Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Brake For Bucks

Hi everybody!  Regina here and as you know, deer hunting season is almost here and so I thought I would make a card using this Buck stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  This is a great stamp to use for a masculine card.  I cut off the top of the stamp as you can see on my card with a plan in mind.  I colored it about 4 weeks ago and decided to make a card with it this week and forgot what my plan was LOL!  I cut it off because I didn't want blue sky to show but I can't remember why.  :(  Please tell me I'm not the only one who is like this.  

Here's the stamp... 

I used embossing folders as you can see on the card background and the background the stamp is on and sponged ink around the edges of the die the stamp is on.  I cut a couple pieces of camo ribbon and adhered to card, adding bronze brads in corners.  I colored the stamp with Copics and I asked my boyfriend to make sure I colored it accurately and he said yes.  Yay!  I cut the stamp out with a die and cut off the top part of the stamp (for whatever reason?!?) and cut out the leaves and For You sentiment with dies.  Supplies listed below.  

It is kind of difficult to make masculine cards and I usually don't put ribbon on them, twine maybe, but not ribbon, but I made an exception here.  I usually make masculine cards pretty CAS but I tried to add as much as I could to this one to see how much I could do and it still be a masculine card. This card will be to display in my boyfriend's reload room so I made it 6" square.  

Supply List:

  • Recollections 110# white card stock for base
  • Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus, Kraft and Chocolate Brown card stock
  • Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs ink (used to sponge around die)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black 
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive
  • Brown Fun Foam (to pop up stamp)
  • Pop Dots
  • Zig Two Way Glue Pen
  • Leaves embossing folder by Darice
  • Woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz Alterations 
  • Copic Markers
  • Spellbinders Foilage Die
  • Spellbinders Labels 18 die
  • Spellbinders Classic Large Squares Die (to cut out stamp)
  • Sizzix Dies, Card Phrases Set #3 (For You die)
  • Camo ribbon from big box store
  • Bronze brads from big box store

Isn't it amazing how many different supplies we use on a single card?  

Did I inspire you to get this stamp to make masculine cards for the deer hunting men in your life?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team Member

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I Brake for Divas!

One of the things about celebrating birthdays is getting birthday gifts, so it's always a good idea to have Thank You cards at the ready. 

This is Marcie, one of the Rubber Romance Divas that are available at I Brake for Stamps. I think the Divas are very stylish  like I'd be in an alternate life if I were thin, younger, and ladylike. Alas, I'm none of those things.

Marcie appealed to me because she is holding a sign which makes her perfect for a myriad of occasions and sentiments. You gotta love a versatile stamp. Marcie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Ranger) and colored with Copic markers. I did add a touch of blush with a chalk pencil. 

The image panel was die-cut with a die from the Long Rectangles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). Black cardstock was die-cut with the matching Scalloped Long Rectangles Nestabilities die, the Fancy Floral Lace Border die (Cottage Cutz), and a Fancy Corner die (QuicKutz). Yellow patterned paper from the French Country 6x6 pad (Graphic 45) was die-cut with one of the dies from the Decorative Borders die set (All Occasion). 

The image panel die-cut was matted with the scalloped rectangle die-cut, the was adhered to a card front cut from a sheet from the Typography 8x8 pad (Graphic 45). The Fancy Floral Lace Border die-cut was adhered at the base of the card front and the yellow chain Decorative Border die-cut was adhered over it. The two Fancy Corner die-cuts were added to the top corners of the image panel.

An ancient rub-on Thank You sentiment was added to the scalloped boxes.

You really ought to go check out Marcie, the other Rubber Romance Divas, and all the great stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out their fabulous images!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, September 28, 2015

I Brake For Fall Y'all

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, again, Brakers!  I'm happy you stopped by for my Monday, I Brake For Stamps share.  My card today, features my most favorite leafy image called, Framed Leaf Foliage.  When you click on the link, you will see another card I created using this image.  It's a wonderfully versatile image and able to take on entirely different looks with your choice of different mediums.

For today's card, I stamped directly to kraft cardstock and then colored the image with my Primsacolor Pencils.  I often neglect these fabulous coloring sticks as I forget how beautifully they color and blend.  I added some white and gold shading around the image and the cardstock edges.  I also added some shading with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The whole card has a nice earthy feel.

