SOA Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop



Welcome to Day Two of the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Blog Hops.  Today myself and some of my favorite designers are sharing cards using the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection!  The Stamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories hand picked by Catherine Pooler.

The Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection will be released in just two days!!  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!) and then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!

Today I'm sharing two cards.  The first features Butterfly Notes, Lovely Notes and Handpainted Thanks.


One of my favorite things about the Stamp of Approval Collections is how well the products in the collections work together.  I love seeing how many ways I can use all of the goodies together!   On this card I was able to use three different stamp sets, but by how well they work together they look like very well could have come from the same set.

I started this card with one of my favorite color combos...Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides & Wisteria Wonder with the stark contrast of black.  I stamped the sentiment first and then the butterflies from the bottom left to top right, as if they are flying across the card.  I filled in between the butterflies with the little flowers and leaves from the Lovely Flowers stamp set.  Using a Copic Multiliner I colored the center of each flower.  This is such a simple touch but makes a big difference in the overall design.

My next card features lots of new SOA goodness...Wonderful Wreath, Lovely Flowers, Butterfly Notes and the Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies, all products from Catherine Pooler Designs.


This is just another example of how wonderfully all of the Lovely Notes products works together.   The images from the Lovely Flowers stamp set look great as a focal image and in the background like I've done here.  The wreath stamped in a light ink really help make those flowers pop.  The Banner was die cut and then trimmed down to fit my design.  I love the versatility you can get by altering the die like that!

That's it from me today!  It's time to start hopping along.

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog because TWO lucky commenters will win a Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes 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
Laura Bassen
Maureen Merritt -  YOU ARE HERE
Miriam Prantner
Lisa Harrolle
Deepti Stephens
Laurel Beard 

Butterfly Thanks Card
Stamps:  Butterfly Notes, Lovely Flowers (Catherine Pooler Designs) Handpainted Thanks (Neat & Tangled)


Lovely Wreath Card 
Stamps:  Lovely Flowers, Wonderful Wreath, Butterfly Notes (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Dies:  Lovely Flowers & Banner Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

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Ingrid said...

Great card MO! You always have such unique and perfect little touches that make the card. :)

Michellew said...

So beautiful Mo!

Robert Serrahn said...

awesome cards

sue lorio said...

beautiful!!

Beth said...

Very pretty cards!

Molly said...

Gorgeous! I might lock myself in my craft room with just the SOA, paper, and ink and not come out for a week!

Jenny said...

Lovely cards, I love the colours you used in the butterfly card

Robin Kuppens said...

Love the color combo on the butterfly card!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great cards Mo.

Sharon Ditzler said...

Both cards are lovely, but the second one is over the top. I really like the soft colors you chose. Thanks for sharing with us.

DMM said...

Love your cards. I never seem to use soft colors but they look so beautiful on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrappinmommom said...

You make such beautiful cards. Love, love the butterflies, so sweet and the thank you with the wreath is so soft and beautiful.

Peggy Gottschau said...

These are perfection! I love how you used that little flower to make your own background! So soft and pretty!

Tamara said...

Wooow. Beautiful cards, but my favorite is the first one. Love the colors <3

Daria G. said...

pretty-pretty

Sandy S. said...

Oh, my goodness...I so loved the color combo on your butterflies and looked to see what you used...I just received exactly those three colors in my last PTI order!

Debbie Vasel said...

Maureen, you always use the most splendid grouping of colors together.
Beautiful cards today!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Love how you used the wreath on the banner. And the subtle colours you used for the butterflies? Gorgeous!

Christine said...

Maureen, your 2 cards are just fabulous, I am loving the first one but the second one is so pretty too. Well done...

D.Ann C said...

Oh, wow! Your color choices and layouts for these fun new sets make such elegant and eye pleasing cards!

Jill said...

Very pretty!!!!!

Valerie Breingan said...

So BEAUTIFUL. They're perfect.

clare barford said...

wow these are truly beautiful. Such beautiful colours and design.

barbara macaskill said...

Both of your cards are stunning! I especially love the Butterfly card because I love all things butterfly! Great colors!! TFS!

Jan Albright said...

Again you make such simple yet elegant cards! Always perfect! I am going to case these for sure!

S Fetherlin said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the colors used in the butterfly card.

mbkaren said...

I love both of your cards, with their gentle colours!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your cards.. I especially like your tiny flower background.

Beth L. said...

