Saturday, 6 January 2018

Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval - Love is in the Air



Welcome to Day 1 of the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! This Collection is full of products that you can use to make cards for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries and for other occasions throughout the year! And included in this collection is a NEW Mystery Ink that I've used in all my projects below!


You should have come from Karen's blog (full blog list below with details about how to win your Love is in the Air Stamp of ApprovalCollection!)
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this exclusive collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. All these products were designed specifically for this collection; they are brand new, and while they will be made available at Catherine's store in the future, they won't be available there for many months.
If you are a StampNation member, you get access to order starting on Monday, January 8th at 10 pm. Not a StampNation member? Make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9 am Tuesday, January 9th before the public (at 6 pm). These collections always sell quickly (and often sell out!), so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!
Now, let's get on with my projects!


Sending Love Postcard
  Stamps: Love is in the Air, Happiness Enclosed, Bon Voyage
Ink: NEW Mystery ink, Black Jack
Dies: Postage Stamp Dies
Paper: Catherine Pooler White and Smoke

I used a number of stamps from 3 different sets to make a post-card full of love. The hand-lettered feel of the various sentiments really lends an authentic feel to it. The Postage Stamp Dies include a couple of stitched rectangles, and the smallest Postage Stamp die is (of course!) perfect as a stamp!


Rainbow Love
 Stamps: Love is in the Air
Ink: Tiki Torch, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Rockin Red, NEW Mystery Ink, Flirty Fuschia, Something Borrowed, Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Lime Rickey, Melon Mist
Dies: Postage Stamp Dies, Love Die
Paper: Catherine Pooler White and Black

I used one edge of the largest Postage Stamp die to create a fun, bumpy border that these rainbow hearts nestle right into! These inks are so luscious and vibrant that I absolutely love using as many as I can to make a rainbow! I inlaid the love die. 

Peacock Love
 Stamps: Bon Voyage
Ink: Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Flirty Fuschia, NEW Mystery Ink, Black Jack
Dies: Bon Voyage Accoutrement Dies (Add-on to SOA Collection), Postage Stamp Dies
Paper: Catherine Pooler White, Smoke and Mirrors


I used the little geo tag stamp and die to create a frame for the Love banner (which is designed to fit on the hot air balloon stamp included in the set).

Be sure to visit Catherine's blog to see all the products in detail.

There are two more days of blog hops before the collection will be released on Tuesday, January 9.
And you can win your box by commenting on the stops on the hops!



One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on January 10 on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Here's the full blog list in case you missed any!

344 comments:

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Lacey Willetts said...

Great idea of using the bumpy edge of the die cut on the Rainbow Love card and adding the hearts.

Christy Borfitz said...

I love, love, love these cards! This SOA is awesome!

Laura Hingson said...

I am a stamp junkie and I love these cards I think the new color will be rainbow sherbet.

Cynthia said...

Love all the love you've included in these cards. As a fellow Stamp Nation member I look forward to seeing more of your beUTIFUL WORK

Michel D Fiset said...

just discovered your products, they seems to be really fun to use. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rae Moan said...

All three cards are so cute. I think I like the postcard onecthe best though! That was a clever use of the postage stamp die for the heart border on the other card too.

Sherri said...

I really liked the card with the heart border, I am a stamp nation member.

Ellen C said...

These cards are beautiful and inspiring. I love how you made the heart border.

Pam Walz said...

Oh my goodness...I saw your first card and really liked it... scrolled down and got wowed yet again and again!!!

TerriLynn said...

ADORE your cards - ALL of them. That Midnight & Pink card is seriously gorgeous! Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
Terrilynn

Curious said...

I am now your fan. The cards you created using the new SOA collection are clean, colorful, elegant and well-designed. Thanks for sharing your art.

Mary Nelson said...

I'm a stamp junkie and I hope the new ink color is gold!!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love these ideas. The hearts inside the frame was a great idea and the postcard look is great!

Martha S said...

All three cards are cute, but the Rainbow hearts along the right side of the second card is my favorite! I would love to create with this SOA collection!

Denise Shepherd said...

Pretty awesome cards Dxx

Pamela Stadler said...

I just love how all you contributors come up with such intereting and unique cards using the same stamps and dies. Thoroughly enjoy all your designs.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Your creativity is out of this world!!! Cannot wait for the PJ party and the SOA collection!

ocean-dreamer said...

