Monthly Archives: September 2012

Very Merry Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop!! If you have come from Traci’s blog then you are on the path.

 This month I am featuring the Very Merry Christmas stamp set with the Pear and Partridge paper. I also used bits of the gold Mini-medley to accent my artwork.
My layout was inspired by a sketch challenge that my friend Steph ran for our day crop.
Here is the sketch!
Here is my artwork inspired by her sketch!
I love how it turned out! I used the Cricut Artiste to create the Ho Ho title as well as my two tags.  The sub-title came from the ZipStrip at the top of the Pear and Partridge paper.  I cannot wait to add a picture this Christmas!

Now hop on over to Wanda’s blog!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Display Tray makes a wonderful gift!

I think the display tray may be my favorite product right now! They are wonderful for scrapbookers but even better for those that don’t scrapbook but like the look and want to display their memories!! They are so easy to decorate and look wonderful in any home!
The two trays shown here I made today- one is for a very special boy’s first birthday and the other is for a contest winner! I love how they both turned out and hope the recipients love them too!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Cross Canada Blog Hop! 

 This month our project is the My Creations Bracket Frame. This product can be found on page 132 of the Current Idea Book, purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $8.95.
 If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne in NewFoundland at If you came from Sheri’s blog at then you are in the right place!

I created my bracket frame to showcase the CUTEST 8 year old around! For this frame I used the Clementime paper and coordinating accessories: Clementine Canvas Shapes, Paper flowers, Brown and tan sparkles and Burlap ribbon (LOVE this ribbon!).  I also used some stamps from the Casual Expressions stamp set AND because this will be featured in my home I stamped using our NEW pigment inks (they won’t fade in the sun!)

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Michelle M at!

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Deanne ~
  2. Stephanie ~
  3. Michelle S ~
  4. Suzette ~
  5. Joanne ~
  6. Krista ~
  7. Sheri ~
  8. Brae ~
  9. Michelle M ~
  10. Tara ~
  11. Kathy ~
  12. Nancy ~

Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own version of My Creations Bracket Frame. Join us again on October 15th when we showcase the My Creations Canvas Journal.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er