Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Spirit of Christmas alive and well! My holiday wishes for all of you, that have taken the time to visit, comment and enter over at Emerald Creek Dares for our challenges or taken the time to visit my little corner of the blogging world is very simple.....Believe!! Believe in the true spirit of this holiday season, believe that wonderful and positive things are coming in the new year, believe that the small things you do for someone else truly matter, believe that you are important and believe in yourself.

Again....I used the gorgeous Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder exclusively from Emerald Creek. I used it on my flowers, on a pinecone charm, snowflake charms and on the background behind my large pinecones! Yes I love it!

On my tiny pinecone charms I embossed two with Burnt Copper Leaves and one with Soft Fallen Snow

On the stamped image I used Soft Fallen Snow and Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder
I used some Prima flowers I had stashed away, sprayed them with Barn Door Distress Spray, then dipped them in Soft Fallen Snow.
My finished card!
From my home to yours, where ever you are and however you celebrate, Merry Christmas and always....Believe!!

Don't forget to enter your holiday projects for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!! (Just think, you could have your very own jar of Soft fallen Snow!)

And please take the time to go and visit the rest of the design team's amazing creations!! They are truly an inspiring and creative group that I am honored to be a part of :)


Products Used
Emerald Creek PC Frame 

Emerald Creek Snowflake 

Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Pine Cone Charm

Emerald Creek Mini Victorian Snowflake Charm

Emerald Creek Believe Buckle Charm

Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Barn Door
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Brushed Pewter
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough

Challenges Entered
2 Creative Chicks

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Let It Snow...

....just kidding!! I'm okay with no snow, but my project is all about the pretty, sparkly snow and icicles that the cold and water can create!

I started with some canvas banners I had stashed away (and had forgotten I had) and stamped my snowflake image in Stormy Sky and Mermaid Lagoon.

I stamped the words in Mermaid Lagoon on cotton ribbon

My plans for my project changed from my original idea as soon as I saw the Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder! I used it on all my icicles and sprinkled it on some Ranger Texture Past for some snowflakes to add dimension.

I stamped the icicles, then rubbed them in Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Then sprinkled Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder on and heat set it. Love the shimmer and puffiness!
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Ranger Texture Paste to add some dimensional snowflakes, and sprinkled them all with Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder.

Had to have my snowflake charms to add some bling and because I love these charms!

And the finished project with three banners together with some old twine. The icicle stamps from Emerald Creek are so amazing!! All the different sizes can be used for so many ideas! They are a must have!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my newest project for Emerald Creek Design Team!
Please don't forget to join us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Blog and enter the newest DARE and your chance to win a $25 shopping spree!!

And don't forget to check out the other amazing projects by the other design team members!


Products Used:
Emerald Creek Icicles Stamp Collection

Emerald Creek Snowflake

Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Mini Victorian Snowflake Charm

Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock

Ranger Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Brushed Pewter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembering The Fallen

Today is Remembrance Day. A day to honor and remember all of those that have fought and died to make sure that we have the life we do. They fought so we could have the freedoms we enjoy, so you are free to have and voice your opinion. So many did not come home, others did and had to rebuild their lives and get to know their families all over again.

My piece has four pictures on it, Great Grandpa Hennigar, Great Grandpa, Richard Bower, my Grandpa, Kenneth Sanderson and my Grandfather, Joseph Potosky. Our families were some of the lucky ones, because the boys all came home.

Beautiful heart brads, inked then embossed in Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
Poppies made from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and colored with Color Bursts in Orange and Alizarin Crimson and Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Barn Door. The center of the poppy is made with Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads from Emerald Creek that are embossed using Onyx Frost Embossing Powder.

The lattice work pieces were done with the Frameworks - Wave Die, and then stained with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Sprays

All the pictures are inside the Small Prize Cameo Charm from Emerald Creek

My Grandpa, Kenneth Sanderson

My Grandfather, Joseph Potosky

My Great Grandpa Hennigar

My Great Grandpa, Richard Bower

The finished project
Never Forget, Always Respect
Don't Forget to check out the other DT Members Creations!


Don't forget to enter your creation at the Emerald Creek Dares blog for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree at the Emerald Creek store!!

Supplies Used:
Emerald Creek Prize Cameo Charm
Emerald Creek Heart Brad
Emerald Creek Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brad
Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Barn Door
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Tim Holtz Frameworks Wave Die

Ken Oliver Color Bursts Alizarin Crimson
Ken Oliver Color Bursts Orange

The Ken Oliver Color Bursts are available at Clipper Street Scrapbook in person or by mail order

Challenges I've Entered:
Simon Says Monday Challenge 
Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #113 
Stamps and Stencils Remember Remember 
The Male Room - Challenge #23 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Exciting News!!

Can you all please take a moment and help us welcome our newest Design Team Member over at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!!

A warm welcome to Katelyn, who has joined us and had her first guest design spot up on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog!

Take a quick minute and pop over and check out Katelyn's awesome creations at her blog "A Creative Journey"

Welcome to the team Katelyn, looking forward to "creating with you" !

Have a great night everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Supernatural and Art

I love 12X12 canvasses and I love the tv show Supernatural (yes, it's been on for 11 years and yes I've been a fan since the beginning).

A couple months back, the series was filming on two locations on either side of my work. Lucky for me, I had the day off and my friend Sara had my back and texted me as soon as the boys showed up to start filming!!

