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Archive for February, 2012

Scrap City!! by Peggie Wilkins, Artist Guide

By: Peggie Wilkins, Artist Guide My oh my! What to do with all the scraps. I don’t know about you; but mine seem to have taken over my studio. They are too big to throw away. Here are some ideas. Paper piecing — stamp the image on the patterned paper and then cut it out […]

A Bundle of Swaps

By Nola J. Burkhard, Artistic Guide Today Stampers I have some SWAPs to share with you that I made and took with me to the Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership event that I went to in January. I made well over a 100 swaps–in fact I think it was more like maybe even 150, but as you […]

Shopping Trip Card

Shopping Trip Card By: Artistic Guide, Nancy Thaut   A couple of weeks ago I went into a local stamp store, just to look around.  Well, I didn’t leave empty handed.  I purchased three small die-cuts and one stamp.  When I got home I couldn’t wait to see what I could do with my new […]

February 2012 Trail Map: Lisa’s View

Hello Friend Finished Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Established Elegance (Stampin’ Up!) Little Friends (Stampin’ Up!) Punch Potpourri (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: Vintage Brown Designer Paper (Free Vintage Digital Stamps) Musical Notes Paper (Free Vintage Digital Stamps) Vintage Advertisement Designer Paper (Free Vintage digital Stamps) White, Cream, Tan and Black  Cardstock (Artist’s Stash) Ink: […]

February 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View

A Touch of the Orient Finished card size: 6.5″ x 5″ Supplies Stamps: Lily Bowl (Hero Arts) Paper White , red, cream  and light brown (Paper Temptress) Designer  Paper, Far East Prints (DCWV) Ink Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other Copic Markers  (.too corp) B0000, YG0000, YG03, YG09, YG07 Y38, Y02, Y0000, Y06 YR30, YR23, V000, […]

February 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

LATTICE Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ Remember when Grandma had a Lattice in her backyard?  My Granny had grape vines on hers for making homemade wine. Lets make one with vines and flowers. Sketch by Regena Supplies: Stamps: Wood Grain (Grab Bag) Enjoy (Stampendous) Paper: Black  Card Stock (C.S.) Green (C.S.) Tan (C.S.) Background […]

February 2012 Trail Map

Oh boy, the sketch this month must have struck a cord with our designers in a special way!  Each monthly designer contributed, we have a total of three detailed instruction articles, and 15, yes, 15! separate card samples because of multiple designs by single artists.  Regena, the folks here really LOVE your designs.  Here they […]

After the Purge

To Stamp or Not To Stamp…That is the question – An Update on Deciding to Sell Cards I Make By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide I know Stampers Quest is all about stamping. However, there is a change happening both in my life and in the crafting community. In the community we are being pleasantly inundated […]

The Great Purge

The Great Purge By: Marion Davis, Artistic guide I am sitting here on New Year’s Day and wondering why I am writing a blog that won’t be published until the end of the month. However, experience has taught me how those projects creep up on me when I get busy and life intervenes. I have […]

Butterfly in Motion: A Sympathy Card

  Marie Gamber, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.5 in. x 4.25 in. Marie here and  it’s my turn to post a  tutorial  in our Watering Hole blog for this week.  I have had a few requests this month for a sympathy card.   I find that when people are in grief, it is difficult […]

Regal in Red: Nola’s View

Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x  5.5″ Hi Stampers!  Today I have what I call a Twist and Turn Technique to share with you.  My card was pretty easy and does not take a lot of supplies. You can use scraps for the tag–I know we all have have tons of these!  As you can see from the […]

Regal in Red: Debbie’s View

 Just a little Red  Finished Card Size: 5″ x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Rose Stamp (La Blanche) Paper White card stock (C.S.) (Paper Temptress) Red C.S. (Paper Temptress) Designer  Far East Print Fire blossom (DCWV) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tukineko) Other: Heart Circle (Spellbinders) Fleur De Lis Squares (Spellbinders) Cutttlebug (Provo Craft) Double stick tape Scissors […]

Regal in Red: Linda’s View

By: Linda Selymes, Editor Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ Supplies: Stamps: Aztec Gold Sunflowers (Heartfelt Creations, retired) Swirl (Heartfelt Creations, retired) Sentiment (Stampscapes) Paper: Double-sided Red Polka Dot/White card stock (Memory Box) Cryogen White cardstock (Curious Metallics) Black card stock (Bazzil) Red card stock (Bazzil) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Distress Ink – Fired […]

Winter isn’t over yet!

But Spring is around the corner! Yes, I know that winter isn’t over yet; but here in North America, Spring is just around the corner.  I know, I’m impatient!  A lot of people love the beauty of winter, and so do I…..but only in pictures.  I’m a spoiled brat and I know it, but I […]

Regal In Red: Cathy’s View

Forever Love Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ Supplies: Stamps: Vampire Girl and Vampire Boy (Queen Kat Designs) “Love” (Sugar Loaf) Paper: Black cardstock (Eclipse) Solar White cardstock (Neenah) Patterned Paper- Immortal Love (Die Cuts with a View) Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black and Ladybug Red (Tsukineko) Other: Copic Markers (.too)   —E 00, 000, 25, 27, […]

Regal in Red: Marie’s View

 From the Heart Marie Gamber, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ The month of February is the time when Cupid aims his arrow and romance is in the air!   It is the perfect time to pull out those red Copic markers and get creative!  I designed this card using a beautiful Gina […]

Regal in Red: Marion’s View

Project Regal Red –Sweet Strawberries By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: All Stamps Berry Sweet set (Flourishes) Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neena) Lipstick Red Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs) Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko) Ladybug Red (Memento (Tsukineko) Copic markers: YG03, G99 , Y13, 0, R24, R27 […]

Regal In Red: Lisa’s View

Vintage Valentine’s Day  Finished Card Size:  4.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Couple Free Digi Image  (The Graphics Fairy) Valentine Frame Free Digi Image  (The Graphics Fairy) Love Birds Vintage Wedding Free Graphic  (The Graphics Fairy) I Love You Stamp (Studio G) Paper: White card stock for card base  (Artist’s Stash) Red Cardstock  (Artist’s Stash) Elegant […]

Regal in Red: Lorraine’s View

By: Lorraine Revalee, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ I am delighted to be working with different colors each month as it leaves much room for creativity.  This project deals with a page taken from a magazine, jazzed up with embellishments, etc., and then made into the focal point of your card.  I call it Scrunched […]

Regal Red: Peggie’s View

Finished card size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ I love silhouette stamps but of course I can’t buy all of them. Here is an easy idea to turn any of your people stamps into silhouettes. Supplies: Stamps: Tilda with Heart Lollipop (Magnolia) Paper: 5.5″ x 5.5″ red card (stash) 5.25″ x 5.25″ Black Card Stock (stash) 5.125″ […]