Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Día de Reyes Blog Hop {CLOSED}

I'm super excited to be participating on my very first blog hop, thank you Gaby for including me! 
Growing up we didn't celebrate Día de Reyes, it was a tradition lost in translation, but when we found out there were gifts invovled, we gave it a try.  We decided to place our "big" shoes outside our parents bedroom, mind you I was about 12 and the oldest kids were teens.  We were hoping our Dad would put a little something, ah nope, we woke to our shoes been scattered across the hallway.  He must of tripped over them when he got up! LOL  It's wasn't sad, it was hilarious to us, because we know our Dad, we still laugh about it today.  So my sister, Letty, Dulce's mom, picked up the tradition with her kids. 

Here's the Spanglish sign I created for her home, tradition calls for the kids to place their shoes out, but I included her shoe on the sign too!



Paper: DCWV Christmas '10, Recollections
Chipboard: more like cereal boxes
Adhesives: 3M 2-Way, Tombow, ATG Gun
Bling:  Stickles, Darice, Studio 112, Me & My Big Ideas
Ribbon: Michael's
Cartridges: Forever Young, Nifty Fifites

150 comments:

Abby said...

Cute idea!!!!!! Love the detail on the shoes!!!!

Alina said...

great creation

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute sign! The gems really dress it up.
(I like the story about your dad. It brings back some good & funny memories for me.)
Thanks for sharing your project with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

365 Days of Cricut said...

I love your sign! Those shoes are so adorable!

Unknown said...

How darling. Love the sign and moms shoe too.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

CricutLvr!! said...

Such a cute sign. Love what you did with the title! and the shoes are just the cutest!! So happy to be joining you in this hop!!

Unknown said...

Your sign is fabulous and what a creative idea!! Thanks
Cindy
miller896042atbellsouth.net

GabyCreates.com said...

Gorgeous!!! and you had me ROFL with the story, I am so glad you shared!! Thank you Yolie!!!!!
Love the choice of shoes!!!!
Gaby

Martha galvez said...

hahaha, I love it! The shoes! This is one of things I found so interesting about this tradition. Thanks.

Martha galvez said...

oops, forgot my email- pattig161@yahoo.com

My Paper Crafting said...

Beautiful job Yolie! I love how it turned out! Thank you always sharing all your wonderful creativity with us! Many blessings to you in this new year! Melin....CookingWithCricut.com :-)

Rosita said...

Que fabulosa idea...

Gracias por compartirla...

xoxo

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Cute sign idea. Love the shoes. Thank you for sharing.

Parcha said...

Love your story and the sign!!!
Feliz Dia de Reyes.

Nicolle Kramer said...

I love the funny story and the wall sign is very cute..I love the bling...thanx for the inspiration..:)

nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh yolie I love your wall hanging...soooo beautiful... I also love your story....

Scrappin with the bug said...

Yolie, that was funny about your dad "tripping" over the shoes. That is a great story. Love your plaque. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

LesleyfromWI said...

Super cute! Love the shoes.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Kim said...

Great Story! Love the sign!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

GiGi said...

What a great sign! I love the shoes and all the bling. The story about your father made me laugh! LOL!!:)
booger1 at tds.net

lovemypaper said...

Very nice sign!

Corina_Thorne@yahoo.ca said...

The sign is stunning. I love "alternate" items. They allow for such wonderful expression. The story is great, by the way.

Pamela Lash said...

I love the tradition you're keeping alive with your creations! I love the shoes!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

Yolkie that sign is just way too cute! Bet your sister loved it! TFS. Congrats on your very FIRST Blog Hop!! I will be in my first later this month. So exciting, right?
Happy New Year to you and Yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Summer said...

Such a great decoration and too cute , TFS

Maria Elena said...

Great idea ! and that sign is super cute !

Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos ;-)
http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Tammy D said...

Love it Yolie. Great use of all your Circut resources. Love how you mind works. Just got Nifty Fifties myself. Woot I love it.

Erika Valdez said...

WOW what a cute idea!! I really love it! TFS

Lots of Cricutlove,
Erika

Jess B. said...

Love this project. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Amy said...

This is fabulous Yolie! Thanks for the note on using one of my files...it is much appreciated and I loved they way you used it!

Jess B. said...

Awesome sign. TFS all your wonderful thoughts.

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Prettiful Creations said...

This is a great sign...the story makes it even better...thanks for sharing it.

Tanya said...

Love the sign! Cute idea with the shoes! Loved your story too! :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

DonnaMundinger said...

Just LOVE your story and the sign is just darling! xxD

Scrappymama Elaine said...

me encanta! Gracias!
esigmon@cox.net

A Crafty Mom said...

Yolie, the sign look great. happy three kings day

Dorcas said...

I just love this sign! This will be on my " to do" List. I really like it! Thanks for sharing! Glad we hopped together~

joni said...

