Blog Hop, Prizes, and lots of inspiration!

Welcome back my friend – it’s the fifth day of sharing great creativity with you and we’re going out with a bang! Yup…it’s a uber talented line up for the Blog Hop and *gasp* there are prizes!!! In addition to all that goodness – I have two projects for you today andΒ a video! But first – I chose these cards – and more importantly their sayings because that’s how I feel about you – my blog readers! So enjoy this post, all the creative goodness and thanks for Making me Smile, you all are just awesome! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

SOA April 2016

Just in case you were trapped under something heavy the past four days and couldn’t get to a computer to see all the creative goodness – whew…I hope you’re okay…Stamp of Approval is a curated collection put together by my friend Catherine Pooler. Tomorrow’s collection – yup – tomorrow, is called Beautiful World. This collection has gorgeous stamps and dies by Gina K, CAS-ual Fridays, SugarPea Designs and the debut of Catherine Pooler Designs. It’s a very cool collection.

I wasn’t sure when I first saw it, then when I laid it all out in front of me and I started sketching I literally couldn’t stop. (See my Day One post – link at the bottom for my sketches) And I have been creating for weeks. The ideas just keep coming – it is seriously that easy to stamp with!

But to find out how to get it, you want to be on the wait list – because first – StampNation members will get the sales link, then the wait list finds out, and if you’re not on one of those two places – the -public won’t find out until the day after. You may think – that’s okay, I’ll wait…but the first SOA Collection literally sold out in a few hours! So if you’ve liked what you’ve seen from myself and all the amazing, talented designers – get on the wait list at the very least – I’d hate for you to miss out. Click Here for more detailed information on that

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GIVEAWAY Okay…let’s get to the good stuff – prizes….yup – you guessed it! SomeoneΒ will win the entire Stamp of Approval – Beautiful World Collection! Not bad, huh? Just stop along the hop and leave comments along the way – don’t forget Catherine’s! The more you stop, the more entries you’ll have!Β *Entries close on THURSDAY at 9AM EST. The winner will be announced that morning. If youΒ already bought a box, then you will be refunded! How cool is that!

And now….are you ready for some creative inspiration?!!!

Beautiful World Blog Hop Creations – Day Five

Project One

To say thank you to you all, I wanted to showcase something elegant and SUPER simple. Now put your imagination caps on and envision matching Wedding invites, or an Anniversary celebration – Tea invitations, you name it. I LOVE this stamp! And did you see some of the cool coloring my team mates have done with it? I mean really!!! If you love Copics, then make sure you see some of the past features (Links at the bottom).

Simple and classic silver on Navy – you can NEVER go wrong. Little things like a pop of white at the top and bottom (that’s the card base) – easy to print on, and less $ than colored card stock. When mass producing you have to think of these things. Simple triple wrapped silver cord – you can buy that stuff cheap! It’s timeless and a classic, don’t you agree?

Elegant Silver Flourish

So thank you for always stopping by and commenting. Visiting my YouTube channel and being a subscriber and student. From the bottom of my heart – Thank You!

Project Two

And for the grand finaleΒ one of my favorite projects from the week. I wish I could take credit for the design of this card, but my good friend Kylie Purtell came up with it. When I saw her version, I just had to add the rainbow colors and it was screaming for that awesome butterfly from Beautiful World by Gina K. Add those killer greetings from All about YOU by CAS-ual Fridays and it’s sheer perfection.

Here’s a super short video on how I created this card – plus a little trip down memory lane from the past five days at the end!

Click Here to watch in HD on YouTube

Let’s chat about those greetings by CAS-ual Fridays for a second. If you love versatility – then I highly encourage stamp sets where you can build your own greetings. I love that you can mix and match stuff, and the Riesling font (one of my favs for years) paired with that bold is just awesome! It’s a super cute card – isn’t it?
SOA Rainbow Butterflies

Thanks for coming back each and every day over the past five days – in all we’ve had 11 projects on The Creative Grove alone! But don’t just stop here – my fellow Dream Team sistahs are super creative and talented, be sure to check out all their creations as well, Catherine has had five solid days of videos and tons of projects PLUS we have several creative and very inspiring additions from all over Blog-land!

SO….check out all this goodness, be sure to leave me a comment – you wouldn’t want to miss out on prizes, would you?!!! And I certainly hope to see you again either here, on the e-letter or over at my YouTube channel again!

* Note that Kathy Racoosin (After me in the hop) is traveling today and we had a slight change in the line up! Be sure to go directly to Kelly Latevola after her, just click on both names here and you’re all set!

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Allison Cope
Laurel Beard
Lisa Harrolle
Ingrid Blackburn – That’s me! You are HERE
Kathy RacoosinΒ Quick…Hop HERE next!
Kelly LatevolaΒ 
Beth Silaika

And when you’re all done hopping – seriously you don’t want to miss out on this talented line up… if you missed the first four feature days loaded with projects….check them out here:

Day One Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Day Two Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Day ThreeΒ  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Day Four

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  1. Fabulous cards x

  2. Alanna P. says:

    Great cards! I love how versatile this set of stamps is!

  3. Awesome cards, both of them. And thanks for the video. Great job!

  4. Suzanne Watanabe says:

    Love your cards Ingrid… Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  5. Sydney McDonald says:

    I’m having a ton of fun looking through all the cards with my mom and friends this week:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Jodie Stoddard says:

    I love how elegant and clean your cards are. Very beautiful.

  7. Like the first card — that flourish stamp is so versatile.

  8. Simple elegance, gorgeous!

  9. Wonderful designs, can’t wait to get my box and start using it. Love the colors and the butterflies this far are my favorite

  10. I love the subtlety of your embossed butterflies. Beautiful card.

  11. Lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Wish I had your eye for the Simple and Beautiful! I love your tutorials and enjoy watching you work.

  13. Such a simple elegant card….beautiful

  14. Colleen Crawford (Queen of Cards) says:

    Stunning! Love the silver and navy!

