Saturday, January 9, 2016

We Are On Our Way

.....please come and join on us for the new adventure!!

It's CHA time!!! How exciting is that!! Well for Emerald Creek it's beyond exciting!! Our talented leader is at her first ever CHA....I believe it is the first of many!! And more exciting news....the amazing Nicole Wright is releasing her first set of designs of her own quarterly releases too!! it any wonder I can't take my eyes of my Instagram and Twitter and all things that will connect me to the crazy goodness happening!?

But the reason we're here today is to see some of the amazing products that Emerald Creek and Nicole Wright Designs have for you!!

My project is actually two....a set of two 12X12 canvasses. As you'll see from the finished product, this was a very emotional project for me and I'll admit, I had to stop sometimes because the emotions and tears were overwhelming for. Kim, our wonderful leader, had said we could choose our topic for our CHA I chose my parents because I think they had a true love story that wasn't long enough and there were so many great pieces from Emerald Creek and new designs from Nicole that fit my project.

My parents wedding colors were yellow and white, yellow roses were delivered to my Mom on every anniversary for 39 years. 

We all know how much I love the Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder and yes I used it again! :) I wanted to add some sparkle to the white flowers

I love the charms from Emerald Creek!! The handsome guy inside the Prize Cameo Charm is my son.

These charms are the gorgeous Round Cabochon Charms, I love that they look like little pocket watches! In these ones are myself and my daughter.
I cut out the flourishes and then embossed them with the Burnt Copper Leaves powder, it is such a rich color and I love the texture!
My Mom and Dad, my sister, brother and I and my two nieces, two nephews and my babies (although they are not babies, they are 22 (daughter) and 20 (son)

The sheet music on the background of this one is my parent's wedding song "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters. I used Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo for color.

On my second piece I was fortunate enough to have access to the brand new stamp set Fallen Blossom from Nicole Wright Designs and was able to use it on this. It was perfec timing since I felt like I was missing something, then we got the images and it was perfect, my Mom's favorite lotion was Japanese Blossom from Bath and Body Works.

The cherry blossoms are so pretty and I hid a little Dragonfly Brad from Emerald Creek in the blossoms too.
I used 4 images of the cherry blossoms and watercolored them with my Distress Sprays. I then cut them all out and put them around the picture. the pic is my folks dancing at their 25th anniversary party that we surprised them with. In the corner are the beautiful heart brad and key charm from Emerald Creek.

I stamped my Forever Joined stamp in hickory smoke and water colored with my Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Lucky clover and then cut them out to make my small corner border. In the right of the pic you can see part of the quote that comes with the Fallen Blossom "Remember to make memories"

The sheet music on the background is "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. It was one of two songs that my Mom always said she wanted played at her funeral. The other was, she always loved hearing the pipers, so she wanted one lone piper playing Amazing Grace. We honored both of those for her on August 17, 2013 when we said good bye.

I'm so lucky to be able to create something for my family using such wonderful products and images!!

Please check out the Design Teams creations, these ladies are so talented!!


Don't forget to join in the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Anything New for your chance to win!!

Products Used:

Emerald Creek Prize Cameo Charm
Emerald Creek Round Cabochon Charm
Emerald Creek Metal Key Charm
Emerald Creek Metal Dragonfly Brads
Emerald Creek Heart Brads
Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Forever Joined Stamp
Nicole Wright Designs Fallen Blossoms 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo, Lucky Clover

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Something New


  1. Cathy, these are such wonderful keepsakes! I love how used the charms to feature your family members. The blossoms from Nicole's stamp set are perfect!

  2. Beautiful and thoughtful and wonderful memories. TFS and have a great weekend.

  3. Cathy, these are beautiful layouts. Love the use of the cherry blossoms and adding photos to the charms!

  4. Beautiful and heartfelt pages Cathy, what a wonderful way to preserve beloved memories! Thanks so much for sharing them with us all, Deb xo

  5. Gorgeous layouts. Love all the details. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New challenge.
    Gayatri xxx

  6. Geez, Cathy! I rarely shed a tear before 7 am, and now you've got me boo hooing! These canvas' are just so full of love and emotion! lI love that you've honored your family, your parents and your Mom in this way, pulling colors and remembrances from their wedding! Your parents looked so young (and so in love!) when they were married, and I can't think of a more suitable song than that they chose for their wedding song! I'm so happy you used Soft Fallen Snow and Burnt Copper from Emerald Creek; I've just recieved mine and now you have inspired me! Big hugs!

    PS Thank you for your comment on my blog. I was so upset about posting my coffin Friday night; I can't link it to ECD, but I will make another a little different--working on it now. But that was my favorite new color!

    1. Pardon my typos above; I forgot to edit! :)

    2. Yippee! I entered at Kim's approval!

    3. Yippee! I entered at Kim's approval!

    4. Thank you Sara for your kind words, it means alot coming from someone I admire tremendously~! :)
      And I'm so glad you got to enter the purple coffin too!! I love them both but purple is my fave color!

  7. a beautiful and cherished piece Cathy.

  8. These are great canvases! Lovely colors, stamps and layouts. You did a fabulous job on your beautiful memory works of arts. :)
    I am happily your newest follower. Hugs!


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