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Cross Canada Blog Hop: Favourite things!

Welcome to the August Cross Canada Blog Hop! If you have come from Krista’s blog then you are on the right path.

This month we are featuring our favourite new item- honestly I had a really hard time picking just ONE item so I kind of did a work around ūüôā

My favourite thing is our NEW ‘Make it From Your Heart-Volume 3’ how-to book! If you have never seen one of our how-to books then you are missing out! These are perfect for inspiration and ideas when you need JUST the right layout! Both of my layouts featured here are from the new book (and there are so many to choose from!!!!)

My first page also features our new Fundamental papers, Bashful (our colour of the year for this year!) and some cuts from our ‘You are Here’ Cricut Cartridge (LOVE THIS ONE TOO!)

My comic-con layout also uses new Fundamentals, the Cricut Cartridge (for font and the city skyline) BUT I also used some of the Jack Paper Pack to get just the right look.

Now, can I share a secret with you?

The ‘Make it from Your Heart’ book has some extra features in the back- patterns for pocket scrapbooking AND patterns for pages that was to use our Page Protector Plus system! BOTH the layouts I used here use of of the Page Protector Plus- you can see more in the video posted below!


I hope you enjoyed my favourite item!

Now hop on over to Carol’s blog for more great inspiration!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Little Dreamer Blog Hop

Welcome to our Little Dreamer blog hop!

This blog hop features some amazing and talented women from my team, The Brae-er’s! I am so proud of the artwork they design to share with you – just wait until you see it all!

If this is the first time on a blog hop you just simply read on, enjoy my art and maybe share some love in the comments. Then you click on the link below and it will take you to the next blog- and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see all the different projects you can create with the Little Dreamer Paper pack!

dream layout

‘Dream’ Layout features:

Little Dreamer Paper pack

Little Dreamer Complements

Adorable baby (she was so darn cute!)

This paper is SUPER cute and goes with so much!!!

Hop on over to Emily’s blog to see what she has prepared to share!¬†

Remember- all of these items (and more) are available on my SHOP! 

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop. In this blog hop you ‘hop’ across Canada as you visit CTMH consultant blogger’s! This month we are featuring whatever current product inspired us the most!

For my project I chose to focus on the Live Beautifully paper. I wanted to work with some heritage photos and one of the stories from¬†my Grandmother’s life. This one was about her second daughter, who she gave up for adoption. It is a pretty amazing story and one that I would have loved to ask more questions about- sadly, she told her daughter’s about this little girl just before she passed away and we never had the time to ask anything. What I do know is that my Grandmother was much more complex than I had imagined and my imagination can fill in the rest!
Grandma's life layout

This project featured:

Live Beautifully Paper pack (only available during the month of May)

Gold glitter paper

Black cardstock

Now hop on over to Brandy’s blog!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cardstock Creations: Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Cardstock Creations. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order (or if you do not have a consultant feel free to visit my SHOP in the top tabs).

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers….whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do….by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you‚Ķ now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Krista’s blog then you are in the right place!

cardstock layout

For my cardstock creation I used our fundamental cardstock (the whimsy palette). The layout came from our Reflections book (dig these out- there are so many great layout ideas in them!)  I them embellished my layout with fundamental stickers (again in the whimsy palette) and some of our fun enamel and glitter duo embellishments.

cardstock layout close

Now hop on over to Carol’s blog here! I know she will have something amazing to share!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er’s Team Valentine Hop

Welcome to the Brae-er’s team blog hop! We decided to team up this month to offer you a blog hop featuring Valentine’s Day and all things LOVE! Check out my creation below and then follow the link below to visit the next blog.

valentine layout

My layout was created using the February sketch by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. I used the CTMH La Vie en Rose paper. Black and white photos complement this perfectly and I added a touch of coloured cardstock and some gold letter stickers ( I LOVE LOVE LOVE these letter stickers- check out our fundamental sticker line!)

Now hop on over to Michelle’s blog here.

If you get lost along the way you can find the full list below:

Brae Montgomery brae-er.com

Michelle Stewart http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/2016/02/brae-ers-team-blog-hop-valentines-day.html

Sheri Ballantyne   http://sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.com/2016/02/hearts-arrows-candy-and-love-notes-team.html

Michelle Hughes http://therighthugh.blogspot.ca/2016/02/blog-hop-valentines.html

Darcel Kirvan http://singingbutterflyadornments.blogspot.com/2016/02/simple-valentines-day-cards.html

Heather Steeves http://paperplayroom.blogspot.ca/2016/02/february-team-brae-er-blog-hop.html

Rosalynd Kelly    http://goo.gl/lHB6YX

Nicky Scott http://wp.me/p51mrp-11N

Carol Taggio http://craftycarol55.blogspot.com/2016/02/february-team-bra-er-valentines-theme.html

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Brae-er Team Blog Hop: Featured Paper Pack

 Welcome to another Brae-er Team blog hop! This month we are sharing art created using the CTMH featured paper packs Zoe and Nevermore (What is a featured paper pack you ask? Just as it sounds- it is a paper that CTMH recommends we feature in social media. These papers are timely and available so get them while you can!)

