Showing posts from May, 2014

Welcome to my Herb Garden

Hello everyone! Bibi here with a delicious project using the set of Herb stamps from Rubber Dance and polymer clay. I love cooking with home grown herbs! I live in the city and have no garden, but I make the best out of the space available. My herb "garden" is an old zinc tub, and here's how it looks with the stamped polymer clay signs I made: The marigold flower is to keep flies and bugs away. The zebra is to keep lions away. (Yes, it works - I've never seen a lion in my herb garden!) I stamped the herb ovals on white polymer clay, using brown ink (Archival Coffee). I didn't know whether Distress ink would work, so I stamped one to find out, and what do you know - it turned out great and won't smear or run after baking. How cool is that? (It means I can use all my 30+ Distress colors for other polymer projects, too! Yoohoo!! I bet other brands of dye ink would work just as well!) Instead of using a knife to cut around the ovals, I

Fifteen Cats by Judi Kauffman

Thank you for inviting me to be a guest designer, Bibi. Fifteen Cats began when I got carried away stamping, coloring, and cutting out the Night Cat image. Before I knew it I had a big batch of fast and easy projects. Use your imagination when you color the cats. They can be realistic and resemble cats you've known and loved, or go for whimsical dots, stripes, or plaid! Add some Glitter Dots Peel-offs for sparkly stars, some pen doodling to create more detail, and Cat’s Eye Stickers for bright, dimensional eyes. Refer to the photos for ideas. Mix it up with lots of layering (patterned paper and solid color cardstock), stamped sentiments and pre-printed stickers. Do some fussy-cutting (example: the card with five cats and 3 stars). The projects include cards, tags, and a bookmark. Cards range in size from 3.25” to 4” (8,25 x 10,15 cm) and 4.25" x 5.5" (10,8 x 14 cm) , to a generous 4.25” x 10.5” (10,8 x 26,7 cm). Believe it or not, I plan to keep going

Easy Face-Lift. Just add water.

Hi, everyone! It's Bibi here, and for our new blog's first REAL post I want to show you a fun and easy technique called Face-lifting. That's what I call it anyway, but I'm sure there are other names for it. This is a technique I use quite often and I have been asked whether I paint the face after stamping the image on a dark background. In a sense, I guess I do paint it ..... and it's really easy once you know the Super Secret Ingredient ... Here's an example: Stamps used: Lady with Stars and Milkyway Border from #CE1-L Celestial Images If you have tried this technique before, you know that the Super Secret Ingredient I use to "paint" the skin is ..... wait, I think I can hear a drumroll......water. That's right. WATER, ladies and gangsters! I bet you all have some of that in your stash, huh? The other "ingredients" you need are Distress ink, smooth watercolour paper or coated tags. Face-lifting does work on other white

The First Post ...

There always has to be a first post,  and this is it!  I'm working on the layout and images and such, but I will come back with a REAL post soon .... Till then, stamp like nobody's watching! ;-) xox, Bibi