Beautiful sign and what a funny story about your shoes and your dad...what a fun memory! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Gloria said...

what a great story!!!! LOL love the sign.
thanks for sharing
gloria
esquivel865@yahoo.com

Madison said...

This sign is awesome:) I love the shoes on the sign. Great job!!! So super cute.
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Ross Plata said...

hermoso, me encanto, las gemas le dan muchisimo brillo, felicidades!!!

craft dreams said...

This is absolutely adorable, and I will be making one for next yera ! Martha C.
mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

Bunnyfreak said...

This is such a lovely blog hop. I love the sign you made.

Raul said...

Nitza dice: esta muy bonito. Nosotros poniamos la caja de zapato con yerba debajo de la cama. Fueron dias muy especiales.

Raul said...

nitza. Muy bonito. Nosotros poniamos la caja con yerba debajo de la cama. Al dia siguiente nos levantabamos bien tempranito a buscar nuestro regalo. Esos dias no volveran.

Bobbi said...

What a cute sign. I like the hightops:)

Lizzie Laine said...

Yolie,

Great story!
Your sign is so pretty and the those little shoes are so cute.

Thank you for sharing your story and your wonderful work, and for the chance to win:)

elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Carol W. said...

Love the shoes! TFS

Patty Tanúz said...

Holaaaa, love your proyect!!! is really wonderful!!!! Kisses from México amiga!! :)

Bonnie said...

TFS....Happy New Year

SandraMc said...

Cute, cute sign! I love your story too, I'm still grinning! :)

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Love your sign. and blog

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so cute! I love the shoes :)

Candra said...

I love the pink tennis shoe ~ cute idea

Unknown said...

Nice story :) Thank you for sharing it.
Very cute tag! Brilliant idea :)

Peggy said...

Cute, Clever, and Creative Project. I love it. {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Becky Dunham said...

What a cute sign Yolie! Love the shoes!

Ro said...

Your story is hilarious! lol

And I love your sign! TFS!

Ro
littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

Texas JennyWren said...

thanks for the ideas and the chance to win blog candy. My email is attached with this comment

Peggy said...

I love the shoe. You did a great job. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Peggy said...

I love your story and the sign is really clever. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Jan. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Cricut Matriarch said...

Very cute sign and nice color combination!

Thank you for sharing!

Cricutmatriarch@yahoo.com

Kendra-Sue and Jamie said...

The sign is lovely. I especially like the bling.

Theresa said...

Ypour sign is delightful..I esp love that you included your sister's shoe.

Dawn, RI said...

what a cute story. Treasure the momets. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

LadybugCarrie said...

Love your sign! Thanks for sharing! :-) I am a new follower!
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Lizet Luna said...

Muy bonito tu proyecto, Me encanto lo que has hecho, Recibe un gran abrazo =)

Unknown said...

I love the sign very cute thanks for sharing it!!!

Ledia..... said...

beatiful!!!!!!!!

Patti Ross said...

Love this project - and have enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Gorgeous sign! I love all the glitter and bling you added. The story about your dad tripping over the shoes is hilarious :)

AJoy said...

Congrats on your first blog hop. I just had my first one on the 4th! We're such newbies! : )

Great sign!

April

Trisha said...

Your sign is lovely and love this tradition. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

Love your sign!! And the shoe story with your dad...made me chuckle! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I can relate to your story. My parents kept it a secret until we moved to Puerto Rico. I do celebrate it with my kids. Just keeping the tradition.

Babe O'Mara said...

Cute story. Love your sign especially the shoes. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I'm not a follower but my email is: ang20marie@yahoo.com Angela is my name, lol. I made a sign similar while I was in Japan ... to take shoes off at door ... it's a Japanese custom!

Bobbi said...

What a cute shoe sign Yoli, great job, and wonderful detail on all the little shoes.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! abusybee24@coxdotnet

VinDeeLoo said...

Nice sign and what a cute story to remember.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Penny said...

Lovw the sign. This is such a great celebration. I love this idea.

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful sign and very cute story. I love the old memorys. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Stacy H-W said...

So nice to make that for your sister! Cute!!! I'm hopping along!! Stacy H-W http://scrapwwithstacy.blogspot.com

Susan said...

It's great learning new things...thanks!

Heather said...

LOVE the sign! SO cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tere Azua said...

Wow, that is a very pretty sign.
thank You for designning this pretty project for the blog hop!

Penny Lane Craft Menagerie said...

what a super cute sign! i'm just learning about this tradition, but it seems really nice...i love the shoes!

country grammie said...

great Idea to help with the placing of the shoes! TFS!

Unknown said...

Love the sign.. something different.. I bet your sister and family loved it..

TFS..

Ivette

Kathryn said...

Very cute. TFS Great project.

LaLa said...

Very cute! Love the shoes on the sign!
~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

Linda said...

Love your sign it is adorable

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Kristi Kaye said...

