A Perfect Reason – CP SOA Challenge.3

Hello all,

“I did it”!  I accomplished my goal of completing and submitting 3 cards for the  Catherine Pooler (CP), Stamp of Approval challenge using stamps from “The Perfect Reason Collection”.   And, I might add, using the “You Did It” stamp set for this card was the perfect way to wrap things up!

CP SOA Challenge You Did It

This card features layered stamping of images using CP inks and stamp sets from The Perfect Reason stamp collection.  For some added dimension, foam mounting tape was used to pop up the card base and the flower focal point.   To finish, the card was embellished with ribbon, gems, and page pebble.

I am very pleased with the bright colors and crisp stamping that I was able to achieve with the CP inks!  These inks are a new staple in my craft room.

The next step in this challenge calls upon you!  Yes, voting for your favorite will open on May 21st at 6:05 EST at http://catherinepooler.com/blog/.  I hope that you will take the time to check out all of the wonderful cards posted and vote for your favorite.


  • Catherine Pooler Inks: Lime Rickey, Tiara, Party Dress and Tiki Torch
  • Catherine Pooler stamps sets: The Perfect Reason, You Did It, Everyday Mod and Perfect Reason
  • Making Memories, Page Pebbles
  • Stampin’ up, Gems
  • Tsukineko, Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Ribbon
  • White Card Stock

Happy day!




A Perfect Reason – CP SOA Challenge.2

Hello all,

Continuing with my participation in the Catherine Pooler (CP), Stamp of Approval challenge using stamps from “The Perfect Reason Collection”.   As my hint in yesterday’s post suggested…I went with “The Perfect Reason Stamps Set” that includes a catchy “I don’t need a reason” phrase.

Some random stamping with CP inks (Tiki Torch, Party Dress, and Tutti Frutti) made a neat background for this card.  The panel was then splashed with a bit of black ink and Tiki Tourch ink (that I mixed with some pearlizing medium to give it bit of  a shimmer).

Once dry, I cut the panel into various shapes and arranged them onto an orange card front.   I also added some randomly stamped flowers to the bottom of the card front for some added interest.

That catchy phrase was then stamped onto a punched tag (that was colored using CP inks) and applied to the card with some sheer ribbon.  And finally, because you always need a little bling, some white adhesive pearls were added to the card.

CP SOA challenge I don't need a reason.jpg

Hope you liked the card and found some inspiration from this post!


Happy Day!