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Sunday, August 30, 2009



Have you checked out the Sale Tab lately?!  There are 20 pages of goodness there......and it's all on SALE!

Remember that when you use the code GLITTER in the voucher box at check out you get and ADDITIONAL 20% OFF your ENTIRE order!

With new products pouring in to the store weekly and all of the goodies on sale, you will be able to cross off lots of things on your wish lists and will soon be in *creative heaven!*

Have fun shopping!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New American Craft FABRIC Thickers!

Check out these fun fabric covered chipboard thickers from American Crafts! They come in 4 delightful colors: black, white, leaf, watermelon! ~michelle~

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Challenge 57 ~ Making The Grade

Here are the details for this week's challenge!
Hostess: Danni
Challenge: Making the Grade
Details: Create a card, alterable or layout for your wee one, teacher, college-bound student or anyone else "heading back to school". Use one school supply item on your project (crayons, pencils, erasers, chalk, notebook paper, paper clip, binder ring, post-it note, etc.)

Please Note: You do NOT have to use the phrase "back to school" just make it school-themed, it can be a thinking of you, 1st day, hello, thank you teacher, missing you, good luck, anything, as long as it's school-themed

The keyword for the challenge is FC57. Please use this keyword when uploading your project, and post a link to your upload in this thread so we can see what you did!

The items that Danni used from our store are:
~Cosmo Cricket; Earth Love Crafting Kit
~Cosmo Cricket; Boyfriend Crafting Kit

We'd also like to remind you that time is running out to answer the riddle for the August Blog Hop! Be sure that you have entered your answer on this thread! The winner will be randomly selected on Sunday! Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spotlight on It-Girl: Kim Gruetzmacher

Today we're meeting It-Girl Kim!

1. Describe your style in FIVE words or less....

Girly, frilly, lots of layers, lots of dimension, and tons of color (bright)!

2. What is your favorite embellishment?!

I can’t name just one….my cards are 10 lb. cards by the time I am done with them!….I LOVE flowers, ribbon, lace, charms, and a girl’s gotta have bling!

3. Do you start with your design elements and see where you end up, or do you sketch your work out first?!

I love sketch challenge blogs, that is where I get a lot of my card layouts from. When I try to create without a sketch I sit and stare at my blank paper for hours because I don’t know what I want to do. I love having a plan, and then I can attack! I like to pick out my design paper before I color my image so that I can find Copics that match the paper color. I do not glue down anything until I have my card all laid out and am satisfied with the overall design.

4. Where do you find inspiration?!

Blogland! I think I spend more time reading blogs than I do creating. I love having a blog, especially because of all the amazing friends that I have made in the past year and a half. People in our hobby are so friendly and helpful it’s so heartwarming! Magazines give me lots of good ideas too.

5. On my iPod....

Lots of 80s music….from the pop songs to the big hair hits! I am a product of the 80s and still love the music! A tie with the 80s would be current country music! However, my taste of music is pretty eclectic. Thank goodness for Sirius Radio….I can listen to whatever I am in the mood for that day!

6. When I grow up I want to be.....

a Mom…but this girl has to finish school first! If I could choose any job ….I would have to say that I would love to work for a big-time craft supply manufacturer where I got to play with awesome products all day long….but being realistic, I will stick to my Accounting degree and goal to become a CPA in 2 years!

These beautiful samples of Kim's work feature the following poducts from our store:

May Arts Ric Rac

BasicGrey Lemonade Collection

May Arts Satin Ribbon


Spica – Clear

Memento Tuxedo Black

Imaginisce – Pink Flamingo Wild Flowers

To see more of Kim's beautiful work, check out her Embellish-Online Gallery and her blog! ~michelle~

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday Challenge 56 ~ Flowers and Lace!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 56! Our hostess this week is Kim and her challenge is a pretty one! ...Flowers & Lace

This is Kim's first Friday Challenge, and she's making it very frilly & girly! Your challenge is to use FLOWERS & LACE to create cards, layouts or projects! If you can play along with us, please use code FC56 when you upload your card to our gallery!
Kim used the following products on her card:
Keep your eye on the blog....we're going to be *meeting* Kim soon!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Welcome to the Farmer's Market Blog Hop!

Good Morning Everyone! It's the Pick of the Crop is at the Farmer's Market

Believe it or not, the summer is winding down! It's August and a wonderful time of year to visit the Farmer's Market! To celebrate the this month, Embellish-Online.com is taking you on a Blog Hop! You are invited to...

The Farmer's Market!

Along the way, we will show you some great projects made by the Embellish-Online Design Team using the best papers and embellishments of the season! Yep, just for you we have replaced the healthy stuff with some stampin' stuff (but hey, stampin’ and scrappin’ is GOOD for you too, right? At this Farmer's Market the venders are offering up some dynamite designer papers, spectacular stamps, beautiful bunches of flowers, rockin' ribbons and just about every embellishment you could ever want! Ooh! And don't forget some yummy Lemonade, Basic Grey has a new recipe and its wonderful!! Now that's what you call a Farmer's Market! Whoo Hoo!

