Sunday, February 5, 2017

{Stamp of Approval} The Perfect Reason Collection Blog Hop: Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection Blog Hop! Be sure to comment on every participating post on all three days of the blog hop for your chance to win one of these amazing boxes! If this is your first time hearing about Stamp of Approval, this is an exclusive collection designed exclusively for this particular box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this blog hop with the Stamp Nation Dream Team and several guest designers!



I have a lot to show you today so let's get started. My first card highlights the Perfect Reason stamp set and coordinating dies. The sentiment is from the Mod Squared stamp set. 



I used the generation stamping - or stamping off - technique to get more variation from the ink colours. Tutti Frutti was stamped off so it isn't as dark in the blooms and Lime Rickey was stamped off for the interior of the flowers but not for the leaves or the berries. Aquatini was stamped at full power for the large flowers and partially stamped off for an ombre effect on the little flowers.



My second card features the Paisley Peacock stamp set and coordinating dies. There's so much you can do with this set and it was hard to choose a design! I created the tail fan using two of the feather images and stamped little legs for the peacock. The sentiment is from the You Did It stamp set.



Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!  Day 2 and Day 3 Hop Lists will be posted on Catherine's blog so be sure to start there tomorrow and Tuesday. One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on February 9th on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if you happen to win but have already purchased the collection, you will be refunded.


Day 1 Hop List


Be sure to get on the Wait List for first dibs at this amazing collection. You will gain access one full day before public access. Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide (for free!) with tons of project tutorials!

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Be sure to join us again tomorrow and Tuesday, February 7th for more inspiration. Release day is Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 a.m. EST!




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JuliaP said...

Love your cards!

Justine Hovey said...

I love the colour palette you chose for your cards, so fun and summery! The collage on the first card is great and I just love anything with that peacock!

Ingrid said...

WOW! LOVE those peacock feathers - brilliant idea!!! I just love both. :)

NancyLynn said...

Love the peacock and the detail you put into it!

Karen Kreider said...

Peacock perfection!

Sabrina said...

OK I have to let you in on a secret. I really do hate peacocks. When my oldest daughter who will be 32 this year was two a peacock run up to her and scratch her face in 3 places. Just missed her right eye. But I got to tell you this peacock stamp is absolutely beautiful and very fun. The more I see it on all of these lovely cards, The more I want it. LOL!!

Sarah Greber said...

Your cards are both amazing and I can't wait to CASE them! I just love how you kept the white background and really let the shapes be the focal point. Beautiful!!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love how you layered the stamps in the first card. Simple and pretty.

Kelly Griglione said...

Ack! Emily! You used the dots for legs on the peacock ... that is sooo CLEVER! Wonderful cards. Happy to be hopping with you today : )

battygirlrachel said...

Love how u placed the feathers behind the bird! I could see using the feathers to create a wreath too... this offers a lot of options!

Annie C said...

Thanks for sharing. Your colors are so pretty!

Debbie Bonczek said...

These are beautiful designs. I love how the peacock is off-center in that second card. Fabulous.

Yvette S said...

Love the white space on the cards. Very clean & simple. Beautiful!

Swimmom said...

Very pretty cards!

Wendy Kasper said...

WOW! Emily you created a great card. TFS

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely cards...so soft and pretty!! :0)

Christy Borfitz said...

You color combination is fantastic on these beautiful cards!

luv2scr@p said...

I love the way you used so many feathers for the peacock!! Beautiful!!

ann greene said...

These cards are great. The feathers are awesome. Wonderful job.

Marianne said...

So pretty! Love both cards!

AngelaB said...

These are so awesome. Cannot wait for this collection.

Janette said...

Great cards, can't wait to create with the new SOA collection.

Robin Monsos said...

Beautiful!!

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome cards

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! I just love that peacock!!

Linda said...

Lovely cards.

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards I love the green and blue color combo!!

Nana Donna said...

I love both your cards. The first one your layered all the pieces really cool. Thanks for sharing

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards with beautiful colors! Love the cluster of flowers and that pretty peacock! Great color combos!

Brenda Gentry said...

I just love how you clustered the flowers on the first one! The sentiment looks great too! The peacock is beautiful, as well.

Linda Peabody said...

Great cards

Beverly Roachell said...

Love the spray of feathers for the peacock. Looks so real. You are right, so many things you can do with these stamps (peacock and flowers). Thanks for the ideas and inspirations.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Gorgeous cards! This set looks awesome!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

I love the bouquet in the first card! It's gorgeous! And I like the placement of the feathers in the second card.

Sue McRae said...

Love the fresh feel of your floral card and that peacock is a beauty!

Colleen said...