  15. Love the blue and silver and the texture/die technique on the rainbow card!

  16. Wonderful card! Lovely in its simplicity!

  17. so elegant would love to win a box.

  18. Marty Harris says:

    Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the video.

  19. I may be late in listing posting, but that’s OK. I have to let you know I love what you did.

  20. Julie Curwen says:

    What pretty card!!

  21. Zina Yarbrough says:

    Nice card, always like the embossing texture. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Great cards – the first one is elegant the second is fun and cute. And thank you so much for that cool idea for using all those strips that i normally throw away πŸ™ must save them now πŸ™‚
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  23. Great technique for use of scraps…I am in love with that butterfly!

  24. Awesome technique. Definitely subbing to your channel.

  25. Great Technique! Can’t wait to try it.

  26. Love your clean and elegant style Ingrid. Thank you for the inspiration!

  27. Donna Neal says:

    I appreciate your sharing your ideas to spark creativity! You’ve done such beautiful work! Thank you!

  28. Tara Griffin says:

    Both are really pretty but the second one is my favorite. What a great idea!

  29. Darby Whittier says:

    I love the simple elegance of your cards, and I am definitely “case”ing your techniques! Beautiful.

  30. Your cards are AMAZING!!!!!!

  31. Angie Williams says:

    I love your cards. The navy blue with the silver is stunning! So simple but so elegant! Lovely!

  32. Bobbie Machek says:

    I have watched your video a couple of times. I just love it!

  33. Sue Wareham says:

    Great cards have to come back and watch video. This is a great new collection

  34. Both these are totally awesome! xxx

  35. The blue and silver took my breath away.

  36. Beautiful blue and silver card, my favorite colors! And thanks for the video, I definitely have to try that.

  37. Shelley Smith says:

    Great cards!! Tfs, Shelley

  38. Love the simpleness (is that a word? LOL). I love the saying that sometimes less is more.

  39. Jan Barrie says:

    This release is awesome, and I can’t wait for mine.

  40. Lisascreativeniche says:

    These arè jaw dropping gorgeous!mlove the embossing!

  41. Laura Miller says:

    really love the clear embossing on the white card stock

  42. Elaine Weberg says:

    Beautiful blue card with silver and the other one is lovely, too.

  43. Tantalaya says:

    Love the cards you did….I think I feel in love with the navy one!!!!! Great work!!!!!

  44. Carlyn Lamb says:

    Very nice cards! I love the you make me smile one!

  45. I love your cards, they are simply beautiful. I can’t wait to get my 1st SOA box I just ordered.

  46. Jill R Buehrer AKA Mac Aughney on FB says:

    Love the cards especially the simplicity of the Navy one! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win this box.

  47. Gretchen Wilson says:

    Both cards are great, that butterfly is gorgeous and I love it done white on white. The video was very helpful to figure out “How did she do that” THAKS1

  48. Michelle VP says:

    Very elegant with the silver embossed images on the navy cardstock. Love the whimsical rainbow strip on your second card too.

  49. Great card, Ingrid with the rainbow of colors bridging the gap, I love when colors are peeking out. Butterflies are fabulous!

  50. Heather C. says:

    Lovely cards, I am especially fond of the second one.

  51. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Wow, you have really inspired me today with your cool, simple card. Love how you managed to get that POP of color:)

  52. Samantha Coleman says:

    I just love your card so simple and classic. The saying goes very well with the rest of the card. I am sure it will brighten someone’s day.

  53. Love the rainbow and butterfly card!

  54. Love these card ideas!

  55. Margaret says:

    Love the embossed white butterflies. Sometimes less is more. Beautiful.

  56. Sara Killian says:

    Really like your cool cuts card! Beautifully done.

  57. As always – stunner cards! Love the look of the curved cuts! Who knew it was so easy. All your cards are great!

  58. I like your style Ingrid! and thanks for showing us a technique not needing a special die, that’s going in my tool box for sure. Fabulous card.

  59. Teresa Doyle says:

    Ingrid, you are NOT kidding! This is a STUNNER! PINNED!

  60. Staci Earl says:

    Blue and silver is so elegant!

  61. Karen Leininger says:

    Beautiful!! I love the blue and silver

  62. Super elegant! Gorgeous!

  63. Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh wow!!!! I love your carsd!!!! Gorgeous!!!

  64. Dianne Guilinger says:

    great cards! I always appreciate a video!

  65. Gavi Slutzkin says:

    Cute cards, great giveaway!

  66. I want to use your blue and silver color combination. Looks so elegant.

  67. Love the simple elegance of these 2 cards!

  68. Simple. Elegant. Beautiful… your creations, Ingrid πŸ™‚

  69. Sandra Johnston says:

    The first card is so elegant and perfect for many occasions. The second card is so fun and sure to create a smile on the face of the recipient! Great video Ingrid!

  70. Smiles. Clean lines and simple

  71. Very NICELY done. Clean lines and simple

  72. Claudia Henderson says:

    Great cards Ingrid. Can’t beat butterflies πŸ™‚

  73. Hetty Prins says:

    new technique, we like it !
    love to see all the ways your team is work it out …
    and let us join the release joy !!!

  74. Love the simplicity of your card!

  75. Prestigious card. Could be used as masculine. Love it

  76. Very elegant, thanks for sharing!

  77. Kathy ness says:

    Classy, elegant, fun. I always enjoy seeing what you have created Ingrid.

  78. Laura manning says:

    Simple and elegant. Love the embossing.

  79. totally awesome. Your video card is stunning and seeing all your projects together is so special

  80. saw the video yesterday of the rainbow card, somehow hopping didn’t happen for me until now, that first card is also fabulous and so elegant with the silver and blue, super!

  81. Clare Ellison says:

    Love your work – so inspirational

  82. Debbie McKelvey says:

    Ingrid this card is just awesome! I love this idea and the white embossed butterflies are such a stunning touch! Thanks for sharing!

