WOW! Blog Hop Winners

Ingrid CP Designs

WOW! Embossing Powders and Glitters

Thank you for hopping along with us for such a fun hop along with the WOW! Design Team!! It was a crazy sparkly and shiny hop – if you missed it, be sure to check it out here.

We loved reading all your comments, and to say thank you for hopping along with us, we chose a winner who will receive the Life of the Party Ink Pad Collection! WOW! also chose a random winner of 6 amazing powders and a carry case! What's not to love there?

If you're one of the winners, click the “contact” at the top and email us telling us you won!

Catherine Pooler Inks Winner:

WOW! Powders & Carry Case Winner:

Congratulations to the winners and hopefully you were inspired along the way.

Using Ink Refills to Make a Watercolor Background with Kelly

Catherine Butterflies, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Thank You, Watercolor

Hey Crafters, it's Kelly here!  Thanks for coming by today. I'm honored to be a guest here at Catherine's blog and chat about the Wild and Wonderful release!

Y'all, I seriously don't know how they do it. The folks at Catherine Pooler Designs just keep cranking out the amazing products and it's like—do you people even sleep?! Catherine has an amazing group of people on her team but she is an incredible leader and I really can't think of any release so far that sums her up so perfectly.

Cause she is wild and wonderful, that's for sure!

Let's get to today's card!


Are you an ink refill skeptic? ‘Cause I totally was. And then I realized that they can be used like watercolors, and suddenly I had to have them all! You can create some stunning and vivid background with very simple techniques. I used some ink refill from the Life of the Party Ink Collection here.

Start by taping down a trimmed down panel of watercolor paper to a hard surface. Apply several drops of your chosen ink refills to your paper and then pick up a water spritzing bottle.

Now we get to the magical part!

Spray the living daylights out of your card panel and then watch the colors mix and blend together. If you're like me, then you'll start laughing at yourself for being giddy about watching this happen! You'll want to let that panel dry before starting the next step.

Use your In Flight Butterfly Die to cut out the focal point on the watercolored panel and then talk some courage into yourself before attempting the rest of this shaker card process. Shaker cards can sometimes be intimidating, am I right? I'll share some tips with you that will hopefully make the process a little easier.

After the butterfly is cut out of the card panel, place the panel over a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. Use a pencil and trace the open butterfly area on to the card base, using a light hand. That's how you'll know where to place your sequins and other embellishments.

After your pretty pieces are all in place, carefully erase your pencil lines. Adhere a piece of trimmed down acetate over the traced area that's now filled with sequins. Tip: You'll want to make your acetate piece slightly smaller than your colorful card panel that will be going on top.

Now take your colorful panel and mount foam tape on the back of it so that there is even, raised dimension. Adhere it over your card panel. lining up your panel so that the cut out butterfly is over the sequin area you just created.

When that's all finished, choose a sentiment and stamp it with Versamark ink and then heat emboss it with white embossing powder. I used the Note of Thanks stamp set, but you can use any sentiment that fits in the space!

Now step back and admire your work cause you just made a shaker card AND used reinkers on the same card!

Thanks again for stopping by and if you haven't already checked out the new Wild and Wonderful release–what are you waiting for?!?! Check it out here now!

Happy Stamping!

Die Cut Patterned Paper with Ashlea

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Patterned Paper, Projects

Hello there crafty people! It's Ashlea and I'm so excited to be here today to share a card I crafted using the new Peacock and Paisleys patterned paper. Before we begin, can we all just agree that CP makes the best patterned paper? Look at these colors and patterns! Whoa.

A064137C-8183-4BF3-8A19-580EA9842091I will be the first to admit, as much as I drool over patterned papers I struggle with using them on my cards. If you are familiar with my design style, you'll know I tend to create clean and simple cards and I can't always decide how to use patterned paper cohesively without it looking overbearing. This new paper coordinates with the Paisley Peacock stamps and dies and it was the perfect opportunity for me to challenge myself.

For this card I used the blue paisley paper cut to 4″ x 5.25″ and some of the coordinating dies from the Paisley Peacock coordinating die set to cut out some of the designs throughout the paper. I kept the die cuts and used the patterned paper I cut them out of as a bit of a stencil and guide to glue the die cuts onto the card stock. I then adhered the patterned paper with foam tape, aligning it with the die cuts glued to the card front creating an inlaid die cut card front.

