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.

Follow us on Pinterest.

Follow us on Twitter and tweet about the 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. 🙂

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Paper Secrets May Challenges and Events

The May challenges have been posted on Paper Secrets. You’ll find an awesome layout sketch, a manufacturer challenge (this month, it’s Glitz), card sketch w/a twist (the twist is to use bare chipboard on your card and alter it some way), and a stash challenge (rubons). Once I’ve had a chance to resize the photos, I’ll post examples for the challenges here on my blog.

In honor of National Scrapbook Day (NSD) we’re also hosting a wonderful event:

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming NSD event on May 7th, so you don’t miss out! 😀 There will be some fun challenges, prizes and BINGO, so be sure to stop on by next Saturday to play along! Hope to see you there!

Fourth Photo For The Huge Giveaway

Sorry for the late post! Weekends are hectic around here and this one is no exception! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the last photo that shows what’s included in this enormous giveaway! For now, here’s the 4th photo:

Pictured here are some older MME’s Tres Jolie, Wild Asparagus and Bohemia papers, a pinch of Pink Paislee and a variety of stickers from various manufacturers. Stop back tomorrow for the fabulous finale which includes some Graphic 45, Imaginisce, Kaisercraft and more!

***Don’t forget to leave a comment so you don’t miss your chance to win! To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and/or any other posts I put up between the initial announcement post on April 25th and midnight (eastern) this Saturday, April 30, 2011. I will draw a random winner on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please leave just one comment per post per day. If you become or already are a follower of my blog, you will receive an extra entry for each comment you make. Thanks everyone and good luck!***

I {Heart} Helmar

A couple of days ago, I received the most incredible news!!! Keeping my mouth shut about it was really, REALLY hard! Who am I kidding? I blabbed about it to my bff and a couple of others that I knew would not tell a soul. I couldn’t believe the email I received and had to read it a few times before it really sank in. Tracy from HELMAR, you know, the company that makes the most incredible crafting adhesives imaginable, contacted me and let me know that I was being the opportunity to be a Guest DT for their blog!!! I STILL can’t believe it, but sure enough the GDT list that was posted this morning has me on the list! {still giddy over the news!}

In case you are not familiar with Helmar’s products, here’s a pic that shows a lot, but not all, of what they make:

They make high quality, scrapbook-friendly adhesives that really do what you would want/expect an adhesive to do…STICK! Some of their products are incredibly innovative and I haven’t come across anything I could possibly replace them with. I have no idea how I ever crafted with my Helmar!

Some of my favorite products made by Helmar:

450 Quick Dry – This is a thicker, clear liquid adhesive that works fabulously on ribbons and trims. Handmade flowers are a snap with this wonder! It also works with just about anything! You can use it on acryllic, metal, wood, paper, chipboard, cardboard, canvas and the list goes on and on!

Premium Craft Glue – This fantastic, clear liquid glue is a lot like the 450 Quick Dry, but it isn’t as thick and takes a bit longer to dry. For ribbons and Trims, I prefer the 450, but for other applications, this is a more cost effective solution. Not recommended for acryllic

Liquid Scrap Dots – I can’t say enough about this amazing product!!! Have you ever had a fussy cut piece that you wanted to give dimension, but couldn’t because it was so intricate you wouldn’t be able to raise it with foam dots/tabs? Liquid Scrap Dots to the rescue! This stuff is amazing! It comes in a tube and you just apply as much as you need, where ever you need it and voila! Incredible levels of dimension! Want even more dimension? Apply a dab, let it dry and add another layer!!! You control the depth…get as much or as little lift as you want! Simply brilliant!

Acid Free Glue – White glue that dries clear. This is the one you want when you’re looking for a flexible hold that does not yellow. You can use it for book binding or even for decoupage!

V2 Vellum Adhesive – An incredible spray adhesive that is perfect for so much more than just vellum! Works great with acryllic, chipboard, cardboard and GLITTER too! On vellum, it simply vanishes…just imagine an adhesive where your vellum doesn’t ripple and you don’t need to try to hide where you’ve applied it, because it doesn’t show through! Works like a dream! Just think of the magic you could create with an adhesive like this…you could even use it to apply vellum to acryllic with no need to hide either side!!! What other adhesive gives you this kind of versatility?

Helmar also makes an adhesive runner, gemstone glue, fabric glue, 2 step crackle medium and Zap Dots (these are like foam dots for dimension and are available in clear, white and black and in various sizes). Be sure to check some of these products out today! If your LSS does not carry them, there are many fabulous online retailers now carry a wide variety of their products. Twopeasinabucket.com now carries Helmar as well as Scrap-tastic.com They also have a link on their site for other retailers. You can even find Helmar on facebook!

***Be sure to check out my fabulous giveaway on the previous post***

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