2.05.2017

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 1



It's time for the newest Stamp Of Approval release, and Catherine has come up with a very unique collection.  If you are new to Stamp of Approval, it is an exclusive collection, curated by Catherine Pooler and designed to work together so you can easily create dozens (or more) cards from the supplies in each collection.  Are you ready to get your first look at it? 


My first card uses some of the peacock feathers for a fun fan of colors.  I first stamped the burst flower in yellow, and then stamped each of the feather/petals on top of one of the yellow lines. 

SUPPLIES
Stamps: Everyday Mod, Paisley Peacock, The Perfect Reason (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Flirty Fuchsia, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, Tiara (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Bright White (Catherine Pooler Designs)


Stamps: Everyday Mod, The Perfect Reason (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Bright White (Catherine Pooler Designs) Vellum (Stampin' Up) Watercolor (Tim Holtz Distress)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Mini Stapler (Stampin Up) Mod Square Stencil, Paisley Peacock Dies, Perfect Vines Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)


My second card uses the cool shades of blues and greens from Catherine Pooler Designs ink collection.  I also used the accessories in this collection to create my card.  The Perfect Reason collection comes with this mod square stencil for creating backgrounds that work as a trellis with florals or blocks for a more masculine look.  The leaves were watercolored with CPD inks and then die cut using one of the dies in the collection.  My sweet little flower on the vellum sentiment came from another stamp and dies set in the The Perfect Reason collection.  



Today is day 1 of 3 days of blog hops.  Be sure to comment on each of the blogs on each day of the hop by for your best chance to win one of these collections for yourself.   Get on the wait list to be be notified as soon as it goes on sale.  WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

Next up is the fabulously talented Justine Hovey


3. Maureen Merritt
4. Heather North *you are here*
5. Justine Hovey ***go here next***

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Justine Hovey said...

Beautiful, vibrant, colourful cards!

NancyLynn said...

Beautiful! I love them both! So anxious to get them!

tara powell said...

I love that stencil! The colors you chose are fabulous!

Ingrid said...

SO much fun Heather - your cards are so vibrant, love the design! :)

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love how you used the stamps to design your cards and really love the sentiments!!

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful cards - love the giggle card with the feather fan

Karen Kreider said...

Both cards are soooo beautiful!!

Kelly Griglione said...

You made a flower out of the paisleys! So fun! Wonderful cards, Heather : )

Sarah Greber said...

Beautiful cards Heather! I love the circle of paisleys!

Annie C said...

Don't you just love the vibrant colors? Great cards with a smashing new collection!

Wendy Kasper said...

Ok I would of never in a million years thought of using the peacock feathers the way you did in that VERY AWESOME 1st card. TFS Heather

zoeysmomma1 said...

This collection is awesome! Can't wait to get it!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Amazed by these bright colors. That sentiment is great . . . giggle!

Yvette S said...

I love the blend of colors!

Christy Borfitz said...

Wow! Both cards are amazing! I love how you used the flower stamp to line up the paisley stamps!

ann greene said...

Wowser, the first card is spectacular. I'm glad you told us how you achieved it. The second is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing. WooHoo!!

Swimmom said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you're always "thinking outside the box"!

luv2scr@p said...

Really beautiful cards, the colors are so vivid!

Marianne said...

Love the design of your first card. So fun!

Robin Monsos said...

These are beautiful! The colors are so vibrant, how could anyone not smile if they received these cards?

AngelaB said...

loving the versatility.

Janette said...

Love your cards Heather it's so fun to see so many different ways to use the new SOA collection.

Kathy Serrahn said...

beautiful cards

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are amazing. Love how you used the inks colors with the stamps

Linda said...

Fun and vibrant cards.

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Just love them !!

Susan White said...

I love your card with the peacock feather wreath!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love your color combos!

Brenda Gentry said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Vivian Neff said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The color combinations are eye catching.

Linda Peabody said...

Love the giggle card

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

That first card! I LOVE IT! it's so vibrant and gorgeous!

JuliaP said...

Love all the elements of this new collection. Fabulous use of the peacock feathers on your giggle card!!

Colleen said...

Wow! Your 1st card totally blew my mind. Gorgeous! Love the ink blending and watercolor on the 2nd.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Beautiful cards! This set looks awesome!

Ellen C said...

Awesome cards. I'm really liking this set.

Sue McRae said...

I am so loving your first card with the wavy border and colorful feathers, such a fun design!

Colleen said...

Amazing cards! Sure loving those vibrant colors!!

loceanjo said...

Beautiful cards, Heather! I especially like the second one!!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

You've done some great things with these amazing colors and fun stamps!

Jodi Wayman said...

Wow that bold color circle is awesome! So cool how you made that

Linda Gorman said...