LOVE your cluster of flowers and that peacock...awesome!!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

He's are just beautiful cards, Emily. I always love your work!

Ellen C said...

Pretty cards. I love how you layered the peacock feathers.

Colleen said...

Those flowers really look terrific all grouped and layered together. And the way you did the peacock is a total WOW!

tara powell said...

Love both cards! I love how you did the peacock feathers.

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Love your color pallet!!! This is a fun SOA Box!

Jodi Wayman said...

Love the colors you used & the stamp off technique was so cool (little ombré flower- cute!) & your peacock is adorable!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful cards - love the stamping and layering - it is very inspirational:)

Donna Hawkins said...

Great cards! Love the layers and design. Can't wait to get my hands on this SOA group.

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome cards! Loving your color scheme as well!

Jan Crissman said...

Love how you did your flower arrangement clever lady. Both cards enjoyed.




Happy Grandma said...

I wasn't sure about a peacock stamp...but love it after seeing what can be done with it. The patterns look like so much fun to play with!

Tasha Dawson said...

I love how simple these cards are! Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn Falcone said...

Beautiful cards!

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the cards, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Heather North said...

Emily, I really enjoyed both of your cards. The first floral is amazing, and that peacock fan of tail feathers is simply gorgeous!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love the lay out of the peacock and the flower card is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

Gail and Ralph said...

Lovely cards Emily. The seed pods are my favourite image in this series and you did a lovely job with them.

Lorie Brunner said...

Emily, love your peacock card!! You do such an awesome job! Thanks for your inspiration!,

Amber Smith said...

Great flower arrangement in the first card. Beautiful!

Suzanne Mastrorilli said...

Beautiful cards!

Heike Kirmse said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colours.

Bonnie Sanche said...

Your bouquet card is so incredibly beautiful.

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the designs and the soft colors ♥

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful cards and your layering is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop!!

Tinstar said...

That bouquet of flowers looks so delicate in those colours and love how you've created the peacock tail.

Theresa Knopf said...

Love the colors you chose. Wonderful cards.

ck d said...

beautiful cards, the flowers are great.

Jan Monforton said...

I love the layering of the stamps. Great colours as well.

Dawn Kloman said...

I love the layering and the colors.

Beth Duell said...

Loved the cards, the flowers are very spring like and anyone would love to receive that card. The peacock placement of the tail feathers is wonderful, I love it when we get new ways to use the stamps, I would not have thought of it, but I love it. Thank you

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Emily!

Fran said...

Great cards. I'm in love with the peacock.

Preety said...

Gorgeous cards!! Beautiful work :) thanks for sharing
cheers
preety

Marj said...

Wonderful cards!

TerriLynn said...

Love those gorgeous colors you used for the peacock & looking forward to using those sentiments. Great cards.

Deana Benson said...

Beautiful and creative cards!

Colleen Balija said...

Emily, your cards are clean and simple and elegant! They are both equally beautiful! You did a great job on that peacock.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards! These stamps are perfect for using the new inks - lots of bold color areas.

Michelle King said...

Wow your cards are beautiful! The flowers in this box are so unique and cute and omg that peacock!! Just beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

Kathy Doyle said...

Great colors on both of your cards! They really pop with color even when stamped off first!

Michele Strickland said...

Beautiful Peacock card! Love the flowers

sunflowerlori said...

those are stunning....love your color choices. Wow.

Julie M said...

Your are awesome. I especially like the peacock.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cluster of flowers and love the peacock too, awesome color combo!

Cindy McDonough said...

Love love love the designs...love the peacock....your cards are beau

jeanietootoo said...

Wonderful ideas...the peacock with a fanned tail is incredibly creative...I love it!

Marjorie King said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your color choices.

Deb K said...

Loved both cards! I loved how you layered the flowers in the first one.

Michellew said...

Beautiful cards, love your colour choice.

Elaine said...

Lovely cards....like how you created them!

Lucie Aspirot said...

Wow! those are great cards. Just love this SOA collection. Thank you.

auntbubbels said...

Oh my, I love your peacock too!!!!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Janet Kohler said...

Great cards.

Kara Stainbrook said...

Such pretty cards!! The colors you used are just gorgeous together.

Lee Owens said...

Your work is so beautiful, I just love the first card and how you arranged all those pieces to make such a pretty focal point

di said...

Really beautiful cards and eye popping colors. I like how you used the feathers behind the peacocks head.

godzillagamer awsome said...

I think this is my favorite SOA collection so far! CP is just amazing.
What a cute idea using the little dots stamp as legs. I could just squeal over those adorable flower stamps!!

Mary Nelson said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft pretty colors! Can't wait to place my order!

Nouveau Chef said...

