SOA Counting Blessings Blog Hop - Day One


Welcome to Day One of the Counting Blessing Stamp of Approval blog hops.  Today myself and some of my favorite designers are sharing cards using the the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection!  If you haven't heard of the Stamp of Approval (SOA), where on earth have you been?  haha, just kidding!  SOA is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories created by Catherine Pooler.

The Counting Blessings SOA Collection will be released to the Wait List at 9AM EST on August 16th!!  And, then later that day to the public if the collection hasn't sold out already. 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!

I made a ton of card have two cards using this collection.  Today I am sharing my two favorites. 



Featured in this first card are the Autumn Blessings stamp set, Fallen Leaves dies and Marching Leaves stencil!  This card is a great example of how all of the products in the collection are meant to work together flawlessly!  

This card is quick and easy to make.  Start by sponging the Marching Leaves stencil in Mint To Be, Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt inks.  Next stamp the sentiment and arrow in Midnight ink.  Finally, die cut the Fallen Leaves from black cardstock.  Assemble your card and adhere to a black layer and white card base.  This card would look lovely in shades of orange and yellow too, the true colors of Fall.


My next card features the Blooming' Bouquet and Good Things stamp sets and the Tags, Etc. die.  You know I love me a good floral stamp set and this one certainly doesn't disappoint.  This color combo is way out of my norm, but gosh, do I ever love it...It's a Girl, Party Dress, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Lime Ricky, Grass Skirt and Flirty Fuchsia.  I'll definitely be using this one again!

Again, this card is quite easy to replicate.  I'm all about simplicity!  It's CAS but the way it was stamped with the florals framing the sentiment and stamped from the lower left to the upper right give the design movement and flow.  Essentially adding interest without adding layers!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  It's time for you to start hopping along now!


Make sure you are leaving comments along the way!  Catherine is giving away one box per day.  Winners will be announced on August 17th.  (If the winner has already purchased a box they will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used toward a future order!)

Good luck and happy hopping!

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt {YOU ARE HERE}


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Karen Kreider said...

Your cards are fabulous! Can't wait for this SOA box!

AFTHC said...

Great use of the collection.

Jayna Goins said...

Beautiful cards Maureen! You are so talented!

Patti Bomgardner said...

Love the thankful card. Love that green with the black

NancyLynn said...

What bright cheerful cards! Love it!

Sidney Baritz said...

That bottem card is wonderful! I love it!

Kathy Doyle said...

Both are great cards! Love the color combos! I agree, oranges and yellows on the first one would be awesome!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love both of your cards and can't wait to try them out!

JazzyH said...

Love the sentiments and cards!

ann greene said...

The cards are beautiful. I love the big flower stamp and scalloped rectangle. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I love both cards, especially the Blooming Bouquet and I love that sentiment.

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous...LOVE your use of color!

The Bakers said...

Love the way your 2 cards use totally different techniques and show the versatility of this set.

Riisa2008 said...

Amazing all the different ideas everyone comes up with!

Judy said...

Wow, I am simply in love with that stamp Stencil, great cards.

Becky Rohwer said...

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

The colours you've chosen are so vibrant. Who wouldn't be happy to receive this beautiful card? !?

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Two very different but, beautiful cards. Your right bout the florals...ya gotta have a good floral stamp set, I can't wait But I will....for this one. I love it.

Ingrid said...

LOVE, love LOVE that black on the green. What a great pop! Both cards are gorgeous of course! :)

Priscilla S said...

Loving the stencil!!! I'm totally CAS'ing this card. I love, love, love green... did I mention how much I love the color green? Lol can't wait for this collection.

goaliemom36 said...

Love your cards. The colors really pop on the flower one.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Colors are simply gorgeous!!!

Theresa Knopf said...

Stunning cards Mo!

Sarah Greber said...

Beautiful cards. I like the mix of colors on your 2nd card as well. You can't go wrong with the CP inks!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Oh, Maureen your cards are so amazing. Love the sponged colors using the Marching Leaves stencil(I love this stencil). I am in awe of your floral card with the flowers and leaves around the sentiment. Great cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards! LOVE the ombre green card with black, it's stunning and the floral color combo is fun and cheery and I love the OLC design!

Lindy said...

The variety the design team comes up with is inspiring! I am loving that first card especially.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

So pretty, both cards are awesome! Thank you for sharing !

Sandra Johnston said...

Beautiful cards Maureen! The second floral cards knocked my socks off! I can't wait to order my box!

Avra Williams said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love everything about them!

Susan White said...

Wow Mo!! I love your cards!! They are so bright and beautiful! I especially love the sentiment on the floral card!!

Jan Arnold said...

