Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Brake For Larkspur

I used the July Larkspur stamp along with the Terra Cotta Pot.  

I masked the pot and stamped the flowers onto it.  

I couldn't wait to try out my new copic terra cotta and patina skills and knew this was the perfect stamp for that.  

I used the Ombre Watercolor resist technique on the background with.  

I love cool colors and pinks, blues and purples are my fave!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty Sunday!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Golfing Edna birthday card

This stamp is so much fun!! She's called Golfing Edna and is from I Brake For Stamps.   My friend requested a birthday card for a mutual friend of ours and I couldn't resist.  She's a golfer and her name is Edna!  No lie!!  I wasn't there when she gave it to her but I hope she enjoyed it!

 I thought the fun, bright colors were perfect for a summer birthday.

 Here's the inside with the verse Go Bra-less.

 Tools and accessories:
Cloud dies
M.S. grass border
Spellbinders frame
Recollections border

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Brake For Owls

There are just the CUTEST digital images in the I Brake For Stamps store. You can see them all HERE. Today I am sharing another super cute image - HOOT.

I printed my image on Georgia Pacific white cardstock and colored in with Copic Markers. My designer paper is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hoot digital image (I Brake For Stamps)
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Bittersweet DP (Baisc Grey)
Accessories and Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinders Circle and Rectangle dies, Sweet N' Sassy scallop die, Really Reasonable Ribbon mini ric rac, jumbo sentiment brad (stash)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Brake for Lovely Asian Dresses

Hi, Braker Fans. It's me, Cathy, back with my Tuesday DT project. Last week I used a lovely Mum stamp from the Asian Full Set stamp collection and I decided to use another one for my card this week as well. This one is called Asian Dress.

I used some Piggy Tale papers that I've had in my stash for some time and they fit perfectly with an Asian theme. For all the details on this card head over to my blog.

See you next week...


Monday, July 23, 2012

I Brake For Digi Images

{Jane Bosi}  Howdy, Brakers!!  I'm chiming in today from a sweltering Wisconsin with a little ditty using a Stacked Digi technique!  The image can be found in the Digital Downloads section at I Brake For Stamps.  WHAT????  Didn't realize there were so many cool digital images there, did you?  You'll find Sun and Stars under the Celestial heading, but be sure to look around at all of the categories--lots and lots of fun stuff!

Thanks for checking it out!  See you soon,
TTFN, Jane

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Brake for Butterflies

Happy Sunday!

Here is a card I did using the XLG Butterfly stamp 
and the Leaf Flourish XLG on the background.

I used the Ombre Background technique using distress inks on the background.  The butterfly is done on Fantasy Film and attached to the card with tacky glue.  

See my blog for more pictures.  Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I Brake For Tools

I ordered this stamp because my Dad is a contractor. I thought it would come in handy for birthdays and Father's Day. I love how the little rectangle in the middle is the perfect spot for a sentiment. 
My card was made using stamps from I Brake For Stamps.

I've used the verse Best Wishes Birthday
with the image Tool Frame.

Tools and accessories:
Cuttlebug embossing folder
colored pencils
screw top eyelets

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Brake For Mice on the Beach!

I love digital images. I can remember when I said I would never use acrylic....and that I would never use digis! Never say never! I love how you can make them any size you want, or flip them and manipulate them with other images. 

There are just the CUTEST digital images in the I Brake For Stamps store. You can see them all HERE.
Today's creation uses the adorable Sun Bathing Mouse. He is on his sandy beach, just hanging out with his cool pink sunglasses (real mice wear pink). I printed my image on Georgia Pacific White cardstock, and then colored it in using Copic Markers.  I added a little pennant banner blowing in the beachy breeze.

Try some digis today!

Stamps: Sun Bathing Mouse - digital image by I Brake For Stamps
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: Pink Passion, Summer Sun (Stampin' Up!), designer paper by Cosmo Cricket and The Paper Studio
Accessories and Tools: pennant punch (Stampin' Up!), Circle dies (Spellbinders), embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Baker's Twine and two-tone yellow ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Brake for Mums

Hello, Braker Fans. I'm finally posting my Tuesday DT card. Today was a whirl wind day for busy activity. But better late than never.

My card today features a stamp from the Asian Stamp Set called Large Mum. This stamp is also available individually here.

I used a cool technique to stamp my image using Distress ink and Glimmer Mist that makes a gorgeous water color effect.

So head over to my blog for all the details. Once you try this technique you will love the effect and shimmer it gives your cards and images.

