The Inked Stamper-An evening of classes!!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wow it has been quite sometime since I have been on here. LIFE....sometimes it just gets in the way! There has been a lot of changes in my life, a lot of ups and downs and I have seemed to have drifted away from my creative side and I think it is time to get back to one of my greatest passions and that's art. Art in any form is simply amazing, and such a great form of expression! I have several projects I want to start so get ready to see some new ideas and new projects and maybe a few new tips and tricks that others will be able to use :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wall Sugar November Design Team Project - Christmas Spirit

Wall Sugar November Design Team Project - Christmas Spirit


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!.....oh wait it’s only November J but that’s alright Christmas is right around the bend. So when I received my Wall Sugar piece this month all I could think of was the Holidays! The possibilities were limitless with the Wall Sugar Co frame that I used.

So I started with the bare base (Wall Sugar Co Frame – Item# WSC109 12x24 frame)
I started my project by painting the outer edges and the inner edges of the plaque with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen. I wanted a very vintage, nostalgic Christmas project, and crackle paint adds that extra little flair. I know many of you are unsure of how to use crackle paint or you have had terrible luck when using it, but like anything it has a little bit of a trick to it. To make a good crackle you need to try and make a nice thick base with it. Try not to do layers, try to do one thick smooth coat. When you apply more than one coat it doesn’t dry evenly or it dries and cracks, but you are recovering it with each layer and then eventually you can end up with a very undesirable effect or worse case, no crackle at all. The thicker the coat, the better the crackle. If you are working on wood such as I did, it is best to base coat your project with an acrylic paint. This way the paint has something to crackle over instead of soaking into the wood. In this case though I wanted a progressively aging effect so I painted one think coat on and let it dry, so in some areas it soaked in and there is no crackle at all and in others it has quite a nice effect to it, as you can see below.
Next I covered the outer of the frame in Kaisercraft – Turtle Dove Collection – Baubles. This paper has a glossy embossing effect to it, plus it already has a soft brown edge to it which makes it look like it has been inked.
For the inset I used Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection – Drummers and Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Collection – December.
The poinsettias were a process. I started by using Jumbo Poinsettia by Stampendous and stamped it on xpressit copic paper using black Memento Ink. They were colored with copics. The colors are as follows:
Flower: R24 R27 R29
Leaves: YG93 YG95 YG97
Center: Y15 Y35 YR23
Colorless Blender
The flowers were then trimmed and some of the petals cut back to give dimension. I then inked them with Color Box Chalk in Chestnut Roan to give them the rustic burnished edges to create a flow through the project.
Next I used a burlap stocking by Canvas Corp and stitched all around the outer edges with Canvas Corp Red Rope – Hemp Rope. I then glued the stocking with hot glue to the frame. I then added the tags from Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection – To Froms and inked all the outer edges with Color Box Chalk – Chestnut Roan. I then hot glued them to the stocking and then hot glued two of the poinsettias.
Last I added the verse which was taken from Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection – Drummers and then I backed the verse in Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Collection – December. I then attached the verse to the frame with pop up dots. The side that drops down into the inset of the frame is a layer of three pop up dots to make the height even with the outer edge of the frame. Then I added my last three poinsettias below the verse with hot glue.
So there you have it, the completed project!
I hope you enjoyed taking the time to view my project as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Thank you for stopping by J



Garfield Happy Birthday Card...

Hello all,

It's been awhile since i have posted anything, and I am sorry, but life has gotten in my way a little for the last little bit. Hopefully I can start posting on a more regular basis again :)

Anyway, I recently made this card for my Dad for his Birthday and I thought I would share it with you all. Of course it's done in my copics lol.

The finished project...
Who doesn't love garfield :) This image just come from the internet. I often use images that are from free onlune coloring books or free clip art. Just look around. It's a nice inexpensive way to have some really great images without having to pay a fortune for a ton of different stamps!!!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Free product from Wall Sugar Co....

Hey everyone,
Wall Sugar
How many of you out there LOVE Wall Sugar Co as much as me? And how many of you would like to have some Wall Sugar product.....FOR FREE!!!! It's get your free Wall Sugar Co product, just let your local scrapbook store know that you want to see Wall Sugar Co products in their store....if they become a retailer let us know that you recommended them, you'll receive a great Wall Sugar pkg!!

Just in case you can't wait that long or you just have to get your hands on some product now, then just go to the link below to satisfy all you Wall Sugar needs! ;)
Thanks for stopping by ;)

Monday, September 10, 2012


Hello all,

So like many of you i have a "bucket list" of all the things i NEED to do before i die, or get too comes first i suppose! One of the things on that bucket list was to be published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!!! Well i am pleased to announce that in this months September 2012 Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine i had two projects published!!! Not only is it my first publication and my magazine of choice, but it allows me to cross yet another item off my bucket list!

Here are the projects that were published...

For the Record...
Fort Steele...
I hope you enjoy viewing my projects as much as i enjoy creating them!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Roses For Your Birthday...

Hello all,

Here is another card i made using copics and a clip art image from google...

The card measures 5x6. This is the finished project...
I started with this clip art image.
Black tule
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends - Remnant
American Crafts white cardstock
Westers Pages - Romance (eyelet ribbon)
Websters Pages - Botanical (brown cruched velvet ribbon)
Prima Vintage Trinkets - crystal dew drop
Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden (butterfly stamp)
Kaiser Kraft - Life Sentiments (inside saying)
Stampendous - Orchid Greetings (Happy Birthday stamp)
Ranger black Archival Ink
Copics - Roses - RV21 RV23 RV25 RV29 0
Copics - Leaves - YG61 YG63 YG67 0
Copics - Stem - YG95 0
Once again the finished project...
The inside...
Note: The butterflies are stamped on AC white cardstock with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I then cut them out and inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I like the fact that both the inside and outside of the card has that little extra dimension using the cut out butterflies!
I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as i enjoyed creating it!
Thanks for stopping by :)