Love both of these cards! The black and green is fantastic! The floral card is so pretty! One of the things I love about both of these cards (in fact all the cards from the hop) are the beautiful colors that are achieved using Catherine's beautiful inks! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Ebrown said...

your cards are gorgeous! What a great Fall collection.

Joy Moody said...

Love the sentiment!

Teresa McKiearnan said...

I am in love with the leaves. Gorgeous cards

Karen White said...

Awesome cards! Cant wait to get mine to play with and have fun making new cards and discovering my own cards with this beautiful stamp and dies. Its an adventure in the making. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you

Cheryl Sager said...

Looking forward to all the fun you have inspired!

Judy said...

I love your color combination!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors

Lisa K said...

Awesome cards! Your flower card is so fun with the bright colors.

Tiffany Born said...

Love it, hurry August16th

beth said...

This whole blog hop is incredible. Love all the cards.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Mo ~ I can always count on beautifully simple cards from you! Love the softness of your first card (I'm a sucker for leaves!!) and the vibrancy of your floral card. Thanks for continuing to inspire! ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Colleen Balija said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Maureen!

Marianne said...

Love the soothing simplicity of your first card as well as the vibrant blooms of your second.

Sonia de Rosales said...

Wow! both cards are lovely!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love love these cards! I especially love the floral card! The color combo is to die for.

Becky Thomson said...

Love the formal card. Simple and elegant and sure makes a statement. Love the colors as well.

luv2stamp2 said...

Love the ombre leaf card!!

Donna Golby said...

Loving those florals and those fresh colours

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are sooo pretty. I love them.

Janice Monforton said...

Great cards Maureen!! My fav is the one with the leaf stencil, love the inked background.

Theresa Turri said...

Loving your cards. The Bloomin' Bouquet set just makes me smile. Great cards!

Cathy said...

Maureen, I absolutely love everything you create....you are so awesome! Thank you for the eye candy!

Melissa Miller said...

Absolutely stunning, Maureen! Your amazing CAS style never fails to inspire me. Gorgeous!!

bethany koubsky said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love these!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Love those bright and beautiful flowers, so sweet and your ombre green leaves are fabulous.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are so beautiful and very stunning!!

Aunt Mary said...

Love your cards--you never disappoint! The hombre effect on the first one is stunning.

I love the sentiment on the second one--works for everything.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love how you've showed off these stamps, Maureen! Gorgeous! Love the colors you've chosen. Can't wait to get this box

Marjorie King said...

Love your cards. Like the bright colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lacey Willetts said...

I love the "Until Further Notice" stamp. Such a great card. Another card I will try and re-create. Thank you!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards! I love the background on the first with the leaves in different colors and the second card is so fun!! Can't wait to get this wonderful kit. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Rae Moan said...

I love both of these cards!

Jodie Ramdas said...

Maureen, I lobe these cards! Your designs are always so stunning! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait for this SOA!

Kara Stainbrook said...

I love your cards! This box looks absolutely incredible.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Both of your cards look amazing. I love that sentiment, "until further notice, celebrate everything." So much fun

Barb Chapman said...

Both your cards are very bright and cheery. Love the designs!

momvarden said...

Love to see what everyone is doing with the new set. Beautiful work!

Tasha Dawson said...

So pretty! Thank you for some pre inspiration :) :)

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful cards!!! Beautiful collection. Love your cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful cards Maureen!!!

Malin Gadelius said...

Love them! Just beautiful!

Cindy Pryor said...

I just love the cards you made using the stamps and dies from the latest SOA collection. You showed how they can coordinate together in a beautiful and tasteful design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan King said...

Beautiful cards and love the leaves! I am so looking forward to making fall cards!

Nana Donna said...

Always look forward to seeing what you create. I LOVE both of your cards, but the 2nd is my favorite. I love floral things

Nora N. said...

I love both of these cards!! The leaves on the first one is so fabulous but the second one is my favorite wit hall those lovely blooms. STUNNING design!!!

creating4 joy said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous. The flower one is stunning.

Jane M said...

Lovely cards! This looks like an awesome collection of stamps, dies and stencil!

Tinstar said...

I agree that colour scheme on the second card is fabulous and love the twine on the die cut panel.

Holly said...

I LOVE your cards! I love the cheerful colors of the second card, so very pretty!

Carol Held said...

The second card is eye popping Maureen. Loved it to pieces! The inks are fabulous too!

Dee-Ann Gniewek said...

Love the so thankful leaves!

Kari Mayo said...

I love all of the different things you can do with the leaves from this collection and I love your floral card! Just beautiful! :-)

Michele Strickland said...

Love the way you used the scallop die frame.

claudiamtz said...

I love the leaves! Great cards! :-)

Jodi Wayman said...

Oh, those leaves are just so beautifully perfect & love the colorful flowers so pretty!

Diana Hults said...

Love your color combinations too! Great cards.

