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Notebooks – By Peggie Wilkins

My college-aged daughter loves her notebooks decorated but doesn’t like to pay the price for fancy ones. Mama to the rescue. I buy cheap notebooks after the season is over and then decorate them. I don’t like to do them too fancy as I have seen some. because they are going to be pulled in […]

Backgrounds Using Rock Salt

Backgrounds Using Rock Salt By: Nancy Thaut,  Artistic Guide The first time I used rock salt was when I took a class for painting silk.  One of our projects was painting a scarf and applying rock salt before it dried.  What beautiful scarves we came out with.  The random designs the salt left was stunning. […]

Let’s Create a Transparent Effect with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers!

  By Marie Gamber, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.5 ” x  4.25″ Hello to all you stamping lovers!   Marie here, and I am excited to show you how I color balloon images with Copic alcohol ink markers to create the illusion of transparency.   It is a fun technique and it can be […]

I Love Dies!!

Finished card size:  5″ x 6.5″ Let me say I Love dies! I love the look of dies! I love all the wonderful new dies coming out!  I am excited by so many new companies jumping in to make the dies and stamps that  match them. You have JustRite stamps, Heartfelt Creations, Hero Arts has even started. […]

Heart Punch Pansy Tutorial

Hello to you and thank you for stopping in to Stamper’s Quest today!  Spring is definitely in the air here in the midwest and I’m seeing all kinds of beautiful flowers that inspire me to put them on my cards. However, I don’t have a pansy die cut or punch. So, since it’s my favorite flower, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smash Bag Book

Handmade Memory Lane Book Supplies and suggestions for this project: 3 paper lunch sacks (Local market) Sewing Machine Scraps of Paper and Ribbon (Artist’s stash) Adhesive Assorted Punches (Stampin’ Up!) Assorted Dies (Spellbinders) and Cutting Machine (Big Shot by Sizzix)) Gems (Stampin’ Up!) Knick knacks around the house or specific memory items of your choosing […]

Sketch Retrospective – Elegant Lady

Finished Card Size 6.5″ x 5″ Supplies: Stamps: Digital Image Cameo 7 by Morgan Fitzsimons (Scrapbook Stamp Society) Paper: Purple, Black, Pink (Paper Temptress) White card blank (Recollections) Ink: Copic alcohol markers (.too corp) — E00, E01 skin –E17,E15, E31,E33, E30 hair –R81, R83, R85 Clothes And Flower –V15 makeup and ribbon Other:  Rose Creations […]

Beautiful Backgrounds

Beautiful Backgrounds By: Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size 4.25 by 5.5 There are many ways to make backgrounds and I thought I would share with you a few of my favorites.  None of these are my original techniques, but seeing them might remind you of something you haven’t done in a while or […]

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 […]

Cuttlebug Christmas Cards

Completion of Cuttlebug Christmas Cards By: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide In October I showed you six different ways that I used my Cuttlebug for making backgrounds and the different techniques I used to accent each design.  (For those who did not see my first blog, a picture of Cuttlebug  Christmas designs before making the cards […]

Continuing Adventures in Digi-land

My Continuing Adventures in Digi-land By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Before I begin I have to admit that I am double dipping this article. I started out trying digital stamps because I was asked to do presentations at my computer club on Digital Card  Making and Digital Scrapbooking. These people are not stampers,  so some […]

Decorating With Nature

Transforming The Hedge Apple   Supplies Other: Embossing Folders of your choice (Provo Craft) Scribbles Swirls Die (Sizzix) Hi Embossit (Sizzix) Hedge apple Assorted leaves from yard Raffia (Premium Raffia) Berries or Acorns/Nuts  from yard Twigs or Vine from trees or bushes Hot Glue Gun Black Spray Paint; color of your choice (Krylon) Scissors Cutting/Embossing […]

Design Your Own Charms

A Charmed Life  If you’re like me and  could fill an entire shopping cart with wonderful embellishments, but when you have to go and pay for them, you find you can’t justify $50 on charms (all the time), you resort to finding a way to making them yourself.  I figure if the card is homemade, […]