July 30, 2013

Slow Down and Enjoy Life

I just adore the turtles in the new Turtle Love stamp set and had to make another card with the sweet little turtle in this set.  I went for a more simple card with a white card base.  I added some blue ink from a sponge for the sky and used some patterned paper scraps at the bottom of the card.

Here is a closer shot of the little turtle and butterfly, both colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut the little turtle and added a some dimension to it with foam adhesive.

To finish off the card, I added some natural bakers twine and a button.  Take a peek at this adorable Turtle Love stamp set:

I hope that you are feeling inspired and will take more time to "Slow down and enjoy LIFE!"


July 29, 2013

Vintage Bundle

Hello TCM Friends!

It's Sharri here with you today to share a card I made using the new Vintage Baby set.  I love all things vintage and the vintage carriages in this set are no exception! They are gorgeous! 
I tried to keep with the vintage feel of the carriage for my card. 

I began my card by picking out the pattern papers from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks. I stamped the tag on the lightest pieces of pattern paper then fussy cut it out. I also used the same papers to cut out the doily. To create the matting behind the tag, I lightly traced around the outside of the stamp with a pencil and then cut it just outside of the traced line. 

I added some lace, ribbon and a vintage brad to complete the card. 
What do you think? Did I achieve that vintage feel I was going for? 

Here is a closer look at the stamp set I used today. 

Vintage Baby

Thank you for checking in with us today!

July 28, 2013

Combining sentiments

Hi! Clare here today with a couple of cards to share, focusing on combining sentiments from different stamp sets. I used sentiments from the awesome new Circle It stamp set and Vintage Clocks, the flower stamps are from Happiness Is.

Combining sentiments from different stamp sets allows you to personalize your card a little more and you can create something new using your existing stamp sets. For the flowers which are from Happiness Is I stamped them onto some patterned paper and added some shading using Distress Markers.

I love the sentiments from the new Circle It stamp set, they go well with pretty much everything. When combining stamp sets you can try different colors for each sentiment for a different look.

The sentiments from the new Circle It stamp set really lend themselves well to the fussy cutting technique, pop them on some foam pads and you can really make a feature out of them.

I also did a little fussy cutting using the clocks from Vintage Clocks. I hope you have fun looking for interesting sentiment combinations in your stamp collection! Here are the stamp sets I used on my cards. Thanks for dropping by today! : )

Other supplies used:

Patterned Papers: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad (American Crafts)
Inks: VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Thatched Straw, VersaFine Onyx Black
Distress Markers: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage

July 27, 2013

Of all the new releases, I think my favorite has to be the Welcome To The Office stamp set. It's so versatile with its many different stamps that can be used in so many different ways! So, of course, I had to use this set when making today's card - are those ink blots and coffee ring stamps to die for or what?

If you notice a tiny bit of difference between the card in the video and the card in the still photographs, it's because I had two ink accidents while filming the making of the card. So I had to make the card a second time - I thought I was filming the process but I forgot to hit the "record" button after I put in a newly charged battery.

(Other than the moment when I suddenly figured out the meaning of life, you didn't miss a thing.)

So here's my card:

Get Well
SUPPLIES: Bazzill cardstock; Memory Box card; We R Memory Keepers Anthologie 6x6 patterned paper pad; Hero Hues black ink; Martha Stewart pigment inks; Welcome to the Office stamps; Hero Arts gems
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Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

July 25, 2013

Two cards

Hello!  It's Lin today with a couple of cards for you, using our Typically Teen stamp set.  I've been noticing all the paint splat stamps coming out recently, and they're a bit outside my usual style.  I thought this set would be a great way to get started, and I enjoyed the process!  I ended up making one card with bolder colors, and  another with softer ones.

Karen Baker designed this set, and she was way out ahead of the curve when she did! I really like these stamps because the elements are not too big, and therefore you can combine many of them together in one card.   And the bonus is that if you have an ink smudge, it will never be noticed!!

