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New Year and New Products!

Welcome to 2017! 

With a new year comes new products and I am just in love with everything in our new seasonal book! Even the cover is gorgeous- just look!

Now that our new product is out I want to share it all with you- I am doing this a few different ways.

  1. You can view the online version of the new seasonal book here . This is not the most fun and will not involve prizes or a fun time with me on facebook (just in case you were wondering).
  2. You can join me on my VIP page- I will be posting artwork and workshops there (and on my Facebook business page). The VIP group is much more fun though- you get access to early sneak peeks, exclusive giveaways and so much more! You can request to join at this link. 
  3. The BEST way to join in and see all the new product is my joining into my online party!! This will include having a fun time with me on Facebook and prizes!!! It all happens on my VIP page (link above) and will be Jan 7th at 7pm EST. I sure hope you can make it- we will be having lots of fun!!!


Stay tuned though- more to come from our new book and new tips, techniques and videos. This year is going to be AWESOME!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Single Layout Saturday!

For some the prospect of a single page layout can be scary. A bit of the unknown. Tonight (saturday) I want to help you embrace the single page layout and show it some love!

My first single page layout features my Grandma Kay and part of her family (she has not had all of her children at this point). I love the happy looks and comparing the kids in the picture to my Aunts now. To compliment the heritage photo I used the Memo fundamentals and pieces of the Rustic fundamentals. I then added some complements and ribbon with just a hint of colour. I have a bunch of family photos to finish scrapbooking and will continue this look for all of them.

Here is my other single page layout. My owl-dorable daughter in an owl hat my sister gave her. She was being so silly this day. Our Swan Lake paper paired perfectly with out Rustic Fundamentals (the barn board chevron) to create this layout. I added some Swan Lake complements and some of the Blue gems to finish this off.


Now I know when I place these in my album they will not likely match the layout they sit beside BUT sometimes the little moments or the older moments are just not something that can be shared in a two-page spread. Often in these smaller moments though you will find the most precious smile and the most precious memories. Be sure to capture and include those in your albums!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Some creations… finally!

You know how sometimes life just wants to get in the way of all the good stuff?

I am glad to share that not only did I finally get some time for some new creations but life is starting to calm down a tad (being a Mom and full time Special Education teacher can really lead to some crazy times LOL). I had my weekend retreat a few weekends ago and got some of my scrapbooking done AND some workshop planning done! GO ME!

Here are two of those creations:

Christmas Cards 2010.

I love all the great photos I receive with my Christmas cards every year. I hold onto them so that I can work them into my albums and see how my friends and family grow and change year to year. As you can see from the year- I was a wee bit behind on this task! I love how this turned out though! My tree is made from zip strips and paper scraps from the City Sidewalks Paper pack. I added in some Kraft paper and Gold Shimmer trim with some circuit cuts and thin cuts (the Christmas word is from our seasonal thin cuts). I LOVE how it all came together!


Silly Faces.

This one page layout is simple but mixes up some of our Fundamental paper patterns to highlight my silly kid (this should have been her first day of school photo but she would not give me a proper smile). I added some gold embellishments and another thin cut word- ‘hello’. This layout came together very quickly!


I have more to share so be sure to come back soon!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Key 10 on the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

Our Flower Market Cricut Cartridge is the new kid on the block and it is full of so many amazing things! Watch this fun video all about what you can create with only one KEY- one key people!!!

In this video you examine Key 10 and see how to create an adorable baby layout and card!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Babies First Year Album

There is nothing more precious and magical then your babies first year. They are so cute and squishy at the beginning and by the end of that year they are walking and say a few words and have developed into little… humans! It is crazy AND it all goes by in a blink of an eye! Seriously- a blink! That is why you need to document those memories- preserve them or you will regret it – and those cute, squishy babies will make you regret it! I promise you. Don’t believe me. Then ask my youngest sister who STILL TO THIS DAY brings up her lack of a baby album to my poor mother.

So, to prevent this future calamity you have to sign up for my ‘Babies First Year’ album workshop. This is the only thing that will save you. No joke!

In this workshop you will create 12 single layouts. Each page will document a month in your sweet babies first year. Add a few photos, write a cute story about that time they peed in Daddy’s mouth…. you know the drill.

(And if you are wondering, yes, my son did that.)

Here are some photos that show the BLUE Version of this workshop. There is also a PINK version and I encourage you to pick the one that best works for you.

baby fundamental 3

My nephew will luck out and get this for Christmas. He is the youngest and I never did a full album for his older brother’s SO I am actually setting him up to have the BETTER book – ha!

baby fundamental baby fundamental 2

This workshop will be available online and in my home.

