Friday, February 4, 2011

Birthday Bash Bloggerversary of Nicole and Meighan

Welcome to the Birthday Bash Bloggerversary of Nicole ( The Canadian Nickel Scrappin) and Meighan(Scrappin Therdeeschek) they are celebrating their one year anniversary today and tomorrow (Feb 5th and 6th) and have asked us to participate in their celebration. So if you are coming here first please start the hop at Scrappin Therdeeschek and if you have arrived here from Jill's - The Scrapoholic you are hopping in the right direction.
We were each to pick a holiday and make it into a birthday themed project. I chose Mardi Gras so let the party begin:

Welcome to My Mardi Gras Party
Celebrating with Nicole and Meighan
Every party has to have a cake and decorations so enjoy my table setting with all of the party favors that go with Mardi Gras.
But first I have to send out a Happy Birthday Card to my friends Nicole and Meighan.
Mardi Gras is celebrated 47 days before Easter. Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" and of course is celebrated on that day of the week.
Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in 1699. Early explorers celebrated this French Holiday on the banks of the Mississippi River. Throughout the years however New Orleans has added to the celebration.
The official colors for Mardi Gras is Purple:represents Justice, Green:represents Faith and Gold: stands for Power. The colors were chosen by the King of the Carnival in 1873 and have stood as the colors since then. So that is a little history of Mardi Gras, I know I learned a lot since I have never been to Mardi Gras.
Now.... On to my projects, first my card.
To begin with I drew my mask out by hand, so if you are at all interested in the pattern you will have to contact me via email at
I then took my glitter paper and cut all of my pieces out.
Once I had them all cut out and laid on to a piece of white cardstock that I used as my base. I started gluing it together.
I decided to add some thin twine to the pieces after I got them all glued into place to give it definition.
I took a piece of 1/16" strip of the "Ginger" Circa 1934 paper and made curly cues and then cut and glue them into place.
As you can see it was quite tedious work, but yet I believe well worth it.
I did an accordion fold strip from the "Ginger" paper and glue it around my I Top Brads that I made and again added some of my curly cues.
I colored my checks in with a V 17 Copic Marker to make the plaids pop out a little. I also added some of my purple fussy ribbon around the brads as well as on the mask.
Gold, Purple, Green Glitter Paper
Gold, Purple, Green Multi Gemstones
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Ginger Paper
Purple Fussy Ribbon
Glossy Accent
I Top Tool
Med Brad
1 1/2 Round Circle
SRM Happy Birthday Sticker
2 sm jingle bells
Black Card Stock
V17 Copic Marker

My second project is this swell looking mask. I bought it at our local HobbyLobby, it was already gold in color and I thought it would work perfectly with my Mardi Gras theme. I took my left over paper and just cut and glued it on to the top of the mask, added some gold and purple gemstones.
At the top of the mask I did some accordian folded paper from the left over "Ginger" paper by Cosmo Cricket and used two way tape to adhere it. I had some really sparkly purple ribbon and ric rack so I added that also to give it a finished look.
At Hobby Lobby they had some black feathers, of course you have to have feathers for Mardi Gras so I added them and made another of these fabulous accordian folded flowers using my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and I top.
I made a King Cake because every Mardi Gras you have to have a King Cake. So grab a cup of coffee and something sweet to eat and enjoy your next stop on the hop with Jess at KinderStampO.
And remember if you get the piece with the baby you are the one making the cake and having the party next year. Have a fabulous celebration with Nicole and Meighan as you continue the hop.
*Make sure to visit each hop along the way, there is a lot of amazing projects, information, tutorials and of course birthday candy to win. Please leave a comment, away to get in touch with you and become a follower. I would love it!!!"
I will share tomorrow what the birthday candy will be so come back tomorrow if you have a chance or you will just be suprised if you are the one that wins the drawing and I send you an email.


  1. Just beautiful. Your card turned out so pretty! Love it all! Especially that "fat little baby!"

  2. I am totally floored. My jaw just dropped. You were not kidding when you said it all came out awesome. Just ..... Just.... Wow. I can't even begin to thank you for all of your hard work for this hop. you have really helped to make it special. Your whole table is beautiful. I wish I could see it all in person.

