Embellish It

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hello Scrapbook Friends!

Merry Christmas!

Have a joyous time with your family and friends!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Website Store

Thank you everyone for your interest and inquiries about the store, right now I'm in the process of deleting old inventory from the website. As soon as I'm done with that, I will be adding new inventory as well as original scrapbook page kits and and lots of other goodies.

Keep checking back often as I'm working as fast as I can to get this all going again.

Thanks again

Angela and Barb

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Owner

Hi Everyone!!! This is Barbara Miller, I am the new owner of the "Embellish-It" website. http://www.embellish-online.com/ I own a storefront in Baker City, Oregon, called Scrapbook Emporium and have been in business for the last 4 years. I'll share lots more about the "going on's" at Scrapbook Emporium in the near future.

My good friend, and the best little assistant in the world, Angie, is going to help me manage this site and our store. She is a capable scrapbooker and a fun gal. You are going to enjoy hearing from her. Ok, so here, she is...our very own "Angie."

Hello Fellow Scrapbookers, Card Makers, Stampers and Paper Lovers!! I'm Angie and I will be managing this blog, our forum http://www.embellish-online.com/forum/, and our store. I have been a faithful scrapbooker for 9 years, I was in love the first time I scrapbooked and I'm still in love. I'm so excited to get to know all of our followers and become great friends.

We have a lot of great things to come, such as contests and online classes.
Please check back often as you never know what new exciting new things are in store for you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Did you hear?

We're closing our store. After 4 years of selling online we're moving on to other things. We didn't have a store closing sale and have decided that it would be fun to have a sale on our blog! We're starting off with Sarah Kay stamps. All stamps are $6.00 plus shipping. We can fit quite a few stamps in a 1 lb box so shipping will be $5.15. (for United States)

Andre Carrying A Watermelon Olivia With Her Kittens Kiki and Sugar

Lynette Collecting Her Vegetables

We're going to post 5 stamps a day (we hope) that you can purchase for $6.00 each

Adele Enjoying Fresh Apples

Bernadette Admiring The Spring Flowers

Josephine In The Watermelon Patch
Isabella With Puppy Coco

You can see all the Stampavie Stamps here: http://www.embellish-online.com/category_133/Stampavie.htm Let us know what you would like and we'll send you a paypal invoice. You can email us (click--------->here.) Quantities are limited so don't miss out!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Check out our newest site

If you're looking for custom personalized photo birth announcements, birthday invitations or baby shower announcements that you don't have to make... visit Lime Rikee! We've gone digital!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday Challenge 80 ~ SPRING!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 80
Date: March 19, 2010
Hostess: Julie Glasgow

Spring is in the air! We have all endured a long winter, but March 20 is the first day of SPRING!

In honor of this special time of year, my challenge to you is simply SPRING! Card, 3-D, Scrapbook page, whatever you like. Just thing SPRING!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More Delightful Digital Images!

Check out this gorgeous card by Design Team Member Julie Glasgow! It features an image from the Playtime Digital Kit by Scrappin Doodles!
These images work perfectly with the Amerian Crafts collections and many more! It's as easy as can be....just purchase the kit and you will receive a link to download. You can easily resize the images to fit your project. Digital images are really great when you are running short on time....these are pre-colored and you can have a gorgeous card done in a snap. Another plus...you can print the image(s) that you need in multiples.....so they are perfect for invitations, birthday thank yous and any other type of card you need multiples of. Print them out on matte photo papers for a vibrant beautiful look!
As always, we have deals to sweeten your purchases! For every $5.00 of American Crafts product that you purchase, you will receive a FREE ribbon spool! For every $50.00 order, you receive FREE shipping! To thank you for your loyalty to Embellish-Online.com, participate in our Frequent Buyer Program....and add up the savings on future orders!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday Challenge 79 ~ Color Challenge!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 79 ~
Pink & Brown Color Challenge
Date: March 12, 2010
Hostess: Kim Gruetzmacher

Hi, and welcome to another great Friday Challenge!! This week is all about PINK and BROWN! USE these two colors on your project (card, layout, altered item)!

If you can play along with us, please use code FC79 when you upload your creation to our gallery, and leave a note in this thread! Happy Creating!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

These Sarah Kay's are GOING FAST!!!

These images just scream SPRING....and they are going fast!! Be sure to get yours before they are gone!!!
Toss some American Crafts products in your cart.....papers, thickers, embellishments....and add up the savings!! For every $5.00 of Amercian Crafts products you spend, you will get a FREE mini spool of ribbon...no limit....so feel free to hog out!!!
FREE SHIPPING with every $50.00 order.....so take advantage of your crafting dollars and S-T-R-E-T-C-H them as far as they'll go!! Check out our adhesives to round out your order....who can't use extras of those!!
And remember....with our FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM you will also be racking up the savings towards future orders!

