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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Happy Anniversary PT2 - Anything Goes

Happy Anniversary - PT 2

the Wonderlust Designs!

Because we are creative, we get bored with anything ordinary, so follow along as we re-cap the year and express our wonderlust minds.
I am thrilled with this month of Anniversary Events. We have had 2 Instagram winners, we are about to crown 4 Facebook winners, we have 2 new DT members, Sara and Jessica (being featured later this month), and we have switched to month long contests with a 
$50 store Credit Voucher for the lucky winner!

All of this is because of you. You have walked with me and grown with me as I decided to launch forward from custom creating into full blown production & launching into stores. You joined me when I wanted to start developing and using my blog. (Luckily, I met Nicole Wright who steered my entry into blogland). I brought on an incredible design team. Then, I went to CHA where I met amazing industry leaders and designers; including 2 of my favorite female role models Eileen Hull and Wendy Vecchi (thank you for being such shining examples). I received an incredibly warm (and life changing) welcome from Ted of Stampers Anonymous and Art from Art Impressions [you both started me on a direction within manufacturing that will forever be invaluable]. And then, there was the shocking and overwhelming moment when I met Tim Holtz! For all you readers, by this point I was so intimidated and had expelled all the bravery I could muster with everyone else, that I literally chickened out and decided I may never meet him even though he was wonderful, kind, and welcoming to everyone at the show; so thank you Tim for making the first move. I was, and still am, over the moon about that moment. And it didn't stop there... there were so many others... I could go on forever.

Whilst still on the CHA tour, I met the amazing Canadians,  Roberta Birnbaum & Jim Thielen who embraced me into CHA Canada, and introduced me to Audrey, Jason, Brenda, & Jeffrey. This team is an amazing force of positive ideas and energy helping to guide our next CHA experience at home and at the show. You all rock and I love all of our conversations.

Recently, I was honoured by being invited to write for General Crafts in the Trends Report Winter Edition 2016.  Although I don't want to give all of the secrets away, here is a picture of one of the projects that will be featured in my article. I will blog about the pieces after the report comes out (you won't want to miss it). Thank you Linda & team for this opportunity.

Winter Trends Report Sneak Peak:
Made With Emerald Creek, Ice Resin, Ranger/Tim Holtz, and Misc Products
To my home team, I can't thank you enough for all of the support and encouragement this past year. The Alberta Stores: Carole from Paper Pastimes, Sandy from Scrapshotz, Lori from The Scrap Yard, Selena at Scrapendipity, and Kathy at the Scrap & Bean, plus Katharina & Jackie creators of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and of course my Family - You all have inspired, taught, and uplifted me this past year. I hope I can give back to you this upcoming year as much as you gave to me this first year. 

To my other stores - Canuck Crafts, Scrappin & CardMakin, Collins Educational Supplies, The Scrapbook Cottage,  Pages of Thyme, Stamping to See You, & Young at Heart Paper Crafting, thank you for the support through out this year. 

NOW ...

Some of my proudest moments have come from my team. The caliber that they create at is truly an honour, an amazing blessing, and a delightful gift they bestowed up on me. So check out the Current Design Team's 'Wonderlust Pieces' on this Anything Goes challenge. And don't forget to play along!


Today we are so excited to be celebrating Emerald Creek Supplies Anniversary!!! It is such an exciting time for the store, blog, and especially for all the hard work Kim does. We are so glad you are joining us in the celebration. I created a "Cherish" Tag since I think all anniversaries should be a time to be cherished. Please stop by Scrapbook Flair to see how to recreate my "Cherish" Tag. Hugs, Pam



Happy Anniversary Emerald Creek Dares!  Thoughts of celebrations and Kim's prompt word WONDERlust for our Anything Goes anniversary challenge inspired my Presence of Wonder mixed media plaque.  I am so thankful to be a member of this amazingly talented design team and thrilled to be able to help celebrate this wonderful anniversary!  I've a few step out photos on my blog to show you how I created it, hope you can stop by to take a peek.



The "Happy Frog" from the Emerald Creek stamps range has a good reason to be happy today - it's the first anniversary of Emerald Creek Dares! Time to celebrate with an "Anything Goes" tag and challenge this month! Huge congrats, Kim! You are such a busy, fantastic lady, and such a wonderful boss! Here's to another successful year filled with Emerald Creek adventures! xxx



Happy Anniversary Emerald Creek Dares! Congratulations Kim, you are an amazing lady to work with and I know how extremely hard you've worked to create this fabulous business and team. You're a true inspiration to me! So to kick off the anniversary post, it's all about Wonderlust in our Anything Goes challenge. With the Wonderlust challenge in mind I created a fun fairy birthday card. Head on over to my blog to read more about it. I can't wait to see what's in store for Emerald Creek next year! Here's to another fabulous year Emerald Creek!!


