Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs - Zen Garden Release Blog Hop - Day 1



Good morning! Well, the wait is finally over and the Zen Garden release from Catherine Pooler Designs is now available!


This is such a big (and incredibly fun) release that we are having 4 days of blog hops (complete list for today's hop is below) to celebrate and to make sure that you get a good look at all the new products and how the Creative Team used them! There's 8 new colours of inks, and a ton of stamps, dies and other goodies too!

Today we are featuring Zen Feather (and matching dies) and Chevron Cheer stamp sets as well as the Ovals and Flowers die set.

Stamps: Zen Feather
Inks: Shea Butter, Polished, Stone Blue, Skylight, Midnight
Dies: Zen Feathers Matching Dies, (Circle dies - not in this release)
Paper: White and Midnight

This doodly daisy in the Zen Feather set makes my heart go pitter patter! I stamped it (and a little leaf) with Midnight ink and then used the matching dies to create masks before blending inks around it and giving it a spritz of water. Look how beautifully they blend and then react with water! I cut it out with a circle die and popped it up over the hole I created in my white panel with a larger circle die. I mixed and matched the sentiments in the set a bit to create my own custom sentiment.

Stamps: Chevron Cheer
Inks: Midnight, Shea Butter, Seafoam, Stone Blue, Polished
Dies: Ovals and Flowers
Paper: White and Midnight

This stamp set is full of pretty flowers and sentiments. And the dies create these pretty scalloped frames (or you can cut solid ovals). I love to make 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 square cards, so I always like to see how dies work with my smaller format. I took my oval 'off' the edge and stamped flowers and leaves in the scallops. I used the stitching image as an additional detail on my black edge. 


Be sure to leave a comment at every stop on the blog hop for a chance to win. Each day, a full set of the Zen Garden inks will be given as a prize to a randomly-drawn commenter. If you have already ordered them, you will get a $45 Gift Certificate for a future purchase.





156 comments:

tneudorf said...

Love Your are cards

Karen Kreider said...

These cards are lovely! I enjoy your quick videos on YT!

Hope said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on those inks!!!!

Val p said...

Such lovely vivid colors! Your cards are great!

Amy Martin said...

Amazing cards!! Loving those colors!!!

Ellen C said...

Lovely cards with the first one being my favorite - I love how you blended the inks.

Mrs. Lowry said...

I love the contrast of the brighter colors with the black and white. Great cards!

minnesotabackyard said...

Ardyth,
You've really given us some great ways to use these stamps and dies. Thanks.
Linda

Diane Loughrey said...

Wow. Love the backgrpund on the first card.

Rae Moan said...

These cards just make me so HAPPY!

Karen Hasheck said...

Love the cards and the new stamps inks! I am going to have to try those new inks soon!

Kelley H. said...

Love dropping the oval from the side of the card. Great work.

Vivian said...

Such cute and colorful flowers...they would cheer up any recipient!

Shelly Ray said...

I love your top card. It's simple with a little pop of color.. :)

Jean Arizona said...

Love your cards. Really love the saying about not having too much you!
Thanks for sharing.

Amy Seigler said...

I really love the background in the first card. It's stunning! Great inspiration for all of us who are going to add these new products to our collection.

Ray and Char said...

These cards are so clean and beautiful. I love the first one’s design and the colors are beautiful.

Marcia Rollins said...

I can't wait to try the new inks and water spritzing!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Fantastic idea with the oval! ! Love it

Susan McKay said...

Love the cards, especially the ink blending around the doodle flower.

Susan McKay said...

Love the cards, especially the ink blending around the doodle flowers.

Avra Williams said...

Great unique card designs!

Dmm Mcfe said...

love the colors

canadian_liner said...

Wowsers, strikingly eye-catching and then pretty sweet! I am always interested to see how you apply new products to your square card format. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne G said...

Love your cards. I can't wait to get all of these goodies! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Love your cards, they are awesome. These inks, stamps sets, and die sets are fantastic boy can't wait to get some of them. Thank you so very much for sharing with all of us stampers.

Tan said...

Wonderful cards. Very eye catching colors. Thank you for sharing.

Holly said...

Your cards are so pretty! I just love the way you did the background circle on the daisy card. And I love how you designed the birthday card. The colors are beautiful!

nfabbri said...

Great cards!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these new colors!

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are perfect, but I especially love the "doodly daisy" background. Another beautiful post.

Lynne Wilcox said...

Like the first card the most! Pretty. Love the black!

shy324 said...

Love the new color palette

Pamela Gentry Bailey said...

Lime the colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love these stylish CAS cards:)

Donna Hawkins said...

I love the cards! These colors are awesome!

JanetB said...

Your first card with the doodly daisy and the pop of color behind it, is a real eye catcher! Love the new colors.

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards. I will come back tomorrow to see what else you have made.

Mary Holshouser said...

The flower on the first card really pops.
Love the ring of flowers on the second.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yaoo(dot)com

Donna Neal said...

