March 17, 2012

Let the Celebration Begin!!!


Yes, today is the day that we officially kick off our first birthday bash!!! There's lots to share with you, so please sit back and relax and hang in there with me. You'll be glad  you did! :)

First, we're introducing to you today two new stamp sets by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow, Beautiful Spring and Mother & Father. As you can see from the preview snippets below, these are gorgeous stamp sets that you will surely want to add to your collection. I know you'll be just as inspired as I am with what my amazing Design Team and Guest Designers have created using these two sets!

But before I share those snippets with you, I have two important announcements!

The first is that if you Like us on Facebook you will receive not one but two free digi images designed by Karen Baker for The Craft's Meow!!!! If you're not on Facebook, then you can email me at thecraftsmeow@gmail.com and I'll email them to you. Be sure to stop by and leave Karen some love!!! ;)

Edited to add: If you don't see the digis when you click on our Facebook page, you simply need to click on the Welcome link on the left sidebar of the page. That will take you to the right spot to download the digis!

Why will you want these digis? Well, besides the fact that they are GORGEOUS, you can use them to enter our challenges for a chance to win a TCM in-stock stamp set of your choice!!!! We will have a different challenge each day through Tuesday March 20th that you can enter for a chance to win, but you must use stamps by The Craft's Meow in order to qualify for a prize. In case you don't have any TCM stamps yet... or you just want to try something different from TCM...the digis are available!

We are starting out with a sketch challenge. Our own Amy Tsuruta created this cool sketch for us to play with:

Don't worry... you have until 9:00 pm Pacific on March 31, 2012 to enter, so there's plenty of time! Link your card below... only one entry per challenge, please. :)

Are you still with me? Yay! Are you ready for some previews of Beautiful Spring and Mother & Father? Yay! Here you go! Just click on the links to see the full reveal of the cards created by our amazing Design Team and Guest Designers, some of whom have played with the sketch. Enjoy!



How would you like to win Beautiful Spring or Mother & Father? All you have to do for a chance to win one of these stamp sets is to leave a comment on this post and we'll randomly draw a winner for each set! You have until 9:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave a comment. Good luck!

We'll see you back here tomorrow for more fun! Thanks for stopping by!


80 comments:

Moira said...

Love the designs and the card sketch is delightful! I like you on Facebook but do not see how or where to get the free digi images.

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! A post with lots of fun and good news... and i cannot wait to go see your fabulous DT's inspiration (the sneak peaks alone show so much promise). Thanks for the free digis and for the chance to win! :)

Luanne said...

gorgeous cards! from everyone. so love the colors and designs. Great sketch to play.

Marlena M. said...

How exciting! A lovely hop.

Sherry Eckblad said...

happy birthday! What a fun sketch Amy has created for the start of the celebration! Love all the sets, especially the butterfly one.

Noddy said...

The sketch very lovely.

Oh.. congratulation on your new stamps.
Its so so beautiful especially MOTHER & FATHER set and flower by Nina B look so blooms & boom.

Thanks for Digi images & chances to win.

Soma said...

Gorgeous designs & color.........Wonderful creation from every DTs.Love u on Facebook ....but don't see where to get the free digi images.

Julie S. said...

Congrats !!! Happy Birthday . This blog hop looks amazing . Lots of beautiful creations and very talented designers.

rlovew said...

The hop was fantastic! I love the various takes on the stamps- so many different ways with the sets. I love Nina and she did a great job designing these sets.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Happy Birthday! I love the gorgeous stamps, and the gorgeous DT samples :)

SuZeQ said...

Yubba Dubba Do ... these are FABULOUS stamps and I'd love to be the winner. Magic can be made using these stamps, I just know it. And the samples - can I just say: to die for.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

cassie said...

Happy Birthday! I love a good blog hop :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Lisa...amazing hop! You sure do have an awesome design team. Love the new sets. Enjoying your birthday celebration...can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve. :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Happy birthday TCM!! What a great start for the celebration and these sets look so gorgeous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Look at all this talent!!!!

Venus said...

Yes! I want to win these fabulous new stamps. By the sneak peaks of the DT, I'm thrilled!

Xingyun said...

I want those stamps!!

Linda said...

yay!!! i'm sooo glad that the party has started!!! The sneaks have been AMAZING, and i can't wait to start on the rounds!! Happy Birthday, TCM!!!

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous sneak peeks, can't wait for full reveal. Happy Birthday!

Sandi said...

Wow those sneak peaks look gorgeous....cna't wait to see the full reveal...thanks for the chance to score a stamp set.

Tanya said...

Oh these are totally gorgeous! And I love that sketch too

Anita said...

Happy Birthday! Stunning inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

GREAT hop! The birthday celebration is off to a great start! Off to download the digis.... :)

jen said...

Happy birthday! The dt projects are all so lovely! Great inspiration!

AnitaRex said...

Would beyond LOVE to win this set! Looks amazing! And I am always on the hunt for a good Mothers and Father's set! Happy 1 year Birthday! Here's to many many more!

Anonymous said...

I am definitely enjoying the birthday celebration since today tis me birthday too! I love the flower cards and the butterflies. All are so unique in coloring that makes this a wonderful set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

miislucky said...

I am loving the butterfly and flower cards! They are looking very pretty! (at least from what I can see, lol.) Happy Birthday!!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Happy Birthday!!! Oh the sneak peeks of the new stamps sets are beautiful!!! Gorgeous creations Ladies!!!

Sue D said...

Love these sets and the blog hop was fabulous!
Happy Birthday!

Amber Hight said...

Beautiful sets previewed today! The girls did an awesome job:) Can't wait to see more!!!

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Betty Sue said...

Love the flower and the butterfly! Hello Spring!

judy said...

