1.07.2018

Love is in the Air SOA Blog Hop



Love is in the Air and it is time for another Stamp of Approval blog hop using products from Catherine Pooler's newest SOA.  If you haven't heard of Stamp of Approval before, it is a quarterly collection of exclusive products currated by Catherine Pooler.  These are limited edition, so you will want to get on the waitlist at  WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM Once they sell out you won't see them again for months!  Now let's get to the fun part, the samples!




For my first cards I wanted to experiment with different ways to color the world. I've been on a coloring kick lately, and was so excited when I opened my box to see there were some images to color with this collection.

This first one is colored with Zig Markers.  First I stamped the stamps and clear embossed them onto watercolor paper.  Then, I colored in the stamped images.  To create the water I loosely scribbled a blue marker on the blank spaces and used a wet brush to blend it out.  Once it was dry I die cut it out using 2 frames from the Postage Stamp Dies.


Stamps: The World Awaits (SOA)
Ink: 004, 033, 036, 042, 082 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Onyx Black (Versamark)
Paper: Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz) Premium White (CPD)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (SU)  Postage Stamp Dies (SOA)


For my second card I used sponge daubers to sponge my background. The continents were multi colored and the ocean was blue.  I die cut with just one of the Postage Stamp dies this time and layered it onto black cardstock. 



Stamps: The World Awaits (SOA)
Ink: Midnight, Mystery Color, It's A Boy, Aquatini, Garden Party, Fiesta Blue, Tiara, Sweet Sixteen, It's a Girl (CPD)
Paper: Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz) Midnight (CPD)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (SU)  Postage Stamp Dies (SOA) Sponge Daubers


Want to know a secret?  The secret ink is used on this card.  Can you guess which color it is?  Shhhh... only a few more days before we find out.

The 3rd card ended up in the circular file bin (aka trash can).   What can I say?  Not everything I make is blog hop worthy.  

Tomorrow I will be sharing some envelope ideas.  I'm pleased as punch with how they turned out!





Now it's time for the blog hop.  


Leave a comment on each stop of the hop for your chance to win one of these collections for yourself.  Up next is the incredibly talented TRACIE POND!
Heather North <you are here>
Tracie Pond <<<<<<<<<<<GO HERE NEXT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



179 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the world stamps in two different color schemes. And the sneak peeks at the envelope art were awesome.

Ingrid said...

Heather - I LOVE that tie dye look you got. And the subtle ocean coloring is amazing too! LOVE both your cards - can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. :)

Diane Loughrey said...

I'm a Stampnation member and can't wait to get this box in my hands. Everyone is doing a wonderful job in this hop.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Heather - What great cards, love your coloring!! I'm a Stamp Nation member.

Tracie Pond said...

I love how you colored both of your worlds, Heather. They are both fun and each unique. Looking forward to your envelope ideas. =)

Jean Mervine said...

Beautiful cards! The coloring on the World Maps is gorgeous! From a Stamp Nation member.

Yvette S said...

Great cards!

Ashlea Crafts said...

Mail art!! Such a great set for it

Elizabeth Drake said...

Love the watercolor.

Michele Strickland said...

I Love your projects! You are always creative!

Jenny Colacicco said...

I love your matching envelopes!! Wow. Also totally inspired to diecut through the map - I love this look. Jenny x

Karen Kreider said...

These are beautiful Heather! I'm a SN member and Stamp Junkie and I can't wait to see what the new ink color is...I'm guessing it's in the pink/purple family as I have seen a few of the DT members use it in their cards on this hop! Can't wait for the PJ party!!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous cards Heather!! Both of them! But that second colorful one against the black....awesome!! I love The World Awaits stamp set too. It's so different and fun to color. Great job!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love how you used the map stamps - your coloring is awesome!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful use of the collection, Heather!

AnneMarie Sapko said...

Beautiful cards! I love this collection!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Heather, really love your cards and colours you have chosen, Wow! just lost for words. Have to say this collection awesome.

D.Ann C said...

I love that map and the varying depths of the oceans you got on it!

Peggy McCullar said...

Okay... the more inspiration I see the more inpatient I get! I love your projects with the new SOA! Can’t wait to get my hand on and dig right in! I’m a stamp junkie and think the mysteries in is a pink!

Dorothy Breitenstein said...

Great cards from a SN member. Thanks for all you do to inspire me.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Great cards, love the two different looks of the world stamp

Susan White said...

I love the map stamps!! You have used so many colors on that second card that is is extremely difficult to tell what color it is and yes I have looked closely lol

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love these, Heather. That map stamp is so awesome; can't wait to play with it. But in the meantime, I count the hours until StampNation members gather on Monday night. Love me some StampNation and can't wait to see what the membership creates with this new collection.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely cards !

michiganderintexas said...

so colorful

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are fantastic, Heather! I love the coloring you did!

