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Thursday, June 30, 2011

CLOSED for long week end!

Hi Everyone
Have a happy and safe Canada Day Long! The Inked Stamper will be Closed until Tuesday at 10am!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


HI Everyone
My shipments arrived today and I've been busy stocking the shelves with new goodies! New La Blanche Stamps, Best Creations Inc Rock Star Collection (GLITTERED SKULLS ahhhh!), Graphics 45 The Magic of Oz, Basic Grey Oxford and Out of Print collection,  new Prima and more! I've also received some re-stock of October Afternoon embellishments, Bo Bunny Embellishments for Zoology and Barefoot and Bliss!
Don't forget you have until Thursday at 8pm closing to receive 10% off your order if it is your first time in the shop, or if your a returning guest and you bring me a new guest, you BOTH receive the 10% off!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, June 27, 2011

July Inked Stamper Challenge Kit

 Kit contents:
3 My Minds Eye Pattern Paper
1 Core' dination Card stock
1 Swiss Dot Card Stock
5 AC Glitter Brad
3 AC large jewel brads
1 MME Tag
1 MME Twine full package
3FT of AC Ribbon
3 Imaginisce Fashion Flowers
Dragon Fly Chip board
Cost $16.00: Bring your OWN layout back to the shop by Friday July 15 for it to be voted on the last 2 weeks. Winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the shop!

Only 5 kits left! Pop by soon to pick yours up.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Open Monday this week and NEW Customer Special!

Hi Everyone
Just a quick note to say that I WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY(10-12:30pm then 6-8pm) this week and CLOSED ON FRI/SAT for the long week end.  I have a few new lines coming in to add to the shop Monday(Basic Grey, La Blanche, Best Creation, Graphic 45 Oz collection!)  and I will be packing up my first CHALLENGE KIT! 
The Kit is $16 and it packed with fab products that I will post tomorrow.  You purchase the kit; make a layout, bring it back the the shop  by July 15 where I will display it.  People will vote on the Layouts July 16-29 and the winner will receive a Gift Certificate to the shop.
Also this week:
I have already meet some wonderful new people in the store the last few weeks; and I'd LOVE to meet more! All NEW guests to The Inked Stamper Monday June 26-Thursday June 30 will receive 10% off their total purchase*.  ALSO if YOU'VE been in already but bring me a NEW friend who HAS NOT been in, you BOTH will receive 10% off your total purchase*.
*discount not available on vinyl, homemade Products or Challenge Kits

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birds of a Feather

 Hi Everyone
This layout was inspired by one I saw over at American Crafts blog yesterday.  As soon as I saw it, I just had to sit down and make one! Again..sorry about the photo quality; I can not find a good place to take a picture in my shop and it's been rainy here that I can' t go outside either.   The paper is actually a nice olive color..not the lime it looks in the photo.
The little lanterns are from the AC stamp set Terrace.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink, and colored with Copic Markers and cut them out. The rest if the embellishments are pre-made AC ones, they are FANTASTIC and really make the page.  I used MME Twine to make the wire for the bird to sit on, and of course the title is different fonts of Thickers and the little letter squares are from the Crate paper Toy Box 12x12 sticker sheet $3.75. I'm in love with sticker sheets at the moment!  Stickers are no longer the" tacky" embellishments you used 10 years ago when you started scraping! They are now fab and trendy chip stickers! They are thick, and great quality, and the letter ones make it so easy to do long titles.
Today is the last day to receive 20% American Crafts pattered paper and embellishment in The Inked Stamper, so pop by and take advantage of the sale and stock up on AC!
AC Sunshine Flower Phrases (8) $4.25 -20%= $3.40 (Bottom picture)
AC Shout (8 Flowers) $4.25-20%= $3.40
AC Terrace Stamps (12 Clear) $6.75- 20% = $5.40
AC Pebbles Layered Embellishment (Felt Bird/Butterflies) $4.25-20%=$3.40
AC Pebbles Toothpick Flags $4.25-20%=$3.40
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, June 23, 2011

H 2 Uh oh!

