Catherine Pooler

Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval BLOG HOP

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Tropically Yours Stamp Of Approval Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from ILINA’s BLOG.  The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.
The collection goes up for sale on tomorrow, July 19th 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!
Let’s check out a couple of cards I made with this collection. I made sure to use a new ink color (available separately) so look closely!
This card features the Stand Tall and Tropically Yours stamp sets from the collection. The Stand Tall coordinating die set is available as an add on. I blended four Catherine Pooler ink colors to create that gorgeous background. (Juniper Mist, Royal Treatment, Mandarin Spice and Tiara). I sprayed the Grunge background stamp with water and stamped it onto the ink blended background and LOVE LOVE LOVE the look.
Then I stamped the images with Midnight ink.  I thought Vellum flamingos would be perfect to add to this card….
My next card features the Leave me in Paradise stamp set and showcases how gorgeous Catherine Pooler inks are when combined with water! I inked up the images with various colors of ink and the NEW INK color and spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped…
The center of the florals are stamped in Black Jack ink and the sentiment really pops thanks to the Midnight ink.

SOA Tropically Yours Collection is Available for purchase TOMORROW and includes:

  • Stand Tall Stamp Set
  • Tropically Yours Stamp Set
  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Leave me in Paradise Stamp Set
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set
  • Cabana Tiles Die
  • Canvas Grunge Background Stamp


  • Stand Tall Dies
  • Leave Me in Paradise Dies
  • Tropically Yours Dies
  • Fearless Pursuit Dies
  • Coral Cabana Ink pad


THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate.  Entries will close on Friday, July 20 and will be announced on the blog.


Goodies used (SOA products used available tomorrow)

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  1. Kathy Serrahn says:

    Gorgeous cards

  2. Jodie Ramdas says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel. I love the background on the first card so much. Such awesome colours.

  3. Beth B says:

    Another great technique with that grunge stamp. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  4. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    Your first card is absolutely awesome! Love me some grunge

  5. Karen K. says:

    The vellum flamingos…perfection! And the “watercolor” florals are so pretty!!

  6. Linda Gorun says:

    Love your “You Had Me at Aloha” card! It’s so bright and cheerful, and makes me want to visit Bora Bora, lol.😎

  7. Wow!!! Fabulous cards!!! Colors are really gorgeous!!!

  8. Amazing cards. The floral card is so soft and pretty.

  9. Great cards, Laurel! Love the addition of the vellum flamingos to that fab background, and your watercoloured look of your second card is so soft and pretty.

  10. Christy Borfitz says:

    Very fun cards, Laurel! I love the water colored look on the second one!

  11. Ronnie Klatt says:

    Really pretty cards – I love the vellum flamingos. Great idea.

  12. Sarah says:

    Beautiful designs! I love the colors you chose.

  13. Linda Gorman says:

    Love your cards! The background stamp is amazing! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. I love the impressionistic vibe of your 2nd card! So fun with the bold, vibrant colors of CP inks!

  15. Tara Prince says:

    Wonderful cards! Love the colors!!

  16. Sabrina Radican says:

    Absolutely beautiful and very stunning!!

  17. Amy L says:

    Fabulous cards, Laurel. The watercolor stamping you did is absolutely gorgeous and inspirational. I was on the fence on if I should get this SOA and you sold me on it. Beautiful job.

  18. Tracie Pond Designs says:

    Beautiful backgrounds =)

  19. Beautiful, love the colors on these cards!

  20. Nana Griffin says:

    Love your backgrounds. Great ideas.

  21. Marcia L Rollins says:

    I am glad you used the grunge stamp; it has me puzzled. The water colored look card is lovely, much more my taste!

  22. I love the look of the watercolor flowers! What a fun technique!

  23. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Adore the stylized sun and flamingo card. Your signature rainbow background is just gorgeous!

  24. Love the spritzed grunge background! Stunning with the velum flamingoes. Love the way your mind works Laurel.,, Velum flamingoes! and it works so well. The watercolored flowers are a lovely look as well TFS

  25. Joan Martin says:

    Loved how you used the grunge stamp. Really gave texture to the sky and water.

  26. Ina Good says:

    Thank youforvideo love your cArd and new tropical collection

  27. Anne-Marie says:

    I love that sentiment- you had me at Aloha!! Lovely ideas with these cards.

  28. pagemakercmc says:

    Those are SO cute. I love the flamingos and the whole tropical theme!!

  29. mjmarmo says:

    BEautiful cards with such pretty colors!

  30. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Gorgeous cards you’ve created, love the mix of colours on the fab flamingo card & how crisp & pretty the second card is x

  31. Brandy Duncan says:

    Stunning cards. I love the vellum flamingo. That was such a unique idea. I’m head over heels for the grunge background. I see myself using it for several techniques.

