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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

June's Class Line Up

Time Traveler Epic Layouts
June 5, 6:30-9:30
$78.50 (MASSIVE Kit)
Instructor Dawn
Limited to 12 only
As most of you know, I went to Prima Art Venture, and I am so glad I did as it brought back my love of traditional scrapbooking! So I am very proud to announce this class, which includes 2, single layouts featuring Prima’s brand new Time Traveler Collection! I channeled Cari Fennel (Prima educator) when I designed these layouts and I know you’re going to be pleased as punch with them! ( and SHOCKED that I made them lol)  UBER layered and packed full of embellishments! We’ll be playing with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powders, Prima Color Bloom Sprays, Faber Castell Gelatoes and lots and lots of Prima embellishments! PLUS you will be going home with LOADS of extras including your full Time Traveler Collection Pad minus the paper you use! Kit retail value alone is $65!!

Supply List
Standard tool kit with paper trimmer and lots of foam pop dots,  Paper Distressing Tool (STRONGLY recommend Prima Comfort Distress Tool), Fabri-Tac, Black Ink with Applicator (I used Metalic Carbon Chalk Edger)

Botanical Tea Tag Box
Date: Wednesday June 11
Time: 6:30-9:30
Total: 10
Get your fussy cutting scissors ready!! Join Courteney in the Decretive Tag box using Graphic 45's New Botanical Tea paper line. You will be decorating and embellishing the G45 box as well as 3 tags that fit perfectly! Each kit comes with a 8x8 Botanical Tea paper pack. So u will have lots if paper to play with after!!! Call The Inked Stamper today to get your spot at 780-458-2422 or come on in to see the full project on display. Hope to see you all there.

Supply List
Fabri-Tak, score tape, bone folder, scissors AND lots pop dots.

Positively Pretty Steampunked Prima
Saturday June 14, 11-1pm
$24 (Includes Prima Pricilla Doll Stamp)
NEW Instructor Kassandra  
10 max

Please welcome The Inked Stampers NEWEST Designer Kassandra! Get your Steampunk on and join Kassandra in making this Steampunk Prima Girl 8x10 Canvas board with your fabulous Prima “Pricilla” Mixed Media stamp for to take home! You will be getting your hands messy painting, using embossing folders, matte meduim, and learning how to get an aged/grunge look to paper thats been painted and embossed. This class is perfect for adults and for kids who are wanting to learn some great mixed media technique! Age 9+ may be dropped off without a parent, or why not take the class together for some bonding time! *If Mom and child taking class together, you may choose another Mixed Media Doll stamp.
  Call The Inked Stamper today to get your spot at 780-458-2422 or come on in to see the full project on display. Hope to see you all there.

Supply List
Matte meduim and brush to apply it, scissors, paint brush, gesso, black marker, fabri-tac, pop dots, thin sook wang, glue pen, black soot Tim Holtz paint (if you don't have thats ok, it'll just speed up the process) heat gun (if you don't have thats ok too)


Steampunk Diva Mixed Media Class
Tuesday June 24, 6:30-9:30
Instructor Dawn
I can’t tell you how good it is to be teaching classes again! I’ve missed you my Mixed Media Peeps! I can’t wait to blow your mind with this months Mixed Media Class, I’m telling you, I had a grin ear to ear while designing it! Not only will you be learning how to make a spectacular background with the wonderfully lustrous Prima Color Bloom Sprays & Dina Wakley Paints, you’ll receive a fabulous kit full of prima embellishment to kit your page up too! Usually I’m a “flat” kinda girl, but not this month! This layout is full of Vintage Trinkets, Junkyard Findings and alphabet stickers! Class fee includes your embellishments and used of class sprays. Please check the supply list  for the few additional supplies required.
As all my mixed media classes, it is YOUR choice what you craft on: recommendation Dylusions large Art Journal: Ranger Manilla 12x12 or Watercolor paper

Supply List: looks long, but it's household stuff too. (* please bring own non stick craft mat’s from now on*)
 Dina Walkey Stencil: Affirmation, Dina W. Mask: The Basics, Dina W Lapis Paint (blue); White Gesso w/paint brush, Gel Medium w/paint brush; Pallet knife; Fabri-Tac, Scissors, Craft knife with cutting mat; Black, Brown Permanent Ink pads (Archival); small paint brush; water cup, paper towel, baby wipes
**Optional but highly recommended Faber Castell Neutral Aqua Grip Set  ($17.25 a set): and Bloom Girl Stamp "Joy" ***



Friday, May 16, 2014

My Gratitude...and what's up in the shop!

The Inked Stamper
Scrapbook and Mixed Media Boutique
9420 McKenney Ave, St Albert, AB
(780) 458-2422

Hi All!
I can't believe how quickly time has been flying! I've been working so hard this year with all the new improvements I've been making to the shop! As I'm sure you are aware, we have moved locations to serve you better now! The new space is MUCH larger and includes a gorgeous boutique store front, followed by a VERY large workshop space behind it! If you haven't had a chance to pop down yet, please do so, we'd love to see you!
I've also been very busy working on bringing in lots of BIG TALENT! Yup, big name designers are line up all the ways to 2015! Here is just the 2014 line up!
 May 23 Limor Webber ( 1 spot left)
June 17,18,19 Dina Wakley  (limited spaces)
July 2,3 Finnabair (almost sold out)
October 17,18,19 Donna Downey (class announcements in August)

I've also been busy sourcing out NEW LOCAL talented ladies to come in and teach! Watch out for their class announcements shortly!  Plus, Courteney and I attended Prima Art Venture to expand out techniques! I'm so happy to have learned so many ideas and broadened my love for scrapbooking again! I've got 2 layout classes planned out already!   I want to offer a huge array of crafting styles for ALL of you! Without YOUR support, I would not have a store! Every class and crop sign up matters, every small purchase matters, and I appreciate it all 100%.  I am always so grateful when YOU support my shop! In return, I always promise to offer you fabulous customer service from all of my amazing staff; great prices ALL the time with NO membership fee or Coupon required;  and smile every time you come in for a visit! 

