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Brae-er Team blog Hop: New arrivals!

Welcome to the Brae-er team blog hop featuring some of the fabulous new arrivals we have had this month! If you have not seen these yet then you are missing out – they are soooooo good!

August saw the early release of some fabulous new products from our upcoming Annual Inspirations Book (out September 1st). So, what did I make with our new arrivals:

sunshine layout

I made the most adorable layout featuring the most adorable little girl! In a few weeks this sweetheart turns 4 and the theme for this year’s party is ‘My little sunshine’- this layout was just the perfect piece to inspire more party decor! I used Zoe paper, accessories and complements as well as cuts from the CTMH Artistry and Artbooking cartridges with a mix of stamps to create my title!

What are the new arrivals you can purchase in my SHOP?

  • Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167)
  • My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
  • Zoe Complements (X7197C)
  • Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
  • Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z3123)
  • Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit (G1096)
  • Framed – August Stamp of the Month (S1508)
  • Zoe Studio J® Kit
  • Zoe Studio J® Limited Edition Express Collection (Live until September 30, 2015)
  • Marker Roll-Up (Z3120) and Accessory Roll-Up (Z3121) as part of the August Get Organized Campaign

You will probably see a lot of these featured in our blog hop today! Now hop on over to Ashley’s blog to see what she has to share with you about the new product!

And if you get lost, here is our complete list of hoppers!

1. Brae Montgomery-

2. Ashley Horton

3. Chris Robertson-

4. Jessice Fenn

5. Tamara Lisowski

6. Darcel Kirvan

7. Heather Steeves –

8. Nicky Scott –

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Blog Hop: Summer Fun

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring summer fun- that is easy to do when we have had such a great summer in my part of Canada.

For my summer fun project I decided to create a layout showing some of the fun we have been having. It is our first summer in our new home and we are lucky to live across the street from Lake Simcoe and have our very own neighborhood beach! It is sandy and shallow- the perfect beach and just steps from our door. Needless to say we spend a lot of time there.

awesome summer layout

To create my layout I used the Zoe paper, Zoe complements and Zoe accessories. I also added some images from the new Cricut Artistry cartridge (love it!)  If you have not ordered some of this paper yet then you are missing out- I do think it is the belle of the ball when it comes to our new Annual book- super versatile and so pretty!   You can place an order on my SHOP 

awesome summer close up

Now hop on over to Carol’s blog to see her summer fun!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Eat Your Greens: Zoe Layout

I know there is this myth that children do not like their veggies… apparently in some households the kids will go to any lengths not to eat things like broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts and other yummy things. Although I am far from a perfect parent I have managed to do one thing well- convince my kids that veggies are awesome yummy!

Now how did I do this? Really, I have no idea, but they both LOVE their veggies and will often ask for their fav- broccoli. In fact, this one time, when asked what treat they would like both my kids offered up broccoli (and really I expected chips or chocolate or something ‘treat-ish’). This time was one of those ‘treats’ and my daughter also told me she wanted to eat it with chopsticks- this left me confused for a few reasons. 1. How does she know what chopsticks are? I am sure that answer lies in one of her cartoons. 2. Do we have chopsticks? 3. How does she expect to actually eat with them?

Well, after some time we figured out that chopsticks in our house are the salad tongs and she actually did really well on the eating part…. after all, she ate her greens!

eat your greens layout

Layout uses:

Zoe Paper and Complements

CTMH Cricut Artistry

Keyboard Uppercase stamp set

Whisper ink

You can get all of these in my SHOP


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cricut Artistry Sneak Peek Projects

Have you been following my facebook page, instragram or twitter??

I have been sharing a few projects that are sneak peeks for our new Artistry cricut cartridge which is out today!! You can order yours at my SHOP  !

Here are the projects you may have missed (and I cannot wait to share MORE with you!)

Like our other cartridges this one coordinates with our stamps, holds over 700 NEW images and is perfect for both cardmakers and scrapbookers!! You won’t want to miss out on this one!

birthday 1 artistry sneak peek

Celebrate Artistry Sneak Peek

happy 2 Artistry sneak peek

happy 3 artistry sneak peek

happy artistry sneak peek

hello card artistry sneak peek

 papa's glasses artistry sneak peek

I cannot wait to play more with this cartridge!

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

Ivy Lane Card Workshop Kit

Earlier this week I introduced you to the Lollydoodle Card Workshop- every Idea book we have two wonderful card kits to chose from (or you can get both because they are so cute and who doesn’t need cards!).  This is our Ivy Lane Card workshop kit- you receive the paper, instructions, accessories and exclusive stamp set all for only $24.95.  Now the one thing to know about this one is that it does require you to own the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy if you would like to create it as shown BUT if you don’t have the cartridge yet you can always you straight cuts to finish the card kit OR hand trim some of the images (these ones are not so bad for that).  This kit is worth it! The cards are very beautiful!ivy land card workshop

 Here are the images as they appear in the kit- feel free to click on the link if you would like to order this kit!

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er

8 Projects using the CTMH Cricut Cartridges

I am sure that you LOVE your Close to my Heart Cricut cartridges as much as I do- I almost use them exclusively as there is VERY little not on one of the three.  The collections they come in are just as useful- the stamps and die-cuts that coordinate perfectly with the cartridges are my ‘go-to’ sets time and again.

Here is a compilation of some of the projects I have done in the past year using our cartridges- more information on them can be found on the CTMH Cricut Collections Page of the website OR you can order any of these on my Shop page.

8 projects using the CTMH cricut


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TWO of the projects are new to my blog!  I hope you enjoy all of these and would LOVE to hear from you in the comments below – what would you create if you had one of our cartridges??

happy easter art booking layout

The first is an Easter layout I created using the Frosted paper we carried in the last Idea Book- I used glitter paper and the Artbooking cartridge to add some fun detail like the hearts and my title.  I also used stamping and ‘inked’ in my ‘Happy’ image with my blending pen and ink picked up from my blush stamp pad.  I also added some Kraft paper- it does go with everything after all!

huntington outdoor layout

This layout also using Artbooking and features the Huntington paper from the last Idea book- I LOVE the wood detail combined with the film strip  (which worked perfectly for the series of photos I took of my Dad jumping a stream).  All the other elements also came from the Artbooking cartridge!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Easy, non-food Kid Valentine- You Make my Heart Bounce!

I LOVE holidays that are fun and allow me to play with my crafts AND make my kids super-happy!!! I have so much planned for them on Valentine’s Day and this is one of the two valentines I am sending them with.  These are for my daughter’s preschool class- easy, very cost-effective and super-adorable!!
heart bounce valentine

Want to make your own? Here is the free printable! ENJOY!

valentine bounce collage

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book Reveal: Day 10

Day 10 already! The time is passing quickly and the orders are rolling in to the CTMH Idea book reveal party- have you ordered yet?  Remember you can order on my SHOP under the Idea Book reveal party and you will be entered in to the draw to win the HOSTESS REWARDS for the entire party!

Today I am going to show another layout for another workshop on the go kit- this one is Lollydoodle! How adorable is this layout of my daughter and her friends at gymnastics?!  I love the interesting cuts on this layout that make it so much more interesting than a basic layout full of square cuts!  This kit is one that you do need to purchase, or already own, the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge if you would like to complete it.  You can create the layout with the straight cuts if you like but the intricate ones are so much more fun!

lollydoodle layout 1

Do you have any of our Cricut cartridges? Tell me below what you own, which cartridge is on your wish list and how you plan to get it.  I may just draw a lucky winner to win a special prize!

Products featured:

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er