Brandy Duncan said...

So much talent on this blog hop. Love the monochromatic look of your leaf card. The flowers on the second are gorgeous. The sentiment is perfect. I like every it.

Joni said...

As usual Mo, you nailed it! Always thankful for your inspiration.

Julie Curwen said...

I cant wait!!

Karin W said...

I love those sentiment stamps!

tara powell said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the border die.

Marcia HIll said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards! I especially like your colorful floral card...SOOOO lovely!! :0)

Kathie Dobbins said...

Fabulous cards! Great ideas.

Therese Ahern said...

Beautiful cards!! Can't wait for the release!!

Veronica Klatt said...

I love both your cards and this stamp set - great ideas also

Cheri Jefferson said...

I love the leaf background

Cindy McDonough said...

Love your second card...flowers and colors are very pretty!

Just Me said...

I live how you used the floral stamps!

Mrs. Lowry said...

i continue to be amazed at the use of color on these cards. The Catherine Pooler ink colors coordinate so well!

coco said...

loving the first card with the green and black

Craftychris said...

Both your cards are wonderful! xxx

Four11Lady said...

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY! These cards are definitely eye candy! Great job!

Jayna Goins said...

Maureen, beautiful!

Erm S said...

The green is my favorite color and that black really pops it. The floral is beautiful, love all of the colors together.

Susan Felten said...

Awesome cards!
Love the flower stamps.

Wanda Radler said...

Wow - these card are so colorful! I really like the flower framed on with the scalloped edge frame. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Jodi Lick said...

Love your cards! Green leaf is my fav.

Donna Neal said...

Both of your cards are so bright and cheerful! Love your CAS approach, too. :) Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful designs!

Dawn Turley said...

OMG. Totally awesome cards. Love the flower one in particular. It is stinning

Nails by an OPI Addict said...

Ugh! I love the flower stamps.. can't wait to get stamping with them. Such beautiful colors ��

Cindersnow555 said...

Can't get enough of those leaf stencil and dies. Beautiful cards.

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Love the colors and your card is so adorable. Great job!
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TerriLynn said...

LOVE both you cards. They are absolutely gorgeous. I love how all the products in the collection work together flawlessly. And I am so in LOVE with the Catherine Pooler inks. Can't wait for the collection.

Beverly Roachell said...

Like them both, your are always such an inspiration! The first one is my fav, color blending is great on the falling leaves (stencil makes it look like that). Can't wait to get my hands on this collection.

tammejean said...

Beautiful cards especially like the scalloped framed one

DarbyW said...

I love your leaf background, the gradation of greens is wonderful.

McGougan Creations said...

I love the use of the stencil. The green is beautiful.

Robin Odowd said...

The first card is my favorite because of the gradation of ink. Is that difficult?

Ware said...

Great deals,

Joyce Spear said...

Maureen, I love your cards! (Big surprise, huh?) Your choice of ink colors in the second card is magnificent - and a combination I may have to play with myself!

Marj said...

Wonderful cards!

Deb said...

Your cards are beautiful as always.

Caroline Williams said...

Stunning cards and beautiful!

Cheryl Fleming said...

I absolutely love the Until Further Notice card!! Love the colors on it!!

Trina said...

Beautiful floral card.

Anne said...

Beautiful flower stamps.

Sue McRae said...

Love the color combo on the flower card and the ombre look on the leaf card.

Pat Benger said...

Maureen, love both of your cards. The color combinations on both of your cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Wendy Fakin said...

Love the colour combinations and the sentiments are just fantastic.

Mary Nelson said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! I love the light to darker greens and then the bright vibrant colors, both cards are so awesome!!

Donna Hawkins said...

Your cards are amazing and I love the colors you choose and your designs are fabulous.

Linda Kaucher said...

Gorgeous cards! Green is my favorite and I love leaves so your green leaf card is my fave!!

Sharon Nez said...

Hi Maureen! Both of your cards are amazing! I love the simplicity of the 1st one, however, I think my fave is the 2nd one! I love floral stamps and that scalloped border die just makes this card 'pop'!! I love all the colors you used as well. Soooooo pretty!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Maureen, you never let us down. These are absolutely gorgeous. I might just have to case BOTH of these. Fab

Amber Smith said...

Love both your cards, Maureen! Also like that they are easy to replicate! Can't wait to get my kit and start creating!!

Lori said...

Love the color choices for your cards!

Joyce Dyck said...

So elegant and beautiful! Clean and simple too. Love it!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

love your choice of colors for your cards, they are awesome!

Judy said...

love love love the celebrate card.thanks for sharing

Samantha Buse said...

These cards are gorgeous

Kelley H. said...

Beautiful cards.

Patt H. said...

The pretty green with the black color combo is really striking! I love it & also the gorgeous floral card. Wonderful designs!

