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…

~ 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...


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  
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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 ~

Power Poppy: Fenced Florals

Howdy!  Happy Friday everyone!  I’m here along with the Power Poppy Bloom Brigaders to share some fun Power Poppy creations with you today.

I knew I wanted to make a multi-layered card for an upcoming birthday so I grabbed my Natural Beauties stamp set and Coordinating Dies.

First I stamped the floral images out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them in using my brand new Polychromos pencils from Faber-Castell.  I then cut them out using their coordinating dies.

I layered the larger section of blooms on the front panel, then the grass layer, then the fence, small blooms and finally the ornate oval die.

Don’t forget to participate in our newest “Power & Spark Challenge” too!  This month is all about Love to Sparkle

Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…

Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy browsing our blogs today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Natural Beauties)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White)

Patterned Papers: My Favorite Things (Tranquil Texture 6x6)
Dies: Power Poppy (Natural Beauties Dies), My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Grassy Edges), Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals), Pretty Pink Posh (Picket Fence)

Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers (B41, G24, YG03), Polychromos Pencils (107, 108, 109, 111, 115, 121, 134, 146, 163, 165, 168, 171, 176, 187, 188, 194, 249, 267, 274, 283)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System

Power Poppy: Pantone Color of 2018

I’m a big fan of the colour purple so I just adore the Pantone Color for 2018.  It’s Ultra Violet this year. Copic has posted a sort of challenge for their customers to use three specific colours so I’d thought I’d give it a whirl today!

Here is their January #CopicColors Challenge…

I used the gorgeous single rose bloom from the “My English Rose” stamp set.  I used the simple greeting from the “Nice Things To Say” stamp set.

Check out my quick video...

And here’s my final card…

I love how these three Copic colours work so well together!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the 6 for $6 for the “Va-Va-Valentine’s” digi package…

Now, check out what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today.
Christine Okken – go here!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and get some time to play with paper and ink!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (My English Rose, Nice Things To Say)
Paper: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers:  MFT (Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Grey Flannel), Copic Markers (B91, BV02, V17)
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders1, A2 Tranquil Moments)

Love is in the Air!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is another Digi on the 5’s release for Power Poppy.  Today we get to share lots of LOVEly creations with you.  I’ve joined some of the Instant Gardner team to share some super cute creations.

I had a blast making a fun card using one of the new “Va-Va-Valentine’s” digital pack release.  This digital bundle contains 6 different Valentine’s theme images and is specially priced at only $6.00 for a limited time only!  So come and grab your lovey-dovey bundle today.

For my first card I used the “Matching Socks” image.  I wanted to share with you my process so I made a quick video for you.

Grab a cuppa joe and meet me at my crafty desk…

Isn’t that cute!!!  Here’s another look at the card…

And here’s a slight side view so hopefully you can see the dimension of those fun heart socks…

Here is the list of the Copics I used in case you were interested.

I also couldn’t resist inking up another one of the 6 beauties in this Valentine’s Day bundle.  I coloured up the “Spring in My Step” image too.

I kept it nice and sunny and bright!

Please join me and my fellow Bloomies and Instant Gardners for a peek at some fun love inspired projects today:
Christine Okken  —go here!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you pop on over to the Power Poppy Shop and pick up your Va-Va-Valentine’s bundle today!  Happy crafting!

~ Ally ~

“Happy Socks” Card
Stamps: Power Poppy (Va-Va-Valentine’s)
Paper: Bee Paper Company (Artist Marker Paper), Recollections (110# White)

Patterned PapersEcho Park (Blowing Kisses 6x6), Pink & Main (Frosty 6x6)
Inks: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner (0.05), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels 25, Hearts)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System

“Spring in My Step” Card
Stamps: Power Poppy (Va-Va-Valentine’s)
Paper: Bee Paper Company (Artist Marker Paper), Recollections (110# White)

Patterned Papers:  MFT (Tiny Check Brights 6x6)
Inks: Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Stickles (Stardust)
Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers (Envelope Punch Board)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System