Monthly Archives: March 2016


It is likely no secret that I LOVE surfing pinterest for inspiration for my layouts (sometimes I even go old school and look through magazines for ideas and layout inspiration). I love seeing the great things other crafter’s come up with- layout ideas, colour combinations, ideas for layout topics or use of accessories- there is so much to see and learn!

I did this layout after one such session- it was inspired by a digital layout. I loved that it really used no paper other than white cardstock (how often does THAT happen).  I also really liked the even, crisp lines. Now I did mine with paper so some of these things were a bit of a challenge but I think I rocked it!

This layout also solved the issue of one of our trips having LOTS of photos- the zoo is a common trip but not one that needs to take up multiple layouts. I like that I could add them all in and even some of the animal photos (which I would usually skip) in the more awkward photo spots.
on this day layout

In my journaling I was also able to use up some of the smaller word stickers that come in the Zoe complements- they fit in for words and add some nice highlights to the story of our day.

Have you created any layouts using just white carstock? Share them in the comments!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Finally found the RIGHT paper!

You know those photos you have that you have been holding onto for YEARS because you just haven’t found the right paper to use for the layout? I have a small (maybe not so small) pile of these photos. I pulled them out the other day when I was crafting expecting that yet again I would end up putting them back in my organizer until next time I had new papers.  BUT… instead I found that I had the RIGHT PAPER!!! I was so excited!!!

The first layout is of my son at his very first Monster Jam event- ironically the day I did this he was away at another Monster jam.  The two events were six years apart though- so these took a while to scrapbook! Our Urban paper and complements were the perfect fit for these photos. I also used some of our Fundamental stickers to help with the smaller titles.

urban monster jam layout

Layout number two brings us to my son’s First Communion.  A wonderful day that I was excited to scrapbook but just didn’t have the right paper. I wanted a soft feel- one that fit the occasion.  Charlotte paper and complements to the rescue here- this event was only four years ago (a bit better) and I am now happy to have the memory and the day cherished in my albums. (On this one I also added some stamping using our Springtime wishes stamp set and thin cuts).

charlotte baptism layout

What kind of events are you holding onto waiting for your right paper? Tell me about them 🙂

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Retiring Stamp Sets- oh no!

I am afraid we are at the time of year where we will have to say good-bye to some of our lovely stamp sets- it is for the good of fabulous new stamps but it is always hard to say good-bye… especially if you haven’t bought one that you have had your eye on!

Here is the full list of what is retiring and when- remember, ORDER what you want ASAP as these are all while supplies last (and take advantage of our Stampaganza special for March- buy 2 stamp sets and a get a third for FREE!)

If you want to see what any of these stamp sets look like visit my SHOP and type the name or order number in the SEARCH box. You can also place orders in the same location.

Stamps Retiring May 1, 2016

A1184 Rejoice 20 30-Apr-16
A1185 Friendly Wishes 32 30-Apr-16
A1186 Pirate Birthday 28 30-Apr-16
B1507 To the Moon 11 30-Apr-16
B1508 Kiss It Better 13 X 30-Apr-16
B1509 My Mother (US/CA) 12 30-Apr-16
B1510 Sugar & Spice 28 X 30-Apr-16
B1511 My Mother (AU/NZ) 28 30-Apr-16
B1512 Play Hard— Gymnastics 30 X 30-Apr-16
B1513 Block Uppercase 10 30-Apr-16
B1514 Play Hard—Diving 31 X 30-Apr-16
B1515 Play Hard—Cheer 30 X 30-Apr-16
B1516 Your Beautiful Self 20 30-Apr-16
C1635 Our Story 29 X 30-Apr-16
C1636 Live, Laugh, Love 21 X 30-Apr-16
C1637 Stamps of Approval 33 X 30-Apr-16
C1638 Spring Critters 19 30-Apr-16
C1639 Take Heart 13 30-Apr-16
C1640 Friend in Me 18 30-Apr-16
C1641 Springtime Wishes 9 30-Apr-16
C1642 My Anchor 27 30-Apr-16
C1643 Stuck on You 10 30-Apr-16
D1683 Woodland Romance 8 X 30-Apr-16
D1684 Beach Days 26 X 30-Apr-16
M1135 On the Plus Side 11 30-Apr-16
M1136 Patch of Sky 11 30-Apr-16
M1137 A Day for Mother 12 30-Apr-1