Monday, March 8, 2010

More New Sarah Kay Stamps!

Check out more of the new SARAH KAY images that have arrived in the store! Have even MORE FUN shopping if you use the FREE SHIPPING with $50.00 deal and the FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM!! Don't let them get snatched up, get yours TODAY!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

NEW Sarah Kay has arrived!!!!

Check out some of the new SARAH KAY images that have arrived in the store! Have even MORE FUN shopping if you use the FREE SHIPPING with $50.00 deal and the FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM!! Don't let them get snatched up, get yours TODAY!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday Challenge 78 ~ Dare to be SQUARE!

FC78 ~ "Dare 2 B Square" (March 5th)
Hostess: True
Challenge: Create a card/project using a perfect square for the main shape and an image framed on a perfect square (the image itself does not have to be square). Additional challenge if you so choose to take it.. LOL...See how many other square shapes or embellishments you can add to your project.

If you're not afraid of being square :P ...come play along with us! Please use code FC78 when you upload your card to our gallery, and leave a note in this thread!
Have fun!
This week's sample uses these items from the store:
~American Crafts Letterbox Collection, Compliments

(Trudy is stepping away from her DT duties due to some family health issues. We miss you Trudy and will be thinking of you! ~hugs~)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday Challenge 77 ~ Forever in Blue Jeans!

I'm a few days late posting the challenge here....but Danni was our hostess on Friday and here is her challenge: Create a birthday card or any occasion card for someone using jeans, or a part of, ads of the famous jeans, or pictures of the famous jeans.

Details: February 26th is Levi Strauss' birthday! So let's create a birthday card or any occasion card for someone inspired by ads of the jeans, using pictures with the jeans or a part of jeans/tag/pocket/buttons

(for my card, i used all the belt loops off a pair of jeans that were going to be thrown away as a "patterned paper"/"blue sky")
We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge! Post your card in our gallery using keyword FC77 and post in THIS THREAD so we can be sure to leave you some love!

Other items Danni used on her card from our store:
Spring is in the air!! Be sure you check out all of the gorgeous American Crafts Collections that are perfect for your spring-y projects! Barb is making your purcases even sweeter by tossing in a free American Crafts ribbon spool with every $5.00 you spend in American Crafts products!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New American Crafts Thickers!

Berry Thickers Dear Lizzy American Crafts

1 double-sided sheet of Puffy Gloss Letter Thickers
Colors: Black, Lime, Fireberry

Bliss Thickers Dear Lizzy American Crafts

1 double-sided sheet of Glitter Chipboard Letter Stickers
Colors: Coffee, Clover

Don't forget Barb's fabulous deal....FREE ribbon for every $5.00 of American Crafts product you purchase!!! Buy a Thicker set, get FREE ribbon!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dear Lizzy and Letterbox!

Lots of gorgeous goodness here to share....Danni has been busy, busy, busy with the American Craft's Letterbox and Dear Lizzy Collections!
Now is the time to take advantage of Barb's FREE RIBBON deal....for every $5.00 of American Crafts products that you purchase, you receive a free mini spool of ribbon! One per Thicker set....so stock up while the selection is good!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety Crafting Kit is IN!

Garden Variety is anything but your "garden variety." Here, the strawberries smile, the peas are friends and the chicks wear bonnets. What could make for happier projects? Simply mix together some cardstock, add in a dash of colorful elements, a healthy serving of Ready, Set Chipboard and sprinkle with buttons. VoilĂ , a masterpiece.

Garden Variety Crafting Kit Cosmo Cricket

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

New things are sprouting up left and right in the store....be sure to check out the new items as they arrive!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Challenge 76 ~ Friendship!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 76
Friendship Card
Date: February 19, 2010
Hostess: Julie Glasgow

Have you heard? It is International Friendship Month!

In honor of this special time of year, my challenge to you is to make a card for your friend, just to let this special person in your life know you are thinking of him/her. As an extra little challenge, deliver the card to your friend during the month of February.
We'd love to have you play along with our challenge....check it out HERE.
Julie used the following items from our store:
Don't forget about the awesome FREE ribbon deal going on right now....you get a free mini-spool with every $5.00 of American Crafts products purchased!! ....stretch.......those crafting dollars!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Digital Kits from Scrappin Doodles!!

Check out all of the fun new kits in the store from Scrappin Doodles! Click HERE to see all of the kits and what each kit includes! Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Challenge 75 ~ Bling It Up!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 75 ~ Bling It Up Challenge
Date: February 12, 2010
Hostess: Kim Gruetzmacher

Hi, and welcome to another great Friday Challenge!! This week is all about bling.....sparkles, shimmer, anything that shines and glistens! USE AT LEAST 2 TYPES of Bling on your project (card, layout, altered item)!

