Monday, August 28, 2017

MIHM with Kim Evans from Emerald Creek



Welcome to Made It Happen Monday with Kim Evans from Emerald Creek!  Today, we are going to be talking to Kim about how she got her start in the stamping industry, her unique embossing powders, AFCI Canada (because we love our Canadian sisters!) and a few shout outs to some amazing menfolk in the industry!

PLUS!  Kim has GENEROUSLY offered a $50 prize pack to one lucky listener! OH YA, BABY!



SHOW NOTES


Kim's Favorites


Favorite part of running a business:
Math...seriously, she SAID that...out loud!  Oh, and the people!

Favorite embossing powder color:
Charred Gold and Fractured Ice

Favorite craft item you can't live without:
(as if any of us can name JUST one) Heat tool, craft mat, Ranger Emboss It Dabber

Super Secret Product Announcement!

ATC Chipboard coming SOON!

Amazing Shout Outs to a Couple of Super Cool Guys


Seth Apter
Ted from Stampers Anonymous

Where to Find Kim and AFCI Canada


Emerald Creek Website
Emerald Creek Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest

AFCI Canada  Website

24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity Suzanne! I had a lot of fun chatting with you and look forward to meeting you in Phoenix this year.

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    1. It was so fun talking to you! Cannot wait to finally meet you in January!

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  2. Excellent podcast ladies!! Always love hearing your business sense and how you support others in the industry Kim!! So glad you and Suzy connected to do this podcast! Can't wait for new stuff to hit the shelves! :)

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank your for the love and support!

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  3. It's always so nice to hear someone a bit unfiltered and basically just real about what they love about their own product. To me the best marketing- is when you truly believe in your own product. Your comment, "when these come out, they are going to be jaw dropping, holy crap, this is awesome moment..", was reason enough to follow and register for updates.

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    1. Your quote made me smile! It is definitely one of those things when words were lost because I can't give anything away. Thank you for the wonderful comments.

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  4. Great podcast. I jumped over and looked at the product, AWESOME! I know I'll be needing some of the embossing powder.

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    1. I apologize in advance. They get quite addicting, LOL! Thank you for listening.

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  5. I literally laughed out loud when Kim said she loves the math! I'm so glad she introduced me to this new-to-me podcast (she mentioned it on Instagram). I can't wait to listen to past episodes!

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    1. Oh Alice, after meeting at Creativation, my guess is you were prepared for almost anything. LOL. Glad I could still surprise you. 😉

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  6. Great podcast! Nice to hear about a Canadian company!

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  7. I listen every week and I don't often comment but I really enjoyed this podcast and wanted to say that my favorite part of this interview was listening to Kim tell her origin story: one part luck and a huge part bravery! But what is luck if not being prepared when an opportunity comes along. Good luck to Kim and I hope Emerald Creek goes from strength to strength!

    Thanks Suzanne for introducing me to so many interesting companies that I didn't know were out there. A few I'd love to hear more about are: Designs by Ryn, Visible Image, Inkylicious, Darkroom Door and Stampfrancisco.

    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for listening and commenting! I will say, that I have reached out to Visible Image (crossing fingers!) and I have not heard of the others!!!!! I will have to put on my stalker hat for sure! HUGS!

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  8. "I had no idea what I was doing..." .... haven't we all been there! You have built an awesome business! Love the embossing powders!

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  10. Wow!!! Great podcast!
    I'm happy to hear about new companies that I didn't know! Thanks Suzanne!!! <3
    My favourite part from the interview was when Kim said she loves math! Too funny!!!
    Love so much all your products Kim! Embossing powder colours are simply awesome!!! I want all them!!!

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    1. I know right??? Who LOVES math????? I am so glad we could introduce you to some new companies!!

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  11. Really enjoyed this show, well I love all the shows for that matter. I liked how Kim told the story of the evolution of Fractured Ice. I have to admit, I never heard of the product, but was so intrigued after listening to the show, I went to her website to check it out. Awesome!

    Thanks,
    Paula from Hawaii

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    1. Aren't the colors insanely cool?! I am so glad you enjoy the podcast and the interview with Kim!

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  12. These embossing powders are awesome! Love how Kim thinks outside the box with different card sizes.

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  13. Great interview, once again:-)

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  14. sorry, I love the clear stamps! but I love the rubber stamps too. darn it, I just love stamps. Great interview once again.

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  15. Oh my gosh! I had so much fun listening to this podcast. One of the things that draws me to this community is how much people support one another in it, it was such a joy to hear you two talk about that!

    But probably my favorite part of this podcast is hearing Kim talk about creating embossing powder. Embossing is my jam, and hearing how she came up with them and the specific details was so fun!!! Thank you for your!

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