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Tiny Tabs on Basically Bare Today!

Hi there! I’m up on the Basically Bare blog today. Make sure you stop by to leave me some love!! :)

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June 24, 2012   No Comments

Nikki Sivlis+ Basically Bare = LOVE

Hop on over to the Basically Bare blog today to see all the fun projects our fabulous team of designers created with Nikki Sivlis products! Here’s a sneak peek of my project!

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May 30, 2012   No Comments

Christina’s Album

Hi there! It’s been awhile! I thought I’d share a quick post of a brag book that I put together for my friend, Christina. She gave this album to her mother-in-law for Mother’s Day! I think it turned out adorable! Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day… and Memorial Day. I’m just a few holidays behind.

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May 28, 2012   No Comments

Embellish is looking for a Marketing Intern!

It’s that time again… we are looking for an intern to join our team!! We have been SO FORTUNATE to have had amazing interns over the past year. Carla originally just signed up for a three-month internship and we were able to keep her on the team for an entire year… She has been absolutely amazing and I just love her to pieces. I’m so excited for her upcoming graduation, big move and next steps in her career. She has SUCH a bright future ahead of her!

With that said… we are now on the lookout for a summer intern! Here are the details:

{ Marketing Intern }

San Diego, California

{What we are all about…}

Embellish Creative Designs spreads the fun of handmade crafting to capture the most precious memories in life. We create customized photo albums, DIY scrapbook kits and offer group and individual classes for all ages. We help our clients reminisce, re-live and re-love their favorite memories for years to come.

{What is expected…}

We are looking for energetic, motivated interns to help set the direction of our newly launched company. We believe internships are a win-win partnership. We have high expectations, but are flexible and believe with a little direction, interns can gain invaluable experience while helping take our organization to the next level. Get ready for a fast-paced, exciting opportunity!

 10+ hours/ week preferred

 Hours, Days of work are flexible

 Work from home arrangement

 3 month minimum commitment

{The Fun}

 Create promotional campaigns using social media (facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube)

 Design innovative email blasts and marketing materials

 Develop a promotional strategy to increase blog traffic

 Launch video blogs featuring DIY crafting tutorials

 Build relationships with partners and vendors to offer giveaways on the embellish blog

 Recruit additional designers to join the embellish team

 Enhance the Embellish online shop on various ecommerce platforms (etsy and embellish)

 Other duties as required.

In addition, Embellish Interns will have an opportunity to learn more about the crafting industry and small business administration by attending various meetings and participating in development opportunities.

{What We Are Looking For…}

 Ability to develop positive and productive working relationships with Embellish staff

 Motivated, capable of working independently

 Strong analysis skills, comfortable with web research.

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Ability to prioritize and be flexible

 Strong organizational skills

 Interest in scrapbooking or crafting industry

 Desire to learn about social media, specifically youtube and pinterest

 Current undergraduate student with Marketing or Business major or prior experience.

{What We Can Offer…}

Although we cannot offer a weekly paycheck to reward you for dedication, you will receive academic and career advice, a glowing letter of recommendation and suggestions on how to best leverage this internship experience in future job interviews and how to best convey your accomplishments on your resume. Other perks include: complimentary registration for embellish classes and the latest and greatest craft supplies. Of course, academic credit can also be negotiated through your university.

Embellish Creative Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

{Let’s talk…} To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Becky Lee Launder: becky@embellishcreativedesigns.com

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May 7, 2012   No Comments

First Post for Basically Bare!

I’m so excited to share more eye candy from my first post as part of Basically Bare’s Book Bunch! I am so honored to be part of this fabulous design team!! The group is just so much fun… I just can’t get enough of their creativity and fun! It’s been a blast so far… and, it’s just the beginning!!

Here we go…..

This is a fun, bright and spunky Polly’s Pockets Basically Bare Booklet ! As you know, most of my albums are typically all about friends, family and vacations, but this album is ALL ABOUT ME. To keep with that theme, I dipped into my all-time favorite papers and embellishments. You’ll see plenty of American Crafts Amy Tang, Bella Blvd, Paper Loft and, of course — Basically Bare. One of my crafty friends encouraged me to sign up for journaling ”30 days of Lists.”  The idea is to create a journal that includes 30 lists on all on kinds of different, fun topics.  Oh, and something you should know – I pretty much live by my lists so this was the perfect project for me!I hope you enjoy the photos, tips AND a glimpse into my life!

The front cover includes Basically Bare’s embellies – Hearts Variety #2 – I included both canvas and felt hearts. On the felt heart, I used Zig Fabricolor markers. On the canvas heart, I used my new favorite Zig Painty Pens! Imagine a bucket of paint that comes out neatly in a marker! Ohhhhh – I’m SO in LOVE!

The pages above include a ton of fun, bright colors. Check out the Basically Bare embellies – Celestial Shapes – labeled 1, 2 & 3. These stars are acrylic and work perfectly with the Zig Painty Pens. I definitely recommend layering the acrylic on top of the chipboard stars. It creates a really cool effect!