  83. Beautiful card


  84. Wowzers! What a beauty in navy blue and silver combo! I love the rainbow stripe just turning out this whole creation in a different manner!

  85. Classically gorgeous! Could be a wedding invitation!

  86. Rebecca Wilkins says:

    utterly gorgeous, i love the silver and navy

  87. I love the way you made this card! You could have used striped designer paper but this way it has more texture and personality. I love all your other cards too. I definitely want to subscribe because I like your style!

  88. Sharon kaldenberger says:

    Thanks for sharing your great card. I am going to be very busy casing all these wonderful cards.

  89. Teresa Andrews says:

    I love the butterflies and the unique way you used color. Great card design.

  90. MichelleW says:

    Stunning cards Ingrid!

  91. Deborah Moss says:

    Beautiful “Simple Elegance” navy card. Both cards are beautiful! Thank you.

  92. Linda Green says:

    Very unique and creative cards. Thanks for sharing!

  93. Karen Roberts says:

    Love the silver card, but they are great.

  94. Debbie Bauder says:

    Your first card is a classic. I love navy & silver together. On the second card I thought the rainbow colored wave was very clever. Nice job on both cards.

  95. Both cards are awesome! I love the simplicity of both and adore the entire layout. Can’t wait to see more with this collection πŸ˜‰

  96. Yes, I never through away my scraps, but I’ve not thought of putting them to use that way. Great idea and great fun card to make thank you

  97. Lynn Fletcher says:

    What a great card, Ingrid! Love the butterflies, with the multi color stripe! πŸ™‚

  98. Sebrina Bendel says:

    Beautiful card. I love the idea might just have to steal it.

  99. Teresa Cherka says:

    Wow! Amazing cards!

  100. Really neat cards . I like the clean design.

  101. A. Elizondo says:

    Ingrid, no YOU made me smile with your card making abilities. Keep on “carding”!

  102. Love the beautiful embossed butterflies card.

  103. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

  104. Nichole Wade says:

    Blue and silver is my favorite! Awesome cards

  105. Thanks for the video. I like how you used up the scrap pieces.

  106. No, You Make Me Smile. Love the embossing

  107. Such pretty cards. The navy card is stunning.

  108. Amazing techniques. Love it.

  109. Awesome cards, and thanks for the great video. LOVED it!

  110. I love this technique and I’m partial to rainbow cards.

  111. Absolutely beautiful cards. The first card shows off the detail of the stamp even with the silver embossing powder. Love how you added the rainbow of color within the card.

  112. Lauree White says:

    Your “Thank You” card is sublimely elegant! It really moved me. Whomever receives it will have a treasure forever.

    The Rainbow Card, complete with those beautiful butterflies, is also a real winner. I would simply love to receive this one also.

  113. Maggie B says:

    Hi Ingrid ~ You’re so right about navy and silver/white….you can never go wrong and it never goes out of style!! Gorgeous, elegant card. Your second card is fun with the rainbow effect and the soft background of butterflies combined with the bold font! Awesome choices. Thanks so much for sharing and I’m headed to take a look at your video. ~HUGS~

  114. Trina Chaska says:

    I love the rainbow border card. It is so beautiful.

  115. Trina Chaska says:

    I love the rainbow border card. It is just beautiful.

  116. Liz geswner says:

    Love that rainbow card!

  117. Love the elegance of the blue and silver card and the cool cut and colors on the second.

  118. Ruth Hansma says:

    Ingrid your video tutorial was great and I love your card – very striking. Thanks.

  119. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.
    I love blue and silver, and this card is elegant and stunning.
    As for your other card – what a fabulous idea! I have an abundance of scraps, and am always looking for new ways to use them. I may have to try this technique.
    Thanks for sharing.

  120. Love your cards!!

  121. Karen P. says:

    Thanks for sharing how to make your beautiful card.

  122. Brandi R says:

    Stunning cards! Love those gorgeous butterflies β™₯

  123. Lisa Obrien says:

    Love the silver embossing

  124. Sandra F says:

    Can’t go wrong with embossing…beautiful!

  125. Becky R. says:

    Fantastic cards. Love how you used the butterflies.

  126. Sally Ann says:

    love the white on white embossed strip behind the sponged card and I agree those sentiments have a great look to them!

  127. Nice rainbow card. Your projects are always awesome.

  128. Fabulous tutorial. Love the embossed butterflies. Can’t wait for this release

  129. Linda Hicks says:

    I loved the rainbow card.

  130. Clean and elegant. Absolutely stunning!

  131. Frances Mackay says:

    Your invite card was simple and stylish, very smart, loved it.

  132. The embossing on these cards is very beautiful! The video was fun to watch and very informative!

  133. Amazing cards…the silver embossing is so beautiful.

  134. Andrea Shell says:

    Project 2 is my favorite.

  135. Stunning cards Ingrid! Love the embossed silver against the blue.

  136. Denise Candelaria says:

    Love the embossing on the cards, it is always so elegant.

  137. Love your rainbow card Ingrid. Thank you for your fabulous videos. Love your teaching style.

  138. Fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

  139. Linda Wilkinson says:

    Stunning your first project is absolutely stunning I love the color combo and the second card amazing I am running out of words to say how a I feel about all these cardβ™₯

  140. Love them both?

  141. Terri Dean says:

    Clean and simple. My kind of card. I love them.

  142. Carolyn Andres says:

    I love both cards – really unique and beautiful!

  143. Butterflies, love them and how you used them. I must try that rainbow technique…a great way to use up scraps!!!

  144. Marilyn Schleppy says:

    Ahh, butterflies, my favorite and I loved the way you used them! Thanks for the video as I learned a new trick!!!

  145. Lois John says:

    I love the one with the silver embossing powder! How gorgeous is that!

  146. Carolee McCaslin says:

    Love your cards and this new SOA collection!!!

  147. I love this CAS design.

  148. Karen Kreider says:

    Love the embossing! Beautiful cards and techniques. Can’t wait to get this box!

