Catherine Pooler Ink Party Collection Release – Blog Hop

How cool were Lydia’s projects? You’re probably arriving from Lydia Evans blog….well, it’s finally here – the long awaited Party Collection of inks! I have to say – I have been really excited about this new ink release and I’m just bursting ready to continue to show you how great these inks are – and the colorsΒ – I’m in love with the vibrant newΒ – Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Dye Ink – the Party Collection.

Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop - Party Collection

Catherine’s inks initially debuted in November with a small release in the Foundations Box – exclusive stamp sets, card stock, acrylic block & just five little ink pads – everything you need to get stamping…they sold out in under 24 hours. Up until today, you could only get your hands on these beauties that way – well now you can get the entire collection + refills in the Catherine Pooler Store!

This is the first line of colors to be released, and they are bright, vibrant, cover amazingly and watercolor like a dream. Along with some of the best card stock I’ve worked with (and that’s saying a lot – I’ve been stamping for over 15+ years), you will not be disappointed.


The inks are foam pads – and that’s to your advantage. It’s different than most brands available today – one of the pluses to that is that the coverage is so much better than felt pads. You just need a little love tap and your coverage is incredible.

Well, today the Design Team has a blog hop filled with colorful creativity for you. There are prizes too – so comment along the way!

I have three projects, so let’s dive right in:

#1 – Birthday Wishes

I thought I would have some fun with the Spot On stamp set that is exclusive to the Foundations Box – you’ll also get the Fiesta Blue and Twisted Orange ink pads in there. Pair them up with Tiki Torch and Something Borrowed and you’re all set.


The thought behind this card was to use complimentary colors – blue and orange. The colors just pop and those awesome graphic circles give a ton of interest.

But my favorite is mixing the many greetings in this set – how awesome is it to use print and script together? LOVE that!


Notice how perfect that Something Borrowed mat is for my card front? I just ran the ink pad down a the sides of my white card stock and created my own perfectly matching card stock….think outside the box when you need perfect color co-ordination next time.

#2 Thank You Watercolor Dream

Okay – you had to know that I would do a little watercoloring today…lol! I’m OBSESSED with the new Aquatini ink pad from the Party Collection. Let’s just start with the name – brilliant! All the names are fun actually. To get this watercolor abstract look, use the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique – only with these amazing inks – yup….distress move on over – there’s a new watercolor ink in town.


I mean look at this watercolor dream – I LOVE…just LOVE how these inks sponge, watercolor and react with water afterward. Everything I’m looking for in Mixed Media, watercolor and many more techniques.

This project has a blend of Aquatini, Lime Ricky and a hint of Tiara underneath (seriously – those names rock!). I really worked the Lime Rickey and Aquatini to get just the right look. Flick a little clean water and you’re all set.


Once dry, emboss a greeting and add some sequins. Here I added the new Still Smiling Thank You…I’ve been in desperate need of a great thank you card for a dear friend…as our personal belongings are still en route from Europe to our new home! So I’m a crafter without any cards….go figure – Still Smiling and simple amazing techniques to the rescue!

#3 CAS Thanks

I fell in love with project #2 – so I took my scraps from my trimmed down watercolor piece and stretched that technique piece into a great Clean and Simple card. The leaves are stamped and embossed in white from the Still Smiling stamp set and the greeting is stamped in what else – Aquatini!


The greetings in this set are just priceless. You’ll have to check them out here. Isn’t that texture in the watercolor piece just awesome. I love how bright and vibrant it is…even after being diluted with the spritzed water/heat repeat!


Well there you have it – just a quick little glimpse into the Party Collection at Catherine Pooler Designs. Now hop on next to Allison Copes blog for more colorful creativity!

