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Cards, cards and more cards

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I have to say that lately when I get some time to craft, I find myself pulled over to the card-side.  I can try things out on a card that I do not feel as brave trying on a layout. I also enjoy taking a layout that I like and turning it into a card (hint: if you visit my site and look through our Seasonal expressions you will find one card that demonstrates this).

I have been also been having a lot of fun with embossing folders and watercolour paint. These cards are all part of an upcoming card buffett.  Did you know that you can host one of these in your home for your friends? Contact me for more details!

envelope card

moon and back card

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

September Stamp of the Month

Have you seen our September Stamp of the Month yet?  Paper Garden is perfect for fall cards and layouts (and can be used in many other ways!).  The stamp set also coordinates with our Cricut Artistry cartridge which allows you to cut your flowers out and stamp faster, simpler and easier!

Here I paired the stamp set with our Nevermore paper- that’s right, the halloween themed paper can be used for more than just halloween! Both cards feature some of the patterned paper and cardstock from the Nevermore paper pack.   Sticking with the purples and greys allows for a pretty card that is not overly feminine (even with the flowers added).

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nevermore flower card

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If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set you can do it in one of two ways:

Purchase the stamp set at full price here.


Spend $50 or more on my website and purchase this stamp set for only $6! Go here to visit my shop!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Happy Holidays! using Artfully Sent

artfully sent phone booth- tardis

Just want to wish you a Happy Holiday Season with a cute card from Artfully Sent! If you are a fan of Dr. Who you will REALLY like this one!

I used the phone booth card (see below) and cut outdoor denim paper instead of the red. I had to look up a picture of the Tardis (to make sure I had the colours correct). I went through all my current Christmas stamps and found a sentiment that sounded very ‘British’ to me. I was very happy with the result!

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful holiday season- make LOTS of magical memories and spend quality time with your loved ones!

artfully sent phone booth card

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Shine On Sequin Card

shine on sequin card


I have posted cards using this stamp set before- I REALLY, really, REALLY like this set!  This card came together really fast and will be one that I re-create as a Christmas card and maybe even a new year’s eve card! So many possibilities!

I used some of fabulous teal glitter paper of the base- added some white cardstock that I had stamped on and then applied sequins! To mix it up I coloured some of the sequins with a matching marker from our Shinhan marker collection- these colour on sequins with ease!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

So Happy … with CTMH! Brae-er Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to the October Blog Hop- this month we are featuring things that share why we are happy to be with CTMH!

Now if you have followed my blog for any amount of time then you already know MANY of the things that delight me about my choice to be a CTMH consultant!

My team is an amazing group of women! When a place a task before these ladies they go for it and give it everything they have! They inspire me and push me to new heights- I know without them I would be nothing!

Close to my Heart- the company, the corporate staff… they are family! and they treat ME like family! There is no better feeling in the world then that of being heard, having a voice and actually seeing your company make changes based on what consultants want- they really do have our best interest at heart!

The product- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the product! It is what brought me to the company in the first place. My deep and profound desire to have it all! Of course that was 10 years ago and with new idea books all the time, I keep feeling like I need to have it all!  Since product was my first love with CTMH, I decided to focus on product for this hop.

This card if my FAVOURITE for the upcoming holiday season- I am not even sending this one out (I am going to keep it for myself because I find it so darling!).  A fairly simple card.  For the scooter I used paper piecing to get the variation in colours (just stamp your image a few different times with different colours of ink- cut out the pieces you want to use and glue them to your base image). My tree I cut and used 3D foam tape to add some dimension.  Stamp a simple sentiment and you are done!

What about CTMH makes YOU happy?

warmest wishes paperpiecing card


Now hop on over to Tamara’s blog to see what makes her Happy!

If you get lost on the hop you can come back here to find your way!

  1. Brae Montgomery-
  2.  Tamara Lisowski
  3. Carol-Anne Grenier
  4. Julie Sinnott
  5. Rosalynd Kelly
  6. Darcel Kirvan
  7. Sheri Ballantyne
  8. Chris Robertson
  9. Nicky Scott
  10. Heather Steeves

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Christmas Wreath Card

I love the holiday season.. the build up to fall and thanksgiving and halloween and the BIG finish (for me anyway) of Christmas. I love the family time it brings, the special activities and opportunities to make new memories and continue traditions!

I also love the opportunity to create Christmas cards! Like this simple card here! This will be one of the many cards featured at my card making afternoon on November 22nd. This will be a fun afternoon of crafting, card making and Christmas snacks! If you are local to Orillia and would like to attend then please RSVP- cards will be priced from $1.50 to $2.50 depending on the card. Participants will be able to rotate to different stations to make just the cards they like! and as many as they like!

christmas wreath card

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Great Job Card

great job card

I have used this stamp set in other featured posts on here but I just love- so many great uses! This card was very simple- stars stamped in a random patter and the great job pattern stamped and cut out so that I could use foam tape to add some dimension. Finished it with some lines hand drawn with our journaling pen!

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – May Blog Hop

I think we are all familiar with the song from Toy Story that you are probably singing in your head right now…. and if you weren’t I likely just changed that- you are welcome!  I also welcome you to our May blog hop which will feature our stamp set of the same name and LOTS of ideas for how you can use it!   If you have come from Melinda’s Blog then you are on the right path and all you need to do is read on and click the link at the bottom of my're the best free to be card

For my card I used the National Scrapbooking month paper ‘Free to be Me’.  I added some gold shimmer trim (left over from a past project) and a green sparkle for accessories.  My centre shape was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy.  The feathers added are from the ‘Feathers’ stamp set.

Here is a similar card but more simplified- it is what my party guests will be making this month.  The biggest difference with this one is the use of the gold polka dot washi tape to adorn the card.

friend in me free to be card


Now hop on over to Jen’s blog to see what she has in store for you!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er