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Hello World Blog Hop, a good cause and a GIVEAWAY

HELLO World! LOL! I have the pleasure of participating in this blog hop that features loads of inspiration as well as good cause! It all started when Chaitali Narla messaged Catherine Pooler looking to partner up to do some good in the world.  She illustrated the Hello World stamp set for Catherine Pooler Designs.  The stamp set features different “Hello” and “Hi” stamps in several languages with fun greetings to create custom sentiments. And up, it comes with a coordinating die set.  All profits from the sale of this stamp set and the coordinating dies from Saturday October 1 – Friday, October 7 will purchase computers and other school supplies for Sean’s classroom in Boston.

The cause:  Sean is a teacher in a school where most kids are on a free and reduced lunch program. The school doesn’t have the budget for a curriculum.  The school doesn’t have a library or computer lab. Sean teaches Civics & Government, Geography, and Debate and he wants to provide his students with the best education so he is working to raise funds for computers for his classroom. Teaching is his heart.  Think of all the things we use our computers for! By helping provide Chromebooks to his students (one Chromebook for every two children is the goal but how awesome would it be if we raised enough money for each student to have their own) you are not only helping these kids have access to academic material and learn in the age of technology (which is our present AND our future), but you are also showing these kids kindness, compassion and  the kind of community support and civic engagement Sean teaches! For more information and to consider donating (or sharing), please visit his fundraising page by clicking HERE!

For todays’ cards, I am using the two new stamps sets that were designed especially for this cause.  The Hello World Stamp Set, The Hello World Coordinating dies  and the Yay Stripes stamp set.



I colored the individual word dies with Copics and applied a heavy coating of the Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen over the top. I had fun pairing the stripes with the polka dots from the Yay Stripes stamp set.


For my next card, I paired the Yay Stripes stamp set with some goodies from the Lovely Notes Stamp of Approval collection, that is now available at the Catherine Pooler store.  I used the Lovely Lattice Background, Wonderful Wreath stamp set and coordinating dies and Hello World Stamp set and coordinating dies.

I decided to go with a Fall theme for this card. I adore the little pinecones and I think the “hello” fits nicely across that wreath.


GIVEAWAY:  I would like to offer up a $25 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store for visiting today! Just leave a comment below! Seriously, that’s it!!! 🙂



To read all about the cause we are raising money for, please visit Sean’s fundraising page by clicking HERE!


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  1. love the cards Laurel they are fabulous. I love how you added the colour on the first card that is so clever.

  2. Ruth Aubertine says:

    Love your cards, and such a great cause!!! Being retired from the school system after 35 years, I know how difficult it is to fund classrooms with the proper supplies. Hope Sean reaches his goal and beyond!!

  3. Charlene says:

    Love the card and wish the best for Sean and his kids!

  4. mjmarmo says:

    Lovely cards! Such a wonderful cause!

  5. Mary Laffin says:

    great cards for a great cause. Love how you combine these new items together and then with previous products.

  6. Marty Harris says:

    Both such lovely cards. I particularly like the color combinations and, of course the stamp set!

  7. Amy Cooley says:

    What a great cause to get behind! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards!

  8. Liz mca says:

    What a great cause. My daughters school has all the bells and whistles. Nothing like the school I attended

  9. Love the colorful words and the beautiful wreath. Great cause.

  10. Ginger says:

    Such a good cause. I really liked all the colored die cut greetings.

  11. Nancy R says:

    Two great cards and a wonderful cause!

  12. Angie Williams says:

    Both of your cards are amazing Laurel! I love both of them! Tfs

  13. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    As always..beautiful cards. Love the Hello stamps and the stripes.

  14. Lesley S says:

    Love the cards and love the cause!! Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

  15. Love the colored background on the dies – great card Laurel 🙂

  16. Terry B. says:

    Great cards and a great cause, thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Very lovely cards!!

  18. Love that hello card.

  19. What a great cause and such sweet cards! I especially like the shiny, multi-colred greetings in many languages!!

  20. Marie Duncan says:

    Love your cards!

  21. Theresa says:

    Love the different colored Hellos

  22. Beautiful cards Laurel! I was surprised by the first one with the copic colored words. Every stamper has a style and I can usually tell who’s card is whos from the SN DT, but I would not have guessed you made that card lol. Very pretty though 🙂

  23. Fran Wilson says:

    What a fun set. I love what you did with it, especially the Fall card.

  24. Dona Green says:

    Lovely cards and a very good cause. TFS

  25. Your hello fall card is perfect for this blustery Autumn day here in the Pacific Northwest, Laurel. I never would have guessed you copic colored the hello sentiments. They look beautiful. I also didn’t know you could use the Spectrum Noir pen on top of Copics. I need to pick one of those sparkling pens for myself. :). Thank you for being a part of this special blog hop for the kids!

  26. Love how you put that “hello” inside the wreath…a must try for me.

  27. korina malakie says:

    I love your fall wreath!

  28. Donna K. Hawkins says:

    Love your cards and what a wonderful cause to help!! Great work!

  29. Melynn says:

    Lovely cards and a great cause!

  30. Debbie Reemtsen says:

    The stripes add just the right pizazz–and such a great cause

  31. great! count me in please

  32. Love your cards. The fall one is my favorite, and the hello does fit nicely across the wreath!

  33. Linda Gorman says:

    Love both of your cards and these new goodies. I ordered all 3 this morning. Feels great to get new goodies and help someone out at the same time!!!!

  34. Virginia Palmer says:

    The fall wreath is perfect for the season!

  35. Laurie says:

    Great cards! Love the one with all the “hello’s”.

  36. JanetB says:

    Your cards are both great. I always like to see how people use background stamps. I struggle with that, and they always look good and add so much, I don’t know why I don’t use them more often. Thanks for the inspiration and for working on this great cause.

  37. Love the cards and the cause!!

  38. Nikki says:

    Great cards, Great cause!!

  39. Stacy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, such a great cause

  40. Carolyn S says:

    Wonderful cards made with some really great stamp sets! And we can help out a worthy cause too! Perfect!

  41. My husband teaches on an Indian reservation, and know all to well how important projects like this are. Thank you for your beautiful cards and Catherine Pooler for doing this!

  42. Christine M says:

    We so need more SEAN’S WOW what a wonderful soul!!! Your cards are FAB as usual, I enjoy following you Laurel whether on blog, FB, Periscope…….. your kids are so cute. That Lilly OMG!!! Good wishes in your new state.

  43. What a great cause–teachers rock! My daughter student taught at a school that was lacking in supplies and it’s difficult at best…Go Sean!

  44. Marie K. says:

    Great cause. Love national card making day!

  45. What such lovely cards there was so much love coming from your post, the giveaway , inspirations and card drive ❤️❤️❤️

  46. changedbyHim says:

    I love your videos, but it is your heart that speaks volumes. Thank you for all you share with us.

  47. Leanne in Cali says:

    Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!! Off to hop…

  48. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful cause! Your
    cards are beautiful and
    Happy World Card
    Making Day to you.
    Carla from Utah

  49. Nana711 says:

    Great cards. I am drawn to all cards with stripes or circles.

  50. shartl says:

    I love that happy looking card with all the ways to say hello!

  51. Happy WCMD! Beautiful card! Jingle is such a talented, amazing person.

  52. Barbara says:

    Love the background stripes and the Hello around the world stamp set.

  53. Two pretty cards! I love that you used different languages 🙂

  54. Kathy Dalgliesh says:

    The wreath card is my fave …since fall is my fave season!

  55. Cheryl Robertson says:

    Such a great cause! Great cards too!

  56. Bianca Rebel says:

    You’ve made amazing cards again! I allways look forward to a new blog of you.

  57. Christy Borfitz says:

    Fantastic cards! I am a second grade teacher and I know how difficult it can be when you don’t have what you need to teach. Great cause!

  58. Tracey Landt says:

    Awesome cards as always Laurel! Thank you for sharing!
    Wonderful Cause.

  59. Peggy Pride says:

    Awesome work you do, Laurel! Love the Cause as well. Thanks!

  60. Elyse Brown says:

    Love the way you colored the sentiments!

  61. Trina Chaska says:

    Awesome cards.

  62. What fun cards.

  63. I always love your cards, not a lot of frou frou frills. Education is the most important thing in this world especially for children in low income families. They can never get out of that cycle without education and in the world today, computers are essential.

  64. This is a super fun delightful card! 🙂

  65. What lovely and fun cards!

  66. Yor wreath card is stunning! I love how you got all those colors in there, without it looking “muddy”!! It sis beautiful.

