November 30, 2013

Peace Angel

Hello everyone!!  This is Amy here to share a pretty little angel card with you today using the Little Angels stamp set.

I adore using angels in my home decor during the holidays and I also like to use them on cards that I send to loved ones.

To create my card, I stamped my angel on a die cut circle and then colored in the skin and hair with Copics.  The dress is stamped on patterned paper and then cut out and pieced onto the card.  For the wings, I added some Stickles glitter glue for a little sparkle.

To finish off my card, I added a ribbon and some stitching with my sewing machine as well as a little bit of pen stitching around the circle. 

Here is a look at the Little Angels stamp set.....

Be sure to join us tomorrow as we kick off the month with a blog hop!!  Can't wait to see you then.


November 29, 2013

Christmas Holly Angel

Hello TCM Friends!
It's Sharri here today with a card to share using the Butterfly Kisses and Little Angels stamp sets. 

Before I get to my card I wanted to wish Lisa a very Happy Birthday! We hope your birthday is as special as you are and is filled with love, laughter and that all of your wishes come true! 

I just adore this sweet fairy image from Butterfly Kisses and wanted to see if I could use her for a Christmas card.

I stamped the fairy on pattern paper with Tsukineko's Versafine ink and cut her out using Spellbinder's Oval and Scalloped Oval dies.  I added tiny yellow roses to her wings.
The holly leaves are from the Little Angels stamp set. I stamped the image twice, colored them with copics (G40, G43, G46/R24, R27) and fussy cut them out. I added glitter glaze to berries for a bit of sparkle and dimension. 
The sentiment is also from Little Angels
I finished off the card with some lace, ribbons and another paper rose. 
The pattern paper is Echo Parks For the Record. 

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

Butterfly Kisses

Little Angels

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Friday!


November 28, 2013

Whispers from your soul

Clare here today with a card using Dream Catcher and Folk Art Blooms stamp sets. I love stamping on patterned paper, here I used Love Notes from Crate Paper, I just love the colors! The dream catcher I colored using Distress Markers and I added some glam rocks using the iRock tool from Imaginisce.

The sentiment is also from the Dream Catcher stamp set and I just inked the edges with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The flowers I stamped using Memento Luxe Love Letter ink and I did some repeat stamping without inking up again.

That's all from me for now! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the USA! I hope you're having a great day. : )

November 25, 2013

Talkin' Turkey!

Hello!  Lin here today with a couple of simple cards using some of our retiring stamp sets.

I don't know about you, but with all the paint splattering that has become so popular, I am always so nervous when I try to add that element to my cards.  After spending so much time on designing a card, it can so easily be ruined with paint splatters gone wild!  But thanks to an element in Karen Baker's Typically Teen set, we can get that same look with a stamp!  Since we're all short on time at this time of year, I thought a simple but colorful card might be just the ticket for you!  I stamped lots of splatters on this card, but using a stamp, you can do as much or as little as looks good to you!

I first stamped the splatters using 3 shades of distress inks to match the colors of the markers I used to color my turkey.  Next I stamped the turkey roughly in the center of my card, along with the simple sentiment.  And then I stamped the turkey again on a scrap, colored it with markers, fussy-cut it out, and popped it above my card.  This is something your kids might even enjoy doing, it's so easy!

Here are the sets I used: Typically Teen:

Typically Teen

Happy Fall

Both of these sets are on Lisa's Retiring Stamps Sale list!  I'm so sad to see them go.  And my sentiment comes from a current set, Golden Days:

Golden Days

And for take two, I had an extra cut-out of this turkey and so I thought I'd mix it with these papers from DCWV's Pumpkin Patch stack, and a Simon Says Stamp circle on a line die.  

The sentiment is from our Fall Fibi & Lilly set, which is also on clearance:

Fall Fibi & Lilly

We wanted to mention again that Lisa is cleaning house and has put lots of stamp sets on her Retiring Stamps List.  Prices start at 25% off and go to 75% off!! But they will only last until the stamps are depleted, THEY WILL NOT BE RESTOCKED, so don't wait!  Once they're gone, they're gone!

We're wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving from our TCM family!  Don't eat too much turkey!

November 24, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

Hello, friends! I'm popping in today to announce the winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to spend in The Craft's Meow store from all comments left on all of the blogs in our recent hop with Perfect Paper Crafting! And the winner is...


Congratulations, Joy!!! Please email me at so that I can give you your gift code to spend in the store.

To find out who won the $50 Gift Certificate to spend in the Perfect Paper Crafting store, please visit their blog.

Thank you to all who hopped and left such nice comments for all of us!

November 18, 2013

Blog Hoppin' with Perfect Paper Crafting!

Hello, friends! We're having a very special blog hop this week with our friends at Perfect Paper Crafting!

The fun begins on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog, so you'll want to hop over there first.

What would a blog hop be without prizes??? Up for grabs are TWO $50 Gift Certificates, one to spend in the Perfect Paper Crafting store and one to spend in The Craft's Meow store!!! For a chance to win, take the hop and leave comments along the way, including on the store blogs. We will randomly select the winners from the store blogs, but the winner must have also commented on all the blogs in the hop.

Don't worry, there is plenty of time to complete the hop! It will stay open until Friday, November 22nd at midnight Pacific.

Perfect Paper Crafting is offering a 5% discount on their tools to our hoppers. Just enter the code meow5% at checkout to receive your discount. Click >HERE< to be taken to the Perfect Paper Crafting store.

The Craft's Meow is having a huge sale on retiring stamp sets! Prices are up to 75% off of regular retail! Click >HERE< to see all the stamp sets on sale.

Now, don't fall out of your chair... I actually made a card for the hop!

I really had fun playing with my new Perfect Paper Crafting tools! First, I used the Perfect Square to "square up" my card after simply stamping it on a piece of card stock willy nilly... I didn't have to worry whether it was perfectly straight because I had my Perfect Square to make sure of that! Then I used my Perfect Layers tool to create the mat for my image. What can I say, it's perfect! I love it! No need to worry that I might adhere the image panel crookedly on the mat! If you've never tried Perfect Layers tools, I highly recommend that you do, especially if you're like me and want your mats perfectly straight and even.

My card was made using Christmas Lantern by Clare Buswell. It's so much fun to color! Plus, I love that it looks great even without patterned paper (if I do say so myself).

Now, off you go to hop! Each blog should link to the next, but we've provided all of the links here just in case there's an unfortunate break along the way. Enjoy!

The Craft's Meow & Lisa Hjulberg ---> You Are Here 

November 16, 2013

Embossed Distress Glitter Ornaments!! =)

Larissa here to share a Video Tutorial with you!!
I hope you are ready for a FUN Weekend!!??
I want to share a New Technique with you!! I just LOVE the look in real life!! It's hard to see the Beauty of it in a Picture, but you'll see in the video just how AMAZING it looks!! I made this card for the October Release Week and I wanted to come back and share a Video on how to recreate it!! So let's get started!!
Here is the card I made using the Holiday Poinsettia Set and the Sentiment is from the Inside Christmas Set!!

Holiday Poinsettia

Inside Christmas

Here is the Video!!

So I hope this will make for some AMAZING Holiday Ornaments to give to Friends and Family!!
I LOVE creating things that can by used as Gifts and placing them on my cards!! Makes the card kinda Interactive and I LOVE to see the look on their faces when they realize its more than just a card!!
If you give this Technique a try I'd LOVE to see your creation so I hope you'll share a link in the Comments Below so I can stop by and say Hello!!
Here is another card I made using the Speaking of Fall Stamp Set!! I wanted to show that this technique will work with almost any size stamp and that you can even layer it for a really neat look!!

Speaking of Fall
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

November 13, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Howdy, friends!  It's Jinny here to share a page I made using Angelica's Speaking of Fall stamp set.  As soon as I saw it, I knew that somehow, someway, it needed to be used on a layout.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time to make it happen during its release week, but I finally got around to getting it done and couldn't be any more pleased with the outcome.
I just had to give you a close-up of those delicious, little leaves.  I stamped the polka dots in the same color of ink as the leaves themselves, and although they didn't take as well to the texture of this particular patterned paper as they do to regular cardstock, I still love that the repetition of polka dots is apparent.
Stamped vellum, laid right over photographs, is one of my favorite things ever, and this bit of word art works perfectly for just such.
I also tied in a few of the sentiments from this set on a little, die-cut flag...
as well as in the title itself.
I'd love for you to stop by my blog to get all the nitty gritty details.  Thanks so much for looking, and may your Thanksgiving seasons be truly blessed!  Hugs!

November 11, 2013

Huge Clearance Sale!!!

Hello, friends! The end of the year is looming and will be here before we know it! I've decided to make a few changes at The Craft's Meow in the new year, which means it's time to retire some of our beloved stamp sets to make way for new things to come!

Starting today, I've marked many stamp sets down by 25%, 50% and 75%!!!  You can find them all by clicking >HERE<

Please note that these sets are in limited quantities and will NOT be restocked. So if any are on your wish list, you might want to place your order quickly.

Also, just a note to let you know that we will not be releasing any new stamp sets for the remainder of this year... we're taking a break for the holidays. But stay tuned... we have a very special blog hop coming up next week, and we will keep inspiring you with regular blog posts and hops.

Thank you for your business! We appreciate each and every order so very much! The Craft's Meow hopes to be around for a long time to continue providing you with purr-fect stamps for your paper crafting pleasure (and perhaps a few more things as well)! *wink*

Have a great day!

Dreams are whispers.

Hi there!

Jessica here today with a card I made using the fun Dream Catcher stamp set. 


(Sorry, I can't link the stamp set since Lisa has the online store closed due to her being at a stamp show this weekend.)

I think this stamp set by Clare is so creative and fun to play with!  I stamped the dream catcher on an old K&Co. patterned tag in black versafine ink and then colored the elements in with Sakura glitter pens.  I added one paper pieced feather image from the set because I had an ink smudge I needed to hide! lol!  I didn't want to have extra feathers up there but after all the work I did to the tag I was unwilling to throw it away and start over, so I improvised - something we crafters do well, right!?  

I hope your day is filled with dreams coming true for you!

November 10, 2013


Stacey here sharing a little Christmas inspiration using one of the new stamp sets at The Craft's Meow!  This set, Christmas Blessings, is loaded with beautiful and faith-filled sentiments and three gorgeous distressed silhouette images.   

After choosing just the right papers, I die cut a stitched circle and doily for some layering.  I heat embossed both the angel and star images with white embossing powder, then sponged around them with distress inks to make them more visible...even though, I love the subtle look that they have.  The sentiment tag was inked up in gray and sewn down onto the front panel of the card.  Finally, a few sequins were sprinkled and some baker's twine was added to finish this card off! 

 Thanks so much for stopping by The Craft's Meow blog!

November 7, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

I'm popping in today to announce the winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in The Craft's Meow store from all comments left on our Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop. The winner is...


Congratulations, Loly! Please email me at so I can give you your gift code. Enjoy!

Thank you all so much for the kind comments left on our blog hop. We enjoy sharing with you and hearing from you so much! Have a great day!

November 6, 2013


Hello, Jennie here today with a card to share that I made using Speaking of Fall:

 The sentiment and leaves were stamped using Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a herringbone embossing folder and embossed a panel of Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock. Just love the texture it gives as it is embossed.

Here is The Craft's Meow stamp set I used on my card. 
Don't forget the E X C I T I N G   N E W S ! ! !
We've just started a  S A L E  on all Autumn/Fall Stamp Sets!
Click >HERE< to see them all. 
The sale ends at midnight Pacific on November 6th.
To receive a 20% discount, enter Fall20 at checkout after you've logged into PayPal.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

November 4, 2013

November Inspiration Blog Hop and Sale!!!

We usually have our inspiration monthly blog hop on the 7th, but we
decided to change things up a bit and share our 
design team's cards a wee bit early since things are
beginning to officially gear up for the holiday season!

We hope our projects will encourage you to use your
TCM stamps in a new way and that you find a set or two 
that you MUST add to your own collection.

Our theme for November is….


We know you're gonna love getting the holidays started!

Here's the hop order. Each blog will link
to the next, but we've included all the links in
case there's a break along the way.


We've just started a  S A L E  on all Autumn/Fall Stamp Sets!
Click >HERE< to see them all. 

The sale ends at midnight Pacific on November 6th.

To receive a 20% discount, enter Fall20 at checkout after you've logged into PayPal.

We also have a $15 gift certificate for one lucky stamper to spend in the TCM store! 

Just make the rounds and then leave a comment on this post 
by  8:00 pm Pacific on November 6th. A random winner will be drawn from
all comments, so make sure you get your comment in!
Thanks for hopping with us and have a blessed day...