Sunday, October 8, 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs / Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

Tis the Season

Welcome to Day 2 of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop!  I'm excited to share some projects today featuring this fabulous collection.
The Winterhaven SOA Collection from Catherine Pooler has you covered from Christmas cards to hostess gifts, handmade goodies, treat bags, ornaments, gift tags, thank you notes after the gift giving, New Year’s Eve and even a couple elements that will work for Valentine’s Day!  All this in ONE BOX!
If you are new to the Stamp of Approval Collection, Click here to learn more about them but here's a little about them:

How does ordering work?
Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last and when they are sold out, they are sold out.  (You will be able to purchase the items individually later in our shop.)
Monday, October 9 at 9 pm eastern:  PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun and open ordering early for you guys.  Members click here for the registration link!
Tuesday, October 10 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.  Our last two collections sold out just to the wait list, so make sure your name is on it so you don’t miss out!
Tuesday, October 10 at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open.
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My first card uses Tis the Season.  I stamped the poinsettias in Rockin Red and Icing on the Cake using the rock 'n roll technique.  The leaves were all embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder.  My sentiment was stamped onto a strip of white cardstock and layered with vellum and added to my panel with foam ahesive.  For some bling, I added some gold sequins in various sizes.


Tis the Season2

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My second card uses the Wreath of Joy die set.  I die cut the wreath and "dipped" it in watered down Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt Catherine Pooler inks.  I love love this look!

Wreath

The Joy word die was die cut with red cardstock and along with the background, was spritzed with Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.  My wreath was layered onto tri-level square panels.  This leaves the card fairly flat for mailing!

Wreath3


WIN the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection
THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!
Entries close on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 9AM EST and will be announced on the Catherine Pooler blog later that day.
If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Amy---me!



192 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh my goodness, I love these so much! All the shimmer and shine...swoon!

NancyLynn said...

The poinsettia is my favorite. It is just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love all the shine on both.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! The poinsettias are very nicely done.

Unknown said...

All that shimmer! So pretty!

Allie L. said...

Those gold accents really bump up the Wow on the first card!

Ingrid said...

Okay Amy - I'm in love with both!!! Love the sparkle of the second mixed with the light airy feel - what great contrast. And the first is pure heaven for me. :)

Joyce Spear said...

I was on the fence about the poinsettia stamp until I saw your first card for today. I've now been converted into a fan, and my first order of business will be to stamp some poinsettias with gold embossed leaves when my collection arrives. It is such an elegant look!

The Bakers said...

Love the poinsettias! Very cheerful and bright for the season!

Linda said...

Your poinsettia card is stunning.

Donna Hawkins said...
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Donna Hawkins said...

Love the cards! Poinsettia is fabulous!

Unknown said...

I love how you stamped the poinsettas - absolutely beautiful!

Colleen said...

LOVE your poinsettia flower...the red and gold is so stunning together! And a beautiful wreath with joy, so shiny and sparkly!

scrappinmommom said...

Really like your use of the poinsettias. They are lovely.

Sarah said...

Love your creations!

Ebrown said...

Wow, love the embossed leaves on the poinsettia card. Elegant..

Unknown said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning! I especially love the gold leaves around the poinsettias :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. I like how you made them sparkle. Thank you for some great ideas.

Bonnie Sanche said...

I love the red and gold "Happy Holidays" card! Fabulous!

Sharon said...

Love your cards they are gorgeous! Poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards.

Lindy said...

Your cards are gorgeous! This collection is amazing!

Joanne G said...

I love your card with the poinsettias. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing! I can not wait to get this collection.

Marcia Hill said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards Amy! I really love the gold embossed leaves on your 1st card...absolutely STUNNING! Also in love with the red sparkly background and Joy die cut on your 2nd card and the soft greens of the wreath...such a beautiful contrast between the soft and bright colors! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

jandbspiegel said...

The poinsetta card is definitely my favorite - I love those leaves. The coloring you did on the wreath is really very nice - so much softer

Unknown said...

I'm loving this stamp set. Your cards are very pretty. I especially like the spray you used.

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Love the shimmer and shine!!!

Allison Cope said...

Two amazing cards Amy! I love the dimension you got with the darker ink at the tips of your poinsettia leaves plus that pop of gold is brilliant!

Creating with Susan said...

Love, love, LOVE that first card! Both are fantastic but WOW on that first one!

