Adoring You, SOA

Hello–Today I am sharing a couple of cards for Catherine Pooler’s Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection! I had a couple sets to work with and I combined them both with Catherine’s fun inks!!

For this card, I used the following ink colors available HERE:  Aquatini, Suede Shoes, Coral Cabana, Shea Butter, Black Jack, Grass Skirt and Green Tea. Phew! That was a lot! 🙂 

Those birds are definitely love birds, wouldn’t you say? ❤ For this card, I stamped all the images and sentiment, scored the base panel and stitched it to a card base.

Next up, I have this little anniversary card that is sweet, simple and more on the graphic side. 🙂

For this card, I used Suede Shoes, Sand Castle and Coral Cabana inks from Catherine Pooler. The Coral Cabana color is new to me, and I quite enjoy it! Again, I stamped all the images and then added a couple little cardstock strips before adhering and stitching it all together. I finished this card off with a little twine. 

Fun how it turned out–I almost binned it. 🙂

These cards are both made with the new Stamp of Approval stamp sets: Happy Together Stamp Set & the Congratulations Sentiments Stamp Set.

A crafty thank you to Catherine for having me along to celebrate her latest SOA release! Be sure to check out the shop HERE for more fun and the latest scoop!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this collection!!

Happy stamping!

Jill 🙂

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Paradise Found Release Blog Hop, Day 2!

Hello! Welcome to my stop on this fun Blog Hop to celebrate Catherine Pooler’s new Spa Ink Release and Paradise Found products!!

I could not enjoy the new inks more! My favorite might be the Green Tea! And I did NOT see that coming! Haaaa! 🙂

How about some cards? Yes- Onward!


I stamped the new Plaid Background with the Sauna Ink and then added some black lines with a fine black pen. I like how it pulled some of the black into the background. I then cut the scalloped panel (gulp!) and stitched it on to my card base before adhering the white embossed sentiment. I die cut the Best die a couple of times and layered that up, adhering that along with a tiny heart for the Tags, etc. Dies (Counting Blessing SOA Collection).

This is one of those cards that grew on me over time. At first I almost binned it, but I’m glad it stuck it out because it is now a fave! 🙂


My next card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set and the new Birds of a Feather Die.

How awesome are these new ink colors?! ❤ them! They are: Daydream, Mandarin Spice and Green Tea. (Watch out Tutti Frutti, there’s a new orange in town 🙂 )

For this, I inked up the large feather from the Birds of a Feather set, and stamped them all on white cardstock. I die cut them all out with the new die and gave them a slight score line to fold along before stitching and pinching them upward. I scored the card panel and adhered all to my card base. Fun!


This next card I’m sharing today, uses the new Winter Wonderland stamp set. The little critters on this set are very cute and there are lots of little detail stamps that help make a complete scene easily.

I stamped the trees in my new a fore mentioned fave, Green Tea. The red elements are stamped in Peppermint Scrub and the deer is stamped in Icing on the Cake. Oh, and the snowflakes are stamped in second generation of Black Jack. Catherine’s inks work awesome for that technique– which is fabulous if you’d like just a lighter version of a color.

It’s such a cozy little scene!


Next up, a card featuring the new Small Doily die and stamps from the Medallion Mix-Up Stamp set. Again, I used the new Green Tea color for tag. 🙂 The tag and the hearts are from the previous Counting Blessings SOA Collection–the Tags, etc. Dies.

This card was very tricky to photograph at a good angle. I also didn’t predict that challenge–ha! But in person, it looks very delicate and lovely cut from vellum and folded up to create a flower type element. This card is going to be for my Grandmother on her 94th Birthday next week!  ❤

I again scored the card panel and stitched everything on to the card base after adding some twine to the tag. This card turned out so lovely! I can’t wait to give it to my Grannie. 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed my stop along this hop! I ended up having several cards because once I started creating, they just kept coming! And I still have two more to share in the future!

Be sure to check out all the stops along today’s hop (and yesterday’s!) (and tomorrow’s!)!


Here’s the complete list if you started here and need to head back:

Catherine Pooler

Ilina Crouse

Laurel Beard

Kristie Goulet

Jill Hawkins <– 🙂 you are here

Maureen Merritt

Lisa Harrolle 

Chrissie Tobas

You’ll have through Friday, November 17 at 11:55 am eastern to leave comments. Three winners will be randomly picked for $25 gift certificates to Catherine’s shop!


Check out all the fabulous NEW release HERE and be sure to check out ALL Catherine Pooler’s bold color inks –they stamp like butta’! 🙂

Have a fabulous week! Thank you for hopping here and be sure to head to the next stop at Maureen’s Blog! Maureen is sure to have some fabulousness there!!

Take care and happy crafting!

Jill 🙂

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Counting Blessings SOA Release Day!

Happy Release day for the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection!

Thank you so very much for all the amazing and truly kind comments everyone left here yesterday! The consensus is that we love the leaves and that leaves and gratitude are not just for autumn! Love that! 🙂 You can check out my blog post for the Blog Hop yesterday HERE. Be sure to head over to Catherine’s website below for all the latest info!

WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

I am sharing a couple more cards here to celebrate RELEASE DAY! Yay!!

How awesomely graphic is this Geo Trio stencil!! ❤ !! It has three different patterns to use on it! Catherine’s inks make blending this on flawless! I used Icing on the Cake, Tutti Frutti (fave!) Orange Twist , and Tiara for this.

I also used the collection’s Thankful die and the Tags, Etc. dies for this strip. I was intending to stitch above it, but ended up right on the line the die creates. I could never stitch this way if I intended too! But on a fluke, no problem! LOL!

Just love the graphic nature of this card and how those inks blend! So flawless! And can we just enjoy the handwritten script of this Thankful die? Good golly! So fantastic!


Next up is a ‘Thank You’ card!

I just trimmed the Thankful die to make a fun “Thank You” card! 🙂

For this card, I used the Tags, Etc. Dies, Thankful Die, Autumn Blessings Stamp set, Geo Trio Stencil, and the Marching Leaves stencil!  Eeep! Again, I used Catherine’s fabulously blending inks! (Tutti Frutti and actually all the same ones as the above card! How did that happen? LOL!! 🙂 )


I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I made with this collection, as much as I have enjoyed making them!

Thank you again for stopping by today! A BIG crafty hug to Catherine for having me along, and many thanks to the team for help with details! It’s been a pleasure hanging with everyone! Be sure to check out Catherine’s Blog HERE for more fun!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this fantastic collection!!

Happy creating!

Jill 🙂

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