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 talentedPin It