I love what you did with the butterfly card, the colors and the sentiment!
Beautiful colors on the wreath card and I love the background with the flowers.

Jean Mervine said...

Great ideas! Love how you combined several sets.

Susan Moll said...

As always, your CAS style is perfection in this card! I love it! TFS

Sen72 said...

What beautiful cards! I really love the second one!

Senora

jancpe5 said...

The cards are beautiful. Love the butterflies .

Beastybunny said...

Such a pretty card!

Barb said...

I love the little scallop border. So dainty and pretty! I also love the "thanks". Can't wait for the 13th!

Thank you!

Laura Miller said...

Really like the butterfly card - and the use of all those stamp sets. And I agree - the color combo is GREAT!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Beautiful cards. I like the clean look.

Cindy M said...

The dainty little flower from the lovely flowers makes a great filler, I love it with the butterflies!

A Little About Everything said...

The butterfly card is gorgeous.

Michele Strickland said...

Very very nice!

Donna said...

The little flowers with the butterflies go so well together! Very pretty!

Becky said...

Love your butterfly card!

Ellen Carlson said...

Your cards are elegant Maureen. I'm loving the versatility of this stamp set.

Lyngo said...

Maureen your cards are so delicate . Great use of those stamp sets . Thank you for sharing .

Debbie Selby said...

I like to have one layer cards around for easy mailing and your first card is a perfect example to have on hand.

Tara Powell said...

Gorgeous cards!

Lisa K said...

Love the butterflies! Such pretty cards.

nfabbri said...

Love the butterfly design and especially the colors!!!!

Julie Wexler said...

Beautiful- great color combos and a superb job showing how elements in Lovely Notes can work together

NancyLynn said...

I can't wait to play with these. Love the butterfly Card!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely so gorgeous.. I love the color combo on the first card!!

Ina Nelson said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors you have chosen

LINDA OGBURN said...

Love the card Mo thanks for sharing

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! I absolutely adore butterflies. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Swimmom said...

Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors!

Leslie said...

Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing

Wendy Kasper said...

Maureen you made it difficult to choose a favorite. So I chose both as my favorites. TFS

MezzoKat said...

I love the layouts and soft colours on these lovely cards!

Andrea1702 said...

Lovely cards! These stamp sets are beautiful, and I love the color combos you used.

Cindersnow555 said...

Beautiful cards Maureen!

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love how you used the sets together. I would be so excited to win one of these sets

Carol said...

I love the soft colors you used. Both cards are just lovely.

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous cards Maureen!!

auntbubbels said...

As usual your cards are gorgeous. I love how the butterflies look like they are moving!!!

auntbubbels said...

Oh my shattered nerves, I absolute love love love the black and white with the Concentric Circle Die. So different and beautiful.

Bonnie Sanche said...

Love the colour combination in the first card!

auntbubbels said...

Ooops, last comment was supposed to be on the next hop.

Teresa Doyle said...

Awwww, these are gorgeous Maureen, your talent is amazing!

Jane Sprando said...

Gorgeous cards. I like he elements that you use and how you put them together. Butterflies are calling!

Sherry Lee said...

Love your cards! The soft color with the butterflies is so pretty!

edejesus331 said...

Those butterflies look so delicate and beautiful! And I am loving that year-round wreath!

Jane M said...

Your butterfly card is just plain LOVELY! I love the colors that you used and of course, the stamps are out of this world!

ljcasselman said...

i love the heart you stamped on the butterfly wing!

Susan White said...

Maureen, I love soft tones of ink you used on those butterflies!!

Christy Borfitz said...

Wow! These cards are absolutely fantastic! I am loving your color combinations!

luv2scr@p said...

Beautiful cards, lovely color combos!

Marianne said...

You have me swooning over your first card. I think this is the best collection to date, but then I say this every time...

Christy Marks said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors you used!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I love the butterflies. This is a great kit!

Noreen Bilsborough said...

Beautiful cards

Marilyn Falcone said...

Love your cards - so elegant!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely cards Maureen! Your butterfly card is SOOOO pretty!! :0)

Linda said...

Beautiful cards, Maureen. Love all of them.

Sue Hostetler said...

Beautiful cards. I love the color combination.

Aunt Chrissy said...

Beautiful card, I especially the colors you chose.

Alicia said...

I love clean and simple cards. You have added a bit of elegance to them and softness that is very appealing. Love them!

June Sefscik said...

