Grand Opening Blog Hop!

Today is the day!  



Catherine's online store is opening TODAY which means all of those wonderful Stamp of Approval goodies that you missed out on can now be purchased!

Myself and some of my favorite crafty friends are hopping along in celebration of the grand opening using product that will be available for purchase later today.  (To be notified of the store opening, sign up for Catherine's newsletter, she will be sending an email as soon as the store is ready!!)

I pulled out lots of Stamp of Approval goodies for this card!


Um, hello!  How much do you love the Geobuilders stamp set?!!  I have a feeling this is going to be loaded into many shopping carts today.  It's definitely one of my favorite and one of the most versatile stamp sets that we've had in the SOA collections to date.  Use it as a border, an accent or build a background like I've done here.  The possibilities are endless!


To make my card, I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock.  I stamped the background using the Geobuilders stamp set in Silver Lining, Raspberry Fizz and Tuxedo Black inks.  The centers of the larger gem images were stamped with a small accent stamp from Snowy Sayings.  Next I die cut the medium sized tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-die set and added a thin strip of black card stock to the bottom.  I die cut the Friend Fri-die twice from white card stock and once from Raspberry Fizz.  I layered and adhered them for some added dimension.  The sentiment from Girlfriends was stamped in black ink and then I assembled the card.  I stamped a few little accent pieces and finished off the card with a twine bow.

Time to start hopping along.  Make sure you leave comments along the way, Catherine is giving away THREE - $25 gift certificates to her online store.

Stamps:  Geobuilders (CP Designs) Girlfriend, Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink:  Silver Lining (WPlus9) Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White (SU) Black (WP9) Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Tag Buddies & Friend Fri-dies (CAS-ual Fridays)  Twine (Timeless Twine)

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Tracey said...

Love this stamp set. I am looking forward to getting one.

Denise Fonda said...

The geo builders stamps can be modern or look Ike flowers!!!

Crissy C. said...

Love this card!!!

Swimmom said...

I love this! I need to play with my Geobuilders more!

Muriel Mathews said...

Amazing card Maureen, love the colors and how you made the background from the geo builders set.

Happy Stamper said...

So pretty! Your cards are always great!!

-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Love this card!

Amy Seigler said...

Love your card! Love the geo builders being used the way you did them. What a wonderful versatile set for so many occasions. Great color choices as well!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love how you combined the border stamp from Geo Builders with the friendship stamps and dies. Great pops of colour, too!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Maureen - love the pink and grey combo!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so awesome! Love the colors!!!

Susan said...

Great card. Love the colours used.

Jackie Parkins said...

I do love the Geobuilders stamp set - it's one of those that has so many possibilities.

NancyLynn said...

Nice! Love your color choices!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Maureen, I so wish I could crawl into that creative brain of yours! You always see them most wonderful patterns! Stunning girlie!

Linda Batson said...

Wonderful card love the color combinations. The geo builders look great used this way.

Lynne said...

Like the size of the Friend stamp and how you separated the F.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

How exciting! Looking forward to the opening.

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh, I love this card and all of the products you used! The background is fabulous and that tag fits great! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Sandy Meador said...

The colors compliment one another...the "floral" geometrics are great.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Beautiful card! So excited the store is opening today! So much shopping to do!

Constance Hildebrand said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to shop the store.

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love your choice of colors!

barbara macaskill said...

What a fresh color palette! LOVE the background you created and your card is beautiful!! TFS!

Tracy Lustick said...

Whoopee 👍I'm excited great colors !

Sandy McAllister said...

Love thecolor combo - so happy and modern

Nancy R said...

Another beautiful card, Maureen. Love the color combination and the pretty background that you created!

Cheryl Fisher said...

Great card.

Susangail Powell said...

Love the colors, the background, the layout - love it all!!

tara powell said...

Love this card. I don't use the Geo builder set enough and I need to rectify that!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Your card is amazing as always, Maureen. Love the colors, the tag and the sentiment.

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

I definitely need to do more background stamping

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful card Maureen!! I love your color combination and your stamping is so clean and crisp. How the heck do you do that? That background is fantastic!!

nfabbri said...

Great card!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome card. I like the colors you chose.

Jane Laczak said...

Nice Work!

Jane Sprando said...

You are so creative!

Linda Rauch said...

Great stamp set and beautiful card.

