Monday, February 28, 2011


Hi Everyone- Chris Dickinson here. 

Have you been over to The Brakefast Club? The Brakefast Club is a free forum filled with friendship, Inspiration, Challenges , Fun, Contests, and ideas for I Brake For Stamps! This weeks challenge was to create something with GREEN!

For todays card, I decided to try something and didn't get the colors I wanted, so I did some punting and came up with this creation.

I started out by using Creative Inspiration Paints and the Spring Green paint on my water color card stock. I did not achieve the Bright Green I wanted, so I grabbed my water color crayons and mixed some Glorious Green in and WAH-LAH! I achieve the glorious, shimmery green I wanted!!!

I used both water color crayons and Creative Inspiration Paints: Emerald, Copper, Antique Silver, Charcoal, Spring Green, Citrus, Onyx, Coal, Butter Cup, Raw Sienna

I Brake for Stamps now carries these wonderful paints too!

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: LeprechaunCloversIrish Blessing from I Brake For Stamps
Accessories: Aquapainters, Watercolor Crayons, Offray Ribbon, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug folder, Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Brayer, White Gel Pen,

Thanks so much for taking a peek! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Card "S'évader"

Hello everyone,

Here's a new card, I used this beautiful buffer Birdhouse

Bonjour à tous,
Voici une nouvelle carte, j'ai utilisé ce magnifique tampon Birdhouse

Equipment used:
Matériel utilisé:
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Miscellaneous: Papers , Bazill Pink ,Copic markers, Flowers .
Divers: Papiers , bazill rose, feutres Copic, fleurs .
Thank you for your visit and your nice comments
Merci pour votre visite et vos gentils commentaires Amitié

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Carte "Pour Toi"

Hello everyone,

Here's a new card, I used this beautiful buffer Bird with Mousse

Bonjour à tous,

Voici une nouvelle carte, j'ai utilisé ce magnifique tampon Bird with Mousse .détails:

Equipment used:
Matériel utilisé:
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Miscellaneous: Papers , Bazill Pink, Nestabilities,Copic markers,flowers .
Divers: Papiers , bazill rose, , nestabilitie, feutres Copic, fleurs .

Thank you for your visit and your nice comments
Merci pour votre visite et vos gentils commentaires Amitié

Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Bunny Loves You!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!! Regan here to share another project with you. This week I made a card using the stamp Miss Rachel and Baby Bunny. Such an adorable stamp!! I think this card would be perfect for Easter or even just for a small child to give to their Mom, Grandma, Aunt... etc.

I did some fun Paper piercing to add some fun and interest!

For more details and a supply list, please visit my blog Emora Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Artwork created with the "Celestial Fairy" Rubber Stamp image. I chose to make the background globe with gold foil, blue glitter and gold glitter dust. Embellished with gold stars. Colored with Prismacolor Artist pencils.

Faberge Eggs

Happy Thursday! It's Holly posting today, and I've wanted to create my own "Faberge eggs" ever since I saw this gorgeous Swirl Egg in the IBFS store. The one I've used here is the small one and it's the perfect size for regular A2 cards.

I stamped the egg three times with Versamark, poured gold embossing powder on them, and heated the powder til it melted. Then I colored each egg with the Jewel colors of Creative Inspirations Paint - Sapphire, Garnet, and Emerald.

I added a fleur de lis brad and a red bow on the top of the Garnet Faberge egg, and I used the Curled Corners technique on the white cardstock. Some pearls and gold scallops finish off this detailed card. You can see the shimmer of the paint in this close-up picture:

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Small Swirl Egg from I Brake for Stamps
Ink: Versamark
CS: White, Black, Gold
Creative Inspirations Paint: Sapphire, Garnet, Emerald
Other: gold embossing powder, wrinkled red ribbon (May Arts), fleur de lis brad (The Paper Studio), pearls (Kaisercraft), Embossed Curve edge punch (EK Success)
Technique: Curled Corners (Technique Junkies)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diva Mermaid

Good morning all, so glad you stop by today.  Suzanne here to showcase another gorgeous stamp from I Brake For Stamps.
I am lucky enough to be able to show you "Diva Mermaid", she comes in two sizes, I have chosen the larger.  You can check them out here

Isn't she fabulous, I just love this stamp. If you want all the deets for my project, please visit my blog.

Thanks for looking.

