Tuesday, December 31

Wish Big

Here's a little birthday card I made last week....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Cheer', 'Say It In Style' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Christmas Cheer Die Collection'

Happy New Year's Eve!  Whatever your plans are, have a wonderful time (stay safe and warm!) and let's all 'Wish Big' for 2014 :D XOXO


Quick little message (cynics please avoid tee hee!):

The one amazing thing I've learned from 2013 is that there is so much genuine kindness and goodwill in our crafting community.  I want to reiterate once again that I know Clearly Besotted is not trend setting or innovative and I know that there is so much choice available out there!  I also know that it is only because of all you wonderful people generously spreading the word about my little stamp line that I am able to continue and this knowledge renders me speechless (no mean feat in itself! lol).  It seems inadequate but I can only say thank you for this opportunity, I know it won't last forever (it may not even last the year - we crafters are a fickle bunch haha!) but please be assured that I am extremely grateful for your support :)  xxx

34 comments:

bonnie said...

So fun....love this and love the colours too :) hugs xx

Kathy W said...

As I was reviewing my 2013 stamp purchases, I found that Clearly Besotted Stamps was my #1 company. I love your CAS style, and the fonts you use for sentiments. You definitely have a fan here in Vermont! All the best to you and CBS in 2014.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another clearly gorgeous card with a fantastic and clearly gorgeous combo of stamps Stephanie. Just another example of how versatile your stamps are. They are so chic and stylish and you should be sooooo proud of your achievements. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2014! Xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh happy new year too and also love the fact you are UK based. Xx

Gillian said...

Another lovely card. Your thank you statement was very touching. You come over as a beautiful person graced with talent and humility. You must believe in yourself Stephanie. My guess is 2014 will be a good year for you and CBS will be around for a long time. Xx

Neets B said...

Another fantastic card, you sure know how to showcase your stamp line with such flair! I want to thank YOU for creating such beautiful products, you can quite clearly see how much I love them just by looking at the Labels section of my blog! And CBS is the only brand in my (very small compared to most) craft stash that has its own box, a box that needs to be made larger as it is now full! :D

I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful 2014, and thank you once again for letting me have my little Guest Designer spot.

Much love, Anita xx

Michelle said...

I love your card Stephanie, those banners look fab! I wanted to say thank you again for another great year at CBS. I am so grateful to be on your DT and like I said in my fave products of 2013 video if I wasn't on the DT I would still buy them anyway 'cos I truly love them. Here's to another great year xxx

Marion said...

Love this card. You always inspire! I believe there will always be customers queueing up to buy your products as they are such great designs and such a good price. Your customer service is just amazing and being in the UK is the icing on the cake.have a great New Year . Hugs Marion x

LilyPuss Cards said...

Stephanie, finding your blog was the start of my CAS journey, your amazing cards gave me such inspiration and now your fabulous stamps do too. I must have nearly all of them by now.. I put some on my Christmas wish list and Santa was very kind...lol...I'm so looking forward to your new releases in 2014.

Wishing you and your lovey family a very Happy and Properous New Year..

Hugs
Jan...xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie. I really hope you won't disappear next year! We crafters know a good product when we see it and we also love quick and good customer service. We also love your stamps - they are different to everyone elses and that's why we shop with you. I'm hoping to add to my CB stamps next year and I'm wishing you happyness and business success in 2014 xx

Barbara Murphy said...

Stephanie, you are sweetness personified! CBS is top quality, original and VERY trend setting...your illustrations, sentiments and DT are proof of that. A devoted CBS fan here who is greatly appreciative of everything you do to make your customers and fans feel valued...thank you doesn't seem big enough! HUGS!!!! :B

Gibmiss said...

Hi Stephanie
Fabulous card.... Love your stamps and Dies.... Thankyou for all your inspirations... And to the DT....for there wonderful creations.....
Happpy New Year... To you and your Family....
Love Sylvie xxx
Wishing you continued success in 2014.....

Asha said...

Thank YOU, Stephanie for these wonderful stamps and endless inspiration from you and your design team. Wonder what gorgeousness you have in store for us in 2014! Happy New Year!
xxx

Gerdine said...

love it!

cm said...

An absolutely gorgeous card, Stephanie! I'll echo the comment by my fellow Canadian, Barb: your products are high quality, trend-setting and delightful. Discovering CBS was one of my top discoveries of this past year. Although my collection is small (hoping to remedy that over the next while!), they are well-used and very much loved. As you can see by the comments today - and every day - you have a most devoted fan base. Your outstanding customer service, amazing inspiration, and enthusiastic personality are a winning combination. We love your products and we love you, too! Happy New Year - wishing you all the best in 2014! Hugs ~c

Alanna said...

Such a fun card and your thoughts are so beautiful. I wish you many more years of success.

Tracey said...

I just adore this card Steph! The banners are wonderful!

