Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Zen Garden Release:: Love Grows



The day is finally here to show you some projects I made with the absolutely love 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, the Creative Team is showcasing the new stamp set, Love Grows! I started my card by creating a white card base with Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then stamped a pattern onto a white panel (that I had die cut with the Postage Stamp Dies from the most recent SOA colleciton) with the leaves from Love Grows using new ink colors: Spruce, Seafoam, and my most favorite color from this release- Shea Butter. I bordered the cut panel with two stripes from the Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set stamped in Shea Butter.


I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from Love Grows in Spruce, and then a die cut sentiment from the Thanks Die that I had die cut from White Cardstock and covered with Spruce ink. 

My next card features the awesome Doodle Garden Background Stamp and Love Grows!


I stamped the background Spruce ink onto watercolor paper, and then watercolored some areas with SpruceShea Butter and Stone Blue Ink. I then added two rows of "scallops" made from a flower bottom from the Love Grows with Spruce ink. I finished the card with die cut sentiments from the Thanks Die and You Word Die.


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!

116 comments:

  1. Oh I love how you used the leaves, Karen. Beautiful =)

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  2. lovely cards - the colors are so perfect:)

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the new stamp sets too. Everything in the Catherine Pooler line is so fresh and beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful cards. This release rocks!

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  5. Awww!!! Gorgeous cards and colouring!!!

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  6. I love the way you used the leaf stamp to make a design. So creative!

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  7. Love your inspiration! Beautiful cards.

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  8. Gorgeous cards and thank you for sharing. Amazing inks and stamp sets.

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  9. Great cards, the first one reminds me of something tribal, great for a masculine card.

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  10. Wonderful cards to show off the Zen Garden collection! What a fab release. I think this release has my favourite variety of colours of inks. I don't own any yet due to exchange rate & shipping charges, but they are sure on my wish list.

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  11. Seriously Awesome cards! Love what you did with those petals

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  12. Pretty cards Karen with wonderful colors! I especially like the second one!

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  13. Oh my gosh, I LOVE YOUR COLOR CHOICES. I seriously LOVE theses. Nice job.

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Karen! Beautiful color combos and I love how you really showed off the versatility of these inks and stamps!!!

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  15. OMG! I love the fun design you created! And the background on the second card is beautiful :)

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  16. Lovely designs and color choices!

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  17. I just love your color combos Karen!!

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  18. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing,

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  19. Great cards. Very creative. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  20. I love what you did with the leaves on the 1st card. The watercoloring you did on the second card is gorgeous.

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  21. Love these cards, what a great color combination! Your water coloring is perfect!

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  22. Your "sending thanks" card is a show stopper. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I am eager to work with the doodle background. Thanks for showing it in a different way.

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  24. Wonderful cards.
    Love the big, bold black
    sentiment on both.
    thanks for sharing.
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  25. Both cards are delightful! I especially love your use of the leaves.

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  26. Great cards! I'm in love with the doodle background!

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  27. Wow! There is so much you can do with these stamps and colors. Yours are amazing.

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  28. Another great stop on the blog hop! So many ideas using these stamps! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  29. You have used 2 of my favorites from this releas. Love your cards.

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  30. Pretty cards..really liking the color combination! I just love CP Inks!

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  31. It's great to see how everyone can see something and make it something else like the scallops. It would be nice if I could do that. I will just get my inspirations from you designers. Thanks.

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  32. Love your choice of colors and water coloring skills!

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  33. Oh, that pattern you made with the leaves is so bold and gorgeous. You can really see your graphic designer training coming into play with that one, and it's just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Love the colour combinations! Can't wait to get my own!

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  35. Such a creative use of the flower to make that striking black edge!

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  36. Your green and yellow combinations are great. I love the doodle background stamp and can't wait to get my hands on it and start playing. Thanks for the great ideas!!

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  37. Fabulous cards , I love the fun design using the leaf stamps!