I hope you had fun – see you VERY soon! πŸ™‚


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  1. Hi Ingrid ~ I’m a little late to the party here but wanted to let you know that your cards are wonderful. Love the clean and simple look and your watercolor card is outstanding. LOVE it. Thanks for the inspiration. ~HUGS~

  2. Ingrid, you always make such gorgeous cards! I especially love the one with the watercolor background !
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  3. Such a neat idea with the circles…easy masculine card. Beautiful

  4. Awesome cards!! Tfs! ☺

  5. I like the simplicity of your cards. Gorgeous.

  6. Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to get my hands on those colors so I can play with them.

  7. Love, love, love your cards as usual. I also appreciate the simple directions and ideas on how to use these inks. You’ve inspired me once again.

  8. I especially love the watercolor background, but they are all beautiful!

  9. Kristie Goulet says:

    Great cards, Ingrid!!! β™₯

  10. I absolutely love your cards! The first one would be an awesome masculine card

  11. Beautiful cards with those wonderful colors!

  12. Cecelia Castro says:

    I love both of the thank you cards.

  13. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Your cards are beautiful Ingrid! πŸ™‚ I smiled when I saw the first one you did…cuz I finally decided to break out my Foundations Box this morning and make a card with my new goodies! The card I made is VERY similar to yours, except I used only the Foundation Box ink colors. I too made mats from my Whisper White cardstock….with Orange Twist and Fiesta Blue. I’ll have to share it in the SN Gallery. Love the simplicity and colors in your cards! TFS πŸ™‚

  14. Beth Karschnick says:

    Hey Ingrid,
    Hope you get your things soon so you can finally get settled in here. I lived overseas for 7 years so I know the headache of having to wait on your stuff!
    LOVE your cards! Aquatini and Lime Ricky are my fave colors too!!

  15. Marise Nyberg says:

    You have a magnificent style. Different cards. Love them. Of course having access to these incredible inks can only enhance your lovely work!

  16. Chrystyna B. says:

    Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Ingrid, you did an amazing job showing those beautiful inks off! Blue is definitely your color. Thank you so much for sharing and the chance.

  18. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    You made your own background paper, didn’t you? What a fabulous idea for colour coordinating! And the result is gorgeous!

  19. Thank you for the inspirations Ingrid!

  20. Andrea Dulaney says:

    I love what you did with the Aquatini color! I can’t wait to use it!

  21. I love them all but that first one is just BRILLIANT!

  22. Nana griffin says:

    Lovely cards especially the birthday one.

  23. TheCraftyLawyer says:

    I cannot pick a favorite from your cards! They’re amazing! And that water color look. AMAZING!

  24. Suna Stirk says:

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing! I love these bright, happy colours!

  25. Suna Stirk says:

    Lovely thanks for sharing.

  26. Maureen Peterson says:

    Thank you for doing the card with the foundation box stamps!! Always looking for more inspiration. I love the water color card it is so beautiful!! Gorgeous green color!! Great cards πŸ™‚

  27. Vicki Smith says:

    Your first cute card really shows off the colors well. All of your cards are awesome!

  28. All of these cards are great, Ingrid! I especially love the color combination on the second (and third) card(s). When my inks arrive, I’m going to give these colors together a go!

  29. Susan White says:

    OMGEEE!!! The water colored card is amazing!!! I need to give this technique a try!!

  30. Amazing cards, Ingrid. It’s nice to see how these inks work as watercolors.

  31. Beautiful cards! I can’t believe all the things these inks will do. Watercolor? No way!! So cool!

  32. I love the blues and oranges on your card. So bold and lovely!

  33. My two fave colours are blue and orange, so I LOVED your first card–so striking and graphic.
    But that water-coloured panel—so gorgeous. I think that has sold me on getting a few more of these inks (I do have the Foundations set).
    I hope you receive the rest of your crafting supplies soon–a day without creating is a bit flat πŸ™
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    • Tell me about it Caroline! You will not be disappointed with the watercoloring aspect of the inks. They are SO juicy and vibrant – I was SO pleasantly surprised to see the vibrant part carry through. These photos do NOT do this card any justice – it is gorgeous! πŸ™‚
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  34. Patricia Benger says:

    Ingrid, love the color combinations you used on the cards! Love the watercolor! Great job on all of the cards!

