Monthly Archives: June 2013

July Stamp of the month blog hop!!

Welcome to the July stamp of the month blog hop! This month we are sharing with you artwork we created using the ‘Sweet Life’ stamp – when you order $50 or more from me during the month of July you will be able to get this cute set for only $5!  Or you can purchase it for $17.95.
I created this card using some white daisy cardstock, pigment inks and our CTMH markers.  I cut, coloured and placed each of the leaves, flower buds and fruit – a simple card but one that holds beauty!

Now hop on over to http://www.stampmomma.comMaria’s blog to see what she has been inspired to create!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Follow your Heart to Artbooking with Close to my Heart!!

This trendy mini- book is what we will be creating at this fall’s Creativ Fest in Toronto! Participants will be given all the paper and accessories they need and will learn how easy and simple your scrapbooking can be with one new Artbooking cartridge for the cricut! 

Fun cricut cuts are mixed with beautiful paper and chipboard accessories from the Laughing Lola collection!

This will be a fantastically fun class!! Be sure to attend it this October at the Creativ Fest in Toronto!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er Team Summer fun hop!!

Welcome to our June Summer fun blog hop!  We are glad you are here and are VERY happy to bring you some summer inspiration.  So many of our fun scrapbooking memories are made while the temperature is high and the sun is shining- we hope these projects give you ideas for how to display those special moments- big and little!
My one page layout is actually one inspired by the art department at Close to my Heart- I loved the fun paper ‘rays’ that come out from the centre (where my photo will eventually be placed!).  I also liked that I was able to mix together different paper kits- For Always and Tommy are used for this page.  I also added in some fun cricut Artiste shapes (the arrow, bow and negative image title) and finished it off with sparkes and some washi tape.  Around the edge of my page is a stamp image of stitching (these stamps are the BEST when you want the look but not the work!).

Like what you see? order it on my website (and while there be sure to check out the while supplies last section- many items will soon be leaving us as we prepare to make way for a new Idea Book August 1st).

Now hop on over to Cheryl’s blog!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #6

This weekend I was able to indulge in some scrap booking time at my monthly day crop- it was lovely!!! While there I decided to also do a little sketch challenge after seeing a post from my friend Michelle. Super-cute sketch leads to super-cute card! Love how this came out- and that it used up some of my button stash!! 
Check out the Atlantic Hearts challenge blog here

Product used was all close to my heart.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Banner ideas!

Banner Ideas

Banners are hot right now and this month when you place an order of $25 or more (that includes a stamp set) you will receive a mini banner FREE! What to do with your trendy little banner?  Read on- and when you are ready to shop visit!

 These trendy creations make sassy décor for any room. They are a cinch to freshen up by switching out a couple of pennants, making quick work of all your decorating needs.

Inspirations Brochure January 2011, p. 12

  • A “word” banner: Spell out a word putting each letter on a different pennant, e.g., BIRTHDAY, JESSICA, EASTER, FAMILY, PARTY, LOVE, etc.
    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 82
  • A “wish” gift banner: Include a different wish you have for the person receiving the banner, e.g., good health, long life, happiness, your dream trip, good grades, caring friends, etc.
  • A “theme” banner: Focus on one person, pet, event, or theme and include pictures, quotes, and other memorabilia that represents the theme.
    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 22
  • A “family” banner: Give each family member a pennant of their own to decorate in a way that represents them, and then hang them together.
    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 112
  • A “timeline” banner: Depict an event or a person over time, starting with early photos at one end and later photos at the other. Ideas could be photos of building your new home, your child’s first day of school, getting ready for prom, carving pumpkins, etc.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the June stamp of the month blog hop! 

If you have come from Sheila’s blog then you are on the right path!
This month we are sharing the stamp set Flowering Bunches- super cute and it coordinates with our Cricut cartridge!  
This card is very simple (in fact I had to make it a twenty minute time frame as my youngest has been sick and Mommy has been the only one able to tend to her).  I used Chantilly fabric for my background and stamped the flowers image in Sweet Leaf Pigment ink so that I could colour the image with our CTMH alcohol markers.  I also added some shimmer trim but to tie it into my card I coloured it with one of our green markers.  This is a fun way to change up the look but I would not do it very often as the sparkes can ‘chew’ up the end of your marker a touch.
Hope you enjoyed this project! Now hop on over to Beth’s blog to see what she has created!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er