Thursday, February 15, 2018

CP's Zen Garden release and Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of 4 blog hops. Today we're showcasing the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set and the Doodle Garden Background stamp from Catherine Pooler's Zen Garden Release. You should have arrived from Melissa's page but if not I do have all the links posted below for you.


 To begin I stamped the Doodle Garden Background stamp on the card panel and then using Rose Petals, Mandarin Spice, Sauna and Green Tea inks I stamped on the swatch of color using a stamp from the Eat, Sleep, Create set. The create die is an add on to the collection and a must have in my books. I die cut it from black and white cardstock and added it to some craft foam for dimension - you can see a little bit of the white peeking out to give a shadow. The Every Day is from the Eat, Sleep, Create set.  




I made a one layer card for my second card using masking paper to make a circle, adding it to the card and stamping the Doodle Garden Background stamp with midnight ink. I love that moment when you remove the masking paper and you see what you made - even on a design as simple as this one. The sentiment is from Eat, Sleep, Create and stamped with midnight ink. Lastly I made some tea, grabbed my Prismacolor pencil crayons and colored in some of the images. 





For my last card I punched a circle out of white cardstock and stamped the Doodle Garden Background stamp onto it with midnight ink. I traced that circle onto the card base very lightly with pencil. Next I used a paint splotch stamp from the Eat, Sleep, Create set and stamped it a rainbow of colors - Rockin' Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Grass Skirt, Aquatini, Pixie Dust and Flirty Fuschia. I used fun foam to add the stamped circle and the create sentiment. The words are all from the Eat, Sleep, Create set. I love this set - it has a great collection of individual words in a variety of fun fonts which allows you to build your  own sentiments.





Next on the hop is Karen Baker but in case you missed any stops along the way, I've linked to all of them for you below. 

Susan Powell - that's me
Karen Baker - next 


Catherine is generously giving away 2 sets of the Zen Garden Inks and you could be the new owner of one of them so leave a comment below for your chance to win.


Happy Stampin' 
and thanks so much for visiting!



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94 comments:

  1. Susan, your cards are awesome! Got to love this new release can't wait to get some so I can get creative.

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  2. Love these cards! The punch of color is awesome.

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

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  4. Love how you designed the card with the splatter behind the floral image, Susan!

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  5. I love your last card it looks like the sun is shining but in a rainbow of colors. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  6. such bright cheerful cards - love them:)

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  7. These blog hope are absolutely dangerous. Makes me want it all.

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  8. I really like that third card - - because you created a unique "sunshine" image to match the sentiment. Reminds me of Sunday Morning (on CBS) - - they show case unique suns.... your needs to be added to the show.

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  9. These are beautiful cards! I can’t wait to get that background stamp!!

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  10. I am in love with the paint splatter stamp.. I love how you used it. :)

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  11. Some really creative ways to use these stamps! Your color pencil coloring is fantastic!

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  12. How beautiful! I love them all and the glorious
    colors! The last one is my favorite as I just
    love all the paint splotches.

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  13. Great cards with such happy colors and different techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your last card is my favorite. Love the rainbow splatters behind the plain black & white background circle. Very ingenious desingn!

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  15. Fun and beautiful cards! LOVE all the gorgeous colors ♥

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  16. The last one is especially wonderful. I like how you made it in a circle that looks like it has been spun. Nice.

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  17. Love your second card the most!! Great ideas -

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  18. Terrific cards - love the splashes of color on the last one.

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  19. All so pretty...and I'm loving these colors more and more! Your projects are fantastic!

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  20. Beautiful cards. Love how you used the splatter on the last card. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I love the way you designed the third card. I so want to make that for my friends.

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  22. Love the use of a circle in different ways....these are great cards!!

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  23. Oh, your cards are so pretty! Love the coloring!

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  24. Love the brightness in your cards very cheery

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  25. Love your cards. Really awesome. Thanks for sharing...

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  26. What a beautiful combination of the paint stripes and the doodle background! That's such a smart way to put together a card. I also really like how you made a sun out of rainbow colors and the circle of doodles. What a fun way to tie in with the sentiment! Thank you for sharing these lovely ideas with us.

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  27. There's that beautiful splotchy! It adds so much pizzazz! Your cards are wonderful

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  28. Love the "wreath" of colors.
    Fantastic card ideas.
    thanks for sharing.
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  29. Your cards are awesome!!! I am inspired! Thank you

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  30. Love the way you used the stamps to make your cards. Amazing!

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  31. Doodle Garden is awesome and I love all the ways you've used it!

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  32. Great cards!!! Thank you for showing off your talent.

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  33. You've made beautiful colorful cards. All so different, but with the same supplies. Great job!

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  34. Fantastic cards, love the Doodle Garden stamp.

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  35. Such bright and colorful cards. I really like the doodle background stamp and what you have done with it.

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  36. Great cards. I am loving the colors.

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  37. Great designs on your cards! This release is the best!

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  38. Inspiring cards. Love the new DG background.

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  39. These are some great projects very creative

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  40. beautiful cards! Love how your have used the stamps!

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  41. Fabulous cards and I can't wait to play when my order arrives!

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  42. Great cards! Love how you used the inks differently in each one. The Eat Sleep Create card is my favorite!

    Sammibug Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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

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  44. Great cards Susan! Those colors are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Susan, what more can i say? I just love ur cards and these CP colors! Oh my

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  46. I LOVE how you have used the splotch stamp! and the colors are so wonderful.

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  47. I love all three cards, but I am really loving the subtle colors on the first card.

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  48. Love these cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

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  49. I love making 2 cards from one project and you inspire me to not color every part in. It looks so great. Thanks so much for the inspiration ;)

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  50. Love these pretty colors! Beautiful cards!

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  51. Great cards! I am really loving that splatter stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Such colorful cards! I like how you used the background stamp in three completely different ways. My favorite is the last one where you created the sun image!

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  53. Such creative ways to use that Doodle Garden background.

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  54. One large stamp...many varieties of use. Thanks for showcasing budget-friendly ideas of creativity. All of the cards are gorgeous.

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  55. Love so much your colouring!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  56. Fabulous projects! You've really showed the versatility of the Doodle Background!

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  57. Oh my ! All these colors are so amazing !
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  58. I just love those ink splotches. Just add that little bit of color to brighten things up sometimes.

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  59. Such creativity using these supplies!

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  60. These are so colorful, very pretty.

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  61. Love this cards! So happy and cheerful!

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  62. Fantastic cards, love how colorful and graphic they are.

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  63. I really like the variety in the eat, sleep, create set. And, I agree, the create die is a must. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Love these cards, Susan! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  65. Fabulous cards. I expecially love the first one. What a great way to color in the background. It gives such a cool look.

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  66. Wow! These cards are amazing! I love how you added the pops of color with the swatch of color stamp! Brilliant!

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  67. Susan, each of these cards is awesome and fun! That doodle flower stamp has such a 70's vibe--makes me want to grab my "pencil-crayons" and give it a try!

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  68. Wonderful cards, Susan. I particularly like the first one.

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  69. Susa, I love love love all of yoir cards with the new Zen Collection.
    Fabulous designs on each. Thank you for the inspirations.

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  70. Great cards! I love that doodle garden background. Your coloring is gorgeous!

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  71. Great cards! Love the colored background one.

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  72. I have have GOT to these inks...i do hope I win. Your card samples above are Awesome. I just can't believe the vividness of the ink colors!!!

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  73. Every one of these is just beautiful... LOVE those gorgeous inks! Love your cool two-fer, too!

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  74. Such fun cards. You are really showcasing the ink colors on the last card. TFS.

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