su comida sus lugares la alegria de su gente... aprecer de la inseguridad somos un HERMOSO PAIS!!!

Beandip said...

I want that collection line. This layout came out so cute.

michellebrooks2001 at yahoo dot com

artescrap by diana said...

Esta hermoso tu LO, pero más padre es que se este realizando un LO para celebrar a México. ¿qué me gusta más? Nuestro hermoso idioma, la gente, la comida inigualable, etc! Gracias por organizar este evento tan bonito.
Saludos desde el D. F

Diana

http://artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your LO is too cute. I love ALL your details. I love the family atmosphere that you encounter in the Mexican culture. It is refreshing.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

I love this layout! My favorite Mexican thing is a margarita! Ole'!

Polly said...

El proyecto te quedo de un espectáculo a lo mexicano, esta divina que tremendo trabajo.
De México me gusta su comida principalmente los tacos y el guacamole, pero también sus sitios me Hipnotizan especialmente el Chichén Itzá me parece tan enigmático, tan de historia aunque solo lo conozco por fotos es un deseo poder algún día ir por esos lados.
Cariños
manualidadespolly.blogspot.com

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Me gusta mucho...I love your layout! The pictures are fabulous. I think I am going to have to buy the pattern from treasure box. I have some pictures of me as a little girl doing florcorico dancing. Would go perfect with the boy and girl.
I love the colorful blouse you are wearing in the layout and your hubbys cowboy hat
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Sylvia

Amanda Villarreal said...

Very cute! I love how the whole layout just flows. :) Very pretty! What's my favorite thing about Mexican culture? What's not to love!? I love my heritage and all of the yumminess that comes with it. :)

avillarreal140@gmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

This is the cutest LO. I love everything about it!! My fave thing is Mexican food and margaritas! Yummy
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Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable...it couldn't be any cuter! What a perfect Cinco de Mayo layout! My favorite thing about Mexico is definitely the food...chips, salsa, fajitas, margaritas...yum!

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

pixiebunniedust said...

I love the different colors you used!!brings out the mexican in all of us!!

FMonty said...

LOVE this LO! I'm definitely going to have to try it. LOVE all Mexican, food, music, history, people, etc. Main reason is b/c It's my heritage & wouldn't change it any other way!!!
fmadera75(at)gmail(dot)com

Esther said...

What a super cute layout!!!!
Fun blog hop!

http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

I love your LO!!! This turned out so cute you have go to be so happy with it! Abby your work is amazing!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Anna said...

Just finished the awesome blog hop and saw so many adorable creative projects. Love your layout. So cute and colorful. Amazing work.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Percilla G said...

How cute
My favorite Mexican thing is making tamales and Empanditas every December with my mom and other female family members
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Babe O'Mara said...

What a cute layout. So colorful. I adore Mexican food, but most of all I love reading about the Mexican culture and its wonderful people. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Pam F said...

Cute layout! What do I love about Mexico? The people! My father was a part Hispanic and he had the most warm "laughing eyes", which I see in so many Mexican men. I miss him and cherish those eyes in others.

dreamsandmemories@yahoo.com
www.DreamersKlub.blogspot.com

Jill Angel said...

My favorite is Mexican food. Love your projects!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Scrappy Zeni said...

Abby what a great layout!! it's so detailed! TFS!!

Scrapnatic said...

Super cute layout!! I love it!!

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Sonya said...

Awesome LO...my favorite Mexican things are the people, the tasty food and the Mayan Riviera!!!!!

Tori said...

WOW this is abslutely AWESOME!!!! Love the bright colours and fun looking layout! Check out my blog for an award!!

Tori xx

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Abby,
Please visit my blog. I am hosting my first blog hop. I am hosting a Memorial Day blog hop on Saturday May 28th. I would love it if you would join the group. Happy National Scrapbook day and Happy Mothers day
Hugs.
Sylvia
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leonardobogo said...

HOW Super cute!!!!!!!!!!! Love the LO!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

great lay-out! I love Mexican Food!

teachU14 said...

This LO is so colorful and festive. Love it!