Monthly Archives: January 2011

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Friendship! If you have come from Melinda’s blog then you are on the right path!

For this card I was inspired by the amazing new pink ribbon that CTMH has just released!! I new I had to use it for my project. I stamped my background in Tulip ink using one of the stamp images in the Friendship set. I then stamped my sentiment and added my accessory. The card itself is very simple but I love the finished look!

Now hop on over to Susan’s Blog to see her creation!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

New Product Linky Blog Hop!!

I have joined a Linky Party Blog Hop to help introduce you to some of the great new product that is available in the CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book!
This works a little different from others- at the end of my blog I will direct you back to Erin’s blog- from her blog you will be able to link up to all the other people that are participating! Enjoy!

I created a circle card using our Wings paper, pleated ribbon, pearl opaques and the Rosy Regards stamp set. Oh and I added some Liquid Glass on the darker parts of my rose to make it stand out. See below for a close up of the rose and pearls.

Now go back to Erin’s blog by clicking here and check out some more amazing artwork OR click on one of the links below!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Stamping with Liquid Applique!

I recently learned this technique at a team unit meeting and I have to say- it wowed all of us!! To stamp with liquid applique follow these simple instructions:
1. Squeeze out a generous amount of applique onto a paint tray and mix with a few drops of re-inker. Once mixed thin out the applique so that you have a fairly flat and smooth surface.

2. Stamp into the mixture as you regularly would and then stamp onto your paper. Be sure to place it and lift without ‘smooshing’ your image. Below is a picture of mine after it was stamped- this is using the stamp set Rosy

3. Heat set your stamped image as you would any applique project. You will notice the colour soften and some parts of your stamped image puff up!

4. Create your project!!

Here is my finished project- I love how it turned out!! The paper is Wings, stamp set is Rosy Regards. Also used is the new pleated ribbon, bitty sparkles and the butterfly stickease if from the Wings level 2 stickease.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

My Creations Banner- In the words of one fabulous lady- this is ‘stinkin’ cute!!

One of our new items that I know I will have so much playing with is the My Creations Banner- this comes with 8 pennants that are just waiting to be decorated by you!!
This month is National Papercrafting Month and with that in mind when you buy this banner AND the Wings Workshop on the Go Kit- you will get free instructions to create what you see below.

This is only for the month of January so make sure you email me or call me with your order and get yours!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Level 1 Makes it so Fast, Simple and Easy!!

I love the motto at Close to my Heart: “Faster, Simpler and Easier” and I especially love how they apply it to so much that we do and sell!! Our Level 1 Scrapbooking Kits are just one example of how this motto is demonstrated in our product.
Below is the Level 1 Layouts I created using the Wings Level 1 Paper and Stickease- for 10.95 you get everything you need to make these OR your own four pages. These are the pages that I will be teaching at my Level 1 Workshop this month (January 19th at 6:30 if you are interested in attending!)

The colours in the Level 1 paper and very neutral and make it super EASY to match the colour palette to all sorts of photos- like strawberry picking or a day at the beach!

Oh- and yes, I did add some accents from the Black Mini-Medley that is also available in the Inspirations brochure.

Want to see more inspiring product from Inspirations? Then click here to go to Tresa’s site and her blog linky party!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Happy New Year!! and welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Find your Style. I just love this stamp set- it is a new year and Close to my Heart has so much new product that will be arriving now and in February (it is like Christmas all over again!).

My card was created using our clear circle card and a card pattern from Wishes. I ran the front of my card through the cuttlebug to create the swirl pattern and then layered my elements on top of the front and some on the inside of the card. My butterfly image is stamped in Vineyard Berry and then I added a thick layer of Liquid Glass to give it some shine. Last touch was some liquorice opaques added inside the swirls. Wondering what the paper is? That is the new WINGS paper that is available to order today!! Get yours by emailing me or ordering off my website at If you have not seem the new product that is available for January yet then check out my video post below that shows it all!

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar’s Blog!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er