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In The Mood Online Class Release BLOG HOP with Video

Hello everyone! I’m here today to let you in on a little secret!!!!!  The online card class by Creativity Grows Here (Catherine Pooler’s Online Card Classes) that is sure to get you IN THE MOOD is open for registration today, hence the name IN THE MOOD!!!!!  Through mood board inspiration, the designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you. To celebrate the release of In the Mood, we have created a special In the Mood blog hop with a very special mood board just for you all so you can see what this class is all about. Each of the designers, and some of our friends have created a card based on this mood board. For all the details, be sure to head to Catherine Pooler’s blog! You should have hopped to me by way of the sweet ISHA!

There are 10 FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.  The more comments you make, the greater your chances are of winning!  You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 21st to leave a comment to be entered to win! Winners will be announced at on Monday on Catherine’s Blog !  Oh, and if you sign up by June 24th to get access to a BONUS mood board and two extra video tutorials. Just sayin!

Here is the card I made:


Inspired by this very special mood board created just for you all


Can you see the inspiration I took from the photo? The colors for one. Simply GORGEOUS! And I totally want those earrings! I had the perfect stamp for this. The stacked teacup stamp which is perfect from the stack of teacups in the inspiration photo! I kept the card sentiment free so I can use it whenever I need it. I can easily stamp a sentiment on the inside that suits my need! 🙂


I’ve also got a video for this card… Just a little some extra special for the hop… I hope this hop has inspired you and got you IN THE MOOD! Be sure to head HERE to sign up!!!! You won’t regret it! Personally, I was drawn in to every single mood board in this class. And I’ve seen all the projects and videos made by the incredibly talented designers. WOAH!  This is one of the best classes that I have ever seen.  It’s not geared towards a certain technique. It’s open ended for YOU!  So the sky is limit on what you can do with it!!! You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

Thanks for hopping with us!!!!!! Last up on the hop is Ally! Head on over and check it out!!

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  1. Marty H says:

    The background colors are truly lovely–thanks for the instruction…

  2. Shirley says:

    Love your card. Your background is awesome.

  3. Lynne Ingram says:

    Beautiful shades of purple.

  4. Sandy S. says:

    I’ve done several of the Online Card Classes offerings, but have never tried this site.

  5. Fabulous inspired card~~

  6. Love the card!! This mood board really works!

  7. Carla Hundley says:

    Great design and
    love the colors!
    Carla from Utah

  8. foleysfriend says:

    I like that the cups weren’t masked off (I would have done that); the effect is so beautiful; the “mood” of the card is perfect

  9. Love the magic of Distress Inks.

  10. Sue H says:

    Beautiful background. I can see how you were inspired!

  11. Laurel! You all have made me fall in love with these colors together … which I never would have even thought to use … I saw the tea cups, but first the gorgeous sky in your card! Amazing!
    =] Michele

  12. thecircleguru says:

    How cool is that! The back ground you created Laurel!!!! Super cute stack of tea cups too!!! Welcome to the Dream team girlie!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card, Laurel! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  14. Well, it’s not hard to see how you were inspired by a certain part of the mood board lol. Love the dramatic effect of your background with that large stamp!

  15. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  16. Teresa says:

    Laurel, what an adorable card!! So many uses for this card. Thanks for the idea!!

  17. D.Ann C says:

    Ahhh… soooo lovely! That smidge of black edge is a perfect accent!

  18. kstrating@gmail.com says:

    Just lovely! Thanks for the ideas with the watercolor and knowing just about any stamp would work with this idea. Love the teacups, though!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty background with that awesome stack of teacups stamped over it! Lovely colors!

  20. Theresa Paulson says:

    Love Purple!

  21. Deb Kane says:

    Oh thank you, I was hoping someone would use the Teacups as inspiration as that was what drew my eye (well the butterfly WAS first LOL) as I have a teacup set I haven’t used in years.

  22. Terrific card – love these colors on the black base!

  23. Elaine Brufatto says:

    Love the watercolor background and the stack of teacups.

  24. Thanks for showing us how you did the background. I picked up a few tips from it. Love the idea of the black showing through on the left side. Never thought of that idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  25. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the background. The stacked cups really pop off the card.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. What a wonderfully bold and striking card! love it!

  27. Janet sheppard says:

    Love how you did!

  28. Kathy says:

    Those colors behind the embossed teacups are gorgeous! Great technique.

  29. Jill says:

    These cards are really putting me in the mood to create!

  30. what a talented watercolor artist 😉 i can see i could learn a lot more gr8 ideas from you.. so i will be checking in on you and i wish you a gr8 bunch of hopbloggers:) LOL… ya i spelled that wrong on purpose! leaving lots of love behind… 🙂 c ya around..u r so lucky! to be able to join catherines awesome stampnation.. have fun now… sincerely “glow”ing 🙂

  31. Gorgeous card, Laurel! Love those stacked cups!

  32. Love your card!

  33. Terry DuMoulin says:

    Beautiful card ! I Love the color combination ! That stamp is Great too.