Rhonda Price said...

That first card...love the gold embossed leaves.

Barbara Woodard said...

Awesome cards and release!!!!

Rhonda Price said...

That first card...love the gold embossed leaves.

Sherry said...

I love the joy card!

Unknown said...

These are really great. The pointsetta is awesome.

Nana Donna said...

Oh my such fabulous cards. Love what you did with the poinsettia stamp

Nan0807 said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the gold embossing!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards Amy. So pretty. I've not seen the tri-layers squared before. I really like that idea and plan to use it in the future. It's my favorite card. I too, like Heidi Swapps gold shimmer spritz, its great for holiday cards.

Linda said...

Loving this SOA collection and all of the amazing cards created.

Vivian said...

The poinsettia is gorgeous! Love it! I'll have to try it.

Avra Williams said...

Really pretty cards!

Connie G said...

These are gorgeous but the gold embossed leaves on the poinsettia card are my favorite!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to get the poinsettia stamp! Thank you for sharing!

Jane M said...

Very lovely cards! Love what you did the pointsettia stamp! Very striking cards!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful and festive cards and I love the touches of gold!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the gold leaves with the poinsettias.
the shading of the greens in the wreath
is wonderful.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Aunt Mary said...

great cards. Love the gold leaves on the first one and the splattered background on the second

Mrs. Lowry said...

LOve the poinsettias! The combo of the red and gold is gorgeous. I like how they fill up the card like a background.

Darcy Shelstad said...

I also have to admit was on the fence about the poinsitti stamp. I absolutely love what you had done with it. Thank you for showing it awesomness. Love the use of gold

Ashlyn said...

Gorgeous use of the poinsettia!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! Love the poinsettias and that fabulous wreath die!

Debbie said...

Elegant and lovely!

Kris said...

Love, love, love the red and gold poinsettias as the background -- simple yet striking! Thanks for the inspiration!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome Xmas cards!!! Love them!!!

Sherry said...

WOWZERS! The poinsettia cards is beautiful! Loved both cards... thank you for sharing!!

Peggy McCullar said...

Love the red and Gold in both cards! That gold shimmer is everything!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So shimmery! Love them!

Jill D. said...

Nicely done. Can't wait for Christmas.

Unknown said...

Loving how vibrant these are! Such great inspiration.

Vickie jo said...

Love all the shimmer on these cards! Gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

I can never get my shimmer sprays to look that good! Beautiful cards!

Dawn said...

I am a fan of all things glittery or shiny. Love these. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Both are great cards! Love the colors of the poinsettias, and also how you did the colors on the wreath.

SandyK said...

The poinsettias are beautiful - love it!

Donna said...

The moment I clicked on your blog, I was blown away by your poinsettia card - definitely has the wow factor! Thanks for sharing the techniques you used on your second card - so very pretty! I hope to CASE both of them! Thanks for the time you spent on these creations and for sharing them with us. :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty cards

Margie said...

Ok that poinsettia card is gorgeous. I am also loving seeing the wreath cards. Thanks so much for sharing your hard work.

Holly said...

Wow! your poinsettia card is beautiful!

Sheila H said...

All are so pretty! The poinsettia card is just fantastic 😍

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! The poinsettia card is amazing! Can't wait to get this SOA!

Unknown said...

Loving your gold embossing and background shimmer!

blbrennan said...

This card is fabs! The poinsettia card with its red and gold is so beautiful in design. LOVE...

Judy said...

Oh my, beautiful. Love all that sparking goodness.

Unknown said...

I love the water color effect and the gold leaf embossing. So pretty! Great ideas.

Bobby said...

The gold accents on both cards really add to the Christmas feel.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are perfect holiday greetings cards !

Jill said...

Was wondering when someone would do some gold for the poinsettia. I love that. Can't wait to have some fun.

Karen said...

Love the embossed poinsettia.

Unknown said...

All the embossing is so shimmery and eye catching! Love both cards!

Unknown said...

Your poinsettia card is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

Four11Lady said...

These cards are very, very pretty but the card with the pointsettia is my favorite. I really like the touch of gold that you added to the cards. Well done!

beth said...

Great cards. It is fun to see all the different cards you all are making.

Unknown said...

AmyI love the beautiful wreaths, and that background! Wow, just beautiful.

JmB said...

