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Video: Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Blog Hop Day 2 with Giveaways

It’s our second day of blog hops celebrating the latest Catherine Pooler collection, Zen Garden Release!  I am so proud of her and all she has accomplished….  All week we’ll be showcasing our new Zen Garden Ink Pads along with the stamps, dies, stencil and brand new cover plate. I’ve got a card and video to share with you today, (3 more videos will post tomorrow and Friday)…..

Let’s take a look at the video so you can see how I made this one layer card, shall we? You can head over to my youtube channel and watch it in HD by clicking HERE. And if you aren’t a subscriber, I’d love it if you would subscribe by clicking HERE. The exact supplies used are linked below! And I am over the moon excited that Ellen Hutson is now carrying the Catherine Pooler line!!! A match made in heaven I tell you.

Here is a close up! This card features the new Oval and Flowers Die, the Love Grows stamp set and some of the amazing new ink colors! Exact colors linked below!


What’s a hop without prizes?  For each day of our four days of blog hops, we’ll be randomly picking two people to win their very own Zen Garden Ink Pads.  (If you already have them, not to worry! A $45 Gift Card will be issued).


How do you enter?

***Leave a comment and let me know which your prefer: Instagram Live,  Facebook Live or YouTube Live!

Here is the line up of our super talented, amazing Creative Team!  So honored to design along side them!

I’ll see you tomorrow!!!!!!!!

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  1. Fun card, Laurel. =)

  2. I would love to add the new CP inks to my collection. I cannot get enough of the first Spa set that I have been playing with this past week. This weekend I took out my Juniper mist for the first time and used it for some ink smooshing and guess what happened: it turned into a lovely soft purple. Maybe that’s why you love it too lol.
    Marianne x

  3. Cool card!

  4. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love the card. Your designs are fabulous and I love these new Inks.

  5. Lovely card. I like the colors used in the ink blending.

  6. Karen K. says:

    Such a lovely card!!

  7. Dee Earnshaw says:

    lovely card – love facebook live:)

  8. I love your card! I have the Spa inks but have to wait on the Zen ink and it is killing me. So far I have kept my No Shopping resolve for 2018. Not easy to do!

    I prefer you tube videos.

  9. Nice card! I prefer Facebook live.

  10. Love it!!! Facebook live is my fav

  11. Beautiful card and love this release!

  12. Lindar C says:

    Lovely card, I really love how all the inks go together so well.

    1. Lindar C says:

      I prefer YouTube live

  13. What a lovely card!!! I prefer YouTube Live!

  14. Melinda Lowry says:

    I love, love, love this card! I definitely will be casing this one. Don’t you love these new colors?

  15. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Lovely card, Laurel. Got to love these new inks and can’t wait to get some. Thank you for sharing your video learned some cool tips also.

  16. Gorgeous card! Can’t wait to see more

  17. Krystal Showalter says:

    Your cards are amazing and this release is incredible! I prefer youtube live videos.

  18. Teri S. says:

    Great release & a wonderful card you made Laurel. I love that you show your “booboos” & your humour. I don’t have any CP inks due to exchange rate & shipping costs, but they are on my wish list.

  19. Amy Lemmon says:

    Thank you for sharing your pretty card. I always love seeing what you create next as you inspire me.

    My video preference is YouTube followed by Facebook.

  20. Michele Strickland says:

    You tube Live… I love your card

  21. Love your cards and demos. I prefer Facebook Live because I can view all my favorite card/craft designers there. Love CP Inks, I have some and am looking forward to the Zen collection’s softer colors.

  22. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I like how you added a little bit ‘o glitter. Pretty.

  23. Love the card! I prefer Youtube live.

  24. Angela Stovall says:

    I like you tube best…your cards are awesome

  25. Angie Andrews says:

    Your card is very pretty, it amazes me how something that looks like a mess in the beginning can turn into such a beautiful card in the end.

  26. Diane Loughrey says:

    Fun card. Facebook live.

  27. Elise Smith says:

    So pretty! I love the beautiful, blended frame 🙂

  28. Sharon O says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  29. Char Hauser says:

    The flowers are so dainty and the colors great.

  30. Alison Hilburn says:

    love that blending! Thank you!

  31. Cynthia says:

    Beautiful card. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Susan G. says:

    Love your card. I really want to try these new inks. I just heard about them 2 days ago. The colors look scrumptious. I prefer Facebook live. Thank you for the chance to win.

