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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday Challenge 43: Dots Hit The Spot!

This weeks hostess is Suzy
Her Challenge: Dots Hit The Spot
Details: Create a card with polka dots!

This card features American Crafts Craft Fair paper with American Crafts Thickers (White Foam and Umbrella Collection).

Please use keyword FC43 (no spaces between) when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! To see all submissions click *here*

We hope you can play along!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sneek Peekin' at Somthin' Bout Summer!

Oooooh, there's just Somthin' Bout Summertime!!!! Come see what it is on June 1st!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sumthin' Bout Summertime Blog Hop & Contest DETAILS!!!!

You are cordially invited to the first ever Embellish-It.com Blog Hop!
We wanted to kick off summer in a big way so come along and get inspired, play a little game and enter to win an American Crafts Prize Package & a Stampavie Stamp!
How to Play:
Hop along from Blog to Blog in the order given below. Each blog stop will provide one letter to a mystery word. At the end of the hop on June 3rd, unscramble all the letters to figure out the mystery word, and post your guess in our forum in the specified post below.
On June 1st start right here at the Embellish-It.com Blog, then head to the IT-Girls blogs in this order:
On June 2nd head to
On June 3rd head to
The Hop ends at the EI Forum on this post where you can unscramble the letters and post your guess word!
One winner will receive a prize package consisting of a Stampavie Stamp, American Crafts papers and Thickers, and ribbon. Value of prize is approximately $25.
The winner will be announced on June 21st, the first day of Summer!
~You will need to register for the forum to post, and it is free and easy!
~You can post your guess anytime between June 3rd and Midnight CST on June 20th, 2009. ~One entry per person please.
~We apologize, but due to high shipping costs, you must have a North American address to ship your prize package to.
If you have any questions, ask away....we don't want you confused when you come to play!!
Good Luck Everyone!
I'll be posting snippets of the IT-Girl's projects tomorrow....if I can wait that long! Simply awesome I tell ya!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teapot Tuesday #46!

In the Teapot Tuesday's challenge thread Cindy posted different pictures showing the different sides of the same awesome teapot that she featured last week. She mentioned last Tuesday that she might just have to feature the other fun little scenes that go all the way around the teapot and she could not resist!

Check out her card and post the card you are inspired to make from this photo in the gallery! It's looking like a scrum-licious challenge! ~michelle~

Monday, May 25, 2009


The incoming design team is getting ready for a Blog Hop! Keep your eyes open...you won't want to miss the FUN! ~michelle~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Did You Know.....

that these fun things were in the store?!

Personalize your home, business, or wedding/event with our stunning vinyl wall lettering. Vinyl lettering or often referred to as wall transfers, are the latest trend in interior decorating, home décor, and wedding décor. Wall Letters, or wallies adds a creative unique touch to your home or special event. Words for the walls, are easy to apply and all of our products come with detailed, pictured directions. Our vinyl lettering comes pre-spaced ready to apply. Removal of your wall words, will not ruin your surfaces as our vinyl is a low tack adhesive. Textured walls? No problem! AGD© vinyl wall lettering is very thin and made to mold around the large textured surfaces, however our vinyl wall lettering is not meant for grainy/sandy type surfaces.
Check out all of the options HERE! ~michelle~

Friday, May 22, 2009

Everything's Coming Up Flowers!

Friday Challenge 42
Hostess: Cindy (Mothermark)
Challenge: Everything's Coming Up Flowers!

Details: We're talking Beautiful flowers here! Show us what flowers May brings to your garden! Oh! If you don't have a green thumb, no worries! You can stamp flowers to your little hearts desire and when is all said and done, you probably will have a green thumb! The kind of flowers we are talking here don't even require watering!

Cindy's project uses the following items from the store:

*American Crafts Humpty Dumpty Designer Paper

*American Crafts Little-Bo Peep Designer Paper

*Soft Acrylic Boxes

The keyword for the challenge is FC42. Please use this keyword when uploading your project, and post a link to your upload in this thread so we can see what flowers you brought to our garden! ~michelle~

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Imaginisce Wild Things Designer Papers!

Zoophabet Wild Things Imaginisce
An adventure awaits you in each of these double-sided cardstock designs. Track down a panda, hide in the jungle leaves or pick an exotic blossom. Better catch ‘em quick before they’re endangered!
65 lb. Cardstock
12 x 12
Check out the entire collection HERE! Remember GLITTER in the voucher box at checkout saves you 20% off your entire order!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Join Us for Teapot Tuesday #45!

I'm a day late here....but check out this adorable teapot that Cindy posted yesterday!! Take a look a the teapot and be inspired! Go ahead and make a project with your inspirations and share it with us in the gallery! Be sure to use TPT45 as your keyword!

Be sure to find Cindy's card in the gallery and leave her some love....it's a masterpiece!

There are lots of fun cards in the gallery to inspire you.....so be sure to check them out....we'd love to know what inspires YOU!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Acrylic Stamps from American Crafts & More!

