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Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweet Fairy Mixed Media Journal Class:Book early for FREE stamp


Mixed Media Fairy Journal Class
Tuesday Nov 12, 6:30-9:30
*$39 includes Class paints 
Instructor Dawn
Please bring your OWN Journal or 12x12 Sheet of Ranger Manilla Card Stock covered with either Tim Holtz Tissue or old book paper (only glue back side, not front)  and Clear Gessoed. If you don't have clear Gesso, water down your white.  If you're NEW and not sure WHAT the heck this is, just pop in and I'll show you. 
Max 18

In this months sweet Mixed Media Class you will be learning how to play and manipulate different brands of paints while you paint a fabulous background and some sweet little fairies that are stamped, no drawing skill required!  We'll also be using VIVA DECORE's NEW VIVA GOLD METALLICS! This journal spread is so glimmery!!! Please only bring supplies listed, we will be sitting 4/table in order to share paint and you won't have room on table for big kit bags. 
Supply List: Gelly Roll pens in White, Black, Metallic Green, Blue and Red; Black Archival Ink, blending tool with foam, 3 size paint brushes like in picture, SUPER fine, small, large;Paint cup and a few sheets of paper towel,  2x sponges (just cut up a sponge into 2x2"), Foam Stamping Mat, Stamp Blocks, ANY flower Stencil ( I used Dylusions 9x12); Pearl Pens (Black & White) to finish at home
OPTIONAL to omit wait time: Dylusions stamps Doodle Parts and Further Around the Edge
*No coupon allowed in this class


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas Chimney Advent Box Calendar Class

Christmas Chimney Advent Box Calendar
Instructor: sherry
November 30
4-8(this time includes putting the advent structure together!!)
$80(includes the KaiserCraft Wood Chimney advent calendar $51 value)
REGISTER By Saturday October 26 and SAVE $10!!!!

Join me to make this beautiful advent calendar that you can use year after year! This calendar is done in classic colors that will be beautiful in your home or a gift for a friends home! Wether you're a scrapbookers or not, this project is perfect addition for your Christmas/holiday decorations! Who doesn't love opening one drawer a day to get a fab treat?! So if you have kids who love this tradition or you're a kid at heart come make your own advent calendar and enjoy!!
This class has a sign up deadline to give us time to order all the beautiful supplies. DEADLINE for sign up is November 2.  To register call The Inked Stamper at (780) 458-2422 or pop in to see the full project and sign up then!!

Distressed inks
Gathered twigs (brown and red boxes)
Worn lipstick(red boxes)
Frayed burlap (cream boxes)
Walnut stain (distress advent)

-Basic supply kit (paper trimmer, wet adhesive(fabritac),sookwang (varying sizes, narrow will be great for this project), scissors
-white gesso
-bone folder*
-black marker
-orange marker (for snow man nose)*
-hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks*

*if you have them PLEASE bring them, if not don't stress!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lawn Fawn Christmas Layout

Hi All
Had a few minutes (no I sure didn't, but I MADE a few spare minutes) Sunday afternoon that I decided to make a scrapbook layout.  As usual it took a lot longer then I anticipated cause I custom made and altered all them embellishments, but to me, that's what makes scrapbooking fun! 
The paper I used is from Lawn Fawn, and it's so cute! FYI I've got lots of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set with Matching DIES coming in!!!! I also used wood embellishments that I painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paints and covered with Clear embossing powder.  The wood snowman and snowflake was embossed with White Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and I'm LOVING how it turned out! I also used Grunge Board and cut out the Tim Holtz Lamp post (inked and clear embossed) and Deer (layered with sookwang and covered with Bronze Glitter Ritz). I finished the layout off with added adding snow with my Snow Marker (sold out but will be back in stock asap) and sparkle bling, including that fabulous starburst cluster that I just got in stock!  Think my favourite detail is tying the tree to the car! 
I've got LOADS of new products in the shop and LOADS more coming in!!! Hope to see you down there soon. Don't forget to check out the fabulous CLASSES we are offering! Few spaces left in most.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crisp, Clean Christmas Stamp a Stack

Crisp, Clean Christmas Stamp a Stack
Friday November 8, 6:30-9:30
$49 (includes Tim Holtz CMS177 Mini Holidays NEW Christmas Stamp Set $33.50)
Instructor Dawn
Come out on Friday evening when there is NO rush, to make 12 gorgeous, Crisp, Clean, Christmas stamped cards! The price of the class includes your own Mini Holidays stamp set to insure you won’t be waiting around a long time for the stamps, then you can go home and recreate more cards yourself! We will using the masking technique, dry embossing and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder too! 3 styles x 4 each 
Supply List:
Adhesive, pop dots, scissors; Bone Folder, Coffee and Cobalt Blue Archival Ink (or your favorite shades similar); Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Blending tool with pad. Sticky back Rhinestone (you may want to bring tweezers to work with them)


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Christmas Tag Mini Album Class

Christmas Tag Mini Album
Friday November 15  6:30-9:30
Cost $33 includes 
Instructor Courteney 

MAX 17 people and this is gonna FILL quick! These tags are unbelievable STUNNING! 

