Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs.  We are hopping along showing you creations using the new stamps, dies and patterned paper that hit the store yesterday. You can see all of the new products here.

I have a few cards to share with you today.  The first uses the following new products:
  • Starlights Stamp Set 
  • Starlights Dies
  • Peacocks & Paisleys Patterned Paper

Here I stamped using the Starlight stamp set directly onto the Peacocks & Paisleys patterned paper.  This is a fun way to customize your background and stretch your stash.


My next two cards use the new
  • Say it in Diamonds stamp set

The first time I saw Say it in Diamonds my eyes nearly popped out of my head.  The idea is GENIUS!  I had to make a few card using this set, so while my supplies were out, I just kept stamping.  I used the same color palette on all...Stone Blue, Seafoam, Skylight and Daydream.  

This color combo is so dreamy, don't you think?


There are so many ways to use this set, I haven't nearly scratched the surface.  You can see my third card in the middle in the photo below  (I was having a heck of a time trying to photograph it.)


Not only are these fabulous new products available but the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval collection is also available for individual purchase, so you might need to grab some of those products too ;)

Here are a few cards that I made with the collection when it initially released.


Time to go hopping along now!  Make sure you leave comments along the way to be entered to win 2 ink pads (plus free shipping).


Maureen Merritt  {You are here!}

Happy hopping & shopping!!



The Love is in the Air collection...

You are Wonderful!




Have you gotten your hands on any of the new Wild & Wonderful release products?  I can't wait to see these products popping up on social media.

My card today features the Focus on the Good florals.  I love stamping custom backgrounds and this set is perfect for it!  I used blues and greens from the Party Collection (see colors below)...All That Jazz is finally available for purchase!  WOOT!  


The Focus on the Good stamp set is perfect for all Spring and Summer creations.  Definitely a must-have for your collection!


Get yours now!

Wild & Wonderful Release Blog Hop - Day One


Welcome to Day 1 of the Wild & Wonderful release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs.  Today new stamps, dies, and ink hit the store.  The Creative Team will be sharing projects introducing you to the new products over the next few days.  You can see all of the new products here.

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first uses the following new products:
  • Wonderful Wild Flower Stamp Set & Dies
  • Focus on the Good Stamp Set
  • BFF Background Set
  • Limoncello Ink
  • Grape Crush Ink

A throwback color combo to my college sorority days.  I am always reminded of Delta Phi Epsilon when I see shades of purple and yellow used together.   It's looks much nicer together in florals than on the outfits I wore while pledging ;)  

The new Limoncello and Grape Crush inks are an amazing addition to the Party Collection.  They look beautiful stamped with the Wonderful Wildflower stamps.  They pop beautifully off of the Sand Dunes background that was heat embossed with BFF Background stamp.  


The sentiment, stamped in Icing on the Cake, makes the perfect focal point on any card design.

My next card uses the following new products:
  • In Flight Butterfly Die
  • Scroll Butterfly Die
  • Note of Thanks Stamp Set
  • Limoncello Ink
  • Grape Crush Ink


Talk about a show stopper.   The combination of the In Flight & Scroll Butterfly dies make CAS card making a dream come true!  

To make this card, I started by die cutting and sponging the In Flight Butterfly.  Next, I die cut the Scroll Butterfly with black card stock.  I layered the two together and added them to a white card panel and stamped the sentiment from the A Note of Thanks stamp set and adhered it to a white card base.


Easy Peasy!!!



Time to hop along now!  Catherine is giving away goodies to 5 lucky commenters, so make sure that you leave comments on all of the blogs along the way.

Catherine Pooler 
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Kristie Goulet
Jen Carter
Justine Hovey
Laurel Beard  
Lydia Evans
Ingrid Blackburn
Maureen Merritt {You are here!}
Ilina Crouse

I hope that you've enjoyed my projects today.  I'll be back soon with more from the Wild & Wonderful release.

Wild & Wonderful Release Sneak Peek!


