Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver Bells...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all having a great December and are enjoying all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. My husband and I have been out of the country from December 1-14 so when we returned, I literally had to hit the ground running. I'm finally getting over the jet lag that I didn't have time for! lol I've been enjoying listening to a LOT of Christmas music as I work on Christmas gifts and address all of the cards that I should have already had out in the mail. Ah well, they went out today so there is still hope!

I made quite a few of this particular card as it was quick to mass produce and looks like I spent more time on it than I really did. I heat embossed the Holiday Bells stamp from I Brake for Stamps with silver embossing powder. I love the ribbon in the stamp and the classy-looking bells!

Holiday Bells Stamp

It measures a standard A2 size (4.25 x 5.5") and I've dry embossed the card front using a Sizzix embossing folder from Stampin' Up! (can't recall the name). To that I've added a silver glitter mat measuring 4.0" x 5.25" just to make it 'pop.' The hop layer measures 3.75" x 5". The blue cardstock is Not Quite Navy by SU!. The sentiment is an SU! stamp. I decided to round 2 of the corners on all of the layers to soften it a bit, and finished the card off with some half-backed pearls.

I think this bell stamp would be a nice one for a wedding card as well...and can you totally see that ribbon paper pieced with pretty, feminine paper? Love it...definitely going to try that when I have time! You can see this and thousands of other stamps on the IBFS website.

Enjoy the busyness! It's a magical time of year! xx

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Accessories: Chipboard, Gem Adhesives, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, White satin Offray ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint  Lavender, Turquoise, Mango, Pumpkin, Burgundy, Emerald available in the store!!! Get your Sparkly paints today!

Stamps: I Brake for Stamps Vintage Christmas,
Creative Inspirations Paint: Silver, Garnet
Accessories: Chipboard, Silver ribbon, Aqua painter, Rub Ons, Copic

Enjoy the Christmas Season and have a great day!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hello Everyone! This is Chrissy D! Welcome to the I Brake For Stamps Blog! Isn't this image adorable???

Here are the details to my card:
Stamp Set: I Brake For Stamps - Winter Fairy by Wee Stamps - 
Cardstock: Bashful BLue, Scrap DP from my stash, Basic Grey, Navy
Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon White Satin, Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart Border punch, Paper Snips

Have you checked out the Clearance items? You can see them here. You can also see all of the Deals of the Week here!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Chrissy D

Saturday, December 3, 2011


hello!  I'm here to show you my vintage card for the ongoing challenge! You still have 10 days to join us and we sure hope you will!
I used the IBFS image called Elegant Joy!  As elegant as it is, it was quite easy to color up with my copics!
If you'd like to visit, it's HERE on my blog today!
And , thanks!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Dress

Good morning! It's Holly here with a new challenge from the I Brake for Challenges blog. Today we are going vintage! :-)

Whatcha think? Is this card vintage-y enough? :-)

I paper pieced the dress and the tiny flowers on the dress form. This beautiful stamp is the Ribbon Dress from I Brake for Stamps. Once I had the dress ready to go, I just had fun adding various elements like the ribbon, the doily, the designer papers, and the pearls.

Check out what the other designers have created for this challenge over on the I Brake for Challenges blog. We'd love to see what you create, so please enter your own artwork in this challenge for a chance to win a prize. :-)

Stamps: Ribbon Dress from I Brake for Stamps
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Antique Linen distress
CS: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Suede, Madison Avenue Lost & Found patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Copic markers, pearls, Prima pearl swirl, button, linen thread, seam binding, spiral binding punch, doily die, Scallop Diamond edge punch, distress tool, sponge
TJ Technique: paper piecing

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Puppy

Such a cute little puppy; he's just as sweet as they come. This is Christmas Puppy from I Brake for Stamps and I was so glad to get him. Although I'm not much of a kitty fan (sorry), I do love dogs (especially puppies!)

I decided on a soft, non-traditional colored card for today with lots of pinks and pastel colors. The paper is from Webster's Pages, so it was my color inspiration.

