Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Zen Beauty Serenity

 Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!
Cheryl here today with this Beautiful Zen Beauty Serenity from I Brake For Stamps . I am loving all the beautiful fairies in this collection, as they are all absolutely gorgeous! Who doesn't love a sweet fairy right??!!!!

For the fairy, she is colored with copics RV11, R85,R00,RV21, E57,E93,YG03,G24,YG95. I also added some Stickles in cotton candy to her wings.

Card layers-
Layer 1-Dark Grey 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" then the pink card stock, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", pink stripes 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 2- 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" dark grey, pink 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", yellow dp 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Layer 3- 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" grey, pink cut at 5" x 2 1/4" , stripes cut at 4 3/4" x 2"
Layer 4 - Grey cut at 3 1/4" x 4" , then pink is 3" x 3 3/4", image 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Embellishments are Shimmer ribbon, Button, and spiral stamen pink.
 I really had a ton of fun creating my card for today, using this beautiful fairy image from the Carmen Medlin Designs Zen Beauties Collection found here.
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I Brake for Vampires!

The summer is winding down. Autumn approaches. Supermarkets and craft stores have put out their candy and changed their displays. It's almost time for the most magical time of the year and I'm getting into the spirit.

Here's a card featuring my new Vanna Vampire (Rick St. Dennis/I Brake for Stamps) rubber stamp. 

Vanna Vampire is available as a single rubber stamp or as the Randi Dandi Halloween Rubber Stamp Sheet #1 that includes four fabulous Halloween imagesPersonally I think you should opt for the sheet. It's more economical in the long run. I should also mention that there are lots of Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps available at I Brake for Stamps. 

Vanna Vampire was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. When I was done, I sponged Milled Lavender Distress ink (Ranger) around the image, then sponged the same ink over the Starry Nights stencil. 

White Shimmer Delicata ink (Imagine Crafts) was sponged over the Starry Nights stencil onto a blue-grey cardstock panel and onto a card created from the same cardstock. The smaller panel was edged with the White Shimmer Delicata ink. The image panel was matted with the small grey panel, which was adhered to the card front. A sentiment from the Christmastime Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) was added to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps has a large selection of Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps and a plethora of other great rubber stamps. You should check 'em all out. Tell them I sent you! Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!


Monday, August 29, 2016

I Brake For Dance

 {jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!  If you aren't feeling much like's a card that might make you see things a little differently.  Mondays are hard enough, why not dance?  This cute little monster is motivation enough, right?

This little cutie is one of Carmen Medlin's designs called Monster Mash.  I think she/he is just darling! 
And, lots of fun to color!  I started with a water color wash and some spritzes on the background piece.  Then, using the same distress inks, I water colored the monster on a separate piece of water color paper.  I added a sweet little heart button and the sentiment on some colored card stock. Fun :)

Here's to dancing like no one's watching!  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I Brake for Bistered Leaves!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by Cheryl.  I kind of felt like I was being left in her Thanksgiving dust with all her amazing creations so I pulled out a stamp I hadn't used yet.

This is called Large Leaf.
The really fun part about this card is that I didn't color with my usual Copic markers.  I used BISTER powder stains to color the leaves.  I used Red and Natural for my leaves and then a little bit of yellow Copic marker just to add some highlights.  I know my fall leaves are never just one color.  I love how natural they turned out the color variations you get from the powders.

All I did was take some watercolor paper, stamp the leaf twice and cut them out.  Next I spritzed the paper with a little water and applied the powder.  You don't need very much powder at all for this.  I use my needle-nose tweezers to grab a little powder and I sprinkle it over the paper.  Then I spritz again.  Sometimes I just leave it as is.  This time I took a tissue and dabbed it around so that the entire leaf was stained and then just added a couple tiny little sprinkles of powder to make some darker spots.  Super easy and so pretty!