  34. SIre hope I have a chance to win, love the tea cups!

  35. kathy serrahn says:

    awesome card

  36. KT Fit Kitty says:

    I think I would love it too! Thanks for the chance! Great video and beautiful card! I like this smooshing technique!

  37. amandachristensens says:

    Such a beautiful card! Thank you for the video, too. I struggle with smooshing Distress Inks, but you make it look so easy. I need to give it another try!

  38. Linda Sodano says:

    Love the color combo! Great card!

  39. Bstaten1@yahoo.com says:

    Your background for this card is gorgeous…love the color combination. I’m not a coffee drinker but your cups stamp is so neat! I can understand how the mood boards would be a huge help when the mojo just won’t come…thanks for allowing us to enter for this great prize!

  40. BeverlyBL says:

    I just love those teacups. Great job on your background! That mood board has my favorite colors, and they look wonderful on your card. Thanks so much.

  41. I love that you took your inspiration from the pretty tea cups. (or are they coffee cups?) Those beauties really caught my eye. I also like the fact that you left the sentiment off. It’s nice to have a general purpose card that you can use for any occasion.

  42. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    just LUV the look of a simple black stamping over the top of that beautiful background!!

  43. Love your watercolor background, and those sweet tea cups!

  44. Janice Hilton says:

    Love…love the video! Thank you so much. The watercolour background is stunning.

  45. Pam Jorgensen says:

    Love the inspiration mood board idea…your card is lovely and thank you for sharing how you did it with your video. So helpful !!!

  46. Deborah Freeman says:

    This is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this technique.

  47. Maxine M. says:

    I’ve seen this stamp but didn’t buy it because I thought “ugh all that fussy coloring” and wasn’t in the mood (heehee) but this makes me want that stamp! Lovely.

  48. I love your gorgeous background!! What a simple but effective way to get a vibrant, gorgeous background!
    Well done! The tea cups are a perfect way to further relate your card to the mood board!
    Well Done!

  49. Patt H. says:

    Beautiful background & the teacups are wonderful! Love this one! Thanks for the great video!

  50. Madlin Baltzell says:

    Love it!

  51. Ruth says:

    I just love the stacked cups on the watercolor background!

  52. Oh man, just in LOVE with your card! Great rich colors, and the teacups – perfect!

  53. Peggy Pride says:

    Love it!

  54. Kim Heath says:

    Love the background and the card.

  55. beastybunny says:

    Fun card! Love the teetering tea cups!

  56. Lady Fair says:

    Beautiful card! You found the perfect image for your card, wonderful design.

  57. Loraine Pike says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  58. Catherine says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  59. Beautiful background.

  60. Thanks for the great video Laurel. I’m already a subscriber to your You Tube channel because I love your videos and this one was no exception. Awesome background on that card too.


  61. So beautiful! I would never have thought just to stamp an image in black over a watercolored background like this but it really is stunning. I’m going to have to give this a try, it’s gorgeous!

  62. What a beautiful color combination for your background. I love the outline stamp in black and letting the background do the work of coloring it!

  63. Traci Lord says:

    Fun background!

  64. irene grau says:

    I love the simple nature of this card. I should do more stamping of line art images without worrying about coloring them. It packs such a wow!

  65. Claudia M. says:

    It’s really amazing to see how the same mood board can inspire such a variety of great cards.

  66. Laurel, I love the water marks you used on your card. This makes your stand out. The color blending is so well done. I need this mood class. This board is so inspiring.

  67. Kimmer Manera says:

    Love water marks! Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait for the class!

  68. cyndybr7 says:

    The flowers, the butterflies, and now the cups – all enhanced by the colors of this board. Thanks for creating such an inspirational class.

  69. Love the beautiful watercoloring background

  70. Sue D says:

    Beautiful colors and I like the stacked cups.

  71. Love the background.

  72. Nancy Monahan says:

    Laurel, not only is the background awesome, but I personally collect tea cups!!! Love the bold stamp image! What can I say….time for a cuppa! Thanks so much for sharing your creation

  73. Linda Wilkinson says:

    Laurel love those cups I too am a coffee lover, this card is awesome the watermarks are amazing thanks for sharing♥

  74. Lovely background and I love that you’ve added the embossing powder to add dimension to the teacups. Beautifully done!

  75. Ava Maria says:

    Hi Laure,this card made me smile the moment I saw it. Nice job getting in the mood!

  76. Trina Chaska says:

    Love the different shades of purple.

  77. Sharon Field says:

    The background AND the card are amazing! I like the earrings too……..LOL I am a coffee lover myself so I love that stamp also…………it is a great size for a focal point. The black border and the shiny, crisp black lines are a great contrast to that gorgeous background…….BRAVO!!

  78. Cute card. Love the color.

  79. Katheryn Thames says:

    I really enjoyed your card video. I knew exactly when I would have stopped dipping the card in the ink because you turned it over to look at it, and I sucked in my breath because it was so pretty. The best part was that was when you stopped too.

