6.06.2017

SOA Naturally Inspired Blog Hop

Today is blog hop day 3 for the soon-to-be-released Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval by Catherine Pooler.  If you aren't on the waitlist, you will want to be. Go to www.cpstampofapproval.com

My first card is inspired by a summer sun splashed meadow.




Stamps: Simply the Best, Wild Garden
Ink: Melon Ice, *Mystery Ink*
Accessories: Best Die

Direct link to youtube video: https://youtu.be/zm63Aow_LEg



If you have never heard of Stamp of Approval, it is an exclusive quarterly collection curated by Catherine Pooler.  Each product in the collection is designed to work with the rest of the collection.  These boxes are limited edition and only available while supplies last.  Once they sell out you won't be able to order them for months, and never again bundled together at this price.  Get yourself on the waitlist at cpstampofapproval.com to be one of the first notified when this release goes for sale.



My second card was inspired by the picture above.  I saw it months ago on pinterest and I've been wanting to make a card inspired by it ever since.  I just needed some dandelion stamps.  :)  As you can see I used the same basic layout, but came out with 2 completely different cards.


Stamps: Birds of A Feather, Wild Garden
Ink: *mystery ink*, Aquatini, Midnight, Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up) Wanderlust Embossing Powder (WOW)
 


This collection is called naturally inspired.   We were each asked how we are naturally inspired.  Honestly, I am inspired by almost everything in the world around me.  I'm very visual, so I see color, pattern and design everywhere I look.  I love being inspired by nature, though I'm not really an "outdoorsy" kind of girl.  So, what inspires you?  Answer in the comments below for your chance to win one of these boxes for free!  If you've already ordered yours, Catherine will refund the money.


Then hop along the rest of the hop and do the same.  Next up is: Cynde Whitlow  If you missed the first 2 days of the hop I will link you to the start of those days below.   Good luck!

Heather North -you are here

172 comments:

Ingrid Blackburn said...

Heather - your cards are just drop dead gorgeous! I'm SO in love with that first one. And that photo! It's so clever the way you used that second flower in the second one too. Simply beautiful. :)

Karen Kreider said...

Love these monochromatic cards!

Avra Williams said...

So pretty!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and design! Great inspiration!

Kathy Serrahn said...

beautiful cards

Brenda Gordon said...

Love your card designs!

Diane M said...

So beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards:)

Peggy Bonovа said...

Very elegant cards. Thank you for sharing!

Theresa Knopf said...

Gorgeous cards Heather!
Love the look of dandelions, everywhere but my yard lol.

Michele Strickland said...

Thank you for sharing always love watching your videos and love the cards you create

Darla Holdstock said...

Dandelions may be a terrible weed, but they look so wonderful on cards! Excellent craftsmanship and stamping.

Colleen said...

Amazing cards Heather...love those vibrant colors!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your one color card! Stunning!

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are fantastic, Heather! I especially love the Inspire card. The colors are fabulous! Amazing!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful! Your inspiration definitely came across in your cards. I'm always inspired by other card makers, as well as by things in nature...flowers, birds.

Erika Post said...

Heather these are so soft and pretty. I love all that melon ice...my fav! xo

Marilyn said...

Fantastic inspiration. Beautiful colors

Laura Miller said...

Thanks for the inspiration and how the photo results in the card creation. Quite lovely and something I could replicate.

Bobby said...

How great to include the photo inspirations for your fabulous cards, Heather.

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards! I am so excited to be able to purchase this set! I think it is the best one yet!

sharon g said...

I can see how you were inspired by that photo! SO PRETTY! Nice representation....Nice colors. Nice everything.

tara powell said...

Your cards are fantastic! I can't wait to play with this box. TFS

Trina said...

Your cards a really pretty. Love the second card.

Paula Wolfe said...

I love your card! Thanks for sharing a video!

edejesus331 said...

Love your interpretations! Fabulous!

Dawn Kloman said...

So beautiful. Inspiration photos are great to. Representation was spot on. Love these.

clare barford said...

beautiful cards. I love the blue tones in the second card and how you captured your inspiration so well.

D.Ann C said...

Love that gorgeous dandelion breeze card!
Sunrise at the beach inspires me.

Donna Neal said...

Thanks for sharing not only your cards, but the inspiration for them. :) I really appreciate that you also included a video - they're always so helpful! I love your use of color - a reminder that sometimes just a few colors will do rather nicely. :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! I'm in love for the stunning colors!!! Beautiful inks!!!
I’m inspired by nature around me and by my beloved partner!!! He always supports me!!! He’s the best!!!

Susan Eliot said...

Just Beautiful! And thank you for showing your inspiration photos - lovely to see what you created from them!

Janice Spaulding said...

Gorgeous cards Heather! Nice sneak peak of the new CP ink! Can't wait!

Hope Angotti said...

Lovely cards ... great inspiration!

Migdalia said...

Both cards are beautiful & elegant!! Beautifully done!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Lisa K said...

Your dandelion card is so dreamy looking! Love the silhouette card. Great inspiration!

Marge Hurtig said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love this collection!

ck d said...

Beautiful cards!

Vivian said...

Love the dandelion card! I'm inspired by people like you and how freely you share! Thanks!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow your cards are so pretty! I love the inspiration photos you used for them...

scrappinmommom said...

Loving the colors and designs that you used. Awesome!

Lindy said...

My favorite is that dandelion card! Thanks for sharing your talents!

jeanietootoo said...

Simply put.Your cards are Fabulous!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love your cards...so pretty! thanks for sharing

Brandy Duncan said...

My 2 beautiful daughters inspire every part of my life. Watching them grow and become their on unique individual person is inspirational in itself. Your cards are so lovely. I love to see where you get your inspiration from. This collection is fabulous and inspiring itself. TFS

Debbie Longbottom said...

Lovely cards, very pretty and love the scenes. Thank you for sharing a video.

Tasha Dawson said...

Love your colors! These are amazing.

Alma Dirpaul said...

Your cards are amazing. Yes, SOA and Catherine Pooler are Amazing and Inspiring, too

Nana Donna said...

Beautiful cards, I love the soft look of them.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love the simplistic elegance of your cards. They are so inspiring.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous, beautiful cards! Love the pics you have chosen and your take on them. I am generally inspired by the colors and patterns that I see around me.

anna said...

I love how you pics inspired you to make these beautiful cards. The color choices are amazing with the new stamp sets All I can say is beautiful.

Joanne G said...

Great cards! Simple yet still beautiful.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those card designs are so lovely! You have such an artist's eye. My inspiration most comes from the beautiful mountains where I live, and the view from my veranda. Nature is all around me, and I love the autumn season the best. It is when I send the most cards out, with leaves and warm colors.

Scraplea 1 said...

Wonderful cards and great video! All of these beautiful creations on the blog hop(s) are inspiring me to go make some cards. Thanks for sharing!!

Janice Monforton said...

Beautiful cards Heather. Loving that new ink colour!! That was a big sneak peek.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love both cards but think the blue one is outstanding. Great interpretation!

Susan Wareham said...

Love your inspiration photos and cards you came up with fabulous new collection

nancy y said...

inspire - that's just what you've done for all of us with these beautiful cards!

Shelley Flaherty said...

Wow! Your cards are simply beautiful. Thank you so much for the video too. 🙂

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Heather, your cards are lovely. I love how soft in color they are. My inspiration is florals...the colors, the shapes and the scents. I'm excited about having the flower garden stamp set in this collection.

ljcasselman said...

So gentle, yet strong, beautiful cards.

Happy Stamper said...

Wow Heather! That second card!!!! I can't wait to get that stamp set now!!! Beautiful job...and I can't believe you used the mystery ink! I was hoping someone would do that! LOL
-Irene Garcia
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

June Sefscik said...

