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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dia de Reyes Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates
First of all
Happy Birthday to my daughter
and welcome to
El Día De Los Reyes Magos Blog Hop

El Día De Los Reyes Magos is celebrated around the WORLD!
for info on how it is celebrated click HERE
and scroll down to "local customs".

 My parents always had us kids place our shoe outside the kitchen door.  A Barbie was my best present ever as a kid!
(I think I just told you my age! lol  40 years ago Barbie was "the" hottest toy- no pun intended!)
But as a grown up the best present
Los Tres Reyes Magos brought to me was
My Daughter Yajaira
and to celebrate I am having 6 Giveaways!
Here is a bit of info on how it is celebrated in México.
The presents are not received on Christmas, for Christmas is a celebration of Life of Our Savior.
The children's celebration of receiving presents is not until January 6th, "el día de Reyes", the day of the Kings, or the Wise Men Day. It is the Magi who brought the presents to the Baby Jesus, thus, they bring the toys to the boys and girls who have been good. The children place their shoes by the window, so the Magi place the present in the shoe. It the present is bigger than the shoe, it will be placed next to it. 

El dia de Reyes is celebrated with a "Merienda" consisting of hot chocolate and "The Rosca de Reyes". "La Merienda is the meal that takes. place any time between 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. it is not a heavy meal but the equivalent of "High Tea".
The Rosca de Reyes is a big oval wreath made out of egg bread (like an egg bagel, but huge) with dry fruit decorations and sprinkled sugar on top, but inside, there is a little ceramic/plastic doll which represents the Baby Jesus. The person who gets the piece of bread with the Baby, must be the Godparent of the Baby Jesus in the celebration of the Candelaria, on February 2nd.
Melin from CookingWithCricut (she is in the hop) created these files (Reyes) so I can use them here today!!!
The star is from the Cricut Noel/Christmas cartridge
So you are thinking, how is it that she did not paint the frame..... it matches the mangier and they did not have paint back then!!! lol 
In this pictures you see my nieces and nephews!!
Can you believe that the kid/King with the red cover is currently serving in the
Marines in Afghanistan!!!....prayers!
Word of advise: Do not attempt to cut at 3"in.!!!....all those little intricate pieces!
I cut enough for three sets to create 3 frames to give to each of my sisters...

I had already created this LO, but I finally asked my sister Gladys for the pictures!

Giveaway #1
EK Punch Edge Edger
Giveaway #2
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Flights of Fancy Stamp Set
Giveaway #3
MS Dimensional Glossary Stickers Pack
Easter Stickers Pack (not pictured)
KI Memories Stamps 17 pcs "Messages" (not pictured)

Giveaway #4
Imaginisce i-rock

Giveaway #5
A Cricut Cartridge

(I can not advertize which one until I receive shipment- sorry I was hoping it got here today)
Let's just say it will be a surprise!!

Grand Prize!!
BasicGrey/Sizzix embossing folder size A2 Large Diamonds
+BasicGrey/Sizzix embossing floder size A2 Large Snow Cap
+BasicGrey/Sizzix die cut phrase HO3
ADDITIONAL TO GIVEAWAYS #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5
Yes! I bought two sets!

+EK Punch Edge Edger  (see giveaway #1 for picture)
+Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Flights of Fancy Stamp Set (see #2 for picture)
+MS Dimensional Glossary Stickers Pack (see #3 for picture)
+Easter Stickers Pack (not pictured)
+KI Memories Stamps 17 pcs "Messages" (not pictured)
+Imaginisce i-rock (see #4 for picture)
+A surprise Cricut Cartridge!!!! (see #5)
There is more!!- just received word edited at 12:17PM PST
+Making Memories Noel Kit from HappyNScrappin!!!!!!!
+My Sister Gladys knitted a beautiful (grey tones) scarf for me to give

You must leave comment here to enter Giveaways #1---#5
In order to enter the Grand Prize
1-Visit and leave a comment on every blog
2-and collect a word from the blogs
3-email the phrase to scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com
4-(DO NOT enter the phrase on the comment area- email it to scrapabookaholic@hotmail.com)

 Now go get started collecting your words and to see what wonderful creations the other talented ladies created to celebrate
Los Reyes Magos!
Your Next Stop is the talented Yolie

If you get lost along the way or wish to take a break and come back!

Gaby http://www.gabycreates.com/  --You Are HERE
Yolie http://www.justyolie.com/
Dorcas http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Dalis http://www.stampergirl.com/
Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com/
Donna http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/
Martha C http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Patti/Martha http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
SweetSassyDiva http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
Erika http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Melin http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/
Patty T http://mynameisscrappy.blogspot.com/
Jess http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Ivette http://allaboutmeandmyscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Maria Elena http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/
Terri S http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/
Karla http://kalittlescrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Elsa http://www.cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Cristina http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Grand Prize now Closed
but Giveaways 1-5, just leave a comment
Will post winners on Monday