I've used several nesties on here: Oval, Labels 14, and Fancy Tags 1. I added some Stickles around a bit to add some sparkle. The silk ribbon, filigree corner accent and pearl brads are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The puppy has been colored using my Letraset Promarkers; love using those things! :)

Okay, that's my Christmas card share for today. I hope it inspires you to make something handmade this Christmas season. If you'd like to check out the Christmas Puppy, you can follow the link HERE.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hello Stampers!!! This is Chrissy D -  Ever work really hard on a project than screw it up by spilling or splashing something all over it? hat is what happened with this ADORABLE bunny!!! I colored several images only to ruin it by trying to air brush another piece and have it splatter ink! VERY FRUSTRATING! THe good news I was able to turn lemons into lemonade by cutting out the image and changing the layout I had!

Christmas is RIGHT around the corner! Do you send out a lot of Christmas cards? I Brake For Stamps has released some fabulous new designs from Sylvia Zet (a Whimsy Stamp product)!! You can see the latest release HERE. There are FIVE new designs and they are SO adorable!!!!

 On this project, I used the technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Popped Embossing!

Here are the details: 
Stamps: Sylvia Zet Christmas Bunny, Background stamp retired  SU
Cardstock: Artichoke, Cherry, 
Accessories:Technique Junkie Newsletter, Spellbinders, Copics, White Signo Gel Pen, Paper Snips, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gems, Artichoke stitched  ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals

While you are shopping, check out the deals of the week HERE!!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!!

Chrissy D

Monday, November 28, 2011

An Original Little Man

{Jane Bosi} I trust we have all survived our turkey comas?? This past weekend was full of family time.....I started feeling a bit nostalgic and wanted to share a project featuring fabby I Brake For Stamps and my lil man! On this cork frame, I'm using the Ornate Inchies Background stamp. It could easily be used as seen or separated into individual stamps. The images are unique and lovely and so very versatile. The technique, Cork Frames, can be found on the TJNL Stampbooking CD, also available in the I Brake For Stamps store! Check it out!

The picture of my crazy little man is from a few years, how fast they grow! He still cracks me up daily :) I hope your day is full of laughter......and ink :) TTFN, Jane

Sunday, November 27, 2011

When You Wish Upon a Star

Makes no difference who you are. I must say that being a Guest Designer for I Brake for Stamps this past 4 months, has been a wish that has come true. Della has been beyond generous and to work with such quality stamps has truly been a treat.

Hi everyone, Erika Taylor here with my last post for I Brake for Stamps. I wanted to save this stamp for an extra special occasion and I think today certainly qualifies. I stamped the image using Versamark and embossed with a really pretty pewter embossing powder. The perfect stamp for these feminine papers and ribbons too.

Thank you so so very much Della for allowing me to be a part of your team. It has truly been an honor. Never forget to wish upon those stars, you never know when a wish may come true.

Until next time
Toodles and thank you
Erika Taylor

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Bears

Have you been busy with your Thanksgiving preparations? Here's some eye candy for you while you are taking a break from the kitchen.

These Holiday Bears from I Brake for Stamps are just adorable! I love them all, and here are two of them for you today. You can buy the set of six (at a wonderful savings!) or you can buy each bear individually.

I've used the sweet Caroler Bears on this first card. It looks like a simple card, but just wait til you open it. :-)

When you open it, you see the fun fold of this card. I used the Z-fold technique from Technique Junkies (Fancy Folds cd).

On this second card, I've used the darling Holly Angel Bear. She is colored with Copic markers and I used the Double Ruffle technique from Technique Junkies on the bottom edge of the card.

I also used some shimmery Fairy Dust paint (Creative Inspirations Paint) on the wings and all the burgundy-colored areas. You can see the pretty shimmer in this picture below:

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Snow Family

Hello Everyone, it's Robyn here. I have a cute, sweet, adorable stamp to share with you today. It is called Snow Family; you can see it on the IBFS website HERE. I think this has got to be the most adorable little snowman stamp ever! I really ❤ it!
I colored it in using Letraset Promarkers and added a bit of glitter here and there but it didn't mean much to finish this card off. Super simple, fast and oh so cute! =) The papers are Webster's Pages, and I've added some silk ribbon, pearls and little jingle bells that I attached to a little chain to make it more interactive. Super fun!