Typically Teen

Hope I've inspired you to make something today that is a bit outside your box - you might be surprised how much fun it is!  Thanks for visiting!

July 24, 2013

Fabulous News!!!

Hey everyone! I'm sooooo over-the-moon excited!!! The Paper Crafts Magazine Go-To Gals are featuring The Craft's Meow stamps in their monthly Go-To Gals Designer Challenge today!!! Woot!!! Talk about a wonderful way to start my day with this wonderful surprise!!!

You can see all their fabulous creations by clicking on the links below:

My deepest heartfelt thanks to Kimberly, Teri, Betsy, Laura, Kim and Heather for showcasing The Craft's Meow stamps in such a special way!!!

Before you go off to hop, I want to announce the winner of all FIVE stamp sets from our July release, drawn from all comments left on Mindy Baxter's blog! And the winner is...


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

Our July new release (and so much more) await you for your paper crafting pleasure. >>Click here<< to see what's new at The Craft's Meow! And thank you for joining us! We appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Have a GREAT day!!!

July 21, 2013

July New Release Blog Hop!

Hello, friends! The day is finally here... time for our July release! Woo hoo!!! We've been previewing our FIVE new stamp sets over the past four days, and we're pleased to reveal them to you today in their entirety! We're celebrating with a blog hop and a chance for you to win all five sets! But first, take a look at what we have ready and waiting for your crafting pleasure!

by Mindy Baxter
4 x 6

by Mindy Baxter
4 x 6
by Nina B Designs
4 x 6

by Karen Baker
6 x 8

by Karen Baker
4 x 4
you may purchase this set for $12

You will have lots of fun with these!

To celebrate, we are hosting a blog hop and a chance to win all FIVE of the new stamps sets! All you have to do is make the rounds, leaving comments along the way. One lucky person will be drawn from all comments left on one of the blogs... which one is a secret! You have plenty of time to complete the hop... the contest runs until 8:00 pm Pacific on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Speaking of which, the winner of Circle It from all comments left on yesterday's post is...

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

Now, time to hop! The hop begins on Amy's blog and links from there. We've provided the entire link list just in case there's a break along the way. 

Thank you so much for joining us. We know you have lots of choices about where to spend your crafting dollars, and we're so proud and humbled that you choose to spend some of them with us. Enjoy the hop!

July 20, 2013

Introducing Circle It!

Hello, friends! Today is our final day of previews of the FIVE new stamp sets being released at The Craft's Meow on Sunday, July 21st. Thank you for joining us for the past four days as we've previewed Turtle Love, Hogs & Kisses, Vintage Baby and Welcome to the Office. We hope you've had fun and been inspired!

Today, we're showcasing our newest free gift with $50 purchase, Circle It, by Karen Baker! This is a simple set, but one that packs a lot of fun! Take a look at what our designers have created using this set.

As you can see, there are lots of fun and creative ways you can use this stamp set!

I have a set of Circle It waiting for one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight! The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

The winner of Welcome to the Office from all comments left on yesterday's post is


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

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! I hope you'll join us when we reveal the stamp sets in their entirety and celebrate with a blog hop that you won't want to miss! See you then!

July 19, 2013

Introducing Welcome to the Office!

Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of our previews of the FIVE new stamp sets debuting at The Craft's Meow on Sunday, July 21st. Have you been enjoying the previews so far? We've certainly had a great time sharing with you!

Today we're showcasing a stamp set with a theme that is hard to find, but one which is frequently needed... that of the office! Welcome to the Office is one of the two new stamp sets by Karen Baker being released this month. You will see the other one tomorrow. But, for now, feast your eyes on these!

As you can see, Karen has included lots of great sentiments with this set, making it much more versatile than just for office use. There are so many possibilities!

One lucky person who leaves a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight will win a set of Welcome to the Office! The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

The winner of Vintage Baby from all comments left on yesterday's post is


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

Tomorrow is our final day of previews. We will showcase the newest free gift with $50 purchase stamp set, also designed by Karen Baker. Don't miss out! We'll see you then!