I know a lot of you have been patiently waiting for my online store to be fully stocked, and I'm happy to say, the wait should only be a few more days! I've passed this job onto to one of my techie peeps and she is doing it up as we speak!  My next job on hand will be learning how to record Online Classes!  I'm doing everything I can to reach you all!
I'm also passing along my web site to my wonderful friend, designer and staff member Courteney so she too can keep this web site update when I'm too busy with "behind the scene" store gunk! LOL!

Lastly, I will leave you with a Dina Wakley tutorial.  We still have a few spaces left in Dina's 4 hour classes ( full day one is Sold Out) . Classes are NOT just for those who art journal, these techniques look beautiful of cards and background for scrapbooking! Do not miss out, and do not be intimidated! Watch how easy Dina makes it look on the video below! You can sign up online 24/7 CLICK HERE


Thursday, May 8, 2014



My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair (pronounced Finavar). I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland.

I'm a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. I've been creating since 2007, started scrapbooking in 2008-2009 and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally addicted. 
 My projects are mostly media-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many more. I believe in power of recycling and upcycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main source of inspiration and creative energy. 
I'm a full time designer and artist and as an experienced traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, scrapbooking, art jouraling and more. I create as a freelance designer for scrapbooking magazines (from Russia, Sweden, USA, Great Britain, Germany and France) and international shops. I design projects, products and work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013), Sizzix UK (design team member since 2012) and 7 Dots Studio ( product designer since 2011).


Mixed-Media Paper Layout Class
July 2 11am-3pm
$130+GST  In store registration
Max 24 people

This paper layout class is based on mixedmedia and scrapbooking techniques such as using little scraps of paper for basic composition, wide range of mediums and texture tools as well as lots of embellishments to create one-of-a kind, personalized project.
The final project is texture heavy, lively and grungy in one: it is which is the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got – the imagination is the limit! During this class I will share my experience in building composition, background and adding final touches to the page, I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is possible with all kinds of supplies – it's great moment to look again at your embellishments! I will try to inspire you to discover possibilities of using art supplies such as sprays, gels and paint giving your scrapbooking pages the uniqueness, personal touch and new look. I will show finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process and I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers. I will demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, using tools, scrapbooking supplies and flea market objects.

  • Mixed-Media Canvas Class
  • July 2, 5-9pm
  • $130 + GST In store  registration
  • 24 max
Do you ant to create really artsy, dimensional and grungy collage, but you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative process is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house! Remember there are no boundaries: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, including my favorite set of embellishments and textures, colored with my favorite paints and mixed-media products. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different supplies such as gesso, gel medium, spray paint, scrapbooking embellishments and found objects to get layers, details and unique, grungy look on your project.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced students (really!) – let’s get our fingers dirty together!

July 3 11am-3pm
$130 +GST In-store registration
Max 24

Daydreamer – Mixed-media Collage Class on canvas. Selection of intriguing techniques based on  found objects or embellishments, texture, gels, black gesso, pigments and acrylic paints.

“Daydreamer” is mixed-media collage portrait on canvas created in my signature style: rich composition with deep, contrasting colours, light and shadow and finally  focusing on a touch of beautiful, metallic glazes. This class will take you for a journey through the range of intriguing and  versatile mixed-media techniques  such as heavy embellishing, using gel mediums, spraying and shimmering acrylic paints giving you a possibility of playing and experimenting in the inspiring creative process. This is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organizing your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere close in our reach: in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens... with the presented techniques all these options are possible...and there is a high chance you will never throw away a piece of plastic, metal or fabric away!
During this 4h long class I will share my experience in creating rich, multi-layered projects and help you create your own collage breaking the whole process into small, easy to follow steps. I'll explain the tools, paints and mediums we will be using and give tips how to get the best possible results.  We'll make our fingers dirty and get some creative wind in our hair together – there are no limits in creativity!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both 
for advanced and beginning students.

Industrial Baroque
July 3 5pm-9pm
$130 + GST In Store Registration 
24 people Max

Paper Layout Classes based on mixed-media and scrapbooking techniques. Their common part is multi-layering, richness of techniques. using a wide range of mediums and loads of  elements to create one-of-a kind, personalized project. Industrial Baroque is time for making your fingers dirty, creativity flowing and pushing the boundaries of your imagination. 
Grunge is a style, which is, in my opinion, the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got. You may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias and inks… Grunge is usually considered as “boyish” or “men” style, but I'd like to convince you that it also as the more feminine, crazy, eclectic side – let's call it “industrial baroque”.
 During classes I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is not hard at all - and the only boundaries you have are those made by your imagination! I will make you look again at your embellishments and how you possibilities of using everyday objects as a part of your composition, giving them the uniqueness, personal touch and grungy style. I will show you finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process. On each class I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers and demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get baroque look of your project.
"Industrial Baroque" is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.

*online registration will have a $5 surcharge due to fees, thank you for your understanding