Stamp of Approval Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stamp of Approval Blog Hop.  Today myself and some of my favorite designers are sharing cards using the Stamp of Approval collection!  The Stamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories hand picked by Catherine Pooler.  The products included in this collection will not be available to the general public until 2016, how exciting!

The Stamp of Approval collection will soon be released soon, very soon, TOMORROW in fact!!  By the looks of the Wait List, it's going to sell out quickly.  This is a limited collection that will only be available until they are sold out, so make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.  StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!) then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!

I've been creating with the Stamp of Approval box for the past couple of weeks and today I finally get to share one of my creations.


This is the Curtis Background stamp by CAS-ual Fridays.  It was inspired by wallpaper that Catherine saw in a hotel she stayed at recently.  Michelle took Catherine's inspiration and turned it into a stamp.  It's such a fun and unique background and it's versatile enough to use for any occasion.  Here I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then sponged over it with Distress Inks.  This card is perfect for all of your friends, for any occasion or for no occasion at all!  What friend wouldn't love to hear that the are your friend, no matter what?!

It's time to start hopping along now!

Make sure to leave a comment on each because one lucky commenter will win a Stamp of Approval box.   The more times you comment, the more chances you will have of to win! 

You've got until Friday at noon EST to get hose comments in. The winner will be announced on Catherine Pooler's blog!  Good luck and happy hopping!

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt - You are here!
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Allison Cope
Isha Gupta
Laurel Beard
Laura Sterckx
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps


I'll be back later this week with another card using the Stamp of Approval collection.

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carmel schupka said...

So very pretty. Love all the colors you used!

Debbie Lou said...

Great card.
I love your colors you chose to blend together.
Fabulous new background :)

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous background.

Edythe said...

The thought of a quarterly box filled with yummy products, tickle my fancy!! Thanks

cm said...

Sounds like a 'box of awesome' ready to be revealed! Exciting! Your card: absolutely stunning!
~c

Nancy R said...

So pretty Maureen. Love the colors and your style is always lovely.

Sharon Marable said...

Thanks for the ideas, Maureen. You always do a great job.

Sandra Johnston said...

Very happy rainbow card Maureen! Can't wait for the opportunity to order my box!

Debbie J. said...

You used beautiful colors.

Michele Gross said...

I love your card!! The little black strips next to the pattern panel are such a cool touch!

Robin Monsos said...

Beautiful color choices!

SusieQ said...

Beautiful background - love the card.

[and so on} said...

I love the color effects you achieved with that background stamp! Thank you for sharing!

Sharon Salerno said...

I love it and can't wait to get my hands on it. Counting the hours till the sale opens!

Kristie Goulet said...

I just LOVE this, Mo! :)

Ann said...

The perfect sentiment for the perfect card!!!!! Awesome, Maureen!!!!

Bonnie said...

Love that background stamp!

Sue C. said...

Maureen, I love this card and I love this background stamp! It so unique and fun!

Michelle said...

Wow... a beautiful rainbow bg! Amazing!

ToniYo said...

I am tickled pink...and yellow and green and blue!!!

Christy said...

Love the rainbow colors in this card. That background stamp is just amazing! I sure hope I win the box!!

Joni said...

The black stripes really bring focus to the stamp.

Ingrid said...

Super cute Maureen. LOVE all those colors. I agree, that black stripe really helps to focus it all. Great card! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really love the background of your card!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

This is awesome! The stamp is so funky and I love the colors!

Claudia Henderson said...

Great Card...love the black stripes and the other black accents.

Theresa Knopf said...

Love it! Can't wait. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angela Taylor said...

Such pretty colors! Can't wait to see what is next!

Lisa K said...

Great card! Love the blog hop.

foleysfriend said...

Lovely job of sponging the distress inks; beautiful transitions of colour; the Curtis background sure is fun!

Sisseee Shelley said...

Always love your card designs. Less than 24 hrs to go until the release. So excited.

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the colors you used, thanks

Sherry said...

Fantastic card love the colors...thanks for sharing

Joyce said...

Stunning card.

Tracy Hiatt Grice said...

Lovely colors--like the black stripes, too. Thanks.

Linda Gorman said...

Love your card!!!

Nadège said...

