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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo Layout - WeRMemory Keepers Fiesta Collection

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop
hosted by my BFF Abby

If you just happened to be visiting and wish to participate, start with Abby, but if you just arrived from Sweet Talented Erika you are in the right place.

Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) is not México's Independence Day as many think (it is actually September 16th, but the celebrations start on the evening of the 15th waiting for the President to give El Grito).  I won't bore you with more history since you probably alreary read a bit more information on the subject at Abby's.

For today's celebration, I begged for this file!!!  (actually Yolie requested it from Melin, Melin created it and I just had to have it! -- I would have begged! lol)

When I first saw the file I could not belive how great the girl bear would go with pictures I had of my grand daughter dressesed almost just like that! to celebrate FIESTA day/week at her school. (I will use the boy on another project, I am sure! love the maracas, the boots and the hat!).

Warning: Picture Heavy!
I was so super excited two years ago when my daughter sent me these pictures!
My grand daughter is 50% Spanish/Mexican, 25% Irish and 25% African American
One day she asked me what she was (You can only imagine the comments she gets, but will spare you the details)-- I told her she was my Mexican Baby!!
so when I saw these pictures I thought she looks GORGEOUS!!
(watch out!, grandma speaking!)
and I was so PROUD!!
Closer look at the Papel Picado

I am also entering this LO in CREATIVE CUTTER ROOM's Fiesta Challenge! 

Items Used:
Pazzles Inspiration to cut Bear File
Cricut E2 and Birthday Bash for confetti/strings
EK punch and scissors for Papel Picado (banners)  - I cut using punch than strung with needle and quilting thread one by one!

All Patter Paper and additional embellishments are from WeRMemory Keepers Fiesta Collection
Cardstock - American Crafts (yellow and green), Core'dinations (red) and DCWV (blue)
Many color chalk inks and Bic markers.
Glossy Accents.

Now it is time to go visit KICH Right after you leave me a comment!

and here is the line-up
Abby~ http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Angelica~ http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/
Erika~ http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Gaby~ http://www.gabycreates.com/ You are HERE
Kich~ http://www.scrappykich.blogspot.com/ NEXT
Linda~ http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Monica~ http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com/
Patty~ http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Raven~ http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Sandra~ http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Xochitl~ http://cricutcritter.blogspot.com/
Yolanda~ http://www.justyolie.com/

My Creative Time donated by Emma
Market Street Stamps donated by Angelica
Treasure box Designs- Fiesta Pals file
Elmers- 2 No Wrinkle Glue Donated by Elmers Glue
Kich N Bleus Designs-3 winners NEW Releases
Scrapping Doodles-$10 Certificate
Oh My Crafts- $15 certificate