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New Design Team Members & Bella Rouge Collection

Filed under Announcements, Art Projects, Cute as a Button, Giveaways, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper

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A big announcement before Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces TWO projects by Shannon Cooper.
NEW 2015 Design Team Members
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to 3 wonderfully talented ladies who have joined our team:
Shannon Cooper, Georgia, USA
Katie Zoey Ho, Singapore
Shanna Shands, South Carolina, USA
We look forward to introducing each new member in future weeks!

We are excited to introduce the Guest Designer for February, Miz Shannon Cooper. There’s also a bit of a twist with Shannon (aside from her twisted sense of humor) and that is — she’s also one of our NEW Design Team Members! We think you’ll love Shannon’s artwork as much as we do and that you will also be looking forward to seeing more of her projects. To get a taste of her sweet and sassy style, we have two projects for you with Shannon using the Cute As A Button Kit and Add-On Kit for her adorable creations.

For Shannon’s Cute As A Button Tin she said:

“First I used a Blank Altoid Tin using one of the Big Eye Anime Cat Buttons, which are just too funny! I decided he needed to be the center of attention, so I used a lovely image from the Thread Trading Card Cuties Collage Sheet to frame the button. The paper used on the tin came from the Sew Lovely 6×6 Paper Pad and the 6mm Doll Buttons became the base for the stamped “cute as a button” title.

The tin topper includes a painted Wood Mini Spool, a vintage satin button, and a bow made from Seam Binding. The base is a larger spool covered with more of the Sew Lovely Paper and a tiny flower. I couldn’t get enough of that paper!”

Next Shannon made some Purrfectly Silly Tags (as gift tags with washing instructions for some hand-knitted hats) that anyone would love to receive on a lovely little gift. I love all of the vintage kittens and the funny little sayings (aka: bad puns!) that are written on the tags. My favorite one is the little kitten washing his mittens and how Shannon used the Micro Beads – Clear for the bubbles. So cute!

Here is Shannon’s supply list for the Cute As A Button Tin, and for the Purrfectly Silly Tags — and you can visit Shannon at her blog for more kitten eye candy!



Hooray for the Red & White & Pink All Over Giveaway!

Here are all of the items I included from Shannon’s Purrfectly Silly Tags (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– The Owl and the Pussycat Collage Sheet
– 3 Little Kittens ATCs Collage Sheet
– K is for Kittens Collage Sheet
– 6mm Heart Buttons*
– Doll Buttons – 4mm Mix*
– Valentines Bakers Twine
– Bakers Twine – Red

AND items I included from Shannon’s Cute As A Button Tin:
– Blank Altoids Tins
– Wood Mini Spools
– Pinky Peach Seam Binding
– Big Eye Anime Cat Buttons*
– Sew Lovely Darling Doilies Scrapbook Paper

Then, I added these goodies that I just liked with the mix (and they’re ALL On Sale!):
9x13mm Ladybugs New!
Mulberry Paper Lilies – Red & White Mix New!
Mini Garden Iron Bridge New!
Tim Holtz Salvaged Dolls (so cute standing on that bridge!)
Sew Lovely Border Strips Scrapbook Paper
12mm Acrylic Rose Beads – Mixed Colors
Mini Pink Satin Puffy Hearts
Mini Red Satin Puffy Hearts
Mini Adhesive Rosette Trim – Pink
Mini Adhesive Rosette Trim – Red

To enter the Red & White & Pink All Over Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, February 23, 2015).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the Tiny Sewing Basket Giveaway? That would be Nancy S! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, February 22nd, 2015

108 responses to “New Design Team Members & Bella Rouge Collection”

  1. Sokat says:

    Seriously cute . Thank you for sharing

  2. Karen Crowder says:

    So cute!

  3. Karen says:

    Another wonderful giveaway along with your fantastic website – always so nice to have so many inspiring ideas from your designers.


  5. Maryellen says:

    Lovely collection with a spring time feel.

  6. Traci says:

    Keep in up with the cat theme I love them the projects are great and the kitties so darn cute!!

  7. Jean marmo says:

    This is another amazing set!! Love it.

  8. Gigi Jordan says:

    Another adorable set–would love to win!

  9. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  10. Deanne says:

    and it includes cats… it!!!!

  11. Sandra Bolliger says:

    This is really cute. Thank you for the opportunity

  12. Tammy says:

    So cute Love to win it.

  13. Lana says:

    talk about pretty in pink!!! this giveaway is just gorgeous!

  14. ratgirl says:

    Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!

  15. Sandy says:

    Love the vintage kitties, want this kit!

  16. Nancy S says:

    Seriously!!!! Who doesn’t love red, white and pink. My all time favorite girly colors> Just love it!!

  17. Laura says:

    Kittens – how sweet is that!

  18. Sunny says:

    Kittens? Did someone say kittens? I want it!!!!

  19. Rosemary Sharon says:

    loving this and a great use of the buttons….lol….

  20. barbara macaskill says:

    sooooooooooooooo many awesome elements in this adorable yet beautiful giveaway!! LOVELOVELOVE it all! Kittens, flowers and dolls, oh my!

  21. Rosemary Sharon says:

    loving the dollies too….oh wow

  22. Corinne Marie says:

    Very vintage looking kit!!

  23. kim says:

    Awesome kit and super congrats to the new DT!!
    Thanks as always for a chance to win!~kim

  24. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Oh this is such a great kit. Such cute vintage looking pieces. Keeping my fingers crossed and my birthday is this week.

  25. orianna says:

    I enjoy the use of vintage images.

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    Darling tin! Awesome kit with so many fabulous items!

  27. KIM says:

    Alpha Stamps
    You have made this Crazy Cat Lady’s day.
    Thanks for the chance to win this purrrfect give away.

  28. Nancy Sherman says:

    Love this set, so many wonderful items!

  29. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love these items, there seems no end to Alpha Stamps adorable goodies or the creativity they spark!

  30. Janet Turner says:

    The pictures are adorable and I love the colors!

  31. Lu L. says:

    Welcome new design team members. I look forward to your projects!
    Love this week’s giveaway!

  32. sheila says:

    How adorable is all of this…and love the puns!! My hand is way wayyy up to be picked on this one!!!

  33. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway. It is adorable as are all your giveaways and supplies.

  34. Dawn says:

    These giveaways are so cute. I love the porcelain dolls in this one!

  35. Ginette says:

    Pretty as my baby

  36. Emily N. says:

    Love all the kitties!

  37. Luanne Shoup says:

    Oh my gosh!!! I have to have some of that rose trim!

  38. Carme says:

    Like everything in this Red & White, & Pink All Over; Giveaway! Love the Cute As A Button Tin too!

  39. Jenni Brockob says:

    This kit is so seriously sweet! it would make an awesome gift for one of my nieces. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  40. Kathy McGee says:

    What a purr-fectly adorable tin! great work Shannon!

  41. Gail Gill says:

    Welcome Shannon, Katie and Shanna. I’m looking forward to seeing your inspirations. If this little tin is any indication, I’m going to be a very happy camper.

  42. DebR says:

    Welcome to the new DT members! Shannon’s creations are adorable, the big eyed cat in the altoid tin is hilarious and the tags are too cute. Great giveaway as always, thank you!

  43. Diana says:

    Too many ideas! Love the salvaged dolls and little bridge 🙂

  44. Jen R says:

    Looking forward to more designs from Shannon and the rest of the newbies. I love this giveaway..

  45. Jackie Barth says:

    Really cute – would love to win it!

  46. Karen Mallory says:

    I love this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  47. Mary Helene says:

    Just love altered tin art and this one is just so sweet.

  48. Retta says:

    Would love to win this. Could it get any cuter?!!!

  49. Dena Cottrell says:

    Love the bridge and kittens! Hope I win!

  50. Mary Ellen Timbs says:

    so many ideas came to me when i saw the red, white and pink all over. please,pick me.

  51. Jen C says:

    Ah! This kit would be just perfect for whiling away the last bits of winter!

  52. Laure Janus says:

    What a sweet give away, I’m making my daughter’s guest book for her June 5 wedding, and I see MANY goodies that would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Amanda Miller says:

    So pretty!

  54. Kimberly Barcello says:

    So much fun!

  55. Jill Noblitt says:

    Very cute!

  56. Lea Weinstein says:

    Another adorable give away..would love to get it!

  57. Debbie Kaste says:

    Welcome to the new DT members! Love the new projects. Pink, red and white are my favorite color combos too:) thanks for the chance to win your wonderful give away.

