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Thursday, February 23, 2012

March 16 Class Extravaganza!

Guest Designer Stepheny’s 3 Class Extravaganza Friday, March 16 

I'm VERY proud to announce a wonder Guest Designer who is coming down to teach a one night Class Extravagana, Stepheny! Book into one class, two class or three class! It's your call! Stepheny's work is details, meticulous and GORGEOUS!  She's a hands on instructor who will walk you through the steps of her amazing projects.
(spaces is filling quickly, so please call The Inked Stamper (780)458-2422 asap to hold your spot)
Super Scissors...

5-6pm $49 (3 spots left)
How big are these scissors you ask? Well they are nineteen inches of blank creative crafting space!!! We are going to alter these scissors into a state of artistic perfection! Paper, paint, ink, measuring tape, rope, ribbon...and the list continues! It is definitely a project you will be proud of, no matter whether you keep it for yourself or make it as a gift.
Supply List: Distress Tool, Sanding Block, Black Soot Distress Ink, Scissors, 
Breezefully Beautiful...

6:30-7:30 $35
Do you hear that? Was that a whisper of a beautiful paper line by the talented Teresa Collins rolling in on a Carolina Breeze? Why yes it was! Let yourself be swept away by a Carolina Breeze on this gorgeous two page layout. Close your eyes and envision a beautiful summer day, perhaps your laying back on a grassy hill looking at the clouds with the warm summer sun softly touching your face, or perhaps your one year old and having a picnic at your grandma’s house with her gently holding you in her loving arms on a warm summer’s matter what pictures this beautiful paper line brings to your mind with it’s sunny yellow’s, whispering white’s, soft grey’s and bold black’s, it is sure to be a Breezefully Beautiful creation! 
Supply List: Standart Tool Kit, Paper Trimmer, 2 Way Glue Pen, Yellow & Black Ink, 3-4x6 & 1-3x3 pictures in Black & White (recommended) ; optional Stamp Blocks
Grunge Blocks...
8-10pm, $45 for 2 different Blocks
These grungy inkalicious blocks are simple grunge perfection! Beneath all the Tim Holtz hardware, stamping, distressing and inking, is a simple little wired block that is just the most adorable crafting canvas that leaves your mind dripping with so many ideas that they are impossible to contain! So little space but so many possibilities!!! This is one class you will not want to miss out on!
Supply List: Standard Tool kit, paper trimmer, Blending Tool with favorite  shades of brown Distress Inks


Monday, February 20, 2012

The Ultimate (not so mini) Mini Album Class

Hi Everyone
I'm very proud to announce my March Class, The Ultimate (not so mini) Mini Album Class.  This is not your average mini; it's 8x8 for one thing; for another, it is not flimsy, this is a solid board book! The quality is outstanding; made with Bazzill board and Authentique paper which is a beautiful heavy weight card stock.  It is so professional looking, no one will believe YOU MADE IT!  I know that sound bazar, but  once you see it in person, you will understand what I mean. The book in on display at the shop, please pop by to see what I mean.  With it's hidden binding, magnet closure, and heavy weight, you will be in awe of the quality! I can't wait to teach you how to make this book.  And, if that technique was not enough...we will also be playing with Modelling Paste to make that beautiful FLUFFY cloud on the front.  I am keeping this class at the amazing price of only $27 because I have taken the basic construction idea from the wonderful Heidi Swapp and have modified it to my tastes.  Class will include the instructions for you to take home to make more books at your leisure as well!
The Ultimate (not so mini) Mini Album Class
Thursday March 8
1pm-3pm OR 6pm-8pm
Supply List: Glossy Accents, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade (or a ScorPal) All Adhesives; I used Sookwang and my ATG Gun


Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet my Designers #2

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Unrau and I am a paper crafter.  I started scrapbooking 10 years ago when my first baby boy was born.   Immediately I was addicted and have not stopped playing with paper since.  Initially I only made 12 x 12 layouts, however, I have grown to love mini albums and card making.  I am a mother to three beautiful children, and my husband and I have been happily married (he is the love of my life) for 18 years.  My design style is vintage with a touch of whimsy.  I enjoy distressing, stamping, inking, spraying, and tearing my paper.  You will not find a project of mine that does not involve lots of layering and fussy cutting!  (I am the queen of fussy cutting.)  There isn’t a project I make that doesn’t involve using an embossing template, a die cut or my Cricut machine.  I am big into making a lot of my own embellishments such as flowers etc.  My favorite manufacturers are Prima, Graphic 45, Websters Pages, October Afternoon, My Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee, Kaiser Craft, Glitz Designs, Basic Grey and BoBunny…..just to name a few.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach classes at the Inked Stamper in St. Albert, Alberta.
(Dawn here! Hi)  Jacqueline's next class is the GORGEOUS "Sassy and Classy Masculine Cards".   You'll go home with a Tim Holtz TIN of 12 cards/envelopes, 6 decorated with lots stamps, layers and ink! And 6 blank ones(not really blank, the front is pattered, see photo below) for you to make projects with later.  There are so many possibilities with this class; you could hand out the cards 1 by 1; decorate the gorgeous tin and give it away as a gift with chocolates inside..or the decorated cards! What a thoughtful gift!!! 
Feb 27, 6-9pm for only $34!!! Or order a TO GO KIT with full instructions
Call the shop (780) 458-2422 to Register


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meet my Designers

Hi Everyone
For the next couple of days, I'm going to be posting the Bio's of the awesome ladies who teach in my store.
First one is Nancy; please click on the CLASSES tab above to see Nancy up coming "Time" double Layout Class which is available in pink or turquoise.
Here is her crafting story:

Well what can I say about myself.......I am the mother of 3 kids all aged 6 and under.I was born and raised in St Albert (except for 3 years I was away).  I am technically a Stay at home Mom however I never seem to be home ahhh kids.  I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 7 years, and I have been teaching both for more than half that time. I have always been "crafty" whether it is watercolors, ceramics, quilting, home decor, I love to make things. Let see ......I am a button ADDICT, I have tons of buttons from to many sources to mention.........seriously they fill jars all over my basement.  I am obbsessed with altering things, whether it is distressing a page, stickling Thickers or taking a "body frame" from doll clothes and turning it into a page embellisment, very rarely does anything I get stay as is.  I can't say there is any specific line that I love the most .......though I am partial to Mr. Tim Holtz and to Basic Grey  probably because both of these pushed me out of my "kiddy" comfort zone.  I love Stickles as well as sprays..........sprays (all kinds) are a newer love for me however I am sure I have had Stickles since I started scrapbooking.  Just like the scrapbooking industry I feel  we are all constantly changeing as artists, scrapbooking is not just paper and photos anymore, I know my tastes have both expanded and refined over the years.
When it comes down to it  I strongly believe that anyone can do this not matter what your artistic ability, trust me I have seen it all. We don't all start out making perfect pages.........if you look at my beginner stuff you would be shocked. I only show it because it has baby photos in it, and to show that you to can do this.  My best advice to anyone intreseted ...take classes and get to know you local scrapbook store. This way you will meet people like yourself just starting out as well as experianced scrappers. I still take classes to learn new techniques or to get out of a creative funk, and most scrappers are always willing to share advice, products , or give you a demonstration.   I am always here for anyone who needs help, I don't pretend to know it all but I will help you however I can even if its just to point you into the direction of someone more knowledgable on the specific subject than me.  If I have posted something at the shop or online and you would like to know about how  it was done feel free to ask , I love what I do and I love to share what I do with others.  Also if there is anything your intreseted in my teaching please let me know I will do my best to incorporate  it in a future class ........and if I am not able  to Dawn is always up to a challenge.  For those who do attend my classes or purchase my kits I always include my email address  with the instruction sheet incase you have questions, if your not email friendly Dawn knows how to find me (if i am not already in the store). I can also be found on facebook .........or my new blog (bare with me on this I just started this one and its still a work in  progress)   I know shocking choice of title for the button addict.
I look forward to meeting all of you, whether it is in a class, a crop or not, I am always around so feel free to say Hi, and I hope my work will help inspire your creativity!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Mommy and ME

