Sunday, June 4, 2017

Stamp of Approval Naturally Inspired

I'm so excited to be sharing some projects today, along with Catherine Pooler's design team, focusing on the newest Stamp of Approval Box!



If you are unsure what I am referring to, Stamp of Approval is a quarterly hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box. The stamps, dies and other fun products in the Stamp of Approval Collection won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store.  Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed the purchase link when the collection goes on sale on the 7th! These boxes do sell out quickly!

We were asked to tell you what keeps up naturally inspired.  For me, it's being aware of the things around me.  Sometimes walking through stores I'll snap pictures because I like the color combo or the placement of images and I want to remember them.  Sometimes it's seeing patterns online that I'll pin for later reference.  Sometimes it's just the fun things my family and I are doing that makes me want to capture something from that time in a card.  I find inspiration all around me, sometimes at even the oddest moments! 

For my first card, I knew that I wanted to create a rainbow so I could use as many of the gorgeous ink colors from the Catherine Pooler ink line as possible!  I used two new stamp sets and one new die and a fun new embossing powder designed exclusively for this collection that I absolutely fell in love with (and there may be one other new product hidden in there too, can you spot it?)!  


Jen Carter Rainbow Best Medallion Front wm

I used the very versatile Medallion Mix-Up Stamps to create the focal image in a rainbow of colors.  The sentiment is die cut from the Best die also included in the box and the coordinating sentiment is stamped with the Simply the Best Stamp set.  Don't you just love the font for that word die?  It's gorgeous!  I also used the Simply the Best stamp set to create that black & white striped paper at the top by repeatedly stamping the double ended banner stamp included in the set.

Jen Carter Rainbow Best Medallion Closeup 1

Another little gem in this box is a new and exclusive embossing powder called Wow! Wanderlust.  Let me tell you it is so beautiful!  I used it on top of the black medallion.  Here's a closeup so you can see the glitter a little better.  Detailed instructions on how I created this card can be found in the Naturally Inspired Project Guide available with this collection.

Jen Carter Medallion Mix-up Best Front wm

Here is another card featuring many of the same products that I used in the first card, including Catherine's vibrant inks.  I used quite a few of the stamps in the Medallion Mix-Up stamp set to create the colorful aspects of this card.  I again stamped stripes using the double ended banner in the Simply the Best stamp set.  The sentiment also comes from that stamp set and I really like that there are two choices on the focal sentiment, "best".  More detailed information on this card can also be found in the Naturally Inspired Project Guide available with this collection.


To see more from this amazing collection, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!  

Jen Carter -- That's Me!

Also be sure to visit Catherine's blog on Monday & Tuesday for more sneak peeks of this collection.  And come back here on Wednesday, June 7th for more projects from me as we celebrate Release Day!




Be sure to comment to win! One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on June 9th on Catherine's blog. The winners will each win one of the Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval boxes and if you already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

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Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Jenn. The rainbow medallions are beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Love the bright color use! Great cards!

Unknown said...

Your cards are fantastic! I can't wait to get this SOA box!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! Love the fun color combos!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card So! The rainbow design is stunning.

Unknown said...

BAM....those colors just pop! Love the cards.

Colleen said...

Wonderful cards, so bright and cheery!

Unknown said...

These are so pretty and colorful. You inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley, the Crafty Lawyer said...

Gorgeous cards!

Shari said...

Medallion Mix-up is one of my favorites in this box!

Happy Stamper said...

So pretty!!!! I love that black, embossed medallion piece on the first card! So are you all having a hard time "not" using the new ink pad? LOL I keep looking to see if I notice a different "color" haha! Thanks for sharing!!!
-Irene Garcia
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Robin M said...

Great job with your cards! They are beautiful!

Joanne G said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the color combination with Catherine's inks.

Ingrid said...

Jen - such gorgeous cards! I just LOVE what you did with that banner - pure genius!!! Your cards just make me happy. :)

sharon g said...

I LOVE THE BEST WISHES CARD. I am trying to think of new and different designs with the stamps I have that have never, ever been used. This is very inspirational!!

Deb said...

