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Last month for Seasonal Expressions 1

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Yes it is true, this is the last month for ordering many items from our Seasonal Expressions 1 mini book! This book holds such pretty papers and accessories…I will be sad to see it go! If you haven’t yet seen it be sure to check out the online version on my shop site here. 

The beautiful Hopscotch paper has been some of my favourite and I plan to offer a whole workshop with it later this month (so yes I may have been acquiring a small stockpile of this paper). Here are some of the other cute items in the SE1… remember you only have till the end of March!

dream come true layout

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Mickey Mini Book




mini mickey book cover


What is a trip without a little book to brag about it??

Secret Sister Gift #2- A Hawaii Mickey Mini book using our Black My Creations Mini Book, Heartstring Paper and Heartstring Picture my Life cards PLUS a bunch of accessories!

I decorated the front with some stamping and another doodled Mickey. Kept is fairly flat and simple though so that the recipient can take it places to show how great her job with CTMH is!

And here are just SOME of the pages in the books. I used PML cards but was not afraid to cut them up to add them as elements to my pages. Again things were kept pretty flat to keep this book portable.


mini mickey book 3 mini mickey book 2 mini mickey book 1


Fun, right?!

So many uses for these great little Mini books!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Valentine Layout: Dream Come True

While perusing Pinterest I saw something that made me stop and head on over to the craft room (love those inspirational pins!).  I found some photos and got to work creating this adorable one page Valentine layout!  (and if you follow me on Pinterest- link on the left- then you will see my inspiration in my Layout Inspiration board).

For this layout I used the CTMH Heartstrings paper, complement, assortment and a variety of accessories: Chalk it Up stickers, puffy stickers and some red bakers twine.  I love, love, love, LOVE how it came together!
dream come true layout

 This layout using a lot of layering and foam tape to add some dimension- most of my photos are popped up off the page as well as many of my stickers. The photos below show more of that.

dream come true close up 1 dream come true close up 2


All of my main squares were cut at 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 and then I used smaller pieces to hide behind them or under photos. It gave the look of larger pieces without cutting up all my pretty paper. I may have to try this valentine layout style with some other photos and patterns – so fun!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er