Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Embellees Kits - are you interested?

We have been up to some 'secret squirrel' stuff behind the scenes and are getting ready to launch some great 'Limited Edition Kits' and Embellishments very soon. 

To do this we have teamed up with a beautiful group of talented ladies from all around Australia to launch a new Website called: 
A Beautiful Thing

The Website will be launched on 6 October, 2010 but, for now we have a Fan Page on Facebook that has seen us grow a fan base of over 650 fans in less than a week - just shows that we all love beautiful things!

Check out the Facebook Fan Page - A Beautiful Thing - remember you have to be a Facebook User to do this - if your not, take the leap - so much happening on the creative front with this social media taking the lead these days!

Above is a 'Sneaky Peek' of one of our Limited Edition Kits - 'Very Vintage' and to the right a very appropriate Kit for the Season - 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'.

Stay tuned so much more to 'show and tell' over the next week as we prepare for the launch.

What can be created with an 'Embellees Kit'

We just love that the Embellees Kits are being used to create beautiful layouts - please check out some of the great things being done by our fans/followers/customers - and now friends.....

Introducing the lovely Miss Cassie McCumstie (our very favourite 'Stampin Up' demonstrator). 

Cassie attended our Field of Flowers Workshop and undertook the challenge to use her Kit packaging to finish a gorgeous layout.

Cassie also completed this beautiful layout with the 'give away' Embellees Kit from our recent Newcastle Fundraiser Crop - Just love what she has done with this!

Please visit Cassie's Blog: Pieces of Me and check out what Cassie has to say about the Embellees Workshops (thank you Cassie). While you are there see the beautiful things she makes as she is one very talented Scrapbooker, not to mention stamping expert!

At our Fun with Fabric Workshop this past Sunday the lovely Natalie Bright showed us the beautiful layouts she had completed with Embellees Kits and the layouts we have posted on our Blog for inspiration.

Thank you Natalie you sure do our Kits justice and these layouts are just gorgeous - we are so glad you like them.

Workshop Updates - So Much To Share!

Fun with Fabric Workshop

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined us last Sunday for our Fun with Fabric Workshop.

It is great getting to know you all and seeing you enjoy the day with us!

Thank you to our lovely Dianne who took some 'pics' of the day so we could share them with you.

Above is a what the kits for this Workshop looked like laid out on the registration table - we love that our kit packaging is incorporated in a layout or two... nothing like recycling to get the creative juices flowing.

Inside our kits were six packages of layout 'goodness'.  Where possible we try to avoid lots of measuring and cutting - afterall the day is about creating and we want to get as much done as possible - it was a push but we love that the kits offer so much and all our ladies tell us that it great value for the $50 Workshop fee.

Here are the gorgeous layouts we made on the day - so much to choose from!

Try it Tuesday - Pick a Pumpkin

Try it Tuesday
28 September 2010

As you know, 'Try it Tuesdays' are all about those creative bods willing to share their talent and inspire us.

To celebrate the 'sisterhood' this week I wanted to share a school holiday project I have been doing with my Darling Daughter (DD). 

Last year I had the pleasure of attending a great 'Stampin Up' party at my friend Jen Hall's place. Miss Jen had 'themed' it for Halloween and our lovely and very favourite 'Stampin Up' demonstrator Cassie had made each of us a gorgeous paper pumpkin. 

When I got home my DD loved these so much, she made me promise that it would be something we would do for next Halloween - so we have gotten a head start and after a bit of blog surfing I found this great tutorial and wanted to share it with you.and can be found here:

The tutorial is from the Make Mine Lime

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun with Fabric - Look at our Workshop Layouts!

This Sunday - 26 September we will be presenting our Fun with Fabric Workshop.  We thought as we were so close to the Workshop we would show you the beautiful layouts that our Workshop participants will be completing. 

We have had so many enquiries regarding our Workshop Kits that we will be launching a new venture very shortly where we will offer some of our Kits after each Workshop for purchase .... so stay tuned!

