Thankful This Holiday Season

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We’ve had lots to celebrate this month around here:

  • CP Designs Ink
  • the Foundations Box (premiering November 16 at 9 am eastern)
  • CP Points in the online store


As I’ve announced all of our news, I told you I had one more bit of BIG news to share….here it is.

Thank you to Emily (owner of The Flourish Market) for taking the time to work with me on this amazing project!

rwanda-cp-bracelets When you receive your bracelet, I hope you will wear it with pride and as a reminder of the amazingness that you put out into the world!

You are a part of something BIG and you make a difference…for me, for your community and for these amazing women in Rwanda.

I was shocked to hear that this order was the biggest they’ve received!   How awesome is it to be able to provide a dignified job and pay MONTHS of salaries for these women.

If it wasn’t for YOU, this would not have been possible.  YOU did this, my friend.  YOU!!

rwanda-cp-bracelets-2 How many bracelets do you have?

LOTS!!!  and LOTS of bracelets….we actually have more bracelets than we have Foundations Boxes right now, so we are poised and ready to bless MANY of you with this gift.

Once our initial supply of Foundations Boxes are sold out, we will continue to take orders on a backorder status.  The backordered boxes will be filled in 4 – 6 weeks and will include a bracelet.

Once the bracelets are sold out, we will let you know on the ordering page.

THANK YOU for being a part of this incredible community.  I’m so proud to be associated with you!


  • Christine Piechura November 15, 2016, 5:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is so amazing! Thank you so much for the most wonderful gifts and for helping these amazing women in Rwanda. I can not wait to see my bracelet and wear it with pride!


  • kelly griglione November 15, 2016, 5:17 pm

    so flippin’ awesome!!! I love that you’re doing this with Emily!!

  • Avra Williams November 15, 2016, 5:19 pm

    I just knew, when you warned us that there “may be some tears”, that I would be crying right along with you! You are such a beautiful human being, Catherine, and I’m so grateful that you have come into my life this year! The world needs more people like you now more than ever! Now I’m off to look at Emily’s Flourish Market site. Thanks to both of you for all that you do!

  • Cindy McDonough November 15, 2016, 5:21 pm

    Such a beautiful person and such a beautiful and caring and thoughtful thing to do. And to know how much happiness you have passed on to the lovely women in Rwanda is truly a wonderful thing Catherine.

  • Charlene November 15, 2016, 5:23 pm

    What a generous gesture on your part. It will be the best part of the box and a lovely remembrance of the caring and kindness that you share with all of us. Thank you!

  • Mary Edwards November 15, 2016, 5:25 pm

    Oh, Catherine and Emily! How sweet and kind of you to include a precious gift in the Foundations Box!! I’m so thankful that I happened upon your website and Stamp Nation. I’ve learned so much and enjoy seeing your name on an email for me to open. Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness to not only gift us but to be a blessing to so many others on the other side of the world. God’s richest blessings to you.

  • Marge Hurtig November 15, 2016, 5:26 pm

    You are amazing! What a wonderful gift, not only to those who order the essentials box but for the courageous women of Rwanda! Thank you Catherine for being such an inspiration in life!

  • Roberta Kublin November 15, 2016, 5:26 pm

    So Cool!! I’m looking at it as a birthday gift to me today! I’ll be ordering first thing in the morning!! Can’t wait.

  • Jeannette (sometimes aka Jnett) November 15, 2016, 5:27 pm

    Oh my goodness. We have a couple gals from our church that went there and I have some of their necklaces. What an amazing idea for you to do! So very happy as there is nothing more wonderful that giving and receiving. Helping others is what it is all about whether it’s a necklace, bracelet, stamps, cards you name it. Love being a part of the tribe whether I post a lot or not. I’m behind the scenes checking it out. Blessings!

  • Jo Ann Lovell November 15, 2016, 5:27 pm

    This is awesome and I love the idea of helping these gals! Thank you, Catherine, for being you!

  • Clare November 15, 2016, 5:28 pm

    Wow Catherine you are such a sweetheart. What an amazing gift and such a thoughtful idea. Thank you for all you do for us.

  • Rebecca Reynolds November 15, 2016, 5:30 pm

    Wow, way to give back. What a beautiful gesture.

  • Sherry in MI November 15, 2016, 5:35 pm

    I am astounded, Catherine, at your generosity!!! If you think that WE are wonderful, well right back at ya, girl! Thanks to you, thanks to Emily, thanks to the women of Rwanda, may you all be blessed with good health and good fortune. What a wonderful gift you are to us!

  • Vivian November 15, 2016, 5:35 pm

    You are so special and thoughtful! Thank you for all the smiles you share!

  • Belinda November 15, 2016, 5:36 pm

    This is such a wonderful thing you are doing. God bless you for it. You’ve made me cry

  • Abigail November 15, 2016, 5:36 pm

    You are an amazing person Catherine! The ladies in Rwanda are blessed because of your generosity and love!

  • Bronwyn Dunn November 15, 2016, 5:37 pm

    Ok, I’m bawling right now. How awesome!

  • Constance Hildebrand November 15, 2016, 5:38 pm

    What a wonderful thing you are doing for these women. I already love your videos and your products….and your family that sometimes peep into your office. God Bless you and I wish you continued success in your business and happiness in your life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

  • Joanne Guarino November 15, 2016, 5:39 pm

    What an amazing thing to do! I am excited to get my Foundation Box with the extra special gift of the bracelet. By the way, you girls made me cry watching the video! LOL

  • Fran_S November 15, 2016, 5:40 pm

    I’m crying with you. What a wonderful thing to do for women that do not have as much as us. You are so special Catherine.

  • Dana Harrell November 15, 2016, 5:40 pm

    Bless both you women for recognizing all women of the world. By supporting each other, we can make this world a better, nicer, kinder place. And it all started with the two of you. Thanks so much ladies!!!

  • Linda Gorman November 15, 2016, 5:43 pm

    My husband passed away very unexpectedly in February. Without all of my card sisters, I don’t know how I would have gotten along. I received lots of cards. I also received lots of inspiration from the SOA Collections. Card making is my passion and the reason I didn’t lose my passion is because of all my cardmaking sisters. Thank you Catherine and all of my fellow card makers. I will wear this bracelet with pride.

  • Jean Mervine November 15, 2016, 5:44 pm

    This is amazing! So honored to receive such a wonderful gift.

  • Elyse November 15, 2016, 5:45 pm

    Wow! Such an awesome project….. thank you Catherine and Emily. Watching the video brought tears to my eyes also… My husband and I have had the opportunity to sail around the world and know how fortunate we are here in the USA. To make a difference in someone else’s life is amazing. Thanks for all the positivity you bring to all of us.

  • Toni Yeomans November 15, 2016, 5:45 pm

    I must be a sympathetic crier because I can’t seem to be able to turn off the water works. So proud to be one of the tribe!!!!!

  • Joyce Spear November 15, 2016, 5:46 pm

    Awwwww….. now you’ve got me crying!! This is such a beautiful thing you are doing – both for us and for the women of Rwanda! You’ve got the biggest heart I’ve ever seen, Catherine, and I am honored to be considered part of your tribe.

  • Kathy Dalgliesh November 15, 2016, 5:48 pm

    OK tears are flowing on my keyboard………..Thank you for gifting your community who purchase your latest and greatest collection, but more importantly the gift behind the gift that we are helping these beautiful, talented women with whom we will now be connected in spirit forever as we wear their bracelets. God Bless All!
    How about a card drive to thank these wonderful women? Logistics could be an issue I would imagine…..anyone out there planning a trip to Rowanda?

  • Maryann Sullivan November 15, 2016, 5:51 pm

    WOW what a great thing to do – The power of one! Such a beautiful story and inspiration to me and I’m sure to all. I would love to buy some of these bracelets, every Christmas my sisters, sister-in-laws and nieces exchange a thoughtful gift between us and this would be so perfect. I known they would just love the meaning behind these bracelets. Please let me know how I would go about ordering them and thank you for this beautiful gift. I love gifts that keep on giving.

  • Paula November 15, 2016, 5:52 pm

    Oh my Catherine….that is so generous of you. I am sure those women in Rwanda will be forever grateful for your order, as I will be when (if) I receive that gift with my order. Thank you very much.

  • Nancy Frustaci November 15, 2016, 5:52 pm

    Wow, Catherine I am just in aww of how amazing and kind hearted you are. In a world that is shaky all over its so amazing to see such beautiful acts of kindness and gratitude exuded. You are an inspiration!!! Congratulations on all the new fun things you have going. :)

  • Tracey-Leigh November 15, 2016, 5:53 pm

    Oh wow, what you ladies do is amazing. I’m going to feel so special wearing my bracelet everywhere and sharing this story with everyone.
    It’s very special and beautiful.
    I’ll be spreading the word down here in Oz. T xx

  • Susan White November 15, 2016, 5:54 pm

    When I saw the picture I knew you were doing something amazing once again!! I thought possibly a donation to these women but this was even better than I thought. YOU are amazing Catherine!!