While your checking out the little Snow Family, you may also want to check out the "Deal of the Week" and the "Clearance" section. Della has some amazing deals going on. I've already been over there and placed my order. What are you waiting for? :-) It's a great time to get started on those Christmas cards and projects! Enjoy creating new memories this time of year! Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello Everyone - This is Chris Dickinson here! I think with Thanksgiving right around the corner, people are thinking about BLACK FRIDAY!!! So isn't it appropriate to have this adorable little guy thinking of his Wish List? 

This image is the latest Sylvia Zet by Wee Stamps now available at I Brake For Stamps! Adorable and FUN to color!!! Be sure to check out these new images!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
Chrissy D

Monday, November 21, 2011

{Jane Bosi} Happy Monday!! I used this beautiful Butterfly Collage image for a fun little technique called Negative Positive ( TJNL, October 2011). With snow on the ground, it will be awhile before we see the butterflies around again. The great thing about stamps......any day can be a butterfly day! I hope your today is butterfly-ish and stampy :) TTFN, Jane

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I have been a Michelangelo fan since I was about 4. The work he did is simply breathtaking and when I saw how many Michelangelo stamps I Brake for Stamps had, I was truly in heaven.

HI everyone, Erika Taylor here to share with you a card I created with the Michelangelo 2 stamp. I colored the image with a combination of Copics and acrylic paints and I really quite like the outcome. I hope you do too.

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend. Until next time.

Erika Taylor

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Wee Release at I Brake for Stamps

Good morning! It's Holly posting today. I Brake for Stamps has some brand new Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps(a Whimsy Stamps product) in the store. These are the most adorable stamps, and I was fortunate enough to play with three of them.

Before I show you my creations, there is a new challenge over on the I Brake for Challenges blog. This week is all about the Four Seasons - fall, winter, spring, and summer. Create something that evokes any of those four seasons and enter it into the challenge (IBFCC#14).

For my first card, I colored this sweet Wee Florist in some warm autumn colors and added some Wild Orchid flowers (also from I Brake for Stamps). I've used the Wisped Frames technique from Technique Junkies around the image.

For my second creation, I've colored this same Wee Florist in some spring-themed pinks and lavenders. This is actually a Big Flap Card - a fun new Technique Junkies tech from their new 3D and Fun Folds cd.

Now for a fun winter project - a Shadowbox card with this adorable Christmas Bunny. Doesn't this just make you smile? The Shadowbox2 technique can be found on the 3D & Fun Folds cd from Technique Junkies.

One more winter-themed card: I named this one "Dear Santa." This cute little boy reading this letter is called A Letter for Me and he's just as darling as can be in his little jammies with his puppy and his kitty right next to him. I've used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique with this fun card.

I covered three seasons - fall, spring, and winter - with my creations today. We'd love to see what seasonal creation(s) you want to share with us over on the I Brake for Challenges blog. You can also see some more artwork with these new Wee Stamps over on the challenge blog - hint hint!!

Ready to go shopping for these new Wees? Head on over to I Brake for Stamps by clicking on this link. Have fun!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NEW RELEASE - Let it Snow

Hello Everyone and a very happy Wednesday to each of you! I have a new stamp release to share with you that I totally adore. This new line by Whimsy Stamps called "Wee Stamps" is by Scottish designer Sylvia Zett. They are just the sweetest images ever! There are quite a few new stamps with this release, so I know you'll want to check them out HERE. Such cuties! So glad IBFS is carrying them!

Christmtas card by injoystampin

For my card today, I'm sharing the image called "Let it Snow", now do I really want to see snow? Not just yet but this little cutie is making the idea of snow seem a whole lot more pleasant. Isn't she sweet? They won't be in stock for long...the last release was sold out fast.


