Thursday, December 18, 2014

I Brake for Christmas Angels ....

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!!

It's Crystal here with another card you could mass produce for mailing , I used Christmas Angel Avie for this card , I kept it all gold and white  , I heat embossed chevrons with Halo gold detail embossing powder , I also embossed the stamped image with it , I framed my image in a gold foil card stock and added a tulle bow in gold glitter , these bows add big wow to a simple card , it added very little bulk and can easily be mailed  , inside my card i created layers with the gold foil CS and die cut Merry Christmas from the gold foil CS too , this is one I wish you could see all the shimmer and sparkle , the images I colored the gold stars and added chalk to her cheeks .


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, December 16, 2014

I Brake For Large Owl

Good morning Peeps, Beth here at IBFS with another 3-D project this week.....I love this owl stamp and my oldest granddaughter loves anything owls so I altered this chalkboard as a Christmas present for her.

This project was really pretty easy to do I painted the chalkboard with some caramel colored acrylic paint added a little crackled finish to I used Ranger embossing ink to stamp the Large Owl on Branch image onto the chalkboard sprinkled on some silver embossing powder then heat embossed the image.....colored in the branches with Sakura green gel pen.....all that was left to do was some decorations...the word Hoot is done with letter stickers, added some pine sprigs, ribbon, burlap paper, and some twine the pine cone is a K and Co embellishment.
Next I added some picture frame hardware and some baling twine to hang it.....hope you have enjoyed my little project and hope you are ready for Christmas, I am slowly getting there.

See you next week with something....have a great week.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I Brake For Jesus

{jane bosi}


Today, I have a fun little watercolored gem to share with you.  I'm still using my favorite Christmas sheet, called Rob Meijer Christmas from Stampinback.  I've also used a great background image called, Names of Jesus.  LOVE, love, love that image!  It's a wonderfully versatile background and can be used year round for just about any kind of card!

I started by creating a water colored background on watercolor paper.  Then, using white pigment ink and my picket fence distress marker, I added a frosted look to the edges and the Names of Jesus background image.  I love the frosted effect you get with the distress marker--you have to be patient, though!  It become much more pronounced when the marker dries.

Be patient and stamp on!  :)
TTFN, Jane

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Braking for Christmas!

RJ has been busy.  

Here are four Christmas cards.  

He used Manger Scene, Christmas Deer, Happy Holidays Ornaments, and Hang On! Santa's Coming.   

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Brake for Peace and Joy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing two similar Christmas cards with you.  Sometimes I don't feel like coloring so I love using a sentiment along with something else as the highlight of my card.  I was in the mood to create with paper so I settled on these poinsettias.

The two sentiments I used are from I Brake For Stamps.

I made the poinsettia using a Sizzix red die and some curling ribbon. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

I Brake for Christmas ...

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I made a tag using Merry Christmas Snowman to go with a coffee cup I made , now it's a total gift , the tag really completes my handmade gift.

I made my coffee cup with vinyl cut images and a cute sentiment ..  Dear Santa , define "GOOD "
I use Oracal 651 vinyl on my coffee cups these are very durable and require hand-wash only


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, December 9, 2014

I Brake for Santa Shy Bear Ornaments

Good morning Peeps.....Beth here today and I have something a little different for you I have done a porcelain ornament stamping it with Santa Face Shy Bear and one of the snowflake stamps from The Christmas Plate.

I colored my image with Stampin-Up markers and Stickles snowflake stamped with blue ink after everything dried I sprayed the ornament with clear acrylic and added some glitter to give this little fellow some sparkle.
Hope you have enjoyed my post today see you next week with another 3-D project.


Monday, December 8, 2014

I Brake For "Ho" Cubed!

{jane bosi|

I'm not much of a math head, but "ho" to the third is the best use of math, this time of year!! 

For my silly card, I combined some extra large letter stickers with this fabulous image off Full Sheet 139.  I mounted everything on a piece of embossed cardstock and then, added a few sequins to finish it off! 

Would you ever have thought to use non-holiday images in this way?  Take a gander at your images, what else could you re-purpose and make a holiday card with?