Stamps Retiring August 1, 2016
A1115 A Holiday
A1117 A Typeface
A1121 A Blossom
A1131 Love
A1146 Sincere Expressions
A1149 Trim The Tree
A1150 Charming Chevrons
A1159 LOL
A1161 Beyond Measure
A1164 Beach Gear
A1167 Keep Your Chin Up
A1172 Smiles Begin with You
A1173 The Best Dad Ever
A1174 Spray of Joy
A1175 Pen Pals
A1176 Christmas Star
A1177 Light the Menorah
A1178 Love My Dog
A1179 Housewarming Hello
A1181 Love My Cat
A1183 Little Things – Hostess Rewards
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1390 Countdown
B1391 Zoology
B1392 Key Moments
B1398 Just for You
B1399 Crafted with Love
B1400 Beautiful Friendship
B1404 Cup of Cheer
B1408 Buttons, Bits, and Bobs
B1409 Pirouette
B1412 Perfect Fit—Holidays
B1413 Perfect Fit—Halloween
B1415 In Gear
B1416 Keyboard Uppercase
B1417 Perfect Fit—Birthday
B1419 Joyful Birthday
B1422 Easter Wishes
B1424 Classy Doily
B1427 Perfect Fit—Thanksgiving
B1428 Look to the Light
B1429 Eek & Shriek
B1431 Reel Life
B1435 Angel Friends
B1438 Banner Wishes
B1443 Hello Wonderful
B1449 Oodles of Doodles
B1453 Frightfully Fun
B1460 Trick or Treat Sweets
B1462 Lovely Birthday
B1463 Thankful Heart
B1466 Sweet Salutations
B1473 Flowers for Mom
B1474 Flowers for Mum
B1475 Handmade
B1476 My Fave
B1478 Ice-Cold Summer
B1479 Salute Our Heros
B1481 Friendly Pets
B1482 My Story
B1483 Season’s Greetings
B1485 Positive Chemistry
B1486 Darling Dinos
B1487 Perfect Pear – Hostess Reward
B1488 Pumpkin Chevron
B1490 Happy Hooray – Hostess Reward
B1491 Birthday Funnies Hostess Reward
B1492 Fallen Leaves
B1494 Hit the Road
B1495 Play Hard— Baseball
B1496 Play Hard— Basketball
B1497 Play Hard— Cricket
B1498 Play Hard— Football
B1499 Play Hard— Hockey
B1500 Play Hard—Rugby
B1501 Play Hard— Soccer
B1502 Play Hard—Volleyball
B1503 Steampunk Scoundrels
B1504 Sending Love
B1505 Baby & Friends
B1506 Little Presents
C1441 Affection
C1462 All Hallows Eve
C1463 Harvest Happiness
C1464 Blue Ribbon
C1465 Unscripted
C1467 Sweet Moments
C1469 December 25th
C1483 Born to Ride
C1484 Love Clusters
C1496 Enjoy!
C1497 Pure Adventure
C1501 New Arrival
C1502 Princess Wings
C1503 The Best Things
C1509 Magic Potions
C1521 Approved
C1523 Outta This World
C1530 Sail Away
C1531 Tropical Paradise
C1532 Camping Delights
C1534 Sightseer
C1537 Honeycomb
C1538 Girls Rock
C1540 Hello Blooms
C1541 New Baby
C1542 Perect Fit—Dad
C1543 Perfect Fit—Mom
C1558 Wild Wonders
C1559 Always Grateful
C1564 Stitch Wonder
C1565 In the Moment
C1566 Tech Speak
C1567 Santa Claus
C1575 True to Life
C1578 Camper Crazy
C1580 Big Top
C1581 Inspiration Flourishes
C1582 Made from Scratch
C1584 Feathers
C1588 Great Job
C1590 Delightful Ditty
C1591 Merry, Merry
C1594 Treasure Friendship
C1599 Pretty Petals
C1604 Forever in My Heart
C1607 Someone Special
C1610 Dizzy Circle
C1611 Campfire Lifestyle
C1616 Treats of Friendship
