Love Is In The Air SOA Collection – Blog Hop Day 3

Hello there everyone and a very happy Monday to you!

I’m so happy and excited to be taking part in the Stamp Of Approval Love Is In The Air Collection, welcome to Day 3! You should have arrived here from the beginning at Catherine Poolers Blog.

If you are unsure of what SOA is it’s an awesome box of crafty goodness! It’s a handpicked collection of stamps and dies that work amazingly together so you don’t have to worry about having everything as it has it all. The box has within it exclusive product that won’t be released until a lot later in the year and maybe even 2019. So if you like the look of the goodies this is the only way to get them in your crafty little hands right now.

Ok, so on to how you can get your hands on this fabulous collection… you need to get yourself on the wait list. The Stamp Of Approval boxes are only of a limited number, and by the looks of the wist list and the way previous boxes have sold out so quickly, these will not be around for long! StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!), the rest of the Wait List will get the sales link one hour later, then ordering opens for everyone the following day. Click here to get on the Wait List.

I have two projects to share with the collection today:

To start I stamped the world image stamps from The World Awaits Stamp Set in embossing ink and heat set with embossing powder onto some watercolour cardstock. I then covered this piece with clean, clear water when this was wet I then dropped in ink to act as watercolour. I love how the wet cardstock let’s the ink travel and blend. For this rainbow look I used Rockin Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia and a little added surprise ….

While the watercolour panel was drying I created the border strip by stamping a sentiment from one of the sets in the collection on a piece of black cardstock with embossing ink, I then heat set this using white embossing powder. I have to say that this is still one of my favourite ways to add a sentiment to a card. I just love the crisp look of the white on the black.

I also added two borders onto the card base using the thin diagonal stripe border stamp from Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set. I think that this gives an added something extra to the card.

My second project has a little more rainbow:

I started by stamping the little dotted square from Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set in the same inks that I used for my first project and then stamped the little paper plane on top of these – I even stamped some of these in mirror image to get a more interesting effect. Once all of these were stamped I fussy cut them out.

For my card layer I cut clouds using Love Is In The Air Dies at the top of a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock. To add a some more dimension I added a few of these clouds over the top of the die cut ones- fun huh?!?! I then added the rainbow planes into place and stamped the sentiment before adding this layer to my card base.


One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s comments and announced on JANUARY 10th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.


Catherine Pooler

Lydia Evans – that’s me!

Cynde Whitlowe

Laurel Beard

Lisa Harrolle

Kelly Martin

Ashlea Cornell

Maureen Merritt

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

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Next on the hop is the lovely Cynde.

Hugs Lydia xxx


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product. I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link- this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog. I really appreciate your love and support.

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  • Reply Tara Prince

    Great cards! I love the background on the first one!

    January 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Pooja

    Awesome cards!! The one with colourful planes is my favorite:)

    January 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Ann Greene

    Lydia, I think your cards are great. I love all the color. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    January 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Clare

    These are awesome. I love the first card it’s so colourful and fun and the second is so clever. They are both awesome.

    January 8, 2018 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Ellen

    Amazing, colorful cards. I love the polka dot airplanes on the second one.

    January 8, 2018 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    Fabulous cards! I love the clouds and the color blending on your first card is perfection!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Donna Neal

    I’m a StampNation member who loves the paper airplanes in the clouds on your second card!!! Your color blending on the first card is very nice. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Karen K.

    I love those little airplanes! Can’t wait to find out what that ink color is!!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Kristie Goulet

    Such fun and awesome cards, Lydia!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Avra Williams

    Wow! Cool cards! I’m in Laurel’s facebook cardmaking group – my ink color guess today is Lovely Lavender – that’s 3 days, 3 different guesses! Haha!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Marjorie Dumontier

    Your World Awaits card is absolutely magnificent !

    January 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Lynn Hardy

    Two fabulous cards! I love the watercolour one, but the second is really clever too! This is my first time exploring Catherine Pooler products and I’m already on the waitlist for this SOA collection.

    January 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Jean Mervine

    A I’m a Stamp Nation member and I love both cards. The one with the rainbow paper planes is adorable!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Erika DeJesus

    Creative use of the paper planes! Love the cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Colleen Balija

    Lydia, that second card is cute as can be!!!

