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Part 7: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

This is the last in this series from Maria. We hope that you’ve enjoyed watching Maria creating beautiful artwork with beeswax and napkins. You can do it, too!  Please share with us anything you have creating using Maria’s techniques taught these last few weeks.  Our email address is: stampersquest@yahoo.com. Please limit your jpg attachments to […]

Part 6: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

Part 5: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

Part 4: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

Part 2: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins


Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

For the next couple of weeks we have a special treat for you: a series of videos prepared by Maria Loomis leading you through the creative processes of  using beeswax and napkins.  We are  excited to bring this special series to you and hope you enjoy it. Maria is so talented and creative. We love her making appearances […]

September Trail Map: Marion’s View

You’re a Peach! Finished cared size: 5″ x 7″ Supplies: Stamps: Cherries and Peaches Set # 59 (Flourishes) Paper: Caribbean Coral light medium and dark (Worldwin Colormates) Dark Brown (The Paper Company) White (Neena Classic Crest) Ink: Markers: (Tombow)      985      925      933      177      076      899      NS 947 Mark-It […]

September Map Master Project

Coffee Card Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″ I love coffee and coffee loves me, so I had fun making this card from the September sketch (Map). Fall is in the air and I don’t give a care. Supplies: Paper: Gold metallic card stock (CS) White card stock (CS) Black card stock (CS) Inks: Adirondack alcohol […]

September 2010 Trail Map

The smell and feel of autumn is in the air. Soon the weather will change and we will once again be forced inside where it is warm and cozy.  To get you back into the mood for spending time during those cold days to come, we have a super cool trail map to share with […]

Faux Tiled Frame – By the Sea – Part 1

                                                                        Finished size:  8″ x 10” frame (Outside Dimensions 13.125″ x 15.125”)  Supplies: Stamps: Marble Cube (Stampendous) By the Sea ATC stamps (Dee Gruenig- Sunday Int’l) Paper: 2 – 12 x 12” Glossy Cardstock (Marco’s Paper) Ink: Coal Black Ancient Page dye ink (Clearsnap) Pool, Hazelnut and Pebble Alcohol inks (Ranger) Other: 8″ x 10” […]


by Sandra Blackwell, Artistic Guide I am a cyclist.  I love to ride my bike.  It makes me happy, it is good for my head (and my hind end) and it is good for the environment.  I have ridden the Seattle to Portland Bicycle classic a couple of times.  It is an accomplishement-206 miles in […]

Part 3: Creating with Beeswax and Napkins

My Extra Brain

I just started a new job as assistant manager at the new Hobby Lobby in Spokane.  I find myself needing to make note of numbers and other things a lot, all over the store.  I couldn’t use just any old ugly notepad for that!  Supplies: Stamps: Flower stamp (clear stamp, manufacturer unknown) Paper: White cardstock […]

Reflections: New Beginnings

Finished cared size: 5″x 7″ Supplies: Stamps: Martha Stewart Butterflies (EK Success) Sentiment (Designs Inked) Paper: Brown assorted cardstock (The Paper)       cut 10″ wide x 7″ high   Kioshi lilo/koi print, #2336  (Basic Grey)      cut 4.5″ wide x 6.5″  high      cut 4.5″ wide x 5.5″ high Small piece of white cardstock – Any will […]

A Reflection

I don’t know about you, but September rolls around faster every year for me. When the kids go back to school, I like to take time to reflect about the summer and plan toward the holidays that I know will sneak up on me. This year, however, school started in August, so I’m a bit […]

Reflections: Swans on the lake

 Finished size card: 4.25″ x 5.50″ Supplies: Stamps: Swans (I Love Rubber Stamps) Papers: White scrap for swans (Unknown) Iridescent white paper 4” x 5.25” (Unknown) Blue glossy cardstock 4.25” x 11” (Unknown) Inks: Graphite Black (Brilliance) Ice Blue (Colorbox) Yellow pen (Sailor) Copic Pens: (.too)      Cool Blue      Cool Grey      Buttercup Yellow […]

Reflections: Favorite moments

 Finished card size:  5.5” x 4.125 As I reflect back on my life one of my favorite moments in time is the music from the 50’s.  I guess I’m dating my age at this point, but who cares!  I love to dance and this music has stayed with me all this time and I still […]

Reflections: Imagine

 Finished card size 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Girl gazing at reflection (I Brake For Stamps) “Imagine” (I Brake For Stamps) Background Basics Polka Dot (Papertrey Ink) Paper: White (Neenah) Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink) Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink) Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Memento London […]

Reflections: Rae’s Mirror

My sister-out-law is a fellow creative spirit.  She makes incredibly fabulous pictoral art quilts, and we occasionally ride bikes together.  She has been redecorating her bedroom – painting, new floor, new bed, etc.  She wants to put new art on the walls as well, and had seen a bold poppy print at a thrift store, […]

Reflections: Marvelous, Magical Moments

By: Beki Ward, Artistic Guide   Finished card size:  5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Mabry Mill scene (PSX K, retired) Marvelous Magical sentiment (Wordsworth) Papers: All papers by Close To My Heart:      Buttercup      Heavenly Blue      Garden Green      Black      White Daisy Inks: Onyx Black VersaMagic ink (Tsukineko) Scattered Straw Distress Ink […]