Monthly Archives: July 2011

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Wicked

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!! I am so glad you have come to check out the stamp of the month and the new product that will be showcased with it!

This month’s stamp is ‘Wicked’ a super-cute set you can qualify to buy for $5.50 by spending at least $55!!

To create my candy box I used the Wicked stamp set and a piece of the Dreamin paper. I also accessorized with pewter mini medleys, heirloom assortment accessories and bronze glitter gel. had a blast making this and with all our fabulous new product I am sure that I will not run out of fun things to make anytime soon!!

You can purchase your stamp of the month here or by emailing me at!

Now hop on over to Nicole’s blog to see what she has been up to!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

I am so sorry I lied!!

I did and I apologize! I said I would post the next day and show of some of the product from convention and what happens- nothing!!
Well, below is the culprit!!! My new expressions machine arrived and so did my cricut cartridge that CTMH has available August 1st- oh and it is so amazing!!!

Here are a few of the cards we created at convention- these were done on leadership day!

This one features Sonoma paper and some of our new accessories!

This one is with the Roxie paper- possibly my favourite in this idea book!

And this one features the Mischief paper!

Now I am busy creating happily with my new stuff so you will need to wait just a bit more for more great new stuff!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

New Consultant Kit is only $99!

The new consultant kit is great! For $99 you get $320 in retail product! The basic kit comes with all the stuff pictured above!

The best part is that you can also ADD-ON other collections- this is a one-time thing and you can take all three or just the ones you want!

Roxie Add-On $40 for over $85 in retail product

Elemental Add-On $40 for over $85 in retail product
Studio J Add-On $40 for over $140 in retail product!

Contact me to find out more or click here to fill out your application!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Elemental Workshop: August 24th

I cannot wait to get started on the new workshops! With our new cardstock weight paper and all the fun new accessories to play with- this will be so much fun!!
In this workshop your kit comes complete with all of the following product:

  • Elemental Level 2 paper packet
  • Element Workshop stamp set
  • Just Blooms Flutter paper shapes
  • Antiqued Copper Brads
  • Instructional Brochure

And I will be guiding you through it all!! Not to mention we will all get a chance to play with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge that CTMH has just released!

Besure to RSVP early so that I can order your kit and save your space!

Want to know what MORE you can do with your leftover workshop supplies? Add these two items and you can make the cute board book pictured below!

  • My Creations Board Book
  • Colour-Ready Alphabet Cork

Just be sure to add them when you order your kit!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

CTMH Cricut Cartridge – Art Philosophy

Mine should come anyday and I cannot wait to get it!! This cartridge will work with all the cricut machines and cuts out many of our stamped images. Any images in our Idea book that are outlines in RED are ones that can be used with the cricut!! Did I mention that the cartridge has 700 images and even has a font on it!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Convention Recovery!

What a grand-whirlwind of fun!! Convention is always a highlight of my year but this year it was so much better than any before- it really was magical!! We stayed right at Disneyland and had all the convention on-site, let me tell you that Disney staff really will bend over backwards to make you happy- they were phenomenal!! I took advantage of room service every morning (I know but it felt so good to spoil myself!!). I highly recommend the Mickey waffles with berries- very yummy!

Goofy was cooking up a storm right in our hotel- we had to take advantage of this and have a photo!

This was also my first convention as a Director- WOW is all I can say! Prime seating and a special dinner with park access and a show really helped to make this convention super-special!

I also had the pleasure of accepting the award for top team sales for teams of 1-25 in Canada!! This was a great achievement and I am super-proud of my small but mighty team for earning this award!!

Now I am focusing on recovery… and the new Idea book!! Contact me below or via email to get yours today!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Convention Countdown is Over!!

Well technically I do not fly out until tomorrow but today is really the last crunch day in preparations to leave for Disneyland in California where Close to my Heart is hosting out annual convention!!
This is always a time of year that I LOVE but this year is already more special- last month I made director which entitles me to all sorts of perks at convention (like special seating which for my 7 month pregnant self is GOLD!!). I also have been invited to the Directors Dinner where we get whisked away for something special and then have time to play in the park! Not sure what I will be able to do but I will enjoy it anyway.
This is also the time of year for annual awards and recognitions- my team, The Brae-er’s, has performed VERY WELL this year and I am pretty sure we may come away with an award (finger’s crossed!).
I will blog about all my adventures when I return- so see you in a week!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er