Monday, March 28, 2016

Tag #3 - Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016

Yay!! Tag #3 is completed! Again, I try to use what I have on hand to complete my tags, but with this one I really wanted to use the Mixed Media #2 Thinlits. 

Got to my local scrapbooking store....seriously just moments after another customer had grabbed the last set!! I was so disappointed in myself for not being there earlier like I had planned (but after a 13 hr work day and 3 hr commute the day before, I really wanted that one more hour of sleep!! LOL ) 

But one of the awesome girls there had a set to purchase for herself....and she let me buy that set and she was going to wait for the next shipment!! I was so blown away by that act of's the people like Meghan at my LSS that make me smile and believe that there are still kind people out there!!

Enough of my rambling though and time for my March Tag!

I learned a new technique, I got to use some of my favorite Emerald Creek charms, I got to use my Distress Crayons, my new Dylusions Mica Sprays and on my dragonflies I used some distress paint and the new Finnabair Opal Magic paint in Violet Gold!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Tag #3!! Hope you are getting into the spirit and making your own tags this year too!! I wish I had started playing along years ago!

Have a great week everyone!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter Everyone!

The first day of Spring had come and gone already, Easter is this weekend and in our area the kids are on Spring Break. And it's time for new projects from the Emerald Creek Design Team! Scroll all the way to the very bottom of the post for a little surprise :)

This project is simple and for my nephews. I used some of the amazing embossing powders that are exclusive to Emerald Creek and I have two cards for my my favorite little guys.

My background was done on my Emerald Creek Arctic White cardstock and I used a Dylusions stencil and Dylusions Lemon Zest paint and a Tim Holtz stencil and Wendy Vecchi's Violet Archival Ink. Had to have the splatters since we have so much of that when we color eggs!

Using the the awesome Easter Parade Embossing Powder!! It's so pretty...but pictures do not do it justice! Such a pretty shade of yellow with bits of blue and pink and sparkle!

Did the basket in San Tropez Tan and Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing powder...i just love the texture I get from these powders.

Chicks and eggs for the the 4 year old.

Basket of bunnies and eggs for the 8 year old.

Products Used:
Emerald Creek Easter Parade Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek San Tropez Tan Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Bunsket Stamp
Emerald Creek Chics Stamp
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock
Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks in Violet, Tiger Lily and Buttercup
Dylusions Paint in Lemon Zest
Dylusions and Tim Holtz Stencils

Don't forget to check out the Design Team's creations on their blogs!! You won't be able to help being inspired!!


And don't forget to share your creation with us and have a chance to win $25 to spend on Emerald Creek supplies!

Enter here and share your Easter creation with us!

Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is just around the corner and that means....FLOWERS!!  I love flowers and taking pictures of flowers and sharing all those pictures on Facebook (and this year I'll share them here too). Spring also means more blue sky!

And we are off to Bring in Spring with a new post from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and the amazing Design Team!

Nothing says spring like bright happy flowers and blue sky! And of course you need good dirt to grow beautiful flowers. The dirt for these flowers was made by mixing Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves and San Tropez Tan embossing powders! I did the blue background by tinting my Ranger Ink Clear Texture Paste with Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Broken China and using a stencil and then painted over it in Peacock Feather.

I love this Emerald Creek Daisy stamp!! So cheery when done with Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink in Violet and Cactus Flower. The yellow flowers behind were painted with Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions paints in Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest. 

Hello Spring was printed with a pink metallic Sharpie on a little chalkboard I had in my stash. And to make it stand out a bit more I embossed the edges with Emerald Creek Weathered Wood embossing powder...doesn't it look incredible!? I already have more ideas for this embossing powder!!

Look at this glorious dirt!! Well it's not really's the amazing embossing powders San Tropez Tan and Burnt Copper Leaves!!

Did I mention I love the Daisy stamp?! And I do like to use wire for my flower stems.

And these are all the supplies I used for this project.

Please remember to share your spring creations with us at Emerald Creek Dares and you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to spend at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!

 Time to check out the Design Team's creations!! Swing by and say hi and show these talented ladies some love! :)


Thanks for supporting us and stopping by to see what's new!