Happy Anniversary Emerald Creek! What an amazing year this has been and it's been so great thanks to the creative talent behind the name, Kim! Also, during this first year, we saw the first releases from Nicole Wright Designs for everyone to create with. Celebrating a year of successes and seeing even more amazing things on the way!


Kim is celebrating one year of being in business! I am so thrilled for her as she has made such huge progress and worked her butt off to achieve what she has. She is truly a role model! My tag was inspired by some of my current favourite Emerald Creek products. I am especially loving the Rainy Days stencil. I hope that my project gives you some fun ideas for using embossing powder and stamps on a smaller scale tag and please also check out my process video!



In honour of Emerald Creek's First Year Blogiversary and Kim's quest into new territories for her business, I decided to follow her lead and spread my wings a bit too! I took the opportunity to embrace the Anything Goes Anniversary Dare and try something very much out of my ordinary repertoire. With Emerald Creek's products and the Dare in mind, my imagination was completely sparked and got me wondering 'What if I tried?' when I spied a small brown metal fairy trellis in Dollarama. Being a practical person by nature, I didn't want something solely decorative. Thus, it forced me to experiment and get creative to make it work as I envisioned. For this project, I did a very Kim-esque thing and mixed up a concoction of embossing powders to get just the right colour and look that I was going for. I hope you too take on this month's Dare and
join us with one of your own labours of love.
I must say that it has been exciting to be a part of Emerald Creek's first year journey into
the realm of social media. Congrats Kim on your success and growth over the year! Thanks for having me along for the ride and here's to many more adventurous and successful years!


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

Large Butterfly StampEldergrove stampThe Works stamp
Happy Frog stamp, Princess Fairalee, Faerie

Charred Gold Embossing PowderHammered Metal Embossing Powder
Dusk Stone Violet Embossing PowderFrosted Plum Embossing Powder
Clear Gloss embossing powderBurnt Copper Leaves embossing powder
Candy Brown Emboss PowderMirror Gold Emboss Powder
Vegas Gold Emboss Powder

Antique Brass Metal Circle Brad, Believe Buckle Connector charm
Hearts bradsMetal Angelfish brad
Metal Hearts brad,  Fairy Charms
Metal Key charm,
Rainy Days stencil

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:
100lb White Cardstock
Distress paint - barn door, mustard seed, wild honey, spiced pumpkin, twisted citron, picked raspberry
Distress stain - antique linen, pine needles, salty ocean, mustard seed
Distress ink -  shabby shutters
Distress crayon - walnut stain
Broken China Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink


To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz. 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. Happy Anniversary Kim and Emerald Creek!! Amazing creations DT, always inspiring and always amazing!

    1. Cathy, you rock! Thanks for being here over the year.

  2. Wow! What a n amazing post with a recap of all that Kim has been blessed with over this past year! A lot has happened, and I couldn't be more proud of this sweet young lady who is a wonderful Mom, wife, business owner and friend! Congratulations, Kim! (Sounds so trite!)

    Ladies, you have outdone yourselves with these beautiful anniversary projects! Every time I see your work and Kim's products on them, I am amazed at your endless creativity! I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this amazing Team! See you soon! Hugs!

    1. Sara, you have been such a delight and inspiring blessing to me and the team. Thank you for all you have done and for being on this journey with us.

  3. PS Can't wait to see the details on that altered bottle!

  4. Happy Anniversary Kim! Once again fantastic projects by the design team!!

    1. Katelyn, thank you so much. You are amazing. To think it has been a year this up coming show since we met. And almost a year since you joined the team. Together we have accomplished lots and will continue to grow. I'm glad you're with us.

  5. Congratulations Kim on your success, you've come a long way baby! Amazing projects from my talented teamies as always and can't wait to see what WONDER-filled projects our fabulous followers link up. Here's to many, many more years of creating and success Kim and thank you for asking me to be on your team, mwah! Deb xo

    1. Deb, all I have is 'WOW you are so fabulous' and thank you so much for trying out and going our team.

  6. Congratulations Kim, love how Emerald Creek Supplies is growing by leaps and bounds. Love the projects that are being shared from the design team and the entries so far are so amazing!!!

    1. Pam you are awesome! You create so perfectly sometimes coming up with ideas I have know idea my products could do or look like. We are so blessed to have been on this journey together.

  7. Cassandra, your fairy trellis has me intrigued! I love how you've entwined the flowers and leaves on the trellis, and want to see more! I could not find the post on your blog, so leaving some love here! Hugs!

    1. LOL I can't believe she fussy cut the viney leaves. Sometimes you girls just shock me with your patience and skills

  8. Fantastische Arbeiten, ich bin sehr beeindruckt.
    Wunderschön, ich liebe es.

    Herzlichst Sophie

    1. Vielen Dank. And we appreciate you checking out and participating in our blog.