So here are our beautiful layouts - we hope they inspire you to join us at an Embellees Workshop in the future or to order one of our kits when we launch our new venture in early October.

For the 'lovely ladies' joining us on Sunday - these should help you decide which of your beautiful 'pics' will suit to bring along.....

Pretty as a Princess

This beautiful layout is created with an eclectic mix of media from paper napkins,  masking tape, cupcake liners and that all important 'fabric'. 

Banners are making such an impact on so many layouts it seemed like a great idea to feature our fabric in this very popular style.

This layout would not be complete without some gorgeous 'Stampin Up'  background stamps....

Zoo Animals

In this gorgeous layout our fabric makes a real statement as the background  - a great way to utilise fabric pieces and cardstock already in your stash!

Some great examples using those 'alpha stamps' and tags you probably also have hanging around in the craft room/space...

Shabby Chic

This beautiful layout will have our Workshop participants working with the much loved 'shabby chic' style. 

We couldn't resist a layout with all things 'girlie' and the much loved 'dress forms' that Lizzie is so into at the moment. 

We will have you stamping your background, collaging the dressform and much more on this beauty!

Dream Big

We couldn't have everyone thinking they needed to have a sewing machine or thread a needle to use fabric on their page - so this is a 'no sew' fabric mix.

A great way to use up lots of 'left overs' to create a layout that will suit any photo.

Workshop participants will be using everything from transparencies, paint, stamps, the very popular doillies, felt, string, buttons and you guessed it 'fabric'.

Love Grows

This layout features a beautiful canvas tree using the 'very large' Donna Downey stamps - not quite the finished layout when our picture was taken - so Workshop participants will be getting a bit more in this beautiful layout kit when they join us. 

Butterfly Kisses

On this our final Workshop layout the ever popular butterflies are featured - always a favourite with scrapbooking - these gorgeous fabric butterflies complete this simple, but very tasteful layout. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Try It Tuesday - Cupcake Pom Pom Tutorial

Try it Tuesday

21 September 2010

As you know, 'Try it Tuesdays' are all about those creative bods willing to share their talent and inspire us.

To celebrate the 'sisterhood' this week I wanted to share a great tutorial I found making gorgeous 'pom poms' with cupcake liners.

Now anyone who knows me - will tell you I have a serious addiction to all things 'cupcake'.  Yes, it is true I 'blog surf' just to find things to do with cupcake liners (well I have to justify buying so many cute ones on Etsy). 

Well this is my latest must have link from the very creative ladies at 'How Does She' and guest 'blog poster'  Heidi:

I know a lot of you have been doing the 'napkin and tissue paper' versions of pom-poms, but trust me these are just as cute and sturdier in shape.  What a great way to use the left-over cupcake liners sitting in your pantry or maybe co-ordinate your cupcakes and decorations for the next party. 

I can see a holiday craft project for my 8 year old next week - now to find some silver and purple cupcake liners to have them ready for Christmas .... does this mean another excuse to buy more from Etsy?
I think so!

Here's to a good week!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun with Fabric Workshop

We are on the countdown to our
Fun with Fabric Workshop on
26 September.  We have a few places left in the class so if you are interested, please check out our Workshop Tab above and send us an email letting us know you are interested and we will take it from there.  

Remember an Embellees Workshop is not just your average Scrapbooking Workshop, but a whole day experience with everything provided in your kit for just $50.00!!!

We had so much fun creating the Fun with Fabric Workshop that we increased the kits to allow us to make 6 great layouts on the day.  There is a layout to suit everyone.... gender neutral, a bit of shabby chic/vintage, children, babies... a great collection that is sure to inspire!

Here is a 'sneaky peek' of what we have created - we are sure this will tempt you, not to mention excite the lovely ladies who have already secured their booking and are joining us next week.

So if you are interested - get in quick as we are finalising the kits and we would love you to join us!