Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 3: Stencil and Watercolored Backgrounds

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We are on Day 3 of the Counting Blessings Blog Hops!  WOW!  What incredible inspiration we've had over the past few days.

I know you all are just itching to order your collections so you can start creating cards of your own (or CASEing ours!).  We can't wait, too, because that is the Icing on the Cake…when you guys get your collections and start creating.

THAT is why we do what we do…and to see y'all's excitement over this collection makes us so happy! We work for months on these to make sure they are just right…all the products compliment each other and and take the guess work out of putting products together for you.

I just had a friend of mine put a “capsule wardrobe” together for me and you know what?  The Stamp of Approval Collections are kind of like that!  Think of it as capsule wardrobes for your card making projects for different seasons and occasions.  ;)

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I'm really pumped about this card.  It's one of those times where I had an idea in mind and it came out better on the finished card than what I had in mind.  WOOOT!

View the video to see how it came together and the techniques and products used.

  • Bloomin' Bouquet Stamp Set
  • Marching Leaves Stencil
  • Tags, Etc. Die
  • Leaf Motifs Stamp Set


White Embossing Paste on White Card Stock makes a subtle, yet stunning statement.  Top it with a tag, a great greeting and some fun watercolored leaves and you've got a great hand made card to send to a friend or loved one.

Counting Blessings Leaf Motifs Using the Direct-to-paper technique, swipe your ink pad across the card stock (be gentle when using CP Designs Foam Pads), spritz with water, dry, stamp with Midnight Ink and cut out.  What a great pop of color this adds!

What other color combinations would you use?

Counting Blessings Fallen Leaves1 Seriously love the fun looks you can get with the Fallen Leaves Dies!  The DT has used them on all sorts of card making projects, but here I wanted to use them as parts of a flower.

I die cut them out of white card stock, then used the positive and negative and arranged them on this fun rainbow background in the shape of flowers.

I also used the “Thankful Die” and trimmed off the “ful”.  Love the versatility!

The products used for this card are:

  • Thankful Die
  • Autumn Blessings Stamp Set
  • Fallen Leaves Die
  • Tags, Etc. Die


Click here for our Facebook Live where we did a similar background and talked more about this card.

Counting Blessings Fallen Leaves The same technique of Direct-to-paper and swiping the ink pad over the cardstock was used for all three cards.

On the second two, I added a TON of water, so I used watercolor card stock.  On the first card, I just spritzed on a few drops, so I used CP Designs Card stock which was able to handle that amount of water.

Counting Blessings Leaf Motifs 3.1

Products used for this card:

  • Leaf Motifs Stamp Set


(WOW!  that's IT???!!!)

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT!!!  Each SOA box will include the small square block for FREE to celebrate the launch of our new custom Acrylic Grid Stamping Blocks.

These are our definition of the perfect block because:

  • the indentations fit your fingers perfectly
  • the grids to help you line up your stamps
  • three sizes we use the most
  • lightweight for their size


Three sizes will launch with this SOA Collection:

  • Small Square Acrylic Stamping Block  1.5″ x 1.5″
  • Small Rectangle Acrylic Stamping Block 1.25″ x 3.5″
  • Large Rectangle Acrylic Stamping Block 3.25″ x 4.25″


Ordering your Stamp of Approval Collection

Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last and when they are sold out, it will not be available as a complete collection, with the Project Guide, at a fabulous price and in the awesome box again.  (You will be able to purchase the items individually later in our shop.)

Tuesday, August 15 at 10 pm eastern:  PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun and open ordering early for you guys.

Wednesday, August 16 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.

Wednesday August 16 at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open. Our last collection sold out just to the wait list!  So make sure you put your name on it!


The Counting Blessings Collection includes:

  • 4 stamp sets
  • 3 sets of dies
  • 2 stencils
  • a FREE clear block
  • and a teensy little surprise gift that will be revealed when you open your box!
  • FREE Project Guide download


We will also have add on “cookie cutter” dies for the Bloomin' Bouquet Stamp Set.


WIN the Stamp of Approval Naturally Inspired Collection

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

Entries close on THURSDAY, August 17 at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on my blog later that day.

If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.



The Dream Team  members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Counting Blessings Collection…click Taheerah’s name to visit her blog, then find the hop list on her blog, click the next name…and so on.  

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way!

  1. Catherine *You are here!
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Lydia Evans
  4. Ingrid Blackburn
  5. Kimberly Wiener
  6. Jill Dewey Hawkins


StampNation Members – join us for the PJ Party early release tonight at 10 pm eastern!  Can't WAIT! Click here for the registration link (be sure to log in, then click the link to be directed to the correct page).

Not a member yet?  This is a great time to join!  Click here to learn more.


  • Karen K. August 15, 2017, 9:10 am

    Lovey leaves! So excited for the PJ party tonight!!!!!

  • Theresa August 15, 2017, 9:20 am

    Love all the cards.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on this collection.

  • Sharon O August 15, 2017, 9:21 am

    Easy, peasy but gorgeous cards! Can’t wait to get my SOA box.

  • Shawna August 15, 2017, 9:25 am

    Perfect cards!

  • Linda Gorman August 15, 2017, 9:27 am

    Great cards!!! I can’t wait to get this SOA Box in my hands!!!!

  • Sandra Johnston August 15, 2017, 9:27 am

    Catherine, I continue to be so impressed with the versatility of this collection. I love each of your cards and cannot wait to try my hand at making a few (or a lot) myself!

  • Diane Loughrey August 15, 2017, 9:29 am

    Can’t wait for 10:00.

  • Marcia Hill August 15, 2017, 9:34 am

    Lovely cards Catherine!! Can’t wait to get this box delivered to my door so I can start playing…definitely ready for FALL!! :0)

  • Natasha August 15, 2017, 9:37 am

    All that ink blending and water spritzing on that last card back such a pretty background for the leaves to sit on! Love it!

  • Nancy Kamrowski August 15, 2017, 9:42 am

    So cool! PJ Party night…yeah! Will have to make sure grandson is in bed by then..(sleepover at Grandma’s)

  • Ashlyn August 15, 2017, 9:42 am

    Fun cards! I love how you’re mixing all kinds of colours with this collection.

  • Jean Mervine August 15, 2017, 9:43 am

    Love these gorgeous cards. The leaf stencil and stamps can certainly be used year round.

  • Theresa Robinson August 15, 2017, 9:46 am

    So many possibilities with this collection…can’t wait to get mine!

  • Jackie Parkins August 15, 2017, 9:48 am

    Beautiful backgrounds for those lovely leaves!

  • Charlene Baker August 15, 2017, 9:51 am

    Looking forward to all those leaves! Love the techniques.

  • MelissaF August 15, 2017, 9:57 am

    Gorgeous cards, I love this collection!

  • laura August 15, 2017, 10:01 am

    I am absolutely in LOVE with those gorgeous leaf stamps, and absolutely in LOVE with these cards! Every one of them! Love love love!!!!

  • Bethany Koubsky August 15, 2017, 10:01 am

    Wowza!! It just keeps getting better and better!!! Love the leaves love the colors! Can’t wait to get my crafty hands on this collection!!

  • Alyssa August 15, 2017, 10:07 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on that scalloped border die.. it’s so cute and perfect for everyday!

  • Jo Ann Lovell August 15, 2017, 10:18 am

    Gosh…can’t you just mail me the SOA box right now…I want to get started playing! Again love your cards and you make it look so easy!

  • Lacey Willetts August 15, 2017, 10:22 am

    I can’t wait to get my hand on this SOA box and start creating. I absolutely love all of the leaves.

  • Ginger G August 15, 2017, 10:27 am

    Super cute cards. Really liking this set.

  • Jane M August 15, 2017, 10:30 am

    Amazing cards! Love that leaf die! Your colors are fantastic! Once again, a wonderful SOA collection!

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg August 15, 2017, 10:42 am

    More gorgeous cards! Thank you, Catherine! I didn’t think I was going to buy another fall “anything,” but your collection has changed my mind!

  • ~amy~ August 15, 2017, 10:54 am

    Beautiful….love all the colors!

  • Kathy Anderlini August 15, 2017, 10:56 am

    The cards with destressing the ink and leaves is so pretty. The little leaf dies are versatile.

