Monday, February 20, 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....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 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
Please enjoy my card , I had a BLAST colouring her!

The scroll is from
And Lady Victoria is from

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


  1. LOVE IT!!!! I love the scroll and the girl and the flowers!!!!

  2. I have to agree with Laura and the scroll and girl are beautiful and the flowers just add to it all. TFS Jearise

  3. Great card. Love the image. Great coloring. Nice being in the hop with you.

  4. OOOH LA LA -- I'm loving her and what a phenomenal job!!! 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. I love Kenny K.! Never would have thought to use that digi for a hop like this. How clever! Great job!

    Dena Jones

  6. love your coloring job...WOW...Hop'n Hugs...KtsAngels...its been fun hop'n with such talent...

  7. so so sos cute love all these colors



  8. Inga, I love the scroll you placed your image on. The flowers behind it are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. The card is gorgeous and the coloring is fantastic -- wow!! Happy Fat Tuesday!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  10. WOW!! I really like your card. Beautiful.

    Have a scrappin' good day!

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

  12. Your card is fabulous I love the image and your coloring is flawless.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  13. Very Beautiful! You did an awesome job coloring her!
    Miranda :)

  14. totally love the card. thanks for sharing

  15. Your card is awesome Inga,
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  16. You did such a wonderful job coloring the design.

  17. great job with the coloring. It catches the essence of Mari Gras


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