Sunday, January 22, 2017

I Brake For Life Before Coffee

Hi, Jamie Martin here with you today sharing a clean and simple card using the MS79 Full Plate of Coffee and Sayings Set.  Last week I made a coffee card using the same set but it has a completely different look, you can see it HERE.  The card I made last week, was quite a bit more complex so this week I wanted to show that these stamps are also perfect to use if you need a card in a hurry.

Here is how it was made;
1.  Stamp coffee cups three times across the bottom of a white panel with Leaf Archival Ink.
2.  Wrap black and white ribbon around the panel, above the coffee cups.  Diecut a red heart and glue on top of the ribbon.
3.  Stamp the sentiment above the ribbon off to the left side with Leaf ink and add black Nuvo Crystal Drops, set aside to dry. When dry tape to a black card.

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be My Valentine!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another Valentine's Day card that I made using a fabulous new sheet from I Brake for Stamps.  The set is called VALENTINE SHEET - DESIGNS.

I layered a verse from the set that I cut with my Stitched Rectangles die on top of the rectangle on the main image.

On the inside I used one of the other images from the set.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I Brake for Fish ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and on today's card I and using Luncheon Meat and Bubbles to create my card .

the inside is just a water mark of the fish I stamped it three times without re inking the stamp to get lighter images toward the back of the fish school I created .

I think that worm better Wish Big to get out of this one or he may just be lunch lol , I thought this would make a cute birthday card or card for someone needing some extra love
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How Beautiful a Day!

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to all! Today I have a special card I made while crafting with my nieces last night. My card was created using I Brake for Stamps "How Beautiful a Day" stamp. Love this sentiment, its gorgeous!

I started with stamping it in black ink, and then airbrushing around it in pink and blue. Next I layered it on pink and red card stock. Shaelynn wanted to add some little flowers to the sentiment area, so her and I pick out the 3 little flowers. Then I made the bow, and Shaelynn picked out the red button in the center for the bow.

I used some Valentines design paper, and some red ribbon , that we both chose together.
 I so enjoyed making my card to share today, and hope you enjoyed it too!
Thank you for stopping by, and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I Brake for Magic!

Here's a card with The Queen, one of the fabulous Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps available at I Brake for Stamps.

The Queen was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. Clear Glitter pen was added around her fingers and her wand.

Patterned paper was selected from a bunch of old 6x6 pads to match her outfit. The white paper edges were sponged with Black Soot and Scattered Straw Distress ink (Ranger).

Word stickers were used to add the sentiment to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps has a large selection of exclusive Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps plus a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I Brake For Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!

It's Sunday and time again for me, Jamie Martin to share my card.  I have this really cute coffee shaker card made with stamps from MS79 Full Plate of Coffee and Sayings.  Here is how it was made;

1.  A circle was diecut in a white panel and the coffee beans were randomly stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
2.  Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain inks were sponged on the panel in the order listed.  When done, rub the coffee beans with a paper towel to remove ink and make it pop. Set aside.
3.  Stamp sentiment with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink on blue paper that is smaller than the coffee bean panel and emboss with clear.
4.  Diecut Fun Foam using a circle die one size larger than used for the coffee bean panel and glue so the opening is over the sentiment.  Add sequins and beads.
5.  Glue acetate to the back side of the coffee bean panel and glue the panel onto the Fun Foam.  Glue to a brown card.
6.  Stamp the coffee cup on watercolor paper with Onyx Black Ink, emboss with clear and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  Cut out and glue to the side of the shaker opening.
7.  Add a few Black Dot Sparklers and your done!

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

I Brake for Valentines!

 Hello and happy Saturday!

I just received the brand new release from I Brake for Stamps and I LOVE it!!
The set is called VALENTINE SHEET - DESIGNS.

I colored the image with my Marvy markers in 4 different shades and then stamped it on the white cardstock.  I then colored in the two hearts with two different shades of Copic markers and highlighted with a little bit of Stickles.

I used another image on the inside.  (the Love you is from somewhere else)

Friday, January 13, 2017

I Brake for Cats!

Here's a card featuring Cat Faceone of the great animal stamps by  I Brake for Stamps. I had to have Cat Face because she looks like my late beloved Duchess, who was a Tabby/Ragdoll blend. You can see Duchess in a photo on my blog.

Cat Face was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. I was trying to get Cat Face to have her coloration resemble Duchess', but the kitty morphed into a dilute Tortie. I'll be trying again for sure.

Black cardstock was die-cut with a Rectangle Frame die  and a fancy tag die. Letters for the sentiment were die-cut from rust colored cardstock using an alphabet die set.

Since domestic cats are related to wild cats, I decided to use a leopard print patterned paper from ), which I die-cut with a Polaroid die  Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger) was used to edge the die-cut.

I Brake for Stamps has a wide variety of awesome rubber stamps, plus some fabulous digital stamps too. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I Brake for a Heart Cloud Bear !!

