Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I Brake For More Fashionista!!!!

Good morning peeps hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas I know I did......well this is Beth here with a card showcasing one of the newer sheets from IBFS and is called More Fashionista and is a half sheet of stamps.

I went a little Retro with these stamps with the bright colors and chose to do the Warhol technique on my card with a twist instead of stamping each square with one image I did all 3 models.

Hope you like what I did with these fabulous images and will see you next week....have a Happy prosperous New Year.

Monday, December 29, 2014

I Brake For Boat Wishes....

{jane bosi}
I'm sailing into the new year with barely a backward look!  Happy Monday, Brakers!!

Can you believe 2015 is almost upon us?  Crazy!  I hope you all have enjoyed restful and safe holidays and are also fixed on the year of possibility that lies ahead of us!

I have a fun and colorful card to share today!  I began with a section of double sided designer paper, cutting two same sized pieces and layering them as you see.  The grayish/brownish (I can't decide what color it actually is) piece is the first layer; the top designer paper has the large half circle cut out of it.  I like it this way for the added dimension it creates in real life. 

I've used Always Time For Friendship sheet and Typewriter/Diamonds Half sheet to complete the stamping on my card.  The "best wishes" I created using a jumbo rotary stamp I picked up.....I like the look of it :)

It is my wish for you.....for 2015, all the best!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I Brake for the New Year!

Hello and happy Saturday!  

Happy Holidays!
Next up...New Year's Eve.


I Brake For Stamps has a few different New Year's images and verses to choose from.

The verse inside is also from the sheet.

Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I Brake for Snowflakes

Good Morning peeps...Beth here with the last of my Christmas projects.....today I have made a gift box using the gift punch board....I needed a small box for my daughter, so this is what I came up with.

I made my box out of blue card stock after creating the box I stamped the Snowflakes from the Christmas Plate all over it with embossing ink added silver embossing powder and got out my heat gun.....added some blue ribbon.

Next I made a tag using the Stampin-Up ornament punch added a Snowflake to the tag colored the top silver and added that to my box.

Well that will do it for me today still have lots to do  before Thurs....so just let me end this with Wishes to you all of a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.


Monday, December 22, 2014

I Brake For Angels

{jane bosi}

Happy Three Days before Christmas!!  THREE DAYS!!!  Are you ready for this?  My list still has several must do items on it.  The first was begin transitioning my stamping from the Holy Family, Santa and Elves.  I thought this clean and simple card would be a move in the right direction!

I love this little angel with her quirky hair!  She's called Heavenly Day Halos and I think she's a great image for just about any kind of card!  She's colored with distress markers and a little bit of Stickles.  I combined her with a sentiment from the Fashionista half sheet.  I guess it's kind of become a theme with me :)

I cut a few different widths from some colorful scraps and stylized a couple of them for some added interest.  The yellow strip bears an image from the Lace Borders half sheet.  I use those lace images so often!  If someone told me I had to reduce my stamp inventory {gasp!}, those would definitely stay!!

Now, I'm off to make some cookies and wrap gifts for the five kiddos....that should take a day!  LOL!!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I Brake For Cute Christmas Cows!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I've made some pretty Christmas cards lately so this time I wanted to do something a little "cutesy."
I Brake For Stamps has tons of both elegant and funny Christmas stamps!

I just love Tina Mae for so many reasons.  When I saw this hilarious Christmas verse I just knew I wanted to use them together.  The sentiment is called Udderly Wonderful Christmas.

 Here's a close up of Tina Mae.
 Isn't she sweet??  Her santa hat was made using a Quickutz die.
The frame for the verse was cut with a Papertrey Ink die.
On the inside I used the verse May the Warmth.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I Brake for Christmas Angels ....

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!!

It's Crystal here with another card you could mass produce for mailing , I used Christmas Angel Avie for this card , I kept it all gold and white  , I heat embossed chevrons with Halo gold detail embossing powder , I also embossed the stamped image with it , I framed my image in a gold foil card stock and added a tulle bow in gold glitter , these bows add big wow to a simple card , it added very little bulk and can easily be mailed  , inside my card i created layers with the gold foil CS and die cut Merry Christmas from the gold foil CS too , this is one I wish you could see all the shimmer and sparkle , the images I colored the gold stars and added chalk to her cheeks .


Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I Brake For Large Owl

Good morning Peeps, Beth here at IBFS with another 3-D project this week.....I love this owl stamp and my oldest granddaughter loves anything owls so I altered this chalkboard as a Christmas present for her.

This project was really pretty easy to do I painted the chalkboard with some caramel colored acrylic paint added a little crackled finish to it....next I used Ranger embossing ink to stamp the Large Owl on Branch image onto the chalkboard sprinkled on some silver embossing powder then heat embossed the image.....colored in the branches with Sakura green gel pen.....all that was left to do was some decorations...the word Hoot is done with letter stickers, added some pine sprigs, ribbon, burlap paper, and some twine the pine cone is a K and Co embellishment.
Next I added some picture frame hardware and some baling twine to hang it.....hope you have enjoyed my little project and hope you are ready for Christmas, I am slowly getting there.

See you next week with something....have a great week.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I Brake For Jesus

{jane bosi}


Today, I have a fun little watercolored gem to share with you.  I'm still using my favorite Christmas sheet, called Rob Meijer Christmas from Stampinback.  I've also used a great background image called, Names of Jesus.  LOVE, love, love that image!  It's a wonderfully versatile background and can be used year round for just about any kind of card!

I started by creating a water colored background on watercolor paper.  Then, using white pigment ink and my picket fence distress marker, I added a frosted look to the edges and the Names of Jesus background image.  I love the frosted effect you get with the distress marker--you have to be patient, though!  It become much more pronounced when the marker dries.

Be patient and stamp on!  :)
TTFN, Jane

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Braking for Christmas!

RJ has been busy.  

Here are four Christmas cards.  

He used Manger Scene, Christmas Deer, Happy Holidays Ornaments, and Hang On! Santa's Coming.   

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Brake for Peace and Joy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing two similar Christmas cards with you.  Sometimes I don't feel like coloring so I love using a sentiment along with something else as the highlight of my card.  I was in the mood to create with paper so I settled on these poinsettias.

The two sentiments I used are from I Brake For Stamps.

I made the poinsettia using a Sizzix red die and some curling ribbon. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

I Brake for Christmas ...

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I made a tag using Merry Christmas Snowman to go with a coffee cup I made , now it's a total gift , the tag really completes my handmade gift.

I made my coffee cup with vinyl cut images and a cute sentiment ..  Dear Santa , define "GOOD "
I use Oracal 651 vinyl on my coffee cups these are very durable and require hand-wash only


Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,

for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Brake for Santa Shy Bear Ornaments

Good morning Peeps.....Beth here today and I have something a little different for you I have done a porcelain ornament stamping it with Santa Face Shy Bear and one of the snowflake stamps from The Christmas Plate.

I colored my image with Stampin-Up markers and Stickles snowflake stamped with blue ink after everything dried I sprayed the ornament with clear acrylic and added some glitter to give this little fellow some sparkle.
Hope you have enjoyed my post today see you next week with another 3-D project.


Monday, December 8, 2014

I Brake For "Ho" Cubed!

{jane bosi|

I'm not much of a math head, but "ho" to the third is the best use of math, this time of year!! 

For my silly card, I combined some extra large letter stickers with this fabulous image off Full Sheet 139.  I mounted everything on a piece of embossed cardstock and then, added a few sequins to finish it off! 

Would you ever have thought to use non-holiday images in this way?  Take a gander at your images, what else could you re-purpose and make a holiday card with?

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I Brake For Rudolph!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sweet Christmas card.  My stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and it's called RUDOLPH.

The verse is from the full sheet called

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Brake for Presents !!!

Hello I Brake For Stamps fans !!!

It's Crystal here with a Christmas card using  Cammy with gifts from the online store , she is so cute and sure to brighten anyone's Christmas if you make a card with her.


I copic colored her , the bow is a die from Lil Inkers Designs  , the Merry Christmas is a die from Intricutz dies  , I used a gold foiled card stock that I put a sheet of Sizzix double-sided adhesive on and then die cut it , the die then pops out with the adhesive in it , perfect for skinny letters like this .The paper is 6x6 American Crafts Merry Mint , 6 x 6 papers are perfect for cards because the print is sized down smaller : )
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
when you visit I Brake for Stamps store  they have an awesome sale going on called CYBER MONDAY ALL WEEK!
All IBFS full sheets (rubber only) are just $15.00 each! (That's up to 37% off the rubber only price). There are 189 to choose from.
Check them out here:
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS