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Catherine Pooler NEW INK LINE – Paradise Found Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of a 3 day blog hop.  What an exciting release!  NEW Catherine Pooler inks AND new stamps and dies are here!!!!!…. And that’s not all. The Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Collection goodies are finally being release to the store alacarte!  Click HERE to see it all!

I shared a card yesterday – click here to see that post (here is a quick look of my project) and how I made it.

Let’s check out a couple of cards I made using loads of new goodies and inks for today’s blog hop!


My first card features lots of colorful feathers. I’ve used feather stamps from the Winter Wonderland stamp set and the stand alone Birds of a Feather die. See the colors? So fall like…. I love it. Perfect timing for the release with the beautiful leaves changing colors up here in New England. I used every new ink color from the Spa collection!

And there is the doily die… I ran it thru some vellum. Swoon.

My next card is a big stretch for me. I tried to get artsy, lol!!!! I used a few tree images from the Winter Woodland stamp set and the rest I free handed with Catherine Pooler inks (see how beautifully they blend)…. The top half of the card I blended on the inks with a blending tool. And the bottom half I watercolored. Spy the plaid leaf???  Love the Plaid Background Stamp.

To add some snow, I added a few swipes of Versamark and then heat embossed using Opaque White embossing powder. It’s a different look for me, I know…..

Next up on the hop is my dear friend Kristie Goulet.


Here is the complete list of blog hoppers in case you get lost along the way!

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  1. Amazing cards! Gorgeous colors! My inks are on the way; some of the other new items are on my wishlist!

  2. Karen Kreider says:

    These cards are amazing! Love the feather one!!

  3. Tara Prince says:

    Your cards are amazing! The feathers are so fun and the scene card could be a painting!!

  4. Simply stunning! Love all these combo of colors!!!

  5. Beautiful scenic cards and I like the colorful feathers.

  6. Great cards! My favourite is the scene card with the deer.

  7. Melinda Lowry says:

    Beautiful cards! Don’t you just love how these inks complement each other and blend so well?

  8. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    So creative….love them all.

  9. Great cards! Your scene card inspired me to be more adventurous!

  10. Teri S. says:

    Love your Winter Wonderland cards Laurel. The colours & design are fab!

  11. CONNIE BROOKS says:

    Laurel…I love your second card. You say it’s a new technique for you to do….well you did awesome on this card. I just love it. May I cas it? I’m just learning myself to blend, and watercoloring scares me but, I keep trying. I like that you added a smidgen of snow or ice to the pond. Looks real.

  12. Colleen Balija says:

    I really love how you created those backgrounds Laurel. You do a great job with them!

  13. ANN GREENE says:

    Laurel I love your cards. I like the shading you did. I can’t wait for my inks to get here.

  14. Oh, my! Such gorgeous cards! The scenes are beautiful.

  15. Barbara says:

    Love those backgrounds. Great cards!

  16. Theresa says:

    Awesome cards Laurel! Love that scene one.

  17. Sharon O says:

    Lovely! Can’t wait to get these awesome colors and supplies from this release.

  18. kIOE THAT CUTE DEER your cards are stunning!!

  19. Becca Yahrling says:

    Just stunning … and yes, very different for you. But all that
    glorious color is the same …

  20. Vicki Smith says:

    Seriously Laurel, you created stunning cards! Love them…

  21. Wow, all your cards are gorgeous. I am loving the colors.

  22. Wow! Artsy indeed! I love your wintry scenes, although I am NOT looking forward to the real thing–brrr!
    The rainbow boughs and plaid feathers card is just joyous! Looks like you had lots of fun.

  23. Beautiful cards. Love the winter lake scene.

  24. Z Sullivan says:

    All the cards are fantastic, but my favorite is the artsy one even though I’m still trying to spy the plaid leaf (LOL). Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Michele says:

    LOVE the birds of a feather card!

  26. Marge Hurtig says:

    You are Amazing! I Can’t pick favorite because I love them all! GREAT JOB!!!

  27. Julie Booker says:

    Love the olours used. The lake scene card is gorgeous! Stunning!

  28. Dee earnshaw says:

    very lovely cards – thank for sharing the ideas:)

  29. I love your card ideas. I really love that stamp set.. wish I had included it on my order..

  30. donna Cervantez says:

    Laurel your cards are amazing! I grabbed that plaid background stamp, love it but I am so bummed I didn’t get the feather die 🙁

  31. Holly Graham says:

    Love your cards. Definitely adding this release to my wish list.

  32. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the winter scenes.
    the backgrounds are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

  33. Mary Nelson says:

    Simply lovely cards! Very creative!

  34. Holly Paplow says:

    Your cards are beautiful! I am loving the new colors!

  35. S Lynn Beaumont says:

    I love the plaid background feathers! I can’t wait to get my hands on that stamp. Beautiful work!

  36. Laurel – I love the freehand card – the blending of the sky is fabulous and the extra look of snow falling is perfect.

  37. Rhonda Price says:

    So cool! Love what you’ve done with these cards

  38. I live in a winter wonderland, and need that stamp! Your cards really look like a winter wonderland, too.

  39. Tara Powell says:

    Love your cards! Can’t wait to play with the new ink colors.

  40. Donna Hawkins says:

    Beautiful cards and beyond creative!!! You have done a fabulous job creating and designing to really show off just how beautiful these new inks are!

  41. Jill D. says:

    Love the card you did yesterday and also the watercolor one. All very nice but I especially like those two. Great job.

  42. dezertsuz says:

    What wonderful cards. My favorite is the one with the bird in the tree. That background is amazing!

  43. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Making the bunny and deer friends is a cute idea. I LOVE the colors on your other card. Nice shades..

  44. Christy Borfitz says:

    Fabulous cards, Laurel and those inks are amazing!

  45. melissaf123 says:

    Beautiful cards! LOVE the plaid feathers and the wooded snowy scene is gorgeous.

  46. Deborah Kaye says:

    Gorgeous cards! I really like the one with the moon. It’s stunning!

  47. smilynstef says:

    Just jumped in and ordered all of these inks … I love them.

  48. Brandy Duncan says:

    Love all of the techniques you used. Such beautiful cards. I had to do a double take at the “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.”

  49. You should get ‘artsy’ more often -it looks great! They all do.

  50. Sharon Field says:

    Your cards are stunning and you did a great job on the one that was freehand……..I love it!

  51. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the sweet critters on the 1st card!

  52. Elizabeth G says:

    Wow, theres a few items i can see on my forever growing wishlist. Great inspiration.

  53. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  54. Barbara Brennan says:

    Magnificent! love your card designs.

  55. Gorgeous. Your feathers card is amazing.

  56. Trina Chaska says:

    Amazing cards.

  57. Donna Neal says:

    Your designs are drop dead gorgeous! You really showcased the stamps, inks, & dies…and your backgrounds – oh my!!! Wow to everything! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  58. Both of these cards are very beautiful, love the second one with the sunset , I am aware it works as rise or set buy to me its setting at the end of a beautiful crisp winter day, thank you x

  59. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Your cards are beautiful, love the sunset. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Nana Griffin says:

    Aaw, the deer card is just so adorable. A great job on them all.

  61. Melody Moore says:

    Beautiful cards! Your artsy card turned out great!

  62. Sebrina says:

    I’m in love with these cards, esp the feather one. I want it!!! These new colors are just so dreamy!!

  63. Wowsers. Your cards are just perfect for showing how these new inks look beautiful together.

  64. beth swisher says:

    Beautiful cards. Great inspiration.

  65. Heike K. says:

    Amazing cards

  66. I love what you did with the winter wonderland card. The colors blended so beautifully in both mediums. It’s gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  67. Dee-Ann Gniewek says:

    Love the nature scenes. Oh, and the feathers, WOW!

  68. Teresa Cherka says:

    Love the cards, what a difference the colors make to the feel of a card. Great job.

  69. Ronnie Klatt says:

    I love both your cards, but especially the feather one. These inks are beautiful

  70. Sharon L. says:

    Lovely cards. The second one makes me feel as if I am walking on the snow.

  71. Debbie R. says:

    Great backgrounds- great inspiration

  72. Linda Steinbaugh says:

    Love your feather card!

  73. Barbara Spiegel says:

    I love those backgrounds!! I really have to just sit down and practice, mine never look like that.

  74. Tracy A says:

    Beautiful cards. Your coloring skills are amazing.

  75. Love love love your cards, Laurel. So inspiring!

  76. Phyllis Sinclair says:

    Fun cards.

  77. Jodie Ramdas says:

    I love how these muted colours look in rainbow order! Beautiful cards Laurel!

  78. I adore each of your cards, even the “artsy” one!

  79. Laura Miller says:

    Very nice cards… I think I like the first one best. Great winter night scene. And those silouhette creates are simply adorable. Gotta have them!

  80. colleen Reilly says:

    Walking in a winter wonder land is a good saying for any of the cards you made. The one with the feathers and the snow scene are my favorites.

  81. I just love your scenery !!

  82. Stunning cards. Love those plaid feathers! WOW

  83. Just going through the blog hop AGAIN and the feather card jumped out at me! I thing we get overwhelmed the first time through so I’m taking another look. I love the way you used the colors and design. Thanks for sharing.

  84. Isabelle says:

    Your cards are gorgeous ! The backgrounds are incredible, really fantastic creations.

  85. Cheryl Jones says:

    I love your cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

  86. Such gorgeous cards! The watercolored card…To Die For!

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