Friday, December 31, 2010


I wanted to wish all of you the very best in 2011!!

embellish IT! has just finalized our 2011 schedule. in addition to consumer scrapbook shows this year we are also launching our play all day events & we are offering another cruise in 2011. here

2011 schedule:

march 5 - northern california - play all day
march 11&12 - louisville, ky - ck convention
march 25&26 - portland, or - ck convention
april 8&9 - st.louis, il - ck convention
april 15&16 - mesa, az - ck convention
april 29&30 - manchester, nh - ck convention
may 5-7 - novi, mi - great lakes mega meet
may 14 - orlando, fl - play all day
may 15-22 -western carribean - cruise
june 2-4 - arlington, tx - great american show
june 17&18 - buffalo, ny - ck convention
july 16 - boise, id - play all day
july 28&30 - valley forge, pa - ck convention
august 19&20 - tulsa, ok - ck convention
august 26&27 - charlotte, nc - ck convention
september 10 - southern california - play all day
sept 16&17 - san marcos, tx - ck convention
october 8 - mesa, az - play all day
october 21&22 - kansas city, mo - ck convention
november 11&12 - seattle, wa - ck convention

if you would like to help in the booth at any of our conventions - we pay well (cash), it is not hard & we have ALOT of fun! please email:

we are very excited about our play all day events - we have 5 locations:

northern california
orlando, flordia
boise, id
southern california
mesa, az

our play all day schedule is as follows:
9am-midnight: open crop
11am-1pm: class #1
1:00 pm: italian buffet lunch
3pm-4:30 pm: class #2
* we will have various project kits available for sale at the event.

i hope you can join me for a fun day of cropping, classes, & prizes. i have missed so many of you in areas we don't do scrapbook shows anymore. i am very excited to get to know many of you better & scrapbook in an intimate enviroment. Please spread the word - invite your friends! I appreciate your support.

for more information & to register for play all day go HERE

i am looking forward to 2011 & have some exciting things in the works for a fabulous year! i appreciate the support in the past & hope to see many of your faces in the upcoming year.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Finally.... the winner!

Well I must say you have ALL done such a fabulous job responding to this challenge. I am so impressed with your use of products for pages that stretch the imagination and usefulness. THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Which brings me to our winner. I must say, I love Origins and what Chris has done with this page. The photos are just oo darn cute... I could never put bunny ears on my golden. He would mangle them in no time flat! LOL! I love the use of the leaf stickers and the cluster of embellies. Origins is the perfect collection to use with this set of photos. Job WELL DONE! And Congrats Chris. Please email Shelby at to claim your $25 gift certificate to the Embellish It! online store.

As always, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your business!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Have you met Oliver & Olivia?! And a contest!!!

One of the things I love most about Basic Grey products is their versatility. I love that I can use the products for subjects that are not necessarily what the product theme is. For example, in the layouts below I used the Oliver and Olivia collections - for travel pages. The colors in each collection worked well with the photos I wanted to scrap. With the wide variety of embellishments and coordinating products my pages came together in a snap... I love easy peasy!
In the layout "When the Clouds Dissipated" I used Oliver patterned papers, sticker elements, pieces, glazed brads, canvas tags, writer's blocks, take notes, buttons, clips,and micro mini letter stickers. Because everything is already coordinated for me this page came together very quickly. And even though this is a little boy themed collection it worked perfectly for my travel photos.

In these next two, single page layouts, I used the Olivia collection products. I used patterned paper, take notes, pieces, pops, writer's blocks, bloomers, micro mini letter stickers, elements stickers, and office tabs. The color palette of this collection complements my photos well, even though it is not a travel themed collection.

Now, for the contest... We would love to see your pages using Basic Grey products that do not fit the intended theme of the products. For example, Max and Whiskers is a wonderful pet themed product. Have you used Max and Whiskers for pages that are not pet themed? If so, we want to see them! Please leave a comment with a link to where your page is posted so that we can take a peek. One entry per person. We will draw a winner next Tuesday, August 24th. What will you win? A $25 gift certificate to the embellish IT! online store.
As always, we appreciate YOU, our wonderful customers! Thanks for stopping by the embellish IT! blog today! Good luck with the contest!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shall we WANDER?!