Hi Everyone
I made today's layouts with Echo Parks SPLASH collection.  It's such a fun happy collection!  My pictures how ever, and not the day I'll invest in a light box! I just can't seem to get it right! 
Any hoo...the layout supplies are 
MME Lime twist Frame
MME Lime twist Twine
Stickles Diamonds
Echo Park SPLASH papers
Echo Park Splash Elements Stickers
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

American Crafts Promotion!

** Update: My site is working again!Here is my Layout!**
Hi Everyone
OK, I HATE COMPUTERS! My dumb MAC won't let me copy a stupid PC at work is having issues with blogger! So I'm STUFFED!  My picture files are at work! ARG! I've made a cute layout yesterday to celebrate American Crafts Flair Facebook Challenge: Click HERE to see it and enter.  I've made a layout for it, you can see it on my FB page HERE.  I'll try to remember to bring my memory card home to put it up here.  I have a bunch of layouts to put up, plus a beautiful card I made with La Blanche stamp and paper! Wow that specialty paper is AMAZING!  But this is about the gorgeous line from American here is the Promo!
American Crafts Inked Stamper Promotion
20% off all American Crafts Paper and Embellishments*

*does not include Thickers, but they are great priced in my store, $5.25 any pack!


Monday, June 20, 2011

La Blanche Stamps

Hi Everyone
Today is Monday: I'm not in the shop today, it's closed...but I'm at home "supposed" to be doing laundry! I'll blog instead! Unfortunately, my shop pictures are on my shop computer, so I can't put up a picture of my  La Blanche collection at the shop! But if your on my shop Facebook page, you can see it.  Go here to LIKE my store page so you can see it. 
Here is a how to video for La Blanche Stamps.  I have a huge selection of La Blanche in the shop (including the one in the video) plus all the supplies she uses in it.  I love the distressing ink techniques she does in the video, I think these stamps are just amazing! I will be designing a card class very shortly with these stamps...maybe even this one as it's just gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pia's pretty Prima!

Hi Everyone
These 2 beauties are my wonderful friend Alana's daughters, whom I love dearly!  Alana and her family came to the shop opening (bless her heart as she is not a scrapper!);  each of her kids got to pick out items to take home to make crafts with, and of course the girls picked out pretty bling!  These are Prima Butterflies, and she just attached them to headbands they already owned as my Prima Head bands are on back order!   How cute are these! 2 in a package for $6.25; a wee bit of hot glue and you have a custom made headband for your favorite princess! What a great Birthday idea as well!!  I have them in stock in 3 colors.
Thanks for stopping by
The store will be open Tues/Wed 10-5, Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 10-6, Saturday 12-4pm.  Feel free to come bring your supplies and crop during shop hours and use my dies, all I ask is that you purchase $20 in the shop that day. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

October Afternoon Father's Day Card

HI Everyone
I finally got to play with products from my shop! Yahooo!!  Last night was the first Crop night at the store and 6 awesome women came out for dinner and cropping! Some great layouts we made by all!!  My first project I made was a Father's Day card for my Hubs with the Rocket Age collection from October Afternoon.  I LOVE this line! Unfortunately I did not pre-shop in my own store and my accessories were bought up with in the first hour! Lucky for me, my friend Kari bought one of the packages I didn't so she let me pinch the cute vintage "moon shoes" tag.  The "to the moon" is a RUBBER charm! I LOVE these! The robot is a chipboard sticker from the 12x12 sheet. LOVE this collection! I've got a re-order in for it, so if you missed it too, panic not! It should be back on the shelves next week!
FYI: I've got some great LO's to post! YES, projects! WAhooo! I had a fab night surrounding by inspiring women! 2 double layouts and 1 single! Plus the card, that is a totally record for me at a crop, plus I was still working!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

A lookie at my shop

 My American Crafts Display
 My Bombshell stamps! Seriously smokin' hot!
 Tonights diner! LOL! I'm open till 8pm so the family is coming here to eat with me! The shop smells amazing right now! Slow cooker totally fits in with my 50's Retro theme!
Hand made necklace from a BC designer! Gorgeous and would make a great teacher gift!!