  149. I really like that rainbow card. Thanks for showing us on video.

  150. I love this design. Simple and elegant.

  151. Dawn Belke says:

    Beautifully done, very elegant.

  152. Ann Celino says:

    Ingrid – Awesome card. You hit this one out of the park!

  153. What an easy technique to get the rainbow colors! Love both cards!

  154. Angelesdeo says:

    The blue and silver card is so simple yet so elegant.

  155. Jo McClain says:

    I love these cards! My son just got married and the first card would be awesome for the wedding thank you notes. Stunning!!!

  156. Catharine Colclasure says:

    Ingrid, your cards blow me away! You are so talente.

  157. karenladd says:

    Oh my gosh, your cards are wonderful and that silver and navy one is so striking! Beautiful stamps and gorgeous designs

  158. Looking at the card I would have never thought that was how you made it. Great technique!

  159. Love both your cards—just beautiful!!!!!!!!

  160. Natalie Godfrey says:

    Awesome job on your cards. They are adorable.

  161. Christy Borfitz says:

    Beautiful cards, Ingrid!

  162. Christy Borfitz says:

    Beautiful cards, Ingrid! I will have to try the rainbow technique!

  163. Loretta Rathert says:

    Truly an elegant design….timeless and classic! Well done

  164. Cati Ballard says:

    Love love the cards! So pretty! Great job!

  165. Veronica Hunt says:

    Thank you so much for showing us how to do the colorful banner. I love the card.

  166. Sherry Mattison says:

    Wow! In love with the embossed butterfly card.

  167. Amy McCue says:

    I love that elegant navy and silver card!!

  168. Barbara Parker-Sanders says:

    These are beautiful cards!

  169. Very creative. Love the embossing

  170. Oh I do love the silver embossing. This adds such a rich touch to a card.

  171. That first card is so gorgeous and elegant!

  172. Barbara Green says:

    Just plain lovely card. Butterflies are awesome.

  173. Marjorie King says:

    Love the silver and the white butterflies. I am loving all the different card samples with this collections

  174. Kathy Czygan says:

    Hi Ingrid! I love both of these cards! The first one is absolutely elegant! That butterfly is soooo beautiful! They look amazing embossed white on white! I really enjoyed watching the video on the second card and love the design and the colored curvy strip! Gorgeous!

  175. Jo Ann Usey says:

    Wow! What an elegant first card! I love the silver embossing on the blue background – really amazing! And, what a nifty idea on that cool cut card to use up all those scraps – I keep mine too! And, thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!

  176. Mary Laffin says:

    wow–blue and silver is probably my favorite color combination and you really took it to the next level here

  177. Kimberly Sanders says:

    Simply amazing! Love the cards!

  178. Glenda Lee Nutting says:

    Wow! These are amazing cards!

  179. Elegant and georgeous. Can’t get enough of these butterflies

  180. Lindsey-NY says:

    What a fantastic look! I must CASE this for my niece’s wedding thank you’s as those are her colors.

  181. Elegant and stunning…love the silver embossing as well as your video.

  182. Stunning cards! Very elegant.

  183. Sue Bouch says:

    Wow… I checked out all of your projects with this collection and am impressed with the various ways you used it… So cool… Thank you!

  184. Very elegant looking love it

  185. Stunningly elegant cards.

  186. First-timer to the SOA blog hop!! Great dimension and use of so many colored cardstock pieces!! Great use for scraps!!
    Also like the mono white on white!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

    Gail – Huntley IL

  187. Can’t go wrong with blue and rainbows! Love it.

  188. Deb Ziegler says:

    Love the colors!!

  189. So much versatility in one little collection! Thanks for all the eye candy, I sure am excited about SOA next release of Beautiful World!

  190. Teresa Rawnick says:

    What a cute idea. I love that rainbow strip and the stamps are wonderful. Thanks for the video as well. I can’t wait for tomorrow.
    Teresa Rawnick

  191. Valerie Serfozo says:

    Your cards are so elegant!

  192. Claudia Lawler says:

    Beautiful yet elegant are the words to discribe your cards. I can’t wait to see more and learn as well!

    Thanks for the beautiful work and sharing it with all of us!

    Claudia πŸ™‚

  193. Claudia Lawler says:

    Love the cards, simple yet elegant. Wow!
    Can’t wait to see more work and learn from you too!


    Claudia πŸ™‚

  194. The blue & silver is just gorgeous.

  195. Beautiful, beautiful cards…thanks for all the inspiration!! :0)

  196. Such pretty cards!

  197. Nice idea of embossing in silver on a dark blue

  198. Patricia Benger says:

    Love both of your cards! Nicely done!

  199. Mary L Schreiber says:

    Beautiful card, love the dark blue color, it’s looks so rich.

  200. Joan Van Leeuwen says:

    Very classy. Love this card.

  201. Sandra Kersting says:

    Embossing the buterflies was a wonderful idea, I might have to CASE this card. Thanks for sharing

  202. Roberta Eldridge says:

    Love this rainbow theme card and the idea of making it with black and white for a musician! Awesome! Love the butterfly stamps and sentiment too!

  203. Well, first off anything with rainbows and I’m in an secondly that silver with the navy really is stunning. I need to do more dark cards like that because this one is just very unique!

  204. Tasha jorgensen says:

    The silver over the dark blue is gorgeou; love it!!! πŸ’•

  205. I love your cards. Love the way you used the stamps.

  206. Ingrid, your cards are very beautiful. I really like the colors that you chose for both.

  207. Janice Hilton says:

    As elegant as can be. Gorgeous. The butterflies are breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you so much.

  208. Carrie kessler says:

    Love the butterfly card!!!

  209. Love your cards…especially the cool cut one!! The other one is so elegant!

  210. Patricia Swagler says:

    Love your cards! The rainbow technique is cool. Will have to dig out all my scraps and try this. Thank you for sharing.

