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Archive for September, 2009

September Product Review – Copic Markers

Copic Markers By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru   Copic Markers are professional illustration markers.  They are double ended, low odor and alcohol based.  These markers are also refillable and come in over 200 colors.  Sounds pretty interesting, don’t they? The one thing stopping me from buying a few to test for this review was […]

Trail’s End for Piddix Feature

We are at our last day featuring the lovely artwork of our Artistic Guides using the Piddix collage images.  Make sure you check out the Piddix store for all the beautiful collage sheets. Everything under the sun is offered!  And don’t forget, your 25% off coupon expires tonight at midnight!  Just type in “stampers” when […]

Day 4 on the Trail with Piddix

Are we inspiring you to try out Piddix collage sheets?  Don’t forget your 25% off coupon when ordering. Just type in “stampers” when checking out! This is your chance to try out these gorgeous collage sheets at a bargain price! For your shopping pleasure, Click here for the Piddix store.  Enjoy the eye candy!  You’ll […]

Piddix, Day 3

About Piddix LLC Inspired by nature, worldwide travels, and vintage illustrations, Piddix LLC provides the highest quality graphics to use in crafting and design applications. Owner Corinna Buchholz regularly travels across the country with her family, a scanner and camera to gather inspiration in archives, beaches and mountains. Back home she uses her 15+ years of […]

Piddix continues…

At little bit about Corinna: The inspiration for Piddix collage sheets was several years ago when I was in the basement at a local estate sale. I came across a huge box of black and white photos, most from the 1880s-1920s. The sale was about to close, so they sold me the whole box for […]

September Featured Company: Piddix

This month, Stamper’s Quest is featuring the collage images of Piddix. Piddix is owned by Corinna Buchholtz. She named her company after her favorite city, and hometown, Portland, Oregon. Okay, so are you’re wondering how she got the Piddix name out of Portland?  The code for the Portland airport is PDX!  I love it Corinna! How creative. Piddix has […]

How she created the winning card

You’ve been waiting and at last, here it is. Kim Parkinson’s winning card that crowned her our 2009-2010 Trail Master.  Follow along with Kim as she shows how you, too, can create this gorgeous card. Supplies: Stamps: Reflection Stamp (CC Rubber Stamps) Flying mallard stamp (Repeat Impressions) Papers: White Cardstock Inks: StazOn black ink (Tsukineko) […]

Our Newest Members

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest members of the Stamper’s Quest family!  Kim Parkinson is our 2009-2010 Trail Master and Ken Schneider is our new Sketch Master.  To meet these two wonderfully talented artists, read on… Kim Parkinson 2009-2010 Trail Master Hi my name is Kim Parkinson!  I have made paper crafting, […]

Guest Artist, Diane Long

   I believe that necessity spurs creativity. Growing up in a large family, we were not always able to have everything we wanted, so we would come up with ways to make things ourselves.  My mother was an avid seamstress and superior cook. She could do wonders with a bolt of fabric. She even sewed […]

Old Truck Photo Card #2

Old Truck Photo Card #2 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.24 x 5.5 Supplies: Stamps: Flourish (unknown) Crackle background (unknown, possibly TAC) Paper: White card stock (Georgia Pacific)     card base and seperate piece for background stamping Black text weight paper (unknown) Ink: Jet Black Archival ink pad (Ranger)  Soot Black Distressed ink pad […]

Melanie’s Favourite Things, page 2

  Welcome Inside My House Inside the house is a cat.  I love cats.  I love everything about them.  Their smell, their softness, their cunning, cunning ways, their strange and wonderful personalities and the fact that they can get away with sleeping for 16 hours a day and have their food delivered to them everyday.  […]

Melanie’s Favourite Things

My Favourite Things By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide Well this was an interesting process for me.  I know what I like and I know what I don’t like when I see it, but to think of what my favourite things are took a little bit of an internal inquiry.  Some of it was easy and […]

September 2009 Sketch Card

September’s sketch is long and lean with layers of rectangles and an oval for added interest. What can you envision with this sketch?  It’s a dandy! Here are our Artistic Guides’ variations of this month’s sketch. We hope their designs will help provide some inspiration to create your own interpretation for the September card. By: Bea […]

Thoughts on Going to a Stamp Convention

Yes, I admit it, I am a hopelessly addicted rubber stamper, and have been, ever since coming across it back in ’92. Paper, inkpads, glitter and embossing powder, these things had become my passion, and I began to dream of the day that I attended a rubber stamp convention with my stamping pal, Jill.  But […]

Photos On Cards

  Photos On Cards By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: “Just For You”  (River City Rubber Works) Paper: 11″ x 8.5″ scrapbook paper (K & Company, Studio K, Meadow & Breeze paper pad) Gray-green cardstock (unknown) Ink: Library Green Archival Ink (Ranger) Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) VersaMark […]

Saying Goodbye for the Discoverer

Floral Remembrance Card By Janice Ellis, Artistic guide  Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5 .5″ Supplies: Stamps: Words (Inkadinkado) Potted Plant (Hero Arts) Paper: Cream and pink matte cardstock (Marco’s Paper) Specialty Asian paper (The Paper Place) Other: Light and medium pink, dark brown and green markers (Marvy) Directions: Use markers to colour in the […]

Switch Plate Memories for the Inventor

Switch Plate Memories By: Sue Trembeth, Artistic Guide This project was inspired by Shari Carroll from her book- Layers   Supplies: Stamps: Smile Moments- D3042(Hero Arts) Your History – C2712 (Hero Arts) Moments- C2768 (Hero Arts) Papers: Chloe’s Closet paper pack (Making Memories) Matte white card stock Inks: Momentos Tuxedo Black dye ink (Tsukineko) Other: 3 electical […]

Military Remembrance for the Discoverer

Remembering Our Military By: Janice Ellis, Artistic Guide Finished Card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Thinking of You (Rubber Stampede) Paper: Green and beige textured cardstock (DCWV Neutrals Stack) Beige matte paper for words (Marco’s paper) Background camouflage paper (craft store purchase) Inks: None Other: Markers: (Marvy)      Green      Dark Brown Sakura Crystal Lacquer Army stickers (Sticko) […]

Memories Mini-book for the Inventor

“Memories” Mini-book By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide  Finished size: 6” x 6” As I mentioned before this month’s theme is “remembrances”.  So, I decided to honor the memory of my mother, who passed away 15 years ago. I made a little Keepsakes mini-book, where I intend to add some of her photos and some written […]

Memories Card for the Inventor

  By: Maria Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: A8 (about 8.1″ x 5.5″) Supplies: Stamps:          Main image, Serena #2 (The Stampsmith) Rose Background (The Stampsmith) Filigree Floral 14600-N (Magenta) Woven Background (Rubber Soul) Memories (Rubber Stampede: Retired) Paper:                        Cream Cardstock (Neenah Crest) Glossy cardstock (Kromekote) Light Mauve, Black and Olive Green cardstock        Ink:                 Versafine […]