Suzanne x

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Image is from the Faux Postage Sheet

The ATC is made from Metal HVAC tape that has been embossed with some Tim Holtz Embossing Folders then inked with alcohol inks. The bottle cap has also been inked with AI's

Monday, February 21, 2011

His Name Is Wonderful

{Jane Bosi} I love background stamps!!! This beautiful stamp from IBFS is no different! Called the Names of Jesus, it was the perfect compliment for the Three Crosses stamp. I knew exactly how I would use them the first time before they even made it into my hot little hands! I started my project with the Three Crosses stamp and the Neutral Shadows technique (see TJNL February 2011), then stamped the background over the piece. I added some ribbons and charms that read "celebrate" and "love." I {heart} this card!

TTFN, Jane

Small Assemblage

G'day all!
its Kristy here :)

The focal point here is a portion of this stamp from the Stampinback line :) All metal pieces are colored using Alcohol inks-one of the techniques out of Tim Holtz's amazing book!
And FYI-his book is on Clearance now and can be found here. Its definitely a MUST have!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sun and Stars

I hope you all have had a great weekend! Today I want to share with you I card I made using #RBG087 Sun & Stars.

I stamped the image in Canary VersaColor, then embossed it with Dark Night Embossing Powder and colored in with Copics. I added some Celestial Glitter and Crystal Ice Glitter for a sparkly touch. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. For more details on this card and the products used, have a hop to my blog!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

HI there :)
Its Kristy here! Had a little fun with embossing (both kinds!) today :)
The images here are from the fabulous Photo Booth sheet from the Time To Stamp line :)

Gayle here, I created this tag for today's Blogger's Challenge theme "Emboss Me"

Embossed white tag created with rubber stamped image from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS. This specific stamp is entitled "TOMBOY" - click HERE to view.

I created a white tag, Cuttlebug dry-embossed it. The TOMBOY image is double stamped; background with olive green liquid chalk, and foreground image stamped with grey liquid chalk. Image colored with Prismacolor Artist Pencils. Embellished with brass eyelet, two layers of white lace and striped ribbon.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi All! Kristy Here!

I made a tag for an online challenge using several of Tim Holtz's techniques from his book, Compendum of Curiosities!

Stamps used here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pretty In Pink

Hi Suzanne here, today I am showing you the sweetest little girl, I adore this image, stamp is named Girl Picking Flowers of course from I Brake For Stamps.

I just had to create this card all in pinks, isn't that what little girls love. Want the details, check out my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Suzanne x

Fancy Folds Does It Again!

Happy Wednesday, Brakers!! {Jane Bosi} sharing a cute and fun project. You may not know it, but I am in love with this Gnome Plate! I've never been much for the garden accessories, but I am thinkin' on pickin' up a gnome or two--just can't get them off my mind since these stamps became mine! You'll find the directions for this sweet notecard box on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD from the TJ Newsletter. It's now available in the IBFS store and is packed with amazing projects--a definite must have!! Give it a whirl!!
TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This lovely I BRAKE FOR STAMPS - DAHLIA COLLAGE image was my inspiration for creating this FLOWER GARDEN BOOK. I love making books so that I am able to add my own collection of images to the blank pages. I wanted one side of the book left free to "personalize" the book, which would be great for gift giving. Inside the front and back covers, I have created a pocket to add personal notes or extra images.

Miss Rachel and Butterfly Bookmark

Happy Tuesday! It's Holly posting today. I Brake for Stamps is sponsoring the February 15th "Spring" Challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today. I had a blast working with some ribbons and some stamps and bringing them together for two special projects.

My first project is a spring-themed card with this sweet Miss Rachel in the Garden stamp and some pink and white gingham ribbon (7/8").

I colored in Miss Rachel's dress to match the pink ribbon, and then added my own "gingham" lines to her little apron. After I cut this image out, I used the Wisped Frames technique from Technique Junkies. I'm in love with this gorgeous ribbon; it was so easy to tie into a bow and this soft pink is such a perfect spring color.

My second project is a bookmark. I used a length of this 5/8" Random Circles Light Blue Grosgrain ribbon and added some die cut circles and ovals to the top and bottom.

Isn't that a fun bookmark? I stamped the butterfly from I Brake for Stamps's Things with Wings sheet and colored it with Copic markers. I also added a row of blue rhinestones to the body for a little sparkle. The sentiment is from the Every Day Phrases sheet, and I used the Wisped Frames technique around it.

If you've been wishing for Spring and making some fun spring projects, why don't you play along with the "Spring" challenge on the Reasonable Ribbon blog? Maybe we can usher in a quicker start for some warmer spring days! :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi everyone, Regan here! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! I know, I know it's been awhile, but I have been moving. I know, YUCK!! Now we are getting settled into our new home and I had some time to create a little today. I thought I would share a 12X12 Valentine's Day layout with you! I used the Valentine's Day sentiment stamp for this layout.