  211. Cool, rainbow looking cards. Thanks

  212. ANN GREENE says:

    Both of these cards are beautiful. The blue and silver looks rich. The rainbow one is beautiful and the the wave gives it motion. Love the white embossed butterflies.

  213. Oh….that blue and silver one is just stunning! And LOVE that rainbow “wave”

  214. Love, love those colors on the back ground. The first card is just stunning.

  215. What a darling card! And always in search of ways to use those small pieces of leftover card stock! First time visit here, will definitely be back!

  216. Kerry Lowe says:

    Gorgeous cards – very elegant. Classic colour combination with he silver and Navy. Thanks for the inspiration!

  217. Christine Carboneau says:

    Oh how very beautiful!

  218. Wow – The blue and silver is stunning!!

  219. Angie Hall says:

    Love the silver on navy card. Classic and beautiful. The second is pretty too. Thanks.

  220. Paula Fuller says:

    Wonderful, simple card design. It is a stand out to me. Hands down this is the best SOA yet!

  221. Melanie Bloom says:

    Love the card!

  222. Ohhh, I do LOVE your cards, that first one is nice with the silver embossing…but the 2nd one is fantastic with that pop of color in there. LOVE them both!!

  223. Samantha Buse says:

    such clean and elegant examples

  224. I love the card, thanks

  225. Linda Rauch says:

    Like the white on white with that touch of color.

  226. Such pretty cards. I can’t decide which I love more. They are both beautiful!

  227. Elise Smith says:

    Love these! The first one is simple and elegant, while the second is fun and cheery! That butterfly design is so subtle and pretty <3

  228. Cindy Roman Daversa says:

    My heart is racing!!! What stunning creativity!

  229. What a great card, love it. Thanks.

  230. Bethany Koubsky says:

    So neat with the embossing! This is so much fun

  231. Love the cards!!

  232. These are gorgeous, Ingrid! You know I am a sucker for a rainbow. β™₯ You have rocked this collection!
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  233. Michelle Daigle says:

    Gorgeous cards! I’m such a fan of SOA. I love all of the “you”s”! This collection is so unique. And I’m loving it!

  234. Your comment about being trapped under something cracked me up!!! The blogger’s cards have been terrific so tell any of the that so far the simplicity of your navy card with the silver embossing is my favorite so far. Beautiful!!

  235. Ingrid your cards are so elegant and beautiful. Well done, I love that floral stamp!

  236. Sharon Tate says:

    The embossing on these is beautiful, love your cards.

  237. auntbubbels/janetgillen says:

    Yowsers – another set of beautiful elegant cards.

  238. Marcie Lovett says:

    Love all the embossing

  239. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love to emboss my cards and the stamps
    you used work with that technique so well.
    The silver is gorgeous – so rich looking.
    The white butterflies are so elegant.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful designs.

  240. Sue Ivings says:

    Simply beautiful…. love , love love these.

  241. Donna Lewis says:

    Thanks for sharing such awesome cards, and thanks for the information about the change in the lineup.

  242. fantastic cards… love the little rainbow that peeks through the 2nd one.

  243. Marlene O'Grady says:

    Very Elegant! Very good job!

  244. Ericka Strange says:

    Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing the rainbow technique. The card looked so hard to make but when your video makes it look easy and I can’t wait to give it a try.

  245. Heather Sommer says:

    I can’t wait for SOA. This will be my first box. I just hope I’m able to get one before they sell out.

  246. I just love your cards. Those butterflies…awesomesauce!!!

  247. Love these cards!

  248. Sabrina Radican says:

    WOW!! What spectacular and beautiful cards!!! I loved the video!!!

  249. Thanks for the video! Love both cards!

  250. Beautiful cards! Beautiful cards! I am not a spammer, sigh…
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  251. Love the simplicity and elegance of your cards. Thank you

  252. Very elegant cards! TFS!

  253. Charity Chamberlain says:

    Both cards are so pretty!! Love the video too!

  254. Sue Smith says:

    Oh My Gosh Ingrid !! What fantastic cards. Both cards are stunning. πŸ˜‰

  255. Tristan Goldsmith says:

    Fabulous collection so versatile. Love the cards you are creating with it.

  256. Alta Olden says:

    Can’t wait to get this kit!…thanks for sharing!

  257. Love that rainbow border.

  258. Lynnette Hallbick says:

    love the elegance of the 1st and the bright colors of the 2nd.

  259. Susan King says:

    I just love the versa mark on this card – Thank you for your creativity!

  260. Thanks for the Classy looking cards. I especially like the way you created the fill-in for the curve.

  261. Your butterfly card is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing a video with us!
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  262. Ann Gibbins says:

    Love both your cards. The simplicity of silver on blue is beau the iful and the to take it up a notch. WOW love how you put the second card togeather. The use of small strips of card stock, the curve and that awedome butterfly. Thank you for sharing.

  263. Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad says:

    Wonderful card! I can see many possibilities for using your technique! Thanks!

  264. jennifer K says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful and your video was great, thank you!

  265. Lady Fair says:

    Beautiful cards! The SOA kit is a must-have. πŸ™‚

  266. I honestly cannot pick a favourite here Ingrid . Both cards are lovely . Those butterflies are just so gorgeous and you have showcased them beautifully . TFS

  267. Melissa McGuire says:

    Wow. I love the dark blue with the silver! What a great combination!

  268. Shona Austin says:

    Elegant card. Really like this look.

  269. Sandy Berghuis says:

    Beautiful cards! Would love to win this SOA box!

  270. Love the tecnique. So simple and really pretty.

  271. Nancy Briscoe says:

    You make me want to take out my embossing powders again….awesome cards!! I will be casing for sure!

  272. Love the embossing you did and how it looks on a dark color

  273. Thank you so much for the video on how you made this card. Such a neat creative idea…thanks for sharing

  274. Oh, love love love this card, beautiful

  275. Love this! I will have to give it a try.

  276. Ily Rivera says:

    Beautifully simple and elegant!

