Category Archives: ariana

Dare to Fly Layout

I am so excited to share this ‘Dare to Fly’ layout with you- I LOVE it!! It has to be one of my favourite ones that I have created EVER.
dare to fly layout

Our Ariana paper was perfect for the shabby chic look I was going for.  I used our CTMH cricut Art Philosophy for the big circle in the back and then cut pieces of paper to layer over it.  I even tore the edges of some of the pieces- something I have not done in a long time.  I used two cards from the Chantilly Picture my Life set for my title and my journaling box (so perfect!) and then adorned with accessories from our Frosted collection last catalogue- I had one pack left and they were just the perfect addition.  And I added my last piece of lagoon zipper lace- so love this and now have to buy more!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Another Advisory Board Layout using Ariana

Another layout today using Ariana and featuring some of my Advisory Board photos- this one is a single page layout with my photo from the photo shoot! I used a layout that I saw on Pinterest for my inspiration (if you follow me on Pinterest you will see that I keep one board FULL of layout inspiration).
AB single layout

Ariana paper, complements, and one of the CUTEST stamp sets we have this idea book! All together made a really sweet one page layout!

Here is a close up of the kite- I used the blending pen to colour in the image (did you see my Technique Tuesday featuring it? If not find it here)

AB single layout close up

Here are some of the items I have been featuring the past few posts:

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Advisory Board Layout using Ariana

Here is another layout featuring the Ariana paper- I really like the different blue papers that are featured in this kit! I also used some of the complements from the die-cuts that you can purchase seperately AND if you have been following my blog (and if not what are you waiting for! Sign up on my sidebar!) you know the spray pen technique I used.

These photos were taken last fall at our Advisory Board retreat- the Advisory Board is a group of consultants with Close to my Heart who are chosen to give advice on tops throughout the year.  Being picked to be an AB member is a huge complement and I am happy and proud to be part this year! We had a lot of fun with our photos- and used the fact that our group had the first male AB member! Phil was our ‘Charlie’ in one photo and the reason to be shocked in others- what a great memory!
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My term ends this summer and I will definitely miss all that this opportunity has brought to me.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

This and That- Ariana Layout

I am trying very hard to show you things beyond my favourite paper pack- I love them all but tend to gravitate toward the Skylark paper.  HERE is a layout done with the Ariana paper which is so pretty and also very versatile.  I especially LOVE the complement die cuts that you can purchase to go with this paper (that is where most of my embellishments for this layout come from).

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I used my spray pen and re-inker to create the background spritz.  The layout itself was from a magazine challenge (that I created and forgot to send in LOL!). I like how it all turned out and worked so well with my pics- and the very serious expression that my daughter had that day 🙂

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book Reveal: Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of the CTMH Idea book reveal! Today I have a project and a challenge – which means our first PRIZE!!

First- the challenge!

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When you have done all three just comment in the comments section and I will pick a winner- you have until Feb 4th at midnight to do this and the winner will be announced as part of the Day 5 reveal.

Now to the project!

ariana layout 1

This two page layout is from out Ariana Workshop on the Go kit- what I LOVE about these kits is that everything I need is in the bag! I just make sure I have adhesive and my stamp pads, add my photos and I have a gorgeous layout in no time at all!   This is only ONE of the TWO layouts that you can complete with a workshop on the go kit (and yes you will have plenty of leftovers and an exclusive stamp set to keep forever and ever).

ariana layout 1 close

New product featured in this project (click on picture to be taken to the SHOP):

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Last… the PRIZE (nope didn’t forget but I wanted you to sweat it out just a bit ….)

The winning person (chosen at random by will win….

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this cute stamp set- one of our NEW mini collection stamps and one that will also be featured on tomorrow’s project!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er