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Archive for July, 2009

Sand and Pebble Backgrounds; Putting it all together

Video Tutorial Part 3 – Stamp Images and Assemble Cards And now, we get to put it all together to make some gorgeous cards! Thanks Maria, for a great tutorial this week!  Remember, folks, tomorrow is August 1 and marks the beginning of our celebrations for our one year anniversary. We have lots of exciting give […]

More Trail Master prize goodies…

Prizes  from Club Scrap, Stampscapes and The Stamping Studio arrived at Stamper’s Quest on Wednesday. Get your entry uploaded today!!! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampersquestcontests/

Sand & Pebble Background Technique, Part 2, by Maria

Now that you have your supplies set out, follow along with Maria as she shows you step-by-step how to create these amazingly gorgeous backgrounds.  You are sure to want to spend an afternoon making nothing but backgrounds.  This technique is not only fun, but addicting. No two are alike! Let’s Get Started: Video Tutorial Part […]

Deadline Extended for the Stamper’s Quest Search for our Trail Master Contest

For those of you who have been vacationing (or let the calendar get away from you), the editors at Stamper’s Quest have extended the entry deadline to Thursday, July 30, midnight (SQ time.) Not sure why you should enter? Well, FREE STUFF, of course! Plus there’s just the celebratory mood of a contest!! The more participants, […]

Who will be the Stamper’s Quest Trail Master?

The deadline is this week!!  We have some phenomenal prizes all ready to give away, so upload your Anniversary Celebration cards today! Sponsoring vendors include Ma Vinci’s Reliquary and Stampscapes–but you must enter to win!  Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampersquestcontests/, join the gallery-only group, and put your pictures in the photo album.  We’ll announce the first 12 […]

“Sand and Pebble” Backgrounds Tutorial

Featuring The Stampsmith’s  “The Great Wall of China” Rubber Art Images By: Maria Loomis, Artistic Guide  Finished card size: A2 Supplies: Stamps: The Great Wall of China Rubber Stamp Plate – Unmounted (The Stampsmith) Paper:                        4 sheets of 8.5” x 11” Glossy White Cardstock. (Kromekote) Ink:                 Dye Ink Pad Re-Inkers (Ranger’s Adirondack) Pool Clover Mountain […]

Koh-I-Noor Color Pencil Review

Koh-I-Noor Color Pencils By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru  About 10 years ago I watched a video by a woman named Kristin Powers on using color pencils.  That very afternoon I went out and purchased my first set of Prismacolor pencils and I have never looked back.  I am hooked! I keep my pencils in […]

Stampscapes Review by Maria

Today Maria does a quick review of her techniques. We hope you have enjoyed this week’s presentation.

More Stampscapes Videos with Maria

In today’s video,  Maria shows you  super cool extra effects.  Share with us your creations using Maria’s techniques (and remember stamp credits!)

Maria’s Stampscapes Video #4

Without further ado,  jump right into today’s video.   Enjoy! Part #4:

The Contest Pool

Hey folks, don’t forget the ‘Searching for our Trail Master’ contest is currently open for submissions.  For further details, see our home page, top lead story. We have lots of great prizes and the grand prize is awesome!  If you don’t want to upload your submission, send it to stampersquest@yahoo.com, as a .jpg attachment, and […]

Maria’s Stampscapes video #3

This week features Maria’s videos teaching her techniques for working with Stampscape stamps and creating landscapes. Check back each day – we have four more to share with you! If you missed the first installment, or would like a refresher, click here to watch the first two videos. Enjoy Part 3!

Chips Ahoy: my adventures with paint chips- Day 5, the wrap up

Paint Chips, Day Five  Well what do you think? Are the home improvement stores safe?  Is there going to be a crowd of paper crafters rioting in front of the paint chip? Hands reaching out grabbing chips off the rack!!  Remember, there is plenty for everyone.  When you do go, check out the different home improvement […]

Chips Ahoy: my adventures with paint chips- Day 4

Paint Chips, Day 4 Uh oh!! Just when it was safe and I thought I had seen all the paint chips , what crosses my eye? Paint chips with coordinating colors!! Oh my gosh!! I have found from my many years of teaching the most commonly asked question is “How do you know what colors […]

New Artistic Designer – Janice Ellis

 Janice Ellis Janice hails from Canada and rounds out our international team members. While an Asian style is found throughout much of her art work, Janice creates many more projects covering a multitude of styles and images. Here is what she shared with us about herself: My name is Janice Ellis, a SAHM who got […]

In Search of our Trail Master – It’s a Contest!!!!

We’re celebrating our first anniversary by hosting a contest!  We are in search of our first ever Trail Master!  The contest will last the entire month of August, with winners of each round moving on to the next for a chance to win the position of Trail Master for 2009-2010.  As Trail Master, you and your blog […]

Chips Ahoy: my adventures with paint chips- Day 3

  Paint Chips, Day Three Windows?!! Did I see paint chips with wee windows?!!? What will they think of next?  Who knew that the average paper crafter would love to see precut windows- no trying to line them up!! As you see I grabbed lots of these and I didn’t even touch the enormous color […]

We Apologize

We inadvertently missed including one of our new Artistic Guide’s sketch cards for the month of June and July.  Maria, we are so sorry!  Maria’s cards are so beautiful, and we want to make sure you get to see them! So here they are: Stamps: Magenta and Hero Arts Stamps: Stampendous, Magenta, Savvy Stamps, Judikins, […]

Chips Ahoy: my adventures with paint chips- Day 2

Paint Chips, Day Two On day one we used the single color paint chip. Today we will look at the paint chip with big bold blocks of color. The variety of colors is endless. Deep dark blues to soft subtle pinks. Which color strikes your fancy? These are very reminiscent of early SEI papers.  I […]

July Sketch

July Sketch Card By: Regena The sketch card this month is so versatile and fun!  Lines intersect to create visual division in the card, with circles and rectangles for added interest.  Our Artistic Guides certainly enjoyed working with this sketch. The sketch is a great one to use scrap paper sitting in your stash!  How about flowers? Chipboard? Ribbon?  […]