Thursday, 27 July 2017

Fireworks & Sparks - Pam

CELEBRATE!

With Canada's 150th Celebration underway (for the rest of the year I am sure) and 4th of July tomorrow, there is always a party this month. If you have a special celebration this month in your countries, cities or homes be sure to comment what your special July event is. 

For this Challenge, make it sparkle or shine. Have it light up the night sky or twirl in the sunlight. Show us your handmade decorations, invites, banners, lights, jars, bottles, or decor. If you crafted your celebrations, share them here :)



Hi Emerald Creek Supplies Fans!!!
I hope you are ready to create a project for Emerald Creek Supplies Fireworks and Sparks Dare Challenge!!!
I am sharing with you my "Just Celebrate" Card today!
I think we need to be celebrating everyday our freedoms and the birth of our countries, states, provinces, cities, etc.
We are all so truly blessed to be able to live in freedom but always remember freedom isn't always free...some have made the ultimate sacrifice for ours and to that I am eternally grateful! 
I hope you join us in the Fireworks and Sparks Dare Challenge...just link up your projects!

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
4th of July Embossing Powder

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Metal Flower Crest Brad

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

Monday, 24 July 2017

40 to 40 #8 - 6 Months until Creativation!

6 Months Already?! 

You will probably see a photo of this Hoodie on me every year until it becomes a thread. It's my 'I am just a British Columbia Girl in an Alberta World' Facebook find.


I wish somehow there was a way to slow down time. At 2017 we had an awesome time, met so many amazing people and I can't wait to get back to Phoenix again!

Every year I learn something. Lesson 1 the more carefully you plan, the more likely it is to fail. I had my crate scheduled to arrive Thursday morning. My paperwork for customs, all though super detailed, still missed critical information and created delay #1. Then Weather created delay #2. Then somewhere lost in Canadian translation, the words get it there Friday morning turned into 3:00pm Friday afternoon. (3 hrs before lock down and evacuation for the vacuuming crew)

How to set up a booth in record time.

First, have the best team in the world including team members Mom's.


Second relax and go shopping at Sweet Salvage before set up can start. Being relaxed and having bought fun little items makes the rest become a shoulder shrug.





After an excruciating wait for my crate to arrive, I had remembered the drill bit I would need (a Robertson, they are Canadian not American) I did forget the drill however, and it happens to be nice one.



Ted to the rescue!

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My favourite of the vendors I see when I am down there has to be Stamper's Anonymous and Ted. His down to earth demeanour, and his willingness to share his knowledge and be a mentor to anyone he comes in contact with makes him feel like a long lost friend. He brightens those first chaotic hours of setup and the long days on the show floor. 
(Next year, I have a cold beer with your name on it Ted)


Anyway, We are finally into the crate it's 3:30PM and all hands are on deck embossing, painting, taping, and cleaning.

(Thank you Karen from Southern Ridge Trading Co. for my chipboard signs)

Southern Ridge Trading Company








7:30pm
(Not too bad for a full booth set up. Thank you ladies, I would have cried without you)

Lastly, why doesn't the crate go back together the same way? Yes we had to squeeze the sides while Ted screwed the top back on. I guess that's what happens when 3 Canadian are vendors and then go shopping in the US. (It was just me on the way down, so we actually made room and then all of us filled it back up).




Thank you Ted! 

You are the mentor I look up to and would like to follow along in the footsteps of.

Stay tuned for the fun posts from the show!


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Join this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, by clicking HERE. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Fireworks & Sparks - Claudia

CELEBRATE!

With Canada's 150th Celebration underway (for the rest of the year I am sure) and 4th of July tomorrow, there is always a party this month. If you have a special celebration this month in your countries, cities or homes be sure to comment what your special July event is. 

For this Challenge, make it sparkle or shine. Have it light up the night sky or twirl in the sunlight. Show us your handmade decorations, invites, banners, lights, jars, bottles, or decor. If you crafted your celebrations, share them here :)


Claudia





When reading about "sparks" for our July challenge theme I immediately had to think of the "creative spark" we all try to capture in our art and feel so lost without when it simply won't ignite our imagination. 
So my "with and without creative spark"-tag-diptych is my attempt to visualize the two states in two opposing tags. I also used a lot of Emerald Creek's fab embossing enamels as these have awesome "sparkle" too. 

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Emerald Creek products used: 

other products used available at EC:

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

EMBOSSING POWDERS:


Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Fireworks & Sparks - Jess

CELEBRATE!

With Canada's 150th Celebration underway (for the rest of the year I am sure) and 4th of July tomorrow, there is always a party this month. If you have a special celebration this month in your countries, cities or homes be sure to comment what your special July event is. 

For this Challenge, make it sparkle or shine. Have it light up the night sky or twirl in the sunlight. Show us your handmade decorations, invites, banners, lights, jars, bottles, or decor. If you crafted your celebrations, share them here :)

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Millie is here to spark some conversation! I love how the three star metal band fit her like a headband.  I took that and just kind of ran with it.  

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Congratulations to ???? of ????,  winner of the 
????? Dare with her ??? entry.


??? please email Kim at info@emeraldcreek.co for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

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Please email Kim, info@emeraldcreek.co and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


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To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Thursday, 13 July 2017

Fireworks & Sparks - Sara

CELEBRATE!

With Canada's 150th Celebration underway (for the rest of the year I am sure) and 4th of July tomorrow, there is always a party this month. If you have a special celebration this month in your countries, cities or homes be sure to comment what your special July event is. 

For this Challenge, make it sparkle or shine. Have it light up the night sky or twirl in the sunlight. Show us your handmade decorations, invites, banners, lights, jars, bottles, or decor. If you crafted your celebrations, share them here :)

Happy 150th Canada! & Happy 4th of July

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Happy Belated 4th of July to my American friends! The 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I am so thankful for the freedoms we have in our country and for our men in uniform that sacrifice dearly to preserve those freedoms. I wanted to make a tag for this month's challenge to celebrate this special day.

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)


EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
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To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!






Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Celebrational Tags - Guest post by Frederique

Celebrate with Passion!

I invited Freddie over to guest post today because of her amazing patriotic tags she had posted on Instagram.

I love Freddie, she was one of the first people to follow along back when I started to launch  Emerald Creek publicly. She is creative, talented and such a kind-hearted soul. I think she has the largest collection of Emerald Creek embossing powders, most of which she had ordered before I knew much about her. 

Being from the Netherlands, I am always surprised by how many creations she does for other countries, peoples birthdays, and how she can reach out and make 1 person anywhere in the world feel like the most important individual. I am left in awe of how much she considers others.

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Frederique

As the 4th of July is only days after the Canadian Day,
I made an American themed tag...





Especially for Canada Day, on July 1st, I made a tag using various luscious embossing powders by Emerald Creek craft supplies






Come check out Freddie's blog post and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

EMBOSSING POWDERS:


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To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!