If you can play along with us, please use code FC75 when you upload your card to our gallery! Come check out the other design team member's cards and leave us a note in this thread! Happy Creating!!!!
Items used:
Just a reminder....for every $5.00 of American Crafts products that you purchase, Barb is tossing in a FREE small spool of American Crafts ribbon! For every package of thickers you purchase, you get a FREE spool of ribbon! Add that to the FREE shipping with a $50.00 order and our FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM...and you are saving big! Have Fun!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection....You NEED It!!

Here is another beauty by Trudy featuring Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection! Check out the links below and get you some!!

~Pink Paislee Cupid Collection
~BasicGrey Sugar Rush Woolies

Also, don't forget the awesome American Crafts Ribbon Freebie Special going on right now!
Barb is offering a super deal on right now with American Crafts products!

~Each customer who purchases $5.00 in American Crafts products will receive FREE spool of ribbon!

~If you purchase $5.00 in AC paper and any package of thickers, you will get 2 FREE ribbons.

~For every package of Thickers that you purchase, you will get the same number of FREE ribbons!

Add that to the FREE SHIPPING over $50.00 purchase and it'll make gettin' you some well worth it!!! Happy Shopping!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pink Paislee Cupid Collection!

This is Trudy's first card for us. She used these items from the store:

~Pink Paislee Cupid Collection

~Copic Markers

~May Arts One Inch Satin Ribbon

Happy Weekend everyone!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Challenge 74 - Piercing and a SPECIAL SALE!!

Today's Design Team Challenge:
FC74 ~ Let's Pierce It People (Feb 5)
Hostess: Michelle
Challenge: Piercing
Details: Make a card/project using the technique of piercing!
Here is my card:

I used the following items from the store:

~Copic Markers

~Pink Paisley Bella Brads

Julie G. played this challenge too...and here is her adorable card featuring piercing!!

Items she used from the store:

~Stampavie Acrylic Stamp

~Pink Paislee Postcards

Barb is offering a super deal on right now with American Crafts products!

~Each customer who purchases $5.00 in American Crafts products will receive FREE spool of ribbon!

~If you purchase $5.00 in AC paper and any package of thickers, you will get 2 FREE ribbons.

~For every package of Thickers that you purchase, you will get the same number of FREE ribbons!

So, as you can see....the fun recurring part of this deal is the FREE part....you pick your combo!!! Be sure you don't miss out!! Combine it with the FREE SHIPPING over $50.00 deal and increase your savings!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Digital Kit by Cheryl Seslar Available!

Birthday Balloon Beauties Collection | Scrappin Doodles

You will receive 6 separate images in 3 formats: jpg gif and png.

This is a downloadable file. Important information about your instant download.

After payment has been made you will be redirected to the thank you page where you will automatically receive your download link. You will also receive an Order Process email with your download. All downloads expire in 24 hours. You will be asked to calculate shipping for your order. If you've purchased only downloadable items you will not be charged shipping.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Seeking Digital Scrapbook Designers

Embellish It Scrapbooking is seeking designers to create digital kits , quick pages, elements and embellishments to sell in our online store. If you are a creator of digital scrapbooking items please contact us. We will pay you 80% of all sales of your products. Your products will be listed in your own category in our store. You make the designs, we do all the rest!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Featuring Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection

This gorgeous creation is brought to us by Danni!
She used the following items on this card:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pink Paislee Valentine!

If you haven't ordered your Pink Paislee Cupid papers from Barb now is your time! You can still get these great papers to make your Valentine cards!

Items that Kim used that are available in the store:
~Pink Paislee Cupid Postcards
~Pink Paislee Cupid Love Potion
~Copic Sketch Markers
~Signo White Gel Pen
~Score-It Mini
~Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares

Be sure to check out yesterday's post regarding the American Crafts Ribbon FREEBIES and also don't forget about the FREE SHIPPING deal and the FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM.

Monday, January 25, 2010

American Crafts SPECIAL!!!

We are happy to announce an American Crafts Special!!!

For each purchase of $5.00 in American Crafts products, you will receive a FREE spool of ribbon!

If you purchase $5.00 in American Crafts paper and any package of thickers, you will receive TWO FREE spools of ribbon!

In other words:
~ a purchase of thickers will get you FREE ribbon
~ a purchase of $5.00 in other American Crafts product will get you FREE ribbon
~ a purchase of $5.00 in American Crafts product and a thicker will get you TWO FREE ribbons
~ a purchase of 5 thickers will get you FIVE FREE ribbons

This is your sale....so you buy what you need and well toss in some ribbon!!

Check out ALL of these fun collections!!!

Blue Skies
Craft Fair

Saturday, January 23, 2010

American Crafts Letterbox Card Set

I've been having way too much fun with American Craft's Letterbox Collection.

