Thursday, 1 December 2016

Winter Wishes - Pt 1!

The  Most Wonderful Time of the Year is here!

Bring your best winter wishes by showcasing your Winter Solstice, New Year, Hanukkah, or Christmas creations.

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Happy December everyone!  For our Winter Wishes dare, I decided to make a card celebrating the songs of the holiday season, which was completely inspired by that wonderful Partridge Tree In A Pear stamp from Emerald Creek.  I 'peared' that stamp (sorry for the bad pun!) with Emerald Creek's Pine ConesEldergrove and Noteable stamps, Mini Victorian Snowflake charms and Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.  I've some step out photos on my blog so hope you can stop by for my how-to!

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I'm so excited to be starting on my Christmas crafting, and to use this GORGEOUS Holly Branch stamp from Emerald Creek! We don't get much snow here in the south, and definitely not on Christmas, so I always love adding a little snow to my Christmas and winter makes! And a little sparkle and shimmer, too, all created with Emerald Creek's unique embossing powders!


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Heather



I have been getting in the Christmas spirit for about a month now, as it is my very favourite time of year! I am so happy that it is now socially acceptable to put up the tree and blast the holiday tunes. This tag really embodies the traditional Christmas vibe for me. I loved using my new Christmas Polka Stamp on the background with the beautiful Champagne powder. From there, it all came together quite well. I hope you are able to check out my process video here to see all the details!



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As the song goes..."It's the most wonderful time of the year!". It is magical merriment with the wonder and beauty of snow (well at least for us northern folks) and the spirit of holiday celebrations of multiple faiths. My card take on this month's Emerald Creek Dare has me sending you warmest wishes for a fun and happy holiday season.


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It is time to start thinking of Christmas Cards and Winter Wishes!
I created a quick and easy Christmas card using the Holly Branch Stamp and colored it with markers!
Stamp and emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment to the front. 
Add a beautiful charm from Emerald Creek Supplies Store to add that final touch along with a pretty bow and wha la you have a beautiful Christmas Card. 
SO....
 Are you ready to start creating!

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
Christmas PolkaEldergrove Tree

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
Glacier WhiteChampagne
Charred GoldIridescent Shimmer


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Small Vintage Snowflake Charm
Vintage Anchor Deer Charm
Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms
Victorian Snowflake Charm

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:
Distress inks: Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
Wild Whisper Holiday Style card pack
Tim Holtz/Ranger - Distress ink; Archival ink; Distress paint

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Congratulations to Eszter of Scrap by Eszter,  winner of the 



Eszter, please email Kim at info@emeraldcreek.ca for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:


Please email Kim, admin@emeraldcreek.ca and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


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To enter this month's Winter Wishes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Adventure Awaits - with #3 of the 40 to 40

I am so excited to help promote
Wild Whisper,
the newest company I know on the Craft market.

Heather & Suzy are amazingly talented and inspired, having personally designed all of these pages I am about to use. It takes a lot of courage, energy and effort to design, invest and launch yourself into this creative market. So please take a moment with me to say,

Congratulations Ladies!

To start my project, I opened everything up and stared at it at length waiting for the inspirations.

The double sided 12x12 Adventure Pages are a wonderful heavy weight and are unique because they are lightly coated to maximize the play time and blend-ability of ink and paint.



The recipe & mini Cards are perfect for adding a layer or a pocket.



So now that I have picked my cards and paper and its time to begin.


I cut the word strips from 2 of the pages and I grabbed the card with the bears.
(I LOVE THE BEARS)


Then I played with the postcard on top or making a plaid frame. the frame won! perfection


My next move was to size up the backer of my card  and I decided a full sheet folded worked nicely and offset the frame. Now what to do with the right side and how do I finish the base background. Charred Gold Embossing Powder & some moss. Yep that works. its nice and outdoorsy.




But WAIT............