  58. Nicole Austin says:

    congrats to the new design team members! i love that rose ribbon!

  59. Lori D. says:

    I absolutely adore this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  60. Looks like fun to me!

  61. Eve says:

    Oh you clever people- what an inspiration! Thank you so much!

  62. Pam Weiler says:

    Another one of your great giveaways! Thank you for your generosity.

  63. lavinia says:

    proper cccccuuuuuuteeeeeeeeeee

  64. Laura West says:

    Love it!! This would be such a wonderful birthday gift if I won, thank you for the chance!

  65. Patti Flasch says:

    Ready for Spring! Thanks for the warm inspiration.

  66. Gilda says:

    The tin is adorable. Thanks for your giveaway.

  67. Jo says:

    More kitties! I love this theme!!

  68. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome cute kit! And welcome to the new team members.

  69. Lorna says:

    Clever idea, mrrow:)

  70. Leah Fein says:

    Thanks again for a great opportunity I hope I win

  71. Helen says:

    Welcome to the new design team members! I love Shannon’s little altoid tin…just beautiful!

  72. Cocoa says:

    How very cute, love the kitty buttons!

  73. Thalia Kottke says:

    So adorable

  74. Brenda lubrant says:

    I just love all of these little kittens and everything else in this great giveaway.

  75. MEOW! Kitty love all over the place. What a sweet kit.

  76. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Awesome says it all.

  77. Arlene Groepper says:

    Wonderful once again!!!

  78. CG says:

    Congrats to the new DT members!! LOVE all the newbies! Including the product!

  79. Noreen johnson says:


  80. Tara Hoke says:


  81. marcia says:

    Darling again

  82. Ann says:

    Shannon’s tin box vignette IS cute as a button! Would love to create a little scene myself with this awesome giveaway stash! Looks like hours of fun ahead for the lucky winner! (fingers crossed… : )!!

  83. Rose L. says:

    So very pretty!

  84. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Welcome Shannon, Katie, and Shanna to the Design Team! Looking forward to seeing more wonderful inspiration from all of you! This giveaway is fantastic!

  85. Sew Sweet ! This would make me a wonderful Birthday present ! Don’t you think !!!!
    Happy Birthday to me !!!!
    Melody (60) yikes !

  86. Kathie says:

    So sweet!

  87. Alice H says:

    As clever as it is sweet. What a great collection and I would love to win. Thanks.

  88. phoebe diamond says:

    Love the salvaged dolls.

  89. angelic says:

    Love the pinks, thanks for the chance to win.

  90. IKE says:

    Such gorgeous things and I LUV kitties. Welcome to the new DT member 😀 Have fun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  91. Veronica Tucker says:

    this kit would be perfect for the configurations box I’m doing for my little girl. Well most of it anyway lol.

  92. Diana Kelly says:

    I love kitties. Thanks.

  93. Margie Speerbrecher says:

    Looking forward to the next fun designs

  94. Tammy says:

    So many wonderful possibilities!

  95. cathy smith says:

    Wow – everyone loves these colors! I do, too!!!!

  96. LeAnn says:

    More cute kitties!

  97. Barbara says:

    What a charming project. Would love to try this project. BB

  98. Kim says:

    Cute as usual!

  99. Willow says:

    I love this collection! Lots of vintage images. I would love to win this of my mom. SHES THE BEST! Thank!

  100. Starqueen says:

    Great kit and great goods! Thanks for sharing!

  101. Carrie Jacquin says:

    so cute!

  102. cathrine bolin says:

    Please pick me! Love this kit!

  103. Roxanne says:

    so cool! Loving all the new items in for Spring! Sure would love to win one of these great stashes! thanks for the chance! 🙂

  104. Kathleen Cole says:

    Such cute little things! Would love to win them!

  105. Carol Feiner says:

    You had me at kitty ksts!

  106. Susan M. L. says:

    Welcome to the new Design team member, Shannon, Katie and Shanna! Let’s see what you’re made of!! The dolls would go well with my Melissa Frances dolls; or they would fight over the bridge!

  107. Christine V says:

    Purrfectly adorable! Play on words are so much fun. Congratulations to Nancy S on the Tiny Sewing Basket Giveaway!