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I Brake For Rudolph!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sweet Christmas card.  My stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and it's called RUDOLPH.

The verse is from the full sheet called

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Brake for Presents !!!

Hello I Brake For Stamps fans !!!

It's Crystal here with a Christmas card using  Cammy with gifts from the online store , she is so cute and sure to brighten anyone's Christmas if you make a card with her.


I copic colored her , the bow is a die from Lil Inkers Designs  , the Merry Christmas is a die from Intricutz dies  , I used a gold foiled card stock that I put a sheet of Sizzix double-sided adhesive on and then die cut it , the die then pops out with the adhesive in it , perfect for skinny letters like this .The paper is 6x6 American Crafts Merry Mint , 6 x 6 papers are perfect for cards because the print is sized down smaller : )
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  .
when you visit I Brake for Stamps store  they have an awesome sale going on called CYBER MONDAY ALL WEEK!
All IBFS full sheets (rubber only) are just $15.00 each! (That's up to 37% off the rubber only price). There are 189 to choose from.
Check them out here:
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I Brake For Snowflake Angels

Good day friends....Beth here with another Christmas I am using the Snowflake Angel from IBFS.

I went very simple with this image using Versamark and glittery blue embossing powder, on vellum.

I love blues and silver for Christmas so that is why I chose this particular colors used a corner punch on the silver card stock to hold my image in matted that on some dark blue K&Co DP....and than mounted that to a piece of CTMH card is a 5 X 7 as this image is pretty added some ribbon stick pin and a flower....and I am done.
Hope you have enjoyed my card today and I will see you next week with something new.

Monday, December 1, 2014

I Brake for Beetle Bailey?

 {jane bosi}

Stepping out of the proverbial box today!!  I love this Rob Meijer Christmas for Stampinback sheet!  I'll probably be playing around with it for a few weeks, yet :)  Best pick your own up and we can play along!

I wanted to use a fun stencil technique from the Technique Junkie Sensational Stencils CD.  The sunburst stencil from Ranger was the perfect stencil as I envisioned the bright lights of that famous star!

I completed the background piece rather quickly and moved on to selecting the perfect image to go along with my vision.  It's not as easy as you think---just check the whole sheet out!  They are all so cute!

As I colored and trimmed my shepherd boy, I realized, he really reminds me of Beetle Bailey....

See what I mean?  If there's an award for out of the box Christmas card creating.....I nominate me!

LOL!!  Have a great one!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I Brake for Beautiful Deer!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite I Brake For Stamps Christmas images with you.

This stamp is called Christmas Deer.
The JOY verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.

I always try to make a few masculine Christmas cards since my husband works with mostly men and always needs a few cards.  We also come from a small farm community FULL of hunters so I know a lot of them would appreciate this card. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I Brake for Snow Friends !!

Hello I Brake for Stamps Fans !!

Hello it's Crystal here . Happy Thanksgiving !! Today we are going to keep this card very simple so it can be a mass-produced Christmas card , let's face it we all love the over the top cards but the closer it gets to the holiday we never get it all done as we plan happens , so don't feel guilty it happens to us all , today's card is going to help us get back on track  , we can still make our own Christmas cards with the sparkle and the are not bulky to mail .Today I am using the Frosty and friends and we are going to heat emboss him with white embossing powder on kraft card stock , when we add a silver glitter CS layer under the image it really make him pop , I added some faux stitched lines in the shimmer gel pen and added some stickles around the image for sparkle snow, add a greeting ,super easy and super cute , I hope you give this a try and Happy Holidays from my family to yours .


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, November 25, 2014

I Brake For Skating Santa's

Hello peeps running late again had my card done on Sat. but was not pleased with it so we did a remake this morning......Beth here with a Rick St. Dennis stamp called Skating Santa he is such a cute and jolly little fellow.....don't you think?

Today I have made a Z-Fold Card....using some new toys by Spellbinders I die cut the edges and then used the scalloped circle for a frame to glue Santa to.....Santa has been colored with Copic's and Star Dust Stickles for the fur pieces my papers are from Recollections Homemade Holiday.

Here is a second picture with the card closed ...well that is it for me today will see you next Tuesday with something new.

Have a great week....Beth