April 15, 2011

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression...

... or do you?

I hope that old adage isn't true because I'm counting on just the opposite!

Today is a big day for The Craft's Meow!

I've been hinting around that I'd soon be making a BIG announcement, and that day is finally here! I am thrilled, delighted, over the moon, unbelievably excited and blessed beyond words to introduce you to three ladies who are joining my team!

First, beginning May 1st, The Craft's Meow will be offering stamp sets designed by the one and only Nina Brackett!!! Oh yes, you heard that right!!!

I know many of you are already familiar with Nina's beautiful art. She has worked as stamp illustrator/product designer for Layers of Color Art Stamps, Gina K Designs, There She Goes Stamps and Spellbinders, and now she's designing stamps for The Craft's Meow!!!

But wait, that's not all! Also joining The Craft's Meow as paper crafting kit designers (cards, scrapbook page layouts, mini scrapbooks and other delights) are the fabulous Alice Wertz and Sarah Martina Parker!!! Can you believe it? How did I get this lucky? If you're like me, you've pressed your nose to the screen many times admiring these ladies' style and the luscious things they create with paper. Now you (and I) can be like Alice and Sarah! lol

Look for not one but two card kits by Sarah to debut May 1st, and a card kit by Alice to debut on May 15th!!! And for you Little Frieda fans, there will be more of her to love on May 15th as well!!!

You can learn more about these lovely ladies by clicking HERE or on the "stamp & kit designers" tab above! 

Big news like this deserves a big splash, so today also marks the unveiling of a brand new look for The Craft's Meow, courtesy of the incredibly talented Veronica McCollum of VK Design Company!  So if you're reading this through Google Reader or similar, or through email updates, please click into the actual blog and take a look. I think you'll likey very much!

Oh, and while you're here, why not grab our store badge for your blog? You never know when I might be blog surfing and come across my store badge on your blog and award a prize. (*wink*)

You can do this one of two ways... either grab the HTML in the box (be sure you get the entire script... it scrolls down) and paste it into an HTML Gadget in Blogger (or similar for Typad or Wordpress)...or you can right click and save the image and then upload it as a Picture Gadget, linking it to the store (www.thecraftsmeow.com). If the HTML version is a bit too large in your sidebar you can fix that by opening that Gadget box, clicking on Rich Text, and then clicking on the picture. The bounding box will show up so that you can click on the corner and drag in (or out) to re-size the picture.

I'll be back soon with more news, so please stay tuned!!! Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Jen said...

What cool news! Can't wait to see the new things coming!

Sandie said...

Fabulous new blog look!! Such exciting things happening and such wonderfully talented designers!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Lisa - such AMAZING news and a gorgeous new look - congratulations for making your dreams come true!
xXx

Miesje said...

WOW - how exciting Lisa! Love the new look and I have always loved Nina. I am thrilled for you!

Eva - Esaga said...

Genial es fantastico lisa.
Besos

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to see all of the new stamps and kits! What a blessing to have these ladies designing for you! This is so exciting! And I do love the new blog look - very nice!!! (Of course, you know my addiction to all things Kraft!) {{{Hugs}}}

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wonderful news Lisa. I'm one of Nina's biggest fans. I own more of her sets from Gina K than any other. I just love her style...and I can't wait to see what wonderful goodness she comes up with for The Crafts Meow.

~amy~ said...

Such Exciting News!!!!!!! I'm a big fan of Nina, Alice & Sarah!!!

Debgem said...

This is so exciting - it all seems to be going really well for you. Congratulations!

Vicky said...

woot woot! Great news! congrats

Jennie said...

So very exciting Lisa. I know Lynn said she is Nina's biggest fan, but well, ahem...that would be me, lol!
Looking forward to seeing what is new with this powerhouse group of designers you have. Will be watching the TCM closely :o)

The Bumble Girl said...

Wow! So much exciting news :)
I looove the new bloggy look! and I'm looking forward to seeing all of these new card kits!

Enjoy your weekend!
hugs, margie

THERESA said...

WOW, congrats on getting so much talent on board !! Cannot wait to see everything coming our way ......:))
All is looking stunning , i know you will just grow bigger and bigger , it is your DREAM and coming true, love seeing this!!
grabbing........lol
lotsa luv

Helen said...

I'm so excited for you, Lisa! Love the new look of the blog, too! Can't wait to see what new mischief little Frieda will get herself into!!!

donna mikasa said...

You've got yourself one great team, Lisa! Looking forward to more Frieda fun, and the team's new kits!

Meredith said...

Awesome news! I LOVE Sarah, I am excited to see what she does for your kits!! The new blog looks awesome Lisa!

Diana Queen said...

The website looks awesome! I'm so excited for for you all and your fresh new start!! ;D

Lori said...

Already a new look! I love the new badges and looks, can't wait for the new release!

Merry said...

Such wonderful news......sounds like the fun is just starting.

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

I love your blog's new dress!! So pretty! I also love the fact that Alice will be designing kits for you!! May seems like a long time to be waiting for it! lol
Congrats on everything!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

You grabbed some amazing designers. I can't wait to see all the goodness. :)

Suzanne C said...

Whoo Hoo! I am a big fan of Alice's work and Nina and Sarah are fabulous too!

Lagene said...

Wow! Wonderful talent on board!

Kathy said...

Wow wow your blog looks fantastic and what a talented crew you have!!!!!! I LOVE Alice and Nina and am so lucky to call them friends. I look forward to getting to know the other talented
ladies. Best of luck and I know Nina's stamps will be awesome!

Reflections from Granny said...

How exciting and amazing,:)

Ren-Yi said...

woohoooo! congrats on getting nothing but the best to join your team! this is fantastic news!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats Lisa! How exciting! Such fabulous news!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Good for you Lisa.....good luck in your new venture

Hugs

Vicki

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! who doesnt know and love these incredible designers! so looking forward to new releases!super excited to be here in the beginning of all this "fabulous-ness" LOL
hugs
Linda