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Archive for February, 2009

Product Review – Evo Templates

Evo Templates by Evolving Images By:  Susan Caplan, Product Guru   Evo Rectangle Templates Evo Square Templates Ever hear of Evo Templates by a company called Evolving Images? If you haven’t, then I have a treat in store for you.  I have been using these marvelous acrylic templates for years and don’t know what I […]

From Chaos to Creativity

Do you have a craft studio that overflows like mine?  I have a horrible habit of starting a project, working on it a few days, then moving on to another project without cleaning up from the first one.  Soon I find myself spending more time looking for things than creating. Have you’ve been there?!  Last year was one that […]

Welcome new advertisers!

Stamper’s Quest welcomes three new advertisers to our magazine: Articus Studios, RubbaDubbaD00, and Sunday International. Articus Studios is a terrific source for bookmaking supplies of all kinds. They carry blank books, binding systems, and books about making books along with all kinds of goodies for collage artists, scrapbookers, and jewelry-makers. Add a few elegant stamps, and this […]

February Guest Artist – Annette Husband

I’m Annette Husband. I live in the hot humid Northern Territory of Australia in a little town called Humpty Doo. I’m married to my soul mate Grant who is so supportive of mychosen craft. He allows me time for creating and praises my efforts, though I am sure he doesn’t “get” a lot of what […]

See What Our Reader’s Are Up To!

We received a couple of sketch cards created by our readers and would like to share them with all of you. JoAnne Micon, from Southern California,  is new to stamping, and we think she did a wonderful job using the February sketch to create her work of art! JoAnne used Laurie Wilson designs from Clear Dollar stamps […]

February Card Sketch

Regena created a dandy of a card sketch for you this month, and our Artistic Guides followed suit with awesome samples to inspire your creative muse! This versatile sketch lent itself to a wide variety of samples. We love uploading your art into our Sketchbook for everyone to oooooh and ahhhhh over, so  send your […]

Wear Red Today and Check Out Our Reader’s Submissions

One in 4 women dies from heart disease.¹  One in 4 women. That is a staggering statistic! Heart disease is the number one killer of women and it doesn’t care about your race or ethnicity. February is heart health awareness month.  Today, February 6, is National Wear Red Day.  Everyone can participate in showing their support of […]

My Heart Has Wings Project for the Discoverer

My Heart Has Wings By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide  Finished card size: 8.5” x 4” Sometimes an image talks to you but you have no idea how to use it, or it is out of your “comfort zone.”  This image, although it was whispering to me “Michael, buy me, use me.  I’m funky,” was […]

Good Things Come In Small Boxes for the Inventor

Good Things Come In Small Boxes By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide As they say, good things come in small packages.  Or, in this case, small boxes.  Each of these boxes measures 1.5” on all sides and can be decorated to your liking.  Fill them with Valentine’s Day candy hearts, M&M candies, Hershey Kisses, a […]

The 14th Day of Ever for the Adventurer

    The 14th Day of Ever for the Adventurer By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Phrase (Penny Black) Flourish (unknown) Inks: Black dye ink pad (Archival, Ranger) Distress Ink pads: Black Soot, Brick (Ranger) Black pigment ink pad(Stampendous) Papers: White card stock card base (Georgia Pacific) DCWV […]

My Sparkly Valentine for the Adventurer

My Sparkly Valentine for the Adventurer By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  6″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps:           Heart Medallion (Holly Berry House) Papers:                        Red, burgundy, pink (two shades) textured cardstock (Bazzil) White ultrasmooth cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) Inks: Embossing Ink (Ranger) Other: White embossing powder (Stampin’ Up!) Pink and red glitters (Stampin’ Up!) Pop […]

Romantic Valentine for the Inventor

Romantic Valentine for the Inventor By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Floral heart stamp (Magenta) Inks: Black pigment ink pad (Stampendous) Papers: White card stock card base (unknown) Red card stock (unknown) Black text weight (unknown) Love & Wedding scrapbook kit-in-a-stack (DCWV) Other Supplies: Heart border punch […]

Cherish Pillow Ornament for the Inventor

Cherish Pillow Ornament for the Inventor By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide  Finished size:  2.75″ x 4.25″  Supplies: Stamps:           Collaged Art Heart (Lost Aussie Designs)      Inks: Staz-On – Jet Black (Tsukineko) Other: Printed ribbon – love theme (7Gypsies) Satin ribbon (unknown) Muslin (purchased at my local JoAnn’s) Fabric remnants (I got mine from an old upholsterer’s […]

You’ve Got to Have Heart

Love is in the air and it’s time to pull out all the heart stamps and pink inks! February comes with a spark of hope that spring will indeed follow winter’s chill.  The weather hasn’t changed yet, but spirits begin to change this month and perhaps the crocuses and daffodils will begin to raise their […]

Hearts & Kisses Jewelry for the Inventor

Shrink Plastic Hearts and Kisses Necklace and Earrings By: Regena, Artistic Guide  Finished size:  24″   Supplies: Stamps: Music Heart (PSX) Scalloped Heart and Small Solid heart (Valentines Day Collection Clear stamps from Target) Kiss Stamp (Rubber Stampede) Inks: Pinata brand Chile Pepper Alcohol Ink (Jacquard) Colorbox Charcoal Chalk ink – (Clearsnap) Other: White Shrink Plastic […]

King and Queen of Valentine’s Day Project for the Adventurer

King and Queen of Valentine’s Day By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 6.5” x 5” Supplies: Stamps:          Build A Bird Set (Stamp Camp, SS020) Make A Tree Set (Stamp Camp, SS014) Happy Valentine’s Day Phrase (Studio G) Papers: Patterned paper of choice White cardstock, 6.5” x 10” folded in half at 5” […]

Be Mine for the Discoverer

Be Mine for the Discoverer By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Paper: Pink or Red patterned scrapbook papers (unknown) White card stock card base (unknown) Black cardstock (unknown) Other Supplies: Heart punches: 2.5″, 1.25″, .5″ (Punch Bunch) Circle punches (Punch Bunch) Glaze pens: Black, Purple (Sakura) –Alternative, any […]

Rosette Heart Matted Wedding Gift for the Adventurer

Rosette Heart Matted Wedding Gift By: Regena, Artistic Guide  Finished size:  8″ x 8″ Supplies: Stamps: Rosette Heart (Stampington) Scalloped and Small Solid Hearts (Valentines Day Collection Clear stamps from Target) Happy Wedding Day (Penny Black) Floral Swirls (Inkadinkado) Papers: 5.5″ x 5.5″ White Matte Utopia coated cardstock (Marco’s Paper) 8.5″ x 5.5″ (half a […]

I Will Bring You Flowers Card for the Discoverer

“I Will Bring You Flowers” Card for the Discoverer By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  4.25″ x 5.0″ Supplies: Stamps:           I Will Bring You Flowers (Magenta) Papers:                        Black cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) Red fleck handmade paper (unknown) Gold textured handmade paper (unknown) Black text on white, white cursive on black background papers (7Gypsies) Inks: […]

Rosette Dream Heart Tall Card for the Discoverer

Rosette Dream Heart Tall Card By: Regena, Artistic Guide  Finished size:  4.25 x 8.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Rosette Heart (Stampington) Triple Heart (Valentines Day Collection Clear stamps from Target) Dream Big text (Paper Inspirations) Lower Case Dream (Inkadinkado) Papers: White Matte Utopia coated cardstock (Marco’s Paper) 8.5×5.5 (half a sheet) White Glossy cardstock (Marco’s Paper) Inks: Pinata […]