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Archive for June, 2009

Sunday International’s Last Day

We are at the end of our feature for Sunday International.  It’s been fun showing you all the new stamp sets from the Dee Gruenig line at Sunday International.  If you haven’t checked out their website yet, please do go visit.  Not only are there other stamps from the extremely talented Dee Gruenig, but many […]

Sunday International Continues

Sunday International is probably best known for its EZ Mount cushion for unmounted stamps, but there are loads of other proecuts for sale on the website. They have tools to help cut the EZ Mount cushion in the form of a wood burner tool or scissors, a glass mat to aide in burning the cushion, […]

Sunday on Saturday….Huh???

We continue our feature today with Sunday International’s new stamp sets.  The stamp sets we all received to work with come already mounted on Sunday International’s famous EZ Mount, so they are ready to ink and stamp. The bonus is the board they packaged with: indexed on one side with the stamped image and the stamps attached […]

Life Is Beautiful, 1 Stamp=3 Cards. Day 3

One Stamp – 3 Cards By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Here is the 3rd card in my series of how to use 1 image for 3 different cards.  With this card I used some muted vintage type papers from Costco but you can use whatever papers you want.  The flowers also have a 3D […]

Sunday International Stamp Review

Sunday International Unmounted Stamps By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru   I received a stamp set from Sunday International.  It is one of their new ATC size stamp sets.  Which means that they are sized to fit on a 2.5″ by 3.5″ card. The stamps are deeply etched rubber that is already closely trimmed on […]

Sunday International – Featured Rubber Stamp Company

Sunday International I am Dee Gruenig’s husband. Dee and I are fortunate to work with Sunday International (SI). Everything Dee and her staff have drawn for making rubber stamp images has gone into production which is simply unheard of! Other companies she has worked with typically accept one stamp design in ten and this is […]

Happy Birthday, 1 Stamp=3 Cards. Day 2

One Stamp – 3 Cards By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Here is the 2nd card in this week’s blog entry – again using the same image from Monday.  With this card I used the whole image.  Add a little color and some bling, and you have a beautiful birthday card to give to someone. […]

Fabulous Friend, 1 Stamp=3 Cards. Day 1

One Stamp – 3 Cards By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide I have a new motto when deciding if I want to buy a certain stamp – if I can’t think of at least 3 cards or projects to use the stamp with, I don’t buy it.  When I saw this image at my LSS […]

New Feature on the Trail – Videos!

We have a treat for you. Videos!  Our new designer, Maria Loomis is generously sharing her wonderful videos on techniques and projects! We are excited to finally be able to offer this type of media to you. Make sure to check back often as we feature more of Maria’s wonderful videos in the future. The first […]

Tricia Morris – June’s Guest Artist

Stamper’s Quest is so, so excited to offer this month’s Guest Artist and her beautiful project to you.  Tricia Morris appeared on popular TV crafting shows, and most recently starred as a designer for the extremely popular internet-based  TV Weekly show, which was discontinued earlier this year (much to everyone’s sorrow).  She is the co-owner of Club […]

June Sketch Card

Oh my goodness! Can you believe it’s June already?  Where has 2009 gone?  This month our exclusive sketch card, designed by Regena,  is long and skinny with circles and squares. (And you thought you wouldn’t use geometry after high school!) Our guides share a variety of interpretations with you.  Instead of all long and skinny, some […]

Back to Basics

For my blog week I have chosen a basic card design that is a simple, yet elegant classic.  With this simple idea you can branch out into a multitude of design concepts.  I call it a “Thirds Card.” The basic thirds card has a division of 1/3 – 2/3.  This means that there is 1/3 […]

The Blessing in the Pause

The pause we have taken this week has been a refreshing reminder of what really matters in life. These final five tips are a good summary: relationships matter, time is precious, and we all have much for which to be grateful. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will. […]

Give It Time

   Time is an elusive concept. We divide our years and seasons and days in blocks of time that we try to manage and control. The thing is, we can’t control time. We can steward it and determine how we use it, but we can neither add nor subtract one minute from each day.  It’s […]

All About Attitude

 When my girls were little we used the term “adjust your attitude” whenever their speech and behavior were inappropriate. If some time sitting quietly was required, they would usually ask, “How long do I have to sit here, mommy?” My reply: “As long as it takes for you to choose a better attitude.” How we respond […]

The Beauty of a Smile

When was the last time you found yourself smiling for no real reason? For many of us life is so stressful that we forget to smile. Look around next time you’re driving. How many smiles do you see? At the market? The mall? I think that part of being happy is thinking of ways to […]

Girl on Log Card for the Adventurer

Girl on Log Card By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 6.5″ x 5″  Supplies: Stamps: Valentine Tilda (Magnolia) Log (Magnolia) Paper: White cardstock One sheet each of Pretty Posies, Green Thumb, Sunkissed, and Garden Rows paper (Aunt Gert’s Garden Set – S.E.I.) Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) Pink, Green, Red, Brown […]

Fairy Happy for the Adventurer

Fairy Happy By: Sue Trembeth, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 4.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Is here – 2710E (Penny Black) Flower fairy – B1174 (Close to my Heart) Papers:  White card stock, 5.5″ x 8.5″, folded in half to form 4.25″ x 5.5″  base card Glossy white paper,  3.5″ x 2.75″ (unknown) Black cardstock, […]

Bouquet of Tulips Card for the Discoverer

Bouquet of Tulips Card By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 6.5″ x 5″ Supplies: Stamps: Tulips, No. 1129-Q (River City Rubber Works) Paper: White cardstock Purple, yellow, and black textured cardstock (DCWV) Ink: Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Tsukineko, Inc.) Purple and Yellow Crystal Lacquer (Sakura Hobby Craft) Other: Black detail embossing powder […]

Butterfly Book for the Inventor

Butterfly Book By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide    Supplies: Stamps:          Speckle (The Angel Company) Joy Notes (The Angel Company) Build a Flower (Inque Boutique) Floral Jumbo Rollagraph (Clearsnap) Paper:                       Designer Collections Winterberry and Finger Paints (The Angel Company) Tutti Frutti (The Angel Company) Chipboard album (ColorBok) White cardstock (Georgia Pacific) Ink:        VersaFine; Black (Tsukineko) Palette […]