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Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Pink Mardi Gras Giveaway!

Happy Pink Saturday!

And Happy Mardi Gras everyone!

Well, as you can imagine, Mardi Gras is in full-swing here in New Orleans~

The other day while taking a walk in the French Quarter I spotted this window

of a gift store...


And what did my eyes behold, but a pink Mardi Gras tree...

So, of course, I had to get pictures for Pink Saturday!



When I got home, I created this tag...Actually, I created 3 of them.


If you would like to win one of them, just leave a message on this

post and let me know.


This contest will only be running until Sunday night Feb. 20th

at 6:00 p.m. when I will choose 3 winners randomly.

It’s quick, it’s easy--and it’s fun!


Sunday night, I will write a message on your blog to let you

know if you won. Then, I need for you to send me your address

and last name so I can send them out right away!


Linking this to Pink Saturday!!!


If you want to join in the fun, show us your "pink"

and we'd love to come see!!!


One more important announcement--I have a one-week giveaway

on my magazine blog coming on Monday...It is beach-themed

blog candy...so, if you'd like a chance to win, just come on

over to my magazine blog on Monday to leave a message!

(A picture of it is on my right sidebar.)


THIS DRAWING IS NOW OVER.


Congratulations to the winners:

Marydon, Sissie, and Jane!!!





65 comments:

Micki said...

That is just stunning...The face is amazing! You are so talented!
Micki

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love Mardi Gras! This mask is fabulous!


~ Gabriela ~

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Love all the excitement and colors of Mardi Gras! Isn't that display wonderful? Imagine, a pink tree for Mardi Gras!

I would love to win a tag that you created...
Jil
Happy Pink Saturday!

Marydon said...

Oh, Cindy, I love your creation & would love one. I soooo LOVE New Orleans! We have such grand times there ... the festivities are so fun.

Happy PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

sissie said...

Hi Cindy!
What a beautifully decorated Mardi Gras window and all girlie pink and funky! I love that you created tags that are fun and pretty.

Sign me up to win one. I would cherish it forever and hang it up right in my little work room.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A harlequin background and a fleur de lis = I'm in, Cindy! : ) That tree looks beautiful in the picture. I'm sure it was even nicer to see in person.

Ornaments by Pink said...

Cindy those pictures are just beautiful!
I Love pink and your cute tag looks so sweet!
Mary

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sweet! What a cute tag! I'd love to win!
Happy PS!

ANGIE said...

Hi Cindy. Thanks so much for the photos! I can't be there now, but I can visit through your photos. Happy Pink Saturday!

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What a beautiful, fun blog you have! I think your
tags are amazing too! I would love to be entered
in your contest! Also, thank you for stopping
by Flora Doora

Jane
Flora Doora

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! Now that's pink! Happy Pink Saturday to you and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Joanna said...

Hi Cindy, this is such a cool tag celebrating Mardi Gras 2011 - and I'd love to win one!

Happy Pink Saturday,

x

Lynn said...

Hi Cindy, We leave tomorrow for some time in MS and then New Orleans. Have not been back since the Jan before Katrina so am excited. Will be so exciting to wake up in the am and walk around the French Quarter with my camera. Happy PS

Trisha said...

Oh so much fun! What a lovely creation too! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

~Trisha

Roselle said...

Oh what fun! Love that tree!
Happy Mardi Gras!
xo
Roselle

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just stunning pictures gosh never seen anyting like these before oh they are just lush,would love to win one of those bless you for letting me know about the book hun,this is just so super kind of you love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Donnie said...

I love how you transitioned that photo to the beautiful tag.

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Please include me in your give away!!

-Kim :)

Terry said...

This is adorable and so fun! Yes, I would love to win! Have a most fabulous weekend!

Frosted Petunias said...

Cindy you said the magic words...Mardi Gras and New Orleans. Oh I should be there...my birthday is on Mardi Gras this year! I'll have to think of something fun for that week. Love that window and your tag...well the word 'drool' comes to mind. Have a great weekend my dear!

Anna♥

Pamela said...