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here with a card that was "clearly " fun to make ,so let's get started .. My image is Heart Cloud Shy Bear

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my card base is clear acetate cut 4 1/4" by 11" and scored at 5 1/2" then I cut one this size from candy hearts bazzill card stock, I then used a speech bubble cloud die to to cut the front flap in the colored card stock
I bought these speech bubble dies off a resale site not sure the brand

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next I glue the colored card base to the acetate one  , next I cut a white pc 51/4" by 4" for the inside and then I stamp the Heart Cloud Shy bear with black ink and then used clear embossing powder of the black ink and heat set it , I do this because I like the black shiny color it adds , it really makes the image pop , I then copic colored the bear

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I then glue it to the inside of my card

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I die cut my sentiment from silver foil CS , added some enamel dots and some silver dots
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I hope you can see I " Clearly " had a lot of fun creating this card , hope you try clear acetate for a card base for a fun peek a boo window to the inside.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Brake for Champagne Pearl!

Champagne Pearlone of I Brake for Stamps' fantastic Humorous Seniors stamp collection, is toasting the arrival of 2017.

Champagne Pearl was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink  and colored with Copic markers to match the patterned paper from a 6x6 pad. Clear glitter pen was used to add some sparkle to Champagne Pearl's champagne flute. Lavender and lilac glitter pen were used to add sparkle to Champagne Pearl's earrings and necklace.

The image panel was die-cut, then matted with lavender cardstock die-cut with a Scalloped Rectangle.

A scrap of the patterned paper was die-cut with a Double Scallop Border die. Silver glitter cardstock was die-cut with a stitched border die. Purple glitter cardstock was die-cut with a chain die, then adhered to the silver glitter die cut, which was then layered onto the patterned paper die-cut.

The matted image panel was adhered over the layered border die onto the patterned paper card front.

White cardstock was die-cut twice with a champagne flute die, colored with Copic markers, then adhered atop the stitched silver border die-cut. Clear glitter pen was used to add bubbles to the champagne die-cuts and above the die-cuts to mimic the image.

Lavender cardstock was die-cut with a Cheers die and adhered to the card front. The card front was then adhered to a lavender A2 card.

I Brake for Stamps is where you'll find the fabulous Humorous Seniors stamp collection, plus lots of other stamp companies. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I Brake For Brightening Days

Hi Jamie Martin here with you today sharing a pretty flower card that's sure to brighten anyone's day.  It was made with the Large Fritillaria and Sending Smiles stamps. Here is how the card was made.

1.  1 1/2' was cut off the bottom of a white card and the remaining portion was randomly stamped with the Large Fritillia stamp with Leaf Green Archival Ink.
2.  The Large Fritillaria was stamped on separate white card stock with Leaf Green and Aquamarine Archival Inks, then cut out.
3.  A strip of green paper was glued to the bottom of the white card and the flowers were glued to cover up the seam.  Rhinestones were placed in the center of the flowers.
4.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean were randomly added around the flowers.  Set aside to dry.
5.  Stamp Sending Smiles on acetate with Jet Black StazOn Ink.  Cut it out and glue to the card with Glossy Accents.

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I Brake for Love and Chocolate!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Since Christmas is over I'm on to the next holiday...Valentine's Day.
I made a fun card with a couple of verses from I Brake for Stamps.
I used LOVE CHOCOLATE and the Valentine's verse from EVERY DAY PHRASES.

I bought the EVERY DAY PHRASES set a couple of years ago and it was such a wonderful investment!  I use this on at least 50% off my cards.  It has so many verses and is perfect for nearly every occasion. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I Brake for Dog Walkers !!

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I am using Walking Dogs Mary from the I Brake for Stamps store

It's that time of the year and a lot of us want to get moving more , so I thought this image was perfect for my fist post of the new year , walk your dogs you both will have fun and it wont seem like exercise ..


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all!
I'm writing this while in bed sick with the flu, its been 4 days now, and hubby and I are both sick :(  not fun!!!

Anyways I am super excited to share this DARLING tag created using lots of sweet goodies, and the sweet stamp called "Wrap Love" from I Brake For Stamps..
 The base layers of my tag are created using all Cheery Lynn dies. Next I stamped my sentiment from I Brake For stamps in black ink, and then hot glued the rhinestone flower to the center of the O, trying to keep with the pink and flower theme going on here.

Next to start the cluster of flowers and ribbon, I started with the 1/8" striped ribbon, glued it down, and then my looped bow made out of the DARLING Really Reasonable Ribbon "Hearts & Bows on pink pearl satin"  . After that I glued down the brown leaves, and some branches, and then the rose, and other flowers. I really had a lot of fun creating this fun tag, and will add it to a birthday gift, I think I know just the one.
 This could even be a card, if glued to a card base, but I already know who's gift its going on :)
I hope you enjoyed my post for today!! Thank you for looking and have a lovely week!!
hugs to all,