Stamp of Approval: Love is in the Air Blog Hop – Day 1

Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of approval love is in the air

Love is in the Air….you can hear Tom Jones…can’t ya?!! Okay, I kind of dated myself with that….Are you ready??? To say I have been waiting for this day is an understatement! It’s finally here – Blog Hop Day One has begun!! You’re probably arriving from my good buddy Ardyth’s blog – I’ve been SUCH a fan of hers for literally YEARS! She always blows me away…

So what do you think of when you hear the phrase Love is in the Air – besides Tom Jones…lol!?!! I think pinks, reds, candy hearts with cute little messages, balloons and of course love. Well, if that’s what you think that’s all Catherine Pooler has to show you in her brand new Stamp of Approval collection – get ready to be surprised! This collection is SO much more than valentines.

Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air

Stamp of Approval collections are carefully designed to go together to create amazing cards, 3D projects and so much more. You can use the stamps, dies and other products by themselves or together for some amazing creations. Don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself throughout the hop!

Everyone has their own process to crafting. For me, I always love to sketch before beginning. I spread my products out and sketch project after project – then I sit down at my stamp table and get to work. I find it’s SO much easier when I have a starting point. One of the perks to getting this collection vs. waiting th 6-9 months for when they’re available in the shop individually – you get a project packed PDF! For FREE! Yup, you read that right. Starting point. You can’t go wrong.

Stamp of Approval:ย Love is in the Air

If you’re not on the Stamp of Approval Waitlist – what are you waiting for? StampNation members get the SOA link to purchase first the night before and the Waitlist gets it at 9 am the very next morning…if there are any left…lol. And then if THAT doesn’t sell out (don’t laugh, it has before – in just a few hours!) then it’ll go live to the public at 6 pm EST. So did I mention get on the Waitlist?

So what was the very first project I created? Right here…are you ready???? Let’s go…

Project One – Love You

Hands down – there was one sketch that I just HAD to create for you. When I first saw Lisa Kirkbride illustrate this set, I knew it would be a hit! Being that I too have the wanderlust bug (wanna see a photo of my first passport? – hint – I’m 2!) and these symbols have so much meaning for me.

But beyond that – they have this graphic quality to them that just make them literally LEAP right off the page…just like this:

Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval by Catherine Pooler Designs

Andย  paired with the Bon Voyage Accoutrements Dies (add-on) you can pop up that compass just like I did in a different color. And how about those awesome border stamps. Of course – you have to use the BRAND NEW Catherine Pooler long rectangle block for those border stamps (available with the SOA first). That wonky border that Shawna drew is my all time favorite stamp in the whole collection – I literally can’t stop using it…lol.

And those sentiments from the World Awaits Stamp Set – I’m absolutely in love with those hand lettered sentiments. Don’t they pair up just perfectly with the You from the Bon Voyage Stamp Set in the Love is in the Air Collection!

Project Two – Hang On

Have you ever wanted a sentiment, but your set just doesn’t have it? Why not create your own? The Love Awaits Stamp Set is SO loaded with sentiments, I was able to find just the right sentiment for this super fun project.

Okay – I have to admit, the idea for this project is not my complete own. Shawna Clingerman sketched out a string of banners hanging from a cloud to a hot air balloon, and I just HAD to make that sketch a reality…lol. So this one is for you Shawna!! Little did she know – I’d turn her hand lettered word Change into hang too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Coupled with the awesome stamp set by Lisa Kirkbride which has the word Gonna – the word On was right there. I love it when that happens!

The World Awaits Stamp Set - Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval by Catherine Pooler Designs

Did you notice that SUPER cool Postage stamp die border in white? I think one of my absolute favorite products from this collection is the alternating Postage/Stitched Rectangle Dies. I love that you don’t have to buy two sets of dies – there they are – together in one! And perfect with each other, just as on this card.

Lightly sponge a background on watercolor paper, you don’t even have to be exact. I left huge parts of white showing – doubled as clouds. Now my ink blending was light, so it’s hard to see, but trust me it’s there!

String those super cute banner dies from some thread and you have something special. For a fun effect, try doing the wrinkle free technique and then cut them out. Oh…did I mention there is a Mystery Ink in this collection too? Did I not tell you about that? You won’t be disappointed – and don’t wait…it won’t be released in the shop for some time!!

Catherine Pooler Ink

You’re dying to know to know the color aren’t you? It’s fun, and will fit right in with your collection of Catherine Pooler inks! Not to worry – there’s a refill available as an add-on for lots of stamping in months to come.

Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Love is in the air

Now it’s time to get seriously inspired!! To say these ladies are going to wow you is a HUGE understatement. If you’re joining here first – click right on to the next stop – Ilina Crouse. Ilina is SO unbelievably talented – I’m a HUGE fan, and you will be too. And then hop on to Susan and everyone else. Be sure to leave comments along the Love is in the Air blog hop. Catherine is giving away a collection each day – winner’s revealed on Catherine’s blog on the 10th. And if you’ve already purchased – you’ll get a Gift Card for $100 to use anytime you want in the shop or for the next SOA!!!

Have fun…

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  3. Kristie Goulet
  4. Karen Baker ย 
  5. Ardyth Percy-Robb ย 
  6. Ingrid Blackburn <–You’re Here!!
  7. Ilina Crouseย  <– Head here Next!
  8. Susan Powell

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About Ingrid Blackburn


  1. Love both cards! Can’t wait to see what else is in this kit!

  2. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Wonderful cards! Both are great designs for a masculin card!