This first card uses some of the label shapes off of the Sincerely sheet. The minute I saw the blue tag, I thought of a cloud...and how perfect that the provided me with a round green tag for my *tree!* I hand cut the tree trunk and then needed some birds for my tree. The are cut out from the See You sheet and are already glittered! Relax is a Flair Adhesive Badge which adds a fun punch to the card.
Get well soon features a pink label that I cut out of the Sincerely sheet. I cut the blue flower out of the Faithfully sheet. Background paper is Greetings. Feel Better Soon is from Note Flair. This collection is so fun to mix and match and the scale of the designs make it perfect for cardmaking!!
Miss you features a journaling sticker from American Crafts that I re-purposed for a design element. Again I used a label cut from the Sincerely sheet and a Flair Adhesive Badge. Background paper is Respectfully.

Be sure to check out all of the fun accessories with this collection...everything you need to make some gorgeous spring projects!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Design Team!

I would like to first of all thank each one who put themselves out there and applied for the Design Team postions! We loved looking at your artwork!

We have decided to go with all 6 month terms this term. Please join me in congratulating the new team!

1. Michelle Pearson - DT Coordinator

2. Julie Okada

3. Danni Reid

4. Kim Gruetzmacher

5. Trudy Sjolander

6. Julie Glasgow

Looking forward to a great term!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Who says Imaginisce Polar Expressions is just for Christmas time? These papers can be used all winter long (especially in Wisconsin where it seems Winter lasts for 9 months...lol!)

Kim also used Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens for her card.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blue Skies & Letterbox!

Today I want to share with you two of It-Girl Danni's cards. They feature American Craft's Blue Skies and Letterbox collections! Be sure to check out all of the fun pieces in these collections, they are perfect for your card-making and scrapbooking needs!
Remember to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING with a $50.00 and Frequent Buyer programs!
One last reminder.....our Design Team Call ends this Wednesday, January 13, 2010....so be sure you send us your application at michelle@embellish-online.com

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Spotlight on Guest Designer Julie Glasow

I'd like to introduce you to December's Guest Designer Julie Glasgow!

Julie used American Craft's Blue Skies Collection on her card!

1. How long have you been stamping, how did you start?!

I have been stamping for 12 years. I started when my daughter was born. It actually all started with scrapbooking. My first scrapbook was created as a Christmas gift for my parents. In putting the book together, I found that I was having a problem with stickers. I loved them so much, but once I used them, they were gone and I could not use them again. Then, a neighbor invited me to a Stampin’ Up! workshop. I loved the images, and I could use them again and again. I got hooked on stamping. I love to add stamped images to my scrapbook pages, and also love that I can use the images on cards. I spent several years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but have now retired to just enjoy the artistic venture.

2. What is your creative ritual when creating?!

I usually start with an image, some paper, or a sketch I want to use. I often start with a sketch for sketch challenges because they give me a clear jumping off point. Once I have chosen my stamp and paper, I choose Copics colors to match my paper. I will then color my image, watching along the way to be sure it matches the color scheme of the paper. Then, if using a sketch, I cut my paper and image to reflect the elements in the sketch and put the pieces together. Sometimes, at this point, I get a hankering to use embossing folders or die cuts. I try to remember not to glue it down right away, just in case I want to add ribbon or brads, because I don’t want those to show on the inside of the card. I will then look at the card to see what areas need to be filled in. I usually choose flowers because I just love flowers. I also like brads, charms and Dew Drops to add that extra flair. I should let you know that I am a messy crafter. I like everything neat and organized, but it never ends up that way.

3. What is your favorite embellishment?!

FLOWERS! I just love Prima’s. I also really love embossing folders, brads, ribbon, Dew Drops, and other types of flair.

4. Where do you draw inspiration from?!

I am seriously addicted to blogging. I have a few favorite crafters from around the world that really inspire me to stretch beyond my norm and go the extra mile in the artistic aspect of stamping. I also find inspiration in color choices from designer papers, clothing, and sunsets, anything that has color patterns that evoke emotion.

5. What does your work say about you?!

Unfortunately, I think my work reveals something about me that is not necessarily a good thing. I am a bit of a perfectionist. I have a desire to be the best, so I am always striving to improve my style. However, stamping also helps me in so many ways, especially as a stress reliever. It allows me to leave the left, analytical side of my brain behind for a while and just be free to create.

6. What are you reading right now?!

I just finished reading Prairie Tale (Melissa Gilbert’s Autobiography). Since then, I have been exercising the left side of my brain by doing logic problems. Other than that, I read blog posts. I suppose I am fascinated by real people and real lives. Blogs are an opportunity to get to know real people from all over the world. I love getting to know other crafters.

You can see more of Julie's work in her EIO GALLERY and on HER BLOG!