Thursday, March 31, 2016

I Brake for Mirrors !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I am sharing another of the new Humorous Senior Images  , this set is called Gravity , you can get is in a set , single or Full sheet with other great Senior images .

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the flowers are the Tim Holtz rolled flowers die and the left branch is from Die-namics , bow die is from Lil inkers  , I cut pattern 4 strips for from layer  at 1.5" 1.25"  ,1" and 3/4"
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I Brake for Bull Elks & Birthdays

Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to all!
The weather here has been so crazy for the last few weeks, we get hot, then snow, its nuts I tell ya! I can't wait for the weather to at least be back in the high 60's or even 70's hehehehe. Anyways onto my card for today.
So I created this card for I Brake For Stamps  using "Bull Elk" stamp, SCS Sketch Challenge and my son's 23rd Birthday that is coming in April :) It's hard to believe all my kids have grown up, and 2 have moved out. I really don't feel old enough for all that to happen. Life surely does change, and I have to say while I miss them being little , I am now enjoying this part of my life with my dear hubby! :) I have so many wonderful memories of them all being young, and all the time we spent with our kids, taking them to the park daily in the summer, and swimming, playing games on game night, and just enjoying being around them, those memories I will cherish forever!
I truly love making my family cards, not sure how my son feels about getting some of them, as I have given him some cutesy ones before....heehe so having this Bull Elk being more manly , I know he is going to love it! He better!!!HAHAHAHa

My card was by far the quickest most simple card I think I have created I seriously cut my white card stock 6" x 12, then folded in the center at  6".
Next comes the layers-the black card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", and then I stamped my IBFS image of the Bull Elk in memento black ink and stamped on white card stock, colored him up in copics(E31,E33,E23,E57,E29) and then airbrushed the sky.(B41,B00), & the grass was colored using (G94 & G95. I cut this piece down to 5 1/4" x 3 1/2", Next I cut the 2 other panels of dp to fit on the black layer, and then added my white gel dots. Super fast & Easy!!
I added some Ribbon, Button, Birthday Tag, and some twine to complete my card for today.
 Supplies Used:
I Brake For Stamps /Bull Elk
Bazzill design paper/Timeless
American Crafts /White and Black card stock
Ribbon /button,twine/from my stash
White Gel pen
ATG glue gun
Pebbles /Tag
Update on my Amaryllis flower. I have never seen this bloom before so it was super exciting taking photo's of it daily. I thought it would have 1 bloom(one flower) but it has 4 in each stem. Currently the other stem is working on opening all for, so I will have 8 flowers on this. I am not sure how long they will stay, but I am enjoying the beauty of these! I've had this for 2 years, and this is the 1st year its bloomed for me....hehehehe ok just had to share!
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I Brake for Hats and Blustery Days!

Red Hat Judyone of the fabulous stamps in  I Brake for Stamps' wonderful Humorous Seniors collection, would have been perfect for an Easter bonnet card. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, so I created this card instead since it's been rather blustery all day.

Red Hat Judy was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. It was die-cut, then sponged with Old Paper Distress ink. 

The patterned papers, from an old 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye, were layered according to a sketch from I Heart Card Sketches. The yellow floral paper was die-cut with an old file index die by QuicKutz. The sentiment is from the Small Talk sticker pad (Idea-ology), which was colored with a Copic marker to make it all matchy matchy.

I Brake for Stamps is where you'll find I Brake for Stamps' wonderful Humorous Seniors collection plus lots of other stamps from other stamp companies. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Blood, Sweat and Gears!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a new HUMOROUS SENIORS image from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS that I'm sure so many of us can relate to! There are 3 ways to purchase her...

As soon as I saw the image and verse I thought of my Spellbinders Gears set.  It made me think of the gears on a bike.

We're running a "Biggest Loser" contest at work and I plan to give this card to the winner.


Friday, March 25, 2016

I Brake For Cherry Blossom w/Dream & Spring!

