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Friday, 1 September 2017

Canada, the Beautiful! - 40 to 40 #12

This is Canada's 150yr Celebration!  

If you have created anything highlighting Canadian living, then link it up. We are looking for mountains, rivers, snow, water, trees, red & white, maple leaves, etc. 
Come join the fun and enter to win a $50.00 Gift certificate.

Today we have....


 on the blog and I am featuring our new ATC Kits releasing September 11th online, and Sept 8 at the Creative Scrapbook Carnival in Sherwood Park.

I started with the 5 chipboard pieces and inked 1 side with colour bursts Crimson, followed by pasting with the Tim Holts Woodgrain Stencil & Wending Vecchi's Studio 90 Texture Paste.

While everything dried I stamped the Native Art Images on the 100lb ATCs from the kit.

Then I embossed the the top of the woodgrain by lightly pressing the ATC into my Emboss It Big Pad and then laid it face down in the glacier white embossing powder, lifted it out of the powder, tapped the back then heated it to melt the powder.

Then I heat embossed the backside using the Peppered Chantilly Embossing Powder as the covering.

Next I grabbed my sets of  Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and highlighted the Native Art with some colour and trimmed the cards before gluing with Beacon 3 in 1.

Last thing I did was glue 2 pieces of floss and 1 piece of twine in the on the ends in a weave pattern for the Jacob's Ladder effect. 

NOTE: DO not over snug the ribbons/threads, this will cause the cards to be stuck in a vertical wall hanging ;) 

I will eventually work up a worksheet for some of you. I still have a couple tries in order to perfect the flip. 


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Congratulations to Alison of Words and Pictures,  winner of the 
August Anything Goes Dare with her Feeling Little Somber entry.

Alison please email Kim at for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

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


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!


  1. Congratulations to Alison!!

    Love your ATCs Kim, I watched the video over and over, it is so clever!! xx

    1. Thank you! :) I made a Super Hero of Tech for my nephew's birthday which inspired this Canadian one. Its Batman vs Iron man Black and Silver vs Red and Gold. I have several I want to make now LOL

  2. Very cool wood grain effect Kim, love it! Congratulations to Alison (love your ATC's!) and also to Cathy, Jannet and Carol on the honourable mentions! Deb xo

  3. Thank you for including me in your top 3 xx congrats to Alison xx

    1. Thank you for participating. We loved your project.

  4. Absolutely love this!! And love how you are so great at thinking outside of the box!! :)

    1. Thank you Cathy! I was inspired by my nephew.

  5. Kim, I've created something for celebrating Canada but there's no link, or at least I can't find it lol! I will check back but for now here is my entry:

    Your ATC's are stunning! I especially love the red wood texture too Karen x

    1. Thank you Karen! And thank you for participating in this months challenge. I love the pieces I am seeing from you :)

  6. My second entry is here:

  7. So happy to be a winner - and so sorry to be so late finding out - it's been quite a month! Congratulations to all the top picks.
    Alison x

    1. No worries Alison, we have been at tradeshows for the whole month. Congrats and I will send you a code by email.