Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos/Celebration of Life Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!!! So today I am participating in a Blog Hop hosted by two very talented ladies Abby and Gaby! You should get started over at Abby's Blog. CLICK HERE to hop over and start from the beginning! For those of you that are not sure what "El Dia de los Muertos" means here is a good definition that Abby shared with us:

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1 and 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration. (http://www.wikipedia.org/)


We were asked to make something in remembrance of someone that has passed in our life. I chose to remember my Great Grandmother. I was truly blessed in my life to have a Great-Grandmother for 20 yrs of my life. Her nickname was "Tita" and the one thing that I will never forget about her is that she was always smiling! She was always happy and carefree!

For today's project I decided to make a frame with a photo of me and my "Tita" so that I can keep in my craft room and know that she is always with me! I wanted to use subtle, classy papers as my Great-Grandmother was a very Catholic, Old-Fashioned, and Feminine woman. I thought the flowers were perfect and the pinks and greens remind me of her. This photo was on the day of my baptism which is such an important moment in the Catholic Religion. I hope you guys enjoy the project!

Te Quiero Tita!


Frame: $1 Frame from Michael's
Paper: K&Company
Trim: RAK from Becky
Set of 3 Flowers: RAK from Becky
Large Flower on Top Left: RAK from Brigitte
Font: Gypsy Font

Thank you for stopping by!!! I am going to be giving away a Scrappy Mom Stamp of your choice! Just leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win! Winner will be chosen 11/3/2010.

170 comments:

Abby said...

Amiga, que precioso!!!! Love the flowers!!! Thank you for participating!!!!

Debra said...

Beautiful project! TFS

GabyCreates.com said...

Nice project and how sweet that you called her tita..
I love how you did the flowers!!
Thanks for participating!!!!
Gaby

creative patti said...

Beautiful layour, love your story and memories. Thankyou so much for sharing with us.
pattig161@yahoo.com

cozy86 said...

I love it :)

Gloria Dasher said...

Momo,
How You Doing,Girl I Glad your back . Momo you look so cute with you great grandma. What a great idea. Momo can you please put a list of your cartridges on your blog that you have and going to get. I just want to know which ones you have.


Thank you
Gloria Dasher


spyro.dasher@verizon.net

Sharon said...

Beautiful project! You are giving me ideas! I can tell from the photo of you with your grandmother how she was what you described. She looks very proud and happy to be your Tita!

Sandi's creative touch said...

What a wonderful remembrance of someone so dear to you!!! Beautiful picture and embellishment!!! You are as inspiring as I am sure TITA was to you!!!

Sandi
slschario@gmail.com

DonnaS said...

Great project. I love the way you used the DP.
Donna

JoAnn said...

Very nice LO! TFS!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Very pretty! I love altering those frames from michaels.

Carrie said...

Great frame! I especially love the followers - what a nice touch! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful card.Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!
Lizabeth

live well laugh often love always said...

family is so very important!
love your sweet card
gad1974@windstream.net

Rhonda Emery said...

love your layout. so pretty.

Amanda Villarreal said...

This is so pretty! Aww look at little Momo :) what a sweet project.

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

very beautiful Momo. My grandmother was nickname Tita. I loved her so much. She pasted away 2 years ago after 10 years of Alzheimer

Lesley from WI said...

Love what you did with the frame. I have a frame like this from Michael's and have had it sitting here for almost a year. Thanks for giving me some inspiration.

joann valdez said...

very nice project. thanks for sharing.

mjruff said...

What such nice memories you have. Keep them close, as they warm our hearts and soul.
Merica

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous frame, Momo! Love the picure of the two of you and the beautiful feminine details. xxD

live well laugh often love always said...

did my hopping was fun and very colorfull!
gad1974@windstream.net

Celeste B. said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful!!!! You did an amazing job! :)

Liliana said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

anaphil36 at aol dot com

TheCraftyKitchen said...