For my project I decided to take the Zoe paper (one that if you look back in my posts I have used a LOT in August and September) and do something unexpected with it.  I paired it with some of our White Pines Compliments and some teal shimmer trim (and a splash of Cranberry cardstock) and got the PERFECT Christmas layout!

zoe christmas layout

If you look closely you can see that the snowflakes and some of the other complements are a clear plastic- they add such a nice touch to the layout.  I also added in some sticker stars from the complements and a few bitty sparkles (cause you can never have too many sparkles!) My title was created using our new CTMH cricut Artisty.

zoe christmas layout close 1

Now hop on over to Christine’s blog to see what she is sharing! If you get lost along the way the full list of participating blogs is below.

1. Brae Montgomery brae-er.com

2. Chris Robertson http://chriscreativelife.blogspot.com/2015/09/september-brae-er-team-blog-hop.html

3. Michelle Stewart www.mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca

4. Nicky Scott www.timelesscottage.ca

5.jessica Hill www.createbythelake.blogspot.ca

6. Krista Ritskes http://simplycreating.ca/blog

7.Carol Taggio- http://craftycarol55.blogspot.com/2015/09/september-team-blog-hop.html

8. Arlene Bonsma –¬†http://arlenescreativespace.blogspot.com/2015/09/team-brae-er-september-bloghop.html

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Blog Hop: Mini Album

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring mini albums! This month CTMH has a wonderful special featuring our Crush books so of course it only makes sense that I chose to focus on that mini-album!


This month I created two Crush books for special team project. I decorated the front and the first double layout spread and then send the book on to a participating team member. She will do the same and the send it to another team member! Each book will make the rounds and by the end of the summer return to me- through this we will have fun, share our creativity and learn a little bit more about each other!

Here are my books:


This one features the In the Pink series- now the assortment sold out yesterday so you can still purchase the crush book, clips and sticky tabs but you can no longer get the special on this one.

I love this one for its pretty colours and who it fits perfectly with just about everything! I have used one for a first year album, book about me and now a penpal journal!


Here is the second book for my team. This one uses the Wildwood book and accessories (with some others added in).

Again so nice- more masculine. Perfect for outdoors camping but not selective to them. It also coordinates PERFECTLY with our Jackson paper and PML cards!!!

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Now hop on over to Donna  to see what she has to share!

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 ūüôā

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

Brae-er Team Blog Hop: Get it Before it is Gone!

It is always sad to see an idea book come to a close- especially when it has been FULL of product you have loved (or in this case, that I have LOVED!). ¬†This is where we find ourselves this month as many of the items in our Seasonal Expressions 1 book are no longer available after the end of March….

My team decided to take a positive spin on this sad occasion and celebrate with a blog hop that features some of the pieces that we love best in this book! Celebrate with us and be sure to order any items you see that you love… after all soon they will be gone!

My favourite item in this whole book is 100% the hopscotch paper- I have loved it for so many things! Here is I used it in a Vacation album workshop- 10 beautiful scrapbook pages all created with this beautiful paper! (For more details on the workshop portion please visit my Papercrafting Workshops/Kits tab).

vacation album page 1 vacation album page 2 vacation album page 5 vacation album page 6 vacation album page 7 vacation album page 8 vacation album page 9 vacation album page 10 vacation album page four vacation album page three

Now if you want to see the rest of the inspirational work that my team has produced then visit Chris’s Blog next! A full list of hoppers can be found here.

1. Brae Montgomery http://wp.me/p4htXJ-D9

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Cross Canada Blog Hop: Valentine’s Day

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog hop where we are sharing out love of Valentine’s Day! If you have come from Nicky’s blog then you are on the path across Canada to see all our artwork- have fun and don’t forget to leave ¬†a little LOVE on every blog by adding a comment!

This holiday is one of my favourite smaller holidays.  I love the colours, I love all the fun artwork I can create and I love that the holiday is about love!

Here is a banner I created for my mantel- I am really enjoying the mantel in the new house and decorating it for the different seasons and holidays. This banner was quickly made using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the Artiste cartridge. I used older papers as they had the colours I was seeking (a great way to use up your stash) and added some glitter paper for sparkle.

valentine banner


My next project was one inspired by something I saw on pinterest.  I used one of our decor frames and simply added hearts cut from all the CTMH cricut  cartridges.  I used a few different papers and sizes to add some variety.  Added some mini clothespins to attach the hearts and done!  A cut piece of art for the mantel that I can easily change out later!



valentine heart display frame


Now hop on over to Carol’s blog to see what she has created!

and remember to leave some love!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er