  3. Iris Soscia says:

    So pretty – love the colors.

  4. Sharon L. says:

    Very nice cards, I’m loving this collection – can’t wait to play with it.S

  5. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the Looks of the New Kit, and your AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!! =)

  6. Lovely cards. I like how the SOA releases their product all coordinated and this plans so you aren’t stumped.. such a great idea. I hope I might be able to get a kit!

  7. Awesome cards! I especially love your first card!!

  8. Sarah Greber says:

    Awesome cards, Ingrid. I really like reading your post to go along with the images. How cool that you’ve had a passport since age 2! The new collection really is great for travelers. I love the wonky border, how you popped up the center of that compass, and that you get the postage and rectangle die cuts together. Awesomeness all around. Love SOA week!

  9. Arianna Barbara says:

    Awww!!! Adorable cards!!!

  10. Melissa Musick says:

    Awesome cards made with awesome products

  11. What beautiful cards. I love it when an idea just grabs you and it all works, and that compass idea was definitely a great one! And while it’s still Tom Jones, “Love is in the Air” makes me think of that end scene of “Strictly Ballroom” which I have not seen in ages and may now have to go watch. Gee darn.

  12. Mel Hughes says:

    Hi Ingrid, as always I pop in here and learn something. I saw a picture of that compass card and couldn’t work out how you did it. Then I read it was as simple as die cutting in a different colour. I love that border stamp too and I have a million ideas for using it! I LOVE that “Hang on” card! I would never have seen that sentiment inside the other sentiment stamps. That’s amazing and you have me searching through my stamps seeing if I can make new sentiments already. Lol. Can’t wait to play with the new SOA.

  13. Mary-Anne V says:

    Great one layer cards…love the compass rose!

  14. Your cards are beautiful and simplistic

  15. Very cute cards! Love the one with all the โ€œ compassesโ€. That
    Show love in. Every direction!!

  16. I’m all set for adventure after looking at the lovely pair of cards you’ve shared today! This release is a truly versatile mix of products.

  17. Can’t pick a favorite SOA. This one is lovely

  18. Carol Hardie says:

    Ingrid …… you had me at “wonky” …… LOL Such great cards. I know you will always knock our socks off and these are no exception. Love your style and how you see different ways to use a set. Thank you.

  19. I love both your cards. I especially appreciate the reminder that stamps can be used multiple ways. This collection will be so fun!

  20. Allison Almeida says:

    Love these cards! So cute!

  21. Jennifer Archambault says:

    Enjoyed your cards and inspiration today! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Holy cow Ingrid your cards are amazing. I so love how you did the 2 color compass on your first card. I can’t wait to find out what the new mystery color is maybe “Aren’t you Mauvelous” lol

  23. Just love all of those compasses. And your creativity with the sentiment. I always have trouble when they don’t say exactly the right thing!

  24. Jennifer Meister says:

    Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

  25. Cute Cards! Especially like the “hang on” one.

  26. Linda Kaucher says:

    I will โ€œhang onโ€ to see if I win!!!

  27. Erika DeJesus says:

    Simple and subtle! Great cards!

  28. Judy Hyde says:

    Love your cards!

  29. Linda Steinbaugh says:

    Love your cards!

  30. Cheryl Ellison says:

    Nice stamp collection.

  31. Jodi Wayman says:

    Gorgeous cards! Especially love the blue & yellow โ€œlove youโ€

  32. Diana Hernandez says:

    Very pretty cards, tfs

  33. Denise Kasbohm says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!!

  34. Linda Kaucher says:

    I am getting more and more excited jumping from blog to blog! Your cards are so cute! I can’t wait to start creating.

  35. Stacy White says:

    Cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. Kathleen Taplin says:

    I like both of your cards. Very original!

  37. Beth swisher says:

    As always your cards are creative and inspiring. Thanks

  38. Lovely! Am SN member

  39. Connie Hinkle says:

    Pretty cards , especially the first one ๐Ÿ˜Š

  40. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Great cards, your designs just jump out at you, both are so full of fantastic detail, the colours are very bright, but where is your picture from the first passport, sure you could of squeezed it in the photo ?

  41. Janet Ingraham says:

    Very cool cards. Love the designs of travel

  42. So wonderful when stamp sets can be used for a variety of occasions.

  43. stacey newman says:

    Your cards a so cute just love how easy to make them. Good job

  44. Linda Harper says:

    These Catherine Pooler sets keep getting better & better! Really like your postage stamp cards.

  45. I’m crazy about a mariners compass. My sister is a ship captain and your card would be perfect for her. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your cards and the color combinations you use. Thank you for sharing.

  46. Karen Kuschel says:

    Love both cards, but I am always looking for ideas for masculine cards and I think the first one fits that bill perfectly!

  47. Brenda Shreves says:

    Love your ideas, thanks for sharing.

  48. Leanne in Cali says:

    Great cards and ideas! I am loving this new SOA collection!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  49. Where do I start. Great projects. I loved the blue and orange on the first card and accoutrements touch. Nicely done. Thanks for the information re the paired die cuts, I think those are the most awesome part of the whole thing. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  50. Your use of colors and stamps in the first card was very creative.
    I am a SN member.