  • Kathy Anderlini August 15, 2017, 10:59 am

    The leaf dies are versatile. That will be fun to play with. Beautiful cards with the leaves.

  • Vicki Smith August 15, 2017, 11:01 am

    The leaf motif stamps and dies are truly perfect and I love your first card. The slumber party can’t get here soon enough because I’m very excited about this collection!

  • Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures August 15, 2017, 11:03 am

    Love your cards and tag, Catherine! Love all your SOA collections and inks! The new acrylic blocks are awesome too!

  • Robyn R August 15, 2017, 11:04 am

    Love all the designs and colors!

  • Diana Hernandez August 15, 2017, 11:05 am

    Wow , your cads are gorgeous!! Love the vibrant colors you used. so pretty. tfs

  • Lisa K August 15, 2017, 11:08 am

    Fun cards! Loved the video and inspiration.

  • Elyse August 15, 2017, 11:18 am

    Love the watercolor backgrounds.. The Fallen Leaves die is awesome. Can’t wait to get this collection.

  • Wanda R. August 15, 2017, 11:25 am

    Wow – these cards are by far my favorite so far. I really love how you turned the leaves into flowers! I am getting so tempted to get this collection – everything is so cool and goes together so well!!

  • Donna Cervantez August 15, 2017, 11:25 am

    Great video. You always make such awesome cards. Can’t wait till the PJ party tonight

  • Vivian August 15, 2017, 11:34 am

    These leaves are incredible…so many different looks! After doing the blog, I have fallen in love with the leaves and the sentiments…they are different and so encouraging. So far, ” Until further notice…” is my favorite, but who knows by the time the hop is over?!?

  • Susan Powell August 15, 2017, 11:37 am

    Oh Catherine – these are FANTASTIC!!! I am lovin’ the leaf motif set and that stencil! So awesome!!!

  • Ann Cifaldi August 15, 2017, 11:45 am

    CAN’T WAIT!!!! SOA!!!!

  • Denise August 15, 2017, 11:49 am

    Love the new collection. Can’t wait to get it. :-)

  • Barbie August 15, 2017, 11:51 am

    These are so pretty :).

  • Kathy Serrahn August 15, 2017, 11:56 am

    Beautiful card

  • Tara Powell August 15, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Beautiful cards! Can’t wait for the PJ party!!!

  • Lori Walker August 15, 2017, 12:09 pm

    Such wonderful ideas – using the positive and the negative of the die – WHAT?! I loved it!!

  • Denise D. August 15, 2017, 12:09 pm

    Oh, those cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love the first one with the embossing paste, so pretty. Tonight will be my first PJ party, I can’t wait!!

  • Marianne August 15, 2017, 12:12 pm

    Wonderful cards, Catherine! Isn’t it fun when you have an idea stuck in your head and the resulting card turns out just the way you wanted, or even better? I have to say that your last card is my favourite, but then I’m a sucker for teals and aquas, and I love your Melon ice ink.

  • Dawn Hollis August 15, 2017, 12:15 pm

    OMG! This is probably my favorite collection so far. I’m going out to dinner tomorrow, but I’m taking my supersmart phone with the cool internet connection so I can just put my order in under the napkin on my lap. I do not want to miss this!

  • Priscilla Steele August 15, 2017, 12:18 pm

    I adore the Fallen Leaves Die… They remind me of earrings I’d love to wear. Looking forward to the PJ party tonight.

  • Heike Kirmse August 15, 2017, 12:19 pm

    Beautiful leaves

  • ChrisO August 15, 2017, 12:21 pm

    Love your designs today and that leaf motif set and die is so versatile!

  • Karthikha Uday August 15, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Such beautiful cards :) Love the watercolor effect in them!!

  • Teresa Cherka August 15, 2017, 12:23 pm

    Great card, love the leaves.

  • Jodi Wayman August 15, 2017, 12:25 pm

    Love all the pretty watercolor cards! Love those leaves!

  • Arianna Barbara August 15, 2017, 12:29 pm

    Beautiful days of inspiration!!! Love so much this new kit!!!