What's not to love about both of your cards - wow!!! I especially like the techniques you used on the first card. :)

LaurieSherwinDesigns said...

Your first card is stunning. Wow. I just may have to try something like it. Usa thanks for sharing your cards. I love to see all the brillant ways we creatives use products.

Enigma Artist said...

Gorgeous Cards - the layout and colors just pop!

Cynthia Simpson said...

Love both of your cards. Such happy colors. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Terry said...

I love how simple but bold your cards are. Just beautiful!

Tracie Pond said...

You are being clever again decorating those scallops. So pretty, Ardyth =)

Patricia Frey said...

Am enjoying the different techniques in this blog hop..The daisy does make me think of warmer weather and spring..

Terri Mansfield said...

That first card is so, so cool. Love the pop of colors in the window against the black & white. This is an amazing release. Placed my order first thing this morning....wish I could have gotten more but this way it's something to look forward to!!

Patty Butler said...

I love how cheerful both of your cards are. That little flower is so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Annalisa Young said...

I like how you used the scalloped ovals to hold the tiny flowers. So sweet! And wow, I can't get enough of these ink colors. Thank you for showing them off so beautifully!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cute cards!

Lori Nommensen said...

This morning I already ordered all but 2 of the new ink colors, as well the beautiful new floral background stamp. I love your inks! Thanks for sponsoring so many of the crafters on the huge blog hop...in support of all those youtube crafters, I watched every single one of them and got some great new ideas.

Jan Arnold said...

Such great cards. I like how you took the scalloped frame off the edge! It's so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sher@SistersInk said...

Great cards with fun techniques. I love the color from these inks. Beautiful.

Wanda Radler said...

I love this card - my favorite so far. Can't wait to give it a try!

Jason Burdge said...

Very clean look, very nice.

Lynne said...

Terrific cards, beautiful colors, fabulous inks. How to make a gal happy!

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you.

D.Ann C said...

These are super duper sweet! I love the details... the oval with flowers, the crosshatch edge and that fab sentiment!!

Sue McRae said...

Love the small burst of color with all the graphic black and white...great designs!

Sue Smith said...

I really like the style of your cards. I especially like the ring of color on the 1st card. Great new release of product.

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Your cards are so colorfully vibrant and pretty, Ardyth!

Marilyn Pool said...

Love your first card with the blended inks and the floweer in the mddle.
The new colors are so calming.

Karen Sturdivant said...

I love the black and white card with just a touch of color in the circle.

Karabeth Schleich said...

Such fun with the smaller stamps in the set

Jill D. said...

I like making 4.25 square cards too. I love that first blended card. Striking!

camilla_cortney said...

Love Catherine Pooler products!

Jodi Wayman said...

Love these gorgeous cards!

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Love the birthday card.

sharon g said...

I really like the birthday card. So sweet.

jandbspiegel said...

I love how you mix/matched the sentiments. I like doing that too. Both cards are beautiful, I especially like the Happy Birthday and how you layered the oval off the card.

Angie said...

I love the stitching on the card, it is so unique and the card is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Paula Desmarais said...

I absolutely LOVE your cards, so pretty!!

Sue D said...

Cute and colorful cards.

Patti Bailey said...

Really nice cards!! Love these new ink colors.

Lynn Hardy said...

Beautiful cards and I so want all the new inks!

Alison said...

I love how you used the oval off the side of the card! Both of these cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Maxine D said...

A fun and vibrant cards Ardyth - love them both, particularly the first one with it's black frame
Blessings
Maxine

Connie Hinkle said...

Such cute cards!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful use of the inks esp. in the background of the first card.

cindy lou said...

New release is exciting. The colors are wonderful and the stamps oh my.

Peggy M said...

So pretty.....!

Susan Powell said...

These are gorgeous Ardyth! I love how crisp and clean they are and yet so colorful.

Brenda Jaques said...

Beautiful cards that really show off the gorgeous ink colors! Love the first card especially! so bright and cheerful!

Barbara Brennan said...

Such pretty pretty posies...positioned in perfection. ..BOOM BLOOMS!

KO said...

It’s so Zen ��������

KO said...

Those ? Marks were hearts!

Becky Rohwer said...

Beautiful cards!

Alli Shrewsbury said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the first card. Beautiful ink blending and I love the color contrast with the black and white!

Laurie Fleuette said...

Great cards! I especially like the ink technique.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Great cards Ardyth!

Carol Owen said...

Lovely cards

Sophia Blair said...

Such gorgeous cards Ardyth! I absolutely adore the sentiment on the first card, it says so much to the recipient before they even open the card to read the message.
The colours are gorgeous, can’t get enough of CP inks!

Carolyn Steele said...

What gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one. The colors behind the flower just really sets it off so beautifully.

Sharon Pimento said...

The first dramatic yet clean very striking.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love how the design team interpreted it! Beautiful work!