Thanks for stopping by today, we really, really appreciate it! Have a blessed rest of your week!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello Everyone! I am SO excited to be back to joining the I Brake For Stamps Design Team again!  Have you checked out all of the fabulous things Della has added to the website?

Della even has a new Rick St. Dennis bears (see my card -aren't these bears the cutest!?) and the latesEmbossing Arts holiday images and  the new KennyK holiday stamps! Check out Mistletoe and Mrs. Clause here.

Take some time to check it out!!!

Here are the details to my card: 
Stamps: Jingle Bells Bear from I Brake for Stamps 
Cardstock: SEI Christmas Paper, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Sticker strip from SU
Accessories:  Spellbinders dies Elegant Ovals Grand Calibur, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Chrissy D

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cookie Time......

Who is ready to make some Christmas cookies?? I have to say, this sweet bear and his ginger friends make me want to get out the flour and turn on some jingle bell tunes!

My image can be found in the I Brake For Stamps store. He is part of the newly released Christmas Bears from Rick St. Dennis. I love all of the Rick St. Dennis images--they definitely appeal to my fun/cutsie side! Be sure to check them all out!

My four drawer easel is a new project also--you can visit my blog for all the details :)

TTFN, Jane

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'll be Home for Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas is only 6 weeks away? AHHHHHH, time to buckle down and get things started for the season. What better way to gain some motivation and mojo, than to create a Holiday Card!

Hi everyone, Erika Taylor here today to share with you a card I created using my absolute favorite Christmas Stamp from I Brake for Stamps.The moment I saw this beautiful stamp in the store, I knew I needed to have it. The perfect image for anyone at Christmas.

To create this card, I used some Fancy Pants papers, gold ribbon, gold glitter and Distress Inks to paint the Reindeer Collage Stamped image. A little Creative Charms bling and it was finished. The Reindeer Collage Stamp is truly magnificent to stamp and I hope that you take a few moments to grab it from the store.

Hope you enjoy it

When it comes to Collage Images, I love adding just that little bit of color. It really makes the image come alive. Try your hand at adding a little color and have fun. Until next time

Erika Taylor

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Santa Bear

Ho ho ho!!!!!!!! It's Holly posting today. Isn't this Santa Bear just adorable??? This is one of the brand new bears from I Brake for Stamps. These holiday bears are so cute!

This Santa Bear is colored with Copic markers and I added some white Flower Soft for some powdery snow along the bottom. I've used the Stacked Nesties technique from Technique Junkies - a fun and easy technique. The blue snowy background is some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.

So which holiday bear do you think I'll share with you next time?? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and maybe a lucky someone will receive a special Christmas card. :-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snowmen Gang

Hello Everyone, Robyn here. It's an amazing Wednesday today! I have a cute little card to share with you using the Snowman Gang stamp from I Brake for Stamps. I've been busy working on my Christmas cards and so far they're all different. LOL I need to settle on one and get busy mass producing. This one is a cutie but not really practical for mailing out so is set to go to a friend's family here local to me.

I've used my Letraset Promarkers to color it in and then used my snow writer on the bottom for a bit of snow. The card measures 6"x6".

I hope it makes you smile.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autumn Love

I've been creating some ATC's as of late and I was so moved by this beautiful image. Something about Cupid I think, being a romantic for sure. So I created an Autumn ATC using the Love Collage Stamps.

Hi Everyone, Erika Taylor here today sharing some Cupid and Glimmer Mist love with you. I first sprayed a white piece of card stock with Harvest Orange, Candy Apple Red and Sun Sisters Glimmer Mists. Then I stamped the image using Brown Memento ink and finished the ATC with white gel pen and a little Stickles for more sparkle. Hope you like it

Make sure you check out the beautiful Collage stamps available at I Brake For Stamps. They are truly stunning

Until next time

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Little Christmas Cheer

Now that Halloween has passed, it is time to start thinking about the Holiday Season: Full of miracles, cheer and magic. There is something to this day that I'm drawn to, when it comes to Jolly Old Saint Nick. Maybe it is the child in me, but he makes me smile from ear to ear.

