February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi, Clare here with a card for you today using the gorgeous Happiness Is and Sew Happy stamp sets. 

The pretty flower from Happiness Is I stamped onto some white cardstock stained with some vibrant Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, then I added some subtle shading using Distress Markers (Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar). The leaves I stamped onto cardstock stained with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and shaded with Shabby Shutters Distress Marker.

The fabulous stitched sentiment is from Sew Happy. Here are the lovely sets I used. Have a great day!

February 27, 2013

Here For You Anytime

Hello TCM friends!

Lindsay popping in today, to share a card with you using the fabulous set, Vintage Clocks.

Starting with a panel, I stamped two of the clocks repeatedly in a bright color combo.  I then stamped my sentiment onto the card base and again on the panel, popping the panel up with foam.  I then added a bit of twine and some enamel dots.

Be sure to check out all of the fun stamps available in the store, and as always there is loads of inspiration here on the blog, and on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by!

February 26, 2013

Blessed Easter

Nina here on the blog today with a vintage shabby Easter card. I used the brand new Easter Blessings set. Have you checked the new releases yet? They are perfect for spring, which I'm longing for while I watch the blizzard outside my window. :)

For my card, I inked all the edges of my card front, stamped bunnies and patterned paper panels. The silhouettes in this set are so adorable.
I stamped the silhouette bunnies in 3 ink colors to match my paper (Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee set) and fussy cut them. My favorite lace, cotton twill ribbon, pearls, burlap twine and button adorn my card.
Here is the Easter Blessings set I used:
Have a great day!

February 25, 2013

Wishing You Happiness

Hello friends!  Lin here with a card for you today.  

I used the beautiful flower image from Beautiful Spring, stamped and masked it in the background using tattered rose distress ink.  I stamped it and some leaves again on a scrap of cardstock in black, watercolored them using tattered rose and shabby shutters and peeled paint distress inks, cut them out and popped them above my panel.  The sentiment is from the Lark Additions set.

Beautiful Spring

Lark Additions - Free Gift With $50 Purchase!!!

Here's wishing you a great day!  Hope to see you back here tomorrow for a sweet card from Nina!

February 24, 2013

Look Who's a Winner!!!

Hello TCM Friends!
Julie Ranae here with you today as we announce the winner of
 all FIVE brand spankin' new stamp sets 
released by The Craft's Meow this past Thursday! 

We can't thank you enough for your continued support
and hope you enjoyed release week.
So much amazing inspiration from our design team.
They show paper crafters of ALL LEVELS how versatile
our stamps can be!

We had a random draw from the comments left on the blog hop
and the winner is ...

Jill Norwood

Congratulations ,Jill !!! 
Please email your mailing address to me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com and 
TCM will get your new stamp sets on their way to you! Enjoy!

Make plans to join us again tomorrow as 
Lin brings us another fabulous post from The Craft's Meow!

February 21, 2013

February New Release Blog Hop!!!

Hello, friends! Release day is finally here! Our fabulous designers have been previewing these new stamp sets for the past four days. The time has finally come to reveal them in their entirety! I am very proud and happy to present to you our February release!

by Nina B Designs
4 x 4

by Karen Baker
6 x 4

by Karen Baker
8 x 6

by Kaitlyn Ord Long
6 x 4
by Nina B Designs
4 x 4
Free Gift With $50 Purchase

The Craft's Meow clear stamps are made in the USA from high grade photopolymer resin that resists yellowing, including recycled products that help keep our environment green. These polymers are designed and produced for the printing industry and are meant to carry and transfer ink, which is why they stamp so well. 

We are celebrating our release with a blog hop and a chance to win all FIVE stamp sets! All you need to do is make the rounds and leave comments along the way (our designers love to hear from you!). Don't worry, you have plenty of time. The contest will run until 8:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, February 23rd, after which we'll draw a name from one of the blogs on the hop (which one is a secret) and announce the winner in our Sunday post. Good luck!

The winner of Rejoice from all comments left on yesterday's post is...