  • Christian Chandler November 15, 2016, 5:54 pm

    Thank you so much for all that you do for us.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

  • Pam Hartley November 15, 2016, 5:56 pm

    WOW WOW WOW…..I totally did not expect this act of kindness. Thank you Emily and CP.

  • Tammy Gabel November 15, 2016, 5:57 pm

    In a time where it seems there is so much hate in our country, I feel blessed to have found you and your “tribe” and excited to be a part of a positive community. Brought me tears of joy and a warm heart. Thank you for all you do!

  • Tricia Anderson November 15, 2016, 5:58 pm

    I will be thrilled to wear mine wirh pride! Such a wonderful gesture. You rock !! Can’t wait to order!!

  • Sherry Bahlman November 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

    You guys have me crying now….. can’t wait for the Foundation Box!

  • Ileana Rivera November 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Wow!!!! Wow! Love it ALL.

  • Clare November 15, 2016, 6:01 pm

    That is so awesome! I will wear it everyday.

  • Christine November 15, 2016, 6:01 pm

    Paying it forward!

  • Margaret Reiling November 15, 2016, 6:04 pm

    What an awesome thing you and Emily are doing, and to share that gift with use is terrific! Thank you for everything you do.

  • Jane Reinecke November 15, 2016, 6:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! I was a blubbering fool watching your video. Catherine and Emily, you are two very special ladies. I hope you realize how much you encourage and inspire so very many people. Kudos to you both!

  • Julie M November 15, 2016, 6:06 pm

    This is amazing news and such a sweet, generous gesture of giving.


  • Lucie Aspirot November 15, 2016, 6:07 pm

    Oh my… what a great gift. I will wear it with lots of pride and be thankful to those wonderful women in Rwanda.

  • Raelene Trewhella November 15, 2016, 6:10 pm

    What beautiful caring souls you are, Catherine and Emily.

  • susieq2 November 15, 2016, 6:12 pm

    Wow Catherine thank you so much for doing this for us and for the ladies of Rwanda.I am so proud to be part of this,THANK YOU.

  • Nancy-Anne Rockwell November 15, 2016, 6:13 pm

    If only more people could be so kind and generous of spirit and of thought. Can you just imagine the beautiful world we would live in? I would love to live in that world. I have done an extraordinary amount of volunteer work and someone once told me that it was very selfish of me. ..selfish because, when you give of yourself with your heart, you get back SO much more in return than you could ever give. So, Catherine , thank you for being so “selfish”. Making the world a better place than it was before you came is the most satisfying, noble and greatest thing you can accomplish in this life. Those women’s lives have been forever changed by your wonderful actions. You can be sure your name will be passed down to their children and their children’s children as the angel who gave them a better life. Congratulations to you xx

  • Jean Purpura November 15, 2016, 6:13 pm

    What an awesome way to bring love and kindness into our world and all those associated with this. I love that the bracelets made in Rwanda will help many women and their families and I will proudly wear it and hope to pay it forward in some way.

  • Sandra Johnston November 15, 2016, 6:14 pm

    Catherine, once again you have touch my heart! Thank you so much to both you and Emily for helping to support these wonderful women! I will be so honoured to wear my bracelet! Thank you for all you do. I am really needing some happy in my life right now, so ordering this box will definitely fill that role.

  • Mary Nelson November 15, 2016, 6:15 pm

    I always believed there were angels here on earth……I just seen two beautiful ones on this video!! Two amazing woman with hearts of gold, paying it forward….INCREDIBLE!!! Xoxo

  • Fran Weinberg November 15, 2016, 6:16 pm

    OMG…I’m speechless, and that doesn’t happen often! You’re thoughtfulness and generosity is astounding. What you and Emily are doing for these women is nothing short of amazing. So happy to be a part of this special family. Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving to you.

  • Barbara S November 15, 2016, 6:22 pm

    Catherine – you are the absolute best. I can’t believe how loving and giving you are (well – yes I can). I was so impressed by the computers for classroom and now this. How wonderful to being able to help someone half way round the world. Thank you for this gift and I will be checking out Emily’s site to see how this wonderful gift can be paid forward.

