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Getting Ready for the Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us already, and it seems like school just started.  This month we’ll have many things to share, starting with some beautiful tropical color cards, trail maps, and lots of holiday ideas, from gifts to decorations to holiday cards.  Check back often to see what is new on the trail.  During this […]

June marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere.  Kids get out of school, and families start to plan annual vacations.  It’s the time of year when our best weather comes out, plants and trees are growing, picnics and barbeques and trips to the beach or the mountains, or whatever you like to do […]

May Madness

Spring is finally here in the Northwest in full swing.  We’ve been clam digging, mushroom hunting, and fishing.  We spend more time outdoors.  And while outdoors, we notice all the gorgeous colors of Spring.  All shades of green, and pinks, and lavenders, and…well you get the picture.  Appropriately, we called our challenge to our designers […]

Complimentary Colors

For this month, our theme is Complimentary Colors, which are opposite each other  on the color wheel.  Have you ever noticed which colors are not on the color wheel?  They are black, white, and brown.  If you mix two complimentary colors together, you will get brown; black is the absence of light, and white is […]

Spring Basket and Free Digital Stamp

  Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Daisy Patch Bouquet Pre-Cut Set (Heartfelt Creations) Daisy Patch Flowers Pre-Cut Set (Heartfelt Creations)  Original Drawing (by artist) Paper: Cryogen White Card Stock (Curious Irridescents) White and Black Card Stock (stash) Green Designer Paper and Butterfly Punch Out (K&C Company) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Pad […]

Happy Spring!

It’s a new month……..MARCH!  Spring marches in this month in  this hemisphere, at least, (pun intended).  I mentioned last month that I was really ready for some nice weather.  I hope it gets here soon.  The spring equinox in on the 20th, and I can hardly wait!  As you know, if you’ve been following us, […]

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 […]

January 2012 Trail Map

To start off the new year with a bang, Regena has designed us a gorgeous sketch that has a lot going for it!  Lots of strips, with all kinds of possibilities for design.  Our talented guides have outdone themselves once again with so many various colors and design ideas.  Check out their beautiful and varied […]

Product Review: Heartfelt Creations

Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ About a year ago, the local stamp store where I taught brought in a few of Heartfelt Creations rubber stamps and a few Nestabilities made especially to go with their stamps.  That was the first time I ever saw their stamps, although they have been around a while.  I […]

Designs in Black and White: Linda’s View

The Door to a Friend’s House is Always Open Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: All Stamps: (Heartfelt Creations) Extra Small Poinsettia from Christmas Cheer Collection Small Poinsettia from Christmas Cheer Collection Vintage Door from Artistic Gatefold Collection Large Rye Grass Flourish from Artistic Gatefold Collection Rye Grass Corner Flourish from Artistic Gatefold […]

Happy New Year!

Well, here we are in 2012.  It sure doesn’t seem like it’s been twelve years since we rang in this new century.  So many things have changed.  Some were sad, and some were happy, but one thing has remained constant for me….and that’s my love of paper crafts and all things stamping.  We have a […]

Holiday Quickies: Ten Minute Cards

Ten Minute Cards Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ For this post I will do a detailed tutorial on the first card shown above, and quick and dirty instructions on the three shown in the second photo.  But, before I start, I’d like to share a few tips about making cards quickly. First of all, […]

December 2011 Trail Map

What a gorgeous Trail Map Regena created for us this month!  A wonderful layout to showcase your holiday images, or any other image,  in all their glory!  The team takes you through a Creative Wonderland this month with their samples using this sketch. There are Christmas cards, holiday cards, birthday cards and more to get those creative juices flowing!  […]

The Serenades: Linda’s View

Amazing Grace  Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ Amazing Grace is one of my favorite gospel songs; and as soon as I saw the stamp sets used, I knew I had to have them, and would use them in this month’s featured design.  So let’s get started. Supplies: Stamps: Book Frame 1 Stamp Set (Heartfelt […]

Holiday Blessings

Holiday Blessings From Stamper’s Quest Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ The first thing we at Stamper’s Quest want to do is to wish each and every one of you a safe and blessed Holiday Season.  It’s such a wonderful time of the year, when people make time for family, spend time together, and receive […]

November 2011 Trail Map

Wow!  What a wonderful bunch of eye-candy we have for your viewing pleasure this month.  Each of the participating artistic guides has outdone themselves on the lovely sketch Regena did for us.  There’s a rainbow of color here, not to mention the individual interpretations and subject matter from each artist. Regena’s sketch is shown below: […]

Favorite Go To Stamps: Linda’s View

Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Picking a very favorite stamp is very difficult, if not impossible, for an addicted stamper.  We like all kinds of different techniques, and different techniques require different types of stamps.  Having said that, however, I do have a favorite genre in rubber stamping, which I always turn to when […]

Holiday Season is Here!

 Fall is in full swing, with riotous colors everywhere here in the Western Hemisphere, the Holidays have started, and our Holiday Blizzard is well underway.  I hope you have enjoyed them, but don’t go away, because there are many more to come this month.  This month’s feature articles are on “Go To Favorite Stamps” and […]

Holiday Blizzard: Thanksgiving Centerpiece and Name Placards

Thanksgiving Centerpiece and Name Place Cards Supplies: Stamps: Open Falling Leaves Stamp Set (Heartfelt Creations) Paper: Kromecoat Glossy Card Stock ( Mohawk) Ink: Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger Industries) Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko) Adirondack Alcohol Ink Refills (Ranger Industries) Other: Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator and Felt Refills (Ranger Industries) Adirondack Alcohol Ink […]