Creative Embellishments – dt announcement

I’m so excited about today’s dt announcement at Creative Embellishments! I now get to work with 6 extremely talented new dt members for the next 6 months, as well as, Nicolle, who owns and runs CE. This term runs from March 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. Please visit their blogs to welcome them to the new team!!! 😀

Nicolle Kramer
Emilia van den Heuvel
Karan Gerber
Michelle Gallant
Sandi Clarkson
Tammy Henderson
Wendy Morris

You can also visit this page on the Creative Embellishments blog for more info about each member: DT page

CE store website:
CE blog:


Creative Embellishments DT call

ce dt call

Creative Embellishments is having their first DT call ever! I’ve had the privilege of working with their high quality, unique and intricate designs since their inception Sept 1, 2013 and I cannot imagine crafting without their fabulous products anymore! I’m fairly certain that since Sept 1st, there have only been 2 projects I created that did not incorporate their laser cut chipboard, wood cuts or rubber stamps. lol Yes, they are THAT amazing!

NOW is your chance to join the CE creative team by applying now! For more info on how to apply, CLICK HERE.

To check out the CE store to see what they offer, CLICK HERE.


Creative Embellishments Grand Opening Sale and Giveaway

Creative Embellishments, a brand new laser cut chipboard and embellishment company and they’re having a Grand Opening! Here’s their first post on the store blog

“Today we are finally open for business. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I guess it’s due to my perfectionist personality. Honestly I didn’t realize how much needed to be done before we actually opened. It goes way beyond just designing and creating with the products. I am not the most tech savvy person but am definitely learning a lot.  Ok I don’t want to bore you with all the specifics.

A little about us…. Creative Embellishments is a small, family owned company located in western New York that was started by my husband and I. Michael Kramer (the hubs ;) )  is a prolific graphic artist who creates websites, mobile websites, logos and images for print design. Nicolle (that’s me..;))  is a stay at home mother of 4 and a passionate artist who has been actively creating for over 8 years. I  enjoy altered art, mixed media applications and all styles of scrapbooking. What started out as a hobby, in order to pass down memories and family history to my children, evolved once I discovered the vast online community of artists and scrappers 3 years ago. Our goal is to design high quality, fun, inspiring, unique designs to bring out your inner creativity. Creative Embellishments promotes positive growth as an artist and most importantly, having tons of fun while creating. We highly value our customers (friends) and aim to provide premium quality products at great prices and excellent customer service. We look forward to a bright future.

Now for some fun! To celebrate our GRAND OPENING I am having a 20% off SALE (use coupon code CE20) and free shipping for a $30.00 or more purchase at our >>STORE<<  .  

I am also having a giveaway of chipboard products  valued at $40.00!

 If you would like a chance to win these yummy chipboard pieces please follow this blog and leave a comment letting us know what item/s are your favorite in the  Creative Embellishments Store. That’s it ..easy peasy!!

For extra chances to win, do one or more of the following.  NOTE: On the left hand side of this blog there are easy one click social media tabs.

Become a fan on our FACEBOOK page and share this giveaway.

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Please leave a comment with a link to each one that was done.

Check back on September 15th  to see if you are a winner!! The winner will be drawn randomly!

Thanks for stopping! From all of us at CE!!

Creative Embellishments

To participate in their giveaway, please be sure to comment on THE CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS BLOG not here. 🙂

Boundless Imagination – Canvas board for ScrapThat

I had so much fun playing along with the Scrap That sketch challenge last month, that I decided to see what they have going on for this month. For July, they again have a sketch challenge, but they also have a “create a canvas” challenge and a round robin (sign ups are currently closed)…for the round robin, I’m team 4 – week 3 and I reveal my lift tomorrow so be sure to check back. 😀

For the canvas, the only criteria was to show dimension. I didn’t actually add a bunch of physical dimension…I did add chipboard fairies and lifted their wands and wings a bit from the canvas board, but I don’t think that shows very well in the photo. I tried to create more visual dimension with this piece instead.

To create the layers of color and texture in the background, I first blotted the canvas board with forest moss distress stain where I knew I was going to be adding grass and streaks of walnut stain and black soot where I wanted the trees to be. I let that dry completely then went over it with acrylic paint. The great thing about distress stains is that it reacts with water even after it’s been dried, so you can get a variation of color in each brush stroke that wouldn’t be there otherwise. It helps create a really cool texture that I love. 😀

Now unfortunately, I messed up the next step…I’d wanted to create a couple of translucent glowing orbs but my mixture was too opaque. I mixed a thinned out blend of iridescent medium, blue and white acrylic paint and that didn’t work out the way I’d anticipated. I guess I should have blended in more gel medium. In an attempt to thin it out, I made the circles on my painting too large and they’re still way too opaque. I hadn’t actually intended to cover up the trees in the background. 😦 Since that part didn’t turn out the way I’d wanted, I was then focusing on damage control and decided to add swirls of glitter radiating from where the fairies’ wands would be. To do that I used Stickles and spread it with a small soft brush. To create the other glittery specks on the page I dabbed iridescent medium randomly on the piece and then applied a drop of Stickles on top of it once it dried. Here’s my finished canvas:


8″ x 10″ Canvas Board
Distress Stains
Distress paint
Folk Art Acrylic Paint
AC Moore Acrylic Paint
Iridescent medium
StazOn opaque white ink
Petaloo chipboard fairies
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp

TFL! If you’d like to check out the fun challenges at Scrap That, CLICK HERE!

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