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Friday, 29 December 2017

Happy Holidays! - Anything Goes with Pam

We are winding up the year with an Anything Goes challenge. Let loose, have fun and get creative!

Happy Holidays!

We have launched a new Product for Seth Apter - Baked Texture

AND

We still have 1 reveal left for January 1st so stay tuned.

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Today we feature

Pam



Hi Emerald Creek Fans!
Pam here today sharing with you my "Peace" Card using lot of Emerald Creeks Supplies FABULOUS products!
Isn't that something to look forward to for 2018.
Just as a deer pants in the woods for water... he looks always for peace and for his hearts desire! 
I hope you are inspired by my "Peace" Card to create a few for yourself as you go into 2018. 
Remember to enter the "Anything Goes Challenge". Pam

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:


EMBELLISHMENTS:


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To enter this month's Happy Holidays Dare, use the link 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 always 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!





Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas! #19 of 20

and a Happy New Year!

Thank You for a Wonderful 2017!

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To enter this month's Happy Holiday's Dare, use the link 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!





Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Happy Holidays! - Anything Goes featuring Claudia

We are winding up the year with an Anything Goes challenge. Let loose, have fun and get creative!

Happy Holidays!


Don't miss the 12 days of Giving with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You won't want to miss playing along there, because we have included a superb prize pack for their giveaway, along with many other awesome manufacturers and suppliers.



AND

We have launched a new Product for Seth Apter - Baked Texture

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Today we feature

Claudia

(She also joined us on a special StencilGirl blog hop so pop over to her blog and check her other feature from 12/15/2017)


Joyeux Noel - Merry Christmas, dear Emerald Creek friends! 

Believe it or not - I really made some Christmas cards. Me! And this time they didn't land in the bin - which I guess is mainly because of the beautiful digis from Altered Pages - whom Emerald Creek has been teaming up with during the last weeks - and Kim's wonderful embossing enamels! I hope you like them too!




Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:


To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks 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!




Monday, 18 December 2017

- BAKED TEXTURE - a new product from Seth Apter

Seth Apter has been an absolute joy and delight to work with as we perfected his Newest product line. I am so honoured and delighted that he selected me to work with him in launching his new product line. I can't even express how fun this has been. We have worked together passing photos, ideas and mail to created something truly unique and unmatched in the industry. These mediums are going to be a game changer for artists. The simple to use embossing powder applies easily and activates with heat for an absolutely captivating and mind blowing texture. And these powders can be applied with adhesives and left 'unbaked' for gritty, mat textures that are simply fun.


Launching January 20th, 2018 at the Creativation event, these demos will surely be something you won't want to miss out on.

We have created these to capture not only Mixed Media Artists and Paper Craft Artists, but also for fine Artists looking for a little texture and pop to their creations.

Colours/Colors are:


The first person to have these in their hands will be one winner from the Creative Scrapbooker 12 Days of Christmas, with our prize pack being featured today; Day 7, Dec 18, 2017.

The Seth Apter Powders were so new in fact that we were still designing the packaging at the time of prize submittal, so this set will truly be 1 of a kind!


Also, we will be emailing all of the retail stores with a special pre-order opportunity, to ensure all of you are ready to sell your hottest product - Baked Texture - by January 20th. the order window is short so make sure you are on the email list.

www.emeraldcreek.co for US and International companies
(all prices and charges are in USD)

www.emeraldcreek.ca for Canadian customers
(all prices and charges in CDN)




Sunday, 17 December 2017

Happy Holidays! Anything Goes - Jess

We are winding up the year with an Anything Goes challenge. Let loose, have fun and get creative!

Happy Holidays!

Currently we are in the StencilGirl & Emerald Creek Blog Hop, so check out Stencil Girl to play along!


Don't miss the 12 Days of Giving with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You won't want to miss playing along there, because we have included a superb prize pack for their giveaway, along with many other awesome manufacturers and suppliers.


AND

TOMORROW we have an exciting announcement!
(We couldn't contain it until January 1st LOL). 

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Today we feature

Jess

These little elves just want to dash off in this miniature sleigh! I love anything vintage or vintage inspired and this little slight fits the bill.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other Items used that are available at Emerald Creek
Ranger - Emboss it Dabber 

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To enter this month's Happy Holidays Dare, use the link 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!




Thursday, 14 December 2017

Happy Holidays! - Anything Goes featuring Josefine

We are winding up the year with an Anything Goes challenge. Let loose, have fun and get creative!

Happy Holidays!

Currently we are in the StencilGirl & Emerald Creek Blog Hop, so check out Stencil Girl to play along!
Don't miss the 12 Days of Giving with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You won't want to miss playing along there, because we have included a superb prize pack for their giveaway, along with many other awesome manufacturers and suppliers.


AND

January 1st we have an exciting announcement (if we can contain it that long LOL). 

