Thursday, October 4

Clearly Besotted Stamps

I am beyond excited (& petrified lol) to share with you today the news that my little venture, Clearly Besotted Stamps, will be opening it's doors for business....tomorrow!

When my youngest started school last year I found that instead of enjoying all the free time I suddenly had, I was actually a little bit depressed  & felt I no longer served any purpose....a bit dramatic, but true!  After having my repeated request for another baby firmly turned down by my husband (ha!) I started blogging again & re-discovered my passion for stamping :)

In April of this year, whilst visiting my parent's, I stumbled upon my younger sister Jenny (who's at university) on the computer creating a picture using Adobe Illustrator - at the time I joked that we should utilise her skills & release our own line of stamps.  I can't believe what started off as a throw away comment has now come to fruition & although I'm not expecting huge success (far from it), I'm elated to be doing something that I really love & enjoy :)



All the stamp sets can be viewed here prior to being made available in-store tomorrow & for more inspiration, please visit my Pinterest Page.

I want to say a heartfelt thank you to every single person who visits my blog, it is because of you that I have the confidence, courage & opportunity to do this.  Also, a special thank you to Claire who is not only inspirational but truly the nicest person in the industry.  Please pop back tomorrow to celebrate with me, there will be some candy up for grabs ;) xxx

58 comments:

Caggy said...

Can't wait Steph!!!. And your venture WILL be a huge success because you are one talented lady (who needs to believe in herself a lot more!!).

Yana said...

Oh, that is great step! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

That is fab news can't wait for tomorrow .congratulations and I'm sure you are going to make this a huge success , you inspire so many people and such a lovely kind person.x

Katiejane said...

How truly amazing to have a dream come true. Things happen for a reason and it's your time. Congrats to you and Jenny, the stamps look just beautiful. Tomorrow can't come soon enough.
See you at your store tomorrow :)
Katie xx

scrappyjacky said...

This is wonderful news,Steph...and I'm sure it will be successful. Am popping off to look at the stamps.

Water Lily Cards said...

Congratulations and very best wishes for the success of your new venture

Hugs
Jan..x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous news Steph and wish you very success I am sure your stamps will fy out the door...lovely cards. Off to see te stamps

Anne

Danielle said...

Congratulations on your new venture Steph! The stamps are gorgeous and I KNOW you'll be a great success!! Loving your cards too! :)
Hugs, Danielle

Debby said...

Wohooooooo! This is going to be a huge success for you Stephanie! One you truly deserve :)

linda said...

Stephanie I follow your blog every day enjoy hearing of your holidays and days out with your kids and all the goodies you make for their class mates and teachers are truly terrific you are a good mum and a fantastic crafter I have never left a comment before but feel I need to today as you are truly talented and I have waiting on your stamp release I will be buying your stamps and I am sure they will be a huge success don't let go of your dream you have alot of followers and there will be loads more to come I'm sure
Linda

richardbreaks said...

MANY congratulations and SO MUCH good juju headed your way for success in your new venture!!! How very exciting!

richardbreaks said...

Oh yeah, sending you some bloggy love and sharing your news on my blog!

gina g said...

Wow Steph that's fantastic news i hope all goes well tomorrow and i must say i felt exactly like you when my children were both at school,no its not dramatic and now my daughter feels the same too lol. luv gina xx

Terri said...

I'm very excited for you and can't wait to make a purchase of some of these beautiful stamps. I enjoy your card designs and I can see that your stamps carry your same CAS design style. I believe this will be a successful adventure for you and your sister.

Ted said...

Well, to be quite honest, Stephanie, I'm surprised. I'm surprised that YOU'RE surprised! Darlin', you are an ARTIST! I am so excited for you and not the least bit shocked that you're doing this. Good on you! You're going to be a star and I can say I knew you when! ;) I'm going to follow Richard's lead and post about this on my blog! YAY! :)

Alanna said...

I've been waiting for you to make your announcent. All your cards are lovely and I fannot wait to hop over to the store. Congratulations!!!

Sara Mac said...

How fun and exciting for you! I love your style and can't wait to see more. Best of luck with this new venture!

Mary-Anne V said...

How exciting! Love these new stamps and I wish you all the best!

Melissa said...

So thrilled for you! I'm sure your store will be very successful!! xoxo

Ann said...

Eeeeeeeeeeek!!!! So exciting! You'll have such fun Steph. I love that you'll be a "local" designer and I can say I knew you before you were famous!

guilinger2 said...

I think you are already a great success! and your new stamp line will also be a great success!

Linny said...

Good luck for tomorrow, I have saved some pennies to buy a set of stamps. See you there! Linda x

Kim S said...