Wow - what a great collection. Love the colors!

T Blevins said...

I always love your cards.

jandbspiegel said...

I love your take on the peacock - nice card

spelsue said...

Love your cards. The color choice is very calming. Love the simplicity of your peacock card and the wonderful layers of your first card.

Veronica Hunt said...

Love your different style. The colors are beautiful and the design is amazing.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Your cards really pop with color and dimension. Love how you used both of these stamps sets. This collections is going to be so great to have. :)

Diana Hults said...

Great color choices and I love the legs you stamped!

Shirley A. said...

I love all the layers you worked with. They look so nice. Great work.

anna said...

Your cards make me want to come and play.

Cindy said...

Great cards and wonderful color combinations!

Marcia said...

Your peacock feathers are stunning. Love the colors you used.

DMM said...

Such lovely cards. I like how you placed the peacock feathers.

Jodi Lick said...

Great job! Love the colors on the peacock

Ebrown said...

There are just no words for that peacock! Love your color combination. This new collection is awesome!

dlm said...

Great cards. Your peacock is different and adorable.

Jayne said...

Your cards are beautiful. Another great collection from Catherine and when this set is used with her inks, they are perfect. Thank you for sharing. Happy day

Peggy Gottschau said...

Love your designs and color choices! So fresh and clean!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Adorable cards! great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Nora N. said...

I am in love!! The first card with all the layering and the white space-fabulous!! I really adore the peacock on the second card. Wonderful colors!

Darla Holdstock said...

What creative talent showcased in these cards!

Cati Ballard said...

Love the colors and loooovvvveeee the peacock card! Great job!

Trina said...

Wow, love these cards. Beautiful colors.

Susan Powell said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Beautiful cards and beautiful stamp set!

Lindsey said...

Your layering on these two cards is so amazing, Emily! Love the cluster of flowers and leaves in the first, and the beautiful tail display for your peacock on the second. Such pretty colours, too.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

I'm still trying to like the peacock. I think you fixed what I haven't liked about it with the legs and putting the fan behind it.

Sue LD said...

Lovely cards--I like the colors.

Carol Held said...

These beautiful cards just make me smile to pieces my friend. Thanks so much for the inspiration, and colouration, and go to my craft room to creatalation.......HAHAHAHAHA ALL THAT SIMPLY MEANS, I LUV THOSE CARDS, AND HAVE TO RE-CREATE THEM....... TEEHEE

claudiamtz said...

The peacock stamp is so versatile. No two peacocks looks alike! Fabulous!

bethany koubsky said...

So beautiful!! I love it! Can't wait to get my hands on this set!! Beautiful!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Emily ~ Both of your cards are simply beautiful but I especially LOVE that peacock card and the colors you've chosen. Absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.
#kindnessmatters

Localeyez said...

Love the subtler colours here! Just lovely!

Deb said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love that all the stamps have matching dies. Great color choices!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really enjoyed both of your cards. I especially liked the way you put the tail of the peacock behind his body, a different perspective.

Anne said...

Lovely!

It's just Rebecca said...

Beautiful cards, I love your flowers - i need some like this so i can CASE your card :)

Vickie Buehler said...

I love the way you stamped the peacock! Gorgeous! Both of your cards are very pretty!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards and
I love that Peacock
stamp set!
Carla from Utah

T Blevins said...

I love your cards. The colors are spot on. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty_Judy said...

Love your cards and choice of colors. Beautiful!

Theresa Turri said...

Oh how gorgeous!! I love how you used the new flower stamps. The flowers remind me of these great pods you often see in dry floral arrangements. I love love love how you used the tail in the peacock stamp. So pretty! Great cards!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Your cards are so lovely Emily. I am loving the color combinations and that beautiful bouquet on the first one.

RW Douglass said...

Beautiful! I am loving the peacock!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Fantastic cards x

Melissa Miller said...

Amazing cards, Emily! Using the dot arc for legs on the peacock?! Brilliant!! Loved getting to hop with you for this release. Thanks for joining us!

Mary Reiner said...

I truly love your cards! Your designs are so clean and showcase the Stamp sets. Thank you so much for sharing your cards and ideas!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning cards. Your peacock is amazing.

clare barford said...

Wow these are simply beautiful cards. So clean and simple looking and the color combination is fabulous I love them.

Beth Karschnick said...

Hey Emily, I LOVE how you stamped your peacock!! Your cards are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what else you create!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards...I can't get over how gorgeous that peacock is!

Samantha Buse said...

Such sweet designs

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. Your flower cluster is gorgeous and I really like your peacock design - that set certainly is versatile. Love those gorgeous blue and green inks too.

Madame Doudou said...

Thanks for the chance!

