I do something entirely different. Before I put the stickers on, I trim them around the edges - just a tiny bit - maybe 1/8" or so - and I do not have any problems. I have some older sets that I didn't do that with - and I just put a dab of Mono or Aileen's TIO&O and let it dry completely. (I smear it around with my finger - don't use too much)
I really like having the images on the stamps - this is what works for me.
Meow is kind of like Aloha. It can mean anything.