Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Rose is A Rose

Happy Sunday!  

Always happy when I get to spend time making cards.  For my post today, I colored this Rose  from the Floral Plate #2 half sheet which has stamps that I grab for ALL the time.  I love the wishing well and the large roses.

Anywho, I chose this simple roses stamp and colored it with copics.  I used my handy dandy TJ Newsletter techniques called Stacked Nesties and Polished Mulberry.

Here is a close-up of the roses.

I used copics R29, 22, 21, 20 for the roses 
and YG99, 93, 91 for the leaves 
(they were new and couldn't wait to try them out!).  

Check out my blog for more details if you like...

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Brake For...adorable bears!

Hi everyone! 
This Saturday I'm sharing with you the
most adorable stamp and verses from

My sweet little bear is called 
little circle stamp is from a set called
and the inside verse is called

I was recently wiped out of my stash of baby
cards by a rash of babies at work and friends 
requesting baby cards.  I think this is a wonderful
addition that I can't wait to use in the future!

Tools & accessories:
Martha Stewart border punch and corner punch
Spellbinders label dies
EK Success border punch

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

TGIF! Card stamping time!

Hi...time to get the stamps out and make a card! I am going to a wedding Saturday and thought this sentiment would be great. Her colors are pink and I'm gonna use this card on her gift bag. I used a stamp from IBFS  called..."May You Be Blessed". I used Copic markers, glossy accents, ribbon, lace and a few flat back bling. I hope she likes it! What do you think? for more pictures and details on this card visit my Blog.  :)
Thanks so much for stopping by...and as always.

Glad To Be Back!

Hi! Judy here. I am thrilled to be joining the IBFS Team again, after being away for a year! My first post back uses one of my favorite IBFS sets, Music Collage Quarter Sheet.

I love the images included in this set! The background is made with a technique called Faux Patina. You can see a tutorial of how to do this on my blog.

Thanks, Della, for having me back! I am looking forward to the days ahead with more IBFS!

Stamps: Music Collage Quarter Sheet by I Brake For Stamps
Paper: PTI Kraft, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal, Always Artichoke, VersaMark
Accessories: Queen's Gold EP (Ranger), paper roses (Wild Orchid), embossing folder (Cuttlebug), leaf die (Sizzix), crochet lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), distressing tool

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday...

Hi Everyone, it's Robyn here today.  I have a fun, shaped card to share with you today.  One of my favorite things to collect is teapots and tea cups.  I started when my girls were little so we could enjoy hours and hours of tea parties.  Over the years, we've made a lot of special memories and have had treasured times "playing" tea party.    When I saw the Cricut cartridge called Love you a Latte, I knew I had to get it.  The special times with my girls is what inspired today's card. 

I used my Cricut and Gypsy to create the shape using pink textured cardstock.  The sentiment stamp on the outside is from the Every Day Phrases.

This is the inside sentiment (below).  It comes from the Inspirational Phrases sheet; which is my all-time favorite set from IBFS. =)

This card was a lot of fun to create and I hope you're able to see just how versatile these wonderful stamps sheets are.  Love them!

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you have any questions, let me know. ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Brake for Barns

Hello, IBFS Fans. I'm back with another card to share with you today. This one is called "Rustic Barn" and you can find it in the I Brake for Stamps store. I love landscape stamps; they are so much fun to color.
I live in the country and we see a lot of barns but there are not many of these around anymore. They remind me of a simpler lifestyle as I grew up on a farm in Illinois.

Go to my blog for all the details on my card and more photos.

Have a great week...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Brake For Boys

{Jane Bosi} Boys With Swords, that is!  I'm still completely diggin' on the new addition of the I Brake For Stamps digital images!  This cute one, called Boy With Sword, is soooooo something my 5 year old would do!  Paired with a fun sentiment, it's the perfect "just for fun" card!  You can find him here.  Make sure to look around at ALL of the digital images, though--they are adorable and definitely priced right!  You can read more about my card details on my blog.  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I Brake for dessert on the Titanic

Welcome to my I BRAKE FOR STAMPS
Saturday post.
I have been fascinated with the Titanic since
I was a young girl.  I can remember
reading a book and watching a movie
when I was in 8th grade (no, not the Leo and Kate
version!) and just being in awe of what those 
people must have gone through.