In home workshop is October 23 from 1-4 in the afternoon. Bring you adhesive, order your product (at least two weeks ahead of time) and feel free to bring your baby too!

Online workshop is FREE to those who purchase the materials though my SHOP .

Workshop includes:

Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack

Whimsy Fundamental Complements (either Baby Boy or Baby Girl)

Seaglass glitter paper

White Daisy Cardstock

Capture This Stamp Set

Canary and Whisper Cardstock

PS. If you are a GREAT friend or grandparent or anyone who has a baby in their life- this makes a WONDERFUL gift for a new parent.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Flower Market Cricut Cartridge is HERE!

You may have already heard the news… that we have released another cricut cartridge! Crazy right?! I mean, how do we continue to find 700 different images and stay on trend and make it useful to card makers and scrapbookers AND offer all kinds of fun stuff with it! Well, despite all that we did it- the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge has arrived and it is awesome!

This layout uses the cartridge for our flower circlet and the title. I added some shimmer to the flower’s with our new shimmer brush (this thing is uber-awesome and is literally flying off the warehouse shelf!). Nice, clean and simple layout.

Happy Place flower market

Flower market can be used for more than just flat flowers. The 3D flowers on it are also amazing  (if you have seen the cover of our new Annual book – the bouquet was made with this cartridge). Here are some flowers that I cut and assembled. They were quick and easy. I added some sponging to the edges for effect and on the one flower you can see more Shimmer pen… I told ya- amazing!


Shimmer Pen magic up close… I just had too… it is likely the best thing in the new book and I cannot wait to show off some techniques with it!


Now here is a sneak peek for you card ladies. How cute is this bicycle and basic! This image is on the flower market cartridge AND the stamped sentiment is from the one (of three) stamp sets that come with the cartridge (as well you will receive a full pack of cardstock to use in making all your pretty projects). Other items used on the bike are Whimsy fundamentals and Sea Glass Glitter paper.

bike flower market

So- have you fallen in love yet??

I sure have! You can get all this great stuff on your own Flower Market cartridge by visiting my SHOP. 

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

The most Magical paper for layouts!

What is the most magical paper for layouts you ask?

Well, any paper that can help compliment your photos and tie together the story you are telling with your journaling. For the photos I had to work with, that paper was ‘Magical’.  During the summer you likely end up with a variety of events featuring photos with bright, primary colours in them- amusement parks, festivals, family trips and picnics… all of these events could fit.  The best paper we have to showcase those events is our Magical line (and if you have ever been lucky enough to vacation to Disney – parks, cruise or resorts- then this paper is a perfect match for those photos!).

My layout may seem familiar. I took a page that was showcased in our current Seasonal Expression and made it into a two page layout. I LOVED the circle (and it was very easy to create- cut circles on your cricut machine and then slice them like a pie. For mine I used both sides so that I could conserve paper). The colours in this line worked perfectly with the colours throughout the carnival we had for Canada Day last year. I was able to show my daughter having fun on all her favourite rides (and somehow even managed to get a photo with me in it!!!).

magical layout

Product used in this layout:

Magical Paper Pack

Magical Sequins

Magical Complements

All of these items are only available for another TWO WEEKS!!! You heard me right- two weeks. I am excited for the new stuff that will come BUT will be sad to see such great stuff leaving. Here is the worse part… some of the items in the current seasonal book have already sold out! So, be sure to visit my SHOP and get what you need before you are left without the most magical paper for your summer layouts.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Fundamental Scrapbooking- Workshop

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $85.25 CAD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $23.75 CAD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle. These layouts will be part of a workshop I am hosting on November 21st at 1:00 pm (instructions can also be sent by email for long distance guests).

Fundamental Collage

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Featured Paper Pack: Sangria

Fall has arrived and with fall comes the desire for deep, rich colours in shades of green, purples and blues. The perfect accent to all of the beautiful fall photos you are sure to take (or have taken for years) is our Sangria paper.

For me it was the perfect paper to scrapbook my photo of our new home- we have been here almost a full year but I just did not have the right paper or accessories to scrapbook this memory until now. I love how it turned out!


Sangria Paper

Fundamental Stickers: Enchantment

Purple Shimmer trim

Sangria Complements

Sangria home layout

Here are some other layouts featuring the Sangria paper

15-ai-fund-sangria-grateful-layout 15-ai-path-page 15-ai-sangria-wotg-layout

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