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards and I live how you created the peacock's tail. Very versatile stamp set!

Jean said...

Such fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbra said...

I was just about to buy the foundation box. Such beautiful products and that ink is amazing! Can't wait to see more!

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Elly Nikoden said...

Cute cute cards!! I really like the peacock!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the softness and white space of your beautiful cards.

Kirsty said...

I'm in love with the peacock already, and like the layout with all the flowers and the varied colors you get by stamping off. Thanks for sharing

Laura Manning said...

I love your take on the peacock. So beautiful, but using minimal colors. The layers on your flower card are great.

canadian_liner said...

Hi Emily, so happy to see you sharing your talents with this new collection from the Stamp of Approval. I love the soft look you achieved with the second generation stamping on the sweet bouquet. And the limited colour palette for the peacock card shows he doesn't have to be gaudy to be beautiful. Great CAS cards!

Beastybunny said...

That peacock is amazing! Fantastic work!

Brandy Duncan said...

Your cards are fabulous. I have fallen hard for this collection. Love the turquoise flowers. They are so original. Thanks for showing another way to put to peacock together. I can't wait to play with them.

Mary Kay Werry said...

wonderful and vibrant cards! the designs are great, almost a tropical look to them. and your peacock just pops off the page.

June Sefscik said...

WOW....love the peacock and especially the colors...so pretty. can't wait to get the collection.

Pamela said...

Just beautiful! The colors you chose work so well with these images.

Susan Wareham said...

I love your flower cluster on your first card its so clean and simple but also a Wow. Great inspiration great new collection

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Love the stunning colors!!!

Karen said...

I am loving this collection. The peacock is great. I love your color combinations.

Betty McDougal said...

What beautiful cards with beautiful colors

Sher@SistersInk said...

Great cards using fun, brilliant colors that draw the eye in to the card. Thanks for sharing.

Jane M said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

nancy y said...

beautiful CAS card!

nancy y said...

beautiful CAS card!

Tonya said...

Absolutely love your flower card! So far my #1 favorite design!!!!

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards! That first friend card is wonderful... anyone would love to receive it. Thank you for sharing.

Patti Bomgardner said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that peacock!

Kim Goodman said...

Wonderful cards, love the peacock!!!!

Marianne B in AZ said...

When I saw your name on the list of bloggers, I was excited to see your cards. I think clean and simple is my favorite style, and you do it as well, or better, than anyone! By stamping off, it really changes the the look of the whole color palette. The subtle colors on your cards are beautiful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that unique flower stamp set!

I2BZ2W8 said...

Love your Peacock and the vivid colors.

Sandra Liegl said...

It always amazes me how each of you have your own style and such creative minds. Stunning.

Pat Roth said...

I liked both cards. The flowers bunch contained some of the novel flower stamps I liked.

Barb Oliver said...

Love the creativity shown in the cards you made, Emily. Thanks for sharing!

Barb

Carol Hardie said...

Emily ..... your peacock has so much attitude. Love it. The feathers behind are the perfect placement. The floral card has such a calming feel to it. Beautiful.

Sue R said...

Nice cards especially the flower one.

D Golly said...

Love your cards. Beautiful.

Diane said...

Lovely cards!

Kathy M. said...

Love your cards - thanks for sharing ideas!

Norma said...

Love your peacocks. Tfs!

ladyj said...

I want to take that peacock home with me along with those beautiful stamps. I just love how colorful those stamps are.

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous cards! I like your peacock colors and the flowers.

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love the flower grouping!

Abby said...

Nice cards!

Laura Miller said...

I liked how you made the peacock feathers behind. Creative

Cynthia said...

your peacock is lovely...

DarbyW said...

I love the way you designed the peacock.

Susan Brozek said...

Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments). I like how you changed up the formation of the peacock. I posted the following on CP's blog. FYI...

Omg I love it!! The tail feather that goes closest to the body (when cut out but not stamped yet) could be used as a potted flowering plant. But any hoo, gorgeous!!

Nandini said...

Love the cards! The new stamps are just gorgeous and the ink colors are fabulous!

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the peacock with is beautiful blue and green and tail feathers behind. The flower card was lovely and the flowers arranged in a good design.

Miznez said...

Emily your cards are both stunners!! Love the colors you used to these beautiful cards!! TFS!!😊

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards! So fun and vibrant. Love this SOA box!

Ana Matias said...

beautiful cards, so colorfully simple and beautiful

Carol TM said...

Love the way you raised pieces of each card, Makes quite a difference! And the dot legs on the peacock....adorable!!

Hsin-Yi said...

I love your clean and simple style. What a stunning effects on showcasing these stamps! Thank you for sharing!

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