Stamp of Approval Blog Hop and Watercolor Curtis Background!

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Stamp of Approval coming soon

Over a year ago, the idea for a hand picked collection of stamping goodness was born.

First, it took a long time to “talk me into” doing it.   I loved the idea, but fear was holding me back.

I’m sure this has never happened to you…right?  ;)

Once I embraced the idea and decided to go through with it, I had a lot of friends on my side.  It’s been a labor of love, for sure, and there have been so many people involved in bringing this to market.

We just announced the concept of “Stamp of Approval” (get it?  it’s a box of STAMPS and they have my “stamp of approval“??!! ’cause I love them.  hehehehe) last week and WOW!  You all are just about as excited as I am!  WOOOHOOOO!

This week, I’ve introduced you to various products that were designed FOR this box and today I’ll introduce you to the Curtis Background!  This video includes details on the release (tomorrow!), how this stamp was designed and a fabulous watercolored background.  Watch!

I could probably emboss, scribble and spritz all day long with the Curtis Background stamp.  So Much FUN!
SOA blog hop3 I hope you love this hand-picked collection of products as much as I do!

Be sure to get on the wait list – this box is going to sell out quick!

Stamp of Approval – learn more and get on the list!

Not a StampNation Member yet?  This is a GREAT time to join us.  Click here to learn more about this site.

If you miss out on this box, the products will be available from the retailers in 2016, and there is a Holiday box coming in October!  If you are on the wait list for this box, you will be on the wait list for the holiday box as well.  :)

SOA blog hop2 Here’s a peek at another one I did with some rainbow colors.  SO PURDY!  I just love it!

Stamp of Approval Watercolor Zig Markers

WIN Stamp of Approval!

So what was that?  Someone is going to WIN a Stamp of Approval box?


One commenter will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

Entries close on Friday, August 7 at noon EST and will be announced right here on my blog.

If you have purchased a box, we will refund your money, OR you can send the box as a gift to a friend!  (You would win friend of the year if you did that.  Just sayin’)

Next up…the blog hop list!

The Dream Team  members, our guests and CAS-ual Fridays all have projects ready for you using the supplies in the Stamp of Approval Friendship Collection.  I can’t WAIT to see what goodness they’ve come up with using these super fun products.

Blog Hop Order:


Stamp of Approval Watercolor Zig Markers


In addition to the stamps and dies and sequins from the Stamp of Approval Friendship Collection, I also used (affilliate links are used here):


  • Louise Thomas August 6, 2015, 6:56 pm

    I love this background stamp it’s amazing! Wishing you all the best for your new venture.

  • Helen Gullett August 6, 2015, 7:49 pm

    THIS IS SO AWESOME! I was outside of the country for 2 months and missed the whole news! And I am crossing my fingers to win this box of awesomeness!

    Your cards are fabulous! Love the background and the colors.

    Thanks Catherine for always inspiring us!

  • Elizabeth G August 6, 2015, 7:53 pm

    OOH how i would love one of these boxes, been so busy and not had anytime to get in the craft room for some me time is so annoying and for the boxes to have sold out wow go you Catherine Pooler, love the idea of these boxes girl. best of luck to all commentors,

    the videos you have been doing are just SOOOOOOO inspiring if i had the time to sort the craft room too.

  • Catherine August 6, 2015, 8:31 pm

    Annamarie, prayers for quick healing!!

  • Catherine August 6, 2015, 8:31 pm

    That is EXACTLY what I thought! PLINKO!!! lol…

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera August 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

    I am intrigue by this stamp of approval box.

  • Kathy M August 6, 2015, 10:05 pm

    Oh that looks like a great goody box….not that need anymore card making supplies but who doesn’t want more of these things! I would love the chance to win. Thanks for sharing all the fun ideas you come up with. It is very inspirational.

  • Maureen Chandler August 6, 2015, 10:08 pm

    Very cool cards – love the backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing this technique and for the chance to win!!

  • janet lech August 6, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Thanks catherine!

  • Melanie Barlow August 6, 2015, 10:26 pm

    Love how the colours “dripped” around the angled barbell type shapes. Super excited to use that stamp.

  • Teresa Doyle August 6, 2015, 11:10 pm

    So thrilled for your success Catherine with you new “baby”! Your cards are wonderful and I enjoyed your video. Would love to someday join StampNation and maybe order me some “Stamp of Approval”! In the meantime thanks for the chance to win one! Congratulations again on the success of Stamp of Approval!

  • Jodie Stoddard August 6, 2015, 11:27 pm

    Oh so pretty and to get my hands pm one of those boxes would be amazing. I love the product we have seen so far and I can’t wait

  • Patsy DeTonancour August 7, 2015, 12:32 am

    Love your card tutorials and appreciate a chance to win some goodies!