DO NOT heat the embossing powder.
Use Glossy accents and paint all of the edges thickly with the glue. then pour the charred gold as you go. Allow to dry and you have created the perfect look of dirt.


 I also used the glossy accents to adhere the moss first then sprinkle the embossing powder second.


 I used my Ranger Markers, Crackle Accents and some Aventurine and Red Jasper stones chips to finish up the Bare Branches by Southern Ridge.


I need some more pizazz so I added Tim Holtz Pine cone charms, mixed with Emerald Creek Pine cone charms and some more Jasper stone chips.


For the background I used the top part of the Emerald Creek Wired Stamp & the 2 side tree sets from the Gone Fishin' stamp. They worked so well to create the perspective.




Now to fasten all of the layers together.




Thank you for reading my blog. Be sure to check out Julia Chupik and her Oh Deer Creation on Paradise Lost  head over to the Wild Whisper website to see all of the boutique embellishments.


Anyone who comments on all of our posts will be entered to win the prize and it is open internationally. People will have 1 week to do this (comments close Nov. 25th at 6PM MST) and Suzy and I will announce the winner on Saturday Nov. 26

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

"Heartfelt Freedom & Festivities- pt 2" - Anything Goes

My Guess....

Everyone is just itching to show off all of the different creations for the holidays, so let's get down to business and have fun during this 'Anything Goes' challenge and bring on the Festive Projects!

Check out the Perfection Inspiring work by the Team!



Thanksgiving is a holiday, that although is very important in the United States, seems to be somewhat neglected from a creative viewpoint. Since I don't get to see all of my family on this special day, I send out special cards to those I won't be visiting. I used seven different embossing powders to make my leaves extra colorful, since this card's destination is a place that gets no fall foliage color.


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Claudia



 The first snow of the season has already fallen near Vienna and you can already smell winter in the air - so I was inspired to get out the fab Emerald Creek Fractured Ice and Winter's Mistake embossing powders and some of their charming embellishments and create an enchanted winter forest shadow box inside a turned around canvas!


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Cathy

I love Christmas! The colours, the sounds, the decorations, the cards, the movies! Seriously, I watch Elf in July! So I'm excited to help kick off the beginning of Christmas projects here at Emerald Creek. It's time for sparkle and shimmer and pine cones!




Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
CardinalChristmas Polka
SnowflakeWeb

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
Iridescent ShimmerSoft Fallen Snow
Burnt Copper LeavesVintage Ivy
Forest FoliageWinter's Mistake
Hammered MetalFractured Ice

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Wish Script Connector Charm
Silver Glitter Beads
Pine Cone Charms
Victorian Snowflake Charm
Mini Vintage Snowflake Charm
Three Star Metal Band Charm
Pine Cone Charm

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 

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To enter this month's Heartfelt Freedom & Festivities Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Feature Purchase Artist - Ellie Knol

Today I want to feature

Ellie Knol,

one of the artists that sells images & designs to Emerald Creek.

I met Ellie through DT member Shilpa, who I can never thank enough. I was looking for some help to update the stamp catalogue and as soon as I saw her collection, I knew we were going to work together.

Here is the first creation Ellie made with the Christmas Polka stamp.


Please pop over to her blog, Paper Stamps, Color and tell her how awesome she is.

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Here are other ways you can see Ellie's creations

BLOGS:


DESIGN TEAM MEMBER for: 

STEMPEL-ATC yahoo groep

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And a quick view of Ellie's other images just released

   Vintage Timepiece               Holly Branch                     

                        Vintage Pram



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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

"Heartfelt Freedom & Festivities" - Anything Goes

We would like to kick off the month Celebrating our War Heroes!


The Dare is an Anything Goes Challenge  as we have a wide range of celebrations this month from honouring our heroes, to American Thanksgiving, and the count down to Christmas.
One lucky winner will receive a coupon code for $50 off in the store!


