Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I Brake for Cockatoos!

I'm totally fascinated by Cockatoos and Parrots. They're such smart birds that can talk, sing, and dance. Watching them on YouTube is endlessly entertaining and makes me wonder why the term "birdbrain" is synonomous with a person of low intellect.

Anyway, when I saw that I Brake for Stamps has a Cockatoo ATC, I had to have it. Here's my first ATC with it. If you'd like it, let me know and I'll have it winging your way soon!

The Cockatoo ATC was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. It was matted with black cardstock, a scrap of green patterned paper from the Tropical Travelogue 8x8 pad (G45), then onto black cardstock again. I like how the black makes the bright colors of the Cockatoo ATC pop!

I Brake for Stamps has 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!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I Brake for Fearless Bravehearts!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing one of the sweet new images over at I Brake For Stamps.
This one is from Carmen Medlin and it's from the Bravehearts collection.
She's called Be Fearless Set.

You can find these as individual stamps or on a sheet with all 4 girls.
I fell in love the second I saw them since I have three nieces ages 8-11.  I know they're going to get lots of use!

I popped up her head, shirt and sneakers on foam to give her a 3-D look.

Friday, July 22, 2016

I Brake for Seascapes

I'm finally beginning to slowly get back into the swing of things. As I've related, my mother passed away in the beginning of June. On June 13th, we received word that my brother, who lived in Thailand, had undergone a series of cardiac arrests. They were able to resuscitate him, but there was extensive brain damage, and he died on June 24th. 

The beach (in off season) and the ocean have always soothed my soul, so here's a card using Stampinback's There's Always Time for Friendship rubber stamp sheet and the Quarter Dahlia rubber stamp sheet that are both available at I Brake for Stamps.

The dinghy from the There's Always Time for Friendship rubber stamp sheet was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment from the Quarter Dahlia rubber stamp sheet was stamped in the sky area of the scene.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) was die-cut with a Nestabilities die and colored with Copic markers. Clear Media Crackle Glaze (DecoArt) was brushed over the colored die-cut and left to dry. Once dry, Titanium White Antiquing Glaze (DecoArt) was brushed over of the Crackle Glaze, allowed to settle into the cracks and dry. When dry, the Antiquing Glaze was wiped with a damp cloth. The die-cut frame was then brushed with two layers of Media Ultra-Matte Varnish (DecoArt) to seal the piece.

The frame was adhered over the beach scene and the framed beach scene was adhered to a card.

I Brake for Stamps has a great selection of Stampinback stamps as well as 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!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I Brake for Shopping ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal and I'm back with a fun card that could be for a birthday or a just because card, I am using the Shopping Sadie image from the humorous seniors line, I truly love making cards with these ,they are so much fun. My image was colored with colored pencils and baby oil , this is my favorite way to color when I travel , truth be know this image was colored while I was on a train to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, I love to color while being a passenger in any moving mode of transportation that I am not driving , it hard for me to sit and do nothing so I color ... 

 I used the new NuVo crystal drops in liquid mercury , love life die is a KaiserCraft die , look close and the word paper says " A Few of My Favorite Things " 6x6 paper from MME , Bazzill cardstock in Robins Egg and Candy Hearts ( two of my Fav colors )

colored pencil are easy to pack up and I keep baby oil on a sponge in a sealed container and don't forget the pencil sharpener.  Below is a look at my set up
ps .. the baby bear in blue on my board will be coming soon on a card here , keep a look out for it ...

Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I Brake for Giraffes

Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to all!
Today's card is a super CUTE and EASY Baby card made for I Brake for Stamps using the DARLING Giraffe Stamp! Do you ever need last minute baby shower cards??? Well if so this one is perfect for you! This card took under 10 minutes to create! YEP under10 minutes....hehehehe

First thing I did was cut my card base 3 1/4" x 11" then scored at 5 1/2" to create my card, then rounded the corners with the 1/2" rounder.
Next I cut the pebbles brown dp at 3" x 5 1/4" and rounded the corners. then the small striped(other side of brown) cut at 3" x 3" and rounded at the bottom only.

I Brake for stamps Giraffe- Inked up with brown SU! pen, and Old Olive pen, then stamped on white card stock and colored with YR31 yellow copic , and fussy cut out.

Embellished with Ribbon, and stickers to spell out BABY
 I Brake for Stamps carries some SUPER CUTE Giraffe stamps and they can be found HERE! LOVE them all!!!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day !
hugs to all,

Monday, July 18, 2016

I Brake For Funky Freddy!

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!!   Today, I'm sharing a fun froggy water color card.  I love the whole Freddy the Frog line over in the I Brake For Stamps store--they are just so cute and laughable!  Be sure to check out the Freddy Sheet and Freddy Digital images too!
This particular image just makes me think of a friend of mine and that is reason enough to smile!  I do like hanging out with her....the singing is always a bonus ;)

The card, itself, is simple enough.  I simply stamped the image and water colored sky and ground around it.  I also water colored Freddy -- with a smaller brush than the "wash" style surrounding the image.  After the main coloring was done, I added some splatters and inked the edges.  I like the focus being on the stamped image.  It's like a card sized coloring book page that I can give away....maybe it will make it onto someone's fridge!

Go Be Awesome!  Jane

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I Brake for Birthday Poppies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my friend's sister-in-law.  I absolutely love poppies and I hope she does too!


The verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I Brake for Baby's Christening ...

