Monday, 14 August 2017

Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop. You should have come from Kristie's blog (full blog list below). 

Oh, wow, this collection is absolutely stuffed FULL of amazing products - it includes basics that you will use all the time as well as some amazing season-specific goodies. I couldn't stop making cards with these incredible stamps, dies and stencils!

If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.

You can WIN your Stamp of Approval Collection!

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance of winning!
Entries close on THURSDAY, August 17 at 9AM EST and will be announced on Catherine's blog later that day.
If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Let's move on to some cards so you can see some of the stamps, dies and stencils included in this fabulous collection!

Stamps: Autumn Blessings, Good Things
Dies: Thankful, Tags, Etc.
Stencils: Geo Trio, Marching Leaves
Inks: BlackJack, Midnight, Rockin' Red, Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini (links below)

For this card, I used a fun ghosting technique with the Marching Leaves stencil. I created the top 'bar' with the chevron portion of the Geo Trio stencil and a stitched rectangle die from Tags, Etc. Next, I blended ink onto watercolour cardstock, then laid the stencil over it before misting with water. I left it for about a minute before pressing paper towel onto it. I just love how well these vibrant Catherine Pooler inks react with water! Here's a quick video of the process:






Stamps: Bloomin' Bouquet
Dies: Tags, Etc.
Ink: Midnight, Fiesta Blue, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti (links below)

For this card, I used one die repeatedly (a 3x4 grid of tiny hearts) and popped it up over a blended rainbow. I used the same scalloped rectangle die as the first card, but only on one edge. Clean, simple but lots of impact!


Stamps: Bloomin' Bouquet, Leaf Motifs
Ink: Black Jack, Party Dress, Tiara (links below)

For this card, I stamped the bunch of daisies 5 times to create a larger flower. I cut a circle and sponged pink and yellow ink for my flower centre.


Today's Blog Hop:
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Nails by an OPI Addict said...

I love the simiplicity of the black and white + rainbows. So clean!

momvarden said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing your talents.

Kathy M. said...

Love how quick this card was to make with such a great background! Backgrounds are my thing!

sue lorio said...

beautiful cards, beautiful collection!

Unknown said...

So many pretty cards.

FD91354 said...

THis kit is growing on me. Glad there is a blog hop to give me inspirations and show me what the kit is about. If its a 'ready to go' kit, I would think there are inks, but I am not seeing any.. are there inks?

Quillish said...

Oh my favorite Ardyth..😍 everytime I see your work.. I go..wow! These cards are awesome. I am gonna try the ghosting technique.. I never leave your blog without the urge to make something!

Ebrown said...

Great ideas. Awesome cards. Love them all!

CADC Blog said...

Such amazing cards! Love that rainbow.

Jane M said...

Very creative cards! I love the colors, stamps, stencil and die! Thank you for the quick video showing how you used the leaf stencil.

beth said...

Wow! The ispiration just keeps coming. Love your cards.

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Love your ideas!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

LOvely cards! I really love the tiny hearts die on the 2nd card.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love your cards!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Beautiful cards

lynn said...

Amazing...learning a lot!!!

Nan0807 said...

Outstanding cards! Looking forward to seeing more.

Melody said...

Love all the creative ideas that go into each card. They are all great. Thanks for sharing.

Kari V. said...

OH my gosh beautiful!! I love your stenciled leaves and the gorgeous colors! Such inspiring cards.

loceanjo said...

Love these cards = beautiful TFS

~amy~ said...

Way to rock the colors and diecutting...awesome projects!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed seeing your cards. They are very pretty. I've never seen the ghosting technique before. I'm going to do that on my card making now. Thanks for sharing your talent.

AFTHC said...

Great cards. Before scrolling down I thought you used the get trio to make a movie card since it looked like the top of a directors board thing.

Unknown said...

Love the combination of techniques that are used in your cards! Awesome!!

The Bakers said...

Thanks for showing us some new ideas and techniques!

Lisa K said...

Really cute cards! Loved the quick video.

Unknown said...

The rainbow elements of these cards are so pretty:). I can't wait for this kit.

Wanda R. said...

Wow - what great cards!!

Creating with Susan said...

Great cards!! I love the rainbow hearts - so CAS and so pretty!!

Laurie said...

Big fan of the �� with hearts and the background for the ghosting leaf motif! Those larger sentiments are a big hit for me!!

Avra Williams said...

Your cards are stunning!

JanetB said...

Wow! Your cards are fantastic. I love the "ghosting" technique on the first card.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stenciled leaves. Especially love the Thankful font.

Sue Wareham said...