Oh sign me up for your giveaway Cindy!!
Very pretty tag!!
Pamela xo

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Cindy this is bringing back loads of great memories of our trip there last February. I forgot to ask you if you have gone to see Big Al Carson perform at one of the bars in New Orleans. We loved his music! Every time we play the CD's we bought we remember what a wonderful time we had!Take care my friend.
Hugs,
Wanda

Cameron said...

Perfect idea for Pink Saturday! That tree is tres gorgeous! Please, don't include my name this time around....I've been fortunate to win something from you recently already! I just wanted to pop in and see what you were up to :)

Debby said...

WHat a cute tag. I'd love to have one.

One Heart (Marcia) said...

Ooh! Cindy Adkins at the top of my blogroll. ;) That's what I think everytime your name skips to the top with a new post.

Everything is pretty, pretty, pretty in pink. Love it. Enjoy your Friday.

Barbara said...

Oh please count me in for this! I love all of the tags that you make Cindy! They are all just fabulous.

Hugs XX
Barbara

PetraB said...

The mask is absolutely lovely, and your tag is fabulous, image and background work so well together.

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Hi Cindy!
I just love that you took a photo and turned it into art - so lovely :)
I hope you're having a great weekend and enjoying this beautiful weather. I plan to get out and enjoy it myself.
Blessings and Hugs,
Sabre'

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Cindy you are funny! Happy Mardi Gras.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share today. I SO
love the PINK and your tag creation is
just fabulous. I love it. Your music is
just the right share as well.

Oooh I am right there with you girl, lets
go catch our beads and watch all the people
pass by. So much fun to see the floats, the
costumes and I love the store windows. Thank
you so much for taking me along tonight. I
loved it.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

LV said...

Everyone gets into the pink during Mardi Gras. I have never been there during this activity. I understand everyone has a lot of fun.

Linda M. said...

Yeah! I really want a chance to win a Mardi Gras tag! Thanks Cindy. Hugs, Linda

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love that tag!

Vicki said...

What a fun post and gorgeous tag! Count me in. Have a great weekend.

Maison Mutt said...

*sigh* I've always wanted to visit New Orleans. 3 times I've tried...3 times plans fell through. Good thing i'm stubborn, I will visit someday! Je t'aime the tag you created! Happy PS. Your newest follower, Niki

Jillian said...

Your tag is amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy PS of course!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Char said...

Oh what fun!! I get excited just looking at the decorations. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very beautiful - I don't think I've ever seen Mardi Gras decorated with pink before. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mardi Gras from a fellow Louisiana blogger.

Sarah said...

Cindy, thanks for sharing a bit of New Orleans Mardi Gras. Your tag is darling! ~ Sarah

Self Sagacity said...

I miss, miss, miss New Orleans! Seeing this post almost bring drool to my mouth or tears to my eyes. I grew up in NO, and would love to visit my dear niece. Happy PS

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cindy! A pink Mardi Gras tree what a fun to see! Enjoying your photos!
I so wished I was there!

Your tag is definitely a sweetie! It would be great to receive such a gift!

hugs Regina

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy Ps girl.. I tweeted ya too!
But I just wanna know..
DID YOU GET THE BIKE!!!
Great giveaway..
have a fab weekend!
Smiles~
C

Lululiz said...

Woohoo, yes please! You have probably guessed by now that I quite like tags, lol. I would love to add this Mardi Gras to my collection of Blogger friends' tags.

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY CINDY,
STUNNING PICTURE IN THE WINDOW AND THEN YOU CREATED SUCH BEAUTIFUL ART WORK FROM IT.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO NEW ORLEANS BUT I ALWAYS GOOGLE SO I CAN SEE THE BEAUTIFUL FLOATS. I WISH I WAS THERE TO SEE IT ALL AND CATCH LOTS OF BEADS. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED SOME MARDI GRA BEADS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ME WITH YOU TO SEE THIS WINDOW AND BLESS YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR GIVING HEART.
DURING THE OWOH I WAS SENT QUITE THE LOVELY COMMENT WARNING ME THAT PEOPLE WHO TYPE IN ALL CAPS ARE YELLING...THAT IT IS A RULE IN BLOG LAND...SHE DIDN'T ASK WHY I TYPE IN CAPS....I HAVE DECREASED VISION AND IT IS EASIER TO SEE.
YOU DON'T KNOW HOW PRECIOUS YOU ARE.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Ira said...

