Thursday, April 18, 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 "Honor and Glory"

This is a very versatile set that can be used for lots of different themes.  I chose to use the Dragon and the Castle on my two cards.

I used 4 different embossing folders to create this card and added gold shimmer paper to separate them.  I embossed the castle and the sentiment with gold embossing powder and the last touch was three gold brads...

For this card I used a circle theme.  I found this Basic Gray paper from years ago and added it to the background.  I circle punched black cardstock and embossed the green to make the trim for the gold embossed Dragon.  Added two of the sentiments, and a little twill tape.

Well we are at day three of the hop and I hope you have paid the team a visit this week.  They are all so talented and have so much to show you.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for our last day.



  1. Wow!!! Love all the textures and cool design on your first one! A wonderful modern art feel to it. Your second is such FUN!!! Wonderful idea to use the bubble EF and I love the circles out of the black CS! So cool!

  2. These stamp sets really rock!! You've done a great job showcasing both images!! I'm a new follower and just wanted to say thanks for linking up with us at Tara's Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge “ Linky Party!!

    ~Donna K
    Guest Designer Craftin Desert Diva's
    Pinque Peacock DT

  3. I really like that first card with its color blocking. And the bubbles on the second one make a fun card!

  4. That color blocking is great! Fab!

  5. Jane, I like how you added texture to both of your cards..well done

  6. Awesome cards!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party over at

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  7. Two fabulous creations...I find it interesting that the card I did, Lois did and yours all have the banner like the same place! Your dragon get well is dang adorable with the ef!

  8. Oh ya I love the both and that embossing is so perfect. Just amazing. TFS AJ-

  9. Love the background technique on that first card. It looks awesome.

  10. Great cards. I love how you did the background on your first card.

  11. Love those bright colours on your first card - Lego bricks was my immediate thought! Building a Lego castle would be quite fun!

  12. First word out of my mouth when I saw the castle card "Cute!" Love the embossing folders and the design of them. Then I saw your second card-"Super cute!" I love that embossing folder with the dragon. That old BG paper is perfect background. Fun cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. I really like what you have done here! The color blocking is so cool! Your dragon card is great with the circle theme running through it. The forked banner reminds me of lizard tongues and perhaps a dragon tongue :)

  14. Love, love, love the embossing on both cards!The color blocking on the first looks so nice and the the green embossed paper behind the dragon looks great!

  15. These are both great. I have to say, that adorable little dragon is my favorite.

  16. Great cards-the get well card is a kick in the pants!

  17. Wonderful cards Jane,,The second one is especially GREAT Love it :)

  18. wow...color blocking and green dragon!!! good art!
    stamping sue

  19. Awesome cards, I love how you used primary colors on the first one. I like all the dots on the second one.

  20. Jane,
    Wow, your first card looks awesome with the bright blocks of color in the BG behind your lovely embossed image. Very pretty card. And, oh, I really like your second card with the embossing - and the lovely DP - and your dragon looks awesome - as does your lovely card!

  21. Love the color blocks on the first card; love the green on the second!

  22. Jane--what great backgrounds on both of these fabulous cards! TFS

  23. Great colors on your first card! Great embossing on your second card! It looks like dragon scales!

  24. Like the sketch design and embossing with the green dragon. Great blend of colors.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  25. That folder does look great with the dragon, doesn't it ;)


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