Kristine said...

I love the cards you created! such fun colors and they really POP!

Shines said...

Love the green and black combo! Really makes the sentiment pop:-)

Natasha said...

Gorgeous cards! Such sharp colour combos!

Mel S said...

Beautiful! Especially love the leaves!

Susan McKay said...

The scalloped edge adds a ton of interest. Love your cards.

Marilyn said...

Your cards are amazing and colors are so happy. Thank you.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the cute leaves stamp

Teresa Cherka said...

Wow, I am loving these leaves and flowers. Great job on your cards. Beautiful!

Jackie Couture said...

Very pretty cards!

Linda Anderson said...

Loving your color combinations on both of these gorgeous cards! This is a very fun collection!

Nicki Wong said...

Love the sentiments. Great cards.

cindybearj said...

I love your cards. The leaf stencil is awesome and your second card is so bright and cheerful! I'm loving this box!

loceanjo said...

Fabulous cards!! The one with the sentiment that begins Until furthervnotice. is stunningly beautiful.

Tammy H said...

Love the simple beauty of your first card and the amazing sentiment on the second. So fun!

Robin Monsos said...

I love the black and green combo! Two truly stunning designs!

Debbie Gehringer said...

Two fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I love floral stamps too, and this one is outstanding! Love that card! And the leaf stencil looks like it will be my new favorite! Love how you used the greens! So pretty!

Nana Griffin said...

The black is so striking on the first card, and your flowers are so lovely.

Craftydancer said...

I really love both of your cards. This collection is going to be fun to use.

Cheryl

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I so love your CAS style. Great cards!

Carolyn Steele said...

What wonderful cards! This kit is just fabulous. So versatile - any and all occasions.

Ginger G said...

Love your easy CAS cards. Simple & beautiful.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love the cards!

Chrystyna said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love the first one just a bit better :-) - It really pops! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon C said...

The ombré green thankful card is gorgeous.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Beautiful cards! I always love each stamp of approval box but this one is going to be even more spectacular ;)

Barbie said...

Wow, you show cased the SOA products so well, and the ink! I have to get some of that ink, it stamps so beautifully. thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Kim Goodman said...

Absolutely love the Celebrate Everything card, love the bright colors!

Stefanie White said...

Your cards are great. Really loving the greens on card one.

Janet T said...

Fabulous! Simply Fabulous!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Both of Your Cards are just Wonderful!! Love, Love, Love them both!!! Can't wait to play with the contents of this SOA box!!! Thanks for Sharing...

Faith Gaspar

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Oh, those color combinations! Beautiful.

Elizabeth Bielicki said...

Enjoyed both of your cards! Great job!
elizabeth.vogler2@gmail.com

Ohana in Bend said...

love both your cards. absolutely stunning! thank you!

Kari V. said...

Seriously in love with your leaves card!! So so pretty! And the garden party looks so beautiful! Nicely done!!

barbara c said...

So pretty your cards..They will make many happy to get them..Thank you for sharing here..

Melody said...

Your cards are really great! I really need that leaf stencil! I love the background you made with it.

Roxanne Johnson said...

That stencil is a must have thanks for the chance to win

Desley Davies said...

I so love these sets the mind boggles with what can be done with them.

Heike Kirmse said...

fabulous cards

Localeyez said...

Loving the green shades and Black contrast!! woohoo!

Sue said...

Your cards are both stunning. I like the green and black combo and the flower one is delicious, great colours and stamping and lovely sentiment too.

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie said...

Love the florals...thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

Awesome cards. Hard to pick a favorite, they are both so pretty.

Unknown said...

Great color combinations. The stamps and dies all are so different. Nice to see that!!!

Lisa Cudd said...

The Until Further Notice card is adorable! Love, love it!

Crafty_Judy said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Amy McCue said...

Beautiful cards! I can't wait to see the full kit!

Jane Talbott said...

SIMPLY beautiful cards

Robin L said...

I love your cards Maureen! I hope to make some equally stunning cards - thanks to the new SOA collection.

Crissy C. said...

Love your cards!!! The colors on the cards are my favorite.

Carol Godfrey said...

Love the ombre affect so in to this technique just BEAUTIFUL card I'm so wanting to try cp products I've heard awesome things about her inks would be such a blessing to this stay at home mom to win

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice cards. Great color choice.

Carol Godfrey said...

Love the ombre affect so in to this technique just BEAUTIFUL card I'm so wanting to try cp products I've heard awesome things about her inks would be such a blessing to this stay at home mom to win

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Maureen your cards a gorgeous! Love the leaves and flowers stamp stets so much you can do with them. Can't wait until I get my SOA box, just got to order more of Catherine's inks cause they are truly amazing when it comes to stamping. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win as well.

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