Stamper's Quest Staff
lives in the St. Louis, Missouri area with her husband, three children and dog. She bought her first stamps about five years ago and quickly fell under their spell. She says, "Like many of the other Artistic Guides, I had never considered myself to be artistic because I couldn’t draw. Stamping changed that for me, and for that reason, I will always be a stamper at heart." She mostly makes cards and ATCs; however, her love of paper has lured her to venture into collage, scrapbooking and altered art as well. She loves learning new things and sharing her passion for this versatile craft. You can see more of her work on her blog: Cathy's Corner.
Cathy became the new owner and publisher of Stamper's Quest in 2013. We are so excited to see what new and exciting ideas she has to share with the community!
Our Artistic Guides
We believe we have gathered the best of the best designers who are among the top in their artistic field. Our Artistic Guides will provide a wide array of artistic vistas (styles) for you to choose and learn from. Our designers range from different areas of our vast country, such as the: Pacific Northwest, West, Mid-west, Southwest; Southeast; deep South and the East, all of who will be able to bring you a vast array of cultures and artistic views. We are very excited, and so pleased, to introduce them to you!
I am from Las Vegas, NV, and yes, people do live here and not just in hotels. I work in the insurance industry and have been maried for 28 years. I have two adult kids; my daughter Nicole, and my son Patrick. We also have one dog, Gizmo. I have been stamping for 18 years, and love to try new things. One of the new things I just started is digital stamping. I find it is as fun and challenging as rubber stamping. I love Spellbinder dies and embossing folders of all kinds. I love flowers and bling...and Copic markers! When I am not at work, reading, or playing on the computer, you will find me making cards, many of which I donate to the ladies organization at church. As for my style....it tends to be whatever I am in the mood to do that day. I do not use a lot of designer paper, because I want people to see the image, and not worry so much about the background. I have a blog, and hope you will stop by to see it.
I don't teach and I never took art classes in school. I never had a computer until five years ago, when my neighbor gave me his old one. My daughter got me involved in scrapbooking and then my interests turned to creating cards. I hail from Colorado. I retired several years ago from the telephone company. At 77 years old, I'll be the Granddad of the Stamper’s Quest design team! My hobbies include motorcycling, photography, travel, card making and long walks on the beach. When I look at stamps or photos I'm always thinking, "How can I make that humorous?"
Ken began his new duties as our Sketch Master in January 2010. His job is to guide you through the processes he uses to create cards from Regena’s monthly sketches. He will also create special projects for us from time to time.
I live in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee with my husband. We retired here from Indiana to enjoy the golfing and easy life-style of this community. It’s been non-stop busy for the last 14 years since learning the craft of stamping. The original plan was to make my own cards to save money…famous last words for many of us. It is my true passion and I never tire of making cards, ATCs, and a few other projects. Background techniques are my first joy so I don’t usually use many designer papers except to add some flair or whenever it will lend itself to make a card more attractive. Using geometric shapes, especially circles, is always a special delight for me.
In the winter we travel to Florida to enjoy the warmer weather. My dear husband moans and groans when it’s time to load and pack my stamping supplies, but he supports and encourages my artistic ability.
I teach classes in both Florida and Tennessee, have been published in several magazines, and sell my cards in a wonderful local frame shop. You can find Lorraine's beautiful artwork at her Picasa website.
has been married for 51+ years and she and her husband have 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren (with another on the way). They all live fairly close and love to visit grandma’s craft room when they are here.
I have worked in the field of early childhood education for over 32 years in almost every position from cook to center owner/director. I learned a lot about myself and how to learn by doing. I always wanted to ‘do art’, but didn’t think I had any talent. Working with children in constructivist classrooms, I realized that the only way to do art is to do it!
Over the years, I have made quilts, sewn, crocheted, embroidered, recycled items. About 11 years ago I got caught in the ‘co-worker having a party’ trap. I went to the party, bought some stamps and a black ink pad. Needless to say, I now have more paper, stamps, ink, embellishments, etc. than I have room for. I love making cards and a variety of other paper crafts.