That's it for me...I will see you back here next week.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Brake For Note Cards

Today I'm sharing some note cards
that I made for my Sister-in-law.  We recently visited
them in Hilton Head and knowing how much
she loves note cards I thought I'd send
her a little thank you gift.  I'm putting together a collection
 for her to give her friends.

Today I've used some Humorous Seniors from I Brake For Stamps

My first card features Golfing Edna and the 
verse Go Bra-less.

Check out how Edna's hair resembles the 
embossing folder!!

My second card features the Party Sisters


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Brake For Flamingos

Good morning Fans of Feathered Friends!
Today I want to share a card I made using one of the adorable digital images from I Brake For Stamps called Flamingo.
I colored Flamingo with Copic markers, added some Prima flowers, scallops from Sweet 'N Sassy's scallop dies, a clip, and some fun twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

IBFS has a really fun line of digital images HERE. Check them out!

Come have a visit at my blog for my details about this card and some fun blog candy! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I Brake for Love

Good morning, Braker Fans. It's me, Cathy, back to share a new card with you for my Tuesday DT project. I used a beautiful stamp called Large 1 Corinthians. It comes in two sizes and you probably have guessed it is the large stamp size.
This was such an easy stamp to work with and it even fits nicely in my Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die cut. For all the details on my supplies and how I made this card, stop over at my blog.

See you right here next week.


Monday, July 9, 2012

I Brake For Teenagers!

{Jane Bosi}  Hoooooowdeeeeee!!!  After a long hot weekend of baseball, this is me!  LOL!!  I think this trio of gals look mighty happy relaxing in their pool!  I found them on this Humorous Seniors sheet.  The sentiment just makes me chuckle!!  Right?  I've included a few techniques also.  The background uses the Cuttlebug Highlights technique, while the image piece was completed using the Dotty Edges technique.  :)  I hope this finds you all relaxing and enjoying your summer!  TTFN, Jane

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Brake for Pie

Here is my inspirational card for the patriotic challenge over at I Brake For Challenges.

I used the digital download "Pie" from the I Brake For Stamps store.  I colored the pies with prismacolor pencils.  I am taking an online course on using the pencils and this was a great way to practice.

Come visit my blog for more details -

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday and we would love to see what projects you come up with.  Won't you join us?

Have a crafty Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I Brake For Beach Bears

We went to Hilton Head for the 4th of July to 
visit my Brother-in-law and his wife and I wanted to
send them a thank you card so this month's 
I Brake For Challenges Patriotic theme
was just perfect.

from I Brake For Stamps on my card.

 The challenge just started so you have lots
of time to make and enter your card!

Tools and accessories:
Spellbinders fancy tag and label dies
Stampin' Up oval punches
EK Success star border punch
American Girl star border punch

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hurray for the red, white and blue!!

Hello!! Here's my sample card for the newly posted I Brake for Challenges Challenge!! You can check out some fabulous inspiration cards and get the details on the July challenge RIGHT HERE!!

For my card, I used the stamp TRAILER!  It's so cute that I kept my card simple! I may put a sentiment in the upper left before mailing, but I like it this way, too!

You know the rules when you enter our challenge-just have fun! If you'd like a look at my blog (where I'll have this card posted on 7/6-12, you can visit here:  Cottage Creations
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I Brake for Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to all our American Brakers! 

Today at the I Brake For Stamps Challenge blog we have a new challenge, and this is a peek of what is there!
I stamped this little American baseball player from MS76 Full Plate with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in using Copic markers. I computer generated the sentiment and then cut it out with a Spellbinders pennant die. The designer paper pennants are made from Authentique's Glory Collection.

I hope you will come play along in our new July challenge! And have a wonderful 4th!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I Brake for Freedom

Hi, Braker Fans! For my Tuesday DT project I made a festive July 4th themed card. This stamp is a digi from the store called "Large Flag."

The stamp is originally in gray scale so I used Photoshop to give it some traditional red, white and blue color. It is so "Stars and Stripes" don't you think?

For all the details on supplies and how I made the card, go to my blog.

I hope you all have a safe and fun celebration of Independence Day tomorrow.

See you next week.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Brake For Cherry Blossoms!

Here is a card I did using the new Asian release stamp called "Cherry Blossom".

I used a technique called Stained Glass Stickles and Distress Spritzing.  I just love how the image sparkles and pops off the page.  I used my distress inks on the background with a dreamweaver stencil that looked like cherry blossoms.  I cut the circle with my spellbinders dies.  This was such an easy card to make and I hope to make some more cards with this beautiful image.  

Have a crafty Sunday and thanks for stopping by!