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Archive for April, 2009

End of the Trail with I Brake for Stamps

Did you bring your cup o’ Joe with you, or cuppa tea, before settling down for today’s featured designs?  If not, we’ll wait for you while you go get a cup! Then sit back, relax and enjoy! Sadly, we are at the end of our feature for I Brake for Stamps. But that doesn’t mean […]

I Brake for Stamps, Day 4

We’re nearing the end of our hike this week with I Brake for Stamps.  These stamps are a joy to work with. Deeply etched, excellent quality red rubber that is available as cling mounted or unmounted.  Whatever you prefer, you will enjoy creating with the crisp clean images. Remember that special going on for Stamper’s Quest’s […]

I Brake for Stamps, Day 3

Today we continue our exploration down the trail examining the wonderful images of I Brake for Stamps! And remember, our readers have an exclusive coupon code when ordering stamps from I Brake for Stamps. But it’s only good through midnight, April 30th!  Enter STAMPERSQUEST in the coupon code box for your 15% discount. Today’s featured Artistic Guides […]

Marcia shares a Mother’s Day card

With Mother’s Day just around the corner,  Marcia’s beautiful card may help you with some inspiration.  Mother’s Day Card By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide  Finished card size: 6.75″ x 5.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Manuscript Background (Hero Arts) Wreaths and Garland Floral Set (Impression Obsession) Floral Flourishes Set (Inkadinkado) Alphabet Stamp Set (Making Memories)      Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink […]

I Brake for Stamps, Day 2

More I Brake for Stamps for you today. Della’s designs are great fun, and come from years of loving the art: I used to stamp when my daughter was little, which was about 20 years ago. As of now, I have no time to stamp because of the business. I must say though, that I have […]

April Featured Company – I Brake for Stamps

This month we feature samples from I Brake for Stamps, a “Ma and Pa” rubber stamp internet company that began in 2004. Della and her husband operate the business on a full-time basis. They boast over 3,000 images to choose from.  Their stamps are excellent quality, deeply etched red rubber that you can order as cling foam […]

Question from a Questor

We received an interesting question yesterday and want to share it with everyone here at Stamper’s Quest.  Perhaps someone is familiar with selling artwork for stamps and can help Kathy out. Hi I am an artist, illustrator and I am interested in designing and selling my art work to rubber stamp companies. This is new […]

April Reader’s Challenge

We received two adorable Easter cards featuring our challenge for the month of April – Easter Parade; Pastel Colors. Here’s a teaser of the cards submitted by Trena Brennon of Naperville, Illinois. Trena, thank you for your submissions, they are wonderful!  This month’s cards went to Just People, an organization for developmentally disabled adults. (www.justpeople.org/) […]

Product Review – Sunday International EZ Mount

Sunday International EZ Mount By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru  When I started stamping in the 90’s, the wood mounted stamps were affordable.  As the years have passed the price of wood has increased, and as a result, the stamps mounted on them have begun to exceed stamper budgets. Many stampers now choose to purchase unmounted rubber stamps […]

News on the Trail

Hi Folks! We received a great question from Lisa: I have a question. Where do you show the projects that were sent in for the Studio Quest-Calls? I’ve tried to locate them, but haven’t had any luck. I’m sure I’ve just overlooked something somewhere. I’d appreciate some direction whenever you might get a chance to write […]

Questions from our Questors

We received a really good question from a reader yesterday, and it prompted us into thinking that we could stir up some really good conversation here on the Trail. Afterall, we are all in quest of our Artistic Grail, and what better place to share our journeys with rubber stamping with each other than here?! […]

Meet Evelyn Spikes, April Guest Artist

I’m Evelyn Spikes, a retired high school English teacher who lives in the NE corner of Oregon.   I began rubber stamping about 2 years before I retired in 2002.   I’ve always loved the visual arts, but I certainly didn’t practice any.   My mother gave me colored pencils when I was in junior high, and I […]

Addicted to ATCs

By: Chris Herrmann, Artistic Guide Okay, now my secret is out. I am an ATC addict. Wow, now I feel much better! Seriously, I really looooove creating ATCs, so you can imagine my happiness when I discovered  a fantastic book all about making them. The book is called Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin. […]

Memory Cards

 By: Chris Herrmann, Artistic Guide I would guess you all remember playing with Memory cards when you were growing up.  I have a 15 month old grandson and I decided that he should have his own custom made memory cards to play with when he is old enough.  I decided to start them now because […]

New Advertiser on the Trail!

Hi Folks! Just wanted to post a quick note to let you know we have some new friends on the trail here at Stamper’s Quest. Rings & Things specializes in reliable jewelry-making parts. Their website is awesome! Tons of jewelry making products to choose from. Information on gems and stones, and much, much more!  On their home page, […]

April 2009 Sketch Card

We present to you a very versatile sketch this month created by our talented Regena….   April Sketch What can you create with this month’s sketch?  If you send them, they will appear, in our Sketchbook, that is! All you have to do is send them to stampersquest@yahoo.com and we will upload them. Please be sure […]

Shelly’s Pearl-Ex and Glue Card

Shelly’s beautiful card using Pearl-Ex and a Sweet Grass senitment stamp inspired us so much, we thought we we share how to make it!  If you are inspired to create something similar, please share with us!  As always, you can send us your artwork, to stampersquest@yahoo.com.  Please limit your .jpeg files to 150kb. Sweet Grass […]

Link in Inventor Foam Board Jewelry Corrected

The link in the Foam Board Jewelry project did not work. It is now fixed. Please accept our apologies for the error and incovenience.

Flowers & Butterfly Thanks for the Adventurer

Flowers & Butterfly Thanks Card By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide Stamper’s Quest is all about the journey and I have been having a fabulous one! I would like to invite you on my journey as I adventure some more with colouring pencils. Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Flowers (Luxe designs) Thanks (Hero […]

Sonoran Sunset for the Discoverer

Sonoran Sunset By: Chris M. Herrmann, Artistic Artist Guide Finished card size: 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″ Did you ever work on a card and when adding your finishing touches mess something up? Well that’s exactly what I did on this card. I decided it needed a little something else added to it so I […]