Saturday, January 6, 2018

Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop


Have you heard of the limited edition collections offered by Catherine Pooler Designs called Stamp of Approval?! Past releases have been spectacular and this one is just as spectacular!


Let me help introduce the Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Collection! The Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air is an exclusive collection. The products were designed exclusively for this box, are brand new and won't be available separately for a number of months. 

This happy box is jam packed full of items that are perfect for Valentine's Day, but as my products showcase today, perfect for any time of the year. I really love how all the items and add-on of the COLLECTION work so well together.

For my first project, I started with a smooth, white card base made from Catherine Pooler's Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then stamped the airmail stripe from Happiness Enclosed on the left hand side and used a marker to border it. I then die cut some clouds from the an add-on, Love is in the Air Die, out of a blue cardstock panel die cut from the Postage Stamp Die. I added a bit of baubles to the clouds from The World Awaits Stamp Set, and stamped a balloon from Love is in the Air Stamp Set using the rock n' roll technique with It's a Girl Ink (and a surprise color) and die cut this from Love is in the Air Dies. I finished the card by stamping the compass from the Bon Voyage Stamp Set in Sauna Ink and a sentiment from Bon Voyage in Black Jack Ink(affiliate links used)


I have another card featuring the new items from the new collection!


My next card is as clean and simple and sweet as can be. Once again, I started with the awesome Catherine Pooler Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as a base. I used Clarity Brushes to blend in a sky with It's a Boy Ink, and then lightly splattered some droplets over it. I added some white cardstock clouds with the add-on dies, Love is in the Air Dies, and then a partial sun die cut from the Sunburst Die. I also inked this up with Clarity Brushes and Tiara Ink. I die cut two hearts from the add-on Bon Voyage Accoutrements Dies. I finished with a custom sentiment found with words in the Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set, stamped with Black Jack Ink.



If you don't already know and are interested in this collection, you'll need to subscribe to the waitlist to get the first notice of the sales list, as the collections sell out quickly! Click HERE to subscribe to the waitlist!


There's also prizes up for grabs to celebrate the Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Collection. One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on January 10th on Catherine's Blog. The winners will win their box and if you already have purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate to the store worth $100 towards a future purchase!

Here's a list of hop participant's today:
Karen Baker (that's me!)

Be sure to visit Catherine's Blog tomorrow and Tuesday for more sneak peeks from this collection! And come back on Wednesday, January 9th, for one more project from me as we celebrate the Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Collection!

333 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the soft colors you used and the thin strip of striped paper along the edge of your first card.

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  2. Your cards make me think of spring. I am tired of winter already lol I think a background of the map and the air balloon would make another fabulous card.

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  3. I really like the scenes you have created with the stamps and dies Karen! These cards are super cute!

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  4. Karen your cards are awesome, very nice soft colors you use, the stamp and die cut clouds are amazing, so much you can do with this collection thanks for sharing.

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  5. Such fun cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the effect using Clarity brushes; I actually prefer the brushes to sponges myself.

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  7. Love your "for you" card its so cute!

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  8. These are so adorable Karen!! Love both the scenes you created.

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  9. These are two cute and simple cards!!

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  10. Fun cards...bright and sunny...

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  11. I’m a stamp junkie!
    I love the shading!! It’s a technique I would like to be better at! Very simple & bright!

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  12. Happy New Year, Karen.....thank you for the great blog hop and giveaway. New color might be Wild Radish Red. ♥

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  13. I'm loving that compass stamp.

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  14. These are lovely! I just love the SOA boxes!

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  15. I'm a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is a pink-purple shade. Your cards are adorable!

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  16. The cards are ao adorable. I love the colors you used .

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  17. Cute cards. I'm a stamp junkie and I think the new ink color is magical purple.

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  18. Fabulous cards and so cute too!!

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  19. I am a Stamp Junkie! Love, love, love the SOA stamp collection and dies and inks and blocks! Can’t wait to see the new ink colors!

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  20. Your duel use of the die cuts make the cards very fun and interesting.

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  21. I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new ink color is a dusty, rosy pink. Love your “miss you” card!

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  22. Love your cards and this new SOA Box. Sooo cute!
    I am a Stamp Junkie and I believe the new ink color is Calming Clear(an Embossing Ink)

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  23. Karen, I just LOVE your projects. That second one is so sweet. And the first - love how you have clouds as a negative cut - brilliant! :)

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  24. Great cards thank you for sharing!

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  25. Great cards. I think my original thought on color is way off, but I'm hopeful for a white so I thought it was coconut love or love shack.

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  26. What beautiful cards! The balloon card has a nostalgic feel! Great job! I’m a stamp junkie and I think the new ink color is in the red family. Pink ish

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  27. I absolutely adore your cards. This is one of my favorite collections thus far. The sun die is right up my alley, as is everything in the collection. I can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies.

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  28. Really cute cards. Love the sunburst die.

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  29. Karen I love how you used the sun, sky and clouds on your card!

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  30. Fabulous cards!! Love the clean & simple design!!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. So pretty! Loved the ink sneak peek :D

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  33. Both cards are really sweet designs.