  51. Super cute cards and great colour combo on the compass card. Thanks for sharing

  52. Beautiful cards! This is such a great set very versatile not just for valentines.

  53. These stamps would be great for making masculine cards. I too am a Stampnation member.

  54. Elizabeth G says:

    Love the little pops of colour, both are great cards. Also “I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is….. hot pink”.

  55. Katherine Adams says:

    Great cards, especially the first one.

  56. jenny stratton says:

    I love the compass rose it would go great with the map of the world.

  57. Love the color combination on the first one.

  58. Linda Rink says:

    My husband LOVES Hot air balloons! I am definitely going to make him a Valentine card with this SOA set! Thanks for your inspiration!

  59. Dee Earnshaw says:

    sweet cards – love the designs:)

  60. L O V E !!!
    I always love how well thought out these SOA collections are with the little extras, such as the needle on the compass. You also did a great job on coining your own sentiment, Ingrid!
    I’m an SN member.

  61. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    Thatโ€™s a wonderful set of Valentineโ€™s cards !

  62. What a great way to use the sentiments. Perfect designs!

  63. Michelle Hackett says:

    I absolutely could not agree with you more about her ink pads. And your nautical love card is adorable. Great design. Happy New Year!

  64. soft and simple

  65. Hang on! What a fun way to say it. Great card.

  66. Very cute cards – love the “hang on” – such a versatile stamp set

  67. Iโ€™m a SN member and loving all the possibilities with this collection. Thanks for sharing your idea about using portions of words to create new sentiments. Very inspiring.

  68. AnneMarie Sapko says:

    Beautiful cards! I love this collection

  69. Ruth Rowe says:

    The layered stamp using the same stamp in repetition but having one a contrasting color and then part of it the same color. Wow! What an eye catcher!

  70. Barbara Culpepper says:

    These are lovely cards! I am enjoying your use of these stamps! Excited for them to open up to purchase too!!!

  71. I love the cardinal points spelling out L.O.V.E and your design putting one in a different color!

  72. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love the cards! They can be used as masculine cards so easily as well as for just fun nautical looks! Great job!

  73. Beautiful cards, love your color combos! Such an amazing collection in this SOA box!

  74. Nancy Arnold says:

    Your cards are great. Thanks. I also like that I can comment without dealing with Google since I have no idea what I am doing with that. For your comments all I have to do is to put my name and email address and my comment. Your space is the first I could comment on since I am not very good with the computer.

  75. It is always so enjoyable to see the different takes and inspiration each of you lovely talented ladies have to share with us! Creative as always – thank you for sharing. God bless you. Diana O

  76. Ingrid, both of your cards are super fabulous.
    I love each design that show case the new stamp set and dies.
    The colors are perfect choices too.
    Thank you for the inspirtations!

  77. Cara Cassell says:

    I love your color combinations! The first card in your post is especially striking. Anyone would be glad to receive these cards. Thank you for inspiring me!

  78. June Sefscik says:

    I’m a SN member and I’m excited to get the stamp sets with matching dies. I love making things dimensional and the dies help with that soooo much.

  79. The directional stamp is great for manly cards!

  80. I like your cards. You give me ideas that I would not have thought of. Thanks.

  81. Great cards. Like your take on the stamps in this very versatile kit.

  82. Laura Casselman says:

    I love it when that happens, too, Ingrid!

  83. love love love that nautical themed card, so stylish!

  84. Stacy O'Dell says:

    I am a StampNation member, and like I mentioned on a previous Blog, I love hot air balloons, but both your cards are wonderful!!! -Stacy

  85. Teresa McKiearnan says:

    Great cards. I love the nautical looking one. Iโ€™m a SN member

  86. Anita Falcone says:

    Those are grt cards. I thinks they could be masculine. Thanks

  87. Malin Gadelius says:

    So cute cards! I love that compass!

  88. Such great designs. Love, love, love ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I can’t wait to see the new colour ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Lisa Ann M. says:

    So cute and I love the idea of a new ink color! The cards are amazing as always:)

  90. Beth Myers says:

    NIce look with just purple and orange.

  91. jennifer bowey says:

    Stamp nation member here and I’m loving every card that has been made with this set..such adorable cards

  92. Brenda H. says:

    So many choices with this set! Very versatile and could keep me very busy!

  93. Cheryl Jones says:


    As usual you are amazingly amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  94. Such fun cards. I love how the compasses are positioned so they spell love in both directions.

  95. AMAZING cards Ingrid. It seems to be a wonderful collection.

  96. Kris Reeves says:

    I love what you did with that compass!

  97. kathleen dumpert says:

    Such pretty samples! I am a stamp junkie and want to try Catherine pooler inks.

  98. Amy Seigler says:

    Great cards Ingrid! I love the compass background, and the colors you used. Looking forward to using these new products. You always are so inspiring and think outside of the box.

  99. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your cards! I have a few friends who I’d send the ‘hang on’ card to….

  100. Karen Roberts says:

    As a SN member, you know I love your work. I love the compass on the first card. I think this is going to be a fun SOA box.

  101. Natalie Godfrey says:

    WOW! Adorable cards and I love the sentiments. Great job!