Baby Acrylic Stamps American Crafts

American Crafts is pleased to introduce an exciting new line of clear stamps. Easily compose and place these stamps on our acrylic blocks and, because they're transparent, apply the designs exactly where you want them. These clear stamps are available in two sizes.

These fashionable accessories have been decorating clothing for decades and now they've been outfitted for the scrapbook. With adhesive backs instead of pins, these badges will stick to practically any surface.
8 adhesive backed buttons
approx 1 inch diameter

Saturday, May 16, 2009

American Crafts Journaling Stickers - In Store!

Remarks Journaling Stickers American Crafts
Like a movie star, Remarks stickers seem to be everywhere at once - on scrapbook pages, magazines and online communities. Bold and clear, but with none of the Hollywoood ego, Remarks stickers feature stylish fonts, bold accents and journaling elements in several color options each.
8 pages in each book
over 25 journaling stickers total
Click HERE to see more styles! ~michelle~

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Challenge 41

Welcome to Friday Challenge 41!
This week's hostess is Daniela
Her Challenge: Punched shapes/die cuts
Details: Create a quick card by stamping on punched shapes/die cuts.
The keyword for the challenge is FC41. Please use this keyword when uploading your project, and post a link to your upload in this thread so we can see what beautiful work you've done!Make sure you check back every Friday for a new challenge!
This Friday's Challenge Gallery Submissions may be seen here.
Here is my card for the challenge!

I stamped Rose's Garden from Stampavie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her with Copic Markers and highlighted her top trim, hair bow and garden tools with Spica Glitter Pens. The designer paper is from BasicGrey's Urban Prairie Collection. I stamped the die cut with Maya Road Sakura Clear Stamps and then embossed it with Cuttlebug's Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folder.

We hope you can play along.....and upload your work so we can be inspired! ~michelle~

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Now That *MY* Order Is In.....

I'll show you what ELSE I found in the store! These are simply TOO adorable and TOTALLY fun to color with COPIC markers and SPICA glitter pens!! I'm addicted to them and it's all Barb's fault.....THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you!!

GLITTER is the word to enter in voucher box at checkout to get 20% off these lovely ladies!

Be sure to share your creations in our gallery.....I want to see them!!! ~michelle~

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Look What I Found In The Store!!!!

Quality May Arts Ribbon Ric Rac 1/8" wideSold by the yard

Floral Felt Ribbon May ArtsBeautiful, versatile felt ribbon from May Arts. This ribbon can be cut apart to make your own felt flowers or used to wrap clear boxes for that extra elegant touch!
2.5 inches wide

Silk Ribbon 1/4 Inch May Arts Sold by the yard.

And here is the card that tipped me off to these new fun ribbons...thanks to Cindy's card!!

If YOU use something from the store in on a creation....we'd love to have you upload it to our gallery! Note the products used from the store, and I just might post it here on the blog to inspire others!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teapot Tuesday Challenge #44

This is the teapot that Cindy is inspiring us with this week. The rules to the challenge are simple....there are none!

Just take a gander at the photo above and then make a card inspired in some way by the teapot. Upload it to our gallery with the code TPT44 and we'll check it out and leave you some love!

You can check out the thread here to see Cindy's card and read the chatter. We hope you have time to play along! ~michelle~

Monday, May 11, 2009

American Crafts BABY Collection - Now In Store!

Itsy-Bitsy Spider Baby American Craft

Mary Quite Contrary Baby American Crafts

Each set of paper will coincide with other new American Crafts products including stickers, ribbon and rub-on transfers. No special occasion will be missed with such affordable and beautiful paper
Heavy Weight Cardstock
Check out these and many more adorable papers HERE.
Remember GLITTER in the voucher box at checkout will save you 20% off of your entire purchase! ~michelle~

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Imaginisce Wild Things - RubOns! Check Then Out!

Roaring Rub-ons Wild Things Imaginisce

Don’t be afraid. These ferocious looking animals and titles are really very friendly—just rub ‘em a little behind the ears (and on the back…and down the legs …)
1 sheet

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Challege 40 - A Color Challenge!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 40!

The Hostess: Michelle (me!)
The Challenge: Color Challenge

Details: Use any or all of these colors on your creation, be it a card, layout, or project!
Chocolate Chip, Lavender, Sky Blue, Lime Green

This card uses the following fun products found in our store:

~Fancy Pants, Simplicity Collection, Decorate Designer Paper.

~Stampavie, Picnics of Daisies

Copic Markers and Spica Pens also were used!

We would love to see what you come up with using any combination of these colors. If you can play along, please use keyword FC40 when you upload your work to the gallery!

Have a great weekend!! ~michelle~

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Imaginisce Wild Things Collection - In Store!

Adventure Album Wild Things Imaginisce
Whether your adventure takes you near or far, this album will help you relive all the excitement! Memories have a way of running off so be sure to capture them now.
8x8 album

Click HERE to see the entire collection in the store! ~michelle~