I love your cards. I think I like the one that looks like a postcard best! I love the Love is in the Air die. I’m a Stamp Junkie and can’t wait for the new ink color too! Maybe it’s a Groovy Green!

Queen-of-Cards said...

love this collection! especially the black and pink....so pretty!
I have been a member for over two years... bought the first SOA box and loved it!!

Patti said...

You had me at "long live snail mail" -- love that card!! Great stamps.

Cynthia Simpson said...

I am soooo going to case these cards. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Nancy Briscoe said...

Love the pop of colour on the white backgrounds, and the use of many colours, including the new one!!! It’s a pink! I was right! Love your cards! Stunning!

Colleen said...

I absolutely adore all 3 of these cards!

Kara Stainbrook said...

The post card is just gorgeous!!!!!! I think I'm going to love the new mystery color by the looks of it.

Stamp Nation Member

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Oh, wow! The one with rainbow hearts is stunning!

Jeni said...

So cute.

Donna Neal said...

I enjoyed all 3 of your cards - such versatility! Thank you for sharing your designs!

tammejean said...

Great cards, love those heartsπŸ’–

Lori Walker said...

The postcard is soooo cool!! I think this is the first card i'm going to CASE! And your card with the hearts is brilliant! Love these! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Neal said...

I enjoyed all 3 of your cards - hard to choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing your designs!

Samantha Buse said...

I love these cards you’ve shared and I’m loving this release

bethany koubsky said...

Love these cards and this collection so much! Your clever use of the postage stamp dies is my favorite so far !! ❤️

Joni said...

My favorite are the rainbow hearts on the edge and f the card. Not ce work.

Susan Moll said...

As a StampNation Member I love getting to order the SOA collection early!
I love the unique way you used the postage stamp die! Great cards!

the life and times said...

I knew it. The mystery color is a pink. I cant wait to see the whole kit.

Laura Miller said...

I am in awe that you take one little stamp - like the heart and create such a focal point on that 2nd card of yours - - colored hearts and "LOVE" - - wonderful.

Jeanne H said...

What a fun use of the little tag. Don't you just love the pretty colors in the collection. Wonder what the new one is...

Heidi Rees said...

So creative and fun! What a great set to create with!

Patt H. said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! My favorite is that gorgeous rainbow hearts card. Love that design & those cute hearts!

Michelle said...

Such a clever use of the postage stamp die and the little heart stamp, it looks amazing.

Diana Soling said...

Such beautiful cards! I am loving the first one. I'm a SN member

Karen Grba said...

How clever! the way you used the stamp die with the heart!

Aunt Denise said...

I really like your rainbow of hearts edge. It looks difficult -- I would love to see a video! Thank you!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the diagonal cut on the love card.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.
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Kari V. said...

Oh my heavens...your cards are all so cute!! Love!

Debbie Rosenberger said...

These were so cute! I love the heart border!!!

MaggieB1983 said...

SUCH clever use of the postage stamp die for the card with the hearts running down the side. Love your cards and you know I'm a huge fan of your fun videos. I was very disappointed when Santa didn't leave you under my tree! :0( Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a warm, crafty weekend. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.
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Karen said...

As a SN member, I love to see others works. Your cards are so creative and colorful. I adore them.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that rainbow heart border!

Amy Seigler said...

Amazing cards! I love all three of these! Seeing all of the different designs that you came up with really makes me want the new SOA! Can't wait to play with the new products. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather M said...

Fabulous cards! I love your hearts with the LOVE sentiment cut out!!

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Ellie Wilkins said...

I am a stamp junkie!! I LOVE the rainbow hearts!!

Alaska .Kris said...

I love how you did that heart border!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth. I really love what you have done... and what a pretty pink the ink is... I wonder what it's called.

JoAnne R said...

Wow cubed! Not one, not two, but three amazing inspiring designs. I really like the collage, then that postage stamp border... so creative. Peacock love has convinced me that I need to get the add on die set.

Craftydancer said...

I absolutely love your Postage Card. What a cute idea. All your cards were so unique with great ways to use the collection.

Cheryl

Brenda said...

Pink and gray together is always a great choice! Love the postcard. I like to make those as well.

Jenn Bowey said...

