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Monday, September 30, 2013

Take time to play everyday

Hi All! Well I've given myself a personal challenge to make something crafty everyday. Even if it's small; I need to make something homemade every day.  When you own a store...the store tends to take over, and I have to remind myself that this WAS my hobby! So, I'm going to do my best to remind myself just's MY HOBBY TOO!   
So here is my yesterday's crafty adventure, I decided to sketch. I always love looking at everyones art, and I find I'm so drawn to sketches of dolls/girls...which is probably why I LOVE playing with my Prima Girl stamps! But I wanted to make my OWN!  I took the online SheArt3 with Christy Tomlinson in January and leaned a lot, and gained confidence.  But then life got in the way...and I stopped.  Yesterday I hunted down my sketch book, and borrowed my son's good old HB, sharpener and eraser and just doodled.  

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I sketched this one with the help of a book I sell in the shop "Mixed Media Girls" with Suzi Blu  
She walks you though step by step how to draw folk art girls.  Currently out of stock but I can order one in for you, just let me know!

I think THIS style is the one I'm most attracted too! I love the big eyes! This is the best nose I've done! I so struggle with noses! Again, great tips for how to draw a good nose in the Suzi Blu book!  Super hard for me! LOL! Practice practice practice!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Till Death Do Us Part: Dylusions Layout

Hi All!
Well as you know, when I scrapbook, my favourite style is to create my own background. I always start with Ranger 12x12 Manilla sheets: for this one I used Dylusions sprays Calypso Teal, Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue for the back ground. I then used White Linen with a paint brush to paint the skull heads.  I stamped all images with Jet Black Archival Ink...MUST HAVE ink pad! I can do more spraying of ink, water, paint and color over it without it running or bleeding!  Once I stamped everything I doodled with a White Gelly Roll pen, Black,  Metallic Red and Heidi Swapp neon Pink.  I finished off with Liquitex Modeling Paste around my girl skull, once dry I used a blending tool and Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Pad. 
For my skull couple, I first stamped the girl dress from Dylusions Couture line; I made a mask of the dress and laid it over the stamped image and then stamped my Man, again Couture Line.  Then I stamped the same images  on to Prima Ledger paper and cut out their clothes, glued them on. Next I stamped the Skull heads from Dylusions new set Day of the Heads! OMG LOVE this set! I used almost the whole set on this 1 layout! 

FYI: I'm working on getting an ONLINE store up and running! Until now, if you need to order anything, I can do it the old fashioned way, via Facebook, email (  or phone (780) 458-2422. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Prima+Heartfelt Creations = LOVE

Hi All
As you know, this past Saturday, Heartfelt Creation's Emma Lou taught a beautiful class at my store. While during her class (which I took), I had this project in my head and KNEW I had to make it asap before I forgot! So I took the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Poinsettia (HCPC 3557) and matching Die  Sun Kissed Fleur (HCD 734) home to play! FYI this die matches 3 other flower stamp set, and they are all 1 piece!!! Not a whole bunch of little stamps and dies to match up...1 background stamp and 1 die! LOVE THAT!

What I did
1. Stamped my Olive Prima Stamp on Prima Ledger paper and cut out: stamped her dress on Lawn Fawn Christmas paper and cut out.  Colored her with Promarkers and Tim Holtz Picket Fence Marker (her tights, hard to see in photo) I stamped her toque from Dylusions Christmas Accessories on glimmery Card stock and colored with Gelly Roll
2. Trace my back piece from my Olive stamp on to the other side of the Lawn Fawn Paper to make a large tag. (I sold my Prima Tag book to a desperate lady at the Canadian Carinval who was demoing and ran out, other wise I would of traced that)
3. I stamped my Herald Angels Background (HCPC 3427) with embossing ink and brushed on Pearl: perfect pearls
4. I stamped my Poinsettia onto red card stock and thin silver glitter card stock; die cut them out; flipped them over and petal rolled each of them (pop in to ask how). Then I layered them up and used a Black Glaze pen to put dots in center.
5. I used Prima Tin Can Fluid chalk in to edge around the girl, flowers, and tag.
6. Added some cute tags and assembled
7. I added snow details with my Snow Marker! This thing is awesome! You just put down your white liquid from the pen where you want poofy snow, and heat tool it and it poofs up!  

All supplies available in the shop...snow markers are on the way now!

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Cigar Box Altered Art Clas save $10 today ONLY

Cigar Box Altered Art: Mixed Media Class
Date-Saturday Oct 26
Max 12 people
This Class was featured on Instagram #primafeaturefriday 

This super cute class will be based around one of the most fun altered items to be played with yet!!! A cigar box!!!
We will use canvas, paint, lace and pretty Prima flowers to cover the whole surface of the box! I’m sure You will love turning regular everyday items into beauties as much as me! Come join me for this fun, altering experience!! You can pop into the shop to see the full project or call to reserve your spot today!! (780) 458-2422. Hope to see you there.

Supply list
-basic kit (paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive(sookwang, fabri-tac, pop dots, gel medium[matte])
-paint brushes (1" ish wide, one for paint, one for glue/gel medium)
-ink blending tool
-vintage photo distress ink
-water cup
-paper towel
-neutral colored washi tape


Monday, September 23, 2013

Thank YOU Heartfelt Creation!

Hi All!
I wanted to send out a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to HEARTFELT CREATION's Emma Lou and Rich for coming out to teach a fabulous class at my humble little store! The projects were fabulous and PACKED full of technique. Emma Lou and her wonderful husband, we're gracious and so sweet.
I've got a lot of their gorgeous stamp and exclusive dies in shop right now! I've brought some home and am playing now! I'll post pictures hopefully tomorrow! I am in LOVE with the SUN KISSED Fleur collection! It's one big die, and the stamps are one big stamp with multiple flowers/leaves. So you stamp ONCE and die cut ONCE! 
This is the Die cut! ONE cut, EASY to line up with the stamps! I LOVE that it's an all season die! It cuts out the Christmas Poinsettia's!!!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Save the DATE: Sneak Peek Class

Oooo! Sneak peek to Sherry's October 26 Altered Art Class! Save the date my ladies! Post guesses to what you think it is! Class details and registration will be announced Tuesday morning with a $10 special to those who sign up on that day!!! Class price goes up $10 after that. (those who guessing, lol)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Steampunked Mixed Media Class

Steampunked Mixed Media
Thursday October 3: 6:30-9:30 (come at 6 if possible to get some prep done)
Cost $38 includes a steampunk head & gear stamp
Instructor Dawn
Max 18

Come and get your steampunk on with Dawn in this months Mixed Media Class. As always, it’s packed full of technique and fun ideas. Remember, where an apron, and don’t get a manicure that day! You’re fingers will be full of paint!  As with all Mixed Media Classes, you have your choice of bringing your own Dylusions Art Journal or a 12x12 Ranger Manilla sheet to do it as a layout! Same techniques!

Supplies: Either your Dylusions Journal Or a 12x12 Ranger Manilla sheet; Tin Foil, pre-cut into squares/rectangles, Gel Medium with paint brush (you can use another glue, CH mixed medium, or modge podge, but I used gel medium cause it’s not as wet and dries very quickly); another paint brush for painting, water cup, paper towel, Stamp Blocks, Sharpie poster pen in WHITE; Black Archival Ink pad with Blending tool/foam: paper stump if possible (pencil with eraser on end MIGHT work, otherwise your finger) small scissors, cutting mat and craft knife, favorite markers to color Prima Girl
HELPFUL ITEMS if you own to speed things along otherwise you can use mine: Tim Holtz Stamp set Remnants CMS130; Steampunk CMS107, TH Texture Fade Set Diamond plate & Rivets ; Prima Wings Stamp, 


Monday, September 16, 2013

15% OFF Plus Heartfelt Creations Class!

Hi All!
Wow! The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival this year was AMAZING!  This is the only show I do,  and every year, it is SUCH a blast!!!  We were so CRAZY busy in the booth, I did not have time for any photos! These ones were from set up day...and the one of me is one I took from home before I left! I posed for a lot of pictures with some of the great people I met there, if any of you see this, can you email them to me? theinkedstamper@gmail. com  THANKS

What's going on this week
  1. Bring a Food Bank Donation and you'll receive 15% off your total purchase all this week! Tuesday-Saturday! Can not be combined with any other offer; once/person only.
  2. HEARTFELT CREATION will be in HOUSE this SATURDAY to teach a STUNNING technique packed class 10am-12! I still have spaces, so call Tuesday to register!  At only $40, this is FABULOUS deal! Check it out HERE  Call the shop at (780) 458-2422 to register with your CC or pop in to pay
  3. Sherry has 4 spaces left in her beautiful Mixed Media File Mini Album Class too! DO NOT MISS this class! Check it out HERE


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fabulous Fall Clip Up Class

Fabulous Fall Clip Up
Instructor Courteney
Date Oct 5 6:30-8:30
Cost $39

Fall is just around the corner!! Come join Courteney in this Fabulously fun Altered Clip Board Class. In this class we will be playing with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Jesso, Glossy Accents, tons of burlap, jute & ribbon.
Learn to make rolled paper roses and more!! Book today call The Inked Stamper at (780) 458-2422 or come on in and see the full project on display! Can't wait to see you all there!

Supply List
Jesso, Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Applicator, Old book pages (bring the whole book), Sook-Wang adhesive, Scissors, Tweezers, Sponge brush, Glossy Accents, Fabri-Tak, Matte Gel medium or Matte Mod Pog, 4x6 photo


Monday, September 9, 2013

Trying out Videos!!!

Hi All
I'm making a effort to learn how to do video's on my Mac! My plan is to start making more video tutorials, I know a lot of you find it hard to get into the shop, so this will be my way for sharing techniques with all of you! Eventually, I'm hoping to start offering online classes as well! That way you can craft at home, on your own time! 
All products are available in store, or if you can't make it in, just call (780)458 2422 or email me and I'll mail it to you!  I'm in the process of figuring out HOW to start an online stay tuned!!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Don't "label" your supplies and 25% off SALE


Never be afraid to try something new and go out of your comfort zone! That's how you will grow as an artist, card maker & scrapbooker! I was playing around with painting on pictures after watching a video on youtube. This is definitely the case of the picture does it 0 justice, you can see it on my desk in the shop in person if you go in.

DON’T LABLE YOUR PRODUCTS!  The Horses are from Heartfelt Creations and I used the matching Die to cut them out.   Their stamps are much more traditional then I normally pick for myself (compared to Zombies and Dylusions) but that doesn't mean they can't be used for mixed media. And now I have a beautiful horse set to use for traditional cards as well. I know I mainly post mixed media, as that's my style, but I still do traditional too!! My point is, do not label your supplies as "mixed media" "card making" "scrapbooking" USE THEM ALL TOGETHER!!! Don’t be afraid to mix it up...if your a traditional scrapper....try a stamp, or use some PAINT, if your a card maker...try a layout...expanding your crafting will make you better on all fronts..and it’s good for your brain, your heart and your soul! 

Click HERE for Details about Sept 21 Guest Designer Class with Emma Lou, Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations! Learn fabulous technique for all your crafting no matter what your favourite genre is!