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Archive for April, 2010

Creating a Floor Cloth

Yes, you can make a floor cloth with rubber stamps that will stand up to  daily foot traffic in your home!  Follow along as our Outfitter Guide, Regena leads you through the steps to create your very own floor cloth .  Make one as gift, too, while you are at it! We created a slide show […]

Penny’s Little Black Accent *B2B*

Continuing with our “Back to Basics” theme in 2010, I would like to talk about the “Little Black Accent.” A dear friend of mine, Betty, makes beautiful cards and there was something neat about them. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I just thought about how much I liked what she made. Later on, […]

Melanie’s Teen Cards *B2B*

With the focus on ‘Back to Basics’ at Stamper’s Quest for 2010 I decided it was time for me to get back to basics, too.  When I started stamping, I very rarely used ‘designer’ pre-printed papers; all of my cards started out as plain white cardstock.  So this month I thought I would have a go at […]

April Map Master

Elvis, The King     Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio; the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in school; RCA sells the first colored television; girls began to wear ponytails; and the guys styled their hair in flat tops and ducktails. I remember Eddie Fisher, Teresa Brewer, Frank Sinatra, and my fave, ELVIS PRESLEY!  Elvis cut […]

April Trail Map

March definitely roared out like a lion here in Southwestern Montana. So far, April hasn’t been much better with any spring-like weather. It’s a good time to be in the tree house (studio) playing with all the trail maps leading us on the summer trails to our panoramic vistas! To get us started on our journeys for spring, this […]

Reverse Stamps- the final day

Think Oz and you will recognize our last day’s theme! Poppies- those vibrant and gorgeous flowers. They call for brilliant loud colors. Bright reds, oranges and pinks. Yes,  there are pink poppies- I have them in my garden. We are using Hero Arts’ Poppy Background CG140. Our first card is stamped with black pigment ink and […]

Hoppy Easter Magnet

Everywhere I have been lately I seem to be seeing magnets and I remember a surplus of them I had stashed at home so I decided to re-purpose one to add to my fridge for the holiday! Supplies: Stamps: Create A Basket – Easter (Elemental Doodles) FB egg tower (Buggaboo–digital image) Paper: Lemonade (Basic Grey) […]

Reverse Stamps Day 3

YIPPEE Spring is here! I don’t know where all of you are from, but I am in Pennsylvania and all of us on the East Coast have had one heck of a winter!! We are so ready for spring! Today we are using Silhouette Flower CG105 by Hero Arts. The daisies will bring a smile […]

Reverse stamps Day 2

Alllll-righty Folks… You all, saw the video I posted yesterday, right? I am sure you all are hooked the same way I was. Let’s see what other stamps and ideas there are, eh? This stamp is Silhouette Bells- CG 165, from Hero Arts. I just love Lilies of the Valley and this stamp reminded me […]

Those Pesty Reverse Stamps

Hello  Faithful Artists! Have you all seen all those new reverse stamps that Hero Arts has come out with? I would look at them and think, “What the heck?!  I can’t use these!” I would just pass them by without another glance!   While blog hopping one day, I came across a video by Jennifer Maguire […]

April Outfitter’s Project: Glass Block Light

      The difficulty of photos and stamping on glass blocks has been discussed many times on the internet, mostly around Christmas time  for gift-giving. They are fairly easy to make, using any theme, and can display them all year long.  Also by using the “window cling,” the photos can be changed from time to time. So […]

New at the Trail Village

Have you noticed anything new at our Trail Village?  No?  Oh my…go check out the home page on the left-hand sidebar.  There you will find two new sponsors to Stamper’s Quest.  Crafter’s Companion and Paper Temptress have joined us here on the creative trail to finding our artistic grail. Welcome folks!  Crafter’s Companion is well-known for […]

PennyWise Arts blog hop winners #2

We still have 4 cards in the PennyWise Arts Blog Hop blog candy give-away to give to four lucky readers!  Here are the new winners, since we have never heard from all of the first winners.  Please send an email to stampersquest@yahoo.com with your mailing address to receive your blog candy prize! Julie left this message: Julie, March […]

Recycled Baby Wipes package lid card

It’s one of those crafter things: “I know I can use this for something, so I’ll put it away for later.”  That was my thought about the lids of those Baby Wipe packages. I decided to see how they would work for a card and this is what I came up with. I hope you […]

Recycled Art: Altered Paddle Card

            Jennifer Willis Artistic Guide  Altered Paddle Card Inspired by Deb Lovett  Finished card size: 4.5″ x 9″                    Supplies:  Stamps: Spring Luna (Sweet Pea Stamps) Papers: Classic Crest Solar White 4″ x 6″ Dark and Light Blue 8.5″ x 11″ (Unknown) Inks: Tuxedo Black Mementos ink pad (Tsukineko) Markers […]


It’s true! Outside my window is a tulip magnolia tree–and it is finally in glorious bloom! SPRING IS NOT LOST–IT IS FOUND!!!! For Stamper’s Quest, something found is a treasure to be used and turned into art. Wait until you see what our gifted designers have created! Shelly, the trail tipster, will be along with […]

Just Because Jar

Supplies: Stamps: Just Because #T-2899 (The Angel Company) Paper: Hollo’s 9” x 3” rectangle and 1.25” circle for lid (Use patterned paper of choice) (Joann’s Paper Pack)  Miscellaneous matching patterned paper for flower die cut Ink: L’Amour Red Palette ink pad (Stewart Superior) VersaMark (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Glass Jar Cleaned and Steralized (Heinz Gravy jar used […]

Recycled Floral Art Card

Finished size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Inkadinkado Paper: Paper sack Telephone book page Lightweight fiberboard from mail junk *Cardstock and extras from 12”x12” cardstock sheet Ink: Pearlescent Ivy Brilliance ink pad (Tsukineko)  Other: 12-oz aluminum pop can with top and bottom cut off Weed grass from yard Clear embossing powder Cuttlebug (Provo Craft) decorative […]

Recycled pastic bag card

  Making cards with recycled materials is such a fun idea.  When I saw this challenge, I decided that I would use a plastic shopping bag in some way.   I have so many of them and there are only so many I need to re-purpose for rubbish.  I knew I wanted to colour the plastic with […]

Recycled “Big Catch” Card

Finished Card Size: 4.25″X5.50″ SUPPLIES: Stamps: Fishing Bear (Sweet Impressions Stamps) Paper: White Cardstock (Cryogen) Water Pool patterned paper (Paper Pizzaz) Medium Blue Card Base (Coordinations) Light Blue Card Mat (Coordinations) Inks and Supplies: Tuxcedo Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko)  Markers (Copic) Nestability Small Label (Spellbinder) Shell Collage Embossing Folder (Cuttebug) Glass Cutting Mat Exacto knife […]