Tuesday, September 2

September Release Teaser Time Day 2

Well it's taken me most of the morning but I have now pulled myself together, almost haha!  I was a sobbing mess at the school gates (after the children were out of sight of course) which resulted in my husband telling random passers by that he had no idea who I was!

Anyway, I'm sure you're not here to read about how pathetic I am, so here are the first of my samples for this month's release...


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'All Occasion Sentiments'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! 'Brights Designer Series Paper Pack'


Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'All Occasion Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Christmas Sparkle Die'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Christmas Sparkle' & 'Merry Little Christmas' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Merry Christmas Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Little Sentiments' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Snowflake Trio Die Collection'

If you haven't already (I'm usually the last to get my posts up!), please swing by the Design Team blogs to marvel at their creative genius:


Thank you so much for vising me today, I hope my indulgence in self-pity hasn't tainted your opinion of me ;) lol  Have a fantastic Tuesday and I'll see you tomorrow - I promise I'll be in better spirits if you come back!! xxx

37 comments:

Caryn said...

Steph you are amazing! I love these cards - this stamp is so effective and I know I'll be making LOADS of my cards with it this year!! LOVE this month's release!
Hope you're feeling better - the first day back is always hard :(
Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow Stephanie these are AMAZING ... you've been so busy making all these. I'm sure you'll settle back into the school routine soon. Take care. Sarah xx

Karen K said...

Beautiful Steph, truly beautiful.

You are funny re the kids going back to school - bless xxx

K xxx

Asha said...

FABULUSH! Do I really have to wait until the 5th to place my order, Stephanie?!
xxx Asha

Craftyfield said...

I do like this... if I understand correctly all these products will work together achieving a flawless finish with a minimum fuss... sounds perfect for these rushed Christmas cards!

Michelle said...

I know how tough this morning has been for you but like Caryn says, you are amazing! These cards are absolutely stunning xx

cm said...

You've been mega busy behind the scenes; this collection of cards is nothing short of outstanding! Gorgeous to the max! As for your tears when the kids returned to school...poor you (although I confess, I did laugh at what your husband said!). You'll be into 'routine' soon.
Hugs~c

Louise said...

Ahh... You're not on your own. It's the first and last day for me!! Gorgeous cards

Irene Watson said...

Ggorgeous cards!itl be me blubbing next year!x

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous cards.

Maxine said...

Bless you Stephanie. Sending huggles to you. Not long until home time now hun.

I love your cards & I can't wait to play with the set :o)
So versatile, & I have lots of ideas.

Maxine xxx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How beautiful! You are not pathetic I cried twice! This year my oldest started kindergarten and this morning my baby started preschool! Ahhhh! I still want to cry!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

WAUW....the Chrismas Sparkle is fab!

Susie Sugar said...

What a beautiful array of cards Steph ...fabulous x

Elaine said...

Wow these are fab. I need all these on Friday ! Its so nice that you love the kids so much , there are far too many parents these days that dont care enough . X

Carola said...

Hi Stephanie

Your cards are absolutely fabulous and I love each single one of them. Even though it's always the same design the cards look all different because of their different colours and I like that very much.
The card with the big snowflake also looks great.

I hope you get soon used to having your kids back at school.

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful Cards...

Mandy said...

Wow Stephanie, what a fabulous selection of cards. I bet you enjoyed the children arriving home from school this evening and hearing all their news from their first day. I'm sure it will get easier as you all settle back into the school routine. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Stunning samples Stephanie. I hope you're feeling a bit better now the kiddies are home from school ;) I can't wait for tomorrow's sneak peek x x

Susan said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one especially :)

Cindy Lovell said...

So so beautiful,Stephanie!! I love how you've used your new Set,looks so pretty!!

Sue said...

I LOVE that snowflake tree and your designs are stunning Stephanie. The snowflake die looks amazing too.
I don't think you are pathetic at all, I am just the same when my children go back to school, even though they are older now one is at school, one at college and the other starts Uni this year. I miss them so much!
Take care
Sue xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing! You didn't lose your touch while you were away :) Going to be a fun week seeing all the new release being used by you and your Team! Love that Merry a lot!

Catherine Pooler said...

I LOVE what you did with that tree! ;)
I can't wait to play with mine! wooooot!!!

Lindsey said...

Loving these. I can't believe how many cards you've already created...way to get ahead of the game for Christmas cards. Sending big hugs that the house won't be too quiet and your missing your darling children won't be too intense. I love how much you love them.

Vivienne Holden said...

You silly goose! Nothing could make me change my opinion of you! You're a loving mum who has to give her children over to others again...not easy! I cried when mine went back to school...because there wasn't even a backward from them! I'd done my job of promoting school a little TOO well! LOL
I am loving these sneaks, (who wouldn't) and can't wait to see more!
Hugs aplenty, Viv x

Anja Curvers said...

Hope you are feeling better today and believe me it gets better in time but it takes some time( years) my eldest son is of to study and I still find it hard to see him go. Oeps I don't know if this will help, sorry. Your cards are really great love them can't wait to see more.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Stunning samples as always my friend

Ali xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Stephanie
Love this stamp.... Feel an order coming on .... Fabulous cards... And colours....
Hugs Sylvie x

Kathy W said...

I especially love that first sample with the tree on black. Very elegant and yet simple. Thanks for the inspiration!

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards. That Christmas sparkle tree is gorgeous. Off to check out the DT creations.

Tracey McNeely said...

Stephanie I am still that way with my kids and they are grown now! Beautiful cards, that tree and those sentiments--swoon!

Neets B said...

Loving Christmas Sparkle already! You always create such great samples...and so many! Off to check out the rest of the DT :) xx

Patty said...

Love these cards. Don't worry, you're not alone. It's been a long time for me, but I still remember my kids' first day.

icardeveryone01 said...

Stephanie! Your cards are truly brilliant, gorgeous, and worthy of a set for gift-giving. Oh those tears... remember them well. In fact, I feel I must prepare you for the really hard one - when they leave for college - don't even think about it! Big hugs being sent your way...
=] Michele

Mary-Anne V said...

A snowflake tree how very pretty...great use of this stamp.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Love~love~love this set!