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

~ Ally ~

104 comments:

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

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

Susan Powell said...

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

Sharon Perehudoff said...

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.

Sharon Salerno said...

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

Arianna Barbara said...

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

Alison said...

Wow!awesome blending and coloring! Thanks for sharing.

Hope said...

Your cards are AMAZING!!! This release rocks.

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

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

Donna Hawkins said...

I love your cards. The colors are extraordinary.

Angie said...

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.

ann greene said...

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

Elise Smith said...

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

Jill D. said...

Great ideas. Thanks a bunch

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning creations - thanks for ideas:)

Diane Loughrey said...

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

Vicki P said...

Great ideas, all very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Sara C said...

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

Laura Miller said...

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

Carol D said...

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

Tracey Magner said...

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.

Shelly Ray said...

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

Lori Walker said...

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

Denise Kasbohm said...

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

Penelope said...

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

Avra Williams said...

Pretty cards! Love them, Allison!

nancy y said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards full of such happy colors!!

Sher@SistersInk said...

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.

Brandi R said...

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

sharon g said...

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

Iris said...

So pretty - loving this new release.

Kari V. said...

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

Ray and Char said...

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

Mrs. Lowry said...

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

Marlene Diefendorf said...

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

Cynthia Simpson said...

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

Ellen C said...

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

Michele Strickland said...

You are a very talented card maker!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

Annalisa Young said...

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!

Mary Holshouser said...

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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Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Love love love your awesome cards!!

rebecca ramirez said...

Your cards are fantastic! So bright and cheery!

goaliemom36 said...

Your cards and colors are amazing!

Vivian said...

Absolutely love the Thanks card!

dligon said...

Love your cards! So cute! Thanks for inspiring!

Polly said...

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

Terri Mansfield said...

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

Jason Burdge said...
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Jason Burdge said...

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

JanetB said...

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

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards!

ios_maine said...

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

Wanda Radler said...

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

Nana Griffin said...

Love all your cards. Great use of the colors.

Kathy Doyle said...

Awesome cards! SO bright and cheerful!

Susan Wareham said...

Love the Rainbow Cards very cool great projects

Vickie Buehler said...

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

Barbara Brennan said...

Ooooo Aly! So much loveliness in your cards!

Lynn Hardy said...

So much gorgeousness in one post!

TheWinstonFamily said...

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

sammi said...

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

Laurie Fleuette said...

These cards are so colorful and beautiful! So inspired!

Carrie said...

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.

Cindy Pratt said...

Love your cards, especially the first one.

Martha Harris said...

I love your creations! These colors are amazing.

Retired Librarian said...

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

Connie Hinkle said...

Love, love, love these cards!!!!

Barbie said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Three lovely cards!

Joanne G said...

Great cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

Your cards are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi Wayman said...

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

Cathy Lillie said...

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!

Sabrina said...

Very lovely cards!!

Linda Anderson said...

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

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Super cute and love the colors!

Susan White said...

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

Sue McRae said...

Such a great assortment of colorful card designs!

Denise Terry said...

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

Rhonda Price said...

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

blawndee82 said...

So bright and cheery. Love your cards.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your cards are very creatives and unique !
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Mary-Anne V said...

Really colourful creations...love the different cards.

Marcia Rollins said...

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

Joni said...

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

Debbie said...

All great cards and especially like the green striped one.

Teresa Cherka said...

Great job, Love the ink colors used.

Sue D said...

Wonderful, colorful cards.

Jodie Ramdas said...

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

Dana M said...

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

Danielle Gibson said...

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

Rubeena I. said...

thanks for the inspiration - these are so pretty!

Jan Arnold said...

Great cards, Allison! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

duncan620 said...

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

Christy Borfitz said...

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

canadian_liner said...

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.

Jean said...

Stunning cards you showcased the inks beautifully.

Marianne said...

Fun cards, Ally! Love your rainbow card!

Helen Gullett said...

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

Melody said...

Such fun cards! I love your creativeness.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

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

D.Ann C said...

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