I love what you did with this stamp.
This box of goodies looks fantastic.

vickie said...

Love this card and can see many colors using this stamp.

dgmlmax said...

I am loving the colors you used

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful card Maureen! I love that sentiment.

Karen Domenico said...

Love the color combos. Can't wait to make one myself!

Nana Griffin said...

Love all those colors you chose. Very pretty.

Kim Turner said...

Love the colors and the glossy sentiment.

Tami said...

If I hadn't seen Catherine's card and your card, I would pass right over this background. However, now that I've seen it in use, I can pictures all sorts of creativity coming out of my small creative room. This is fabulous!

Sonia said...

Always love a rainbow!

Mary Almsberger said...

What a fun card. Love all of it.

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Oh Wow, this one is great too with the sponging! I can't decide if I like the sponged or the spritzed with water best! Ohhhhhh...
Maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com

Candy Bryant said...

Love the card and all the color

Terry D. said...

LOVE the colors !!! Great card...

Sabrina said...

I just love that sentiment and the background image!!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Very pretty card. I love all the bright summery colors. Love the big bold sentiments in this stamp set & dies.

Jackie said...

I love the funky-Ness of this background. It looks great with vibrant colors like you did.

Peggy Pride said...

So excited! Pick me please!

Arlene said...

Love the stamp, colors and design!

melissa cooper said...

great card super cute!

Unknown said...

love the card and the box of goodies!

Mary said...

Beautiful card. The background is so versatile. Love the sentiment -

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love the rainbow colour scheme - my favourite!

Michelle Preston said...

Loving the color choices. Hope to see more.

Debbie Selby said...

Looks like a good all occasion background.

Judy Humphrey said...

Great card! Love the colors!

KariL said...

Maureen, your card is just gorgeous. Love the colors you used and how you did the friend sentiment.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Awesome ink blending on your gorgeous card, love that sentiment too!

stampinfranni said...

Love, love, love this card!!!

Jacquie said...

Love all the colors you used! It is a must have stamp!

Barbara Tuley said...

I love your card and how the colors blend seamlessly! I can not wait for the box to be available! I am so excited!!

JoAnne Pitre said...

Love the background stamp, love the colours and the black stripes for an added touch of elegance.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

What's not to love about this??????

Arline Nelson-Bird said...

I love it love it love it ---soo pretty

Glenda said...

No matter WHAT --- the BEST!

Donna Earley said...

I love this card! I can't wait to get this into my hands! I love the black against the starkness of the white also. They allow the focal point to standout!

Cati Ballard said...

Love this card! So excited for SOA

Susie Locicero said...

Love it. Need it.

terrie said...

Great looking card...love the black against the colorful background...
Well done....tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Sherry Lee said...

Nice card - Looks like fun!

Annie C said...

Lovely and simple. The colors are awesome. Those diecuts (friend and Love ya) are perfect in size and font, aren't they?

Joanne Swart said...

Beautiful.....!!!

Amy C. said...

The rainbow of colors is just beautiful! I'm excited about this new kit!

Dotty said...

Fab ideas, brilliant use of colours I just don't know how you come up with such original ideas week in week out
Dotty

Joette Lutgen said...

Love your card, so bright and cheery.

Linda said...

Great card - love all the colors and placement. Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Beautiful colors; technique is perfect for this Curtis stamp design.
Like how the blocks of color blend together.

BFalcone said...

Love the card and the colors. Can't wait until the release.

Lisa Butler said...

Love this card. Can't wait to try this technique.

Margie said...

I really like the background colors so bright😄

Nancy Ketcham said...

Great card! So fun.

JoAnn said...

Pretty and colorful card. Love the background.

calli3 said...

Can't wait to receive my first box! That stamp is awesome :)

Deeper Than Paper said...

Great graphic and clean use of the stamp.

Gayle said...

Great card and fun colors. This background piece looks amazing! Thanks, Gayle

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love the backgrounds. Hope I get this box!!!

Judy1223 said...

HI Maureen! I'm sure you were one of the many masterminds behind this whole idea of Catherine's...your card is fabulous (as always) and I can't wait to see what is in store in the coming days! I predict lot of amazing cards and tons of inspiration in bogland!

Jill said...

Very pretty card!!!!

