Catherine Pooler

Celebrating Friends Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 3 + giveaway

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Celebrate Friends Stamp Of Approval Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Kelly Martin’s blog.  The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.
The collection goes up for sale on tomorrow, April 23rd at 9am to those on the Wait List. Ordering opens to the public (6pm EST) the same day if the collection hasn’t sold out already.  StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!) and then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!
**The box is only available while supplies last.**
Make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified as soon as its available!
This collection is a bit different!!! BECAUSE, you can choose to celebrate with COFFEE or celebrate with TEA or even better – BOTH! YOU GET TO CHOOSE! If you choose both, you can just add on the other stamp/die to your order! AND, there is a new ink color!!!! WOOT!
Let’s check out a couple of cards I made with this collection. I made sure to use the new ink color so look closely! My first card is all about coffee, of course! LOL!  The Perfect Blend stamp set is an adorable coffee stamp set (also has coordinating dies).  Using Catherine Pooler ink on her Sand Dunes cardstock is so pretty!

I love the images in the set that you can add to the coffee cups!! 🙂

My next card features the WOO HOO stamp set!!! I stamped the sentiment in a bunch of different colors (obviously, lol) and then applied a thick coating of Glass Bead Glitter Gel over the top to create my own sparkly patterned paper….


 3 random winners will be chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the Catherine Pooler store. That way you can pick up your very own SOA if you’d like!!!! The winners will be announced on April 23rd on Catherine’s blog and will be selected from those that comment on ALL of the hoppers posts.


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  1. Denise Mlady says:

    I really love those colors on the sand dune cardstock. I have not tried the Glass Bead Glitter Gel but it looks so great over your fun background!

  2. Donna Neal says:

    Like the look of the coffee cup card on the sand dune cardstock – gorgeous! And thanks for including a new technique (for me). Thanks for sharing your art!

  3. Sue D says:

    Great cards. Love the images you added to the coffee cups.

  4. lLOIS JOHN says:

    Very unique cards!! Love them both!!

  5. Love the way you used all those words Laurel!! Cute cards. 🙂

  6. Cute cards! Love the one with all the words.

  7. Betsy Calvin says:

    Yes coffee is first thing in morning! Love the cards and new color and have ordered glass bead paste. So much fun to see the different ideas! Thank you

  8. Very beautiful cards!! I really love this release!!

  9. ELizabeth Roberts says:

    Coffee is great in the morning, but tea in the afternoon is just as nice. I loved both of your cards!

  10. Polly says:

    I really like card on craft paper something I don’t use enough.

  11. JanetB says:

    Love those decorated coffee cups!

  12. Karen K. says:

    Love these Laurel! The softness if the coffe card on Sand Dunes paper is great! And the sparkle on the other card…sooo pretty!

  13. I thought the new color was the one I’m been asking for at first. I got all excited, but then when I looked at your list of supplies I think I may be wrong. Great cards. Can’t wait to get this set. It was a busy week last week so I hopped quick and need to go back. Thanks for sharing. I’m still not sold on foil, however maybe with this collection with the die cut words I can give it another spin, we will see. I just need encouragement and the motivation to get the foil supplies.

  14. Nicole Anglesey says:

    Your cards are so much fun. Love how you made a card with just words.

  15. Love the coffee mugs with the designs on them. The sand dune cardstock was perfect for them and the colors that you chose. I really love how you used the glass glitter gel on the top of your second card. I’ve never thought of doing this but I have the gel and think it’s time to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. I do love the coffee mugs on the sand dune cardstock. It looks so natural.
    I also love the way the glass bead gel makes your card glow! Thank you.
    Smiles, Darby

  17. Ann Greene says:

    Love your cards. The glass bead glitter one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Two fun cards! I especially like the glittered background.

  19. This so fun! Love all those designs on the coffee cups. This is a fabulous release!

  20. Casey Anderson says:

    Love all of the cards!

  21. Melanie Culbertson says:

    Love the color combos. As always nice cards.

  22. Tracie Pond Designs says:

    Oh love that you used kraft and wow that glass bead glitter gel is neato!!! =)

  23. Susan Moll says:

    Fantastic cards! So very different from all I’ve seen so far. Love them!

  24. I’m team tea but your coffee cups make me want to jump over!

  25. Love these! I think I need some sand dune cardstock!

  26. Great cards. The sand dune cardstock works really well with colors you used.

  27. kraft cardstock and coffee go so well together.

  28. Theresa says:

    Awesome cards! I love how you can personalize the coffee cups. I can get enough of the scattered circles stencil. Your second card is so much fun!

  29. Farley Cross says:

    I’m all in for those coffee stamps and dies! Love your cards…and coffee, LOL.

  30. Lindar C says:

    How did I miss day 1& 2? Your cards are great!

  31. I know that you know that I love your card and this fabulous collection!

  32. Marge Hurtig says:

    Great cards! Loving this collection!

  33. Alli Shrewsbury says:

    Love that coffee cup card!! Using white ink to really make the other images POP!

  34. Rhonda Price says:

    Laurel, these are so great!

  35. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the glass bead glitter – gorgeous!

