Monthly Archives: May 2013

Inspired by… PINTEREST team blog hop!

Ah Pinterest… you daringly, deceptive simplicity that draws the unsuspecting in to surf your gorgeous images day in and day out! How addictive you are! 

Truly pinterest is VERY popular and many of us are on it on a daily basis pinning fantastic ideas that we want to recreate. 
And we all have the best intentions… we really do! 
BUT most of our pins tend to live on our boards and just become another thing on our never-ending mental to-do list SOOOO we are here to inspire you to create some things inpsired from your boards! Here are some of mine AND a link to my pinterest account where you can follow my creations and many others that I fall in love with!
I love this little card that I made for my wedding anniversary- so simple and easy to make but so very cute! All the paper used in my creations features the Dream Pop paper – for every $35 order this month you can get this amazing paper pack for only $10! 

If you want to purchase this ‘Dreamy’ paper then visit my website at
To continue on the blog hop go to Heather
If you get lost see the list of my team participants below!
1. Brae Montgomery
2. Heather Steeves –
3. Lucy Imrie – 
5. Lisa Elliot –
7. Heather Dawson –
8. Nancy Else –

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Canvas Blog Hop

Welcome to our cross Canada blog hop for May featuring canvas!! If you have come from Sheri then you are set to cross our gorgeous country with us and our artwork!
Getting your artwork out if your albums and on to your walls is a great way to share your memories and our 6×6 canvas is a great way to show off your stuff! I used mine to feature a photo of my Grandmother and I. An important photo FULL of memories for me that I can revisit all the time now that it lives in my wall and not just in a book or pile of photos. 

Product used: Dream pop paper, shimmer trim, Kraft alphabet, washi tape ( grey is CTMH, pink is another brand), canvas and natural hemp. 
Now hop on over to Carol and see her creation!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Oh how I love to …. ORGANIZE!!!

I love to organize my house!  Nothing to me feels better than a clean and organized house- if 
only it would stay that way!  
My scrapbook space always proves a challenge for organization but I am slowly conquering this with the help our the Close to my Heart organizers- they are now available in small, medium and large and have soooooooo many different uses!

Above is one of our small organizers- this one shows it with the block organizer added in.  A great way to keep your blocks organized and looking great! It leaves some room for you to add some inks or stamp sets. Perfect for when you go to crop at a friends for a few hours!

Here you can see our large organizer (my favourite!) holding our stamps- we do have an organizer specifically for them called the my Acrylix Organizer and it holds 16 stamp sets BUT the large organizer can hold up to 40 AND it has room still in the lid so I place my E sized stamp sets on top!

Here is a medium organizer opened up- holds soooo many small accessories that otherwise would have been a mess to manage!

Another large organizer, this one shows that it can hold your stamps and some tools- perfect for crop days or retreat weekends!

And our small organizer- this one with the insert for the craft boxes.  These little boxes are wonderful for holding all the small bits and pieces crafters collect!

Other uses:
storage for photos – the medium will hold them in their sleeves
large photos and kid artwork- I place mine flat in the medium organizer 
some customers are placing their inks in the organizer 

to order yours please visit my website at

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Inspired by… Scrapbook and Cards today!!

I have been enjoying time in the craft room today and have been trying out new areas of inspiration! Here is some of today’s work.

For this layout I used Dream Pop paper, the It’s a your Day stamp set from last falls national stamping month promo and canvas shapes all from CTMH

Here I used more Dream Pop ( it is so versatile!) and sparkles and glitter trim! Get all this product on my website at braemontgomery

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Big Picture Pajama Party with CTMH

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself, with other Consultants, or with your customers for a fun crafting pajama party. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to order your project supplies in advance and then tune in!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.
To make our Happy Thoughts kraft container, you will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair Stamp Set (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (C1536)
  • Chantilly Paper Packet (need 1 sheet of B&T, X7163B)
  • Crème Brulee Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5754)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5762)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (need 1 sheet, 1385)
  • Whisper Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5929)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Creations® Kraft Container (Z1833)
  • Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment (need 3 yards, Z1701)
  • Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes (Z1844)
  • Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Corner Rounder (Z1912)
  • Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • 2″ × 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
  • 4″ × 5″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Order these at my website (or contact me as I do have some of this stuff currently in stock!)

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Pinterest Inspired and Oh So CUTE!!

I am sure by now EVERYONE who has purchased and received their Dream Pop paper is loving it! I cannot get enough of the bright and fun colours! I already know I will be using it all month- later this month my team will be featuring another blog hop and this one will feature Pinterest inspired projects- like my little birdie card featured here! 
How did I create this? I used the CTMH circle punch to make my circles for the banner (they are folded in half), used a nice black pen for the sentiment.  My little birds come from a retired stamp set but every spring we have at least one set that features some cute birds! I paper-pieced my birds to give them lots of dimension and colour and popped them up with some foam tape!
Want to get your Dream Pop paper?
Go to and click on SHOP! For every $35 you spend you will get a package of Dream Pop for only $10! That is 12 beautiful prints and 12 glossy embossed pieces of cardstock!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Scrapbooking weekend SUCCESS!!

Well a weekend away seems to be necessary for me to get some scrapbooking done on a grand scale! I decided to really focus on partially finished products during my spring weekend retreat and I am pretty pleased with what I got done!

Not all the paper’s used are Close to my Heart and some are not current either BUT I know we all have a stash similar to this and it is important that we use up what we currently have in order to make room for new and fabulous product! 

Until we craft again, The Brae-er