Spring Fling Blog Hop!


Who is ready for new Catherine Pooler ink???  Me, me, me!  Seriously, it's the best ink out there.  If you haven't gotten your hands on some, what on earth have you been waiting for?  This ink is a game changer!!!  Along with 8 new ink colors there are also 3 new die sets and 3 new stamp sets releasing.


Before you go though, I have two projects to share using some of the new products.   Up first... Here's a peek at some of the new colors; Melon Ice, Garden Party, Mint to Be (my fave!) and Sweet Sixteen, plus Simply Stated, Spot On Sentiments and Circle Dies.


The newly released ink colors are perfect for all of your Spring and Summer projects.  They are pastel, yet saturated and just plain gorgeous!

To make my card, I started with a 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of white card stock.  I used the circle die to create a mask and then stamped the small floral images included in Simply Stated in little clusters of three.  Once the circle was filled, I sponged along the edges with Mint to Be ink and removed the mask. Then I used another circle mask, one size bigger, and covered my inking. Then I heat embossed the Peppermint Stripe Background in white.  I was looking to add a subtle detail and this worked out just perfectly!  I think the rest of the card is pretty straight forward.

My next card uses the new ink colors Melon Ice, Mint To Be and It's a Boy.  It also uses Beautiful You and the Modern Damask Background stamp.


I had a blast making this card, though my original idea looked absolutely nothing like this, the creative process was fun!  I started by inking up and then stamping the Modern Damask Background on white card stock, then I sponged with coordinating ink.   The flowers were also stamped and sponged, a great way for a non-colorer like myself to add color to a line art image!  I assembled the card to create a faux shaker and I'm smitten with the end result.


That's all I have for you today.  It's time to start hopping along now!  Make sure that you leave comments along the way.  


Miss Catherine is giving away 3 sets of ink (or an equivalent gift certificate if already purchased).  Comments close on Monday, April 24th at noon EST.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Lisa 
Maureen - YOU ARE HERE!
Ingrid  

Happy Mother's Day Card


Beautiful You Card

190 comments:

Jane Cordell said...

love all the colors

Michelle Wallace said...

Beautiful cards Maureen, I got my order in nice and early, now I just have to be patient.

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful color combos!

Teri Smith said...

Both your cards are lovely. The first one is so soft & feminine. The second is my favourite though.
The background is beautiful! My favourite colour is Mint to Be on your cards. So far it's winning out of
my two favourite colours. :)

Amy Seigler said...

Wow! What Beautiful cards! Love the colors!!

Janice Spaulding said...

Your first card is my favorite, but I like the second one too! You are an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Salerno said...

Beautiful cards! I am so happy you are back crafting! You were missed.

Jean Mervine said...

Cards are lovely! They are so soft and Springlike.

ann greene said...

Maureen, these cards are very pretty. The ink colors are beautiful with your circle technique. Thanks for sharing.

Hope Angotti said...

Love ALL the new colors! However Pixie Dust is my FAV!!!

sharon g said...

I love how you did the shading of the green. NICE. My favorite color is the Melon Ice

Shawna said...

Oh my gosh so gorgeous! SO fun to see the beautiful you set in action! <3 <3 <3

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love the cards! I can't decide which of these colors is my favorite.

Teresa Cherka said...

Great cards, colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

zoeys momma said...

The new colors are so pretty! Can't wait to use them..

nfabbri said...

Hombre on the happy that is just beautiful!!!!

Ellen C said...

Gorgeous cards Maureen. The first one is my favorite.

Trina said...

Pretty cards. I really like these new ink colors.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Beautiful new ink colors. Pixie Dust is my fav!

Susangail Powell said...

I love, LOVE, love that second card! The colors, the design, that pop of black - it's all gorgeous!!!

Anita Falcone said...

These cards are popping with color, love it. Melon Ice still has me

Casie Williams said...

You really showed off the pastel colors beautifully! My favorite is Pixie Dust

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely. I like the flower colors so much.

Holly said...

Beautiful cards! Especially the Mother's day card. I like how you sponged half of the Happy.

Geniva Robles said...

Beautiful cards love the new colors I also love the background stamps. Gotta have it!

Marianne said...

So pretty! Love these new soft ink colours!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, I love all your cards.. so pretty

Dena Blanco said...

Love the blending. Cards are beautiful!

Penelope said...

the effect you got from the masking is really pretty.

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your beautiful cards and these new colors! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Joanne G said...

Great cards! Love the new pastel colors.

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love the use of the new ink colors with the circle dies. Can't wait to make my mothers' day cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the design of each of your cards. And very pretty colors!

Priscilla S said...

