Friday, June 30, 2017

I Brake for Kisses Cammy

 Hello Beautiful People!!

Today I'm sharing a dark chocolate beauty with you.  I love Kisses Cammy and decided to create a card with her for one of my dark skinned friends as we have to remember that what makes us different makes us beautiful. 

Until Next Time...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

I Brake for Get Well Wishes !!

Hello IBFS fans !!!

My Image was copic colored , the Get well is a Paper smooches die cut twice from black cardstock and layered up , the flower die is an unbranded die . I added a shimmer pen to water bottle , ice pack and water bath and also added glossy accents.

I hope you get a chance to go check out all the great images in the I Brake for Stamps store  , it's full of so many great images.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I Brake For.....Blueberry Tea!

Hello stamping friends!  Nancy here today!  Are you getting ready for the July 4th holiday next week?  I hope you have some fun filled plans!  Today's card is  filled with blue.  How about a cup of Blueberry Tea?

Now...I LOVE coffee, but there are times when you just need a cup of tea.  And flavored teas are my favorite.  The image is called Blueberry Tea and can be found on the I Brake For Stamps store here. 

I stamped it on some ivory cardstock with Memento ink and colored it with copics.  For the cup I used three shads of cool grey markers to really get the shading.  Of course I had to cut the image in a tea bag shape!  The edges were sponged with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

The sentiment is a digi stamp and it's only $1!!  It's called Tea Sentiment and it  can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.   I hope you will stop by the IBFS store and look at their wonderful selection of stamps. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I Brake for Beach Scenes!

Today's card features Watching Waveswhich is a wonderful beach image with a vintage feel. This fabulous stamp is available at at I Brake for Stamps.

Watching Waves was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto white cardstock, then die-cut with one of the dies from the Nestabilities Labels 8 die set (Spellbinders). I kept the image panel in the die and used Copic markers to add the edges of the sea and sand backgrounds. The image panel was then popped out of the die and I finished coloring the image. When I was done, I used an Inkssentials White gel pen to add some white caps and froth to the sea.

A strip of red gingham patterned paper from the By the Sea 8x8 pad (Graphic 45) was cut, then distressed to reveal the white edge. This was then layered atop another sheet of patterned paper from the same pad, then the image panel was adhered. The card front was adhered to a 5.5" square kraft card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, June 26, 2017

I Brake for Las Vegas!

Hi everyone, it's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. Living in Arizona, I have frequented Las Vegas a few times! If you have never been, it definitely is an adventure. So when I saw that the travel stamp set had a Las VegasStamp, I knew I had to make a card using it.

I also used the small airplane from this set along with some Tim Holtz Rub ons for the sentiment "Lucky is a state of mind."

The stickers and Bingo card were from my stash.  This turned out to
be a really fun card.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I Brake for...Gnomes!

 Hello, friendly readers! It is Hannah again! I am bringing to you another gnome for the Gnome Sheets stamp set! I know you are used to seeing Kathi post about these gnomes because they are AWESOME, but I wanted to play with them too and to show you something I made with them.

There are 10 gnomes on this stamp sheet, as well as 3 toadstools, there is A LOT of variety on this sheet, it is a MUST HAVE for any gnome lover. Most of the gnomes are gardening, but some of them are doing other activities, or just standing there. It was actually one of Kathi's cards that alerted me to the company I Brake for Stamps! I hope this card inspires you to poke around the shop, if you do, comment down below on what amazing products you find! With over 3,000 items I know you'll find something I haven't!

I colored my little gnome using Zig Markers on watercolor paper. I hadn't been too sure of what I'd do with him until I found this background stamp, which was also colored in the same fashion. My only problem was that the background was so busy my gnome would easily have gotten lost. 

Enter vellum! Vellum allows you to see the background but in an obscured way, allowing for something in front to pop to your attention. Adhering vellum can be tricky, I could adhere it behind the gnome no problem, I used some Ranger Multi-Matte Medium between the background and the vellum, and again between the vellum and the gnome. I also used TINY bits of Multi-Matte Medium behind the strategically placed sentiment, which I found on another random stamp set in my stash.

I hope you don't get too bored of gnome stamps, you can obviously tell that both Kathi and I love gnomes. Next week I'll bring you a FABULOUS mermaid card!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I Brake for Rock Star Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

This is a very emotional weekend for me!
Today my son Dominick graduates from high school.  Tomorrow my daughter Makena turns 17 and officially becomes a senior in high school!

Phew...I wouldn't want to be me.  Oh, wait...

Seriously though, I'm so proud of both of them.  My son graduated with a Merit Award,  a technology award from the Air Force (though he's not enlisting) and a local technology scholarship. We couldn't be happier and tomorrow we get to celebrate a birthday!

On my card I've used ROCK STAR EYES ALEX.
She's part of the Carmen Medlin line in the Eyes of Beauty section over at

I also used the Light Green Fusible Glitter Sheet and the Old Gold sheet.

Friday, June 23, 2017

I Brake for Poppy!

 Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card with you. It is one of those cards that unfortunately we all need. I also feel that since It does not say sympathy on the front you could also send it to someone who needs some encouragement.  

I used Poppy Pod Set from 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I Brake for Golf !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and I have a fun Birthday card using one of my oh so fun Humorous Seniors called Where's my Balls ? Come on now with a fun name like that I knew she was going to make a fun card !

she is copic colored 

 Happy Birthday was cut from vinyl on my silhouette

I added my sentiment inside and blended some clouds

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my card for this week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Brake For.....Bister!

