Fun Day

If you're being run out of town,
get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.
      ~ Author Unknown

Hee Hee. Hopefully none of you are getting run out of town. I just giggled when I read that quote.

This adorable Jellypark image looks like our little neighborhood parade. We do it every Fourth of July and it's mostly decorated bicycles and costumed dogs. The band is a lady who plays the flute, and the only float is the trailer that carries our senior citizens. There's hardly anyone to watch the parade because everyone's marching in it. We vowed this year we're going to stand at the curb and throw candy at the marchers. The costumed dogs will love it.

I'm incredibly honored to join Jellypark's blog hop parade in support Little Havens Children's Hospice. I hope you'll visit the Little Havens web site and look at the fabulous things they're doing for life-limited children and their families. I can only imagine how precious their nursing care and support is to families during such unfathomable difficult times. 

Jellypark is making it fun and easy to help Little Havens. Claire Keay has designed three adorable (as always) fundraising digital stamps. When you purchase these images all of the proceeds go to help Little Havens. Don't let the British currency scare you. It will be converted to American dollars at check out.

If you came here from Jerusha Bordan's place, Yay! You're in the right place. If you didn't, you can see all the samples with the charity stamps by going back to the beginning of the blog hop at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog.

Of course, I used the "Follow Me" stamp. I love the story behind this stamp. Jellypark runs an under-16 challenge blog called Jellypark Juniors. This design was suggested by one of the junior players, Sophie, who wanted an image of her leading her older sister and younger brother in a parade.


Most of my little parade is colored with Copics, fussy cut and paper pieced using My Mind's Eye paper. I used Card Patterns Sketch 154 and created kind of a crazy collage of layers and embellishments.

Here are the Copic markers and the rest of the ingredients.


There's so much more fun along the parade route. Head on to the fabulously talented

Lisa Sumpter.

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Sweet Comments

  1. Oh Linda what a fabulous card I love all those crazy layers (!) and the paper piecing is, as always, totally gorgeous x
    Thanks for joining in with our hop – fingers crossed we raise lots of funds for Little havens :)
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  2. What a wonderful card, so clever using the fence die behind this fantastic image. I love all the paper piecing.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Linda, you totally rocked this!! Just love how you paper pieced them and added the fence and made the flag stand out. 100% pure awesomeness!!

  4. What a fantastic card, such wonderful detail! :)

  5. Simply stunning card!!

  6. This card is so really really awesome, love the fence, and grass! Your coloring is GREAT! Love how you put this all together! Wow really a great inspiring art piece. This one is the best!

  7. Wow! This is stunning Linda – I love it :)

  8. I love your card! It is beautiful! Love all the embellishments that make a scene. The fence is great! I love your coloring of the images and paper piecing of them. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. OMGoodness…what wonderful detail! I feel like I am part of the parade! Awesome job from one very talented crafter!

  10. OmMGoodness this is Absolutely Adorable!!8-) Wow! Just love the Sweet images and all the fun layers and elements! Just brings a big smile to me face! So Cute Cute CUTE! 😎


  11. Love your card! These images are fabulous!! HUgsxx

  12. Wow, wow, wow! This is amazing! I love the look of a picket fence behind the kids as they’re marching. How creative! Amazing card!!

  13. This is the best Parade card I have seen! What a fantastic design and I especially love the quote at the top of the entry; it made me giggle too. Your little marching people look so alive, you have really breathed life into them with your copics, and that’s a real talent. Congratulations, it must have taken you ages to do, but it was really worth it.
    Happy Creating, Judy x

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

  15. kelbelpcs says:

    Always love your work!

  16. I just love this Linda and I love your commentary about it. Great paper piecing and colors used. The diecuts are just perfect with your theme. Your creations always make me smile!

  17. Gorgeous card Linda, it’s the sweetest little digi ever that one, love all the paper piecing you’ve done, great to have you join us again for the hop. Mel :o) x

  18. Love how you cut out the figures for this. Great card!

  19. I just love your card! All that texture and fun layers! Wow! Fabulous job! You do amazing work and I am so glad I stopped by to see it.

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