Thursday, February 15, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Zen Garden Release:: Eat Sleep Create & Doodle Garden



Have you enjoyed hopping along and seeing the awesome inspiration showcasing the Zen Garden Collection (affiliate links used) available from Catherine Pooler Designs!? This collection features eight new inks (Zen Garden Ink Pads) along with stamps, dies, a stencil and cover plate! Today is the third day of the four day hop, so much inspiration can be found.

Today, the Creative Team is showcasing the new stamp set, Eat Sleep Create! I started my card by creating a pale card base and then cut a panel with Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then stamped the short brushstroke stamp from Eat Sleep Create with a variety of yellow hued inks (Shea Butter, Tiara, Sauna, and Tiki Torch.) I added a sentiment with Midnight Ink from Eat Sleep Create and then a layered sentiment word from the Create DieI finished the card with a stamped strip from Eat Sleep Create.


My next card might be my favorite I created from the Zen Garden CollectionIt features the beautiful Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set combined with Eat Sleep Create.


I started with a white panel of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and stamped a series of the bold stripes in Skylight, Seafoam and Mint to Be. I then stamped the shadow stamp of the smaller butterfly from Faithful Flutterings with Spruce and finished the card with stamped sentiment from Faithful Flutterings.


The Zen Garden Collection is seriously awesome, from the colors to the designs! I'll be back hopping tomorrow as well. Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! Two sets of Zen Garden Ink Pads for each day of the hop (or a $45 gift certificate if you already own them!)


Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:
Karen Baker -- you are here!




109 comments:

  1. Beautiful Karen! Got to love this new release, Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love the "Thoughts and Prayers card. Great work

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  3. Really liking that stripe stamp; lots of colorful possibilities!

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  4. Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

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

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  6. Such pretty cards, Susan! Love the variegated colors!

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  7. So much color from only four yellow inks. It's beautiful. I love the greens too. Thanks for sharing how to obtain these creations for ourselves. Great job.

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  8. Those four yellow ink pack a punch of sunshine. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your cards are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us fellow crafters.

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  10. These are so pretty! I love the different color combos featured on each one :)

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  11. Faithful Fluttering is also my favorite. I love the color combination.

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  12. So pretty. I love the faithful flutter set.

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  13. lovely cards - the CAS style is awesome:)

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  14. I really like how you placed the white "create" with the black sentiment near it. The card has a lot of visual interest!

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

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  16. I do like that 2nd card - - it's a good card (color and image) for "thoughts & prayers" - - I'll need to CASE

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  17. A very tranquil card...beautiful!

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  18. thoughts and prayers card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love the look of your butterfly card!

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  20. Fantastic cards, love the colors and how well they all work together.

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  21. Lovely cards, both! I love the first one's sentiment & the use of the yellows; perfection! And the 2nd card's colors are my favorite.

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  22. I love the sunshine effect on your card, it makes me happy. And I do love the butterfly stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love your designs! In my opinion they are the perfect examples of CAS cards... my favorite.

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  24. Beautiful cards. Great designs♥

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  25. The swipes of color look wonderful. I'm not sure which of Catherine's colors are my favorites.... :)

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  26. Such lovely cards - the new colors are so pretty.

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  27. I'm loving these colors! Such pretty cards!

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  28. Wow, I just love how you used the stamps and blended the colors. These are great.

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  29. Gorgeous and simple cards. Must case both. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Your "thoughts and prayers" card is beautiful. I love those colors together.

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  31. Lovely cards Karen. These ink colors are amazing.

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  32. Beautiful!! Can't wait for my order.

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  33. Yay you used a butterfly I love it it’s beautiful!

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  34. I love your CAS style; it's really striking and effective. I also like how you managed to combine all the different collections to use all the yellows! Very impressive from one as color challenged as I. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  35. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing..

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  36. Such a beautifully simple sympathy card. I feel a Case coming

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  37. Love the simple backgrounds for the
    cards. Good way to show off the
    colors too. thanks for sharing
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  38. Both cards are so pretty! Love all of the different yellow hues on the first card

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  39. Enjoyed the simple backgrounds that are powerful accents.

