8.05.2015

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop



It's finally here!  The big blog hop and reveal of the very first Stamp of Approval box featuring the exclusive Friendship Collection!  I'm almost bouncing out of my seat to share this with you.  Is it weird to be this excited about stamping stuff?  I didn't think so!  ;)



It's easier to show you a video then try to explain, so here you go!
http://youtu.be/Oin_zPmeGyI


Now be sure to hop along to the other designers in this hop and leave a comment.  One lucky commenter will win a FREE BOX!!!  Woot-Woot!!!

Blog Hop Order:

Stamps: Girlfriend (CASual Fridays for Stamp of Approval)
Ink: Versamark, Cracked Pistachio (Distress); Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Black & White Twine (Doodlebug); Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie & Walter for Stamp of Approval); Love Ya Fri-Die (CASual Fridays for SOA); Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!); Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker


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Edythe said...

The thought of a quarterly box filled with yummy products, tickles my fancy!! Thanks

Alanna said...

Beautiful. I love the background on your card.

carmel schupka said...

Your card is very striking! I love the black as an accent!

cm said...

Sounds like a 'box of awesome' ready to be revealed! Exciting! Your card: absolutely stunning! Thank you for the video!
~c

Sandra Johnston said...

Heather, I love the color choices you made for this card! Hope to be able to order one of the boxes!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Heather!!

Sharon Marable said...

Thanks for posting the video. You can see the shine of the card so much better. Pretty.

Michele Gross said...

Great video, great project, love!!!!

SusieQ said...

Beautiful card - love the summery background (it does look like the ocean!).

[and so on} said...

WOW - I love the colors in this card and using the Embossing Paste just make it perfect! Thanks for a great video!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card!!

Theresa Knopf said...

Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ingrid said...

Heather - that background is to die for! I LOVE the translucent paste...it looks like water - so cool! :)

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

This sounds like an awesome box! And I love tour background!

Claudia Henderson said...

Love this card and can't wait to see the box ;-)

Debbie Lou said...

I can think of lots of uses for this great card you've created!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Joni said...

Oh, Heather....I love the sea bubble look. What a great card.

Christy said...

I love the colors in this card! They work so beautifully together and the clear embossing paste over the top gives such a pretty sheen. That stencil is amazing and I sure hope I get my hands on one!!

Nancy R said...

Beautiful Heather. That background is so soft and soothing.

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous! I love using the transparent embossing paste the look is awesome. My furry assistant Elmer is helping me this morning. I think he is as excited as I am about these cards and SOA box.

Tracy Hiatt Grice said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! thanks!

Sherry said...

Beautiful background thanks for sharing your talents!

Teresa Cherka said...

Very bold design, love the colors

foleysfriend said...

You made the application of the embossing paste look so easy; I'm still resisting ... yes I know, resistance is futile (LOL!). Your card is so beautiful.

Joyce said...

Your card is beautiful, especially your blended background.

Nadège said...

This card is gorgeous and how sweet of you to show us your process in a video. Thank you.

Linda Gorman said...

Simple and beautiful card!

Lisa K said...

Great card! Fun blog hop.

vickie said...

Love the subtle texture to the background!

Ann said...

Under the sea look is so appealing to me 😊. I love this card. So glad you mentioned being able to use two different types of ink, I would not have been confident to do so if you hadn't!!

Lisa Harrolle said...

I absolutely love the embossing paste you used on this. So shiny and cool. Beautiful card!

Cindy said...

Such a pretty gradient of color in the background!

Nana Griffin said...

Very nicely done!

Tami said...

I am so loving the cards you all are creating on this hop. And I love that I've found some more fabulous stampers to follow. Fabulous card that I'm going to CAS with the supplies I've already got on hand!

Mary Almsberger said...

Great card.

Cindy said...

Lovely card and video. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sisseee Shelley said...

Love the sponging/stencil technique! Hafta get me some of that translucent embossing paste. Thanks for sharing your awesome card. Love the Girlfriends stamp set.

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Heather, I love the card! So beautiful in its simplicity. Love the blue background!
Maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com

Jane Cordell said...

Love your colors

Michelle Preston said...

Enjoyed your video. Like your card. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks

Kim Turner said...

I love this card. The background would be perfect for my daughter's 18th Birthday card.

Jackie said...

So pretty ! Makes me wanna jump in an ocean lol.