Love them all fantastic use of the collection

Craftychris said...

All these are gorgeous! So inventive too! xxx

MaggieB1983 said...

WOW Ardyth!! Your cards are amazing and I love that you were able to showcase so many pieces of the collection! Using the sweet heart die the way you did for the You Matter card is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your ideas and inspiration Kristie!

Jean said...

Wonderfull ideas thanks for sharing!

Cindy Pryor said...

I just love your cards! Each is unique and shows off the SOA collection in great style. My favorite is the first one with the leaves. Beautiful!

smile greeting cards said...

Wow! Such creative takes on these stamps! I'm inspired to think outside the box. Love the first card and how the punching out of the hearts added the finishing touch to such a great card. Using the tiny stamp to create the flower is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Peggy said...

These are awesome cards. I love the collection

Leanne in Cali said...

Fun ideas and great cards! Thanks so much for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Nancy-Anne said...

I had the same idea with the little hearts but you've stepped it up a notch with the background underneath!

Donna said...

Ardyth, love your cards, these are three totally different cards, love the leaves, will have to give the stencil technique a try! TFS

Lori Walker said...

Thank you so much for the video - I love learning new techniques!!! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Unknown said...

I really love these. So different, and creative. I like that first one with the ghosting technique and that is on my list to try! The cut out baby hearts is super cute, too. The collection really is versatile. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love your cards! Those bright leaves are amazing!

Unknown said...

Love your cards, so creative.

goaliemom36 said...

Great ideas for cards. The stamps are so awesome can't wait to get them!!

Susan White said...

Super cute cards!!

Just Me said...

Great color choice!

lritchie said...

All three cards are great! Can't wait to see what is up next!

Nana Donna said...

Wow way to showcase all the goodies in this box. I loved all your cards

Lindy said...

Loving the heart cut outs. I'm so enjoying seeing all the ideas!

Gerrina said...

Oh wow great cards!! Love the rainbowcollors!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the colors you used on all of them and the rainbow hearts are adorable!

Donna said...

Thanks for demonstrating that fun ghosting technique - what a beautiful effect! And I love the rainbow colors behind the tiny hearts on your second card! And thanks for showing how a large flower can be created from lots of small ones - love that! Your creativity is a blessing! :)

Unknown said...

Love the stencils!

Karthikha said...

Wow!! Super gorgeous cards!! Love your creativity!!

Unknown said...

This is such an awesome collection! I love it! Great cards!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! All your cards are so beautiful! I love in particular way the bright colors of the first one!!! Amazing!!!

Natasha said...

All of these are amazing, but that you matter with the rainbow hearts is so clean and simple,and just perfect.

Unknown said...

Cute cards! I liked the video too.

Joni said...

such a nice variety of cards.

Ashlyn said...

Each card is such a unique look - I can't pick a favourite!

Barb Ghig said...

You really know how to make Catherine's inks, stamps and stencils pop, Ardyth! I love all 3 cards...especially the first one :)

Unknown said...

Wow. You ladies arent holding back the creativity this go around =)

Lynn said...

Great use of color, I am hoping I will be able to get this set!

Unknown said...

Love the stencil!

Unknown said...

Terrific ideas! So I inspiring....thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

So pretty! Love those little hearts too!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Great use of the elements of the collection.

Unknown said...

I really love every single card you created!

Unknown said...

Great job. Such clean simple looking cards with such a great look.

Unknown said...

Love the clean and simple designs! Love the technique used too! This Soa collebtion is amazing!

Unknown said...

I LOVE hearts and the layering you did. Such amazing cards.

Unknown said...

I'm in love with the "You Matter" card... simple words with such an impact. The repeated heart design is so significant (for me). I saw your card and it reminds me that if we all have compassion everyone matters. Thank you!!!

Cat Craig said...

Ardyth love seeing your style shine through these products. Fab collection of cards.

Unknown said...

I love the brightness and happy vibe I get from these samples

Basje said...

Such nice examples you show us, that we would able make in a few days with this new SOA box!

Unknown said...

Amazing. Thanks for the video.

Sharon Nez said...

Hi Ardyth! :) WOW!! Your cards are beautiful!! I think my favorite one is the 2nd one you did with the small die cut hearts and scalloped border. So simple...but so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous cards...love how you used the stencil on the first card.

Jill D. said...

Love these cards. This is so much fun getting all of these great ideas.

Tinstar said...

WOW these cards are stunning, love the almost hidden leaf effect on the first one.

Regina said...

Black, White, and Rainbow! All you ever need.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful rainbow cards, love your backgrounds!

Sue D said...

