October 28, 2011

Introducing Happy Hoo-lidays and The Merry Best!

Yowser, do we have a lot in store for you for our November release!!! It's Christmas at The Craft's Meow (plus a little something extra ;) and we have SEVEN stamp sets that are sure to delight and inspire you!!! Today we're introducing two of the new sets... one by Jenny Suchin Designs (hoot hoot!!!) called Happy Hoo-lidays, and the other by Kaitlyn Ord called The Merry Best!!!

But before we get to the previews, I want to introduce to you our VERY special guest designer this month, the one and only Sparkle Smith!!!


Sparkle and I initially met through blogland, got to know each other better while I was on her inaugural design team (lucky me!), and later met in person at CHA. We hit it off immediately, discovering our mutual love for make-and-takes (*grin*). She has the most wonderful stamp line of her own... Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. I don't mind mentioning it because I prefer to think of us as friends than competitors. There's room enough for all of us!

In her own words: Yes...Sparkle is my real name. I'm half Hmong and half Chinese. My ethnic names translate to shiny light, hence why my American name is Sparkle.  I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University.  Soon after, I moved to Denver, Colorado.  In 2008, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest and am now happily living in Maple Valley, Washington with my wonderful husband, Brent.

I love to craft, make cards, scrapbook, make notebooks and journals, paint, rubber stamping, and just about anything else along those lines. I have been crafting for the last 13 years and started as a scrapbooker, though over the years I've turned into an avid cardmaker.



Now, on to the previews! To see each card/project fully, please click on the links...












And hey, I'll bet you'd like to win these stamp sets, right? :) Just leave a comment on this post by 9:00 pm Pacific tonight and I'll draw for one of you to win Happy Hoo-lidays and one of you to win The Merry Best!!! How does that sound? :) The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post.

We are also having a competition on our Facebook page. If we reach 1000 fans by November 1st, we'll give away a set of the SEVEN new stamp sets to one lucky FB fan, so please be sure to join us there and share with a friend!!!

Thanks and have a wonderful day!!! We'll see you tomorrow for more!

39 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Gorgeous stamp sets - love the whimsical touch and the gorgeous sneak peeks of the Design Team! Can't wait to see the full reveal! {{{hugs}}}

~amy~ said...

yahooooooo for the November Release and woot wootie woot woot for Sparkle!!!

Katherine said...

It's a festive of new stamps! Fabulous projects! Merry Christmas! :)

Lai-Yoke said...

Fabulous stamp and great project from everyone!

Kelly said...

so cute. Such cheerful holiday images!

Tracy said...

Great stamp sets and wonderful projects!

catdidit said...

Loving the awesome whimsical designs of these, too cute!

Lillian Child said...

That little guy peeking out of the box is THE MOST ADORABLE image! What a delightful release!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Can't wait to see the full sets! Those owls are just so fun!

Sandra said...

WOW - wonderful inspiration here.
Thanks!
Sandra ltb

{VICKI} said...

Jenny sent me over
These stamps look like such fun
so cute!

Sherri said...

Jenny sent me. those sneeks are so darn cute!!

angie ashuk said...

OMG, this stamp set it too cute. Amy sent me over and I'm glad she did!!! Awesome!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these sets look amazing--I can't wait to see the whole things!! Seven sets? That's a lot of TCM crafty goodness. Yum!!

Tanya said...

woo hoo! loving the new sets, I always love Jenny's owls and I am so excited to see more, I saw a peek of the tags that match my dies, eek! I can't wait!

Jennie said...

Adorable new stamp sets Lisa!

SemSee said...

Oh my goodness, the new sets are amazing!! The DT projects are fantastic - such a wealth of inspiration. I can't wait to see the rest of this month's release!! Thank you so much for the change to win. Crossing everything! :) Hugs, Sem x

Mimi said...

awwwww! they look soooo adorable... love the whimsy look from just the peaks above! gonna go visit the team blogs now. TFS such an awesome prize! ;)

Tracy said...

Great sneak peaks, the Christmas Owl is added to my wish list. Can't wait to see the new sets.

Cassi said...

great projects, they're getting me into the spirit!

Jennifer Scull said...

so much fun and way cute! :)

Heather said...

Such cute sets, those owls look so cute, especially all caught up in the lights!

DAWN Braun said...

Love all these holiday hoots and Sparkle, your name officially ROCKS! :)

Marlena M. said...

Such cuteness! ;)

Kelley said...

The teasers are just that, MAJOR teasers! I will now be spending hours looking at every project! :D There goes my afternoon.

sharon g said...

Those are so darned cute! I especially like the stamp of the 3 owls mailing Christmas cards.

Tami Mayberry said...

Super cute!!!

Naomi said...

LOVE both stamp sets and the samples from the DT are FABULOUS!

whitneymaryann said...

Fun stamps and great creative inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Such a bunch of teasers, but wonderful work ladies. I'd love to 'play' with some of those stamps!
The Merry Best to you all.

Mary Mac

Meghan said...

An owl that moonlights as a reindeer...so cute!

Ульяна Дябочка Альбинская said...

Thanks! A big inspirations!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Great sets (as always!). You always have the most fun releases with great DT projects!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, can't wait to see more.

Shaela said...

Fantastic previews!! I love all the new stamps, they are darling!

Rosemary said...

oh... these sets look absolutely adorable!!

Kim Y. said...

Love the little owls! Super fun sets, Lisa!

Anniebee said...

I love both of these stamp sets! The little owels are adorable and so versatile and the Merry Best is traditional and beautiful. What fun it would be to create holiday cards with these sets!

harmonie said...

Greats stamps and great source of inspiration for those who are rushing to Make Xmas cards now.

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