Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Be A Showoff - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


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

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"                     
With the events in Boston, I felt compelled to change the card I had planned to make to show off today's set, Be A Showoff.  I have been feeling sadder and sadder as more information rolls out.  I decided to make an uber-simple card to illustrate the grace and beauty in the single feather image.  Because this set is congratulatory and celebratory in nature, I borrowed a sentiment from a previously released set called Oopsy Daisy.  I don't normally use a images or sentiments outside of the newly released set, but like I said, I felt compelled.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Head on over to Sue's blog to see how she used today's set.
 
Details - Stamps: Be A Showoff (MFP), Oopsy Daisy (MFP); Paper: Pool Party, Shimmery White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pool Party; Accessories: Black Velvet ribbon, PTI Canvas & Linen impression plate, Scor-Tape, stampin' dimensionals, blender pen, Baby's Breath Shimmerz Spritz.


 

29 comments:

kren said...

Very elegant sympathy card. Unfortunately, I have had to make a few recently, but I know the handmade card was appreciated.

kren@
http://afourlife.blogspot.com

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

How pretty!! I love the simple look. TFS AJ-

Pam said...

Beautifully done as a sympathy card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

A very understated sympathy message-it is calming!

Angie said...

This is lovely! I have to create a few Sympathy cards and you have now inspired me to get to work!!! Gorgeous!

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colors and how you have kept it to a CAS level, but it still has the look of elegance.

Davi said...

Toni this is a BEAUtiful sympathy, has a great feel of compassion to it as obviously does your heart :)

Lois said...

This is a simple, yet very elegant card -- beautifully done, Toni!

terrie said...

Your card with the lone peacock feather is very nice...well done

Michelle N. said...

Sympathy cards are the hardest cards for me to make because of the occasion-well done.

Robin Carroll said...

This is so pretty! This project would be perfect to link it up with us over at http://craftindesertdivas.com/.


Robin
http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Your card is absolutely a beautiful and elegant CAS sympathy card - very serene!

Karenladd said...

Love your beautiful CAS card. I share your sadness about the tragedy in Boston and thank you for this lovely sympathy card.

SHartl said...

A beautiful and simple card that is perfect to express sympathy.

Janine said...

Very simple and elegant and for a very good reason - tough times again!

Robin Carroll said...

Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party over at http://craftindesertdivas.com/.


Robin
http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Golda said...

That is lovely. The colors are perfect for a sympathy card.

stamping sue said...

Very nice sympathy card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Pat Garvin said...

Lovely

Winnie and Patty said...

Love the simplicity of this card Toni! Great job! TFS

Jane said...

LOVE it!!!!

mariko said...

Very elegant and lovely card.

Donna K said...

Your card is a perfect creation in light of the events going on in our country. Lovely and simply stated. Perfect. Thank you for linking up with us at Tara's Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge “ Linky Party.

~Donna K

Cindy Groh said...

I really like the CAS look with this stamp set. It really makes the image shine.

Pam said...

Simply lovely!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful CAS card. Love the layout!

StampNK said...

A very beautiful and elegant card.

marg0006 said...

Love the feather stamp. Great card.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Cathy Clouston said...

So beautiful! I love how the sentiment overlaps the image, it seems to bring everything together. :)