I'm loving the idea for the Peppermint Stripe background stamp!!! The new Spring Fling line is an amazing set of pastels...

Shirley A. said...

Your beautiful you card is so pretty. I love all the new release items!

Mary said...

Your cards are beautiful. Really love the first one!

Barbara Brennan said...

Thanks for the inspiration to use the striped background and emboss it! It looks terrific as used on your card. Those colors blend so well...can't wait until mine arrive! HURRY!

Colleen said...

Love the cards, those colors are so yummy.

Heather North said...

Beautiful cards, Maureen! I love the fresh colors and white on white embossing of your happy circle card. It's one of my favorites of this hop so far. :) The sponged damask background is gorgeous too. ;)

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards, love
the stripe on the first
one. Lovely colors.
Carla from Utah

nancy y said...

Such great cards, they give me some good ideas! I can't wait to get these pretty new colors!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Just love both of your cards..can't pick a favorite!

cindybearj said...

These colors are so beautiful. I love the embossed stripes on the first!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Great color combination. I love shaker cards. Yours is the bomb!

Beth H. said...

Your mother's day card is so pretty! Love the inking on the die cut sentiment.

Karen Sturdivant said...

Great job. Love them

Janice Monforton said...

Your cards are so colourful....I love them. Loving all the new colours.

Debbie Longbottom said...

Seriously thinking about robbing the bank to get some of these inks....
Love love love the Happy mothers day card.

Marcie Johnson said...

I love the details and color blending you have used on your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine Kuryan said...

Pixie Dust

cljordison said...

Your cards are beautiful Maureen! Love the colors you chose! :-)

June Sefscik said...

Love your cards and the colors. My favorite new color is Mint to Be

Bettie Crawford said...

Card is lovely with the blended colors! Must buy a few to try!

Donna Hawkins said...

Love the cards and colors! I believe this is one of my favorite collections!

June Sefscik said...

I love how you made all those backgrounds and then cut them up for the card front...neat idea that I will definitely try. My favorite color is mint to be

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful cards :) love the fun colors !

Jane M said...

I love the Melon Ice ink! Beautiful cards! I love the way you used the new inks and stamps!

Margaret Peppers said...

Wow!!! Love the first card!

Michelle Allison said...

I love the ink blending on the second card. So smooth!

Sue R said...

Nice cards. Love all the colors.

Theresa Knopf said...

Marvelous cards Mo!

Karen Kreider said...

Love these cards!

Susan King said...

I just love the Candy Cane stripped embossed white on white in the background and thank you for showing previous stamps with the new collection! Beautiful!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Maureen really love your cards and colors, WoW! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anne Henderson said...

Your cards are my favorite color combination! So pretty :-)

Linda Kaucher said...

Your cards are awesome! Loving all the new ideas!

Karen said...

Love the melon ice and mint together. Love your card.

Joni said...

What a great showcase of the colors!

Connie Hinkle said...

Love your cards 😊

The Bakers said...

Like your use of colors! Nice choices.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors on your Mother's Day card! It is beautiful!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the second one. I love how you blended the greens over the damask background.

Miznez said...

Hi Maureen! Oh my! Your cards are magical!! So beautiful! I think my favorite is the 'Happy Mother's Day' card. I love how you clear embossed the background with that diagonal stripe...and then all those soft pastel CP Ink colors inside the circle! So very pretty!! CAS...but SO effective! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Ebrown said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love these new colors. They blend perfectly!

JanetB said...

So Pretty! love the colors you used.

Craftydancer said...

My favorite color is Pixie Dust. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Cheryl

NanW said...

Lovely cards. My fav color is Melon Ice.

Happy Grandma said...

Love the color combinations! Just ordered mine. They all work together so well!

Lorie Langsdorf said...

Love the ombre effect. Beautiful cards!

Krissy B said...

I can't wait to start using these colours, they seem so perfect

Sherry Lee said...

Maureen loved your cards! The use of the striped background in white really made that first card pop! Bellini is my favorite of the new colors... but I honestly love them all.

Lindy said...

Your card is making me fall in love with the Mint to Be! I love your creativity. LindaDunnihoo

Barb Oliver said...

Love your cards, Maureen, they are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are simple and beautiful.

Linda Gorman said...

Amazing cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

These colors go SO well together. That wad the point! Just beautiful!

tara powell said...

Beautiful! The second one is my favorite 😊

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Love those colors

Bethany Stover said...

I think the Mother's Day card you made was my favorite of those.

Vicki L. said...

Beautiful colors together! So vivid!
Love it!

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful cards...can't wait for my inks and stamps to arrive!

Nathalie Paquette said...

This min color is lovely !