Your cards are fabulous!!! So colorful and fun! Especially the first one. Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome use of color and using the stamps in unexpected ways! Always love your cards!

Happy Grandma said...

As usual, beautiful cards!! The first one is so creative!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow these cards are gorgeous - love the backgrounds you created - they are very inspiring:)

Donna Hawkins said...

I am in love with your card designs!!! I love the colors and your creativity with using the stamps!

Tasha Dawson said...

Your background is absolutely gorgeous!!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Great cards, Heather! Love your backgrounds.

Teresa Cherka said...

Great cards, love the colors you used in your designs. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love both cards but especially the giggle card..makes me happy!

Bonnie Sanche said...

lovely lovely lovely cards!

Gail and Ralph said...

Terrific cards Heather. I especially like your background work and colours on the second card.

Jan Crissman said...

Your colors really catch the eye. Creative!

Gail and Ralph said...

Terrific cards Heather. I especially like your background work and colours on the second card.

Gail and Ralph said...

Terrific cards Heather. I especially like your background work and colours on the second card.

Lorie Brunner said...

LOVE, LOVE the background withe plus signs. I'm getting very excited about this new release!

Suzanne Mastrorilli said...

Very creative with the peacock feathers in the 1st card. Love, love love!!

Heike Kirmse said...

Love the colours from your cards.

Amber Smith said...

Love your cards, Heather! Especially the first one. The creative use of the paislies to make the wreath was so ingenious! And I love the colours that you used!! Gorgeous!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors ♥

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun and beautiful cards! That background on your second one is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Jan Monforton said...

Heather your cards are so colourful.....I love them both. Its awesome seeing the cards the design team has come up with.

Beth Duell said...

Very colourful cards, It is so nice that you showed the different ways to use CP's new colours. Loved it

Tinstar said...

What a clever cookie you are to make a wreath with the paisley wreath. Adore those greens on the mod stencil.

Theresa Knopf said...

Love your cards Heather.

ck d said...

love the cards, using the peacock wing as a design is fabulous.

Dawn Kloman said...

So much color. Love love love!!!

Deana Benson said...

Beautiful cards! Those inks make me go WOW!

Anonymous said...

Such a great varity.

Fran said...

Love the cards. Great way to use the peacock wings.

TerriLynn said...

Wonderful cards. Love that new stencil & the beautiful colors of the Catherine Pooler inks.

Preety said...

Superb cards :) so vibrant and colorful. Thanks for sharing
cheers
preety

Marj said...

Love the cards! And making a circle with the feathers was a great idea!

Colleen Balija said...

Hi Heather! Your first card is clever and original, and I love how you used the border stamp. The second card really makes that leaf die pop off the card. Both cards are just beautiful!

Colleen Balija said...

Hi Heather! Your first card is clever and original, and I love how you used the border stamp. The second card really makes that leaf die pop off the card. Both cards are just beautiful!

Mrs. Lowry said...

I love your Giggle card. I have a hard time knowing what to do with paisleys and this is a perfect way to use them.

Michele Strickland said...

Very colorful and creative cards

Kathy Doyle said...

A great collection of everything in this set! Love your cards and your color combinations!

sunflowerlori said...

very pretty!!

Michelle King said...

Wow Heather! Your cards are beautiful! I LOVE how you used the paisley in a circle design! I've been doodling paisley everywhere lately, so seeing it in this box has made me so stinking happy! lol. Great job :)

Julie M said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the paisley circle design and that sentiment and the mod background for the other card is awesome for the leaves.

jeanietootoo said...

Great ideas..These cards in such fun colors make me feel happy!

Cindy McDonough said...

Love the sentiment on the first card and love the fan you created with the feathers....beautiful

Marjorie King said...

thanks for sharing. I need to learn to use stencils more. Love your designs.

Deb K said...

Loved the way you used the paisley stamp in the first card - very colorful! Also loved how you used the stencil in the second one.

Elaine said...

Very pretty cards....love your creations!

Lucie Aspirot said...

Wow! those are great cards. Just love this SOA collection. Thank you.

Katherine Metcalf Davis said...

Each blog is amazing. The vibrant colors, the beautiful backgrounds...what's not to love?!

auntbubbels said...

As usual, you did a fabulous job. I also love that stencil.

di said...

Love both these cards. Love the way the peacock feathers can nest with each other.

Lee Owens said...

Great use of color, love to see bright and beautiful colors

Kara Stainbrook said...

So gorgeous, Heather! Absolutely love these two sentiments. It is going to be another great box!

Mary Nelson said...

There's a whole lot of gorgeousness going on! Love your cards Heather!

godzillagamer awsome said...

Great transition of color on your stencil background. So happy this is included in the collection! Catherine Pooler just keeps getting better and better.
Kitty T.

