Saturday, April 18, 2015

I Brake for Butterflies

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another sympathy card with you. I used an I Brake For Stamps image that's simply called BUTTERFLY.  I stamped the butterfly in Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk Ink from Colorbox.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

I Brake For Lighthouses

Today is my son-in-law's birthday.  This is one man who saves every handmade card he gets.  With that in mind, I chose the Large Cape Hatteras stamp to make his card.

I hope you will go to I Brake For Stamps for your stamp needs.  They have rubber and digistamps.  If you're not used to stamping, give it a try.  It's fun to do new things.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I Brake for Big Eyed Beauties !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today's card is using a cute Big Eyed Beauty from Randi Dandi series #2 sheet  , I tried a fun technique for today's card, I am stepping outside my comfort zone here ... I heat embossed my image and the watercolored it , my first attempt  , watercolor is not supposed to be perfect ,it's suppose to look organic with puddles of color , well that's my take on it , I can see I will be doing more practice  , I hope this has inspired you to step outside your comfort zone and try a new technique  , well new to you anyway ...


I used watercolor paper and Tim Holtz ink pads and a paint brush and water to get this look , my flower is handmade from crepe paper and I inked the edges and added fruit punch stickles   ,  the leaf is a MFT-399 layered leafs die, my Happy Birthday  is an Impression Obsession die DIE234-M
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Brake For Peacocks

Good Tuesday morning....Beth here with another card showcasing the Small Peacock from IBFS and one of the sentiments is from the Botanical Half Sheet.

My card is pretty simply done this week I took SU markers scribbled on a Acrylic Block spritzed with water and laid the cream colored card stock on I stamped my image with black ink....added the sentiment in the right corner, designer paper is DCWV' s Garden Party.....went around the green and lavender to make it look like machine stitching....added some gems and flowered ribbon also used a nestabilitie die for my rectangle.

Well that will do it for me this week see you next week with something new.


Monday, April 13, 2015

I Brake For Wonderful

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!!  Today, bister meets distress ink and BOOM!  I'm a pinterest addict, I admit it.  I saw a card similar to mine and thought three things 1) I have that die! 2) Bister would create a fabulous version and 3) I'm gonna CASE that! 

For this project, I used specialty paper such as the Stampinback Paper found in the IBFS store.  I cut the die twice.  Once from the specialty paper and once from coordinating cardstock.  My background includes yellow bister---which I notice takes on a much more earthy tone when overwatered ;)  I've also used Barn Door distress ink that I watered down and dropped onto the surface with a pipette.

Working with the yellow bister on the die cut, I sprinkled the powder randomly on different leaves and then spritz with water.  After allowing the piece to dry, I added the distress inks direct to the paper.  I did not spritz with water because I wanted the two inks to remain separate vs blending.

To finish things off, I added Wonderful in black ink so it pops right off the page!

Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sympathy Dogwoods

Hello and happy Saturday!

This is an exciting day for you read this I'm at my daughter's first dance competition of the season.  She's 14 and has been dancing for 11 years.  This is her 7th year competing. 

My sister is one of my biggest customers when it comes to my cards.  She recently told me she was out of sympathy cards and asked me to put some together for her.  I always love I Brake For Stamps images and verses for beautiful sympathy cards.

On this card I used Dogwood Blossoms and colored it with copic markers.
The embossing folder is called With Sympathy from Darice.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I Brake For A Pot of Flowers

I love Spring, especially the arrival of all the beautiful trees and flowers.  Pollen is a pain but I do enjoy the beauty God created.  My card for I Brake For Stamps was made using the digital image Pot of Flowers.  The die cut is an Anna Griffin Cuttlebug die.  The image is colored with Promarkers.

Thank you for joining us today.  I hope to see you back next week.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Brake for Happy Moments !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here with a fun card using the Humorous Seniors from half sheet #051 from the I Brake for Stamps store . Today's card is made with 12 x 12 double-sided paper with 6 cards per side on it , these are Echo park papers and when I saw this sheet I had to have it .

I left inside the card without a sentiment until I need it and then I can add one .
this is side one of the papers
backside of same papers look ,at those cute images
I also got this echo park kit and the sentiment banner and heart came from this set

Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I Brake for Botanicals

Hello peeps, Beth here with you today sharing a very nice spring colored card......hope you all had a wonderful Easter and the Easter Bunny treated you well.

Today I have used the Botanical set from IBFS and have colored my image with Copic's .....note to self need lighter pink card stock is Recollections and the design paper from DCWV.....punched a couple of butterflies using a MS punch and added a few gems from Queen and Co....sentiment die cut is Spellbinders.

Hope you enjoy my card and will see you again next week.


Monday, April 6, 2015

I Brake For Bistered Flowers

{jane bosi}
Happy Monday, Brakers!  I have a sunny flower card to is near freezing and gray where I am so, I really need this project to rain a little sunshine in my soul!

I created my background using bisters and an ink dip technique.  I started by scattering some green bisters on my nonstick craft sheet.  After adding water, I dipped the water color paper into the wet colors.  When using a dip technique, allow the inks to dry between dips.  This creates layers of color--which I find more interesting.  After the green was dry, I repeated the same steps with yellow bisters.

Finally, I added several flower images from Floral Half Sheet 148B.  To add color to my florals, I again used my craft sheet and scribbled various colors of distress markers.  Then, I picked up color with my aqua brush and layered it on.

Go on, with ya!  Get inky now and don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I Brake for Birthdays and Birds!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Springlike birthday card featuring three different stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  The front features the sweet little bird is called CHIRPING BIRD.

The verse on the front is called OLD FRIENDS.

The Happy Birthday verse is from the half sheet BOTANICAL.

Friday, April 3, 2015

I Brake For Easter

I would like to thank the fabulous Della for inviting me to be on her Design Team.  I am excited about getting to know the rest of the talented DT.  I have been browsing the blog and there are some great projects posted.

For my first card, I had to go with Easter since this is Good Friday. I Brake for Stamps has some lovely digital images, stamps and sentiments.  I chose two digital images, Rugged Cross and Lilies for my first post.

Card Supplies:
Anna Griffin Cricut Card and Overlay
Images - Rugged Cross and Lilies
Colored with Promarkers

Happy Easter, Everyone. Thanks for visiting with us today.  Be sure to visit I Brake For Stamps for a great selection of stamping products.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Brake for Funny Bunny ..

Hello IBFS fans !
Its Crystal here and Spring is in the air and flower season is not far behind ,so today I made a cute Easter card using the cute Funny Bunny and I made him the center of my 3D flower on the front of my card . The flower on this card is a cut from the Silhouette store that I molded and curled the petals with a ball stylus and molding mat . The Funny Bunny was colored with copic makers and die cut with a circle die and popped up on pop dots in the center of the flower.

inside my card
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I Brake for Baby Chicks

Good afternoon Peeps, Beth here with a baby peep for your enjoyment this cute little fellow is called Baby Chickadee and thought he made a sweet Easter card.

I also added some Flourishes from the Half Sheet 129B Remember background is a failed attempt at the Bokeh Technique but thought it was still pretty so used it for this image.....I lightly colored the image with Copics added a sticker for sentiment a couple of small 3-D butterflies, and lastly some pretty green ribbon......the pretty spring papers are from DCWV and Navy card stock from SU.

Well that is it for me this week want to wish you all a Happy Easter and I will see you next week.


Monday, March 30, 2015

I Brake For Spring!

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!!

I'm happy to report that the sun shines today and it's making me feel all happy and dancey!  This beautiful silhouette image, called Mayday,  is the perfect expression of my inside giddy!

I started by taping the edges of some water color paper and applying various watercolors.  Once it was dry, I removed the tape and stamped over the top.  My final touches were adding some baker's twine, sequins and this truthful sentiment from Time For Friendship.

We're Spring Brakin' this week so, I'm out, my friends!

Don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN--Jane

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I Brake for Bunnies and Birds!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a cute little Easter image.
The stamp is called BUNNY AND BIRD NEST and it's from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS.

IBFS has a great selection of Easter images and verses.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Brake for ... OH Snap !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here with a birthday card  , I made this card in mind to be given to a work friend from a group of us at work .The image I used is called The Gang and the sentiment inside is Happy Birthday From the whole gang , from half sheet #043 .
I like to make envelopes to match my card


did you know you can cut words on a die cutter out of vinyl and add them to your cards  , Oh Snap was done this way ..


inside my card


a closer look at the envelope the top flap was covered in matching paper too ..


Thanks for stopping in , I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS