Monthly Archives: September 2013

October Stamp of the month blog hop: Scandinavian Wishes

Welcome to the blog hop- this month we are pleased to be sharing with you this sweet Christmas stamp that I call ‘ikea Christmas’ LOL!! If you have come from Kami’s blog then you are on the path of fun and inspiration!

This card is not only part of my art for the blog hop but it is also the card that we are creating army home parties this month – lucky ladies!! My card was created using one of the card patterns from the Make it from Your Heart volume 2. I also used Frosted paper, Kraft paper,silver shimmer trim, base and bling metal flower and cricut Art Philosophy. 

Thanks for stopping by and please leave some love!! 

Now hop on over to Michelle to see what she has crafted up for you!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er


Advisory Board Retreat – another reason I love my job!!

 This year I was asked to be the Canadian rep on the Close to my Heart advisory board- this is a huge compliment and I am so happy to serve my company and represent consultants as we discuss the inner workings of the business. Our term began recently with a trip to Sundance in Utah!! Although I can’t tell you much about what we discussed I can share some fun highlights!


Each of us took the corporate team a gift to represent where we are from- what is more Canadian than maple syrup?!
One of our first questions was ‘where is waffle love?’ This is a favourite of ctmh corporate staff and we have been teased with photos many times- now I can say that the hype is real…the  waffles were amazing!!

A gift on our bed everyday 🙂 This one included pyjamas which are a traditional gift – and they are so comfy! 
So much food- we had many amazing meals and lots of yummy snacks all the time!

Monica ( VP of events) made her Pico – very fresh which made it very yummy! Seriously we ate a lot!!

My favourite gift was this necklace 

And here is the view from our cabin- a gorgeous place!!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er


FREE!! Rediscover CTMH e-cards!

  Do I need another reason to love my company? Another reason to know they are top notch in my world of crafting (and of thousands of others!).  I don’t really but I love having one anyway 🙂

Close to my Heart wants to make sure that all of you Rediscover what we have to offer in our product line- over the last 8 years that I have been a consultant things have only ever gotten better! Have you seen our newest lines? 

CTMH also wants to share- this month the Rediscover theme is Rediscover Friendship. You can do this with our free printable e-cards!!  Get yours at the link at bottom- how cute are they!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er


Brae-er Team Blog Hop: Cricut Inspired Creations

For this blog hop I wanted my team to show up creations made with any of the three CTMH Cricut cartridges- we have Art Philosophy, Artiste and now Artbooking!  So much to chose from.

I hope you like what they have come up with – the full list of team participants is posted below.

I created a one page layout featuring my super-cute kids! This page has a small amount of paper from the Babycakes collection but otherwise is cardstock and washi tape.  I used both our lagoon and grey dot washi to create my diagonal patterned paper and even wrote my journaling between the pieces of washi.

I used artbooking to cut out my flowers and the small accent to the right of my daughter’s picture.  I also used artbooking to create my title – to do this I used the Cricut Craft Room so that I could create a negative image with the font, which I then backed with cardstock. 
I also accented the page with Aqua dots (seriously the BEST little accessory we have right now!).

I hope you were inspired by this page. Now hop on over to Sheri’s blog to see what she has for you! 

Until we craft again, The Brae-er