  67. Laurel, saw your live video on FB. Thank you for the info. I have ordered 2 of the stamps designed for the computer cause. Education, for the kids is so important. We didn’t have computers but in today’s world it seems to be essential.

  68. THese are all so pretty!~ My favorite is the first one!!! I ordered this set and can’t wait to see how many computers are purchased through this fun hop! TFS!

  69. What a fun idea, love your card!

  70. Your cards are awesome! I ordered my stamps and dies today and can’t wait to get them.

  71. Awesome cards.

  72. I love that fall card! And such a great cause too!

  73. Love the card…and thank you for the chance to win!

  74. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the layers and colors! And those pinecones on the fall wreath are awesome!

  75. Kirsty Georgia says:

    That is a LOT of comments for you to read through, sheesh! So here’s mine…the scattering of different hellos is cool, and you showed another way to use the wreath set, thanks

  76. Susan R K says:

    Lovely cards – Thanks for sharing – Great ideas!

  77. Love your cards. This is such an awesome cause!

  78. I like the hello world card

  79. I loved your card for the blog hop!

  80. LOVE THE COLORS!!! Hope you are able to stop by my lil ole blog too! Thanks for joining in this great cause, so happy to be able to do this as well!!!

    HUGS Kimberly Wiener

  81. Inge Oostendorp says:

    A lovely card for a great cause

  82. Great cards, Laurel!!! ♥

  83. Tasha J. says:

    Beautiful cards!

  84. I love your gorgeous Hello World cards! The pretty wreath is my favorite! Thanks for being part of this hop!

  85. Erica Andersson-Burke says:

    What a fantastic cause! I love the different languages in this stamp set, fab for those overseas pen pals ?

  86. Very nice reason for doing this hop.

  87. Shelley Jo says:

    This is awesome!

  88. Isabelle says:

    Your two cards will make two persons really happy to receive them !

  89. Nana Griffin says:

    Both cards are lovely and this is a great cause.

  90. Laura Miller says:

    I like the first card – – with the different hello’s. Actually putting them in different colors kinda gives them a different personality – along with the different language. nicely done.

  91. Teri Smith says:

    Each card is so different from the other. I think the first is my favourite.

  92. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love how the card is divided. the many forms of hello
    is great. The wreath is very pretty.
    wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  93. What a great hop! Your cards are wonderful!

  94. Debbie Myers says:

    What a great cause and such a wonderful hop!! All this support for a cause restores my faith in humanity! Love the cards laurel!

  95. Barbara Green says:

    Love your cards for such a worthy cause.

  96. Vivian says:

    The Hello card is perfect! I really like how you colored the words…so simple, yet effective! Thanks for sharing!

  97. lisascreativeniche says:

    These are awesome! Love what this hop is for and the new set, what an awesome way to shine a little light on the world!

  98. What a wonderful cause! I can’t even imagine a classroom without computers. ..

  99. Karen Roberts says:

    i love all your cards, Laurel. The stripes stamps are awesome.

  100. Sebrina Bendel says:

    Very pretty cards.

  101. Jessica Lin says:

    Lovely cards for a wonderful cause! It’s so heart-warming to know that there are many in the card making community who are willing to take part in such a kind act. Best wishes!

  102. Gorgeous cards! I love the use of colors!

  103. ctobas77 says:

    I love them both. That wreath is seriously stunning!

  104. Both of your cards are beautiful Laurel!♥

  105. Paula Wolfe says:

    I love your cards. I especially love the wreath. The backgrounds make it extra special.

  106. Paige says:

    I love the cards. I’ve got to get back to the stamp table soon!

  107. Marta says:

    So cute! TFS

  108. Deepa Lakshman says:

    Both are wonderful cards. I love how you added color to the first card. Very creative.

  109. Nikki says:

    Wonderful cause and beautiful cards!!

  110. Linda Schulte says:

    Every school child should have access to a computer. Great cause. Love the gold background in this card

  111. Donna says:

    I love the combination of the stripes and polka dots – beautiful card! I ordered that set along with the hello world stamps and dies – so glad to help with a great cause!

  112. Melissa H says:

    woo hoo! worthy cause and beautiful card!

  113. Amber Smith says:

    Love your Hello card. Nice colours!

  114. Nancy K. says:

    Love the fall colors in your wreath card. Very nice!

  115. Love these colorful sentement . They put hope and full of cherness . Thanks for your kindness

  116. Betty Bunch says:

    Great card example–love the colors & style.

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