Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras Parade 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.


  • 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.

    • $15 Gift Card for Treasure Box Designs (http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/). They are asking you to stop by their blog and become a followr of their blog at http://treasureboxdesigns.blogspot.com/. They are having issues with their blog at this time but asking you become a follower!
    • 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 <insert blog previous to you> 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 http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ along with our marvelous co-hostess, Kimberly, at http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/.


    • $50 Gift card from Anita Meadows Cannon
                                                        A 2 page layout for Jazz

                                                               Close ups of layouts.

                                                          A card celabrating music.

   The digis used on the layouts and card are by Free Vintage Digital Stamps. You can find them here.  I used the saxaphone, girl, and the music sentiment  where words fail music speaks. http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/
   I used Cricut cartridge Quarter note for the words and saxaphonist and music notes on the card. The girl is pop dotted up on the card. I left places for photos and journaling on the layouts. 4 x6' photos will fit these places. The music note paper is by Recollections. It was 12 x 12" sheets cut to 11 x 9 1/2". The purple and maize color papers are by Recollections.
   Copices used are YR23, Y17, YR31, V06, V04, BV00, E000, E00, E02, E29, E33, E37. Gelly roll pen Gold Metalic was used on horn and saxphone.Gelly Roll pen Stardust clear on girl's  dress and shoes.
The ribbon is by Offray called Notes of Music . Found it at Walmart.


19 comments:

  1. This is a great LO. Love the words and the little girl. Nice being in the hop with you.
    Ashley

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  2. A fantastic layout Edwina -- I always enjoy your projects as you are amazingly talented and a good friend .... Thanks sew much for being part of this hop and as always a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness

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  3. What a great layout! Love the music theme and the colors!

    Aloha,
    Dena Jones
    missdjones.blogspot.com

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  4. Edwina - This is fantastic!!! Very creative - I just love it! Thank you for sharing your creation of this wonderful LO. I have posted it on Pinterest. xo

    -pamela ;)

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  5. What a great layout...and card to boot...lol...I love your color choices and thank you for the link to the vintage stamps...great idea...Hop'n Hugs KtsAngels

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  6. OMG Edwina, your projects totally rock!!!! love all the digis and the paper... wow...
    hugs.Laura

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  7. so so sos cute love all these colors

    TFS!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  8. beautiful LO

    tfs
    gloria c
    www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

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  9. Love love love your layout -- so pretty! TFS! Happy Fat Tuesday!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
    scrappinana.blogspot.com

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  10. Great layout - I am a music fan and this hits the right note with me!

    Have a scrappin' good day!
    Kimberly
    http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

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  11. Cute layout!!! I love Mardi Gras,,I went 3 years in a row to LA,,didnt get to go this year!!!
    am a new follower!!
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  12. Your layout pages are beautiful that girl image is sweet and you design is great!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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  13. Wow that is so very cool! I love the idea and it turned out wonderful!

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  14. Awesome projects! Love your LO! Great floats are what make a Mardi Gras parade so fun! Oh and the throws of course!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  15. fabby layouts, thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love these projects! The sheet music paper and ribbon really convey the musical message and makes it "fun"! Great job on the shading! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  17. Beautiful pages Edwina
    I love the colors you chose.
    Rachelle

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  18. Oh my heck! I freakin love this LO! TFS Callyann

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