  35. Ingrid, your cards as always, are stunning. You’ve given me some great ideas and techniques to try when my inks come in.

  36. Bonnie Sanche says:

    lovely lovely lovely! So many wonderful ideas to try when my order arrives!

  37. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Pretty cards. Love the CAS cards and the gorgeous background water coloring on your Thank you card:)

  38. The cards are really gorgeous. And I love the new inks. They are so vivid and smooth.

  39. Christy Q says:

    Gorgeous cards, Ingrid!! I love the watercolored one especially! The colors you chose are just beautiful and they all work together so nicely! You can’t go wrong with that color combination!

  40. Sabrina Radican says:

    WOW!!! I love all of your cards!!!! They are beautiful and very stunning!!

  41. WOWZERS… Incredible cards. Just love them all. You have showcased the inks beautifully

  42. Momandwife says:

    Love. The. Watercolour background.

  43. Barbara Brennan says:

    My compliments on your choice of complementary colors in using Spot On stamp set on this card. I’m partial this orange and blue! The blend of colors is absolutely beautiful in your watercolor card of thanks design. Lastly, I love designing a card from beautiful scraps and your CAS card is a beauty! WELL DONE.

  44. Wow, I love these cards! Can’t wait to play with the colors.

  45. WOW! You absolutely hit it out of the park with your cards, Ingrid. I love them all, but the first just makes my heart smile. Great job!!

  46. Claudia M. says:

    Beautiful cards! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  47. Great cards. I love the watercolor card. Thank you for sharing.

  48. Marcia Fellner says:

    The 2nd card, using the inks with water is gorgeous. The colors work so well together. All three cards are really pretty.

  49. Paula Wolfe says:


  50. Trina Chaska says:

    Pretty cards. I can’t wait until I get my order so I can try water coloring with them.

  51. Grammajoni says:

    Incredible cards Ingrid.

  52. Fabulous and fun creation with those lovely colors!

  53. Karen Kreider says:

    Love these cards! Such a creative use of scraps from card #2 for card #3! ❀️

  54. Gorgeous cards! Your cards are always awesome but these cards are more than awesome! These inks rock!

  55. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Wow, beautiful cards! I love all of these designs and the vibrant color combos!

  56. Fabulous, fabulous projects! Love seeing how well these inks watercolor!

  57. ANN GREENE says:

    Wonderful cards, as usual.

  58. Brenda Jaques says:

    I really like all your cards, but the one that really caught my eye, was #1. Absolutely love the colors you used!!! The oranges and blues were such a great combo. This would be a card I would definetly case! It is just so cheerful! Great Birthday card!

  59. Kathy Doyle says:

    Awesome cards! Love blue and orange together, and blue and green together has always been a favorite! I need to save my trimmings to use on other cards! Why did I never think of that! Great idea!

  60. ANN GREENE says:

    Your work is always beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  61. ANN GREENE says:

    Ingrid, I knew you’d have something beautiful to show us.

  62. ANN GREENE says:

    Ingrid, I knew you’d do something gorgeous. Such nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

  63. beautiful, the watercoloring is lovely!

  64. Meg Connell says:

    Love the watercolour effect. And so clever …. I often use the strips I cut off too!

  65. Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Awesome cards. Love the 2nd watercolor card. Blue and green always go well together. Thank you for sharing.

  66. Diane M Sinclair says:

    I love your cards! I especially like the one with the dots! So much fun!

  67. Janet Ingraham says:

    Very impressive and lovely. Thank you for your tips on water coloring with the new inks.

  68. Christy Borfitz says:

    Gorgeous cards! I need to order the ink!

