Saturday, February 16, 2019

I Brake for COWS!!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun birthday card with you.
I've had TINA MAE for what seems like forever!

Next I added the cute BARBED WIRE FENCE 
to my collection.

Then...I recently discovered this adorable
COW PRINT FRAME.


How did I not see this before?
I popped the frame up on foam tape so that it gave the card a 3-D effect.



Thank you I Brake for Stamps for the adorable cow themed images!




Friday, February 15, 2019

I Brake for...Coffee Bear!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Coffee Shy Bear from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the image with Gina K Amalgam Ink and I used my alcohol markers to color the image in. I also used Simple Stories We Are Family paper collection and Sunny Studios Sliding Window die.   Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today!!


Stamps Used:





Until Next Time
Shanta! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I Brake for Hearts Quilts!

Hello everyone!  This is design team member, Heidi, and today I am sharing with you a Valentine card that is my most favorite of this year!  



I stamped the quaint Heart Quilt stamp on some pink cardstock. I then used alcohol markers in a few shades of red to color it in, and added white gel pen and glitter pen for accents.  I mounted it with fun foam over some white, textured cardstock.  The Love sentiment is from the Wedding Sheet stamp set.



Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day!


Saturday, February 9, 2019

I Brake for Poppies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.
I used 3 different stamps/sets from I Brake for Stamps on my card.

The main image comes from 
HALF SHEET POPPIES.

The verse on the front is called
OLD FRIENDS.

In case you haven't noticed Poppies are one of my favorite flowers!
I think I own almost every poppy stamp that IBFS offers!


On the inside I used the verse from
from the







Friday, February 8, 2019

I Brake For..Missing You

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Every Day Phrases Set from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival Ink. I also used Elle Oh Elle sticker and paper collection.   Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today!!


Stamps Used:


Until Next Time..
Shanta

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I Brake for Rose Valentines!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I hope you are doing well.  Today I would like to share a Valentine I made with a bit of a vintage feel.  


I first stamped the background using June’s Rose stamp in gold ink.  I stamped it several times to fill in the entire panel.  I then sponged Antique Linen distress ink to add a vintage feel.  

I then stamped my sentiment from the Wedding Sheet with hot pink ink onto some light pink kraft cardstock.  I stamped the heart in a very light pink.  I die cut the sentiment, and with the die still in place, traced the inside of the die with gold gel pen.  I also added Wink of Stella outside the gold line.    I stamped a second heart in the hot pink and trimmed it out, for an embellishment.




The stamps I used today can be found in the I Brake for Stamps Store

Wedding Sheet stamp set
June’s Rose

Have a wonderful day!

*** Heidi ***



Saturday, February 2, 2019

I Brake for Poppies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I made for my husband's aunt.  His uncle passed away a few days ago and we wanted to send her a pretty card.

I just got a new set that I was anxious to use.  It's called
HALF SHEET POPPIES
The verse is from the full sheet called
EVERY DAY PHRASES.


I used one more flower from the set on the inside along with the sentiment called WITH SYMPATHY.


I fussy cut the poppies and popped the up on dimensional foam.



Friday, February 1, 2019

I Brake For... Pleated Skirt!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Pleated Skirt Set from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the set in Gina K Amalgam Ink and I used  my Touch alcohol markers to color the images in. I also used Echo Park Love Story paper collection.  The Hello die is from Lawn Fawn. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today!!


Stamps Used:


Until Next Time..
Shanta

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

I Brake for LOVE!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I am diving into making Valentines.  I just love sending them to my family, from grandparents to nieces and nephews!

For this card, I combined two different stamps sets, and the LOVE stamp is also sold separately. (Links are at the end of this post.)

Wedding Sheet - I Brake for Stamps
Floral Half Sheet - I Brake for Stamps

I heat embossed the word LOVE and several of the flower stamps with Gold Detail Embossing powder over some patterned paper. I then used water-based markers to color some of the details in the LOVE stamp.  I trimmed all the pieces out.


Then, I used a coordinating piece of patterned paper for my background, and arranged the stamps over top.  The LOVE and two of the little flowers are popped up on foam tape.  I then finished the card by adding some clear glitter Nuvo drops around the card, for embellishment.

I also used the scrap of patterned paper, and some more stamped flowers to finish the inside of the card.  


The stamps I used on this card can be found in the I Brake for Stamps store.

Floral Love -single stamp
Wedding Sheet stamp set
Floral Half Sheet stamp set

I hope you will have time for stamping today!

*** Heidi ***


Saturday, January 26, 2019

I Brake for Bunnies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sweet Easter card with you.

I've used 
from 


Aren't these bunnies sweet?
We may have received 14" of snow last Saturday/Sunday but I'm getting ready for Spring!  I've been tossing my veggie scraps outside to help the bunnies in my yard out.  I also feed the birds and by default...the gray squirrels, red squirrels and chipmunks! lol!


On the inside I used




Friday, January 25, 2019

I Brake for..Party Time!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Party Time Words and Confetti from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the sentiment in Fun Stampers Journey Dark Roast Ink and I used Pink and Main My Heart paper collection. The enamel dots are recollections by Micheals. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today!!


Stamps Used:


Until Next Time!
Shanta

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I Brake for Penguins!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I hope you are safe and warm after the weekend storm.  I found this image, already colored, on my craft desk when I was cleaning up.  So in this frigid weather, it just seemed like the right time to make it into a card.



The image was colored with alcohol markers, and then I die cut it out.  I also use the same die cut for the red cardstock.  I added some punched little banners that were cut from red lumiere paper.  It adds a subtle shimmer.

I really do love this stamp, Season’s Greetings Penguins, because it has the sentiment already included.  That really cuts down on time, especially when you might be using it to mass produce your Christmas cards.  Never too early to start thinking about it!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, January 19, 2019

I Brake for Bee Balm!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the birthday card that I'm going to send to my mother-in-law at the end of the month. She doesn't really have any particular interests so I like to just make her something pretty most years.

I've used
BEE BALM 
from 



This stamp is so pretty!
I just stumbled onto it and I don't know how I didn't see it in the store before!
IBFS has a wonderful selection of flower stamps.


While I was hunting around for some designer paper to coordinate with my flower I found this adorable bee paper!  How perfect, right?


Friday, January 18, 2019

I Brake For..The Heart!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's Bag Topper features Every Day Phrases from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the sentiment in Fun Stampers Journey Dark Roast Ink and I used EK Success Punch for the hearts that decided to pop up with foam dots. The Bag Topper die is Avery Elle Treat Topper #2 die. The paper collection is Sunny Studio Preppy Prints collection. I love sending my crafty friends goodies in a bag that is decorated pretty! Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today!!



Stamps Used:



Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Brake for the Hokey Pokey!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  When I saw this Hokey Pokey sentiment in the IBFS store, I just had to have it, it is so funny!  I loved how it went with one of the Carmen Medlin Curiosities called the Monster Mash.



I first colored the monster using alcohol markers and some glitter gel pen.  I trimmed it out with scissors.  Then I stamped the sentiment on my white panel and die cut out a pattern in the corner using a Tim Holtz die.  The panel was placed over a Distress Oxide background and the monster popped up on foam adhesive.



I really had a lot of fun with this card!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, January 12, 2019

I Brake for Luna Moths!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a dear friend that just lost her mother. My friend is passionate about nature as was her mother so when I saw this STAINED GLASS LUNA -LARGE
I knew that's what I wanted to use on her card.

I remember talking to my friend the first time I saw a Luna moth in person.  I was with my son at his Boy Scout camp and there was one on a shed.  I could have stared at it for hours.  More recently we had one on our screen on our sliding glass door.  He stayed for hours.  It was quite beautiful.  For those of you that don't know, a Luna can grow to be an average of about 4".


I stamped the image twice and cut the moth out of the second one so that I could put him with the sentiment.  The With Sympathy is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.