Finally, I decided I needed a little pop of another color so I used the peacock patterned paper and fussy cut one of the peacocks and flowers out, adhering it to the lower right hand corner of the card. I used the “Sending Love” sentiment from the Everyday Mod stamp set and then the card was completed.


I love that this card is a bit out of my comfort zone and yet still looks polished and put together. I was able to use the beautiful patterned paper that I love so much while still staying true to my design style. I know that you'll love this paper and I can't wait to see what you'll create with it! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

You’re a Star with Tracie

Catherine CP Designs, Die Cutting, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Techniques

Hello Everyone! It is Tracie and I am happy to be here today on Catherine's blog sharing an uplifting card using product from the amazing Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release. My card was inspired by the sentiments in the Starlights stamp set. When we were little my Aunt made my Sister and I pillows. Kelly's pillow was shaped as a star and it said, “You are a star”.

CP June Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Tracie Pond (2 of 2)This card was super fun and easy to create. Start by heat embossing in bright white a background of stars on a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Midnight cardstock.

Now make the star embellishment. Die-cut the large star in vellum and then stamp the sentiment, “You're A”, in black. Stamp the star word in Limoncello on premium white cardstock and die-cut. The star die-cut is stacked, so you will want to die-cut a couple more pieces and adhere together with a liquid adhesive.

Once dry, adhere the star word die-cut to the vellum star with liquid adhesive. It is time to complete the card by adhering the heat embossed background to a top folding 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch white card base. Then adhere the star sentiment embellishment to the heat embossed panel with foam tape.

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Here is a close-up of the sentiment embellishment. The dimension adds a lot of interest and the bright yellow shines.

Now it is your turn. Show us your star background and embellishment. Make sure to tag #catherinepoolerdesigns.

Thank you and have a beautiful day.

– Tracie

Simple Stamped Card in Spa and Party Colors – Video Tutorial

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Videos

Simple Stamped Card in Spa ColorsTwo cards that use the same stamp set, the same placement of stamps and the same card layout, yet have two different looks.

That's what you get with our Party and Spa Collections of inks!

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Color Made Easy!

My Ink Collections are formulated to help crafters easily create perfectly coordinated projects with matching saturations and tones.

The Party Line of inks are vibrant, saturated colors….think lime and bright pink.  With names like Fiesta Blue and Rockin' Red, they are bright, fun and they scream party!

The Spa Line of inks are muted colors with a low saturation
level.  With names like Mandarin Spice and Shea Butter, they are perfect for a sophisticated and polished card design.

Let's see them in action!

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Do you have a favorite color collection?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Simple Stamped Card in Party Colors

Color Coordinated Cardstock – our ink pads are made from foam which makes ink transfer effortless.  Whether it's to a photopolymer stamp, rubber stamp or to cardstock.  With the Direct-to-paper technique, it is easy to run your ink pad across your cardstock and make it any color you want!

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Thank you for visiting with me today, I hope you are inspired!

TY_10,000-Follower-GiveawayWe are celebrating 10,000 followers on Instagram this week and to celebrate, we're giving away TWO of our next Stamp of Approval Collections!  Throw your name in the hat, details here.  Good luck!

Wish Upon a Star with Chrissie

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Gallery, Projects

Hi there! Chrissie here and I'm so happy to be able to share this card on Catherine's blog! I used product from the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Collection.

Chrissie Tobas Star CardTo start, create the card base by trimming a piece of white cardstock to 4.25 x 11 inches, and score at 5.5 inches. Trim another piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches. This will be the front panel.

Place the Twisted Sunburst stencil onto the panel. Secure it down with Purple Tape (or repositionable tape). Add ink using an ink blending tool. Add Juniper Mist around the edges, blending with All That Jazz, Aquatini and Daydream. Remove stencil.

Add a light layer of All That Jazz ink over the entire panel. This is to soften up the card panel and remove the white space. Flick some water over the panel. Once the water reacts with the ink, it will leave droplets. Allow the panel to dry.

Once it is dry, add a little bit of double sided adhesive (I used Easy Cut Adhesive) to the center. Die cut that area out using the Star Word die. Add more adhesive to Midnight cardstock and die cut the same Star Word die out two more times.

Stamp “Wish Upon A” sentiment from the Starlights stamp set in Midnight ink above the die cut area on the panel. Now it's time to assemble the card. Adhere the panel to the card base. Add both black die cuts where they belong (only the die cut, NOT the negative pieces) and then place the main die cut over them. Offset it very slightly, so a small amount of the black shows through. Make sure to add the negative pieces back onto the card base too.