  • Shirley Gaskin November 15, 2016, 6:22 pm

    This is amazing news and such a generous gesture of giving.
    love and best wishes.Shirley x

  • Holly Paplow November 15, 2016, 6:24 pm

    Wow! How very wonderful to be able to bless the woman in Rwanda and in turn bless all those who love you and what you do for them. You are a wonderful- beautiful person! I feel so bless to know you through videos. Thanks again for all you do for the card making community. Love, Holly

  • Beth Karschnick November 15, 2016, 6:24 pm

    Hey Catherine and Emily, You have both made me very homesick for the beautiful, wonderful friends I made while living in Africa!!! Thanks for sharing this gift with us.I am barely able to contain my own tears. This is more special to me than you could imagine!! Love you both!! ((((HUGS))))

  • Michellew November 15, 2016, 6:27 pm

    That is so beautiful you made me cry!

  • Janice Spaulding November 15, 2016, 6:28 pm

    Thank you so much Catherine for all you have done for us and all that you continue to do. I appreciate all the inspiration that I gather from you and all the folks at Stamp Nation. I love your products and can’t wait to place my order tomorrow! Thank you so much for the bracelet! You have a kind heart!

  • Jayne November 15, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Oh Catherine this is such a special thing to do and I’m crying with you after watching your video. Not only will the bracelet be worn by many women in the US, but there will be some ladies here in Australia wearing it with pride. Such a special gift and can’t wait to get hold of your foundations box. Happy day.

  • Deb Schoen November 15, 2016, 6:31 pm

    I was on fence about buying the foundation box–this just tipped to a must have!!! Great idea!!!
    Thank you

  • Jean Toth November 15, 2016, 6:32 pm

    I wanted an introduction package but this says you are sold out. How did I miss the sale. I didn’t know sales started yet. How do I get the set on back order?

  • Kathy Serrahn November 15, 2016, 6:35 pm


  • Vicki Lee November 15, 2016, 6:37 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I have to say, that I have been with you from the start! And I knew, you were going to be successful! Honestly, from the beginning, I mentioned and loved, the idea, of you
    including your family! How wonderful Mother, Wife, and Friend you are.! And look at Eva,
    she loves the art too, because, Mom included her!!!
    Also, I want to Congrat you on your upcoming journey of a Business Woman! You are so kind, and have a beautiful smile….and you are so genuine, and sincere!
    Another, I just received my order for some stamps and dies for Christmas cards, and I couldn’t believe how fast, my package got here! Thanks so much!!
    I’m so eager to get started-on on my stamps and dies!
    God bless you and your family….and you have very beautiful Daughters!
    You are setting real good morals and samples for your family, and other people, that you can do anything you want, with your patients, and determination!!!
    And that Emily, is one sharp and loving lady like you…you two would make a good team! I, too love, what she does!
    The best to you all….along your journey!

  • Beth Duell November 15, 2016, 6:38 pm

    What an amazing and thoughtful thing to do. We thank you here in the western world but the difference you have made in Rawanda will be life changing. Thank you and I am looking forward to tomorrow.

  • Catherine November 15, 2016, 6:39 pm

    Hi Jean! Thank you for your note! I’m not sure what “introduction package” you are trying to get. The Foundations Box is not for sale yet. We don’t have any Stamp of Approval Collections for sale right now and everything else in the store is pretty much in stock.
    Let me know how else I can help! thank you!

  • Robin Monsos November 15, 2016, 6:51 pm

    OMG CP! You are one awesome woman!

  • Lisa Harrolle November 15, 2016, 6:54 pm

    Such a beautiful soul you are Catherine Pooler! Thank you for all that you do to make us feel like family. #sistah4life!

  • Sharon Mesdag November 15, 2016, 7:01 pm

    So amazing that you have turned a very important turning point in your personal history into something exceedingly important to so many others. I don’t remember ever being so proud of someone I have never met and barely know third hand before. It is quite a feeling, I have to say. Brava ! :)

  • Lori November 15, 2016, 7:02 pm

    Thank you for thinking of us. What a special gift to us all.

  • Barbara November 15, 2016, 7:02 pm

    This is really amazing how God is working through you both to give these women the opportunity to become independent and to be able to help support their families. It is the season for us to be thankful for our many blessings and you have blessed these women with hope for the future with their beautiful Jewelry. Thank you both for your generosity !

  • diana trout November 15, 2016, 7:05 pm

    Catherine, You continually amaze me. You have such a wonderful spirit. I was crying right along with you. This is a beautiful thing you have done.