Wonderful variety of cards you created.

Brawny x said...

Beautiful cards x

nancy y said...

such clever cards, they all turned out great!

Unknown said...

I love the rainbow cards, especially the mini hearts! So fun!

Dawn T said...

Awesome. I really like your innovative designs

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great use of colors! I really like the blending on the first card.

Unknown said...

Beautiful!

Vickie jo said...

Stunning cards! Love how you've used the stencils! LOts of inspiration!

The Do over said...

My stencils never look that good!

Unknown said...

Absolutely fantastic cards!! Sooo fun and creative!!

Shelley, the Crafty Lawyer said...

All of your cards are fantastic! I especially like the hearts die cut out.

Judy said...

Gorgeous! I love the different uses for one stamp

Julie said...

I love how you used the leaves stencil...great cards...thanks for sharing!

Pat Benger said...

Ardyth, I loved all of your cards! I really like the first one with the stenciling you did! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Erm S said...

I absolutely love the colors on the cards. The brighter the better. Can't wait to try some cards.

Unknown said...

What fun cards! Love them all.

Unknown said...

These are my favorite cards so far! Love, love, love!!

Unknown said...

Love all the samples and ideas thanks

Christine_sz said...

I love your "you matter" card! It's simple but lovely and would surely lift anyone's spirits! Wonderful, indeed!

Jayell said...

Great cards! I love the bright, fun colours too.

Nitae1952 said...

These cards are just beautiful and meaningful all at the same time. Thanks

Vivian said...

Gorgeous background...thanks for the technique video!

Vivian said...

Gorgeous background...thanks for the technique video!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards! I love the rainbow combinations. The hearts die cut makes a great CAS card but is so striking! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow I really like these cards watched the video and its so easy! thanks for sharing

Jill said...

Great cards. This kit just keeps getting better and better.

Judy said...

another wow effect set of cards thanks for sharing

Bonnie Sanche said...

The mini hearts are AMAZING and the technique for the leaves, just wow! Absolutely lovely cards!

Roberta Eldridge said...

Ardyth! Great use of the SOA Collection goodies. I think you've used more items for your cards than I've seen so far! AWESOME cards! Glad to see you were chosen for the Design Team as you have some fresh ideas!

Unknown said...

Love all your cards - can't wait to CASE when I get my collection!

SandyK said...

I love your perfect blending!

claudiamtz said...

I can't wait to try that ghosting technique! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Annie C said...

What a great way to use those dies and stencils! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

so cheerful...love your cards!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful techniques. I love those little hearts.

Ann Cifaldi said...

Awesome cards! I can't wait to order. Then another wait.

Brand6 Duncan said...

I love how you used the chevron stencil and added the black and white diagonal stripes to the stitched die( which is a favorite of this collection). The tiny hearts are so cute. The way you made them the focal point was very clever. I always enjoy seeing ideas using the smaller stamps, like the little flowers, simply gorgeous.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the vivid colors on the
first. The cut-ou hearts
are cute.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

OMG! I love your cards. The colors are beautiful.

Ann Cifaldi said...

I love the color combo and the hearts.

Ware said...

Ver cute, love the bright colors

Sue McRae said...

Amazing card designs! Love the first card with the ghosting technique!

Unknown said...

I love the ghosting technique. Such amazing ideas!!

Kelley H. said...

Love the rainbow hearts.

Margie said...

Love the cards. Thanks for your hard work.

CindyRomanDaversa said...

Such amazing talent! Your cards are so gorgeous!

Mary said...

3 Beautiful cards Ardyth. Thank you for the video as I wondered how you did the leaf pattern. Gorgeous!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fantastic cards! All of them are so pretty!

Unknown said...

LOVE the colorful cards, the scalloped edges, and the little hearts....

Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

~Avis, 081417

Localeyez said...

That little heart idea is so darn cute!

Bette said...

I love all your cards, very pretty

JoAnneRIL said...

All three of your cards are so unique from anything I've seen yet on this hop. They are amazing. Love to see how incredibly versatile this collection is.

Sherry said...

Loved your cards! That scallop die looks so fun to work with! Thank you for the video!

Theresa T said...

Such fun cards. I love how you used the stencil and stamps ununexpected ways. Awesome job!

Craftydancer said...

I love your cards. They are really unique. You really thought outside the box and showed the versatility of this collection. Thanks.

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Love the cutouts over the rainbow backgrounds.

FeM said...

I like the simplicity of your cards.

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so cute! I love the colors.

Anne said...

So many fabulous ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Anne said...

So many fabulous ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

I love, love, love the "you matter" card, so sweet.