I used a sketch from YourPaperPantry to create this page.

For more details, please visit my blog EmoraDesigns.

Thanks you for stopping by!
Happy Heart Day,

Intertwining Hearts

Happy Valentines Day!!!
I made this valentine today using the Intertwining Hearts image. It was colored in using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol :)
The hearts were stamped a second time and colored in, and layered onto the card with foam tape to make it pop :)


Hi Everyone- This is Chris Dickinson here sharing with you the beautiful ZEBRA BUTTERFLY image using the Background Whimsy technique! Here are a few more details...

Stamps: Zebra Butterfly from I Brake For Stamps
Paper: White, Not Quite navy, Cajun Craze,
Accessories: Creative Inspiration Paints: Evergreen, Burnt Clay, Chocolate, Raw Sienna, Mellow Yellow , White gel pen, Martha Stewart punch, SU Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers
Techniques: Background Whimsy

Thank you for stopping and taking a closer look! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Distress Colorblock Spring Milk Carton

It's going to be a wonderful day, and I have a distressed, rustic, spring-themed milk carton to share with you.

I started with a Milk Carton die cut which was cut from white cardstock. I sponged Antique Linen distress ink all over the outside of the milk carton, emphasizing the score lines. Then I pulled out my Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape and assembled the milk carton die cut.

After I wrapped some hemp twine around the milk carton, I adhered some stamped collage rectangles onto each of the four sides. I added some buttons for a little extra color and texture. The top of the milk carton is not glued shut - I just wrapped some more hemp twine around the top and it will easily slide off when I want to put something inside.

Here is a close-up look at the collage image that I used:

I created the orange background by using the new Distressed Colorblocking technique from Technique Junkies and then I stamped this gorgeous Butterfly Rose Post collage from I Brake for Stamps. After the black ink dried, I cut it out and distressed the edges with my distress tool. This technique is just perfect with all the collage images from I Brake for Stamps.

I bet you've had enough of this freezing cold winter. Hopefully we have seen the last of Old Man Winter here in TX - we are going to have highs in the 60s and 70's for the next week. Enjoy your weekend!

Die Cut: Milk Carton from Creative Cuts & More
Stamps: Butterfly Rose Post collage (I Brake for Stamps)
Ink: Antique Linen distress, Marmalade distress, Marigold distress, Jet Black Stazon
Other: Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape, buttons (Foo Fa La), hemp twine, linen thread, sponge
Technique: Distressed Colorblocking (Technique Junkies)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day Tag

Hi Everyone, it's Robyn here. I have a sweet little Valentine's Day tag to share with you today.

It is using the adorable To the One I Love stamp from I Brake for Stamps. I used a #8-sized shipping tag and K&Co papers along with vintage seam binding ribbon and flowers.

Valentine's Tag 8

For some reason, when I cropped the photo for the close-up, it went a bit blurry on me, but hopefully, you get the idea.

Valentine's Day tag

I used my Letraset Promarkers to color in the image of these 2 cuties.

back of tag

I made a little pocket at the back of the tag to hold my contact info with a personalized note. I used a Wilton's doily and dry brushed on some white acrylic paint. The heart clip is by 7-Gypsies.

This is the back of the tag with the pocket tags removed.

Thank you so much for stopping by the IBFS blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :c)

Friday, February 11, 2011

A New Release!

Today I wanted to share one of the wonderful new releases with you.  It is called Bird and Blossom Post.  You can find it at the IBFS store as a single stamp, or in the Beloved and Postage Sheet.  They are all beautiful collage stamps!

I used the Ink, Spray & Smash Technique on Glossy White paper and then stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is from Penguins and More. All stamps are by I Brake For Stamps! Love 'em! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ballerina Bear

Good morning! It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this adorable Ballerina Princess Bear with you. I love all of these adorable bears, and this is one is extra sweet. Remember playing dress up when you were a little girl? That's what this bear reminds me of.

I colored this bear with copic markers and then I used the Wisped Frames technique from Technique Junkies around the oval. Some papers from Prima's Annalee collection are in the background - the colors are so sweet and feminine and perfect with this Ballerina Princess Bear.

I hope you are all staying warm and cozy today! Spring can't be too far off now. :-)

Heart Quilt!

Hello! I want to show you this great image from I Brake for Stamps! It's called Heart Quilt and it was so fun to color! I can just see it colored up in red, white and blue or fresh springy colors!
For details on the colors I used please visit me at my blog, Cottage Creations!