The Inked Stamper-An evening of classes!!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Check it out...Thank you 7 Gypsies!!!

Check it out....7 Gypsies chose me for there facebook friday artist pick!!! eeeeek, it's very exciting!!!

Just realized the link isn't working so i added a photo :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Burlap Flower

Ok, so i've had this burlap flower idea in my head for the last few days, so tonight i headed down to my art room to see if i could muster up the creation that was rolling around in my mind. I am very pleased with the way it turned out! I just took a gluber by Cosmo Cricket and some burlap (which you can get in rolls at Michaels) and some pleated netting trim, then took one of these funky vintage metal buttons i have, and presto this is what you get......

Friday, December 2, 2011

Karen Foster 3-D Peek-A-Box Advent Calendar

So for the last week i have been working on a couple of advent calendars for my children. I picked up two of the Karen Foster 3-D Peek-A-Box advent calendars, and a couple packages of Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas 12 x 12 paper packs. I also dug out the copics and used CTMH (Close to my Heart) stamp set Share the Magic (D1443). Such a cute set, and so much you can do with it!

I ended up making four calendars, two for my children and two for a friends children. I made two versions of the advent calendar using the same paper pack. One for the boys using green and reds, and one for the girls using pinks and mint greens. Both are equally cute but the color difference is such a contrast that it's hard to believe the paper all came from the same pack!

So i started with the stamped images and then colored them in with the copics. I just tried to match the paper the best i could so that there wasn't a huge contrast between my paper and my stamped images!

Here is a close up of the Santa i used.

The boy version...a work in progress!

The finished poduct of the boy version.

And this is the girl version! It's hard to believe it's the same paper pack, crazy, but i love it.

This is one of the resons i love Echo Park so much. I like the variety in each paper pack, it leaves the creativity door open SO wide!!!! Anyway, that is my Christmas project done, now onto finishing my Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"It's All Fun & Games" Winter Crop

So on November 19th i headed to Rocky Lane AB to teach classes for fundraiser supporting there Headstart program. What a wonderful crop hosted by Tammy Predovic and Heather Batt. And what a wonderful cause. This was there second year of an annual crop for them. I am very greatful for the invite to there event to teach classes. So this is what i came up for there crop.

Make & Take #1 a simple card

Make & Take #2 Gift Pockets

Class #1 Just Dance

Class #2 Bakers Tray

Monday, November 28, 2011

Scrap "til you Drop 2011

So this year was my second year attending the Peace River Scrap 'til you Drop scrapbooking event hosted by Jenn Thietke and Megan Curry, and what a great event. This year it was hosted on October 21, 22, and 23. This year i was invited to teach, and wow i had a great time, seriously what an amazing bunch!!!

So i taught seven classes there this year, and i had so much fun. The ladies who took the classes were just simply wonderful. And the food, well, words dont describe just how awesome it is!!! If you haven't been to this crop you should definitely check it out for next year, it's an annual event!!!

So here are the classes i did.

Corrugated Alterations


another view of villalicious

Villalicious with a view of the front and back cover of the mini album that goes inside it.

Vintage ticket holder

Super scissors

Close up of supper scissors.

Meet me at the 5 & Dime, two page layout. 

Pop the top. 

Fruit-tastic, two page layout.

Someone New

So on October 21, 22, and 23 i attended the "Scrap "til you Drop" scrapbook event in Peace River, and while i was there i met a wonderful women by the name of Sandy Hobbs (which we also had the pleasure of meeting at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival this year as well), and she is the owner of a scrapbooking store by the name of Scrapbooking Fanatics ( She recently purchased this store from Jayme and is located in Sturgeon County. She has super great prices and a wonderful selection of items plus she will ship any where, and she is a wonderful person! Also she offers free shipping on orders over $100, how awesome is that? I know i love free shipping. She also told me that if she doesn't have the item or items you are looking for, just contact her directly and she will be happy to try and find what you need. I love love love stores like this!!!! So check her out ladies!