  32. Very pretty!

  33. beccab33324 says:

    You had me at the flamingo card – I just love it! Beautiful cards.

  34. Kelly says:

    I love the vellum flaming, it looks great against that grunge background, and the floral card is just lovely.

  35. Dee Earnshaw says:

    such fun cards – love your work:)

  36. Laurel, your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and being apart of this Blog Hop.

  37. Alli Shrewsbury says:

    Such great cards and color choices!

  38. Alyssa McClain says:

    Your ink blending is superb! Beautiful!

  39. Lindar C says:

    Beautiful cards, that floral set is gorgeous!

  40. The flamingo card is gorgeous. The deep, vibrant
    colors really make a fascinating scene.
    Love the flowers.
    thanks for sharing

  41. Can’t wait to get this SOA! All the cards are so neat! Thanks

  42. Sheryl Brandt says:

    Great cards Laurel! Love that grunge background stamp and those adorable Flamingos!

  43. Karen Roberts says:

    Love your little flamingo! Thanks for sharing.

  44. Janice Woll says:

    Love the cards. The idea of spraying stamp with water before stamping is new to me. Will have to try it.

  45. Phyllis says:

    Love the second card.

  46. I love the watercolor look with these stamps! Beautiful. Smiles, Darby

  47. Paige says:

    That water color card is really fun!

  48. Tasha Dawson says:

    So very pretty. Love how you did the flamingos!

  49. More wonderful creations from this incredible collection! Love the look with that background stamp and those vellum flamingoes.

  50. Inspired Cdn says:

    Great cards. Love the “watercolor” flowers.

  51. Wendy Stram says:

    Getting so excited!
    Wendy Stram

  52. I adore the first card. The background is simply fabulous!

  53. Sally says:

    Love the cards. colors are super.

  54. Cheryl Fleming says:

    I love both cards!!

  55. Barbara says:

    I love the watercolor look of those flowers – beautiful

  56. Dana M says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the low profile of the designs, so nice for mailing, yet packed with wonderful details.

  57. What great cards!

  58. Melinda Lowry says:

    Oh, those flamingos! The sunset background with that grunge background stamp is beautiful!

  59. nurse6b says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel!!

  60. Cute cards, thanks for sharing.

  61. Vicki Smith says:

    I do love the second card giving it a watercolor look. Both cards are wonderful!

  62. Jill Stewart says:

    Wow. Love these cards. Day 3 and there are so many beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  63. Cheryl Jones says:

    Your cards are so different from everyone else and I love them. The second watercolor card is my favorite.

  64. Jill D. says:

    Laurel, both cards are just stunning. I love them. So excited about this collection!

  65. I am loving the watercolor look for the flowers a lot!

  66. Laura Miller says:

    You are a master at using water to create so many special affects. I like both but the second one shows this tropical stamp set in such a new way! THANKS.

  67. Debbie Bonczek says:

    These are beautiful. Loving that floral card.

  68. Diane Loughrey says:

    Awesome cards

  69. Love your card – those flamingos are so ddarn cute.

  70. clepatb says:

    You sure have a way with color Laurel!

  71. Patti Hughes says:

    These are so much fun! The vellum flamingos are adorable!

  72. Barbara Brennan says:

    Leave Me in Paradise with some water spritzing…OOoooooooooooooooooo yes!

  73. Virginia Anderton says:

    I loved the simplicity of your second card. Something that can be done in a hurry.

  74. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great cards! Those flamoingo are fabulous!

  75. Cindy Holmes says:

    AWWW great cards! I especially LOVE the second card with all the GORGEOUS bright colors!!

  76. Vickie Buehler says:

    Love your designs, Laurel! Beautiful cards!

  77. What a great showcase, so perfect!!!!

  78. Heather Parry says:

    Great cards! I especially like the background of the first card.

  79. Shines says:

    Your “You had me at Aloha” has great color choices!

  80. Leanne in Cali says:

    Love your cards and style! Thanks so much for sharing with us on this fun blog hop!!

  81. Suna says:

    Just love love love this collection, awesome cards!

  82. Lori says:

    Awesome cards

  83. Carol Coleman says:

    The whole concept of using vellum is way cool. Haven’t thought about vellum in years. Mahalo!

  84. Denise Mlady says:

    Fantastic cards! Can’t wait to get this collection.

  85. Elyse says:

    Awesome cards.. Love that grunge background stamp.

  86. Nicole England says:

    I absolutely love your dark and grungy cards. I wait impatiently for your blogs to come out so I can see what you have created. I love the watercolour flower cards as well though- it is like I have a devil and an angel on each shoulder telling me what I should like 😊

  87. Sharon O says:

    Beautiful cards, especially the first one with its stunning background!

  88. Terri Mansfield says:

    Oh that Aloha card made me swoon!!! Can’t wait for the party….16 minutes!!!

  89. Diane says:

    Gorgeous cards. I love the water color; so soft and beautiful.

  90. Kira N. says:

    The backgrounds you created are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  91. Such beautiful cards. Loving the water color effect on your second card.

  92. Beautiful cards. The first one with the flamingos is especially stunning.

  93. Polly Roberts says:

    That first card is spectacular with the background stamp. Can’t wait to try that.

  94. Cindy Wesley says:

    Stand tall background is stunning.

  95. Mary Laffin says:

    great cards. Love how you put colors togethers–beautiful.

  96. AMAZING! So cool how you used the background stamp. Love that sunset

  97. Lindsay Lajola says:

    Wow! Such beautiful backgrounds! Great job!!!

  98. Trina Chaska says:

    Wonderful cards. I love the second card.

  99. Nancy Y says:

    The sunset scene card is just delightful! And it’s fun to see the watercolor look with the stamp set.

  100. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    That second card looks like a watercolour painting and it’s beautiful!!

  101. Connie Hinkle says:

    Love your cards 😍

  102. Rosemary says:

    Your tropical theme is so good I can almost taste it!Great work.

  103. Francine Weinberg says:

    Great cards! Really loving this collection! TFS

  104. Kathy Doyle says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the vellum flamingos over the grunge background! The watercolor flowers are very realistic!

  105. amy hacker says:

    Super fun cards! Love them.

  106. gail says:

    2nd one, water stamp ink technique, cool

  107. trawnick2015 says:

    Wow! Those cards are so pretty. I always say I have enough stamps & dies & then I see the first product release. Oh well. What’s enough anyway. Love the new collection. My favorite stamp set is Tropically yours with the borders a close second. Those dies are pretty cool also.

  108. Those vellum stamped flamingos are so unique looking and I love the sunset background!

  109. Oh my !! Your pair of cards is simply magnificent !! The background on the first one is absolutely incredible ! And what a perfect idea to make your flamingos out of vellum ! 👌Your second card is maybe a little more “conventional” but fits the theme of the SOA perfectly. Awesome job as always !

  110. Love those vellum flamingos! two great designs from a great collection 🙂

  111. Sandee says:

    Great cards Laurel. I always look forward to see what you’ll create. Love the background and the water colored stamps.

  112. The watercolor look background is beautiful!

  113. Jennifer Meister says:

    Thank you for sharing love the flamingos!

  114. I love love love the canvas grunge background stamp. Your card using it is gorgeous.

  115. Diane Durbin says:

    Beautiful cards. I like the tropical scene best.

  116. Beautiful cards. The vellum flamingos look great. I love the second card. It’s amazing how a spritz of water can really change the feel of the card…romantic.

  117. Val P says:

    All of your cards are terrific!

  118. Beautiful cards, Laurel! Especially love the ‘watercolour’ one xx

  119. Such fun cards!

  120. Both fabulous cards! The first one has such a beautiful, dreamy background

  121. Sharon L. says:

    Wonderful cards, really like those vellum flamingos!

  122. Andre M. says:

    Your cards are so bright and happy! Loving the vellum flamingos. Thanks for the inspiration.

  123. JEWELZB says:

    Beautiful cards!! I simply adore those flamingos. I think those lil cuties are my favorite!!

  124. Rosemary Lettieri says:

    I love the way you blended the inks for the flamingo cards. Such great talent. Awesome!!

  125. Suzanne Mastrorilli says:

    Gorgeous !! 🙂

  126. Denise says:

    I love both cards especially the flamingos….so creative!

  127. Michelle Hartline says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the one that says “you had me at aloha”!

  128. CraftyLawyer says:

    Love the “You had me at Aloha” Card!

  129. Sandra w says:

    Loving that watercolor.

  130. ann greene says:

    Laurel, I knew there would be blending and water involved in your cards and you did not disappoint. They are great cards. Thanks for sharing.

  131. Nicole Brown says:

    Great cards! Wonderful blending of colors. Love the flamingos!

  132. Jeanne Beam says:

    Fantastic cards and wonderful colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  133. Kathy Markwardt says:

    I love all the vibrant colors with your designs and the stamps ase so versatile!

  134. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! Your flamingos are amazing with that awesome background!

  135. canadiancaroline says:

    Awesome ideas, Laurel! I love the vellum flamingos layered over that beautiful tropical scene. And the florals look so lifelike, softened and stamped with water.

  136. Sue D says:

    Great background for the flamingos and I like the colorful flowers.

  137. Chrystyna says:

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing how you got the background effect on the flamingo card. Awesome!

  138. Wendy Lambert says:

    I love how the colors are muted. Your flamingo card is just beautiful.

  139. HeikeK. says:

    Wonderful cards.

  140. Kim Hover says:

    So much fun with these new colors and stamps. Love the ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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