Y'all......Be Awesome--Jane

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I Brake For Christmas Joy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card with you.  I've used two stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  The first one is called CARDINAL BORDER and the other is ELEGANT JOY.

I used a mask to make it look like the cardinals are sitting on top of the Joy verse.

It was colored with Copic markers and I used a Spellbinders die to cut the matte.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I Brake for She Devils ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and I have a fun Halloween card made using a digital Rick St. Dennis image called Denise Devlin. I love Halloween and making Halloween cards because you can dress them up over the top if you want ,but this image can also make a great Valentine card too if you think out side the box , think Red Hot Love .. so now let's look at what I created with this awesome image .

I copic colored my image  , the background flames I put yellow stickles on the yellow of the flames to add wow and sparkle to bring them to life , I distressed my edges on the paper added some black glitter bats and an iron fence  , can't you almost hear it creek


inside I carried my papers and color thru , I left it blank to make into a Hello or Thanks , what ever I may need it for .

copic colors used

I hope my card has inspired you to make some Halloween cards  , for more of my creations come visit me at my blog .

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
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I Brake for Poinsettias

Hi everybody!  Regina here and I see that my fellow card making friends have been making Christmas cards for a few months now, this is my first one of the year!  Yay!  I think it turned out beautiful! The first time I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it.  This stamp is from I Brake for Stamps called Poinsettias in Squares.  

Here's the stamp.  Look at the possibilities!  

First, I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I cut the squares out with scissors and then I cut 9 squares out with my Silhouette that were a little larger.  The tiles are 1-1/8" so the squares I cut out are about 1-1/4".  I glued down the poinsettia tiles to the silver squares that I cut and then cut a piece of vellum and used pop dots to pop them up and give dimension.  I embossed the red layer with poinsettias.  I colored the stamp with Copics.  It was so relaxing to color this too.  
Finally I cut out the Joy from my Silhouette, design ID# 36114, using glitter paper and used some cute glitter enamel dots.  I love these!  

Supply List:

  • I Brake For Stamps Poinsettias in Squares stamp
  • Gina K Designs White and Red Velvet Card Stock
  • Grafix 40# Clear Vellum
  • Martha Stewart Elegant Paper Pad (used silver under the poinsettia squares)
  • Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders by Tim Holtz 2/pkg - Texture Poinsettia Pattern
  • American Crafts Christmas Glitter Papers
  • Silhouette Design Joy, # 36114
  • Versamark Ink
  • Martha Stewart Sterling Silver Embossing Powder
  • Virginia Turtle Stamps Starlight Glitter Enamel Dots
Copics: Poinsettia Stamp R22, R24, R29
Poinsettia Leaves G43, G46
Poinsettia Center Y15 and dots of R27

Did I motivate you to make a Christmas card?  Start now!  

For more inspiration, please stop by my blog at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I Brake for Cats

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I'm a cat person. Or maybe it is. In either case, I am a proud cat lady. I love kittens, cats, and wild cats. If I could, I'd have a house filled with them. But alas, I can't for a variety of reasons, the biggest being that I'm actually allergic to the critters. Yep. It's true. I prove my love for my kitties by taking a plethora of allergy meds

As a paper-craftin' cat lady, I collect cat stamps, cat cutting dies, and cat punches. So, when I saw the cat image on the Cats and Buildings stamp sheet (Stampingback) at  I knew that one day it would be mine. It didn't hurt that I also really love architecture, have visited The Netherlands, and fell in love with Dutch architecture.

Since I'm still celebrating my birthday, I've been making lots of birthday cards. This is one of them.

When I first saw the Cats from the Cats and Buildings sheet, I immediately thought of the "Cat Lady Starter Kit" meme that's been circulating on the 'net for ages. I thought that I should try to make a birthday version, especially since one of my cats, Duchess, is crazy for boxes.

Cats from the Cats and Buildings sheet was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. I felt like using unrealistic cat colors, so I did. When I was done coloring it, I fussy-cut the top bit of the cats, then used a Black Pitt Pen (Faber Castell) to edge them.

Thin cardboard was trimmed, scored, and folded to look box-like. All cut and scored edges were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger) to look battered like the packages that arrive here. Colored tissue paper was torn and adhered to the back of the box and to the separate flap/front of the box piece.