  277. Fun! I love the white on white and the rainbow stripe. I will have to try this one.

  278. Sharon Eggleton says:

    Cards are fantastic!!!Just beautiful!

  279. Kimberly Kendle says:

    Beautiful! Love your card. I really the colors and the stamps you used. Thanks for sharing!

  280. Mindy M. says:

    These designs are so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

  281. I love the card and appreciate the video, I am going to try this with my scraps. Both cards are great. Thanks

  282. susan a Lorio says:

    such creativity! I love each and every one of them!

  283. Leanne S says:

    Both gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

  284. Tracy Jensen says:

    I love how simple and elegant both of these cards are. The sentiments you chose are great. I can’t wait to use them in my next projects

  285. I love how you used embossing on your cards. I love embossing!

  286. Carole Renneker says:

    Beautiful!! Thanks for the video too. So much inspiration!

  287. Katrin M Walker says:

    Such great cards … thanks for sharing!

  288. Great cards. Love the butterfly stamp.

  289. Deb Kerns says:

    I love both cards, but the one that makes my heart happiest is the rainbow butterfly card, great job!!!

  290. Marilyn Falcone says:

    I love, love, love the rainbow. I’m going to use black and white as used suggested for a music card. Awesome!!!

  291. Jodi Wayman says:

    Beautiful cards! Fun sneak peeks of your other projects on the end of the video

  292. Love it! What a great idea for a card.

  293. terrie rodrigue says:

    The silver butterfly is so elegant looking…..both of your cards turned out awesome….well done

  294. Joanne Swart says:

    I love your clean and simple cards!

  295. I really like these cards! I will have to try these techniques as soon as I can ! Thank you!

  296. Carol Drumwright says:

    Both cards are very beautiful, but I especially like the effect of the smile card.

  297. These are both elegantly beautiful!!

  298. I love your card and video! Simple and very eye catching.

  299. Colleen Balija says:

    I love those sentiment stamps, they’re unique. Your cards are just lovely!

  300. Beautiful cards that show the versatility of the stamps.

  301. Colleen Pepper says:

    Oh! The blue and silver is lovely, and that rainbow wave so fun!

  302. Your cards are beautiful!

  303. Ingrid, your cards are very lovely. First one I was like oooh because I love blue and silver combination. Then the white butterflies with just the thin colorful strip of rainbow, oh my. I love that one also. Nice job:)

  304. Great cards. Love those butterflies!

  305. Loved your cards and the cool cuts video is fabulous. I have so many scraps that I can use now thanks to your video!!

  306. Chrystyna Bryndzia says:

    Awesome cards! The navy one is so elegant. The butterfly stamp is beautiful. Love how the stamp embosssed white on white card stock looks. Thanks for a super video.

  307. Wow I love that.

  308. Cyndy Rogers says:

    Fabulous!!! I simply adore the elegant silver on navy — who wouldn’t love to receive that????
    And the rainbow insert!!! Splendid design!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

  309. Wendy Kasper says:

    Rainbows and butterflies are a great combo. TFS>

  310. Absolutely love the deep blue and silver. Grest job.

  311. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Lovely card designs. That wave insert is inspired!

  312. Sherry Bahlman says:

    Absolutely love that butterfly stamp. On BOTH cards. Your creative talent is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  313. Great cards Ingrid!

  314. I really like how you embossed the butterflies with white, and then had all the color on the bottom portion of the card!

  315. dlibby1angel says:

    The elegance of the blue/silver card is beautiful. Love the embossing as well on the 2nd card!

  316. Kim Salmela says:

    Just love the pop of color with the rainbow!!! Great idea!

  317. Brenda Gentry says:

    Love your card!!! I even went and subscribed to your YouTube channel:)

  318. Debra young says:

    Love your card what great design…I’m also signed up on your free video series LOVE your cards you do beautiful work.

  319. Kim Sharabba says:

    So beautiful. Both cards. thanks for the video. I’m new to the wait list so i’m totally excited about the possibility of winning.

  320. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Hello Ingrid!! What a wonderful video you did for the blog hop!! I love this card idea!! I have so many spare pieces of paper like this….and just don’t have the heart to toss them! What a wonderful way to use up scrap pieces of beautiful paper…and create a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

  321. Your cards are so elegant…I love the silver embossing on the blue, another card to copy. LOVE IT!!!

  322. What beautiful cards, SOA is new to me and has opened up a whole new world. Thank goodness for Gina K I always use her stamps and love love love them. I am so happy her and Catherine teamed up. SOA has my creative juices flowing all over the place, and each of you ladies on this hop are so wonderfully talented, Ingrid your work is absolutely phenomenal and I cant wait to see more, I am a new subscriber here and on your youtube channel. I can’t wait to get my SOA,

  323. Craftygirl83 says:

    My what beautiful cards. You are such a great inspiration and I love the repurposing of those scraps. My kinda crafting. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  324. Leanne in CA says:

    Your cards are amazing! It’s been fun seeing everything the last few days. Love the videos too!! Thanks for sharing them.

  325. Senora Stockton says:

    I love your cards! They are so lovely!

  326. Chrystyna Bryndzia says:

    Forgot to mention the elegant navy card with the great embossing! Another awesome card. Thanks for sharing!

  327. Chrystyna says:

    Love the card!! The video was super and it’s a great idea with the curvy cut and the rainbow made of scrap card stock. The butterfly looks awesome embossed white on a white background. Thanks for sharing a fantastic card.

  328. Melody Moore says:

    Your cards are so simple, beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us!

  329. Stunning Cards Ingrid! I love the embossing you did! The silver and white butterflies Look just Beautiful! Love the color you did with the white embossing. Your examples this week have just blown me away! Hope to get my hands on this SOA box of goodies!
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  330. Gorgeous card! Loved your video and the clear instructions.

  331. I love them both! They are so different and so great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  332. I love your second card with the embossed butterflies and curved rainbow border!
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  333. Karen Cashier says:

    I have enjoyed watching you and seeing your work this week. You really are a talented stamper. Thanks for your inspiration.

