Stamp of Approval - Tropically Yours!

Welcome to Day 1 of "Tropically Yours" Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps and dies just for you!  All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  All the products are brand new and never been seen before.  The individual items wouldn’t be available in the shop until much, much later.   

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  You are not obligated to purchase; it’s just a reminder that it’s available for purchase in the store. If you are a member of StampNation, you will be able to shop the day before the public release date.  Just one of the perks of being a member! :) 
 
Now let's get to sharing some fun creations made using the contents of "Tropically Yours" Collection.

One of my personal favorites made entirely using this collection is a fun box type card…
Aren’t those little flamingos adorable!!?!?! It features a few of the stamps, dies and add-on dies from this collection; Stand Tall and coordinating dies, Leave Me in Paradise and their coordinating dies, Good Vibes Borders and Fearless Pursuits.

Here’s another angle to see a little bit more of the back ground of the card.

Next I created a fairly simple card with a great sentiment.
For the sentiment I did a little stamp surgery and cut the top off of the long sentiment and just used the beginning of the quote instead.  Aren't those hexagon die cuts cool.... they're known as the Cabana Tile Dies - also including in the collection!!!

Don't forget to grab the new color of CP ink too... it's gorgeous and it's called Coral Cabana!! Now... it's NOT included in the collection but will be available as an add-on product.  Don't forget to check out all the dies that coordinate with this collection too.

Now, take a gander at all the amazing things that my fellow designers have created with this collection... 
Melissa  
Allison  
Ardyth  -- go here next!
Jenny  
Josefine  
 

LEAVE A COMMENT ON ALL THE BLOGS... and you could be 1 of 3 random winners chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog.


Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sharing lots of fun Tropically Yours inspiration over the next few days so come back tomorrow to see more!  Have a great day!

~ Ally ~

 
 
Pink Flamingo Sunset 
Stamps: Stand Tall, Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Leave Me in Paradise
Ink: Black Jack, Coral Cabana, Tiara, Sauna, It’s a Boy, Aquatini, Melon Ice, Grass Skirt, Spruce, Over Coffee, Icing on the Cake, R01,R20, R32 (Copic Markers), Black (Polychromos Pencil)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock, Sand Dunes Cardstock 
Accessories: Stand Tall Dies, Fearless Pursuit Dies, Leave Me in Paradise Dies
 
Be Fearless
Stamps: Tropically Yours, Fearless Pursuit
Ink: It’s a Boy, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Rockin’ Red, Lime Rickey 
Paper: Premium White Cardstock
Accessories: Tropically Yours Dies, Cabana Tile Dies

167 comments:

Marianne said...

Your box card is super adorable, Ally, and I love how you've used the hexagon dies on your second card.

Michelle W said...

Gorgeous Ally! Love your idea of the stamp surgery too!

zoeysmomma1 said...

Great cards! Love that new color!

Beka L said...

Absolutely love everything about your "Be Fearless" card! Just beautiful!

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Did I mention they're gorgeous!!?!! How fun is that Cabana Tile border - I wouldn't have thought of that - love it! And the first one, well...what a great scene. :)

Karen K. Creates said...

Such cute flamingos and the flower card is gorgeous!

Susan White said...

Ally, I love your box card it is totally amazing!!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

tara powell said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this collection! 😍❤❤❤

Joan said...

I loved the "sun" in the first card. Very clever.

Sharon Salerno said...

Beautiful cards! Love the border ideas.

Susan Moll said...

I love both cards, but that flamingo card is awesome!! So much detail!! Perfection!

Melissa Truhn said...

Those are amazing!

Jackie Parkins said...

I love your shadow box card, those flamingos are delightful, and the bright colors of the hibiscus on the second one are perfect.

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! I LOVE the 2nd one!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cards! Those flamingos are so cute!

Ellen C said...

I love both cards, but your box card is simply amazing.

Lori Walker said...

WOW! Your box card is so very gorgeous! I've never made anything as spectacular as that! It should be framed! I love your style.

angela stovall said...

Wow....your box card is to die for...love your cards...the colors are awesome too...you are very talented...💖💞💞💖

Phyllis Sinclair said...

The flamingos are adorable. Like the stamp surgery.

Diana Soling said...