  102. debbie rosenberger says:

    i love these cards! sometimes you just need to tell someone to hang on!


  103. I dont know if this is a second comment. I tried to comment but it wants a website. I do not have one. But if this one post just wanted to say I love your cards

  104. Sherry olson says:

    Beautiful cards, thank you. cant wait to see the whole kit

  105. Kari VanNoy says:

    Love your cards…so much fun!! This collection looks amazing!

  106. Denise Ferguson says:

    I am loving the wonky border stamp SO much! And the “hang on” sentiment is such fun! It gets your imagination revved up thinking of cards to make utilizing it. Thanks for sharing your designs with us all!

  107. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the background made with the
    compasses. The hot air balloon is
    fun. thanks for sharing.

  108. Karen Grba says:

    Great Masculine cards! Love the colors!

  109. Karen Grba says:

    Great Masculine cards! I will have to try that look!

  110. Wow, your cards are stunning! I especially love the first one with the compass in those colors!!

  111. Marilyn Rumph says:

    Love these ideas and these stamps!

  112. Wow! I m in love with the colors on your first card. I’m a SN memeber

  113. Michelle Dunne says:

    I always struggle with more masculine cards, but I love the blue and orange combo.

  114. I love the postage stamp dies too. And all Cahterine’s colors. Yes, I wonder what the new one is. She does have catchy names! ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Heidi Rees says:

    What sweet cards! That little heart banner is darling!

  116. Susan E Moll says:

    Great cards, Ingrid! I love the postage stamp dies …..but most of all I’m really excited about that new mystery ink color! SQUEAL!

  117. Grammajoni says:

    Neat use of the compass. I wouldn’t have thought of it.

  118. Love that compass stamp! Great for masculine cards!

  119. Jeanne Beam says:

    Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing…

  120. Donna Neal says:

    I’m always inspired by your creativity, Ingrid! Thanks for the tips to help us be better stampers!

  121. Lovely cards such creativityโ€™s within this little team live your designs

  122. Bethany koubsky says:

    I love how you show how versatile these stamps are! Great cards!

  123. Anne Marie says:

    Great cards! Glad to know others cut up their stamps to be exactly what they want!

  124. Lori A Walker says:

    You have just opened up a world of possibilities with your Hang On card! I would have never, ever thought of that! Brilliant!

  125. Tammy Beichner says:

    Love your cards canโ€™t wait to see the new color

  126. Very cute. Love the compass…would work well for a mens card.

  127. Colleen Pepper says:

    Such creative uses of these sets! Love them!

  128. Linda Rogers says:

    Love the cards, and the suggestion on how to create your own sentiment when it’s not available. Way to go!

  129. Linda Rogers says:

    Love the cards, and the suggestion for making your own sentiment when it’s not available! Way to go! Love it!!!

  130. Kara Stainbrook says:

    Love love your creations. I don’t think I could pick between the 2. I love them both.

    Stamp Nation Member

  131. Tamara Stoffel says:

    How cleaver to see other words within the sentiments!

  132. Nancy Briscoe says:

    Love is in the cards! Well done! Simple but impactful!

  133. Love your cards. So creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  134. Love both of these! Great colors. <3

  135. Debbie Alderson says:

    Cute cards! Iโ€™m a Stamp Junkie and just canโ€™t get enough!

  136. colleen crawford says:

    love your interpretation of this collection Ingrid.
    I have been a member for over two years… bought the first SOA box and loved it!!

  137. These cards are very sweet….love them!

  138. Pamela Stadler says:

    Simple, but so effective. Love your cards Ingrid!!

  139. Great cards! My favorite is the Love YOU card.

  140. Denise Shepherd says:

    Awesome cards thank you Dxx

  141. Love the use of that compass stamp. Can’t wait to try it!

  142. Jana Yeager says:

    Love these cards. Like the travel set!

  143. Mary Nelson says:

    I’m a stamp junkie and I hope the new ink color is gold!

  144. The compass card is perfect and the images do jump right off the page. I like this one best; I guess the design and colors just speak to me. Thanks.

  145. Barbara Kohn says:

    Love that compass Stamp in two ink colors!

  146. Ooh my goodness… Tom Jones is singing love is in the air… in my noggin…I love it!!!
    LOVE IS IN THE AIR and on card stock!โ™ก!

  147. Teresa Rawnick says:

    Great cards. Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you donโ€™t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. Hard to choose a favorite product but Iโ€™m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.

  148. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Beautiful cards Ingrid! โ˜บ My favorite, though, is the ‘Love You’ card! The colors you used on this are beautiful! And I love that mariner design! Thanks for sharing!! โ˜บ

  149. Cindy Daversa says:

    Love the cards..that compass is awesome! SOA collections are always WOWZA!

  150. Debbie Nutt says:

    Love the whimsical look of your cards.

  151. Ingrid your cards are gorgeous and inspiring, as always. I’m loving that compass stamp.

  152. I love your cards. The compass card is so creative and I like the color combo. Plus I am never going to look at a word stamp the same again!

  153. Sherri Littleton says:

    I really like the cards. I am a SN member.

  154. HOLLEY DOWNS says:

    Love your cards! TFS!

  155. Marie-Helene Guay says:

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

  156. Amazing design concepts, love the open ended creativity that is so inspiring….I am new to stamping and am looking forward to letting my inner creativity blossom…….