  36. Melinda Lowry says:

    Great cards! I do love what you did with the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Adds a whole new dimension to the card.

  37. Vivian says:

    Just got some glass bead glitter…can’t wait sit to try it! These stamps will be perfect for experimenting!

  38. Dana M says:

    Terrific cards Laurel! The first is warm and comforting, love the colors. The second bright and full of shine, the glass beads are amazing.

  39. Mary Laffin says:

    Always love your cards. The sparkly one here is my favorite. I think I have bought the glass bead glitter twice–now I really have to get it out and use it.

  40. Vicki Smith says:

    Your first card is my favorite because I like the colors you chose. Great new SOA box.

  41. Laura Casselman says:

    I love it when you work with Kraft paper! And thank you for showing how pretty the glass bead gel can be used!

  42. Becky G says:

    Love the coffee cup Card. Great choice of colors. The glass bead add a sparkle that is very unique. Love it can’t wait to order both sets tonight.

  43. Love the look of the Kraft paper. The glitter gel too! Great combo!

  44. Jill D. says:

    Love the CP Inks on the Sand Dunes cardstock. So pretty and soft.

  45. Love the glass bead glitter card…what a very cool technique! Just ADORE all of this new release!!!

  46. Sherry French says:

    I’ve your cards
    The floating coffee cups are great
    Glass bead sparkly sensation = Amazing!!

  47. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the card on the kraft. that always appeals
    to me – the colors just pop from the muted color.
    The second is blazing with color and so happy
    and fun. thanks for sharing two great cards.

  48. Karen says:

    Great cards

  49. Lorie says:

    Fun cards!

  50. jnana says:

    Love both these stamp sets and love what you did with them! Fun cards!

  51. Lacey Willetts says:

    Such great idea with using the glass bead gel for the whole card, thanks for the idea. Cute cards

  52. Fantastic cards. loving the glass bead card. Going to have to try that.

  53. Fran Smith says:

    What fun cards. They would put a smile on anyone’s face.

  54. Mary-Anne V says:

    Great cards…love the stamping on kraft.

  55. Beth Bray says:

    Love the effect on the colors by the cardstock choice. I need to play with my papers more.

  56. Tammy Beichner says:

    Love those little coffee cups

  57. Priscilla Steele says:

    Love the new color… perfect for this collection.

  58. Ellen says:

    Awesome cards Laurel. I love the details on the coffee mugs and the glass bead glitter gel makes the colors pop.

  59. Donna Hawkins says:

    I absolutely love your cards Laurel! The designs are fabulous and I love the glass bead used on second card! So excited to get this release!

  60. They super fantastic cards, Laurel.
    Love those fun backgrounds a lot.
    Thank you for the sharing the inspirations!

  61. nurse6b says:

    Love the full on glittered card with all those fun sentiments!!

  62. Jane M says:

    Great cards! Love the colors and Kraft cardstock on the first card. Your second is amazing! I love sparkly glitter gel idea. Thank you!

  63. Love the look of that first card, Laurel.
    I managed to get hold of a big jar of Viva glitter paste (Cristal gel – hologram) last week (in the only craft shop in my area in Crete, Greece) and boy, it is very glittery indeed LOL.

  64. Awesome cards! Wish I could see the glitter bead one in person as I’m sure it’s sparkly goodness!

  65. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Wow! Laurel your cards are amazing, thanks for sharing. Sure got to love both stamps sets. Wow!

  66. Nana Griffin says:

    Cute! Like how you curved some of the verses.

  67. Joanne Guarino says:

    Such fun cards, Laurel! Love how you used the glass bead glitter gel on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing!

  68. Kathy Serrahn says:

    awesome cards

  69. Huh, I never considered putting the glass bead gel over a bunch of sentiments, but that looks really cool. I bet it also feels really nifty too. I love the soft colors on the first card as well. I love the look of kraft, but I rarely use it because I’m usually making cards for my nieces, so I tend to go for really bright colors. But I will have to try this now, and actually send out my cards to adults I know. Novel concept, I realize. Thanks for sharing your fun design flair and great ideas with us!

  70. Tasha Dawson says:

    These are cute. Love the funky vibe they have =)

  71. Your cards are just too cute!

  72. Elizabeth Bielicki says:

    Amazing cards. Both color combos fab. I need to use glass bead glitter gel on an entire card front. Inspiring, Laurel !!!

  73. Carla Hundley says:

    How charming your
    coffee cups are with
    the stamped images
    on them! I love the
    second card.
    Carla from Utah

  74. These are really fun cards, Laurel.

  75. Kim Goodmanson says:

    WOW really love the Glass bead glitter gel, so fun!

  76. Love what you did with the glass bread glitter gel!

  77. Pam Rice says:

    Love your cards.

  78. Michelle Hackett says:

    Kraft card stock is so perfect for the coffee set. Both are great designs.

  79. Jean Mervine says:

    Cute cards. The card with the coffee cups is especially nice.

  80. Dee Earnshaw says:

    awesome cards!

  81. Linda S. Kaucher says:

    Love your cards and love that you’re teasing us about the new color…………

  82. nancy y says:

    what a neat idea with the glass bead gel – makes for a fun sparkly card! I like how you can change up the look of the cup with the little images.

