Category Archives: Catherine Pooler Designs

Catherine Pooler Fluttering Friends Clean and Simple Card

  This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a nice clean and simple layout.  I peeked at the cards the other design team members made and realized that they all used patterned backgrounds. I’ve been skimping on the backgrounds lately, favoring some simple and quick splatters.  (I’m practicing my technique.) I also felt that this… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Strikes Again!

I have been loving all the new goodies that Catherine Pooler has been coming out with.  I honestly thought that I was showing a tremendous amount of self control when I placed my order last week with her new release. I really wanted to purchase that whole bundle, but I selected just a couple of… Read More »

2 Techniques For The Cottage Garden Background Stamp

I was very excited when I saw Catherine Pooler’s Welcome Home release.  I was also proud of myself for only ordering one small bundle from that release! I selected the Cottage Garden Bundle because I loved the graphic geometric feel of the main floral image in the two stamp sets that were included in the… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Artist Markers and Catherine Pooler Stamps

  Catherine Pooler recently released her Welcome Home collection. I impressed myself by just picking a couple of items. Self control is not one of my strengths! Altenew also recently released a new set of Artist Markers and I just could not resist playing with the new stuff! This is Catherine Pooler’s Cottage Garden Bundle. … Read More »

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: Clean and Simple

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspired me to use a couple of new tools that I recently treated myself to.  Check out this card: I used Catherine Pooler’s aquatini and lime rickey inks to create the flower and leaves using the Bloomin’ Bouquet and Die set from a Stamp of Approval from long ago. … Read More »

Mixed Media Valentine’s Day Cards

Falling in love with mixed media is so easy to do. It starts small. You try some glitter glaze here, a distress crayon there, embossing paste comes next and suddenly you are stenciling and watercoloring everything! It is ridiculously addictive. Suddenly you will own every possible color of embossing mousse and then the company comes… Read More »

3 Cards From CP’s Stamp Of Approval

Every 3 months, Catherine Pooler releases a new Stamp of Approval set.  These are stamps and dies designed to coordinate so that you can mix and match them with each other, taking the guesswork out of what goes with what. This quarter’s SOA is called the Adoring You Collection.  I’ve pulled out some other stamp… Read More »

6 Crafty Ways To Get Through Winter

Last winter was long, cold, and dreary.  It was the first time I ever thought I might be suffering from seasonal affective disorder.  I just found the entire season to be dark and bleak. Needless to say, when I found Altenew Academy and started taking online crafting classes it perked me right up!  It’s amazing… Read More »