Just checking in......
It is time to touch base to let you what is going on here at The Cat's Meow. I have to say it took us a while to recover from Stamp Escape, and we still have a few items we ordered for attendees that are somewhere....just not here! One would be the Sunflower Washi tape from Pinkfresh. If you have it on order, we haven't forgotten.....we are just waiting...waiting...waiting! We were pretty lucky with follow-up shipments from everyone else, but I know people are wondering if we forgot them so I wanted to address that right away. We will be in touch as soon as any special orders arrive.
We are getting back into the swing of things, and are really enjoying some of the wonderful releases that have come out. We took advantage of some for this months' classes. Robin gets first crack at Heartfelt Creations since she designs for them, and who could resist fairies and mushrooms? We loved the newest release from Penny Black that had some stamps that are perfect for Brush Stroke techniques and some fun floral dies so Melissa and I will each be featuring Penny Black in our classes. Kathy chose the new "fishy" release from Taylored Expressions. Her cards are colorful and whimsical. Be sure to call or email to secure your spot in the classes of your choice. You can see the cards on our website at catsmeowstamps.com/classes
We will be attending a couple of Virtual Trade Shows over the next two months. It will be fun to see the summer, fall and winter releases. These events certainly are not the same as being in person but right now they are the best we have. As you know we were unable to attend the trade show in Orlando in April as it was just before Stamp Escape. We plan to attend next year as the timing is better for us. It will really be good to be able to touch the paper and meet in person with the vendors! Ohio, here we come!
We are planning a class with Julie Kelly that will feature the Pinkfresh Christmas Release. We hope to have the class some time in August but we need to confirm when the product will actually be available. We will keep you posted.
Check out What's New below as we have some fun things on the way! We should have information soon about Stamp Escape 2023 so watch for that as well.
See you soon....
Where do I start? I already mentioned the new releases from Taylored Expressions, Penny Black and Heartfelt Creations. We also have an order coming from Spellbinders. The order includes new Glimmer products, stamps and dies. We can't wait to see the "no hole" sequins in six colors. One of their big announcements is the release of their Universal Plate System. The system of plates will replace what you currently use in most of the die cutting machines. The system allows you to use 3D embossing folders which is usually a problem for most machines. We are ordering a set for the store so you can check them out and use them in our Platimun 6 or Big Shot machines. Spellbinders provides a spreadsheet with information on all of the different machines and the thickness of their 3D folders along with instructions on the use of the plate system. The plate system retails for $54.99. We will take orders for those who are interested in replacing their plates with the new system.
Be sure to check out the new 8.5x11 cardstock colors from Taylored Expressions. We added several new colors to our inventore and we LOVE them!
Back in stock after selling out at Stamp Escape are...the Powder Tool from Taylored Expressions, Hero Arts (bent tip) tweezers, Hero Arts snips, and Spellbinders (straight tip) tweezers. We still do not have a firm delivery date for ATG tape but we now expect it mid-June....don't hold your breath!.
We will let you know when PF Washi arrives.....hoping it will be soon!