Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Anniversary Emerald Creek!

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Emerald Creek than to do a scrapbook layout featuring the amazing creative brain behind the company! My anniversary project is a tribute to Kim Evans, the amazingly creative owner of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

It has been a very exciting year to be a part of with Emerald Creek. Aside from the fact that you can get some of the most amazing embossing powders and fabulous charms and detailed stamp images, working with Kim has been one of the best experiences ever.
Kim Evans is the multi-talented woman behind Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. She designs images, creates exclusive embossing powders, chooses the amazing charms and creates amazing projects. And on top of that she is a Mom, wife, sister, friend etc etc, the list goes on. She manages to do all of these things and successfully run a business and she is one of the kindest most wonderful people I've ever gotten to work for/with. If you have had the opportunity to deal with Kim, you know how hard she works to make things go smoothly, how she supports other businesses and promotes Canadian/local distributors. On top of all these things, she runs her Design Team and sets up all the challenges for you all to enter. 
Being a part of this design team has changed my life in so many ways and that is so much in part to Kim taking a chance on me, a creator that has no real name in the industry, and giving me the chance to learn, grow and create regularly. Kim is amazing to work with and treats everyone so well, it's like our own crafting family, and when things exciting happen for me, Kim is the person I share with first, because she gets it and because without her support and belief, I would never have some of these opportunities. I create more, I have learned so much about products and how they are created, I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and been terrified and excited all at the same time. And every time I've taken a new step this past year, Kim has been beyond supportive. Emerald Creek and Kim will always have my support and I will always remind all of you how amazing this company is :)

Kim Evans (right), the creative whirlwind behind Emerald Creek. In the picture with her, Nicole Wright, who released her first stamp designs with Emerald Creek this year. I admire both these ladies so much, for their kindness, their willingness to help others reach goals and of course because they are both wickedly talented!

The background is some Faber Castell Texture Luxe in pearl, which does not show up well in pics but it is gorgeous! One of the newer charms from Emerald Creek the vintage scissors.

I stamped my Emerald Creek hibiscus and embossed it in three different colours and then I used my new thinlits and cut out their hibiscus on gold paper (from my stash) and embossed the edges in Charred Gold.

Aside from the paint splatters from creating the background,,,just look at all that swirly, textury goodness of the Charred Gold Embossing Powder!! So gorgeous!

For my opposing corners I used the Spring Fresh Swirl Corners from Southern Ridge Trading Company and embossed them with Emerald Creek Hammered Metal. Also used the Believe buckle from EC.

Also under the buckles I used the Texture Luxe and another Tim Holtz mini stencil to add some texture.

Happy Anniversary Kim and Emerald Creek!! Congratulations on an amazing first year and I can't wait to see all your successes in the years to come. Thank you for allowing me the honour of being on part of this journey with you. It has been life changing and such an amazing part of my world.

Emerald Creek Supplies Used:
Charred Gold Embossing Powder
Hammered Metal Embossing Powder
Dusk Stone Violet Embossing Powder
Frosted Plum Embossing Powder

Other Supplies Used:
Southern Ridge Trading Company Spring Fresh Swirl Corners
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord, Black Soot
Dylusions Paint in Crushed Grape
Faber Castell Texture Luxe in Pearl

Please make sure to stop by and visit my fellow Design Team members to check out their always amazing creations!

Don't forget to join in on the Anything Goes Challenge!! It's a month long now and the GC is for $50!!

Thank you for visiting today! Have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered:
Southern Ridge Trading Company - My Favorites
(using my new favorite chipboard corners) and my favorite embossing powders


  1. Cathy, your layout ifs gorgeous, and so full of yummy texture! You have certainly sold me on the Hammered Metal and Charred Gold powders! Kim makes the most amazing concoctions! And that photo at the center is priceless! I love seeing the faces behind the names, so you have just made my day! Hugs!

  2. Fantastic layout Cathy! Love how you used the different embossing powders as well as combining the different charms on your layout!

  3. Fantastic layout Cathy! The elements you've used are fantastic together. Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge


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