Showing posts from July, 2016

Get outside and play this summer!

This is a fun challenge to re-cap the best moments of summer.
We are focusing on all of the activities that are getting you outside this summer. Show us what you have scrapbooked, carded up, or artified around sports, fishing, camping, kite flying, hiking, boating, sandcastles, and fireworks!
Leading the group is Claudia, while she reminisces about time at the beach.


Okay, okay...I may have stretched this...but collecting shells is a kind of sport too, right? Especially when it is too hot to play tennis. So here is my "& more" tag with faux shells I have made using the gorgeous "Shocked" stamp from Emerald Creek!



I love this challenge because outdoor activities are probably my favourite part of summer! I could have chosen from any number of subjects, but because I have some new and fun camping photos, I just had to scrap one of those. It was fun to also challenge myself to use the Emerald Creek products on a 12x12 scrapbook layout. I hope you…

Second Chance Change Up - Guest Feature!

It's Featured Guest Day and I am so excited for this guest!
I met Jessica via Nicole Wright through Instagram. (I know, what a shocker, that's how I met most of you.) By CHA 2016, I hit a snag and Jessica was one of the first to offer to lend a hand, however, family, work and Phoenix mad it just a bit too hard for her to get to Anaheim.
Since then, Jessica and I have chatted about her guest spots, CHA  2017 (where she will be helping in the booth), and many other things, including her taking me junking to her fabulous places that we don't have here in Canada. 
Anyway, we currently have a challenge theme of 'Blast from the Past' and Jessica wanted to jump on board. Today she re-created one of her old projects using some Emerald Creek products on it and we it is terrific.
Please check out 
Jessica Madaglia
and her fantastic "Blast from the Past" Piece

I am so excited to be guest posting for Emerald Creek Designs today. Because the current theme is bringing …

Blast from the Past - Anything goes

Well here's my most fun challenge yet!

As I flipped through some old ATC & project albums from my uncle, it hit me.  We are so busy making new techniques we forget about some of the greats from the past. Check out some of these from the last 2.5 decades.

 A decade old Scrapbook Album

With no Paper used we Have a Winner!!

This Challenge was probably the most difficult I have extended and will once be brought back again at some point. I love how it inspired and pushed the envelope.

Our Runners up are Niki and Sara
These 2 ladies are amazing in their art abilities and inspire everyone to be uplifted in their creativity. Make sure you check them out and follow them, their talents are so diverse that anyone can learn from them.

The Winner for this challenge is ... Maura Hibbitts!
Maura went really outside of the box! Actually she went to the box, the mailbox and used one of her plastic envelopes from a package. These pieces are so great and show a new way to alter a day to day product into art. I love that she has made these into trading pieces and just imagine a canvas done up like this. 
Maura, email Kim for your $50.00 Gift Certificate Code! 
Niki and Sara, for this round you are each getting an unreleased new product so email me at or wait for your surprise piece of mail ;)
I ca…

Let Freedom Roam!

We are so excited to have Gloria with us again!

It was perfect timing to round out our Nations Celebrated challenge (remember to pop over and enter your creations)
I love the mix of powders, stamps, inks and dimensionals. So much eye candy to behold

I am so excited to be a guest at Emerald Creek. I don't often have a chance to play with my messy stuff, so this was time to try out some techniques from my mixed media files! I decided to create a 4th of July card for the Nations Celebrated Dare! For me, summer does not really begin until we have our 4th of July barbecue! I created a vintage, mixed media card, which is a whopping 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". I created my own background paper with inks, stamps, stencils, embossing powder, paint, and more! Thanks, Kim and Team for having me as a guest!  

Supplies: Emerald Creek: Eagle stamp 4th of July Embossing Powder Hot Stuff Oil Rubbed Bronze Embossing Powder Stencils by Tim Holtz - Traveler, Bubble, Eye Chart Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketc…