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Emerald Creek design team!!!!

hello everyone!!

remember how excited i was that it was September 1st and remember when i said i had some news!!!

here is my news!!!

I have just been accepted on the Emerald Creek (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/) design team!!

Emerald Creek is a Canadian Crafting supply company based in Calgary,  Alberta!

(http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/)
This is Kim’s first Design Team and we will be blogging to promote her business here in Canada.  oh the charms and stamps are adorable and i simply can not wait to get my first package to start sharing them with you!! she has been doing some sneak peaks (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/EmeraldCreekCraft/photos/a NULL.446628595423283 NULL.1073741825 NULL.421067061312770/880605818692223/?type=1&theater) on Facebook  so please do take a boo and give them a like!!! (oh and maybe place an order just saying!!)
I am so looking forward to working alongside my fellow design team members, Cathy (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.ca), Karon (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL.ca), and Julia (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca) and sharing and creating on the blog Emerald Creek Dares (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/) and on Facebook – Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/EmeraldCreekCraft?fref=nf&ft[tn]=kC&ft[qid]=6186539557862848734&ft[mf_story_key]=5761026472209298865&ft[ei]=AQLldJF23k8XMl4ggwXM30D0Dlf31hXk3Cf_rcYi2guyHyMKflVuM3A_kQrLMsSQRYEqtPl7Xv7wZFz93I3UXy5HxHGmanv9p1B45ntoZlL695f1RNg37RAcH8urCyC3PRQ-22shout5VMKpEyAEAi_7mxTJBrjCOD54PM2eRcW0tfVYKh226KJQPenuXqMuiIGJtv3QYMF6SnlEFVrapxzj5EexZcMfy3MA_Kz5gqIaimKsvvF6tQaS0YvUhdbQ4S_QaPxAxWSLe0T9I9CiwZclCkhHs8TlzP0zzH3xzlyjxUm1Y67FCaH0khFN_-7CEpi12ruTWz7ph-sNTx8NLoFJuXVaxfWkYloiO8s2mywnRmayG-UIXsKbDXLKtXH-nmF79BNDDHG2gex18Lww959ePsA-CAycpUQ3ptle9Y9kpTsjBU0SBqMxERML-aaJfN30n8QHdNfIjLv7dzhCFzvjeAzyuPhzLiAUUhUXdIamdkEZeU2U8M2XMxJZ8KRX54-1rs9vmmD51nnX4ul2MjYxI5nk1_HX2zH9xUzt6HciwYcC98PoE6yt5EHOK0xF5cFlzhO08m5iQxXRKMrqJCXcQlxHg2be_yq7EP0IAIo4oTdHMJiqHgI6RUGTCheSudh6tp6MaiXaOWKxx5gfKOJAvTYqKjKri08XvWOMt78HCfM1KbEoNr-XRx-DNRN-2ESdNrzEkBVAm-EMzHPSgIkvnV3zFPE9uSxVIUBQj1MtJIm6DZfy9X1x41nlZW-AXBPuePBQUMA1x3ZtRMkJxpLGkQ6J6XNDdlIGaUDD3EkFIBFO0PzxGCDYiufQyVsDHZpH2C8bdpRUsk69e8oTGPggEQoEYyVcnEqSxmChKQtNH9BlZuURU7BXH3B5fqHXIuVlAbGeETwc9VtUylVCar_7NK6goDS1d2AhCfx6kb_Kz3LdCOBcl23PoxjRQ2LE2mTeYkV4veJ3oqQDg0LaUd1NzaSYlG2C7b-WoymXps9x_cKWjUQ8PrEE0-sLtM1Ocpb5Iak04YswkwF7G8TPcDSqQNic9j9Wv7Ky1A5-jxxyQgKpGz7iF1NqsGUe8P0lYl5FeATTPhsllNb67IBYMnt1D_kpj6g1P_4XKtk_99w-taCjvIKUQO-DI-n-5QsCQy5MtD6FTXIGLVgAkUXqq-PV9ZpDIjz5upjPCpbSqoNqqphUUnzUIyLwZe4wwJsPFPgjbQ7Gu5FHfqPNTn3wXZCbSo-48C1Sf2mpa52IO2jPifS5YUHYF_BOnp1X8-f7K4Tk06pFStV13R8InbZc46JJTQLG2EDS800dvgsS_td21SUf84nDrTkXe3wBkVvVAG_m4oVraM0kDE0Dedxh364h7Ahjw26m2sp7sbFd8YCLu1PYwqMLjMOaRES4K8tGG8SlimiodKhuoHZo5IDENE4rsu1J4orjUDyjXCJ5FFaukkEbC3F84tKLGwaKvRmhytWFynJ8qvceDTFwZh8OrVQYEWfkUkNeY67GQM9uUZxugUe3uGs_zYebpUbz7v8LbFyER2iG_bmFzEWNFpnSBNF4sLppPIpApcLEF6i2DMG7peH1_9IancFpTyCj80Kz36HU9qi9tCsch35D9hN4FVRsYvSJeCtrpDGxnaBCNEVmBDhmn2mZ2tbunf9H6Upd623uU7VSVLlqpp9-o-ZtIZBE8MfgRrN-GapS8yi0V43a2X5VcpaYN6ipUK6KY0SlTklh8V6sXmPkvT1va3gRBzOm-8ixz0OaCrywlpUhnF28MDqrG41GQrQE4fWjM0g0u4Xv0hrfkri2gDc6D-MxQQ9Mqz-8ZPy41dh_T4Jk8zOURXRegOCJUuSTOyebPA0Bb-3IVFpmGh9CkU4S-WPVBNHXu4zBkIKdA92M1bKFReZdag0WQ6uTasvs4RDtxeoVr-c8xlaGf4UgHYhIN9dnyisbMg6lDMak3GW8OJv-msNwz2jsWG19a3dUrV4U82idDQsa-rZBcxCPdKUmtPYpG0tczvv1swI_Hjo-9TvYq3bGLVa_27-LyRJbnFtkPNVicxcQCpxhkLHIdP49v636jlySrq0P4OnZamXZa9kSD2IxBrF-FWrxRhmTJXcdFHpmKRnule1vz8cBXo79o3aEmP1tq2WYK7DFxOZw6epCPdQawLyB2VS9vYZCXA4KoFyLoOycApbStKxsOTrwztCW6YBxqyJ049z5G97osou8pvRnS8JRumubLHlAnJ_66md4aqNa-RDbDBrUuFiQa_gGnEyZIH8VjeBXPaPUYD4tl6rlyOC-8oB8-U2br1iM-Kz1bOGLO6eJjigztvDJ2f_BaCFemKsoW3j3rr5v_W4FmoAXE8Pj3qRp4i6W1ef5FwmCxaYAIJhcsq3HA09kqdfQy4YDy1NDnD5eYn_TQxJ0hSM18DsbNkukrNNSGE_A3KBZhVly__uKp5XjiLomL_nB-53DDXTIqdzEG4SllACNaIRyxJr4N81GWUfSMajhL3tAm8o3CmC_g0ia37gKj6euwVJBE2_NqEOPiiUEIgOYuDA4Y0IRJKW-nEs-PsxjjArpTRY5Mutrs5jCUqWAhY0_1DmOBRCYUfShbpabTI0pt7Qeb7a91dwX2OoC5LVWpdZ4Fe_sVewQ4eZ6ZVDr4C9AUDEvxRY3oF-RjsBfeO5PXFVxC2Puci7kTebgVqYhZAZn5X64WLZAP_7GclP5JLF1cUjG8fDrBcjfDgAmXlfSy6oyUuZVXN4rQveNynbs5g254lrI1R8J9IGZBPtBSmoLll0SRgNRefRt1puXDjXOAXJ0SmLP-M5cupdNQXThwoE26ph9godySV20-wbmvIh7uF2kwb0KekFXohUOoEV0u8P9GLHD0jifhZYcaU5STOtZmrmiF9qJvtQpqNTCc_wutWdh7DFQShWmDKsvGfjtUxe-Ew-0i-yYVptqNF57MFxV7APODFgRMUKLNqzExnCZIoKDdAP9FzY3iJGbQQrVQKFbEBkNTkTBmw25REJ0qiLeMElRFNC7YkXl72jY1bdAV8nIFNNAVLQnZuVjOxvCT8O1vhqKnaFFKxPW882LYxMbJwMp679c2R1NRck6iAu57uDY1aPCkgWbsbeSWz_vkctKg8BYPZVlWhfHizLqW3Ehg6Ra-CtG0GlMDIEM-dMdspel_0OeLsmTNvG-vi-KhKvMCX6A7Vc0FZ3GIN1JavXXPXe2vOfDEvI3HxmPBT4JRGWj2NoaQrracM-vqHGHRW5TpFsdhH-OMOOWxqgmjrpMDDUhBbkmhppBNMyWmMvos5LnZ-xNvNxglBchFyhg1bYB8R5j2HLZYwCMdoxBwrsQvC6G8HVv2qWTUhlT4KCMm6jDSMRTA6qtzX2198UK7mKtVd895ZShxNOFV_uvLqaOplo2LJgJFU07eOqpsDjlOc1kkG_Ze42yc01e5EjCyCR5m9QMYBt2XQP3gsc8-t4EgDNuOaxYX_ZB8xXxzgF7U27BS8OY7P0JN4St7Y0ucqXD47iJZV7EWuvkt7nNos3Zhjrx5WIs4ux98q0a5cOPor__QfJAYqozZRFSdYyrgPMUtsGGAJGiiwJo8FwTlQdz-g5kbYEsA_RpOVq7eCFmdKr658LUnrzGj29rcrl-FMlHVXN2NBcYySlG8ksk4kTwWEv6RKQhJPyov1wxvNrgAnFg0hvkRZm341qduTK5F4ZTfnn7_KGQO0MyDIkLE2LhLspG_IApirjZkWgxOdDt5vEKagtVnsvKXv1sArED2L-ZzIVq04fgHiq5TeE_383WbigMB-XCFUNu1u3Ux5X8E6uB9jzwAAZqY75wBjrB46z8MSvtUueqhIS8BUwIB8zA9g0CnzDk9BzxNt940DKyp865-8ZYRRide93wM-GA-WPHo5m9RIQe0HydF9w7SSAob8E&ft[eligibleForSeeFirstBumping]=&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=1&__md__=1)
Emerald Creek Dares (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/)
until next time…
diana

