Thursday, 15 February 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs - Zen Garden Release Blog Hop - Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Blog Hop for Catherine Pooler's latest release: Zen Garden!


Today we're featuring Eat, Sleep, Create and the newest background stamp, Doodle Garden.




Stamps: Eat, Sleep, Create
Inks: Midnight, Black Jack, Shea Butter, Seafoam, Spruce, Skylight, Stone Blue, Sugared Lavender, Rose Petals, Polished
Paper: White, Smoke & Mirrors

This stamp set has the word 'create' in different fonts and lots of add-ons, so you can get lots of different looks. The word 'repeat' isn't included, but I created it by using 'eat', the 'ep' from sleep and the 'r' from more, for a fun addition to my sentiment.

Stamps: Eat, Sleep Create
Inks: Midnight, Black Jack, Shea Butter, Polished, Rose Petals, Sugared Lavender, Stone Blue, Skylight
Dies: Create

There is also a create die in the release - in a fun script-y font. And speaking of the add-on sentiments in this set, I just couldn't choose, so I used them all to create a 'grafitti-wall'. 


Finally, Doodle Garden - this design was on the wall at Creativation and we have all been dying to play with it since then! There are so many ways to use this doodly background and I know I'll be playing with this one for a long time! Here, I stamped it in Midnight and then partially inlaid the new Smile die, which I had blended with Polished ink. 







112 comments:

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Great cards Ardyth!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Beautiful cards, Ardyth thanks for sharing.

Jill D. said...

I'm dying to play with the Doodle Garden too. Hope to order it soon. Love your cards.

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome cards! You are very talented and I really love seeing your posts.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

Alison said...

Wow. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Hope said...

Your cards are AMAZING!!! This release rocks.

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Three very different style cards, each gorgeous and fun! Thank you, Ardyth, for great ideas for cards!

ann greene said...

I love how your indecision made such a beautiful second card. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Hawkins said...

Love the cards. You have done a wonderful job showing different options for using this release and Inks. Thank you.

Angie said...

I really like how you created the background for your second card using the sentiments that are included in the stamp set. It’s stunning, thank you for sharing with us.

cards by cara said...

Oooh, absolutely stunning!!

Elise Smith said...

These cards are such fun! I love all the colorful details :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - the fun styles are awesome:)

Diane Loughrey said...

Once again lovely, fun cards.

Vicki P said...

These are really fun looking cards! Very nice!

Sara C said...

I'm reading all your blogs (with difficulty, I'm Italian, me and English are not friends) it's nice to see so many different ways of creating.

Laura Miller said...

Really fun cards - - and love the "r ep eat" creation

Shelly Ray said...

I love your all word background. I honestly thought I missed a turnabout type stamp in this collection. Nicely done..

Carol D said...

Love your cards...anyone would be happy to receive one

Lori Walker said...

That doodle garden stamp is calling my name! So many ways to use it!

Penelope said...

I really like the graffiti card, very colorful!

Denise Kasbohm said...

Love the look of your card with all of the colorful sentiments on it.

Avra Williams said...

What fun cards!

nancy y said...

These cards really show how many different things you can make with the stamps. Truly... create and repeat every day!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love your cards!! And I love the 'create' set.

Sher@SistersInk said...

I love these cards. You have created great background and then highlighted them with the die cut words. I am especially fond of the Smile die cut. Thanks for sharing.

Brandi R said...

Love these! The create cards are so fun. LOVE the smile card....black and white with a little peek of glitter...yes please ♥

Jennifer said...

Such a fun design!!

sharon g said...

If I had that many CP inks, I would use them all on my cards, too! SO PRETTY

Iris said...

Beautiful cards - love the new colors.

Kari V. said...

Awesome cards! My favorite is the last one with the Doodled Background stamp!! Love it!

Ray and Char said...

I just love the paint splatters and the colors are perfect. These are great cards.

Mrs. Lowry said...

SO much fun wrapped up in your cards! The colors are gorgeous. I love what you did with the "graffiti wall".

Cynthia Simpson said...

WOW! WOW! and WOW!!! Great cards. Love all of them. So creative. I really have to case these. Pinterest for sure. Thank you for sharing.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Love the cards and the way you showcased this product.

Ellen C said...

Ardyth your cards are stunning. Thank you for sharing just how amazing this release is.

Terri Mansfield said...

Love how you used words to create the various backgrounds. Beautiful cards!!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are really cool! I especially love the 1st one :)

Michele Strickland said...

Your cards are very fun thanks for sharing

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Great stamp sets. Thanks for sharing...

Annalisa Young said...

The repeated "create" on the background of the "Eat. Sleep. Create. Repeat" card is such a perfect way to accent the sentiment. I love it! Also, I'm really amazed at how bright even these more muted tones are. I can definitely feel myself falling in love with CP inks without ever having used them! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...
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Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Uuummmm. I meant "background" lol

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the ink splatters. So freeing.
The background with sentiments is
fun and the last card is fabulous.
Love the touch of red on the black/white.
thanks for sharing
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rebecca ramirez said...

The Eat Sleep Create stamp has now officially moved from my “want” list to my “must have” list. Thank You for sharing your creations

goaliemom36 said...

What fun cards!

dligon said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for sharing

Polly said...

Just loved your cards..

Barbara Brennan said...

Your designs are shining examples of 5he versatilility of these wonderful stamp sets.