  • Kylie August 7, 2015, 3:44 am

    Wow, your kit looks like it is going to be amazing. The Curtis background stamp looks to be sooo fun! Gorgeous cards!

  • Linda F August 7, 2015, 5:26 am

    Fantastic watercolours. I love that fun background. I love a surprise so the stamp of approval box is a great idea.

  • Suzanne Watanabe August 7, 2015, 6:15 am

    Hi Catherine!
    OMG…I absolutely LOVE your card! The Curtis background stamp is the coolest and it’s so amazing how the watercolor paints move around the image leaving a very cool Backgound image….I Love it! Thanks for sharing your projects with us and for creating “The Box” with so many fabulous goodies to play with! I’m so sad :( that I wasn’t able to purchase one the time. It went on sale at 3am Hawaii time so, I took a chance that it might still be there when I woke up…. It wasn’t :( . Next time I will just stay up until I purchase the box…then go to sleep! Congratulations Catherine! Have a wonderful day! :)

  • Amante del Papel August 7, 2015, 8:43 am

    I finish the hop and it was so inspiring!!! really beautiful!

  • Karen Hayes August 7, 2015, 10:09 am

    I’d love to win this great prize! I can imagine all the beautiful items & im crossing my fingers for the win!

  • Flo August 7, 2015, 10:55 am

    I missed out so I love to win a box. Thanks.

  • Sharon Click August 7, 2015, 11:02 am

    Cannot wait to get my Stamp of Approval box! Would love to win it for free!!!

  • Harpa Luthersdottir August 7, 2015, 11:25 am

    love these stamps

  • Farida August 7, 2015, 11:30 am

    Love the stamps that I’ve seen and the companies as well! Beautiful card :)

  • Cat Mogvero August 7, 2015, 11:34 am

    Such a cute card and the SOA box is a great idea for both beginning and experienced stampers like.

  • Nancy Runyon August 7, 2015, 11:43 am

    Love the stamps!

  • Deb V. August 7, 2015, 11:46 am

    These boxes are going to be amazing!! I feel the creative juices flowing already!

  • sandy halliburton August 7, 2015, 12:01 pm

    hope i’m not too late….just saw it’s “eastern time”! ack! please enter me in the giveaway. i would love to win this box!

  • Catherine August 7, 2015, 12:26 pm


  • Bobbie Wendt-Machek August 7, 2015, 12:36 pm

    All of these cards are awesome. I am so excited to get this kit in the mail. Thanks for sharing all the cool ideas.

  • Melodie Hennig August 7, 2015, 3:07 pm

    Wow! What an awesome background set. Good luck Catherine!!!!!

  • Terri Gray August 7, 2015, 3:19 pm

    I love how you work with color. I have never done anything with color like that. I have always been afraid. So my cards are a little more simple. Can’t wait to try your ideas though. Thanks.

  • Jodi August 7, 2015, 4:40 pm

    Beautiful cards! Very fun background stamp :)

  • Cyndy Rowell August 7, 2015, 6:52 pm

    I’m so disappointed I missed out this time…This card is so inspirational. Wish I wasn’t working where I can’t check in via computer and I don’t own a phone with internet…Ah well, something to look forward to next “Stamp of Approval’ box!

  • Lillian Friday August 8, 2015, 5:42 am

    I love the new card box idea. The cards you have created so far I love. The possibilities are endless. Can’t wait to see what you do next. I also think the background stamp is great.

  • Letty Abad August 8, 2015, 8:53 am

    www great background I love it so much

  • Cherie Smith August 8, 2015, 9:43 am

    who or where will the catherine/curtis background stamp be sold in 2016?

  • Kris in Alaska August 8, 2015, 11:11 am

    Such an awesome background!!

  • Catherine August 10, 2015, 8:42 pm

    You will be able to find it at CAS-ual Fridays!

  • Kim Collins August 11, 2015, 1:49 am

    Have you thought about creating a few more boxes for those of us that missed our? I know that I need to watch closer starting in October. I just thought I would ask since 2016 is a longtime to wait for those goodies.

  • Catherine August 11, 2015, 9:15 am

    Hi Kim! Unfortunately, I am a small business and I’m working with small businesses, so part of the limited supplies is because we can only handle so many orders.
    We are looking into ways to be able to offer more in the future. Thank you for being here!

  • Ellen Huff August 12, 2015, 5:58 pm

    I love the colors of this card.

  • Chrystyna August 21, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Catherine, what a cool stamp and I love your coloring technique. These are awesome cards!!!

  • Chrystyna August 21, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Love you idea! Great cards!!! The stamp looks awesome!

  • GrammaJoni August 26, 2015, 9:18 am

    Interesting background.

  • Kim Collins October 14, 2015, 4:25 pm

    This stamp is so cool. I cannot wait to try it. I think of flowing creativity and rolling waves. Let’s see what I really do.

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