Stampscapes® Guestbook, Volume V
March '99 to February '00
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Hola! I am amazed at the beautiful cards that can be made with rubber stamps, I'm new to this and definitly hooked.
It is fantastic that the instructions you give are easy to follow. THANKS
ELY CRUZ <AQULUCUCU@AOL.COM>
HOLLYWOOD, FL USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 12:21:02 (PST)
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely incredible stuff. Absolutely beautiful and I love the lessons!(so does my sister) I'm always wondering what kind of stamps to use for the guys in my life...I think I just found the solution...thanks! CL
honolulu, hi USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 22:47:20 (PST)
good site,this is definitly where the rubber hits the paper!!!!i have a suggestion that might aleviate some problems,looking at my TA closely the dots that are on the very outside edge should be smaller,not as small as the inside texture but smaller so that when color is being moved to the center they are not as pronounced. there would be less need to tap, off card before vibrating toward center that would leave more color to use on card than leave on your blotter pad. Also another problem I have run into is when you do not have a dedicated TA to use with your yellow tones and only yellow tones your color pads tend to become muddy,very irritating to me when i like clear colors on pads and blended on image only. Thanks--would love to hear your response, sincerely Jeannie.
jeannie henrichs <sisropingatyahoo.com>
ramona, sd USA - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 08:16:57 (PST)
KN: Jeannie has some good point here and I thought this would be a
good place to answer some of these questions. They're questions that
tend to come up at workshops and demos. When the outside edge of the
T.A. shows, it's when the stamp is applied in too sparse a fashion.
If the color that is being applied is too much darker than the
previous color these impressions will really stand out. To remedy
this go back and apply more tone in the lighter shades of whatever
color scheme you're working in or work more of your present color.
Too see this illustration you can visit the Tonal Applicator Concept
tapping off the card: With your first colors, if they're light
enough you can start further into your card and thus saving your ink.
When you move into your darker colors, just color about one half inch
on the side of your T.A. since you don't go stamp into your scene as
far as you did with your previously lighter colors. On muddying up
your light colors with darker colors: When using the T.A. pick out
a color scheme and physically lay it out from light to dark (so you
can see the transition of blending from light to dark). When going
from light to dark one won't have to worry about a light color
muddying up a darker one. Plus, if you've used/tapped as much color
off, in the process the T.A., it should be almost dry from the
applications. Where muddying happens is when one uses the T.A. from
dark into light. When going from dark to light, ink can hide in the
between the dots so all you need to do is to have a wet paper towel
to blot it on.
HI, I am visiting the USA and am currently staying with my family. I am very into stamping in Johannesburg, South Africa where I come from. I am totally facinated with your Stampscapes and will be telling the folks back home all about this wonderful way of stamping and I'm sure most of them will be wanting to contact you. Thank you, Lorraine
Visser from South Africa
LORRAINE VISSER <email@example.com>
ATLANTA, GA USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 07:32:22 (PST)
You have the most beautiful stampscapes. I just started in this hobby and I didn't realize how intricate it could be and how gorgeous. I have been to many sites and by far you have the most beautiful. Take care... Happy Holidays!
Julia Heiberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Columbus, OH USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 15:34:10 (PST)
Your site sucks!
Beni Mazuno <email@example.com>
Bowen, MN USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 22:56:19 (PST)
You recently sent me your catalogues - great, thankyou!! But I'm looking to price one of those heat whatsits ... as I'm fed up running down to the kitchen and plugging in the toaster (someone always interrupts me thinking I'm about to produce some more food, instead of a masterpiece). I'm not sure what its called, and couldn't find it in the catalogue. Bye ...
Rita Pearson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gosford, , NSW Australia - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 16:41:30 (PST)
Aloha Kevin ;)
Mahalo for sharing your beauty with us. You are so kind and generous in showing us your technique. I saw a sample of your artwork in a magazine and just could not believe such beauty could be created by stamps. About a month ago I got hooked on stamping but now I want Stampscape stamps and all the supplies I need to create beautiful artwork like you. Thank you for blessing me and others with beauty.
Danella M. Lovett <IGOTAGOOD1@aol.com>
Kapolei, HI USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 04:48:59 (PST)
I used to have a wife who spent time with me, now the shoe is on the other foot. I have to go into the Stampscaping Room to visit her. That's ok, the thing that bugs me is that there is this constant "tap, tap, tapping" coming from there all the time. She really loves the Stampscapes. I like the scenes she makes with them.
Mike Scott (Stampscapes Widow)
Michael Scott <email@example.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 19:43:08 (PST)
I love the cards I've seen here. I especially like the "woodsey" scenes . It is hard to find stamps for these and also hard to find good stamps of horses. Great job.