An address label and a postage stamp from the Aeropostale Sticker Book (7 Gypsies) was roughed up and sponged with Black Soot Distress ink. In a very rare event, I wrote the address on the airmail label with a Sharpie pen. I rarely write on my cards and such because I'm hypercritical of my handwriting. "Fragile" and "This End Up" are from a very old Fortunes rub-on sheet (7 Gypsies). "Par Avion" is ancient rub-on by QuicKutz, and the arrow is from a Remnant Rub (Idea-ology).

A leftover scrap of textured Kraft cardstock was sponged with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress ink. Washi tape was adhered to the center of the card front.

Another scrap of Kraft cardstock was die-cut with a Happy Birthday (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Celebrate (Elizabeth Craft Designs), and a tag die (QuicKutz). All the die-cuts were sponged with Fired Brick Distress ink. A heart die (QuicKutz) was used die-cut another scrap of Kraft cardstock and sponged with Fired Brick Distress ink. The sentiments were adhered vertically along the sides of the card front.

Equally ancient "For You" rub-on was applied to the tag and the heart was added. A pewter eyelet was hammered into the tag's hole. Postal-looking baker's twine was tired around the flap of the image panel/box and threaded through the hole in the tag. The image panel was adhered to the card front, which was then adhered to a 5" x 7" kraft card.

So, if you like the Cats stamp, you should check it and all the other stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out all the fabulous images! Best of all, if you buy something, use this code: SAVE10KATHI  and you'll get 10% off your purchase.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

I Brake For A Happy Life

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!!!  Today, I have a CAS card to share that features images from Alie Hoogenboezem de Vries's sheet, Full Sheet 150, and some Bisters!! 

I think this image could either be a fish or a bird--just another reason I love the versatility of this set!!  The images are so kitchy and whimsical--creativity is not hard to muster!  I chose bird for today....we all know about my bird thing so, I'll just leave it at that!

After grounding the image with a splattering of bisters, I added some distress ink around the edges and popped up the birdie image on dimensional tape.  The bird, I colored with distress inks, cuz they are currently my favorite! 

What are YOU working on?
Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN Jane

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I Brake for Berries!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.  This is one of my favorite images from I Brake For Stamps.  The stamp's called KERR JAR.

I used a paper trimmer to cut the straight lines and then I fussy cut around some of the flowers so that they would overhang the matte.

On the inside I used HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEXT.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I Brake for Scraecrows and Pumpkins ...

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal and I am back with another Fall card and this time I am using Scarecrow and Pumpkins , I love Fall , today the field behind my house was harvested and it totally changed the landscape of my view for a short time , I love the changing season .I can now see any deer that might be in the fields , we see a fox from time to time by the pond and numerous birds come to visit . I enjoy nature .

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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

If you would like to see more creations from me stop by my blog at
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I Brake For Men Who Cook

Hi Everybody!  Regina here and I have to tell you that I Brake For Stamps has just about any stamp that you could possibly be looking for.  They have over 4,000 stamps so that's to be expected right?  I needed to make a birthday card for my boyfriend and I found the perfect stamps.  He is an awesome cook, grills so good and is on a BBQ team that competes. We are going to St. Louis toward the end of the week so we'll be there during his birthday so wait until you see the stamps I used. 

Here is a link to I Brake For Stamps and I used these two stamps, Kiss The Chef and St. Louis Arch.

This is a pretty straight forward card.  I colored the image with Copics and cut the image out using a Spellbinders die. The Let's Eat Y'all is a cut file from the Silhouette Store, design # 13324.  I used a Lawn Fawn Die for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I cut out stars with a Spellbinders die to match the patterned paper.  I have a 6x6 paper pad with burlap paper so I used that to make the ribbon banners.  I added the copper nailheads in the corners.  

On the inside I used a Spellbinders die that matches the front die but larger and used the Silhouette Sketch Pens to write inside.  I am horrible at writing in cards and my handwriting isn't so great anymore so I love using the Silhouette pens.  These are the ones I have...  Silhouette Pens Starter Kit and Silhouette Glitter Sketch Pens and Silhouette Starter Kit.  Not sure how I acquired all of these but I love the glitter ones.  I have written in many cards with the black glitter pen.  All you do is figure out what size paper you are going to put in your card and put those measurements in the silhouette on the screen where you put your paper size and then you put your text where you want it on the paper and it will write it out there.  