To finish off the card, add sparkle to the main die cut. I used a Sparkle Marker, but you can use Stickles, Glitter or any other type of shimmer you have!

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This is a very simple way to make a die cut the main focus of the card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and thank you Catherine for having me on your blog!

Glittered Sunburst with Kristie

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects, Techniques

Hi everyone! Kristie here sharing a card using new products from the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release.

My card features the amazing Twisted Sunburst stencil and the Starlights Stamp set and coordinating dies.

Kristie Goulet Twisted Sunburst & StarlightsI spread Glass Bead Glitter Gel through the stencil onto a piece of white card stock. While I waited for this to dry, I worked on the other part of the card.

I stamped and clear heat embossed the biggest star in the Starlights stamp set. I then blended three colors, Party Dress, Limoncello, & Aquatini over the embossed star to create the rainbow star. After blending the ink, I used a dry cloth to remove any of the ink that stayed on the clear embossing.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of black card stock. I popped up the star using dimensional adhesive and glued the sentiment onto the star using liquid glue. Not much else was needed for this card. The Glass Bead Glitter Gel sure does make this card shine.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Blog Hop – WOW and CP Designs!

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Techniques, Videos


Welcome to our Blog Hop with WOW Embossing Powder!  We have a bit of a love affair going on with WOW and if you are new to their embossing powders, it's simple.

The product. WOW Embossing Powders and Glitters have a built-in anti-static agent in them which eliminates the need for an embossing bag or powder tool to remove static from your cardstock.  The powder won't stick to it!

The Glitter.  WOW makes the most amazing Embossing Glitters in so many colors, mixes, shades, you'll be like a kid in a candy store!  We added a few more colors last week and they sold out in hours!  We will have a restock on Monday due to the speedy shipment!  YIPPPEEEE!

The peeps.  The people that work for WOW Embossing Powder are fun, down to earth and so creative.  We just LOVE them!  Randall and I spent a day with Marion and Richard and visited WOW headquarters in St. Albans, England earlier this month and we had an absolute blast!  (we might be cooking something up!)


Because of all this, we are PUMPED to be hopping with them and their team today!

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When I began working on this card, I knew I wanted to make two cards.  When creating a technique piece, cutting a die cut from the center of the card, then using the negative and the positive piece on two different cards is a great way to get the most out of that technique piece!

In the video, I'll share how I had a bit of a stumble with the second card.  I ended up trying something a bit different and I love how it came out!

On to the video tutorial…

I'm a bit obsessed with the color combo of Aquatini, Lime Rickey and Flirty Fuchsia right now and I especially love to use it when I can blend the colors together.  Lime Rickey and Aquatini blend to a gorgeous and unexpected Emerald Green and Aquatini and Flirty Fuchsia blend to a really gorgeous deep purple.

Hello Doodle Garden

Catherine Pooler Ink stays wet for a few seconds, so you can add embossing powder or glitter over it and emboss your image!  The background stamp above and the “Thanks” in the card below, uses Singing in the Rain Embossing Glitter and the second card uses Turkish Nights.

If you're new to it, Learn about all the awesome properties at

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This card is a bit different and took me a bit to figure out what I wanted to do.  I really like the offset half circles and the black and white “You made my day”.  I think I'll use this layout again!

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting with us today and hopping along!

If you are new, be sure to head over here and grab our color combo guide and subscribe to our email, we'd love to have you!

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No blog hop is complete without some prizes.  Each Company has goodies for some lucky winners!
  • WOW! Embossing Powder- Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.
  • **Catherine Pooler Designs —- > 1 Set of Life of the Party Inks
**If you already have this collection of inks, we'll take care of you!
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS of this blog hop the week of July 2 and will be announced on the WOW Blog.


Faithful Flutterings with Chrissie

Catherine Butterflies, CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Techniques

Hi everyone! Chrissie here today! I'm excited to share this spring-inspired card on Catherine's blog.

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This card was easy to create, but has a lot of pop to it!

First, trim a piece of Premium White Cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and score at 5.5 inches. Fold over to create a top-folding standard card. Trim a piece of Watercolor Cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Set aside.

On another piece of Premium White Cardstock, stamp the butterfly wings from Faithful Flutterings in Bellini and Polished. Stamp the body in Peppermint Scrub. A stamp press (like the MISTI) can be used, but it is probably not needed. The CP inks cover so well, it's rare that I need to stamp my images multiple times!