A little gift package has been put together by the various vendors which will be awarded to one lucky person! Nope, its not tomatoes, corn or carrots! It's a special prize of American Crafts, May Arts Ribbon and Thickers!

In order to get in the drawing for that special gift package there is just one little twist:

Hey Diddle, Diddle...
You have to Solve a Riddle...

Hop like a Frog.....
To each and every blog....

Then you can Park It...
At the Farmer's Market....

Put your answer in your post....
And the Winner we will toast!

The Riddle:

What is black, sings at night, the latest rage and ends up glued to a page??

Let's get going before the *Lemonade* is all gone!!!

Suzy starts us off with her card featuring the cut-apart elements from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird Collection!
Here are the rest of the blogs you can hop to...be inspired and solve your riddle!








Hope you have fun!

When you're finished hopping post your guess for the answer to the riddle in this thread

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love is in the Store!

Earth Love Crafting Kit Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket created a line that honors the planet we all call home. Earth Love is just that with adorable mushrooms, whimsical animals and blue skies. So, love your planet by using FSC certified products because without Earth, where would we and our memories be?"

12 Designer Papers
18 Cut Apart Element Cards
8 Cut Apart Borders
19 Cardstock Stickers

{ Earth Love Sheets }

Check out ALL of the fun collection we carry HERE!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cream of the Crop Farmer's Market Blog Hop ~ Sneeky Peeky!

Believe it or not, the summer is winding down! It's August and a wonderful time of year to visit the Farmer's Market! To celebrate the this month, Embellish-it On-line is taking you on a Blog Hop! You are invited!

Where: Start right here on August 21...hop from booth to booth and check out all the fresh and fun product, gather some ideas and if you see something that *needs* to follow you home.....use your coupon code GLITTER at the checkout....it'll save you 20% ANYTHING in the store.....even sale items!

There is some other fun planned...and a lovely prize pack for a lucky blog hop participant. Come on back and get all the details on Friday! ~michelle~

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cosmo Cricket - Boyfriend Crafting Kit is in!

The Boyfriend Crafting Kit Cosmo Cricket

"We either remember him, or we're raising him. That mysterious, misunderstood, slightly moody male that wanders back and forth from the fridge to the couch. The Boyfriend celebrates his world with sports, school, music and soda pop. Designed with an 80's flair that is soon to be everywhere, you'll have fun remembering the old times and celebrating the new ones."

12 Designer Papers
18 Cut Apart Element Cards
8 Cut Apart Borders
19 Cardstock Stickers

{ Boyfriend Sheets }

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cosmo Cricket - Jolly By Golly Collection - In Stock!

Jolly by Golly Crafting Kit Cosmo Cricket

12 Designer Papers
18 Cut Apart Element Cards
8 Cut Apart Borders
19 Cardstock Stickers

{ Jolly by Golly Sheets }

Jolly by Golly 6x6 Paper Pad Mini Deck Cosmo Cricket

36 pieces of 6x6 single sided paper

There are other fun coordinating goodies....check them out HERE!

Things are pouring into the store left and right! Be sure to keep your eye on the What's New section to see it all! ~michelle~

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spotlight on Guest Designer: Amanda Sewell!

1. Describe your style in 5 words or less.....

~~~~Layers, stitched, geometric and balanced, clean edges. Okay, that was seven words. DOH!

2. What is your favorite embellishment?!

~~~~Top five because as if I could choose just one: buttons, brads, ribbon, prima flowers, sewing

3. What time of day are you most creative?!

~~~~Whenever I can catch a free moment to stamp? lol! I have three kids and one on the way so time is scarce. I find I like the work I create most early in the morning before everyone is up or late a night after everyone is in bed. It is the only time of day when I can finish a whole project in one sitting.

4. Do you start with your design elements and see where you end up, or do you sketch your work out first?!

~~~~I am a fly by the seat of my pants kinda stamper. I like to work with sketches but I don't usually sketch out my card. I just have all my "goodies" all around me and if I see something that will work, I hold it up to the card and then add it. Usually I don't glue everything down till the very end though so I can move stuff around.

5. Dessert or snack of choice?!

~~~~Chocolate! Specifically Lindt Chocolate bars (I like dark chocolate, dark chocolate mint, or dark chocolate orange just in case you all want to send these to me )

6. If I had a million dollars.....

~~~~I would open up my own stamp shop/studio and teach classes and create! It is my dream to do this in my town one day!!!