  • ANN GREENE November 15, 2016, 7:06 pm

    What a wonderful cause. YOU two are amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us. It means a lot to me, being included. I’m going to Emily’s website.

  • Joyce B. November 15, 2016, 7:10 pm

    God bless the two of you and the ladies that make these bracelets. I know you are earning countless rewards in heaven. I only wish my budget would allow me to participate more.

  • Debbie Burnham November 15, 2016, 7:13 pm

    I am teary eyed!

  • Teresa Rawnick November 15, 2016, 7:18 pm

    You are wonderful Catherine Pooler. Not just for a gift to us, but the difference you are making in those ladies lives with your business with them. You have a big, mushy, wonderful heart.

  • Sherry M November 15, 2016, 7:20 pm

    I am sitting here weeping with gratitude and love for you, the women in Rwanda anf for all my fellow travelers on this beautiful journey you have us on.

  • Valerie Breingan November 15, 2016, 7:25 pm

    Wow! A super amazing gift indeed.I think I should wipe the tears from my phone or I’m going to get zapped or break it.I’m truly inspired by everything you do.I’m Roaring…

  • Liz November 15, 2016, 7:32 pm

    I love all that you do! s i live in s Australia the onternational postage is quite expensive. Will I be able to order the foundation box and add items to my order and have them sent with same postage cost? Eg background stripes stamp set? I think the international postage is the same nomatter how much you purchase?

  • Maggie November 15, 2016, 7:36 pm

    This is so sweet to help people in another country where most people never even give them a thought. You are truly a blessing.

  • Catherine November 15, 2016, 7:37 pm

    YES! You can order more to ship with your Foundations Box! WOOT!

  • Karen.o November 15, 2016, 7:38 pm

    Wow that was awesome and what a wonderful thing to do. I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the whole story. I love that there are people like you doing things like this that make a difference. Xo

  • Neudorf Terry November 15, 2016, 7:38 pm

    Thank u for sharing ur wonderful news . The more acts of kindness that we do the world may be a better place.

  • Linda Anderson November 15, 2016, 7:40 pm

    What an awesome idea! It truly will be a gift that keeps on giving. Not only are your customers blessed but the women who made them and the joy that you receive from giving the gift…well, that is just priceless! What a blessing you are!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Lois John November 15, 2016, 7:40 pm

    Thank you, Catherine!! You are an amazing woman with such a wonderful spirit. I was crying with you and stil have tears in my eyes!!!
    Love & hugs

  • Michelle Daigle November 15, 2016, 7:42 pm

    WOW! This is amazing news! A heartfelt thank you to you for doing what you do and making this happen. I’m filled with gratitude to be surrounded by such a positive community. Bless you!

  • Caroline November 15, 2016, 7:42 pm

    All I can say is Thank God for all the things He blesses us with and this community is really incredible….I LOVE it…..

  • Karen K. November 15, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Catherine & Emily – this is so awesome what you are partnering to do!!! Seeing the color of the beads in the middle picture above reminds me of the fantastic ink colors that Catherine is coming out with. This is just all around cool!!! Thank YOU!! ❤️

  • Sharon L. November 15, 2016, 7:50 pm

    What an amazing idea and thoughtfulness! Making a difference is something I strive to do, and I am certain these women are making a great difference in many lives, as are you. Thank you for all you do and help us to do. Hope your turkey day is filled with happiness and love.

  • Teresa Doyle November 15, 2016, 7:51 pm

    Such a thoughtful gesture.

  • Terri Mansfield November 15, 2016, 7:53 pm

    I love the idea of connecting with women across the world in this way. What an amazing gift this is….I have always loved the idea of helping people help themselves. It’s so empowering and beautiful to think about this whole thing. I can’t wait to get one….

  • Wanda Wilson November 15, 2016, 7:55 pm

    Wow! that is a wonderful thing you are doing for the ladies in Rwanda. They deserve all the help you can give them. I feel vary special to know you and be a part of your crafting family. You and your family I hope will have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  • Leanne in Cali November 15, 2016, 7:58 pm

    Beautiful! This is so awesome and those pictures are lovely. Can’t wait to receive this special gift and I will wear it with pride. Thank you Catherine for all that you do and thank you to Emily for continuing this very special work. It will be a happy Thanksgiving indeed for many!

  • Dianne M Smith November 15, 2016, 7:59 pm

    This is probably a silly question, so far I have been able to get all the SOA boxes, and the stamps to help get the computers etc . So this is the question as I do not think have ability to join Stamp Nation, will the bracelet be included in Fondation box?