Peggy Pride said...

So excited! Pick me please!

Sonia said...

Um, amazing background! I always wondered about the transparent medium, and now I know :)
Love this so much!

melissa cooper said...

what how cool is that background like how you u did that!!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love the background!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful color combo and I love how the clear embossing paste makes it so shinning!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful card. Great video.

Terry D. said...

Fabulous card ! Thank you for all the Extra tricks and techniques..I am definitely going to try the clear paste...So Many ideas running thru my head !!! ;)

Anne said...


Thank you for sharing another idea on how to use the same stencil.

Love the card.
anne a

Arlene said...

What a great alternate use of your stencil!

L Fodor said...

Oh Heather I just love your designs and I'm hoping to purchase this new set of products.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your color combo on your gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the embossing paste technique too!

Carryn Dyer said...

Really fun card. Thanks for your creative input with this Box of goodies!!

Joy Moody said...

Oh my I want this die so badly, it's to die for ha lol

Jacquie said...

Beautiful subtle background! These are all my favorite colors!

Debbie Selby said...

Looking more and more like a must have box of goodness

KariL said...

Heather, such a fun video. I love the technique you showed. This new stencil has so many possibilities. I love how you used the translucent paste, a really beautiful card.

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love that background and the shiny look the transparent embossing paste gives it. I hope I'm lucky enough to get one of these boxes of yummy products.

stampinfranni said...

Totally AWESOME! Love this card. Gotta try the technique.

Christy Scherbarth said...

Love it. I love your happiness while you are telling about your card and the joy that you get out of sharing with each of us.

Glenda said...

Isn't that a great Distress color?? Love how you used it with the embossing paste...and the analogy of bubbles in water...lol. Thanks!

Cati Ballard said...

Love the colors used on the card and the use of the stencil!

Barbara Tuley said...

such a beautiful card!

Donna Earley said...

Heather, what a beautiful card. And yes, I think it's perfectly normal to get excited about this!

Arline Nelson-Bird said...

Wow love those colors---very attractive card.

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous tutorial! Now I need some of that embossing paste!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

terrie said...

Great looking card and video...love the black against your background color...
The words pop right off your card.
well done and tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Amy C. said...

Love your pretty aqua bacground! This new stamp kit is so exciting!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

love that background

JoAnne Pitre said...

I absolutely love the way you did the background...it is so cool. Love that you did a video also and the fact that you used Stampin Up inks (because that is what I use). Will definitely try this technique and will visit your site also...awesome card.

BFalcone said...

Love the background on your card. What a great idea to have a box of stamping stuff come to your home. Sooo excited.

Arlene said...

Simplicity with a pop of color!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful background your created. Love your card.

Sherry Lee said...

Great card Heather - and your video was FUN!

Arlene said...

Loved the embossed images and the glitter!

Margie said...

Love the card! Never heard of embossing paste it looks great!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing, love the way you used the stencil with the paste - I will definitely have to try that.

Judy1223 said...

WOW, Heather! What cool, ethereal effect you made on the background of your card! Gorgeous! This whole thing is so exciting, isn't it? :)

Lisa Butler said...

Love the background. Can't wait to try this.

Jill said...

What a fun card--thanks for sharing!!!

Deeper Than Paper said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing

Betty BH said...

Great card...love the color! Thanks for a chance to WIN.

Julia said...

Love how you madfe this card thanks for the inspiration!

drsnowfox said...

Thanks for the very different use of the new box items. Love the color of the card. A gift box of these done in rainbow colors would be very special..Thank you

Gayle said...

Thanks for the detail on using the translucent paste to emboss. I love the dimension and gloss it gives. Your card was great and the video was very helpful. Thanks, Gayle

Joanne Swart said...

What's not to love!

Jackie Krause said...

Love the card. The colors blend so beautifully. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Jackie

TheWinstonFamily said...

Beautiful card, blue is my favorite color. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely beautiful background Heather! The color just makes me want to float away!! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Carolina said...

Great job! Love this card!

Joette Lutgen said...

Heather, love how your card turned out, the stencil is awesome.

lisa808 said...

Super card and colors.

Candy Bryant said...

Love your background

Melly Moo said...

Love the colours and the subtle texture on this card. Rebecca x

Amy A said...