Robin Coxon said...

Your cards are delightful in the way you used the new soft color collection. What a great way to welcome Spring.

VJ T said...

Super love the background blending on "beautiful you'. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Linda said...

Beautiful cards in those pastels.

kcoker said...

Love the white on white embossing on the first card and the color combination in the second card!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Oh, your cards are so pretty, love the look of these new ink colors!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the new ink colors. The Melon Ice is my favorite.

Sue McRae said...

Both cards have a fresh spring feel to them!

Judy said...

Ok, I give up. What is my favorite color? Love them all

El Ivens said...

Great cards. Love your backgrounds. That first one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Linda Anderson said...

Loved the colors on both of your gorgeous cards. The color combination on the second card is so fresh and pretty. Thanks for sharing. Love all of the colors!

Marilyn said...

Melon Ice is so nice! Love how you used the stripe background. Can't wait to try that.

Christy Borfitz said...

Gorgeous cards, Maureen! I love the colors and the word dies!

Susan Wareham said...

Pretty cards, love these new colors

Greg Crook said...

Great cards. Love the new inks. Bellini is my favourite.

Susan B. said...

Love your clean style. Your cards are very beautiful. Great job Maureen!

Terri Mansfield said...

Ugh. SO gorgeous!!! I wish I had your talent. My favorite color is pixie dust but they are all gorgeous, and soon to be mine! :)

Julie Curwen said...

Love the background of the first card. Very Spring like!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love the delicate, pastel look of your card. So pretty for spring. Your creativity amazes me, you are really an inspiration, thank you.

Cindy P said...

Love Sweet Sixteen

Sarah Greber said...

Beautifully done, as usual. I love both of your cards. So clean and well thought out. I'm loving the mint color!!

Pamela Stadler said...

Love the new colors and how you chose to use them.....both cards are beautiful....can't pick which I like the best...great job as always.

Kris said...

Lovely blending of inks...since you didn't use my fav Bellini, I'm loving Mint to Be...

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty. The subtle embossed stripe is beautiful and the flowers so sweet in the pastel colours. The damask background is going to be a must get

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the new colors! Sweet Sixteen is a favorite!

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love your color combos-absolutely gorgeous cards.

Tinstar said...

Such beautiful sponging, really shows of that Melon Ice.

diane p said...

Amazing cards! So pretty and colorful...love the added damask background in the second card!

Susan Wolpert said...

the cards are awesome. I especially love the faux shaker card. It is brilliant

Mary Nelson said...

AMAZING!!! Im in loovvve! I really love the white embossing on white background, soo awesome!

Kathy Doyle said...

Awesome cards Maureen!! These colors are so soft but still so bright and full of life!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

I love the layout...it's like pseudo shaker style and it looks fantastic!

Cindy Scofield said...

Love your awesome cards!

Cecilia said...

Love how you combined the colors

Texanbelle said...

Beautiful Cards!

Zelia Ayanti said...

Hi Maureen,

I just love your clean crisp looking cards wow!!! The color I like most is sweet sixteen :) Happy cardmaking!!!
Love
Rika

Teresa Doyle said...

Maureen, your cards are fantastic. I have been eyeing these inks since they first released, the colours are so rich and beautiful. TFS!

Elly Nikoden said...

Gooood Morning Maureen! I love your Mothers Day card!! Catherine's ink colors are awesome!!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

Jamie Lint said...

Wow I'm getting so many great ideas from these blog hops I love how you used the circle die and the simplicity of the card is beautiful

Melissa Friedrich said...

Oh so pretty cards, love the subtle white on white striped background for your springlike circle of flowers. Beautiful sponging with the subtle damask pattern on your second card, and love the sketchy flowers. My favorite color is Mint To Be, I haven't seen another color like it.

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Maureen. They are so soft and pretty.

Mary-Anne V said...

I love your use of the circle guys and the gorgeous Creations you came up with with these beautiful inks.

Janette said...

Awesome cards Maureen, love the colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards and so inspiring - love the colors you used:)

Handcrafted Expressions by Kriti said...

Both cards r pretty,love the colours

Sharon Mesdag said...

I just can't believe how good these colors make you feel. So imagine how a card made with them would make someone else feel.

Carol Hardie said...

As always, you've hit it out of the park!!! Both cards are fabulous using the new inks and stamps, but your Mother's Day card is my favorite. The focal piece with the soft and gorgeous colors just melts my heart. You were right, the embossed Peppermint Stripe Background was the perfect finishing touch on that card. Thank you for sharing these beauties!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!! Bellini and It’s a Boy are my fav!!!

Nana Donna said...

Beautifull cards!!!!!

Brenda Gentry said...

