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Sue’s Advent Series – Week Two Featuring Season of Joy by Stampin’ Up!

        Here we are in week two. I will be using the Season of Joy set from Stampin’ Up! With 8 stamps in the set, you should have no problems creating a variety of cards. Over the next 5 days I will use all the stamps in this set – well maybe […]

Stampscapes, Day 3

  How are you enjoying the scenic trail, so far?  It’s amazing how many different looks can be achieved from the same stamps!  We continue our feature for Stampscapes rubber stamps. These stamps can be purchased on nice quality wood mounts, unmounted, and now available, unmounted on cling cushion.  These scenic stamps can be used […]

Stampscapes, Day 2

  Do you love the look of scenic landscapes, but hesitate trying to create them because they appear so complicated?  Well, guess what? They aren’t that difficult!!!  Kevin Nakagawa, the creator of Stampscape stamps can help you learn how to create those gorgeous scenic landscapes. Check out all the fantastic tutorials on his Stampscapes website. There’s a […]

Stampscapes – November Featured Vendor

Kevin from Stampscapes has once again challenged our designers to create projects and cards using his scenic stamp line.  There always seems to be something magical that happens when working with Stampscape stamps. No matter what you do, these stamps turn out gorgeous projects! If you have never worked with Stampscape stamps, then you owe it […]

Sue’s Advent Series – Week One, Tree Border: Day Five

    This wraps up the first week of my Advent series.  I hope you returned each day and were inspired by the variety of ways I used  the tree border stamp by Memory Box. Come back on Monday for Week Two! Finished size 4.25″ x 5.5″       Supplies: Stamps: Tree Border -D1277 (Memory […]

Sue’s Advent Series – Week One, Tree Border: Day Four

    Finished card 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Tree Border -D1277 (Memory Box) Papers: Matte white cardstock Acetate (unknown) Inks: Memento: Tuxedo Black  (Tsukineko) Other: Dotted Embossing folder (Sizzix) Stickles Crystal (Ranger) Acrylic paints: (Making Memories)      Spotlight      Sky      Blueberry Glue stick Foam tape Foam brush Directions: With your foam brush, brush […]

Sue’s Advent Series – Week One, Tree Border: Day Three

Finished card  4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Tree Border -D1277 (Memory Box) Merry Holiday Borders- LL113 (Hero Arts) Night Before- CL141 (Memory Box) Papers: Matte white cardstock Decorative paper (Memory Box) Blue paper (Die Cuts With a View) Hot Press water color paper (Arches) Inks: Memento: Tuxedo Black  (Tsukineko) Distress Inks: (Ranger)      Broken China […]

Another Sketch!

We received a card created by Cathy Peper using the November sketch and wanted to share it with everyone. I love her interpretation.  Thanks so much for sharing, Cathy! Do you have an interpretation of this month’s sketch? We’d sure like to see it, so please share with us!  You can email your sketch to […]

Sue’s Advent Series – Week One, Tree Border: Day Two

Finished size 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Tree Border -D1277 (Memory Box) A Wintry Hello (Cornish Heritage Farms) Papers: Recycled brown paper (unknown) Decorative paper (Memory Box) Green paper (Die Cuts With a View) Inks: Whisper White (Stampin’! Up) Distress Inks- Walnut Stain (Ranger) Other: Colored pencils (Prismacolor) Glue stick Foam tape of your choice Corner […]

Small town thanksgivings

I have a story to tell…one that centers around thanksgiving and gratitude. Here in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day that has largely become known for a big turkey dinner, the Macy’s parade and football; and here in Montana, generally the end of hunting season. The history of Thanksgiving began way back in […]

Club Scrap Product Review

Club Scrap   By Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru Club Scrap is a monthly mail order scrapbook club, which began in 1999.  Each monthly kit is unique and designed for beginners as well as advanced scrapbookers or stampers.  The kits contain coordinated materials to create a multitude of projects.    My kit came in a pizza-sized […]

More November Sketch Samples and a Reader’s Sketch Card

Sally Purvis sent us her wonderful holiday card using November’s sketch.  Love that reindeer!  Great job Sally. We hope to see more from you in the future! And we received 4 fantastic cards from our designer, Sue Trembeth, that was missed in the monthly sketch article.  We’re sorry for the oversight, Sue.  Check out Sue’s […]

November Guest Artist – Kevin Nakagawa

The Value of Value by Kevin Nakagawa In my work, I’m always attempting to communicate several things with visual tools. Color is always a strong element within a composition but my focus is primarily on something even more basic. Color can be broken down into the visual components of: Hue (the color) Intensity (relative brightness) […]

Multi Layered Masterboard – Part 2

By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Now it is time for some multiplication.  No, I’m not really going to make you put down your stamps and do math.  What fun would that be?  Instead I’m going to show you how simple it is to get 3 more sheets of designer paper from our original masterboard that […]

Multi Layered Masterboard, Part I

    By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide I have often been intrigued by the concept first introduced in Stamper’s Sampler called “Masterboard.”  Essentially, it involves creating your own background paper to be used “as is” or cut up into smaller pieces.  You are encouraged to keep your original and copy it for use over and over. […]

November Sketch

    Ovals, squares,rectangles, a ‘film-strip’ look, all make up the November sketch created by our own Artistic Guide, Regena.  Check out or Artistic Guides’ interpretations, then share yours with us!  Send us a scan or photo of your sketch card to stampersquest@yahoo.com and we’ll publish it for everyone to see!  (please keep your file […]

It’s All About Nature; Marcia’s Fat Book Page

    By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide Finished size: 8.5″ x 4″    When I first read the theme for our fat book pages I remembered my love for nature. Although I have a lot of favorite things, everything related to it really activates my senses.  I love nice smells, nice sounds, nice tastes…like: birds […]

Gratitude Card for the Discoverer

Gratitude Card for the Discoverer By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: A2 (5.5” x 4.25”)  Supplies: Stamps:  G is for Gratitude (The Angel Company) Paper:                        A2 note card: 5.5” x 4.25” (Georgia Pacific cardstock) White cardstock: 2.5” x 2.875” (Georgia Pacific) Patterned paper A: 3.25” x 3.5” (unknown source—pulled from scrap box) Patterned […]

Heritage Cookbook for the Inventor

Heritage Cookbook Introduction Page   By: Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide For years, now, I’ve wanted to create a cookbook for my boys using my great-grandmother’s, grandmother’s and mother’s recipes that have become our family favorites.  I have all my great-grandmother’s and grandmother’s handwritten recipes, some dating back to the 1800s. So the theme for November – […]

Heritage Card for the Adventurer

By: Penny Yoder, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″ Supplies: Stamps: Flourish Image (The Angel Company) Sentiments – handwritten by me Paper: Ivory Cardstock  (unknown)         5.50″ x 8.50″ , score at 4.25″ for base card      2″ x 2.25″        For photo mat or to fit your photo     .50″ x […]