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It's nearly Christmas

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Well I hope everyone is feeling the Christmas spirit right now. 
I know so many of you in Canada have been suffering from the slumping economy. Many may be stressing about the holidays but please do not fall into sadness. 

The season is really about feeling good, serving others, taking time for ones self and their loved ones.
 In order to inspire one more level of craftiness and joy, I askedPam Bray, winner of an Emerald Creek Dare, to Guest Post a token of creativity, love and joy.  

Check out what Pam has created to inspire and uplift!


And in the spirit of giving, we are creating this added opportunity to win an Emerald creek prize pack to ship after the reveal  at CHA. All you have to do is post a message of positive encouragement, or a non-monetary gift idea to help those struggling at this time of year to feel the peace, love and and harmony the season should bring.



Wishing all of you love and joy this season!






Wishing you a Merry Christmas....

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Festive Winter Solstice and a safe and Happy Holiday however you may celebrate.
We created these pieces specifically with you in mind. this is how we wanted to send you a personalized card from each of us designed with you in mind.
We open this up as the "Celebrations around the world" Dare! Bring celebrations and culture that mean something to you an link it up here to Win.
This is our first around the world Design Team Set! so Welcome our completed Group and make sure you extended a special note to Claudia and Shilpa who round out our Team.

Claudia is wishing all of  you a Merry Christmas with a fantastic Steam Punk Style card. I love the masculine accents and industrial look to this piece. 



Shilpa and I talked about what her cultural celebration is and found out that popular celebration  that happens for the Hindu culture is Diwali, 'The Festival of Lights' and it was held November. I love how she brough…

Bringing bits of Cheer!

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Let the Festivities Begin First we want to wish our American Friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we have so much fun for all of you holiday crafters. It was difficult to narrow our crafty works to 1 item, but you don't have to. Show us all of your holiday creations!



Diana's vintage card holder for stockings had me jumping up and down
like a kid on Christmas eve



Our newest team member,  Katelyn combined awesome black and white layers, to bring you "Warmest Wishes"




Julia counts down Christmas with her own personal advent



Cathy is longing for the Alberta (haha) with this super cute "Let it Snow" wall hanging


Karon'sdidn't miss a detail when wishing us a "Merry Christmas"


Congratulations to Deb of Paxton Valley Folkart,  winner of the Remember the Fallen Dare.



Deb please email Kim at admin@emeraldcreek.ca for your prize code.

Our Top 3 bloggers are:
1. MYGIRLLOLLIPOP 2. Niki at Positively Creative 3.Sara at Sarascloset
Please email Kim, admin@emera…

Remembering Family

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I'm dedicating a second post to My Family of Heroes.
I started with the Eileen Hull Passport Book. All I can say is thank you Eileen. This die is what fully inspired the tribute piece.


Once I knew what I wanted to present I got to work collecting the photos from our family history.










Next I sketched up Grandpas face and got it to a size I thought would work to fit his navy picture into the eye.



then I started covering pages, inking the spine and covering more pages.





There was a hiccup when one of the insert pages broke, but I wasnt starting over so a quick mend and I was back at it.
Then I arranged the photos and cut, tore, crumpled, watered and inked them



Then off to figure out a mirage of embellishments and stick it all together.