Stamp the Kaleidoscope Background stamp onto the 4.25 x 5.5 panel using Versamark watermark ink. Cover it with white embossing powder and heat emboss. Once it is embossed, it's time to add some soft color.

Stamp the ink pads directly onto a stamp block. Use inks Bellini and Peppermint Scrub. Grab the ink with the waterbrush and add it to the panel. Add the Peppermint Scrub in the lower left and blend. Add the Bellini in the upper right and blend. Add as much ink as desired to achieve the color you want. Allow this panel to dry.

Once the panel is completely dry, trim it apart. Trim off the top and edges so the size is 4 x 5.25. Trim off the top piece to 1 inch. Trim off a second piece that is 3/4 inch and set aside (keep this for later or throw it away; it won't be used for this project. Trim one more piece to 1/4 inch.

Assemble the card. Add theses pieces to the card base, leaving an area open for the sentiment. Stamp the “Hello” sentiment in Midnight ink. Add the butterfly to the front to complete the card.

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I hope you will try this! It's a fun way to create an interesting background and by adding water to the inks, it creates a watercolor effect.

Thank you so much to Catherine for having me on the blog today!


Blog Hop Winners

Catherine Winners

Thank you SO much for sharing in the excitement this week as we released the Sunny with a Side of Sparkle in our shop!

We had fun reading all your comments and to say thank you, we have some winners!  Ladies, you will receive two free ink pads and free shipping on your order.  Please click the “Contact” link at the top of the page and send an email letting us know you won.  We'll get you hooked up with your goodies!


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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3: Stencils with Embossing Glitter

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Stenciling, Videos

Available-Now_BlogWelcome to the third day of our blog hop to celebrate the Sunny with a side of Sparkle Release!

A few bits of housekeeping…

Twisted Sunburst Stencil – this item is sold out, lickety split! We expect them back in stock by the first week of June, and we are allowing backorders. Your entire order will ship together when they are restocked.

Say it in Diamonds – is almost sold out. When our stock is depleted, we will not be taking back orders for this item. A restock is expect by mid-July. So if you have to have it, be sure to order it right away!

CLICK HERE to see all the new products in our shop.

This video tutorial focuses on a stenciling technique, then a fun layered tag piece to spice up the simple card design.

To make this background, used a Versamark Pad over the stencil which gives a tacky Twisted Sunburst Stencil pattern on the white cardstock.  Cover this with Singing in the Rain Embossing Glitter, tap off excess and heat.

You end up with a lovely tone-on-tone glittery image that is perfect for a simple card.

Twisted Sunburst and Happiness Enclosed

Next I grabbed the Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set and stamped the circle images in Lime Rickey and Flirty Fuchsia.  I die cut these with my Spellbinder Machine, layered everything together with dimensional adhesive.

Then I stamped the little “Hello There” tag, cut it by hand and layered it on the circle.  A little piece of twine tied in a bow added to the project with liquid glue and that is that!


The Happiness Enclosed is a darling set for personalizing your envelopes as well as using the various stamps on the front of your hand made cards.

Ink Blended Stamp Happy Birthday Card

Here are a few samples made with this stamp set, along with the World Awaits Stamp Set and the Love Word Die.


There's something about these patterned envelopes that makes me swoon!

LITA Envies

Ready for some inspiration?  It's coming your way!


PRIZES!!  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Announced Friday evening, June 22 (that's TONIGHT!)

Comment on the blogs on the hop and let us know what new product is your favorite and which one you plan to use first.


BLOG HOP LIST – grab a cuppa and have fun!


Check back with us on Monday, we have another blog hop coming your way.  Any guesses who we're hopping with?

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 2: Stamping with Stencils

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Embossing, Encouragement, Gallery, Projects, Stenciling, Techniques, Videos

Available-Now_BlogWelcome to the second day of blog hops!  It's been busy around the Clubhouse getting orders out the door.  The team has been working hard and lots of our stamping friends have a weekend full of fun ahead of them!

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This project features our Twisted Sunburst Stencil and the Starlights Stamp Set and coordinating Dies.

THESE GEOMETRIC STARS have my heart, y'all!  Each one is so fun and different and they just speak to the geo lover in me. They will be fabulous for masculine cards, cards for the troops. 4th of July cards, kid's cards and even Holiday cards.  We can't wait to see how you use them!

Starlights and Twisted SunburstI LOVE the versatility of and price point on Stencils, they really pack a punch!  One of my favorite ways of using stencils is as stamps!

