Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Zen Garden Blog Hop Day Two

Hi!

Welcome to day two of the Zen Garden Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from my good friend Laurel's blog.

This collection is so much fun! I rally had a blast creating and creating and creating! If you want the entire collection, click HERE for simple 1-click buying!


Let's get right to it! I've created a few cards (I did post one yesterday, too, so scroll down or click here if you missed it... And more to come, wink, wink!) using the new Zen Garden Collection.  This Collection couldn't be more fun! Today we are featuring the Love Grows Stamp Set and coordinating Dies!

For my first card, I used the Love Grows stamp set, along with the Chevron Cheer stamp set.  I also used the You die cut and Shea Butter, Polished and Midnight inks.


I think the color combo is just too fun! It makes me think of the sunset at the beach!

Next, I wanted a spring themed card (I can only dream that Spring will be here soon in Chicago).  I used Rose Petals ink to create the color on the card base, along with Shea Butter, Seafoam, Polished, Midnight and Sugared Lavender.  I strictly used the Love Grows stamp set to create this simple scene.  Instead of sequins or dots, I used the stamp set to create faux embellishments.



My final card is simple, but I think packs a lot of pop.  I stuck only with Polished and Shea Butter inks to create an ombre effect by blending them together.  I used the flowers again in the Love Grows stamp set and the Smile die to complete the card.


P.S. I did ALL of my stamping using the amazing stamping block in CP's store.  They are the perfect size! There is a 5 Block Bundle that I feel is an essential.  I have one set and I am going to buy another set for my daughter to use.



Next up is Jenny!


Full Hop List:
Catherine Pooler
Laurel Beard
Chrissie Tobas (YOU ARE HERE)
Jenny Colacicco
Ashlea Cornell
Melissa Miller
Tracie Pond
Karen Baker

You have to hop to win! Good Luck!!!!




Let's Connect! 

 




119 comments:

  1. Such fun colors, Chrissie! Great cards =)

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  2. Love your cards and the colors are fabulous.

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  3. Lovely and colorful cards with the second one being my favorite. I like the faux embellishments.

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  4. such sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  5. Awesome cards! This ink is awesome and love the muted colors.

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  6. Beautiful cards. This release rocks!

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  7. What beautiful cards! I can't wait to get the new inks either :)

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  8. Awww!!! Gorgeous cards and colouring!!!

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  9. Great cards. My favorite is the "You Make Me Smile" card. I can't get over these gorgeous colors.

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  10. Wow! Your cards are amazing, very gorgeous colors. Thank you for sharing and chance to win.

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  11. Beautiful cards, the flowers are very Zen so they go perfectly with the new Zen Garden inks.

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  12. Love your cards especially the Polished & Shea Butter one, WOW!

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  13. Great release! I love the first card with the sunrise colours. So very appealing.

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  14. These are so springy and pretty. It makes me long for the spring.....The colors are amazing.

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  15. I live in MN so the pretty spring colors are so nice to see. Out with Mr. Winter and in with Ms. Spring. Your cards are beautiful, I think my favorite one is the first one I love you card. What neat embellishments that you used. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I love these fun color combos! Your cards are so bright and cheery :)

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  17. Love the color combos on all three cards!

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  18. Love all the cards. Beautiful. The color combinations rock. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Your cards are filling my heart with sunshine, Chrissie! :) I love them!

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  20. Love your sunny, summery colours and flowers. You'll enjoy spring in Chicago well before we do, up here in Canada! Thanks for the tip on the 5-block bundle...

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  21. Great cards. Hard to choose but I like the second card, You Make Me Smile card. I love all the spring colors, especially the Rose Petal base. And I love the sentiment. It is encouraging to those you are close with, to those you may have just met. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  22. gosh, these all scream SPRING to me, love the colors and your cards are just beautiful. I love the ink blending one with the new chevron oval!

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  23. Love the cards, the smile card is my favorite.

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  24. Lovely cards for all occassions !!! Lovely stampset !

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  25. I especially love your first card because it also reminded me of sunsets. I am eager for the new colors to arrive so I can have a hand at sunset-making!

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  26. Love your colorful cards. These colors are gorgeous.

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  27. Love the new colors and the stamps, thanks for sharing

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  28. Love that chevron stamp.
    The cards are fantastic.
    The first is more detailed but
    the others are plain and simple
    and wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Fun Cards! Love the stamps with these colors.

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  30. Usually I go more for the watercolor-y look of the first card, but for some reason the final ombre card is really speaking to me today. I love how you kept it so CAS, but it packs a punch. And those colors are so happy. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Love the flowers, so versatile.

