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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Get outside and play this summer!

This is a fun challenge to re-cap the best moments of summer.

We are focusing on all of the activities that are getting you outside this summer. Show us what you have scrapbooked, carded up, or artified around sports, fishing, camping, kite flying, hiking, boating, sandcastles, and fireworks!

Leading the group is Claudia, while she reminisces about time at the beach.


Okay, okay...I may have stretched this...but collecting shells is a kind of sport too, right? Especially when it is too hot to play tennis. So here is my "& more" tag with faux shells I have made using the gorgeous "Shocked" stamp from Emerald Creek!



I love this challenge because outdoor activities are probably my favourite part of summer! I could have chosen from any number of subjects, but because I have some new and fun camping photos, I just had to scrap one of those. It was fun to also challenge myself to use the Emerald Creek products on a 12x12 scrapbook layout. I hope you can check out my process video!



I am not normally an outdoorsy person...but anything to do with the beach will get me outdoors and when my kids were younger we did a lot of camping!! Definitely some great memories from the only outdoorsy stuff I do. LOL!



Summertime outdoor activities, especially in Canada with its' coastlines and waterways, more often than not have some component of water to them. Whether it be swimming, boating/canoeing/kayaking, or fishing... surf and sand likely play a part, thus I created a card reflective of that. I personally love that calming feeling water brings and the feel of sand between my toes. If you look carefully along the exposed distress crinkled kraft paper, you will see what looks like sand but is in fact Antique Gold embossing powder that has been adhered and slightly heat activated but not set. It has an awesome faux sand look and texture. Adding a compass for adventure and a few aqua friends round out my scene.

Emerald Creek Supplies Used:

Other supplies used, available at Emerald Creek:
Distress paints
Distress stains
Distress spray stains
Southern Ridge Trading Company Scroll Borders
Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon and Lucky Clover
Distress Crayons
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Archival Ink in Black
Dylusions Paint in Dirty Martini and Calypso Teal
Dylusions Mica Spray in Vibrant Turquoise
Broken China Distress Ink
Distress Mini Inks: Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, 
Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, 
Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo

Congratulations to Autumn of Sew Paper Paint,  winner of the 

Autumn please email Kim at for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

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

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  1. Congrats to our winner!!! And amazing creations Design Team!! Always inspiring!

  2. Congrats Autumn! Way to go DT team on another wonderfully diverse inspirational group of projects! :)

  3. Congratulations, Autumn! Beautiful summertime inspiration from the Design Team!

  4. And thank you, ladies, for the Special Mention! I'm so honored!

  5. Congrats to the winners! Whoot whoot. SO happy for you all!

    I am trying to add my entry for this month and it won't let me. Here is my link Kim-

  6. Congratulations to Autumn on her win and to Sara for her honorable mention! What a fun new challenge and great inspiration from the DT, can't wait to see what everyone links up! Deb xo

  7. Congratulations to Autumn on your win and Sara Emily for special mention!! The DT projects are amazing!! Wow!! I'm linking up my project...birdwatching is a summer sport, right??!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Congrats to the winner, and what amazing DT projects!! I just added a link up but not sure if it worked, so let me know if not :)