    Big Bear Hugs Your Way with a huge grin on my face,

  3. OHHHH...EMMMMM....GEEEEE!!!! I can NOT get over how stunning all of this. You are so talented and WOW I LOVE IT ALL! REALLY!!!! Thank you for hopping and adding this stunning project!

  4. Unbelievably beautiful.....I can only imagine what it would look like in person...Awesome doesn't even come close. TFS!

  5. I am just blown away, what a great project you created. That had to really take some time. It is gorgeous. TFS

    I am already a follower.


  6. OMG! Pam you out did yourself as always....just stunning! TFS!

  7. Love the mardi gras theme, so unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This was an amazing table. and your Projects are out of this world!! Im a new follower- thanks for the insperation!

  9. Amazing stuff!! Love the Mardi Gras colors so much. Thanks for the chance to win!!


  10. Oh my goodness I love this! I live an hour and a half from New Orleans so Mardi Gras is all around me! I love this! It is fabulous! I am your newest follower! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of glitter!
    ~Hugs~ Carley

  11. Fabulous mask. Can't believe you drew it by hand.
    username at yahoo dot com

  12. TOTALLY AMAZING!! How many hours did these take you ~ all your hard work really shows. The details are AWESOME!!

    TFS your talents with all of us and thanks too for the chance to win some blog candy.

    ~~new follower and I'd love for you to follow me!!


  13. Everything that you made is so absolutely gorgeous. MardiGras colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  14. AMAZING!! those maskes are simply amazing!!! Great work!

  15. You drew that by hand!!! Oh my it is beautiful! I am so impressed! You are so talented!

  16. Beautiful projects. I love the vibrant colours. TFS

  17. What grand projects. I will have to send your blog on to my friend that has a Mardi Gras Celebration every year. Oh Yah we live in St. Louis another City that does it up in style for Mardi Gras. TFS
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

  18. Great projects. Beautiful Colors!
    comopark at roadrunner dot com

  19. AWESOME JOB TFS!!!!!


  20. Awesome job as usual! Thanks for sharing. Debbie Flowers

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  22. I love the mask! Great job! WOW!!!! thank you for sharing. I already follow your blog and love it!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  23. Wowzie!! This is awesome!!! I love these projects. You are super talented. TFS!!!

  24. Holy smokes!!!!! That stuff is absolutely beautiful ... like stuff you buy in specialty stores. If I could stand the heat, I would so go to Mardi Gras some day!
    ~ Thanks, Esther

    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  25. Beautiful!! You did such a great job! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  26. I don't think words can even say how awesome that cake.card mask is!! that is soo awesome and for doing it by hand i can't even imagine. it looks fantastic!!! thanks for sharing!

  27. Such cute projects.....I especially love the card!!

  28. All i can say is....WWWWOOOOOWWWWWW!!!
    You absolutely rocked this! Amazing colors and amazing projects. That mask is just phenomenal!! AMAZING!!

  29. Beautiful!!

    Tanya P.
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  30. You are an artist. what a beautiful card and mask and cake and table setting and just everything. You must have the patience of an angel to do such tedious work and make such beautiful crafts. My hat of to you. wonderful beautiful projects. the recipient of that card needs to frame it for all to view. I hope your proud of yourself. thanks for the chance at some blog candy and yes I am a follower of yours you are very inspirational to me. hope to win the surprise. gina kinde

  31. WOW! I suggest framing the two in a shadow box together!!

  32. WOW you did an awesome job on your little party. I love it all but the mask is my favorite. Great job and TFS

    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  33. Your work is amazing!! I couldn't believe you designed and cut out the pieces on your own!! I learned so much about Mardi Gras. Thanks for your efforts!!

  34. wonderful job. I really like this!

  35. All your projects are amazing!!! Wow! You must have put a lot into all of it.

    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

  36. speechless.....just speechless... WOW!

