Six Small Businesses You Should Know: Episode Three--Catherine Pooler Designs

Welcome back to the third small business feature in the Six Small Businesses You Should Know series. Sara Scraps and I are focusing on six small businesses that we recently found or worked with at Creativation that we were impressed with and thought that you would like to see as well! This week, we are talking about Catherine Pooler Designs. 


This particular company makes premium dye ink pads as well as unique stamp sets and also sells some other accessories and goodies. We both had an amazing time talking with the team for this product line at Creativation and I was really impressed with the pattern builder stamps like the one I am using today. I love when I can find a company that makes products that will work for both card making and scrapbooking since I love to stamp in my memory books as well. 

For my project today, I am working in my pocket notebook from The Stamp Spot where I am creating a travel memory book for a trip that we took as a family to Boston last summer. (Make sure to go back to the other episodes in this series if you want to see more about the other pages and projects!) I started out knowing that I wanted to create a unique border on the side of my layout and so I used one of the stamps in this pattern builder set and then fussy cut the edge to create something a little more unique and different since the edging won't be a square anymore. 


Then, I went ahead and added some embellishments from the Crate Paper Here + There collection which is what I am trying to keep consistent throughout this project. I added some stamping to my title using the Artist Gather stamps and the Aquatini Catherine Pooler dye ink. 


I just love how all of the interactive elements in this notebook are working together and creating unique and unexpected twists. A few more embellishments including some mini cork stars from SpiegelMom Scraps and this look was complete (*Although, I will likely add some journaling to the bottom of the page later!)


Do make sure to hop on over to You Tube and check out the video below....

Do take a minute and leave a comment below as well as on the YT video so that you can get some entries into that amazing prize pack that we are going to have at the end of this series. (* of these amazing, vibrant ink pads is in that prize pack!) Also, stop by and visit Sara Scraps blog and YT channel to check out her project with our highlight on Catherine Pooler Designs. Come back again and see us on the 1st as we highlight small business number four. 



Supply List:

Pattern Builder Stamps:

Aquatini Ink Pad:

Party Dress Ink Pad: 

Pocket Page Notebook:

Artist Gather Retro Flip Alphabet:

SpiegelMom Scraps: