Welcome Home Release Blog Hop


It's time for a new release over at Catherine Pooler Designs.  Today myself and some of my favorite designers are hoping along and sharing with you cards that we created using the new release products.

The Welcome Home release is just gorgeous.  It's full of line images that you can color to create beautiful garden scenes.  But if you are like me, and not so much into coloring, we have products for you too!

My first card uses The Strolling Borders stamp set and the Ways to Say Hey dies.

The Strolling Borders stamp set is perfect for creating stones pathways, but also wonderful for creating background.  Here I stamped it in Mint to Be and Aquatini inks and then added the Hey There sentiment strip in Midnight card stock.  


I really wanted that sentiment to pop and that contrast certainly does the trick!  This card is easy peasy and comes together quickly without a whole lot of fuss.

My next card features the Marble Swirl Background stamp.


I went with a neutral, monochromatic color combo of  Twilight and Black Jack.  You see three colors above because the Twilight was stamped off once for the lightest shade.  I can't wait to pair it with florals.  I think it will be a beautiful combo.

Time to hop along now.  Leave comments to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate!


Maureen Merritt  {You are here}

Enjoy the hop and happy shopping!

78 comments:

Julie Mogford said...

Love your cards Maureen. The marble background is kinda mesmerizing.

Marcia Rollins said...

The line art Hello is so clean and crisp; love ir.

Jill D. said...

Love these clean and simple cards. Great job.

Katherine said...

First card is perfect to send to a military pen pal...thank you!

Unknown said...

Don't know which stamp I like the best. The marble stamp is so interesting. Thanks

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Maureen both of your cards are wonderful!

Denise Fonda said...

So many great new stamps and dies!! Your marble background card is great in the different colors of gray.

Denise Fonda said...

Love the multi gray colored marble card. Great cards, great release!

Wanda Radler said...

Beautiful cards!!

Donna Hawkins said...

Great cards!

bristowmom said...

Your muted tones are beautiful!

Veronica Klatt said...

I love how you did your backgrounds. Great job!

Peraltae443 said...

Beautiful cards, simple, clean, but very elegant.

sharon g said...

WOWEE!!! Those are both gorgeous!!!

Denise Brafford said...

Love the card you made with strolling borders stamp set. Can't wait to try it myself.

Diane Loughrey said...

I like the grays marbeled. Looks grwt.

Judy said...

My two favorite stamps in the release...at this moment.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love your cards! The colors in the first one are so pretty with those stones. Very springy!

Eagle Rutherford said...

Good looking and simple to do. Thanks

Nance said...

Such beautiful cards. That stone pattern in the first one reminds me of the art deco style of the 1920s and/or a ginkgo leaf. So cool!

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the backgrounds!

Karen K. Creates said...

I'm loving that border stamp! And the marble background stamp is stunning!

Tristan Goldsmith said...

Love that monochrome marble card - fabulous

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Beautiful cards, they are amazing! Got to love everything about this fabulous collection. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne G said...

Great cards, Maureen. Love the marble stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

fuzzylover said...

Clean and simple, but packing a punch. Love your cards

Craftydancer said...

I love your first card and can really see that background working with some shells, mermaids, and other sea creatures.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that marble swirl.
there will be a lot of cards
made with that as the background.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
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Dorothy Breitenstein said...

The marble swirls stamp is awesome. Love the cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love your cards. They are amazing.
Thanks for sharing...

Joan said...

Fun to see these two stamps used for the backgrounds. Great colors!

LmichelleH said...

Your hey there card reminds me of a mermaids tail, and the greys in the marble card are stunning. I think you’re right, a beautiful floral design on top of that would really make a statement.

J Couture said...

Really loving the Strolling Boarders stamp! The marble card is simple, but would be great as a masculine card. Great cards!

Dawn Kloman said...

I have fallen in love with the marbled background. Nice cards.

Connie Lutz said...

Wonderful use of the backgrounds stamps!

Adnilka said...

Love your go with the flow card!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Gorgeous! I love the teal color!

Phyllis Sinclair said...

The marbling fascinates me.

Kari Mayo said...

Love both of your cards!

Nanette said...

So pretty!

Jean said...

What lovely cards!

Barb Oliver said...

Maureen,your cards are so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary H said...

Great cards. Thank you

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing a different way to use the strolling borders set. Such a cool background!

Kelley H. said...

Nice work!

Lori Rasmussen-Murray said...

Great ideas to use with the new release!!

Kim Goodman said...

The strolling borders set look fabulous - think it is a must have.

Roxie said...

Both cards look great

Lisa Byers said...

Your cards are awesome. I really love the Marble Swirl, the possibilities are endless!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

sodell said...

Very nice cards, as usual! The marble background is a must have!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Love both of your cards. Backgrounds can make the simplest cards stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

very creative cards - love the mono chromatic colors!!

ios_maine said...

Love those scallops - so elegant!

Tracie Pond said...

Gorgeous tone on tone, Maureen. =)

Dana M said...

Wonderfully graphic cards. Love your clean designs that let the backgrounds shine.

Karen said...

Love your cards. Can’t wait to play with the marble.

Dr. Mom T said...

The color scheme you used on the scallop stamp card is lovely!

D.Ann C said...

Both the Strolling Borders and the Marble stamps are AMAZING and I love what you've don with them!!

TillamookLJ said...

Clean and simple cards are a favorite of mine. Pretty cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely. I love the colors you chose.

Sue D said...

I like the backgrounds and the colors.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the stamps and dies you used!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are the most amazing, beautiful projects!!!

Samantha said...

Clean and simple just the way i like it

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love the new background stamps and you did an amazing job with them!!

Laura Miller said...

it's always great to see lovely examples of monochromatic cards. I certainly love color but the grey marble with message is lovely as well.

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Beautiful new release !

Sue Smith said...

Terrific way to use both stamps. The marble background stamp is becoming one of my favorites. TFS :)

Susan Powell said...

These are both great Maureen. I've seen the marble done in so many colors but never thought of in being done in grays - and it's gorgeous!

Diana Soling said...

Both of your cards are amazing but I love how you used the two blacks to create the background on the marble card.

Patty said...

Awesome cards!! Loved those background stamps!!

Just Me said...

Amazing!

lynda said...

I love that marble swirl stamp set. Your method of getting the lightest gray color ingenious!

Pam R said...

The marbled swirl is so cool

Susan White said...

I love both backgrounds on your cards.

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