November 11 is Remembrance Day and Veterans Day and we want to make sure our Freedom Heroes are not forgotten. Leading the way is Deb.


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It was with gratitude and thanks that I made my Grateful Remembrance card in honour of all who have fallen and all who have served.  I made a replica of the poppy lapel pin that all Canadians wear with pride on Remembrance Day to include on my card and plan to leave this card at the Cenotaph on November 11th as a small token of my deep felt thanks to all our soldiers past, present and future.  I've a few step out photos on my blog, hope you can stop by.


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Jess

Here is my little girl with her bouquet of poppies.  This bouquet is her way of saying thank you for your service.  I have all the details on how I put her together on my blog.
Emerald Creek Supplies used:


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I want to thank those who have fallen for us, fought for us and are continuing to fight for us. This post I dedicate to you. The poppy wreath is such a symbolic symbol for Remembrance Day, so I used that as the starting off point for my "Fearless" card. I hope that you will head over to my blog to learn how I created my card.


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This month, in honour of our veterans, I created this card.  As time passes, it is important for us to remember those that made the greatest sacrifice in service to our country... Lest We Forget. It is with great gratitude that we recognize and thank the many men and women that serve our country, protecting rights and freedom, both here at home and around the globe.

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
Vintage Timepiece Stamp

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

CARDSTOCK:
100lb White Cardstock

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress inks, Mini Ink PadsStain, and Paint
Tim Holtz/Ranger Black Soot Archival ink

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Congratulations to Rijacki of Rijacki's Work shop,  winner of the 
Falling Into Celebration Dare with her Autumn Mask entry.



Rijacki please email Kim at info@emeraldcreek.org for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:


Please email Kim, info@emeraldcreek.org and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


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To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Falling into Celebration - All Hallow's Eve

Of Course we have to Celebrate Halloween!

With so many awesome projects that pair up so many Amazing Manufacturers & Designers, I can help but be honoured to be among them as the team concocted some Spooktacular creations!

Check them out and enter your best Celebration pieces for a chance to win!!

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Are you ready for Halloween?
We are at my house....Halloween Party is ready and invites have been sent out!!!
The Emerald Creek Challenge is all about Halloween... bat/ spider charms, powders,  and all things creepy.

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Boo to you!  With All Hallows Eve soon to be here, I was inspired to make this Boo Halloween card using Emerald Creek Craft Supplies' Skare D Cat and Batting Practice stamps along with their wonderful new Steampunk Bat charm.  I've a tutorial on my blog on how I made it, hope you can pop by for the how-to and to see the spooky surprise hidden inside!

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Claudia


Happy Halloween to you and be fearless, dear Emerald Creek friends!

The stars on my Halloween card are the  awesomely spooky skull charm and the fab Emerald Creek embossing powders "St. Paddy's Day" and "Tangarine Orange Sparkle"! They just add this perfect dose of bling to a spooky and fun Halloween make, don't they? 


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Katelyn


Happy Halloween! Halloween is right around the corner and we've cooked up some fantastic inspiration for you to finish off your last minute Halloween projects. I created a fun Halloween card filled with a variety of Halloween stamps, charms and embossing powder. You'll want to head over to my blog for a full tutorial so you can re-create it at home.

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Sara Emily
 

BOO! Have you got your Halloween decorating done yet? I'm almost there; all I have to do is hang my altered creepy mirror. I turned this yard sale cheapie into Halloween chic with the help of Emerald Creek's awesome embossing powders, charms and stamps. I have a tutorial on my blog if you would like to try this for yourself.  It's simple as brush, sprinkle, and heat with these incredible supplies!


Emerald Creek Supplies used:
(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Distress marker Walnut Stain
Distress Stain Ground Expresso
Distress Ink - Embossing Ink, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade. 
Distress Markers - Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade
Distress ink black soot
Distress paints picket fence, raspberry red, black soot

Distress Crayon black soot



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To enter this month's Falling into Celebration Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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