  33. canadiancaroline says:

    Always love watching the creative process, boo-boos and all! A lovely finished product, and yes, I admire the one-layered-ness.

  34. Dorothy C. says:

    Pretty card and pretty ink colors. My preference is You Tube. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Such a pretty card, Laurel!!

  36. nancy y says:

    This is so great – love how it appears more than just one layer! I like FB live or YouTube. I just figured out IG so maybe it will become a favorite. I usually can’t catch things live so I appreciate the replays.

  37. Toni Roush says:

    Facebook Live is best for me.

  38. Lisa O'Reilly says:

    Love the masking technique!

  39. Simple but pretty ! Thanks for sharing xx

  40. Marcia L Rollins says:

    I do’t think I would have thought to use your color combo for the outer part of the card but I love it! Thanks for sharing it.

  41. Carol McGregor says:

    Beautiful card. Love the ink blended back. Thanks for sharing, booboos and all.

  42. Janie S. says:

    Your card is lovely! I would pick YouTube live.

  43. Marcia L Rollins says:

    It always amazing how lovely the ink splotches blend and create such a great design all their own! Thanks for the video.

  44. Gorgeous! I prefer YouTube live.

  45. Love your video and card, Laurel! Looking forward to getting my goodies soon!!

  46. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!! I like the picture quality of youtube but it frequently freezes and skips. Facebook picture quality isn’t as good during a live, but you rarely get it to freeze or jump during the live. I look forward to seeing more creations with the Zen Garden release.

  47. Melissa Musick says:

    Love the new colors and the oval dies

  48. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the card. It’s plain and simple and so pretty.
    The colors and shading of the big flower is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  49. Karen Roberts says:

    Love these inks colors. Your background is awesome.

  50. Very nice card! I prefer Facebook Live.

  51. Pretty card.

  52. What a fun technique. Will be trying this. I like watching you on youtube

  53. Mary-Anne V says:

    Very pretty card…love the big sentiment.

  54. Patti Hughes says:

    I love this! I’m always looking for a streamlined card for some occasions/people. This does not look like it was quick!

  55. The magic of masking never grows old! I prefer youtube live just because it stays there and I don’t have to watch with all the comments popping up (which can get old after a while).

  56. Cheryl Ellison says:

    I prefer You Tube live.

  57. You are a great presenter. Very fun. And I really learn a lot when there little mistakes fixed along the way. Sooo pretty

  58. Karen Sturdivant says:

    I love this flower set and your card.

  59. Tracy Steinbach says:

    Love your card it is really pretty! And you ask what I liked live I always tend to miss the live casts on FB & You tube. So I’m going to have to say IG because it stays on the top bar and I can always watch it later when I see it. Thanks for sharing

  60. Vivian Mays says:

    You’re right…it was magic when you took off the masking paper…gorgeous! These colors are so beautiful! Love your card.

  61. Vicki Smith says:

    Colorful card and I like Facebook live.

  62. Char Hauser says:

    Your card is beautiful. I like the colors

  63. I prefer FB live as I am on there more often. Love the new ink release.

  64. Crystal Williams says:

    Beautiful Cards…anyone would be happy to receive one. I prefer YouTube Live. Have a good one!

  65. ANN GREENE says:

    I’m patiently awaiting my order so I can work on this awesomeness.

  66. Karin W says:

    Very creative one layer card!

  67. Charlotte S Deerborn says:

    I prefer YouTube live
    thanks for the tutorial

  68. kuulei68 says:

    i love love love the background! i’ve gotten away from blending (nasty arthritis) but sometimes ya gotta just go for it! thanks for the video!

  69. Lori A Walker says:

    I love the masking! Thats something I haven’t tried … yet

  70. Laura Casselman says:

    Laurel, your projects are always great and with these inks it’s so beautiful!

  71. Love the new ink colors! Great looking card creation too! I prefer to watch YouTube than any others. Thanks for the opportunity to win some gorgeous inks!

  72. Great card! Love that you leave the ‘oops’ in your videos – good to know even pros make mistakes! Love the font in this stamp set. So pretty

  73. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    That card “looks” simple but a card maker can see there are a lot of elements to it. The simplicity is gorgeous!

