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Monday, February 20, 2012

2/21 It's Mardi Gras Blog Hop

Welcome 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 Rhonda -  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 along with Kimberly, at

My project is a card with traditional Mardi Gras colors.

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



Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

adorable card Anita --- I'm sew glad you were able to hop with us and thank you for being one of our sponsors!!! Thanks sew much for being part of this hop and as always a pleasure hopping with you!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
Her Craftiness

Katie said...

Great the colors and's great to hop'n with hugs KtsAngels

Laura said...

what a cute card...

Cathie w said...

so so sos cute love all these colors



chillin with Quillin said...

Love the design and glitter !!!

Edwina said...

Love the different color glitters for the letters. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Judy said...

Really great card - love it in the traditional Mardi Gras colors!! Happy Fat Tuesday!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Imogene said...

cute card!!!
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!!

lorby said...

I like your card with traditional colors. : ) Very sweet. TFS Jearise

Janet said...

Sweet card Love the font and the glittery letters.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

mommahobbit said...

Very nice card! Thank you for sharing :)

Miranda said...

Adorable! I'm all about clean and simple!
Miranda :)

Dena said...

Gotta love all that glitter! Love the bling, too! TFS!

Dena Jones

Rachelle said...

Love your card, glitter and bling.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

What a great looking card.

callyannc said...

love the glitter and colors! tfs callyann

4theloveofGod said...

very nice card...pretty and sparkly. Really love it

Anonymous said...

Loved your baby book idea. Thank you.

Fontella Henderson