Such elegant cards. Love the wreath. Thank you for sharing.

Sue Wareham said...

Very pretty love the gold embossing with the poinsettia card

beth said...

What stunning cards. Thanks for the techniques.

Kate said...

Your poinsettas are gogeous!

gail said...

gold embossed leaves, very different

Tinstar said...

That poinsettia with the gold embossed leaves is stunning.

Colleen said...

Oh love the red poinsettias with those gold leaves. Very striking.

Unknown said...

The poinsettias are gorgeous!

JanetB said...

I know I have to have that wreath, just beautiful!

Karin W said...

I love the red and gold poinsettias!! Just stunning.

Unknown said...

So, so pretty! I'm starting to feel that Christmas spirit!

Unknown said...

Very lovely. I really like your first one with the poinsettias.

Unknown said...

The gold leaves with the red poinsettias are beautiful!

CindyRomanDaversa said...

Really love the shimmery card and the poinsettia are is fab!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

This is so elegant and pretty! I love it!

Theresa T said...

Gorgeous coloring on the poinsettias and i love the intricate wreath. Beautiful cards.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Unknown said...

Both card are so beautiful. Very creatively done. Thank you for your inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous and great designs!

Smilegreetingcards said...

Both cards are such great designs! The gold with the poinsettias looks amazing and I love what you did with the wreath on the second card. I definitely will be trying that! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Denise said...

Love the shimmer and shine on your cards, beautiful.

Trina said...

I love both of your cards. They are awesome.

Unknown said...

I love the metallic effects, beautiful wreath.

Carol Owen said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Karen said...

Love the gold on the Happy holiday card! Beautiful cards!

Sherri said...

I liked the first card best

Unknown said...

I love your Joy card!

Chark said...

beautiful shimmer and shine!

TheWinstonFamily said...

The poinsettia card is just stunning.

Jill said...

Very pretty cards!!!!

Nancy-Anne said...

These cards are just beautiful. The poinsettia is particularly stunning with the gold. Oh my word I can't wait!!!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

My jaw hit the floor when I saw your poinsettia card! Stunning!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of that shimmery gold ... beautiful designs.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, festive cards Amy!

Ellen C said...

Beautiful, festive cards. I love the touches of gold.

Melody said...

That poinsettia stamp is awesome! Your cards are very pretty and I love the gold spritzed background.

Kelley H. said...

Thanks for sharing your projects.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful poinsettia Card, love the red and gold, and the gold spray on red cardstock on the Joy Card is stunning too!

Craftydancer said...

Thanks for sharing with us. That Pointsettia Card is amazing! The Gold Embossing really made the card.

Cheryl

Leanne in Cali said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the gold and red on your first card. Thanks so much for sharing on this great blog hop!!

cindybearj said...

Fabulous cards! Those poinsettias are beautiful and I love that wreath!

Unknown said...

I can't explain how much I love the poinsettias card! I have been practicing my rock and roll technique, I'm getting there but you have done it so beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are SO beautiful. I loved the first one, and then saw the second one and it's even better! Thanks for sharing. dezertsuz at gmail

Kitty said...

Nothing says Christmas like a little bright red and shimmery gold! That sprayed background....ahhhh!!

SkyPixie17 said...

Love your metallic touches!

mmesblaser said...

Your poinsettia card is beautiful... I would love to receive this card... this new collection offers so many great possibilities for wonderful cards.....thanks

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! What you did with the poinsettia stamp is amazing!

Unknown said...

I love the poinsettia with the golden leaves!

Amy McCue said...

The wreath is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards! I LOVE that you only embossed the leaves on your first card - gorgeous!!

FeM said...

I like the elegance of your card.

CADC Blog said...

Love, love, love your cards!

Elainej said...

I love, love your second card. All the shimmer and shine and the matching die cut. Very nice. I would not have thought to "tip" the poinsettias in brown. Fabulous idea.

Jackie said...

Love both cards. The poinsettia one are more classy and professional. The joy card is more playful and casual. Love the way you did the colors on the joy card, makes the wreath stand out more and simply lorgeous.

Nana Griffin said...

I really like how you used the poinsettia and love the joy card also.

Laura said...

ooooo-la-la - - Love the read poinsettias with the rock-n-roll technique and adore the gold embossed leaves and center. really elevates the card.

Unknown said...