Such happy cards. Who wouldn't love to receive one of them. They just make you smile.

Unknown said...

I totally agree the "best" die is amazing!!! Love the rainbow medallion =)

Jodi said...

All these cards just make me so happy!

Unknown said...

I love the first card. It reminds me of a clock!

Unknown said...

What fun designs! I love the bright colors :)

Sherry said...

Love those Colorful medallions! These are happy cards! I love that doily die, and it sparkles! Great job!

Cinsational Design said...

I love how there is all this color that's tied in with the black. I'm always using my black ink for my sentiments. But I love how black just makes everything else POP! Awesome cards.

canadian_liner said...

Both your cards are so bright and cheerful! Each one a guaranteed smile in an envelope. You had a lot of fun with those medallion stamps! Guessing the new ink colour is driving me bonkers. I was thinking it must be a blue, but now I'm wondering about a soft yellow? I'm with you on the "inspiration all around us." I'm so glad to have my smartphone camera to immediately capture images that catch the eye. Thanks for the inspiration!

broachell said...

Like them both, first one my favorite one. Love rainbow of colors behind the black embossed medallion. Can't wait to get my hands on the collection!

scrappinmommom said...

Beautiful cards, love the rainbow medallions and the use of the Wow embossing. Gives the black a real "punch".

Margaret Peppers said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the color combos and the design.

Unknown said...

These cards are fab I love the rainbow colors in the first card it's so much fun and bright. Thanks for sharing

AFTHC said...

Beautiful cards. Aren't these colors and inks great?

SusanME said...

So colorful and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Unknown said...

Very creative cards. I'm inspired by florals. The scents, colors and the shapes. I'm glad this collection has the wild flowers in it.

Nan0807 said...

Beautiful cards Jen!!

Nana Donna said...

Fabulous and very colorful creations. This next SOA looks amazing

Theresa T said...

Jen, i love how the black sets off the rainbow of colors in the first card and the ombre best is soooooo pretty. I just can't get enough of the medallion mix-up. The colors and layering in your second card are sooo much fun

Erin said...

your cards are so bright and cheery. Love them!

Unknown said...

Great cards! So colorful with CP inks! They make all the difference in stamping fun.

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous! So many possibilities with this box!!

Jane M said...

I love the way you used the Medallion Stamp! Your cards are lovely!

Karin W said...

Beautiful. The medallions are so versatile.

Donna Hawkins said...

I love this collection and can not wait to get it in my hands. I love the medallions and can not wait to see what possibilities can be created with these.

Judy said...

such great cards, can't wait to get this fantastic box.

Ellen C said...

Gorgeous, colorful cards. I love the look of the black embossed medallion.

blbrennan said...

LOVE.......Rainbow color wheel of medallion magnificence! I also appreciate your use of the trimmed scraps pieces as accents of color on the bottom of your second card. My favorite personal challenge is to create new cards from scrapped trimmings.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, I'm in love with this medallion set and CP inks

ckd said...

Beautiful cards!

tammejean said...

Love them

Peggy said...

A great set of stamps! Your cards are WOW! Can't wait.

Aunt Mary said...

Awesome cards. Love the use of all beautiful colors. Life is just so much better when we see all the colors of the world around us

Unknown said...

Wow! What beautiful cards! I love all the bright colors paired with the fun shapes, you've given me so much inspiration :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful job, so bright and vibrant!! Love this collection!

Jan M said...

I love how you used the Medallion stamp set, I love cards with lots of colour. This just be the best SOA box yet!!

susie said...

Very colorful! ✅✅❣️Loved it. When you send a card...People love color! Great job!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Great cards Jen! Love that used one of the "minor" stamps to create your own black and white paper!

Sue McRae said...

Your cards are so fun and colorful! I'm inspired by colors and patterns in clothing.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your bright, happy cards, Jen!

Creating with Susan said...

Such fun cards! I love that rainbow of medallions in the first card - so creative.

Unknown said...

That medallion stamp set looks so beautiful!

Donna said...

I love the rainbow order you used on your first card - super cute! Often when I look at cards, I try to imagine how I'd feel if I were to receive that particular card. And how happy I'd be to receive any of your beautiful designs - great work! Thanks for sharing. :)

Margie said...

