Monday, February 20, 2012

Welcome to the Mardi Gras Blog Hop~February 21


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 <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 along with our marvelous co-hostess, Kimberly, at

Line Up

Card Recipe 

For my card I used a Standard A2 card size
Lavender Lace Cardstock by Stampin Up
Background Paper-K&C Company Paper Pack
Layered with Lavender Lace
I used Stampin Up Top Note-and cut it out with Very Vanilla Card Stock.
My mask is from La Petites (The Paper Studio)
Sentement is from Verve and says Time to Celebrate

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

 For Blog Candy-I will be adding all comments to my monthly drawing-which will be drawn on April 1 for a $10 gift certificate to verve. Please make sure you leave a comment and leave a way for me to contact you.


  1. Such a pretty card. The detail is incredible. Jearise

  2. Wow! I love the mask on your card! It is beautiful! Edwina Brown

  3. I love love love this card. Great mask and color. Nice being in the hop with you.

  4. I absolutely love this card and the mask is phenomenal!!!! Thanks sew much for being part of this hop and as always a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
    Her Craftiness

  5. Such a pretty card! Love that mask!

    Dena Jones

  6. Love your card...Love the color choices and the mask is so cool...thanks for or

  7. Love it!!!! So pretty...

  8. so so sos cute love all these colors



  9. Oh my goodness - your card is sooo pretty! It would be great for any kind of celebration :-) Happy Fat Tuesday!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  10. This is a beautiful card! Love the soft colors.

    Have a scrappin' good day!

  11. so cute!!! I love it!!!
    I love Mardi Gras,,I went 3 years in a row to LA,,didnt get to go this year!!!
    am already a follower!!

  12. Gorgeous card love the bling and the papers are awesome Very Stricking!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  13. Great card! I love love love the mask!

  14. Beautiful card!
    Miranda :)

  15. Rachelle your card is amazing i love it, thanks for sharing

  16. What a beautiful card! I love the mask and the little bit of ivory paper you see in the border really sets it off!

  17. Very pretty card. I came straight to you because Lynn does not have this blog up.

  18. Your card is lovely! I hope you celebrated Fat Tuesday well, for now we're into Lent. I've given up buying crafty supplies, since that will take GREAT sacrifice!!

    Please pop over to my blog to pick up the award I've given to you! Thank you for being one of my BFF's!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey