Emerald Creek is one year old!!

hello everyone!!

today is a very special day … it is the one year anniversary of Emerald Creek entered our world!!  i can’t believe in one way it’s been a year and then in another way think i’ve only known Kim for a year???

for this months she had asked all her design team, current and former, to create something in celebration but with the category of ‘anything goes’… well here is my project.

emerald creek Sun Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0005j NULL.htm) and the Moon Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0006j NULL.htm)  are two stamps i have had for a while and i wasn’t sure at the time why they wanted to come live with me but i am sure glad they did!!

so out came a few of my supplies and i started creating. using cut N dry stamp felt i was able to make my own stamp pad so i didn’t have to worry about inking up the stamp with different colours each time

once the image was stamped using distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Clear-Embossing-Powder-p/ecc-110 NULL.htm) it was time to add the paint (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) and the ink and the collage medium


what did i make… well i made a simple tictactoe game using Eileen Hull’s ATB’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square), some mat board (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)and a canvas frame. it was such a fast and simple project to create and has already brought us lots of fun playing!


Here’s to another successful year filled with Emerald Creek adventures!

Holiday Jumpstart with Eileen Hull

hello everyone!!!

this month Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) has been challenged to  kickstart the holiday season; that could be Autumn, Halloween, Christmas, whatever tickles your fancy!!

if you know me I am not a Halloween girl but I have to say I am so getting to be. I love the challenge of doing something that I wouldn’t normally do, working with a palette of colours I wouldn’t normally use…challenging ourselves sometimes brings surprising results!

so for this weeks project I chose to use the flower vase (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eileen+hull+vase) and simply cover it with paper.. pretty easy and pain free stuff!

but okay then what do i do with it….. and as it was sitting on my desk, knocked over by one of my lovely furry friends it hit me!!! this would make a perfect lamp shade!

and here is what i created!

and here is the still picture! isn’t it fun using a die for something other than what it was meant to be used for!!

eileen-hull-vasei hope you have taken a few minutes to pop on over to Eileen’s site (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) to see what the rest of the inspiration team has brought you this month! lots of holiday projects to be seen!

till next time.. happy crafting!


love moments

hello everyone!!

today I am here to share with you a piece i created that started out with the whole idea of just playing with the new Halloween mixed media die (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-MIXED-MEDIA-HALLOWEEN-Thinlits-Die-661588-661588THS?currency=USD).

i absolutely loved this one die out of the set and quickly ran a few sheets of substrate sheet (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product?id=338923)through my vagabond and decided this is THE one! i also originally used the Damask texture fade (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-DAMASK-Texture-Fades-Embossing-Folder-661592-661592THS/1150)on my side tag.. i am not quite sure why i didn’t use it in the finished piece …

here is a few pics of my thought process…..

halloween mixed media diei used lots of bits of stuff.. tried out the new Rust Paste, added bits of foil, a couple pieces of idea ology.. i stitched and stapled and applied some rub ons…..

i absolutely love this picture.. it speaks to exactly how my life is and hope i have done it justice!!

love momentsi love the foil on glue technique and finishes this art parts frame perfectly!close upa

here is a close up of the rub ons on mirror.. love how it turned out love momentsaand the finished piece

note to self i have said it before i am not a Halloween girl but i do like the candy and absolutely love this die and how my final piece created celebrating our 10 year anniversary together.

remember.. love matters.. handle all with care … xoxo

hope you are spending time creating!


TTT – August 2016

hello everyone!!

holy wow where has summer gone!   i can’t believe we are mid way through August already .. okay now it is not really mid way but almost the end of August!!  i had created this tag almost as soon as Tim posted it but am now just getting around to posting it.

i have to admit as much as i love summer and those days of creating on the deck pool side i much prefer the temperatures that come with the fall. although i had two weeks of vacation and had great plans on creating the whole time i found myself in a funk. i am trying to get out of it but if you have been in a funk you know how hard that can be. so i have been enjoying cleaning and moving things around my studio instead.

anyway, that is not why i am here today.  today i am here to share with you my take on Tim’s 12 tags – remixed for August (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2016-august/)

TTT 2016 Augusti absolutely loved Tim’s tag this month, well truthfully we all know i love them every month, but this one is so much fun to do.   i didn’t stray too far from his as i totally loved his just the way it was/is

i chose the quote to celebrate my anniversary month. all true true words i believe for the love of my life

so that is it for this month’s tag. i am hoping to share another project before months end.

hope you have been creating and being in your spaces


Twist and Style welcome wreath

hello everyone!!

This month, the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/) Inspiration Team is sharing our projects using Eileen’s cool new Twist and Style tool from Sizzix. i have to tell you that what you have seen so far is truly just the tip of the iceberg what can be done with it using all sorts of different matters from wire to twine, yarn to string.

so for my project here we go!!!

i basically started with putting some paint onto some felt with my brayer

twist and style mixed media once i ‘THOUGHT’ my felt was dry i ran it through my vagabond.. and came up with this beauty!!heart and soul painty

so being one who doesn’t like to waste i layered some more felt between my painted felt to absorb all that goodness

felt and heart and soul see!! much better with catching that waste !!felt to the rescuethen i was just a matter of putting my flowers onto the stems i created using the twist and style tool

twist and style with heartthen i weaved and glued them the side of a wreath

Eileen Hull Heart and Souland then weaved a ‘welcome’ and here is my finished project for this month!!

welcome wreathhow fun is that!!

i hope you get a chance to check out all the other wonderful creations over at Eileen Hull Designs!


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