Hi everyone, Erika Taylor here today to share with you a sweet little card featuring a wonderful Christmas image. The Small Nostalgic Santa is so perfectly drawn and I love how you can add a little paint and markers to give that Jolly man a little umph. I added a little puff paint for the fur trim and his white beard to really make him shine.

If you are looking for amazing stamps for Christmas, check out the HUGE selection at I Brake for Stamps. There is truly something for everyone. I hope you are all having a great week. I see you all on Sunday. Until then...

Erika Taylor

I Brake for Challenges #13 - White Out

Good morning, everyone! It's time for another challenge on the I Brake for Challenges blog. The theme for this week is "White Out." Nooooooo - we don't want you to use the white out stuff that we used in school to cover up our mistakes. LOL We want to see what you create when you do NOT use any white on your project. No white cardstock, no white ink, no white, period.

Quite a challenge, huh?

I pulled out this sweet country stamp of a momma horse and her baby grazing in the meadow. This is called "Mare and Colt" from I Brake for Stamps. I stamped it with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and then colored in the grass and trees and mountains. For the horses, I used the Silhouette technique from Technique Junkies. It's an interesting take on this scene.

I overstamped this scene with my beloved Holly's Tattered Background stamp to give it that weathered, aged, time-worn look. To enhance the aged appearance, I distressed the edges, and then I added some brads and brown twine to frame the scene.

There is no white on this card at all. I've used kraft cardstock for my main image and some Artichoke and Chocolate Chip cardstock for the matting.

Give your stamps another look and see what you can create for this White Out challenge. Need more inspiration? Check out what the other girls created over on the IBFCC blog by clicking here. We'd love to have you play along with us!

Stamps: Mare and Colt, Holly's Tattered Background - I Brake for Stamps
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Kraft
CS: Kraft, Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Other: Copic markers, distress tool, brads, brown twine, photo corner punch
TJ Technique: Silhouette

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Cookie Bear

It's a happy Wednesday around here today! I hope your day is going fabulous as well! If not, I hope this little card brings a smile to your face. I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of a soon-to-be-released Christmas Bear stamp sheet from IBFS. I did hear through the grape vine that it will be released later this week! *squeal* It's such a fun, cute set. I know you'll want to be on the look out for that.

The card measures 6"x6". I have created a background pattern using the Merry Christmas/Balls stamp; which I've embossed with clear embossing powder. You can see it better below.

I added some subtle shimmer spray just to add a little somethin'-somethin'. For the stamped layer, I've used the Labels 1 nestie and have edged around it using silver Martha Stewart glitter glue. I think it made the image "pop" a bit more.

I've used my Letraset Promarkers to color in the image and then chalked around it using a soft green/grey chalk.

NOTE: Be sure an check out the "Deal of the Week" over at IBFS on select stamp sets!

Okay, so for those of you who enjoy watching a video, I've added it below.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

Robyn =)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Blessing of Peace

Good morning! This is my card for this week's Belli Challenge. We are doing a unique twist this time - it's called 1234. Basically you use a certain number of certain items so they fit into the 1234 group. For example, you could use 1 ribbon, 2 brads, 3 stamps, and 4 sheets of paper. You decide what embellishments go with each number.

For my card, I used:

1 - stamp (The Blessing of Peace from I Brake for Stamps)
2 - die cuts (Labels 17 - Spellbinders, Holly Flourish - Cheery Lynn Designs)
3 - flowers (Wild Orchid Flowers from I Brake for Stamps)
4 - sheets of designer paper (Season's Greetings - Echo Park)

My background is a technique that I created called Collaged Circles. If you are a subscriber to the Technique Junkies newsletter, you can look up the tutorial to see how to create your own background. :-)

Isn't that a fun challenge? You could have all kinds of combinations. Why don't you give it a whirl?

Have a great day!