Tropically Yours SOA Blog Hop - Day One


Welcome to Day One of the Tropically Yours 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 Tropically Yours Collection will be released to the Wait List on July 18th 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 July 17th (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!

I have 3 Clean And Simple (CAS) cards to share with you today.  These projects will give you ideas using many of the products included in the Tropically Yours collection.

This first card features:

  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Fearless Pursuit Dies (Add-on)
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set
  • Coral Cabana Ink (Add-on)


I had so much fun creating this card.  I'm loving how perfectly Coral Cabana fits into the Party Collection of inks.  Here I paired it with Melon Ice and Aquatini.  I may have found a new favorite color combo.  It's perfect for Summertime cards.

To create this card, I first stamped three rows of solid shapes from Fearless Pursuit in the colors listed above.  Next I stamped over each one using the patterned shapes in Midnight.  I added the die cut palm tree and sentiment.  Then grounded the design by adding the Midnight strips of card stock.


My next card features:
  • Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set
  • Leave Me in Paradise Dies (Add-on)
  • Tropically Yours Stamp Set
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set


I absolutely had to pull out all green shades of CP ink and create this card using the Leave Me in Paradise stamp set.  Here I used Melon Ice, Garden Green, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt.  I stamped the images three at a time moving from the bottom right to the top left to create a sense of movement and flow to my design.  I used the lightest colors on the largest images and moved to the darkest colors on the smallest images.


I added a touch of Midnight in the sentiment, border and smallest leaves.  This adds a nice contrast to the monochromatic color scheme.

My last card for today.  A Summer Sunset featuring...
  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Coral Cabana Ink (Add-on)


This CAS card shows how wonderfully Coral Cabana blends with the existing inks in the Party Collection.  Here I have used it with Bellini, Limoncello and Tiara to create a beautiful sunset sky.  And, Aquatini makes a perfect Caribbean ocean!

The images were simply stamped in Midnight.  CAS perfection!


I hope you enjoyed my projects today!  I sure did have fun creating them.  I have so much more to share.  So, continue to check back.

Time to go hopping along now.


Don't forget to leave comments along the way.  THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! 

*If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate.

Entries will close on Friday, July 20 and will be announced on the blog.  

Maureen {You are Here!}

Happy Hopping!

168 comments:

Ingrid said...

DROP dead GORGEOUS!!! I don't have a favorite - their ALL fabulous!! :)

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Maureen! Love them all!

Michelle W said...

Wow Maureen, love them all. Gorgeous ink blending!

Susan White said...

Gorgeous cards Maureen!! My favorite is the sunset!!

Beka L said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your inspiration for this SOA!

Karen K. Creates said...

All of your cards are beautiful!

tara powell said...

So fun!!! Love how you used the dies 😍

Sharon Salerno said...

Love, love, love these cards!

Amy Lemmon said...

Fabulous cards. I really like the versatility of what you created showing us what can be done.

Joan said...

Enjoyed all the cards, but loved the sunset. The colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Truhn said...

Love those leaves!!

Susan Moll said...

All your cards are great .... as always! I have a soft spot for the tropical sunset card.

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the ink blending on your sunset card.

Ellen C said...

I love all these cards. Thanks for sharing.

Avra Williams said...

Love your tropical cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Fun colors and fun cards! I love those sentiments... the fonts are awesome!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful sunset card! I love it!

Lori Walker said...

WOW! I love ALL of your cards! So very pretty. I loved how you paired the new Coral ink with the others to show how well it all goes together. Loving this SOA!

Phyllis Sinclair said...

All of your cards are wonderful. Great ideas

angela stovall said...

Love all of these....the scene card shows how well her colors blend and work together... I'm so in love with all this..👍💖💞💖

nancy y said...

Such lovely cards, the. Geometric background is really fun! The greens card is really refreshing looking, especially on this hot weekend. And the sunset, perfection!

Diana Soling said...

WOW! Amazing cards!! So hard to pick a favorite. Love how you mixed and matched the sets to create the first card!!

