Monday, October 31, 2011

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop!!

Hello Everyone and welcome to our 2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop!!  Day of the Dead has been celebrated in Mexico for many many centuries. It is a day where we remember our loved ones and the beautiful life they had when they lived. Altars are created for those loved ones and their favorite things are put on the altar as an "ofrenda", an offering for them. It is a time of joy and happiness. 

Last year I created a small altar for my grandfather and had to make sure I put on the altar some of his favorite things like mayo and some tequila! What a combination! :) 

Here is my grandfather doing what he was best at, photography.

Te extraño abuelito (I miss you grandpa)

So, another thing that I always, always associate with Day Of the Dead is Frida Kahlo. Her art reflected what she was feeling and it was her way of expressing herself. Sometimes, hmmm most times a truth that was a little too hard to swallow. 

I became inspired by the cover of Vogue where she appeared.


and here is my creation:




Sentiment is a quote from Frida Kahlo, it reads: "Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly"
Frida Kahlo had an accident when she was young and had to go through many many surgeries through out her life. At first, doctors believed she might not be able to walk again. Click HERE if you would like know more about her life.

Onto some CANDY!!

Flor Larios is sponsoring our blog again this year! 
One winner will receive one of her beautiful prints!!
You can visit her Etsy shop HERE and take a look at her AWESOME work!


and

A Collection of Dilo En Español Stamps
If you have not seen these before click on the name to take you there! 
These are all SPANISH sentiments!!

Total of THREE winners!!!


All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me if you 
had heard of this celebration before! 

I hope you have fun visiting the rest of the blogs!! 
You will LOVE every single one of them!!



Next on the hop is my talented friend 


Patty's blog is all in Spanish, please still leave her a message! She knows a little English and I am sure she would love to read your messages! She has a lot more history on the Day of the Dead! She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico... one of Mexico's states that celebrates Day of the Dead the most!


Have FUN!!!


39 comments:

Agus :) said...

que linda card!! aca se conoce en argentina se conoce el dia de los muertos pero no se festeja... ahora seguire saltando (:

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card, Abby!! I'm a Fida fan myself. Love the quote. Thank you for inviting me to participate again this year. Well, you know I've heard of the celebration. I first became aware in my Spanish class in 7th grade and have been obsessed ever since. xxD

jessica said...

What a super cool card! I have never heard of this celebration before and will definitly look into learning more. Thanks so much for sharing your project, for the chance to win and for putting together this hop!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a very nice card. Yes, I've heard of this as of last year from a dear friend of mine who's mexican. They celebrate on this day as well. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

July said...

abby que hermosa te ha quedado esta tarjeta!!! ese pollito con calaverita me encantó!!!! me recuerad a las calaveritas de azucar que aun encontramos en los mercados !!!!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

awww Abby, qué linda quedó tu tarjetaaa, me encantó, y sabes, el mencionar a Frida me encantó también, me gusta su historia aunque no todas sus obras, y la foto de tu abuelo está super mega increíble, parece de la época del cine de Pedro Infante!!!!

cg said...

Oh, how fun! I see creativity runs in your family! Love your card.
Also, I received the Dilo en Espanol stamp set I won and I LOVE it! Muchisimas gracias!

July said...

Wowwww terminé el hop, me encantó Abby los trabajops espectaculares !!!!! que chicas tan talentosas !!!!

littlen said...

yes, i have heard of this celebration. a very nice tradition.

Ale Vargas said...

Hola abby me encanto tu tarjeta y mas la frase que le pusiste pork es cierto..... y que si conosco lo que se celebra claroo!!! aqui en aguascalientes se celebra a lo grande con un festival de calaveras, hacen representaciones artisticas un desfile lleno de carros alegoricos con muchas calaveritas y muchas muchas cosas mas y lo que mas me encanta es el pan de muerto mmm saludos y a seguir saltando... : )

Ruthie Lopez said...

Thanks for this tour!!!! Thanks for those amazing creations and inspiration!
Feliz dia de los muertos!

Yelyn said...