Lovely sets with endless possibilities!

Sue Bridges said...

I am such a huge fan of the Crafts Meow and also of Nina! What a great combination! Love the products and the inspirations!

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

How pretty!! I would love to win one of these beautful sets! Happy Birthday!

Lin said...

Nina always has such beautiful romantic images, and these are no exception! I love that Beautiful Spring set! And thank you (and thanks so much for the digis!)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Soma! Just click the Welcome link on the left sidebar of our Facebook page and it will take you right to the place to get the downloads. Enjoy!

tonya said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win these sets!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Moira! They are live now by clicking on the Welcome link on the left sidebar of our Facebook page. Enjoy!

Shaela said...

Wow, looks like some beautiful stamps!!

Geri said...

Totally inspired by the DT's projects, and welcome to all newcomers!! Love these sets! Happy Birthday, TCM!!!

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous projects from the design team! beautiful sets!

Evette K. said...

I wanted to say, "Happy Birthday Cats Meow". I have been following you this last year and it is so nice to see u all flourishing. Heres to another twenty years of success. ekciampo

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! AM Blown away by ALL of the AMAZING DT Projects!! I can't wait to play in the challenges!! THANKS for the fun and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Angela said...

Happy Birthday you are fabulous!!!
I love your stamps they are so cute, the owls are adorable.
I wish I lived near your store I would be in there every pay day:-)

Miesje said...

Great job DT! Love the samples! Did not have time to write on all of the blogs but fantastic. Going to play one of these challenges! Happy Birthday TCM!!

Kathy W said...

What beautiful samples from the DT! I love Nina's designs. Happy Birthday TCM, and thanks for the chance to win.

Connie said...

A couple months ago I came across Cats Meow and loved what I saw. I fell in love with the little owl you use in your stamp sets. Too cute! I have my eye on sooo many sets but with this months "stamping budget" I want to get Owl see you in Spring and Lovely Birds and I'm going to try and sneak in Life is a Carnival too! Now that I'm seeing a sneak of the new releases I just may be changing my mind! I adore the flower in the new set and all the inspiration the DT has shown. Can't wait to see everything else!

Riette said...

Oh my these are all breathtakingly beautiful. That white embossed flower on white - WOW!

Cassi said...

these flowers and butterflies are just gorgeous!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards ladies, lovely butterflies & flower stamps!!!!

megha said...

Wonderful creation from every DT.stamps are lovely.butterfly is gorgeous

Jan Garber said...

I know what I'm doing after class today! Whee! A new sketch! Happy Birthday to a great company!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow! Nina has done it again! These new sets are gorgeous and I love what you have all done with them! Absolutely stunning! I need a class on how some of these creations were done! Great sketch too - I will try to get something done with it :) I am already a fan of yours on FB - thanks for the downloads! They are beautiful and though I do have a couple of your stamps (not nearly as many as I would like), I love these images too! Can't wait to see what you bring us tomorrow. And by the way Happy Birthday!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Happy Birthday TCM. Woo Hoo! I look forward playing along with your birthday celebrations. What brilliant designs from your DT. They are so inspirational.

Tracey said...

So GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE them all!! Thanks for the free downloads :) Looking forward to tomorrow!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! The sketch looks fun! I can't wait to download the digis!

Larissa Heskett said...

Also I'm not sure if anyone else has had the same problem, but I tried to leave a comment on Lindsay Amrhein Blog and I couldn't find the place to do so!!?? Maybe I am BLIND!!?? HAHAHA
Anyway THANKS for the help and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! This is a fabulous set and the DT did a beautiful job with it!! Happy birthday!

Morgan said...

What gorgeous samples! I want to try them out myself so badly! Also, thanks for the digis I am going to have fun with them! I am going to go and try them out now! Happy Birthday!!! ^_^

Bunnyfreak said...

Love what the designers did.

Susan said...

Wow -- what an amazing hop. Nina has done a fabulous job with these new designs, and your design team members really rocked it out of the park!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely new stamp set! The DT did an awesome job showcasing the images! ;o)

sentsue said...

Both sets look like fun to play with and a great prize to win!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the DT blogs to see the two new sets. Love the font of Mother and Father and the Flower and Butterfly in the second set are beautiful.

Yvonne said...

Looks like beautiful new sets!

Julie E said...

What beautiful blooms and butterflies - such variety from the DT. All good!!!

Dawn said...

Fabulous samples. I've visit a couple and am off to visit some more. Happy Birthday to you. I think it's time to pulled out my TCM stamps and play again.

sharon g said...

Heck yeah I'd like to win it. Thanks.

FrancineB said...

Beautiful cards.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

You bet I would like to win, thanks for the chance!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This looks GORGEOUS, Lisa! I think this release will be my favorite!

Neltine said...

Hi Lisa (again hihi),

first of all my congratulations about your Meow crafts birthday and the new release. I lovvvvve this stamp set. Hopefully more retailers in the Netherlands can sell those stamps as well.

Sure I like to give it a try and to make a change to win 1 of this stamps:)

Greetings,
Neltine

Neltine said...

Oooowwww no...I saw that you only could make a change to win when you leave a message before yesterday midnight.

Well so sorry...hihi But I was asleep then..lol

Good luck for all the other lady's:)

Greetings Neltine

cardcreationsnz said...

Happy 1st Birthday! I enjoy using some of your stamps sets and look forward to hopefully using some of your new ones too.

Scrapaddict said...

Love the new set! Looking forward to all the new releases!

Karen L said...

Wow, love these sets...and I got my free digi download on the FB page!! Gorgeous cards!!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

Such fabulous inspiration from everyone!! Happy Birthday TCM!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I had so much fun with this sketch!

Venus said...

Hi Lisa! Happy Birthday TCM!