Originally from California, Nola moved to the Boston Metro area from Virginia over 18 years ago. She went to her first stamping event about nine years ago. It had been a very bad day for Nola as she found out that morning that her mother had fallen and broken her arm and would need surgery.....but she went anyway. Although she had to go home and rework all her projects due to her lack of concentration, she found that she was "hooked", and kept going to more stamping events. She has worked as an "arts and crafts" teacher for LifeLinks Inc. in Chelmsford for over three nears now, working with two groups of special needs adults.
While she finds that she makes mostly cards, she does like to create with actual everyday items such as buttons and keys. She wishes she had time to work on the many altered projects she wants to get to -- someday! She has a monthly club of gals that come to the house to make cards and other paper crafts. Nola has two shops on www.Etsy.com;"inkonmypaws" for handmade paper crafts, and "stampinkscrap" for stamping supplies.
Nola and her husband, Neil, enjoy hiking and taking care of their old girl, Sasha, a chocolate lab who is now over 13 and a half years old. You can see more of Nola's art on a blog that she maintains in her spare time --http://inkonmypaws.blogspot.com.
Simply, elegantly put - this is how she prefers to be known, but there is nothing simple about Regena's artwork. Her style is just, well...elegant and beautiful. We call her our 'Queen of Elegance.' We think you will agree that everything Regena creates exudes beauty. She has been rubber stamping and teaching this art form for many, many years and has learned her trade well. We are excited to see her future projects for Stamper's Quest. You can find more of Regena's gorgeous artwork at her Picturetrail gallery. Regena lives in Pennsylvania.
Regena is our Sketch Artist, creating Trail Maps (sketches) exclusively for SQ!
lives in Perryville, Missouri, and has two children - one is married and expecting a baby in February and the other is getting married in April. I also have four dogs. I work full time and am a Medical Technologist at a Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
I have been stamping for probably 15 plus years, starting back when there was a company called DOTS that did home parties. I am mostly a card maker, but am open to other projects, especially with the thoughts of grandchildren in the wings. I love tools and technques. I am addicted to dies and punches. I belong to several Yahoo card groups and subscribe to Technique Junkies because that is what I love. I love making my own background and pattern papers and really don't get into a lot of designer paper. Looking forward to sharing some of the things I love and forcing myself to use some of stash that I thought I just had to have. I am hoping by being on this design team that it will make me push myself to use my supplies and come up with some cool things to share!
And these are the folks who started it all here on the Trail:
lives in Southwest Montana and is the founder and former Owner/Publisher and Webmaster of Stamper's Quest magazine. She has happily turned over her ownership and Publisher duties to Cathy Peper. Bea says she will stay around to help out with technical issues and from time to time, she will create special projects to share with us. Her artistic style varies with her mood. She enjoys working with all types of media, learning new techniques, and teaching what she learns to others. She is establishing herself as a professional photographer specializing in children, family, teen portraits and landscape photography. Her many passions in life include her very large family, rubber stamping and paper crafting, photography, fiber arts, hiking, camping, fishing and traveling.
Bea has a new website and blog featuring her photography and paper crafting projects. Visit her at BRosenleaf Photography and check out her portfolio. The shoppe will be opening soon.
lives in Georgia and was the first Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Stamper's Quest magazine. She recently resigned from those positions to make time for other business pursuits, but happily for us has agreed to stay on as an Artistic Guide and occasionally will submit new projects! She calls herself the 'accidental artist.' Read her bio over on her blog to find out the story behind the title! Stephanie has an eclectic art style and is always experimenting with new techniques. She loves to teach - is in fact a teacher, teaching literature to high school students - and is willing to share with anyone who wants to learn from her. Stephanie also loves photography, singing, and mixed-media artwork. Stephanie will share special projects throughout the year as time permits, using a wide range of mixed media.