Have you noticed the fun pockets on these albums? Each page on the right side includes a pocket – just like an old-school library book! I love, love, love it! It was perfect for this project because I was working to cram 30 separate lists in the booklet! I was able to make it all fit because of the fun library card inserts! The insert includes Paper Loft’s Huckleberry Pond Distressed Cardstock.

Eeeekkkk  – I absolutely LOVE these pages with the frames. The Amy Tang paper matched perfectly with the Rebecca Price Basically Bare embellies – Fanciful Frames Set. I covered the frame with patterned paper and then added a yellow border with the Zig Painty Pens. I also embellished the frame with Basically Bare’s embellies – blossoms & leaves. Using the green Zig Painty Pen, I created an outline on the acrylic leaf and added a chipboard flower with a button in the middle! The insert also includes Paper Loft’s distressed cardstock.

These cheerful pages include a Basically Bare embellie Little House Set. I actually turned the house on its side and created an arrow. I covered the “house” with a Zig Blue Painty Pen and added a few white polka dots with the Painty Pen.

The last two pages include a few felt clouds. As much as I enjoy covering and embellishing the Basically Bare embellies, I actually liked the Celestial Shapes (felt clouds) as-is. I just used my white painty pen to draw a few lines and polka dots to make them a bit more fun!

Here are a few detail shots!

Over the next month (or so!) I am planning to highlight each list and elaborate on the topic! Stay tuned!

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April 15, 2012   1 Comment

Everyday Mini Chipboard Album

Hi there! Just a quick note to let you know of a new item up on my Etsy shop! This is an everyday mini chipboard album. It’s just 5×5 in size and has placeholders for all your favorite photos! This is a sweet little chipboard mini album designed with bright hearts, starts, flowers — it just screams “fun!”. Cardstock, buttons, embellishments add to fun look and feel. This album has 10 double-sided pages.

The scrapbook is premade and ready for you to insert your favorite photos, quotes and memories! This is the perfect little brag book to purchase as a gift for someone you care about or just to show off some of your favorite memories. Handmade and personalized!

Free Shipping on this item in the U.S. For international orders, please send me a message for pricing.

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April 11, 2012   No Comments

First Official Post for Basically Bare

Hi there! My first official post is UP over at Basically Bare! Check it out… In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of my first Basically Bare project: ”30 Days of Lists”!

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April 9, 2012   1 Comment

Brag Book for Kaylin

The last week or so has been a whirlwind of travel, fun and friends! Needless to say, I’ve been a bit behind in the blogging world! Here’s just a quick post of a little fun album for Kaylin. It is a pre-designed, chipboard mini album. The bright colors and fun look-and-feel make it the perfect gift for a 12-year old gal! Each page holds a placeholder for some of Kaylin’s favorite photos! Love it!

I’m craving some crafting so stay tuned for some upcoming exciting posts! And, my first post on the Basically Bare blog will be next week – woo hoo! Can’t wait to share a sneak peek! yay.

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April 1, 2012   No Comments

What’s gold to me – Crafting Supplies!

For the last “what’s gold to me” post of St. Patrick’s Day Week — I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite crafting products. Obviously there are way too many for me to count, but I thought I’d call out a few of my favorite brands and products that make me happy! I’d love to hear about your all-time favorite products!

This-to-That Adhesive: I absolutely love American Craft’s This-to-That adhesive. I use it for most of my papercrafting projects. I used to be a wet-glue kind of girl, but after discovering this product – I converted! Love it!

Zig Pens: Multi-purpose pens with a fine and thick tip. Yes, please! I’m super excited because they work really well with Basically Bare products!

White Gelly Roll Pen – This is my go-to white gel pen. I think I use it just as much as my black zig pen. I love the smooth look-and-feel on dark colored cardstock.

Sakura Gelly Roll Regular Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - White - SAKURA 37819

Silhouette Cameo – This product probably deserves its own post, but I absolutely love my Silhouette Cameo. It works fabulous with paper and I’m just now getting into cutting vinyl, fabric and other materials. Huge fan!!!

Cutter Bee Fine Tip Scissors - Again, can’t do a project without them. I’ve had these scissors for years and they still cut perfectly!!

Oh gosh… I could go on and on and on and on and… on! These are definitely me “essentials” and “can’t leave home without” products — I’ll save my specialty products for another post!

Thanks for following along my “what’s gold to me” week on the blog! Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow. Drink some green beer. I’ll be back on Monday! xoxo

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March 16, 2012   No Comments

What’s Gold to me — Great finds!

Happy Thursday! What’s “gold” to me today? Great finds! I’m definitely the girl that searches for a coupon code before buying anything online, loves outlet stores, brags when I find a good steal, takes full advantage of happy hour and enjoys bargain hunting! I dug up a few photos from my sister’s birthday last year. We had a blast at the Pasadena Flea Market at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The parking lot had rows and rows of vendors, some awesome vintage finds and a very wide selection of goodies. I bought a bright white porselin pitcher that will look amazing as a vase with some bright flowers this Spring, a few super cute succulents and a vintage wooden box with a big stamp on the outside of it. Here are some photos of the gals and me!

Birthday Girl on the way up to Pasadena…

Anna with the succulents…

All the girls…

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March 15, 2012   No Comments