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I Brake For Stamps!

Hello crafty friends!  I have some wonderful news to share with you today – I am now a member of the I Brake For Stamps Design Team!  If you know this wonderful stamp company then I don’t have to tell you how great it is  Now, if  you don’t…well they have thousands – yes thousands – of rubber stamps.  In just about every style there is.  I’m very happy and proud to be a part of a great team.  And I have a coupon for you to receive 10% off at the IBFS store!!  Just use code SAVE10NANCY at checkout – I am sure you will find something to love.    Now here is my card:

I used the cute Garden Still Life stamp (you can find it HERE).  Stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black on copic x-press it card stock and colored it with copics.  I paired it with some pretty Memory Box papers that I have been hoarding holding for just the right project.  The garden theme of the stamp works well with the spring colors of green and purple.  I drew in some grassy clumps to fill in the ground and on the pots added little white dots.  Some ribbons and pearls finish it off.  The pearls were white so I colored them with a copic marker to coordinate with the purple of the cardstock.

So.. are you ready to do some planting?  Many of you are still in the middle of winter but here in Florida I am in the planning stages of what type of annuals to put in the front yard.  We’ll start in March and I can’t wait to get some color in my yard.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will hop on over to the store – have fun!



We’ve seen a few bluebirds this year but none have elected to nest in any of our birdhouses.  We are fortunate to have a nice variety of birds that “hang out” in our backyard and we provide feeders, birdhouses and a birdbath for them.  The area directly behind the house is wooded and I am sure that helps.   So…..a bluebird card is called for!


The image is from Creative Visions and is called Bluebird of Happiness and is shown here.  It was colored with copic markers.  The patterned paper is from Memory box.

pink and green

It seems everything here is in shades of pink and green.  The azaleas are at their peak here – from the palest pink to the deepest magenta they provide a burst of color for a couple of weeks.  Since we have had some warm temperatures and rain everyone’s grass in green and each Saturday you can hear all the lawn movers going full speed.

Here is my pink and green springtime card.  The image is from Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society series.  I colored it with prisma pencils but did not keep track of which colors.  The background is just a light blue watercolor wash.  I added some lace and designer paper from Memory Box to complete the card.

Hope you are enjoying spring wherever you are!


pink and grey

I think using grey as a neutral color is often better than black.  Grey is softer and looks so lovely with everything.   I chose grey here and paired it with some light pinks for this CAS love card.


The sentiment is from Mark’s Finest Papers Love Remains set and is stamped in Palette charcoal.  The hearts are a sizzix die and embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  The patterned paper is from Memory Box’s Gossamer collection.  The pearls on the hearts were white but I colored them with  a grey copic marker.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

rock rose

I’ve never heard of a rock rose – I suppose they grow in rocky areas.  This card is made with a rock rose digital image and is for this weeks SCS sketch challenge.

I colored the flower with copic markers in the RV and YG series.  The patterned paper is from the Memory Box Jubilee collection which is filled with pretty spring and summery papers in greens, pinks and blues.   The ribbon is from May Arts, the sentiment from Papertrey.  The bakers twine is one of my diy twines – I colored crochet thread with a light RV copic to match the color on the main panel.

The rock rose digi I picked up for free somewhere – I can’t recall where, but if you want the image just post a comment or e-mail me and I will send it to you.

Thanks for stopping by today.