I know that I am a grown up, well most days I give it the old college try LOL, but I was so excited to go and watch this and have the chance to see two of my fave stars, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. And it was soo worth it to spend the day outside of my store, on my day off to have the opportunity to watch this happening. Sara and I were lucky enough to have Jensen wave at us and have a brief chat while they were waiting to start filming a scene, it was surreal at that moment. Later in the day, I was still watching the filming and Jared Padalecki brought the cooler filled with water bottles over and gave them out to those of us watching the process. Made my heart flutter just a bit when he said to me "Hey, I remember you".

Absolutely a fascinating day and watching all the work that goes into a 42 minute episode by EVERYONE involved was quite amazing. So I have printed some of my pictures and used my water bottle to make up my canvas to remember the day!

A close up of one of the flowers, Emerald Creek Funny Bones stamped image in there and the gorgeous heart brad also from Emerald Creek, just painted red.

And my special flower just below the label from the water bottle I got from Jared Padalecki and yes that is bit s of the water bottle in the flower LOL

Love my red and black flowers which I totally made by mistake!! Sprayed the flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Barn Door, but accidently dropped one of them in the Black Soot I had sprayed already. I panicked but it turned out so cool!!

A little Barn Door Distress Spray and some red fluid acrylic paint and the fantastic Ranger Ink
Texture Paste and my DecoArt stencil and we have "Supernatural"

Some Tim Holtz chipboard I found stashed away stained with Barn Door and Black Soot

The finished project!! With lots of help from some of my favorite companies like Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz and DecoArt!  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another one of my addictions! Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Welcome New DT Members!!

Just a quick post to welcome our new International Design Team Members over at Emerald Creek.

So excited to welcome Shilpa, all the way from Bangalore, India to the team! Her blog is Neon Diary, please hop on over and check out her projects!

Also excited to welcome Claudia, all the way from Vienna, Austria to the team! Her blog is Von Pappe II so please go check it out as soon as you can!

Thanks for all the amazing support!!

Have a great night!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Which Way To The Beach?!

These days I seem to have a number of projects on the go!! Canvasses prepped and hanging on the wall, or sitting on a shelf, backgrounds done and drying on the edge of the table, pretty much anywhere there is space, I have put something there to dry.

It has been so great to get back into creating and being at my craft table more and more. It was the faith in me from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, designer/owner in choosing me to be on her Design Team, that has made me want to be creating and crafting and be covered in ink and paint and gesso LOL 

I finally finished my Beach sign and got it hung up on my wall. I truly do love being at the beach, it's so calming and peaceful to me, even when it's full of other people.

On my craft table with the finishing touches. Some of the shells are from a bag I bought at a store and some are right from Crescent Beach, BC and the small piece of driftwood is from the beach too.
And now it is hanging on my wall, so I can have a beachy feel anytime!

Isn't the crackle awesome?! That was done with my DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze! And the alphabet stencil is from DecoArt as well and it was the perfect size for my wooden banners.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!



Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's All About The Bones....

......Funny Bones that is!! Bright and dancing Funny Bones from Emerald Creek!! 

It is that time again, the Halloween blog release from our design team at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!

I'm not a Halloween decorating/creating kind of person.....usually. But this Funny Bones stamp from Emerald Creek is so awesome. I didn't go creepy scary Halloween, I went more fun and cheery Halloween, if there is such a thing.

I started with an 8X8 piece of cardstock, stamped the very cool Spider Web image and embossed in clear. Then swiped my Black Soot Distress Ink over that to color everything but the spiderwebs. Mixed some texture paste with a bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress paint and used a Dylusions stencil to add some skulls.

I used my Black Soot to go over some of the spiced marmalade skulls, just to add a creepy touch.

I stamped a number of images of Funny Bones in Tiger Lily and Violet, and yes, I did the fussy cutting again!! LOL Added some words, added my bones and voila...a Halloween design, which I think I'll put on my front door!

Don't forget to check out the awesome projects from the Emerald Creek Design Team!!

Julia - Paradise Lost
Diana - missusgmoments
Karon - Karon's Krafty Korner

And send in your own project for the DARE! You could win a gift certificate to use at Emerald Creek!! Don't forget to link back to the Emerald Creek DARE's page when you enter!

Products Used:

Emerald Creek Funny Bones Stamp
Emerald Creek Spider Web Stamp
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock
Emerald Creek Clear Embossing Powder 
Emerald Creek Flower Link Charm
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Ranger Ink Texture Paste 

Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tiger Lily
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Violet
Dylusions Alphabet Stamps
Dylusions Skull Stencil  

Thanks for stopping by today! Have  a great day!

Challenges Entered:
Craft Rocket Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks 
Art with Heart Challenge
Simon Says Stamps Monster Mash Challenge  
Craft Stamper Take It make It Challenge

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October is half over!

How the heck did that happen?! October is already half over and Halloween is creeping up on us! 
I've been playing with some stamps and colors and getting my project ready for Emerald Creek blog release next week!
Can't give it away but I can post a teaser or two of what I'm working on. Using Tim Holtz Distress as usual, because I love all things Tim! Also using some great colors of Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi

Can't wait to show you the finished page! But that will have to wait until next week! :)

Have a great day!