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Today we feature


Welcome to the Anything Goes challenge for December.

I love the winter months. Even though we don't get much snow in California, the feeling is still the same. I want to cuddle up in my bed with a warm blanket wrapped around me and a cup of hot chocolate in my hand. Yes, snow would make it even better, but I take what I can get :) For today's challenge I created an art journal page. It's a nature scene with the EC Cardinal stamp as the focal point. I don't why, but for me this bird means winter, so it fits to the current season.

I colored the background with my acrylic paints and created several patterns with the stencils. The Charred Gold embossing powder is the perfect decoration for my trees in the background and it still doesn't distract from my focal point, the Cardinal. If you'd like to see a tutorial video, feel free to watch it here.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join the December challenge "Anything Goes'!

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
EMBELLISHMENTS:


To enter this month's Happy Holidays! Dare, use the link 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!




Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Timeless - The SG & EC Blog Hop #17 of 40

I am so thrilled to be joining with StencilGirl to inspire all of you!


First, I want to send a thank you to the whole team, especially Mary C. Nasser who organised this and led me through my first major blog hop.

Join the hop, follow along every day and comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win! 

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So let's get started on the evolution of  Timeless

 First I headed out to Michael's for hopefully a round canvas, instead I came away with this sweet wood board on a major sale!



I needed to make a test piece so I didn't screw up, and chose a piece of 12x12 superstock from Creative Scrapbooker magazine.


I picked out some stamps, Memory, Wired, Take 2, Eldergrove, and tree pieces from the Gone Fishin stamp.




Next up is a stencil from stencil girl and and I knew the Seth Apter's Timeless Stencil. I actually picked the stencil first and then the dilapidated building was the perfect stamp.


Add the 9x12 Barb Wire Stencil by Mary Beth Shaw and the 9x12 Chicago Stencil by Nathalie Kalbach and the pieces are selected. 

(FYI: I LOVE the larger stencils)


The Scene is Set!

I began stamping the board and using Distress Grit texture paste for the TIMELESS. 
(you may need to fill some of the deep grooves with a marker)



 I coloured with a direct to board technique for maximum colour. Then I added Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Mica spray in lieu of water, for a beautiful night sky shimmer.

(I coloured the entire image this way)

Next I went back to the grit paste and pasted pieces of the barbed wire all around the image and dried with a heat tool.


I place the stencil back over the dried paste and used my Ranger Emboss it Dabber to apply the clear in for the Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder to stick too, heated it in sections until I had melted this fabulous powder over everything.

( I did the same with the charred gold to the word Timeless only I buffed it with my finger to create a dull tarnished effect)


I felt like the Chicago Stencil had a bit of the trendy window effect but I didn't want to compromise the wood texture and varied colours. So I used Crackle paste, sprinkled a like and random dusting of Fractured Ice Embossing powder and allowed to dry. Once it fulled dried and crackled, I then heated it adding a slight colouring and helping the embossing powder to maintain the same cracked effect.
(if you heat it before the crackle paste has dried you will get a smoothed effect like normal embossing ink and powder)


The project felt a little flat and 1 dimensional. I used my poinsettia die from Tim Holtz & Sizzix to whip up some brown paper flowers from a natural paper I received a decade or more ago from Vicki and I selected the copper Flower Crest brads for my middles. I inked with brushed corduroy, spritzed with water, dried with a heat tool and then used my hot glue gun to shape the petals up against the brad giving a low profile dimension.

When I was done, I went to my trusty box of dried flowers from the late 1980's. (seriously, my mom never threw this stuff away, and i am always using these sprigs on my projects now)


And we have a beautiful finished wall art......



or do we.

I really, REALLY wanted to add Christmas lights to my dilapidated house, but i didn't want to risk my post for an epic fail. now that I was done, I was ready to see if I would like the lights.

Back to the test piece



LOVE IT!
Now all I could remind myself was I have done this a million times at work, and I don't need to worry. I measured the correct size for the bulbs to have a snug fit. 
✔ we are all good.

I inked the holes with a jiffy marker to reduce the flash of light of the raw wood, and if you make something like this, make sure the bulb comes all the way through or else you will be staring at a glaring line of light instead of separated bulbs




(I added the proof that this is my drill. My hubby bought it for me and labelled it because he and Andy, a friend of ours, would steal my drill and my batteries) 



Now for the best part


THE GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.

Today ( Dec 13) check out
(This one is a prize! thank you Seth)



Tomorrow - Dec 14
Gwen Lafleur







DEC 15th

Also while you are checking things out, follow 

Creative Scrapbooker

and their 12 days of Giving. Emerald Creek is leaking a Creativation Surprise ;) ;)
    

Emerald Creek Supplies used Today:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:
Emboss it Dabber

StencilGirl Stencils used:

9x12 Chicago Stencil
9x12 Barb Wire Stencil
Seth Apter's Timeless Stencil

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