January 27, 2012

Still Some More Paper Crafting Goodness Available!

I've finally caught up to shipping out all the Grab Boxes that have been ordered so far. Yay! I hope you all like them! If anyone isn't satisfied, please do let me know.

There are still lots of boxes available and we need to sell them all before the drawing. As a reminder, for each Grab Box you purchase, your name goes into a hat to win $100 gift certificate to spend at The Craft's Meow!

The boxes are $19 apiece and the contents are well below retail price. The boxes contain products from My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Graphic 45, Crate Paper, Maya Road, Ranger/Tim Holtz, LaBlanche, and Bazzil, plus ribbon, flowers and buttons. A few even have additional surprises tucked inside. Note: not all boxes will have something from each of these companies/categories. If you purchase more than one box, I'll make sure you get boxes that are as different from each other as possible.

I've been having problems with the shipping calculator in the store for International orders. I've made some adjustments to the settings, which has helped, but is certainly not perfect. I don't know why, but the system over-estimates International shipping costs almost all of the time. But I do refund overpayment of shipping! If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com.

We also have a contest going on our Facebook page. When we reach 1250 "likes" I'll draw a name to win a  TCM stamp set of choice! Please share with a friend! 

Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Sent With Love and Happy Owlentine's Day are on order and will be back in stock next week. :)

January 24, 2012

International Shipping for Grab Boxes

I'm having some real problems with the International Shipping calculations for the Grab Boxes in the store. I've tried to fix it, but it's still running amok, especially if you order two grab boxes. International buyers, please email me if the postage seems out of whack to you. We'll figure out how to work it out. Thanks!!!

Exciting News!!!

We're so proud to announce that we now have a Company Gallery on Splitcoaststampers!!! Woo hoo!!! We'd love for you to share your TCM cards/projects there. The keywords are TCM, thecraftsmeow, and craftsmeow. You can put all or one in the "Keywords" line when uploading your card/project and, zap, it will be there for all TCM fans to enjoy! We're always thrilled to see what you've created with TCM stamps. You might just see your card/project featured on our Facebook page and/or blog!

Lots going on right now here at TCM... a Design Team Call, the monthly Card Sketch Challenge (now open to all, even if not using TCM stamps), the Grab Boxes and a chance to win $100 in store credit, and a challenge to reach 1250 "likes" on our Facebook page for a chance to win a TCM stamp set of choice!!! Enjoy!!! And thank you so much for your support and patronage of The Craft's Meow. It means so much!

January 23, 2012

How Would You Like to Win a $100 TCM Gift Certificate???

Thank you so much! We're having a great response for the Grab Boxes! I've decided that for each Grab Box you buy, your name will go in a hat to win $100 in store credit at The Craft's Meow!!! Yep, it's true! :)
Please share this with your friends. The faster we sell out of the Grab Boxes, the faster one of you will win the prize! 
To help things along, I'll give away a TCM stamp set of choice when we reach 1,250 "likes" on our Facebook page!!!
I've also had a few questions about the shipping cost. The maximum shipping cost within the US will be $10.95 for Medium Flat Rate Shipping. Because all the boxes vary in contents, I had to enter the heaviest weight into the store. It's quite possible that the actual shipping will be less, especially the closer you live to California, and I will refund overpayment of postage. To find out what the shipping cost will be, you have to go all the way to the checkout page. I've done a tutorial about this which you can find by clicking --> HERE.

For more information about the sale, please click --> HERE.

Thanks so much!!! Have a great day!!!

January 22, 2012

Grab Boxes Now Available!!!

Check it out!!! This is similar to a warehouse clearance sale! The Craft's Meow is no longer selling non-stamp products. Everything that remained after the end of last year has been distributed into Priority Mail boxes along with some additional goodies that never appeared in the store. The Grab Boxes vary in content... below are pictures of the contents of two different boxes just for an idea of what you might receive. The value of the contents is far below regular retail price.

The boxes contain products from My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Graphic 45, Crate Paper, Maya Road, LaBlanche, and Bazzil, plus ribbon, flowers and buttons. A few even have additional surprises tucked inside. Note: not all boxes will have something from each of these companies/categories. If you purchase more than one box, I'll make sure you get boxes that are as different from each other as possible. 

Please note that the free shipping for orders of $65 or more does not apply for the grab boxes.

