Showing posts from January, 2017

Creativation Revealed

Round 2 for all of the fabulous products being featured at the Creativation 2017 Show...

We are releasing 1 new powder colour - from our new Allure Enamels line...

and we have a couple of stamps to tie into some of our spring embellishments coming soon.

Sea Shells and Flowers

Starting with Sara and her wall art, check out Team 2 and the way they used some of the new products,


Sara Emily

I was so excited to open my box from Emerald Creek this month to find some amazing new stamps and the most beautiful stones along with new-to-me Onyx Frost Embossing Powder. Right away, I knew I wanted to try my hand at an organic abstract canvas. I used texture paste, crackle paste, grit paste and embossing powders to get this rich stone like texture. Adding some background stamping, (using Kim's new shell stamps) and those glimmer-y new stones added even more texture to this abstract canvas. Please click on my name above, if you would like to see some close ups and a step-by-step tutorial.

CHA2017 - New Release Preview

It's Going to be Hot at Emerald Creek for 2017!

We are crossing over some crazy boundaries this year and we want to start featuring the products being released at the Creativation show for CHA2017.

First up is our newest releases landing in the ec Quarry. Check out these lovely gemstones. Packed with brilliance and meaning, these are sure to bring a new and wonderful impact to all of your projects.

Now to see all of the amazing pieces that our DT has showcased for you.

We have the team split in 2 and Team One, featured today, were the winners of our CHA draw back in the summer and will be onsite at the show, teaching and working in the Emerald Creek Booth #1930. All of these pieces will be on display and if you are at the show come and say Hi to these amazing women.

Once you have seen all of these projects, join us on the challenge featuring all products that are new to you.



One of the best things in life is when the FedEx truck pulls up to your house.  I had been anxiou…

40 to 40 - #5 Winter at SRTC

2017 is here...
 and I am working on posts like crazy. This one is for the amazing Canadian shop Southern Ridge Trading Co (SRTC). Their new challenge is up and it's all about winter.
I made a couple of cards this season using a couple of my favourite SRTC chipboard pieces. The first of my faves is the Small Snowflake Wreath.
I quickly painted them up with Tim Holtz Picket Fence acrylic paint dabber by Ranger.
Then, I dumped the Fractured Ice embossing powder by Emerald Creek onto it. I heated one partially to create ice crystals. It's an amazing effect and the chipboard really holds the half melted powders well. 
To others, I went for the full melt giving them the perfect glassy glacier ice look.

Here's a shot of the 3 stages all were perfect for any card.

Then, I quickly added paste to a snowflake stencils with my finger so I could control which snowflakes received the paste. Adding a little bit of the Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder (also by Emerald Creek) and heating…

40 to 40 - #4 Bring on the New

Happy New Year!

It's 2017 and that means we all have some new goodies to play with or to share. Let's see what you create with your 'new to you' products.


Today, I am leading off the new challenge, the new year, and the new product release peaks on my own with the 40 to 40 post # 4.

This Christmas, my kids and I were at a PM Hobby, here in Calgary. My son spotted some wooden swords and started playing around and as I checked out the styles, I was take with a battle axe and buccaneer sword while my son was set on the knight's sword. The moment I saw these I thought about creating some embossing powder magic!

First, I gave the sword a quick sanding to really smooth it down.

Then, I went straight for my Ranger Ink Emboss It Dabber, Hammered Metal embossing powder, and Milwaukee heat tool (now Wagner brand).

I heated and layered the hammered metal. (I had to leave the sword a couple of times to cool off because I was afraid the wood would catch on fire it got so ho…