  • Michelle Collins August 15, 2017, 12:36 pm

    Love your SOA sets!! I’m so excited to make new cards with your amazing new sets!!

  • Beth Swisher August 15, 2017, 12:36 pm

    Great cards. So versatile.

  • marge hurtig August 15, 2017, 12:37 pm

    Love your cards! You always inspire me!!!

  • Connie Brooks August 15, 2017, 12:51 pm

    You and your design team knocked it out of the park again. Leaves! Rich and vibrant. Glad they will be in my craft studio and not in my yard. I moved to an apartment this year.

  • Sharyn Balnites August 15, 2017, 12:59 pm

    Beautiful cards.

  • Kim Heggins August 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

    Wow…love all the beautiful fall colors and those leaves are gorgeous.

  • Linda Rogers August 15, 2017, 1:09 pm

    Love the variety of what can be done with this set! Love the samples and how simple – which is up my alley!

  • Linda Kaucher August 15, 2017, 1:10 pm

    I love them all and can’t wait for tomorrow to order!!

  • Nana Griffin August 15, 2017, 1:22 pm

    Oh these are really neat cards today. I am so excited to get my order in later tonight.

  • Michelle Allison August 15, 2017, 1:30 pm

    Yes, Yes, YES! Love the watercolor. I can’t wait for tonight!

  • Susan Wareham August 15, 2017, 1:35 pm

    Great card designs love the vibrant colors of your inks

  • Tasha Dawson August 15, 2017, 1:45 pm

    *scream of excitement* SO EXCITING!! Cannot wait for this box to come out!

  • Malin Gadelius August 15, 2017, 1:46 pm


  • Lynn Beaumont August 15, 2017, 1:46 pm

    Love the direct to paper technique! I can’t wait for tomorrow!!

  • Roxanne Johnson August 15, 2017, 1:50 pm

    Enjoyed the blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win this collection.

  • Val P August 15, 2017, 1:55 pm

    Love your videos and what you do with your stamps. Gives me so many ideas too! This will be a wonderful release.

  • Leanne in Cali August 15, 2017, 2:10 pm

    Loving this collection and can’t wait to get it! Your color combos and cards are always so fun. Thanks for sharing your videos!!

  • Maggie B August 15, 2017, 2:12 pm

    Hi CP ~ I’m over the moon about all of the leaves included in this collection and I’m hoping to have them all in my hot little hands by the weekend so I can play!!! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration! ~HUGS~

  • Debbie Myers August 15, 2017, 2:12 pm

    You’ve really outdone yourself this time GF!!!!!

  • Ronnie Klatt August 15, 2017, 2:12 pm

    I am loving all your cards – they are beautiful

  • Donna Neal August 15, 2017, 2:15 pm

    There is obviously no end to your creative talents, Catherine! Your use of color along with the watercolor techniques are stunning! I really like how you added so much texture and interest to the first card with the tag and the embossing paste. Beautiful job! :) Thanks for all you do to jump start my creativity! And your videos help me so very much by making me feel like I can do it, too. :)

  • Michele August 15, 2017, 2:19 pm

    These would make great masculine cards! Love em’

  • Darby Whittier August 15, 2017, 2:21 pm

    I love this collection, and everything you have done with it. Thank you!

  • Shanean August 15, 2017, 2:25 pm

    Catherine, great card. Love that the card is simple with dimension and the pop of color with the leaves.

  • Kari VanNoy August 15, 2017, 2:36 pm

    Wow! Really love these cards. This box is a dream and a must have!! It *might* be my favorite one so far!! :)

  • Catherine Smith August 15, 2017, 2:40 pm

    Stunning as always :)

  • Terry Gerrior August 15, 2017, 2:40 pm

    Another day of beautiful cards!

  • Jean Purpura August 15, 2017, 2:45 pm

    excited about this release…see you at the pajama party!

  • Paige Green August 15, 2017, 2:56 pm

    I love the cards with the black leaves! So fun and easy (relatively) to do. Thanks for sharing!

  • Andrea Jolley August 15, 2017, 3:05 pm

    Fall is my favorite!! I absolutely love these cards. So many options. Thanks for your ideas! I hope it is still available!!

