Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs.  We are hopping along showing you creations using the new stamps, dies and patterned paper that hit the store yesterday. You can see all of the new products here.

I have a few cards to share with you today.  The first uses the following new products:
  • Starlights Stamp Set 
  • Starlights Dies
  • Peacocks & Paisleys Patterned Paper

Here I stamped using the Starlight stamp set directly onto the Peacocks & Paisleys patterned paper.  This is a fun way to customize your background and stretch your stash.


My next two cards use the new
  • Say it in Diamonds stamp set

The first time I saw Say it in Diamonds my eyes nearly popped out of my head.  The idea is GENIUS!  I had to make a few card using this set, so while my supplies were out, I just kept stamping.  I used the same color palette on all...Stone Blue, Seafoam, Skylight and Daydream.  

This color combo is so dreamy, don't you think?


There are so many ways to use this set, I haven't nearly scratched the surface.  You can see my third card in the middle in the photo below  (I was having a heck of a time trying to photograph it.)


Not only are these fabulous new products available but the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval collection is also available for individual purchase, so you might need to grab some of those products too ;)

Here are a few cards that I made with the collection when it initially released.


Time to go hopping along now!  Make sure you leave comments along the way to be entered to win 2 ink pads (plus free shipping).


Maureen Merritt  {You are here!}

Happy hopping & shopping!!



The Love is in the Air collection...

47 comments:

Ingrid said...

WOW - brilliant use of that paper Mo! LOVE your cards. :)

Judy said...

Love all the cards but that first one is my favorite. I wasn't sure I loved that paper as much as the bright colors but after seeing your card I definitely do.

tara powell said...

Love your cards! This blog hop has been one of the best!! All of the cards shared have been so fun and creative! TFS

Karen Kreider said...

Love how you customized the patterned paper...genius! And I love the color combo on the other cards! Beautiful!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

bella created said...

Great choice! I'd love to get a set of thoseπŸ˜€

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!!!

Avra Williams said...

Awesome cards!

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Love your use of blues. The cards are beautiful.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Both of your cards are great

Connie Hinkle said...

BEAUTIFUL cards 😍

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love how you customized your paper! Brilliant idea.
Love all of your creative cards.

Penelope said...

Beautiful cards. I love all colors of blue!

Perky Hobby said...

Awesome realease. Love your use of patterned paper. So clever.πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ˜

StarSpry said...

Your cards are so cool! I really love the second one :)

F. Andre said...

These papers are just luscious and I love the geometric elements in this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color choices!

Donna Hawkins said...

Great cards! Love the choice of colors!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Love your amazing simple cards. Colours are awesome! Thank you for sharing and being apart of this Amazing Blog Hop.

Laura Miller said...

Really loving the "say it with Diamonds" stamp set. And I love you choice of warm, muted colors. Very soothing.

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing a good way to use the pattern paper. Such a fun new release and blog hop!!

Marianne said...

Love how you stamped the stars onto the patterned paper and your ombre cards are so pretty.

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful cards ! I love the diamond stamp set and the colours you chose ! Very creative use of the pattern paper ! Thanks for the great showcase !

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What great cards Maureen! Love the colors. Love that you stamped on the patterned paper!

Barb Oliver said...

All of your cards are wonderful, Maureen using this amazing release from Catherine Pooler!!

Polly said...

You showed how versatile that Diamonds set is.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!

Unknown said...

I absolutely loved your cards and the colors work so well together. They are very soothing.

Mary Holshouser said...

the Say it in Diamonds is a
fantastic set. Versatile
and pretty. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Say it in Diamonds is such a fabulous set... can't wait to get it!

Dana M said...

Such fantastic card designs! Beautiful layouts and wonderful colors. Love the graphic feel of the cards.

Iris said...

Such fun and colorful cards.

Tracie Pond said...

Fun jazzing up of the background paper. Also, such a soothing color combo used in your Say it in Diamonds cards. =)

Cristina said...

These are so pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Beth B. said...

Love that you thought to customize the pattern paper. The Diamond set looks so elegant in the Spa collection colors.

Deborah Kaye said...

Wonderful cards! I so love the Say It in Diamonds cards. My favorites!

michiganderintexas said...

very creative with the color blocking

Lori Walker said...

I do love that color combination!!! The only problem? I don't have all those inks! I'm slowly acquiring them though! thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Your cards are amazing! Wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing...

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful ideas and great choice of colors.

Glennis said...

Awesome cards - thanks for sharing

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

What a gorgeous set of cards ! These patterns are beautiful.
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Joanne G said...

Great cards, Maureen. Never would have thought to stamp on that patterned paper. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you stamped on the patterned paper on the first one.

loceanjo said...

wow!! Awesome cards!! TFS!!

Susan Powell said...

Maureen - I love your card making style! The way you used the patterned paper is fantastic. That one had me stumped. I may have to CASE you :) The color combo on the second one is my favorite lately and use it a lot lately :)

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