Pat Neff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Prattsburgh, NY USA - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 09:26:25 (PST)
Kevin, thanks for dropping by my site! It was good to hear from you. Your site is very impressive, really wonderful work. :o) Happy Thanksgiving~
Melanie (Anderson) Tate
TX USA - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 04:00:42 (PST)
Your stamps are beautiful. So much you can make with them.
They would make great cards.
anita grayson <email@example.com>
west creek, nj USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 20:42:24 (PST)
Hey Kevin I love your web sight!Lots of nice work and the lessons are very helpful.
Ginny Okubo (Krystle's Grandma) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Jose, Ca USA - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 20:53:13 (PST)
I am fairly new to stamping, but the bug has bit!! I recently purchased some stampscapes stamps & love them, I have looked over your terrific site and got some good ideas.
Keep up the good work!!
Patricia Chisholm <email@example.com>
Belleville, Ont Canada - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 13:16:03 (PST)
My wife is the stamper in the family but I ran into this company while with her at the show in Long Beach. I just had to try it and in about 5 min. had made a picture that I am really proud of. It isn't as hard as you might think!
Bill Bobbitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Downey, CA USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 14:24:00 (PST)
Kevin, Love your web site (your personal comments make it more meaningful) and most of all your stamps! They make whatever I do look like works of art. Thanks!
Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 10:42:38 (PST)
I am so glad I found your sight! I immediately bookmarked it as a favorite. At first I couldn't wait to share it with my friends. But on second thought, I think it will be my best kept secret. Looking at all the peaceful scenes is a wonderful mental vacation as well as creative inspiration. Thank you for sharing your gift of talent.
Lindarae Asmussen <email@example.com>
Peoria, AZ USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 15:12:05 (PST)
Denver , Co USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 23:17:11 (PST)
Hey! Great site! It loads fast and actually shows some examples. I noticed you don't have any comments from Canadians listed so I thought I'd do the deed. Your work reminds me of Algonquin Park and B.C. And my own back creek too! Fabulous stamps! I'll be ordering soon!
Ontario Canada - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 10:59:15 (PST)
I am looking for a chihuahua stamp. One that looks similiar to the Taco Bell dog. Would you be able to help me out with my search.
Kathy Burleson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Columbia, MO USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 13:39:48 (PST)
Kathy Burleson <email@example.com>
Columbia, MO USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 13:38:09 (PST)
KEVIN, LOVE THE STAMPS!!! NEED MANY MORE. ALTHOUGH THERE IS ONE I WOULD LOVE TO GET BUT YOU DON'T OFFER. I LOVE DOING THE SKY AND WATER BUT I REALLY COULD USE AN AIRPLANE. JUST A TINY ONE BUT I THINK IT WOULD REALLY ADD THAT LITTLE TOUCH IN THE SKY. KEEP THE EXCELLENT WORK. WISH I COULD STAMP AND LEARN ALL OF YOUR TECHNIQUES. BUT I DO ENJOY LOOKING AT THE ONES YOU'VE DONE. IT GIVES ME HOPE THAT SOME DAY. MINE MIGHT LOOK HALF AS GOOD. THANKS A BUNCH.
amy moeschberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
monroe, IN USA - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 18:22:21 (PST)
Dear Kevin, I love your stamps and wish you would make a wolf and a moose. I wish you would make some new designs since I probably own all of them. I teach stamping of Stampscapes with kids grades 2 through 8, and the joy of stamping is overwhelming. Thanks for putting your art on rubber.
JoAnn Klemp <email@example.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 19:45:00 (PST)
Kevin has the most beautiful designs and they all go together. Wish I could get him to my store to do a demo.
Dawn from Rubber Stamp Corral <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Green Valley, Az. USA - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 17:14:43 (PDT)
There is nothing else quite like a card created with Stampscapes stamps.
Deborah Braman <email@example.com>
Shawnee, OK USA - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 09:29:17 (PDT)
Love your stamps and your web site, such beautiful colors. But mostly I love the little stories and poems you write to go with a particular card or scene...I think and feel such things when I am alone with my paper, ink, and rubber. I have just invested a small fortune in stampscapes, ink and glossy paper...I cannot WAIT to create. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration.
Lisa T. <Mitail@aol.com>
Magnolia, DE USA - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 14:18:41 (PDT)
Absolutely love your stamps. Cannot get them in my area, and will be glad to get a catalog! Thanks
Terrie Wyatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Riverton, il USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 19:39:33 (PDT)
My partner and myself would like to know if you would consider designing a logo for our business cards and stationery. We are starting a decorating business and we would like to have a crane for our logo. We liked the "crane in water" and the "egret". We would like a right facing crane standing on one leg in water. Do you do custom stamps and what is your fee?
charlotte crain <email@example.com>
san francisco, ca USA - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 10:11:27 (PDT)
I found out about Stampscapes at atomic Stamps in Gatlingurg, TN, and I loved them. I will be ordering many more in the weeks to come. Thank you for making stamping so much fun!