Me encanta Abby tu tarjetita... Los colores me fascinaron.
Saludines

Angie said...

what a great card. yes i have heard of this day. my daughters birthday is today. my hubby wanted her to be born on halloween but she was born on the 1st. which is still good for us. have a great day!

Sonia said...

Hi, Hola!
Fab creation!, Great theme!...
En mi pais las personss van al cementerio a llevar flores a los seres queridos difuntos, otros prenden velas en sus hogares y rezan, no todo el mundo lo hace.
-Sony

Katya said...

Hola Abby, What a really nice card and quote! Of course the inspiration for the card is awesome for the theme. I'm from Honduras and out there we celebrate something similar today it's "Día de los Inocentes" Day of the Innocents it originated from the time of King Herod and having the massacre of killing all of those babies trying to get rid of our Lord Jesus Christ. I didn't live much out there since I came to the USA at the age of 5 but I do remember that everyone goes to the Cemetary on the 1st and or the 2nd of Nov. I also remember a lot of my Mexican friends and classmates coming to school with lots of pastries- yum! TFS.

Katya Bess
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Termine el blog hop, no se si habia que regresar aqui. Gracias por todos sus trabajos.
Saludos desde Puerto Rico
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Carmen said...

Genial card,me encantó sobretodo la frase!!!!Besos de colores!!!

Sugarbob said...

Love the card. Yes my Mom started celebrating it when I was in HS. Although I didn't fully apperciate it until recently.
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Carmen said...

He terminado de saltar!!!Me han encantado todos los trabajos!!!

Ruthy_Scrhappy said...

me super encantoooo..=D

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I love your card Abby! It's sooo cute! Im a big fan of the the colors and the art of el dia de los muertos and I agree with Frida reminds me of that too.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Very nice Abby.. another year....

Ivette_aviles@Yahoo.com

Barb said...

Si, he escuchado del Día de los Muertos. Todos los años en la secundaria, en la clase de español, teníamos q mirar el mismo video acerca de la celebración :) Ahora, aunque trabajo con estudiantes hispanos, no conozco a nadie que lo celebra!

Michelle said...

very nice card girl, loved the pic of your grandpa how sweet ~
thanks for letting me join the hop!
scrappinwithmybug.com

Kich724 said...

Awwww!!! Me love it!! My grandpa is awesome!!

Kich724 said...

Wait! I clicked post too soon! (lil chris came in the room!) I love that saying! Frida was cool, her art is always speaking of things that make other people cringe, and i love this day because it reminds me of her

lulu said...

Abby I live in Mexico city and I try to continue this tradition. I put the "ofrenda" but there are many ways to celebrate this festivity here in Mexico. I like your car with a "calaverita" as we call here.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! Abby what a lovely card!! LOVE LOVE the paper you used! TFS
Hugs
Norma

GabyCreates.com said...

Great to see you kept the tradition.. great picture of your grandpa! You know I am not a fan of Frida, but like the saying...

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! I have heard of this before and loved the hop last year.
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

lulu said...

Abby, por fin terminé el recorrido de blog hop. Todos los trabajos muy lindos

Cricut Critter said...

Me encanta tu tarjeta... LOVE Frida!
Thanks for inviting me to your hop.

Ledia..... said...

que linda tarjetita, la frase me encanto!!!! ojala siempre se mantengan las tradiciones....

saluditOs!!!!

Dany said...

Hola Abby empiezo con mis brincos. Antes de irme te digo que me encanto tu tarjeta, me gusto mucho la frase y me parece muy interesante la vida de Frida Kahlo.
Ya habia oido antes de esta celebración, y me parece maravilloso que se sigan cuidando las tradiciones de cada lugar.
Besotes y sigo saltando...=)

Dany said...

Aqui estoy de vuelta de mis saltos...me encantaron todos los proyectos...fue muy divertido este blog hop!!! =)

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet photo of your grandpa! I have never heard of this holiday before!

Maria said...

Great card, love the sentiment! TFS

cgl1539 said...

I have heard of it, sounds like a wonderful thing to celebrate.

Esther said...

Que bonita tarjeta!!!