  74. Peggy Pride says:

    Really lovely cards

  75. Wanda Radler says:

    Cute Card – I like FB lives!

  76. Carol DuFrene says:

    I like this card a lot…the colors were so pretty …see you tomorrow 🙂

  77. Sue McRae says:

    Your one layer card turned out fabulous, I have such a hard time creating one layer cards. Thanks for the video and I prefer youtube live.

  78. Dee-Ann Gniewek says:

    Such a pretty card!

  79. Judith McGoodwin says:

    love the ink blended background….thanks for sharing.

  80. Kay Roose says:

    I always enjoy your videos. I prefer YouTube live. I haven’t tried blending with CP inks, but you have inspired me to give it a try.

  81. Denise Kasbohm says:

    Lovely card. Def facebook live it seems to stream better.

  82. Dianne Thayer says:

    Very pretty card, love your clear instructions. Thank you for sharing. I prefer Facebook live, I’m just more used to it. USA

  83. Phyllis Sinclair says:

    Such a pretty card. I love one layer cards.

  84. Beautiful cards I prefer Facebook live

  85. Awesome card, Thanks for the video!

  86. This card is so pretty, I enjoyed the tutorial.

  87. Paula Desmarais says:

    Hi, I love your card and thanks so much for the video!!

  88. Sandra Meador says:

    One layer cards are wonderful. I like the way you demonstrated the masking technique and ink blending.

  89. Carolyn Marentette says:

    Cant wait to try these. I have the first two sets of inks.

  90. Love your design and the colors. I like FB live best.

  91. Your card is very pretty. I really like the way you blended the three colors for the frame. I like YouTube Live.

  92. Darylene Foster says:

    Such a beautiful card. It is simple but elegant. What a combo!

  93. What a beautiful background for these lovely florals
    I rarely watch live videos, but prefer YouTube as they’re easier to go back and fin vs scrolling through Facebook endlessly as I never get the right search word.

  94. What a beautiful card

  95. Jill Duplessie says:

    Love the blending on this card. I would not have thought of blending those. I prefer You tube.

  96. Rosemary McIlwaine says:

    I prefer YouTube live. Love your card, the background is very effective.

  97. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty card! Love the flowers!

    1. Denise Bryant says:

      I prefer YouTube!

  98. Love the card!!! I want it all!

  99. Bobbie Weaver says:

    Alot of dimension for a single layer, great job Laurel

  100. Sophia Blair says:

    Can’t get enough of CP products, I’m only just got my spa collection and I already want (need) the zen collection. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing

  101. Kathy Doyle says:

    Awesome color blending! Love the finished colors on the sponged border, and that touch of sparkle! WOW! Great one layer card that doesn’t look like a one layer card!

  102. Love your flowers – and learning how to fix mistakes, because I make so many of them!

  103. Patricia Frey says:

    Great card. Love the colors. I prefer You tube live

  104. I love this card, it looks like a layered card, great technique. I love You Tube and Facebook for videos. I do think You Tube is a better platform. Thanks for sharing.

  105. Lorraine Nommensen says:

    Pretty cards. I just received my order of several of the new ink colors and was playing with them today. They are fabulous! Such pretty colors.

  106. Barbara S says:

    Great one layer card and I love how you “disguised” that little error. Good to see I’m not the only one.

  107. susan r wareham says:

    love the sparkle. I prefer YouTube but don’t often catch any live videos when they are actually Live

  108. lorraine turner says:

    Hi Laurel,

    Thank you for demonstrating the different Catherine Pooler resources in this card. I love the masking technique and the flowers. :O)

  109. becab33324 says:

    Very pretty card!
    I think I like you-tube the best (but FB also works just as well!).

  110. Heather Mash says:

    Love the new Zen collection! I prefer Facebook live!

  111. Love the very effective techniques.

  112. Robyn Running says:

    Great card. Thanks

  113. Carol K says:

    beautiful card, love the oval framing

  114. Barb Oliver says:

    Stunning card Laurel; thanks for sharing!

  115. Shawn Burdge says:

    I prefer YouTube live, Facebook a close 2nd. Love the card.

  116. Love your card. Love the way you fixed the boo boo’s too!

  117. Beautiful card Laurel! I’m a YouTube girl.

  118. Facebook live please. Love your card. Tried to watch youtube live from you and it says it has been removed:(

  119. Peggy M says:

    Very cool!

