Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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 as there are many more floats on the way! If you're visiting our hop and have traveled a distance, hold up a sign saying where you are from.. Our local riders love to see people from far away have a good time and will throw goodies to them to make sure they do!
The colors of Mardi Gras are: Purple which represents 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 two great sponsors:
$15 Gift Card for Treasure Box Designs (http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/). They are asking you to stop by their blog and become a follower of their blog at http://treasureboxdesigns.blogspot.com/. They are having issues with their blog at this time but asking you to become a follower!
$50 Gift card from Anita Meadows Cannon
Sew, sit back with your beverage of choice, just keep in mind the police are 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 just happened to be visiting with me today, don't get me wrong as I always love visitors, BUT, I’m also your first hop at the beginning of our parade route. Kimberly and I are your co-hostesses and Grand Marshalls of the Mardi Gras Blog Hop today and hope you have a fabulous time!!!!
Treasure Chest Box Designs Treasure Tots Mardi Gras Tots (http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/category_30/Treasure-Tots.htm) and what’s best its on sale now for $2.99!!!!
JoAnn Fabrics Accents for the mask on front, Mardi Gras sign, Beads and bottle inside – brace yourself, I got this on clearance for $.79 CENTS!!!!! Wowsers, wish I would have gotten more!!!
Scrap paper along with some in my stash (we all know what that is!)
Did you check out all my beads --- see, I'm bead worthy!!! Ok, maybe sometime in another life-time but . . .
Sorry, no sentiment as of yet inside …. Came up with a few ideas though and you can help me with that – I was going to put “Shake your tata’s” or having the girl ask “am I bead worthy” and the boy responding “Oh Yeah!”
Hope enjoyed my float in the parade. To continue on the parade route, your next stop is Edwina. I would love for you to throw me your comments as to my tribute to Mardi Gras!
Here is the entire link of the hop in case you get lost along the way!!! As, I have remarked, this is one very talented group of ladies with amazing projects by all!!!!
Rachelle ~ http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Inga Klaus ~ http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
Haidee ~ http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Janet S ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lisa Woodward ~ http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/
Theresa ~ http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com/
Laura ~ www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Angela ~ http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Again, thank you ever sew much for stopping by. Please leave comments to show your bloggie love to all of the crafty ladies along the parade route!
God bless and thank you
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust