Catherine Pooler Designs: Zen Garden

Howdy all!  Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs Zen Garden release!  This release contains not only 8 new amazing ink colors but a variety of detailed, beautiful stamps, stencils and dies!

In addition to the 8 new ink colors from the CP Spa Collection called the Zen Garden Inks, today we’re featuring the amazing stamp, Doodle Garden Background and also the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set.

Eat, Sleep, Create!

1. I inked up the outside of my Doodle Garden Background stamp using “Stone Blue” ink; using an ink dauber to remove some of the ink towards the center of the stamp.  Cleaned my stamp.
2.  I inked up the inner circle of the Doodle Garden BG stamp using “Rose Petals” ink ensuring there was no ink on the outer edge or the inside of the image.  I again used a ink dauber to remove some of the ink around the edges to make it more subtle and allow it to layer and blend with the blue ink.
3. I stamped the sentiment from the “Eat, Sleep, Create” stamp set in “Stone Blue” ink and added “Rose Petals” hearts to the large “A’s”.
4. I inked up the thin paint swipe stamp from the “Eat, Sleep, Create” stamp using both Rose Petals & Stone Blue inks, allowing them to blend and then added the dotted stamp using just Rose Petals ink.

All of my cards today have been creating using the Catherine Pooler Premium White Cardstock.  I highly recommend using this cardstock with your CP inks… it inks up like a dream!

Here’s a look at 3 other cards I featured the “Eat, Sleep, Create” and “Doodle Garden Background” stamp sets with…
Thanks

~ featuring the new “Thanks Die” and the CP Zen Garden ink colors,  

Rainbow Create

~ featuring the new “Create Die”, the “Split Chevron Stencil” and 
the Zen Garden ink collection minus Spruce ~

Create Happiness

~ Featuring the new “Zen Feather Dies” and the Zen Garden inks Shea Butter, 
Polished, Seafoam, Sugared Lavender, Rose Petals and Stone Blue and also CP's Circle Dies ~

Please check out the following designers sharing their creations today with you...

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It wouldn't be a blog hop without a PRIZE!  Before you go make sure you comment on each stop along the hop.  Catherine will randomly pick two winners on each blog hop day, who will each win a complete set of Zen Garden Inks or a $45 Gift Certificate if you already have the inks.  WOWSERS!!

If you are a new customer to  
Catherine Pooler Designs
then please take advantage of my 
10% OFF COUPON code: CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have questions about any of the cards above, please leave a comment below.  Happy Hopping!

~ Ally ~

104 comments:

  1. Love your cards Ally! My favorite is the last one, the colors and ink blending are beautiful!

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  2. These are fantastic Ally!!! I especially LOVE the second one with the stripes - Going to have to do that for sure!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Ally! Love the last card with all the ink blending is so pretty will have to give it a try when I get the background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Great to see you on the blog hop!

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  5. Oh my!!! Your cards and colouring are simply stunning!!!

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  6. Wow!awesome blending and coloring! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your cards are AMAZING!!! This release rocks.

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  8. Ally, your cards are quite unique! I love your style! Love the splashes of color and the combinations of colors are very pleasing together!

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  9. I love your cards. The colors are extraordinary.

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  10. I really like both of your last cards. The way that you blended the cards is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us fellow crafters.

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  11. Ally, these cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing all the different ideas. Also, it's great to see you around here again.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love them all! I want to try that multicolor ink technique that you showed with the doodle garden background :)

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  13. Great ideas. Thanks a bunch

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  14. stunning creations - thanks for ideas:)

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  15. Fantastic cards! I can't decide which I like the most.

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  16. Great ideas, all very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. beautiful cards! my favorite is the first! I love these colors!

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  18. If I had to choose -- I think I like the last card best. I'm very fond of those colors!

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  19. your cards are beautiful...I wish I was even a little as talented as you are!

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  20. Hi, Oh wow, I love your cards, so beautiful, love the colors. I also love that Thanks die and the feather one, very cool!! I am new here so I have not tried her inks, it would be very exciting to win them so I could try them, I went to her web site they sound like they are very different from the others, makes me want to try them. TFS some awesome cards today.

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  21. Beautiful cards. I love the Thanks one. Normally I don't see green used like that and I love it.

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  22. I love your last card - it is just my style!

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  23. Beautiful cards. I am loving that Eat,sleep create set.

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  24. I love the ink blending over the stencil. Very pretty.

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  25. Pretty cards! Love them, Allison!

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  26. what a great batch of fun cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Gorgeous cards full of such happy colors!!

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  28. Fun cards with such beautiful colors. I like them all and my favorite is where you created the background with the words from the stamp set in rainbow colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Look at all that gorgeous color!!! Fabulous collection of cards ♥

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  30. The bottom 2 are especially wonderful. So colorful and pretty!!!

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  31. So pretty - loving this new release.

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  32. OH my gosh...these are all so fun!! I love them all!!

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  33. You did such a great job on using the colors. I love them.

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  34. Great cards! So much creativity! And those colors!!

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  35. Oh wow! They're all terrific. I'm sure glad I don't have to pick a favorite. Nice job girl!

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  36. Love all your cards. Pinterest bound. Very creative. the color combo is great. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Wow!! Your cards are stunning - love them all!!

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  38. You are a very talented card maker!

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  39. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  40. Ooo, you really know how to work that ombre/gradient effect! I love the different colors you used for the zen garden background stamp. That's a really different look than I've seen, and I think it's a great one. And then the chevron rainbows with the white text? Just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing all of these great ideas with us!

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  41. Fantastic cards.
    Love that blending colors for
    background is becoming more
    prevalent. You never know
    what you'll end up with but
    it's always wonderful.
    thanks for sharing
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  42. Love love love your awesome cards!!

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  43. Your cards are fantastic! So bright and cheery!

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  44. Your cards and colors are amazing!

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  45. Absolutely love the Thanks card!

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  46. Love your cards! So cute! Thanks for inspiring!

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  47. I loved all these cards especially the combination of stamps in the last.

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  48. Fun, colorful cards...can't wait for the inks to arrive.

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    1. Sorry, messed that one up. Great cards!!! The Create Happiness one is very unique.

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  50. All your cards are beautiful, the third one is my favorite with the chevron, rainbow, words and die, perfect!

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  51. Love the last card - it's happy in every way!

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  52. Great cards! Love anything rainbow and that doodle background is going to be my new favorite stamp!

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  53. Love all your cards. Great use of the colors.

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  54. Awesome cards! SO bright and cheerful!

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  55. Love the Rainbow Cards very cool great projects

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  56. Love your cards, especially the "thanks" card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Ooooo Aly! So much loveliness in your cards!

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  58. So much gorgeousness in one post!

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  59. Beautiful colors in the collections, and love the Doodle Garden Background stamp.

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  60. Beautiful cards! Love how you've used the colors together. So many fun backgrounds, here! The thank you card is amazing! The green stripes really make a stunning backdrop for the flowers.

    Sammibug Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  61. These cards are so colorful and beautiful! So inspired!

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  62. I love all of your cards and the different ways you used the doodley back ground stamp is great! I especially loved the one you cut out.

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  63. Love your cards, especially the first one.

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  64. I love your creations! These colors are amazing.

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  65. I love all your pretty cards. The first two are my favorites.

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  66. Love, love, love these cards!!!!

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  67. Really lovely, I love the ink blending of those beautiful ink colors. thanks so much for the inspiration ;)

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  68. Such pretty cards! Love your color combos! Your rainbow create card is awesome!

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  69. Great cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Your cards are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Beautiful cards! You are so creative & it’s hard to pick a favorite here

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  72. Such colorful cards! I love how you combined the doodle garden stamp with the eat, sleep, create set on your last card! Gorgeous color combination as well!

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  73. Very lovely cards!!

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  74. Beautifully colored cards! Great creative inspiration. So much to think on. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Super cute and love the colors!

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  76. Gorgeous cards Ally!! The last one is my favorite. I love the colors!!

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  77. Such a great assortment of colorful card designs!

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  78. The rainbow Create card is amazing! Love how colorful, bright, and happy it is!

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  79. I’m speechless! I love the last one best. Great use of color on all of them!

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  80. So bright and cheery. Love your cards.

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  81. Your cards are very creatives and unique !
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  82. Really colourful creations...love the different cards.

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  83. Rainbow creations are always my favorite! Pretty cards. Thak you.

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  84. Ally, so happy to see your work. I have missed you. Great examples.

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  85. All great cards and especially like the green striped one.

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  86. Great job, Love the ink colors used.

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  87. Wonderful, colorful cards.

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  88. nice colour combos! I like the rainbow one so much!

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  89. Terrific variety of cards! Each one just makes me smile.

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  90. Thanks for showing us some nice variety with these new sets and inks!

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  91. thanks for the inspiration - these are so pretty!

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  92. Great cards, Allison! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  93. Awesome cards. Love the variety of your cards. This collection is fabulous.

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  94. Stunning cards, Ally! I especially love the second card. The green and purple is a fantastic color combination! Fabulous!

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  95. So glad to see your creating for CP Designs! I've missed your inspiration. My favorite card here is the rainbow graffiti wall, using the chevron stencil. Great colour, texture and design.

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  96. Stunning cards you showcased the inks beautifully.

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  97. Fun cards, Ally! Love your rainbow card!

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  98. Beautiful cards, Ally! Love your designs with the new Zen collection.

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  99. Such fun cards! I love your creativeness.

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  100. So bright, colorful, and fun. Thanks for the inspiration! Just lovely cards.

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  101. THose colors!! What a beautiful set of cards!!!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.