Saturday, March 31, 2018

I Brake for Flower Carts!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing my niece's 18th birthday card.
Since she's "grown up" now I wanted to make her a card that seemed a little more grown up.

I've used 
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I'm not sure if my niece has a favorite color flower so I did a variety of colors.
What a pretty little cart!

On the inside I used

Friday, March 30, 2018

I Brake For.. Moments!!

Hello Everyone, 
Today, I'm sharing a A2 card with you. I used the stamp sets sewing 1 and sewing 2.  When I tell you I LOVE these sets as it brings back so many memories! I have been sewing since I was in high school and I always grab and use anything that reminds me of that!  Don't forget to grab you up some goodies over at the store today.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I Brake For....Poppy Tile Collage!

Hello stampers - Nancy here today!!  My card for today is elegant and shimmery..

The stamp used here is called Poppy Tile Collage - it is one stamp and can be found HERE.

This is such a pretty and versatile stamp - so many uses for it.  I chose to break out something that I had not used in a very long time - my Twinkling H2O's - more on that in a bit.

First I stamped and embossed the image twice in black.  I knew I was going to pop up the middle section, so I stamped and embossed that section first and then did the full image second.

After cutting out the two pieces I pulled out the glimmer!  I have quite of few Twinkling H2O's and most of the time they sit in a drawer.  Essentially they are watercolors  with mica powder in them so they have a gorgeous shimmer when you paint them.  I'm not even sure if they are available anymore. 

I used Solar Gold and Poppy Red on this card.  Here is a close up - hope you can see a bit of the shimmer.

Once all the coloring was done I mounted it on red cardstock and added a black ribbon for embellishment.  I really love how this turned out and this stamp makes it easy to create something elegant in a short amount of time.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store to find this and thousands of other beautiful stamps.

Monday, March 26, 2018

I Brake for Trail Scenes

Hi everyone, it's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. With Spring just around the corner, we are finally starting to see flowers start to bloom.  Soon people will start to plant their own gardens and barrels of herbs.  

I have two barrels that I plan on planting herbs in so when I saw these stamps, I knew I had to get them. 

The background was created using the stamp called Large Trail Scene
This is a fantastic stamp with so many possibilities.  I also used the barrel planter and wheel barrow as my focal points. I had two choices of signs, Weeds or Herbs. I decided to go with herb, but the weeks sign is also available over at I brake for stamps. 

There are some great spring stamps in the shop, so don't forget to stop by and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ain't Nobody got time for that!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I just felt like making a card just for the fun of it!
I have no one in mind for this at the moment but I'm sure it will become a fun birthday card for one of my friends.

I used
I Brake for Stamps.

The image and verses on my card are from the

Here's the other verse on the inside of my card.  If you can't relate to this and don't see the me sweetie!  You'll get it before you know it!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I Brake for..Hats!

Hello Everyone, 
Today, I'm sharing a treat topper with you. I used my Zig real brush markers to color the image in.  I used colors Oatmeal, Green Shadow, Carmine Red, and Fl. Pink on my hat. The bow is a punch by Stampin Up and the sentiment comes from a May May Made It stamp set.  The treat topper itself if a die by Avery Elle. The stamp is called Pretty Lady Hat from the store.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 

 Until Next Time..

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I Brake For.....Cactus Silhouette!

Hello stamping friends!  Nancy here today - welcome to the first day of spring!  No spring flowers for me today, but I have a card showing the beauty of the southwest.

The image is called Cactus Silhouette and can be found HERE.

The American Southwest is one of my favorite places to visit.  When we lived in California many of our vacations were spent doing road trips throughout this area.  And I am happy to say that this May we will again be taking a trip here.  I am so excited - we'll be leaving from Florida and heading west to visit many of the National Parks and other destinations.  It's been about twelve years since we've been there.  And I can't wait to get some good Southwest/Mexican food!  Where we live in Florida you can get some great food - barbeque, seafood, southern food - but there are no good Mexican/Southwest restaurants here.  What they consider good Mexican restaurants here would not last a day in the southwest!

