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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Summer In The City.... New Monthly Dare and Challenge Winners

Hello friends! Karla here today to announce this month's theme - Summer In The City. This year we are focusing our challenges around music, and this one was one of Kim's dad's favourite songs. He loved playing 'Name the Band' and 'Name the Year' song games as their family headed out in the station wagon with the 8 track. 

Our June Dare is to challenge you to create anything dedicated to the SUMMER! Click the link below to listen to this awesome song.

Summer In The City

I love creating in Travelers Notebooks! They are like little mini books that you can customize to be whatever you want - a tiny scrapbook, a notepad, a planner... So fun!! I started this Traveler's Notebook a while ago, and I wanted to create a mini scrapbook full of things our family did over the summer in 2018. We tend to do some camping and a few day trips, but mostly stick close to home, enjoying the finally warm weather, and getting outside to take advantage of activities around us. 

I grabbed some summer papers, stickers and ephemera from the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection and had fun adding in some pretty Emerald Creek Embossing Powders to punch it up! I used the Magical Mysteries Dragons Egg powder to add a border of purple around a rectangle of paper that I layered a dragonfly photo on. The lovely clear Molten Dimension Glistening Glass powder gave the Wild & Free diecut ephemera piece the look of an epoxy sticker - so cool! I was easily able to adhere the smaller pieces on my pages with my Xyron Sticker Maker. The adorable little dragonfly stamp from Your Next Stamp was just perfect for this page.

I always love adding flaps to my Traveler's Notebooks to add extra space for photos, so I again edged a journaling card with the Dragons Egg powder and glued the left edge down. I had a lot of fun creating the coordinated custom 'enamel' dots with all the embossing powders listed below. I simply melted a small spoonful of powder in a metal measuring spoon and dripped blobs out onto my craft mat. I used a toothpick to create raindrop effects too and love how those turned out!

I grabbed a Stampin' Up stamp set to add a rainbow and sunshine embossed with bright Emerald Creek Powders. I love how the little scene unfolds when you lift the flap. If you want to take a look at a couple more pages I previously created in this notebook, you can check out the video here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Facebook Live on the Emerald Creek Facebook Page on Thursday, June 6 at 10 am MST where I will be showing you how to make another page in this fun Summer travelers notebook. You can always check out previous replays of our FB Lives by clicking on the Video link. Have an awesome, crafting weekend my friends, and be sure to enter your own Summer project below for a chance to win!!


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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Congratulations to Sathya Kala of Paperie Expressions, winner of the 
 May Flowers On The Wall Dare with her Happy Hello Card entry.

Sathya please email Karla for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

1. Carol at Paperplay with My Favourite Alice Quote
2. Beverly Cole at Artsy Stamper with Stiffened Diecut Flowers
3. Alison at Words and Pictures with Silent Strength Tag

Please email Karla at 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 play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECJUNE2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.

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. Thanks SO much for choosing mine as winner. Congratulations to Special mention entries.

  2. Congratulations Sathya and fellow Special mention entries - thrilled to be one of them :) Thank you

  3. Hi even after backlink it's not taking my link