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Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book Reveal: Day 5 (and a blog hop!)

Welcome to Day 5 of the CTMH Idea Book reveal- today I have more in store for you than other days.

I have a winner to announce, a blog hop to share with you AND of course product to reveal with a project!!

First: THE WINNER of the Balloons stamp set featured yesterday is…

Then we have a project and a blog hop (all in one!)  The blog hop is one featuring NEW product reveals on my blog (which you know since you are here) and blogs of my team members.  To participate all you need to do is follow the link below to the next person on the hop and so on.  At the end you will be directed back to this page.

This card was one I made for my Dad’s 56th birthday just a few weeks ago.  I love that it was simple yet turned out to be so cute!

banner card

I used some of our natural baker’s twine and overlapped pieces of our washi tape- the cut them to be in the shape of a pennant.  Since you can never have too much washi tape and it is so easy to use this was a great way to use some up!  I also stamped a simple sentiment on the bottom of the card in lagoon ink- the stamp is one of the exclusive stamp sets you receive in the Cricut Artiste collection.

Products featured:

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Now HOP (this part actually does not start till 8pm MST so if you are early you might find some of the posts missing) on over to Lucy’s blog to see what she has in store for you! Remember to come back tomorrow for another project and more new goodies – and if you haven’t yet please be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss a minute of all the fun!

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1. Brae Montgomery-

2. Lucy Imrie –

3. Tamara Lisowski ~

4. Alyson Mayo –

5. Sheri Ballantyne –

6. Rosalynd Kelly –

7. Heather Steeves –

8. Arlene Bonsma –

9. Michelle Hughes –

10. Cindy Kyle-

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book Reveal: Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book reveal party! I cannot wait to share with you all of the great goodies in store (and there are sooooo many!).

Now if you don’t want to miss out on a moment of the fun (read prizes) then be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my website

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This reveal party is linked to an online party on my SHOP page and YOU (yes YOU) can win all the hostess rewards from this party.  How? EASY- place an order on the SHOP page (be sure to ‘join’ the Reveal party)- each order you place is a ticket into the draw!!

 To start this party off with a FLASH I thought I would start with a FLASH of colour!

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I absolutely think that this may be the most gorgeous page I have ever created! I love the bright fun colours against the black paper – and of course the subject is pretty darling herself! I held on to this photo for a long time… just waiting for the right layout to be lurking and am so glad with what came together!

New products Included (click on any of the images to be taken directly to my SHOP):

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Don’t forget to return tomorrow AND if you place an order with me during the 15 Days Reveals party then you will be entered into the draw for the HOSTESS REWARDS!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

February SOTM: Wild Thing

Welcome!! I am so happy to welcome you over to my new piece of internet real estate!  While you are visiting me at my new blog I hope you will take the time to subscribe so that you will not miss a MINUTE of the fun!!!

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To start the fun I want to share a project I initially created for an upcoming blog hop- I wasn’t sure if my new site would be up and running in time so I am not participating this month but still want to share my project with you!  February’s stamp of the month is a set called Wild Thing- the moment I saw it I fell in LOVE! My kid’s did too! They have been singing ‘What does the Fox say?’ for months and this was just perfect!

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With this cute stamp in hand (and a small sampling of NEW Spring/Summer Idea book papers) I set out to create a Flip Stand Album.

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I used washi tape (who doesn’t love washi) to add some pizzazz to my pages and of course cricut cuts- this cartridge coordinates with our Art Philosophy cartridge.  The theme of love also allowed me to use up some of the red accessories I had leftover from all my Christmas crafting!

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If you enjoyed this be sure to leave some love- I want to know how you are enjoying my posts, the new look for my blog and what you might like to see in future!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Stamp Camp Layout

Every Idea Book release my team gets together to share new product, ideas, information and to have some fun! This events are called Stamp camp.  We usually invite some customers as well since we do a fair bit of cropping while we take in everything else.  This past weekend we held our fall/winter event.

I taught three classes that day- a spin card, the Base and Bling necklace kit and this layout.  I LOVE how this one came out- the layout is inspired by one I saw on pinterest.

Product used:
Sarita paper
Purple spakles
lagoon houndstooth Washi tape
Cricut artbooking

Everything on here is pretty basic but I did want to show my team some ‘versatile’ ways of using Washi tape- I used it as a piece of my background paper, used it to back my GO image and used it for my journaling spot. I LOVE washi!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Thinking outside the Box!

Every so often I like to really try to challenge myself. Often this fails…miserably! But I am glad to share that this time was not one of them!

I am, in fact, in LOVE with what I created the other day.  I will admit that this page was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest- but that is where it ends, just inspiration.

To create this fun page I used one of our Cricut Artbooking overlays that was intended for a 8 inch mini book page. I used the ‘Fit to Page’ feature on the cricut to make it as BIG as possible.  My overlay is white daisy as is my base page.

Now, this is where I was thinking out of the box- instead of just backing some of the holes with paper (which yes I have lots of) I decided to use only a package of our Crush Assortments- they are 4.95 and beyond the Washi tape are the ONLY other thing used to dress up this page!  I used pieces placed together to make my photo mat, used more pieces for journaling and one of the cute little envelopes to hold it.  I used one of my hole punches and punched holes in a lot of the other bits that come in this assortment.  I even thought about what I was punching out so that I could use features if possible- one example is my month and dateto the left of my photo.  I mixed it up and had fun with the bright colours! 

LOVE how this turned out
LOVEd the process of creating it

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

August New Product Blog Hop with the Brae-er’s

Welcome to the Brae-er’s New Product Blog Hop! We are featuring some of the fantastic new product from our fall/winter line- if you have not yet received your copy of the Idea Book (and live in Canada) then contact one of us today and we will be happy to mail you one!

Now, enjoy what we have to offer and I hope you leave feeling inspired!

For my project I used our new Kraft 3 ring binder- this is of a size to fit 8×8 pages in it (and guess what?! Our new Artbooking cartridge makes the perfect sized pages to fill this little book!)  I thought it would be fun to make a book of summer memories- this year our’s are a little different as my son had heart surgery and we have to make memories that he can do.  This means some thinking outside of the ‘box’!

Below I have a close up of the main cluster and title area.  Product used is listed below and after August 1st if you would like to order any of it please visit my website at or contact me directly.

Sarita paper pack (I am in LOVE with the colours of this one!)
Artbooking cartridge 
Sarita Assortment
Kraft Alphabet Letters
Aqua dots
Natural Hemp
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Kraft 3 ring binder

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

In case some of the links are not working here is the full list!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Sarita and Washi Cards

I have just been LOVING all the new product I have- so much fun!  These were created with a variety of product- see the recipe below and you can order any of this product on my website as of August 1st at

Today is a good day 4U card: Sarita paper and stickease, lagoon washi tape, slate washi tape, aqua dots, canvas alphabet, All the Details stamp set
Live Once card: Sarita paper, You Only live Once Stamp set (hostess exclusive stamp set)
Live Card: Lagoon Washi tape, Slate Washi tape, You only Live Once stamp set (hostess exclusive), aqua dots, bronze shimmer trim
Live How you want to be remembered card: Lagoon Washi tape, Slate Washi tape, Bronze shimmer trim, You only Live Once stamp set
I LOVE these last two cards especially- so simple, yet so gorgeous!!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er