Monthly Archives: March 2010

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Flower Pot and Baby-s First Year Book

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- we are featuring Flower Pot a set of 16 stamps!

My project uses a CTMH 3 ring My Creations Binder- I have a good friend who recently found out she is expecting her third baby- unexpected though he is they are very excited! Anyone who has kids or was ever part of a family with more than one child knows that the first born gets all the good memory books and the rest get nothing- well, I just could not let that happen to this little guy!

All I have completed is the first 6 months- the paper featured is Caboodle and there are other stamp sets and many accessories worked into the project- see each page for details!

If you only want to see the page with the stamp of the month then scroll down to the fourth month!

If you want to place an order and you are Canadian then click here and be sure to check out this post to see CTMH’s Miracle kit that will be available on April 15th!

The cover features some of our chocolate ribbon rounds, dimensional letters and Caboodle paper- I am not finished here but want to wait until I am done to add more!

Month one! Probably will feature a picture of him sleeping! Here I used some of our Dimensional Borders and Booksmart tags, more ribbon, some bitty sparkles and the Togetherness stamp. All of the date stamps are using the Sans alphabet stamp set.

Dimensional Booksmart for the blue circle, some more sparkes and some Heartfelt Die-Cuts Whimsy.

Togetherness stamp set again and the heart is from our dimensional hearts- I LOVE them!!

Here is the stamp of the month- I used it to create my flowers and flower pots- to colour them in I used the blending pen and some of our stamp pad ink (sqeeze it while closed and just pick up ink on the inside of the lid to colour with). I love how the shading turned out! I added sparkles to the center of some of the flowers and finished it off with a dimensional border.

More dimensional Booksmart and some sweet leaf ribbon.

Last page so far- mostly more of the same but I did add the cute little baby stamp (he will have two older brothers so my guess is he will be crawling early so that he can get them!) the stamp set is Family Ties- children!

Now hop on over to Hayley’s blog and see more great ideas!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

National Scrapbooking Month will be full of Miracles!!

It came just yesterday and I eagerly opened the box knowing that it would be inside!! It is the Miracle Kit- a new item that CTMH is offering starting April 15 and going all the way until the end of May. All of this as a celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.
How can you get this kit?
Order it for only $23.50 (CAN)
Place an order for $47 and get it for only $10
Place an order for $70 and get it for $5
Host a gathering with sales of $350 or more and get it FREE
become a new consultant in May and receive it as part of your kit!
Now these are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and the price on this is phenomenal so I recommend that you get on it right away! Click on the link to my website and shop there (Canadian residents only- sorry!)

Now I am starting a bit backwards but I figure why not- I made what the kit was desgined to create and THEN created two cards with the leftovers- the only addition I made was some of our paper flowers! Are they just not adorable cards!

Memories Layout

Celebrate Layout

The kit comes with all the paper, partial die-cuts, my stickease, irresistibles chipboard die-cuts, colonial white mini-medley, colonial white waxy flax, 3 memory flip flaps and sponges!

It is hard to tell from my photos but whereever you see a 4×6 photo- they are in the flip flaps and they flip open to reveal more pictures below!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

April Playgroup really Rocks!!

layout one
layout two
some of the cards

I cannot get enough of the You Rock paper and this playgroup will be so fun!!
You can get in on the action in a few different ways:

1. Purchase the Basic kit which comes with a paper pack, exclusive stamp set, mini-medley collection and your workshop guide- all for $35.50!

2. Purchase the Basic kit PLUS Rockin’ top coats, bitty sparkles and white hemp- all for $46.50

You decide your price point AND if you cannot make the date then order your kit TO GO!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Spring seems to be sticking around!!

There are two things that make me VERY happy- getting packages in the mail and springtime weather!! Both have occurred in the past week!
Canada is known for its cold temperatures and usually March is super-fun- suprise snowstorms, ice storms and other crazy stuff! This March the weather has been warm, the snow has all melted and we have had a few lovely spring rains- this is what inspired my most current project- which in turn was helped along by the package I got that contained my newest stamp set “Springtime”.

My first card is not created using any specific pattern – I just had an idea and went with it! I used the Springtime stamp and Caboodle paper. My only accessory was some ribbon that I used to stamp my sentiment on.

My other card is from the Vertical Three pattern found in the Originals book. I also used Caboodle and Springtime for this card- I also mixed in the stamp of the month from January ‘True friends’. I gave my boots and umbrella a shiny look by covering them with liquid glass!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

On the Veranda enjoying the sun!!

Today I finally found my MOJO!! I tried to be creative yesterday but was just not getting the job done- everything I made was just not good enough- today though was much better.
My cousin Courtney is getting married and asked me to do up some sample invites for her- she really likes the veranda paper and is having a simple garden wedding.
I sure hope she likes these samples as much as I do!!

All cards use: Veranda paper packet or Veranda Creative Basics paper, Thoughts of You stamp set, Friendship Blessings stamp set, and inks and accessories supplied by CTMH!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Where oh Where has the Brae-er been????

Some may have wondered where I have disappeared to this week- well, in Canada it is the March Break and I am off and so is my son, Austin! This usually means I get TONNES of scrapbooking done as we live in a cold part of the country….
we have had gorgeous spring weather- days where the temperature has allowed us to even wear shorts (well, not me but the younger ones!)
With all that going on it has been a busy week- here are some highlights and YES
thanks to my loyal readers who are missing me- I appreciate your loyalty and comments to kick my butt into gear!

I started this week with a preview for my customers on CTMH’s new Studio J online design studio that is set to launch to customers next month- I set it up on my TV screen and showed everyone how fast, simple and easy it is to create layouts!! They loved it!!

I was then treated by my lovely friend Sarah B- to a motorcross show in Toronto- three little boys and tons of dirtbikes doing crazy stunts- we had a blast but the big city can be a scary place and we were sure glad to get home in one piece!

Austin asked to go bowling- the bowling alley in Orillia is old school- we still have to calculate our own scores using math- I KNOW!! but we had a great family time (even if I was embarrased that my 6 year old beat me in bowling)!

Our last big event was to Shaw’s Farm for the maple syrup festival- now if you are not Canadian or live somewhere that does not have sugar maple’s then you miss out on this- it is the BEST tradition!! Every spring we go see how they make maple syrup, take a wagon ride through the bush and have a yummy breakfast with fresh syrup right at the farm!! I LOVE IT!!

…and that only took us through half of the week!!
Phew- staycations are just as busy as going away…

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Dare to Dream in March

What are your dreams? for you and your family?
new car?
family vacation?
freedom from debt?
a new home?

This month your dreams can become a reality- did you know that the different between where most people are at and where they want to be is only about $300 a month?? Doesn’t sound like much does it!
Did you know that with Close to my Heart you can earn that and start to achieve your dreams!!

This is the month! During the month of March not only can you get our fabulous consultant kit at a great price BUT you will also receive four exclusive stamp sets with your kit!!
Do the Math!!
Our Consultant kit is $115 and you receive $360 in product
4 FREE stamps sets is worth $107
that equals over $460 in product for only $115 PLUS you will become your own boss, work the hours you set, receive GREAT training AND begin to realize your DREAMS!!
Check out our basic kit and add-ons (they are great if one of your dreams is more product as all kit product is at a 60% discount)!

Contact me for details!! or to sign up click here!
Must live in Canada- email me at

Until we craft again, The Brae-er