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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Happy Anniversary PT1 - Super Hero Style!

Let's Celebrate!

It's been 1 whole year since I started Social Media, blogging, and actually getting into the trade show circuit. All of you have been really the absolute best part of my experience. The love, support, sharing, participating, and everything in between has been the highlight and delight of this whole experience.

For those of you who don't know, I launched my very first DT inspired works and blog post with the theme of the 80's because that was the theme of my first retail show, the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival hosted by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine (Canadian Scrapbooker back then) and Creative Stitches.

A sneak peak at the new 'Bat Charm'.
Since then we have had 22 Winners (including today's), several fabulous Guest Designers, and so many bumps, bruise, successes, and tears. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.

We are changing up the Emerald Creek Dares Blog challenges and moving to 1 $50.00 winner per month. In addition to that, the Top 3 will be given each be given a Special 20% Discount code towards shop purchases and like always, everyone who plays in the challenge will always have the opportunity to save 10%!

To celebrate the anniversary, we are leading with an ANYTHING GOES month long Challenge. (Winners will be announced on the first Monday of the following month.)

Today, we have the first members of the team sharing their projects and leading the group Super Hero Style as we participate in the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival throughout September.

I can't even express how excited I am about these projects! I jump up and down and I talk about them all the time. Some of these will be on display at the different trade shows in Alberta and at CHA so if the opportunity arises, don't miss seeing them first hand.


Who doesn't love super heroes?! My husband and son (and me too) enjoy all the fun and action packed movies (we especially liked Ant Man!). And I just love the new logo for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie (finally a female super hero hitting the screens! Yay!), so I decided to use some of Emerald Creek's fab embossing powders to recreate and use it on a card.



 This one was a bit of a challenge for me, but once I had an idea, the project came together quite easily! I love watching all of the superhero movies and learning about the characters, but I also love real-life heroes. I wanted to combine these two ideas in my project and the result is a scrapbook page comparing my mom to Wonder Woman! It really isn't much of a stretch! I hope you can check out my process video for this layout.



It's all about Super Heroes for this Emerald Creek Dares and this was definitely a challenge for me. When I was surfing the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies shop, I came across a fabulous bat image and I knew exactly what I would create, a batman inspired canvas. I would love for you to stop by my blog so you can see how I created it. 



Show us your Super Hero!! Meet Charm Chick....the Super Hero you know we all need when we are trying to get that project done! She's got all the Emerald Creek metal you'll ever need.

To make life a little easier!;)
Link to Shop

Emerald Creek Supplies used:
(click on any product link below to shop)

Daffodils StampLily Stamp
Batting PracticeVicki Stamp

Mercury RisingCharred Gold
Burnt Copper LeavesMirror Gold
Clear GlossChampagne,
Onyx FrostBlue Shimmer
Slicked Smoke Embossing Powder (releasing September 9th)

Birdcage CharmFlower Link CharmFlourished Timepiece Charm 
Squirrel CharmPine Cone CharmCandy Cane Charm
Skull CharmSteam Punk Christmas Tree Charm,
Wish Script Connector CharmMini Vintage Snowflake Charm
Metal Key CharmEdison Bulb Charm
Palm Leaf CharmVintage Shoe Charm

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Distress Stain - brushed pewter
Distress Ink Pad - black soot
Distress Paint - black soot, antique linen
Distress Crayons Set #2
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
Distress Sprays - Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke
Distress Markers - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot, Lucky Clover


Congratulations to Freddy (@fsleijpenmommers)of  Stampaholic, winner of the 
Sweet Fades Dare with her Windmill entry.

Freddy, please email Kim at for your $25.00 prize code.


To enter this month's Super Hero 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!

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  1. DT...amazing Super Hero projects! Congrats to Freddy on winning the Sweet Fades challenge!!

    1. Thank you so much Cathy! I still can't believe I won :-)

  2. PS I love those new bat charms and huge congratulations on your anniversary! Here's to many more!

  3. Hip hip hooray! Huge congrats on such an eventful year. There will be many more to come for sure. Such a great theme and fantabulous designs by the lovely DT! Wowzers and fun! Hugz! ~Niki

  4. Congrats to Freddy for the Dare win! Way to go DT members for your creative takes on the superhero theme! You totally rocked it! :)

    1. Thank you so much Cassandra :-). I am still pinching myself!!

  5. Wow what an honour to win this challenge! I can't wait to participate in another one. Thank you everybody for your kind words. The DT is such an inspiration!

  6. What awesome inspiration from the DT!! The projects are fabulous!! Thanks for another fun challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Great projects ladies!! Love the bat charms too!