Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life Blog Hop

Welcome to A Celebration of Life blog hop! 
Thank you for hopping along with us today!

If you are here from Cristina's blog Crafting with Cristina then you are in the right place! If you have stumbled upon this hop and want to start from the beginning head on over to Abby's blog here! You don't want to miss any of the amazing projects!

I used an inspiration photo for my project today! Here is the photo that I used:

 I decided to use Indie art for the skull because it had such a defined skull cut. Cut at 4 3/4" first in white, then I used some scraps to get the exact cuts that I wanted:





 I lined up the strips of colored paper and taped them together on the back and re-cut the skull. This gave me exact pieces to put over the white. I then just pieced the skull together!

No Day of the Dead Skull is complete with out beautiful flowers and bling!


Completed by adding background paper run through the Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen Folder.






I hope you enjoyed my project! Come back tomorrow for another project and giveaway!


Before you leave... I have some blog candy to share:
 Some fun vacation/holiday 3-D stickers and two stamps!



All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you if you win!! ( You do not have to be a follower)
Sorry
Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will draw and announce the winner on November 4

**One entry per person please**


Now off to Momo's Blog for more exciting projects!




 
Be sure to come back  we will be hopping for one more day and have lots of  fun and exciting ideas!
In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:


Information about Dia De Los Muertos:
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1 and 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration. (www.wikipedia.org)'

94 comments:

  1. You got so creative Carri!! Love it!!!
    Thanks for participating!!!!!
    Gaby

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  2. Such an amazing job (no surprise)!!!! TFS! Love it! :)

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  3. Excellent Job, love how you cut this out with your scraps. Great Job. Thanks for sharing.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  4. Great job on the card :)


    thecozy86@yahoo.com

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  5. Love it!!! Your post read like a tutorial, thanks for explaining. Great job!!! Thanks for the blog candy!

    beam4him@gmail.com

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  6. Very creative and a lot of work. Good job

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  7. I love the flowers as eyes. TFS!

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  8. your card is amazing. like always all you do is so incredible.

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  9. Isnt it great using up scraps!? What a great project. :)

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  10. Just LOVE your pieced skull! Beautifully done and thanks for the tutorial. xxD

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  11. very intense projects
    very nice!
    gad1974@windstream.net

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  12. Thanks for participating!! I love your idea of using scraps!!! Love it!!!!!

    Abby

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  13. Carri........your skull is divine........love it.

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  14. Like your skull project especially the cuttlebug details.

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  15. I like the idea of paper scraps taped together thanks for tip and your skull is just beautiful with all of the bling. JSharer417 at aol dot com

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  16. Love your project!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

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  17. Great job and the layering amazing!! Of course the cuttlebug adds the perfect touch!

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  18. This is awesome - great color and texture combo. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  19. Great job and love the colors!! TFS
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  20. Carri as always soo super creative! I truly love all of your creations!!! This skull looks so pretty with flower eyes!!
    Hugs,
    Linda K.
    myquillingest at hotmail dot com

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  21. Love your project thanks for sharing!

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  22. Cute project! I love all the colors that were used :)

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  23. How creative! Love the skull, this hop is awesome...seeing so many creative things today!

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  24. Cool project!! Thanks for sharing the "how-to." Might just give it a try today!!
    Bev B

    bevborda at yahoo dot com

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  25. love your project Carrie! love how you blinged out the skull with the pretty flowers!
    rhondazmiklyatsbcglobaldotnet

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  26. I loved it, thanks for sharing that was a cool idea for any project.

    Thanks,Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  27. Wow intense card! That's a lot of work. Great job!!