  • Z Sullivan August 15, 2017, 3:07 pm

    A very nice collection, as usual. I wanted to be good this month, but this collection makes it really, really, really hard. I will have to set up my alarm at 6:00 PST.

  • NC_Donna August 15, 2017, 3:08 pm

    Yep, loving those leaf dies! The positives and negatives on the groovy background really Rock!

  • Karen Roberts August 15, 2017, 3:16 pm

    I absolutely love the leaves and die with the leaf set. I love these cards.

  • SusanME August 15, 2017, 3:48 pm

    Wow – just incredible!! Love this set!

  • Brandy Duncan August 15, 2017, 3:49 pm

    I’m so excited about the pj party. I can’t wait to chat with everyone. I am loving all of the leaves in this collection Catherine. You knocked this one out of the park. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful inspiration.

  • michele gauthier August 15, 2017, 3:58 pm

    I love the stamps and dies!!! Beautiful colors!!! Awesome cards and thank you for great ideas.

  • Cynthia Pryor August 15, 2017, 3:59 pm

    I love the way you made the colored paper designs using the “swiping” technique! The leaf die cuts are very versatile. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Sabrina Radican August 15, 2017, 3:59 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I am really love these leaf stamps!!

  • Samantha August 15, 2017, 4:14 pm

    Super cute, loving this kit

  • Claudia M. August 15, 2017, 4:21 pm

    I LOVE that leaf stamp! Great cards! I really like the way you incorporate black in your cards. It makes the other colors pop! :-)

  • Rae Moan August 15, 2017, 4:29 pm

    Love these cards!

  • Cheryl fleming August 15, 2017, 4:34 pm

    I love the look with scalloped edges on the Thank You card!!

  • Lorie Langsdorf August 15, 2017, 4:40 pm

    OH! These cards are great! I can’t wait to order….

  • Charity Chamberlain August 15, 2017, 5:02 pm

    Awesome and beautiful creations not only by you but as well as from the Design Team! You all are rocking this box!

  • Sue McRae August 15, 2017, 5:06 pm

    So much leafy goodness! Love what you done with these stamps and dies!

  • Melinda Lowry August 15, 2017, 5:08 pm

    I love the layers you used on the first card!

  • Erm S August 15, 2017, 5:09 pm

    I cannot contain myself any longer. These cards are so fabulous. The vibrant colors and the ideas are just awesome.

  • Marty Harris August 15, 2017, 5:26 pm

    This is the best kit yet! It’s so very versatile.

  • Elizabeth G August 15, 2017, 5:35 pm

    Catherine you’ve amazed me with this collection (LOVE IT), and not just you but you design blog hop team too. so many lovely card designs shown. Thanks to each and everyone one of them and you :).

  • Judy August 15, 2017, 5:48 pm

    Love these! Love the whole collection. Showed some to Hubby to plea my case of why I needed this SOA box (as I do all of them) and he told me we live in New England and haven’t been up in the mountains leaf peeping in at least 15 years. This year we will go, thank you.

  • Vickie Jo Buehler August 15, 2017, 5:53 pm

    I’m loving these leaves! Can not wait until the PJ party tonight!

  • Pam Wells August 15, 2017, 5:54 pm

    I love all of these cards! Love, love, love this SOA collection!

  • Jan Arnold August 15, 2017, 6:02 pm

    Catherine – love your cards! The one with the embossing paste is fabulous!! Love the leaf dies! That card is so cute using the leafs as petals! This collection is amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’m on vacation visiting my Denver grandkids, I travel with stamping supplies in one suitcase! I could never go that long without stamping. Plus, bonus, my friend that introduced me to stamping is here! We always spend time stamping (and laughing and talking and laughing, etc). I’ll be having this collection mailed to me here at my son’s house, cause I can’t wait for it! Thanks for all the inspiration – I love the blog hop! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents!

  • Patti Bomgardner August 15, 2017, 6:18 pm

    I love how this card turned out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Karen August 15, 2017, 6:25 pm

    I love the colors you used on those cards. This stamp set is very versatile and theres still many different cards that can be made from this wonderful package of goodies. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

  • Patricia Benger August 15, 2017, 6:34 pm

    Catherine, loved all of your cards. They are great and don’t need a lot of supplies to complete. Can’t wait to get my box!