Sue R said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and this one is no exception. I love your style.

Susan Plichta said...

Love this card. Have to have this box!

Betty BH said...

Love that background....would surely love to win it!! :-) Thanks for a chance

Julia said...

Fabulous card....love what you do Maureen. I so want one of these boxes!!

Carryn Dyer said...

Love the card and appreciate the creative talents shown in your BLOG and the others on the Blog Hop.

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

Nice card...love the colors and I love the crystal effects on the die cut word. I did that recently and loved how it looks like an acrylic embellishment.

Angelartistok said...

Love the rainbow style background on this card it's so bright & cheery!

Lisa T. said...

This is my first time to your blog ~ fun background and card....will have to return to see some more of your creations! :)

Carolina said...

2nd stop on the hop...i love this stamp already! Great job!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love the card, beautiful colors. So excited about this card kit. Thanks

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love the card, beautiful colors. So excited about this card kit. Thanks

Jessica Kaiser said...

So pretty! Love this background! Glad I found your blog as well- love your designs & styles!

Marcia HIll said...

Amazing background stamp and you definitely did it justice...beautiful!! :0)

Dolores R said...

Love the colors and the layout of this card.

Brit Lit said...

So pretty. Love the rainbow colors and that the design does not cover all the front of the card.

Jackie Krause said...

Great cards. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Jackie

lisa808 said...

Pretty and colorful sponged background. I like the story of how the pattern came about.

Fran said...

Such a great idea. Love that stamp.

bonnielynnsblog said...

That Curtis background is great! I really like how you accented with the two widths of black...very sharp looking!

Denise candelaria said...

Love what I have been able to see so far. wonderful box hoping to be able to get one.

Amy A said...

Love your design and gorgeous color gradients!

Hugs,
Amy

Melly Moo said...

Wow, that background looks so good! Rebecca x

Stamping Bandit said...

You attained a perfect blend! What a neat card!

Georgia said...

Love all the colors in the background. They really make the black details stand out

Dawn S said...

Love the colors

Tammy Mohr said...

This such a cool card. Love the background and against that black is beautiful.

Sher@SistersInk said...

Blog #2 and yet another way to use the Curtis stamp. I am beginning to get so many ideas on how to use this Stamp of Approval box. Can't wait until it is on my doorstep.

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your CAS style!

Linda

scrappinannie said...

I liked the more orderly progression of your colors down the card. Just another way of doing sponging and I assume you did not mist them afterward.

TAMMY said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors!!

Beth Matson said...

Lovely card. I really like the sponged rainbow look of the background stamp. Thanks for sharing a sneak peek of the goodies in the box. Can't wait for the ordering link to go live!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful background!

Happy Stamper said...

I can't wait to get this!!! So excited! LOVE the card!!!

Nadinebd said...

like the color combination

Card maker in sunny Florida said...

Great card, love your choice of colors and greeting. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

cma21317 said...

really like the added black strips

sara said...

Just love this stamp, great card.Thanks for sharing.

pat said...

Love this background stamp!! The added black strip really makes the background pop!

margie said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors

Leslie said...

Such a pretty card!

Nichole Wade said...

Beautiful card!

karen said...

I love the kind of simplicity of this card! The colors are some of my favorite. I'm pretty sure I'm on the wait list?! Can't wait to get this!

Therese said...

This background stamp is so ''funky''. It has a very retro look to it. Reminds me of wallpaper when I was a kid. So many color possibilites. Love your card.

Swimmom said...

Great colors!

Swimmom said...

Great colors!

Swimmom said...

Great colors!

Belinda Fountaine said...

awesome job just love it

Heather North said...

Love what you've done with the Curtis background, Maureen!

Ericka Strange said...

Love the background and card.

Sara Killian said...

Really love all the friend sentiments in the box along with the dies!! Can't wait!

Becky Taylor said...

I'm really loving this background and cards

Mary Diehm said...

Love the bright colors! Would love to win this box! What wonderful cards you can create and send to friends!

Laura Scott said...

Just love these watercolor background with this stamp set and your double black border you did on the side! Way to make it pop!

Fran said...

Love this background stamp. Inspiration truly is everywhere! Great card Mo.

Camille Dykas said...