  334. So glad to see the embossing. Stunning!

  335. I am always inspired by your work. I love the simple technique you used to create the rainbow effect in the middle of the card. Awesome.
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  336. Leuri Zibetti says:

    Love the CAS design of the first card. I saw the YouTube for the “rainbow” card this morning and definitely want to make that card using the “piano” keys idea. How clever!

  337. Leuri Zibetti says:

    Love the CAS design of the first card. I saw the YouTube for the “rainbow” card this morning and definitely want to make the “piano” keys suggested!

  338. Both cards are great. The first one is so elegant but I love the cool cut with the pop of color on the second

  339. Gorgeous card!! Love your design πŸ™‚

  340. Donna H. says:

    Awesome card! Thanks for the video.

  341. Kim Botello says:

    WOW! Great job. That was so much fun to watch. I for sure subscribed. I can’t wait to watch more of your work. The card is wonderful. That is something I can’t wait to try. Very nice.

  342. Great cards, love the use of white embossing on the navy cardstock, really pops.

  343. Very Elegant! Stunning!

  344. DenaAnn Schaufele says:

    like this idea

  345. Such a stunningly beautiful but simple card! Gorgeous!!

  346. Nana Griffin says:

    These are lovely.

  347. mmesblaser says:

    Simple and elegant…thanks

  348. Brandy Duncan says:

    Love your cards Ingrid. Thanks for sharing the video. Love the clean and simple look.

  349. Wow you have been busy this week with so many amazingly creative and different cards. Can’t wait to try out some of these ideas. You are very talented.

  350. Sharon Horton says:

    Love the navy!

  351. Oh Ingrid these are beautiful! I really love the simplicity of the first one, it’s so elegant in silver. The second one is amazing. The tone on tone embossing is beautiful!
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  352. Christa Potgieter says:

    So elegant, love it!!!

  353. Amazing clean and elegant cards. Just beautiful.

  354. Elizabeth Knehans says:

    Loved the card with the split design and rainbow highlights. It looks like lots of fun to make and makes use of scraps we all have. Thanks for sharing.

  355. Cathy Montoya says:

    Beautiful Cards. Signed up to your U-tube and I Loved it. Thank You for the inspiration.

  356. JoAnne Ferguson says:

    Regal is the word that comes to mind. And I love the curvy rainbow border. Excellent job.

  357. Cristina says:

    I thought the cord was embossed, ha! Beautiful!

  358. Viola Crossley says:

    Beautiful cards, this collection is so versatile!

  359. Cathy Montoya says:

    Beautiful cards. First time for me on your utube. Great ideas. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  360. Lovely card, and great use of left over card stock, and your technique for making the curve smart.

  361. Lovely cards! So excited for this collection.

  362. Lucie Aspirot says:

    Beautiful cards… love those butterflies.

  363. Kathryn T says:

    Love your cards

  364. Denise Bryant says:

    Elegant cards! Love them both! The butterflies look amazing embossed in white!

  365. Soo fun, Ingrid! This is such a happy fun card, that I must CASE too! Thanks for sharing it!

  366. AJ Bodine says:

    Beautiful, simple designs!

  367. Gorgeous, very elegant.

  368. Joy Blonska says:

    Beautiful. Love your leftover color strip idea. I keep all of mine too but now I know another way to use them. Thanks so much!

  369. Kim Strating says:

    The first card is SO pretty. Love it. Thanks for the ideas in the video… Re: scissors, one of my daughters recently mentioned that she now “gets it”, regarding my constant, “Hands off Mom’s scissors” when they were growing up. πŸ˜‰

  370. I really like the rainbow card. What a great idea!

  371. Becky thomson says:

    Great cards. Love the butterflies and love the techniques.

  372. Verna Angerhofer says:

    Both cards are beautifully done. I love the simplicity of them. Just my style!

  373. Dawn Reams-Burbach says:

    Love the colors and the greeting! NICE!

  374. Diana Scott says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

  375. Awesome cards! I love butterflies:-)

  376. Your cards are so elegant. I am enamoured with your style!

  377. These cards are so elegant and refined. I really like them!

  378. Maureen Reiss says:

    Really Beautiful cards!!! The clear embossed one is Wonderful!!

  379. Cards are beautiful and creative!

  380. Love your cards and this collection!!!

  381. Wow!! So pretty! Love the silver/blue combo.

  382. Clorete Almeida says:

    Love this simple but elegant card.

  383. Harriet Skelly says:

    I love all of your samples this week – you have shown how versatile this kit can be. The blue and silver card today is so elegant!

  384. Wow, I really enjoyed your video. Thank you. It was so inspriational. Going to hop over and subscribe to your channel for sure. Your cards are fantastic.

  385. Brenda Aplin says:

    Love all your cards. Ingrid I am so glad I am not crazy for keeping all those scraps myself. They di come in handy. Thanks for sharing your cards they are great.

  386. Pamela Stadler says:

    Great card ideas…enjoying all your video tips!

  387. Kirsten B in MN says:

    Your embossing is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  388. Deb Luther says:

    Love the simplicity. My favorite kind of card.

  389. Corney Kitchens says:

    Cool cards. Thanks for sharing

  390. Erm Sandberg says:

    The first one is elegant and the second is so unique. Love them both.

  391. Joy Tindel says:

    Beautiful. So creative.

  392. Love the elegant look you achieved with your silver and navy card. Perfect combo for graduation or wedding. Thanks for the video and all your tips, Ingrid. I’m going to give that technique a try. πŸ™‚

  393. I love the unique style of these cards. Thanks for sharing.

  394. Kenyetta sharpe says:

    Project one is stunning and the colors of my wedding this would be a perfect thank you card. Amazing

    • Oh I”m so glad you wrote this! I have GOT to do a kit post. This type of a card is FABULOUS for this. Search Wedding in the side bar and it’ll bring up some posts with cards you may like! Feel free to contact me for any advice – I’ve planning many wedding invites/TY cards, etc….for people before. Happy To help – congratulations! πŸ™‚
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  395. Jane Sprando says:

    Just beautiful! Very eye- catching.