Basic Grey released a new collection called WANDER. It is chock full of amazing patterns, colors and embellies... so PERFECT for your travel photos! For the example below I used some of the Basic Grey Designer Cardstock in red and white for my background. Other than the letters spelling "Sitka" everything else is from the WANDER collection. I've added some close-up photos so you can see some of the smaller details of the products I used.

I used a combination of patterned papers, element stickers, epoxy brads, epoxy stickers, ribbon doilies, and pieces to pull this all together. The layout holds 5 - 4x6 photos.
In addition to the new BG WANDER collection, we also have the new BG PYRUS and JOVIAL
collections available for pre-order. These collections will ship in mid-August. Get your orders placed soon so you can be one of the first to get these gorgeous collections.
CHA summer brought many other wonderful products as well. We have, in stock, all four NEW Fancy Pants collections, Graphic 45 Halloween and Embellishments, and Imaginisce Apple Cider and Birthday Bash.
As always, we thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. Have a great day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

bday bash & winner

birthdays are one of those things that happens every year & everybody has them! imaginsce has done an excellent job on this collection - it works for girl or boy & could be for adult, kid or even our furry friends. i am really excited to play with these papers & super fun NEW embellishments.

these are adorable new paper candles - love them!

springy stickers - these are calling out my name for some easy & adorable bday cardsimaginisce rub-ons not only are great designs but also go on very easy!

click here to see the full bday bash collection

our winner of our halloween wonderland collection by graphic 45 is:
aubrey with the elephant costume.
congrats aubree!! email me: with your address & we will ship your collection to you.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

hallowe'en in wonderland

we have all heard of christmas in july but what about halloween in july? graphic 45 has just released a new collection & we think it is amazing! this new collection is sure to get you in the halloween mood already!

go here to see the full hallowe'en in wonderland collection

comment on your favorite halloween costume & win a FREE collection pack. the winner will be randomly selected from those who leave a comment on monday, july 5th.

have a happy & safe 4th!

Friday, June 11, 2010


i can not believe it is june already - twenty ten is half over already? time is just flying by faster & faster. july is a big month for the industry as all the manufacturers showcase their upcoming products at CHA. then, depending on the manufacturer - some are ready to ship product & others ship 3-6 weeks after their debut. with this on the calendar, we decided we needed to sell through much of our existing inventory. and the best way to do that is to slash prices. so that is what we did. we are having a half year sale. more than 1000 products are now 50% OFF. we have just under 2000 products in our sale section for up to 75% off. this sale ends june 16, 2010. a few things to note:

crate paper: all products 50% off - once they are gone they are gone. we do not intend on reordering any of our existing crate paper products.
imaginisce: all products are 50%-75% off (except the brand new line cherish). we do not intend on reordering any of the older imaginisce lines.
fancy pants: some of our most favorite lines like rough & tough, all fall, daily grind, frosted, trick or treat, etc. are all drastically reduced. all of these older lines have been discontinued.
basicgrey: again, some of the older lines but also some of our favorites have been drastically reduced. some have been discontinued & basicgrey has no more inventory but some we have just reduced until june 16th.
bazzill: most trio/monochromatic/mulitipacks have been discontinued by bazzill. i know, bummer. so all of our existing inventory has been priced to sell. great time to stock up on bazzill.
technique tuesday: we still have some stamps & they are now priced way below wholesale. webster pages: all older lines reduced - some products in newer lines are also on sale. note: webster's is starting to sell out on many of their last release. so, if you have wanted any of their last release - now if the time as we have the last of their collection inventory.

this sale is bittersweet for us. it is hard to let so many products sell for less than we paid for them but at the same time - it is something we have to do to allow us to bring in all the new products. we appreciate you helping us out with this :)

if you have any questions - please feel free to email:

click here to check out our half year sale