July 27, 2011

Final Day of Sneak Peeks and Introduction of August's Friends of TCM!

Bicycle images are all the rage right now, and with good reason. The one in this set by Nina B Designs is extra special, though. Wait until you see why!

Previews of the August stamp sets begin tomorrow! I hope you'll join us!

In the meantime, I'd like to introduce to you our two Friends of The Craft's Meow (guest designers) for the month of August.

Patti is very dear to me. She is one of the first bloggy friends I made... we hit it off right from the start! Patti has always made me smile and encouraged me in everything, and she never hesitates to lend a listening ear. She's just the best sort of friend to have, and I feel blessed to call her mine! Plus she makes uber cute cards! ;)

In Patti's own words: Being a recently retired administrative secretary, I now help my husband with his business. Like many, I’ve been crafting for years; cross stitching, sewing, painting, etc.  I was introduced to papercrafts in 2002, slightly dabbling for several years, but became hopelessly addicted a few years ago.  I’ve been blogging for almost three years, and love the friends that I’ve met through this hobby.

Being blessed many times over with a wonderful husband, who indulges my time in my craft room, just spoils me rotten!  We have been married for 38 years, and live in Farmington, Missouri.

We have two amazing grown kids.  Our son lives in Calif., and is an Air Force Major.  Sadly, we only see him a few times each year.  Our daughter moved back to our area about 18 months ago, after living in New York, Asia, Pa., and La., and serves as Marketing Director for a nearby YMCA.  We are very proud of them both.  

I try to treasure every moment, remember that everyday is a gift from God, and to “Cherish Each Precious Day”.

I've been a huge fan of Cindy for years. She is definitely one of the most prolific card makers out there, producing one adorable card after another! I've spent a lot of time with my nose pressed to the screen looking at Cindy's works of art. She has a definite passion for paper crafting... and she's such a friendly and generous blogger. I was overjoyed when she agreed to be one of our guest designers this month!

In Cindy's own words: I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother who lives in Saskatchewan Canada. I love cardmaking, and spending time with my Hubby and Grandchildren.  I am thrilled to be asked by Lisa to be Guest Designer!!
I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the start of the previews! See you then!


*Alison* said...

Congrats Ladies.. excited to see what you come up with.. and Oh my... this set looks amazing!! Who doesn't love a bike?? hehe.. can't wait to see the whole thing.. HUGS

Carol said...

Congrats Guest Designers - Patti and Cindy. Love the bicycle!Looking forward to seeing the release! TFS

Miesje said...

Great choices! Can't wait to see what is coming next~

Tanya said...

Big congrats on you guest dp positions ladies!

So excited, can't wait for the previews! :D

Chelsea said...

Yea Patti! I love her stuff and her style. I would consider her my blogging friend.

~amy~ said...

welcome Patti and Cindy!!!!