Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Blog Hop Day 3

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SOA_LITA_BlogHop1 Welcome to the third and final day of Blog Hops celebrating the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection!   What incredible inspiration we’ve had over the past few days.

The inspiration won’t stop here, though…TONIGHT is our PJ Release Party at StampNation and we are scurrying around the office getting ready.  I’ll be bringing in some White Chicken Chili for the team, I hear Jenny is bring S’mores (be still my heart…S’mores are one of my favorite things!) and we’re getting our jammies ready!

What do we do during our Live Streams?

We’ll chat, answer questions, have some trivia (and prizes!), stamp and send StampNation Members the super-secret early ordering link.

If you’re not a member yet, now is a perfect time to join, especially because right on the heels of the SOA launch, we’ll be celebrating our 7th Birthday at StampNation!   To celebrate our birthday, we have a Birthday card class planned with some of our favorite companies where you’ll get ahead this year.

THINK:  you’ll have all your birthday cards for the year already made by the end of the event – more details coming!

Click here to learn more and join now!

Now onto the projects!

LITA The World Awaits Watercolor Strip Remember my Emboss Resist Inlaid Die Cut card from the first day of blog hops? I stamped with the flowers from the World Awaits Stamp Set and embossed a full card size piece of watercolor cardstock, then die cut it with the stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies and the remaining unused bits were laying on my desk.

I thought, Hey!  I can scribble some color on that with my Zig Markers, spray it with water and let it do it’s thang!  The resulting technique piece was a great accent for this black and white card.  Clean and Simple with a great pop of color!

I die cut the Postage Stamp Die, laid the watercolor strip over it and estimated where I would stamp the two flowers in black.  I didn’t get them lined up perfectly, but they are close enough to give the feeling of  being an extension of the stamps on the watercolor strip!

The greeting is from the Bon Voyage Stamp Set and a few sequins strategically placed to cover a smudge or two and I’m done!

LITA Love and Kisses This card is fairly simple.  I arranged the greeting from the Love is in the Air Stamp Set on my craft mat, then picked it up with a large block.  I inked it with Rockin’ Red and It’s a Girl, blending the two in the middle and stamped.  Then, I added that cutie little heart in the middle of the arrow and colored it in with my Spectrum Sparkle Pen.

LITA Love You Clean and Simple My final card is CLEAN AND SIMPLE to the Nth degree!  A simple white card base, the smallest Postage Stamp Die, the little heart starburst from Bon Voyage Accoutrements Dies (add-on for this SOA Collection) and the Love You from The World Awaits Stamp Set.

I sponged my cardstock with It’s a Girl Ink, then cut out the starburst.  A little sequin behind the postage stamp die cut and we’re done!

Just a recap, this collection includes:

  • Four stamp sets (one 6 x 8 and three 4 x 6)
  • Three sets of dies (one full layering set, a greeting and an accent piece)
  • Brand new, never seen before ink pad!
  • Project Guide Download


The retail value of these products, purchased individually would be $125 (not including the Project Guide!).  The Stamp of Approval pricing is $97.

Add-on products that can be ordered:

  • Love is in the Air Dies
  • Bon Voyage Accoutrement Dies
  • Mystery Ink Refill


We have a few new products being added to our shop:

  • Round Block – our exclusive design!
  • Long Rectangle Block – at 6-1/8 x 2-1/2, it’s perfect for those long border stamps!


**Please double check your order before you hit the check out button as we can not make adjustments to orders once they’ve been placed. Thank you! **

SOA_LITA_BlogHop2 STAMPNATION MEMBERS get to order first!  Monday, January 8 at 9 pm eastern join us for our PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun (stamping, trivia, prizes!!!) and open ordering early for our members.

WAIT LIST Members get to order next!  Tuesday, January 9 at 9 am eastern – if you have subscribed to our wait list (there’s still time and no obligation to purchase by putting your name on the list), you’ll get the link to order in your email.