Wishing you a very blessed 2014!! xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Stephanie.
Thank you to you for offering such wonderful products and amazing creations made by you and your DT which showcase them so well.
Looking forward to seeing your new releases next year.
Wishing you and your family all the best for a Happy New Year.
Sue xx

Rosietoes said...

Stephanie your stamp range is second to none and so 'usable' for so many occasions. I think your company is one of the best out there. I have quite a few sets of the stamps and dies and love them all.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy, peaceful and creative new year.
Edna x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Another wonderful creation Stephanie. CBS is second to none!!! Quality at it's best and value for money, not foirhgetting thevcamazing designs. My vote every time, I just need to win the lottery so I can own them all lol.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year when it comes and continuing success in 2014

Luvs ya

Ali xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Love this card.
Happy New Year....and much more success in 2014.

Carole x said...

Your stamps have been my favourites this year and they are the best quality and always lovely wrapped and tagged Thank you and hope you and your family have a Stampendous new year xx

April Diva said...

Hi Stephanie, I don't leave too many comments around blogland (too many blogs and not enough time), but thought I'd stop and say 'thank you' to you.

I have soooo many stamps from a multitude of stamp companies. So, even though I loved your stylish take on various trends, I resisted and resisted from buying your stamps until late this year when I caved in and made not one, but two orders in quick succession.

I love the stamp sets that have co-ordinating cutting dies. Makes life so much easier!

I'm sure that 2014 will see CBS become more successful.

Happy New Year's Eve!

Hugs,

Pauline x

Judith said...

Using the Christmas Cheer banners for a birthday card is such a great idea.
Wishing you all of the best and a successful 2014 for you, your family and CBS!
Have a great evening,
Judith

Merry said...

Wishing you the best for 2014….Happy New Year.

Jean Bullock said...

The card is darling and so are you. And so are your stamps and dies. I hope you will be around for a long time. I chuckled when you mentioned trend setting. I don't really follow trends. I just like what appeals to me and your products do. My budget is very tight this year. If it hadn't been I would have loved to purchase a good many of your products.

May 2014 bring you much success and happiness.

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Stephanie!

I love stopping by your blog to see what you have created...and to see which stamps and dies I want to buy next!

I'm a big fan of a few stamp lines, but I buy CBS because they really are BEAUTIFUL! I'm really glad your business has grown and that you're doing well with it, and I wish you continued success in 2014! Hugs to you, and thanks again for your inspiration!!!

Lindsey said...

Stephanie, genuine, sweet, kind, talented, and humble are words I always associate with you. I admire how you've created a fabulous business but that you still seem to maintain balance and keep your family at the center of your life. I love the quality and designs of your stamps, but YOU are what keeps me coming back. I have never had a company make me feel like such a valued customer like you did. Thank you so much! I'll definitely be around as long as you are in business (which I anticipate...and hope...will be a VERY long time).

jintyoo7 said...

What a lovely end note, Stephanie :) You deserve every success, and more.

Fabulous card, love the trimmings!

Cindy Lovell said...

Stephanie,your card is beautiful...as always!!
As i've said many times before,i am SO glad that i have discovered you,i am totaly in love with your stamps.And you,you are such a wonderful person,always so sweet and nice,that it makes it very easy for your customers to support you and your lovely business.Yes,you may be right...things wont last forever...but as long as you keep your awesome stamps and dies coming,you sure don't need to worry about your future! ;)
Happy new year to you and your sweet family! :)

Karen B said...

Happy New Year Stephanie. Gorgeous card (as usual.......). I think Michelle has summed it up perfectly - if she wasn't on your DT she would still buy your fab stamp and die sets because she loves them! As do we all. I don't think you will find many fickle crafters - I think you have an absolutely solid core of fans who love you, your talent in designing your wonderful sets and the gorgeous cards you showcase them with. Wishing you and your lovely family and very happy and healthy 2014.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

cmu said...

Hi Steph. Wishing you a great year. I for one am certainly intending to follow your blog all year and buy more of your lovely products when I can. I love the way you have dies to team up with your stamps. That for me is a winner. Carolyn xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card as always Steph and so love the colours...i love to make a card like this but i dont have a stamp set which has bunting or so i thought until i read your post on which stamp sets you have used and i am please to say i have got that stamp set {yay!!} so i may have to case your card, hope thats okay hun!!

I have already told you how i feel about Clearly Besotted by email but i am going to say it again...Amazing designs, good quality products which are reasonably priced, the most fantastic and caring customers service you could wish for and with an unbelievable fast delivery service ever!!
You deserve all the recognition you can get because you are the sweetest person who always thinks about her customers and has great taste too and i will defo be coming back time and time again to buy your gorgeous products, just like everyone :)

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Anja (scrappie) said...

Gorgeous card as always and don't worry I know for sure your little companie will last much longer for you have such great products and service and you are such a kind person. Keep up the great work.