Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Cupcakes

Good morning - it is Barb here sharing some more cupcake cards. If you have ever visited my blog - you will seethat on Monday's I celebrate Oldie Moldie Monday - which means I dig into my supply of paper andshow some love to some old paper. I had used some of this Basic Grey paper a couple weeks ago on a birthday cupcake card and enjoyed the results so wantedto use up some more of those same scraps on these cards. I did want to make a total of three cards but I got distracted by another project.

Once again I am showing the versatility of the digi stamp - how nice it is to be able to resize your image for different looks. The card that did not happen had 9 cupcakes on it in a bingo card line up. The little cupcakes are just bitesize.

I Brake For Digis has a large assortment of different designs in cupcakes - pop in and do some shopping for cupcakes - and then head to your craft room - I would love to see what you could bake up with a cupcake image.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Hour Freddie

Hi Everyone,

It's Karin posting today, and I have to say that the "Freddie" images from I Brake for Digis have to be among my favorites from the shop. This one is named Happy Hour Freddie and he looks like he wishes it was Friday instead of Monday today!

I added a stamped sentiment and pulled out my neglected brads for embellishments. I think they help to keep the card more masculine, since this will eventually make it's way to a guy.

Still, I had to add some Stickles to the jar and popped it up for some dimension.

Thanks for visiting and check out all of the Freddie stamps at I Brake For Digis!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Old Rugged Cross

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!
It's Ceal here to share with you, with Easter being right around the corner I have started on my cards. The Rugged Cross digi from I brake For Digis  is just perfect. I distressd my papers to make my card as rugged as possible to match.
Thanks for looking and have a glorious day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Brakefast Club Challenge #20 - Birthdays

Hi everyone!  Cat here with a new card for the Brakefast Club challenge running this week.  I just love the Freddie Frog images and this one is no exception.  I'm at the point in my life now that I don't like to celebrate my birthdays.  I'm too old and it takes too much effort to blow out all the candles - haha!  This little guy looks like I feel these days. :)  So, here is my card for the challenge:

Stamps: Senior Freddie (I Brake for Digis), sentiment (Create with TLC)
Papers: American Crafts cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Wausau Exact Index 110# cardstock, digital patterned paper (Summertime Designs)
Tools & Embellishments: coloured pencils (Crayola), oms, Studio G ink, tearing ruler, ZigZag Stitch edge punch (EK Success)

Isn't he cute?  You can get him at the IBFD shop.  Don't forget to stop by my blog to get your 10% off discount code before you go shopping.  There is still time to play along with this week's challenge too.  A new challenge will be posted in the Brakefast Club challenge forum on Sunday, but you can always still do the older challenges also if you want.

Well, that's it for now.  Until next time....


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chocolates on a tag

Hi there! Lisa here with a tag to show you. I quite like making tags, especially for special presents and special people. I think this one might be for my friend whose birthday is very soon, and who has a very big heart and deserves a special tag on her birthday pressie. She's also someone who will appreciate that it is a special tag and that I've made it for her.

I Brake for Digis chocolate box coloured with Copics, a gorgeous Nesties tag base and some of my flowers that I'm now addicted to making and putting on everything. Finished off with a dash of sparkle and some liquid pearls.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Butterfly Frenzy

Good morning - Barb here - once again showing you the versatility of using digi stamps and sizing them to your needs.

I am sharing two cards I made using the butterfly image. I have 3 shots of the same card to show all the dimension in the card.

On the first card I used a small version of the butterfly and just stacked them three in a row. They were colored with Copic markers that perfectly matched the patterned paper (that was a happy accident that it matched so well.) I pop dotted the sentiment. This was a card I made over the week end for the virtual cardmaking party on Operation Write Home’s facebook page.

The second card is very dimensional. I used the same image but larger. I first printed it on paper, colored it and cut the image out with a spellbinder. I then colored two more images which I cut out. I bent the two cut out butterflies in the center so they had some dimension and layered them on top of each other on the card – I did post a close up of the butterfly. I really did not have a spot for the sentiment so added it on top slightly hanging over the top edge. I sent this to one of my daughters with her favorite Easter candy. Hopefully she enjoys both. The card is even a little “green” – the ribbon was recycled off of something I received – a plant or gift – I don’t remember – but it was so pretty I could not throw away and there was lots of it – just had to work around the wrinkles in the ribbon.

Everyone have a wonderful day. One more day of work and then I have a long week end. Maybe I will get some more housecleaning done. Hopefully more cardmaking done.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Hi Everyone,

It's Karin posting today, and this is the card I made for my niece who is graduating from high school in June.  Aren't these little graduation fish (Grad School) from the I Brake for Digis store the cutest thing?  All I did was color them in with my Copic markers and cut out the image with my Spellbinders die.  I cut out a couple of extra fish, put them on pop dots and added them to the bottom left corner. 
To give the illusion of bubbles in the water, I embossed some blue circles and glued them on for the background of my card and the sentiment is stamped.

If you need a fun new image for your card making, stop by the I Brake for Digis store today!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two girls

Lisa here! I have a lovely little easel card to show you using the Two Friends IBFD digi.