GENERAL ORDERING opens Tuesday, January 9 at 6 pm eastern-  if the collection isn’t sold out.

Two of our collections last year sold out just to the wait list!  So make sure you put your name on it!

SOA_LITA_Blog_Comment-To-Win WIN the Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air 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!

This is our THIRD DAY of blog hops, so click BLOG at the top of the page and scroll down to find the other two days’s posts to comment.

Entries close on THURSDAY, January 11 at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on our Live Stream that day (more info coming on this!).

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


The Creative Team members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Love is in the Air Collection…click Lydia’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 Pooler  **you are here
  2. Lydia Evans
  3. Cynde Whitlowe
  4. Laurel Beard 
  5. Lisa Harrolle
  6. Kelly Martin
  7. Ashlea Cornell
  8. Maureen Merritt


StampNation Members – see ya tonight! :)

  • Caroline B January 8, 2018, 5:23 pm

    Wow, love these super-CAS designs. They go to show that a hand-made card doesn’t have to take hours to create and frustration over details. I love how you are showcasing some of the smallest elements in this collection, and especially love how you turned your scrap into a colourful accent (love the apparently continuous black-to-white) stamping). This may be the best SOA collection yet! Although I thought that about Naturally Inspired and Falling for You, too… Keep up the awesome work!

  • Dorothy Breitenstein January 8, 2018, 5:43 pm

    As a SN member commented on all blogs. Can’t wait until the PJ party tonight!

  • Vickie Buehler January 8, 2018, 5:44 pm

    Love everything I’ve seen so far! great stamp designs, lots of inspiration!

  • Samantha January 8, 2018, 5:49 pm

    So cute I’m in love with this collection

  • Marlene January 8, 2018, 5:54 pm

    Oh Catherine… are always full of good ideas and new ways to use your stamps. I love checking in with you.

  • Dawn T January 8, 2018, 5:55 pm

    Such great cards Catherine

  • Diane Durbin January 8, 2018, 5:58 pm

    As usual very cute and simple cards.

  • Sharon Stewart January 8, 2018, 6:39 pm

    I just love that postage stamp die!

  • Kerry myers January 8, 2018, 6:40 pm

    I really ALL the stamps and inks from this box. Nice release- totally usable for any occasion

  • Tammy Nyenhuis January 8, 2018, 6:42 pm

    Great cards Catherine! I love the CAS one the best!!

  • Delcena Lambdin January 8, 2018, 6:45 pm

    I LOVE this collection and can’t wait to receive it! I’m so glad to be a SN member. Catherine, I love the simple card samples you’ve shared. Anxious to get started with making my own. I love the products you give us to work with to be creative. What fun.

  • MelissaF January 8, 2018, 7:10 pm

    Love your CAS design cards, and using up scraps is awesome!

  • Heather Nelson January 8, 2018, 7:13 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love the postage stamp one with the band of rainbow colors. So pretty!

  • scrappyrat January 8, 2018, 7:16 pm

    I loooove the stamp dies. So adorable!

  • Susan White January 8, 2018, 7:18 pm

    Cute cards today!! This box is amazing!!

  • Teresa Rawnick January 8, 2018, 7:20 pm

    I love you quick & easy style. Your cards are just gorgeous. In Love yet Again! 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.

  • Liz January 8, 2018, 7:23 pm

    I love those doodle-y flowers but my favorite card is the simple third one

  • Sherry January 8, 2018, 7:24 pm

    How fun!

  • Marjorie King January 8, 2018, 7:32 pm

    thanks for sharing love what you do.

  • Kathy Doyle January 8, 2018, 7:33 pm

    Such fun cute cards! Love the cute borders in this SOA collection!

  • Sharon Field January 8, 2018, 7:45 pm

    Your cards are clean, simple and oh so lovely!

  • Melody M January 8, 2018, 8:05 pm

    Lovely cards as always. My favorite is your CAS card though. Can’t wait for my turn to play with this collection!