    January 8, 2018 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Rhonda Price

    Love the tiny paper airplane card

    January 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Laura Miller

    Love your card samples. The colorful airplanes give a sense of joy and wild abandon. And the watercolored world — very nice!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Diane Loughrey

    That snail mail card us so cool. Checking in as Stampnation member.

    January 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Susan Powell

    love, LOVE, love these cards!!! Those planes are absolutely adorable!! And that first card just jumps off the page at you!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Jodie Ramdas

    Oh I just love anything with a rainbow! I think your cards are both stunning and so very clever!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Rae Moan

    Great cards! The paper airplane one is amazing. I love what you did with the clouds.

    January 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply D.Ann C

    I love the gorgeous colors you used with that beautiful map and ‘long live snail mail’ just makes me smile!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Meister

    Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Lacey Willetts

    Cute cards! I love the water color on the first one and the those paper airplanes are so cute!!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Great cards! I love them both. Long live snail mail is super cute.

    STamp Nation Member

    January 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Archambault

    Super cute cards! I really love ❤️ that world stamp! (Swoon)
    Thanks for sharing!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Mary Reiner

    I love your paper airplane/cloud card! Adorable!

    January 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Kathy Serrahn

    Love the cards especially the airplanes

    January 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Leanne in Cali

    These are wonderful cards! Loving this new SOA collection!!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Bethany Koubsky

    oooh! the paper airplanes are so stinkin cute! love your cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Sharon Perehudoff

    Lydia, your cards amaze me the little paper aeroplanes is awesome cause use to make when I was a kid. Thank you so much for sharing love all your cards.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Roberts

    Love the dimension of the clouds and paper airplane card

    January 8, 2018 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Colleen Pepper

    Love the gorgeous watercolor effect with the world map. And those cute paper airplanes, so fun!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Pollyanna Roberts

    The way you layered clouds really adds interest.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Donna Cervantez

    Wow your watercoloring is awesome. I am a Stamp Junkie

    January 8, 2018 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Barbara Brennan

    Your watercolor background is so gorgeous! WTG on giving those paper airplanes added detail and lifting them with stacked. SWEET cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Deb Selby

    Wow I love these two cards. Both so impressive in colour and design.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Teresa Cherka

    Your cards are so stinkin cute! I love this collection!Thanks for the inspiration!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Sue D

    Great cards. Love the colors.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Melinda Lowry

    Oh, those paper airplanes!!! Love the colors. And, thanks for the tips on the watercolor technique you used.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Lorie Brunner

    I’m loving those little paper airplane!!! As a new stamp nation member, I’m very excited for this box!!!

    January 8, 2018 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Becca Yahrling

    Love the rainbow of colors on both cards! That’s one of my fave
    color combos for sure. Super cute designs.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Linda Anderson

    Such pretty cards Lydia. My favorite is the paper airplane one. Love the colors and the texture and dimension you achieved with the clouds. Thanks for sharing. I am a SN member.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    Gorgeous cards! I love that watercolored one.
    This SOA is the best one yet.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Joanne Guarino

    Great cards! Love how you water colored the first one and even used the surprise new ink, which I can’t wait to find out what it is! I think I have an idea but still can’t wait!

    January 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    You are so creative and both cards are fantastic! The paper airplanes are so much fun and congrats on designing the stamp set…

    January 8, 2018 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Sharon O

    Beautiful cards! Love the background on the first one and the colorful snail mail on the second.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Michele

    I just love the “long live snail mail” card it is just beautiful!

    January 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    Such dimension with the planes! Love it!

    January 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Karen Roberts

    I know I keep saying it over and over but I just LOVE the world stamp. It is so unique and the possibilities numerous. Love your cards.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Jo Ann Lovell

    How CUTE is that second card!!!!!!! Love them both.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Kirsty VIttetoe

    So sweet, so beautiful!

    January 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply JmB

    Lovely cards. The water colors dropped over the embossed map stamps look so pretty and I am in love with those paper airplanes. Thank you for sharing.

    January 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Lynn

    Love those little airplanes! Looking forward to my first PJ party as a SN member!

    January 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Jane M

    Beautiful, colorful, creative cards. Love the way you did the airplane and clouds card! I am a Stamp Nation Member.

    January 8, 2018 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    I love that map…gorgeous rainbow examples.

