Saturday, December 11, 2010

KinderStampO "It's a Small Wordl Blog Hop"

Hello everyone and welcome the KinderStampO  "It's a Small World Blog Hop"
by our wonderful hostess Jessica.
If you just left Liz Paper Loft's blog, then you are in the right place.
Wow! Were to begin.  It is my interest to enrich my followers about our latino traditions.  As far as I can remember I would vist my cousins in Mexico and Christmas was the best time
We celebrate
 "La Posada" - "The Poinsetta"
Many parts of Central America, people celebrate La Posada (The Poinsettia) during the nine days before Christmas. It is a reenactment of the journey Joseph and Mary took to find shelter before the birth of their child, Jesus. Starting on the 16th of December and finishing on the 24th.

Typically, each family in a neighborhood will schedule a night for the Posada (The Poinsettia) to be held at their home, Every home has a nativity scene and the hosts of the Posada act as the innkeepers. The neighborhood children and adults are the pilgrims (peregrinos), who have to request lodging by going house to house singing a traditional song about the pilgrims. All the pilgrims carry small lit candles in their hands, and four people carry small statues of Joseph leading a donkey, on which Mary is riding. The head of the procession will have a candle inside a paper lamp shade. At each house, the resident responds by refusing lodging (also in song), until the weary travelers reach the designated site for the party, where Mary and Joseph are finally recognized and allowed to enter. Once the "innkeepers" let them in, the group of guests come into the home and kneel around the Nativity scene to pray (typically, the Rosary). Latin American countries have continued to celebrate this holiday to this day, with very few changes to the tradition. In some places, the final location may be a church instead of a home. Individuals may actually play the various parts of Mary (María) and Joseph with the expectant mother riding a real donkey (burro), with attendants such as angels and shepherds acquired along the way, or the pilgrims may carry images of the holy personages instead. At the end of the long journey, there will be Christmas carols (villancicos), children will break open piñatas by striking these colorful papier-maché objects with bats while blindfolded to obtain candy hidden inside, and there will be a feast. Traditionally, it is expected to meet all the invitees in a previous procession. They also play piñata. Piñatas are made out of clay.


Cardstock: Recollection kraft, DCWC glitter, Recollection
Stamp:Bilingual/Bilingue SERIES

Ink: StazOn (black tuxedo)
Copic Markers


3" Paper Mache Ball
Cardstock: Kraft
Tissue Paper: Dollar Tree
Cartridge: Tie the Knot 3"
Decco: Gold Glitter Paint
Emer's Glue mixed with H2O

Patterned Paper: 4.5x6.5 DCWC pads Bright and Holiday
Cartridge: Tie the Knot, Winter Wonderland
Die Cut: Tim Holtz Rosette
Gems: Hobby Lobby


1" Pinata kit
 SURPRISE (shhh not telling)

Christmas isn’t Santa Claus or gifts.
It's about showing our children and family
 what this holiday really means.
It’s about the birth of Jesus and maintaining faith.


Scrapfaire said...

I LOVE your projects!!! AMAZING that you made your own pinata! The lanterns are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your traditions.

Debbie said...

What wonderful projects! Thanks for the history of the holidays in Mexico. Loving this blog not only for all the beautiful projects but for the Christmas traditions of the countries!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Debbie Flowers

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Wow you put a lot of time into all your projects. I love the bright colors. TFS

terriennz said...

HOW CUTE! I come from a Mexican heritage myself, and I just LOVE poinsetta's!! TFS! I'm already a follower. Happy Holidays!

Terrie Barroso

Kimberly said...

WOW, so colorful and much fun. Great project thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Love thise.
Everything is so bright and cheerful.

Mad Crafter said...

Jess, I love your projects! They are awesome. I also liked was your message! Christmas is really about celebrating the birth of Jesus:)

gill said...

I'd love to make a pinata!

dlwidder said...

Very cool projects! Thanks so much for sharing so many different ideas. Beautifully done!

stefeni said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Such great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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Heather said...

Great projects! TFS!
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scrapaholicjen said...

Your projects look fabulous! Love the bright colours! I am having so much fun learning about all of these CHristmas traditions from around the world!
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Miria said...

Love all the projects. The piñata is amazing. TFS

Celeste B. said...

WOW!! So creative!! I'm so glad you participated in the hop so that I could find you! You're so talented and I love your style!! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

scraphappybette said...

Cute projects! TFS

bluecrayons said...

love this.

Anna said...

Great projucts!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Pammejo said...

WOW!!!!Ilove the tradition and celbration you selected. Your projcets are amazing. I can't say enough. How awesome.

Dina said...

I love it! Dina

kathlee said...

Absolutely beautiful! The way you presented the history was awesome! TFS the culture of Mexico!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Tanya said...

Cool projects!! Very creative :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Monica said...

Thank you for sharing the history of the holidays for latino. I'll have to share this with my son.
I love what you made. Merry Christmas.

My Quilling Nest said...

Your project is awesome!
Linda K.

Mariam Satchell said...

these projects are stunning! love them!!!

lovescrapreflect said...

loved it all great job jess

CyndiU said...

Truly unique projects. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.

Lisa W said...

I love the bright colours that you used in your projects. I especially like the Pinata ornament.

jenni said...

Wonderful projects, I love your sentiment about Christmas being about Christ!

Lisa J said...

I love all the work but I must say that the garland is genius and very Uneek! ;)


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Susan said...

Hi Jess,
Your colourful and creative projects are inspiring. I particularly appreciated your message about what Christmas is really all about -- it is too often lost in the bustle of the season.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thanx for sharing such wonderful projects.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thank you for sharing your projects. Love them all. Not sure if the first post went through.

Melissa said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love all the vibrant colors that Mexico uses for their decorations! Thanks so much for sharing the history.


A Scrap Above said...

Hey Jessica

Thanks for the history, I am really going to ask my mother in law about this one, I never hear her talk about ti, only TAMALES!!!Your projects are amazing.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Ladybugz Creations said...

Love it.. hte projects are amazing and the Pinata is cool.. though we do different traditions in our house this is very neat. I love the history you told us about thanks..

Shelley said...

This is a really great project! So bright and colorful!

created2bunique said...

Very very neat!!


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arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful project!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! i LOVE the pinata!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

WOW! Your projects are amazing and the tradition sounds lovely. I can just picture it :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Sandy said...

I love all your projects! Thanks so much for sharing. And you are 100% right! Jesus is the reason for the season!

liz said...

wow! I love all of your projects, the colors are so amazing and festive!
liz :o)

craft dreams said...

I loved your and Gaby's post very much. It shows us how to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Beautiful and colorful work. Martha C.

marilyn said...

WOW - love your projects. They are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

quilt4fun2 said...

Enjoyed your story and projects. So colorful and the stamp set makes me smile. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
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