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Archive for September, 2008

Vendor Spotlight – The Rubber Cafe

The fifth week of any given month is a super-special one for Stamper’s Quest because we get to promote the mom-and-pop stamp companies that sometimes get overshadowed by the “big guys.” We are proud to feature The Rubber Cafe as our first Featured Vendor!  The Rubber Cafe sent an assortment of stamps to the SQ […]

Feedburner and Our RSS Feed

Hi Folks – I just reviewed our list of folks who have signed up to receive updates for the website and blog and have noticed a reoccurring problem. I would like to take a minute and explain how the email update service works. Our RSS (Really Simple Syndication) service is through Feedburner. Signing up is quite simple.  […]

Faux Shell Charm Pin

Faux Shell Charm Pin I love to try my hand at making my own embellishments and jewelry pieces. Most of my projects start out as some hare-brained idea that sounds great at the moment, but usually has a much different outcome once in action. This little charm is a happy product of my wild imagination. […]

Blog Candy Contest Winners

Before announcing the winner of this month’s Friends of Stamper’s Quest Blog, we would just like to say that this was not an easy decision. Everyone who entered this month’s contest is extremely talented. As with any contest, though, there can only be so many winners. For those who did not win this month, please […]

Guest Artistic Guide – Jen Lowe

  Jen Lowe, affectionately called J-Lowe by her friends, describes herself as an artist, designer, poet, and writer. She holds a Masters Degree in Business; is a TV personality, appearing many times on the Home Shopping Network and DIY Scrapbooks; is a certified instructor for Ranger products; is senior-level certified in Art Clay for Silver […]

Coming Up This Week

Check back often this week! We have tons of ‘stuff’ to share with you. Our featured guest artist will make her appearance…and her feature is an excellent one. You really won’t want to miss it!! We will announce the winners of our Blog Contest. We have two winners. Their blogs will be added to “Friends […]

Blog Candy & Contest Reminder

Just wanted to remind you all that the contest for submitting your blog sites to us will end soon. Please send your links to stampersquest@yahoo.com for us to review your blog for consideration.  We must receive your link no later than midnight tomorrow (mountain standard time).  Here’s the details from the original post. Have you seen […]

Kaleidacolors Background Cards II

My second background sheet is done with Royal Satin Kaleidacolors and an old favorite PSX leaf.       The same process was used as on the first background I shared with you last week, but this one was created on a 12″ piece of white cardstock (Bazzill), cut in half. This cardstock doesn’t warp […]

Kaleidacolors Background Cards

Okay, folks, here they are as promised! My samples made with the Kaleidacolors background from Part 1! This is an A-2 sized card.  I cut a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of the background into three 1″ x 5 1/2″ srips and attached them horizontally with just a little space between.   I then added […]

Call for New Artistic Guides!

The winds of change are already blowing on the trail here at Stamper’s Quest!  We are so excited to bring you news of our upcoming plans for growth!  And we want to invite you to be a part of that growth. Beginning next year, Stamper’s Quest will begin monthly editions. Yes! You read that correctly!  We […]

Technical Difficulties

Hi Folks – We are experiencing technical difficulties with creating Regena’s post for her follow up on the backgrounds. Please bear with us as we work through this.  We will try to have the information posted as soon as possible. Until then, may I suggest playing with this month’s card sketch and sharing your artwork […]

Sharing with Stamper’s Quest and Blog Candy

We are certainly busy here at Stamper’s Quest, and we want to get you involved!  As you know, we have a monthly card sketch. We would love it if you folks would share what you are making using these sketches! All you have to do is send us an attachment in .jpg format  to our […]

September Exclusive Card Sketch

Good things come in threes, and Regena’s sketch this month illustrates just how true that is.  Three ovals form the eye-catching centerpiece of this SQ Exclusive sketch. Check out the samples our artistic guides created for you this month!  No matter how you use it, this sketch is a versatile winner for all kinds of projects!   […]

Kaleidacolors Background Fun

Making backgrounds with Kaleidacolors rainbow dye inks and Perfect Pearls Part 1 of 2 As an avid stamper (and multi-tasking crafter), I love playing with inks on different papers and cardstock.  I have experimented with them so much that I am kind of into the ‘science’ of stamping now!  Being a collector of papers for […]

Tennis Couture?

So, today I was browsing through one of my tennis magazines (and if you know me, you’ll understand just how rarely I have time to browse anything!) and I happened across an ad that made me laugh out loud. I’m pretty sure the firm that came up with the ad did not mean it for a humorous […]

The Sea Calls – Layering with Vellum

Stephanie challenged me tonight, at the last minute I may add, to post something continuing her theme this week on inspiraton.  My favorite place to go when I need rejuvinating and some time to spend with myself is the ocean. The wind and the sound of the ocean waves crashing to shore brings about a […]

Running in Circles

Shapes are a great place to find inspiration. Complex shapes become backgrounds, simple shapes become card elements or even whole cards. This card was inspired by a plate of spaghetti. I love the shapes formed by the noodles on the plate and there are days when my brain seems loose and loopy like those noodles. […]

Monochromatic Magazine Motivation

Exercising may be an odd time to find inspiration, but you never know what might make your Muse cooperate. I found inspiration for this card in a women’s magazine while walking the treadmill at the gym. The page is simply a divider between sections, but the simplicity of the layout captured me.  I tore out the page […]

My Muse and a Bottle of Epoxy

What inspires you when you’re stuck in an artistic rut? For me, the sources of inspiration are as varied as the colors of nature. I look to arts and craft magazines (especially Stamper’s Quest), to my stash of swap cards and ATCs, and to every book I can get my hands on. I’ve joined clubs, […]