  69. Nice cards Ingrid! Love blue and orange together… and the lime green… oh my! Thank you for sharing… loved them all

  70. Three great clean and simple card designs! Love the inky background on your thank you card.
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  71. 3 AWESOME cards, but that watercolor creation is KICK BOOTY!!! Love them all!!!

  72. Great distress look from these inks. Lovely cards.

  73. Teena Schaefer says:

    That Aquatini is beautiful! Think I’m going to have to mess up my budget.

  74. Barbara Green says:

    Love your bright cards, the colors are great.

  75. Theresa Robinson says:

    Thanks Ingrid! I have both those stamp sets – thanks for the inspiration.

  76. Gretchen Harold says:

    I love CAS cards. I love your card, simply elegant. Thanks for sharing

  77. Wow, I love these!

  78. June Ramsamy says:

    Hi Ingrid, love design of your cards, absolutely stunning. The inks are so vibrant that they make the cards pop. Beautiful!

  79. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Really like the clean and simple birthday wishes card. I’m a fan of the water colored thank you card, too.

  80. Love the first card’s color combination…it just makes me smile. I can’t wait to stamp one like it with the new inks! I might even try water coloring…I’ve been intimidated, but think I’ll try it. Thanks for sharing!

  81. Carol Hardie says:

    Ingrid ……. love your stamping style. The birthday wishes card with the circles and color combo totally won me over!! Love that so much. Matching the cardstock layer really made the colors pop.

  82. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sharing uses for the new color palette. I enjoyed the watercolor effect card.

  83. Thank you for showing that watercolor card (and the one with the little strip… I LOVED that… I am really interested in these pads because they do work as watercolors!!!

  84. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards…it’s great to see how well these inks react with water as well as stamping so cleanly!

  85. Sherry Lowmaster says:

    gorgeous!! love them all but that watercolor is my fav! I wish i knew how to do that!

  86. LOVE your cards! Those blues & oranges are AWESOME! & that water coloring is just AMAZING!

  87. Love your cards. The birthday card would be great for a guy with that color combination and the 2 watercolor ones are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  88. Shelley Flaherty says:

    Oh, my gosh!!! These cards are gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing. I am seriously going to CASE these cards.

  89. Beautiful. I love the green and blue shades of ink.

  90. OMG!!! Love the cards and the watercoloring along with these inks are amazing. You really hit a home run with the inks and watercoloring. I am in love.

  91. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Love these cards. So many different looks from one ink collection.

  92. Love that watercolor! Pretty combination!

  93. Beth Duell says:

    What beautiful cards, the oranges and blues look fabulous together, and the watercolour cards just blow the mind. Thank you

  94. Great cards! I love the graphic circles and your water coloring. And thank you so much for sharing how you achieved the perfect match on your frame – what a great idea!

  95. Kim Smith says:

    I always love your cards. Cant wait to try my first set of inks.

  96. June Sefscik says:

    Beautiful cards Ingrid. I love the clean simple birthday card and can’t wait to try to CASE that when I get my inks. I’m just a beginner with mixed media and want to try the watercolor effect you have on the 2nd card. Love the look. Thanks for sharing

  97. fantastic cards, can’t wait to try out that wrinkle free technique with these great colors!

  98. Karen Roberts says:

    As usual, your cards are magnificent!!!! Watercolor Dream is my fav but they all are wonderful. I am lovin’ these inks.

  99. I just love all these cards but my favourite has to be the first it jumped out at me straight away and it was perfect timing as I am just planning a birthday card for my nephew and I just love the colours you used here perfect for a boy and so much fun. Thanks

  100. Peggy Pride says:

    I love all these cards! Your creativity is showing!

  101. Brenda B. says:

    So pretty! You really did a fabulous job with the watercolor technique!

  102. Priscilla Steele says:

    Wowzers!!! What awesome cards… your talent truly shows with having such vibrant colors available.

  103. have not tried these inks with water. I am inspired to try. what a pretty background!!!!

