Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thank you "dairy" much!

I Brake For Cows!! I've loved this 
little cutie since the first time I saw her. 
 She's from I Brake For Stamps
and her name is Tina Mae.

 I wanted a very specific verse to go with 
this card because I needed a thank you card
for a student at school that gave me flowers
at the end of the year.  I decided to handwrite
the verse Thank you "dairy" much!  He's a 
very smart, soon to be 5th grader, so I think
he'll get the pun.

 Tools and accessories:
Spellbinders circles, frames, banner
Marianne's Creatables border die

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Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm Having a Senior Moment -- or Two!

Today I want to share with you two cards in contrasting styles that I made using images from #AA1007 Seniors Full Sheet. These images just make me giggle!

The first one is using Movie Maven Maude. She seems like the kind of person that would have a lot of layers, gussy herself up in sequins and glittery clothes, and be a ton of fun too! So her card has lots of layers, a glittery, busy flower, and a fun sentiment too!

The second is a more simple design made with Mowlene. I think she has a lot she would like to say, but I have kept her quiet and without a sentiment this time! The punch in the background is the Fiskars grass punch. Both images are colored with Copic markers and stamped in Palette Noir Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Brake For Beauty

{Jane Bosi}  Howdy Brakers!! I'm so excited by this newest release from I Brake For Stamps that I can't even wait until my regularly scheduled posting day to share with you!!  My card features the Lovely Geisha image from the new Asian Sheet.    I find her just gorgeous and, so much fun to color!  I've used my copic markers and a technique called 3D Shadows.  I'm thrilled with the results!  I'm even happier that I was able to step out of my comfort zone a bit with these asian images--not normally something I would gravitate to, however, I'm finding myself so inspired by the elegant beauty....step out of your zone!!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Brake For Inchies!

I like all of the different designs in this stamp by I Brake For Stamps.  It's called Ornate Inchies Background. There are nine different designs on one stamp, but I chose just four of them to follow the sketch I chose (iSpy Sketches). I actually stamped the whole image and then cut out the ones I wanted to use. I think they make an elegant statement on their own!

Stamps: Ornate Inchies Background by IBFS
Ink: Rose Red (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Rose Red, Glossy White (Stampin' Up!), Enchanted Collection DP (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Snow Pearls (Kaiser), photo corner punch (SU!), black satin ruffled ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Brake for Peekers

Hello, Braker Fans. I am late getting my post up today with so many busy events taking place around me, I feel a little out of my "control" comfort zone. Sometimes life does that to us. I guess this week is my turn.

Anyway, I have created a little door hanger for my 7 year old Granddaughter, Isabel. She loves getting my handmade crafts and she is a creative crafter herself. My door hanger features a sweet stamp in the I Brake for Stamps store call "By the Beach Peeker." I love Elisabeth Bells illustrations and they are so much fun to color.

For all the details on this project you can visit my blog.

Have a great week...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I Brake for beautiful birds

I'm so pleased to be sharing this beautiful stamp with you today. 
In case you weren't aware, I'm a bird lover.  I feed them year
round and just enjoy watching them.

The stamp is called Gathering Berries and is from
I Brake For Stamps.  The great thing about
birds is they come in so many
can color them to match your paper choice.
My verse is a rub on that I had that I thought
went perfectly with the image.

Tools and accessories:
Gathering Berries: I Brake For Stamps
Copic markers
rub on verse
Spellbinders label dies
Sizzix branch
pearl strand
paper rose
ticket corner punch

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Remember...June challenge...

Is SUMMER!!  Hi!  Here is my card for the I Brake for Challenge June challenge!!  You still have time to enter and we would love to see your summer creations!!

I used a neat digital image from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS called Ice Cream Sundae! Della has so many amazing images in stock. You may want to sit with your cup of coffee and browse awhile 

Please check the blog link above for details on the challenge.  You don't have to use an IBFS image but it makes us so happy when you do!!  And be on the look out for the next challenge at the beginning of July!!

Have a great day! cheryl

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Brake for Weddings

Hello IBFS Fans. I hope you are having a great start to your week and are able to do some crafting.

I have a card to share with you for my Tuesday DT project. I made a wedding card using a lovely stamp called "Toasting Glasses." This can also be used for a bridal shower or anniversary card as well.

This easel card was really simple to make using a layered effect for my image. For all the details on my card, hop over to my blog.

Have a great week and see you next Tuesday...

Monday, June 18, 2012

I Brake For Surfers

{Jane Bosi}  Howdeeeee, Brakers!!  Today, I have this fun side step card to share featuring this Surfin' Senior!  Isn't he the cutest?    It's hard to choose just one favorite senior....make sure to check them all out!  The sentiment,  "Whaasuuupp?" is perfect for all kinds of card sending needs--don't cha think?? 

If you haven't played along in the I Brake For Challenges June Challenge yet, now is the time!!!  Our theme is Summer Fun--you know it's fun to get free stuff.........right???  CHECK IT OUT NOW :)

ttfn, Jane

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Brake For Clean & Simple

This week I am posting a clean & simple card.

