December 31, 2012

Wintery New Years Eve!

 Hello TCM friends! Veronica Z here to share a winter card I created to celebrate the "white"stuff a lot of us got hit with this week! Snow is pretty special where I live in the southern USA, so having a White Christmas truly was a dream come true! With snow on my mind I thought I would create a card using one of my favorite TCM stamp sets "Let It Snow".

    To create my snow scene I used a piece of white glitter card stock, a craft knife, and a steady hand. Easy! I added a stitched, and button border to added dimension.  I colored the bird house, and stamped the sentiment on a die cut flag. I finished off my card with a fun multi-color bow!

    I am glad you stopped by, and I want to wish everyone A Happy New Year!

December 29, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


Hiya TCM Fans!
It's Sharri here to share a card with you!  Now that Christmas is past us, I am jumping right into making my Valentine's cards!
I used the Valentine Wishes set for my card.

Valentine Wishes
I paper pieced this lil' sweetie's dress and the heart she is holding. The rest is colored with copics - Skin - E000, 00, 21, 20/ Hair - E42, 43, 44, 47/ Pants & Shoes - R81, 83, 85/ Ground - N0, 1, 2/Shadow around image - E40, Colorless Blender.
I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment on a heart diecut.
I finished off my card with a 'Love Banner" :^)
Remember, if you make a project using The Craft's Meow stamps and upload them to either Splitcoaststampers or Flickr, be sure to add your project to the TCM galleries. We love seeing our fans beautiful creations using our stamps and you never know...your project could be featured on our Facebook Page!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

December 28, 2012

Celebrate the Season


Hi there! Jean here to share my TCM project with you today. I'm still stuck in Christmas mode and so I decided to make another Christmas card before December ends.

For my card, I used Christmas Cheer, Holiday Foundations, O Christmas Tree.

Christmas Cheer

Holiday Foundations

O Christmas Tree

I also have the image of gray stripes stuck in my head. lol. So I made a striped background using Holiday Foundations. I love how the distressed stripes actually look like birch trees. It actually gave me the idea to use the Christmas trees from Christmas Cheer.

I'm very into using color combinations other than the traditional ones for my Christmas cards. So for this one, I used aqua, kaft and gray. Here's one more detail shot of my card. I heat embossed a border of snowflakes using Holiday Foundations and sewed it onto the card. And for my sentiment, I used one from O Christmas Tree.

I hope you were able to make all of your Christmas cards this year. If not, there's always next year! :) Enjoy the rest of the holiday! Thank you for stopping by today! :)

December 27, 2012

With Gratitude

Hello TCM friends!  Lindsay here, sharing a clean and simple winter thank you card with you today.  There is no better time to create thank you cards for friends and family for their generosity this season.  For my card, I chose the Vintage Snowflake set and Timeless Tags.

For more details on how I created this card, stop by my blog for more details.

Thank you for joining me today.

December 22, 2012

Celebrate the Season

Howdy friends and The Craft's Meow fans!  It's Jen del Muro here to share one of my holiday card creations with you today...

For this card I used a couple of my favorite TCM sets, O Christmas Tree and Holiday Foundations...

It's been a while since I completely left off pattern paper from a card or project on purpose.  I love that the candy cane stripes and snowflakes from the Holiday Foundations set provide the patterns I needed for this card and that I didn't have to dig through piles of papers to find the perfect match.  The patterns were stamped in pigment ink in order to get the vibrant and solid color on the paper.  I am finding myself drawn to my ColorBox cat eyes lately and they work like a charm with my TCM stamps.

Detail shot...

I wanted the main image panel to stand on its own, but the card still needed a little something.  I added a white embossed panel with distressed edges.  As for my final touches, I just added a few rhinestones to set off the snowflake and sentiment...sweet and simple...just the way I plan to celebrate the season.

Happy Holidays, friends!

December 20, 2012

Wishing you Joy

Good morning!  Lin here with a card I made using 2 of our newest Christmas stamp sets, Hearth and Home  and Holiday Foundations.

I just love wreaths for every season, so I decided to use the holly sprigs from Hearth and Home to make one for you.  They were colored, cut out and popped above some peppermint stripe paper, and then I added some red pearl berries and a little jingle bell bow.  I thought this beautiful sentiment from Holiday Foundations complimented it perfectly.  It is my wish for you this Holiday!
            Hearth and Home             

Holiday Foundations

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope you'll come back again on Saturday to see a card designed by the amazing Jen del Muro!

December 17, 2012

Tis' The Season

Are you in need of a cute and simple holiday card design? If you are like me and scrambling to finish up the last minute holiday cards, this design is quick and easy, and perfect for mailing because there is little to no bulk.

I used the sweet and fun Christmas Cheer Stamp Set.

(If you are interested in more details on how to make this card, please stop by my blog, The Bald Dragonfly.)

December 16, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

Hello, friends! I'm popping in quickly today to announce the winner of our Valentine/Love Blog Hop! And the winner is...


Congratulations, Ann! You've won a set of All You Need is Love! Please email your mailing address to me at and I'll get your prize mailed right out to you! Enjoy!

Today is the last day to save 15% on our Valentine/Love stamp sets! Just enter the code Valentine at checkout.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on our hop, and for your patronage. We appreciate you so much!!!

Have a blessed day!

December Sketch Challenge

Hello friends, Jennifer here with a reminder about the December sketch challenge!  If you haven't had a chance to play along, you have until 12/31 at 9pm PT to link up!  I had a lot of fun with this sketch (you can see my project here), and I know you will, too!  Let's check out some more inspiration!

