Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prayer Changes Things

Happy Day Before School Starts!! LOL! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a card I just love! Rarely do I use purple, but I thought these stamps with purple would be perfect! Was I right?

Each of the three stamps I've used comes from Inspiration Plate #3--it's full of great images and sentiments! The praying hands image works wonderfully with the Level Up technique (TJNL, August 2010), but it is hard to see in a scan--just trust me, FABULOUS!

The kids are off to school tomorrow--I'm only really doing half of a happy dance! They are ready to go back, but we've had such a great summer--I hope you have too!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Halloween Hi!

Hi stampers! Here is a card I recently made using Witch with Broom from the I Brake for Stamps store. I love the Halloween colors of orange, black, green and purple! If you'd like more details come by Cottage Creations for a visit!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Morning Glories

I love floral images and being able to color them in just about any color. That's exactly what I did with this image called Morning Glories.
They reminded me of Pansies, so I went straight for the purple. I think this turned out ok, what do you think? Have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Travel Plans...

More yummy stamps from the Travel-Full Sheet available HERE. I truly ♥ this stamp set! Our family is taking a short trip over to London this coming Monday, so I wanted to make my hubby a little hug with a fold in the middle. :c)

Techie Butterflies

Good Morning Stampers!! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a little IB4S love!

I was compelled the minute I saw this stamp (Zebra Butterfly Collage) to use it for this technique! The technique is called Triple Mosaic and can be found in the June 2006 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

After completing the technique piece, I stamped again on kraft cardstock and pieced the butterfly on top--making him all sparkly with my black Spica glitter pen. It looks fantastic in real life!

The inside of the card houses another great stamp from I Brake For Stamps. It's from the Inspiration Plate #3 (as is the "Pray Often" sentiment) and reads:

The Prayer of Jabez
Oh, that you would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that you would keep me f rom evil,
that I may not cause pain.
1 Chronicles 4:10
I hope you're all having a great day!
TTFN, Jane

Halloween Card

Well, it's getting to the time for making lots of wonderful Halloween themed cards. Here's one of my recent creations using some great stamps from I Brake for Stamps. I just love this scarecrow stamp and the saying comes off the brand new halloween sheet that was just released. I have more Halloween cards that will be posted soon using goodies off of this sheet!I hope all of you guys are being inspired to start making your Halloween cards soon.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, August 23, 2010

Smitten Collage

I used this image (main image) and trimmed it up a bit and stamped the "Franco" stamp on the top left. the background image is from the Stampinback line :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunning Sadie!

Hello! Here is Sunning Sadie! I think she is making a toast to all of us thinking about the start of school soon! She is still on the beach, 'cuz she's retired (but still full of fun!)! for other details, including the colors I used and my discount code I'd love for you to visit me!
Cottage Creations
Thanks, Cheryl

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Always Look Up

Well another weekend is here. I hope you have some great plans. Here's a great card with some beautiful stamps from I Brake for Stamps. The image comes from the Einstein sheet made by StampinBack. You can find the saying under the Phrases category (click here).Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 20, 2010

Z-fold Accordion Card

Images used from the Stampinback line :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby Love

Can I just say......I love, love, LOVE this image!!! It's called Sleeping Baby and it couldn't be more precious. Sadly, my baby days are over--we have five. If they didn't turn into teenagers, I might consider a few more ;) But, I was delighted to learn that my neighbor is expecting her first--I just had to let her know how happy I am for her!
My background piece uses the Worn Wallpaper technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, August 2010 edition. I stamped the Sleeping Baby image on both smooth white and kraft cardstock. After trimming the image on white cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and pieced it on top of the main image piece. (The sentiment is from Amuse) The image piece is cut with a Nestibility--truthfully, I can't remember what it's called.....Label something :)
Pretty easy card, pretty sweet baby!
Now, you try...
TTFN, Jane

Altered Book

I did this little Altered Book and stamped the sweet image on fabric. The image and text stamps are from the Children's plate.
Designed by Lynn Stevens

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gathering Wildflowers

This lovely stamp is available from I Brake For Stamps HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Card

Here's a special Sunday card. I love these sweet children praying. The stamp of the children both come on Inspiration Plate #3; The saying I used here "Praying for You" comes from Inpiration Plate #5; the stamps on these sheets mix and match very well together.Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!
Cheers, Holley

Monday, August 9, 2010

Stamp Journal

Stamps from the Travel-Full Sheet are available HERE.
The Crown stamp is available HERE.

I'm planning to use this this journal to keep track of all of the wonderful stamps I have from IBFS. I used a 7-Gypsies book cover set and then bound it with my Bind-it-all. I heat embossed the images using black embossing powder. I love how detailed these stamps are.
Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend! As soon as I saw this stamp in the store, I knew I had to have it, I love creating with fantasy images. It does have more detail in them but I think that's what makes them so magical. This image is called Dragon.
I chose to keep the card simple since I wanted the image to stand out. One of the great things about this stamp is that it could be to a male or female, for an all occasion card. I had fun coloring it and will be heading to the store for more! See ya soon!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Forever Joyful 3x3 Mini Album

Crown stamp is available HERE.
We Do Not Remember stamp available HERE.
Camera Man is on the Travel - Full Sheet available HERE.

I created this Meandering Mini from 1 sheet of 12x12 patterned paper. I used coasters for each of the covers.
Happy Creating,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Black and White

Here's a card I call the "Black and White special" that I made this week. Love these images that come off the same sheet! Be sure to check the store.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Butterfly Card

Baby Card

Circle Slide Book Album

I had SO much fun putting together this very cool NEW circle book album from I Brake For Stamps!   There are hidden pages that slide out for smaller pictures.   

 I featured my daughter, her family and new baby, Quinn!  

Just one more peek . . .

Directions on the new Circle Album pack and a slide show of my entire completed album can be found on my blog at My Cardz.   Grab your favorite beverage ...  it's a long one!    :)

Thanks for looking ~  hope you're having a great day!

Mary B. Giemza ~  My Cardz, My Passion . . . my therapy!  

Let it Rain!

Hi! I thought I'd share a card that's on my blog today! I used Mouse and Umbrella from I Brake for Stamps (of course!) I'm all about CUTE and he (or she) sure is cute!
More details are on my blog if you'd like to stop by:
Cottage Creations
Thanks, Cheryl

Eiffel Rose Collage Stamp

The Eiffel Rose Collage stamp is available HERE. I love the fine detail of this stamp; which is wonderful for embossing, but also for coloring using various mediums such as markers, chalks, watercolor paints, etc. This is the smaller version of the stamp but is also available in a larger size as well.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy August Monday!!

Greetings, Friends! I thought I'd start the week/month off with a brief intro and project share!!

My name is Jane Bosi and I'm honored to be a new member of the IBFS Design Team! I'm mom to five goofy kids (6 if you count the hubster!) and live in Wisconsin.
Today, I'm participating in the Technique By Design Blog Hop (TJNL) so, I thought I'd share my project here too!

My card features the Worn Wallpaper Technique and one of my favorite images from IBFS. You can find the Mother and Child image here. I masked off the main image and then used my Copic airbrush to color the sky; Copic markers for the rest of the image. The love with butterfly is one stamp and came to me on Half Plate #058--another of my favorites! (You'll learn, I say that a lot!) A few die cut scallop borders to finish things off--nice and easy!

I hope you'll join in on the fun blog hop--after all, it's monday--you might need a fun little distraction!

TTFN, Jane