Video: Color Embossing + Clearly Besotted Blog Hop + Giveaway!

As you know, I adore stamps and love supporting long-time stamp companies (such as Hero Arts) along with many newer ones. Together it makes for a fabulous industry with so many choices!

One of the newer companies that I love so much is Clearly Besotted. I was so happy when they chose to be an Invited Sponsor here on my blog. Their designs are fantastic, their design team is talented and the owner is truly as sweet as can be. Oh – and they are based in England! And today I am part of their Clearly Besotted’s 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop!

Here is a video showing the card I made…

This Clearly Besotted Holiday Sentiment stamp set is such fun. I just love the look of it with the mix of American Crafts Zing Embossing Powders. And I will admit – I was hesitant to try the Zing Powders after many years of being powder-picky. But I fell head over heels after making this card. They are high quality and come in great colors. Yay! I am ordering more…

The enamel dots are from Doodlebug. I like their packs because they are slightly flatter (good for stuff going through the mail) and they have more of a color in each pack.

The next stop on the blog hop is Jen Nelson. If you want to start at the beginning, you can go to Clearly Besotted’s fab blog.


I have SEVERAL ways for you to win today! Just leave a comment here and at every blog along the hop. I will be giving away the Clearly Besotted Holiday Sentiment stamp set I used above. And all the other blogs will be giving away their favorite set, too. Also, there is a grand prize of a $75 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate and a £100 Clearly Besotted gift certificate for one winner which will be picked from all the comments left on all the blogs. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for Two Peas in a Bucket, click on 2Ps



EK Success Powder Tool (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)



AC Zing Aqua Embossing Powder (SSS|2Ps)


AC Zing Teal Embossing Powder (SSS|2Ps)


AC Zing Wave Embossing Powder (SSS|2Ps)


AC Zing Metallic Blue Embossing Powder (SSS|2Ps)



Versamark (SSS|EH)