  80. Carrie Galindo says:

    I love the background piece!

  81. Angela Bowie says:

    Your card is lovely Laurel! I love using images for inspiration, whether it’s a photo, painting etc…

  82. Deanna Souza says:

    Beautiful card, lovely background!

  83. Sherry Lowmaster says:

    love the back ground!! soooo pretty!!

  84. Beautiful card. Going to be an awesome class

  85. I love the background and the colors you chose and I love that stamp! how cool is that! and you don’t have to mask a bunch of cup stamps. thanks for sharing!

  86. Lovely card.

  87. Mandy Salazar says:

    Those are my most favorite colors!! Would love to know more about mood boards and how to use them! I sure do pin a lot of these types of ensembles on pinterest! I’d love to put them to good use! Have a Blessed Day!!

  88. sharbogast says:

    Seriously? I absolutely LOVE these colors together! Thanks so much for sharing.

  89. dawnnz says:

    what a beautiful card. The background is awesome

  90. Laurel your card is stunning – I love that you used the tea cups as part of your inspiration. Thanks so much for the video.

  91. Freda says:

    Background is beautiful and the teacups stamp inspired! Love your card best!

  92. Stunning background! I love your tea cups 🙂

  93. nadegedunand says:

    Amazing! Your work is always so inspiring. You’ve helped me get my creative flow back on, several times. Thank you.

  94. That background is fabulous! The teacups lovely.

  95. Laura Miller says:

    Lovely card and thanks for the sample technique – – I rarely do the flicking of clean water to get the water spots. Perfect stamp set for the mood board.

  96. Love your soft background with the stacked tea cups! Love your video and that you left it sentiment-free.

  97. Barbara F says:

    Beautiful card, love the backgtround.

  98. great background!

  99. Tink says:

    Awesome card! You Rock!

  100. Jackie says:


  101. Love all things Distress! Great technique.

  102. Debbie A. says:

    Very pretty card! I love that you pulled the teacups from the mood board. I hadn’t really even noticed them much – got all caught up in the flowers & butterfly.

  103. Such a fun card!

  104. Lynne says:

    I really like the freedom of this technique

  105. Beautiful card thank you. I think I NEED this stamp….I KNOW I need this stamp. 🙂

  106. A fantastic card with this speckled background. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  107. Love the background. I could see this framed and hung in a kitchen. Beautiful

  108. Gorgeous card, Laurel! I love the colors in the background. The stacked teacups stamp is ‘just my cup of tea!’ ♡

  109. Pretty background!

  110. nurse6b says:

    Love the colors and the tea cups!!

  111. Always impressive Laurel!!!

  112. Elizabeth Barnes says:

    Great card. I wish I had that teacup stamp.

  113. so lovely! thanks for the ideas

  114. Sandra Johnston says:

    Very pretty card! Love the tea cups!

  115. Theresa says:

    Cool interpretation! Thanks for the bomus video.

  116. Great video and pretty card!!

  117. Your background turned out so nice. Pretty card.

  118. mjmarmo says:

    So fun!

  119. I love that outline image over your wonderfully smooshed background.

  120. Faith Gaspar says:

    Oh My… Simply Beautiful… Loved the Video and what you have Created. I was drawn to the Cups also, so I’m thankful you made a card with them….

  121. Very whimsical. The background is a lovely mix of the boards colors.

  122. Fran W says:

    Love your teacups and the background. Really nice!

  123. underwoodsharon says:

    Nice background! Love the teacups!

  124. Lois says:

    :\Love the colours in your background and the cups and saucers are to die for – where did you find them?

  125. Jennifer H says:

    That background is gorgeous!!!!

  126. Christine says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing

  127. What a fun stamp and the background colors are gorgeous and the background was so simple.. Thank you.

  128. Kathy says:

    I was wondering when someone would draw on the teacups for inspiration! Very nice. thanks for the card and the chance to win a class registration!

  129. Carol Mc says:

    Love the card you created. A perfect match for that mood board.

  130. Heather P says:

    Lovely card. The background colours are beautiful.

  131. Jeannette aka Jnett says:

    So enjoyed your video and the surprise of added the water drops at the end. Love it!

  132. Ellie f says:

    Mood boards – what a great idea for a blog hop. May try it myself as a different way to get inspiration. Love your card.

  133. This is so pretty — you are the first to use the cups for your card!

  134. JaniG says:

    Very pretty card…. elegant and fun! Thanks for sharing.

  135. Cindy Pryor says:

    Love the cups in bold black on top of your watercolored background. Thanks for the tutorial video showing how you made this card. Stunning!

  136. Beautiful card!

  137. I love the stamp! Thanks for sharing.

  138. Myra says:

    What a fantastic cup stamp!

  139. Michele says:

    Great card!

  140. Billie says:

    I had to smile when I saw your card. Really reminds me of my kitchen counter, but much prettier. I love the look of this “homey” card.

  141. I love that cup stamp. And the background is awesome.

  142. wallkatherine says:

    Pretty! Thank you!

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