The Holidays are fast approaching and Christmas is just around the corner! Come Join Courteney in this Prima Inspired, Tag Mini Album Class! In this class we will be playing with Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia's, Tim Holtz Inks, Stickles and LOTS of Layering!!!
Get your spot today call The Inked Stamper at (780)458-2422 or come in and see the full project on display! Can't wait to see you all there!!!
Of course you may choose to not ring the album together and hand the tags out as gifts too!

Supply List
Lots of foam dots, Fabri-tac, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Applicator, Sissors, Stylus & Mat, Red Ranger Stickles (I used X-Mas Red) and Matt Gel medium or Mod Podge!!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Meet up Point for CASH MOB!

I'm plunking away making tons of Christmas Cards! This one is with Heartfelt Creations Poinsettias stamp, it's ONE big background stamp!! LOVE it and if you don't have it, YOU NEED IT! Trust me! I've made loads of cards with it, using it as a background stamp like I have here, or by using the matching solid Die to cut out multiple flower layers in one cut!!
Hi All! 
I'm super excited to announce that my store is the meet up point for CASH MOB St Albert! How exciting is that! Maybe one day I'll actually get to be the mobbed store, but for now, I'm super pumped that so many people are going to hear about the store!!!  I hope you will make it down and bring some friends too! For those who don't know what CASH MOB is: once a month they "mob" one store (local owned business, not big chains)'s always a secret what store will be mobbed! The premise is YOU learn about a what local businesses are available in St Albert, YOU help your local economy by purchasing local.  They suggest you spend $20 in the store that night, and spread the word to your friends! Best advertising is word of mouth referrals!
Hope to see you there at 7pm! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Confessions of a Scrapbook Store Owner

Hi All!
Ok, it's confessions and resolution of a scrapbook store owner time; me, Dawn, owner of The Inked Stamper. 
CONFESSION: As most of you know, I've been dealing the best I can this past year after loosing my Dad. It's been very difficult and as a result, the store was not my main priority and it has suffered.  The store has gone though a lot of ups and downs, depending on how I was dealing that month. I'm sorry you had to see that, but  I wear my heart on my sleeve, always have, and always well, and I won't apologies for that. 
  I've focussed a lot on Mixed Media for a few reasons. 1) It makes me happy 2) it was my art therapy 3) It seems to make a lot of you happy as my Mixed Media Classes fill almost instantly. BUT I know it does not make ALL of you happy though. So I am going to fix that! 
Most of you know, I was trying to sell it.  My plan was to sell it to someone who could bring the store back up to it's glory, and allow me to still teach there.  Well, that never panned out, and I just didn't have it in me to close it! I almost did a few time though, but it seemed that too many "good things" kept falling in front of! 
 One of those "good things" is my STAFF! I've got a GREAT staff helping me now, not only in the store, but designing!  I have so much trust in them, and I'm so grateful for them! Another good thing was I received a nomination from  St Albert Chamber of Commerce for outstanding customer service. However, I turned it down cause at the time, I thought I was closing. The Great Canadian Carnival brought back some passion by meeting so many new people, and now seeing them in our classes and in the store is fabulous! Now I'm teamed up with Creative Events Scrapbooking; a new company dedicated to putting on wonderful crops!  And there is one other thing...but that's hush hush! 

OK onto the RESOLUTION part: I know I've been focusing on Mixed Media, and I'm so happy so many of you enjoy it and see it for the fabulous art/techniques that it involves. I do know I've been ignoring my traditional Scrapbookers and Card-makers, well here is my promise! I PROMISE to include more traditional classes on the schedule again: not just by me! Kelly, Sherry and Courteney are SO talented...and I'm trying very hard to get Nancy back. (she took a break after the birth of her 4th baby) 
And with this resolution: I promise to stock more traditional products: DIES, BLING, STAMPS for cards. Just this morning, I've placed a big Christmas Order focusing on Cards and Layouts! (don't worry Mixed Media crowd, I've got your back, I've ordered in lots of new goodies for you too!) 

