Friday, July 31, 2015

I Brake For Encouraging Sentiments

For today's design team card for I Brake For Stamps I wanted to feature this beautiful sentiment stamp.  It is called Faith, Hope, Love.  It can be found on the website along with other lovely sentiments.  Sometimes a sentiment says it all and this one does.

Card Recipe
5X7 Card Base from Anna Griffin's Splendid Soiree Cricut cartridge
Sentiment - Faith, Hope, Love from I Brake For Stamps
Flowers - from Anna Griffin Flower Pot Decoupage Die Cuts.  There are 237 die cuts to assemble in this kit.

Thanks for visiting with us today.  I hope to see you back soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

I Brake for Christmas too ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

I am back with the last Christmas in July card for the month , I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have posted to inspire you to get a jump on your Christmas cards early this year . Todays card I am using Cammy with gifts , she is such a cute image , I am coloring her in Christmas colors but you could totally color her for a birthday card too.


for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
when you visit I Brake for Stamps store ,

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I Brake For Goldfinches.

Good Morning peeps....Beth here with my last card as a design team member hope you enjoy it...I love to watch the Goldfinch they are so colorful and pretty, so today I have chosen to use that stamp with a rather unique cut on my card that I happened to see on Pinterest.

because of the size of the stamp I had to go with a 5X7 card....stamped my image on white card stock and then colored it with my Copic's added Happy Birthday through the slot (hard to photograph) papers are CTMH added a ribbon and some beads.

Have a great week

Monday, July 27, 2015

I Brake For Unicorns

{jane bosi}
 Happy Monday, Brakers!  I've got a non-card project to share's a t-shirt I made using THIS fun digital image!  I admit, I was a little leary of the digital image when they first became popular.   While I will never abandon the use of an actual stamp for card making, scrapbooking and more, you can see the digital image DOES have it's place!

The beauty of a digital image is the ability to manipulate it! For the t-shirt, I pulled the image into a Microsoft Word document.  It's roughly the size of a page, but I easily could have changed the size if I needed to.  I printed the image on a sheet of Avery Transfer Paper (I used the stretchable fabric variety) with my ink jet printer.  My printer is nothing fancy--any ink jet should get the job done!

After printing, I trimmed the excess around the image and ironed it on. I added color with some Marvy Fabric Markers--I used the florescent pack.  You can layer colors to make them more vibrant.  What you see in my project, is just two applications of color.  Be sure to let the colors dry between applications.  After the colors dried, I used some fabric glue and fashion glitter.....cuz, what's a unicorn without a little sparkle?

Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I Brake For Polka Dot Poppies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a stamp from I Brake For Stamps.
The image is called SINGLE POPPY.

My friend and her mother are very charitable people and are running a craft show in a couple weeks with all of the proceeds going to fund eye surgeries for people who can't afford it.  They asked if I would donate some cards to sell so I've been "whipping" some up.  I'm sure SOMEONE will like this one!  How can you not with this beautiful image?


Friday, July 24, 2015

I Brake For Pretty Bird Houses

Happy Friday.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have fun things planned.  I'm glad you stopped by today to see another lovely stamp by I Brake For Stamps.  I chose the "Thatched Roof Birdhouse" for my post today.

Card Recipe:
5.5" X 8.5" card base-This is an 8.5 X 11.5 sheet of cardstock folded in half.
Background paper is KandCo. Botanicals and a sheet of pastel cardstock.
Background frame is cut from the Anna Griffin Flourish Cards and Embellishments Cricut cartridge
Image - Thatched Roof Birdhouse
Image colored with Promarkers
Get Well Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you're visiting IBFS store to see all of their lovely stamps.  God Bless You!!! Peggy


Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Brake for Reindeers ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal and I am back with another Christmas in July card , I hope you have gotten inspired to play along , the end goal is to be ahead of the Christmas card game ... To today we have a reindeer helping in this game get it Reindeer games .. okay maybe I better stick to card making and leave the funnies to the comedians

Today's card is a shaker card and the image I am using is from the Holiday squares set of 4 and I am using the cute reindeer .I stamped the base layer of my card with the image and I colored him with copic markers , then cut a top layer 1/8" smaller cut a rounded square  then I embossed with a snowflake folder and then ran chalk over the raised snowflakes , i added a window sheet to the backside of my top layer and the used two layers of double stick foam tape around the window I have created , I added seed beads sequins on top of my image and them top with top layer of my card . I added a die cut snowflake and my die cut sentiment .

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Come back next week to see another Christmas card in my Christmas in July celebration ...
I hope this has inspired you to start on some Christmas cards and we will all be ahead of the Christmas card game
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I Brake for Girl with Basket

Hello peeps running a little late today with my card the summer is always so busy for me......I have made a latch card today for you and have used Girl With Basket stamp.

I have colored my image with Prisma Pencils and used Gamsol to blend....pulled out some Flower Soft I have had forever and added it to the flowers in the basket.....sentiment is from Half Sheet 138B used papers from DCWV and Spellbinders dies.

This is a picture of the opened latch card .....hope you have enjoyed my post today see you next Tuesday.


Monday, July 20, 2015

I Brake For Feathers.....

{jane bosi}
Happy Monday, Brakers!  Our designers have been doing a fabulous job lately, right?  We've had such diverse posts--such a great representation of the versatility that I Brake For Stamps offers!  Nurses and flowers, Santa and snowmen.....I love it all!

Sometimes, I think I'm in a rut.....not stuck, though.  I just love this bird sheet so much, I can't stop using it! 