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  34. I love how you colored the hot air balloon, getting excited for next week!

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  35. Great cards! Love that these stamps can be used in so many different ways.

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  36. Beautiful cards!!! I love your style Karen, so bright and cheerful!

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  37. Love the simplicity of the card with the sun! They are perfect

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  38. Very nice cards! I love that sunburst die.

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  39. Aww, simple but pretty! I'm a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is Limoncello Yellow!

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  40. You've done some wonderful mixing and matching with the elements in this collection, Karen, showing how well they all work together. I especially love the clean-and-simple collage look of the first card.

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  41. Both cards are wonderful! I love how you created a stitched panel and cut the clouds out of it and used it for the sky! Such a cool idea!

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  42. Adorable cards! Thank you for sharing. I am in love with the dies in this new collection!

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  43. Beautiful cards, Karen!! I adore how you used the stitched rectangle to create your sky on the first card. Brilliant!

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  44. I really like your cards, especially the first one, so cute.

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  45. HI, I’m new to your blog from Stamp Junkies. I love the colors you’ve used for the blending with the sun.

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  46. I love the card with that the hot air balloon and how you created the fun sky to go behind it.

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  47. Wonderful cards, Karen! They are so full of nice colors and love the clouds used on both. My favorite is the one with the hot air balloon!

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  48. love the clean, cheerful looks to your cards!

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  49. Such bright and cheerful cards!

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  50. These soft colors have me in love! Great layouts.

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  51. Both cards are so sweet! I love hot air balloons.

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  52. I am a Stamp Junkie! I love SOA products and these cards are fabulous!

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  53. Love your cards.....as always!

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  54. Cute cards, Karen. I love how you used both your negative and positive pieces of the clouds. Clever! =)

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  55. Great cards, love the light and airy feeling of this collection.

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  56. Love your take on these stamps! Very pretty!

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  57. Beautiful cards with such lovely details. How do you get your background so smooth and even on the sun card?

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  58. Beautiful! I love your different skies, so pretty!
    I'm a stamp junkie and I think the new CP color has gotta be a bright and pretty pink

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  59. With this gold winter weather your cards are a breath of fresh air. So colorful and sunshiney!!!!!

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  60. Awesome cards! These stamps and dies look like sooo much fun.

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  61. Such cheery cards. Love the clean and simply style I am a stamp junkie and think the new color may be ultra-violet.

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  62. Beautiful cards. I love the hombre on the hot air balloon and shading on the sun and hearts. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Love the sunburst! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  64. I’m excited to have the sunburst...

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  65. I already commented - but I am a Stamp Junkie, and my guess is Sunshine Yellow

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  66. I’m a stamp junkie and I think the new colour is yellow! Thanks so much for a chance to win!! Belinda Wild

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  67. Very fun cards. Will be a great pick me up for the people who receive these cards.

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  68. Beautiful cards!! I love that air balloon on your first card!!!

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  69. Simple, but awesome, way to use a stitched panel. I love the clean look of your cards because they still pack quite an artistic punch! Thank you for sharing your talent. Smiles, Darby

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  70. Love the CAS designs! So much creativity!

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  71. Love your sunshine card" I'm excited for this box!!

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  72. Cute cards. I like how you used the compass on the balloon card.

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  73. I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new colour is Passionate Pink. I absolutely love the doodle style of these stamps! Your ballon Card is especially gorgeous. Can’t wait for the release!

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  74. Great cards and love your sponging work.

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  75. I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is Tropical Burgundy!

    I have been thinking about getting the brushes because I really like the look it gives!

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  76. Love all of the stamped elements on this card. Beautiful work.

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  77. Your cards are so playful and cheerful. The sun makes me smile! Love them all!

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  78. Gorgeous! I’m in love in the ballonstamp!!!

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  79. Love the bright cards! They are so cheerful and made me smile.

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  80. Great cards. I'm really like the balloon stamps. My guess for the new color is a pale gray/silver......

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  81. Hi Karen! I'm a Stamp Nation member. I just love your pretty sunshine card, the ink blending is wonderful and love the starburst die!

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  82. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. love your cards. I'm a Stampnation member

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  84. I love the sunburst die and Love is in the Air!

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  85. Great blog hop and cards! Looking forward to the release!

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  86. Super cute, thank you for sharing!

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  87. Great cards!!!! Can't wait for the collection!

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  88. Love Hot Balloons so cards with it on is perfect!

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  89. Loving your bright and cheerful creations, they have certainly cheered this cold grey day here in the UK! Hugs Bev x

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  90. Another awesome collection. Glad to see you ladies are still rocking in 2018!!!

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  91. So pretty!!! I Love your designs, colors, and details. And I love the softness and simplicity. Just lovely. Happy New Year!

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  92. Hi Karen, I am brand new here and to blogs. What I see so far makes it certain I will be back with you soon. I love your cards. Off to hop!

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  93. Love your cards and colors you chose. I will be returning!

