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Saturday, March 26, 2011

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~Make Up Your Own Holiday~
Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Make Up Your Own Holiday"
Hosted by the one and only Karel You should be arriving here from 
                          the very talented Audrey, if you just stumbled here and would love 
                         to hop with us, click HERE to start over.

“Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by! She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy. From Fiskars, there is an assorted holiday set; there's an alphabet from All Night Media, a set of 100 plus clear stamps and a storage case from Family Memories, and 5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores. How to win them? Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Monday, Karelj will ask her  buddy Randy ( to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.”
Well, on to my project, 
My Holiday is: "Tamale Day"
Each year (for 18 years) my husbands family makes Tamales, normally it's anytime after Thanksgiving till New Years, this is something we will continue,and I do hope to pass it on to my daughters, so this is why I decided to pick this as my Holiday.
Here is a 1 pg LO I made, the photos are from Christmas 2010, my daughter took these and her camera was not too good, hope you enjoy!
Here is the Tamale Day Card I made for the 
"Make up your own Holiday" Challenge
And, well, this is now my favorite!
My sweet mommy came over and made me some 
crochet Tamales she is soooo totally cool, love that lady!
Both the Layout and card are using 
Market Street Stamp Set Bilingual Series "BFFS"

I Hope you enjoyed this, now for the fun stuff!

I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
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* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!

Dont forget to hop on over to the amazing Diane


  1. Love your layout, I'm glad you still used the camera phone pics. They're clear enough to tell the story. :)

  2. Done done and done! I love tamales; just returned from Louisiana where my friend, and old high school boyfriend, who owns a deli, gave me a dozen tamales....and I have to say YUM YUM. I can go for this holiday!
    kopperhead at cox dot net

  3. I love tamales! tfs

  4. I've never had a tamale before! Looks like I might be missing out on something!


  5. I love tamales too, Melissa you better see what your missing!!!!P.S Looks like you have the same favorite paper!!!!

  6. I love these silly holidays! :-)

  7. I became a follower and subscribed to email notifications, but don't have a blog. Great, cute project.
    Pat P

  8. Hot, hot tamale ... especially the crocheted tamales! Who woulda thunk? Do they taste good?

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    P.S. STOP BY MY BLOG this weekend for opportunity to win three different lots of BLOG CANDY. Top three posts detail it.

  9. LOVEEEEE tamales and all the tamale themed items!

  10. The crocheted tamales are so adorable and so is the card.


  11. fabulous project TFS

  12. I must live in a cave....never had tamales. Would love to try them though!!
    TFS your projects! And love that your mom crocheted the tamales! LOL too cute!
    dot net

  13. I love the tamale card. My husband loves tamales. We have only made them once, but we need to make them again. I like that you have made it a tradition. I am a new follower, placed your blinkie on my blog, and subscribed to email.
    gavinsmimi AT gmail DOT com

  14. Yum, I love Tamales and love that you and your family enjoy making them. I have never made them.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  15. awesome projects!! creative, I must say!!

  16. great projects!


  17. Happy Holidays wooohooo!Every holiday has to involve food:)

  18. One day, I will try a Tamale. I have never tasted one! I love your projects, and really enjoyed the picture of the tamales your Mom created!
    c d m 317 a tya ho odo tco m

  19. Cute layout! Love the tamales your mom made too!

  20. hungry looking at your blog.. lol its just
    ** tamale-riffic** WTG.. thanks for the opportunity

  21. What a fun tradition & holiday. I must admit that I've never had tamale's before.Great job on your layout & card. I love your mom's crocheted tamales.I've really enjoyed creating a holiday for this hop & a project to go along with it. TFS! (I'm from Canada so I'm not eligible for the candy.)

  22. That is so great that they have a fun day like that. I love the card it is beautiful.

    at yahoo
    dot com

  23. What a yummy holiday.... TFS and for giving us a chance at some cool blog candy.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  24. Tamales are so good! Your projects came out great!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  25. Okay, now I'm hungry for tamales! This looks like so much fun--and your projects are so cute! What a heritage to leave your children! Thanks for hopping with me--you're among the best! Karelj

  26. Neat holiday. Love your projects. The crocheted tamales are da bomb! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com
    I'll post you blinkie.

  27. Blinkie here
    I am subscribed. Thanks!

  28. Sounds yummy! Great projects, I love that card so cute

    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  29. adorable! Now I'm hungry! ;-)
    stampinlara at yahoo

  30. Well done! Can I come to your house for tamales?

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  31. TFS! I think I need to go eat
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  32. Yum! Tamales! I wish I had about a dozen of them right now. Your layout and card are really cute. TFS!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  33. I loved your projects and your mothers also, how cute. I am a new follower.

    Marcy S.
    m.serrano at live dot com

  34. What a wonderful tradition! Glad it coule be the theme of your holiday!

    I don't know if I am supposed to do all of the things listed and come back and leave a separate comment for each thing I do to be eligible for your prize. I am a follower and can be reached my email through my profile by clicking on my name at the top of this comment.

  35. Awesome LO and card! You picked a very cute holiday! TFS

  36. I was just making my way around the hop again incase anyone posted something new today.... I didn't want to miss any of you ladies crafty goodness.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  37. So adorable and very clever.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  38. What a fun holiday! I've never had tamales either. I sure am missing out it seems. I love your lo, and it's always good to have the camera phone to fall back on when you don't have a camera there. I love the cartoon tamales on your card, so fun! and the crocheted tamale is a hoot! :)

    glitterstampsandpaperohmy at gmail dot com