I started with a card stock base and covered the front with a piece of designer paper.  You can see the pattern peaking out on the edges.  The pattern you see behind the birds, is actually white card stock that has been stenciled thanks to Stampinback stencils!  It's the same stencil used here.  I sometimes forget how fun and interesting stencils can be!

The black windowed card stock is mounted on dimensional tape over the stenciled piece.  After coloring the bird image, I trimmed it carefully and added it over the window.  A few finishing touches and, wahla!

Thanks for stopping by!  TTFN--Jane

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I Brake For Dedicated Nurses!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing an adorable image with you.  She's called NURSE STELLA and I used a really fun verse with her called GO BRA-LESS.

I needed a thank you card for a nurse and I thought she'd get a kick out of this funky gal.

Friday, July 17, 2015

I Brake For Lovely Hats

Hi Everyone, I've been MIA for a while.  Much to my surprise, I found I had several arteries to my heart blocked and that led to by-pass surgery.  So this is my first time back.  

I chose this vintage looking hat stamp from IBFS.  It is called "Hats".  The background paper is by DCWV and called French Country Stack.  I colored the hats with Promarkers and shaded the oval with chalk.  I also added some of the chalk to the doilies so they wouldn't look so bright white.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will go to the IBFS store.  They have so many stamps, I know you can find something you love.  God Bless You!!! Peggy


Thursday, July 16, 2015

I Brake for Santa ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

Today I am back with more Christmas in July . Did you start thinking about Christmas cards after last weeks post , if not then maybe this easy shaker card will inspire you too. My image is the Large Nostalgic Santa and I colored him with my copic markers and then turned him into a snow globe shaker card and then added some holly green die cuts , some ribbon and red pearls for berries and to top it off I added some glitter snow to the holly greens.

I hope this has inspired you to start on some Christmas cards and we will all be ahead of the Christmas card game   I'll be back next week with more inspiration ...
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I Brake For Mallards

Good Tuesday morning peeps......Beth here with you today sharing another card.....for this weeks card I decided to pull out my water color pencils and try making a scene.

I have used a few different stamps on this project Mallards, Winter Tree and Stump from Trees 3 and also Happy Birthday Wishes from Sheet 138B.....I have used watercolor paper for my images mounted that on Kraft card stock and next added all the layers onto black.....punched 2 photo corners out of black ran them through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dot folder.

Have a great week peeps and I will see you next week.


Monday, July 13, 2015

I Brake For Different

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!!  Raise your hand if you stamp for the therapeutic value?  I do!  I find great peace in doing things other might consider putzy--like fussy cutting and zentangling!

I started this project because I had been using this fabulous Stampinback Stencil and left it laying on my cluttered desk.  Also on my desk, a collection of distress inks.  So, I picked up a few of my favorite colors and created a colorful stenciling.  Days later, after purchasing a new fine tip Sharpie, I started the doodles.  I thought I really wanted to craft something amazing, but what I really needed was the release.  After two completed circles, I abandoned the piece to make something blog worthy........and then, still needing the peace, I returned to doodle the remainder.

Once done, I couldn't cover up any of it, so I opted for some stitching around the perimeter and a simple statement, Dare To Be Different.  I mounted the sentiment on a die cut that mirrors the zig zag stitching and added a few sequins---because, who doesn't like a bit of sparkle?  Next thing I was blog worthy :)

Make it a great day, being awesome! 
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I Brake for Thankful Daisies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a bunch of thank you cards that I made for the end of my school year a few weeks ago.  I always receive several very sweet gifts from kids and I since most of them give them to me on the last day of school I always come prepared with thank you cards to quickly write up and give them.

I used two different stamps from I Brake For Stamps today.  The image is called DAISIES BORDER and the verse is from the sheet EVERY DAY PHRASES.

I made each card one of a kind just by changing the color of the flower.  Daisies don't always have to be yellow!

I used Copic markers to color them.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I Brake for Christmas

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and all month I am going to make Christmas cards for Christmas in July . I don't know about you but I go thru Christmas cards and every year I say I am going to start earlier making them , this is the year .. it has finally came : )
I am using one image from Holiday squares set of 4

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This is a card that can be mass produced pretty easily . I hope this has inspired you to start on some Christmas cards and we will all be ahead of the Christmas card game
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I Brake for Berry Blossoms in a Kerr Jar

Good morning peeps....Beth here with another card for you using the Kerr Jar image this is such a lovely image and so fun to color.

I used some brown card stock added a pink designer paper from K&Co and some ribbon on the side.....stamped my image on white card stock and then colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers added some butterfly stickers and used a Spellbinder die to cut it I stamped the sentiment on white card stock sponged a little ink around the edges after using a Stampin-Up punch.

Hope you have enjoyed this pretty bouquet of flowers.

See you next Tuesday.

Monday, July 6, 2015

I'm Brakin' Again!

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!  After, what I am hoping will be, a short hiatus, I'm back to stamping!! As my first, out-of-the-gate project, I reached for one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Come Fly With Me!  I love these whimsical characters.  They are fun to color and, also, fun to add to colorful backgrounds.

Water coloring seems to be all the rage in some of the stamping circles I follow.  Everyone is using this water color product or that.  I'm not going to lie, it's a little hard to keep up with. Using sharpies and rubbing alcohol (because I already had them....), I've tried to emulate a water color look.  In truth, I was attempting something else, but I liked the, I went with it!  I'm kinda like that in real life.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Have an inky day and, don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I Brake For Beautiful Birds!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using a new I Brake For Stamps sheet.
This is SHEET 141A BIRDS with a little accents from the blossoms from LARGE LILAC.

The bird and the branches are from the sheet.  The flowers were cut out of the Lilac stamp.