  396. Your card is beautiful!! Butterfly is gorgeous.

  397. Kathy Kienstra says:

    Love the new SOA! Beautful use of stamps and color.

  398. Gorgeous cards. Your first project was so elegant, and the rainbow card is whimsical. Great versatility. Thanks for sharing.

  399. Beautiful card!! Great job.

  400. Sandi hansen says:

    I love the rainbow curve card..great use for those leftover strips!

  401. Mardi Joy Weber says:

    I love your card! All of the SOA cards you’ve made have been great. Your tip about using long scissors confirms what I thought happens when you use short scissors. I wasn’t sure if I was just not very good at cutting with my shorter scissors, or if using longer scissors for certain types of cutting was better. Nice to know I’m not nuts! πŸ˜‰

    • LOL….I’ve been there Mardi. I used to ALWAYS only use the snips, then I saw it somewhere as a tip for trimming off the side of a card for overlapping things. And the rest just fell into place. I now reach for long handled WAY more than short. You know…they’re easier on your hands too. I’m so thrilled you loved them all. Thanks for stopping by – good luck! πŸ™‚
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  402. Cindy miller says:

    Stunning work, I am so excited to have come across the Stamp of Approval it looks like a very creative group!

  403. Katryna G. says:

    Love your cards. I really like the technique you shared.

  404. Beautiful cards. The first one is so elegant.

  405. Linda Miles says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for this amazing inspiration!

  406. Gorgeous! Love the idea of coordinating a whole set from invitations to thank You’s. I love what you have done with this set.

  407. Love the embossing. Simply beautiful

  408. Elegant and beautiful!

  409. NC_Donna says:

    Your first card is SO elegant! Love the font!

  410. Eileen Mikos says:

    Love the clean and simple. Very classy.

  411. Janice Morgan says:

    Love these cards! Embossing always looks so elegant!

  412. Sheryl Peavy says:

    Both cards are beautiful. The first one really caught my eye.

  413. Robin Kuppens says:

    I love the rainbow! I think I can do this with a lot of my stamps! Thanks so much for the inspiration

  414. Amazing blog hop. Great cards

  415. Laura Casselman says:

    Love the blue card with silver embossing. Incredible work!

  416. Ah! Ingrid! Spectacular card! Everything I’ve seen has been so bright (which is great!), but I love how you show that you can use the stamps for something elegant, too.

  417. I really love this card…simple with that pop of color…so many different color combos you could do.

  418. Avra Williams says:

    Great idea for the curvy rainbow card! Just when I got myself to stop keeping every tiny scrap of paper!

  419. Both cards are so pretty. Love the idea of piano keys! Thank for the helpful video too.

  420. Jean Mervine says:

    Terrific cards. The Nancy and silver card is so elegant.

  421. Love both your projects, the first reminds me of India’s wedding ink, so lovely.

  422. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the video, I love the wavy cut on your card with the rainbow.

  423. Sherry Ross says:

    Such a classic look with the silver on navy. Also loved the rainbow effect on your second card. Thanks for sharing.

  424. Denise Sayers says:

    Both cards are striking, but I love the silver on the blue.

  425. Laura Greig says:

    Your cards are both beautiful!

  426. Such a clever idea – inserting a rainbow.

  427. Debbie Selby says:

    This is a very appealing card. Makes me smile for sure.

  428. Janet Harrington says:

    How creative! Love this idea!

  429. B Your card is beautiful!!

  430. Really lovely cards. So creative.

  431. Ingrid, love both cards but the stunning simplicity of the first is just amazing.

    • Thanks Theresa – I am going to have to do a whole event bundle with this – it’s THAT pretty of a stamp…Wish one of the kids or nieces still had a wedding coming up….lol! Thanks for stopping by – hope you win! πŸ™‚
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  432. Really pretty cards Ingrid.

  433. Linda gagne says:

    I love both cards, great designs as usual! Great job

  434. Penelope says:

    So pretty! I never can think to cut the card when I’m working on it!

  435. Beautiful cards! Love the elegant CAS style of the first one and then the cheeriness of the 2nd!

  436. Lovely projects!Thank you for inspiration

  437. Great cards, cant wait for this SOA collection!!!

  438. I love this look, and I can’t wait to give it a try!
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  439. Beautiful cards! and awesome video. Love both cards especially the first card…very simple, stunning and elegant.

  440. Tara Powell says:

    Great cards! Such a clean and simple look and so easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  441. Janette Jepson says:

    Very pretty, love the elegant look.

  442. What an awesome card. Love it!! Must try this technique, I have so many pieces of awesome cardstock. So enjoy and appreciate all your videos.

  443. Loved your video!!! What a cool rainbow card! Your Thank You card is so elegant! Very inspiring!

  444. Susan White says:

    What a great idea for using up scraps!! I liked the video also!!

  445. Elyse Brown says:

    Beautiful cards!! Amazing how versatile this collection is! Can’t wait until tomorrow!

  446. Linda Gorman says:

    Your cards are amazing! Thanks for the great video!!! I love this collection!

  447. Mary Kay Werry says:

    Great cards. #1 is so classically beautiful. #2 is so much fun.

  448. great color combo on the first card – silver paired with navy is so elegant~!

  449. Love the silver on navy, so elegant together!

  450. Susie Sonnier says:

    Ingrid, Love the Butterfly CAS card. Hope you are starting the thaw out in “the Forest”.

  451. Bianca Rebel says:

    Beautiful CAS-cards! I love your designs!

  452. Love these cards using the forthcoming SOA Beautiful World Collection. Can’t wait to get my hands on the stamps and dies and create happiness. Thank you for sharing.

  453. Very classic; I do agree! Great job!

  454. Awesome technique for that rainbow border! I love that card, nice job!

  455. Awesome cards! I love the butterflies and how you used them.

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