    January 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Tristan

    Love that paper aeroplane card. Adorable

    January 8, 2018 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Mary Nelson

    Hello. I’m in Laurel Beards fb group and think your cards are just wonderful! I really love those adorable little planes, soo cute.

    January 8, 2018 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Tasha Dawson

    Absolutely adore your paper airplane card!

    January 8, 2018 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Phyllis Sinclair

    What fun with the paper airplanes.

    January 8, 2018 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Denise Kasbohm

    Those little paper airplanes are the most adorable.

    January 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply JoAnneR

    Gorgeous rainbow over the world. A sign of hope. Your airplane card is so much fun.

    January 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Breitenstein

    Love all the color. Beautiful cards from a SN member!

    January 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Cynthia

    Love the cards. The snail mail one is so stinkin cute.

    January 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Nicole Fabbri

    Great cards!!!

    January 8, 2018 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Cheryl Jones

    Your cards are so cute. Great job showcasing the collection.

    January 8, 2018 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth G

    Loving the rainbow colours, great cards.

    January 8, 2018 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Love your beautiful cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Beth swisher

    Great cards. The world stamp is amazing. Love the planes as my dad was a pilot.

    January 8, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Grammajoni

    My Grandson would love those airplanes. Nice work on both pieces

    January 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Theresa Robinson

    Love the watercolor on your first card and the envelopes in the clouds on the second one….thanks for the inspiration for when my box arrives!

    January 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Sabrina Radican

    WOW!! What gorgeous and fun cards!!

    January 8, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Heike Kirmse

    Wonderful cards.

    January 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Beautiful cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Lovely cards—especially your watercolor map.

    January 8, 2018 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Jodi Wayman

    So pretty! That water coloring is Gorgeous! And those polka dotted paper planes are adorable!

    January 8, 2018 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Denise Mlady

    I love how the airplanes look stamped on top of the pattern. Very fun!

    January 8, 2018 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    I love the polka dotted airplanes and clouds. Sooo cuuuute! I am an SN member. Awesome cards.

    January 8, 2018 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Dawn Kloman

    Awesome cards. I love the colors you chose for both. They make you happy just looking asst them.

    January 8, 2018 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Patricia Benger

    Love your color combinations, Lydia!

    January 8, 2018 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Caroline B

    Two wonderful projects, but I really love what you did with the colourful little planes and the dimensional clouds! And that sentiment, Long Live Snail Mail, because that’s what we card-makers are all about!

    January 8, 2018 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Nana Griffin

    Great cards!

    January 8, 2018 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    Those colours at absolutely gorgeous together

    January 8, 2018 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    I love the blended look….it is so vibrant.

    January 8, 2018 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Diane Durbin

    I can’t get enough of the world stamp and loved it with the background. Then I saw the cute little airplanes and decided I can’t get enough of them either. Love the polka dots!

    January 9, 2018 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Kerry myers

    Love your color choices!!!… and the paper airplanes

    January 9, 2018 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Dawn T

    Amazingly beautiful Lydia. Love the soft watercolour look

    January 9, 2018 at 12:50 am
  • Reply MelissaF

    Love your pretty watercolor card, set s off the swirly world map so lovely and your cute and brightly colored paper airplanes are so fun and cheery! Here’s hoping the mystery color is a soft purple!

    January 9, 2018 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Susan White

    I love your water colored card using the continents!! I would love to have this SOA Box to play with

    January 9, 2018 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Teresa Rawnick

    Great cards. In Love yet Again! Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.

    January 9, 2018 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Marjorie King

    I really love the paper airplane. Thanks for sharing

    January 9, 2018 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Kathy Doyle

    Cute colorful cards! I need to try your technique for your background on your first card!

    January 9, 2018 at 1:38 am
  • Reply Sharon Field

    Very well done cards! Love that black and white diagonal border stamp………it really does add that little extra somethin’ somethin’!

    January 9, 2018 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Debbie Bonczek

    Oh – rainbows of color on these two cards. I just love them, and can’t wait to get my collection. PJ Party at StampNation tonight, and then I watch the mail.

    January 9, 2018 at 2:10 am
  • Reply colleen crawford

    Love your creative approach! Thanks for sharing your talent!
    I’m a Stamp Nation sista!!

