Monday, February 20, 2012

Its Mardi Gras Blog Hop

Mardi grasWelcome to our Mardi Gras parade. I must warn you though while you may enjoy jumping up to catch beads, doubloons, cups, stuffed animals--whatever! Please yell at the float riders "Throw me something, Mister!" Bring a large, sturdy plastic or cloth bag to hold all the treasure you'll be catching - if you try to put all of your beads around your neck, you'll have a hard time standing up straight! Be prepared: some people get so overcome with excitement they will occasionally jump in front of you to grab what a rider has thrown to you. Don't get into a tug-o-war....there are many more floats on the way! If you're from far away, some visitors hold up a sign saying where they are from.. our local riders love to see people from far away have a good time and will throw to them to make sure they do!

The colors of Mardi Gras are: Purple which reprsents justice; Green which represents faith; and Gold which represents power.Mardi Gras is always held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement ... and one big holiday in New Orleans! Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold; and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. They sit on the ground throwing balls, playing music, having a picnic, and watching the crowds walk by between parades.

Instead of beads, coconuts (which apparently is the most prized throw from floats) and other baubles, we have a great sponsor:

Sew, sit back with your beverage of choice, just keep in mind the police will be in full force watching for drunken lewdness as this is a family event! Feel free to watch in costume, as this is a festive hop!! If you have arrived from Gill - on the parade route, then you are sitting at the best seat in the house! If you have just happened to be visiting me today, don't get me wrong as I always love visitors, I would love for you to start at the beginning of our parade route at Lynne, your hostess, at along with our marvelous co-hostess, Kimberly, at
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I used scrap paper. I used the Imaginae Cricut machine & Destination, Bubble Gum Stripes carts, embossing folder by Crafts-too you, EK punch, feathers and 450 Helmar glue. oh, and some bling!

Hope enjoyed my float in the parade. To continue on the parade route, Your next stop is Janet S - . I would love for you to throw me your comments as to my tribute to Mardi Gras!



  1. Beautiful card and mask. I love the colors you chose to make this and the black just adds that extra little touch. Jearise

  2. The card and mask are amazing. I love the colors and the embossing. I totally forget about the Destinations cart. Nice being in the hop with you.

  3. Your card and mask are totally amazing --- I love the embossing and the colors!!!! Thanks sew much for being part of this hop and as always a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
    Her Craftiness

  4. How creative! I can see where your son gets it from! :) TFS!

    Dena Jones

  5. Hey those are amazing... love all your projects..

  6. so so sos cute love all these colors



  7. Very pretty! Love the colors you used.Amazing every mask is different on the hop. Enjoyed stopping by. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  8. You did a wonderful job on both the mask and card! The music embossing is just perfect :-) Happy Fat Tuesday!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  9. WOW this is great! Very colorful

    Have a scrappin' good day!

  10. your projects are great, love how colorful they are!

  11. Very cute!!! Love them!!!
    I love Mardi Gras,,I went 3 years in a row to LA in New Orleans,,didnt get to go this year!!!
    am already a follower!!

  12. Great card and mask Love the choice of colors and the embossing on the card is perfect. Very festive!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  13. Cool colour chioces! Great projects! Thank you for sharing :)

  14. Great Card!
    Miranda :)

  15. wow what fabby colours you have used - love what you have created. thanks for sharing

  16. Beautiful card and mask, I love your mask and the colors you used.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  17. Great card with the cute mask.


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