Nice Job, love the variety in the shoes on the Sign. Very CUTE :)

SweetSassyDiva said...

I really love the sign! and BLING!!! :) I loved learning about all the traditions.

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Very creative. Adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [07 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nadia's World said...

Love your sign, especially the little pink converse!!

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Misty Olsen said...

Yolie, just have done a lovely job on this card. I think it is beautiful. Congrats on your first blog hop :)

torrie said...

I love the idea of the sign it is so original!! I love it so much, great idea!

TeacherMom said...

Beautiful sign. I am enjoying learning about this cultural tradition that I didn't know anything about! Your Dad sounds like my Dad!!! hee hee Thanks for the hop and the chance for your giveaway!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Dalis said...

OMG, I never heard of the shoe thing until I was talking to Gaby, but your story just made me spill my tea... LOL!!!!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Dulcie said...

Cool blog! Thanks for sharing the info and all your creativity. I love your Goddaughter's name, mine is Dulcie!

Cowchipper said...

very interesting, thanks for sharing

Zendalina said...

nice work, TFS

Darrell said...

awesome sign love it

mchipman said...

I love this hop. learning and great work

Unknown said...

Yolie! I love your name- and your project is darling!
Thanks for the blog hop Im having fun learning!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Very cute sign love the shoes.

Alex said...

awesome ! great idea !

the condes at gmail dot com

Yuveria said...

cute sign love the bling
yuveriaseden.blogspot.com

MeganLynn said...

I love all the shoes on this project, such a great project. Thanks so much for your inspiration!!!

Jean-Marie said...

love your sign! the colors are perfect and the shoe "fits!" LOL

CyndiU said...

Cute idea, TFS and a chance for some great blog candy.
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

stefeni said...

So cute! I love shoe signs. Never thought to make my own..

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

lavenderangel said...

Your project is very beautiful!! Awsome celebration!
Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

scrapaholicjen said...

So cute! Great story!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

tina said...

love the hop and ur project

Kimmers said...

Cute sign! And thanks for sharing.
kimsheppard6@hotmail.com

johnnysgirl said...

Love the story and the shoes... awesome

Celeste B. said...

What an adorable sign, I love it!! I really like all of the bling! You did an amazing job!! :) TFS and thanks for the chance! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

Very cute sign! The gems really dress it up.
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Vicki said...

Great story about your dad. Love the sign. Thanks for sharing.

Denise G said...

So Cute. Congrats on your first hop. You did great.

Anonymous said...

Love your sign!!! Quite brilliant!! Loved your story too.

Heidi Browning
Liadan@liadan-mes.com

Cathie Rigby said...

I love the sign! Thanks for sharing your story I could almost picture it. I love all of your projects. This is a great and unique blog hop! Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

Great Sign!!! Love the idea to take shoes off before entering!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

*Star said...

Great sign!
Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601 at gmail dot com

Sandy Hentzel said...

Love memories! Esp around a campfire, lol! Great project Yolie!

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

Thanks for the funny story. Great sign. TFS.

kiwie_70@yahoo.com

mum of two said...

What a sweet sign :) TFS

michelle

Lisa W said...

I love your sign, the bling looks great.

Year 2 said...

Ooooooooooooh this is fabulous! I am going to get my kids to make these next year :-)

New follower here :-)

http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com/

CraftyJAR said...

Cute sign! I love the shoes.

lisa said...

new follower
and loving the creations and traditions,
love the sign it looks awesome

Lisa J said...

LOL LOVE the story! the sign looks so professional! You did an awesome job!

{{hugs}}

tjsgal at gmail dot com

JerseyJenn said...

Great project! Love those little shoes!

Jennie Garcia said...

That is super cute!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeee it!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness..I am new to cutting files and this is my first time to your site. May I first just say that your header is SOOOOO Cute!!! You and I look similar, well, just shorten your hair, and change it to blonde and that's me : ) I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Could I pay you to make me one? my email is michellelmonroe@cox.net.
Thanks for the file...
much love,
a so cal mom

Kim. said...

This is a great sign, love the colours and the shoes are just right for it. Thanks for the chance to win.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

Michelle said...

cute idea!!

Pam said...

Love the story about the shoes and your dad. My dad would do the same thing.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

I'm a NEW follower come and visit me
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

crazy for cricut said...

I love it! I also enjoyed your story! Hugs! Dina

Jennifer said...

Yolie,

Your sister & her family are going to love the beautiful sign you created!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Love your sign. it is adorable..
Thanks for a chance to win.
I'm already a follower..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

freetimegone said...

I love your sign and if I had young kids at home it would be fun to join this celebration. Thanks for the chance to win candy too.

Sharon said...

Cute cute sign Yolie!! Love the shoes, how fun. I am way behind on reading my blogs! Good to be back :)

Umer Munir said...

Well, I am new to the DXF File cutting but I must say those shoes are very cute and your header is very cool. Thank you very much and keep working because you are doing a brilliant job!