  157. Wendy Hughes says:

    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 been able to make the focal compass with contrasting colours.

  158. Lacey Willetts says:

    I am in LOVE with the compass! Such a cute card. Nice cards!!

  159. I just love everything about the Love You card…the color scheme is awesome! Stamp Nation Member ๐Ÿ™‚

  160. Linda Dunnihoo says:

    Always want to skip straight to you but everyone is doing a spectacular job! I’m a Stamp Nation member. I especially love your creativity with sentiments!

  161. Christy Borfitz says:

    Adorable cards, Ingrid! This SOA is so fun!

  162. Oh those border stamps are such fun! Your cards are lovely too.

  163. I love the colors on the Love you card

  164. Mary nelson says:

    Very creative and of course….sooo adorable!!!

  165. Barbara Brennan says:

    Clever to see cHANGe in that for inspiration!

  166. Gorgeous cards, Ingrid! Super fab SOA kit! Can’t wait to get it! Happy New Year!

  167. Great cards. I like the popped up compass on the first one.

  168. Love your cards!

  169. Robyn Running says:

    Amazing cards! I really love the compass love card. WOW

  170. Hang on is my favorite, but both are great. Top card is great for men, which is always a challenge for me!

  171. Cheri Burry says:

    Love your cards and the colours you used, just so cute!

  172. Barb Oliver says:

    This is such an amazing blog hop. Love the cards that you created, Ingrid!

  173. Tiffany Born says:

    The balloon! โค so cute! Can’t wait!

  174. Denise Mlady says:

    Both cards are great but I really like how you used the love compass image to make a graphic pattern.

  175. Dawn Kloman says:

    I’m loving this kit more and more. Love your cards.

  176. Love your sideways ingenuity! So clever!

  177. Denise Mlady says:

    Love both your cards, especially how graphic the love compass is. Thanks for sharing.

  178. Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad says:

    I love your cards! Never think to just use two colors of ink. Thanks for sharing!

  179. Such nice cards! I can’t wait to play with this kit, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Linda Miller says:

    So many great ideas I can’t wait to start. As a new SN member I can’t wait to get my SOA and to get started. Feel like I am bursting with ideas!!! Thanks again for getting my creative juices going.

  181. Jill L Ferguson says:

    I love your cards. I really like the first card with the compass. It would make a great masculine card!

  182. That compass card!!

  183. Wow! Those compasses are so cool. Great cards.

  184. Terrific cards Ingrid. Love the colors on the first one for a guy card,but I might change out the border to add a blue airmail stripe on top of the orange stripe. Your second card reminds me of a game I used to play with my kids: finding new words inside of other words. Great way to stretch your stamps! Thanks.

  185. Janice M Woll says:

    Love the compass card. All are fantastic. Love the postage stamp die.

  186. Robyn Harris says:

    Love your cards Ingrid

  187. Kathy Doyle says:

    Blue and yellow combo is awesome and we could all use a reminder to hang on sometimes! Both great cards!

  188. Karen Sutton says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent. Your cards are so pretty. Your style is so nice.

  189. So cute! That banner die.. and hot air balloon is so stinkin’ adorable. Can’t wait to play around with them.

  190. Ingrid, as always, your cards are terrific. I love the blue and yellow (one of my favorite color combinations) on the first card, and how you made it a L O V E card.

  191. Karen Sutton says:

    Hi! I’m a Stamp Junkie! I wanted to say that I really like your cards. Your style is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

  192. Jodie Pugh says:

    Love the use of the compass stamp

  193. Lorraine K says:

    So glad to finally see your creative side…very fun! It’s amazing how everyone does something so different with the stamps, shows the versatility of the sets.

  194. Peggy Pride says:

    Loved the discussion and your work.

  195. Ingrid, as always, your cards are terrific. I love the blue and yellow on the first card, and how you made it a L O V E card.

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

  197. Cheryl Sager says:

    Haven’t finished the blog hop yet and so many great ideas! Can’t wait to “copy” and play!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  198. I’m here Ingrid, to say that, besides loving your cards, 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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  199. Ingrid, you never disappoint. The orange & blue on the first card are so striking & the second card is soft & quiet. Some days we need to be reminded to hang on, don’t we?

  200. Vicki Smith says:

    Ingrid, you never disappoint! I adore your first card and it’s my favorite of the blog hop so far. You are a treasure to Catherine and l know she appreciates you.

  201. First time with you all. It feels quite exciting. Can’t wait to see the whole thing. The “Hang On” card would be great for someone going through a rough patch.

  202. Oh Ingrid that compass card reminds me of home. I live in a small fishing town famous for sailing, birthplace of the American Navy and the Spirit of 76. That card looks like it would be a flag hanging from the front porch of any house or sold in one of the little shops with unique and handmade items in it.

  203. Casie Williams says:

    Clean and simple — my kinda card. Great ideas for a masculine card.

  204. Teresa Selby says:

    Your cards are unique and very refreshing! Love them. Colors are great! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  205. Diane Durbin says:

    Loved the color combination on the first card. And also loved the banner on the second card. All three are wonderful.

  206. Jane DeJesus says:

    I love this stamp set! Love the compasses! Love the colors you used! Great cards!

  207. Julie Mari says:

    Really great cards. Keep up the good work.