Craftydancer said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love them all. Can't wait to see more.

Connie Hinkle said...

They’re all so beautiful, I can’t pick a favorite 😊

spelsue said...

Great cards. The colors work so well together. Love the use of the hexagon stamps.

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Beautiful cards!! And the colors...yummy!

Sheryl Brandt said...

Love all your cards! You always do fabulous cards love your style!

Tasha Dawson said...

Oh wow!!! These are amazing!! Love the simplicity but the elegance at the same time.

grammysco said...

Love your sunset card!!

Kathy Doyle said...

Beautiful cards! I love all three cards! I especially love the color combo on the first card. I will have to remember to pair those colors myself once I get the Coral Cabana in my hands!

Ruth said...

Great cards! They’re all colorful and fun.

Polly said...

Each of your cards showed beautiful color combinations and how exciting a one-layer simple card can be.

Christine_sz said...

Super inventive cards. I really like the Topically Yours and Follow Your Soul cards. CP inks blend so well, I often forget about that! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Rhonda Price said...

Love these cards! The shades of green is fantastic!

Beth B. said...

The shape stamps with the patterns on top offer so many options-(maybe masculine cards?) and I love the colors of the sunset.

Sandra W. said...

That sunset is amazing!

Sue McRae said...

Fun and colorful designs! I'm loving those tropical leaves!

Unknown said...

I love the blog hops!

June Sefscik said...

Love those colors you used on all your cards. You are always so creative and I love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing

Debbie Bonczek said...

I love these. Three very different cards. Those geometric shapes are so cute together.

Sarah said...

These cards are AMAZING!!!

Janice Woll said...

Love the color combination. Really loving the tropical leaves.

Dana M said...

Super fun and vibrant cards! So wonderfully tropical. Fantastic inspiration of the new SOA kit.

Rae Moan said...

All three cards are beautiful! The blended one with palm trees is a stunning sunset on the beach.

canadian_liner said...

Wow! hard to pick a favorite amongst these three vibrant cards. The CP inks (Party collection) work so well for these summery themed projects. I really like how your black accents/sentiments pop.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

The sunset card is my favorite

Kelly said...

All of these cards are fabulous. Love the vibrant colors!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the last one as it reminds me of here in So. Florida ... and the coors are so pretty; your ink blending is awesome!
I also love the green leaves with the B&W ... lime rickey is my favorite CP ink color!!!

Nance said...

One fabulous trio of cards! WOW! Just stunning all 3!

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your cards, especially that last one with the sunset colors and ocean! Coral Cabana is certainly fitting in beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Marcia Rollins said...

I love the color combos;especially the sunset version!

Jill D. said...

Maureen,
I love all of these cards but there is just something about that last card that draws me in.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Awesome cards

Margie King said...

Love you cards. Really like the 3rd one and the colors. Thanks so much for Sharing

Leanne said...

Fabulous cards!

Nanette said...

Gorgeous! I'm going to LOVE this SOA box!

BonnieDD said...

Cute cards. I especially love the last one!

L Beddow said...

Love the sunset card! I am practicing my blending to get this good!

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I love this collection!! Anything tropical is my fav! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Gorman said...

Love all three of your cards! The last is my favorite! Love the saying and your ink blending.

ann greene said...

Great cards! They are retro looking.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards! So much variety possible in this SOA! I especially like how you blended the background for the sunset over the ocean. Love the colors!

Anita Falcone said...

These are beautiful!! Such a great job! Thanks

Marge Hurtig said...

These are fantastic, as always! I can't wait to order this collection!!

Cheryl Fleming said...

Beautiful cards!! Love them!!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards 😍

Barbara Brennan said...

Totally LOVE each of your cards!

Anne-Marie said...

Lovely cards for inspiration. I like them all but my favourite is the green leaf one. I feel as if I could do that one!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Loving the Fearless Pursuit set.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Loved your cards. So excited about this kit.

Laura Miller said...