Love this Heather! Can't wait for this box o' goodies!

Hugs,
Amy

Angelartistok said...

Like the idea of the shiny background. Great Card!

Michelle said...

I love your card. The background turned out so cool!

Jessica Kaiser said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose - can't wait to see all the products!

rosie452012 said...

Love everything that you do! you are very inspirit!

Brit Lit said...

Love the watery appearance of the colors with translucent powder. And thanks for the pencil/Xyron tip!

Fran said...

Really love your card. What a great idea.

TAMMY said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!!

Susan Plichta said...

Super card. Great background!

Jan Martin said...

I love the color of the background with the black accents. It's gorgeous~

Vicki said...

Gorgeous project! How fun is that box of goodies???

Denise candelaria said...

I always love the embossing technique, wonderful cant wait for the box hope I can get it

Betsy Crider said...

Love this card and the paste idea.

Dawn S said...

Really love this. Going to try this technique today.

Sara Killian said...

Love the bubble theme! Love the die! Beautiful job Heather!

Linda Anderson said...

Adorable!!! Love that embossing paste. Will need to add it to my wish list.

Linda

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

Great technique and one that I have not tried as of yet.

Dolores R said...

Love the embossing paste and the effect it had on the card. Thanks you

Tammy Mohr said...

Love the way your background turned out. There are so many cool things you could do with that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Georgia said...

OMG!!!!! I love this card. The colors are amazing!

Sher@SistersInk said...

WOW! Thank you so much for all the techniques and great tips. Plus the review of other products and cards. I loved the tip about the Xyron sticker and how to avoid the sticky stuff on the top. I have struggled with that for years. Woot! Woot! Love the card too.

pat said...

Such a beautiful card, the background in stunning!

Nadinebd said...

really like the paste's shinny finish.

Nichole Wade said...

So very pretty!

dgmlmax said...

I like the real with the black.

Happy Stamper said...

Beautiful card! This stencil is just so awesome with so many possibilities!!! Thank you!

margie said...

Beautiful card. I love the background!

scrappinannie said...

I am so excited about this box. I know you have had a lot of fun playing with it. Love your card!

Swimmom said...

not weird at all! I"m excited to see what else is in the box!

cma21317 said...

ooooo love the clear paste. so pretty

Katrin said...

Can you tie my bows for me, pluuuuease! 😃 this card is so cute, I can't wait copy it even if my bow will be a lopsided example 👍🏻

Therese said...

Just love that ring of circles stencil. And the translucent paste...YUMMY!! Beautiful results.

Therese said...

Just love that ring of circles stencil. And the translucent paste...YUMMY!! Beautiful results.

crazyfamily56 said...

Love the glossy effects of the embossing paste

Leslie said...

I love the background technique, so pretty!The colors are awesome too.

sara said...

Loved your background Thanks for the video. Great card.

Belinda Fountaine said...

ooooh pretty that background makes me think of deep clear water :)

Mary Diehm said...

Such a pretty card! I love visiting all these blogs! Gets me excited for creating and starting my own blog!

Becky Taylor said...

Great use of the embossing paste! I have that but have never used it. Thanks so much for your instructional video!

Lisa T. said...

Lovely card ~ always enjoy your videos (long time subscriber!). Good to know that SU inks work well with Distress Inks...haven't tried that, but will now! :)

littlesavedgirl said...

Well done !

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love the stencil.

Lucie Aspirot said...

Great card and love this technique. Thank you Heather.

Card maker in sunny Florida said...

Beautiful card, love it !!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and Stamp of Approval goodies

Fran said...

Your background piece is gorgeous Heather, love those bluey greens!

Shelley said...

Okay- the clear embossing paste was a total surprise! It was like watching a mystery:) Love the way it ended!

Sue C. said...

Very pretty card, Heather

Catherine Pooler said...

OMG! LOVE your card and your video, you are so fun, sistah! You felt like you were in my craft room...that is AWESOME!

Bonnie said...

Heather, this card is awesome! The colors and the embossing paste are so great together

Heather Neely said...

I love this card! Your a true Sistah! I really need this box! Tomorrow is my birthday and I think this box was meant for Me! Lol hugs,Heather

Betty Keefe said...

the clear texture background just makes your card wonderful!!

justme81233 said...

I really like the translucent paste look you did. Love the video, too!! Hugs

Cathy Homan said...