  37. Oh my!! How beautiful!!

  38. Holy cow!! What a gorgeous outdid yourself! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

  39. Wow, this is truely raw talent. Women, you are good. This stuff is amazingly beautiful. I have to say I'm really glad I got to see it.
    Hugs, Debi

  40. Wow Wow i love this card
    I am already a Follower

  41. Fantastic job! Im a follower!

  42. WOW You have been busy with awesome projects!!!Great job!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  43. Oh wow what a Beautiful Project you made !! Love the Mardi Gras theme ! I am from Mobile Alabama so I know all about the Mardi Gras !! While I havent taken to it in my adult life, I told my kiddos this year we were going to start the Mardi Gras ! So we are going to Mardi Graseres lol ! Is that a word ? Oh well hehehe ~! TFS !

  44. Hey Pam

    Girl.. this is simply beautiful.. I have always LOVED Mardi Gras, this reminds me of my Girl Scout meetings, we would always do it big..
    I am already a follower of your blog

  45. Your projects are all gorgeous! Love the theme!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  46. Love the mardi gras theme! great projects!



  47. WOW! I just learned so much about Mardi Gras - Thanks. I love what you did for the hop and your card with a great tutorial.

  48. Love it! I am a new follower...can't wait to see what else you do!


  49. Wow - your attention to detail is incredible! Absolutely amazing!!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  50. Beautiful job Pam I love it!! I love the rich colors too!! How in the world do you get the comments to be #

  51. Wow striking all your projects..your very talented..thanx for the inspiration..:)


  52. love all you projects . Your so talented and i love Maid Gra.

  53. Fantastic card, love the Mardi Gra theme!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  54. What a great project!!

  55. Wow! Fabulous projects! I just love making masks :) It was interesting to learn about Mardi Gras - always kind of wondered what it was about but never looked it up! I am already a follower :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  56. What a great mask! I have some pics of my daughters & I in Mardi Gras masks...this would be a great pattern for the page. If you ready this could you send me the pattern PLEASE?

  57. it's so cool. love love love it. thanks

  58. ~ Wow. Oh my goodness wow. Such amazing detail and FAB projects!! Crazy!! You are a massively talented woman!

    ~ I'm already a Follower of your Blog!

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

  59. Pam,

    What a wonderful party you planned!!! :) You're so talented! I can't believe that you drew & cut out the mask for the birthday card by hand!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  60. So detailed! Wow!

    I just started following you.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Suzanne Q
    s.s.queen at

  61. Way to Go! You rocked it! Your masks are awesome! And I should know, bc I am from New Orleans!

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  62. Amazing job on the masks. You are very talented. TFS

  63. OMGoodness.... That is so great. Love getting some story on the Mardi Gras. So wicked cool =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  64. LOVE the card and the mask is amazing!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

  65. All I can say is AMAZING!!! Your work is WONDERFUL. Great details. I wish I had the patience to do all of that work. You go girl. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

  66. Oh my...beautiful, wow great job!!

  67. I love the feel of Mardi Gras and love King Cake! Have been to NO the final week of MG and after. Although I enjoyed the party atmosphere I like N.O. better when not MG. But looks like you got the Party started w/o the crowds! great job!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  68. Wow....gorgeous and I love the colors & details.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  69. Wow! Your projects are amazing. What an awesome job. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  70. What a beautiful mask! All of the details are amazing. Thank you for sharing all of the how to pictures and where to find the pattern. Thanks for being part of this hop and inspiring us. pjritsema at gmail dot com

  71. Gorgeous. Your projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  72. I am AMAZED!!!!!! You card is unbelievable; I can't believe that you drew it and cut it all out by hand!!!! You really are amazing!!! :) I love the mask too!! I didn't know what the colors stood for. You did an amazing job!!! TFS! :)

    Celeste B.
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

  73. Ohhhhh, I love, love, love this card and all the other Mardi Gras projects too! I have never been able to go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras but sure would love to some day. Your work is fantastic! I'm already a follower and I'm so glad I am!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  74. WOW!!! I LOVE all of your projects! That must have taken you FOREVER to do! They all turned out beautifully and the cake as well. It reminds me of when I visited New Orleans, about 8 yrs ago...
    top29gun at gmail dot com

  75. Wow,,Love your Mardi Gras card,,I have been to Mardi Gras for the last 3 years and am going back in March,,I love it...
    am a follower...

  76. Cute card. I became a follower.

    Thanks for sharing,
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net