Love the brightness in the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Can’t wait to get my box ....to many days ...your cards are GREAT is all I can say

Adnilka said...

Jen, I love your rainbow medallion card! It is gorgeous and I can see it being "copied" if that's okay with you! I can't wait to receive my SOA and start my creativity juices flowing.........

Erika Post said...

Jen these are BURSTING with color! Thanks for sharing these ideas. Isn't this FUN!!?!?!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!

Nancy-Anne said...

I'm in love with the medallions! I just can't wait! Thanks so much for your beautiful cards

Unknown said...

it,This SOA looks amazing

PattiB said...

Wow, so cute and colorful. I love the blog hop and wish there was a new one every day.

Unknown said...

Great cards. So many ways to use the medallions.

Unknown said...

Great colous and wonderful cards.

sunflowerlori said...

love those medallions! what happy cards!

Unknown said...

Beautifully done. I am going to have to try some of these inks.

Unknown said...

Very nice cards. I love the colors

Ashlyn said...

Gorgeous! I love how you've mixed the various sets for your cards.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous cards, Jen! Isn't that embossing powder awesome?!! I'm so glad you joined us as a Guest Designer for this release. :)

D.Ann C said...

What a bright and colorful pair of cheerful cards! I love taking close-ups of flowers for inspiration.

Julie M said...

Love the color combinations.

Unknown said...

Love the vibrant colors

Unknown said...

great cards love love the way you used the medallions

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bright colors.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love these colors! I have got to get m hands on these medallions!

JuliaP said...

Love how you used the embossing powder on the medallion, it really made it pop!

Tinstar said...

Love what you did on the first card with the little medallion stamp and the doily die.

Laurie said...

Jen,

These cards are great! And they show yet another unique way to use the stamps. Creating the circle doily from one stamp is so creative and I absolutely love that glitter. What a beautiful card!

Thanks so much for sharing your designs.

Holly said...

Beautiful cards! beautiful colors!

Cindy said...

Love your color choices and designs.

Unknown said...

Great cards! Thx for sharing.

Unknown said...

Jen, I really like the Rainbow design, the colors stand out. Beautiful, Beautiful!!. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love your cards! That medallion set is so versatile.

CADC Blog said...

Great cards! Loving that first one.

June Sefscik said...

Beautiful cards....love the colors and the medallions

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards and collection. I can also see why everyone is so smitten with these CP inks.

Unknown said...

Love how bright your cards are Jen!

Connie Hinkle said...

LOVE these cards!!! I get inspired by other people's projects 😊

Marilyn said...

Bright, happy colors and great cards. I love the circle technique!

Carol Owen said...

Wow. These are all outstanding

Marilyn said...

Love these cards. Love the bright-, rich-colored inks.

AlanaMar said...

Absolutely lovin the layers. That's my favorite technique. Colors are so bright and perfect for Spring. Nature is a wonderful muse.

Unknown said...

LOVE your cards!! The best wishes card is fabulous!!!

Colleen said...

Great cards, Jen! I think that medallion stamp set will be a HUGE hit!

Vickie jo said...

Lovely cards, Jen! Gorgeous use of the medallion stamps! I can not pick a favorite.

Gail said...

Thanks for all the bright and pretty cards Jen. Your medallion card is stunning.

Jean said...

Loving the die cut "Best" Can't wait to incorporate some of your ideas into my cards!

Sharon said...

Jen your medallion cards are so colorful !

Unknown said...

The new medallion stamps are terrific....Catherine's inks go so well together to produce a soectacular card....all the design team inspire me to create things that look as good as theirs!

Four11Lady said...

All the wonderful colors in these cards would bring a smile to anyone's face. Love the cards and the added black that just seems to further intensify the colors. Great job!

Unknown said...

Pretty cards!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors and cards

Unknown said...

Love the color. I'm looking forward to getting more inks and this box.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love your cards. The are beautiful.

Danielle said...

Beautiful, colorful cards!

CyndyBr7 said...