Hope your all having a fabulous day!  Every 3rd Saturday of the month is MOMMY AND ME! (or any grown up).  Here is this months project. Your child will go home with a completed frame and LOTS of left over paper to make another project with! All for only $20.  Your child will be able to let his/hers creativity shine by custom choosing what embellishments they would like to cut out of the paper! You will also be going home with a full sheet of Monthly Bingo cards so you can change the frame up each month! Cute eh?
All paper from this project was made with Simple Stories Year-o-Graphy Line; I LOVE this line! I find it SO versatile! 
Saturday February 18
10 spots 8 spots
Supplies for Class:
Standard Kit (scissors, adhesives, pop dots, paper trimmer)
Craft Knife and mat
4x6 Picture

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday's Deal of the Day: All Spray Inks

HI All!
Are you ready for the DEAL OF THE DAY! ALL SPRAY INKS are 20% off!!! I carry a lot of brands: Perfect Pearls, Glimmer Mists, Adirondack Color Washes, Studio Calico..I'm sure I'm missing brands, I love to spritz!!
Come grab a fabulous deal on an amazing crafting medium! If you've never spritzed before, please just come in and I'll gladly show you!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Monday's Sale: Buy 3 Get 1 Free on Pattern Paper

Hi All!
Have you been in to grab the Deal of the Day?  Fridays was BOGO Free Thickers, Saturday was 25% off Sizzex Dies, and MONDAYS SALE's at the heart of our hobby, and we can not scrap or card make without it! And no matter how many we have, we ALWAYS want more! PATTERN PAPER!

Buy 3 get 1 FREE 
on ALL regular priced PATTERN PAPER*!

This works out to be up to 25% off!
(*lowest price paper is free)

Join my Facebook Page HERE

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sizzix Bigz Dies 25% OFF Today Only

Hi All!
Today, Saturday February 4, ALL SIZZIX DIES are on SALE 25% off!!! Including TIM HOLTZ DIES! This is a HUGE SAVINGS and a GREAT DEAL! I don't normally put Tim Holtz on sale, so DO NOT MISS OUT, on this ONE DAY SALE
Shop is open 11-5


Friday, February 3, 2012

NEW Sale every day for 1 WEEK!

Hi All
Starting TODAY, and running until Friday Feb 10, I will be announcing a SALE of the DAY! I have lots of new product lines coming into the shop, and being that space is an issue, YOU are going to get a GREAT deal to help me make room for all those NEW goodies you are going to NEED! ;)  
So for TODAY I thought I'd start with one of my crafting staples! THICKERS! Amazing for Scrapbooking and fabulous for Card Making!  So for TODAY ONLY; BOGO 50% OFF! Buy ONE* package of Thickers (at my everyday lowest price around) and get the 2nd package for 50% OFF! WOW! This is an amazing deal! Do NOT miss out!! 
 * minimum purchase of 2 full price packs are required, but BTGT (Buy Two Get Two) just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? 
Did you know you can even alter Thickers! Click here to see a tutorial on HOW to alter Thickers!  Incase you have not heard, American Crafts are releasing BLANK THICKERS to make it easier to 100% customize to your site. I have lots coming in! Watch the you tube video below to see what I'm talking about


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NEW Design Team and Monthly Challenge!

Made by Nancy

Made by Kari

Made by Dawn

Made by Shannon
Hi Everyone
I'm very happy to show off the Inked Stamper's NEW Design Team! I LOVE what they have made!  Every month the Design Team is going to coincide with the NEW I.S Monthly Challenge!  
TODAY, FEBRUARY 1, is the FIRST day of the new Challenge!  This is how the challenge will work: 
  •  Each month I'll pick a new line to highlight: February's Line is Bo Bunny's Smoochable.  
  • Come in the first few weeks of each month and purchase $10 worth of the products from the Challenge Line, YOUR CHOICE
  •  We will take your name down and you will then have until the middle of the month (Feb 14) to bring back your entry
  • You can make a CARD, Layout or 3D item, again YOUR CHOICE!
  • Voting will take place until the end of the month, and the winner will win $10 Store Credit!