Jason Burdge said...

Love the cards!!! The middle and last cards are my favorite.

JanetB said...

Love that "Graffiti wall".

Dawn Kloman said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing!!!

Lindar C said...

I just love Doodle Garden in black and white, stunning.

ios_maine said...

Super cards! Thanks for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas.

Kathy Doyle said...

Awesome cards! I can't wait to get mine to start playing and creating!

Susan Wareham said...

Fantastic creative projects

Vickie Buehler said...

Great cards! Love the inspiration you've shared!

Sue D said...

I like your creative, colorful and fun cards.

Laurie Fleuette said...

Great cards! I especially love your grafitti wall and clever use of stamps for "repeat".

Lynn Hardy said...

Lovely cards, but I especially like the last one!

sammi said...

Each and every day gets better and better! You ladies are oozing with talent! I only hope one day I can reach your level of awesomeness. Your cards are wonderful - Love the Create card - The background really makes this card scream happiness!

Sammibug Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Teri Smith said...

I really like all of your cards, but have to say the first one is my favourite. I Love those splatters & the ink colours in this release are my favourite so far.

TheSunshineCrafter Kelly Butler said...

Love ur creative cards. The order for me would be, eat,create,slerp then repeat...lol.
Great job!

Carrie said...

Love your cards so much Ardyth! The colors in this collection and all of Catherine Pooler's collections are so gorgeous looking! Thanks for sharing your cards!

Martha Harris said...

Beautiful cards. Stunning colors.

Susan Powell said...

I always love what you make Ardyth and these are no exception - they're great!

Carolyn Steele said...

What great cards! The first card with the pop of color against the gray really packs a punch and the Smile card is wonderful

Pat McCleary said...

Beautiful, Ardyth. I'm liking Eat,sleep,create stamp set more each time I see it used.

Retired Librarian said...

Beautiful cards. I like the Smile against the black and white of the rest of the card.

Connie Hinkle said...

Love these cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

Joanne G said...

Great cards! I love the word background on the second card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Barbie said...

Love the Doodle garden card, my friends love getting cards they can color! Thanks so much for the inspiration;)

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the paint splatters! Great new colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So gorgeous, love how you featured these beautiful products!

Trina said...

Pretty cards. I love the Doodle Garden stamp.

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Really love the “words” background

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards thank you for sharing!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great collection of cards you created! I love what you did with the doodle garden stamp!

Sabrina said...

OMG And WOW!! I absolutely love and adore your cards!!!

Linda Anderson said...

Truly amazing cards Ardyth!Love the inlaid smile/ doodle garden and the graffiti wall. Great ideas for using the stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Williamson said...

WOWSA! I just can't even get over your use of these stamps and inks . . . amazingly "create"-ive! Love how you made the word "repeat" - clever!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards. I have a die that cuts the sunshine word exactly like the one in this stamp set!!

Sue McRae said...

What a great assortment of card designs! Love the doodle background done in the black and white with just a pop of color!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a great bundle of cards !
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Denise Terry said...

I am in love with the ink splotch stamp! So cute and so many ways to use it!

Rhonda Price said...

Amazing! Love your creativity!

blawndee82 said...

I love black and white cards with a pop of color. Very nice.

Mary-Anne V said...

What awesome cards...love the gray base card and the the smile card with the black and white background.

Marcia Rollins said...

I can hardly wait formu stuff to arrive! Thanks for some inspiring cards.

Joni said...

Stunning projects.

Debbie said...

Really like the card with all the sentiments. Beautiful colors!

Teresa Cherka said...

Beautiful cards, well done .

Sue D said...

I like your colorful and creative cards.

Jodie Ramdas said...

Nice cards Ardyth! I really like this collection!

Dana M said...

Fun, happy and elegant cards! Such a fun release.

Alaska .Kris said...

I just LOVE your CAS style!

Danielle Gibson said...

I really like the graffiti wall card. Great use of the set! Thanks for sharing with us.

Rubeena I. said...

lovely!

Jan Arnold said...

Great cards! I especially love the first one! Love the font for the stamped create and for the die cut create! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Brandy Duncan said...

Fabulous designs. I love the classic look of the Smile card. So cool.

Christy Borfitz said...

Love these cards, Ardyth! They are so much fun and the sentiments really express the feelings of card-makers.

Kirsten said...

Love the sentiment background on the die cut create card. How do you decide placement of the stamps to achieve such consistent spacing between sentiments?

canadian_liner said...

I absolutely LOVE that you made the word "repeat" from the existing stamps in the set. It finishes that sentiment on your first card sooooo perfectly.
Love the graffiti-wall--no turn-about stamps used, either. I know from experience how careful you have to be with planning the colour and orientation of the words. Well done!
Black and white and Polished! Love it!

Marianne said...

Fun cards, Ardyth. Love that last one.

Helen Gullett said...

Ardyth... love all of your cards are amazing and beautiful with the new Zen collection. I love the smile card a lot :)

Melody said...

Great cards! I really like how you did the last one, it's so elegant in a fun way!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great cards.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards. I love the creativity with the words and that doodle stamp is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

FaithAboundsCrafts said...

Oh, this is probably the most beautiful collections i have seen ever! Me want! Lol. Really!

D.Ann C said...

This trio of cards is beautiful! I especially love the splats that show off these gorgeous new ink colors!!