MezzoKat said...

Love the gray, black and white colour combo!

Mary said...

I love the subtle gray and bold pink and black! And yeah...how about that awesome geobuilder stamp...LOVE that stamp so much!!!

Joni said...

Delightful color selection and style.

Lisa K said...

Love the way you used the Geo-builders set.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Perfect stamping!!!

Terri Mansfield said...

Beautiful!!! I wish I could stamp as straight as you do.

Karen said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Heather North said...

Groovy piece of modern art, Maureen! This would make a fabulous quilt pattern. :).

Michele Strickland said...

Love the card very pretty.

Melissa O said...

WOW, this is totally perfect, looks just like patterned paper. I like the pink accent color, FAB card!

Vickie Buehler said...

Loving the geo-builders stamp set!Great card!

A Little About Everything said...

WOW, the color combination is awesome! What a great card.

Patty Provot said...

Love those Stamp Nation stamp sets. Great card.

Julie Wexler said...

Beautiful background build-up with the geo builders set. I love the muted gray with the raspberry throughout. Great combo!

Robin Kuppens said...

I love the color combo! Beautiful card!!

Valerie Babcock said...

So many creative uses for this geobuilder set! A definite must have! Wonderful card!

Kelley H. said...

Want geobuilder stamps especially after seeing your card. Awesome sauce!

Sande said...

Love you card and the design. Always love pink and grey color combo. Super job!

auntbubbels said...

Wow Maureen, you did a magnificent job on this card.

Joy Blonska said...

You are so creative. I'd never think of that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Szafron said...

Wonderful card!

Carol Hardie said...

WOW Maureen, I have to say that your custom background made me want to run to my craft room and grab that set and CASE you. Love it so much. And the color scheme is soft and inviting as well. Thank you for the inspiration with the Geo Builder set.

Beth Karschnick said...

Hey Mo, I love your card...Your background is amazing!! You've done a beautiful job making the sentiment POP!! Thanks for sharing!!

Marj said...

Really like this stamp set! Your card is great!

katie said...

Wow, never seen a card like that. It is beautiful!!

Jenny Louthan said...

I love the pop of pink. So pretty.

Hope Angotti said...

Woooo hooooo ... I'm off to shop!!!!!

Holley Downs said...

Love your card! TFS!!

Lorie Brunner said...

This I so citing! So many pretty things to use!

Susan White said...

Maureen, I love your card and those stamps from Geobuilders are lined perfectly !!

clare barford said...

As always you have created such a beautiful card that is just my style. I wish I could be as creative as you.

Katy said...

Cute card! I love that Geobuilders set!

Heike Kirmse said...

Wonderful Cards.

Mary Nelson said...

LOVE YOUR CARD!! Sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing!

June Sefscik said...

Really pretty card. Love how EVEN everything is....beautiful. I love these blog hops!

Penelope said...

Geo builders in GRAY! I swooned!

Sue D said...

So pretty with this color combo.

Kim Goodman said...

Love the background, I haven't used the geo builders much, just haven't seemed to have the time, but this is getting my creative juices going!!!

Happy Grandma said...

Amazing background...love it!

jeb said...

I just love the geo builder stamp set. I love what you did with it. I have this kit and love it. Wish my budget would allow me to have all of the kits.

Sue Hostetler said...

I love the geo builders. Great card!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

I'm lovin' the geobuilders background!

JanetB said...

I love your background and the colors you used.

Renee O'Donnell said...

Just ordered GeoBuilders, plus MORE

Teresa Doyle said...

Love the GeoBuilders set Maureen and I LOVE your card. Amazing!

Linda Gorman said...

Great card! This is one of my favorite stamp sets too!!!

Shona Austin said...

Very cheerful card. Love the colors.

Ellen Carlson said...

Another great way to use this stamp set. I will have to try out this design.

Tinstar said...

that colour combo is beautiful. the pink really pops with the grey.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen. Love the grey and pink together. I found out I could really use a soft grey ink, so maybe this Silver lining ink is just right for me.

Denise Bryant said...

Exciting news about the shop! Love your pretty card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the background paper.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

kathy ness said...

I have that set! Thanks for another example of how to get a cool look.

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! I love ht colors you used. I love gray and pink!!

Nicki Wong said...

Fun card with just the right amount of colorful "pop".

Roberta Kublin said...