Great cards....love the colors you used...and I love butterflies...beautiful cards

Sher@SistersInk said...

Anything with butterflies grabs me immediately. Your card is so beautiful from the color combination to the added touches of black which draws my eye around the card to the little flowers everywhere. I love your approach of clean and simple in both cards. The second one is awesome too.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are beautiful and so is this new kit!!

Heather North said...

Two very lovely cards, Mo! The copic multiliner in the center of each of those little flowers in your first card does make a big difference! I really like the scale of the banner on your second card, and the way your lovely flowers pop off the card.

ElaineBC said...

These are such pretty cards. Really liking the banner die, who am I kidding I'm loving the whole collection.

helen woloski said...

Very pretty cards. Nice color choices too.

Deb K said...

I love the butterflies card. The colors you used were gorgeous! The butterflies look like they are flying off the card!

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards!!!

Domino said...

Love the build up to the release, it's like waiting for Christmas - just warmer!

Sonia de Rosales said...

Love both cards, but I "super" love the first one with the butterflies!

jeanietootoo said...

Fabulous cards! I am excitingly waiting for my opportunity to play with the new SOA Collection

Vickie Buehler said...

Maureen, your card designs are always so beautiful! Very elegant and simple, but absolutely stunning!

Marianne Maxwell said...

These cards are stunning.

sherry french said...

Great job!! The Butterflies really do look like they are in motion. I especially like the way you trimmed the edge of the front panel and moved it over leaving the tiny strip of black ...such a nice effect. I can see myself duplicating this trick.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a great set of cards...each have their unique qualities.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards; I especially love the butterflies!

Nicki Wong said...

I love the soft color combinations that you used on both cards. Lovely.

PattiB said...

I love your color choices, so soft and lovely. You are helping me decide to buy the new SOA box. Thank you.

Bette said...

I love both cards, so pretty.

Carol Hardie said...

Mo ~ Your cards are always special and pleasing to the eye. Your color combinations this time are no exception. Beautiful.

Michelle King said...

Beautiful cards Mo! I, too, love that color combination of the first card. And I like how you flipped the tag on the second card, no one has done that yet and I like how it looks, especially with the scallop border on top.

Charlotte Lisberg said...

Hi Maureen Merritt

Love your awesome cards.

Happy Stamper said...

Maureen,
The colors on that first card are gorgeous!! I'm going to have to CASE that card for sure!!! Thank you!!
-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the pastel colors of the butterflies.
they always make a great card better.
The second is so pretty with the bright
flowers. The pink border really sets
the pink flower off.
thanks for sharing.

Anne O'Donnell said...

Love these cards!! Simple and elegant!

Janice Spaulding said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the cards! You're so creative!

Penelope said...

That wreath stamp has so many options! I love it with the die-cut flowers.

Tonya said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! The first color combo is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Your colors are so light and airy! They make these stamp sets shine

Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!!! Love your beautiful cards!!!

FirstLadyGT said...

Great cards. Love the aqua and grey combo! Can't wait to try It!!

Cathy said...

I really like the colors you chose for these cards...truly beautiful!

Susan Eliot said...

Just beautiful!! Love everything about these cards - thanks for sharing!

lwb said...

I love your butterflies in shades of blue.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely, especially the butterfly card.

Trina P. said...

Love the butterfly card with the soft subtle colors.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love your color combos and great way to show how well things work together in the kit!

bbunch said...

Love how you used the colors and stamps when you made your cards.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and card designs.

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Your cards are stunning, Mo!! Your CAS style is pure perfection!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful and elegant cards Maureen!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

So beautiful..love the blooms and butterflies..

Kim Daniel said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors you used.

judy said...

Lovely color combinations on this pretty cards!

Pat Roth said...

Great use of the collection. I loved both of the cards.

Linda Levan said...

love the soft colors. greatt job

cljordison said...

Hi Maureen,
I love your thank you cards, they are beautiful!! I can't wait to get my SOA so I too can get started making cards.
Blessings to you,
Cathy

Sue Smith said...

WOW, fantastic cards. Love the blue and pink Thank you card especially. It is very calming when one looks at it :)

Annie C said...

Such sweet cards! I want my collection!

Karen said...

Love this set. Thanks Maureen for helping bring this set to us.

Valerie Breingan said...

So BEAUTIFUL. They're perfect.

marlisse light said...

Love these cards.

