Monday, September 1, 2014

I Brake for Teddy....


{Jane Bosi}

What could be better for a {happy} Labor Day post than a baby card?  I know, I know.  Not the same "labor," but......... ;)

I used Sweet Teddy as my main image, piecing his bow to coordinate with the background piece.  The background was created with a variety of distress inks and stencils to create a patchwork look.

I hope this short and sweet post finds you enjoying your day and relaxing!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I Brake For Mopeds!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I have a really fun birthday card to share with you.  My card features one of the Humorous Seniors from I Brake For Stamps.  She's called Moped Millie.


I haven't done a monochromatic card in a while and just got a new blue 6 x 6 pad I was excited to use.  I think blue suits her well.

On the inside I used Over The Hill and a
birthday verse from Every Day Phrases.


Here's a close up of her.  I dig her animal print pants!





Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Brake for John's Big Catch

Hello I Brake for Stamps Fans !!!

It's Crystal here with a fun CAS masculine card, I use to think these were so hard to do, but anymore I find them not so intimidating. For this card I kept it very fun , I used a 110 lb card stock base ,this is the key to a great card you need it to feel substantial even if it's a simple card. Next I lay down a base of colorful yet masculine printed washi tape. I am using  John's Big Catch from the I Brake for Stamps store  for my stamped image and I copic colored him and fussy cut him out and go around the edges with a black marker so not the have with edges show . my Camera and sentiment are from the Silhouette store ( called Camera ) and  cut about 3" . and my enamel dots are hand-made by me and were in my stash . my favorite way to make these are the punch different sized circles from colored card stock ,use a stylus to shape into a dome , add to the top of a glue dot while still on the sticker paper and add a layer of glossy accents let dry and not you have dots to mach your project from scraps of matching card stock .



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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today , for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .


Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I Brake For Shy Bear

Hello peeps.....Beth back with another card for you.....today I have used IBFS Daisy Pot Shy Bear...love the color purple can you tell?



Stamped this cute bear image on white card stock colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers than cut out the image and popped it on this darling Designer paper called Barkley Paper Pad from IBFS.....embossed bottom lavender piece and added some purple card stock that I used Fiskar Border punch....added a little bow on top flower.....used SU punch for sentiment that I inked with black ink....also used black card stock for one layer.
Love these Shy Bear stamps and I am sure you will see him used by me again....have a great week and I will see you again next Tues.

Hugs
Beth

Monday, August 25, 2014

I Brake For Funky Dolls


{Jane Bosi}  Happy Monday!

Today, I have a piece of mixed media art to share!  I created this 8 x 10 canvas using a variety of paint, stencils, gelatos and stamps!  My main image--the funky art doll, can be found in the IBFS store.  The sheet is called Alicia's Funky Dolls and it is tons of fun!!!

To create my "doll", I started with a piece of designer paper that I covered with gesso.  After stamping the doll pieces, I trimmed each and added some detail.  Using some super tiny brads, I put the doll together.  I wanted to keep it dimensional and kinetic--even after securing it to the canvas.

The canvas was decorated with a variety of supplies.  The black scrolly flourish is a stenciled image.  More paint, PITT penns, gelatos and some beautiful Grunge Flowers complete the background.

Kind of outside my box...but, that's a good thing :)

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I Brake For Valerie's Birthday!

Hello and happy Saturday!!
Welcome to my I Brake For Stamps post for the week.
It's been rainy here lately so I wanted to make something bright and cheery to offset the dull gray outside.

Today I'm sharing a gift bag that I made for a co-worker.  We go back to school VERY soon. (insert big heaving sobs here) and her birthday is Sept. 25.  It's very crazy at the beginning of school so I thought I'd get ahead of the game and make this now.




I used my new We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag punch board to make this.  If you come back tomorrow you can see another bag that I made.  Tomorrow's is a little smaller than this one.  You can choose from 3 different widths of bags, small, medium and large as well as making it any height up to a 12" piece of paper.  This bag is about 8" tall.