Wow I love this background, can't wait to try this one tonight. I have the stamp so I love new ideas!

Laura's New Place said...

The colors catches you eye.

Neha said...

That's a really colorful card! Thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Love your fantastic idea.

Michelle Daigle said...

Great card! Love the design and colors.

Pat Bowman said...

Always love your cards Maureen!

Angie Williams said...

Gorgeous card Maureen! I love everything about it! Tfs

jeanietootoo said...

I love the pink and grey combination!

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

GORGEOUS card, Maureen! I love how that pink just pops off the card against the silver and black. Beautiful!

cindy lou said...

Love the design and the colors. wonderful card and stamps. Have to get mine out of the box and play. Thanks for sharing

kcoker said...

I love the geo builders and can't wait to get a set. The color combination was wonderful.

Joyce Spear said...

What a striking card, Maureen! I especially love the color combination, so much so that my own next card will include silver, pink, and black.

Beastybunny said...

I think the GeoBuilder is my favorite stamp set! And I love the colors oyu used. Fabulous!

Donna Cala said...

Your cards are always fabulous! Just my style -- great colors and just the right amount of layers and embellishments.

mbchoj said...

Love the use of the stamps. Such talent.

Karen Kreider said...

Love your creative use of the GeoBuilders set!

Ladyluc91 said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing how you made it with us.

Kathy Doyle said...

Love your card! I can't wait to get my own Geo Builders set!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Great card! I ordered my Geo Builders set this afternoon!!

Mary Sloan said...

Love the card. The idea is unique and something I will be sure to try.

anna said...

Oh this is a beautiful card, it is subtle, but I love how the pink just stands out, as in a bold color affect.

Brenda Lilley said...

Really cute card! Love the use of the large die cut on top of the tag.

Brenda Lilley said...

Really cute card! Love the use of the large die cut on top of the tag.

Laura Manning said...

Such a fun card!

Anna said...

Maureen, Love the card, nice background and lovely colours, Cheers Anna.

Jane M said...

I love the background that you made with the GeoBuilder stamp set. Very creative. The colors you used are just perfect for this card!

Mom and wife. said...

Love these pattern card, this card is amazing.

Jan Monforton said...

I love your card Maureen and your choice of colours.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the pink/gray color combo and the Geobuilders is going into my shopping cart!

kellisueL said...

Great card, love the pink & grey combo!

Nana Griffin said...


What a pretty background on your card.

Robin Monsos said...

I really love the simplistic layout. It is simple, but very elegant. Great job!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love this set! I may have to look into buying a set!

Jan Arnold said...

You're right about the Geo Builders! I've been waiting for the store to open so I could get it! - and the Girlfriend set - and so many others! I'm trying to pace myself! Your card is amazing! I love the background and can't wait it make my own! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Retired Librarian said...

Stunning! The bright pink with black gets your attention immediately.

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, love the color combo and design

Sherry said...

very pretty! love the background!!

Christi Lavers said...

I just purchased the geo builder stamp set. Your card design is lovely.

Jill said...

I absolutely love this card! Just need to find some silver ink.

Marjorie King said...

Thanks for share example. I love them. Look forward to the store

Christy Borfitz said...

Fantastic card Maureen! I have the Geo Builder stamp set and there are so many designs to make with it. I can't wait to try this design.

Ann K said...

Beautiful products - so glad they are available outside the SOA boxes.

Ginger G said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

Amber Smith said...

Initially, I wasn't the biggest fan of the Geobuilders stamp set. But the more that I'm seeing all the creative ways to use it, I'm pretty convinced this will need to be a purchase in my Catherine Pooler Store cart :)

Jodie Smith said...

ooooo I love the geobuilders stamp set and I love the way you have used it for this card! So pretty! So glad I have this stamp and now I have even more inspiration to use it! Thankyou!

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the background you created and that pop of pink!

Jenniferk said...

Love your card and the geobuilders stamp set, I have it and use it a lot, it is so versatile! I also love your colour combination, very pretty.

SharonNez said...

Oh WOW!!!! Maureen...this card is absolutely stunning!! I love it!! Your cards always amaze me! That touch of raspberry ink just 'tops it off'! TFS :)

Aunt Mary said...

great card. I love the neutral colors with just a pop of pink. Very eye catching.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Mo ~ LOVE the pops of that bright, beautiful pink on the monotone background. As always, your CAS cards is simply beautiful. The added layers of paper to the "friend" die give your card just the right touch of dimension. Thanks for sharing and YAY for CP and her grand opening! ~HUGS~

Clare Ellison said...

