August 28, 2012

The Design Team Call Has Concluded...

Hello friends! I'm popping in today (finally!) to let you know that we have now contacted the finalists for the Design Team (and guest designers) and are happy to report that they all have accepted our invitation to join Team TCM! To say that this was a difficult decision is an understatement. We LOVED all the submissions... each offered something very special...and we appreciated all the LOVE we received from you good people. Thank you sooooo much!!!

We will introduce the new designers to you soon. In the meantime, we are still awaiting word on our August release, which will now occur in September, due to a big change at the stamp manufacturing company. It's been a nightmare for many of us. All we can do is hope that things will settle back to normal... or better than normal... soon! Thank you for hanging in there with us. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Back soon with more. Have a great day!

August 25, 2012

The Craft's Meow: August Sketch Challenge!

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It's Amy T here, is it just me or does it seem like summer is quickly coming to an end?  Next week is September!

I'm here to remind you about The Craft's Meow August Sketch Challenge:

Isn't that a wonderful sketch by our own NinaB?!

Here is how Jessica was inspired by it:

She used The Craft's Meow

{stamp illustrator:  NinaB}

Love how Jessica teamed up the Notes & Ideas text with the fun bling!

Here's my take on the sketch and my farewell card to summer...

I used The Craft's Meow

{stamp illustrator:  Mabelle R-O}

Make sure you check out the SALE going over in The Craft's Meow store!

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!

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 August 31st @ 9:00 pm pacific to link up!

August 21, 2012

Status of Design Team Call

Hello friends! I'm popping in today to let you know that the DT call closed last night and we have more than 70 applicants! Whew!!! And what a LOT of loveliness! Narrowing it down to just four will be sooooo hard!  We hope to contact the finalists within the next few days, so please stay tuned. I'll post again when they have all been contacted.

Thank you all so much for your kind words and interest in TCM. We're so honored and happy that you love our stamps!!!

August 17, 2012

... a little hitch...

Yes, we have a little hitch in our getalong here at TCM. Due to issues on the manufacturing side of things, we have no choice but to postpone our August release. Boo hoo!!!

I don't have a new date yet for the release, but I'm told it will be up to two weeks. Yikes! I hope you'll hang in there with us during the wait. We'll be back soon with some fun stuff for you to do and prizes for you to win! ;)

In the meantime, there's our August Card Sketch Challenge. And don't forget about our sale on retiring stamps! Some have already sold out, so you might want to hurry over there for the best selection.

Thanks for bearing with us! We'll see you again here soon.

August 16, 2012

Winner Announced - Want2Scrap Blog Hop

For Today's Sneak Peek
Please scroll down
Click HERE

With all of our sneak peeks going on this week,
the time has nearly gotten away from us to share
the winner of the recent blog hop with
the designers from

We want to say thank you for all who participated
and we know our designers sure do appreciate when
you stop by and leave them encouragement on their blogs!

A big congratulations goes out to:

Lagene wins a 
from The Craft's Meow Store.

Lagene...please check out the TCM Store HERE
and email your selection to
and your prize will be mailed right out!

If you haven't already, make sure you check out
TCM's New Release Sneak Peeks because tomorrow
begins the New Release Previews with our
most talented design team.
YOU could win any one of the new releases this
week and someone is going to win all SIX!!!

A Final Peek or Two

We have two final peeks for you today of the newest stamp sets by Karen Baker and Kaitlyn Ord. Karen's set will be this month's free gift with $50 purchase! Kaitlyn's set will appeal to all you Project Lifers out there! :)

Are you ready for some previews of the SIX new stamp sets being released on August 21st???? Then please join us tomorrow!!!

August Sketch Challenge inspirations!


Amy T here, reminding you about the August Sketch Challenge:

I'm am featuring some of the wonderful cards that have linked up for this month's challenge:

Lynn's fabulous card combines 2 The Craft's Meow sets :

Grads and Dads is part of The Craft's Meow Summer Sale!  Check it out HERE!