Your cards are ALWAYS fabulous. But this time, I'm picking a favorite. I like the Tropically Yours and the 4 colors of green leaves and foliage. Love the layout on that as well.

Kay Roose said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors used to blend the sunset. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brandy Duncan said...

Squeal, I’m over the moon about this SOA. Gorgeous showcase of this set. Your designs are stunning.

stampinfranni said...

Beautiful cards! Love your choice of colors on all of them.

Ebrown said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! Love this collection!
(I tried to comment this morning from my iphone at work, but I don't think it went through)

Christy Borfitz said...

Fabulous cards, Maureen! I love this collection already!

coco said...

love all three cards. they are so simple bu the sunset one is my favourite

Karen Gilhen said...

Like all of them, but I like the colour combo used in the 3rd example. So many good ideas - can hardly wait to try them all!

Amy McCue said...

I love the follow your soul sentiment. Lovely card.

Jean Mervine said...

Gorgeous!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

I just love those leaves! Beautiful cards!

Jill said...

Oh wow! Those are some fabulous cards. Feeling "Good Vibes".

Lynn Wayne said...

I love the stamps and the colors! Thanks.

Retired Librarian said...

Wonderful cards. Might like "Follow Your Soul" the best.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the silhouette palm tree.
With the firey sky behind it -
it is beautiful.
thanks for sharing
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DarbyW said...

I love all the greens together! Smiles, Darby

the PaperTemptress said...

oh my goodness...this collection is just too much fun...would absolutely make my year if I won this collection.....so pick me please LOL! See me back here waving frantically??? LOL!
Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Barb Oliver said...

Maureen, Thank you for the inspiration for this amazing collection! Your last card is so, so beautiful!

Jodie Ramdas said...

Wow Maureen! Amazing cards! The Ink blending on the third card is just incredible!

Denise Brafford said...

I love that sunset sky. The inks blend perfectly. So beautiful!

Nicole England said...

Your cards are gorgeous, but the last with the sunset- WOW! I really struggle with blending, and it is such an inspiration to see it done perfectly. Thank you

Tracie Pond said...

All outstanding.....love your choice of color combos. =)

Jan Arnold said...

Fantastic cards! Each one is a treasure! I love the set of border stamps! They're wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Judy Mason said...

I absolutely LOVE the sunset! Is it hard to do?

M in Oregon said...

Oh ny gosh! You took me down memory lane with your tropical sunset. Reminded me of my trip to Maui with hubby many years ago. You truly captured the feel of those lovely sunsets. Stunning!

Karen said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but I am so glad you used the little triangles with the Palm trees because I was wondering how they might be used. Thank you.

Terri Mansfield said...

Beautiful cards. I am just loving this collection more with each one I see. I just do not do much ink blending but it is so beautiful...I need to give it a go. TFS

Aunt Mary said...

Love these cards but think my favorite is the sunset one. Makes me want a nice fruity drink and a chair on the beach.

Tinstar said...

Love that sponged tropical sunset - perfect for that palm tree.

KO said...

I’m loving your cards! My favorite is all the green leaves�� very tropical.

Mary said...

I love all of your cards but that sunset card has taken me to Paradise.

Bamabell said...

Absolutely LOVE all of these cards!

cindybearj said...

All of your cards are so fun! I love the ink blending on the last one.

Unknown said...

Great cards Mo! Love the sponged scene one.

Michele Strickland said...

Love your cards especially the sunset one

Theresa Knopf said...

Great cards Mo! Love the sponged scene one

Dawn Spengler said...

LOVE THE INK BLENDING AND SILHOUETTE CARD!

Nana Griffin said...

Cool cards! Love all the colors.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are always awesome.

Suna Stirk said...

Just beautiful! I am so in love with these products!

CyndyC said...

Beautiful cards! The last card is gorgeous! I love sunsets.

Kira N. said...

Stunning cards! I love how vibrant they are!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity!

Linda Miller said...

Love the Sunset card. Really great job on all

Sandy Joe said...

Loved the relaxed geometric and the tropically yours - so fresh and fun.

Jill Taylor said...