Colorful medallions make beautiful cards!

Trina said...

Beautiful cards.

Cathy said...

Really love your first card, very cool

beth said...

Great cards. Beautiful ideas, so colorful.

TerriLynn said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that new medallion stamp set and all the products in the new SOA release. I can't wait.

Annie C said...

Love the rainbow around the medallion. Great cards!

Unknown said...

Fantastic cards! I'm in love with the spiral doily card 😍

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Beautiful...what else can I say!

Christy Borfitz said...

Incredible cards and I just love the rainbow around the spiro doily die!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

These cards are wonderful. I can't wait to start creating with this SOA

Michele said...

love the ombre look on your die cut words. Fun cards and collection! Looking forward to the release

Pam D. said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the vibrant colors. What a great idea to use the stamp for your black and white stripe! Thanks for sharing!

Jodie Ramdas said...

OMG that rainbow card Jen! What a fabulous design! I absolutely must have this collection now! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your cards with us! What an awesome blog hop!

Nouveau Chef said...

Those rainbow medallions - right up my alley! Can't wait to get my hands on this set. Thanks for your inspiration!

Vivian said...

Fun cards...they would make anybody smile!

Joyce Spear said...

Such bright and happy cards! I am inspired by color, and I can't wait to CASE your creations.

MelissaF said...

LOVE your rainbow colored cards, CP inks are the best for rainbows! Hey, rainbows are so inspiring, I love the fade of color-to-color in a rainbow.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen your cards are just beautiful, you did the kit justice. I love that first card and the embossing powder is fantastic! Your bright medallions on the You're the best card make me smile too.

Unknown said...

I really like your first card with the rainbow. That black medallion really shimmers with the WOW on it... and helps it stand out from the colors below. I love how that came together! I'm inspired by the medallions. I'm always drawn to that kind of look. I can't wait to play with these!

Unknown said...

Love the medallions. Ink sneak peak maybe?

Unknown said...

Love the designs and colors you used, fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love your pretty bold colored cards. It just makes me feel happy.

Pat Benger said...

Jen, Love your colorful cards! Makes me want to get creative! Thanks for sharing!

Leanne in Cali said...

Beautiful colors on your cards! So fun. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Unknown said...

Lovely. I love how you used the banner stamp and the way that element works in both cards. TFS.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Jen ~ I love the obvious fun you had creating with this medallion stamp set and I'm a huge fan of all things rainbow. These cards are sure to bring a smile to the recipients! Like you, I find inspiration all around me. You always have to keep an open mind to be able to receive that inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters
PS: Yellow? Maybe Mellow Yellow?

Unknown said...

Your cards look good enough to eat. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards Jen. You used all the bits and pieces to create two very special cards. I love the wanderlust EP on black and how you added the touch of black with the stamped banner "line". TFS.

SandyK said...

I love both of these cards! How am I going to wait 2 more days?

Lynn Fletcher said...

What colorful cards you made, Jen! Love the layout of the Medallion one!

SkyPixie17 said...

Love, love, LOVE your colors! Beautiful cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Great colors and ideas.

Marcia said...

Wonderful card examples. Your use of color in them was awesome. Lots of inspiration in them too. Thanks for all the ideas.

foodgirl said...

I absolutely love all of your cards that I think I like the first one the best. I love the Ombre that you did with the best and I loved the rainbow combination. Thank you for sharing

Retired Librarian said...

Beautiful cards. I love the sparkle you get from the embossing powder on that black medallion.

Sharon Nez said...

Jen...your cards are SO beautiful and SO colorful!!! Love them both!! The glitter embossing powder on the black CS is so effective!! ☺ TFS!!

Nitae1952 said...

I love the cards!! they are great!!!! Thanks

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!! I especially love how you split the panel and added all the design work and the twine! Just lovely!!

Anthony Macaluso said...

Great cards .

Dawn said...

I am just in awe. Gorgeous cards!!!

scrappy said...

Ahhh.... more perfection to behold. The colors are just so vibrant - just like nature was intended to be. Beautiful cards.

Debbie said...