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  40. Doodle garden continues to bloom in the hand of every designer. Love your take on this fun & festive background stamp.

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  41. "Create your own sunshine" is such a great sentiment, and with the colors you used, such a happy card! Your second card, with the butterfly and blue/green colors is lovely, too.

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  42. These are awesome cards. Thank you for sharing?

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  43. Love that butterfly! Great cards.

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  44. Two beautiful cards, Karen! I love your bold use of those new colors on both of your cards!

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  45. Love the butterfly stamp and what you did with it here. So pretty and subtle.

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  46. Love how you used the strips of color.

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  47. Awesome cards! Love your colors choices on them!

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  48. Love this new butterfly and the new inks are awesome.

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  49. Love both cards using that stamp very nice

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  50. OH so pretty! Love how you have used the stamps and inks!

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  51. Just stunning! What a fabulous release!

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  52. Each project i see just makes me love this release even more! The thoughts and prayers card is stunning - Simple, yet so powerful.

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

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  54. Love your cards! The colors in the Zen Collection of inks are fantastic looking as are all her inks! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Your cards are gorgeous...love this stamp set. So versatile. And of course the inks! Whoo hoo

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  56. I had not realized that the colors of CP inks are so stunning and fit so well in a palette of shades.

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  57. I love that you used all different yellows on your first card - it just shows how well thought out her colors are and how well they all work together. I really like the butterfly on your other card - i never thought to use just the one layer - looks great!

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  58. Love these cards, Karen. The create card is awesome.

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  59. Love the butterfly card. The colors are so calming.

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  60. Beautiful, somber cards can be hard to put together. Thanks so much for the inspiration ;)

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  61. Yummy color combos! Beautiful cards!

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  62. Colors are so gorgeous!!!! Well done!

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  63. All of the yellows look so great together. I love the "thoughts & prayers" card. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. I really like your cards. Great color combos.

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  65. Karen, I absolutely love your cards. They are so pretty and the colors you used together are what really sets them off!!

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  66. Love how you put the colors together they are beautiful thank you for sharing!

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  67. I'm enjoying everyone's interpretation of the new releases, especially the ink pads. Your cards really showcase these beautiful inks! I especially like the colors and layout of the butterfly card!

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  68. Beautiful cards! This whole collection goes so well together. I know it's supposed to, but when you see it in action, it's wonderful!

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  69. Beautiful cards!! I am loving this collection!

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  70. Wonderful clean and simple and colorful cards!

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  71. That brushstroke stamp is fantastic. A whole different vibe for cards!

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  72. Beautiful cards and love the colors. So pretty

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  73. Your cards are so gorgeous, just as these inks !
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  74. I can see that the paint swatch and splatter are going to be used a lot! Thanks for some great cards.

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  75. I like the color combos on your cards.

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  76. Wonderful colours! I really like this release! Cant wait to get my goodies!

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  77. Beautiful! Love how you highlighted the colors in ombre techniques.

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  78. Truly, both stamp sets are amazing. I really liked the blues you used with the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Great cards. Look how fantastic all those yellows go together! Love these inks! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  80. Fantastic designs. I love the simplicity of the butterfly in black. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Both cards are stunning! I love how all of the combinations of inks are so amazing together. The butterfly card is perfection!

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  82. Your use of the butterfly "shadow" for a sympathy card is touchingly beautiful. And you had such fun with those paint swatches!

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  83. Love your sympathy card and your Create card is fun!

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  84. Fabulous CAS cards, Karen. Love the colors.

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  85. Fantastic cards! Love the colors you used on the butterfly one.

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  86. Great cardsKaren😊 and how fun to be able to play with this awesome collection. Somehow this collection is going to find it's way into my ink stash for sure!!!!

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  87. That gorgeous ombre sunshine is dazzling!! And I love the cool color combo with the butterfly, too!

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  88. Your choice of the green and blue colors together is so pretty!! Love those butterflies.

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