Love your CAS style!!

Jane S said...

Your cards are beautiful !
I loved the blending of those gorgeous colors of ink.
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Curious said...

Aren't we all following our souls when we create cards and mixed media items? That was my favorite cards. Love the colors.

Sabrina said...

Very cute and fun cards!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOW, c&s, these are all gorgeous cards. The colours are so stunning on all of them & it's hard to pick a favourite but I think the sunset with that beautiful set of colours just puts it out there x

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful, bright and cheerful cards!

Veronica Klatt said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards - I like the way you used the hexagons. I never would have thought to do that.

Anna Krol said...

I love how cute and fun your cards are! I'm a big fan of tribal graphics xx

Janette said...

Beautiful cards Maureen, love this collection and the new ink color.

Diane Loughrey said...

Great use of the palm trees.

bristowmom said...

All 3 cards are beautiful. My favorite is the green leaves card.

michiganderintexas said...

love the simplicity of just stamping - big impact though

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Your Cards are SO beautiful!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Love all your cards so gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Maureen, these are fabulous! Love, all the great ideas!!!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are lovely! The sunset sky on your 3rd card is awesome :)

Kim Goodman said...

Love your cards, Maureen!

Susan. w said...

I love my StampNation membership
I love CP Designs
I love SOA collections
I love MamaMo!

Carol said...

The cards are beautiful. Simple love how you used Coral cabana as the background on the last card.

Jodi Lick said...

Love the summer sunset card!

Sen72 said...

Wow, what bright gorgeous cards! I love the good vibes card! Who wouldn't be feeling good vibes after receiving it! Great work!

TerriLynn said...

Great cards. I love that Tropically Yours stamp set. I always say I don't need any more stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

Colleen said...

Such beautiful cards! Love all those layered leaves.

Chrystyna said...

Great cards! Vibrant and great layouts. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love love love the Summer Sunset CAS card. Fab!

Trina said...

I really like all your cards. This collection is wonderful.

Lori Bartolomeo said...

OMG I love love love your second card with all the greens!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Fantastic cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Linda Anderson said...

Fantastic cards. Great designs, beautiful colors. Love them all! TFS

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous sunset scene!!!
Beautiful use of these new inks! Love all your cards!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - thanks for sharing:)

Laurie Schlichter said...

Maureen, I love the simplicity of your cards. I love the sentiments on the beach card, too.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! I love tropically yours and the sunset scene you created is amazing!

Nails by an OPI Addict said...

OOOOOH! The colors in the second card are beautiful! Love the greens!

Lindar C said...

Your cards are just gorgeous! Fantastic release.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a fantastic set of summer-y cards !!
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Andre M. said...

Beautiful cards and such luscious colours. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love all of your cards, Maureen! They are gorgeous!

Teresa R said...

I just love the green card. Thanks so much for sharing

jandbspiegel said...

They are all great cards, but I'm really drawn to the greens in the second one. I have all those colors, now I just need the stamps.

My craft pantry said...

LOVE them all - such lovely colours & stamps :)

Karenladd said...

I love how you combined black stamping with pops of bright color for a fresh, modern look.

Jackie Byers said...

Great stamp set. Love what you created with it!

Val p said...

Your cards are terrific! Love this collection.

Denise said...

I love all 3 cards showcasing this great collection especially the cool leafy green one.

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the bright colors of the first one and the awesome blending of the last one.

Carol Hardie said...

Maureen ….. your cards are simply beautiful but would have to say the sunset one is a Show Stopper for sure!!

Denise Mlady said...

All your cards are so fun! Love the card with the different green leaves. This is a fabulous collection!

Barb Oliver said...

Maureen, all of your cards are gorgeous, especially the sunset one;although, I really love them all!

Sue D said...

Fun and colorful card designs.

Wendy Lambert said...

I love the summery fun in your cards!

Michelle Hartline said...

Wow!!! That ink blending water to sunset scene is gorgeous!!!

Heike Kirmse said...

Your cards Are Beautiful.

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