  • Bette Manning August 15, 2017, 6:50 pm

    I love all the cards, can’t wait to order my kit!

  • Becca Yahrling August 15, 2017, 6:55 pm

    Such fun projects! I really love the leaves in this kit.

  • Charline Halverson August 15, 2017, 7:04 pm

    Love all the colors. Your cards are inspiring.

  • Tristan Goldsmith August 15, 2017, 7:32 pm

    Those leaves are so versatile, love your backgrounds and use of the twine.

  • Kleri F August 15, 2017, 7:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous projects!Love this sneak peak! :)

  • Julie August 15, 2017, 7:45 pm

    Great cards and techniques here. I love your blended blue background.

  • Sher August 15, 2017, 7:46 pm

    I love this SOA box of goodies. I especially love the leaves stamps and dies. Your use of these stamps, plus the watercolor and blending techniques are awesome.

  • Linda Dunnihoo August 15, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Wonderful! I love that last card, it sure shows the versatility of these products.

  • Marjorie King August 15, 2017, 8:06 pm

    I love your stuff. Thanks for all you do. I love all the samples you share to go along with the items you sell. I am such a copier, not good at coming up with my own ideas.

  • Lynn Fletcher August 15, 2017, 8:12 pm

    What more can I say, except, WOW! More great ideas with the leaves and tags in the Blessings SOA Collection. Love these cards, Catherine.

  • Ruth August 15, 2017, 8:13 pm

    Wonderful cards! So colorful!

  • Kleri F August 15, 2017, 8:14 pm

    These leaves are super awesome!Love them!

  • Sharon Salerno August 15, 2017, 8:18 pm

    Love, love, love these cards! So wish I could get this one. First one I have missed.

  • Lynnea Hollendonner August 15, 2017, 8:23 pm

    I am in LOVE with the leaves stamp set! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I have so many ideas!

  • JoAnneR August 15, 2017, 8:28 pm

    One more day. I can’t wait. I love this collection. The projects you made are gorgeous.

  • Sue LD August 15, 2017, 8:33 pm

    I like the backgrounds for your cards.

  • Dianne Smith August 15, 2017, 8:37 pm

    Love them all. !

  • Bonnie Sanche August 15, 2017, 8:52 pm

    I am adoring those Leaf Motifs Stamps and dies!

  • Melody M. August 15, 2017, 9:02 pm

    Lovely cards. I love how you use so many different textures on your cards. This is a great collection! Looking forward to creating with it.

  • Judy Parker August 15, 2017, 9:07 pm

    love love love it

  • Anne Aponte August 15, 2017, 9:11 pm

    Love theses colors together and all your ideas.

  • Karin W August 15, 2017, 9:12 pm

    I love the leaf motif set and those dies are amazing!

  • Debbie August 15, 2017, 9:26 pm

    Loving these stamps and techniques!

  • Phyllis August 15, 2017, 9:38 pm

    The ideas for this collection are awesome. Thanks

  • Rosemary August 15, 2017, 9:45 pm

    I love the embossing paste idea on the “you matter” card. These cards are gorgeous!!

  • Christy Borfitz August 15, 2017, 9:45 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What else can I say? You always choose such wonderful color palettes, Catherine! I can’t wait to order this collection!

  • Donna Hawkins August 15, 2017, 9:49 pm

    Can not wait for this collection! Almost time!!!

  • Trina Chaska August 15, 2017, 9:50 pm

    Your cards are all really pretty. Love the backgrounds.

  • Glenda Lee Nutting August 15, 2017, 9:58 pm

    I am really loving these projects!

  • Mary-Anne V August 15, 2017, 10:04 pm

    Awesome cards…love the watercoloured ones!

  • Brandy Duncan August 15, 2017, 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous cards Catherine. I adore this collection. Can’t wait to play.

  • Laura Miller August 15, 2017, 10:07 pm

    Really like the watercolor look of background for the leaves. And with your midnight black leaves – – very striking. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Theresa Zanassi August 15, 2017, 10:27 pm

    I’m loving the different backgrounds. You’re giving me some interesting ideas to try.

