Friday, November 1, 2013

Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop!  If you popped over from Holli, you're on the right path but if you stumbled on this hop and want to start the parade go to our blog hostess CONNIE

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So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

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You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday Winners at Connie Can Crop.

My Projects
I must confess that I did not know anything of this Mexican-inspired holiday so I did a bit of digging (excuse the pun) to find out more.
"The day before Halloween, people mark the day by cleaning their homes and sprucing up the graveyards of departed loved ones with flowers and decorations. Death becomes whimsical on the Day of the Dead. People joke about death, they display miniature skeletons in fancy clothes, and children enjoy sugar skulls and other spooky confections."
To mark this celebration, I first made a wall hanging with a Cameo print-and-cut Sugar Skull using stickles, twine, a gel pen for accenting lines, and LoveBug Creations Halloween Grunge At LBC Online Store

Not just satisfied with this I constructed another sugar skull for a gift bag to be loaded with yummy treats!
I started out with a Cameo-cut sugar skull and two print-and-cut flowers for the eyes.

Then I added stickles, gel pen accenting, Mama's Mesh and Simply Red Rumple Ribbon from LBC

And I adhered the skull onto a gift bag onto which I added some more LBC Mama's Mesh and Simply Black Rumple Ribbon, a skeleton sticker, and voila - my treat bag

Here's the complete line-up for you
Alicia -

Remember no matter how you rumple your ribbon and piece your paper, have fun with it........cyberdiadelosmuertos..........Mama LoveBug

Next pop over and see what's happening with An'Jenic



Madge Gillen said...

Love the gift bag! The step by step pictures are awesome! Wahoo! Great being in this hop with you! Loves-Madge

Giavanna Lau said...

Looks great- thanks for the tutorial also!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

both, really nice skulls! great job!

Nicky Wilcox said...

A wonderful collection love them all xxx

Nadja said...

Great bags and the skulls look amazing!


"Midge" said...

I really like your cute wall hanging. But I LOVE your gift bag! It's amazing! Wish I had a couple that looked just like that!
TFS <3 Midge :)

Iris said...

Love the yellow teeth and the bows on your sugar skull wall decor; cute gift bag too.
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Norma Gomez said...

Very fun, love his mustache!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you were a busy bee. I love that you did an wall hanger and how cute is the bows? So CUTE!!! lol And that add bag is perfect. TFS AJ-

Tanya said...

WOW!! What a great treat bag!! I love the use of the mesh!!! How creative!!

Carla said...

I love that bag!!! Thanks so much for sharing. You did an awesome job with both your projects.

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Aisha Hall said...

Love that the skull has a mustache! Nice.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Great projects! I love that wall hanging and the gift bag is so cool! I love the little added skeleton to the sugar skull on the gift bag!

Connie said...

Super cool projects Mama! I love the added Mesh! Gives such a cool effect to the mouth!! :)
Thanks so much for hopping with me! Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

Sandra said...

Love the gift bag you created. This holiday is new to me too and I really appreciated the info you shared. Hugs Sandra xx

cema1cema said...

Super cool gift bag!! Love it! Christina

Sunflower Holli said...

very cool sugar skull gift bag!!1

Crafty Khandy said...

Who would think a skull could be so darn pretty!!! LOVE IT!

Dawn Barrett said...! spooky cool!