Janet Kohler said...

Heather your cards are so bright and cheerful.

jandbspiegel said...

Your cards are lovely. This stencil is going to be well used.

spelsue said...

Worry less giggle more! Great card. Fabulous use of those bright colors bringing the eye right to the sentiment. Fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Heather, love both cards. They a so vibrant with color and I love the sentiments, from this new collection. Yes, we need to Giggle more. :)

Veronica Hunt said...

What a great design. I love how you made the circle. The colors are amazing.

Diana Hults said...

The colors are gorgeous.

Shirley A. said...

Nice cards. Beautiful use of the new ink colors and new stamps!!!

anna said...

Wow with the new inks and the new SOA, it like being at a party. Wow your cards are fun and whimsicle.

Suzanne T.

Cindy said...

Love your cards!

Jodi Lick said...

Love the background of the leaf card, can't wait to get my box!

dlm said...

Love your cheerfully colorful cards.

Ebrown said...

Beautiful cards. I adore the stencil background!

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards Heather. This collection is perfect with Catherine's inks. Another reason why I need this collection. Thanks for sharing. Happy day

Peggy Gottschau said...

That circle of feathers on the first card is amazing!! WOW

Nora N. said...

Oh Heather!! I LOVE these cards!! The first one with how you used those feathers-totally FUN!! I LOVE the bright colors you used on the second. Amazing design!

Trina said...

Pretty cards. This is a great collection.

Cati Ballard said...

Love your cards! Great use of the collection!

Cati Ballard said...

Love your cards! Great use of the collection!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome design. Great collection I can't wait.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Darla Holdstock said...

Fabulous cards.

Susan Powell said...

Very creative Heather!

Carol Held said...

This is a wonderful Blog Hop, I can feel it......Heather, you just hit a homer with these babies. Love the colours so much. You have an eye for colour my friend. I am so inspired by it, I just might have to get my pinky's inky......hahaha

Marcia said...

I love how you used the circle geometric stamp to create the side borders.

Sue LD said...

Cute and colorful card designs.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Heather ~ Your feather fan is clever and beautifully done in those yummy CPD greens and blues. Love it. I'm totally in love with the mod square stencil and can't wait to add it to my collection. Thanks so much for sharing. ~HUGS~

claudiamtz said...

I love the way you used the stencil!

bethany koubsky said...

The inks with this set are going to be so much fun to play with!

Deb said...

Love how you used one of the paisley elements in the first card. I just love the paring of blues and greens together, so pretty!

Localeyez said...

Love the blue and green together again! Beautiful 'blessed' card, Heather, you are creatively blessed!

Sandy said...

So colorful! Love both of them!

Julia said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Heather, I loved both of your cards. Your colors were amazing.

Anne said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love how you have used the colors, the stamps and the rest of the goodies in this SOA box! I NEED this SOA box!

It's just Rebecca said...

i'm in love with that giggle sentiment. gorgeous cards heather :)

Crafty_Judy said...

Love your cards! Great way to use the peacock feathers with the flower set.

Theresa Turri said...

I love how you used all 3 stamps sets on the first card. The colors are soooo vibrant. I liked the color blending on the 2nd card and the sentiment is just perfect.

T Blevins said...

I love both of these cards. The colors are so vibrant thanks to the CP inks. Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Both cards are
so pretty and
colorful!
Carla from Utah

Lisa Harrolle said...

Heather!! Beautiful cards girl! I am so loving that first card with the pretty paisley in a circle. Soooo different and fun!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Amazing cards xx

Melissa Miller said...

So clever using the peacock feathers to create the fan circle around your sentiment. LOVE that!! Great use of the border stamp behind your focal panel, too! Great cards, Heather!!

RW Douglass said...

Beautiful Cards!

Kirsty said...

Love them both, colorful and fun

Mary Reiner said...

Your cards are lovely and I just adore the sentiments! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!!

Dawn Turley said...

What gorgeous cards Heather. I really love the bright colours.

Beth Karschnick said...

LOVE IT!!! I'm definitely giggling!! Whomever receives these won't be able to control the giggling, either!

clare barford said...

Fabulous colourful cards, love them.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards.....love the bright colors!

Samantha Buse said...

Thanks for sharing gorgeous

loulou said...

Love those blues and greens - yummy colours. I really like the way you used the peacock paisley - very clever and it looks amazing.

Madame Doudou said...

Thanks for the chance!

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards. I love the ombré effect and the cheerful colours, and I really like that sentiments in this collection.

Jean said...

So bright and fun!!

Leanne said...

So pretty! Love both cards.

Elly Nikoden said...

