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Sunday, 20 December 2015

It's nearly Christmas

Well I hope everyone is feeling the Christmas spirit right now. 

I know so many of you in Canada have been suffering from the slumping economy. Many may be stressing about the holidays but please do not fall into sadness. 

The season is really about feeling good, serving others, taking time for ones self and their loved ones.

 In order to inspire one more level of craftiness and joy, I asked Pam Bray, winner of an Emerald Creek Dare, to Guest Post a token of creativity, love and joy.  

Check out what Pam has created to inspire and uplift!

And in the spirit of giving, we are creating this added opportunity to win an Emerald creek prize pack to ship after the reveal  at CHA. All you have to do is post a message of positive encouragement, or a non-monetary gift idea to help those struggling at this time of year to feel the peace, love and and harmony the season should bring.

Wishing all of you love and joy this season!

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas....

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Festive Winter Solstice and a safe and Happy Holiday however you may celebrate.

We created these pieces specifically with you in mind. this is how we wanted to send you a personalized card from each of us designed with you in mind.

We open this up as the "Celebrations around the world" Dare! Bring celebrations and culture that mean something to you an link it up here to Win.

This is our first around the world Design Team Set! so Welcome our completed Group and make sure you extended a special note to Claudia and Shilpa who round out our Team.

Claudia is wishing all of  you a Merry Christmas with a fantastic Steam Punk Style card. I love the masculine accents and industrial look to this piece. 

Shilpa and I talked about what her cultural celebration is and found out that popular celebration  that happens for the Hindu culture is Diwali, 'The Festival of Lights' and it was held November. I love how she brought her cultural celebration of light with the candles and thoughtfully combined it with my Christian beliefs of Christmas. What a beautiful and creative piece for celebration.

Katelyn sends her "Season's Greetings" with this fabulous use of matte style layering and ink. You can never layer enough.

Diana sends wishes on this detailed Festive canvas. check out the amount of pine cones and greenery dies used here. So much detail and patience to be appreciated. 

Julia creates a wonderful memory box display and leaves now detail off these boxes. I love the charms decorating the tree and the vintage photo with Santa

Cathy hopes we all "Believe" in a little magic with this wintry selection of colour, charms, embossing powders and stamps. I just love it!

Karon adds so much dimension to this box book. I keep studying the wreath, its gorgeous! And Wait until you see what surprise she has inside! 

Congratulations to Lynn of Experiments in Paper ,  winner of the Bringing Bits of Cheer Dare.

Lynn please email Kim at for your prize code.

Our Top 3 bloggers are:

Please email Kim, and tag Top 3 for your Badge to post on your Blog.

WOW! I just want to say thank you for making my Christmas so wonderful with all of the entries. Your participation and comments was the best gift you could give me.

and from me to you,

This is from a Tim Holtz seasonal core collection, unfortunately I was ill (better now) and have not been able to blog it, but I still wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

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