Dawn Kloman said...

I love the diffrent variations of the two cards. I like then alot

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather! I love how that blue pops against the black! I would have loved to have seen the card that made it into the circular file bin! So happy you are part of the SN DT!

Nana Griffin said...

You certainly did a great job with these stamps and the coloring.Looking forward to your envelope ideas tomorrow too.

Kathy Doyle said...

Two great variations of coloring, love how the blue is set off next to the black. Would have liked to see the one that didn’t make it,

Rhonda Price said...

Love your ideas. Can’t wait to get this SOA.

Bethany Koubsky said...

Too cute! Such fun cards! So jealous I can’t play with these stamps all weekend! 😂

Vivian said...

Once again, you created fun cards. Can’t wait to get my box and play!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards, Heather!I'm in Laurel's Facebook cardmaking group and my guess is Pretty in Pink!

Ellen C said...

Heather I love your colorful cards and can't wait to see your envelope ideas. I am a Stamp Nation member.

Angela Rose said...

Oh WOW Adore both of those cards.
"I'm a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is white or ombre

Colleen Balija said...

Beautiful cards, Heather!

Sue McRae said...

Love how dramatic the world map looks when embossed in black and colored!

TerriLynn said...

Gorgeous cards. In Love yet Again! Those colors really pop on that black cardstock. 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. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
Terrilynn

Beth B. said...

How cute is that stamp on the envelope!

Sharon Salerno said...

Heather I love your cards! The world Stamp is so awesome!

Judy said...

Heather, I love your cards especially the ocean shading. Gorgeous

cma21317 said...

I'm a stamp Junkie, new color possibly desert sand, fantastic cards

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

The World Awaits on the Postage Stamp is perfect combo !!
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Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards with awesome colors!

Cindy Scofield said...

Very nice! Love the colors.

Tasha Dawson said...

Wow. So stunning!!!

Marcia said...

Loved your cards - I would bet the one your threw away was pretty awesome too.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love your cards and the colors!

Teresa Cherka said...

Wow...the design possibilities for this collection are endless. It is going to be a stash staple. Well done!

loceanjo said...

Heather, I love your first world with the vibrant colours. It is gorgeous!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Susan Powell said...

Two great cards Heather! I love the colors on that first one.

Marjorie King said...

Very nice cards

Suzan Estrada said...

Thank you for sharing. I love to color too.

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

I am a Stamp Junkie and a member of CardMaking Tips,Techniques and chats! I love your delightful and colorful cards, Heather! Love CPD products!

Marianne said...

This stamp is my favourite of the new collection and I love the different ways you've coloured it up, Heather.
I'm an SN member

Joanne G said...

Great cards, Heather. The colors on the world stamp are amazing. Love the sneak peek at your envelopes too.

Lacey Willetts said...

Very nice cards.

Rae Moan said...

Your cards are great. I like the two ways you colored the world stamps.

Donna Neal said...

I really like how you showed different colorings on the world stamps - demonstrates yet again the versatility in stamping. And thanks for the sneak peeks at the envelopes - I can hardly wait to see them. I really enjoy seeing envelopes getting some love. :-)

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

You’ve done a spectacular job of showing how versatile that world map stamp set truly can be.

nfabbri said...

The map and the postage die are just a perfect combination, amazing cards!!

Lisa Huther said...

Heather, I really like the card with the continents being different colors. It reminds me of maps in school.

Theresa Knopf said...

Beautiful cards Heather!

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards, Heather! :)
StampNation Member

Wanda Radler said...

Wow - both of these cards are awesome. I also love to color and cannot wait to get my hands on that awesome world map. so many possibilities!!

Cindy said...

Love your cards. I'm just getting into stamping I will have to get a hold of you some time.

JanetB said...

One stamp, two beautiful worlds! Maybe stampers can make the world a better place, I think so:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your creations!! Love them all!

Michelle Wallace said...

Love all your cards Heather but especially love your world cards and your inclusion of Australia!! Beautiful work as always!

Kara Stainbrook said...

So pretty Heather!

I think I have the new ink figured out.. I over a good treasure hunt..

Stamp Nation Member

Cynthia Simpson said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love these cards, Heather! Such pretty colors! xoxox

Sharon Stewart said...

Beautiful cards! I love the paisley map stamp.

Linda Miller said...

You used such bright colors with world stamp it reminds me of "Rock & Roll" for some reason. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas. I'm guessing the new color...Mums the word!!! lol!! so cool to be a SN member

Colleen said...

Love how you made 2 cards using the same stamps look so very different.

Lindy said...

Love how the world looks so different with different techniques. The postage stamp dies are going to get USED! SN member!

Posh Kitty said...

I love all the possibilities that this collection offers

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic card. I love how you created the background.
Thank you for the inspiration and
an opportunity to win one of the SOA box.

Grace said...

Love the cards. They were awesome. I love this whole set.

Mary Reiner said...

Love those map stamps and how you used them. Beautiful!

JmB said...

I love those map stamps and the ways you used them. So colorful and bright. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards. I like the different color combos you used with the world stamps. And, can't wait to see the envelopes!

tara powell said...

Fabulous cards. I really love your color choices 😍

Elizabeth Roberts said...

These cards are beautiful

Vickie Buehler said...

Beautiful cards, Heather! I really enjoy your style of cards, and these stamps work beautifully for your style. TFS

Jane M said...

Stamp Nation Member. Great cards! These stamps are amazing! Thanks for showing them off so beautifully.

duncan620 said...

I absolutely loved be your world cards. This set is perfect for SN. I have been waiting for Catherine to come out with a stamp set like this that represents our worldly crafting community. The Love is in the Air collection has it all with a new scrumptious ink pad to boot. I can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies. TFS.

dlfd Foster said...

Love the way you colored the world stamp. So beautiful.

Amanda said...

lovely cards!

JoAnne R said...

You're watercolor is beautiful. I love the ocean backgrounds.

coolcowsmoo said...

Love how you show two such different styles with the same stamp!

Karen said...

I am in love with this world map stamp, and as usually, I love your style!
Cant wait for this box to arrive.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Some delightful cards.

Craftydancer said...

I love different ways the world stamps can be used. Thanks for showing us. And for the envelope ideas to come.

Cheryl

Heike K. said...

Wonderful cards. I‘m a stamp Nation member

Pat Benger said...

Heather, loved your color selections on all of your cards. Great cards!

Denise said...

I love your cards and I especially love that postage die you used. I am a StampNation member, thanks for another chance to win.

Samantha Buse said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing

Jill said...

Beautiful colors used on those cards. Loving the matching envelopes.

sammi said...

I'm a Stamp Junkie and Im really enjoying how you've used this SOA box! Great use of the postage stamp die! I absolutely LOVE your world cards!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Nouveau Chef said...

As a brand new SN member I am looking forward to this SOA! I love your cards and matching envelopes - so fun!

Linda Anderson said...

Love your cards and envelope. So fun to have those sentiments for the envelope , The recipient will smile even before opening! I love the "and so the adventure begins" sentiment. I can see me using it on a wedding card.I am a SN member.

Brawny said...

Fabulous cards x

ann greene said...

Great cards as usual Heather. Keep up the good work.

Theresa Turri said...

Awesome cards! Love the envelope sneak peeks. I can't wait to see more. SN member.

Polly said...

Lovely cards

Jill D. said...

Great cards Heather. I received some Zigs for Christmas and this would be a great stamp to use them on. Can't wait!

Wendy Hughes said...

I am a StampNation member and I just love this new SOA. My favourite though would be the postage stamp die. I am also excited about the new ink colour being released to add the the full collection I got for Christmas. I just love your colour choices in your ‘and so the adventure begins’ Card.

Jodie Ramdas said...

Love these cards Heather!! My favourite one is the sponged one! So pretty! Looking forward to ordering this SOA at Stamp Nation pj party! I'm also a Stamp Junkie:)

Barbara Brennan said...

Beautiful cards ~ Out of This World lovely! My favorite is card #2...swayed by that beautiful blue ocean.

Trina said...

Awesome release. I am a Stamp Nation member

Four11Lady said...

2 cards with the same stamp, but they look so different. Great job with these great products!

Dot said...

Excited about the world map Stamp. Am SN member

Amy Seigler said...

Your projects using the world map stamp set is just Beautiful. I love both of them! Really looking forward to trying to make some projects with them. I also love your sneak peek at the envelopes. I love stamping on the outside of my envelopes to make them match with my cards! I'm a stamp nation member.

Lorie Brunner said...

As a new stamp nation member I'm so excited for this box!!

Jenny Plowman said...

I am a Stamp Nation member. Beautiful cards. Love the colouring.

Marcia Rollins said...

I love the swirly ocean coloring from using the daubers. I must get some!

Lori Walker said...

New to SN and Catherine Pooler and I just LOVE these cards you did! The shading on your second card was my favorite!

beachgirl0323 said...

I really like your world map cards especially, So The Adventure Begins.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the design.
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Lynn Hardy said...

Fabulous cards! I really like the world map stamps and am glad that I've joined the waitlist.

Kim Botello said...

Great cards. Really like that you made the same stamp look very different. I like that you used the 2 differs mediums. Look like you had a good time creating these fun cards.

Mary Nelson said...

Awesome cards. So fun, great job!