  208. Marjorie King says:

    Love your cards

  209. Ingrid. Great cards. Love the colors

  210. Carol McGregor says:

    OMG. Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  211. Awesome use of the kit. Love the banner idea! So fun!

    Samantha Jackson-Houp aka Sammibug aka Sammi

  212. Denise Candelaria says:

    project one: love you is wonderful the colors make the card pop and it made me stare at it and smile which cards are suppose to make you do. I like that. I think that was an amazing thing.

  213. Thanks, Ingrid,
    Really cute cards. Love the simplicity.

  214. Ann Greene says:

    Ingrid, I love your banner idea. That would make a really special card. I can’t wait for this SOA to be done with. I want it all now!!!

  215. The hang on card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing some great ideas with the new set.

  216. Barb Snyder says:

    Love the compass & how you used it!

  217. Christine M says:

    WOW awesome cards. What a great box this is!!!

  218. Nana Griffin says:

    Wonderful ideas. I like how you used the compass stamp on that card.

  219. I simply adore your masculine love you card! I love that compass stamp! I’m a SN member and am so excited about the newest SOA kit!

  220. Jean Mervine says:

    Beautiful, yeT simple.

  221. Bethany Stover says:

    I am a stamp junkie and I think the new color is khaki. I love the colors used on the compass card.

  222. Ingrid both of your cards are awesome! I’m a junkie and I think the color is either magenta or white

  223. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

  224. Jean Mervine says:

    Beautiful, yet simple cards

  225. Sharon Field says:

    You certainly showed us your creativity very well with these cards. Great job!

  226. Like the cards. The borders are nice.

  227. Brandy L Newcomer says:

    Ingrid you kill it everytime!!! Absolutely stunning cards!

  228. Kristine Johnson Gifford says:

    Cute cute card! I love anything that looks like or has map symbols, icons, etc. Thanks for the inspiration!

  229. So cool!!! I Love your designs, colors, and patterns you created. I love the blue and yellow of the travel card, so cool and modern for Valentines Day. And And I love the CAS card with the balloon and adorable heart banner too. Just lovely. I”m hoping the new color is some sort of ombre or unicorn pad. lol. Happy New Year!

  230. Cyndy Rowell says:

    Thank you, Ingrid. Your cards are fun. I have been a Stamp Nation member for a while and I appreciate all the help you’ve given me in the past.

  231. Jill Stewart says:

    Your cards are lovely (as usual). I can’t wait to play with this kit.

  232. Ana Korban says:

    Super cute! Love the hang on card!!

  233. Love the way you used the border stamps.

  234. You sure did a fabulous job with this new kit!

  235. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    Those are great cards!

  236. Now I have Love is in the Air song in my head! Great cards, ugggg now I need all the add ones too!

  237. You’ve done it again Ingrid… Awesome cards!

  238. Wow it lost my comment. ๐Ÿ™ Well I like your cards, and I will be back, off to hop!

  239. TheCraftyLawyer says:

    Your cards are so beautiful! I’m so anxious to know what the new ink color is too.

  240. I always love your cards!

  241. Kim Botello says:

    Great cards. Really like how you accented a feature with a strong splash of color.

  242. Kitty Tatman says:

    Yes ma’am!! My Pooler girls bringing their A-game in 2018!! Woohoo!

  243. Wonderful inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how the compass design can be used for more masculine cards. Love the softness of your second card. Hugs Bev x

  244. Michele Slater says:

    Great blog hop with so many great cards! I love everything about your first card

  245. Love them all but especially the first one!

  246. Dee-Ann Gniewek says:

    I love the compasses! They are so unique!

  247. Sandra Eustace says:

    Such cute cards. I’m a Stampnation member

  248. Hi Ingrid! I’m a Stamp Nation member. Your cards are great, I think your first one is my favorite, always love a blue and orange color combination!

  249. Sheila Lane says:

    Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

  250. Melinda L. says:

    Great cards! I can’t wait to use the hot air balloon stamps!

  251. Lovely….blue and yellow..๐Ÿ’—

  252. Love the blue and yellow/orange card…these inks!!!

  253. Love the blue and yellow/orange card…

  254. Great cards! Love your designs.

  255. I love that the 2 stamps put together create a compass rose; Just fabulous!

  256. Jacqueline Tan says:

    Great CAS cards, love the balloon! This collection is awesom.

  257. Debbie Bonczek says:

    Love your cards. I am so excited about this collection. Can’t wait.

  258. Iโ€™m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is Magical Magenta?!?! LOL, I keep changing my mind with each blog hop! Whatever it is, I love the color!

  259. Oh! I love the orange and blue card I would not have thought to go there with this selection of stamps and dies

  260. Love your soft color combos!!! The masking is awesome

  261. The love compass stamp is lovely, thatโ€™s a great card!

  262. Gorgeous cards Ingrid. Love your designs.

  263. Marise Nyberg says:

    Iโ€™m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new colour is Passionate Pink. Love your style, so artistic! Canโ€™t wait for the release.

  264. Marise Nyberg says:

    Iโ€™m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new colour is Passionate Pink. I absolutely love the doodle style of these stamps! Canโ€™t wait for the release.

  265. Lorie Brunner says:

    I love Tom Jones and your cards and the new box and everything!!