I just love cards that you can do quickly with beautiful

The image is the September Aster stamp.  I stamped it in blue ink and 
mounted it on blue paper which was mounted to my card.

I added some blue liquid pearls for added interest.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I Brake For Beautiful Butterflies!

Today I'm sharing a card that has the most wonderful butterfly and beautiful verse on it. 
I love to send thank you cards when someone has done any little thing for me so I
particularly love this verse.

Stamps used...


Look how pretty this Swallowtail is.  This time I stamped
her on plain paper but can't you just picture her colored in
with markers or colored pencils?  
 Everything from the lace up was cut with Spellbinders dies.
The two borders are from Memory Box (the white)
and Martha Stewart (the pink border).
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Brake for Collage

Hello Brakers! I hope your week is going well! Today I want to share one of the beautiful collage stamps available at IBFS.

This Butterfly and Berries Collage stamp is available in the Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet and as an individual stamp. I paired it with Thanks So Much, which is also available in a half sheet of inspirational phrases: Inspirational Plate #2.

My background was made using the Polished Stone technique on Glossy White cardstock.  I added some texture with an embossing folder and some Turquoise Netting, along with a crocheted and paper rose. 

Thanks for stopping by today! We appreciate our readers!
Stamps: Inspirational Plate #2 and Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet (I Brake for Stamps)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Taken With Teal, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!), Encore Metallic Gold
Paper: Taken With Teal, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Glossy White
Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, Turquoise Netting (Really Reasonable Ribbon), paper and crocheted rose (The Paper Studio)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Brake for Elisabeth Bell

Good morning, Braker Fans. It's me, Cathy here with my Tuesday DT project. I Brake for Stamps store just released these lovely Elisabeth Bell stamps from the SCACD Stamp Company recently. And there are more new ones this week as well. I was so delighted as I am a big E. Bell fan. She is a talented artist.

For this card I used the lovely "Susan" stamp. She is available as a single stamp or as a set with some fun characters to color. This is actually a window card with the image on the inside. For more photos and all the details on this project head over to my my blog.

I'll be back next week with another inspirational project for you. Have a great week.


Monday, June 11, 2012

I Brake for Planted Kindness......

{Jane Bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!!

I was wanting to try my hand a CAS type card and decided to use this amazing wedding bouquet as my focal image.  The bouquet is colored with copic markers and then trimmed using the Out of the Nestie box technique.  The sentiment is from the Inspirational Sheet #2.   I think this would make a great wedding card--no?  It would also be a good entry for the I Brake For Challenges Summer Fun Challenge.....weddings are fun so, wedding cards are fun, so, GREAT challenge card......just sayin' :)  You can check out the challenge, inspiration and entries here!

TTFN, Jane

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ooh Laa Laa - Summer Fun

I did this summer fun card for this month's challenge over

Won't you join us?

She is a new release from the KennyK collection 
called Bathing Beauty

The summer tools are from the digi download area that
can now be found on the I Brake For Stamps website.

Both images were colored with copics.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sunning Sadie Brakes for Sunshine!

Welcome to my creation for the I Brake For Stamps 

On my card I have used Sunning Sadie
and inside I used The Secret.
The birthday verse is also IBFS but
I believe it's discontinued.

Spellbinders Label Die
Martha Stewart Border punch
Fiskars border punch (waves)
Sizzix Sand/Snow mound die
Cuttlebug flower die
Flower punch

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Brake For Sunshine!

There is nothing like a day at the beach! I wish I lived closer to one than two thousand miles, though :)

My card today is made with one of the adorable kids from the MS76 Full Plate. I think she looks like she is ready to build a sand castle! I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in and made her sand with Copic markers. The pennant sentiment is made with rub on letters.

Our IBFS Challenge this month is SUMMER FUN, so come on over and play!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Brake for Golfing Granny

Hello, Braker Fans. Today my card features a Humorous Senior Stamp called "Burning Rubber Rosie." These stamps will make you giggle and they fit just about any greeting.
Rosie is my Golfing Granny and she looks like she is enjoying driving that golf cart.
Stop over to my blog for the entire recipe I used for my card.

That's it for me today...Have a wonderful week.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

I Brake For Gladiolas

So here is a card I whipped up for a friend of mine.  
I used a new stamp called August Gladiolas.

  The background is a technique from this months TJ Newsletter 
which I think will become a fast and easy favorite of mine.

I just love the look of this technique and you wouldn't believe how quick and easy it was.
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully you are having a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I Brake For Chrysanthemums!

Hello and welcome to my I Brake For Stamps post.
Today I'm sharing the gorgeous Jumbo Chrysanthemum (November's flower)

 Don't let the size of my card fool you as to how
big this stamp is.  It would normally fill an entire 
card front but I chose to make a huge card. (8.5"x 5.5")

I Googled "yellow chrysanthemum" and tried
to color mine exactly like a real one.

Spellbinders banner die
Martha Stewart border punch
Craft Concept Cottage Floral embossing folder
photo corners
flat back pearls

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