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Penny Yoder – New Artistic Guide

Please give a warm welcome to one of our three newest Artistic Guides here on the Trail at Stamper's Quest.

Penny Yoder

Penny Yoder

Penny hails from Portland, Oregon, where she taught school for 35 years. She is now retired and devotes her time to her alter ego, Gracie the Clown, her stamping and crafting, her husband, John, and participating in the Portland Singing Christmas Tree.

Here is her bio she shared with us when she applied for a postion on the Stamper's Quest Design Team:

I have been stamping for 35 years, part of which comes with the territory of being an elementary school teacher for that long! (A career that I dearly loved.) I started making my own cards about 15 years ago. I'm so glad to see how far stamping has come and how it is complimenting the scrapbooking craft.

 I have been crafting and sewing for about 45 years. For about six years I taught my students how to cross stitch, and one year we entered a quilt in the Oregon State Fair. They won a 'Best of Show' ribbon, and, needless to say, I got to keep the quilt.  What a privilege!

 I've been a demonstrator with a home party rubber stamp company since 2004, and I am a member of a few online groups, where I have learned so much from all the creative artists out there.

 I am a native Oregonian, living in Portland. I married John, my very own mailman, in May 2003. We enjoy many of the same things. (he is an artist in his own right) We retired in June 2003 and are part of that group that wonders how we got things done while we were working.  We are also life-long Christians. I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.   

 I also enjoy wood carving, cross stitching, gardening, music, and being 'mom' to a four-legged "child", our Chocolate Lab, Chloe, 3.

Penny's stamping style (Stephanie...please add something here.)

Here are the projects Penny shared with us:


Framed Art
By: Penny Yoder, Artistic Guide

Supply List:
Border Stamp - The Angel Company

Chocolate Chip Card Stock - Stampin' Up
Creamy Caramel Card Stock - Stampin' Up

Noir Palette Ink - Stewart Superior
3 1/2" x 5" acrylic picture frame from Michael's
Silk Flowers from Michael
Black and Antique Brads - Making Memories
Black Pigma Micron Archival Ink Pen – Sakura
1/16" hole punch for the brads

(Note: I used these colors of card stock to accent the picture. You may want to use paper that accents the colors in your picture.)


  1. Cut Chocolate Chip CS 3 1/2" x 5" to fit the acrylic frame. If you use a different size frame, cut the CS to fit that frame.
  2. Stamp the border stamp on the bottom edge of the Chocolate Chip CS with Noir Palette Ink.
  3. Cut Creamy Caramel 1/4" larger than your picture. This was cut 1 1/2" X 1 3/4" since the picture was 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". I chose to put a title with my picture. You can cut this piece of Creamy Caramel CS to whatever size you choose. Mine was 2 1/2" x 3/4" and the other 4 frames were 3" x 3/4".
  4. Ink the edges of the Creamy Caramel CS and the title piece. I hand wrote this as there was no stamp for me to use. The two for my children read: 'Grandpa and Grandma'.
  5. Space the black brads equally between the picture and the edge of the frame. Because they were going into this frame, I placed a metal ruler on the back of the brads and pushed down hard so they would be as flat as possible.
  6. Insert the art work into the frame. Now you can decide where to place the flowers. I put antique brads in the center of each flower and adhered them to the frame with Zots.

Here are photos of the other projects she shared with us:




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13 Responses »

  1. Hello Dear Penny!!

    Congratulations~how wonderful to see you here. I love the projects you shared and can't wait to see more.

    Love and a BIG hug,

    Kathie McGuire

  2. Penny, I love your work. I have never seen a picture of your parents. I can;t believe how much your dad and my dad look alike. Love and smooches Linda

  3. Penny, I had no idea. I am so proud of you. Have you been keeping this a secret? This is just great.

  4. Penny
    Love all your work my friend!!


  5. Well you GO girlfriend. Congratulations. I'm so proud of you. Love ya

  6. Thanks for the video tutorial link Penny 😉

  7. Thank you for the warm welcome to Stampers Quest. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone and hearing from our readers. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. Wow! The USA is 233 this year. I'm so thankful for all the freedoms we have, one of which is being able to meet and talk to all of you who come and visit SQ. Have a great week! Hugs, Penny

  8. This message is for Bobbie Leas and Maria. I'm going to try to put a link here to the video I learned this from. If it doesn't work, email me at: penzula@comcast.net and I'll send it to you. Okay, here goes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDfbyHXKvY

  9. Penny-

    Welcome to the Quest!! Can wait to see all the creativity you have in store fore us!!

    Sue T.

  10. Wonderful cards - would love the instructions on the Bunny Card. I have seen this fold before and would love to know how to do it!!

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments - your work is wonderful.

    Houston, TX

  11. Penny fits right in with the group, love her clean classic style

  12. Hello Penny! So glad we can tap into your creativity and inspiration on this site. The project samples are lovely. I would love to see a tutorial on the bunny pop up card. LOVE IT! Welcome aboard 😉

  13. Welcome and I always enjoy looking at beautiful art.