Natalie said...

Amazing job on all your cards! You did an awesome job with the colors.
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Phyllis said...

The "You matter" is just what I need for a special young lady at church.

Unknown said...

Ardeth, love your cards! The first one really makes me think of autumn and the multi colors of leaves that time of year. Definitely, my favorite card of the three. Can't wait to get this SOA box!

Holly said...

I LOVE your cards, great ideas! I love the heart cut outs.

Jodie Ramdas said...

Loving all the colours on these cards Ardyth! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

Very nice cards.

Kitty said...

Darling idea with the daisy stamp. Its amazing how creative and versatile people are, even using be the same fabulous products!

Karin W said...

I love all the punched hearts!

Unknown said...

I can't believe how awesome this package of fun is. I think they get better and better. Love all the set of collections i own! Please enter me. Thank you

Kim said...

Awesome cards!!!

Donna Hawkins said...

I absolutely love your cards!!! The colors are fabulous and this collection is amazing!

Unknown said...

All three of your cards were beautiful but the ghosting with just a hint of the leaves is gorgeous!!

barbara c said...

wonderful cards you made here that just feel happiness in each..Thank you for sharing them here.What a fun blog..

Stefanie White said...

The You matter... rainbow card is my favorite so far from this hop! Just love it!

Robin M said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!! Thank you for sharing these with us!

Unknown said...

Love the colors! You are so creative!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards! I love the cut-out hearts on the first one.

Kris in Alaska said...

OH that second card made me gasp in delight at the CAS and rainbow!

Unknown said...

Love the cards . I love the coloring and then putting a stencil on top of them for a unique look.

roxej said...

Enjoyed your cards. Cannot wait to get this collection

Debbie said...

OH MY!!!! Your cards are way too curwband creative!!!!!

Connie Hinkle said...

Love the cards!!!!

JoannaMaria Crafts said...

So colorful!! 💕

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards, Ardyth. I haven't tried blending and colour lifting with my CP inks, but after seeing your card and video, I will definitely give it a go soon.

kiwimeskreations said...

Ardyth these cards are amazing and showcase the large variety of product in the 'box'. Great work
Blessings
Maxine

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! So much talent.

Unknown said...

Such great cards from everyone with this SOA! I think this is my favorite collection so far! Such a simple but impressive technique on this card!

canadian_liner said...

I'm intrigued by your square cards! Fun to change up the standard rectangle. My fave is the second card. Clean, simple and jaw-dropping--love your use of the mini hearts die.

Sabrina said...

Great cards!! I love the colors and the technique on your first card!!

Sandy M said...

Love those leaves; the colors are beautiful and the black contrast is perfect.

Unknown said...

The you matter card is so gorgeous!!!!! Love love it.

Laura said...

So very cool technique pieces. Thanks for the video. I love the idea of simply using water to "ghost" an image. I'll need to experiment.

Rose said...

All your cards are stunning!!. Appreciate the video tutorials. It helps me to see how you actually create your cards. Thanks for taking the time.

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I love the bright colors on these cards.

Rose said...

Loved the video and how quickly you put such a stunning card together.

stampinfranni said...

First, thank you for the video! Great technique, fabulous card!!! I love all three of your cards! They're so different from each other and different from any others in the blog hop. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Unknown said...

Amazing cards! And thank you for the video showing how you did it!

foleysfriend said...

Your grid of tiny hearts and the rainbow colours was totally worth your effort. I can't imagine having the patience to use one die repeatedly. However, if the results are this spectacular, I might try. Beautiful cards.

Laurie said...

I love the card with the heart cut outs! No anything I would have ever thought of. So cute!

Trista R Sikes said...

The Tiara and Party Dress color combination on the Many Thanks card is yummy!! Love it. I also really love that large scallop die--such a pretty edge.

Unknown said...

Great cards! So excited about this collection.

Unknown said...

Love the way you used the heart die.

Unknown said...

Great cards! I love seeing so many different uses for the stamps in the collection!

Unknown said...

Love the backgrounds!

Kim Heggins said...

Ardyth...these are just amazing!

DarbyW said...

Thank you for sharing your cards with us, and for the ghosting technique tutorial.

Jillisgram said...

Loving your cards!

Catherine Smith said...

Beautiful cards , that orange is really getting me :)

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite!! I absolutely love these cards. So many options. Thanks for your ideas!

SusanME said...

Your cards are the Bomb!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration for this release!

Unknown said...

love, love, love these cards. So creative.

sharon g said...

Gosh, I love how you cut out the hearts. I've never thought to do that. NICE JOB.

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