I'm thinking you WILL be a fabulous success - I know that I will be adding to your income!! (I haven't been able to narrow down my wishlist on your very first release!)

Grushe4ka - Штампи з Любов*ю said...

Oh, Steph!!!!! sooomany wonderful cards I've missed while hadn't chance to spent some time reading blogs! Love all the cards you've created)) And christmas mood here in your blog made me want to start getting ready AND to listen some Christmas music))

Joyce said...

Congratulations, and best of luck. Your stamps look wonderful, and your cards, as always, are just beautiful.

bonnie said...

Oh yay I cannot wait to see!! Gorgeous cards sweetie....I too became a little depressed when my Daughter went to school :( I'm in an ok place right now though! Big hugs and I wish you the very best of luck! Woohoo! X x x

Cathy Weber said...

Congratulations on your new venture Stephanie! I have been a fan of yours for a long time and the stamps you designed are adorable! That reindeer is the cutest thing ever. Lots of good luck wishes coming your way!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congratulations to you! Wow this is so exciting -- what I am seeing so far is stunning~ I can't wait for tomorrow!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congratulations, your images are wonderful and your cards are stunning

sue

Luv2talk said...

Good luck to you. LOVE LOVE LOVE your style.

Mandy said...

Stephanie, you are one very talented and lovely lady. Believe me, this venture is going to be a huge success for you and your sister. Well done to you both. I'm off to do a bit of stamping!!

Mandy
xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

You are so very talented! Really looking forward to tomorrow (-:

Julia said...

Wishing you all the very best with your new venture, I'm sure it'll be a huge success xx

Caryn said...

So exciting - this is going to be so successful, I just have a feeling in my water!!!
Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Many congratulations on your new venture Stephanie. Wishing you every success. Debs xx

Aimes said...

Wa-hooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!


That is all. ;D
xxx

Karen K said...

Congratulations and heaps of success k x

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations on the launch, Stephanie, I'm sure it will be very successful - I'll be there tomorrow!

Marlou McAlees said...

congratulations Stephanie on your new venture :)

Sonia said...

Good luck with your new venture, wishing you success in all you do :) xx

Gvendalen said...

That is fab news can't wait for tomorrow. congratulations Stephanie!

Jane said...

Wow!!! what an amazing thing to be doing Stephanie! I wish you every success with it! hugs, Jane xxx

Merry said...

How very exciting for you and your sister. Wishing you every success which I have no doubt will be the case.

jc2711 said...

Yippee, yippee, yippee. I have been checking in regularly to see when the great moment is going to arrive. Now I find I am expected to sleep before tomorrow; this is worse than Christmas Eve ;)

Good luck for tomorrow!!

Jackie

Ginny said...

What wonderful news!! I think you will be a huge success, and I'm happy for you that you are getting to do something you truly enjoy doing. Besides that, you are so GREAT at it - every one of your cards is simply fabulous. Your style is just what I love. Can't wait to help you succeed by spreading the word.

cutiephinphin said...

Congrats! Wishing u huge success in this new venture.

jintyoo7 said...

How exciting!!!! Wishing you every success with your new venture :)

cardsandbookmarks said...

your cards are beautiful! I just fount out about your blog and your new venture from Debby's blog. I will be sure to check out the store tomorrow!

Tracey said...

This is so very exciting Steph!! You are so talented and your stamps look amazing!! Best of luck with your new adventure!!! xx

Maureen said...

woohoo! Huge Congrats, Stephanie! Way to follow your dreams! I hope you got my email today...I'd love to play along!

Tina said...

Congrats on your new adventure! I love, love your style.

Susan Flynn said...

Good luck for tomorrow Stephanie, if they are anything like your cards they will be a huge success!! x

Suzie Q said...

Good For you Stephanie, Girl power!
i wish you all the best on your new and exciting adventure x
hugs
Suzie qx

~ Ali ~ said...

Squeal!!! Excited muchly here :O)

I have to agree about Claire a diamond in the Craft Ind

You will be fab :O)

Huggles

Ali x

Sue McRae said...

What a lovely assortment of cards, you've showcased your stamps beautifully and big congrats on your new adventure!

alexandra s.m. said...

CONGRATS Stephanie!
a new adventure for you and it is so important to not be afraid and go for our dreams! That in itself is an inspiration for al of us!

I wish you SUCCESS!

Kelly said...

Congratulations Stephanie ... way to follow your dreams! Wishing you much success and I'll be anxious to see your creations!!

Kim. said...

Congratulations Steph, I truly hope you and your sister make it a huge success.
Kim xXx