  • LORI SMITH November 15, 2016, 8:00 pm

    so happy for you and your team/tribe what a wonderful story and a beautiful gift you are gifting to your readers/customers. glad you could finally tell your secret. they looked so excited on the photos

  • Melissa Miller November 15, 2016, 8:06 pm

    I seriously cannot say enough good things about The Flourish Market! I placed my first order last Thursday and it arrived all the way out to California by Monday. The products were even more amazing in person than they looked on the website. I love when I can get beautiful products and help a great cause in the process! It makes my heart so happy to see how you are helping such amazing causes through your brand, Catherine!!! <3

  • Katie Gannon November 15, 2016, 8:15 pm

    I feel so honored to be a part of this beautiful gesture. I sure hope I can all is calm at work tomorrow morning so I can place my order! My residents and staff better behave!!! Thank you Catherine!!

  • Colleen Balija November 15, 2016, 8:20 pm

    Catherine, this is the must touching thing, I’m speechless and so moved. Your not the only one that was crying in that video! What a beautiful gift and I will wear it all the time.

  • Linda Ford November 15, 2016, 8:21 pm

    Catherine you are so kind to of thought of this and to be helping these ladies. I bet it will make a big difference to their lives, having such a large order.

  • Suzanne November 15, 2016, 8:21 pm

    This a an amazing gift. These women have beautiful hearts and with each one that is made a piece of their heart and soul is an amazing gift to all.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us we are so blessed to be part of this amazing journey.

  • lilette Autrey November 15, 2016, 8:24 pm

    I had tears in my eyes when you talked about Rwanda’ because I was in Burundi , for 3 years, Burundi and Rwanda are sisters. I have been there too. Unfortunately I was Sosumo in Burundi when the big genocide happened and I saw with my eyes so much blood and the smell of u6 bodies were awful and we were scared to death. Lucky after so many hours we have been able to reach the airport at 6 in the morning and waited to 1 o’clock to catch a plane. God bless these people, Utus and Tutsies, they have been through so much.
    love lilette Autrey

  • Tina Rehs November 15, 2016, 8:25 pm

    Katherine and Emily, this is absolutely wonderful. You both have very beautiful hearts. So loving and giving, we need more women like you. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day. ❤❤❤

  • Diane M Sinclair November 15, 2016, 8:29 pm

    What a generous and thoughtful person you are! Love you fjor that and for helping women to become the best they can be.

  • lilette Autrey November 15, 2016, 8:30 pm

    Now after telling you my story sorry I took your time, I have to thank you for your big générosity towards these people, they are very helpful and friendly and live a very traumatized and poor condition and lost so much in life. Thank you, thank you, thankyou
    so much on their behalf.

  • Theresa D Turri November 15, 2016, 8:31 pm

    So awesome!! You made me tear up too. Thank you for all you do and for always inspiring us. Hugs from the bottom of my heart!

  • Roxy November 15, 2016, 8:43 pm

    I was crying right along with ya! What a beautiful generous gift! To the ladies of Rowanda and to the ladies that spread so much love and support in this gracious community!

    Thank you for continuing to spread the love world wide!

  • Jan November 15, 2016, 8:46 pm

    Wonderful Catherine. Women helping women. Ladies helping their families and
    You playing the roll of making this possible. It’s a good feeling to be included.
    I have some shoebox gifts ready to deliver to church chock full of goodies for
    Children across the world.

  • Michelle Uhlenhake November 15, 2016, 8:47 pm

    Wow…I am teary eyed watching the video – and so impressed on how you are giving back! I will follow you forever!!

  • Sue B November 15, 2016, 8:50 pm

    Catherine, I also want to give you a BIG THANKS for starting Stamp Nation and making all of us a special family. Besides all the wealth of inspiration and information we have access to on SN, it is also a great place just to visit and chat with friends from all over the world. Everyone is kind and where can you find that on any other site. So thanks for all you do. I will treasure my bracelet! susieq731

  • Sheila H November 15, 2016, 9:06 pm

    How wonderfully kind and thoughtful of you. Whag an amazing blessing for the ladies who make the bracelets and for those receiving them. And thank you for helping me see myself in a different light as a card maker.

  • Julie Cordisco November 15, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Oh my gosh, Catherine! Your generosity and kindness is overwhelming! I am so glad to be a part your world….hugs!

