Review: Feline Sampler Box from The Creative Cat


I’ve been a fan of animal artist and graphic designer Bernadette Kazmarski’s work for many years. I adore her notecards, she has created a beautiful painting of a dear friend’s cat as one of the most special gifts I was ever able to give to anyone, and she’s also done multiple design projects for me, ranging from holiday cards to book covers to banners. I believe Bernadette is one of the most underappreciated artists I know, and I’m delighted today to introduce you to one of her newest offerings: a Feline Sampler Box.

Bernadette creates a different box each month. The box I received contained the following items:


A framed and matted print “Peaches and Peonies” – a lovely composition of one of Bernadette’s cats who lives on in this beautiful piece of art.


A selection of greeting cards showcasing Bernadette’s varied talents in paintings, sketches, and photographs


And my absolute favorite item, a Creative Cat coloring book with watercolor pencils and an art sponge. I love that the book is small (4.25 x 5 inches), and it’s spiral bound so you can easily remove your creations and even frame them.

Everyone's a critic. Allegra, supervising my coloring.

Everyone’s a critic. Allegra, supervising my coloring.


These items were such a nice treat to receive. They also make great gifts (think stocking stuffers – the holidays are only six months away…) or donations to rescue groups for fundraisers (think gift bag inserts.)


my attempt at coloring a tortie

The Feline Sampler Box can be ordered individually or as a 3-month subscription. At $25 per box (free shipping within the US is included,) this is an incredible value. For more information and to order your own box, please visit The Feline Sampler Box Program.

FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a fee to feature this product. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, Allegra and Ruby’s honest and unbiased opinion.

8 Comments on Review: Feline Sampler Box from The Creative Cat

  1. Fur Everywhere
    July 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm (4 years ago)

    This new box looks very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Jay
    July 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been a fan of Bernadette’s stories, pictures and paintings. She did one that has 16 cats and horses on it that was a gift to me and I had one of Steeler, Bernie’s cat, that was a total Surprise.

    Bernadette does excellent work.

    I met Ingrid, Bernadette and Bernie on a trip we all took to Ingrid’s book signing. Made lifetime friends that day.

    • Ingrid
      July 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm (4 years ago)

      That is such a beautiful painting, Jay.

  3. Connie
    July 27, 2016 at 10:46 am (4 years ago)

    What a lovely gift.

  4. Bernadette
    July 27, 2016 at 9:47 am (4 years ago)

    And I meant to add, very nice coloring! Cats have impeccable style and sense of composition, Ingrid. Whatever Allegra is suggesting, I’d follow her direction. It’s always worked for me!

  5. Bernadette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:26 am (4 years ago)

    That’s just why I designed it that way Mason! Just a little stress reliever. Glad you like it!

  6. Janine
    July 27, 2016 at 6:56 am (4 years ago)

    This is a really cool box

  7. Mason Canyon
    July 27, 2016 at 5:34 am (4 years ago)

    Such beautiful items in the box. The Creative Cat coloring book is darling. It looks like it would be easy to drop in your purse to have when waiting for an appointment. Great way to keep down stress. A lovely way to celebrate all things feline. Thanks for the introduction.


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