Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Brake For Leprechauns!

Happy Thursday, it's Kristen here with a little St. Paddy's Day card to share with you. For this card, I used Leo the Leprechaun, which happens to be on sale at I Brake For Stamps right now.  I ways so excited to see this stamp, as I have not come across to many St. Paddy's day stamps that I like, and when I saw this one, it was a MUST have. He is definitely one of the cutest leprechauns I have ever seen....Just saying...LOL...
    My kids are on School vacation this week, so I am off to do some fun things with them today. I hop you enjoy your day and find some time to get some stamping in....Have a great week :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hi everyone!  Marlena here today and I am sharing with you a birthday card.  For my card I used a digital stamp from the I Brake For Stamps store, Rose.  I love rose images!  Yellow roses are my personal favorite, but I colored this rose red with my copic markers.  Digital images can be so great to work with because you have the flexibility of changing their size to fit the project you are making.

I added some vines to the outside of my card to frame my image.  The background uses different shades of red card stock.
Thanks so much for dropping by,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Brake For Dogwoods and Butterflies!

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a sympathy card with you that features 2 images and a verse from I Brake For Stamps.  The images on the front are Swallowtail (also found on THIS beautiful sheet) and Dogwood Blossoms

  On the inside I used Memories Comfort You.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cammy With Gifts

Good morning everyone, Marlena here today bringing you another great Cammy image from Chelsea Le Designs.  I am really falling in love with Cammy and her friends and I'm sure you will see more projects from me using this cutie in the near future.  I also used Wild Orchid Flowers in my project, another one of my favorite products.  Today's Cammy stamp is called Cammy with Gifts and is a great holiday or birthday card image.

So glad you could stop by,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I Brake For Love

Here is a card that I made which can be used for so many occasions. The background and hot air balloon are both stamps from the store.

I used inchies for the hot air balloon and colored them with colored pencils. The background is done with a technique called watercolored stains.

I hope you have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

I Brake For Chocolate Martinis!

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a re-purposed champagne bottle. I love getting on Pinterest and browsing.  One day I stumbled onto a recipe for Reese Peanut Buttercup martinis.  They take a little time to make but they're worth it!  I made this for a friend at work.  One of her specialties is a homemade chocolate cake with peanut butter icing so I'm sure she's going to like this.  

I used two different I Brake For Stamps images/verses on my project.  The large verse is called Best Chocolate.   The image in the little circle is a piece I cut out of Chef Charlotte.  

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I Brake for Florals and Leaves!

Hello everyone!

Marti here with a journal page for you!  Today's style is a bit different than my usual:

This was SO much fun to create!  I chose 4 stamps from the Florals and Leaves plate to focus on.  These are GREAT stamps for this sort of technique!  I marked off the sizes of my boxes according to the image sizes and then I Used Twinkling H2Os for a great painterly background in colors that reminded me of a sunrise.

Next I simply stamped my images using Luminarte Paint - it works with either Silks or Primary Elements powder mixed with glazing medium.  I put the paint onto the stamps with a soft sponge roller - it looks like a brayer but instead of hard rubber it is soft sponge.  This will work with any sort of acrylic paints and gives a bit more of a painterly look to your stamped image.  I think it would also look good with the images just stamped as black silhouettes too!  Browse through all of the wonderful images and pick some out for your own block printing piece!

I Brake For Cammy!

 Happy Wednesday! Kristen here with another Cammy card. Today I used Cammy with Gifts for a birthday card for a friend. I have had this pink, black and white DP sitting on my desk forever, and I am really happy I found an image to go with it. I just love these colors, and the image.  Well, just a quick post today, as I am off to work. I hope you have a wonderful day and happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Birdhouses and Vines

Hi everyone, Marlena here on this beautiful Tuesday.  Yes, I know it is still winter but it is a little on the warmer side, especially for this time of year and I am going to enjoy it while I can.  The colod weather will be back before you know it!

Today I am sharing a project using the I Brake For Stamps image, Birdhouses and Vines.  This si such an adorable image, I enjoyed putting this card together.

I added die cut vines to the outside of the card to match the image theme
So glad to see you stop by,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Who Loves Ya Baby.....

Happy Sunday! Kristen here. What a wild weekend it has been here in New England. We got hit with a blizzard, that left us with approx 28 inches of snow! Even for us Northerners, that is a LOT of snow all at once. Schools were cancelled on Friday and my job sent us home at noon time, and that NEVER happens. As of today, all is back to normal.  The best part of the blizzard, was the two pj days :) I was able to get some stamping done, and created this card to share with you! This image and sentiment is hilarious! I used the Tipsy Matilda rubber stamp, and the Who Loves Ya Baby sentiment stamp. I am thinking this may be my Valentines card for my Hubby....LOL....I hope you had a fabulous weekend and happy stamping!

