Showing posts from April, 2016

Mom...It really is a Charmed Life

Some of my favorite memories and worst memories with mom are in the garden. (sometimes weed pulling felt like an excessive and endless chore) but harvesting was always the best time. So a Garden Lattice Card seemed like the perfect piece to create.

Some of my favorite memories and worst memories with mom are in the garden. (sometimes weed pulling felt like an excessive and endless chore) but harvesting was always the best time. So a garden lattice Card seemed like the perfect piece to create

For a quick overview of how the card came to be, it all started with Ice Resin. I was playing with the silicone molds from Prima, Vintage Art D├ęcor Mould - Baroque 2, and the Resin. Trying to form all kinds of pieces with different finishes. {this will be another post later, but let me tell you I had fun} I really liked the small piece, so I grabbed my Latte & Pesto Alcohol ink and inked it up.

I also used my lattice stencil (the pictures are of the woodgrain stencil that started this techniq…

It's a Charmed Life!

Mom...we love you for all you have done! Mom's everywhere continue to inspire and uplift us. Even if it's not your own mom, the ability to nurture has moved women to reach out and help others, and there's probably a Mom out there who has help to guide and mold a piece of you into who you are.
Please take this Challenge to heart and create any project you can think of using Charms, Bling and other Embellishments. 
We love all of you Moms out there. Thank you for loving us back, even if we were less then  'Charm'-ing to deal with!


"You're beautiful - no matter what they say" - one of my favourite songs and message to all the ladies out there! Always remember that you are precious and doing a fantastic job at what you do and at how you do it!  xxx


Hello Beautiful....It's a Charmed Life is our next Dare Challenge  on the Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Blog.  So let's honor our mom's or the ladies in our life and let them know  how …

Dun Dun Duuuun.....The Tartan Card!

It is Done!
Sometimes I think I need to shut my brain off. Why I felt the need to pursue the Tartan absolutely escapes me.
It's Finished.

I started with the Clearly for Art Modelling Film by Wendy Vecchi of course. (It seems to be my favorite medium). Then I grabbed Studio 90 Texture paste and spread it over the film and used my Ranger Texture tool #4 to create the grooves one direction. Then I used the backside to drag down lines in a cross pattern to create a basic weave idea. A little spray stain and drying time. then some Distress paint over the film and more drying time. Now here's where I ruined a few attempts. First i painted the backside, too solid. Then the mini lines, too messy. Then a few lines of  colour on the front, plus silver cross lines and a blend of distress crayons on the back. The Colour is a little too dull and flat so a layer of Clear Gloss Embossing Powder (by emerald creek) mounted on white card stock and...WOOO HOOO success.

then came the ha…

Blossoms and Butterflies by Sara

Sara's Back to blog with us and we couldn't be happier with her use of the 'Fallen Blossom' by Nicole Wright. 
With Spring upon us, Mother's Day fast approaching, and life in general whirling by, Sara reminds us to stop and smell the flowers!  Or a least colour some , while we wait for flowers to bloom in Canada's Province of Alberta.

Sara is treating us to an amazing canvas full of layers and textures. (She's delightful!) 

Words from Sara: "I'm honored to be back at Emerald Creek Dares again as Guest Designer!  This time I made a mini canvas using Nicole Wrights's lovely "Fallen Blossom" stamp set to be the focal image of my design. You can pick up a set of these versatile stamps at  the Emerald Creek shop.  I also used Emerald Creek's sparkly Easter Parade embossing powder on my flowers and butterfly, and their Ammo Camo embossing powder for my branch. I hope you'll pop by my  blog  to see more close up photos and read about …

Design Team Spring 2016 Call

Call for Designers

We are a Canadian stamp & embellishments manufacturer  looking for 2 designers to join our team.  Submissions are to feature your creative side using Ink, stamps, dies, stencils, embossing powders and any other paper craft items you can think of.  You must be active both in blogging & on social media. Please send 3 project submissions with blog links by April 29th,2016 to and title them  
DT Spring 2016. Selections will be made by  May  1, 2016.

Only submissions following all of these guidelines will be considered. Due to the number of submissions often sent in, only those who are considered will be contacted

Best of Luck. I can't wait to see what you create!

National Tartan Day, Heck ya! Anything Goes

So yesterday was National Tartan Dayin Canada... which made me think, I want to try and make a tartan. So after the third attempt I have figured out MOST of the techniques from trial and error and I think I have it. But it needs a little more drying time because in "Kim" fashion, I'm using the Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art to work on, which means no heat and longer  drying in order for it to stay flat. 
So here's a sneak peak while it dries, and you will have to check back or follow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram to see what unfolds over the week.

Now your Challenge is 'Anything Goes". Grab what ever inspires you and run with it!! 
To Give you inspiration we let Guest Designer Nicole Wright lead the pack. (she is here so Shilpa could have some needed family time for the next few weeks. Please welcome Nicole to the team temporarily and pop by Shilpa's blog just to say Hi!

Who doesn't love an Anything Goes Challenge!  
Hey everyone, Nico…