Monthly Archives: May 2009

June Blog Hop!! Tender Tags

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June’s SOTM, which is Tender Tags, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Lori’s Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena’s Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 42 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

The card above was created using the Tender Tags stamp of the Month and the Life Delights Paper pack (which is still available from CTMH). The card pattern came from our Originals Card Confidence program. Accessories used are some of our Botanical Die cuts and our new clear buttons!! Check out other projects using this stamp and paper pack below.

Now “Hop” on over to Shannon’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your consultant or go to to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Getting Ready for June

June is only a few days away and it holds so much excitement for everyone: school is ending (which is exciting for Austin and I- Yeah summer holidays!!), the weather is slowly improving, the June stamp of the month blog hop is just around the corner and June deal a day!!
What is the blog hop?? On June 1st I will be linking my blog with 44 other CTMH consultants to offer you a chance to see all of the great things that you can do with the June Stamp of the Month: Tender Tags! Be sure to visit me that day to see more of this cute card which I created with that set and our Life Delights Paper.
What is June Deal a Day?? An even better question- every day during the month of June I will have a different CTMH deal on my website. Sometimes the deals will require the purchase on one stamp set in order to get something special at a deep discount and sometimes you will be able to purchase special goody boxes. Each day has a completely different deal and when you purchase one of these deals you will even get a special shipping deal!! It could not get better- be sure to check my website every day to make sure that you are not missing out!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

First Blog Award!!

Okay – funny thing – I have seen these on other people’s blogs and wondered (sadly) when and if I would receive one- happy me as today I noticed that sweet Carol Labuski at had left me my first blog award! Here it is!!

Now I must award it to 5 people who have blogs that I feel show great attitude and gratitude.

The rules of this award are as follows:
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

So the five blogs that I have given the award to are as follows:

Congrats ladies!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

First Video Tutorial- Resist embossing

Well, learning how to do this has been a learning curve I will never forget- but after much work I have completed my first video tutorial and I hope you enjoy it!! It is a short video that will teach you all about resist embossing (see video link below).
Watch for others coming soon!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Mementos for the Man in Your Life

CTMH TV has put out a new episode for May and it is all about the wonderful men in our lives. Have you ever wanted to create something for the special man in your life that was truly a gift that they would admire.
If so then click on the link below and watch the episode- it is only 17 minutes long and it will show you a great photo wallet that you could make for Father’s Day!

Happy watching!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

So into the cards lately!

This card is not one that I created lately but it is a great of example of what you can do with leftover stuff that you are having a hard time putting together. I created this card during the spring catalogue warm-up (the time consultants have before the catalogue is available to our customers). I had some leftover Emporium paper and a few accessories and one sticker (the one with the laughter quote). I found a super-cute pattern in Originals and put it all together. The background paper is stamped with some of the stamps from the April stamp of the month.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Playing with Colour

Okay so last week I decided I wanted to play with colour like they do in the Idea Book- I love all the artwork that takes different patterns of B&T from different kits and mixes it together in colour combinations that work. I was inspired!!
I put together a combination using Indian Corn Blue, Tulip, Sorbet, Buttercup and Garden Green and I LOVE how it turned out!
The B&T is from the Moon Doggie paper pack and the large paper flowers are from our Fancy Cut Botanicals with Heartfelt Die Cut flowers added in. Really sweet!!
If you have some great colour combinations that you would like to share on my blog just snap a pic and email me at– then I will post it!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

May Stamp of the Month- Transparency card

I know it is hard to tell here but this card is just so darn cute!! I used an overhead transparency and rub ons on the front of the card- the inside paper is from the Daydream Paper Pack and then I used the stamp from the Stamp of the Month for May- added some prisma glitter to her dress and it all turned out very chic!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Heartfelt Card

I had so much fun this weekend playing with the new Heartfelt die cuts- they are sooooo cute!! Here is one of my favourite cards using the Buttercup felt butterfly and the holes from the buttons on the felt to make his flight path. The paper is a mix of Animal Cookies and Moon Doggie. I also used one of the scalloped edges from one of our Dimensional Elements sets.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er