Items used from the store:

~BasicGrey's Lemonade Collection

You can see more of Amanda's beautiful work here in our gallery and on her blog!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Challenge 55 - Cool Blue!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 55 ~ Cool Blue!
Date: August 14, 2009
Hostess: Michelle Pearson

It's likely sweltering where you live, so use COOL COLORS to create cards, layouts or projects this month!

Items from the store used in this card:

~Imaginisce Baby Powder Collection Bubble Bath

~Imaginisce Baby Powder Collection Baby Talk Journaling Tags

~Imaginisce Baby Shower Pocket Full of Posies

~Copic Markers

~Spica Glitter Pens

~Making Memories Springtime Pebble Brads

~BasicGrey Boxer Buttons

~May Arts 1/2 inch Ric Rac

If you can play along with us, please use code FC55 when you upload your card to our gallery, and leave a note in this thread! ~michelle~

Thursday, August 13, 2009

American Crafts Merrymint Thickers ~ NEW!

Check out these fun new thickers that coordinate with American Craft's Merrymint Collection!
Cinnamon are chipboard foil thickers and Nutmeg are chipboard thickers!
GLITTER is your code for 20% off your entire order!!!! Just add it in the voucher box at checkout! ~michelle~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

American Crafts Merrymint Collection is here!

It's Christmas in July! Celebrate with American Craft's new line called Merrymint! It's a quirky, holiday-food-inspired Christmas line! See the entire collection HERE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Stampavie and a Teaser!

We're *fresh* off of our *eee-yi-ee-yi-oh* Friday Challenge....and we're not done yet! The design team is busy at work preparing for our August Blog Hop.....Farmers Market! Keep your eye on the blog to learn all the details, you won't want to miss all the *fresh* ideas!

Also, check out the store.....there are lots of new products *popping up!* Check out these adorable images by Stampavie!!

With Barb's generous *coupon* GLITTER that is good every day on every item....you can *bag* yourself up some real deals! Just add it in the voucher box upon checkout!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New American Crafts Thickers!

Hocus Pocus and Bewitched....new glitter chipboard thickers are now in the store! Check them out to make all of your halloween projects just a little more spooky-licious! ~michelle~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Spooky Town by Imaginisce and a WINNER!

Now in the store...Spooky Town by Imaginisce! October 31st is your lucky day! —‘Cause we’ve got a treat for you—2 each of 6 spine-tingling papers, all double sided with glossy designs. They’re so cute, they’re deadly! These papers can also be purchased individually!

We also would like to announce our Backyard Blast Blog Hop WINNER.......Robin J!

Congratulations Robin!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Challenge 54 ~ ee-yi-eee-yi-oh!

Friday Challenge 54 August 7th
Hostess: Cindy (Mothermark)
Challenge: eee-yi-eee-yi-oh!
Details: We're borrowing an Old MacDonald's Verse this week! You know the one......

Old MacDonald had a farm, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh
And on this farm he had a cow, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old Mac Donald had a farm, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh

Okay, now here is the challenge ladies and there is a twist! You have to make up your own eee-yi-eee-yi-oh verse and then make a card to coordinate with it! You can place your verse on your card or you can just tell us about it when you upload it!

And, guess what? You can even use one of the original Old MacDonald eee-yi-eee-yi-oh verses too if you want! We are WAY flexible here!!!

Here is my verse:

Little Dragon had a flower, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh
And on his flower he had a bee, beee-yi-beee-yi-oh
With a buzz buzz here and a buzz buzz there
Here a buzz, there a buzz, everywhere a buzz buzz
Little Dragon had a flower, eee-yi-eee-yi-oh

The keyword for the challenge is FC54. Please use this keyword when uploading your project, and post a link to your upload in this thread so we can see what you did!
Products used in this card:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Polar Fleece, so Cozy!

Polar Fleece Polar Expressions Imaginisce

Look at those bright red cheeks! You must be positively frozen! Come in and wrap up in these warm cozy felt shapes. There now… doesn’t that feel better?
Qty:3 Screen Printed

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Polar Expressions Clear Stamps - NEW!

Clear Stamps Polar Expressions Imaginisce

What could be cuter? A cozy little acrylic stamp for a quick tag or a happy card. Snag ‘em quick! They’re going faster than flying snowballs! Each individual package contains 1-2" x 2" stamp.
Are these not the cutest images ever?!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Imaginisce Polar Expressions - NEW IN STORE!

Polar Expressions Collection 1 Imaginisce

Get your warm jammies and pour a cup of cocoa—These paper designs are so cuddly, so cozy, so warm, you may want to wrap up and stay until Spring! We’ll give you 2 each of 12 comfy papers, all double-sided ‘cause it’s gonna be a long winter! Mmmmm… this feels nice!
Includes 2 of each of the following:

•1590-Twinkle Toes
•1592-Fun Drops
•1594-Pine & Peppermint
•1595-So Beary Merry
•1596-All Aglow
•1597-Flannel PJ's

This is so cute it *almost* makes me look forward to winter!