My card is a little more lighthearted though.
This adorable quote is called
Live For The Day.

   I used an embossing folder from Sizzix
and all of my shapes were made with Spellbinders
dies.  There is a piece of acetate over the port hole
so that it really looks like you're looking through glass.
This is one of those rare times where I actually WANTED
to get a glare so you could see what I'm talking about.

I used a Nellie's corner die on the inside.

I'm leaving the inside blank since I think
this could be used as a thinking of you, just because 
or a birthday card.  I'll fill that in later.
Here's a close up of the funny verse...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

TGIF! Ribbon Dress Tag

HI!! So, I'm practicing making tags. I have birthdays coming up and I want to have the perfect tag to go along with the gift bag I bought! And this cute "Ribbon Dress" stamp from IBFS is just perfect for tag making. For more details on what I used to make this project and learn about savings some mula if you purchase it...visit my blog.  Here is my project...What you think??

Thanks for stopping by and as always..

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Hi Everyone, it's Robyn here.  I have a vintage-style card to share with you today that as mentioned in the post title could make a wonderful Mother's Day card.  It could also be birthday, thinking of you, get well soon, etc just by changing up the sentiment. 

The stamp is called "Hats" and you can find it on the IBFS website HERE.

 The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts
Well, that's it from me for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your week.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Brake for Mermaids

Hello and Happy Tuesday. It's me, Cathy, with a new card for you today. This one features one of my favorite stamps in my collection; her name is Mareisha. What a perfect name for this mermaid. I Brake for Stamps has lots of mermaid stamps in the store and they are all lovely. So go check them out.

All the details on my card are available on my blog here. Hope you have a wonderful week.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Because we grow old...

When I first saw the GROW OLD stamp I thought
"funny"...cute to use with some of the humorous
seniors. (I have several)
Yesterday when I looked at it again,
I thought it's a very pretty verse too.
And so true!

 All of the dies are from Spellbinders.  Inside says Happy Birthday.

Friday, April 13, 2012

TGIF Giraffe Stampede!

Hi! Elsa here, this time I went for a boyish style project,. I'm going to use it as a mat on a layout I'm working on. I am always creating in PINk so this is a nice switch for me, but I still think this cute "Giraffe in Egg Shell" stamp would look cute PInk? no? but I just loved the end result with it in blue and 2 different shades of brown. I went ahead and used some roses, but see for your self...what do you think?  For more details and savings...visit my blog!

Thanks for stopping by and as always..

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sweet Wee Suzy

Hey there and a very happy Wednesday to you!  It's Robyn here today.   I wanted to share a card that I created.  I think it turned out just adorable.  I'm so smitten with the Wee stamps that are available through the IBFS website. This little sweetie is Wee Suzy. She is just precious! 

I decided to create an easel card; which measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". So much fun to make and I really like the rich rose tones.

I had so much fun creating this little card.  Hope you've enjoyed seeing it!  Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Brake for Gift Bags

Good morning all of you wonderful I Brake for Stamps fans. This week my project follows the "Anything but a Card" Challenge going on right now at the I Brake for Challenge Blog. So stop over and see the lovely DT creations for some inspiration and join us for the challenge.
I made a baby gift bag perfect for a boy or girl. I love this sweet little Noah's Ark stamp and it's available in the store. I colored the image with Copics and added some fun embossed polka dot cardstock for a little color and flair. For more details on my gift bag, head over to my Blog.

Have a great week.

I Brake For Digi Coolness

{Jane Bosi} Della made me do it!!! Fall in love with I Brake For Stamp's Digital images, that is!! A long time disbeliever in the digital "stamp", I am doing a full mea culpa...these things ARE COOL!! As you can see, I've used the same image, sized differently, to create two "cheeky", but totally different looks.....go check them out!! You can thank me later ;) TTFN, Jane