I love your background! I need translucent paste. Box looks so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Dacy said...

The colors you chose are beautiful and the use of the translucent paste is great. Love the look. And love the arrangement of the sentiment and die on the front of the card. Very nice design. TFS

Alicia Mitchell said...

Nice! You went for a single (not rainbow) colour scheme!

Marcia said...

It was great to see that it isn't necessary to be experienced at blending and the results are still amazing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your card looks amazing! Loving this kit!

Kathy Wright said...

I love your card! The background is awesome!

Sandy said...

One word: OOOOoooohhhhhhhh! I love it!!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! I LOVE how you created that background. It looks fabulous!!

Irene Grau said...

Love that subtle background. Great colors. Thanks for the video.

Karen D said...

love the colors and how you used the clear gel for texture

Becca said...

Fantastic background, and I bet it's even prettier in person!

Leonia Hunt said...

Wonderful job with that background. It looks fantastic.

Vonnie Garf said...

This is a simple card which is very nice with the colors. Love it.

Blew said...

Love how the black pops out against the pretty background!

Linda Cole said...

I love the color of the background, so cool and refreshing. Very striking card!

Aunt Mary said...

Great card. Love how you used so many different techniques/supplies and still had a pretty clean and simple card

Hope Angotti said...

Love the card!!!! I cannot wait to see all the goodies in the box!!!!! I "hope" I am lucky enough to get one before they are sold out!!!!

Bonnie said...

Love the "love ya" die!

okiedee said...

Such a fun card to make and looks classy!

Susan B. said...

Just coming from the beach, I love your choice of color. Good job on this beachy card!

Mary C. Farrington said...

Your card is stunning.

Martha Miller said...

Love, love, love the background and the bold font is great. It's a "gotta try/gotta have" !

hthole said...

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love the cool background you made with the stencil.

Roberta Eldridge said...

Thank you for sharing your creation! I love it, especially the shiny, watery look to it!

janine stegman said...

wow - love the colors.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful background. You are right it looks like water bubbles. Thanks for showing the video with the technique.

Laura Miller said...

Very lovely - background is subtle yet very cool. And then the big, bold black cut-out - - - very nice!

jazy1m said...

Love your card. Background is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Matson said...

Fun card. It reminds me that I really need to get out my embossing paste and try it. Thanks for the sneak peek of the first Stamp of Approval goodies. I sure hope I am able to purchase one before they sell out!

Nikki said...

Great video! Love the color of the background and texture of the card.

Nicki Wong said...

Love the shine on the background.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Pretty card!! Love the subtle background!!

Cecilia said...

Love, love, LOVE the use of the embossing paste for the background!! It turned out so beautiful!

Cecilia said...

Love, love, LOVE the use of the embossing paste for the background!! It turned out so beautiful!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

So beautiful! Just love that color you used! Thanks for the chance to win a box! :)

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Great colors! Love it!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Oh, love that background!

Betty McDougal said...

Love this card and can't wait to see the box

Sharon said...

First time net bog hopper here. Loving it. Love your card. Going to follow you all. Thank you for sharing all your time and talent.

Tammy J said...

This was an awesome card. I love how the background turned out with the embossing paste. The colors are awesome. TFS

Just Me said...

Love the translucent embossing paste!

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Squeee - LOVE the background!!

Marlyn Rojas said...

Great card! The colors are gorgeous!

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

I love your card and learned a few helpful hints by watching the video too! Nope, it's certainly NOT weird to be so excited about this launch; I even had a dream about it last night!! The happy flowers, friendship stamps and the stencil together with the clear embossing paste make this card spectacular. Thanks for the great tip about using a pencil to outline images after you run them through the Xyron. I've run into that problem myself and your hint is perfect.

Joyce Seaton- Williams said...

Love the card! !

Margaret said...

What a cool card...thanks for sharing this technique and a chance to win!

Sebrina Bendel said...

Very pretty. I love the colours you used.

artjunkie said...

What a pretty coloured card I love the aqua. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

Carolyn Burch said...

beautiful color combo.....nice video, I am headed over to check you out on youtube.

Monica Maier said...

I'm loving what I see from you and the others with this kit. Your background is gorgeous.

Анна Изотова said...

Thank you for inspiration!!!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful card! Loved the video. Learned something new about the Xyron, thanks.

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