    January 9, 2018 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Patty Eifert

    Love the water coloring on your first card! Looks fantastic with that black striped edge and black sentiment strip!

    January 9, 2018 at 2:25 am
  • Reply Janis Ford

    Love these – especially the paper airplanes 😀😀

    January 9, 2018 at 2:36 am
  • Reply Sheila H

    Your cards are colorful and fun!

    January 9, 2018 at 2:37 am
  • Reply Sue McRae

    Love how colorful and happy your cards are!

    January 9, 2018 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Rose W

    Love the paper airplane card! Awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing

    January 9, 2018 at 2:55 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    THose paper airplanes are so cool! Definite colored my world with that card!

    January 9, 2018 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Karen Sturdivant

    Paper airplanes – so cute.

    January 9, 2018 at 3:10 am
  • Reply F. Andre

    Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    January 9, 2018 at 3:53 am
  • Reply Lynn Fletcher

    Lydia, the first card is neat with the watercolored look on the world and around it. The second one is my favorite. I have a sweet spot for paper airplanes and they look great in the different colors. Great cards!

    January 9, 2018 at 4:00 am
  • Reply Christy Borfitz

    Adorable cards, Lydia and I love your color choices!

    January 9, 2018 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Donna Hawkins

    Love these cards. Wonderful colors.

    January 9, 2018 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Lindar C

    Beautiful watercolor card and those paper airplanes are adorable!

    January 9, 2018 at 4:33 am
  • Reply Glenda Lee Nutting

    I love those little paper airplanes.

    January 9, 2018 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Claudia M.

    I love your cards!

    January 9, 2018 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Jane Sirak

    I love your cards too! I must say though that getting here
    To leave a comment was a real challenge

    January 9, 2018 at 6:13 am
  • Reply Nancy-Anne

    Your colours are beautiful!

    January 9, 2018 at 6:34 am
  • Reply Trina Chaska

    Awesome cards.

    January 9, 2018 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

    January 9, 2018 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Marianne

    Gorgeous cards, Lydia. i love the different looks everyone is creating with the world map stamp, my favourite of the entire collection.

    January 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Brandy Duncan

    Oh my, gorgeous cards. I love both of them, but 5he paper airplane one is so unique. I might just have to CASE that idea.

    January 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply lois john

    How CUTE is that airplane card! Love them both.

    January 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply lois john

    Love these cards. TSMFS!!

    January 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Lagene

    Sweet snail mail card! I LOVE the World awaits stamp card!

    January 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply gail

    very much like the cloud effects

    January 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic cards! I love the paper airplanes – such great colours too!

    January 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Denise Bryant

    Love these cards! Yummy colors!

    January 9, 2018 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Bielicki

    Love your cards!!! Will have to CAS!!!💖

    January 10, 2018 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Terri Mansfield

    So fun and colorful…..nice!!

    January 10, 2018 at 3:20 am
  • Reply FD91354

    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!

    January 10, 2018 at 4:10 am
  • Reply Annalisa

    I agree that the diagonal stripes along the edge adds a great pop to that card. And I’m a little amazed with how no matter how many times I see that stamp, it doesn’t get old! It’s just that gorgeous! And those paper airplanes just make me smile. I love all the dimension you got with the cloud die negative and positive spaces. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!

    January 10, 2018 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Fran Weinberg

    Love the rainbow airplanes!

    January 10, 2018 at 6:13 am
  • Reply Sharon L.

    Lovely cards, both of them, especially the paper planes and clouds.

    January 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    So pretty, Lydia. Love the colours of the first card and the fun and clever design of your second one.

    January 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Iris M Soscia

    Pretty cards – love the rainbow colors.

    January 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Sarah Greber

    I love so much about your cards. I always love your watercoloring on embossing. It always looks so magical. And that second card is awesome. Love how you did all of the layering. I also love how you were part of the designs for these stamp sets for this SOA. Super exciting and well done!!! You’re such an inspiration and I hope you know how much we appreciate you and your work!

    January 11, 2018 at 4:01 am
  • Reply Kate B

    Gorgeous cards!! Beautiful colors & designs!

    January 11, 2018 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Marisela Delgado

    Cute cards. As a snail mail letter writer, I appreciate a shout out to snail mail. ha-ha

    January 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm
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