Omgosh...I love the rainbow colors used with the hearts.. im a stamp nation member and I'm looking fwd to this collection ..I wanna do a card like yours..so in love with itπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

Beth said...

I'll have to check my die stash to see what I can use in a new was for a border. So clever! Such a beautiful card.

Cindy Scofield said...

Wow, so in love with these cards.

Nurse Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so clever! I love it!

Mateja PovΕ‘e said...

Love how you showcased this inks. They look amazing :)

Malin Gadelius said...

So cute cards! I really love the one with the rainbow hearts! ❤️πŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™

Anita Falcone said...

The post card is a great idea! Very cute. Thanks

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Beautiful cards. Love the postcard. I’m a SN member

sodell said...

I am a StampNation member, and I love how you did your "love" cards!!!! Especially the first one, the collage type one with the postage stamp in the corner, I've always founds those challenging (I have trouble stamping "randomly") but your cards turned out beautifully!!! -Stacy

Amanda said...

These are my favourite cards on the blog hop so far! So bright and beautiful!

Marlene Ashbeck said...

I love your imagination & how you create in ways that I would never think about. Cute cards.

ljcasselman said...

I love the postcard with the mini stamp die cut!

Fiona Flanigan said...

Really love the Rainbow Love card and the illusion the postage stamp boarder and heart stamp plays on your eyes. Can't wait to try this card, simple yet elegant.

Teri W said...

Gorgeous set! Love the rainbow hearts!

June Sefscik said...

I'm a Stampnation member and I can't wait to use the postage dies.

Caracrafts said...

I regularly send postcards to my 5- and 3-year-old niece and nephew, and your first card of this post reminds me that it would be fun to make the art portion of the postcard look like a postcard. You have beautiful work. Thank you for the inspiration.

Helen Gullett said...

Ardyth, I love all of your cards!
My favorite is the first card :)
You are so creative using the dies and stamp set.
The colorful love cards are super sweet!
Thank you so much for the inspirations!p.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, and oh so clever! I love the post card look, the bumpy postage edge used for those Sweet rainbow hearts and the geo tags for the hearts.

Donna Hawkins said...

I love the designs of all of your cards and you used the colors in a way that just makes the cards pop! Great job! I can hardly wait to see the creativeness that comes with this collection!

D.Ann C said...

I love the heart border on and angle and cut out like that!!

rutrowe said...

I LOVE the postcard like card. It is just so cute and hits just the right note. I am not sure why that card speaks to me so much out of all the lovely cards but it really does. Thank you

Barbara Parker-Sanders said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

AnneMarie Sapko said...

Beautiful cards!

Fran said...

I can see so many possibilities for masculine cards with this collection. Love that little geo tag. Im a SN member.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Your designs are so much fun. Can't wait to make the envelope card for my granddaughters.

michiganderintexas said...

creative use of the die edge!

Katherine Adams said...

What cute cards. Love how you used the Postage Stamp die to make the heart border.

Michelle H said...

These are so cute! I love the postcard, but the other designs are equally lovely. Love the bright colors. You can never go wrong with CP ink pads lol.

Clare Ellison said...

Oh those rainbow hearts 😘😘😘😘 they will sell the collection all by themselves!!

Linda's Lovelies said...

What great cards Ardyth! Rainbow hearts abound!

Patty Beers said...

I love the postcard. The colors are so soft looking.

beachgirl0323 said...

I really like the rainbow hearts.

Pam D. said...

Great cards! Love the rainbow hearts nestled in the postage die edge wonderful idea!

Littlenim199 said...

The colour and cool border stamping is a great technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joan said...

I really liked the post card idea -- very creative
Then I saw the hearts in the postage stamp die border.
Wow! Both cards are great.
As a SN member I cant wait until Monday night to order.

Penny Hanuszak said...

The second card with the colourful heart edge stole my heart, but I enjoyed all of the cards. Very stylish and creative uses for all the stamps. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Scraplea 1 said...

Very creative! I love your ideas and projects. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Marge Hurtig said...

AMAZING cards! Love the rainbow of hearts and the post card card.

Brenda Shreves said...

Very nice ideas....Thanks for sharing and giving.

coolcowsmoo said...

The creative way you used the postage stamp die on the second card is awesome! Loved all the cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Karen said...

Your cards are great! I especially like the Peakcock Love card!

Dana Norris said...