Gorgeous Momo! What a wonderful way to remember your Great-Grandmother :)

AmandaB said...

Oh Momo, your frame is stunning!! Thanks for yhe chance to win..

flowerdisco said...

Momo.....your grandma reminds of someone in the neighborhood where I grew up. Very elegant grandma.

your frames is just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful project MOMO. I love it. TFS.


Thanks,
Vani
gvscards at gmail dot com

Chrys said...

Love the frame, what a beautiful picture.

Hey Jude said...

I love the frame, it is beautiful the colors of the paper and flowers are perfect together JSharer417 at aol dot com

My Quilling Nest said...

Momo what a cutie pie you were as a baby!!! You are now a beautiful princess...this project is so super special and so beautiful! TFS your Tita with us.
Quilled Hugs,
Linda

Jessica said...

Wow - Momo - you really showed your love in this project. It came out beautiful. Thanks for sharing our culture and traditions to everyone.

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

liz said...

oh so sweet frame and your comments about your GGmother! my girls still have 2 great grandmothers in their life and they are in their 20's! so cool that they are still so close. thanks for sharing!
liz :o)

Minta's Creations said...

Gorgeous picture frame! I was wondering if you could email me and explain step by step how you made your picture frame? Thanks so much
also, Thanks so much for the chance to win! I love all your projects.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

Jen said...

Momo this is beautiful!!!! Your Tita was beautiful!! She is looking down loving your frame of you and her. Thanks for sharing your memories with us all.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I use to call my aunts Tita!

Gracias.

dianaherrera at comcast dot net

pinkyswr said...

I love the picture!! That is soo Beautiful!!

pinkyswrspaper.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great frame! Flowers are so pretty!

Sue S. said...

Loved everything about the photo frame from the awesome paper to the gorgeous flowers to the photo itself. Great project Momo!!!!!

Sue
Smsurrena@embarqmail.com

Rosie said...

momo this frame is so pretty! like always awesome job!

Dana said...

Beautiful frame! You did a great job!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

grandmafairymary said...

Beautiful frame! The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

I love your frame! It is beautiful :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

ScrapinShana said...

I love this idea! I have so many frames that I bought from Michaels and now you have inspired me to dig them out and do something with them!

Ticketgoddess said...

This is such a sweet project!! The picture is so beautiful!!
Bev B
bevborda at yahoo dot com

Monica said...

Where did my comment go?? Let me try again, HA!!

Super C U T E :) TFS

08216400 said...

what a nice tribute to your great grandmother! mrsroddy4@aol.com

Brenda said...

That's gorgeous. Love the flowers. Great reminder of someone so dear

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Auntie Marg said...

I always love your projects Momo and this one is no exception..great job

bumblebee creations said...

what a great way to remember your grandma!! Love that frame --just absolutely gorgeous!

Liset said...

very nice, Momo it came out beautiful. TFS, Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Monica said...

That is precious! I love what you did. She will always be close.
Thank you for sharing.


http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

Aissa's said...

Really cute fram. Love the Pink and Green.

tytynniyasmom said...

You did an awesome job on the frame! That's such a cute photo, your great grandmother would be proud!

Debbie said...

aww so pretty and sweet love your frame Im sure you will cherish now in your craft room very pretty Debbie @ DD'sCrafts debbiewilson62@comcast.net

Joanne said...

Love the frame, so cute. You always have such great ideas.i love this blog hop:)
-joanne

Scrappy Mel said...

So pretty! What a great way to remember and honor your Great Grandmother! {{{ HUGS }}}

HappyMom2010 said...

Elegant and simple project Momo!
I love the colors you used. Great picture of Litte Momo and your Tita. Thanks for sharing!

Gina Lindsey
agsainz at gmail dot com

Mad Crafter said...

What a great frame. Love it! It just shows that things of beauty don't have to cost a fortune:) TFS.
Cindy, Madison's mom www.funkycards.blogspot.com

JennyKozar said...

