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:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scrapalicious USA Challenge #1

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Scrapbookaholic By Abby's blog and Scrapalicious USA FIRST challenge!!! If you haven't visited Scrapalicious USA store you are missing out!!! The selection is very wide!! They have different paper companies, a wide variety range of stamps, one of my favorite addictions right now, COPIC markers (at a very reasonable price!) and another of my favorites... Spellbinder Nestabilities!!!!

So, for Challenge #1 you guys get to create anything you want with a Mother's Day theme!!!

I created the following card:

Here is what I used to create this card that you can find at the store!:

 BoBunny Crazy Love Collection
 Basic Grey Curio Collection
Stampavie Stamp TuTu Cute
Copic Markers 

Other materials used:
My Creative Time Stamps 
The Twinery Twine

Now, don't forget to visit the BLOG and take a look at the beautiful projects the other designers have created!!!

and visit the store to take a peek at the great prices they have for you!!!

Jolee stickers for a DOLLAR!!!!!!!! Go on STOCK UP!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Hello everyone! I thought I post just a sharing post today!!!
 I haven't done that in such a long time!!!

I went to a Monique Griffith class a few weeks ago for a Toy Story 2 page layout.... There is a reason why I had not touched that cart! or any of the Disney carts for that matter!!! I spent 3.5 hours cutting!!!! and that was just cutting because Monique has the most detailed instructions I have ever seen!!!!! Her kit comes with all the papers you need already cut to the size you need for your cuts and all the colors in order!!!

So, I left her class with all my million little pieces and thought I would NEVER get this LO done. Well, I was so surprised when I got a little facebook message from Michelle  of Scrappin with my Bug that we actually live very close to eachother!!! She was going to have a scrap night with other awesome scrapping ladies!!! I immediatly though about that LO that I had not finished!

We had an awesome dinner! It was Mexican themed! I am so happy they got to try my Pozole! and we also had enchiladas, rice and nachos!

Michelle decorated or Tattoed our new E2s!!

Mine is the cute bug inside the heart! LOVE IT!!! thanks Michelle!!!

and here is my LO... though it still needs stickles!!!

NEVER AGAIN!!! I do LOVE it!!! and Monique's classes are fun and very instructive but DISNEY? NEVER AGAIN!!!

and while cropping I got to play with Greeting Farm stamps!!!! Can I say "NEW ADDICTION"?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!! I got to stamps a few images that Michelle, Candace and Kim own (Thank You Candace for letting me borrow SU paper) and when I got home I colored a few and created some quick cards!

I still need work on my copic coloring! I will continue practicing!

Greeting Farm Stamps
My Creative Time Stamps
Echo Park paper
DCWV Paper
(you can find a great assortment on this store)
(you can find a great assortment on this store)

I think I will sell these cards as a set!

Thank you for taking a peek!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Treasure Box Designs Sunday!!

Hello friends! I have for you a couple of LOs I have created using Treasure Box Designs!! If you have not tried TBD before, make sure you go visit and try their freebies!! Every Tuesday TBD has a newsletter and included is a freebie! Give it a try... YOU WILL LOVE THE DESIGNS!!!

I used the Pasta & Meatballs Mini Collection and TBD's face stamps!! 

and my other LO I had posted on Facebook... I used the Movie Night collection!

Aren't these files just adorable?!!? 

I also want to let you know about a new collection Dina is coming out with!!!
 It is my FAVORITE of all!!! 


This file will be available for purchase really soon!!!!! 

Want a chance to win this adorable collection??? Do the following:

**Go LIKE Treasure Box Designs
** Tell them Abby sent you!

 I will announce the winner on Thursday on my 5 de Mayo Blog Hop! 

Thank you so much for visiting!!