  266. I really like the layering postage dies, too! Maybe my favorite, and that says something because I like this entire collection. Thank you for sharing your creative talents! Smiles, Darby

  267. BeverlyBL says:

    Very clever cards. I, too, love that wonky border. Looking forward to the next ink pad. Maybe ombre?

  268. Very pretty cards. I always like what you create.

  269. Von Marie says:

    Beautiful cards!! I love the ink colors!!

  270. Kathy Serrahn says:

    Love the cards and color combination

  271. Belinda Wild says:

    Iโ€™m a stamp junkie and I think the new colour is yellow! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

  272. Gayle Bartholomew says:

    Wonderful cards. I am amazed at how many different ways these stamps can be used. I’m a stamp junkie and think the new color is a dark pink

  273. I love the soft color scheme you used on the balloon card. It’s so subtle and pretty.
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  274. Avra Williams says:

    I already commented – but I am a Stamp Junkie, and my guess is Sunshine Yellow

  275. not sure if my comment posted or not…… But I love the cards and especially the LOVE Compass card……..Love the colors and how it turned out!!!!!

  276. Tantalaya L McKinney says:

    I love the LOVE Compass…..all of the cards are great and this collection is so much fun!!!!!

  277. Gaaa! I love those border stamps! I can’t wait to get my hands on this SOA! And the long acrylic block! Thanks for sharing!

  278. Glenda Lee Nutting says:

    These are such fun cards, and what strikes me the most is the lovely color combos in each one.

  279. Always love your designs and color combinations. I love the first combination!

  280. Ingrid, I heard Tom Jones too..hee hee. I love that you sketch before you stamp. Both cards are awesome! The compass element us sooo cool. I can’t wait to play with this collection.

  281. Wow. You can do so much with this collection. Your designs are fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration.

  282. Sara M Gordon says:

    I love the compass design, it is very meaningful to me. Love takes you where you need to be and love will always lead you to your heart’s true home!

    I’m a stamp junkie and I think the new CP color has gotta be a bright and pretty pink

  283. Joyce Williams says:

    Very cute, love the color combinations!!

  284. Vickie Jo Buehler says:

    Love the cards you’ve made with the newest SOA! So much fun!

  285. I love how both of your cards came together, Ingrid! Yes, that scalloped border is super duper fun and worked as a great dividing point for your first card. Love the soft colors you used on your second card with that pop of “mystery”! P.S. Your writing style is super fun too!!! =)

  286. Wendy Hughes says:

    I am a stamp junkie and I believe the new colour will be white. I just love the versatility of this collection.

  287. Oh wow, these are fab. I just love the colour combination in your first card the blue and yellow is amazing. Are those from the spa collection?

  288. I just love the colour combination in your first card the blue and yellow is amazing. Are those from the spa collection?

  289. Teresa Cherka says:

    Love the cards, this collection has so many possibilities.

  290. Love the compass! Great cards!

  291. Rhonda Price says:

    I love the way you think outside the box. Iโ€™m somewhat new to stamping and if I can begin to think like this and use something in such a different way like you did โ€œchangeโ€….
    Love your cards

  292. I’m always looking for masculine inspiration and I think both cards would be perfect to send to guys!
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  293. Joanne Guarino says:

    Great cards, Ingrid! Love the blue and yellow together on the compass. Oh by the way, I didn’t think of Tom Jones but I did think of John Paul Young who did a song called Love is in the Air in 1978! LOL

  294. Lynn Fletcher says:

    Ingrid that compass card is the greatest. I wish I could get you into my place to help with some of the wonderful things you did on that card. The card with the hot air balloon is just so cute and I know someone who would love this card.

  295. Janis Ford says:

    That map background and the balloons is ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•!

  296. Fantastic cards! I love hot air balloons.

  297. Janis Ford says:

    Love the cards and your commentary has me still smiling!

  298. cute cards! LOVE PURPLE!!

  299. Kristina Gentle says:

    I need that hot air balloon! So cute!

  300. Love how you created your own background on the bottom of the first card.

  301. Absolutely love your cards, Ingrid!! I love the color combination you used on the compass card!!

  302. Loving the compass rose!! I’m picturing an emboss resist project in my future as soon as I get this set in my hot, little hands.

  303. How creative to use masculine colors for a fabulous love card!

  304. Hi, Iโ€™m new to your blog from Stamp Junkies. Your cards are amazing.

  305. Denise D. says:

    Love, love, love those cards!

  306. Mary Reiner says:

    Love your cards – especially the compass one!

  307. Patricia Benger says:

    Ingrid, great cards as usual! You are amazing!

  308. I love how the stamp designs spoke to you so much personally like you had a connection with the set! I also really like how you took a “valentine’s” stamp set and made a card with non-valentine colors with a traveler’s feeling to it! Love it!

  309. Two completely different, completely wonderful cards. You’ve shown us even more ways to mix and adapt the elements in the collection. Thanks for the inspiration, as always. Hugs from Canada, ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. Sharon Stewart says:

    Love your designs! I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is a hot pink!

  311. Fran Weinberg says:

    The first card is a perfect masculine card! Thanks for the great ideas.

