Monthly Archives: February 2013

On my facebook page!

Have you ‘liked’ my page on facebook yet? You should and here are some reasons why:

  • more artwork 
  • more posts
  • contests
  • Q and A
  • and fun!
I try to keep my two pages just a little different so that you have a reason to visit both my blog and my facebook page! So get over there and ‘like’ my page!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

CTMH meets the Craft Room

So maybe I should be embarrassed to admit this but….before today I had never hooked my cricut up to my computer! So many nervous reasons not too but today I conquered that fear and hooked it up!!

I downloaded cricut craft room, did a firmware update on my machine ( Wow!!) and then waited…. It took a few minutes to get it all updated. But when I got it going it was great- and pretty easy! I created this cute card below by welding some images. In this case it would have saved paper but… I had a few creative mishaps before getting it all right in the end!

In the end I am happy with the result- this card was created using our For Always paper, accessories from the For Always card WOTG and some our sparkle paper (which is cricut safe!)

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Hop: Scrapbook Layout!

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring a 2 page layout. This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers….it could be something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do….by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you came from Sheri’s blog then you are in the right place!

For this hop I chose to focus on Studio J- this month our customer special gives all of your Studio J layouts for only $5!! That is a fantastic savings and a great opportunity to get some memories scrapbooked or some gifts made! Last week I was one of the VERY LUCKY consultants who earned the Southern Caribbean Cruise with CTMH- thanks to Studio J and this special I already have part of my album complete! Check out my work below…. and if you are interested in learning more feel free to email me at OR visit my webpage to get started on your own pages

One of the MANY great things about Studio J is the Express Collections- these are pages set on a theme and predesigned by the art studio at CTMH.  All you need to do is drop in your photos, add your journaling, adjust the title if you need to and VOILA! You can make other adjustments if you need to but they are so well done that it is rarely necessary! My ‘Soakin’ Up the Sun’ Layout is from the ‘Getaway’ Collection.  We have other collections such as: Little Man, Little Miss, Travel, Sports and many more!

Can you guess the paper these layouts are created with? I see some Clare, Tommy and Surf’s Up! Did you know that on Studio J you can even access paper from past Idea Books- they may not live as real paper anymore but in the Studio you can have whatever you want!!

The ‘A Bit of Paradise’ layout demonstrates another great feature of Studio J- the scallop frame! Fun to cut but can be time consuming and wasteful- BUT in the Studio it is a breeze! When you create your own layout you get to chose form our many patterns (from our How-to Books)- no matter how hard the pattern is, in the Studio it is a snap!

There is so much more to Studio J- visit my website and try it out today (psssst it is FREE to use- you only pay if you want to buy!)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Crafty Carol! Thanks for hopping with me!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er