Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bringing bits of Cheer!

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's didn'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:

2. Niki at Positively Creative
3.Sara at Sarascloset

Please email Kim, admin@emeraldcreek.ca and tag Top 3 for your Badge to post on your Blog.

Thank you EVERYONE, for all of your entries into one of the most import dares to me.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Remembering Family

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.






And when we were done this was the result...










REMEMBERED . LOVED . HONOURED

 Don't forget to enter your Tribute pieces, whatever they may be on the Remember the Fallen Dare.


Emerald Creek Stamps:

Emerald Creek Charms:

Tim Holtz "Naturals" Floral Charm


Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Black Soot
Ground Espresso
Frayed Burlap
Tattered Rose
Victorian Velvet
Black Soot
Peeled Paint
Festive Berries

Adirondack Alcohol Inks:
Raisin
Pesto
Black

Sizzix Dies:
Passport Book by Eileen Hull
Tiny Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Paper by:
Stampin Up
HP photo cards
Misc Scrap 
Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine & Cathy Allen 12x12 Heavy Cardstock
(Its super heavy, but not as thick as Matte Board)



I hope you were inspired, touched and uplifted


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Remember the Fallen

Today we celebrate the bravery, selflessness and heroism of all of our soldiers.

This is so important to me. It touches my heart every time I think of what all the men and women who fought for their family and friends were able to overcome and do for each of us.

Because this is so important to me, I felt this should be the first time I lead my team in an inspiring and heartfelt tribute to my family.





Details of My Book will be available once my family has seen it. 

Our living veteran, Karon also brings inspired emotion:

"Both Andy and I are ex-Royal Air Force and we wear our Veterans badges and poppies with pride :-)
Andy served 18 years and I did 9 years, both in the Royal Air Force.  So proud of that time of my life and made so many life long friends."



Diana pays tribute with a moving piece featuring in Flanders Fields




Cathy, remembers her family with a fantastic collection of charms and poppies 



Julia paid homage with a wonderfully emotional painting




Don't forget to take a moment today to remember Your Heros, Our soldiers.


Congratulations to Sara Emily,  winner of the Tricks and Treats Dare.



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


And One more Treat, today we will begin our Top 3 bloggers.

2. Tracy Evans at Craft Addicts
3.Caroline Turner at C Girl on Moon

Please email Kim, admin@emeraldcreek.ca and tag Top 3 for your Badge to post on your Blog.

Thank you EVERYONE, for all of your entries. This was so hard to narrow down. You all played very well and I cant wait to see you come back and try again.



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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Our First Guest Blogger, Katelyn!

Katelyn Grosart opens up the guest blogging with a fantastic creation!

She titled it a sympathy, but I feel with our November Design Team Dare and tribute coming up, we could call it Remembering. 





Her beautiful card incorporates Poppies and the sentiment You are in our thoughts

Check out her blog A Creative Journey to see more about his and many other works of art Katelyn has created. 

Thank you for visiting us today and Happy Crafting!


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