Hi Heather!! I really like your card, and the colors you chose. I keep saying I like these ink colors, I might have to get some!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow I like the colors of your beautiful cards. Awesome.

Penelope said...

I love all those vibrant colors!

Laura Manning said...

Very nice ombré. I'm loving that mod stencil. The Catherine Pooler party collection was made for this SOA!!!

canadian_liner said...

The gradient stenciled card with the beautiful watercoloured vine is so soothing to look at--you chose the perfect sentiment, too. And brilliant stamping on the giggle "mandala!"

Brandy Duncan said...

Heather your cards are so cheerful. I adore them. I just love the giggle sentiment. It has stolen my heart. I'm just loving this collection.

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love the paisley flower! So Clever!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Beautiful cards. the paisley sun burst is so cool looking. and I really like how you have used the stencil.

June Sefscik said...

Love the colors...so beautiful...and how you used the new collection...can't wait to get mine

Pamela said...

Beautiful! I love both cards and cannot wait for this collection.

Susan Wareham said...

Love how you did your first card so neat, great inspiration Thanks

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Love the stunning colors!!!

Karen said...

I am loving this collection. A the peacock is great. I love your color combinations. These cards are the Bomb. You know I love everything you do :)

Betty McDougal said...

What beautiful cards with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Sher@SistersInk said...

WOW! Love these cards and especially love the sentiments. Can't wait to see them all.

Jane M said...

Your cards are amazing!! I really like this collection.

Tonya said...

Love the way you made mod square background card!

Sherry Lee said...

Your crds are very pretty. Loved the stencil background.

Maureen Peterson said...

Beautiful cards!! Love this set and all the color choices you can use with it!! Thank you for sharing :)

nancy y said...

You made some beautiful cards here - the giggle card is so fun using the images to make a circle and I love the colors on the stenciled card!

Carol Hardie said...

Heather ~ I always look forward to what you will design and these 2 beauties are no exception. Your "giggle" card layout is Crazy Good. Really shows us how to stretch our use of that stamp set. Love it. Your blue/green card is equally stunning.

Anonymous said...

I love that your cards are not what you would expect to see from the stamps in this release. The way you used the stencil looks great!

Kim Goodman said...

Really loving the mod squared stencil, so many great ideas!!! Great cards!!

Patti Bomgardner said...

Such pretty cards! WOW!, just WOW!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

love those blues & greens!!!!

I2BZ2W8 said...

Thanks for the opportunity...love your cards.

Diane said...

Love your cards! Seeing these gorgeous colors really makes me want to order some inks!

Sandra Liegl said...

I am amazed by the creativity. You are wonderful.

Barb Oliver said...

Beautiful cards, Heather! Thanks for sharing.

Barb

Rhonda R said...

OMG, the colors just keep getting more bold as I go through this hop, love it.

Sue R said...

Great job! Love your first one.

D Golly said...

What a creative way to use the stamps.

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love the water colored leaves.

Norma said...

Great cards!

Kathy M. said...

I love the blue and green card - those are my colors!

ladyj said...

Omg! I love your first card. It's so colorful and cheery. Thank you for sharing with us

Beth L. said...

I love your cards and the gorgeous colors you used on each.

Laura Miller said...

I really like how you sponged the spectrum of color on the mod background. Nice way to showcase the vine cut-out.

Angie Self said...

Beautiful cards!,

Abby said...

I really like the background.

Cynthia said...

love the blue-green colors you used. Catherine's inks are awesome with her new SOA box!

DarbyW said...

I love the cool shades featured in your second card, you colored the stencil background so beautifully.

Susan Brozek said...

WHOA. Love the small paisley rainbow circle with worry less and giggle more sentiment. Awesome job!! I posted the following on CP's hop. It's an FYI...

Omg I love it!! The tail feather that goes closest to the body (when cut out but not stamped yet) could be used as a potted flowering plant. But any hoo, gorgeous!!

Jill said...

Love both your cards--very pretty!!!

Nandini said...

Love the innovative use of the peacock stamp in the first. Looks really great. And the second card is so fresh and beautiful!

Di said...

Two great cards, love no. 2 and the beautiful colours that are so striking.

Miznez said...

OK Heather! Maybe try #3 will be the charm! lol I'm having technical difficulties in posting a comment to your blog. Not sure why!😜 I love the way you interpreted the use of the peacock feather stamp (or maybe a paisley design) in your 1st card! It's a beautiful card. But I think my fave is card #2! I love the ink blending you did with CP's inks and using the new stencil! Very beautiful! 😊 TFS!!

Tamara said...

Adorable cards <3

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous cards! Love, love, love this box!Beautiful colors and fun designs. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Ana Matias said...

Hi Heather, your cards are amazing, love all the colors you uses. This stamp set is soooo cute.

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