Mary Nelson said...

Thanks for sharing your creative lovely cards.

Kathy Doyle said...

I love how the colors POP in your first card against the black and white! Cute flowers and placement on your second card too.

Theresa Turri said...

Such pretty cards. The doodly daisy element is so much fun and i love how the oval and flowers are offset in the 2nd card. I wouldn't have thought to do that and it turned out so awesome. Its inspiring me to think out of the box. Awesome job!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous new colors! Love your pretty cards!

Barb Oliver said...

Lovely cards, Ardyth! Thanks for sharing these beauties!!

Retired Librarian said...

My favorite is the first card. I like the outline flower against the background and the black borders makes it really pop.

Retired Librarian said...

My favorite is the first card. I like the outline flower against the background and the black borders makes it really pop.

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! Love the designs ♥

Althea Domani said...

Love how you added the pops of color to the black and white!

Dana Driscoll said...

Love the cute floral card. It's so cheerful, great for get well cards

SandiL said...

Pretty cards, love thd colours you used 😊

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love these new colors!!! Pretty cards!!!

Lindar C said...

Fantastic cards!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards, Ardyth! I especially love that first one! It's so eye catching!!!

Riecy said...

Awesome cards! Loving this new release!

Kelly Martin said...

I love the layout of your 2nd card! That's so creative!!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely cards. I really like the ink colors.

Susan Baker said...

WOW beautiful cards and such vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing your creativity it's beautiful.

nancy y said...

Such cheerful FUN cards, thanks for sharing your talents!

Cathy Lillie said...

The black really makes the colors pop on your cards! So vibrant, especially on your first card! Love the daisy doodle stamp!

Karen said...

Clean, simple, and beautiful!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love black and white cards with a pop of color! And these colors look gorgeous!!!

Susan Wareham said...

Lovely cards the pop of Rainbow on the Black and White card is very eye catching

Marianne said...

Oh, your first card is truly amazing, Ardyth. Your added splatters make the background look like a stained-glass window. So beautiful!
Marianne x

Denise Kasbohm said...

What beautiful colors. Your cards are so pretty and vivid.

Lagene said...

COOL! Especially the single flower on the gold colors!

Trina said...

Pretty cards.

blawndee82 said...

So bright and colorful. Love them.

sammi said...

Wonderful cards. Love that the cards are not too busy, but have just the right touch. Beautiful blending of colors! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Barbara M said...

Love the colors

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the new colors, your cards are great.

Kari V. said...

So clever, Ardyth! I love the sentiment you created...and that card is my favorite!! Pretty pretty new colors too.

Donna K. said...

Love the cards. Would like to see more of your blended ink technique in the first one but then there wouldn't be enough room for the sentiment. Using the scallop die to position the flowers was brilliant.

Sabrina said...

Very stunning and very pretty!!

Beth B. said...

What a sweet chain of flowers on your second card.

Jenny Colacicco said...

The off the edge oval look is genius Ardyth! Jenny x

ann greene said...

That midnight ink really makes the other colors pop. Both cards are beautiful.

Michelle H said...

These are awesome. I really like colorful designs with black. It really makes the design look classy.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing..

Carol Hardie said...

WOW, a couple of stunners for sure. Love your color combos and layouts.

Tracy Campbell said...

Awesome pop of color for this simple and sensational card

Laura Miller said...

your 2nd card is so cute and bright and cheery

TheWinstonFamily said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful cards, Ardyth! I love that you used the xxx stamp. I don't always notice this incredibly fun stamps and now you have inspired me to use it!

Suz said...

Lovely cards. I really like that little floral stamp. Beautiful colors

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Dana M said...

Clean and fabulous cards - so perfectly Ardyth. I just love the new ink colors!

Donna Williamson said...

Wow - so gorgeous and vivid! Love the inks, the vibrancy you can achieve. Thanks for sharing!

goaliemom36 said...

Love the cards and new products

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a great duo of cards !
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Jodie Ramdas said...

Pretty cards Ardyth! Thanks for sharing :)

Helen Gullett said...

Ardyth, your CAS cards with the new Zen Collection are gorgeous and sweet!
Love love love love love them all! Thank you for the inspirations!

Rubeena I. said...

Lovely cards, Ardyth!

Melody said...

I really love your first card. The flower and background are so eye catching!
I like how you used the oval dies on your second card too, especially how you put those little flowers in the scallops!

beth said...

I love your smaller card. It is fun to change up sizes of cards.

Danielle Gibson said...

I love both cards! I would not have thought to use the products like you did in the first card, and I think it's my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Alaska .Kris said...

Your CAS style is why I follow you!

Brandy Duncan said...

Love your designs. They are fabulous. The sentiment on the first card is perfect. Love it.

Stamp Kitty said...

I love all the cards you did

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

You cards are so bright, colorful, and refreshing. Just lovely.

Anita Falcone said...

Cute cards, I really like them. Thanks