Hello there!  I'm popping in quickly today to share a sneak peek of the upcoming Wild & Wonderful release from Catherine Pooler Designs


The new products will be available in the CPD store on May 22nd.  That's also when the Creative Team begins the first of three days of blog hops.

Make sure you pop in on the 22nd to hop along!!  See you then!

Cuppa Tea - SOA Celebrate Friends


Have you gotten your hands on the Celebrate Friends collection yet?  I'm starting to see projects popping up on social media already!!  I love seeing all of the fun ways customers use these products.

Though I'm almost exclusively a coffee drinker, I'm pretty smitten with the Cuppa Tea set.  I love all the little accents and ways that you can dress up the teapot and cup.  I went with a soft Spa color palette (the blues and greens in this line are to die for!) and paired Cuppa Tea with the Bordering Sweet die and Scattered Circles stencil, both included in the collection.  I love how these products work so well together!
Stamp of Approval collections are only available while supplies last, so hurry up and pick your collection.  Are you team coffee or tea?

Celebrate with Friends SOA collection - Available Now!


YAY!  The Celebrate with Friends SOA collection is now available for purchase!  Hurry, it's only available while supplies last.

Before you head off to the shop, I have one more card to share with you!


I'm finding this collection really lends itself to the CAS style!

Here I used the shadow stamping technique with the Woohoo stamp set.  To create my card, I started with a 3 3/4 x 5" piece of Sand Dunes card stock.  Then I did the shadow stamping.  To do this,  stamp all of the images in white pigment ink and then let it dry for a bit.  Then stamp the images again, slightly offsetting them in colored ink. I used Rockin' Red, Tutti Fruitti, Tiki Torch, Grass Skirt and Fiesta Blue.  



I heat embossed the sentiment and added the stamped panel to a white card base.  I finished the card with a bow tied with bakers twine.

Okay, time for you to grab your SOA box before it's too late!  Happy shopping!

Celebrate with Friends SOA Blog Hop - Day One


Welcome to Day One of the Celebrate with Friends Stamp of Approval blog hops.  I'm so excited for this box to release!  You all are seriously going to LOVE it!

If you haven't heard of Stamp of Approval (SOA) it is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories created by Catherine Pooler Designs.  These collections contain everything you need to make a variety of cards without having to reach into your stash.  

The Celebrate with Friends Collection will be released to the Wait List on April 24th at 9AM and the general public at 6:00PM!!  This is a limited collection that will only be available while supplies last, so make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.  StampNation members get early access on April 23rd (a little perk of being a member!).

Now that we've gotten through all of the nitty-gritty details, it's time to take a peek at some projects!

My first project features the Woohoo stamp set and add-on dies and the Celebrate die.


This one layer card was a blast to make.  Though it's only one layer, it has lots of details!  I started by masking the card base then sponging with Rockin' Red, Tutti Fruitti, Tiki Torch and Grass Skirt inks.  I then stamped the background with the confetti stamp in the same colors.  After removing the mask, I added the fun details...stamped and die cut balloons and flowers, the gorgeous Celebrate die and sequins.  This birthday card is perfect for anyone, male, female, young or mature :)


My next card features Cuppa Tea and the coordinating add-on dies.


This card came together quite quickly and easily.  I began by stamping the background with the tea bag from Cuppa Tea in Party Dress, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey and Aquatini inks on a piece of white card stock that was trimmed to 3 3/4 x 5".  Using my MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the sentiment 3 times in Midnight ink.  I really wanted the sentiment to pop, so I stamped it again on a scrap piece of white card stock and die cut it using the Cuppa Tea add-on die.  I adhered that to the stamped panel with foam tape.  I added the panel to a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" piece of Midnight card stock and added them to a white card base.


Time to go hopping along now.  


Don't forget to leave comments along the way.  THREE randomly chosen winners will receive a $97 gift certificate. Winners will be posted on Catherine's Blog at 6 PM on Monday.  

Maureen  {You Are Here!}

Happy Hopping!

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