love filled resin

hello everyone!! just a quick visit today to show you a couple of pieces I created using ice resin (http://iceresin NULL.com)a while back that i forgot to share

i have a sweet dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

I hardly ever see her but she is always in my heart and we have such great hugs and conversations when we do meet. she is one of those folks you know will always be there and we can pick up and have lengthy conversations when ever we meet.  so when I heard she was diagnosed I wondered what does one do in a case like this.. what would I have to offer her to remind her I am here whenever she needs me….

I turned to creating a piece filled with hope and strength and silent prayers and light but most of all love…..

Raelene Hope beats all

and i have another friend who was training (and has since completed!!) her first marathon.. i think she is utterly amazing and a great strength to us all who are out there running.  she was my first running coach when I joined the running room last june and holds a special place in my heart… she holds that place in so many peoples hearts. she is simply one of a kind… so I created for her a one of a kind piece…Kim you are amazinglove creating special pieces for special ladies.

diana

 

back2back retreat

so it has taken me a while to do a quick, or i hope a quick write up but lot of photo’s,  on my weekend spent with Dina and Dyan in Florida, a retreat hosted by Michelle at the filled to the brim Everything Scrapbook & Stamps (http://everythingscrapbook NULL.com) store.

we practically filled on of the Dylusion Journals on the weekend but here are a few of my favourite pages

IMG_7974 IMG_7975 IMG_7976 IMG_7977i also had a lot of fun shopping during the weekend at the retreat store as well as the actually store which was kept open for us to drive over to and shop

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and i have wanted some of these stamps FOREVER!!!IMG_7965but one of my favourite projects of the weekend had to be my journal cover. i have never been brave enough to do anything to the covers and now i can not wait to attack them all. it helps that i used Dyan’s new line of paints to do it!!!

IMG_7966now the lovely ladies i was able to meet and play with all weekend;

the lovely and vibrant and oh so sharing Dyan. she opened up parts of our souls that needed spoken too

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the oh so funny and talented Dina who made me think about why and how and it is okay to have my page be random but not randomIMG_7847my new friend Caroline who we shared each class and table with. and last but not least, one of my bestest moments of the weekend was meeting the lovely Ms. Marjie Kemper whom i have ‘known’ and followed for a very long time and finally  met!!
IMG_7853it was a wonderful weekend of art work which we ended at one of my favourite places ever!!

IMG_7856oh my soul one of the bestest things ever also happened at the very end of the retreat!!! look what Ranger (http://rangerink NULL.com) gave to each of the retreat attendees!!  i actually cried i was so excited!!

IMG_7978yes!!!! the wonderful RANGER bag from CHA 2015

it was an awesome weekend… Auntie Carol, Suzanne and I shared so many laughs and giggles and we even had a ‘dress up’ time.. i have a picture but i shan’t share..what happens at the retreat stays at the retreat…but let’s just say a moustache was involved!!

diana

 

 

tim holtz eclectic elements bag

remember when i posted this picture of tim’s eclectic elements (http://timholtz NULL.com/eclectic-elements-fabric-line/) fabric and told you i was working on a special project  for a special girl…IMG_1174this is what i was making!!!!!

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IMG_1230a special bag, with special fabric for a special girl…

auntie Carol loved it!!!
thanks to the folks at sew4home (http://www NULL.sew4home NULL.com/projects/storage-solutions/eclectic-elements-tim-holtz-coats-time-travel-tote) and the tim holtz team for sharing their wonderful craft with us!!
 

diana