Paradise Found Release Blog Hop, Day 2!

Hello! Welcome to my stop on this fun Blog Hop to celebrate Catherine Pooler’s new Spa Ink Release and Paradise Found products!!

I could not enjoy the new inks more! My favorite might be the Green Tea! And I did NOT see that coming! Haaaa! πŸ™‚

How about some cards? Yes- Onward!


I stamped the new Plaid Background with the Sauna Ink and then added some black lines with a fine black pen. I like how it pulled some of the black into the background. I then cut the scalloped panel (gulp!) and stitched it on to my card base before adhering the white embossed sentiment. I die cut the Best die a couple of times and layered that up, adhering that along with a tiny heart for the Tags, etc. Dies (Counting Blessing SOA Collection).

This is one of those cards that grew on me over time. At first I almost binned it, but I’m glad it stuck it out because it is now a fave! πŸ™‚


My next card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set and the new Birds of a Feather Die.

How awesome are these new ink colors?! ❀ them! They are: Daydream, Mandarin Spice and Green Tea. (Watch out Tutti Frutti, there’s a new orange in town πŸ™‚ )

For this, I inked up the large feather from the Birds of a Feather set, and stamped them all on white cardstock. I die cut them all out with the new die and gave them a slight score line to fold along before stitching and pinching them upward. I scored the card panel and adhered all to my card base. Fun!


This next card I’m sharing today, uses the new Winter Wonderland stamp set. The little critters on this set are very cute and there are lots of little detail stamps that help make a complete scene easily.

I stamped the trees in my new a fore mentioned fave, Green Tea. The red elements are stamped in Peppermint Scrub and the deer is stamped in Icing on the Cake. Oh, and the snowflakes are stamped in second generation of Black Jack. Catherine’s inks work awesome for that technique– which is fabulous if you’d like just a lighter version of a color.

It’s such a cozy little scene!


Next up, a card featuring the new Small Doily die and stamps from the Medallion Mix-Up Stamp set. Again, I used the new Green Tea color for tag. πŸ™‚ The tag and the hearts are from the previous Counting Blessings SOA Collection–the Tags, etc. Dies.

This card was very tricky to photograph at a good angle. I also didn’t predict that challenge–ha! But in person, it looks very delicate and lovely cut from vellum and folded up to create a flower type element. This card is going to be for my Grandmother on her 94th Birthday next week!  ❀

I again scored the card panel and stitched everything on to the card base after adding some twine to the tag. This card turned out so lovely! I can’t wait to give it to my Grannie. πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed my stop along this hop! I ended up having several cards because once I started creating, they just kept coming! And I still have two more to share in the future!

Be sure to check out all the stops along today’s hop (and yesterday’s!) (and tomorrow’s!)!


Here’s the complete list if you started here and need to head back:

Catherine Pooler

Ilina Crouse

Laurel Beard

Kristie Goulet

Jill Hawkins <– πŸ™‚ you are here

Maureen Merritt

Lisa Harrolle 

Chrissie Tobas

You’ll have through Friday, November 17 at 11:55 am eastern to leave comments. Three winners will be randomly picked for $25 gift certificates to Catherine’s shop!


Check out all the fabulous NEW release HERE and be sure to check out ALL Catherine Pooler’s bold color inks –they stamp like butta’! πŸ™‚

Have a fabulous week! Thank you for hopping here and be sure to head to the next stop at Maureen’s Blog! Maureen is sure to have some fabulousness there!!

Take care and happy crafting!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins See you there! πŸ™‚

87 thoughts on “Paradise Found Release Blog Hop, Day 2!

  1. Melinda Lowry says:

    I’m loving your cards! I am thinking that Sauna might be my favorite color in this collection. Can’t wait for my inks to arrive!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    I just love the Winter Wonderland set and your card made with it! Lovely! And the new ink colors, so gorgeous. LOVE anything plaid, too. lol

  3. Z Sullivan says:

    Lovely cards. I really like that scalloped plaid background in Sauna (I can’t believe you “almost binned it”)! I appreciate how you showcased dies from previous SOA collections. The stitching is a nice touch

  4. Julie Booker says:

    I love the cards! The plaid background is stunning! And I love the woodland scene. Gorgeous! Thank you for inspiring me as I want to have a go at making them myself.

  5. S Lynn Beaumont says:

    Wow! I really like the texture and color of those feathers. I am really looking forward to my shipment. And I love the way you used that plaid background – especially with that black line added!

  6. dezertsuz says:

    I loved stopping here! Every card is a winner, and that one for your 94 yo grandmother is a work of art. I like that you stitch on your cards. Do you tie the threads on the back side?

  7. melissaf123 says:

    LOVE your pretty cards, the yellow plaid with touch of black is awesome and the machine stitching on the feathers, love the color combos too.

  8. Deborah Kaye says:

    Love love love your cards! The stitching on them totally brings them all together. My favorite is your yellow plaid call. WOW! Thank you for sharing!

  9. DSo many great examples. I love how you added the back stripes in the plaid. The design aspect of the doilies in the last cards is so original and creative. All of the cards are so lovely. The spa colors are fabulous.

  10. Sharon Field says:

    Love the way you added that line to the plaid background stamp and the card for your grandma is amazing………she is going to love it….I know I do! Great job..

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