Fabulous card - thanks for all the inspiration 😊

Dawn Kloman said...

I love the colors on this card. Great job!

Becky Rohwer said...

Love the card. You always have great ideas.

Momcat said...

What a great card and I love the colors!

belinda said...

I really enjoy seeing everyone's creations

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous card Maureen!

Shirley said...

Geobuilder is my favorite stamp, and I love your beautiful card!

Amy McCue said...

That background is gorgeous!

Woendi Levitt said...

Sooooo many possibilities with this geo stamp and you've shown a gorgeous idea. Love the background on this

Carrie Brondyke said...

This set is SO versatile!! I just ordered it and can't
wait to play with it!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Fabulous color choices and fun card!

Michelle said...

Love the background that is sure a fun stamp set!

Purple Princess said...

Just gorgeous!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your card! Your cards are always so awesome!

Cassie Langley said...

I LOVE the grey & pink in this card! This will be one card I will be CASing in the near future! Thank you for sharing

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

I love the background and the colors used here!

Sandra Johnston said...

Love your card Maureen! You have inspired me to get the geometric stamps out to attempt a CASE! Love the pop of pink on the card! You have been missed this summer, but I am so glad that you have had fun creating memories with your family. Family first always!

Joyce said...

Hmmm, I may have to invest in the geobuilders now. Thanks!

Carolyn Steele said...

So excited cause now I can copy this gorgeous card!

yiho lee said...

love the colours!

loceanjo said...

I love the background used here!

Linda said...

Awesome patterns and color combo.

ann greene said...

I love the background of this card. Such a good use of SOA stamps. I've got to give it a try.

Debbie said...

Love the color combo. There's something about pink black and grey. It's so fresh yet elegant... Kind of a Audrey Hepburn look.

Wendy Kasper said...

Pretty friend card. I plan on shopping soon.

Kara Stainbrook said...

What an awesome way to use the geobuilder set!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous The hot pink and grey are stunning together.

D.Ann C said...

What a fab background you've built! The possibilities with this set are endless!

Alta O said...

Love the Geo builders set...your design really POPS!

Nana711 said...

Such a happy card! So cute.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This stamp set is co cool!! I LOVE the colors you used!

mtscrapgal said...

You really made the geometric stamps shine by designing your background.The use of the raspberry ink for the sentiment pulled everything together. Great card. Thanks

Trina said...

I love the pop of pink with the gray.

Debbie Nutt said...

Love it all! The stamps, colours and design!

Sen72 said...

Isnt the geo builders set awesome? I need to get me some time off work with mine! Great job and love the card!

Andrea Dulaney said...

I like the card. how did you get everything so straight looking?

Pat Gasko said...

Love your background on this card. It's eye catching at first glance then your beautiful tag and friend grabs my attention. Terrific!

Teresa Cherka said...

Beautiful!

Amyjzs said...

Love your use of pink and gray!

CathyRose said...

Very creative card! Love it!

Patti Bomgardner said...

OMG! I love this card! I am going to have to case this one.

Holly said...

I love the way you did the background and I love the colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this stamp and the gorgeous background on this elegant card:)

Stephanie G said...

Love this color combo!

ljcasselman said...

Love your use of the tag and twine on top of a card that looks like patterned paper. It's so imaginative!

Helen Gullett said...

What a lovely and fabulous card with tag. Love it!

Cristina said...

Wow!! I really, really love this card!

Constance Hildebrand said...

Such unusual colors and patterns. Can't wait to see other cards using these wonderful stamps. Thank you.

Valley said...

just agetting started!

Jillhq said...

Such a great card! Very creative and so cool!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Such a unique card...just so many aspects of it, using several stamp sets from different collections. You are right about this stamp set...it's awesome and I see so many possibilities using it.

Wynn Walton said...

Love the colour combo and cute sentiment. Wynn xx

Bonnie Sanche said...

The colours are fabulous and I love the background you created!

Tamara said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors <3

Jo Lindskog said...

Loved the background. Thanks for all the ideas.

CynDarlington said...

Love, love, love these colors together

CynDarlington said...

Love, love, love these colors together

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