Beautiful project Momo! You were just as cute and shiny as a little one as you are now!

TFS ~ Jenny Kozar

Denim Glitter Creations said...

TFS! GREAT PROJECT!

JESSICA
JUDUMAN81@GMAIL.COM

joeygirl86 said...

Momo this is soo pretty! I love making pic frames like these..they are great gifts too!

Glora said...

So cute. Great job!

CyndiU said...

BEAUTIFUL! Been wanting to use those frames but wasn't sure how they would come out. You've inspired me, as always.

Thanks for posting the hop. I'm am having a ball. So nice to hear Spanish. I miss being around me rasa. :)

cricutalltime said...

very cute.love the colors

Jamie said...

awww I love your frame and the pic in it is super cute.. u were such a lil cutie! I love the papers you used and the flowers.. they are so pretty and elegant. And the colors are so rich. it turned out so beautiful!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

teachU14 said...

What a great project and a great way to remember your great grandmother.

The Mad Scrapper said...

Momo you did a beautiful job on the frame. You are very lucky indeed to have a Great Grandmother to have spent 20 years with.

Melissa,
ScrapinMadCrafts@gmail.com

Shica said...

So pretty, you did a wonderful display in honouring her.
msshica@cablelynx.com

Shica said...

So pretty, you did a wonderful display in honouring her.
msshica@cablelynx.com

Anonymous said...

Very interesting tradition and what a beautiful picture. Love all Scrappy Mom Stamps, Yeah...
jman4@comcast.net

Mrs.Debbie said...

Very Pretty Project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

What a stunningly beautiful and touching frame to remember your GGMa!
Thanks for sharing.

Scrap Vamp said...

So gorgeous! Love this blog hop and the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos!

Yolonda said...

Beautiful frame. I love the colors. TFS!!!!!!

Yolonda
yianthony at yahoo dot com

Ashleigh said...

awesome Job MOMO tfs

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

Beautiful frame!! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Marionment said...

What a lovely way to remember family. Thanks for the idea. I think I will do this.

Felicia said...

this is just a nice photo. Bueno, Bueno...that's as far as my spanish goes. (lol) I may just need to do a frame myself of me and my Grandmother who recently passed this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Smooches...

Sharon said...

What a beautiful frame and the photo is awesome! Such a wonderful memory!! :)

The Archiving Angel said...

So gorgeous! My mom's nickname is Tita...everyone calls her that. This frame just made me so emotional. I am off to call my mom.
Love ya,
Sonia

lilmisstypo said...

that is soo sweet I love it Momo love the collection .. and the simplicity

Toni said...

Beautiful job! TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful frame and I lvoe those flowers!!! Love it

Anonymous said...

I love the color combination. It's really pretty. Thanks for sharing Momo. What a beautiful frame to have in your room to look at and remember all the good times with your Tita.
Diane
msdiane90@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Great project. Love the way you put it all together. It is so nice to have fond memories of someone special, that you can think back to.

4kids4 said...

Such a beautiful frame!! It's amazing what you can do with $1 frame and a bunch of talent!! This must be such a lovely memory for you! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Lori said...

Beautiful frame and what a lovely idea. ~lori
gallionlori at gmail dot com

debpaint16 said...

You did such a wonderful tribute to your Great-Grandma, and how blessed you were to have her in your life for so long!!

debpaint16@aol.com

DEBBIE ORR said...

Beautiful Momo what a lovely way to remember your Great Grandma

Lisa said...

Great frame! I just adore it. Thanks

shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

Kards by Kathi said...

Great project. I so look forward to your blog as you come up with so many great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Giselle said...

aww very cute Momo, gandmothers are awesome. How lucky, I wish I would had the chance to meet my great grandparents. I have a great grandfather who is 100 yo :) He is so happy and has a great memory, he makes up poems and never writes them up. But somehow he remembers them all!!!! Feliz dia de los muertos!

Becky said...

