Monthly Archives: July 2012

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring Baroque Borders- a very flourishy stamp set that is perfect for all your crafting needs!

If you are coming from Jill’s blog then you are on the pathway to lots of amazing artwork and inspiration!
I chose to use this stamp to create a one page layout from our new MAKE IT FROM THE HEART how to book- this is a magazine format that retails for only 7.95- it has two page layouts, single layouts and even card patterns! This one is from a two page layout  that I rotated.  I love how it worked!
I used papers from the Avonlea kit and the Pear and Partridge kit, some of our new accents from the Slate mini-medley collection, the Slate ribbon and an image for the Cricut Artiste collection (for the title circle).  The stamp images were stamped in our new colour RUBY- which accented perfectly with my daughters tutu!
If you are interested in purchasing any of this new product or other new stuff feel free to visit my online store (Canadian only – sorry!) all purchases will be shipped right to your door!
If you are on the blog hop path then HOP on over to Carla’s blog and see what she has to share!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

There is no NORMAL

Today at convention we heard from our keynote speaker Stacey Julian- did you know she used to be a consultant for our company?! Way back when we were called DOTS – I thought that was a best fact!
But- that is not what I wanted to share from her. She is probably the best speaker I have ever heard! So insightful and she had us in tears several times over a variety of things – and she cried right along with us! If you don’t know who she is then look her up- her website is and she will change your life and how you view and celebrate it!

What I learned from her today:
– scrapbook my stories and the stories of the people in my life
– my scrapbooks are for me (my kids will not see the same value in them)
– your life is what it is and you will never have time to scrapbook everything you might want to but carve out some creative time for yourself weekly and be sure to use it to scrapbook what is really important!
-text messages speak most to our kids these days: take a pic in your phone and send it to them and tell them how you feel and how special they are!! Love this one ( my kids are to young for phones yet but I will send it to their dad!)

And most of all- have FUN with your art!!
Loved her messages!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er