  • Kathy Doyle August 15, 2017, 10:45 pm

    What a great collection! I love your color combos! CP inks make all the difference!

  • Sarah Greber August 15, 2017, 10:46 pm

    I was so excited about today that I forgot to comment on all of the wonderful blog hop projects. I like adding in the embossing paste for the background layer. And I will definitely be CASEing your last card with the leaves for sure. Maybe by this weekend! Love SOA week!

  • Leuri Zibetti August 15, 2017, 10:47 pm

    Love the blended backgrounds!

  • Kitty T August 15, 2017, 10:50 pm

    OK, you just need to STOP with the awesome products or I’m going to have to get a second job!! ;) and then I won’t have any play time with this collection! Another triumph Ms.P!!!

  • Jodie Ramdas August 15, 2017, 10:51 pm

    These cards are beautiful Catherine! So excited for this release!

  • Shelley Flaherty August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm

    Such a versatile set of stamps. Thanks!

  • koalabc/barb August 15, 2017, 11:46 pm

    Wonderful looking kit with many fun looking goodies in it..Thank you for your great videos..Awesome..

  • Stefanie White August 15, 2017, 11:48 pm

    Wow! That first card has inspired me! I just love it. Looking forward to day 3 of the hop. I just love this set and want to see everything your DT makes!

  • Cheryl Jones August 16, 2017, 12:04 am

    Fun cards. I like the last one you showed with the leaf die positive and negative made into flowers.

  • Susan August 16, 2017, 12:15 am

    LOVE your green and blue card it totally rocks!

  • Leuri Zibetti August 16, 2017, 12:39 am

    I have already left a comment, but I just have to say I was so excited about this collection that even though I was at a Political Victory Party for our Local Mayor turned Congressman during the PJ Party, I kept switching screens on my Tablet from the election results to the PJ Party. I couldn’t hear a thing because of the noise, but I waited for the link and ordered as soon as the link went live (along with the two latest ink colors I had been waiting to order!). Thanks for such a great collection, I haven’t ordered one in awhile, but just couldn’t pass on this one!

  • Barbara S August 16, 2017, 12:54 am

    OMG – I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection!!! Love the cards

  • Mary H. August 16, 2017, 12:55 am

    I just love the components of this collection. I can’t wait to start creating. I really like your cards and I can’t wait to get the stencils so I can start using some of my embossing paste!

  • Heidi Varden August 16, 2017, 1:38 am

    Lovely cards as usual.

  • Joanna Brovertz Karlsson August 16, 2017, 3:19 am

    Love that flower made with leaves!!

  • Ozpom August 16, 2017, 3:53 am

    Love this collection even more and these cards are awesome. TFS. Happy day

  • Sharon Nesvog August 16, 2017, 4:10 am

    Hi Catherine! These cards are amazing!! Love the CAS design….but they both pack a punch!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

  • Dawn T August 16, 2017, 4:15 am

    Love the watercolour look to the backgrounds. Great cards Catherine. And yes, I’ve ordered my box!

  • Becky R. August 16, 2017, 4:33 am

    Great cards. Love the many ways the stamps, dies and stencil can be used.

  • Kira N. August 16, 2017, 6:12 am

    What amazing products in this SOA!

  • Cassie D August 16, 2017, 6:41 am

    This looks awesome. I’m loving the graphic look of the leaf stamps!!!

  • Ishani August 16, 2017, 7:05 am

    Gorgeous cards.. loved the lively video! The backgrounds are so pretty.. I have to try it :)

  • Kara August 16, 2017, 7:53 am

    I absolutely love how the stencil background came out. You make me want to get stencils out and make backgrounds. What a great box!!

  • Erin M August 16, 2017, 8:20 am

    Love the leaves in this collection. So excited to get this collection!

  • Cati Harris August 16, 2017, 9:53 am

    Love your cards! Great job! This collection rocks!

  • Nancy-Anne Rockwell August 16, 2017, 10:09 am

    I love how you used the leaves in the Thank You card

  • foleysfriend August 16, 2017, 10:18 am

    Your cards are GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to play with my SOA box.

