Celebrate with Friends SOA Blog Hop - Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Celebrate with Friends Stamp of Approval blog hops.  I'm so excited for this box to release!  You all are seriously going to LOVE it!

If you haven't heard of Stamp of Approval (SOA) it is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories created by Catherine Pooler Designs.  These collections contain everything you need to make a variety of cards without having to reach into your stash.  

The Celebrate with Friends Collection will be released to the Wait List on April 24th at 9AM and the general public at 6:00PM!!  This is a limited collection that will only be available while supplies last, so make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.  StampNation members get early access on April 23rd (a little perk of being a member!).

Now that we've gotten through all of the nitty-gritty details, it's time to take a peek at some projects!

My first project features the Woohoo stamp set and add-on dies and the Celebrate die.

This one layer card was a blast to make.  Though it's only one layer, it has lots of details!  I started by masking the card base then sponging with Rockin' Red, Tutti Fruitti, Tiki Torch and Grass Skirt inks.  I then stamped the background with the confetti stamp in the same colors.  After removing the mask, I added the fun details...stamped and die cut balloons and flowers, the gorgeous Celebrate die and sequins.  This birthday card is perfect for anyone, male, female, young or mature :)

My next card features Cuppa Tea and the coordinating add-on dies.

This card came together quite quickly and easily.  I began by stamping the background with the tea bag from Cuppa Tea in Party Dress, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey and Aquatini inks on a piece of white card stock that was trimmed to 3 3/4 x 5".  Using my MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the sentiment 3 times in Midnight ink.  I really wanted the sentiment to pop, so I stamped it again on a scrap piece of white card stock and die cut it using the Cuppa Tea add-on die.  I adhered that to the stamped panel with foam tape.  I added the panel to a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" piece of Midnight card stock and added them to a white card base.

Time to go hopping along now.  

Don't forget to leave comments along the way.  THREE randomly chosen winners will receive a $97 gift certificate. Winners will be posted on Catherine's Blog at 6 PM on Monday.  

Maureen  {You Are Here!}

Happy Hopping!

Sunflower Thanks// Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Right at Home + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop!

Right at Home Stamps is now carrying the Catherine Pooler line of inks, WOOT!  Today we are hopping along sharing projects that use CP inks and Right at Home Stamps!  

I've had my eye on this stamp set for sometime.  Sunflower...absolutely gorgeous, so life-like and stunning stamped with the CP ink line.  

For the sunflower I used colors from the Spa Collection (from lightest to darkest) Shea Butter, Sauna, Mandarin Spice and Icing on the Cake.  The leaves were stamped in Green Tea and Eucalyptus.  

The sentiment comes from the Fall Sentiments stamp set, which is perfect year around!  

Time to go hopping along now!  Leave comments along the way.  Nicole is giving away a product of your choice from the newest release.

Maureen Merritt  {You Are Here!}

Winner, Winner!!!

The winner of the Perfect Reason stamp set & dies goes too...

Congrats Nancy-Anne! 

 Contact me so I can hook you up with your new goodies!!

Flash Sale, Giveaway and the Perfect Reason!

One of my all-time favorite products by Catherine Pooler Designs is the Perfect Reason stamp set and coordinating dies.  As you well know, I'm a huge fan of florals and these top the list.

The Perfect Reason stamp set is perfect (haha) for all of the Spring time occasions...Mother's Day, Weddings, even graduations!  

My first card pairs Perfect Reason with YAY Stripes and Simply Stated to make a bright and cheery Mother's Day card. 

I love the whimsical floral images included in the set.  They look great scattered around a card and are perfect for building backgrounds.

Using the Perfect Reason stamp set and dies, now paired with Simply the Best and the new Black Tie Gala patterned paper, I've made a wedding card.

The flowers placed on a diagonal frame the sentiment perfectly and add flow to the overall design.  

Can you see why I LOVE the Perfect Reason so much?  Are you in love with it too???

You are in luck!  

I'm giving away one Perfect Reason Bundle!

Leave me a comment here letting me know how much you love the Perfect Reason and you'll be entered to win!  One randomly chosen winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, April 12th at 8pm. (US shipping only.)

Commenting for the giveaway is now closed.  

Before you go... there's a Flash Sale going on over at Catherine Pooler Designs.  Select products are 20% off until tomorrow April 10th at 9PM.  Check out the Flash Sale HERE.