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I Brake For….Table Top Tree!!!

Hello stampers!  It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps Blog today.  I know we have not yet celebrated Thanksgiving , but I am in full Christmas mode!

This darling stamp is called Table Top Tree and can be found here.  Isn’t it just the cutest thing?  We have our main tree in the living room, but also have a small table top tree on the patio where we spend a lot of time.  I love the rustic and natural feel of this image.

I stamped it with Memento ink and colored it using a mix of copics and prisma pencils.  Then I sponged in some snowy hills in the background to make a wintery scene.

And I have two favorites on this card. First is my use of a stardust gel pen to get a sparkly look – I used it mainly on the tree branches – here is a closer look…

The second thing I love to see on holiday cards is plaid paper!!!!  I just love the look of plaids during the holiday.  It seems this year it was a main décor focus because I’ve seen so many things with plaid in the stores.  I found a great pad of paper at Michaels called Plaid Tidings that had 60 sheets of different plaid designs! I think I am set for many years to come with this pad of paper.

The sentiment is part of another stamp that I used last week called Happy Holidays Ornaments which can be found here. I just used the sentiment part of the stamp.

I hope your holiday season is going well.  Stop by the IBFS store and take a look at all the wintery and holiday stamps they have.  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


I Brake For….Hippo Set!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps!  Today’s card features a new set over at IBFS- and it is so cute!!  How do you like hippos?

This adorable stamp and sentiment set is called Hippo Set – found here – and is one of the cute animal sets just released.  It’s also available as part of a larger set called Animals Complete Set – found here – which includes 5 cute animal stamps and a bunch of coordinating sentiments.

When I went to color this cute hippo I whipped out my grey markers….then said wait a minute!!!  I don’t[ have to go with grey!!  He can be any color!  I had already chosen some patterned paper to use and noticed there was a bit of bright blue within the plaid.  Once I saw that I new this guy had to be blue!!

I colored the body first, then stamped him again and colored the head and bird.  The head/bird part was cut out and popped up off the body so it really stands out on the card.  The sentiment is one stamp that is horizontal, but I cut it up and stamped it in a vertical format to work with the overall design of the card.

The pink, green and plaid paper are all from a birthday paper pack from DCWV.  The trees in the background are just pieces of a leaf die.  I used stitched dies for the frame and hills.     Here is a closer look.


I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store and check out this new release.  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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!