That flamingo card is amazing! Such amazing cards!

Craftydancer said...

I love both your cards but the box card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing them with us.

spelsue said...

Your box card is fun.

Lindsay Olmstead said...

These cards are amazing!! Thanks for giving us ideas for the Tile Dies!!!

Kathy Doyle said...

Wow great cards! The box card is fabulous and I love how you used the dies for the border on your second card!

Ruth said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Connie Hinkle said...

Oh my, you are so creative 😍

Rhonda Price said...

Wow, wow, wow! No more words....

Christine_sz said...

Your Be Fearless card is gorgeous! I love how you created depth using the ink blending on the stamps! I've never cut my stamps apart, instead masking off the part I don't want to use. I'm wondering if you have any issues using the whole stamp once you've surgically altered it?

Polly said...

That flamingo scene is adorable and love those tiles.

Beth B. said...

I think im going to luv the Cabana Tiles and that Be Fearless sentiment can be so encouraging. Can't wait.

Sheryl Brandt said...

Love both your cards, but the Flamingo one is stunning! Would love to see a video of how you made it!

June Sefscik said...

Beautiful colors and design. Love the cards.

Sue McRae said...

Your flamingo scene is delightful!

Sandra W. said...

Love those cabana tiles.

Debbie Bonczek said...

That flamingo box scene is so awesome. Love the depth and layers. Love your color combo on the second card, and it inspired me to use a color for a sentiment. I usually go with standard old black ink - really love how your sentiment color just goes with the flow of the color on the card.

Sarah said...

I’d say you were fearless with your stamp surgery! Gorgeous work!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing cards! Gorgeous box card, so much depth and dimension - fantastic background. Clever and beautiful use of the SOA products on your second card as well.

Allison Israels said...

Hi Christine! I have never had any issues with a stamp after I've cut it. I try and make clean cuts and because it's a sticky product, the 2 pieces automatically just stick right back together to use as a whole. I do stamp surgery all the time!!

Rae Moan said...

That box card is so luxurious! But the fearless card grabbed my heart!

Janice Woll said...

The flamingo card is fantastic. Love both cards. Creative use of products.

canadian_liner said...

Alison, your little scene with the sunset backdrop is heavenly! And the wicker frame...such great little details.
I love the combo of florals and geometrics with your second card. The sentiment is great. Yay for stamp surgery.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Love your cards

Kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I can't pick a favorite!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Aww, I love the flamingos. Such a pretty card! And I love the 2nd card's gorgeous design.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Love both of your cards, the flamingos are awesome

Nance said...

Holy flamingoes! Your first card looks like a shadow box! LOVE both cards, so tropically colorful and fun!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh that box card is fabulous! Loving this new collection. Thanks for sharing your cards with us!!

Marcia Rollins said...

I am greatly loving the hexagons! The background of the first card is stunning!

Jill D. said...

To use sentiments in this collection, Fabulous, gorgeous! Just awesome. Love them.

Margie King said...

Great Cards. very gorgeous. Thanks for your hard work.

Leanne said...

WOW! The box card is gorgeous. Love the other one too.

Ebrown said...

Your cards are gorgeous,Ally. Love the box style card. And those flamingos.....!

Nanette said...

Gorgeous! I'm going to LOVE this SOA box!

Deb Kerns said...

Love the rich colors you used-just lovely cards!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautifully done! Loving the sentiment stamps

Barbara Brennan said...

Beautiful designs! LOVE seeing the Cabana tiles being used.

BonnieDD said...

Love both cards! The colors on the second card really catch the eye. Love flamingos too. Nice work!

BonnieDD said...

What colors did you use on the second card?

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and all the new stamps and dies! What a great release! Thanks for the great inspiration!

ann greene said...

Holy cow, these are great cards.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Wow! Love both of your cards, but that first one is amazing! I love the box frame technique!

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!!! I love this collection. So fun!!! Thank you for sharing.

Anita Falcone said...

I love the flamingos!!!!! They are beautiful. Actually, I love the colors in both cards! Great job!!!

Cheryl Fleming said...

I just love those flamingos!!!

Anne-Marie said...