The winner of Soaring High from all comments left on yesterday's post is...


Congratulations! Please email your mailing address to me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com and I'll get your prize mailed right out to you. Enjoy!

Before we move on to the hop, I need to make an announcement, one that I've avoided for a long time. Due to increased pricing in stamp production, I have no choice but to raise the prices on some of our stamp sets. Beginning March 1st, our 4 x 4 stamp sets will increase in price to $12, and our 6 x 8 stamp sets will increase in price to $24. This is still on par with the market for equivalent stamp sets. So if there are any 4 x 4 or 6 x 8 stamp sets that you've been wanting, now is the time to shop before the price increase goes into effect. I thank you so much for your understanding and for your patronage. 

I also want to let our international customers know that we are pleased to offer First Class International Parcel shipping, which is much less costly than International Priority Mail service. Unfortunately, our store checkout system tends to overestimate international shipping costs. Please know that we refund over payment of postage at the time of shipping. If your order reaches $65 or more, we also refund $3 of your shipping cost. We are doing all we can to keep shipping costs as low as possible for all of our customers. 

Now on to the fun! The hop begins here and continues on Clare's blog, with each blog linking to the next. However, we've included the entire link list here just in case there's a break along the way.

Thank you so much for being a part of our new release festivities and for taking the time to leave comments. We truly appreciate hearing from you! We know you have a lot of choices about where to spend your paper crafting dollars, and we're so honored that you choose us. Enjoy the hop! 

February 20, 2013

Introducing Soaring High and Rejoice!

Hello, friends! Welcome to our final day of previews of the five new stamp sets being released here at The Craft's Meow tomorrow! We're so glad you're enjoying the previews so far. If you've missed them, simply scroll back over the past three posts to feast your eyes on some fabulous inspiration!

Today we're featuring two stamp sets. The first is called Rejoice, designed by Kaitlyn Ord Long for TCM. This set is full of faith-based sentiments in Kaitlyn's signature style! Great for Easter cards, and cards of encouragement or sympathy.

The second set will be our free gift with $50 purchase starting tomorrow. It's called Soaring High and is designed by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow. This serene stamp set is also wonderful for cards of encouragement and sympathy. I love it!

Are you feeling inspired? I sure am! 

I have a set of Rejoice and a set of Soaring High to give away. For a chance to win one of these beautiful stamp sets, just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight. We'll draw names and announce the winners in tomorrow's post. 

The winner of Geometric Foundations from all comments left on yesterday's post is...

Rene Stansell!!!

Congratulations Rene! Please email your mailing address to me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com and I'll get your prize right out to you. Enjoy! 

Tomorrow is release day! Yay! We'll celebrate with a blog hop and a chance to win all five stamp sets! I hope you'll join us! 

February 19, 2013

Introducing Geometric Foundations!

Welcome to our third day of previews of the five newest stamp sets being released by The Craft's Meow on Thursday, February 21st! We're so glad you're here and that you're enjoying our previews. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! You make us smile!!!

Today we're showcasing the newest stamp set by Karen Baker in her "Foundations" series (Retro Foundations and Holiday Foundations were the first two) called Geometric Foundations. This one is lots of fun, with trendy geometric shapes forming the background building stamps, and plenty of Karen's unique styling in sentiments.

Take a look at what our amazing designers have created with this set!

Perfect for CAS cards, don't you think?

Would you like to win Geometric Foundations? Just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight. We'll draw a name and announce the winner in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

Speaking of comments, due to a recent flood of Spam comments (it's been awful!), I've had to turn on comment moderation. I hate to do it, but can't think of any better way to address the problem. Thank you for understanding!

The winner of Easter Blessings from all of the sweet comments made on yesterday's post is...

Mary-Anne V!!!

Congratulations, Mary-Anne! Please email your mailing address to me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com, and I'll get your prize mailed right out to you. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting with us today! Tomorrow is our final day of previews before the big release on Thursday. We'll be previewing two sets, including the newest free gift with purchase. I hope you'll join us! See you then!