Harrison, Tn USA - Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 11:59:07 (PDT)
Excellent site with lots of goodies.
Simon Hazlitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kuwait, Ku Kuwait - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 22:08:27 (PDT)
I have been away from stamping and stampscapes teaching for about a year,
but after seeing all of the beautiful samples on your page, I am anxious
to get home (I am at work now) and dig out my Stampscapes stamps!!
beth costa <email@example.com>
Gurnee, IL USA - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 11:22:31 (PDT)
Saw some halloween scenes in RSM (Sep/Oct 99) and was especially drawn to your stamps. Visited your website and was really blown away. Beautiful and interesting stamps!!
Betty Wilhelm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Antelope, CA USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 07:32:39 (PDT)
Kevin - the best site on the Web! You have the most gorgeous artwork and stamps around!
I've been stamping with your stamps since you were designing for Stamp in the Hand! Keep
Robin Rusmiselle <email@example.com>
Placentia , CA USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 17:50:20 (PDT)
I have been surfing the net for some time now looking for
art stamps. Yours is the nicest site I have found. Keep up
the good work. Appreciate the examples...a world of ideas to
really get us going!
Valari Lockman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brookings, OR USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 09:58:41 (PDT)
I just find out about you and your stamp site!! Your work is awsome, A friend just ordered some of your stamps so I'm going to try your tech. of stamping can't wait!!!!!!!! TORY
Tory Gensel <email@example.com>
Warren, ME USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:06:46 (PDT)
I took a class on your stampscapes technique at our local stamp store, and fell in love. What a wonderful way to add color and dimension to what would normally be a rather mundane scene. Thanks so much.
Marisa A Blood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Branford, Ct. USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 16:56:00 (PDT)
Hi Kevin. We finally did and stepped into the 20th cent. We bought a computer with a modem. We love your site and love your stamps. let us know if you ever get back to florida.
Matt & Debbie Sarasota Stamps
Matt Foeller <email@example.com>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 20:34:34 (PDT)
Exciting, and beautiful use of ruber stamps. I love the palette of textures and generic elements available for the imagination!
newport beach, ca USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 13:16:29 (PDT)
Hey Kevin, James, and Mike--
Keep churning out those nature-creative stamps.
Michelle Booth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Long Beach, Ca USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 19:25:08 (PDT)
I just bought your cloud stamp from page one (cumulus) I guess it is the smaller version. I'm confused as what to do because it stamps out as a rectangular stamped outline with clouds inside.Is my stamp defective or am I not using it properly? Please e-mail me. Thank You, Jan
Jan Rose <email@example.com>
Rockledge, PA USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 09:43:31 (PDT)
I just found your sight and loved it. You find alot of people on this sight. I was wondering if you have any stampers around my area. The closes big cities are Terre Haute and Vincennes Indiana. I would love to find a group. thank you starla. P.s. keep up the great stamping..
Starla Killough <Starlalea@yahoo.com>
Washington, IN USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 21:16:32 (PDT)
I just received a copy of David Ward's Rubber Stamp Sourcebook. I saw your stamps in the book and immediately went to your web site. I was absolutely smitten by the beauty of your stamps and the Lessons for making beautiful scenes. I am sending for your catalog via snal mail and will be ordering from it soon and frequently.
CAROLYN BAKER <CBAKER6544@AOL.COM>
NEWTON, KS USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 11:14:26 (PDT)
Bärbel Born is a woman and she is a great stamping woman!!!!!
Wiechers, Christa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Raa Besenbek, SH Germany - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 03:45:34 (PDT)
This is a great site. I am 62 years young and life still gets me excited when with the touch of a finger I can reach a web site like yours. as the saying goes (aint life grand?)
sue walling <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 08:21:31 (PDT)
Excellent site!!! I thought I knew stamping - after seeing your site, I realized I have not yet truely began to Stamp!
Many wonderful techniques - I can learn a lot here. Thank You for Sharing
Andrea Dawson <Andrea.Dawson@fanb.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 13:39:31 (PDT)
I love the samples provided. I just got into your stamps b/c of the Carson Convention. Kenny was demo-ing and once I saw that I actually could do this techique I bought a few starter stamps. Now I want more!!! The examples are inspiring and truly beautiful. What a bounty of selection on your website too! My only question is: how do you do those cards that have a white celestial overlay (e.g. some of the cards that are being offered for the Digital MailArt)? Are those stamps? Do you offer them? I don't see them in your catalog. I must know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Burrows <email@example.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:03:14 (PDT)
I saw your examples of cards at a store in sun praire, wi, completely feel in love with the look & I had to find out how to accomplish it.I went to a stamp convention yesterday, had a class with Burt, I just fell in love with the technique, I want to do more & more. Thanks for brightening up the stamping images and bringing us a new dimension
suzanne hermsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
baraboo, wi USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 08:07:36 (PDT)
I was at the Carson Stamp show today and saw your booth. I did the make-and-take with Kevin -- it was way cool. Kevin you rock! You're an awesome teacher...keep making more stamps.
Stella Browne <email@example.com>
Glendora, CA USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 20:44:27 (PDT)
I found this site and i love it.It's really a wonderful site. :)
Malang, Indonesia - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 01:14:30 (PDT)
Wonderful! I have several Stampscapes and have had some success, but these step-by-step instructions are the best!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Now I can add to my stamp collection with the knowledge that I can utilize your stamps to the best of their (my) ability!
CA USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 10:35:12 (PDT)
USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 16:32:13 (PDT)
Love your web page, easy to travel around it. Would love to see more instructions, ie: type of paper, inks and markers that you use in your applications.
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 13:09:03 (PDT)
I just found your web site in one of my stamping magazines and decided to look. I love it. I am coming to Huntington Beach in July to visit my sister and will most definately plan a trip to your store. Maybe I can take a class while I am there.
Judy Voorhies-Evans <HotChleLPN@aol.com>
Salisbury, MD USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 13:52:12 (PDT)
Ive learn stampscapes in 1996. Its been a while since Ive bought stampscapes, but I love your stamps. Guess Ill be ordering through your website. Thanks a bunch. This is such a stress reliever.
Julia Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tooele, UT USA - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 21:01:02 (PDT)
I just found this site and I love it. Do you think you will ever publish a book (hard copy) of how to stamp your cards? I have always loved Stampscapes stamps, just don't know how to use them correctly. I'll be back.
NC USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 03:37:57 (PDT)
After taking a class at Stamps, Etc. in Omaha, my eyes have been re-opened. I now see the amazing array of colors in the world that surrounds me from a completely different perspective. I owe this all to Stampscapes and the wonderful teacher (Tara B.) that taught the Stampscapes class I attended. Absolutely amazing!!!
Omaha, NE USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 16:42:45 (PDT)
I am completely and totally in love with Stampscapes. Please continue to introduce new stamps and methods.
Rhonda at Angel Art Rubber Stamp Gallery in Lawrenceville Ga.is an incredible teacher, and I now know why she loves Stampscapes so much. They are addictive.
Lawrenceville, Ga USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 21:36:51 (PDT)
I'm fascinated by your web page; recently took a class where we tapped and tapped; purchased a few stamps and am waiting for the store to reorder. I'm addicted to your process.
walnut creek, ca USA - Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 17:38:16 (PDT)
I would like to know the copyright status of some of your stamps. Info on how they may be used?
I need to know if i can use them in a colage peice that will be sold. Please e-mail me back, thank you very much...
wendy brockhaus <email@example.com>
USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 19:52:49 (PDT)
Your's is a truly great website. I was just introduced to Stampscapes and I love them. They make me feel like an artist. Thanks.
Sandi Karavas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Henderson, Nv, Nv USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 15:30:31 (PDT)
George Bull <GBull@tonytical.net>
Tokoma, WA USA - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 12:06:02 (PDT)
When I see sky, I see Stampscapes. When I see sea, I see Stampscapes. When I see desert, I see Stampscapes. When I see tropical, I see Stampscapes. I am mad for Stampscapes stamps. Just love your stamps. Can't stop stamping every day. Can't wait to get more.
Manchester, NH USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 19:43:13 (PDT)
We like your site, so much we submitted it to our search engines
USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 23:23:28 (PDT)
I just took a class in Stampscapes. I am so excited. This isn't just ordinary stamping...it's art. Our instructor, in Snohomish, WA., had some really nice things to say about taking a class with Kevin. Thank you for the new creative outlet.
Kay Lodahl <email@example.com>
Monroe, WA USA - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 15:34:03 (PDT)
BONJOUR! I have recently discovered your stamps at a show in Great Britain where I was a few weeks ago. I bought a 'set' of stamps a few days later from Serendipity and I wish I has had the opportunity of another demo or lesson! Nevertheless, I am having a go, although I am experiencing difficulty with the 'cove lt & rt'. I can see I shall have to get a Tonal applicator!! Your site is wonderful and I have printed all the lessons I could! I shall come back again another day! Au Revoir!
Berengere ROSS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fayence, France - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 16:14:01 (PDT)
Your website is gorgeous. It's 6:15 AM and I have to get ready to go to work, but I don't want to stop looking at the lessons. Maybe I'll call in sick.
Susan Johnson <SJOHN1425@AOL.COM>
Mesa, AZ USA - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 05:55:26 (PDT)
Ach, meine liebe. Kevin, du bist ein Sweetheart! We love you in Germany. My Bierstein is raised in your honor! Kindly, Oskar.
Oskar Helmut Klensch
Berlin, Germany, BRD - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 19:08:39 (PST)
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