Your love cards are gorgeous! Someone will be very lucky to receive one. Then again if you just wanted to keep them for inspiration I couldn't blame you a bit.

ios_maine said...

What a versatile collection - Can't wait to get my hands on it.

beth said...

Love your cards. The heart one is so cute.

stacey n said...

Love the colors on the black card stock and the post card how cute is that.. great job.

amesari88 said...

So creative to use the postage stamp die with the hearts and the colors are so bright and cheerful!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Amazeballs ! The colours are so bright & crisp, your cards are amazing. Your cards are the type & standard I want to be making cards like, know I'm new but that's exactly wheat I love. Amazing !

Dot said...

Lovely! Am SN member

iwafrmgrl said...

Love your "Sending Love" card. I so want to make this!

Stacy White said...

Love the rainbow love card. Very cute!

Adnilka said...

Love your cards! I really want to start creating now!!

Denise Kasbohm said...

What beautiful colors!! Clean and simple cards.

Diana Hernandez said...

Love your cards, all super cute. The postcard look is so awesome! tfs

Jodi Wayman said...

Just Amazing! Love your gorgeous cards!

Cheryl said...

These are great.

minnesotabackyard said...

Love all your cards!

Crafty_Judy said...

Love your cards!! can't wait to get this collection

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such a perfect set of Valentine cards !
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edejesus331 said...

I absolutely LOVE the postcard!!! Great job on showcasing!

Sandy Miller said...

Cute cards! Love the one edged in hearts. i'll have to make some Valentines like that.

Jennifer said...

Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

Penelope said...

Love the postcard look!

Nana Donna said...

I am a Stamp Nation member and love hanging out there to see all the great projects. I LOVE your second card, just amazing what you did with all those little hearts. I think the new mystery ink should be called "Aren't you Mauvelous"

Melody said...

Love, love, love how you did the hearts card. I'm so grateful for innovative ideas from crafty people! Your peacock love card is adorable also.

Jennifer Archambault said...

THAT postcard! And the gray! Swoon! 😍
You inspire me!
Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Love the design of these cards!

Priscilla S said...

My husband and I are debating as to which is our favorite. I love your Sending Love Postcard and he really likes Rainbow Love. So I told him once I get the SOA collection he's getting both!!! LOL

Carol Hardie said...

Beautiful cards .... love your layouts. The new mystery color appears to lean towards maybe a Raspberry hue??? Whatever the name will be ... it will find a new home in my stash. LOL

F. Andre said...

You've shared such a fun group of cards today with these fabulous products. I'm a big fan of your Youtube videos, thanks for always sharing your creativity.

Jan Barrie said...

So happy because.... SOA will be here soon.

Mary-Anne V said...

Your work is always gorgeous with its simplicity!

J Sirak said...

Love your cards. That huge LOVE is. . . Huge!
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anna said...

Just love the beauty of the colors of your cards.

Sue T.

Melissa Musick said...

Neat way to use the die a different way, want to try these dies

M said...

WOW! You always amaze me, Ardyth! Postcard design and the Love card with those little hearts nestled in the postage stamp die. You inspire me to see beyond the obvious way of using my supplies to create my own thing. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! :)

Annalisa Young said...

I didn't even recognize the postage stamp die in the second card. What an ingenious way to use it! In fact, all of your cards just switch up elements in a way that I love. I really enjoy your talent for taking a slightly different perspective on the set. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Adorable cards!!!

Sarah Greber said...

As everyone is mentioning - how clever of an idea to put the hearts on the side of that postage die-cut. They fit so perfectly! I love how that turned out. I love seeing the different ways you always use the SOA materials. You always think outside of the box. :)

Dee said...

I absolutely love the stamps and the colors! You've made such great use of them, WOW!! is all I can say!! I've never used Catherine Pooler products and would absolutely see that I would love them :) I would love to win these!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I especially love your rainbow hearts boarder against the black!

Terri Mansfield said...

I love that rainbow heart card...such a creative use of the die!!! Can't wait to get my box, especially now that I see that mystery ink color!!!

FD91354 said...

Lovely cards. I like how the SOA releases their product all coordinated and this plans so you aren't stumped.. such a great idea. I hope I might be able to get a kit!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the Looks of the New Kit, and your AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!! =)

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! I love the card with the heart boarder - such a great design!

Kate B said...

Fantastic cards! I especially love the postcard one!

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