I was reading your post and scrolling down when I came across your first card. I actually said aloud ‘oh wow!’. It’s truly amazing and the colours are fantastic.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love both your cards ! Nice colors and fun box frame card. 😍

TheWinstonFamily said...

Oh my goodness! Just love your cards. So excited about this kit.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!

Laura Miller said...

Wow - - the flamingo scene must have taken quite a bit of time. Gorgeous. And the hibiscus flowers on your 2nd card are spot on with color and shading.

Tasha Dawson said...

Wow these are so bright and fun!!

Kay Roose said...

Thanks for the idea for using the tile die.

stampinfranni said...

Love how you used the border stamp on the box card. Both cards are fantastic! Really liking this collection!

Brandy Duncan said...

Wow Ally, your cards blew me away. I’m extremely excited about the cabana tiles. They are so unique and versatile.

Christy Borfitz said...

Amazing cards, Ally! I love both of them! I can't wait to get this collection!

Jill said...

Great cards. The flamingos are so cute!

coco said...

I love both of these cards. they are Beautiful

Amy McCue said...

I love those geometric dies.!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Love the shadow box. How clever!

Karen Gilhen said...

Looking forward to trying out all of these great ideas!

Retired Librarian said...

Beautiful cards. Like the hexagons. But the box card is so clever.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fabulous cards.
The greenery around the flamingos
makes it look like
they have a curtain around
them. The background is
fabulous. thanks for sharing
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DarbyW said...

The box card is very nice! It is like the flamingos are on a stage! Smiles, Darby

the PaperTemptress said...

awww...your cards are soooooo cute...just in love with this collection and would make my year if I win a collection...so pick me please LOL!
Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Wow! What a beautifully detailed first card! And the hexagons make a great “platform” for the second Card!

Nicole England said...

Those flamingos are just the cutest. Your first card is so complex and amazing. Your patience must be rock solid. Gorgeous

Jodie Ramdas said...

Oh wow! That shadow box card is stunning Allison! So creative! I wish I had my collection right now to play with!

Tracie Pond said...

Striking turquoise and orange. Beautiful cards! =)

Judy Mason said...

Love the flamingos!

M in Oregon said...

Who can resist hugging flamingos! So cute. Great inspiration for me. Thanks so much.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I love the flamingoes! Your color are so vibrant. Thanks for using the hexagon dies.

Terri Mansfield said...

That box card is one of the best cards I have seen in awhile. Really, really fabulous and colorful!!!

Aunt Mary said...

great use of the new products. the flamingos are great.

Tinstar said...

That second card is fabulous - love the colours, that blue makes those flowers pop.

Marge Hurtig said...

Love the flamingo card, so colorful and bright. The sentiments in this collection are fantasic!

Mary said...

Your cards are so gorgeous!!

Bamabell said...

That box card is stunning!

Theresa Knopf said...

Awesome cards Ally!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are amazing! The box card is so cool and the Fearless card is beautiful.

Nana Griffin said...

A cute scene with the flamingos

Renata Rush said...

I love both your cards, they are so full of energy and good vibes. Very nice work

Dawn Spengler said...

WHO DOESN'T LOVE FLAMINGOS!!

Suna Stirk said...

Beautiful cards! I am so in love with these products!

CyndyC said...

Awesome cards! Love the box card.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Beautiful cards.

Monica Maier said...

Love both of the cards, but that box card is gorgeous!!!

Kira N. said...

Great inspiration! The box card would look great on display!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity! The be fearless card is gorgeous

Linda Miller said...

Love your cards---especially the flamingo's

Sandy Joe said...

The box card takes me back to my childhood and there are always things to overcome - inspiring and beautiful.

Jane S said...

Love your cards. The first made me think of a puppet show! Adorable...

Allison Cope said...

Hi Bonnie! All the ink colors are listed at the bottom in the blog post. Thanks for stopping by!

Curious said...

IJS an bit usually a flamingo fan, but this stamp set has such cute ones! The new color is just right for them. Cute cards.

Kim said...

Loving your amazing creations!

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards - the flamingo box card has amazing dimension!

Sabrina said...

WOW!! Both cards are very stunning and very beautiful!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOW ! Gorgeous box card, all the detail even right at the back is stunning. Your card is also fab, loving the pattern on the bottom. x

Anna Krol said...

Your shadow box card is just amazing!! But I love the hexagon card too. Fantastic colour combination x

Veronica Klatt said...

OMG what a great look - so beautiful!

Janette said...

Beautiful cards Ally, great inspiration.

Diane Loughrey said...

You took my breath away with your falmingo card.

michiganderintexas said...

loving the colors this round.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

That flamingo card is stunning! it's so decorative!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Those flamingos are awesome and colorful. Love all your gorgeous cards and thank you for sharing.

bristowmom said...

Your flamingo card - WOW! Stamp surgery is a new concept to me, but I read your response to a comment above and think I might try it.

Lori Mason said...

These cards make me want to book a flight to the islands! Just beautiful!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous colors!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the gorgeous colours.

Jan Arnold said...

Another great collection! Those flamingos are so cute and I love the plumerias! Fantastic cards. I have to say the flamingo card is my fav! Love the blending! Thanks for sharing you creativity!

Kim Goodman said...

What fun cards, the flamingo's are great!

Susan. w said...

I love my StampNation membership
I love CP Designs
I love SOA collections

Carol said...

Oh my, the flamingo card is gorgeous. There is a Flamingo Park in Ft Lauderdale area I got to explore after a Royal Zcaribbean cruise and this collection would be perfect to embellish my crafting pages

Jodi Lick said...

Very pretty cards! Can’t wait to get my box!

nancy y said...

Lovely cards, I really liked how you showcased that they can be very involved cards or fairly simple. All with one box!

TerriLynn said...

I think my favorite stamp set from the collection is the Tropically Yours with the borders in a close second. I always say I don't need any more stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

Chrystyna said...

Vibrant and awesome cards! Love the new stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness! That flamingos card is so brilliant.

Trina said...

I love your cards. The flamingos card is awesome.

Lori Bartolomeo said...

Love your be fearless card...love how the inks blens

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous sunset scene!!!
Beautiful use of these new inks! Love both your cards!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards! Love the flamingos.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful sunset with the adorable flamingoes! I know a lot of people who could use that second card right now. Amazing sentiments in this collection. TFS

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your bright cards - so beautiful:)

Laurie Schlichter said...

What a gorgeous scene with the flamingoes! It captures the vibrance of a tropical sunset.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card designs! I love your flamingo card!

Nails by an OPI Addict said...

You've created such a beautiful scene! :)

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards, gorgeous colors!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness!! Your flamingos are so amazing !!
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Andre M. said...

Beautiful sunset scene and gorgeous colours in your cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Vickie Buehler said...

Beautiful cards,Ally! Love your sunset, and the colors you used!

jandbspiegel said...

Two really nice cards - thank you so much for sharing.

Karenladd said...

Wow, that flamingo shadow box card is fabulous!! I love your coloring technique and the sunset background.

My craft pantry said...

Loving those flamingos! and your box card...fabulous. The colours are beautiful on your creations.

Jackie Byers said...

Beautiful cards! Love this set!

Val p said...

Your box card is absolutely gorgeous! Love this collection!

Rosemary Lettieri said...

Oh wow these are stunning. Love the flamingo card!

Unknown said...

Wow. These are beautiful!

Allison Israels said...

The only thing that you must be careful with is not to cut into the raised part of your design. Slow and steady! Happy creating!!!

Denise said...

Amazing cards, love them both but the flamingo box card is spectacular!

Rose said...

The box card is a neat idea. Love both of your cards.

Carol Hardie said...

Those Flamingos are "stupid cute"!! Your card highlights them so well.

Denise Mlady said...

Cute scene you made on your box card. The blue and orange on your hibiscus card look great together.

Sue D said...

Wow--love the fabulous flamingo scene.

Wendy Lambert said...

Fantastic cards. The flamingo card is just beautiful.

Lee said...

Such beautiful cards! I absolutely love the background on the first one! It is so striking! I feel like I am on a tropical island! The second one I love the colors of the sentiment and U love the way that you used one cabana tile repeatedly. That was way cool and the It's a boy was perfect with the brighter colors on the rest.

Michelle Hartline said...

Love your cards! I especially love the flamingo scene! So sweet.

Heike Kirmse said...

Wonderful cards.