C1620 Baby Zoo
C1621 Mr. & Mrs.
C1622 In Review
C1623 Loads of Fun
C1624 Birthday Wish- Hostess Rewards
C1625 A Thousand Thanks
C1626 Hexagonal Patterns
C1627 Reindeer Bells
C1628 Christ Is Born
C1629 Diamonds are Forever
C1630 Little Monsters
C1632 Say It All – Hostess Rewards
C1633 For Family
D1458 American Celebration
D1459 Canadian Celebration
D1480 Snowflakes
D1481 Vintage Type
D1482 Love Life
D1490 Backdrop Charmed
D1491 Hooray Bouquet
D1493 Fill in the Blank – Holiday
D1494 Christmas Cheer
D1502 Look Who’s…
D1506 Family Love
D1515 Play Day
D1518 Christmas Delights
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
D1522 Glamour Lowercase
D1524 Frame It Up
D1525 Casual Expressions
D1526 Family Tree
D1527 Perfect Fit—Frames
D1536 Perfect Fit—Frames 2
D1537 Glamour Uppercase
D1539 The Happy Couple
D1542 For a Friend
D1545 Wheel of Life
D1546 Frame Flair
D1555 All the Details
D1556 School Years
D1560 Holiday Tags
D1561 B is for Baby
D1578 Flight of the Arrows
D1580 Catch You Later
D1581 Give A Lift
D1584 Big Hug
D1596 Outback Adventures
D1599 Geek is Chic
D1600 Here We Go
D1604 Season of Thanks
D1605 Halloween Greetings
D1607 Bodacious Banners
D1609 Seaside Greetings
D1610 Christmas Post
D1611 Frosty Fun
D1612 Teacher Appreciation
D1613 Best Christmas
D1614 Reason for the Season
D1617 Make It Merry
D1618 Build-a-Cake
D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful
D1633 Hopping By
D1634 Rain or Shine
D1635 Assorted Edges
D1636 I Do
D1637 Jumping Geometrics
D1640 Celebrate Australia
D1644 The Authentic Life
D1645 Botanical Backgrounds
D1647 Documenting Moments
D1648 Snapshot Memories
D1651 Wavy Blooms
D1652 Team Player
D1656 Miracle of Christmas
D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas
D1659 Mini Messages – Hostess Rewards
D1661 Crazy Good
D1662 Harvest Wreath
D1663 Floral Banners
D1664 Packages, Boxes, and Tags
D1665 Blossoming Expressions
D1666 Believe in Christmas
D1669 Tasty Terrors
D1677 Friend Tree
D1679 Animal Greetings
E1028 Hopscotch Alphabet
E1029 Marquee Uppercase
E1031 Dated
M1000 Monogram A
M1001 Monogram B
M1002 Monogram C
M1003 Monogram D
M1004 Monogram E
M1005 Monogram F
M1006 Monogram G
M1007 Monogram H
M1008 Monogram I
M1009 Monogram J
M1010 Monogram K
M1011 Monogram L
M1012 Monogram M
M1013 Monogram N
M1014 Monogram O
M1015 Monogram P
M1016 Monogram Q
M1017 Monogram R
M1018 Monogram S
M1019 Monogram T
M1020 Monogram U
M1021 Monogram V
M1022 Monogram W
M1023 Monogram X
M1024 Monogram Y
M1025 Monogram Z
M1050 Mini Calendar
M1051 Wish
M1053 Sweeter with You
M1054 XOXO
M1055 Friendship Wreath
M1122 Wedding Day
M1123 Feel Better
M1124 Birthday Calligraphy
M1125 Celebrate!
M1126 This Is Christmas
M1127 Hand-Lettered Christmas
M1128 Doubly Merry
M1129 Holiday Greetings
M1130 A Penned Hello
M1131 Victorian Gratitude

Until we craft again, The Brae-er