What a lovely card! I really enjoy checking out you blog, when I can.

Amy said...

What a lovely frame... And such a nice way to remember a loved one. :) TFS!!

Amy :)
www.lovetocrop.com

Heather said...

What a sweet way to remember. Very pretty and classy.

Heather
Uofkgirl at gmail dot com

Sue said...

What a gorgeous frame for such a beautiful photograph x

Maria said...

Great frame, love the flowers and paper you used for this project!

silvia said...

Stunning frame!! LOVE the flowers and bling!!

Anonymous said...

The frame you created is absolutely beautiful. You did a really nice job with your project.
-Anita
arivera28@yahoo.com

TR said...

I happily became a follower. :)

I love the flowers..... Just learning
how to make those.

I haven't been on a hop in a long time!
Looking forward to the fun!
The sculls on the other blogs kinda
freak me out to be honest.... :?
But the thought is what
counts. and yes.. learning something
new about life in someone elses world.

((hug))

TR

My Play Time said...

Love the frame! I will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

That photo is darling! The frame is beautiful.

Barb said...

You are so lucky to have had a great grandmother in your life for 20 years. I was never able to meet any of my bisabuelos. What a beautiful frame! Did you use Mod Podge to stick the paper down?

Coachfans said...

Thanks for sharing. I would have chosen my grandmother too since she passed away almost 10 years ago. It is amazing how much of an impact grandmothers have on you.

Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

lmlcreations said...

Great idea. I need to try some of these frames for Christmas.

Laurie L.
llamoureux1964 at verizon dot net

Heather said...

Grandmothers share such a significant role in our lives, that's for sure. what a lovely frame to keep in your craft room to honour her memory.

Hugs,
Heather

princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

beautiful picture thanks millierose651@aol.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for the extra blog candy.. a Scrappy Mom Stamp of my choice.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

Patrice said...

What a great project. I know know what to do with the frame I just purchased Thanks for the inspiration and your talented ideas!
trygod20@verizon.net

critterbugg365 said...

This is so beautiful, nice paper you chose, goes perfectly with the flowers, ribbon and bling!

Debbi said...

What a wonderful picture! That is so special.
*smiles*
debbi

Pamela Aigner said...

JUST beautiful!
dakotadawn7553@hotmail.com

craftaholic said...

Awww What A sweet Photo and Fantastic Job on the frame!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Live Love and Scrap said...

I LOVE this even more now that I know the story behind it!!!! You look the same my baby MOMO!!!!!!

xoxo

Craftyhomemade said...

Lovely project.

Nadia's World said...

Awesome frame! Love the photo and the flowers!

Nicole

Charlotte said...

Oh how lovely. Love the flower and the frame. Soooo pretty.

girlia said...

wow!! how interesting. I learned something new.

Debby said...

Great project. Love the frame and flowers.
angel hugs
Debby

Vicki said...

Love, love, love the frame, the flowers, the picture. Thanks for sharing.

GlendaLea said...

Momo,
I remember Mi Abuela!I really did not know her well because she lived in Spain and my family moved to America when I was 2, but I loved her so, we kept in consent contact until her passing in 94.
Love your photo!!!

My Crafting Time said...

Wow! Awesome job with the $1 frame! Really, really nice! TFS

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

GiGi said...

Your frame is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great project!
booger1 at tds.net

J said...

Great idea covering a frame with beautiful paper.
Thanks Momo for sharing this intimate part of your life with us.
Best regards,
JO

scrappingfrog said...

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos! Great project! Great blog hop too!!

Kadrisc said...

Beautiful project, Karen

Louie said...

This is so cool!! Do you by any chance have a "HOW TO" video on making something like this.. Please email and let me know.. =)THANKS!
really enjoy your blog!!

Trickut said...

Just beautiful!

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Anna said...

Nice LO! TFS

Maria Elena said...

So Cute ... love your pic with Tita (My grandma's nickname was ITA) you remind me my own family...
Also those flowers are great !

