Category Archives: brushed

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.

embossed blog hop

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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

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