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Copic versus Spectrum Noir-A Product Comparison

  by Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Supplies: Flower Digi 2  (Scrapbook Stamp Society, artist Karen Sheltrown) Spectrum Noir (Crafters Companion) LV2, PL2, LV1 Copic (.too) V01, V04,V17 Y08,RV04, RV02 YG63, YG67, TG61 Today’s watering hole post is a little different.  I was upset by the latest Copic price increase… I think it was the third […]

Manual Die Cut Machines and Dies

Die Cuts and Stamping By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Let me state up front that I still adore stamping. However, when I made the decision to try selling my cards, as discussed in my last blog, I had to take a long hard look at the die cuts available. Die cuts have evolved in the […]

New Dies and Embossing Tools

New Dies and Embossing Tools by: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide It seems like daily something new is seen online, in stores and at stamp and card making conferences, conventions and workshops.  Much of it is very confusing on how to use the tools you find and what you really need to have to be successful. […]

Hero Arts/Sizzix Product Rreview

by: Debbie Ebat,  Artistic Guide     For today’s quest I decided to do a product review on the new Hero Arts-Sizzix Stamp and Die combination set. Because you all know I love dies!  And next to dies, I love Butterflies.  So this  set called to me.  I found the set at Joann’s.  The price was higher than I would […]

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 […]

Product Review – Scor-It Vs. Scor-Pal

By: Kim Parkinson, Product Guru Most of you stampers out there don’t just stamp and color images.  Many of you put these images onto cards or other projects.  In keeping with the Stampers Quest theme of “Special Folds” in February, I’m going to review the Scor-Pal and the Scor-It.  I was lucky enough to receive the Scor-Pal […]

January Product Review – Back to Basics Part Two

Welcome back!  We’re going to explore a few more ink pad choices today as well as hear what the final verdict was to my stamping experience. After my experience with Tsukineko and Stewart Superior, I realized that I had a few small containers of inks in my stash as well.  These small containers are made […]

January Product Review – Back to Basics! Part One

Ink Pad Review by: Kim Parkinson, Product Guru Welcome to 2010!  As we begin this New Year and new decade at StampersQuest, our theme for the year is “Back to Basics.”  I’m sure many of you feel that each New Year brings a renewed sense of inspiration.  If you are anything like me, you take a look […]

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 […]

September Product Review – Copic Markers

Copic Markers By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru   Copic Markers are professional illustration markers.  They are double ended, low odor and alcohol based.  These markers are also refillable and come in over 200 colors.  Sounds pretty interesting, don’t they? The one thing stopping me from buying a few to test for this review was […]

Digital Stamps

Digital Stamps By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru  Digital Stamps is a new stamping term to me.  I have been hearing some chatter about them for a couple of months now.  Seeing, as I didn’t know what they were all about, I “googled” them.  I was directed to a few sites that were offering digital […]

Koh-I-Noor Color Pencil Review

Koh-I-Noor Color Pencils By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru  About 10 years ago I watched a video by a woman named Kristin Powers on using color pencils.  That very afternoon I went out and purchased my first set of Prismacolor pencils and I have never looked back.  I am hooked! I keep my pencils in […]

Sunday International Stamp Review

Sunday International Unmounted Stamps By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru   I received a stamp set from Sunday International.  It is one of their new ATC size stamp sets.  Which means that they are sized to fit on a 2.5″ by 3.5″ card. The stamps are deeply etched rubber that is already closely trimmed on […]

Castaway Ink Pad Review

Jacquard’s Castaway Pad By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru Do you like the look of bleach on your artwork, but don’t like the odor?  Jacquard came out with an ingenious idea for a stamp pad a few years ago called the Castaway pad.  This pad is supposed to allow you to get the same bleached […]

Too Busy Dusting

Throughout the Color Conversations with Darlene Domel DVD, Darlene’s wit and humor just gets better and better.  Darlene’s little tips for using large background stamps, what product to use to get ink off your fingers, how to save money and more, are some of the best tips I’ve heard in a long time.  The best laugh […]

Dusting Stripes

I had some fun today playing with the “stripes” technique from Color Conversations.  Darlene shares a really cool tip about making sure stripes are masked off evenly in chapter 6 of the DVD.  As with most of her tips, it has to do with Eclipse tape and is easy and practical. Darlene also uses the […]

Dusting the Color

For months now I’ve been struggling with my art and the creative processes. There are so many products on the market, it seems there is a doodad for this and a doodad for that; a tool for this and a tool for that; inks for this, paints for that; and, a patterned paper for just […]

Dusting Can Be Fun?

Darlene Domel, in her 2008 DVD Color Conversations, shows how any stamper can become an expert at dusting and taping. Of course, the DVD (from StampLand Chicago) is all about stamping and not housework. Darlene herself says, “I am so not a domestic goddess.” The dusting in the DVD is all about color dusting, a […]

Product Review – Sunday International EZ Mount

Sunday International EZ Mount By: Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru  When I started stamping in the 90’s, the wood mounted stamps were affordable.  As the years have passed the price of wood has increased, and as a result, the stamps mounted on them have begun to exceed stamper budgets. Many stampers now choose to purchase unmounted rubber stamps […]

Product Review – Evo Templates

Evo Templates by Evolving Images By:  Susan Caplan, Product Guru   Evo Rectangle Templates Evo Square Templates Ever hear of Evo Templates by a company called Evolving Images? If you haven’t, then I have a treat in store for you.  I have been using these marvelous acrylic templates for years and don’t know what I […]