Monthly Archives: May 2014

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the June stamp of the month blog hop- I hope you are ready for LOTS of inspiration in how you can use this VERY fun stamp set!  If you have just come from Dawn’s Blog then you are on the right path!  Just read on and follow the link at the end of my post!

june stamp layout

For my layout I used the stamp to add the small title and ticket details to my page.  I also used one of the small firework bursts in first and second generation stamping and added it to the bottom right corder of the page (where I had also used some spray from the spray pen).



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Other elements of my page came from the My Crush Assortments- these little bags of assortments are PURE GOLD!! They have lots of fun pieces that you can use in a variety of ways- I used mine for the letter stickers and the tag embellishment.  Added some baker’s twine and I love how this one page came out!

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Now hop on over to Traci’s blog to see what she has created!

Remember to leave some love!





Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Here I come Hawaii!!

I am so excited to share the BIG news!! In only 7 months I have earned the Close to my Heart Incentive Trip to Hawaii!!!

I just received this email:


Congratulations on earning the Hawaii 2015 Land Tour!  We are so proud of your dedication to your business that made this trip a reality! This luxurious vacation at the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa will be a vacation that you’ll remember for years to come and we look forward to spending time with you!

Enjoy exclusive entertainment, fabulous food and lazy lounging at this incredible location as well as explore and discover the natural beauty and culture of the shores of Oahu. 

Close To My Heart

I am even more excited because it is at a Disney resort and we are planning to take our kids (my son went on one trip with me but this will be the first for both children).  They have been talking about it since I told them what we could get… now I have the fun of telling them we are going!!

Hey Disney…. here comes the Montgomery clan!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er Team Blog Hop- Free to Kiss!

 Welcome to my Brae-er Team Blog Hop- since May is National Scrapbooking Month we decided to feature some really fun and useful techniques for scrapbooking! On this hop you will find tutorials and maybe even some videos!  Just follow along with the links at the bottom of my post and if you get lost come back here where I have the full list posted.

For my technique I decided to focus on Kissing! I love this technique as it really adds versatility to your stamp collection!

To ‘kiss; your stamps gather together one that is more of a solid image (like my fab in the picture below) and one that has a pattern that you would like to transfer onto the solid stamp.  Ink up your solid image and then ‘kiss’ it with the pattern.  (I like to make a little kiss-y noise when I do this – silly but fun).

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This is what you get:kiss technique 2

Here are a few images I did- I used the April stamp of the month because it went so well with my pictures of my friends and I at our annual Swiss Chalet Festive Special Dinner.

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and here is the final product! I used the Free to be Me paper (get it for only $5 with a $50 order this month) and some of our teal shimmer trim.

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NOW- I am missing ONE thing! A title…. what title would you give this layout??

Now hop on over to Chris’s Blog to see what amazing creation she has for you!

Here is the full list:

1. Brae Montgomery-

2. Chris Robertson-

3. Michelle Stewart –

4. Kimberly Clark –

5. Carol-Anne Grenier –

6. Carol Taggio-

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Free to be Me Layout

free to be layout

Did you see the gorgeous May National Scrapbooking Month paper we have released??  Free to be Me is so pretty and full of bright colours perfect for many occasions! You receive patterned paper, cardstock with an embossed pattern side and a plain side AND two sheets of vellum paper (one is gold polka dot and the other has feathers on it!)

How do you get this?

Spend $50 this month on my website and you will be able to receive this paper for only $5!!! You will ALSO be eligible to purchase the May Stamp of the Month (featured in my card from May 1st) for $5- take both and save over $15 on your purchase!!

Better yet…. when you purchase the Free to be Paper from me this month I will send you a PDF workshop file that details two layouts and a series of cards that you can make with your papers!! FREE!

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Don’t miss out!

SHOP here!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

And MORE from April!

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Earlier in April I posted about all the FUN I was having in what is easily one of the busiest month’s of my year- and of course it didn’t end at that post! I still had one more BIG show- Creativ Fest in Toronto and had so much fun hanging with my team members- Cheryl, Sheri, Cindy and Carol!

We took TWO car loads FULL to the show and this is my car only returning home- a success inmy books!

IMG_1566 Then this happened……..


Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 7.39.16 PM Can you tell what that is?? I just earned my THIRD trip with Close to my Heart and I have LOTS of time to spare!! I cannot wait to take my husband and two kids to the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii next year!!!

and to top it all off it was my 9th anniversary with CTMH in April- I have been given so much from this company and have earned lots too! I am now a proud Senior Executive Director of the LARGEST team in Canada- 9 years ago I would never have expected this but now here I sit- proof that a choice to be part of this company CAN really lead to big things!!!





Until we craft again, The Brae-er