Judy Humphrey said...

Love your color combination on the butterflies.

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are awesome thank you for sharing. I really love the butterfly one

Happy Grandma said...

Such beautiful color combinations!

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty. Your butterflies are beautiful.

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards. Really like the coloring.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

THose soft butterflies are so pretty! i always seem tp make them bright, but I like the soft tones

Joyce said...

Love your color combinations!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Love your cards. Truly inspirational.

renate edwards said...

I just love your cards

Toni Romero said...

So very pretty

Toni Romero said...

So very pretty

Heike Kirmse said...

Beautiful Cards.

Karen said...

I'm in love with your butterfly card! So beautiful!

Joy Blonska said...

You have a great eye for color. Love your work. Inspiring.

Ddmac58 said...

Maureen, these cards are beautiful! I love the color combo as well on the butterfly thanks card. The wreath card is my favorite, I think because the more cards I see with this wreath the more I love the stamp set.

Helen F. said...

Both of these cards are positively gorgeous, Maureen. Thank you for the inspiration!

jenn p said...

Cards are gorgeous as usual. This kit is amazing.

Ruth Spencer said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the butterfly one, the colors are lovely!

DarbyW said...

I just love your cards, especially the way the butterflies draw your eyes on the "thanks" card.

Chris O said...

Love, love, love the color combinations! Sparking some great ideas...

tmrew said...

Beautiful cards

gardener said...

Goodness, your cards are so yummy. Love the clean look.

Karen Sturdivant said...

The butterfly card is amazing. I hope I win this collection. I love everything in it.

Clare Ellison said...

Gorgeous cards - can't wait to try these.

Jane Talbott said...

love your style

cindy dibble said...

love your cards.

Beverly Barnhardt said...

Beautiful cards, but since I love all things butterflies, I'm partial to that one! TY for sharing and inspiring us!!

Rosebud said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your pretty cards, Mo!

Terri Shavers said...

Great cards! Love all the elements in the wreath card.

Mary Kay Werry said...

amazing cards as usual. Love the soft colors and layouts. Cannot wait until Wednesday.

Beth Duell said...

beautiful cards the colour combinations are inspiring thank you

Linda Wilkinson said...

Absolutely beautiful I love the colors you used ♥

Cortney K said...

Those are pretty

Kelly Lewis said...

Fantastic cards.

Betty Keefe said...

both card are wonderful - especially love the butterflies!

Lisa Michael said...

Great cards. I like how you created the background of flowers on the Thank you card and used the wreath in that one. The butterfly thanks card looked like something you could get in a store. Very nice cards.

Posh Kitty said...

Very beautiful wreath

Tinstar said...

Maureen - love your cards - that one with the soft blue background is so feminine and pretty.

Erin said...

I think I found my new favorite color combo. I love the colors in that first card!

Carolyn Steele said...

What wonderful cards! And I like how you combined them to really show off the versatility of the collection. And I just adore that banner die!

Susie Sonnier said...

Great kit.

Joanne Limoges said...

Your butterfly card is simply lovely

Judy said...

I love all these ideas. So excited

RoxAnne Hedrington said...

love your cards very nice

Denalee Standart said...

Thanks so much for demonstrating how the various sets can be used together. Beautiful cards!

platinum10 said...

Love, love, love! Great color choices.

Sandra Kersting said...

The possibilities are endless.

T Blevins said...

I really love your color choices. Beautiful cards.

Sheila H said...

Your color combos are gorgeous.

Elizabeth Dindal said...

I Love your cards! Butterflies are very sentimental to me!

cghundley said...

How wonderful looking
your cards are. I love
them both, especially
those butterflies!
Carla from Utah

Craftychris said...

Both cards are beautiful! I adore those butterfly stamps! xxx

Scrapper69 said...

Beautiful Butterfly card... I can see that stamp set getting used a ton!

Theresa

Teresa Cherka said...

Lovely cards, the colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Neal said...

Love your cards and use of color - thank you for sharing! These previews help me feel even more excited about the Lovely Notes collection!

linda gagne said...

Both card are gorgeous, love the color combos!

Carol McGregor said...

Love your cards. This SOA set it terrific. So versatile. Thanks for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both of these are so pretty! Your colour combos are absolutely gorgeous! I think this is the best SOA collection yet!

Doris W. said...

Fabulous cards!

Pat Benger said...

Maureen, love all of your cards. Really like the colors you used!

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