To make this background, ink the stencil with your ink pad.  With CP Inks, the ink from your stencil releases like a dream and it's quick and easy to get full coverage.

If you are new to our inks, click here to learn what's so great about them!

Once you have your stencil inked up, spritz it with water, then lay it on your cardstock (watercolor works best).  You can remove it and leave the white space, or use an ink blending tool to move the ink around or even sponge a darker color over it.

BlogHop_BlogPRIZES!!  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Announced Friday evening, June 22.

Comment on the blogs on the hop and let us know what new product is your favorite and which one you plan to use first.


The Blog Hop!


Have fun and be inspired!

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Greetings, Projects, Videos, Well Wishes

Available-Now_BlogHappy Sunny with a side of Sparkle Release day, my friends!  The Sparkle part of this release is the addition of some fabulous WOW Embossing Powders and Glitters to our shop.

Apparently you all are as mad about WOW Embossing Powders and Glitters as I am because since we opened ordering to StampNation a bit early yesterday, we are cleaned OUT!  <insert panicked face here>

Ready for the good news?  I've already placed a restock order with WOW and they are shipping as soon as they can get that glitter goodness out the door!

Twisted Sunburst Stencil – you all are crazy about this stencil as well!  We only have 50 stencils left and I predict they will all be sold very shortly.  We are going to continue to take orders for the stencil and the I Want it All Bundle once our inventory is depleted and we expect the restock to be in the office very early July.  If you have to have that stencil right away, please place your order as soon as possible.

When the stencil is actually sold out, we will add a note to the page letting you know that it is on backorder so there is no confusion!

On to my project!

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This video tutorial focuses on the Say it in Diamonds stamp set…have you had a good peek at this set?  It's AMAZING!  All the images were designed to work together to great fun backgrounds and even main images.

The Creative Team has lots of great ways on the hop to show you how to use it. Then, we can't wait to see what YOU create with it!

When we were working on this set, I could barely wait to use Embossing Glitter with it…I knew it would look spectacular…and LOOK!  it DOES!

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Here is another version of a very similar card using a different color palette.

Say it with diamonds 3The strip in the background was white cardstock, I dabbed it on my Juniper Mist ink pad…and since our ink stays wet for a few seconds, you have time to…dip it in Wanderlust Embossing Glitter, heat it and BAM!  You have Juniper Mist Glitter Paper!

We can't wait to see the creative ways you all will use this stamp set!   While you're waiting for your order, we have a feast for the eyes ready for you.


First up: PRIZES!!  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Announced Friday evening, June 22.  

Comment on the blogs on the hop and let us know what new product is your favorite!



Hop along, comment, be inspired and have an amazing day!

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle – full product reveal!

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery

Available-June_SquareThe Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release is about to hit the shop!  In this Youtube Live, I'll show you all the products coming and have some fun with our new Twisted Sunburst Stencil and some gorgeous Embossing Glitter!

Products coming:

  • Twisted Sunburst Stencil
  • Say it in Diamonds Stamp Set
  • Starlights Stamp Set
  • Starlights Dies
  • Star Word Die
  • Paisleys & Peacocks Patterned Paper (coordinates with the Paisley Peacock Stamp set and is 80 lb. Cardstock!!!)


We also have the Love is in the Air Collection being added as individual products.

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StampNation Members will get to shop early.  On Tuesday, June 19 at 3 pm, the secret order link will be emailed to members.  There is still time to join, click here to learn more!

Wednesday, June 20.  All the products will hit the shop!  Also, be sure to join us for 3 days of blog hops.  They'll start right here!

See you then!

Love is in the Air Collection hits the shop!

Catherine CP Designs, Stamp of Approval

SOA_LITA_All ProductsOur next release comes out this week!  Along with some new products, the Love is in the Air Collection is also hitting the shop!

You'll be able to purchase these products individually:

  • Love Word Die
  • The World Awaits
  • Bon Voyage Stamp Set
  • Love is in the Air Stamp Set
  • Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set
  • Postage Stamp Dies
  • Sunburst Dies


Here is a look at all the projects you can make with these goodies:

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Ink Blended Stamp Happy Birthday Card

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LITA The World Awaits Emboss Resist

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Ink+Blended+Note+Cards+w-+Catherine+Pooler+Love+Is+In+The+Air+Stamp+of+Approval-3Be sure to join me for the next few days as I share the brand new products that will hit the shop on Wednesday (Tuesday for StampNation Members!).