Saturday, June 30, 2007


Someone gets us crafters. I could not say it any better. Crafters unite!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Jam-packed week!

SOOOOO many things happening. So many good, that they have to be tempered with the not so good. But most of the time I've been smiling from ear to ear, and pinching myself, just to make sure I'm awake.

First, I got the new plates for the Holiday stamps in record time. And, as we speak the Fed Ex guy is knocking on American Art Stamp's door and delivering them to be pressed! Lots of cute images. Even some Thanksgiving.

Second, da da da DA! We're getting clear stamps! Yup. I sent off the first of (I hope) many designs to be made into clear stamp sets. All the new holiday designs (except the Thanksgiving) are going to be made into 3 lovely new sets. I get so excited that sometimes I forget to breathe.

Thirdly...we got new catalogs. I must say they are quite lovely and printed on beautiful stock and oh so cute. I'll start sending them out to the stores in a week or so. And once I figure out pricing they'll go on the website for sale.

Now, a couple of words to describe the not so good part of this week.
Root Canal

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ventura Convention

So many things happening over here at The Cat's Pajamas. Some good, some bad. Soon, soon, I'll let you know what is going on. But to tide you over, Anthony finally downloaded the pics from the Ventura Convention. Here are some of the highlights.

This is the calm before the storm. Right before the doors open, there is still time to polish up the booth a bit. I like the shabby chic look of the booth, but I feel the need for a change. Next time you see us, we'll be even chicer, and not as shabby.

That's Hilde from Stonebridge Creations in the booth. What I love about conventions is meeting all the stamper's, but also meeting the other people in the booths. Plus, at this one I got to see all my old friends again. Gosh, darn it, I miss Ellie, Nina, Charmaine and Christie already.

Here's Gayle! She's a member of TCP design team member and demo person extraordinaire! How can so much talent and knowledge be in one person? Ya got me!? Hi Gayle!

Here I am, looking much larger than life. This time we gave out yummy cherry lollies. Gotta keep that sugar up for some serious shopping. Note the signage? Unfortunately, no one noticed that someone had walked away with one of our wonderful samples. Next time we are cementing them down.

Even though it was a small hall there were a lot of shoppers and great vendors.
And great demo people. Here is Anthony and Dee Gruenig at the Sunday International Booth. Dee is always so gracious when we see her, and this time was no exception. She is one of Anthony's favorite personalities and luckily I didn't mess up this shot of him and Dee together, or he would have killed me.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Yeah! Yeah! That's me. Always leaving things to the last minute. Now that I absolutely HAVE to sit down and work out the designs for the Holidays...(yes, I put it off til now) in order to get them to the design team and have them ready for the stores in July... End of July... Very latest in August... I have to work on them NOW.

With only a handful on paper and less than that in my head, what am I doing? Writing this blog. Complaining about being a procrastinator.

And searching for chewy banana candy. And waiting for that 7up to get cool in the fridge. And thinking about "Hex" tonight on the TV.

I should be thinking about:
Xmas Candy
Xmas Cookies
Snowball fights
Funky trees
Skating Polar bears

What else?

Saturday, June 02, 2007


Even though I am most definitely a cat person I have always wanted a bulldog. Even though having a dog means more responsibility, I fantasize about getting a Bulldog. Usually I snap out of it when I visualize having to pick up the warm poop after he has done his business.

Perhaps it is reading about this sweetie, or watching this commercial, but the dog fantasy is alive and kicking. Someone save me.

Another Tag

Well Kim, that little Minx over at Mft Stamps tagged me again! Don't you know me enough already? Those who are tired of hearing about me just keeping on moving.

The object of this game is to answer the questions with one word answers.
You can only type one word. No explanations…

Yourself: procrastinator
Your Partner: cuddly
Your Hair: lank
Your Mother: challenging
Your Father: quiet
Your Favorite Item: Mac
Your Dream Last Night: Hogwarts
Your Favorite Drink: coffee
Your Dream Car: convertible
Dream Home: modern
The Room You Are In: office
Your Fear: forgotten
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Europe
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: cat
You’re Not: neat
One of Your Wish List Items: maid
The Last Thing You Did: download
You Are Wearing: flip-flops
Your Favorite Weather: hot
Your Favorite Book: mystery
Last Thing You Ate: pasta
Your Life: curiouser
Your Mood: pensive
Your Best Friend: Anthony
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: shipping
Your Car: Eclipse
What Are You Doing At The Moment: duh
Relationship Status: single
What Is On Your TV: sports
What Is The Weather Like: overcast
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: today

There! Satisfied?


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