January 2007

The StudioKat Designs Newsletter

HELLO and Welcome!-
Today, January 2nd, is a day I have waited almost a lifetime for. It's not my birthday, or my anniversary, and no, I didnt win the lottery today, but I sure feel like I did! Today, my beloved Wake Forest Demon Deacons are playing football in the BSC ORANGE BOWL!!! Forecasted as always, to reside in the basement of their ACC division, WFU, the team everyone wants to play for Homecoming, has fought and clawed their way, against all odds, to an ACC championship, and a bid in one of the biggest bowl games of the year! So thanks to the miracle of a sending delay, you are receiving this email today, but I am no where in sight. I'm with the rest of the "Tie-Dye Nation", celebrating one of the best surprises ever! Go DEACS!!
Also, especially for the convenience of our friends at Pattern Review & AOL, all of the hotlinks are listed in order at the bottom of this letter, and as always, if you prefer, you can go to www.studiokatdesigns.com/jan07.htm to see the online version of the newsletter.

Feline Quote for January- "A cat's name will tell you more about it's owners than it does about the cat!" Linda W. Lewis

New on my Website!- 3 new Cat Stories
Several folk submitted pictures and stories about the feline loves of their lives this month.
Ann Horton- sent a VERY cute picture of Felix "helping" with the Christmas decorations, along with a nifty Christmas present for Jeter, which he ADORES!! Thank you Felix! (and Ann!)
A. Giberson send a very sweet picture of her beloved "CB".
There's an adorable picture of T. Jentz's 2 lovebugs, Elsa and Ethan!

New at StudioKat Designs- A new Handbag Game!
You asked for it, and here it is. A new handbag game, bigger and better than all the rest, and with a Studiokat Designs twist! And just in time for those days where you're stuck in the house with nothing to do, or even worse, the KIDS are stuck in the house WITH YOU, with nothing to do!! The Same Game may be just the answer! Have fun and ENJOY!

Handbag Clearance Sale- StudioKat Designs Handbag Sale
Once again it's time for the StudioKat Designs annual Handbag Clearance sale . I'm ready to clear out my studio, and for a limited time, all of the bags in stock are currently 20% off. Now might be the perfect time to "gift" yourself!

A Cool Place to Shop!-Angels Around the World
You probably don't know this, but I like to collect angels. All kinds, all types, all styles! And here's a great place to find some really unique ones! It's called Angels Around the World, and it features charming, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted angels from the studio of quilt artist, Sarah Mallery. One of my favorite things about her site, is that you can "design your own angel". You can choose your angel's skin color, head scarf design and outfit colors. Check it out!

Surf HERE for Neat INFO!-Holiday stains got ya down?
It happens every Christmas. A friend spills coffee on your beige carpet. Your 3-year old smears chocolate on your new sofa. Let's face it- stains often show up uninvited to holiday parties. When it happens, RUN don't walk to this site for professional tips on stain removal from carpets, upholstery and clothing. You'll find step-by-step advice for getting rid of everything on the stain "menu" from eggnog to salad dressing. That way, the only thing left after your parties are over will be the memories!

Love Handbags?- Sugabeats.Com
Would you love a new vinyl handbag, but like me, you hate working with the stuff yourself? Then check out Sugabeats.Com. These innovative bags & totes are inspired by the best things in life, like ice cream cones, and lemon meringue pie, to mention a few. They are all made in durable vinyl, are fully lined, and have the little extras I love, like magnetic snap closures, and plenty of pockets! My favorites are the satchels, and the knitting totes! Check 'em out, I think you'll agree!

Did You Know?-that two out of three people have either regifted or are considering regifting? Regifting (giving as a gift, something one previously received as a gift), has gained in popularity since comedian Jerry Seinfeld first coined the term a decade ago. After all, it does saves time & money. If you're new to the concept, then you need to click here to learn the in's and out's! Go to Regifting 101 to learn when and how to properly regift. You can also chuckle through real-life regifting stories, like the woman who received a fondue set with chocolate and marshmallows enclosed that had expired TWO years ago! Oops! You can even share your OWN regifting story and possibly win a PRIZE!

SKD Promotions Update-The FabShopHop
The Holiday ShopHop for has just ended, but lo and behold, here comes the FabShopHop! That's right, beginning New Year's Day, we'll be hoppin' again. The FabShopHop runs through January 31st, so there's still plenty of time to register and WIN! TWO lucky someones are going to win a brand new sewing machine, and it just might be YOU!

Laugh Lines-
Given the huge success of the new TV show, "Deal or No Deal", here are some suggestions for how other organizations might capitalize on its popularity.
The Church Channel..."Kneel or No Kneel"
The Animal Rights Network..."Veal or No Veal"
The Medical network...Heal or No Heal"
The Nascar Network...Wheel or No Wheel"
Bloomberg's Financial Network...Steal or No Steal"
The Apple Growers Association...Peel or No Peel"
The Therapeutic Tough Consortium...Feel or No Feel
The Law Society...Repeal or No Repeal"
Criminals Anonymous...Squeal or No Squeal"
Got any of your own??? Send 'em in for us all to enjoy!

Thought of the Month-Five Things I've Learned from Santa
1) Dress in colorful clothing.
2) Lose the girdle.
3) See the world.
4) Let others do the heavy lifting.
5) Keep working, if only part time.

Monthly Trivia- January 2nd is certainly not a treasure trove of trivia, but I did find a few things worth mentioning for today.
January 2nd is, (and I swear I am not making this up), "Happy Mew Year for Cat's day, a day for felines everywhere, to celebrate the "mewness" of a New year. It's also "Z" day, to give recognition to all persons & places whose names begin with the letter Z, & who are always listed or thought of last in any alphabetized list.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. celebrates his 38th birthday today, as does Jim Bakker, the former TV evangelist, and if today is also your birthday, that's SUPER! Here's a great big StudioKat Designs Happy Birthday to ya! And if today is not your birthday, you can celebrate today anyway, by cruising around in a Camaro Z-28, or by listening to a little ZZ Top. And if you happen to watch the Orange Bowl tonight, check out row "Z" of the upper deck. If you see a little pin head with a yellow wig screaming her lungs out, that just might be ME!! GO DEACS!!

Well, that's it for now, so until next month, remember!
Sewing Forever, Housework Whenever!

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HotLinks- (in order of appearance)
StudioKat Designs January 07 Newsletter ONLINE: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/jan07.htm
3 new Cat Stories: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/tails.htm
        Felix: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/felix3.jpg
        CB: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/cb.jpg
        Elsa & Ethan: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/elsaethan.jpg
A New Handbag Game: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/samegame.htm
StudioKat Designs Handbag Sale: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/handbag.htm
Angels Around the World: http://www.mallerydesigns.com
        Design Your own Angel: http://www.mallerydesigns.com/designform.htm
Sugabeats.Com: http://www.sugabeats.com
        Satchels: http://www.sugabeats.com/satchel.html
        Knitting Totes: http://www.sugabeats.com/knittingtote.html
Regifting: http://www.regiftable.com/regifting101/default.aspx
         Regifting Stories: http://www.regiftable.com/regiftingstories/default.aspx
FabShopHop for January: http://www.fabshophop.com/registration.asp

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