Way too cute! Wish I could be running around through New Orleans with you :-) Thanks for sharing your marvellous pictures with us again!! Have a great weekend Cindy, Ira x

Tara said...

Mardi Gras is on in Sydney Australia in two weeks.Your tags are gorgeous..xx

Dru said...

Wow - gorgeous window and love your tag. Mardi Gras does sound like fun! Thank you for visiting and saying Hello - Happy Pink Saturday to you! Dru

Amanda said...

Hi Cindy! Thank you for your sweet visit to One Girl in Pink! I feel as though I've been transported to New Orleans this morning and am so enjoying this trip! I am thrilled to be following you! I would love a chance to win one of your gorgeous tags! How generous of you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

JoAnne said...

Count me in Cindy! Happy Mardi Gras-wish I was there!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

******************* Cindy ********************

I have emailed you twice about your prize painting, but I think you might find it in the spam box. Look for "Rosetwig".

I hope that you find this message, so that you can enjoy getting my Red Tree Peony Limited Edition Print.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Thanks for posting on my "Finding Fine Art on Friday." I did use that email address, but .... In any case, please send me your mailing address on my blog and I will not publish it, just send you your prize.

p.s. Where on blogger can I edit the "Post a Comment" to write a lovely message like you did about "I love hearing from you...."?

Suzann said...

Cindy,
Your pictures are beautiful of the Mardi Gras they are so colorful!!! LOVE IT!!!! Some day I have to see it in person.
Love the tag you created after you got back home, your mind must be constantly creating :)
Thanks for visiting and the sweet comment I love to have you over.
Happy Saturday!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Burlap Luxe said...

Ooooooh, o, oo, oooooo!!!!

I went out to my mail box and what do I find? A envelope from my dear friend Cindy!!!

You know how much I wanted to be there with you to celebrate "Mardi Gras!" and couldn't :(

Soooooo! what does my dear FRIEND do to cheer!! another FRIEND....

She sends Mardi Gras! to me!!!

Cheer, cheer, and lots of cheer to me!!!
Thank you my friend for the beautiful Mardi Gras! TAG, and the beautiful colored BEADS bright
and time to PARTY!!!

I am having my own "Mardi Gras!" over here with myself :)

Thank you dear friend and watch your mail, I have sent you Mardi Gras! colored BLING!!

xoxo
Dore

Marina Capano said...

Hi Nice to meet you! I have checked your work in your web, I love it! congrats!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Your Pink post is beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Abramyan Avenue said...

I am in LOVE with the Mardi Gras tree!! My brother in law worked on an oil rig there off of Louisiana and he brought me home a few Mardi Gras masks. They are some of my most treasured masks. I love them!! I would also love to be entered in your giveaway!! Thank you so much!!
-April

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I see that you don't have a function here, like on mine, where you can screen the comments before they are seen by others. Please remove the last post.

Sares said...

I bet Mardi Gras is a blast! Your tags are perfect for the occasion. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

Amisha said...

Happy Mardi Gras! And lovely, lovely tag!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! You are always so sweet to think of us, too! I have really enjoyed your photos...something I have never experienced! ♥

Fun With This and That said...

Would love to have the card sitting on my table . Have a good week Laura

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love your pictures and would love to win your beautiful tag giveaway.
Had a great time when we visited your terrific city.

JannaStamps said...

Your roses are beautiful! My hubby sent me roses too! :) I love seeing the photos that you share since I have never been to New Orleans. I can only imagine how colorful everything must be, but I do love that pink tree and the tag that you made from the photo! Have a great rest of the weekend!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday....hope your week is sprinkled with little blessings...and covered with grace !

Stitchety Grub said...

Hi - I am really enjoying exploring your blog - you do great work
Britt in Australia :-)

Boom said...

I'd love to have a little bit of New Orleans Mardi Gras. Still have some mementos from years passed. Thanks Cindy