  • Carol Owen November 15, 2016, 9:13 pm

    Catherine, you are an amazing, giving and talented young woman. What a wonderful way of empowering all women. Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Lupe Doria November 15, 2016, 9:18 pm

    I just found you on You Tube about and when straight to your web site and watched some of your videos and all I can say is “You Are Amazing”. What you are doing for all of us and the women of Rowanda said everything to me as to what kind of women you are, generous, kind, loving and thoughtful. I will follow you always.

  • Linda L Jeffrey November 15, 2016, 9:28 pm

    Wonderful, how our world need our kindness.

  • Cindy Roman Daversa November 15, 2016, 9:44 pm

    i am fortunate to have 2 necklaces that were gifted to me some years ago. They came from a group of women that were earning money to feed and house their families. It is so touching and special to do this!

  • Brenda Jaques November 15, 2016, 9:47 pm

    Thank you Catherine and Emily! How thoughtful of you! I think the bracelet put me over the edge on buying this box….just because of how special the bracelet is, and what a great cause it supports…absolutely love this! Thank you so much! Catherine you are wonderful! I appreciate you!

  • Diane Martin November 15, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Thank you ladies what a wonderful beautiful gift for us to get. You are amazing for your thoughtfulness to us and to the wonder ladies who have made these bracelets. What a beautiful reminder to Pay it Forward in all that we do in life.

  • Diane Martin November 15, 2016, 9:55 pm

    I forgot to add …. Would there be a way for us to send a thank you card to these ladies? Maybe you or Emily could collect them and send them to Rwanda all at once or on Emily’s next visit?

  • Caroline B November 15, 2016, 10:01 pm

    Bravo, Catherine! I don’t know if the bracelet venture counts as paying it forward or thanking after the fact, but I do think it reflects how we are all connected in this world (like beads on a string?), and how we can never know how much our simple acts of kindness can spread. I salute you <3

  • D.Ann C November 15, 2016, 10:18 pm

    How fab is that?!!! You’re Soooo sweet!

  • Sandy November 15, 2016, 10:40 pm

    Lovely in many ways. Happy thanksgiving Catherine

  • Denise Bryant November 15, 2016, 10:58 pm


  • Barb Oliver November 15, 2016, 11:07 pm

    Catherine, I have realized for a long time that you are so amazing! You kindness and thoughtfulness are so far-reaching. You make everyone feel so good. Thank you so much and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Big Hugs,

  • Donna Hawkins November 15, 2016, 11:34 pm

    So thankful for all you do! Your cards and everything you do are truly amazing!

  • Maggie B November 15, 2016, 11:43 pm

    Hi CP & Emily ~ You women are incredibly amazing and have such beautiful souls to be bringing us such an awesome gift. The gift starts in Rwanda with the proud women who have created them and continues into the hearts of all of us, your crafting family. I am honored that you’ve chosen to share this with all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~HUGS~

  • Tony November 15, 2016, 11:43 pm

    Was going to purchase this box but due to the fact in appears to be geared towards the female consumer I will not since it makes me feel excluded . Good luck on your future endeavors Mrs. Pooler.

  • Linda Wilkinson November 16, 2016, 12:00 am

    Catherine you are totally amazing thank you for everything that you are doing ♥

  • Hollie Hicks November 16, 2016, 12:22 am

    Okay. Your not supposed to make us cry. I think water was coming out my eyeballs at the same rate it was pouring out of yours. Your an awesome person and you make a difference to all of us. Happy Thanksgiving to the whole Stamp Nation Family.

  • Nikki November 16, 2016, 12:28 am

    That video was absolutely beautiful!!

  • Dian Seider November 16, 2016, 12:41 am


  • Weingardt Pattie November 16, 2016, 12:47 am

    I am so excited about the bracelets and the story behind them. I had a craft shop and have lots of extras is there any way I can donate craft paper or any supplies these ladies in Rowanda could use. Is there any way to send them a thankyou card or note?

  • Sharon H November 16, 2016, 1:13 am

    That is an amazing thing you did, Catherine. Thank you, for sharing your blessings with those women.

  • Dawn Kloman November 16, 2016, 1:26 am

    Oh my gosh Catherine, I was crying right along with you. I’m sure everyone will wear these with pride and gratitude. Hoping you know just how much you are loved and appreciated!!

