Catherine Pooler Ink Party Collection Release Blog Hop

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newink-availablenow Today is the day!!!

It’s been one year, almost exactly, since I started working on my dream of inks a reality.

It’s been an amazing journey…mostly awesome…with a sprinkling of really hard days where I’ve either been banging my head against the wall, or a sobbing heap in the corner.

The day is finally here, you all have been so amazing and excited and the first stampers that have used our inks have given them rave reviews!  So all this goodness definitely outweighs the tough parts of bringing this gorgeous rainbow to market.

May I introduce you to the first 12 colors (plus midnight!)…the Party Collection of Ink Pads!


Much of this is covered in the video, but here is a run-down!

What is great about these inks?

  • Color coordination will be a snap!  Our first collection, the Party Collection is made up of all vibrant, saturated colors that will go together perfectly.  No more guessing which color goes with which!
  • No more splotchy images!  Two or three gentle LOVE TAPS are all you need to get full coverage on your stamp which transfers beautifully to your cardstock.
  • No more muddy, dirty stamped images when residue from a dark ink gets picked up by a light color!  (I had to show this to Randall about 15 times with different stamps and ink colors before he believed it.  #truestory)


How do CP Designs foam pads ink up clear stamps much more nicely than linen topped felt pads?? Foam transfers ink better to the stamps, and a well inked stamp produces a better quality image.

Simple as that.

Felt pads also usually end up getting a “depression” in the middle of the pad which makes it more difficult to ink stamps evenly, an issue that you will not experience with foam pads.

Foam pads release ink very easily on anything you touch, so experiment and play with them to get used to this amazing pad!  Sometimes I end up with some pretty inky fingers after stamping, but they wash up pretty well…and hey!  Inky fingers are the sign of a happy stamper!  I wear them as a badge of honor.

Catherine Pooler Designs are premium dye inks and they are all non-permanent, except for Midnight. Midnight is an archival dye ink, is permanent and is safe for watercoloring and for using alcohol ink markers.

Let’s see them up close and personal! 

These inks are available in the shop now!  You can purchase the ink pad, the ink refills, the new 8 colors in a bundle, all 13 colors in a bundle, the first 5 colors of ink refills in a bundle, etc…

(Our first five inks were first available in our Foundations Box, in case you missed that!)



Hop along to the bloggers linked in our blog hop list, leave comments on each blog and on on Thursday, January 12 at 6 pm eastern, I’ll choose two winners from all the comments to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the shop!


Our amazing Design Team have been working on some pretty incredible projects using these inks.  I can’t wait for you to see what they’ve created!

How to hop:  Leave a comment on my blog letting me know which color is your favorite and what your favorite feature of these inks pads are, then click on Laurel’s name to visit her blog, leave a comment, then click the next name on the list and so on….have fun hopping!

Catherine Pooler *you are here

Laurel Beard *go here next

Chrissie Tobas

Heather North

Taheerah Atchia

Kristie Goulet

Deepti Stephens

Lydia Evans

Ingrid Blackburn 

Allison Cope

Melissa Miller

Kelly Griglione

Maureen Merritt

Lisa Harrolle

Thanks for visiting me on this super exciting day!

  • Marise Nyberg January 12, 2017, 2:07 am

    These inks are stunning. Absolutely love them. So vibrant! So my stamping style!

  • Beth Karschnick January 12, 2017, 2:36 am

    Hey Catherine,

    Love ALL the new colors but I think my faves are Aquatini, Lime Ricky and TuttiFruitti!! Thanks for all your hard work!! Also, for sharing this ride with us!!

    Love ya,


  • Sharon Nesvog January 12, 2017, 2:55 am

    Catherine!! WOW!!! You are the world’s paper-crafting angel!!! :) Thank you for all the beautiful products in your shopping gallery….and for these beautiful new Ink Pads and re-fillers that you’ve launched!!! I can’t wait to receive my last eight colors and the re-fillers. And then to (impatiently ☺) wait for your next SOA Collection in February!

  • Theresa January 12, 2017, 4:02 am

    Just got my Foundations box with the new inks! I love them. I can’t wait to get the new colors.

  • Susan Crook January 12, 2017, 6:35 am

    I love the inks. The tap, tap works perfectly for me. The colours are so vibrant. My favourite is fiesta blue.


  • Cecelia Castro January 12, 2017, 7:26 am

    I love the new colors of ink. Aquatini is my favorite from the videos.

  • Deana Benson January 12, 2017, 7:29 am

    Even though I have the first 5 I am SUPER excited to get the rest out of my mailbox!!

  • Julie S January 12, 2017, 7:46 am

    Catherine, I love your color choices, they are so rich! I am an ink fanatic so I will be ordering these, can’t wait to try them.

  • Nana Griffin January 12, 2017, 8:26 am

    My favorite color is the fuchsia even though I do not have that one yet and I like that they blend well together.

  • Debbie January 12, 2017, 9:17 am

    Love the Rockin’ Red and the oval shape of the pads!

  • Jeanette Vernon January 12, 2017, 11:07 am

    I love Flirty Fuschia!!!

  • Althea January 12, 2017, 11:45 am

    Congratulations! Beautiful ink colors.
    Just a big thanks for putting your “leave a comment” section at the beginning. :)

  • Linda Gorun January 12, 2017, 11:57 am

    Aquatini is the best! (But am looking forward to trying out the rest!). Great job with color choices and presentations.

  • Erin C. January 12, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Wohoo! Thank you so much for all the different ways to purchase!!! I’m partial to Aquatini, but I love all of the colors!! My favorite thing about these inks is really 2 things: I love how solid I can get an image to be & I love the no transfer aspect. ☺

  • June Ramsamy January 12, 2017, 12:57 pm

    Great inks and colours, can’t wait to try these out.

  • Sher Huss January 12, 2017, 2:01 pm

    I love these inks and how you demonstrated their use. I can’t wait to see what is next. You are so inspiring – thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • FeM January 12, 2017, 3:48 pm

    I like the blues and the foam type pad.

  • Clare Nemeth January 12, 2017, 5:57 pm

    I think so far Orange Twist and Fiesta Blue are my favorites. So far I only have the Foundation Box colors so my opinion may change when I get the other luscious colors on my work table. Congrats again on your new line Catherine!!!

  • Wanda Lee January 12, 2017, 8:26 pm

    Love your page and looking forward to using your products.

  • Flo January 14, 2017, 8:25 pm

    I’m having a hard time picking between aquatint and party dress. Great colors and they look like they stamp really nice.

  • Amanda January 15, 2017, 5:48 am

    Aquatini….just beautiful. Love the blending abilities

  • Susan Powell January 15, 2017, 10:19 pm

    Hi Catherine – congratulations are your new ink line. I haven’t ordered my inks YET but am definitely planning to. From the pics I’d have to say my favs are aquatini, fiesta blue and lime ricky.

  • Deborah L Cieply January 18, 2017, 2:14 am

    I like them all but I think the Flirty Fuchsia is pulling on my heart strings the most. I love the solid image it looks like you get with these inks.

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