Love this background stamp, so cheerful.

littlesavedgirl said...

Very pretty So hoping I'm a winner of this beautiful blog hop! The designs are so versatile ☺️

crazyfamily56 said...

I truly love the background stamp. How fun it is!

Shelley said...

Who could not be happy looking at that rainbow of colour?? Love it:)

Lucie Aspirot said...

This background stamp is just great and just love how you used it.

Card maker in sunny Florida said...

Great card, love it !!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and Stamp of Approval goodies.

kathleen Michael said...

Very unique background

Cathy Homan said...

Background stamp is very unique! I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

justme81233 said...

Very nice and lively card.

Kathy Wright said...

Love this background stamp!

Heather Neely said...

Beautiful card! IREALLY need this box! Tomorrow when it hits I will try my hardest to get it! Tomorrow is my birthday and I think it's made just for me lol just kidding! Hugs,Heather

Betty Keefe said...

love the black accents with the rainbow colors!

Donna Dacy said...

Great colors in the background. Love the arrangement of the sentiment on the card front. Nice job

Catherine Pooler said...

LOVE this card, Mo! And how funny that I made a simllar one.
I am blessed by your friendship. xoxoxox

Marcia said...

So many possibilities - very pretty background.

Roy and Debbi said...

Another fabulous card! You've inspired me! (Now if only I didn't have to work today, I could go home and play in my craft room!)

lulu said...

Loving these cards

KT Fit Kitty said...

So excited about the Stamp of Approval kit! Your card looks amazing!

nannersmom said...

Such a fun background with the colorful gradient.

Linda Cole said...

I love your treatment of this background stamp. I'll have to try something like that! Thanks.

Irene Grau said...

Great ombre effect. That looks like a fun background stamp.

Sandy said...

Wow. Beautiful card! Such an awesome stamp! All 10 fingers are crossed that I win this box!

Nora N. said...

This is so cool!! I LOVE this fun stamp.

Vonnie Garf said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

I'm already in love with this background. Love the big fonts too. Lovely card.

Becca said...

Rainbows make everything better! Awesome card. :)

Marlyn Rojas said...

Beautiful colors! I love the background!

Carolyn Burch said...

I just LOVE the sentiment! and the story behind that background stamp makes it special

Aunt Mary said...

great card. Love the look with the distress inks.

Leonia Hunt said...

Love the colors. It is so sunny and bright. Cannot wait to see what more comes from these stencils.

okiedee said...

So Pretty and bright...what a happy card!

Kim Manera said...

Love love love your card!

Roberta Eldridge said...

I just love your card! The colors are awesome since I love blended colors. Love the sentiment. AWESOME!

Hope Angotti said...

I cannot wait to see all the goodies in the box!!!!! I "hope" I am lucky enough to get one before they are sold out!!!!

Susan B. said...

I love how you took a busy pattern and made a CAS card. I love your style!

Martha Miller said...

Love the way you offset to the left and added the black strips. Yummy card, so colorful.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful selection of colors. Great sentiment too.

Mary C. Farrington said...

Love this card... TFS

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Has my Stamp of Approval

hthole said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

I love your color combination and clean design on this card. Awesome!

sandi said...

Awesome

janine stegman said...

gorgeous colors - love the background

Nicki Wong said...

Love the card; background is unique.

Cecilia said...

Great card! I am probably just as in LOVE with this background stamp as Catherine is!! I can't wait til release tomorrow!

Laura Miller said...

I really like the gradual melting of the color - one to the next. This background stamp certainly can make a strong statement.

krikiki said...

Such a nice card!

jazy1m said...

Great card. Love the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

There is just SO much awesomeness in this card.....it's FANTABULOUS!!! I love how you used and blended the Distress Inks to color in over your embossed image. Can't wait to see what else you come up with later in the week! I am just so very excited about this release I actually had a dream about it last night!!! LOL

Beth Karschnick said...

I love your card!I would love to receive a card like this and I'm sure all of my friends would love to receive a card like this. Plus they would be asking how I made it....tee hee!!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous card!! Sooo colorful!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

What a fun card! Really hope I can get my hands on a box now. My last name is Curtis, so need this background stamp lol! :)

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Would love to win this box. Your card looks great!

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