M in Oregon said...

Isn’t this a fun way to get excited for our next SOA box? Thank you for your examples Heather.
Stamp Nation member

beth said...

Your world's rock. What an exciting stamp. So much fun.

anna said...

Hello Heather,

When I’m searching in SN I come across so many beautiful cards by you, and every time a SOA comes out you really make each card just sing. I love your cards!

Sue T


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Stacy White said...

Love your color combos! Beautiful cards!

Michelle Allison said...

Heather, you're amazing at putting colors together, and I always enjoy your cards!

MaggieB1983 said...

As always, your cards are beautifully done Heather. Love your use of my new favorite, the Postage Stamp Die. Looking forward to tomorrow to see what you've got in store for us. (I love decorating my envelopes too!) Have a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Sebrina Bendel said...

These cards are so nice. Love all the colours.

Donna Hawkins said...

I love your designs and you always come up with the most perfect cards!

Fran said...

Yes, yes, yes, just maaaaybe it IS a navy ink! Loving your cards Heather, and can’t wait to see what you came up with for envelopes. I am a SN member and am very intrigued by this release.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Heather love both cards. Both really pop! Love how you did the bits of color for water for the first card. The second card really popped when you fully colored in the water. The blue is very colorful. Great cards as always!

Marieanne said...

I really love the map, you do great work

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Love what you did with those map stamps

Dawn Turley said...

Amazing cards Heather. Love the world and the different ways you have used it.

Retired Librarian said...

Both of those worlds are stunning!

Crafty_Judy said...

Great cards! Can't wait to see your envelope ideas!!

Heidi Rees said...

Wonderful cards! I love how you used the stamp set in different ways!

Martha S said...

I like the creative coloring in your first card. The vibrant blue in the second card against the black frame is so eye-catching!

Joni said...

Oh so lovely. Nice work Heather.

minnesotabackyard said...

Love your cards and envelopes.

clare barford said...

Beautiful cards as always. I can’t believe your third card was so bad it went in the garbage I bet it was still fabulous. Love the envelope ideas too. Will have to check them out.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Great cards! I'm starting to be sold on this collection.

Veronica Klatt said...

You put a lot of work into coloring your project - nice job!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful cards and ideas! Loving this new SOA collection!!

edejesus331 said...

You have done a great job! They're both great - Love the 2nd "blue" card the most! Love this collection!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Enjoyed your cards and inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are out of this world. Love the coloring with the Zigs

Mary-Anne V said...

You did a fabulous job with this world stamp!

Denise Kasbohm said...

I love how you used the map in 2 different ways. Great cards.

JazzyH said...

Gorgeous cards!

Laura Miller said...

So very pretty. And the sentiments (in that super fun font) are perfect!

Laura Miller said...

I'm not sure my comment got added - - I really like your various coloring techniques - - the sentiments (in the funky fun fonts) are so great.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, beautiful cards, awesome Zig coloring and love the sponged map too, I just love that map! Can’t wait to see your envelopes now!

Heather M said...

Gorgeous colors on both cards!! Fabulous!

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Melody said...

Lovely cards with beautiful coloring.

Embley Veronica said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I can't get over how outstanding that first card is. Amazing!

Patty said...

Very cool cards!! I thought the colors on your first card were fantastic!! Then I saw your sponged card and loved that one too!! Hard to decide which I like the best!!

Queen-of-Cards said...

Love your creative approach! Thanks for sharing your talent!
I'm a Stamp Nation sista!!

F. Andre said...

I just love the fab pattern on the map and the colours you've used on your cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Melissa Musick said...

Love is in the air has me singing the Love Boat theme beautiful cards

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Awesome cards!!! Love them!!!

Quillish said...

Wow.. The drama of colours on the World cards.. is stunning!

Penelope said...

The circular file also receives some of my cards. But I always have fun anyway!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I especially love your The World Awaits cards!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love your beautiful cards!

Sheepish said...

Amazing what color does for a card and both cards are fantastic. The more I see of that world die and stamp the more I like it. Decorating those envelopes just adds that extra spice. Can you see the postal service all saying look at this? Yes it is worth being a Stamp Nation member

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.

Annalisa Young said...

Oooh, I love the colors on "the world awaits." Those jewel tones make it look almost internally lit. This is such an amazing stamp set; I would totally do the same thing you did: stamp it multiple times and just go wild coloring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors.

Sarah Greber said...

Hi Heather! I'm sure your other cards were hop worthy!! Lol. I love your swoopy world cards. What a fun set she has come up with - as always. :)

Alaska .Kris said...

Love, love, love that card!

Kate B said...

Wow, your cards are so pretty! I like the detail of the map stamp & how it can be blended/painted over, or colored in more meticulously!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love your designs with the World Awaits stamp!