Great cards and color combos. I especially love how you cut the panel down then used those pieces at bottom of card! And that embossing powder on that black die.... oh my!!$

Dawn T said...

So bright and beautiful Jen. Great cards

Localeyez said...

Love theses cards! And the embossing!

Unknown said...

Great ideas for the Medallion Mix Up! I love your cards!

Heidi V said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Unknown said...

Every sample is amazing!!!!

Sanjukta Ghosh said...

Lovely creations...look forward to seeing more ♥

Christine_sz said...

OMG! Your creations are so pretty and vibrant. I am so excited to grab this collection!! Thank you for inspiring.

Beastybunny said...

I'M loving that Medallion Mix Up set more and more with every example I see! Fabulous job!

cm said...

You've translated your keen eye for spotting 'potential designs' in your surroundings into gorgeous, vibrant cards! I draw inspiration from nature, especially flowers, trees, leaves and, my all-time favourite, butterflies! One can never have too many butterfly images...Thank you for creating and sharing beauty today!
~carol

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! I'm in love for the stunning colors!!!

Sue Wareham said...

Fantastic card designs, loving this new collection.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love your cards with their bright colors and details!

Pamela said...

Such fun cards you have shared! Fabulous and thanks!

Unknown said...

Love the rainbow representation through a circular design.
Ingrid

Unknown said...

OH! How FUN is this! Beautiful!

Phyllis said...

Your cards make a bold statement.

Unknown said...

Nice bright lively cards. Love them

Shelley Flaherty said...

So creative! Thank you for sharing. I like the diagonal border idea!

jandbspiegel said...

I love the embossing powder on that medallion. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection.

DarbyW said...

Very striking cards with the black contrasting the rainbow of colors.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the color wheel on the first card.
So clever.
The second also has lots of pretty
colors and design.
I'm inspired by the things that I
see on this blog hop.
thanks for sharing.

Brand6 Duncan said...

Love your designs. Catherine's inks really make them pop. This collection is gorgeous. I can't wait to get my hands on it. TFS

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these bright cheerful cards:)

Anne said...

These cards are so cheerful and bright.

Candy said...

Beautiful color combinations! And I REALLY like the black and white accents!
Thanks!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh wow, very very pretty and very fun too!

Cindy said...

Love your fun cards! Thanks.

Teri S. said...

I've never cared for doilies, either stamped or paper ones on cards but I think this medallion set rocks.
You've used it beautifully too. Love the colour combinations.

Susan said...

How fun those cards are! I like your layering. Thanks so much for this inspiration. dezertsuz at gmail

DebbieR said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

cindybearj said...

I love your colorful cards. The Medallion Mix Up set is so versatile and fun!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful cards!

Abby said...

The medallions look like a lot of fun!

FeM said...

I like the colors you chose for your awesome cards.

Unknown said...

So pretty, so creative, so colorful! I'm so excited! I want it all!

Mom said...

It amazes me how you find so many ways to use this lovey pattern!love your use of color too!

Unknown said...

Love these cards!!!

Chrystyna said...

Love your cards!!! The "BEST" die is really the best!

Craftydancer said...

So many possibilities with the medallions. The colors come out so nice with Catherine's inks!

Cheryl Jones

Diane M said...

Beautiful cards. Love the use of color.

Nandini said...

Love the amazing colors! Very inspiring!

Kelly said...

ombre "best" looks amazing. what a great idea!

Quillish said...

Wow.. The rainbow medallion card is so gorgeous! And the ombre look on the Best .. Just steals the show.. Beautiful cards!

martiellen said...

Took my breath away. Great use of the color and contrast.

Bobby said...

A black sparkly medallion? Be still my heart.

Laura said...

Colors inspire me - - and lovely job on the rainbow circle set off with a black sparkly medallion. Pretty cool!

Unknown said...

Beautiful use of color. Great job!

Crazy For Scrapbooking said...

Sweet and colorful! Love it !!
Lora Davidson

Kris in Alaska said...

Such color inspiration!

stampinfranni said...

Your cards are truly inspirational, from the color choices, to the use of black, to the embossing powder...
Love the look of the embossing powder on black! It sparkles!

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