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I Brake For……Stacked Presents!

Hello stamping friends!  How is your summer going?  We are doing well down here in hot and humid Florida, except for my small vegetable garden, which seems to have taken the year off!  My tomato plants are dying, my orange and plum trees did not blossom,  and the only thing growing this year seems to be a couple of small pepper plants.  I guess we’ll just need to rest the soil this year and hope for a better crop next year.

The Fourth of July is less than 3 weeks away and I took my inspiration from that holiday to make this birthday card with images from I Brake For Stamps.

This card is perfect for anyone with a birthday near July 4th, or someone who like the red, white and blue color scheme.  The image is called Stacked Presents and it is a digital image  It can be found here.  Did you know that I Brake For Stamps does digital images?  In addition to the thousands of rubber stamps they have a great collection of digis as well. I hope you will check them all out!  The best thing about digis is that you can resize them to fit your needs, color them within whatever computer program you are using and they take up no physical space!

The sentiment is a rubber stamp called Best Wishes Birthday and can be found here.

I printed the image out on copic x-press it cardstock and went to work coloring it with copics.  The present that has the stars on it originally was just a plain box and I felt it needed something, so I took a star punch and some acetate and made myself a little stencil!  How easy it that?  You can also try it with a small hole punch if you want to do polka dots.  And while I used the red, white and blue theme, any color can do with these – just pick some patterned paper and use the colors on it as your guide!

The star background paper is part of a patriotic digi paper pack I’ve had for years.  I think I use it every Veteran’s Day when I make a card for my husband so it was nice that I was able to get some more use out of it on this card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store and take a look at all the wonderful stamps there.  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

I Brake For…..Monster Bash!!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday stamping with I Brake For Stamps!  I have a super cute monster stamp to show you – I love this little guy!!

The image and sentiment is called Monster Bash set and can be found here.  It is part of the Carmen Medlin line and is also included in the Curiosities Set #1 shown here.

I colored him bright green with pink hair and doesn’t he look cute holding a plate with a pink and orange cake?? You can’t tell from the photo but I added a little sparkle to the cake with a stardust gel pen.  The balloons and stitched curved rectangle are die cuts.

I’m falling in love with these cute monster stamps – they’re so much fun to color.  I hope you will take a look at the entire Curiosities line.

Thanks for stopping by today  – hop on over to the IBFS store – save 10% on your order by using the code SAVE10NANCY.

Feminine and Masculine cards

Happy New Year my crafty friends!  I hope your holiday season went well and that the new year holds wonderful things for you.  Here in Northwest Florida the holiday season is still in mid stream because we are just about to start Mardi Gras season.  When I lived in Connecticut and California I thought of Mardi Gras only on the actual Fat Tuesday when the news showed all the celebration in New Orleans.  Little did I know that the party is all along the northern gulf coast and begins on January 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which is February 28th this year. This area will be filled with parties, balls and parades until then.

So. onto cardmaking.  Have you ever taken a favorite card of yours and made different version of it?  I frequently use the same overall design or sketch and mix it up with a variety of colors and patterns and stamps.  Take a look at the cards below.

I created the pink version back in 2010.  I love the overall design and the simplicity of the image.  The rhinestones, ribbon and hat pin with beads, along with the pink and black color scheme all come together for a very feminine card.  I wanted to take this card and make a masculine version of it so I took another image and colored it with blue and black copic markers (I used the B00 – B05 and N1 – N8 colors). I chose a different embossing folder and used just the bare minimum of embellishments  – a metal brad.

I really like how the masculine version came out and will most likely use this overall design again.

Thanks for stopping by today!

life is short – so lick the bowl

I don’t know how I ever survived childhood.   My life was a mixture of dangerous and wild activities…

I rode a bicycle (an old rusty second hand thing) in the street.  Without a helmet!!!  I walked to school in all types of weather and wandered through a secluded wooded area to get there.  Lunch was on white wonder bread and kept in a paper bag (no fancy insulated container) for hours until lunchtime.   We had one phone and one car in our family.  One TV with 4 channels – and you had to get up to change the channel.

Ate cupcakes, cookies and brownies that mom made.  And I licked the bowl.    Never got sick.   I am now finding out that you should never lick the bowl because it contains raw eggs…..Can’t believe I was such a risk taker.   But since I’ve managed to survive this far without any food poisoning issues I say go for it!!  Life is too short – lick the bowl.

Here is my dessert inspired card – the image from Our Daily Bread designs and the sentiment from Papertrey.

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It was colored with prisma pencils:

plate:  cool grey 20% – 30% – 50%

cupcake and chocolate:  gingerroot – light umber – espresso

candy topping and cupcake paper:  pink rose – pink – magenta

cherry: blush pink – crimson red – tuscan red

whipped topping:   light peach – cool grey 20%

I drew in the ground and shadows with grey pencils.

no fuss

No fuss, no muss – just a quick and easy card for today!

The paper is from Basic Grey’s Green at Heart line.  The sentiment and die cut are from Papertrey.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento ink and looks like a better match for the backround paper IRL than in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today!!