I used Versamark and embossed the St. Louis Arch stamp with black embossing powder and colored the Arch with a Sakura glitter pen. 


  • Gina K Designs White and In The Navy Card Stock
  • My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Summer Splash
  • Die Cuts With a View 6x6 The Burlap Paper Stack
  • Lawn Fawn Die, Happy Birthday Border
  • Silhouette Design# 13324, Let's Eat Y'all
  • Spellbinders Die Labels 8 and Stars
  • Copic Markers:  
Skin E00, E11 
Fire Y15, Y17, Y38  
Steak E35, E39, E30
Apron C01, C03, C05
Shorts C01, C03, B93, B95, B97
Sandals E33, E35
Oven Mitt R22, R24, R27, R29
Meat Fork Sakura Silver Star Glitter Pen
  • Sakura Glitter Pen, Silver Star (Arch)
  • Silhouette Sketch Pens Starter Kit (Blue Pen)
  • Recollections Embossing Powder, Ebony
  • Nailheads, Copper 3mm
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive, Dot Runner
  • Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I Brake For Scooters!

There's something about mopeds and scooters that make me laugh. Then I saw Eddie Izzard in his Dress to Kill HBO special. His Italy/Vespa skit, had me literally rolling on the floor laughing. And crying. And not being able to breathe. You know. All that good stuff. So, whenever I see any form of scooter, my brain says "Ciao" and I start laughing like a lunatic. And if I see a Vespa stamp, I must have it.

You know where this is going, don't you? I Brake For Stamps has a hilariously funny stamp collection called Humorous Seniors. While perusing that collection, I found Moped Millie, ordered it, and here's my first card with her!

Moped Millie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers to match a large piece of two-sided patterned paper that I found in my scrap stash, which makes me glad that I hoard large scraps that I deem might some day be useful. 

Road-patterned Washi tape (two different kinds) were adhered under Moped Millie's scooter. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from The Card Creator die set (Spellbinders), then edged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger). 

Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) were added to Moped Millie's helmet, glasses, and the scooter's headlight to give them dimension and shine. Turquoise Spica Glitter pen was used to add glitter to Moped Millie's ankle bracelet. I also gave her a turquoise glitter earring, because I thought she'd like it. I'm generous like that.

The red/yellow reverse side of the patterned paper was die-cut with the next largest dies from the same Card Creator die set and sponged with Black Soot Distress ink. The paper was also die-cut with my Mermaid font die (Die-Versions), then the sentiment was adhered to the Washi tape.

I started to put the card together, opting for a relatively clean layout. However, I thought that the card was missing something, so I started to think, which can be a scary thing. Then I remembered that I had a stoplight charm that might work. After a relatively short search, I found it! Sadly, it was just plain pewter, so I added some red, yellow, and green acrylic paint in the appropriate places (after checking Google to make sure that the red and green were in the right spots. I "hung" the light with some beading wire from an ancient pewter photo corner, then added a second corner to the bottom of the card for balance. You wouldn't want me to be unbalanced, would you?

The card front was mounted on a kraft card and I called it done!

Thanks for visiting today!


Be sure to pop over to I Brake For Stamps to see what's new and to check out those wonderfully funny Humorous Seniors.

Monday, September 14, 2015

I Brake For Love and Joy

{Jane Bosi}  Happy Monday!!  I am so in love with this sheet of stamps by Alie Hoogenboezem de Vries!  I just cannot stop playing with it!!  You'll find it labeled in the store as Full Sheet 150.  It is amazingly wonderful!!!
I had some water color paper scraps sitting on my desk so, I decided to do some water coloring.  It was fun and relaxing--the perfect way to end my weekend!
I created this colorful background by stamping the geometric shape image repeatedly and then colored in using distress inks and an aqua brush--the same way I colored everything else.  The paper is a matte finished card stock vs water color paper.  I love how deep the colors are and how different it looks just by changing the paper type.
 Be Happy.  Enjoy life.
Don't forget to be awesome--Jane