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Friday, January 6, 2012

El Día de los Reyes Magos Hop!


First things first!


Today is my only child's birthday!!

and to celebrate that she was born on "El Día de los Reyes Magos"
or Epiphany or the day after the 12 Days of Christmas
I am hosting the second yearly hop with a few very talented ladies!

The Magi, or Three Wise Men or Three Kings as it is traditionally called today and is refereed to as "El Día de los Reyes" or "Día de Reyes" or "Los (3) Reyes Magos" in most Hispanic countries were three distinguished foreigners that traveled from the East to bring the new born KING gifts. (lots of history on this...)

Last year I shared how as a child I enjoyed this tradition that I still celebrate one way or another.  Our parents would have us place a shoe outside the kitchen or back door on the night of the fifth and in the morning "Los Reyes" would bring us gifts!  --There are so many ways different countries and families celebrate this day (a lot a countries/families do not share gifts on Dec 25, but on this day).  You will read several different stories on this hop, enjoy!

For today's celebration, I decided to create this to hang on a wall.
Here a side view..

And here a view of the glitter I added to the star, halo and eyes on every image.

I did not take a good shot of the faceted jewels aka "bling" I added to the "Reyes Magos."  But you can click on the top part of any picture to enlarge it for a closer look.
I used too many Copic markers to list them all and a stamp set from Recollections "Christmas Play" and Memento ink in addition to the glitter pen by Sakura.

Giveaway --  YourStory bundle  (I know that some people don't like to "do this" or "do that" or "visit here and there" in order to enter a giveaway, but since there are really just a few (only 8) hops to hop to and leave a comment (we all love comments, OK, I do!)... yes, I know....  In order to be eligible to win the YourStory bundle, you must leave a comment on all eight blogs.  But since I do understand that some do not want to or have time to leave a comment in all blogs, I have a Stampendous! set of From The Kitchen stamps for leaving a comment here and a way to contact you!  Thanks for stopping by! Now on to the super creative --


Hop Line Up in case you get lost--
Donna - http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/
Esther -  http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com
Martha C - http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Martha G -  http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com
Melin - http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Yolie - http://www.justyolie.com

WAIT!.. there were THREE kings with (3) gifts...  if you type in your comments, the name of any of the three wise men, you will be entered to win a surprise gift!  (here is a hint   M..., G...., B... )

Giveaway closed - winners notified  -- Michelle S, Linda, Yoli

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thank You Card

Hope everybody is having a wonderful first week of 2012!

Today I created a Thank You card  using the
newly released Fancy Pants Winterland Collection! 
That you can find over at Happy N Scrappin'
It is really a pretty collection with soft pastel pinks, blues and green colors and some mocha and wine colors as well!

Here is my card using both sides of the "Row of Mittens" paper included in your collection pack -

Fancy Pants Winterland -
Additional supplies: Spellbinders labels #20 and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents; Fiskars stamps, Stampin' Up Espresso ink; TH distress ink in walnut stain; sewing machine and brown thread; a self-adhesive pearl and some really pretty crinkled brown ribbon that Sheila from SASL sent me as a gift! Thanks Sheila!

Just Click on  above FP Winterland collection picture for a link to the STORE or click HERE

Thanks for stopping by and keep having a wonderful 2012!

Hope to see you back for "Dia De Reyes" Hop this January 6th!

It will be a short but sweet hop!