Monthly Archives: March 2015

CTMH Incentive Trip to Hawaii

There is nothing as rewarding as earning an incentive trip with your company- this is my third such trip and the first one where we took the whole family. What a wonderful way for me and CTMH to thank my family for supporting me- my husband for hauling boxes in and out of my car, my kids for allowing people to come into our home for workshops and meetings and for allowing me to use their pictures in all my art (like they have a choice on that one LOL).

This last year I had earned the trip of a lifetime- to Hawaii to stay at the Disney Resort, Aulani (yes they have a resort and it is FABULOUS!).

We had a wonderful, fun and relaxing week- mostly spent at the resort as there was lots to do there but we did venture out (in my first pic we are at the Polynesian Cultural Centre- a MUST do if you visit the island of Oahu).


My daughter got to meet Minnie Mouse- this was her highlight- she LOVES all things Minnie and we used this trip as our key to good behaviour and toilet training (she trained in a week cause she was told she could only go see Minnie if she was using the potty).


We all meet Mickey- Austin is not pictured because he was still in pre-teen-no-photo-mood at this point. It quickly wore off as he was caught up in the fun.

Brae Montgomery

Here are all the lucky earners of this trip- what a fabulous group of ladies!

Hawaii Earners


Next trip is a cruise to the Eastern Carribbean- I am already well on the way to earning that one.   So, to all of you I say THANK YOU! If it was not for your support in my business I would not have earned any of my trips- thanks for being wonderful customers and wonderful team members!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Easter Blog Hop

Welcome to our Cross Canada Blog Hop where we will be sharing creations inspired by Easter! Have fun ‘hopping’ coast to coast across Canada to see what our whole group has created for you!

My layout was created using the Brushed paper pack.  I added some of our white shimmer trim,  smoothie striped washi, brushed complements and brushed assortment. This paper is not going anywhere until later this summer and it is the PERFECT paper for spring photos (especially Easter!).

This hop was also the perfect reason for me to get some scrapbooking done of my Easter pics- for some reason they have piled up and I have not done any layouts of Easter since my daughter was born (she is almost 4). I think that part of me was waiting for this paper 🙂

easter brushed layout

Now hop on over to Carol’s blog to see what she has created for you!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er Team Blog Hop: Get it Before it is Gone!

It is always sad to see an idea book come to a close- especially when it has been FULL of product you have loved (or in this case, that I have LOVED!).  This is where we find ourselves this month as many of the items in our Seasonal Expressions 1 book are no longer available after the end of March….

My team decided to take a positive spin on this sad occasion and celebrate with a blog hop that features some of the pieces that we love best in this book! Celebrate with us and be sure to order any items you see that you love… after all soon they will be gone!

My favourite item in this whole book is 100% the hopscotch paper- I have loved it for so many things! Here is I used it in a Vacation album workshop- 10 beautiful scrapbook pages all created with this beautiful paper! (For more details on the workshop portion please visit my Papercrafting Workshops/Kits tab).

vacation album page 1 vacation album page 2 vacation album page 5 vacation album page 6 vacation album page 7 vacation album page 8 vacation album page 9 vacation album page 10 vacation album page four vacation album page three

Now if you want to see the rest of the inspirational work that my team has produced then visit Chris’s Blog next! A full list of hoppers can be found here.

1. Brae Montgomery

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

March Stamp of the Month: Choose Happy

The March stamp of the Month Choose Happy is so adorable!  Check out the layout and cute mini book made with the whimsical frames and borders (and if you are like me and love the look of doodling but feel you have no skill in this area, this stamp set is a nice way to fake it!)
march stamp of the month

You can purchase this set for only $5.00 during the month of March – visit my SHOP at and place an order of $50 or more!  A great way to take advantage of any Seasonal Expressions 1 product you want to purchase AND get this stamp!

march 1503-sotm-book march 1503-sotm-layout

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Last month for Seasonal Expressions 1

march email

Yes it is true, this is the last month for ordering many items from our Seasonal Expressions 1 mini book! This book holds such pretty papers and accessories…I will be sad to see it go! If you haven’t yet seen it be sure to check out the online version on my shop site here. 

The beautiful Hopscotch paper has been some of my favourite and I plan to offer a whole workshop with it later this month (so yes I may have been acquiring a small stockpile of this paper). Here are some of the other cute items in the SE1… remember you only have till the end of March!

dream come true layout

Until we craft again, The Brae-er