  • Debbie Bonczek January 8, 2018, 8:09 pm

    Love these cards. Can’t wait to be a part of the StampNation PJ party tonight. Woo hoo!

  • colleen crawford January 8, 2018, 8:11 pm

    Love this collection! Thanks for sharing your talent!
    I’m a Stamp Nation sista!!

  • Colleen Reilly January 8, 2018, 8:20 pm

    I can’t wait to get that postage stamp die or dies in my hands

  • Patty Eifert January 8, 2018, 8:23 pm

    Excellent clean & simple cards!!

  • Janis Ford January 8, 2018, 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait to get mine!

  • Sheila H January 8, 2018, 8:35 pm

    Your CAS designs are darling.

  • Rose W January 8, 2018, 8:40 pm

    Every SOA out does the last one. Excitement Reigns. Love your ideas.

  • Alison Hilburn January 8, 2018, 8:42 pm

    I love the little flowers and shapes on the “Love is in The Air” stamp set!

  • Sue McRae January 8, 2018, 8:55 pm

    Another fabulous day of amazing projects! Thanks for such a fun release and all the wonderful inspiration!

  • Janet Ingraham January 8, 2018, 8:56 pm

    So fun to see all the exciting items.

  • Lynn Fletcher January 8, 2018, 9:02 pm

    What great cards, Catherine! The Sending Love card looks so cheerful with the strip of emboss resist multi color strip. The Hugs,Love and Kisses is really great for Valentine’s Day. What a sweet Love You card with the Starburst and smallest postage stamp dies.

  • Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi January 8, 2018, 9:06 pm

    Wow, another awesomely creative day with the new SOA sneak peak! Loe the cards and I’m salivating over the new round block! Oh, and I’m still dying to find out what the new ink color is!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  • F. Andre January 8, 2018, 9:40 pm

    I’ve enjoyed all the inspiration shared during the last three days. Today’s cards are no exception. I love the simple colour palettes, and the fact that they don’t required four hours to recreate.

  • Christy Borfitz January 8, 2018, 10:07 pm

    Love these cards and the collection! I can’t wait to get it!

  • Glenda Lee Nutting January 8, 2018, 10:15 pm

    Damn guys are so yummy!

  • Glenda Lee Nutting January 8, 2018, 10:19 pm

    Oh no. I was using Siri for my last comment and she totally messed up then I accidentally hit submit. So sorry!

  • Donna Hawkins January 8, 2018, 10:27 pm

    I am in love with this postage stamp designs. Great collection.

  • Lindar C January 8, 2018, 10:30 pm

    Great cards and a great way to stretch supplies!

  • Nancy-Anne January 9, 2018, 12:32 am

    I just love emboss resist!!

  • Trina Chaska January 9, 2018, 1:30 am

    Wonderful cards. Love this SOA release.

  • Lisa January 9, 2018, 2:11 am

    So cute!!

  • Martha S January 9, 2018, 3:33 am

    I am so enjoying all these cute cards from the Love is in the Air SOA. I so hope I can get a set of these stamps and dies!

  • Arianna Barbara January 9, 2018, 5:46 am

    Gorgeous cards!!! Love them!!!

  • Marianne January 9, 2018, 6:26 am

    Love the CAS look of your cards, Catherine, especially the last two.
    Marianne x

  • Brandy Duncan January 9, 2018, 8:12 am

    I’m so excited that I got my order in last night. I almost completely forgot about the pj party becaus3 I usually put it on my calendar. For some reason, I thought last night was Tuesday, Ha, Ha. My daughter had surgery and it ha# my days mixed up. Anyway, I absolutely adore this collection and can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • lois john January 9, 2018, 8:59 am

    I absolutely love this collection! Thanks for sharingyour talent with us.

  • Karen Kuschel January 9, 2018, 9:34 am

    I am loving all the inspiration from this 3 day blog hop! Just love the cards each and every day! Can’t wait for my kit!!

  • Lagene January 9, 2018, 10:40 am

    Awesome creations! I especially love the postage stamp card with the strip of color!

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