Sequin Ornament + Winners

There’s something about getting to fulfill one of your childhood dreams that is exciting. It’s even more exciting when you get to play with pretty products in the process. It’s been so amazing getting to see my little shop open and have some orders come in. Thank you to those who have ordered already! It’s honestly so fun to get an email saying I have an order and getting to see the items that were ordered and sending it off. For those who have shared about my shop or recommended it to friends, I’m sending BIG virtual hugs your way.

Today I have a new Christmas card to share and it features quite a few products from the shop. In the past I’ve shown cards featuring die cuts and sequins (see HERE and HERE) and I wanted to bring you a new one for Christmas. This one is a little unique because it actually isn’t a special die- it’s just a circle! I stamped the Large Ornament from DeNami and then used one of my Spellbinder dies to cut out the middle. Super easy!


Want to learn how I do this technique? CLICK HERE for a video I did showcasing a simpler version of this technique! The card design is more basic, but I still do the same technique as shown in today’s card.


Now I know many of you are waiting to see if you were one of the winners from the grand opening blog hop. If you’re one of the two ladies listed below, congratulations! Please contact me with your mailing information and I’ll get your prize pack out right away!

Winner from Amy Tsuruta’s blog- Jenn Shurkus

“I LOVE that lil tree in a jar ;) and I remember that fancy pants line from a few years ago ;) pretty sure i have some in my stash hahha”

Winner from Stacey Schafer’s blog- Kari Webster

“How fun are these bells. Loved how you used them.”border

For those who were holding off to place orders, I have a coupon code to share! Whether you are new to the world of sequins, need to replace some colors, or want to add new colors to your stash, my shop has quite a few options. I have both cupped and flat options is nearly every color and there’s also some unique shapes and sizes in there as well.


I know this was a lengthy post, so I’ll wrap it up. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that you’ll take a peek in the shop. Happy shopping!

Whimsical Christmas

When I received my  package of Clearly Besotted goodies for the blog hop, I got a tad bit carried away in creating. There are so many great stamps and I didn’t want to leave any of them out!  Instead of bombarding you with all sorts of pictures in the blog hop post, I decided to break up my creations and do a few blog posts.  You saw the red/ green cards already, so today I’m featuring the pink/ green ones!

Quite a few people associate my name or blog with THIS sequin shaker card tutorial, and I love that. I wanted to bring you another sequin shaker featuring the cute trees from Modern Christmas. How cute are those trees?! I love the different patterns that Amy created for these trees! I had a hard time deciding which ones to use, but in the end I chose the music notes and polka dot trees.


To add even more Christmas spirit to the card, I used the Sheet Music Embossing Folder. I love the subtle texture it brings and makes the card even a little more whimsical. Also, it ties together the music notes from the pink tree!


The next card is a little more graphic and clean, but equally just as festive. I featured Holiday Sentiments for this card and paired lots of the stamps in this versatile set. I totally love this decorative bracket!


For the branch/ holly leaves/ berries, I did a little bit of masking to get the bottom portion of this card. Imagine how gorgeous it would look in a green and red combination. I’m thinking I need to try this out in the near future….


It’s now time to announce the winner of the Set the Scene for my Clearly Besotted Stamps Blog Hop post.  Here’s the lucky winner:

Joan Smith said…. “Oh my goodness girl you have such an imagination along with designing your awesome and unbelievable window scene I simply can’t believe that you did this with a stamp set. You have left me in awe. Now you little train scene is so adorable and your coloring skills once again are amazing. Gosh you are one talented, clever and creative gal.”

Joan, I will send you an email to get your shipping information so Stephanie can mail out your set. You’re going to have so much fun playing with it!

I hope you were inspired by these Christmas cards featuring the fabulous new Clearly Besotted Stamps sets. Remember, these next few months are going to fly by….I’ll be creating more Christmas cards in the near future and will scatter them in among other cards. I hope you don’t mind!

Clearly Besotted Stamps Birthday Blog Hop


Hello and Happy World Card Making Day!

I am beyond thrilled to be joining the gals over at Clearly Besotted Stamps for their 1st birthday blog hop. If you’re a crafter and follow blogs, I’m sure you’ve seen some of their stamps around- it’s hard to miss. Their stamp sets and dies have taken the blog world by storm and with the amount of talent packed into their design team, along with the amazing products, it’s no surprise that their sets fly off the shelves.

If you have started the blog hop from the beginning, you should be arriving from Pamela Ho’s blog. If you get lost along the way, or want to start from the top, head over to the Clearly Besotted blog.

My first card showcases stamps from the new set, Set The Scene {available for purchase 10/6}. I decided to go a little non-traditional and instead of creating a scene within the snow globe image, I used some of the stamps to create a scene over my entire card.


Imagine how cute these stamps would be on gift tags or even scrapbook pages! I love the small scale of the buildings and check out that adorable sleigh and reindeer! Also, that cute little sentiment? It’s from the new set, Modern Christmas {available for purchase 10/6}.


My next card features some new and old Clearly Besotted Stamps. I paired my very first CBS stamp/ die set, Full Steam Ahead, with some elements from Set The Scene and the holly image from Holiday Sentiments {available for purchase 10/6}. I was so pleased that this card turned out exactly how I envisioned it- that’s not something that happens regularly!


It’s time to head on over to the last stop : Stephanie Klauck’s blog!



Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blog stops before October 8th {please only one comment per person, per blog}. Each blog is giving away one Clearly Besotted Stamps set and I’ve chosen Set The Scene. I seriously adore this new set and I know you’ll love it, too! Oh yes, and I can’t forget to mention the grand prize that one lucky comment from a random blog will receive- a $75 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate and £100 Clearly Besotted gift certificate!

I hope that you’ve been inspired with these lovely Clearly Besotted Stamps sets. Be sure to take advantage of the 10% savings coupon: BDAY01 – it expires on October 8th!

Have a wonderful rest of your World Card Making Day!