    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  28. Cool idea. Thanks for sharing.
    -Joanne

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  29. great job so many beautiful colors I love to use up my scraps tfs Debbie @ DD'sCrafts
    debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  30. Wow - great job! I love how colorful your card is!! :)

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  31. Nice card. Love how you cut it out. Really cute.aissa19@aol.com

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  32. This was really amazing. Love the creative process behind this project. Your explanation was great! TFS.
    Cindy, Madison's mom www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  33. This is awesome! You did such a fabbie job! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  34. Great job! and wonderful use of scraps :)

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  35. This is an amazingly card. Very fitting for the day of the dead celebration. My teens would love this card

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  36. I love how you decorated your skull! Beautiful!

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  37. Very different. I like that. You did an amazing job.

    Yolonda
    yianthony at yahoo dot com

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  38. I love all the colors!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  39. love the card.. the colors are great. tfs!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  40. Oh My Gosh! This is just wonderful! Love the colors and bling!! :)
    anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

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  41. beautiful colors your project is great. thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  42. Great job Carri love the colors and the fact that you used scraps!!Thanks for sharing:)

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  43. Nice work! TFS.
    mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

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  44. I Loved all of the vibrant colors!! Thanks for the step-by-step!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  45. Great job! The colors are great!

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  46. Great blog and terrific projects. Love the skulls. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. what a great idea - I love how you taped the scraps together and then recut the skull - I would of never thought of that on my own!!!

    gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  48. I'm not Mexican, but I'm loving the inspiration behind the idea of this. Smooches... fgreggs@yahoo.com

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  49. This is so clever, I love it x

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  50. Of coarse I want to become a follower! :)

    I haven't been on a hop in a long time!
    Looking forward to the fun!
    The sculls kinda freak me out to be
    honest.... :? But the thought is what
    counts. and yes.. learning something
    new about life in someone elses world.

    ((hug))

    TR

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  51. I hadn't heard of the Moroccan Cuttlebug folder. I'll have to check that out! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I love the layering and the embellishments you added.

    Georgiana

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  53. Thanks for doing the Celebration of Life blog hop, and the extra candy too.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

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  54. Such a fun card.. you are so creative, I'd never have thought to do anything like this. Love those eyes :)

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  55. Cleaver girl Great job on the paper piecing, It really did make a fun skeleton card!

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  56. Oh I love your card! Very creative.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  57. I love it! You did such a good job with all the deatils, flowers bling and embossing I love it!

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  58. How clever! Great way to add lots of color!
    dakotadawn7553@hotmail.com

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  59. I love your project! It turned out Great!! TFS!
    Thank's for being part of the great Hop!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  60. That skull came out so great! ♥Tammy

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  61. Very neat idea.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 @ gmail.com

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  62. Cool idea! Awesome...Love the flowers...

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  63. Love the card. Great use of scraps. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love the flowers as eyes! TFS

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

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  65. Neat idea, love the way you pieced this together.

    Rachel
    gl2814@zoominternet.net

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  66. Very nice card !
    http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  67. great card you put alot of work into this one!

    Liz C

    Lizabratt@yahoo.com

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  68. Love your interpretation of the traditional skull for el dia de los muertos.

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  69. That is an amazing idea!! I love your card!! Love your flower eyes!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  70. Great proyect!!! Love colors of your "Calaverita" !!!!!

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  71. Love how you made this, great colors, very interesting!
    I am already a follower.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove@aol.com

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  72. Very clever way to use your scraps and get an exact cut! Will have to remember you trick for future hard to decorate projects! I know I didn't have to follow but was excited to have you in my daily visit list!

    tjsgal at gmail dot com
    www.ljsscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  73. Beautiful! It looked like a lot of work but the end result was worth it. Thank you.

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  74. Beautiful. You did a great job.

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  75. Your card is amazing and gorgeous!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  76. WOW...thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.

    Hugs ~ Lindy

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  77. Great card, Love the colors and the use of scraps!

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  78. What a wonderfully creative card!! Thanks so much for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot).com

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  79. awesome job on the piecing of all that paper

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  80. Wow..that is a lot of intricate work. Beautiful, TFS.
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  81. This just oozes with creativity!! Great job!!

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  82. Love the way you cut your paper!!
    Kacee

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