I Brake For Snowboarding

I am sharing a project today that I made for my nephew who turns 6 on Wednesday.  He is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder and all around Nut...follows in my son's footsteps. 

I am using a cute image from Rick St. Dennis called Snowboarding Bear.

I colored him with copics.  I cut him and the snowflake out of with cuttlebug and spellbinder dies and embossed them with distress ink.  The background is made with the debossed coloring technique from the TJ Newsletter.

I hope you have a great Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

I Brake For Buttercups!

Hello everyone!
Today I'm sharing a new stamp I just got!
I love it so much and it's called Buttercups.
You can find lots more beautiful flower stamps at I Brake For Stamps.
Flowers are so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.
My first card is going to my step-mother who has not been feeling well lately.
My verse is called Sending Smiles.

I used the second version that I made as a sympathy.
My daughter and I lost a friend last Sunday and we sent this 
card to her daughters.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Loving Heart Cammy

Hi Everyone, it's Robyn here today.  I have card #2 using Heart Cammy to share with you today.  Hope you enjoy seeing it.  The card measures 5.5" square.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Birdhouses and Vines

Hi everyone, Marlena here on this beautiful Tuesday.  Yes, I know it is still winter but it is a little on the warmer side, especially for this time of year and I am going to enjoy it while I can.  The cold weather will be back before you know it!

Today I am sharing a project using the I Brake For Stamps image, Birdhouses and Vines.  This is such an adorable image, I enjoyed putting this card together.

I added die cut vines to the outside of the card to match the image theme.
So glad to see you stop by,

I Brake for Leaf Flourishes

hello all!  Marti here with an art journal page for you!

I took a bit of a different approach with my background and began with black gesso instead of white.

I sponged across the black with Luminarte Silks in pink and coral.  Next I stamped the Leaf Flourish LG image onto a white gesso page using the same pink Luminarte Silk paint.  I cut it into 1.5" squares.

Next I stamped the Leaf Flourish LG and the Leaf Flourish XLG using white chalk ink.  I finished the page off with a saying, a gel stenciled key and some gel dots.  The detail and fanciful look of these two flourishes are just fantastic!  What would YOU create with them???

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lovable Avi

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are having a absolutely fabulous Tuesday!  Today I am sharing a project with using Lovable Avi.  Lately I've been trying to change things up a bit as I feel as if I had gotten into a rut of using the "same"style all of the time.  My change up today is the colors I used on my project, purple and green.

So glad to see you stopped by,

I Brake For Flowers!

Kristen here wishing you a happy Tuesday! I really don't consider myself a "flower" kind of stamper, but when I saw this Flower Pots stamp from I Brake for Stamps, I had to have it.  It colors so beautifully, and it is a fabulous stamp for so many occasions. I hope you like it and have a FABULOUS week :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I Brake For Roses

Happy Sunday Brakers!

Tricia here with anew project using one of my most favorite stamps, Bunch of Roses

It is colored with copics using the "No Line" technique. On this project, I used it not only as a focal point but also when I made the background using the "Glimmer Paint" technique. It is hard to see but the background is all shimmery...OOOH LAA LAA. I used the same Glimmer Mists on my ribbon so they would all match.

Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Brake For Blue Butterflies!

Hello and welcome to my IBFS Saturday post! 

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I made.  The mother of one of my co-workers passed away and I needed to make a card for her.  I'm not sure exactly why but I always think butterflies are perfect for a sympathy card.  Maybe because they're so peaceful and beautiful to look at.  I've used XLG Butterfly on my card.  I Brake For Stamps has many beautiful butterfly images.  

Here's a close up of the detail in the butterfly.
I used pearls down the body and colored  it with Copic markers.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Heart Cammy

Hi Everyone, it's Robyn here today.  Happy February to each of you.  I have a little cutie patootie to share with you today.  Her name is Heart Cammy.

In this 5 1/2" square card, I've used her  for a birthday theme, but she is also great (of course) for Valentine's Day, thinking of you, or many other occasions.  You can see her along with the other Chelsea Le Designs new release stamps IBFS has HERE.

Have a fantastic weekend, and I'll be back next Friday with number two of three cards that I've made with this adorable little stamp. =)

Happy Stamping!