  312. Love your cards! The compass withe the add on die makes a great statement.

  313. Tasha Dawson says:

    These are very pretty cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

  314. Beautiful!! Ingrid, your stamping on that first card is perfect! Love the blue and orange color combo. I must have sent you my Chicago Bears vibes. Your second project is so unexpected. I’ve never seen you make a light and frilly card like that. So beautiful! And yes…..I’m old enough to remember Tom Jones. haha!

  315. Neudorf Terry says:

    Wow love your cards that u design for this release.

  316. Michelle Allison says:

    I love how you always think outside the box – great cards!

  317. Stunning! I love the color combo in the first card and the little banner on the second card is just fun!

  318. Avra Williams says:

    Great cards, Ingrid!

  319. Dorothy Breitenstein says:

    Love the first card! Thanks for sharing.

  320. Becca Yahrling says:

    Love the unique design of the compass!
    Great cards!

  321. Awesome cards! Love this set!
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  322. Both your cards are awesome…I especially love the first! You crack me up with your partial use of the “change” stamp!! I need to start looking at my sentiments in a new way after seeing that!!

  323. Great cards! This set has so many awesome stamps and dies.

  324. Lori M Osborne says:

    Great card designs! And can’t wait for that mystery ink๐Ÿ˜€

  325. Trina Chaska says:

    I really like the second card. I am loving the new mystery color.

  326. Darylene Foster says:

    Love the color combination on the
    compass card. What a great ideas for people who love water.

  327. Colleen Balija says:

    That second card, I just love the soft look of it!

  328. Tara Powell says:

    Love your cards! Can’t wait to get my hands on this collection and the new ink color!

  329. Brandy Duncan says:

    Love what you have done with this amazing collection. It seems to have something to fit everyone. This is one of of favorite collections so far, and we get a new ink color to boot. I canโ€™t wait to get my hands on these goodies. My mind is already coming up with ideas.

  330. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Original designs and great color palettes on these cards, nice work!

  331. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    This collection is over the top. Love your cards. So good to have some stamps for making a masculine card too!

  332. Peggy mccullar says:

    I love that compass!!!! Beautiful color palette! I am a stamp junkie and I think the new ink will be in the red/ pink family

  333. Diane Loughrey says:

    I need this collection. The postcard dies are killing me and so is the compass. Love the way you used the compass. The troops will love my cards from this coll.

  334. Amazing. Loved how you used the sentiment stamps. The colors used on the cards were beautiful.

  335. Linda Gorman says:

    Love your cards and this new SOA Box. Thanks for sharing. You always have great ideas.
    I am a Stamp Junkie and I believe the new ink color is Calming Clear(an Embossing Ink)

  336. Great combination of stamps and colors. Anyone would love to receive these cards in snail mail.

  337. Theresa Robinson says:

    Beautiful cards Ingrid!

  338. Amazing. Love the way you used the sentiment stamps. Loved you cards

  339. Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures says:

    I am a Stamp Junkie! Love, love, love the SOA stamp collection and dies and inks and blocks! Canโ€™t wait to see the new ink colors!

  340. Sabrina Radican says:

    Great masculine card and your second is so pretty!!

  341. Oh I really like that Bon Voyage card! So cute.

  342. Janette Jepson says:

    Looks like a very fun collection, Can’t wait.

  343. Debra Dekock says:

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

  344. I always love your designs! These are just fantastic cards!

  345. Krystal Showalter says:

    I’m a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is a pinkish-purple. Your cards are Shut the Front Door fabulous! Seriously loving them so much!

  346. Beth Bray says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on that postage stamp die.

  347. Happy New Year, Ingrid…..thank you for the great blog hop and giveaway. New color might be Wild Radish Red. Love your cards. You ladies are so creative. โ™ฅ

  348. Nancy-Anne says:

    It’s wonderful how you think outside the box! You have me running to my stamp room to look for words in words! Haha. Great cards!

  349. The first card is very pretty those two colors combo is awesome!
    Iโ€™m a stamp junkie

  350. Tricia Anderson says:

    Thanks for the ideas

  351. Love the blue and yellow together. I was wondering how you made the ‘hang on’ sentiment. I need to look at my stamps again and see what I can come up with.

  352. Wanda Radler says:

    What great cards! Thanks for sharing your cool ideas about using on parts of the stamps to create even more words and sentiments!

  353. Elaine McDonald says:

    Cards are very cute thank you for sharing

  354. Great cards! I really like the way you did the hot air balloon card. Thank you for sharing

  355. Mary Bresnock says:

    They are so cute.

  356. Beautiful cards! This SOA collection has something for everyone and I can’t wait to order mine.

  357. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Hi Ingrid, your first card really pops out love the colours you used on the first card. The second card is awesome got to love the soft colours you have pick really is pretty. Wonderful job! Always a pleasure seeing what you have done with SOA collections thank you so much for sharing.

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

  359. Susan White says:

    Hi Ingrid. I love the blue and yellow love compass card, the colors really pop! I love how you made your own sentiment by masking part of the words.!

  360. Jodie Ramdas says:

    Great cards Ingrid! I love the first one with the contrasting colours! So pretty!

  361. REALLY adore the first card! The colors just pop!

  362. Who doesnโ€™t love โ€œhanging onโ€. ๐Ÿ˜‰. Thanks for such fun ideas.

  363. Love your color choices on the first card, Ingrid! Great job masking and creating a new sentiment on the second one! Good eye! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  364. Your cards are always great!

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