  104. that blue and orange circle card is a winner foe me!

  105. Mary Holshouser says:

    The first card speaks fun and party and happy.
    The last card is plain and simple and so pretty
    in its simplicity.
    Love the watercolor background of the second.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  106. These colours are so vibrant. I also love the look of your watercoloured background.
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  107. Rebecca Brown says:

    I am IN LUV. The colors are exuberant, gorgeous, striking without being overwhelming and the fact that you can water color with them … Oh yea baby! I want the whole set! Do you have a special for that? (I hope)

  108. Nicky Wakazuru-Yoza says:

    Beautiful cards… thanks for the inspiration!!!

  109. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love your cards and the color combinations you used. Fabulous!

  110. Betty Bunch says:

    Your cards are brilliant and so are the colors!

  111. Carolyn Servais says:

    Nice cards and the first one is my favorite.

  112. Leanne in Cali says:

    Love your cards and ideas! Can’t wait to get these new colors. Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop!!

  113. LOVE all your projects! The colors go great together!

  114. Mary Ann C. says:

    I will definitely be trying the distressed watercolor resist technique with the new inks. Your cards are beautiful!

  115. Fabulous cards, the watercolor is just WOW and the bright colors on the birthday card are the best. Will have to CAS these cards. Thanks for sharing!

  116. Wow, such fun cards, great way to show case these vibrant inks! can’t wait to try them.

  117. Barbara S says:

    WOW – great cards, all of them. I especially like the Spot On (first card) love those colors

  118. Ingrid, your cards are absolutely eye-catching! You make the wrinkle free technique look effortless. I love the ink choices for your cards.

  119. Great cards -especially like the watercolor! Thanks for sharing.

  120. Patti Blankenship says:

    All your cards are beautiful. Aquatini is my new favorite color. I have never used orange tones much, but your card inspired me to give it a try. Catherine made it easy since all the colors go together so well. Thank you.

  121. Michelle Uhlenhake says:

    Love all you cards…i will ha e to go google the watercor technique you mentioned as i am not familiar with that one.

  122. Linda Ford says:

    Your cards are great with these new ink pads.

  123. Each one of these is a delight! Thanks for the fab idea for using a scrap – love it!

  124. Wonderful cards using these new inks.

  125. Teresa Cherka says:

    Love the designs, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  126. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    Love your cards and use of the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  127. I love the vibrancy of the colors on these cards. I really love the watercolor on the last two cards. The color is beautiful!

  128. Michelle Welling says:

    Let me start distressing something! That’s fabulous!

  129. Laura Miller says:

    Fabulous card samples. I like how you used that last scrap of paper from project 2 for project 3.

  130. Susan Wareham says:

    Wonderful cards great inspiration I love how these inks seem to stay so vibrant and don’t fade after they dry. Gonna have to sale some ink pads to make room for a new brand!!

  131. Inspiring as always, Ingrid! I can always count on your cards to be truly original. I’m excited by the watercolour possibilities.

  132. WOW! Great cards and color combinations are my favorites. These new inks look amazing!

  133. Cheryl Fisher says:

    Great cards. Love the vibrant ink colors.

  134. Janet Harrington says:

    Love the Birthday Wishes!

  135. Wow, I did not not that you could watercolor with these inks as well. Awesome cards.

  136. beautiful cards!
    love the vibrant ink colors
    thanks for sharing

  137. Erm Sandberg says:

    I love the colors in the watercolor card. The aqua and lime have got to be my favorite combination. Can’t wait to get started.

  138. Oh My!!!!!! All three of your cards are fabulous!!! I can’t wait to play with these inks.

  139. I love all your cards, but the watercolor one really is a dream!

  140. Colleen Pepper says:

    Awesome card designs. Love the blues and oranges together.

  141. Debbie Thomas says:

    The cards are beautiful and the ink colors are gorgeous !!!

