Beautiful World Meets Tropical Paradise

Two things you need to know about me before you read my post.

1.  I have the attention span of a flea.
2.  I can't sit still for more than a few minutes at a time.  I am always doing something.

Now that you know that...

Last week StampNation design team member Allison Cope announced that she was going to periscope using the SOA Beautiful World collection and she was going to ask viewers for input along the way.  What a fun idea!  I had deleted Periscope from my phone (see #s 1 & 2 above).  I added it back to my phone just so I could watch Ally.

Though I missed the first few minutes, I'm thrilled that I joined.  I loved watching the process as her card unfolded.  I sat (walked/paced) and watched the entire thing, over an hour (4 minutes is my usual video cut off).  Not only that, but once the video was over I went up to my stamp room and COLORED.  Who am I and what have you done with Mama Mo?  haha  It's not perfect and I'm ok with it. 

My card was heavily inspired by Ally's.  You all can view her card here.  I was especially drawn to the color combo, one I wouldn't ever think to use on my own.  I also pulled from her layout, stamping and even the little stamped image that you see around the butterflies.  The SOA Beautiful World collection is just gorgeous, I just can't get enough of it.  If you weren't luck enough to grab a box before it sold out, don't worry, these products will be available for purchase down the road :)

Thanks so much for the inspiration Ally!  

Have a great week friends.

Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection is Available!

If you signed up for the Wait List, you should have received notification that the Stamp of Approval collection is available for purchase!  Just an hour and a half after the release was announced we were 50% sold out.  We foresee the collection selling out quickly, so don't wait to order!!!  This collection is only available while supplies last.

This week at StampNation we have a BEAUTIFUL challenge for our members.  Here's a peek at my card...

 I'd love to see you play along with us, but you have to be a member to play!

I hope to see you there!

Stamp of Approval Beautiful World 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 Beautiful World Collection!  The Stamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories hand picked by Catherine Pooler.

The Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection will 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!

Today I'm sharing a card that features the Beautiful World stamp set designed by GinaK for the Stamp of Approval.  Also a sentiment from the All About You stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays.

Beautiful World contains several butterfly images, flourishes, a frame and sentiments.  It's the perfect set for feminine cards.  The gorgeous butterfly images look stunning colored, stamped and heat embossed.  Here I heat embossed the images and then sponged over them with Distress Ink.   I added flecks of water for some added interest to the background.  I wanted this piece really pop so I placed it on a black mat and a white card base.  Clean and simple perfection.

It's time to start hopping along now!

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog because TWO lucky commenters will win a Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection of their own.   The more times you comment, the more chances you will have of to win! (If the winner has already purchased a box, they will be refunded!)

You've got until Thursday at 9:00AM EST to get those 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
Laurel Beard
Lisa Harrolle 
Ingrid Blackburn
Kathy Racoosin 
Kelly Latevola