Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to The Craft's Meow !!!


The Day has finally arrived  !!!

The new release previews that we have been sharing for the past four days
can now be yours !!!  That's right it's.....

New Release Blog Hop Day


We are super excited because toDAY is the actual birthday
of when TCM began, so it's truly a happy day!
To celebrate that, you will find our banner ad over on SCS
running throughout the day...hope you'll let us know you
spotted it...just leave us a note on our FB page!

If you have arrived at my blog from our talented
Guest Designer  
then you are in the right place!

If not, start back at the beginning at the
 and get started there because
when you do, you could win big!  All 5 stamp sets !!!
More on that in a sec.


I struggle so much to photograph white on white, but I hope you get the idea.
I combined three stamp sets to create this Clean & Simple Card.
I used 'Beautiful Spring', 'Thanks Bee to Thee' & 'Cherished'.

I paper-pieced my sweet little bee and used a variety of inks from
A Muse Studio for the rest. 

I know you will see all the sets on the TCM Blog/Website, so I am going
to show you a very special one here...


This set is 'Thanks Bee to Thee' designed by the lovely
Nina B Designs for TCM and for a limited time is only available
as a gift with a purchase of $50 or more.

I used this set in my post from yesterday as well...
you can check it out here

So here is how you can win....

Visit each designer's blog on the hop, leave a little love
{there's only 16 total}
and you have until 9:00pm PDT, Friday March 23rd to do so.

Don't forget...we have challenges still going on all week
and you can find those and the details over on the TCM blog.
One of the challenges will give someone a
Guest Design Spot with TCM.

They are all on sale today!!!
Don't wait!

Look forward to your comment and I will keep my fingers
crossed that YOU are a winner!

The next stop on the hop is my friend and our
newest stamp illustrator
{just wait till you see her April designs!}

Karen Baker


Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: yellow gingham by A Muse Studio
Stamps:  Thanks Bee to Thee, Beautiful Spring, Cherished
all from The Craft's Meow
Ink: Blackberry, Green, Slate all from A Muse Studio
Embellishments:  gems from Recollections

49 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute

Jennie P. said...

I love how you did the bee. It's so cool.

Gayatri said...

Love your card, Julie especially the window is awesome.

Tracey said...

I ADORE your pretty window card Julie!!!

Geri said...

So pretty and unique!

Annette said...

lovely design...totally love it...thanks for sharing..

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card...love the way you highlighted the flower.

maria f. said...

Love how you combined different style sets. I think it's so cool that TCM has different designers for the stamps. And I love all your white space :)

Tracy said...

Awesome card!

Linda said...

love how you've combined 3 stamps here!!!

Sharron said...

Beautiful card, Julie--LOVE the window!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey Julie! I love your CAS card, and I love the way you combined sets! The "window" you created is so cool! I've loved all the cards you've created for the previews and blog hop. I'm only sorry I couldn't get around this week to leave proper comments on all. As you know, it's been a bit crazy around here lately! LOL

Thank you SO MUCH for all you do for TCM. I couldn't do it all without you!

Hugs,
Lisa

Chunyuan said...

great design.

Miriam Prantner said...

Another great CAS card. Neat use of that punched out die cut.

Natasha G.P. said...

The little frame around the flower is great.

Jessica said...

Beautiful white on white card! Love the window and your dimension is great!
New follower from the hop.
:O)
Jessica S

BeccyH said...

Way too cute!!

Lisa said...

Very cute Julie! I just love that little bee ;)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful and unique card,Julie! I love the frame.

B. Poteraj said...

The bee and his trail are so cute!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Cute card!

Sue D said...

Great card--I really like the popped up gingham bee.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card!

Helen L said...

Great card!! i love the paper piecing you did on the cute little bee!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a cute card, Julie! I love the little gingham bee and the frame around the blossom is a great touch!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great card =) TFS!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Great card. It reminds me of looking through a magnifying glass looking at the flower.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is pretty Julie! I like the layout with the popped up frame and bee.

FrancineB said...

Lovely card. I like the popped off bee. I looks like it will fly right off the page.

stylesplenty said...

this is such a great card, thank you for showing the bee's

Vicky said...

Love it!

missstamper said...

Great card - love the way you framed the image!

Karen Day said...

A lovely clean and bright card!

Lagene said...

Love this new method to spotlight!

cassie said...

really cute card!

jen said...

So very fun!

Hayley Glauser said...

I love how the bee is popped! So cute.

Lucy said...

Lovin' that bee stamp! I also like the frame around the flower. So cute.

Sharon J said...

The heart shape wings of the little bee is just too cute !

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Arabella said...

Beautiful CAS card Julia! I love the white on white!

Arabella

Becky said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, hope everything gets better for you and her. Love your cards, thanks for taking the time to share, I know it is hard to juggle deadlines when your life seems to be hectic!

Jan Garber said...

Cute card! And just a suggestion... I keep two sheets of 5-6 different colors of cardstocks in my photo area just to quickly use as backgrounds! I know! It is so difficult to photograph some colors against just white! Have a good day!

Lillian Child said...

HUGS!! Sweet card creations!

Brenda said...

Wonderful card! I am just loving those bees.

Carolyn King said...

so pretty. love the flower peeking through the window and that cute bee!

Sue Bridges said...

Great idea! Looks super!

AmyJ said...

Beautiful window card. Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card Julie...sorry for my delay...doing catch up today:)