Hi Everyone
Thought I would post a few pictures of the inside of the shop!  If your local stop on by to see it yourself! Tomorrow I'll post some more!
FYI 5 spots only left for tomorrows diner crop!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


This Friday is the first official CROP at The Inked Stamper! (Saturday's fell through due to a very tired store owner and late late bookings)  This one will NOT be canceled! $20 gets you a fun night with half a 6 ft table, diner, drinks and prizes!  Bring your supplies and crop away...but if you forget some, don't worry, the shop will be open and you'll get a discount that night only!!

For now, I will leave you with a link to the AMERICAN CRAFTS blog! They ROCK out loud and I have all their newest collections in the over 45 fonts of THICKERS!  Go have fun drooling on their site and go do the Blog Hop from June 14 to see sneak peeks of their new link coming out Amy Tangerine.

PS: I'll actually be able to start my new CLASS projects for the shop! So stay tuned next week for sneak peeks and Sign Ups!  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Store is OPEN!

Hi Everyone
The Store opening on Saturday was a great success! Thank you to everyone who helped out; Viv, Sandra and Brianne, I would have been lost with out you!  To all the girls behind the scenes as well for helping me set up: Melissa, Kari, Annette, Rachel, Candace, Sandra, Lance and Viv.  And thank you for those who came out, I REALY appreciate you making it out to my new little store!!!
For those of you there, you know that my computer system was not up and working yet, thank you for your patience with my "Flintstone Style Receipts!"  This week I will be working on getting the system up and running to allow for a smoother transaction at the till.  Plus I'm hoping to have some time to design some classes for you all.  I want to play with all the new products too!

PS The biggest thanks of all goes to my amazing husband who spent just as much time in my shop building it, painting it, helping me and cleaning it for my opening!  Not to mention the gorgeous cake he bought for my opening pictured above! What a guy!!!
I'm am a lucky girl to have such wonderful people in my life!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Shop OPENS this Saturday plus my first CROP!!!

The Inked Stamper Store
250 16 Renault Crescent
St Albert
(780)458 2422
  • Opens Saturday, June 11, 11-5pm
  • Free Package of Thickers for first 40 customers with $30 purchase
  • Door Prizes
  • Celebration Crop: $10  7-midnight: includes snacks, drinks and prizes! Reserve your spot today!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Sign!!!

Hi Everyone
Wahoo, my sign is up! Every step is making this feel more real, and this one made me jump up and down! This is REALY happening, I own a SCRAPBOOK STORE!  My sign is made from custom cut vinyl from one of my suppliers for the shop!  Then my hub's and I just applied it to my board last night. He is a Canadian Designer as well! And I'm very proud to be carrying his line in the shop.  I will have a selection of  his awesome vinyl right at the store and also be able to take custom orders.  He specializes in funky, retro vinyl with a tattoo theme, but he carries a great line for you non-tattoo folks too!  The quality of the vinyl is amazing, and the colors are very vibrant! It was very easiest vinyl I have every applied, no sticking to the back sheet, it just peeled right off!
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Progress Report and NEW Opening date!!!

Hi Everyone
Sorry I know a lot of you do not have facebook, and I've been updating my The Inked Stamper Store page on FB everyday as it is quick and easy...I even do it from my iphone half the time cause I am just so darn busy! So first thing first: DATE CHANGE for the opening!!! The new opening date will be June 11.  I've had too many things just go wrong that it had to be moved back one week.  So mark your calendars all; JUNE 11!!  Bring along your Mom, Sisters, Friends and come and shop! Free gift with purchase for the first 40 customers! Plus door prizes as well.  More to come next week.

I'm stuck home today getting the AC repaired, so while I have a minute, I thought I better update my poor lonely blog! 
OK Progress Report:
  • Reno's almost done
  • Racking FINALLY came in correctly Monday afternoon, so I'm able to put up stock
  • Orders are coming in daily and being stocked
  • I'm learning my new program to run my till....on going! Next week I'll be entering all stock.
This is just a VERY simplified list, but I don't want to bore you with all the behind the scene goop! Hope to see you at the opening, I've added a few sneak peeks for ya too.  If you are on FB, go LIKE my store page to keep up on the progress reports and write your 2 cents on the wall!