So if you're reading this...and you're a traditional scrapbooker or cardmaker and you haven't popped in to The Inked Stamper in awhile...please, give me another chance! I'll do my best to make you HAPPY! And incase you didn't know: I've ALWAYS offered custom order service! I can't carry everything, but I can try to get it in for you! Please JUST ASK!

Please SHARE my store with your friends! Friends don't let Friends Scrap alone! Please LIKE my FACEBOOK page as well...I post more samples there!

I hope you enjoy the samples I made this past week to prove I can still do traditional! :) 
I'm grateful for ALL of your support


Monday, October 7, 2013


Hi All
Make sure you check out the CLASSES tab right below my pin up girl to see all the fabulous classes coming up for the rest this month!  We've already ran 3 classes this month; and 2 we're sell outs, so don't miss out on these ones! Mommy and Me is back on the schedule, traditional Scrapbooking Layout, and cards are too! Sherry has an amazing altered art box that would make a stunning gift. And due to popular demand, I'm rerunning the panpastel class again!
November's classes will be up shortly: Courtney's Christmas Tag Class is STUNNING! Sherry is designing a Christmas Countdown altered art piece, Kelly is working on Chrismtmas Cards, I'll be doing Mixed Media, Mommy and Me, plus hopefully a traditional Scrapbook Class and Christmas Class too! Lots going on!
Don't forget to pop down to the shop as well to stock up on your supplies for the up coming seasons! If there is a specific stamp set, die, paper pack, or just ANYTHING, you'd like that I don't normally stock, JUST ASK! I always custom order.  FYI please don't be scared to request classes either! We are here to make YOU happy! If there is something you want to learn, PLEASE REQUEST it!


Friday, October 4, 2013

FULL WEEKEND CROP: Croppin' with Christy

Creative Events Scrapbooking and The Inked Stamper are proud to present a full weekend Crop

Canadian Scrapbookers very own contributing writer

Join us at Apex Casino (24 Boudreau Road, St. Albert) the weekend of  October 18-20, 2013 for this amazing crop! We will provide all food and beverages for all three days, a class with Christy Riopel (project details are top secret, be prepared to have your mind blown), a gorgeous make and take, fabulous door prizes, (including a gift basket sponsored by The Inked Stamper and a chance to win your very own Big Shot!), a KICK OFF PARTY at The Inked Stamper and more! All this for only $149.

250-16 Renault Crescent, St Albert
-First 5 guest at the shop receive a Golden Ticket to 25% off 1 item*
-Crop Attendees only special shopping Discounts* 
-Door Prize
-Coffee and Cookies

Next you will move over The APEX Casino! Where you will have a 4 ft of cropping space for the entire weekend! The crop space is secured, so you can feel free to leave your items there all weekend.
Crop times
Fri 4pm-1am
Sat 9am-1am
Sun 9-2pm


Additional classes taught by Christy Riopel are available with limited seating and full class descriptions are available on our website HERE.  If you need any supplies of Christy's class list PLEASE request them in advance so I know how many to order in! THANKS!

*Discount is only available Friday night: please do not hesitate to ask if you need extended shopping time! I have kids too and understand 4-6 might not work in your schedule


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Steampunk Spells Halloween Layout Class

Steampunk Spells Halloween Layout
Monday October 21 6:30-8:30
DAY 1 REGISTRATION SPECIAL $26 (includes full package of G45 Steampunk Spells chipboard)
After day Oct 2 $35 (unless signing up as a pair, then $26)
Instructor Dawn
Max spots 12
Well you've asked...I supplied! You wanted traditional scrapbook mixed media, HERE IT IS! And let me tell you, this is NO OLD SCHOOL layout!  Packed with tons of layers, textures and techniques!  You'll be die cutting, embossing, using the Melting Pot to make your own embellishments and lots more! The class includes a full package of G45's awesome  Steampunk Spells Chipboard for you to not only customize the layout with your favourite pieces but for you to take the left overs home! Full layout may be seen in the shop.
*this layout is best designed with a horizontal picture, keep that in mind when taking pic's this Halloween! 
Supply List
Standard Kit, with Scissors, paper trimmer, pop dot and strong glue (recommend FabTac)
Paper Distressing Tool 
Blending Tool with Black Soot Distress ink OR Prima Black Chalk Edger
Crackle accents 
Optional White Gelly Roll ( I refrained from highlighting everything cause I wasn't sure if that would make it too mixed media-ish!)