No colouring! Well, just a little, ickle bit of Cool Grey 1 to shade the dresses. The girlies are cut out and decoupaged up twice- once for the dresses and once for the parasol and hat.

I added lots of clear stickles on to the dresses for a bit, well, a lot of added sparkle, and red for the flower.

The poppies are made using a technique I've explained on my blog, and they inspired the red polka dot ribbon. All in all, I'm rather chuffed with my no colouring card!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Good evening - Barb here sharing a masculine card with you. I love my card - but isn't that one ugly color for a tractor - I knew I could not carry off the John Deere green color so went a different way - but the card is nice. Sometime you luck out with it comes to coordinating papers - I had one piece of paper I was going to use for this card - it was double sided - and then I bought some sheets of a new Basic Grey collection and it matched perfectly.

The digi image is from I Brake For Digis - I think it made a great masculine card to cheer someone and let them know how special they are.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rugged Cross

Hi Everyone,

It's Karin posting today, and I just love that this Rugged Cross from I Brake for Digis gave me the opportunity to make a religious Easter card. 

It was so easy to color and I just added some flower and lace.  The sentiment is a traditional stamp from my supplies.

Stop by the I Brake for Digis store and see what spring time digis fit your crafting needs. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Brush Horse Digi

Hi everyone!  I'm back after what seems like a really long time.  Long story short - I had a minor meltdown with my printer and a bunch of other stuff, but its all sorted out and I'm back on track. :)

Here's a little card I made for this week's challenge over at The Brakefast Club (Challenge #18 - Animals). Its a pretty little horse.  The image is called Brush Horse and you can find it here in the IBFD shop.  I went with a western theme for my card, but I know this image will work with just about any theme and colour scheme. Here's my card:

Stamps: Brush Horse (I Brake for Digis)
Papers: patterned paper (unknown), brown cardstock (Recollections), tan cardstock (Bazzil), white cardstock (Wausau Exact Index 110#)
Tools & Embellishments: Craft Robo, Ribbon (Michaels), Mistral font (sentiment), copics, edge distresser tool (Heidi Swapp)

Pop over to the Brakefast Club and join in on the challenge.  You'll have fun!  Don't forget to stop by my blog to pick up your 10% off discount code for any shopping you do at the I Brake for Digis or I Brake for Stamps shops.

Have a great week everyone!  Talk to you later...


Tea and cake anyone?

Hi Lisa posting today. I've got yet another ATC to show you, I'm still making them in advance of my swap meet in a couple of weeks time. I love including quotations on my work, and this lovely little quote comes from The Wind in the Willows.

I've added it to the Cherry cupcake digi, coloured with Promarkers and accented with Stickles glitter glue and a red glaze gel pen. I always wanted to live in the Wind in the Willows world when I was little, so this quote hits the spot with me!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pink Rose

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!
It's Ceal here I have been MIA for awhile due to moving but I could not wait to get back to stamping and create this card for a friend using the beautiful Rose digi at I Brake For Digis.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hi Everyone,

It's Karin posting today, and my yummy little card today has an image that comes via I Brake For Digis.  I was so happy to receive this little cookie, because I had the perfect sentiment in my supplies to compliment it. 
What friend would want to receive a sweet treat like this in the mail?  And, the best part...No calories! LOL.

The chocolate chips are a stamp from my personal stash that I cut out and covered with glossy effects and then used like embellishments.

Want this cookie for yourself?  Just visit I Brake for Digis !

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bunny Time

Barb here sharing the two cards I posted yesterday for a bloghope for Operation Write Home. Over 100 people in the hop and I have over 100 comments. I was trying to show the versatility of digis by showing how you could size them. As you can see I did one card with the bunny being larger and paper piecing her. The other card is showing how you can make the same image smaller and lining up a few for an entirely different look - I hope you enjoy my peek at the veratility of digis.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cupcake time

Good morning - Barb here posting - yummy cupcake card today. This card did not turn out like I had it pictured in my head - I was going to do paper piecing but couldn't find any papers that seemed right to me so I colored with my Copics. I like how it turned out. Wasn't the paper I was going to use - but scraps from Basic Grey that had some purple in it. Purple is Jillian's favorite color.

I Brake For Digis has lots of great cupcake images - this is the most simple designed cupcake.

Last night I was in Kohl's and they have a cupcake cookbook in their Kohl's Cares section for $5. It has lots of great recipes and pictures. Food Network has a show - I think it is called - Cupcake Wars. I think it is time for you to jump on the cupcake wagon and make some delicious cards.

Everyone enjoy your day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Swirly sun ATC

Hi there! Lisa here with another ATC project to share with you.

I'm going to an ATC swap meet in a couple of week, so I'm busy building up my stock of swaps. I love this swirly sun and stars design, and it resizes beautifully for use on an ATC.

I've coloured it with Sakura glaze pens- the first time I'd used them and wow, they're fabulous. I then mounted it up onto black card and a scrap of shiny paper left over from another project. I'm thinking that when I have time, this image would work brilliantly as a bookmark!

Have fun crafting!!!