Loves,
http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

MommaMcVic said...

So cute love the pic- I have pictures up of my grandparents in my craft area too.
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Liz said...

what a beautiful photo great project

Liz C

Lizabratt@yahoo.com

Tere said...

Very pretty!!!!

MissChicas said...

Such a sweet and special creation! I love the idea of making something to remind me of my late mother and also honor her impact in my life! Thanks for the great ideas, Momo!

GreenScrap said...

I love your LO!! You were such a cute baby!!! Mi daughter's name is Ithamar but I call her Tita :) I love my Tita too!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Cristi said...

What a beautiful frame and memory to cherish!!! I love this picture of you, what a precious picure of you and your grandma!!

Big Hugs
Cristi

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Your picture frame is a great gift for your Titaaaaa, love it!!!!

Scrappy Doo said...

I love the photo of you and your Tita!!!

I wish I could attach a photo of a cake someone made for the Day of the Dead. I'll try to email it to you!

Thanks for the inspiration Momo!

A Scrap Above said...

Momo, this is so beautiful! I love the colors and the flowers. What a wonderful way to display this memory.
OHHH, I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your scrappy room! YAY for you!
I am already a staler and enjoy all your projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove@aol.com

Lisa J said...

I don't think even saying this is Beautiful gives it enough praise! I love the whole LO of the frame! Tita would be proud!

Teri said...

A beautiful project! I love the way you incorporated the color, flowers and bling. TFS

Teri said...

A beautiful project! I love the way you incorporated the color, flowers and bling. TFS

sucor said...

What a beautiful project you made in remembrance of your Great Grandmother!

CricutLvr!! said...

Super sweet card! What a nice remembrance 8)

VICTORIA said...

What a beautiful frame. Wonderful idea.

Melissa said...

Soooo pretty Momo!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Monica Flores said...

Momo, this is so awesome to be honoring your Tita in your craft room. I'm sure she is very proud of you!

HildeM said...

Beautiful project!

Hugs, Hilde

Jessica said...

What a beautiful project/layout! Your Tita was beautiful! What a great picture! I always enjoy learning about other cultures. I really knew nothing about this celebration. But I'm lovin the idea!

Lindy said...

Stunning porject....thanks for sharing.

KARLA UREA said...

Momo very cute project!!! y que bella forma de honrar a tu Tita!!! Love Karla U

Gramjak said...

Absolutely gorgeous frame and I adore the flowers. Memories of our great-grandmothers are absolutely the BEST! (I had one, too, for a brief time...)

Lolis said...

Love your frame! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cherie said...

Beautiful!
Cherie
Nokitten at hotmail dot com

Susan from SC said...

You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks for your dedication to sharing your talent with all of us!

kim said...

Momo,your frame is beautiful. I love the colors. A very sweet way to honor the memory of your Tita. kandrewsny@yahoo.com

creativeprincess said...

I love those flowers and this looks like it was the perfect project to use them on! Very creative Momo!
Tara

Karelj said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot).com

Adrea said...

I love the different project! It turned out great.

Barb said...

love the colors! beautiful

alwayscharlie said...

Momo your frame is so very pretty! What a great way to honor someone you miss!

Anna said...

Great Layout!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love the layout, those flowers are beautiful. What a beautiful photo too. Great job.

DebbyP said...

Having fun seeing all the creations on this blog hop. You did an awesome job on this frame. Your Tita looks great in it. TFS
TTFN. Debby in CA. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

Your LO is gorgeous, You could feel the love for your "Tita".
TFS
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.com

Lori said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember someone you love!
Lori
thepaisleyturtle@gmail.com

Ledia..... said...

felicidades!!! esta muy bonito... great job!!!!!!!

cowbelleru said...

What a great way to remember your Tita. She would love the picture frame with the picture of the two of you in it. What pretty paper you used.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Lymari said...

love it so cute