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  38. Beautiful, unique usr of the leafs!

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  39. Love what you did with the background stamp. Glad I ordered it yesterday.

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  40. Great cards Karen, Thanks for sharing :)

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  41. Love that cool background you created! And the colors on the second one are beautiful!

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  42. Beautiful set of cards. Love the background stamp!

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  43. Gorgeous color combos on these beautiful cards!

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  44. i love the color in the doodle garden background stamp! Very well done. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Love your cards. Can't wait to see more of the Doodle Garden. I like the water color background.

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  46. Beautiful cards. I especially like the Doodle Garden and can't wait to work with it.

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  47. Beautiful cards...love the idea of using the leaves to create a pattern.

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  48. Love your use of the leaves from the stamp set in your first card. Beautiful cards

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  49. Stunning cards! I love the new colours and the flower stamps Thanks for sharng and for the inspiration.

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  50. Cute cards, love how you used the leaves for a background and your color combo on the thank you card is awesome!

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  51. Love how you used the leaves to create a pattern background very cool

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  52. Love your gorgeous cards and the
    pretty colors you used.

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  53. So gorgeous! Love how you featured these beautiful products!

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  54. Great cards - I like the touch of black to showcase the 2nd card, but the first one really caught my eye. I like how you used the leaves to create the "border" look. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Beautiful water colored background! That stamp is amazing!

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  56. Fantastic cards! Love the colors you chose

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  57. Wow! These are both beautifully awesome! Fantastic designs ♥

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  58. Beautiful! Love how you used the leaves! This new release is awesome!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  59. Such pretty cards - love the colors.

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  60. That's a great background stamp you used in your second card! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with. Wonderful colors you chose!

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  61. Okay... I give up. I want it all!!
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  62. Like your design on the first card. And I like the colors on the second card.

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  63. I think the leaf pattern could work on a masculine card.

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  64. Again such a clever way to repurpose stamps for patterns. And second card is lovely.

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  65. Your coloring on the doodle garden is very lovely.

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  66. Absolutely love your color combinations! It is much needed given how dreary it is outside my windows today.

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  67. Those leaves are so neat! Great job!

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  68. Loving that leaves pattern!! So creative...and now I need that set! Lol.

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  69. Love how you used the leaf stamp as a geometric/graphic design that you built up into what would work really well for a masculine card. Well done.

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  70. Love both cards. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing...

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  71. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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

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  73. I love these cards. My favorite is the first card...

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  74. Beautiful cards!!! Thank you for the inspiration 😊

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  75. Thank you for sharing your cards are awesome

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  76. Your cards are so beautiful ! I love your color combos !
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  77. I love that background stamp! Such a beautiful design, I love that you can have fun with it, I can see myself watercolouring with it 😊!

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  78. loving the colours you chose for your cards. Super pretty!

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  79. You truly captured zen in your cards! The first caught my breath when I first saw it. Gorgeous!

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  80. Love the pattern you've created on your first card. Beautiful colours too!

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  81. WOW! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring, Karen.
    Thank you so much for sharing them!

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  82. Love your cards! I always get stuck thinking of the stamps as a leaf or a petal or a stem. You are so creative to see beyond that! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  83. Both cards are fabulous, Karen! I love the Doodle Garden Background card! Those ink colors are amazing!

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  84. Love your cards Karen!! Love finding new ways to use stamps and using them in ways that are different!!! Color combos are beautiful also!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  85. I really like both your cards! The first card with the leaves and the colors you chose are just so strong and vibrant. The second card colors are just joyful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  86. I love the colors you chose for your first card! Both of them are really pretty, and I am in love with that doodle garden background stamp!

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  87. Love your designs. Great inspiration. These colors are gorgeous. I’m so excited about this release.

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  88. Once again beautiful colorful cards

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  89. Great colors and design, but that doodle garden stamp is my favorite. Just lovely cards.

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  90. What a unique way to use the leaf! And I love your color choices.

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