  142. Janice Spaulding says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the color combinations you used! TFS

  143. These cards are just gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors.

  144. Your cards are absolutely awesome!! Love the festive birthday card – the colors are so vibrant. Just love the watercolor technique with these inks. So beautiful.

  145. Bonnie Thrasher says:

    These cards are wonderful, just gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors.

  146. LaVonne Smejkal says:

    Making coordinating card stock is awesome! Love the richness of Something Borrowed! The watercolored background is a nice compliment to the sentiments!

  147. Karen Lindsay says:

    Gorgeous cards, all! These vivid, bright new inks are such fun to play with and I can hardly wait to add the new colors to the first six from the Foundations box. Beautiful!

  148. Tracy Bourdon-Thomas says:

    I love the birthday card, screams boy to me, but then I have 3 brothers, 4 sons, and 2 grandsons. No girls (yet) lol. I love the watercolor card, but what I loved the most was how you used your scraps, that was awesome!

  149. Donna Dacy says:

    Your cards are lovely. I love the one with the graphic designs and the complimentary colors. Nice watercolor background as well. These colors are so vibrant and versatile. Great designs. TFS

  150. Avra Williams says:

    Great cards! I especially love the fun birthday card!

  151. Melinda Lowry says:

    Wow! Those colors really pop on the birthday card! Love it!

  152. Jean Purpura says:

    I just knew there would be a watercolor card from you…Thank you for not disappointing me. I think all your cards are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration

  153. Ingrid, they all are gorgeous! I love the technique you used on each of the cards. Thank You for the inspirations!

  154. Vivian Neff says:

    Oh my. The birthday card makes a great masculine card.

  155. Your cards are awesome. Love how you used the scraps from the watercolor one. I can’t wait to try watercoloring with them. I have the foundations box so I can play along.

  156. I just love your cards, but the first one knocks it put of the park! Wonderful card, wonderful use of colors!

  157. Pamela Gietzen says:

    What a great birthday card, and I LOVE the colors in your thank you’s. Beautiful creations all!

  158. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  160. Marty Harris says:

    Oooh! I think I’m going to love these more than distress inks–the techniques you have used prove it! Lovely cards.

  161. auntbubbels/janetgillen says:

    As usual, your cards are beautiful. My fav is the watercolor one. I haven’t watercolored in a long while. Thanks for the inspiration.

  162. Oh, Ingrid! I love the watercolor card! Just fantastic!

  163. Kathy Serrahn says:

    love your cards , colors are so vibrant

  164. Cindy McDonough says:

    Great designs……so talented

  165. I love the water colored look! It looks like it took forever!

  166. Becca Yahrling says:

    Your cards are all fabulously pretty! Hubby would love the 1st one – FL Gator colors! lol But I love the last two … that Lime Rickey and Aquatini are just too pretty for words.

  167. Great cards as always Ingrid! And love the greens you went with too.

  168. Linda Gorman says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor! The inks are beautiful and I ordered them all!!!

  169. Catharine Colclasure says:

    Thanks Ingrid, I love everything you do, and these a a marvelous way to display Catherine’s new colors…thanks

  170. Janette Jepson says:

    Very pretty love your color combos.

  171. Total amazing cards Ingrid! That watercolor one is my favorite.

  172. Love love love the watercolored background.

  173. Kathleen Reilly says:

    Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration


  174. Colleen Balija says:

    Oh Ingrid, you’re cards are lovely. I really am impressed with the watercolor one!

  175. Green and aqua. Great combination.

  176. These cards are great. Can’t wait to try out the new colors.

  177. Love the colors of the birthday card!

  178. Jennifer Schuler says:

    All the cards are amazing! Really love them! I especially like the water color background! My favorite technique and theses inks play beautifully!

  179. barb macaskill says:

    All three of these cards are fabulous!! I especially love the watercolor card!! Blues and greens are always a stunning combination!1 TFS!

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