 Hello everyone & Happy Friday to all!
Cheryl here to share with you the SWEET I Brake For Stamps Cherry Blossom with Dream card I created. This card was designed using colors from the color challenge this week on SCS, LOVE these colors, and LOVE these flowers! You can find all sorts of BEAUTIFUL flower stamps at the I Brake For Stamps Store :) you might want to grab a cup of coffee/tea/or even water, as there are many beautiful ones to see.
Card Instructions:
Card Base- white card stock cut at 6" x 12" and then folded at the 6" mark, and scored, so now you have a 6" x 6" card base.
Card Layers- Bottom panel is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the plum card stock ,then the pink design paper layer on top of that panel measures 5" x 5". then add sewing. Next middle panel is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" for the mint blue layer, then plum measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", and then the Pink dp layer on top of that measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", add sewing. Top panel is 4 3/4" x 3" for plum card stock, then mint blue is 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" , then the pink dp measures 4" x 2 1/2". add sewing to all panels.
Image Layer- Cherry Blossom with Dream was stamped in memento black ink on white 110lb card stock and then colord with copics, and airbrushed with copics as well. For the floers I airbrushed using RV11 and the centers were colored with RV34. The butterfly was colored with the same copic colors and then BG000 & B00 I then used a circle stitched die to cut out the part of the image I wanted to have fit. Lastly airbrushing the background with the B00 & then added a half backed pearl to the center of each flower. that layer was placed on a Be Mine die cut I used.
Embellishments- Ribbon, Velvet brad, gems, half backed pearls, die cuts, doily, sewing

This IBFS Cherry Blossom with Dream is 1 of my MANY FAV's! I love the little blossoms, and the butterfly, so many ways to use this stamp! I think I have been on a flower kick lately as I am super excited for spring to arrive. I have buds on my Orchids that I keep in my kitchen, and then my other flower that my mom gave me has some BIG buds that are starting to open up, cant wait to see it, as I have had this plant for 2 years, and this will be my first year seeing it bloom, EXCITING!!! :)
HERE IS A PHOTO, I JUST HAD TO SHARE/once it fully blooms I will have to share that too!hehehe
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Thank you for looking and have a super wonderful weekend & Happy Easter to all!
hugs ,

Thursday, March 24, 2016

I Brake for Roller Stating !!

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and today I am back with another card made with the new Humorous Senior line , today I am using This is How I Roll set   , you can buy her in a single image or in a full sheet with other great images  , me I like them all so I always get full sheets haha it;s called full set syndrome  , can you relate ?

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another look at past post on the new images

Thanks so much for stopping by.
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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I Brake For Victorian Boots & LOVE!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to all!
Cheryl  here today with a card I created for SCS challenge using the BEAUTIFUL  I Brake For Stamps "Victorian Boot"! I also used the beautiful Phrase "Bouquet of Love" , and stamped just the Love for you part on my card. LOVE that about stamping, you can always pick the words if you don't have enough room to stamp all. 

My Card Instructions

Card Base-
Cut White card stock 5 3/4" x 11 1/2" and score at 5 3/4" so you can fold in half. Next I cut my blue'ish colored card stock at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2 " and the dp on that at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
Card Layers-I then cut a 5 x 5 piece of white card stock to create the frame, using Martha Stewart punch around the page. It will change the size depending on what design you pick, however I always measure the center piece and then cut my dp to fit. so for this punch I did cut my PINK heart Design Paper at 4" x 4". Next I cut another white card stock at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and then a piece of the blue ' ish colored card stock at 3" x 3" to fit behind the white top frame. All layers were sewn with the sewing machine and pink thread.
My image was stamped in memento black ink, and then colored with copics. I colored the boot in E37, and then used E29 for the laces. for the flowers I used -RV11,RV34,BG000,B00, & V09 is the  violet. I then added some Eucalyptus colored stickles, and some clear stickles to my image, & then fussy cut my boot and flowers. Lastly I added a vintage feather behind it, and popped it off the main top layer.
Bouquet of Love - I colored the words "Love for You" with Chromatix black pen, and then stamped on the top layer of my card.
Embellishments-Gems, flower brad, vintage ribbon, and a vintage feather
Supplies Used:
White and Blue card stock/Left over AC design Paper & Pebbles dp
Copics for coloring/Stickles for embellishing
Gems, Brad, Vintage Feather, Vintage Ribbon,sewing, Martha Stewart punch around the page
I absolutely LOVE this Victorian boot and coloring it was very easy. It reminds me more and more of spring, and I really cant wait for the flowers to bloom. I do have some tulip's that are coming up right now, and cant wait to see those. They are located in my front yard! Here in Utah, winter months are dull, except when the snow it on the ground, tree's and mountains. In California I was used to everything being green in the winters....heheheeh

 Deals of the WEEK can be found Here at the I Brake For Stamps store!
Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed my post today!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I Brake for Dahlias!

