Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MFP April Blog Hop, Be a Showoff


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

Please 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"
                                                         

This is a gift box I made using today's featured set,"Be a Showoff".  The box measures 2.5" x 5.5".  It will be handy to have on hand for those "last minute" gifts!  My image is colored with Copics.

When I was a kid, my mom and dad used to take us for a ride to a home that always had peacocks.  What a thrill to see them out by the pond....sometimes, if we were lucky, the would fan out those gorgeous feathers....that's what inspired this card.



I made this card for last Saturday's Inspiration Challenge - website for inspiration was Windsor.
 

29 comments:

Karenladd said...

LOVE this set! Your gift box is just gorgeous!!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

WOW such lovely projects. Love the gift box and that cards are perfect. TFS AJ-

Janine said...

Very nice projects - love the box.

kren said...

All your cards are lovely but I am drawn to the embossed circle. Quite pretty!

Angie said...

Oh my! your box is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea! I love your scene card and the fun story behind the card! Beautiful design on your last one. I love the white embossing and then the pop of color in the feathers! Lovely!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- the gift caught my eye, for sure! It is beautiful!

Pam said...

Very pretty, Vicky. So nice to have such great memories.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute box and the card is so pretty. I love how you made a wonderful scene. I like how you colored the peacocks.

Lois said...

I love that gift box, Vicky. Who wouldn't love to receive it? And the shredded paper inside matches it!!! Your little scene is wonderful.

Davi said...

Three beautiful creations!! Love the box and cool scene and the feathers framed by the embossing are wonderful ;)

Michelle N. said...

I love all the projects-but whoever gets that gift box is lucky!

terrie said...

Your box and cards turned out so nice...well done

Tara Bruening said...

I love this set! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge” Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Kathy Bradley said...

Vicky,
Your box is so very pretty - I would be doing a happy dance just for the empty box! Your second card with the fence and trees reminds me that as a child on my grandparents' farm, I would visit the next farm over as they raised peacocks (which often wonder over to my grandpartents' place). They really are gorgeous - but their screams can be a bit unnerving! And, lastly, your last feathered card is such a beautiful CAS and the EF is lovely.

itzamitzi said...

Wow! You really put some work into these projects. My favorites are the box and that peacock feather card. That card is just SO gorgeous!

SHartl said...

Your projects are all so different and all so beautiful! Love the stamping against the pure white!

Ravengirl said...

Such lovely work! Your peacock feathers are colored so expertly.

Golda said...

Those are lovely. I like that you used different colors to set them off.

Jane said...

All three of your projects are just AWESOME!!! You really created some beautiful things.

Winnie and Patty said...

Vicky--these are all beautiful cards and the box project is fabulous! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

Cute box.

mariko said...

Your cards and box are just wonderful! I really love how you colored your peacocks and the feathers!

renee said...

your colors are luscious! super use of the images..

MariLynn said...

Awesome job with your coloring. I love the little box.

Pam said...

What beautiful projects you have made!Great job!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

StampNK said...

Oh, I just love that last card with the embossed background and the feather!

Sue D said...

Beautiful gift box and colorful cards!

marg0006 said...

Wow, love the pretty box and regal peacock.

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Cathy Clouston said...

That gift box is genius!