  120. Lynn Milewski says:

    Love love your cards!

  121. Vickie Buehler says:

    Love your cards! And your videos!

  122. Teresa Cherka says:

    I like facebook live!

  123. Loved that card.

  124. Cindy Olson says:

    I love your card. Pretty design!

  125. Oh this is so pretty! Love the background and those flowers are to die for ♥

  126. Trina Chaska says:

    Love your card.

  127. Sammi Houp says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the awesome video! I prefer the youtube live or facebook live videos. I feel they are more video friendly than the instagram videos.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  128. Iris M Soscia says:

    Lovely card. My fave is FB live.

  129. Gorgeous Laurel. I live You tube live and FB live equally

  130. Cathy Lillie says:

    Pretty card! I love that the inks stayed wet long enough to add a little embossing powder! I prefer the YouTube live format.

  131. Joanne Guarino says:

    Pretty card. I love how you did the masking to make it look like it was more than one layer. I like YouTube live!

  132. Diane Durbin says:

    The card looks like more than one layer.

  133. Vey pretty card!!!! I have never scene Instagram live, or Youtube live so I have to say Facebook live!!

  134. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    Facebook Live! Convenient cause I’m already on it! LOL

  135. Beth Bray says:

    I prefer YouTube live.

  136. I love the silhouette look of your cards. The simplicity has a striking look.

  137. Nana Griffin says:

    Very pretty card. I prefer you tube live.

  138. Denise Terry says:

    I prefer Instagram Live, as long as I catch it before it disappears 🙂

  139. Rosemary Lettieri says:

    I love the colors on this card. Such a pretty blend. I prefer FB live!!

  140. Linda Steinbaugh says:

    Love that you left in the boo boos. I do them all the time!

  141. So fun! I only have ONE color of CP inks, but I see more in my future!!

  142. Laura Miller says:

    You’d never guess it was one-layer – – love the masking and the border’s subtle bling.

  143. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing…

  144. murphysmom Linda miller says:

    Love the masking idea

  145. What a BEAUTIFUL card, so pretty. I love the YouTube videos.

  146. Terri Mansfield says:

    Great work Laurel!!! I think I like both forms of live….probably YouTube better but still undecided.

  147. Shelly Ray says:

    Pretty card. I am easy. I do all three as long as I get a warning I can make sure I’m watching for it . 🙂

  148. Pretty card. I like You Tube live and then Facebook.

  149. Jan Arnold says:

    Hi Laurel! Love the card. The colors are lovely! I prefer YouTube live then Instagram.

  150. Christy Borfitz says:

    Wow, Laurel, this card is amazing! I love your color choices and I can’t wait to try the new CP inks. Also, thanks for sharing a tutorial! I love watching you create.

  151. Connie Hinkle says:

    Love the card!!! Thanks for sharing 😊

  152. Jennifer Meister says:

    I look at all three platforms so I don’t have a preference love the card thank you for sharing!

  153. Lovely card! Amazing background frame. I just love the new ink colors.

  154. jlingraham says:

    Beautiful !! I prefer u-tube

  155. Donna Williamson says:

    Probably more of a YouTuber, but I’ve watched both of the others . . . gorgeous card, thanks for sharing!!

  156. Your background is simply magnificent !

  157. Kym Maxwell says:

    Love a great one layer card!! Those ink colors you use to blend turn out gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  158. Beautiful card and I like YouTube Live.

  159. Lovely card Laurel! I think that I like the quality of Youtube live the best, But i like the ease of watching on FB and Insta

  160. Love watching your video, Laurel.
    The card is sp beautiful.
    Thank you for the inspiration today!

  161. simple but lovely!

  162. Melody M says:

    Very pretty card. I would have never thought to emboss the part you blended. Thanks for sharing.

  163. Danielle Gibson says:

    I liked the oval masking you did. And, the sparkle embossing!! Adds that extra something. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, and I prefer Youtube.

  164. Love YouTube live. I never seem to catch the others. Love your card. It has a lot of bang for a one layered card. Love the color combo and design.

  165. Love a little masking. Great card.

  166. kimkmom4 says:

    Great masking. Lovely card.

  167. Barbara Brennab says:

    Your videos are always well organized and and easy to follow. I enjoyed seeing how you repaired the leaf.

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