First up is this beauty from our DT member, Sharri who used Lovely Ovals on this colorful card -

Next up is this fun card by one of our participants, Erin, who used Retro Foundations and Star Quality on this striking card -

Now for the 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 December 31st @ 9:00 pm pacific to link up and thank you so much for joining us!!

December 15, 2012

Green and Orange Sympathy Card!

Hey everybody,

Gayatri here! I am deviating from Christmas festivities today to share a sympathy card with you.
This card showcases Karen.B's Hope Blooms Stamp set.

Hope Blooms 

I love this set because of the delicate flowers. Here is my sympathy card I made using masking technique.

After stamping and colouring, I decided to trim the panel. I trimmed straight from top and bottom but hand cut the flowers to add interest.I then tied the bow using green twine and added orange button. Then I mounted the panel on the green cardbase. I love the pop of orange colour and with the green and white, the combination is amazing. Hope you like it.

Have a  Merry and safe Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
 I will see you early next year.

Thanks for visiting!

December 13, 2012

Celebrating You...

Hi everyone! Ivana here today to show you a creation I made recently with one of my favorite stamp sets from TCM, Celebrating You

I love to dig out my favorite sets now and again and see what new designs I can come up with! 

Hope this will inspire you to do the same :)


p.s. You can get this set and many more at an awesome discount for the next few days! More info here. :)

Be sure to scroll down for our Valentine/Love Blog Hop and a chance to win a stamp set! Plus, get 15% off on all nine featured stamp sets! Enter the code Valentine at checkout. 

December 12, 2012

We're Celebrating Love!

Hello, friends! I know most of you are right in the middle of festive season and not thinking about Valentine's Day, but I hope you'll bear with us crazy folks and join us for a blog hop celebrating love! We are featuring nine stamp sets, which you can see by clicking -->HERE. You will see all of them in action on our design team and stamp illustrator blogs. You might be surprised by what's included!

If you LOVE what you see, you can purchase these sets at 15% off through Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 pm Pacific!!! Just use the code Valentine at checkout.

We're offering Stitched Sentiments Two this month as a free gift with any $50 purchase. Stitched Sentiments Two is the fabulous follow-up by Nina B Designs to the sell-out Stitched Sentiments. And, don't forget, shipping is free in the US if your order totals $65 or more (shipping is discounted by $3 for International orders).

What would be a blog hop without a prize? One lucky person who leaves a comment on this post by 9:00 pm Pacific on Friday, December 14th will win All You Need Is Love!!!

The hop continues on Ivana's blog and links from there. We've provided the entire link list just in case there's a break along the way. Enjoy!!!

December 11, 2012


Good morning!

Jessica popping in quickly this morning to share a Christmas card that I made recently using a couple of new stamp sets from The Craft's Meow.  The beautiful "NOEL" sentiment is from Christmas Angel and the diamond border stamped in white ink is from Holiday Foundations.  I stamped it two times - love clear stamps and how easy they are to line up!

Card Details Stamps: Christmas Angel, Holiday Foundations (TCM) Ink: Stampin Up; PTI white Card stock: Stampin Up Other: PTI doily and frame die; SU taffeta ribbon; wild orchid rose; pearls; sewing machine; corner rounder

I hope you have a great day!  Please be sure to join us tomorrow for a special Love themed blog hop event!


December 10, 2012

Happy Holidays

Hello friends, Jennifer here to share a card with you that is based on this month's sketch challenge!  Check out this great sketch from Nina -
For my card, I started out with some patterned papers and then stamped the tree from "Christmas Cheer" onto some cream cardstock, cut them out, and added some sequin "ornaments."  I stamped the "Happy Holidays" sentiment from the set onto the ledger paper and finished it off with some tassel trim.  Fun!

You have until the 31st to play along and I hope you have a chance!  I can't wait to see what you create!

December 4, 2012

November New Release Blog Hop Winner!

Hello, friends! I'm popping in today to announce the winner of the FOUR new stamp sets we just released on November 30th! The winner from all comments left on Jen del Muro's blog post is...

Mary-Anne V!!!

Congratulations Mary-Anne!!! Please email your address to me at and I'll get your prize right out to you!

Thank you all for joining us for our new release festivities! And thank you even more for your orders! We hope you enjoy your new TCM stamps!

Have a great day!

December 1, 2012

December Sketch Challenge!

Thank you for all of the wonderful cards you entered for the November Challenge!  The winner, randomly drawn from all entries, is...

Congratulations, Martinka!  Please email Lisa at with your choice of in-stock stamp set and she'll mail your prize right out to you! 

Hello friends, Jennifer here to reveal The Craft's Meow December Sketch - another beauty designed by our very own Nina Brackett!

I just love all of the wonderful detail in this sketch and can't wait to see what you all create with it!!  Without further ado, here are some fabulous creations from our DT!

First up is Nina who used Vintage Clocks for this colorful card - 

Vintage Clocks

Next up is Lin who used O Christmas Tree for this festive card -

O Christmas Tree

And finally one from Veronica who used Christmas Angel and some fabby coloring for this card -

Christmas Angel

Now for the 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 December 31st @ 9:00 pm pacific to link up and thank you so much for joining us!!

And, before we get too far away from November, I wanted to share a couple of more creations by our fabulous DT!  This month was a little unusual, and with the new release festivities we didn't have a chance to show these off!

Veronica used Winter Fibi and Lilly