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  94. Great cards! That sunburst is going to be so much fun to play with.

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  95. What sweet looking cards. Great ideas! Thanks

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  96. Fun Cards - soft clouds, pretty hearts - Thanks for sharing

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  97. Every one of your cards is a winner! They are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your talent with us AND putting these new products to good use......well done, girl! :)

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  98. Super cute cards. I love how you used that sun. Can't wait to get this kit.

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  99. Karen,
    Very sweet cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Nicely done! Love the air balloon.

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  101. I love your card! I'm a junkie and I think the color is either magenta or white

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  102. I love your cards especially the hot air balloons card. Simple adore that compass! I'm a stam Nation member and so looking forward to the next SOA release.

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  103. I am a stamp junkie and think the new color is khaki. I like the sunshine card the hearts in the air

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  104. I love these cards. Thanks for sharing the versatility of the sets and the add-on dies. I'm going to have to get them along with everything else. $$$

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  105. I like the simplicity of the cards I love the dimension of the card. I think that is what makes cards pop, that and color.

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  106. Love the maps, wish I could win a so a kit that would be so awesome!

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  107. Great cards, love the soft colors. I really like the way you used the starburst die at the bottom of the second card. When I first looked at it I thought you had cut it from the card instead of adding it to the top. Gave me some good ideas that never crossed my mind before.

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  108. Wonderful cards. Just love the think strip of stripe paper. it really catches the eye!

    Samantha Jackson-Houp aka Sammibug aka Sammi

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  109. Love these cards. The colors really pop.

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  110. So cute! I love those clouds. Nothing went to waste. Love it!

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  111. Love these simple cards. My favorite kind.

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  112. Love your cards! Great colors also! Thanks for sharing and have a great time with your boys, they grow up way to fast. I ought to know I have 3 daughters their ages as this year continues are: 41,40 and 27.

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  113. First time with you all. It feels quite exciting. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Your 2nd card with the sun is simple yet so expressive.

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  114. These cards you made with the Love is in the Air Collection, are so sweet. I'm looking forward to using that cute balloon die, thanks for the inspiration.

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  115. I'm a STAMP JUNKIE and I think the new color is Fruit Punch

    Samantha Jackson-Houp aka Sammibug aka Sammi

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  116. Loving the clouds - - they make me daydream and the addition of the balloon, take me away!

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  117. soooo very cute...winning this would be the greatest start to a New Year!
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  118. Very pretty cards using the new SOA release. Loving the bright colors and simplicity of your designs!

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  119. Completely different look.. love it.

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  120. Love the sunburst card! Simple and pretty!

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  121. Love your cards. Beautiful, with much talent showcased. thank you for sharing with us.

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  122. Super cute cards! Love how you splattered color over the blue on the last card!

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  123. Love the soft colors,clouds and the sunbursts.

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  124. I love how you created the sky. I am going to have to play around with that technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!! You have sparked many ideas that I can use clouds when making cards. So glad I joined Stamp Nation and hope I am lucky enough to get a SOA box.

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  126. Love the second especially! Sweet and simple.

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  127. You have such a talent for pulling all the elements of your cards together in such a pleasing way. Love the tiny additions to the clouds. :)

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  128. What great cards!!! The soft colors are wonderful.

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  129. What fun-looking cards. Very nice :)

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  130. Love your sunburst card! Thanks for the new colour clue - I may be onto it!

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  131. Karen, Your cards are amazing! Can't wait to get my collection. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  132. Love the clouds with the sunburst, so cute!

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  133. Love the little cloud faces. Thanks for sharing your talents with these cute cards!

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  134. It's A Boy blue skies with pink hearts and puffy clouds. SWEET!

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  135. GREAT cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  136. Simply lovely! Love the sweetness of the sunburst card!

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  137. What fun cards. Love the sun burst.

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  138. Super pretty cards! I love the air balloon stamp!!

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  139. Love seeing the sun we need some around here. Great cards very nice ideas!

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  140. Sweet cards you created. I like the clouds.

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  141. Wonderful cards, Karen! Love the feel you created in the 2nd one of floating up past the sun.

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  142. I love your clouds on the first card! I'm a Stamp Nation member and I'm enjoying all the inspiration!

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  143. Going to miss you is just so darling

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  144. Such great cards! I love the inlaid clouds on your first card! Stamp Nation Member :)

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  145. Beautiful cards! That little hot air balloon is so cute!

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  146. I am a StampNation member and my favourite product in this SOA is the postage stamp die set. I am also very excited about getting a new ink colour for my collection. I really like the way you have used the sunburst as a feature on your cards.

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  147. just discovered your products, they seems to be really fun to use. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. Both cards are adorable. I love how you used the sunburst.

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  149. These cards are adorable and exciting.

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  150. I really like the hot air balloon. I am a stamp nation member.

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  151. You got me with the sky, clouds and sunshine... my favorite things to admire outside!!!

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  152. Great cards. I love how you showcased the add-on dies available to go with the SOA. Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
    Terrilynn

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  153. Love the open ended possibilities for creativity.....

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