Wow, Maureen, beautiful cards as always!!! My favorite color is pixie dust:)

mtscrapgal said...

Two clever ways to use the new circle dies.

Katie Baird said...

Ok. I'm convinced that I must have these inks! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

clare barford said...

Oh wow I just can't wait to get these inks and I love that you have used by 2 fav stamp sets together (the damask background and beautiful you set). I can't wait for them to arrive so I can get inky. I really like all the colours but love the use of mint to be, melon ice and it's a boy in your card such a beautiful combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth Karschnick said...

OOOOOO, Your Mother's Day card is SO LOVELY!! I LOVE how you used the Peppermint Stick background stamp!! I am gonna have to case this card, if you don't mind?? I LOVE your second card too!! That stamp set is wonderful and I can't hardly wait to get it but wait I must. *SIGH*

Laurie said...

Gorgeous cards!! I may have to go back and change my "favorite" ink color on the first blog. I usually go for pinks and purples, but the greens in this release are calling! So pretty!

RoostersRidge said...

I love both of the cards. I love this stamp set. The colors on both cards are just beautiful. Pixie Dust is still my favorite color.

fuzzylover said...

I love your cards - but the first one is my absolute favorite. I really like the stripe embossed background - really nice touch.

Marcia said...

I love your Beautiful You card! So very pretty!!

Lori Warren said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! The design and colors are just wonderful.

Payal M. Mittal said...

Love the effect of colours on card

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and colorful cards with these inks.

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Jen said...

My good friend is using these and has nothing but praise. They are at the top of my shopping list. To win them would be fabulous.

canadian_liner said...

The new colours are softer shades but still so vibrant! Both your projects are lovely but I really love the damask background in #2, such a classic design, paired with the whimsical line-art Beautiful You florals.

canadian_liner said...

Ooops, Garden Party is my new fave.

Judy said...

Great. cards, the one with the demask makes me love the garden party

Dawn Kloman said...

I just love the techniques you used on these. Shaker card is my favorite. Pixie dust is my favorite!!

jeanietootoo said...

Maureen these cards are so pretty.....I am loving the soft colors.
I think "Mint to Be" is my favorite

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Great idea to make a faux shaker card.

Merry said...

Great cards Maureen. My favorite new color is Sweet Sixteen.

Samantha Buse said...

Both absolutely beautiful. Thankyou for sharing

Localeyez said...

So fresh the combo of yellow and green! suits our autumn day here today!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these new colors! So light and spring-y!

Bonnie Sanche said...

"Spring Fling" is such an accurate description of this collection!

Sher@SistersInk said...

As always, I love your cards. They are simple, yet filled with technique. These really show off the new colors being set off by the white background.

luvhymns said...

I love your use of "it's a boy." and the softness of the "garden party." Ooh la la.... sorbet flavors...or italian ice.

Carey Nusbaum said...

I love both of your cards! I plan to replicate both of them! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Jennifer Fortenberry said...

I would have to agree with you. Mint to be is my fav too.

Pam Wells said...

All those colors look so good together!

christie anderson said...

your cards are so pretty and the colors so springy but my choice is Pixie dust

Tammy Hubley said...

Love the embossed peppermint stripe background! My favorite ink is the Mint to Be!

Carolyn Steele said...

Your cards are gorgeous and WOW- those inks blended beautifully! You may have converted me to Mint to Be!

Janet Lamkin said...

Very gorgeous cards. My fav is Mint to Be!

bkazoo said...

lovely mothers day card, very special

Pat Hoban said...

Sooo many new goodies plus those gorgeous inks! Your cards are amazing. Love that big Happy die!

Just Me said...

Love! Elegant

Pamela Gietzen said...

Oh so pretty!!

Pam N said...

Beautiful cards!

Marina said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards, so soft and such yummy colors!

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Dopeymom03 said...


Love the colors & would love to find new ways to add color besides the typical stamp & color with Copics, Distress Ink, etc... since becoming disabled my budget doesn't allow for much so I don't but colored ink pads in fear of them being a waste... this males me consider getting the ink instead of the next collection...

stacey n said...

Love the colors in your mother's day card so pretty and bright. Love all your cards and green is soooo bright love it.. hugss

jean said...

those colors together are stunning!!! cant wait to get mine!!!!

Bea Connor said...

Love the color combo and cards.

Marcy Sheire said...

Okay...so garden party got me on these cards. It's so pretty too! I love the die cut and all the contrast of the beautiful colors on white. Thank you

Donna Neal said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous designs! I feel inspired by the techniques and colors you used. :)

perspacassidy said...

Those ink colors are fabulous and you have created some gorgeous cards!

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