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  32. I love all of these! The chevron is definitely going to be cased for my teenaged great nephew! Just change out the flower for something "manly", and it changes everything!

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  33. This flower set is one of my favorites, but then I really like flowers.

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  34. Oh my goodness. So bright and fresh looking. And I will enjoy trying this!

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  35. What fun bright cards gives me the feel of summer with the wonderful colors you picked! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Gorgeous colour combination...love it.

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  37. I like the sample card in teal and yellow. Love the vine that can go in any direction. The colors remind me of summer.

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  38. Chrissie, your cards are as pretty as ever. The Smile card is gorgeous.

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  39. I love your second rose colored card! That combination is spectacular!

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  40. I love your third card! Simple but oh so pretty!

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  41. Those flowers are just so pretty. Strong enough to stand alone, pretty enough to be bunched

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  42. Wow - these cards are amazing. I really love the ombre smile card. The flowers are just beautiful!!

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  43. Your cards are so happy and colorful!

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  44. I love the stamps and the new colours. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  45. Your cards are so pretty, Love them!!

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  46. Love the ombre blending and the Smile die. All of your cards are cheerful; love the Love Grows stamp set.

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  47. Very pretty cards! The new Shea Butter color is amazing!

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  48. Such fun colors. It just reminds me of the 70's with the bold colors.

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  49. These are so very sweet! I just love those darling flowers!!

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  50. Such gorgeous colours! I love the love grows stamp set, such a cute set just in time for Spring!

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  51. Your card does look like the sunset. Love these beautiful colors.

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  52. Loving this stamp set more and more as I see all the design team's creations! Colors are awesome!

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  53. I love these cards. I love the color, the flowers and the Smile die. Wowza is all I can say. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great cards - my favorite is the last "ombre" look. Beautiful

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  55. Very pretty cards! So pretty that I can't
    even pick a favorite.

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  56. Your cards are waaaaaaay too pretty!!!

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  57. Stunning cards, Chrissie; thanks for sharing, so inspirational!

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  58. Great cards, that smile card is my favorite.

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  59. Colors look so fun. Your cards sure put a smile on the face. Wonderful release

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  60. Great cards, very bright and springy!

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  61. The first card was my favorite with chevron and colors.

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  62. Fabulous color combos! Love these ♥

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  63. Beautiful cards. Love how you used the chevron! Thank you for sharing your creations!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  64. Pretty cards. Love the background on the first card.

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  65. Just gorgeous cards. The new stamps and inks are amazing

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  66. I love the colors you used, especially the Shea Butter! The smile card is my favorite!

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  67. Pretty cards. I think the second one is my favorite, but I really like "Smile" on the third card.

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  68. Pretty cards and I love your color combos!!

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  69. LOVE your color combinations....Great cards!

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  70. I agree about the stamp block set.

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  71. Really beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  72. Chrissie,
    I especially love your first card. They all make me think of spring.
    Linda

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  73. I love your cards! And the ombre Smile using Polished & Shea Butter inks is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!! I adore this card!

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  74. I really like the clean look of the smile card -- the 3rd one.

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  75. Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Loving that second card. Jealous that you have a daughter that can stamp!!! TFS

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  77. Hi, I love your cards, they are so beautiful and I love the colors so bright and pretty, make you smile. Thanks.

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  78. All three cards are beautiful but I love the Smile card. Beautiful color combo.. :)

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  79. Pretty cards. My favorite is the Smile card.

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  80. Great Cards. Love that chevron oval. Such a unique look. These colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  81. Love these cards, Chrissie! I really like the color combo on the first one too! It is summery and makes me think warm thoughts.

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  82. Beautiful cards!!! Thank you for the inspiration 😊

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  83. Love the cards thanks for sharing

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  84. You made such a wonderful set of cards !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  85. Absolutely beautiful cards!!! I love all of them!!! Cant wait until my order arrives so i can get Inky!! Thabks for sharing!!! Big hugs!!

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  86. pretty cards Chrissie! Loving the colour combo!

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  87. Beautiful cards, just love the colors. So fresh and happy!

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  88. Sweet cards. Love the blending on the smile die cut.

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  89. Your cards are beautiful and inspiring, Chrissie.
    Thank you so much for sharing them!

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  90. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the ombre effect one.

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  92. I agree with others, beautiful cards. And, I'm a sucker for ombre, but that card really does just pop with the colors and layout. Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Love the color combo. You really showcased 5he new colors. They are fabulous. Great designs as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Pretty color combo and great cards.

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  95. I especially love the smile card. Simple but so bright and cheery!

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