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Thursday, May 5, 2011

5 De Mayo Blog Hop

Bienvenida-Welcome
If you just got here from Patty's fabulous Blog then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my blog you may want to start at the beginning over at Abby's!
Today I couldn't be more excited to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with you all. I would post in Spanish but I cant lol so I wont. Thank you so much Abby for asking me to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

And to celebrate this joyous day I have a project to share with you all.

I made a super simple scrapbook page for our adventure tonight but I haven't taken the pictures yet lol. The cut file was made on inkscape.org using a coloring book page. I kept with the flag colors of Mexico Green white and red. LOVE that color combination too btw. Let me know what you all think. I like its simplicity.

Here is some history on Cinco De Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. "Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday—it is an American Civil War holiday, created spontaneously by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported the fragile cause of defending freedom and democracy during the first years of that bloody war between the states." Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

As a kid Cinco De Mayo was always a big day! We would dress up and make big Mexican flowers and wear them in our hair and on our clothes. We would perform special dances The Hat Dance being my favorite. So Cinco De Mayo holds a special place in my heart!

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way.

Also, what would a hop be without some candy....
With Mothers Day just around the corner...
One lucky winner will win...
This perfect stamp set for all of your spring/summer projects.
Donated by the ever so talented Sarah!
(and it just so happens to be her b-day today go wish her a happy day if you get the time!!!!!!)

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is:
1. Become a follower if you aren't already
2. Leave a comment on this post

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Have fun on the hop. :) Next up is Sandra's fabulous blog!

54 comments:

  1. What a perfect and clean LO. I love the beautiful color combo. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

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  2. simple n sweet

    new follower here
    count me in for candy :)

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  3. CAS LO

    TFS and oppty to win blog candy!

    Fondly,

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  4. What a cute card, and thanks for the History behind the celebration. I honestly had no idea what it was all about!
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  5. GORGEOUS layout!!! The colors are perfect!!!

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  6. Super cute!!! great jon, love the colors!!!
    Love Karla U

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  7. Nice

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  8. I am IN LOVE with your clean and simple layout!! Great design, Raven!!

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  9. Your layout is soooo pretty

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  10. wowowooww, Mexican colorsss in your page to do the merry!!!! :) Love it!!!!! Kisses from Méxicooooooo!

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  11. This is a great layout. Sometimes it just doesn't have to be crazy busy. Nice and clean.

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  12. Great layout, Raven. I actually like the simple and clean lines of it. Very nice and it will look super when you get the picture mounted.

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  13. Una tarjeta de líneas simples, que deja volar la imaginación. Me gustó mucho. Felicitaciones por tu trabajo.

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is so lovely! I adore the clean lines and bold colors, and the way you've used them to create a landscape effect - LOVE IT!!!!

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  15. Great layout. Love the colors.

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  16. Oh Raven! I love your LO!!! the colors are just perfect!!!!!! thanks for being part of this hop with me!!!

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  17. Adorable LO. have a great adventure! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

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  18. Felicitaciones, realmente sigo los saltos y leyendolas. Este orgullo por cada una de nuestras nacionalidades y ese amor a la patria es único. Gracias por compartirlo y enseñarnos un poquito de su maravilloso País.

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  19. I love your LO . I'm sure you will be able to fill it with the perfect 5 de Mayo pic.
    Hugs,
    Linda K

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  20. Awesome page!!Perfect in its simplicity so that the focus stays on the photo that you will add!

    I did the hop for Sarah this morning too...lots of fun!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  21. This is so cute! Sometimes it is fun to make the layout ahead of time and then you know just what sort of photo you need to complete the page!

    america57@comcast.net

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  22. Great layout!!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  23. great Lo. im already a follower.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  24. love your layout....
    Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!


    dbatchelor2@tds.net

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  25. muy linda y sencilla layout! me gusto que hayas usado los colores de Mexico! y el cactus muuuy buen detalle!! felicidadees!

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  26. already a follower! :)
    love this layout! would love to win!

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  27. Already a follower for you blog, i love this card, and i think that its just beutiful :D

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  28. love the layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Very nicely done, I am your newest follower, thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great layout, whatever picture you take will look perfect! Love the little saguaro too ;) Your follower in Phoenix! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    -rwk
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

    rachelwkleinman {at} gmail {dot} com

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  31. Now that the layout is done, don't forget your camera tonight. =) Super cute project.

    michellebrooks2001 at yahoo dot com
    beandipshell.blogspot.com

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  32. Clean, simple and cute with our mexican colors!!! thank you!!!
    hughs from Mexico

    Diana

    http://artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

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  33. This is a great layout...I love the colors and clean lines! Just adorable! I'm a new follower :)

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  34. Love the card. I am a follower.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Simple, clean and cute layout!

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  36. Very cute! I love the look of it!!
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  37. love the cactus and color scheme :-)

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  38. Great LO! Loving the colors, definitely one thing I love about the culture...BEAUTIFUL COLORS! TFS :)

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  39. Very cute layout. Nice job.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  40. What a perfect LO. The colors are so bold yet the LO is so simple and clean. GREAT idea and job on this!
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  41. Love the colorful LO and Reading what you wrote made me remember you in your dress dancing around.
    Mom

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  42. What an adorable Layout!! I just love it.

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  43. The simplicity and the colors is what makes this layout a super great layout!!!

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  44. This is a great layout. Thanks for sharing and also for the History lesson. Very interesting.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  45. The colors really make this layout stand out! TFS!
    Jill
    Jilliree@aol.com

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  46. I love your blog..so cute and retro! I became a follower after looking at all the cute things you do! Thanks for sharing

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  47. relindaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. I love it. Sweet and simple! Great job on the SVG by the way. TFS!

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  49. Beautiful layout, clean and simple. :)

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  50. This is a great layout. Sometimes it just doesn't have to be crazy busy. Nice and clean.

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