  • Christine Szekeres August 16, 2017, 10:36 am

    It’s been a wonderful 3 days! I had a blast at the pj party last night and snapped up my collection. Now to wait for that shipping notice…

  • Regina Stinnette August 16, 2017, 10:38 am

    Beautiful cards again today!

  • Charlene Myers August 16, 2017, 10:52 am

    I LOVE the products in this set. I’ve purchased the Stamp of Approval kits in the past and LOVE them!! Excited to see this one.

  • Laurie August 16, 2017, 11:14 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the leaves. The backgrounds are gorgeous!

  • Rose August 16, 2017, 11:32 am

    I erroneously put the comment I meant for this blog hop on yesterdays blog. I like all the leaf motifs in this collection and loved the way you used them in your cards. My favorite is the first card with its many layers.

  • Kari S August 16, 2017, 12:12 pm

    I adore your creative process. You are very addicting to watch. I like that you bring stamping back! Thank you for all your inspiration. I really enjoyed the colors you used on these cards. I cant get enough of your rainbow card! Well done

  • Elizabeth Bielicki August 16, 2017, 12:52 pm

    More amazing cards!!!

  • Helen Gullett August 16, 2017, 12:53 pm

    Catherine, they are another STUNNING cards you created with the new SOA kit. LOVE each of them. Thank you so much for sharing them to inspire me.

  • Christine Smith August 16, 2017, 1:46 pm

    Awesome cards – gorgeous ink colours – wow! xxx

  • Mary Holshouser August 16, 2017, 2:37 pm

    Love the shading in the background of the
    first cards. All of the cards are so pretty.
    Great new box of goodies.
    I’d be thrilled to see my name as the
    thanks for sharing.

  • Ivana Pekova August 16, 2017, 3:37 pm

    I love leaves cards.

  • Barb Oliver August 16, 2017, 5:10 pm


    I love these three cards; but am so upset & disappointed that the SOA has sold out already, so quick!! I wasn’t able to attend PJ Party last night as we had a special family function.


  • Judie Attard August 16, 2017, 5:12 pm

    Wow gorgeous creations! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Tammi P August 16, 2017, 5:13 pm

    I love this box! I feel very fortunate that I am able to budget in purchasing the SOA every quarter. I typically do not comment on the blog hop, because I hope the winner is someone who may not have that financial luxury; however, this morning was a bit crazy and when I went to purchase, it was SOLD OUT! The blog hop is my last chance at owning one of these boxes…fingers crossed…I’ve owned every one from the beginning.

  • Diane M August 16, 2017, 5:31 pm

    Another great addition!

  • Cynthia August 16, 2017, 8:19 pm

    Love your cards. I can’t wait to get this collection.

  • Lori Ritchie August 16, 2017, 8:36 pm

    Both cards are lovely Catherine, thinking of joining Stamp Nation – it looks like so much fun!

  • Lynn Milewski August 16, 2017, 10:36 pm

    I love the leaf card!!

  • Rosemary August 17, 2017, 12:19 am

    I love All the designs!!!!!!

  • Kavita August 17, 2017, 1:28 am

    Lovely cards and thanks for sharing the tutorial as well.

  • Joyce Spear August 17, 2017, 2:27 am

    I may have been quiet but I thoroughly enjoyed the slumber party last night… and now I’m stoked about getting my collection soon!! I thought the last collection was the best ever, but this one certain rivals it! I’m glad I saved my pennies! P.S. The cards you yourself have been making this time around have been out of this world! (Ummm, just in case that’s a Wisconsin expression, that means really great, lol!)

  • Deb August 17, 2017, 7:57 am

    Love your cards and the direct to paper watercoloring. Your second card is so lovely with the rainbow colors and the use of leaf dies to make flowers. Thank you for another great SOA box…mine is on the way!

  • Beverly Roachell August 17, 2017, 7:58 am

    Gosh, can’t be better!! So many ways to use the collection and thanks for sharing so many wonderful ways to do so. Have no fav., love them all!! You are a real inspiration for stamping, thank you so much.

  • Susan E Guzy August 18, 2017, 6:12 pm

    can’t find the winners.

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