  • Rose Stasieluk November 16, 2016, 2:31 am

    Your gift and how it helps these women is heartwarming. it shows your loving nature. I look forward to receiving one of these gifts of rememberence. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Ruth Spencer November 16, 2016, 3:03 am

    Thank you Catherine! That is very kind of you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and God bless you!

  • Lorraine November 16, 2016, 3:07 am

    Thank you for all your ideas and input over the year much appreciated. God Bless Lorraine Schwartz

  • Marianne November 16, 2016, 4:46 am

    Amazing in all respects! But what impresses me the most is the effect it has on the women in Rwanda.

  • Arianna Barbara November 16, 2016, 4:46 am

    Wow! You’re a fantastic person!!! <3

  • Jeanne hooper November 16, 2016, 7:36 am

    Catherine you are an inspiration to me and many of us I,m sure.i watched your video and I was teary eyed as well . I just became acquainted with your site and I am so glad I did .i will be looking forward to nov . 16 .best of luck ,sincerely jeanne

  • Carrie Erickson November 16, 2016, 7:45 am

    Wow! You are amazing ladies! I am still wiping tears from my cheeks!

  • Marie November 16, 2016, 7:52 am

    Omg!! You are such an inspiration to everyone Catherine I was crying my eyes out athe that video. Congratulations on all your achievements and I’m very excited to see the new inks. Hugs hun xxx

  • Mary Lambos November 16, 2016, 8:08 am

    O. M. Gosh, I was crying with you!!! I can’t wait to see this box of goodies no the bracelet! Once we get out boxes, can we make the special ladies a thank you/encouragement card? Can’t wait any longer! You are such a tease! Love you!

  • Donna Shannon Hawkins November 16, 2016, 9:07 am

    OMG!! So excited! Got my Foundations Box ordered and let the stalking of my mail box begin!!! Thank you Catherine and the Design Team!!!

  • Shelly November 16, 2016, 9:28 am

    What a wonderful video and a great way to share the love all over the world…

  • Martha G November 16, 2016, 10:09 am

    Wow! Catherine, you have me tearing up. That is so thoughtful and amazing. Love makes the world go round and you have made such a difference in people’s lives. Thank you for your generosity.

  • Catherine November 16, 2016, 10:11 am

    That is wonderful! I have several people asking about this and I”m looking into it! :)

  • Melissa Friedrich November 16, 2016, 10:13 am

    Awesome story, big hugs back to ya! Thanks for sharing your talents and YOU!

  • Karen Grba November 16, 2016, 12:48 pm

    This is so great! Love what you are doing to help those ladies !

  • Wendy November 16, 2016, 5:18 pm

    Catherine Pooler ! Sister I love you! What a huge heart you have….you are such a blessing! And so humble xx

  • Susan Asselin November 17, 2016, 9:20 am

    Wow Catherine and Emily what a wonderful surprise. Of course the best part is how you are supporting these women as they provide for themselves and their families. Thank you and may I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving to you, your team and families from Canada. Even though I am not American I lived and grew up in Arizona for 12 years so I always celebrate a little bit of American Thanksgiving up here in Canada. Good luck with your company and again thank you.


  • Mary Mathes November 19, 2016, 4:18 am

    What wonderful things you ladies are doing! The world needs more caring, loving, good hearted people like you two. You’re both making a difference in people’s lives and are true blessings! So inspirational…Thank you.

  • chark November 19, 2016, 3:16 pm

    what’s awesome about this is that it became reality…often we think “that’s cool, wish I could do something like that” and you did!! That’s amazing and when we share our blessings of health, money, good fortune, kindness with the world, it can move mountains. Congratulations to you for pulling it off and doing good with your life and congrats to the artisans for their beautiful work!!

  • Linda Dinwiddie November 20, 2016, 2:42 pm

    Amazing! I was crying along with you…you inspire me.

  • Sharon Nesvog November 29, 2016, 8:32 pm

    Dear Catherine! I finally had an opportunity to watch this video today….and I just want to say that for me…it was a ‘2 tissue’ video!! You’re not the only one who had tears streaming down your cheeks! What a beautiful gesture…both for the women of Rwanda who’s financial futures have been improved because of your generosity…and for your SN community…for this gift of thankfulness! I don’t wear jewelry myself, but I will be more than happy to re-gift this to a family member who I know will love to wear it. PS…I’m still waiting for my Foundation box….but I guess it’s only 2 weeks tomorrow (Nov 30) since I ordered it. Patiently waiting for my wonderful goodies! :) You’re a beautiful soul!! Thank you for all you do…and are!! xo

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