The Craft's Meow

Check out Jennie's fun card!

She used

The Craft's Meow


The Craft's Meow

Check out all the goodness on Anita's card!

She used 

The Craft's Meow

I'm sure that these lovely ladies have inspired you!

Come join in the fun and link up over at The Craft's Meow August Sketch Challenge!

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!

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 August 31st @ 9:00 pm pacific to link up!

August 15, 2012

A Very Late Sneak Peek!

Oh my goodness, the day got away from me and I never got today's sneak peek posted! Here are peeks at two more of the six sets we are releasing on August 21st... better late than never, right? ;)

By now you've guessed that they are the latest from Mabelle R-O! So cute!!!

I promise I'll be back again tomorrow with final peeks before previews begin on Friday. See you then!

August 14, 2012

Let The Sneak Peeks Begin!!!

Our August release is just around the corner, and today we are tempting you with a sneak peek at the newest stamp sets by Nina B Designs and Elizabeta Kushner!

We'll have more peeks for you tomorrow, so please stay tuned!

In the meantime, don't forget about the BIG SALE going on now at The Craft's Meow!!! These sets are retiring; once sold out they're gone forever, so hurry for the best selection!

August 13, 2012

Welcome Suzanne Bier as Our August Guest Designer!

I'm popping in today to introduce you to our August guest designer, the fabulous Suzanne Bier!!!

Hi! I’m Suzanne Bier and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for The Craft's Meow!

I live in Washington State with Scott, my husband of almost six years, and our dachshund, Midnight (who is often my crafting companion)! 

I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember, and I love to color, create, and fussy cut! I began scrapbooking five years ago, and switched to stamping and card making shortly after! I'm now a stay-at-home-crafter, but in my previous life, I worked in public relations and graphic design, which have both come in pretty handy as I progress in my creative career!

It’s never easy to move every few years (my husband serves in the military), but I’ve been lucky to make so many wonderful friends through crafting, and that makes each transition a little easier!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my creations with you all this month! I hope they will inspire you to create something totally fabulous!

Please stop by Suzanne's blog to welcome her and show her some TCM love!

We start sneak peeks of our August release tomorrow! I hope you'll join us!

Have a great day!

August 10, 2012

Bold & Blingy Blog Hop with Want2Scrap!

Happy Friday!

We are so happy to have you visit with us today
as the designers of The Craft's Meow are joining
with the designers of

for a fun & fabulous blog hop!

You should be joining us from the
If not, it's just one stop back and we'd love to
have you hop along because there are some fabulous
prizes being offered by both companies.

We'd love to give you a 'sneaky peek' of what you
will find when you stop by each of our
designers here we go!

Nina used 'Love Dwells Here' to create her lovely, dimensional creation

 Amy created her lovely design using a combination of
'Retro Foundations' & 'Hope Blooms'

Julie Ranae played with color using
'Stitched Flowers' & 'Stitched Sentiments'

Elizabeta created a beautiful set using
'Lovely Labels 14' & 'Ladies & Gents'

'Simply Delightful' describes this gorgeous design from Iwona

Jessica created her stunning layers using three sets
'Retro Foundations', 'Nature's Beauty' & 'Inspired by Audrey'

What a fun design by Jean using 'Summertime with Fibi & Lilly'

Karen's creativity shines through using
'Inspired by Audrey', 'Hope Blooms' & 'God's Blessings'

Sparkle & Elegance describe Jen's card using
'Inspired by Audrey' & 'Flower Garden'

Simply sweet is what you will find as Aimes used 'Oh Deer'

Lindsay's Clean & Simple fabulous look uses 'Lovely Labels 14'

Mabelle's bold & beautiful design uses 'Summertime with Fibi & Lilly'

Jackie's fun design was created using
'Typically Teen' & 'Sweet Taste of Summer'

Bold colors & design describe Lisa's card using
'Stitched Flowers' & 'Stitched Sentiments'

Sooooo....that's quite a peek, huh?!

How would you like to win 
a TCM Stamp Set of Your Choice?
Just join us for the hop...visit our designer's blogs, leave a
little love along the way and we'll do a random drawing
to choose a winner!
Deadline to leave comments to win is 
11:59pm ET, Sunday August 12th
We'll announce the winner here on the blog
on Tuesday, August 14th.

Before you go, we want you to know about
You can save up to 50% off stamps & accessories
that will be once they're gone...
they're gone!
So get your order in today!

Here is a complete list of the designers who are
participating in the blog hop...ENJOY!

August 6, 2012


The Craft’s Meow
Open Design Team Call
August 6-20, 2012

Do you love to stamp?  
Even better, do you love to stamp with TCM images?
Do you enjoy inspiring others?

Then it may be YOU we are looking for!

Design Team Term:  

6 months
Sept-March, 2013

Open Internationally


*1 project post for each new release set
(average of 4-6 new releases per month)
during our previews and New Release Blog Hop
 and at least one other time in the month
prior to the next release
(which can include our sketch challenge)

*Promote The Craft’s Meow on your blog, online galleries
such as Flickr, Splitcoaststampers, Two Peas in a Bucket, etc
and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter & Google+
It is NOT a requirement to be a part of these sites, but we do
encourage you to be a part of SCS & Two Peas

*An active blog and good photography skills.
All TCM projects will be required to be uploaded
to the TCM Gallery

The Craft’s Meow will provide:

* Approx. $60-$80 in stamps and product specific
to The Craft’s Meow for each release during your term
(six releases scheduled)

* Compensation for any PRINT publication projects
which feature stamps & product specific to The Craft’s Meow
(compensation will be in the form of free stamp sets)

*  Product discounts on orders from The Craft’s Meow

*Exposure for your blog including direct links
each time you participate with a required post or
TCM blog hop event

To apply, please provide the following:

* Your name

*Your blog name and link

* Photos of three (3 only please) projects 
that showcase you as a designer
We only need three to get a feel for your style!

Because of the number of submissions we receive

We do ask that you limit additional 'links' to additional information.
With the number of blogs we will have to visit, we will not have
time to visit resume links, credit links, etc,
so please include the specific information in your submission.

Of course, we would love for you to use stamps from
The Craft’s Meow
but it is not required to apply

* A list of your current/past DT experience
(no experience required)

* A list of creative credits such as publications,
blog/guest features, etc, if any

Send the above information to:

Design Team Call deadline
11:59 PST, Monday August 20, 2012

We look forward to hearing from you! 

August 2, 2012

Celebrating with CASE Study!

Hi Everyone & welcome to
The Craft's Meow!
Julie Ranae here to share a terrific challenge
that TCM is sponsoring.

It's a Sssuper Ssspecial time as TCM designer
Iwona Palamountain and her challenge celebrate
their 2nd Anniversary!

They are having a terrific blog hop and you participate,
you could be the winner of a
Stamp Set of Your Choice
from The Craft's Meow!

The theme of the anniversary challenge is to
'Create something that reflects your OWN personal style'

A few of our designers here at TCM are sharing their
personal style with you to inspire you to play along.
We actually share two designers as well, so you will
get a double-dose of inspiration to be sure!

Jessica used TCM's 'Telegram' set
Her signature style: sewing, die cuts, flowers, patterned papers

Elizabeta used TCM's Lovely Labels 14 &Ladies and Gents sets
Her signature style is simple elegance


Amy used TCM's One Scoop or Two? & Sweet Taste of Summer sets
Her signature style is Clean & Simple (CAS)
Jean used TCM's Love Dwells Here and Hope Blooms sets
Her signature style is vintage/shabby chic

We hope you will show your support of the
CASE Study Challenge and play along.
Someone is going to win a TCM stamp set of their choice
and we would love for it to be YOU!

Have a great day!