It's officially spring and though we had a little snowfall last night, the trees are beginning to bud and bloom, which means that the flowers will not be far behind.

Here's my card with the Quarter Sheet Dahlia (Stampinback) that is available at I Brake for Stamps.

I wasn't very familiar with dahlias until I went to Madrid last fall. While there, we visited a public garden that had a plethora of dahlias in all different colors of the rainbow, plus black and white. Gorgeous!

I Brake for Stamps is where you'll find great selections of Stampinback stamps plus lots of other stamps from other stamp companies. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!

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Monday, March 21, 2016

I Brake For Watercolors

{jane bosi}  Happy Easter Week!  It kind of snuck up on me this year so, instead of a cute bunny (get this one....there's only TWO left!) or a little chick  (this one is going FAST!) or these that you can get RIGHT away, this week, I have flowers!

I love this Kerr jar image and I know I've used a bunch, but it's just so darn fun to color!  I was in the mood to water color--I've been working on the no line water color technique.  You can see the ink I used to stamp this so, I'm not quite there, but I like the finished product just the same ;)

Have a great week!  Be Awesome!  Jane

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I Brake for Limbo Dance Darren!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Anyone who knows me knows that masculine cards are one of my favorite things to make!  I was so excited when I saw the new HUMOROUS SENIORS release from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS.   There are several great male images.

This fun guy is the life of the party!
He's called...
or as a single (image only)

If you love him as much as I do you may want to consider getting him on the SENIORS FULL SHEET #ES1013.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

I Brake For Loveable Avie & Pop up box cards

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all!!
Cheryl here today with a Pop-Up Box card using I Brake For Stamps DARLING Loveable Avie , Wrap Love, and Dogwood Blossom. I have wanted to make one of these cards forever, and today I got to as I entered this into SCS challenge, and it was to make one of these or some other kind of containers.
I absolutely LOVE coloring Loveable Avie, she is so sweet and looks so cute in this card. Also love that darling bunny she is holding!!! She can be found here under Chelsea Le Designs at the I Brake For Stamps store, along with soo many other DARLING stamps! You will want them ALL...hehehe
Card Insructions:
Card base is the Pop Up Box Card, instructions are on the SCS site. I used Pink card stock, and then a pattern paper design. Super simple to glue it all down.
Loveable Avie- was stamped in memento black ink, an then colored with copics RV02,RV11 for her dress, headband, and legwarmers(socks), next her hair was done in E57& E29, her face in R)), and R20 for cheeks. I used stickles on her dress along the bottom
Dogwood Blossom- was colored with copics and then with stickles. I then cut the 2 out, and the leaves. LOVE this flower!!!
Wrap Love- I wanted to stamp the LOVE so I used a black marker and colored it, and then stamped it on my oval.
Supplies Used:
I Brake for Stamps/Loveable Avie , Dogwood Blossom , Wrap Love
Dp & Cardstock is AC
Copics for coloring
Die cuts for the trees, and branches, and oval.
Stickles and half backed pearls

Envelope will need to measures 5 3/4" x 7 " or use the 6 x 7 on the envelope scoreboard to mail, otherwise put in Tulle and add a bow to give in person
Click on my badge above to take you to the I Brake For Stamps Store! It will take you to the 50% area, and there are lots of wonderful stamps to choose from!! Enjoy!!
Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed my post for today!
hugs to all.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I Brake for your Fishing Spot !!

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I have another new Humorous Senior image  called Fishing Spot  , I used the set for my card today.This image can be bought in the full sheet or as a single
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I colored my image with copic markers and kept this super simple and let the image be the star it is , I added some fishtail flags and some enamel dots and a bit of twine . I am not sure what kind of fish this may be but I colored him the way a salmon looks in my head lol , while he's pretty anyway.. I think this image is great for Birthday cards and perfect for a Retirement card .

Thanks so much for stopping by.
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