Showing posts from August, 2016

The "Get Outside..." Winner

The"Get Outside and Play this Summer" winner is Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts, with her Shabby Garden entry.

Lisa, please email Kim at for your prize code.
Top 3 Badges Go To:
1.  Niki of Pawsitively Creative forShabby Garden Barn Doors 2.  Rijacki ofRijacki's Worshop for Score! 3.  Karla of Creative Love Affair for Vacations!
Please email Kim, and put Top 3 in your subject line to receive a badge to post on your blog.

Head over to "Sweet Fades" for more chances to win this month and
stay tune for the fall line up of month long challenges!

Remember that just for entering our Dare Challenge
you get 10% off your order from the Emerald Creek Shop.

So what are you waiting for... come join in the Sweet Fades Challenge... we DARE you!

The "40 to 40" Kickoff

If you are wondering what this is all about, well let me tell you... 
As of today, this is my last year in my 30's. Instead of being depressed or fretting, I decided I wanted to challenge myself to just love the journey. I am actually excited to be crossing 40 (today anyway). To mark the event, I decided to post 40 entries over the course of the year, embracing all that I am doing, so I can be thrilled, feel accomplished, and just simply enjoy my 40th Birthday. 
I have so many projects and posts on-the-go in preparation for this. We will still have contests and monthly challenges starting with September as part of the 40 posts; however, there will also be posts on our Trade Shows, holidays, family moments, and celebrations. I will also share some tips on business, camping (of course), and whatever else this crazy brain of mine decides. 
So join me on the journey this year as I welcome the days until my 40th birthday!
To kick off the posts, I thought I would roll out one of my newes…

Bonus Contest?!

Oh... Yes, I did! 😀
We are getting close to the anniversary of my launch into social media and sooo many people over the year really made this amazing and exciting for me. So as we cross each milestone, prize packs will awarded. 10 to be exact! All you have to do is tag in people who aren't following Emerald Creek yet. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the followers, because you all count and made my year! ❤️🤗🇨🇦 #emeraldcreekcraftsupplies #contest #socialmedia #thankyouforthelove 

Love ya all!  Thanks for the warm welcome, crafting fun, and collaborations. 

To everything that must be done...

There Is An Element Of FUN!

During my summer work and holiday schedules, I was only too excited to cram in all 3 sets of Creative Chemistry by Tim Holtz, (offered at Online Card Classes). But I had NO IDEA his classes would have so much technique and test samples, that I would be spread so thin. So in Creative Chemistry 103, I decided I needed to find a way to double up the class assignments with projects I also needed to be making.
I pulled out some Emerald Creek stamps, a couple of Sizzix dies, and added them to the bunch of Ranger Inks, Mediums (most were from the Tim Holtz Distress line, with a couple of Wendy Vecchi, Ranger, and Dina Wakley items tossed in) and tools that were already sprawled across my work tables.
I have been dying for a year now to make the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man a chimney sweep for a Mary Poppins inspired card for my sister. So, I set to work. I die cut him out on several types of Recollections coloured cardstock that I had purchased from Michaels (not my fav…

Sweet Fades

We want to feature speedy Ombre techniques! 
I will be featuring my super fun Creative Chemistry - Mary Poppins creation on Sunday, Aug 14th. Here's a sneak peek...

With this awesome line-up, so let's not waste time.  Check out these fabulous designers: 

Up first is Deb and her cool blues, featuring the Fallen Blossom by Nicole Wright Designs.


Speedy crafting is definitely not my forte so it was a real challenge for me to make this ten minute ombre birthday card!  But Nicole Wright's Fallen Blossom stamps and Emerald Creek's Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder came to my rescue and I have to say it's pretty amazing what you can make in ten minute when you have to!  I've a few (quick!) step by step photos on my blog, hope you can pop by to take a look.



WOW!!!  The DARE Challenge is to create a 10 minute project!!!
Difficult for me but I all I can say is I sure did try.  It took me 10 minutes believe it or not to create my tag.... …