Saturday, July 31, 2010

Purple Galore

I just love the pretty floral stamps in the store, they are perfect for all occasions!! This Iris flower is just one of many.

I was once a purple lover and had purchased a few craft items in various shades and felt this was the perfect time to use them. Since I love flowers in general I added opened and closed roses alongside the image.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Freddie the Frog

Hi all! Here's an adorable image from the IBFS Digital Stamp shop! (Click HERE to go see this shop!) This stamp is Freddie the Frog chewing some bubble gum. The great stamp in this background comes from IBFS and is an image of a maze that I lightly stamped in with colorbox chalk ink. There's a whole group of great digi images for you to pick from and a whole group of wonderful Freddie Frogs that are TOO cute.

Have a great week!

Let's Go Camping!

Hi! This is my first post for I Brake for Stamps and I am so happy to be part of this great Stamp
Company! I used this adorable camper image from The Great Outdoors to make my card. It's part of the Humorous Seniors Collection. I can't wait to ink up the other stamps in this set!
For details on this card please visit me here at Cottage Creations!
Thanks so much! Cheryl

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hello Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! We are keeping busy, enjoying the outdoors. It seems like summer is flying by and before we know it fall and school for those with children will be upon us!

I participated in a few challenges with this card and I chose the I BRAKE FOR STAMPS Birds and Butterflies plate... I love nature, and the beauty of GOD's creation...I also love creating cards using techniques and this card uses the Technique Junkie Newsletter technique called Background Whimsy, Dye Ink Method. 

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: I BRAKE FOR STAMPS Birds and Butterflies plate
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Glossy White, Black, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Sponge dauber, White Gel Pen, Butterflies stickers by Paper Studio, Stitched RIbbon by Offray, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D

For the Love of Travel

This card uses stamps from the I BRAKE FOR STAMPS Travel-Full sheet available HERE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Seamstress

Designed By Lynn Stevens

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Published Woo Hoo

I was in a local craft store the other day and saw this was published in the newest Scrap and Stamp magazine. Sept issue 2010. I had no idea, Yeah!!!!
by Lynn Stevens

Friday, July 23, 2010

Athens Collage

A Social Butterfly

Here's a wonderful stamp from a stamp set sold at I Brake for Stamps. The image was stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The background was stamped in white stazon ink.

Wishing you a wonderful Day! Fly away butterflies.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

HELLO! I created this card uses the I BRAKE FOR STAMPSInspirational Plate #5
I used the technique called Faux Dominoes from Technique Junkie Newsletter

I love that this stamp set offers sentiments of encouragement. 
This is perfect for those occasions when your friend or a loved one needs a lift!

Here are some more details:
Cardstock: Creative Cuts and More Rectangle Window A2 card, White
Accessories: Versamark, Gold EP, Heat Tool, Corner Rounder, Gold Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Chrissy D

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blue Suede Shoes

Couldn't resist the shoes with the Elvis stamps.
Designed by Lynn Stevens

Thorn bushes have Roses! :)

I just can't get enough of the gorgeous floral images at IBFS!   I thought this sentiment was perfect for my sometimes "the glass is half empty" thoughts and these Long Rosebuds . . .

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Hello! I hope you are having a sunny day! We have scattered showers here in Wisconsin,with tiny glimpses of sunshine...

On todays project, I used I BRAKE FOR STAMPS Birds and Butterflies Collage SheetThis gorgeous collage is so much fun to color, but for those of you who do not care to color, it is stunning just stamped in one color or used on a sheet you created using a technique or Glimmer Mist!

I used the Technique Junkies Newsletter and the technique called Mono Dies

Here are some more details:
Cardstock: Core'dinations, chocolate, wasabi, White, flower dies from CC&M
Accessories: gems, Copics, Dimensionals, Technique Junkies Newsletter, green twill

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!!!

Chrissy D

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday Card

I used a technique here called "Modern Grid" from the April 2007 TJ Newsletter. Images colored in with Watercolor Pencils. I used This sheet :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Grunge Bird Card

Here's a fun bird stamp that I recently got. I also used several background stamps to add to the card along with some word stamps as well. Two of the papers used on this card come from Pressed Petals and have some printing on them, which gives an added layered look to the card.

Here's a list of the stamps used: Grunge Bird, Bird Text, Star Ornament, Saying
Be sure to use your coupon code to save on your purchase! SAVE10HOLLEY

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marker backgrounds on Acetate

I did a tutorial on my blog about using markers on acetate as a background
with the beautiful Asian stamp shown here. If your interested .
Designed by Lynn Stevens

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mona Mini Book

more info over on Kristy's Blog (see sidebar!)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This card uses beautiful stamps. I love the face image of the baby child on this card, it goes perfect with the saying found on Inspiration plate #3. I used copic markers to color in the image and Colorbox Chalk to dust the edges of the card.
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


The card I am sharing with you today is from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS and uses the Technique called Faux Etched Copper from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.

Aren't these cats CUTE? This was so much fun to color and create, too!

Here are a few more details:
Techniques from Technique Junkies Newsletter Faux Etched Copper and Spotlighting
Accessories: Copper Metal, Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Alcohol Ink, Sponge, Martha Stewart Punch, Sanding Block, Ribbon and Gems

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D

Monday, July 5, 2010

Shabby Chic Marilyn

Designed by Lynn Stevens

Friday, July 2, 2010

Alcohol Ink Play!

Had a little fun today with Alcohol inks-I used one of Tim Holtz's techniques for the background on this called "Alcohol Ink Monoprint"

This is definitely a must try technique with stunning results!

Footprints Tag

Designed by Lynn Stevens

Thursday, July 1, 2010

With Gratitude

I thought this image from the Birds and Butterflies Collage set would be perfect for a Thank You card.

Blog Winners

Here are the winners in the "Name the Seniors" contest.

Stamp #1 - Linda from Vegas
Stamp #2 - Kathy N.
Stamp #3 - mbdesigns
Stamp #4 - Trena in Naperville
Stamp #5 - Brenda (anonymous)
Stamp #6 - Erin
Stamp #7 - Debbie

To see the names of the new Seniors, click HERE


I wanted to try something a bit different, and I love this stamp set called Collage Faces. This card uses the Technique Junkie Newsletter June/ July 2010 Edition and their Glimmer Marbling technique. This card shimmers in real life!

Cardstock: White, Vintage Violet, Vellum
Accessories: Glimmer Mists, Vintage Violet stitched ribbon, Hardware SU, Martha Stewart Punch, Sponge Dauber,

Thank you for taking a look! Have a wonderful weekend