Naomi Shiek is the winner of our custom calligraphy stationery stamp! Wow, what a tongue twister.  I chose Naomi because A) she really went above and beyond to spread the word (thank you!) B) I really felt she wanted this stamp badly and would actually use it.  I REALLY want people using the offerings because I selfishly want to bask in the glory when I see their creations and know I had a hand in their creative springboard.  It’s a really amazing feeling I tell you, to know that you can potentially become part of someones creative process even in the most minute way. I hadn’t really thought of that aspect of it until you all started commenting and I realized how truly collaborative these stamps will be.  I do hope when we launch I have people sending in their images to me, I would love to share them here.
Speaking of creativity Naomi is very creative + talented, an illustrator, papercut and textile artist whatever medium she chooses she shines with originality, you definitely should pop by her shop.
Thank you again to everyone that entered, for those that didn’t win this round please don’t fret I do plan to offer more giveaways and I am going to be rolling out apothecary soon and will need lots of testers so I hope you are all up for that as well!  Winners please email me with your addresses so I can start packing those prizes.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
P.S.  I will be answering your questions in the comments in an upcoming post.


I think if you read Raleigh-Elizabeth’s comment you wouldn’t ask me why I chose her, but how could I not? It’s her 30th birthday on this fine Friday in October, she’s moving down South getting hitched and has a whole ribbon/banner theme for her wedding, it was meant to be, no? I do hope she is able to use the stamp for her thank-you’s, I love the idea she suggested about changing the colors out for his + her thank you’s, so sweet + clever. Miss Raleigh-Elizabeth I am hoping you come back and show off your finished goods. I am going to throw in some flats of our ultra thick signature cardstock just so you don’t have an excuse that you didn’t have anything to stamp on.  Happy Birthday + Congrats!
P.S. I am shooting a tutorial on how to center your stamps, it took me forever to figure it out and my solution is so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t come up with it sooner.


Danielle from the aptly named blog ‘A love affair with paper’ is today’s winner of the ‘Fig. 1′ wood handled stamp. I am a bit obsessed with this stamp as it was one of the first designs in the collection and as noted prior it took me an obscenely long time to locate the perfect antique typography for it. I have been looking at this stamp for over three years now (as it certainly has taken me a long enough time to launch this project). Of all the stamps I created from the start I have never tired of this design, in fact I think I love it more with each day. I am happy that I kept the size petite so I can stamp pretty much everything with it. Danielle, I hope you enjoy your new stamp as much I do and are inspired to create many beautiful things with it. Congrats! Everyone else you still have a chance to enter to win here and here.

STEVE JOBS 1955-2011



I am admittedly having a grand time with the giveaways, my only regret is that I can’t give everyone that enters a prize, I want to, yes I do. Please don’t fret if you haven’t won yet, I do plan on making the giveaways from Besotted Brand a regular part of the blog as I release new designs + products, so if you are feeling lucky odds are you will be soon.  The winner of the Pretty Parcel is Miss Hope Wallace Karney!  I drew the names at random and was happy to see Miss Hope’s name come up.  I had Hope in one of my Souvenir Foto classes and was very touched by her kindness + thoughtfulness.  Hope has her own stationery goods shop Paper Relics filled with vintage inspired designs and also teaches a few very successful journaling e-classes, that look like they are a ton of fun (she does great hand lettering).  I truly admire anyone that has the fortitude to sit down and either scrapbook or journal, I am hopeless at both. Congrats Hope! For those that want to be winners you can still enter here and here. Good luck!
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