Isn't this verse so funny and SO true?!
My little flower is from Wild Orchid.  It's a Champagne Pink Cosmo Daisy 10 pk.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

I Brake for Kibbles and Betts ....

Hello I Brake for Stamps Fans !!
Its Crystal here with a  card I made using the Kibbles and Betts stamp from the Humorous Senior line , I love this Senior line they make me chuckle and after all don't we want our cards to brighten someones day .. I made this a CAS card ( at least it is for me ..lol ) a simple hello card , the sentiment was cut from my Silhouette , the image was colored with copic markers .


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My eye candy for the Postal people , stamp your envelope and make an entrance  first with the outside .....
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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today , for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RJ made these awesome cards.  He used Rick's Beach Bear and Birthday Bear.



You can check out his blog for more details.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I Brake For Cammie

Good morning IBFS friends, Beth here with a new card for you......pulled out my Cricut and Cuttlebug for this card as I wanted a fence to sit Kisses Cammie on....this adorable little girl is a Cheslea Le Designs just love this darling image.


I chose to use paper piecing on this image instead of coloring the whole thing......she is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.....the fence is the Heritage folder from Cuttlebug and is inked with Rangers Weathered Wood Distress Ink....the sign post was cut using the Christmas Noel cartridge from Cricut used a Sizzix die cut for sign with 2 eye rings to hold it on stamped Totally Amazing from the Half Sheet 138B .....hope you have enjoyed my card today will be back next week with something new.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, August 18, 2014

I Brake For Summer?

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday!  It seems as though summer might be winding down......school is starting, the temperatures are starting to turn....It's a good time to remind you to take time and enjoy life!  It's also a good reason to pull out an enchanting image from this beach themed stamp sheet, one last time!

To create my image panel, I partially cut the oval shaped window with a nestabilitie die and trimmed the remaining image with scissors.  I colored the background with Distress Markers and then, misted the panel.  When it was completely dry, I finished coloring the image wiht Copic markers.

Just makes me want to grab a book and read on the beach.....

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Brake for Christmas Blessings!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Renee here and I'm sharing a Christmas card today.  I don't know...I've just been in a holiday mood lately. 

 Today my card doesn't have an image...just a sentiment.  The verse is called THE BLESSING OF PEACE.


I love the pretty font on this verse.


Inside I used ELEGANT MERRY CHRISTMAS.





Thursday, August 14, 2014

I Brake for Mowlene ...

Hello I Brake For Stamps fans !!

It's Crystal here ,I placed a new order and have some fun new stamps to play with and today I am using Mowlene from the humorous senior line  she come as a single stamp or on a full sheet AA1007  with other great images . She is a hoot don't you think , I just finished mowing my grass and this image had to come to life on a card , oh  don't worry I do not mow grass in a bikini top and hot pants ..  lol .. but Mowlene does and she is Rockin them ....


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I used my copic markers to add rust stains to my wheel barrel E15 and E19 and the feathered it out with colorless blender , my sentiments are from the Half Sheet #052

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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today , for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I Brake for Perfect You.

Good evening my friends today I have another card for you using  the sentiment from the Half Sheet 138B from IBFS......on this card I used the Pinwheel Technique and the La Creme card stock from DCWV. 
for this card I added a cute burlap flower in the middle of the pinwheel....used a ticket punch for the sentiment added a brad and ribbon  the kraft strip is embossed and inked.

Well that is it for me today will have something new for you next week.
Hugs
Beth



Saturday, August 9, 2014

I Brake For Ghosts!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today, for the second week in a row I'm sharing a holiday card.  Last week however was a Christmas card.
This time it's Halloween!

I love this little ghost.  I think he was one of the very first stamps I ever owned from I Brake For Stamps.  His name is very easy to remember...GHOST.

I know you don't normally think of a ghost as being sweet but I think he is.


Wouldn't you smile if this little guy showed up at your door?