Hello my stamping friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  Today's card is using a product called  Bister.  It's my first time using it and I can see all sorts of possibilities.  You can find the Bister products at IBFS here. First, my card.

What is Bister?  Essentially water soluble wood stain, similar to watercolor powders, but these are different than what you may have seen elsewhere.  IBFS's Bister comes from the Netherlands.  It's a tiny bit more granular than other watercolor powders.  I believe it is made from crushed walnuts.  All colors have a wonderful earthy undertone to them.   They are very easy to work with - just sprinkle some on some watercolor paper and spritz on water.  Or you can put water on your paper first then sprinkle on the Bister.

In my experimenting I sprinkled some Blue and Green Bister on the paper and added water. ( I thought I had taken photos of he background before I assembled my card, but I did not - the background on the card shows a little bit of what it looks like.)

Next I took some Flower die cuts (from a Silhouette file) and did the same - here is my result.

And the ribbon?  I took some seam binding and wiped up the excess Bister and water from my craft sheet and ended up with some pretty dyed ribbon to coordinate!

I still had some errant Bister on my craft sheet so I added more water and using another piece of paper just wiped up the diluted color onto that paper.  This piece ended up being my base tag.

I wanted to try another color so I sprinkled some Mahogany Bister  onto paper....Oh My!!!!  The color was so beautiful!  I ended up cutting some leaf shapes with this color - here they are.  This color will look gorgeous for fall cards.  I have a bunch of leaf stamps and dies that will see  a lot of this Mahogany color! I added two of these leaves to my card. stamps on this card - I'll add a sentiment later when I decide who to send the card to, and for what occasion.

I hope you will give Bister powders a try - they are fun and easy to work with.  I made a feminine card here but because of their earthy colors I can see these being used for masculine cards, vintage, mixed media and so many other areas.

Hop on over to the IBFS store for all the Bister colors and many wonderful stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I Brake for Warrior Princesses!

The warrior princess was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape. The Eclipse Tape version was fussy cut, then adhered over her counterpart on the Neenah cardstock to mask the image.

Pumice Stone Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the cardstock, then sponged again over the archway and the stone column on the Tuscan Wall stencil. Some Worn Lipstick Distress ink was sponged here and there to add depth of color, then Pumice Stone Distress ink was sponged over it again to soften it. The tiles were outlined with a dark Copic marker, then colored with Toner Grey markers. 

The Eclipse Tape mask was lifted off of my warrior princess and I colored the grey background around her using Copic markers. The warrior princess was colored with Copic markers and some Green Starlight Glitter gel pen was used to add sparkle to her necklace and her sword.

The image panel was edged with Black Soot Distress ink, then adhered to a brown card. A sentiment sticker was colored with a green Copic pen, then adhered to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now.  Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, June 19, 2017

I Brake for Playtime!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. Last month I turned 50. I remember when I was young thinking 50 was so old. Well you are only as old as you feel! While my playtime has changed a bit, I still have a playroom aka my craft room and I make sure I find plenty of time to play!

The stamp set I am using is called Fashion Silhouettes and it has a total of 6 stamps in this set. I have shared with you three of them in my previous posts. I just love this set. Not just for the beauty of the images, but for the crispness of the stamping! That is a must with silhouette stamps in my book! The sentiment is called Grow Old. You can find both of these over at I Brake for Stamps.

I added some black NUVO Drops to accent the night sky. It was a perfect finish. 

Don't forget to use coupon code: SAVE10MONICA to save 10% off your next purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I Brake for...4th of July!

Hello, fellow crafters! Hannah here with my Sunday installment! I literally JUST changed the card I was going to post as I finished this card yesterday! I was SO EXCITED to get a recent order from I Brake for Stamps that I HAD to use some of the stamps for this week's card!

This card features two different stamps, I believe both of these were recently available as the IBFS weekly deal at 35% off! Seriously, it was such a steal, you should consider checking out the offerings every week!

The two stamps I used here are the Uncle Sam Star Border and Large Happy 4th. I loved both so much that I had to use both on this card. I did do some creative masking on the Happy 4th stamp. Not seen here are more fireworks, however, they crossed over onto the border stamp. To avoid stamping them I simply placed a bit of tape over those sections on the stamp, inked it up, and removed the tape before pressing onto the paper. It took a bit to line everything up, even with my super awesome tip of stamping onto acetate, however, the result was more than worth it. 

The supplies for this card couldn't have been fewer. Besides the stamps, I used two Copic markers, a silver Gelli Pen, and card stock. You don't need a lot at all!

The 4th of July is coming up on us, quickly, but there is still time to order your stamps and to get your cards out! While you are ordering these two stamps you should search "4th of July" on the I Brake for Stamps website, you'll find two packed pages of options!

Thank you so much for reading this! I hope I have inspired you to get some 4th of July cards out and to spread the celebration!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I Brake for Father's Day!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card.

Even though I've made a Father's Day card with this image this would be perfect for absolutely any guy who loves to grill anytime!  I'm thinking any BBQ you're invited to for the host?  Or, for a grill masters birthday!

I've used two images from I Brake for Stamps on my card.


Happy Father's Day to all the dads!  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 16, 2017

I Brake for Bears

 Hello Everyone Shanta here!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you. I honestly can never have too many birthday cards because I am always sending them out late. 

I used Little Rascals Bear from 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I Brake for Spa Day ..

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I have a card using Bathing Edith she is from the Humorous senior line .
I made my cucumber sliced gate fold card from scratch on my Silhouette cutter , the cucumber slices open to reveal the image of Bathing Edith , my sentiment was cut on my silhouette also from vinyl .