  83. jen f says:

    Super cute!

  84. Fun cards. I like how you used the glass bead gel.

  85. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Love the retro look of your card Laurel!! 🙂 When I saw the long list of all the products you used….I had to go back and take a much closer look to see if I could find them all!! lol Thanks for sharing!

  86. Mary Heilner says:

    Great cards. Love your cardstock choice.

  87. Very lovely cards.

  88. Wow! I agree with the others on the coffee card on the sand dune cardstock! Absolutely lovely! Each time I think I have decided on which set between coffee or the tea collection, I see a card and think this one is the one I’m getting. Maybe I can get my husband to let me get both for an early Mother’s Day gift!

  89. Cheryl Fleming says:

    Love the card with all the words!! Neat idea!!

  90. Theresa Robinson says:

    Cute cards…looking forward to getting my set

  91. Marcia L Rollins says:

    I have GOT to try that glass bead stuff!

  92. Ann Cifaldi says:

    I absolutely love what you did with the Glass bead glitter great job. I think I am going to have to buy some now.

  93. Holly Paplow says:

    I LOVE your cards, especially the second card, so very pretty!

  94. Leanne in Cali says:

    Fun! I love your cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing with us!!

  95. Wendy Hughes says:

    Your teacup card is gorgeous love the colour combo

  96. Iris M Soscia says:

    So cute – love the glass bead glitter gel.

  97. I absolutely love that card with the glass bead glitter over it. The other card is very nice too, I like the muted tones on the sand dunes cardstock, can’t wait to play with them.

  98. Melissa Truhn says:

    Love the colors on tjwse.

  99. Fun cards! And I think we all love that glass bead glitter gel!! I bet that looks amazing in person!

  100. Angie Hall says:

    Super cards , Laurel. You always impress me with your creations.

  101. Sand dunes and coffee a match in heaven. You are rockin’ this collection, Laurel! So much fun in one small box!

  102. Brenda Gentry says:

    Love your cards!!! The first one is stamped so cute and that second one, oh my, I would love to see in real life!!! TFS

  103. Sue McRae says:

    Very fun and festive cards!

  104. Melody M says:

    I really love your glitter card! Wowza! I like those coffee mugs too. Too bad it’s so hot here, your card made me want a cup of hot cocoa!!

  105. I just love the way Catherine’s inks look against the Sand Dune color of the cardstock. You’ve done a great job here.

  106. trawnick2015 says:

    Love the double stenciling on your first card & the glass bead glitter gel effect on your second one. I love all the new stamps, dies & the new dotted stencil. Love this new SOA collection.

  107. Kathleen Mack says:

    Tea or coffee – both are awsome!

  108. Such gorgeous cards, especially the pink one! Love this SOA collection!

  109. Pam S. says:

    The patterns on the coffee mugs are my kind of thing. I’m leaning towards having coffee (stamps). 😉

  110. Marsha says:

    Very nice cards!

  111. canadiancaroline says:

    Love your mid-century modern coffee cups, using the coffee-coloured ink!!
    And the glitter bead paper screams “Woo-hoo!” Such great new products for celebration cards.

  112. Jodie Ramdas says:

    Lovely cards as always Laurel xxx love the glass bead glitter gel xx

  113. Super fun cards, Laurel! Really love that glittery sparkly one!

  114. Jill S says:

    Beautiful cards. I’m in love with the craft colored card.

  115. Kathy Doyle says:

    Love how the ink shows up on the sand card stock! Your second card is so bright and sparkly! Great cards!

  116. Pam K. says:

    I love CP’s Sand Dune card stock…I didn’t realize she offered that color! These are really cute cards, Laurel. Thanks for sharing!

  117. Denise Bryant says:

    Great cards! Love those coffee cups!
    The I Eat Cake set is my favorite, and I’d pick tea!

  118. Wow! The card with the glass bead glitter gel is gorgeous! How fun is this SOA?!

  119. Colleen Reilly says:

    Love how you created your own cup designs with the stamps from the collection

  120. Cathy says:

    Hi Laurel, you ALWAYS INSPIRE me and make me want to do something different…thank you for being a part of Stamp National and sharing with all of us.

  121. That coffee cup card is adorable!

  122. gailsnotes says:

    Wonderful cards Laurel. I love the coffee colours on the first card.

  123. Teresa L says:

    Nice cards, thanks for sharing,

  124. Heidi Minor says:

    Super cute

  125. Marjorie King says:

    very nice cards

  126. Gorgeous cards! What fun designs. This is such a cool release. Thank you for sharing.

  127. Teresa Cherka says:

    Beautiful work!

  128. Linda Steinbaugh says:

    Great cards, especially the one on the Sand Dune cardstock.

  129. jean marmo says:

    Such fun cards.

  130. Diane Durbin says:

    Two great cards!

  131. Beautiful cards. Love all the designs. 💕❤️

  132. ANDREA HASTILOW says:

    Love the calmness of the first coffee card then the brightness and glitter of the second card xx

  133. Tara Prince says:

    I love the coffee cups!!

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