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Archive for November, 2008

Season of Joy

 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” rings the familiar holiday song.  I have to agree. From the illuminated storefronts to the candles in the churches to strings of lights on the 17 Christmas trees in my house, the Spirit of the season is bright.  The days of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa all sparkle […]

Meet Artistic Guide – Melanie Smith

Hi there, my name is Melanie Smith.  I live in Napier (Art deco capital of the world) New Zealand.  I am an early childhood educator by day – mad keen (totally addicted) stamper by night. I was first introduced to rubberstamping (while living in Australia) by a neighbour who signed me up for classes at […]

Stamp A Candle – Give The Gift of Light

Stamping On Candles Technique For a long time I thought that stamping on a candle would be a difficult, painful, or time-consuming process.  I even tried to duplicate Martha’s way (and we all know who Martha is) in which she applied scrapbook paint to a bold image rubber stamp and then she rolled the candle […]

Studio Quest and Reader Submissions…coming soon!

Beginning in 2009 we will feature artwork submitted by you, our readers! This special call for submission is for actual cards, not scanned images. We will photograph selected cards for Studio Quest, and then all cards will be donated to worthy causes. It’s an exciting way to share art and encourage others! On the Studio […]

November Guest Artist – Melissa Baldwin of The Stamping Studio

Stamper’s Quest is pleased to feature artist Melissa Baldwin as our Guest Guide for November. Melissa’s art has been featured in multiple magazines including The Rubber Stamper, Stamp and Scrap Arts, and a variety of Somerset publications.  Melissa made four appearances on the Carol Duvall show highlighting a series of techniques. Melissa owns “The Stamping […]

Family and Friends Thanksgiving Book

Today we finish our “Thanksgivings” book.  We will prepare the pages, bind the book, and put the finishing touches on it. On Thanksgiving Day as my family gathers, I will pass the book around to all who can write and have them tell about what they are thankful for. For my little ones who don’t write yet, […]

Family & Friends Thanksgiving Book, Part II

In this post we are going to make the cover for the Thanksgiving Book started in Part I where we made the polymer clay leaves. Let’s get started! Thanksgivings Book Cover Finished Book Size:  5.25″ x 7.25″ Supplies: Papers: Medium Weight Chipboard – 2 pieces cut to 5.25″ x 7.25″ Black Cardstock – 2 pieces […]

Family & Friends Thanksgiving Book – Part I

I grew up in the Air Force. My family moved every  two to four years, and many times we were stationed far from where our extended family lived. My father was away for many holidays, leaving just my mother and me to celebrate alone.  Mom always tried to make the holidays special, but there was always an emptiness […]

November Card Sketch and Samples

Fall is here with the wonderful colors and fragrances it brings. This month, Regena created a sketch that works well with the multiple fall colors that we love and works equally well with the holidays that will be here before we know it!  Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and the smells of turkey and […]

Meet Artistic Guide Christine Candora-Hickey

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…” So goes the Rodgers and Hammerstein song from The King and I.  With six new Artistic Guides to lead the quest for the artistic grail, we thought you might like to get to know each of them a little better. So, over the next few […]

Remembering Our Friend, JoAnne Hoffman

When Bea and I first started brainstorming Stamper’s Quest, one of the things we considered carefully was a list of talented designers who would bring unique points of view to the magazine. At the top of the list was our friend, JoAnne Hoffman. JoAnne would be sure to inject folksy wisdom and a sense of […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! In our home, the holidays start on November 1. There is joy in the air as we pull out the Thanksgiving décor and start considering our many blessings. The day after Thanksgiving we start putting Christmas decorations out. (Actually, one of our traditions is to watch the animated “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” […]

Button Angel Ornament for the Inventor

Button Angel Ornament for the Inventor By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Belle Époque No. 1 (Character Construction) Holly (Time to Stamp) Angel Wings (Alluring Impressions) Papers: Card Stock: Camel (Paper Goods) Suede Paper: Burgundy (Hot Off the Press) Inks: Brilliance: Lightning Black (Tsukineko) Pigment Stamp Pad: Hunter […]

Two Trees of Christmas for the Discoverer

Two Trees of Christmas for the Discoverer By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Completed Card Size: 5.5″ x 4″ This is a great little card for those people just getting started in stamping or for someone that wants to make a fast and easy Christmas card.  Although I never really think of blue as being […]

Inchies Fall/Thanksgiving Card for the Adventurer

Inchie Fall/Thanksgiving Card for the Adventurer By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide  Completed card Size 6.5″ x 5″ As the Stamper’s Quest website states, an inventor “explores unknown regions, or one who enjoys taking a risk.”  Well “inchies” were an unknown region to me but I took a risk.  The main set I used for […]

Hanukkah Earrings for the Inventor

Hanukkah Earrings for the Inventor   By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Supplies; Stamps:           Circle Jerusalem (Ruth’s Jewish Stamps) Ink: Staz-On Black (Tsukineko) Other: White Shrink Plastic (Lucky Squirrel) Prismacolor Pencils:  #PC906, #PC1029, #PC941, #PC950, #PC1025, #PC1024, #PC1072, #PC933, #PC1028, #PC997, Blending pencil # PC1077 ¼” hole punch (Fiskars) Scissors Lever back earring findings (Westrim Crafts) Six […]

Starry Christmas Tree Card for the Discoverer

Starry Christmas Tree for the Discoverer By:  Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide   Finished Card Size:  6.5″ x 5″  Here’s a quick and easy Christmas card using a minimal amount of supplies. Make up several in an evening to send out to family and friends, using all different colors and patterned papers. No one needs to […]

Hanukkah Card for the Adventurer

Hanukkah Card for the Adventurer By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished card: 5.5 x 4.5 Supplies: Stamps: Jerusalem circle (Ruth’s Jewish Stamp) Menorah (unknown) Corner Flourish (The Angel Company) Ink: VersaMagic Chalk ink-Night Sky (Tsukineko) Brilliance Lightning Black (Tsukineko) Paper: Stardust Dream paper: Burgundy, Navy, and Gold (Marco’s Paper) Beige A2 note card (5.5″ x […]

Happy Thanksgiving for the Adventurer

Happy Thanksgiving For the Adventurer By: Regena, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5 x 7″  Supplies: Stamps: Block Group #8 stamp (M1708-Stamp It) Oak Leaf stamp (Personal Stamp Exchange (PSX)) Skeleton Leaf stamp (unknown) Paper:  8 ½ x 11″ Tan Cardstock (Michaels) 12″ Burgundy Suede print paper (Hot Off the Press) 12″ Light Blue Spatter […]

Hanukkah Card for the Discoverer

Hanukkah Card for the Discoverer By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide   Finished card: 9.25” x 3.75”   Supplies: Stamps: Jerusalem circle (Ruth’s Jewish Stamp) Menorah (unknown) Ink: VersaMagic Chalk ink-Night Sky (Tsukineko) Brilliance Lightning Black (Tsukineko) Paper: Stardust Dream paper: Burgundy, Navy, and Gold (Marco’s Paper) Light camel dotty paper (source unknown) White Cardstock cut […]