Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year! January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the January stamp of the Month Blog Hop
and Happy New Year!!
I sure hope one of your resolutions for this coming year is to have more FUN!! If it is then you are going to love what we have in store for you- during this stamp of the month blog hop you will see a variety of products created with the TRUE FRIENDS stamp set- a set of 11 images. Also- you will probably see a LOT of new and amazing product- chances are that is stuff from our new Spring catalogue which is our as of today!!
Interested in seeing more?? than contact me at

Throughout the next few days I will be adding other projects that I have created with this stamp of the month AND with product from the new cattie- be sure to check back so that you see it all!!
This darling journal is one of our great new products for this spring – you get to decorate the outside and give this to someone special OR if you love it too much keep it for yourself!! I decorated mine with our new Veranda paper, our new paper flowers (they are just amazing!!), our new bitty sparkles, our new filigree charms and a variety of ribbon.
Want to check out the new cattie- click here to go to the spring catalogue online!
Now hop on over to Adeline’s Blog
to see more great stuff!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Merry Christmas and See you in the New Year!!

Last night was our first of two family Christmas Events- today we leave on our trip for the second! Sadly, I have no computer access in the great white north of Canada so this will be my last post before the new year (and the January Stamp of the Month Blog hop!!).
Merry Christmas to all who stop by!
I am including some cute photos of my son as Santa- and a picture of him playing with his favourite gift so far (and boy is it ever noisy!!)

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

A Very “tweet” card!

I know what you are thinking- another Felicity project?!! But it is just such a cute kit- in fact you could say it is very ‘tweet’! This 2 x 31/2 card was easy to make and did not even take up much paper. The majority of the background was stamped using the argyle stamp in the Felicity set- I added a dot to mimic that pattern of the paper from the kit that I did use. I then added two of the bird stamps from the set and then a touch of ribbon to finish it all off! Voila!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Felicity Card full of LOVE!

This card is just another in my series of creations using our National Papercrafting Month special- Felicity!! To make this card I used the back of one of the die-cut circles and a lot of the stamps to create my background. I also used the stamps to create my floral center piece. This is such a beautiful set that it is easy to use in a variety of ways!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Are you anxious for Felicity yet??

If you are today is the day!! Starting today you can order this gorgeous kit that I have been featuring the last few days- to order it you can email ( me or order off my website. The cost is $40.95 CAN- this gives you the paper, the stamp set and a page of full colour project ideas!!

You can also get the kit FREE by:

  • placing an order for $70 or more in stamps
  • placing an order with a total of $145 or more
  • hosting a party in January with show sales of at least $470 or more!! I personally prefer to get things FREE!!
  • Also- if you join my team and become a Close to my Heart consulant during the month of January you will also get this kit for FREE!!

Get in on this great deal!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Globe Ball Ornament for Practical Scrappers Challenge

Well, I am pleased as punch! This is my second post today and I have things lined up for the next week!! I guess it certainly helps that the ‘weather outside is frightful’ and ‘inside is sure delightful’!!

Tonight I decided to tackle one of the projects that I printed off about a month ago- I found this through Jessica Sprague’s Holidays in Hand course- it was one of the many projects links she offered but for the life of me I cannot find the link- if you are looking for directions try google-ing Globe Ball Decorations and KaiserCraft as it was on their website! The project is really cute but requires some major patience- folding all those little pieces and glueing the sides together can easily frustrate some!!
This week Practical Scrapper’s is on the look out for Holiday Decor- if you have some post a pic and link it to the them- you just might win!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Get a Completely different look with Felicity!!

If you have followed my last two posts you will have already seen some great examples of Felicity- our special for the end of December and January. You may be wondering how you can get this kit- easy- place an order or host a party!!! The kit can be earned for FREE or paid for – if you are interested contact me for more details!!

This layout was also created with Felicity and you can see that it has a completely different look and feel then my last layout! For this one I chose to work with shades of Sorbet and Garnet- and I used the gorgeous flourish and flower paper from Felicity. All the stamped images were created with the Felicity stamp set. Accessories used are pewter designer brads, foundry metal accents and sparkles!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!

Canada is certainly a place that most people identify with cold winters and lots of snow. It is a rare winter that we escape this (especially since we live in an area affectionately known as the Snowbelt!) Up until last week though, we had not really had any snow, the temperatures had been cold at times but even that was not too bad. Well, Mother Nature must of realized what was going on because last week we had several snowsquall go through the area- our town was mostly untouched but just 5 minutes up the highway they received TONNES of snow. So much that a town North of us had to declare a snow emergency due to the over 3 metres of snow that had fallen!!!

Yesterday my snow had his snow stuff on at 8:30 in the morning – ready to build a snowfort (or igloo as he insists although I do not know how this will be possible) and to sled on our backyard hill. He had a great time!! Best thing about these days to me is coming inside and finding a warm activity- for me it is retreating to my scrapbook space, putting the space heater at my feet and getting some scrapbooking or cardmaking done while I watch a Christmas movie (yesterday it was Love Actually- if you have never seen it run out and rent it now!! you will not be disappointed!).

I made this sweet card yesterday using some of the paper and die-cut circles in the Felicity collection. The tree branch is part of the swirl and the bird and leaves is also part of the stamp set. Black brads, clear buttons and black waxy flax help to finish it all off. If you receive the Felicity set you will notice this card on the sample project list- I changed mine slightly but kept to the same idea! Hope you enjoy!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Felicity helps during the Heart of Winter!

Starting December 15th and lasting through until the end of January, Close to my Heart has brought out Felicity- a great paper and stamp combo to help to get you through the long cold days of winter!! This kit comes with 12 pages of patterned background and texture paper, 3 die-cut circles, 3 die-cut brackets and a D-sized stamp set. It is a gorgeous set that will inspire lots of creativity!!

For my layout pictured above I used some of the plaid paper from Felicity and one of the die-cut circles (are they not just amazing!!). My layout was created using two patterns out of Reflections. I stamped some of the images from the stamp set- the flourishes, small flowers and small alphas. Last, I added some black embellishments to pull it all together- brads and ribbon. The colours featured here are Autumn Terracotta and Barn Red but the Felicity kit has a very broad range of colours- just check back later this week to see another layout with a totally different colour palette!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er