I used EVERY DAY PHRASES  for the Happy Thanksgiving verse.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I Brake for Gram ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here, today I made a fun card using Millie Moped , she is from the Humorous Senior line as so stinkin' cute  , I colored her in prisma colored pencils and I used my Wonky dies to make a frame for her.  I found some cute pattern papers from Studio Calico called Here + There  , then I found a die cut #laterGRAM ( WRMK album made easy Words ), I thought it was a perfect match , in my head it was how Gram was signing off as she heads off on her moped to explore , I added my DIY dot matte finish  and some arrows and a paper clip with ribbon and my card was done .

inside my card I stamped her again as a watermark that you can write over the top and I added a few more dots

I hope Millie Moped has inspired you to go check out her and the other great images you can find at  
For this image and so many more visit the IBFS store
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

May God Bless You This Christmas

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to you all!  Today's card was designed for I Brake For Stamps using the Beautiful May God Bless You stamp. I do have a video on both my Ribbon Bow using RRR Shimmer Satin(LOVE THIS STUFF) , and my Glass Flowers using a spray technique to get the color you see.
 So for my card base, I used black card stock, cut at 5" x 10" and then scored at 5"
Next I did my 1st layer with black card stock cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", then the Bo Bunny dp is cut at 41/2" x 4 1/2".
Next Layer 2- is cut at 4" x 4" and that is the black card stock. Now Bo Bunny dp is cut at 3/34" x 3 3/4", then added sewing in a green thread. I also added some white gel dots for a different look.

The I Brake for stamps sentiment is stamped in Memento black ink, and then cut out using a different spellbinders dies, and then distressed! I did add some white gel dots to the black die cut piece.

Ribbon bow is created using Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Shimmer Satin in Sage Green color. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. I just bought 5 rolls of it, that is how much I love it.

Glass Flowers are done using my Glass Flower Technique along with the spray and distress technique. Video can be seen here on my blog Love the way the flowers look with this beautiful Christmas sentiment!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I Brake for Fairies on Mushrooms!

I guess I've been in a mushroom state of mind lately. I've used mushroom designs on a whole lotta projects. Hmmm. Maybe they're exercising subliminal magic on my mojo? 

Here's my card with Zen Beauty - Hope, one of the wonderful stamps in the Zen Beauties Collection at I Brake for Stamps.

Zen Beauty - Hope was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. Black Spica Glitter pen (Copic) was used to add a dot of glitter to the points on each swirl. Clear Spica Glitter pen was used to add glitter to the bubble that Hope is regarding. When the glitter pen was dry, Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add a glossy dimensional aspect to the glittery bubble.

Green cardstock was die-cut to create a frame, the frame was temporarily matted without the stamped image, and Bundled Sage Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over small mushrooms found on the Whimsical Shrooms stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). The same Distress ink was sponged over the Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). I apparently hadn't cleaned the stencil well at all because the dots came out sort of mushroom colored. I guess that's what's known as a "happy accident". 

The card was assembled and I called it done!

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Be You-Nique and Be Yourself!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another of the adorable images from the Carmen Medlin Bravehearts collection.
This sweet girl is called You-Nique Set.

I paired her with the verse from Be Yourself Set.

This is the third card I've made with the Bravehearts sets and I just love them!

I added some Wink of Stella here and there to give her a little sparkle because let's face it...every girl no matter what age should sparkle!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I Brake for Retirement ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here, I hope your week is going well, the rain has stopped here in Southern Illinois for today , yikes it has rained a lot here. Today I am here with a fun Retirement card using Bunco Betty , I can picture girlfriends retiring and enjoying some fun free time playing Bunco ,so I had to make this card for my stash.

I used prisma colored pencils and baby oil to blend , the enamel dots are my home made I shared with you a couple of weeks ago  , the Happy Retirement was cut out of vinyl on my Silhouette , the frame and camera die cut is from Amy Tangerine 

inside I keep with the color theme, it is ready for me to write something nice 

I you like Bunco Betty or want to check out some other Humorous Senior stamps , visit the IBFS store
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you found this post helpful please leave a commit I love hearing from you !!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

oh Bountiul Season!

Hello everyone, Happy Wednesday!
Cheryl here today  sharing my card created for I Brake for Stamps using the Fall Half Sheet. LOVE this set, and all the stamps in it! This little guy is so cute, and love the sentiment I used too!!
I stamped my image in memento black ink and colored with copics. Next I layered with card stock and then added sewing to my image.  The sentiment is also from this beautiful Fall sheet and is also stamped in memento black ink, and then dusted with green and orange.
Embellishments are some random leaves I have had for years, and I hot glued them onto my image. I made a big bow, and added more leaves!
I really had fun making this sweet little fall card! Hope you enjoyed my post for today!!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I Brake for Gnome Gnote Pads!

