Monthly Archives: March 2009

Creative Card Center- a wonderful gift!

This week I was lucky enough to be off for the March Break- and what a lovely week it was. With nice warm temperatures many people were quick to get outdoors (and we were certainly among that group!!). Even though it was lovely out- I could not resist the pull of the scrapbook studio and all the fun things that I could be creating with my extra time!! Downstairs I went and decided to recreate a card center that was shown in the most recent copy of Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. My efforts are shown above and below- I love what I created (and again- except for the large piece of cardstock that I needed to create the center itself- all of the paper in this project was in that proverbial scrap pile!!)
If you would like to create a card center of your own you will find the directions on Canadian Scrapbooker- their website as well as the magazine itself. This cute project would made a lovely addition to your mother’s day gift or a great gift to self!! – from the main home page click on a scrapbooker’s gift (scroll down on the main page to find this link)- when you are on the gift page the directions for the card center are about half way down the page. Happy creating!!

The finished center- complete with three cards, three notecards and 3 tags!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

‘You Rock’ Card

Want to make this super-cute but rockin’ card- mine was for a birthday but it could be for just about any occassion.
First round the corners of your card base with your corner rounder- cut a piece of black cardstock a half inch smaller than your card size and round the corners of that piece as well. Adhere the black CS to the card base. For my accents I used leftovers (from the great scrap pile I have) of my Notebook Paper Pack and stickease. The Blue dotted accent piece was part of a border stickease that I cut to size. The Rock On accent is actually colonial white ribbon that I stamped using hollyhock ink and one of the phrases from the You Rock stamp set. The center accent is a piece of Notebook paper cut out and matted on a piece of hollyhock CS- I then stamped my phrase onto that accent.
The final piece was the flying heart (and personally this is my favourite part of the card!!). To create this I embossed the image on colonial white CS with black embossing powder- this allows the image to really POP. Then I used my blending pen and some ink from the lid of my hollyhock stamp pad to shade in the heart. After that I cut the image out using my micro-tip scissors.
If you come up with any variations of this card and would like to share please email me your pictures at If you are interested in any of the product listed in the creation of this card visit my website for online shopping

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

What have you done with your SCRAPS lately??

Good Times Scraps- Before

Well if you are like me- not a whole lot!! Usually these extra bits of paper packs and stickers get relinquished to the scrap basket – never to be seen again- duh, duh, duhhh!!!!
This week I challenged myself to use these scraps in new ways to create some super-cute cards and bookmarks. The first thing I did was organize my scraps- I sorted them into their original packs and placed these in a bag with the stickers that I had leftover from those same paperpacks (if I had only left them that way to begin with!).
Then I grabbed a bag and decided I would create with it until I could create no more- AND I could not pull any other paper from any full sheets- this meant that even my card bases had to be found within the scrap bag. I also decided not to use any stamping – I had a lot of stickers left and really wanted to use them up and get my moneys worth!!
Good Times Scraps- After!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

March’s Customer Challenge

As blogs get added this month be sure to scroll down to see this month’s customer challenge and amazing prize pack!! You enter by simply telling me about a special spring memory- to do this click on the blue comments icon at the bottom of the challenge post and add your input!! The winner will be announced at the end of the month!!
Good Luck!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er