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and I am back with a sweet baby card , the image I am using is perfect for a Christening card . I am using an image from MS61 Full Plate

my image with colored with colored pencils and baby oil , my sentiment was cut in vinyl on my Silhouette , I added faux black stitches , nuvo crystal drops in  pale gold and diamond stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by.
For this image and so many more  visit I Brake for Stamps store

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I Brake for Zen Beauties

Hello everyone,
Cheryl here today , Hope you all are enjoying the weather, and your week! Today I am sharing my card created using the Beautiful Zen Beauties Collection from I Brake For Stamps. I LOVE all the stamps that come in this collection here. I will post a photo of them, and a link , so you all can see :)

For my card I chose to use Zen Beauty Hope on my card. I stamped her first in Memento black ink, then colored her with copics. I used some stickles for her wings, and on the mushroom. I LOVE this image, she is absolutely beautiful!!! Cant wait to share the others from this collection!!

Next once dried I cut out using a oval die cut, and placed it on the fancy die cut piece. I airbrushed around the oval using pink copic marker.

The design paper is an oldie, I figured I better pull out some old design paper and use it up too. I added some ribbon for the bow, and some cute little dew drops for the corners.

Zen Beauties Collection from I Brake For Stamps
I hope you enjoyed my post for today! Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I Brake for Larks!

You might have noticed that I have been M.I.A. from the blogosphere for the last month or so. My life hit a rough patch when my mother took ill right around Mother's Day and was hospitalized with pneumonia. Her conditioned seemed to stabilize, then worsened. They did further testing which revealed stage four lung cancer. The day she received her diagnosis, she wrote her own eulogy that she wanted read at her funeral by one of her sons-in-law. It follows. 

"Sing no sad songs for me. 
My life has been fun and funny because I have been fortunate to have had the love a guy for over sixty years. I had three incredible children who are different from each other, which has made it fascinating to watch them develop into unique individuals. Miracle of miracles, they each have found their soul mates. The icing on the cake is my three special grandchildren. 
There have been special friends, you know who you are, who have added immeasurably to my life. 
To my sisters and their families, our relationship was unique. 
I am not a woman of valor. I am a woman who is loved and gave love.”

Five days after receiving her diagnosis, my mother died with my sister, myself, and our husbands by her side.

This card, featuring Lark (I Brake for Stamps), was inspired by my mother's eulogy and her love of nature.

Lark (I Brake for Stamps) was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edged with black marker, then matted with black cardstock.

Kraft cardstock was embossed with a musical notation embossing folder. Slightly darker kraft cardstock was die-cut with a fancy tag die with a sentiment die inside it. The sentiment die was used a second time to die-cut black cardstock, which was inlaid in place. The embossed cardstock and the sentiment tag were lightly edged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger).

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

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I Brake For You....

{janebosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!  It's been a while since I popped in--thanks for checking out my project today!

I love the look that is created by contrasting black and white with colors.  It's been popping up a bit lately in my pinterest so, naturally, I wanted to give it a try.  Pinterest always knows what I'd like ;)  I thought these beautiful floral images from Floral Half Sheet 148A  and Floral Half Sheet 148B  would be perfect to use!

I started by stamping random images in black in on a background piece.  Next, I on a second piece of paper, I stamped three images that matched the background piece in style, but contrasted in size.  I trimmed and water colored those images and then adhered them to the background with two way glue.

I use these two sets quite frequently--they are so versatile!

Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!!  Jane

Saturday, July 9, 2016

I Brake for cool Cameras!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that was very special to me.  This was my daughter's 16th birthday card.  Her birthday was June 25th.  She's an avid photographer and my very own mini me!  I love her so much!

I used an image called VINTAGE CAMERA.

The verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.  I made the front look like a real lens by adding some acetate and then I turned it into a shaker with the 16 inside.

Shake, shake, shake!

Friday, July 8, 2016

I Brake For Beautiful Fuchsia's

 Hello everyone, and Happy Friday to all!
Cheryl here today, and I am sharing this BEAUTIFUL Fuchsia from I Brake For Stamps Floral Plate #1 , there are so many Beautiful flowers on this plate of stamps, and there is also a humming bird too, so pretty, I will have to color that one up next :) 
 I Wanted to do something different with the stamping part, so instead of stamping in just black, I stamped it in glue pad, and then dusted with some deliquesce Platinum , and then heat embossed. Next I colored with Copic markers G94 ,YG95 for greens, then RV34, RV19, and RV85 for the fuchsia's. I love the rich look it gives to the flowers.

My card measures 6 x 6
To embellish my card I used some satin Mauve ribbon made into 2 bows, and stuffed them under the main layer, then I used some Jewel Candy Dots for the corners of the 2 bottom layers. And for the frame, I used some gems in a light pink. The white dots are done with a gel pen!
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Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I Brake for my Nurse Donna ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!
It's Crystal here and today get well card was made with Feel Better soon Nurse Donna  this is a digi stamp and can be printed out many sizes and you can download it right away , to me this is a win win and is why I love my digi stamps , if you have not tried them you really should , I Brake for Stamps has an awesome section of both digi and red rubber , I hope my card today has inspired you to give them a try ... My image has been copic colored and the die cut Get well is from Paper Smooches .I used a white gel pen to make faux stitches on my black layer , I pretty simple card ,the image is the star on this card .

Thanks so much for stopping by.
For this image and so many more  visit I Brake for Stamps store