Here are the details on how I created this card:

A stamp positioner is very helpful to line everything up, so I first stamped the image on the acrylic plate - it does not have to be perfect, just good enough for you to get an idea of what it looks like.

Take your cardstock and sponge some Memento Dandelion ink over the area where you want the sun to be

Then take a circle mask (I made it using a circle punch and masking paper, but you can use a circle die and post it note too) and place it where you want the sun to be, then continue sponging Dandelion ink.

Add Memento Cantaloupe ink on the sides and above the mask. Then sponge Memento's Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender above the Cantaloupe ink.  This is what it looks like at this point.

Remove the mask and stamp the image - this is where a stamp positioning tool is helpful.

I cut the card down to size and realized I wanted the top part of the sky to be darker, so I sponged on some Memento Grape Jelly ink

From here I just mounted the stamped card on to orange and purple cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store - they have a large collection of southwest stamps, you can find the all HERE.

Monday, March 19, 2018

I Brake for glasses...and perspective!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. You know when you have an idea in your brain for a card design...and it turns out so much better than you imagined? Well, this is that card for me. 

I had seen a card that had a cityscape mirrored and I thought that would be fun to re create. But when I started stamping...the idea flourished and this is what I ended up with.  

The stamps that I am using are from I Brake for stamps. The Cityscape and the plan are from a stamp set called Full Sheet Travel, Planes and letters.   I wanted the view from the point of view of the plane to be exactly the I created a mirrored image. The eye glass stamp is called glasses and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. 

I flipped the card around and now the plane is on the other side, but the view view is exactly the's all perspective!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I Brake for Golfing Edna!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I have a card to share that's going into a basket for a benefit.  My husband's friend is battling cancer and there is a benefit coming up to help him.  We put together a golf themed basket with a box of Titleist balls, a GC for a local sporting goods store and 6 handmade golf cards made by me.

On the inside of my card I used the verse GO BRA-LESS.
The birthday verse was cut with a die.

I'll have no way of knowing where these cards ultimately end up but I hope the person who receives it really likes it!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I Brake For....B Is For Baby!

Hello stampers  - Nancy here today!  I hope everything is going well wherever you may be!  

Some of you may still be under snow and ice so let me share with you a card that speaks to spring, birth and babies!

This adorable stamp is called B Is For Baby and can be found HERE.

This is such a cute image, and you can color it any way you want.  I used Memento Danube Blue ink to stamp it then used shades of blue and green pencils to color it in.  I have an old pad of patterned paper in a baby theme so I pulled it out and used it for the blue and polka dot areas. I made a button by using a die with the same blue paper and added ribbon and a pearl for embellishment.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find this and thousands of other stamps.  There are a number of baby themed stamps available on the store that are so cute. I hope you will check them out!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 12, 2018

I Brake for Sunday Best

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I know we are all anxious for Spring...and with Spring comes Easter. I decided to create an Easter card this year and share with you this cute little girl holding a bunny from I brake for stamps. 

I just love this little girl! The stamp is called Sunday Best. She was great for this little Easter scene.

I colored up this large flower to use as my background. Each piece, including the little girl was fussy cut to create a scene.I also had a fence die cut that was a great addition to my background.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I Brake for Birthday Wizards!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a super fun card with you.  I had a co-worker order a birthday card for her daughter's birthday.  She loves Harry Potter and especially Bellatrix Lestrange!  I couldn't wait to get started!

Her only request was that it say "for my daughter" even if I had to print it on my computer.  Then I remembered that I Brake for Stamps has almost that exact verse but PRETTY!

I used 


The front has a cut out so you can see Bella on the inside.

When you open it you can see her Azkaban inmate # and her in all her black lace.

The photo is a little dull.  It was tough to capture all the different shades of black in a photo and create the bold real life image I could see. 

On the backside of the card I left an area for my friend to personalize the card for her daughter.

I tried to sketch her to look as much like Bellatrix as I could.  Truth be told... I think she looks a little like Roseanne!  LOL!!  I know a lot of people who think she's pretty evil too so I guess it's all good.  Personally, I'm looking forward to the reboot of her show.