Love these cards. The bling and glitz make me happy!!

LisaH said...

Oh Amy! Beautiful cards!! I really love your touch of gold embossing on your first card. It really bumps up your elegant design. Great job!

nfabbri said...

The poinsettia is growing on me at first I was so on the fence about another flower but I am slowly being won over on it!!!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful cards. I love me glitz on cards You nailed it

Sher in Albuquerque said...

O my! LOVE the gold in the Poinsettia card! I want these for my Christmas cards this year!!

Fran said...

Nice use of gold on your cards. That poisettia looks just a bit retro in a wonderful way, when stamped as an all over background. Love all the shimmer and shine!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to get a closer look at Tis the Season set... I love the way you added the petals to the flower so closely (Unless it's part of the stamp) Love the gold embossing.

minnesotabackyard said...

Amy,
Both cards are beautiful!
Linda S

Stefanie White said...

That sentiment script!!im in sentiment love, LOL! Awesome cards Amy!

Rose W said...

Amy, you give wonderful life to your cards! Simply put, Amazing.

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards.

Jennilee said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the wreath!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. Wow! Love love love all the sparkle and shine. Looks like christmas.

Sue Smith said...

Amy, I always love to see your take on the SOA box. These 2 cards are absolutely stunning. I am in awe of your 'JOY' card. Looks like one you could purchase at a store. The poinsettia card is beautiful and I love the gold touch for the leaves. Beautiful :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards!

Memory Lane Creations By Charlene said...

Ooh, I see pretty shiny things lol! These are just wonderful!

ciocichar@aol.com

Diane Kannawin said...

Beautiful Cards!

eeknehans said...

Love that pop of gold on the poinsettia card!

eeknehans said...

Thanks for sharing.

Marcia Rollins said...

I love your JOY!

tammejean said...

Your poinsettia card is so colorful...love it

Chrystyna said...

Awesome cards!!!!! Love the gold embossed leaves on the poinsettia card. Just fantastic! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and providing inspiration for some fun stamping with the new SOA Collection.

Lori said...

Very pretty cards! So creative!

Roberta Eldridge said...

Gorgeous cards!

Unknown said...

The poinsettia card is so pretty. It just looks so cheery.

Sharon Nez said...

Amy...these cards are awesome!! Love all the shimmer and glitter you used!! Very pretty!! :)

Judy said...

Love love love the shimmer on your card. Thanks for sharing and God Bless

Unknown said...

Love the poinsettia background.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Love your use of the collection! Great inspiration!

Tracy said...

These are so pretty, I especially love the poinsettia card.

Gay Ferland said...

Ooooooh, I would love to win this box!! Love your Christmas cards!

Unknown said...

Great cards, thanks for the 6.

Patt H. said...

Amy, your cards are awesome! Love the poinsettia background & the gold leaves on the first one & the wreath card is wonderful!

Michelle King said...

So pretty and so polished - inspiring cards.

Deborah said...

very nice cards.

Deborah L Cieply

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like the shine and sparkle.

Unknown said...

Both cards are awesome 👏

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards love them

Marianne said...

Just gorgeous, Amy!

Rose said...

Love both of your cards. They are gorgeous. The Poinsettia stamp is my favorite in this collection. The wreath and Joy are a close second.

Unknown said...

The wreath is SO refreshing! Lovin' it!

Unknown said...

The wreath is so pretty!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Lovely card! Great sentiments.

Lisa K said...

Love those poinsettia! So gorgeous. The wreath is so lovely. Loving the Joy I see.

Unknown said...

I like the colors of the card stock you chose for the cards.

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards!!!

loceanjo said...

All that shimmer! So LOVELY!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are stunning:)

Unknown said...

So gorgeous!! I love cards shiny and sparkling!!

Carol Hardie said...

Amy .... never too much bling on a card. Love the embossing!!!

foleysfriend said...

Love your two cards; they do a great job of showcasing this latest SOA collection.

Skrater said...

Love these cards, all that gold, oh my!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the use of gold on both of these cards. You did a fabulous job of using these products in this collection to create such wonderful festive cards.

susan.w said...

Amy two heavenly divine cards! Gold embossed leaves Tis the Season and the wreath of Wreath of Joy on those layers are worthy of CASEing. Thank you for being a part of SOA Winterhaven Collection blog hop, two memorable cards.

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