Very pretty cards....love the idea of the strips above and below the focal point....neat addition...and thank you for the video...really great to see "how" the card is made

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the designs, all projects are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous clean and simple designs, love the wild garden images!

Rae Moan said...

I love how you translated your inspiration photos into these beautiful cards.

Jane M said...

I love how you made your cards from your inspiration pictures! They are really beautiful! This is an amazing collection!

AFTHC said...

can't wait for my box.

Gail and Ralph said...

Your cards are inspiring Heather and your photos from Nature are ...like Wow. I love the natural look and colours of your images.

Jean Mervine said...

These cards are lovely! Both capture the inspiration photo beautifully.

Connie Hinkle said...

As always, BEAUTIFUL cards!!!! I will be trying these out. Thanks for the inspiration 😊

Jodi Lick said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary Nelson said...

Lovely cards. Oh uh, the mystery ink is not a mystery any more. Beautiful!

Tinstar said...

Heather love the monotone aspect of your cards. Fabulous

Karen said...

I love the four different seasons and they inspire me to change my colors as the year progresses. Love your cards.

Aunt Mary said...

Beautiful cards. I love them both but the blue one really grabs me.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Fun cards. Made me think of driving across KS and the wheat fields.

Lorna C said...

Beautiful cards, love your inspiration!

Terri Mansfield said...

Beautiful cards Heather!!! Can't wait to get my box

Cindi said...

Love that last card, both are beautiful!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Heather!! I love the colors you chose to use!!

Krissy B said...

Beautiful cards,very inspiring

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards! I am totally loving the colour combo of the first one!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather. Thanks for sharing your video's is a pleasure learning new things.

Mrs. Lowry said...

I love the simplicity of your cards. I especially like the use of a single color on your first garden card.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty!

Peggy Pride said...

So lovely and delicate! Thanks!

flowers said...

Vibrant full of life and beauty.

beth said...

Oh my! More beautiful cards. The colors are terrific. The style is great and looks easy to copy. Looking forward to the pj party tonight.

Sharon Nez said...

Hello Heather!! Your cards, as always, are so beautiful!! ☺ Thank you for sharing!!

SkyPixie17 said...

Your Dandelion card just calls me with the colors you used! Thanks for sharing!

The Bakers said...

Love your use of color! The second one is my favorite!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Just love your cards, they are so pretty.

Samantha Buse said...

I'm loving this blog hop such inspiring creations.

Sabrina said...

Your cards are so very pretty!!

Mary-Anne V said...

You did a fabulous job using these inspiration picture...great cards.

Colleen Balija said...

Heather you're cards are lovely! I especially loved the second one! Those colors, oy!

Karen Sturdivant said...

Thanks for the mystery ink reveal. Love the color. After all, Catherine did say it was her favorite. Your cards are always great.

Michelle King said...

Beautiful cards! I am usually inspired by a color palette or a stamp. Like the dandelions in this box. They speak to my soul and I can't wait to get my hands on them :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you used shades of the same color
for the backgrounds. Makes beautiful
cards.
thanks for sharing.

Pamela Stadler said...

So simple yet elegant....love the use of the ink colors.

Pamela Stadler said...

Just love how your cards are inspired by what you see around you....love the simple colors....can hardly wait for this box to be available!!

Greg Crook said...

Great ideas. Really nice cards.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE these color combos too! I am naturally inspired by a walk in the woods or in a garden ... as these cards showcase as well! Thanks for another awesome video.

Michelle Allison said...

I love the CAS look of both cards! Looking forward to the release.

DarbyW said...

You have created two beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them with us.

Beastybunny said...

Love the softness of these! Just lovely!

Judy said...

Zoiks, a sneak peak at the mystery ink, yay. Love the cards, trying to guess the name of the new ink. Something to do with blues music??? Beautiful cards.

Donna Hawkins said...

Love your cards. I really am drawn to the simple but very creative designs.

Lori Sauers said...

Heather, You ask what inspires me. I would have to say you and all the other dream team. My goodness, your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the video. I am lady who loves to watch how you make the card one step at a time.

Thanks again

Pam D. said...

Great cards. I love seeing how different cards can look with the same pattern and different colors and stamps. The dandelion stamp is amazing!

Erin said...

So pretty and such a great take out your inspiration photos!

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful cards Heather!!! I especially love the second one as I love the color blue.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

I am with you, everything inspires me, there's so much in the world to see! Beautiful cards!

Abby said...

Beautiful cards!

Jodie Ramdas said...

Beautiful cards Heather! I love the background pieces you created!

Sue LD said...

Great cards. My favorite is the second one.

Vickie Buehler said...

I love your cards, Heather, love that dandelion! And absolutely love that reveal of the "mystery color"! You and Catherine are inspiring to me.

RAR Quarry said...

Just beautiful!

desertskyquilts said...

Hi, Heather, especially love that blue card! This must be my blue period. =) I'm inspired by a lot of things, often nature, but sometimes children and babies. I do a lot of photography and catch the cutest expressions sometimes.

Shona Austin said...

Wow that butterfly just adds the little touch of color, but great impact. The new dye color is great. Thanks for sharing your talent and designs in creating the cards. The second with blues and whit are my favorite for colors.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards. Love the monochromatic colors and silhouettes.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards and I love how you used nature to inspire your designs!

Adnilka said...

Oh my! Gorgeous cards!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

All I can say is "Wow!" These cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Curwen said...

Something about a dandelion that brings back childhood. Love the second one!

Teri Smith said...

Both your cards are just great, but the dandelion one rocks! There is something so wistful about a dried dandelion head. Remember blowing them as a child? Just think of how many new dandelions we helped propagate! lol Thanks for your inspiration & sharing your talent.

Debbie T said...

Oh Heather! I love the way you used the flower set! Those colors are beautiful together! Then the one with the dandy lions, it just makes me think of when I was a child blowing all those dandy lion seeds all over our yard. At the time it was so much fun making wishes but now, I "wish" no one would do it in MY yard. lol Beautiful cards my dear.

Teresa Doyle said...

Very pretty cards Heather. I really love the blue one the dandelions are great.

canadian_liner said...

I LOVE seeing how you used the same stamp set to make completely different cards. The dandelion one is just lovely. Makes me think of a summer day-- blue skies and no worries. And so happy to see that new ink colour!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Greber said...

I like how you did a similar layout, but such different looks in the end. Definitely like your inspiration photos! The blue dandelion one is so cool. Thanks for all of the inspiration along the hops, and building all of the excitement around this collection. Like many crafters, I am inspired by the DT's creations all the time! I'm also inspired by a lot of the nature around where I live, and the tree lined streets I drive on, and appreciate, every day!

Kelly said...

both are so pretty. love that "inspire" card. the blues are gorgeous!

Z Sullivan said...

I am loving that blue! Both cards are lovely, but the blue one is my absolute favorite. Thanks for sharing, Heather.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I keep looking back and forth between the inspiration pictures and your work, wow! You are so brilliant. Thanks sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

runsslow said...

Just beautiful. Love the monochromatic look.

JoAnne R said...

Beautiful cards. I love how different the cards are using the same layout. It's amazing how versatile these stamps are. I love how well each image on the yellow card is defined even though each is stamped in the same color. I am so excited to try the CP inks. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Sherry Lee said...

Beautiful cards Heather! I love the second one! Thank you for sharing your talent, and thank you for the video!!

Theresa Robinson said...

beautiful cards - can't wait to get the mystery color!

Yvette S said...

Beautiful cards!

Robin Monsos said...

Heather, your color choices and designs are spectacular! What fun cards to look at!!

Kathy Doyle said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how simple but also how striking they are!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your video.

Barbie said...

I am just loving that Wild Flower stamp set. I am inspired by nature and Asian art. thanks so much for the inspiration!

Barbara Brennan said...

I love that mystery ink....which my name guess was Blue Rhapsody or Rhapsody in Blue. It's simply BLUE~tiful! Melon ice paired with "mystery new ink" are a match made in heaven.

Carolyn Steele said...

Just love both of your cards but oh my - the second card in blue is just amazing. That little pop of black for the sentiment and butterfly was just perfect. What a great SOA collection and you really showcased it beautifully!

Four11Lady said...

Your cards are awesome! If I had to pick my favorite or die, I guess I would just have to die.....LOL Wonderful job demonstrating these awesome products!

Joyce Spear said...

Heather, you stinker! Now all my hopes that the mystery ink color is a purple are dashed to smithereens, LOL. (No worries, I'll get over it.) As always, really beautiful cards here. I especially love the dandelion one! Also love that you included your inspiration pictures in the post. I'm inspired by nature but hardly ever am able to leave my home and get to someplace quiet like a park or lake. You reminded me with your pictures that, while it's not exactly the same, I do have the whole world here at my fingertips. I just know I'm going to love the Naturally Inspired collection, especially when Pinterest starts filling up with projects made with the contents! I'm sure that even though the design team's cards are stunning, they've only just scratched the surface of possibilities.

Craftydancer said...

I just love your cards. The new color is very nice as far as I can tell. I need to practice layering the stamps the way you did. I love the dandelion one.

Cheryl

Retired Librarian said...

Love these cards - especially the colors on the first one!

Penny Walker said...

Just love your cards I really w a no that stamp set love how you used just the one color for the background so pretty. Thank you for your inspiration.

Amanda dunaway said...

So pretty. Love the color choices

Margie King said...

I love love your designs. How you realate them to nature. Thanks for your ideas​.

Penny said...

Beautiful cards, I love how they are all shades of one colour - stunning!

Pam Wells said...

Such a beautiful card. I love that you used all white paper and ink to get the colored card stock.

stampinfranni said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for being a part of Catherine's design team. All of you inspire me with your beautiful artwork! Now I can't waif to get my hands on the new box and the new color!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! Really love the dandelion card - so beautiful and carefree.

kellkat said...

What a great idea- to use a photo as an inspiration for card design. I've admit I've not thought of that. This blog hop has been a wealth of ideas. Thanks for sharing the beautiful cards

Rose said...

Lovely cards. I am inspired by designers like you who take their time to show and demonstrate their talents. Thanks!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

fabulous example of photo inspiration! fantastic!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Ingrid ~ I can always count on your creations to be inspiring! These monochromatic cards are absolutely beautiful (thanks for including the video)and it's funny, because I just took a beautiful photo of a perfectly round, gone-to-see dandelion the other day because I thought it would make a lovely inspiration piece. Thanks so much for sharing and for continuing to inspire me. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Heather ~ I'm so sorry.....I wrote the wrong name in my last comment.....what a doofus I am. My mind was racing around and my phone was ringing. I shouldn't be multi-tasking!! Thanks again for the inspiration and the video! ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Lynn Fletcher said...

Heather your cards are so springy looking. I think they are both wonderful, I love the one with the blues best! Thank you so much!

Denise said...

Oh, that blue card is absolutely stunning, wow!

Susan Christman said...

Very pretty cards

Localeyez said...

Super simple but super sophisticated silhouettes! Just love them, Heather!

Tracy A said...

Your cards made me fall in love with the Dandelion stamp.

Kari V. said...

So so pretty!! I love the yellow card because that's my favorite color. And those dandelions look absolutely magical in your second card!

Beth Karschnick said...

Hey Girl! LOVE your cards and how you interpreted your designs from your photos!! I SO am IN LOVE with that stamp set and how you can make the silhouettes effect...SO LOVELY!!! I'm SO BUMMED though as I am unable to purchase this collection due to lack of funds and I did try to come up with it and couldn't...boo hoo!! Wish me luck, Heather!!!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Heather what stunning cards. Loved the video and the ink colour is so pretty. I get inspired by all the wonderful artists like you who share their creativity.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

I love how simple your cards are but they look amazing!