Gnomes make me giggle. Bad gnome puns totally amuse me. I needed a new notepad to carry around since I lost mine recently.

This is what happened. 

Whenever I see small plain note pads, especially ones with an attached pen, I usually purchase several. I'm at the stage of life that if I don't write something down, I forget it. By extension, I lose the darned note pads all.the.freaking.time. Decorating note pads is fun and practical because they make great gifts. Let me know if you want one and maybe you'll actually get one. That is if I remember.

This decorated Gnote pad features the Digging Gnome from the Gnome Sheet (I Brake for Stamps). The Digging Gnome is one of NINE (9) Gnomes and a mess of mushrooms on that sheet. It's a Gnoteworthy bargain indeed.

The Digging Gnome was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers, and edged with a black marker. He was set aside while I decorated his Gnote pad.

The plain note pad was black gessoed and painted. A piece of heavy-duty cardstock was cut to fit the cover, dry embossed with a music sheet folder, and painted.

White cardstock was die-cut with some mushroom dies and the font was cut as well. The mushroom dies were colored with Copic markers, but white paint was used to add white dots to them. The title letters were painted with paint to match the ground.

The mushrooms, the Digging Gnome, and the title letters were adhered to the painted, stenciled panel with Media Multi-Medium. The same brown paint was used to add some dirt to the Digging Gnome's shovel. The image panel was adhered to the note pad, the edges were sponged with black ink, and then sealed with varnish.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, August 15, 2016

I Brake For Flowers...

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday!  It's time for flowers here on the I Brake For Stamps blog!!  I just can't help it--I love this Kerr Jar image and never tire of looking for new ways to color this beautiful image!

I started by creating a wash of color on the background piece.  then, I colored and trimmed the Kerr Jar image and popped it up on dimensional tape.  It's a great all around image for a birthday greeting, thank you note or just an all around "thinking of you" kind of card!

Have a great day!  Jane

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I Brake for Fall/Thanksgiving & Silverware holders.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday to all!
Today I am sharing the Silverware Holders I created using I Brake for Stamps Sentiment from the Fall Half Sheet Collection. I wanted something a little different than most do. So I used those treat bags, cut them in half, and then decorated with ribbons, burlap, twine, and the beautiful sentiment from I Brake For Stamps. Around the sentiment I stamped the leaves from the same Fall Half Sheet, and stamped in different colors. Love the look!
My entire table setting can be found on my blog. I really enjoyed making all these super fun goodies for Thanksgiving! I do have 5 more to finish up, so I need to get busy :)

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!
hugs to all,

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I Brake for Bridal Showers!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a bridal shower card with you.
This pretty image from I Brake For Stamps is called Heart and Key.

I thought this image was perfect for a bridal shower.  He holds the key to her heart...

On the inside I used Hold Onto Each Other.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I Brake for Peacock Color Hair ....

Hello I Brake for Stamps Fans !!
Crystal here and boy did I have fun making this card , I am in love with the new trend of Peacock colored hair , no it's not everyone that can carry if off but I really love love love the look . Today image is called Tisha, it's a digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis and I copic colored her hair in peacock colors just to play, check her out and let me know if you like playing with hair color on your images , this is really fun with these images found in the IBFS store , go in there find some girls and have fun with hair color ...

I truly hope you can see the fun colors popping in this hair , after I colored her I added diamond stickles in brush strokes over her hair strands to make it really pop ..

my feathers are a die cut from Spellbinders inspire called feathers in the wind  , I cut them in black cardstock and dipped them in Versamark and then used Kaleidoscope embossing powder and het set it and when it melts it turns this awesome peacock color on black , I love this stuff !!! It's made by Stampendous ...

can you see all this awesome color and each one of my feathers is different in color

my card is a Gate Fold card today , thought I would do a fun fold for you today 

for my inside I used some Tim Holtz distress inks and blended a background and then added water droplets to react the ink and then plot away the water and heat dry and you get this cool water splotch look

I hope this card has inspired you to try digital stamps and some fun hair colors ,
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