Get 'em while they're hot! Once sold out, they are gone forever!!! Shop by clicking HERE.
Thanks so much! Please stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

January 21, 2012

Oops... just a couple of minor changes to the DT Call

Since many of you read this blog through Feedblitz or a Reader, I want to make sure you're aware that we made a couple of slight adjustments to the Design Team Call below, including extending the date for submissions to 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, February 11th. For the updated DT Call, please scroll up or click HERE. Thanks!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

January 20, 2012

Design Team Changes

Hello there! Many wonderful things are going on behind the scenes here at The Craft's Meow and time is flying! I'm popping in today to announce something not quite so wonderful. Boo hoo, we're saying goodbye to four of our design team members... Debbie Pamment, Alice Wertz, Lynn Miller and Viola Mahr. These ladies have done such beautiful work with TCM stamps and I feel like dropping to the ground, grabbing onto their ankles, and begging them not to go. But I can't be that selfish. Each has her own very good reason for stepping down. They will be missed, but I know they will always be friends of The Craft's Meow and of me personally, and for that I'm very grateful.

On a more upbeat note, I'm very happy to announce that I'm getting some much-needed help! Julie Ranae is now the Design Team Coordinator (thank you Julie!!!) and Amy Tsuruta is now Sketch Challenge Coordinator (thank you Amy!!!). Lindsay Amrhein continues to help me with Social Media, for which I'm very grateful.

I hope you'll stay tuned, especially over the next few days, as we have THREE exciting things coming up that you won't want to miss! :)

See you tomorrow!

January 18, 2012

January-February Card Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends! Wow, how time does fly when you're having fun! ;) I thought things might settle down after the holidays, but no. How about for you?

Consequently, I'm a bit late posting the January-February Card Sketch Challenge, but you still have plenty of time to play. The challenge is open until 9:00 pm Pacific on February 14, 2012!

Michelle Bertuzzi created the gorgeous sketch for this round (which is a work of art in and of itself, don't you think?):

Behold the beautiful cards created by some of our design team ladies using this sketch:

featuring Happiness Is and

featuring All You Need is Love and

You may enter as often as you like, but we must be able to see the sketch in there somewhere. You are free to flip it or turn it as you like!

I'm revising the rules this month. You do NOT have to use TCM stamps to enter the challenge. However, if you are the winner and you have used TCM stamps on your entry, you will not only receive a TCM stamp set of choice as your prize, but also a coupon for 15% off one additional stamp set of choice which can be used one time within 30 days!!! 

You have until February 14th at 9:00 pm Pacific to link your card below. Enjoy!

The winner from the December-January Card Sketch Challenge is...

Congratulations Venus!!! Please email your (in stock) stamp set choice and mailing address to me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com and I'll get your prize right out to you!

Edited to add: Somehow I set the clock on Inlinkz to the wrong end time, so please link your card in the comments section below up until 9:00 pm Pacific tonight, February 14th. Thanks so much!!

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

It's 2012, can you believe it? Thanks so much to all of you who have purchased our products this past year... our inaugural year! We look forward to an awesome new year here at The Craft's Meow!

Nearly all remaining clearance products have been removed from the shelves. They and lots of additional products that have never appeared here in the store will be packaged up as "grab boxes" and offered for sale later this month, so please stay tuned for that!

I've left on the shelves the few remaining LaBlanche and Penny Black stamps, now marked down by 50%, as well as Pink Paislee Soiree stamp sets marked down by 60%!

I've also left on the shelves the few remaining Tim Holtz Distress ink pads, re-inkers and stains. They are marked down 25%, but I'm offering an additional 10% discount on just those products... the coupon code to enter at checkout is TimHoltz.

Little Frieda & Friends stamps remain discounted by 50%.

Maya Road Shadowbox kits remain discounted by 60%!

All are in extremely limited quantities... mostly 1 or 2... so please act quickly if you want to snap up these deals. I've also returned the free US shipping (discounted shipping for international orders) to $65 US.

We will not be releasing any new stamp sets this month, but will instead showcase our 2011 releases with chances to win, so please stay tuned for that! Oh, I almost forgot (*grin*)... we WILL have a very special non-stamp release that you won't want to miss. Great things are ahead my friends!

Thanks again, so very much, for your patronage! I sincerely wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!