Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Blog Hop

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17
Be a Showoff 
Featured April 18
Honor & Glory
Featured April 19
Birds & Trees
hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp
sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each
day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the
blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be
announced on April 20,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go
back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the
more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count
twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 19,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Zoo Friends"
 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"You May Bow"

Today we are showcasing this cute set. 
 "Be a Showoff"
                                              This is what I created with this beautiful set...
I stamped and embossed the Peacock and sentiment with white embossing powder, added some satin black ribbon, punched a fun border and added some pink jewels.
On this card I stamped the pretty Peacock and feathers with SU ink added them in front of gold shimmer paper, embossed the background, added sequins, and ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to visit all the team to see what they have created with this beautiful set...
  Have a fun day and happy hopping,


  1. Oh how lovely. Love the soft pin and white on your first card. Cute cards. TFS AJ-

  2. White embossing looks terrific with this image. TFS!

  3. Beautiful cards! I am such a fan of pink so I am drooling over your first one!! The peacock is gorgeous in white embossing! Love the colors and pretty ribbon on your second card!

  4. Your hard work paid off, these look so nice!

  5. Super pretty work. I especially like the black and pink creation.

  6. Gorgeous cards, Jane. I love how you embossed the peacock in white on black and then carried out the pink/black/white color combo. The second card, I like the colors. You did a great job.

  7. I love the black, white and pink peacock card! It's gorgeous, Jane. Using white embossing powder on black paper is a great way to make an image pop.

  8. Two lovely cards, Jane. I especially like the first one with just a little hint of pink.

  9. Jane both cards are really beautiful and I love how you embossed the peacock and used with the pink and black, very striking :)

  10. Jane,both of your cards turned out so nice...well done

  11. Wow-love the white on black with the pops of pink! The gold and teal on the second card is stunning, perfect for the sentiment!

  12. So pretty!! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge” Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  13. Wow, Jane, your cards are gorgeous and elegant. I love the pink card - pretty and feminine. And, I love the white embossing and colors on your lovely second card as well!

  14. Wow, your cards are wonderful! I love that you can stamp just the feathers along with the peacocks. Really like your second card with the blues!!

  15. I like both cards and the versatility of colors. The pink one is so feminine and the other could be used as masculine. Nice work.

  16. What a dramatic look with the white embossing!

  17. What wonderful work! I really love the simple white embossing on black. The richness of the colors in the second card works well too!

  18. two good cards but my favorite is the black & pink....just striking!
    stamping sue

  19. Oh, Wow! Jane, they are both wonderful, but the first is a stunner!

  20. 2 great cards but that first card is gorgeous.

  21. Beautiful cards Jane!!!! However, I must admit that my favorite is the black/white with a touch of pink!!! Just wonderful! TFS

  22. Love the vintage/Victorian feel of your first card; The lay out and the embossed background in your second card really make this card just beautiful!

  23. Stunning work!! I love the white embossing on the black paper. Ooohh la la!
    ~Donna K

  24. Love the white embossing. Beautiful cards.

  25. Both cards are just lovely!

  26. Love your dramatic stamped peacocks! So pretty!

  27. The white embossing on black is striking! :)


Thanks for all the sweet comments. I really appreciate them.