Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop: How to Books

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the fabulous How to Books that Close to my Heart offers customers! If you have come from Lucy’s blog then you are on way across our beautiful country! Just read on and then I will lead you to the next blog.

For my project I decided to take the card How-to book, ‘Wishes’ to create a layout. I find the card layouts the perfect fit for single pages and since I only had one photo of my daughter to scrapbook I could only do a single page. Here is the pattern I chose.

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Now here is the layout I created using the pattern. I kept it simple and complemented the colours of my daughter’s dance costume (our blushed paper was the perfect fit for this) AND since another blog I follow was doing a challenge to use embossing folders- I added embossing to the squares of cardstock framing the picture. Simple but sweet.

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Now hop on over to Cheryl to see what she has created for you!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er Team Blog Hop: Taste of Summer

Welcome to the Brae-er Team Blog Hop! My team is excited to show you the projects we have created using the Taste of Summer Paper that is exclusively available during the month of May (there is even an exclusive stamp set that you can also purchase to go with the paper!) All of this is to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

Here is the paper and the stamp set:

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So much fun and so many bold colours! I will be sharing projects this month here and on my facebook page that use this paper.  Here is my FAV of the layouts I have created so far!

Taste of summer layout

I was inspired by a layout I saw on pinterest that I knew would look amazing in the bright colours in the Taste of Summer paper. The back side of all the fruit paper has a print and they are so much fun to work with! I created the sun, camera, butterfly, title and title accents using the CTMH artbooking cartridge. All my photos document different fun things my daughter did over the last summer- this was a great way to use up photos that would not have been enough (or told enough of a story) to make a page on their own. I also added a few of our fun accessories- bubbly stickers, puffy glitter stickers and flamingo dots. I LOVE how it all came together!

What would you create with this paper?

Want to see more fun projects?

Hop on over to Chris’s blog where I know she will have a project ready to WOW you!

If you get lost along the way just come back here and check the list below.  We hope you have fun and get inspired!

2. Chris Robertson-

3. Jessica Hill-

4. Michelle Stewart Ctmheart-

5. Heather Steeves-

6. Sheri Ballantyne

7. Darcel Kirvan –

8. Lucy Imrie –

9. Krista Ritskes –

10. Arlene Bonsma –

11. Nicky Scott –

12. Carol Townsend –

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Wanderful Summer Memories Layout


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Wanderful summer memories… now that spring has arrived I look forward to all the fun things that we do over the summer months. This layout highlights one of them- a trip to Webers for lunch or dinner.

If you ever find yourself driving through Ontario and up Hwy 11 to our beautiful Muskoka region then you will pass right by Webers. I recommend you stop. The lines are long but the burgers are fresh and worth the wait.  Better still is the whole experience of eating on a train! Just pick your car, have a seat and enjoy the food and your family.  My kids love going here for just this reason- and checking out the other train cars on site.

What summer memories are you looking forward to making with your family? Do you have places you visit every summer?

Until we craft again, The Brae-er