Staying current

Ok so from now on i am going to try and stay more current! I guess of late i have been kind of a slacker. But i promise to get my butt in gear and start posting more stuff on a regular basis. Maybe even some contests and prizes in the future perhaps!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birthday card....

I was on the circut circle forum, and i came across a women named Kat who had posted "103 and still going strong". She is hosting a birthday party for a dear friend that is turning 103 on September 1. She is  planning just a beautiful celebration for her friend. Her theme is Riding thru the decades, and she has arranged for vintage cars to take her dear friend around the block to celebrate. Some of the cars include a Model T and a 57 chevy. Also since the women is turning 103 she wanted her to receive 103 Birthday Cards, in honor of her years! So i volunteered to make a card. How wonderful is Kat, so thoughtful, to honor her friend in such a way!!!! Just a simply amazing story, such kindness that is very rare now a days!!! Kat was kind enough to let me take part and accepted my offer to make a card for her dear friend, and this is what i came up with...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Canvas Flower... this is me tooting my own horn...TOOT TOOT...LOL. So i'm sitting downstairs in my craftroom, and i am working on this project, and i NEED a canvas flower for it. And i know there are flowers out there, but i couldn't find anything that i thought would suit my project. So today i stopped at the fabric store and bought some lightweight canvas material. Now keep in mind that i wanted a huge canvas flower! So after playing around with the fabric for a little bit, this is what i came up with. I am loving it, and it is huge, it's as big as my whole hand!!! What do you think?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Playing with copics...

Ok so here is a fun thing i've been playing with...copics...but not just copics...the copic airbrush system! So much fun i tell ya!!! So i started with plain white prima flowers, and then my colors were Y and BV colors from the copic line. To give the illusion of high points i started and highlighted with a very light B color from the copic line, then started layering in other colors lighter to darker. I yellowed the center to start and then re sprayed it at the end. I took some hemp twine and lightly colored it a matching yellow to the center.

So here are my pieces after i was done airbrushing...

so i threaded the hemp twine all the way through the flower and the button and then tied it. I put a little spot of tape runner between each layer and a little behind the button, just to hold it in place while i was pushing holes to thread the hemp twine through the button! And this was my finished product.

Hope you like it!!!

A few of my favorite layouts...

So these are a few of my favorite layout's i have done!

This is one of the things i really like to do. I like to take a whole bunch of random things and little knicknacks in co-ordinating colors, and then put one piece that's a random color. (notice the one blue button)

YAY glimmer mist...LOVE IT!!!

Liquid glass is also another fav of mine, i used it on the frame in this layout. I also like to use paint on my pages, i added the green paint, it's kind of a nice switch from inking, which i do ALOT of!

I also really like cork can cut them with your cricut or you can buy them pre-cut, but either way they match any layout and sometimes they just give that little something extra!!!

Another thing i like to do is re-create the background and bring it to the fore-ground, like i did with the cherry blossoms, that way your ideas don't get lost on a too busy page!

Vintage Mini Album

Here is a vintage mini album i created....not sure what to put in it yet...Maybe it should be a gift card holder or maybe i should fill it with ATC's or maybe vintage family photo's. Right now it's displayed in my scrapbooking room!

Front cover...

a close up of the bindings...

a couple of the inside pages...

a couple more of the insdide pages...

Back cover!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tile me up

Another 12 x 12 two page layout, which i did for a class. Sometimes it's just fun to start with a completely white background, and then see what happens...well this is what happened to mine! Notice the paper...that's right October Afternoon (my fav). I love inking and stamping to create or spice up backgrounds, so i had a ton of fun doing this layout!!! I also have 5 kits available for this class for $30.00 if interested.

The picture for some reason really washes out this layout, it's really rich in color which doesn't really show in the picture!

Here's a close up of the Rosettes...Tim Holtz die strip of course!

Return to Elegance

Here is a two page 12 x 12 layout that i did for a class as well. I LOVE black and white photo's so i really enjoyed coming up with this layout. Also anything to do with music notes or clocks is also a favorite of mine! I have 3 kits left for this class for $30.00 each incase anyone is interested.

A moment in time

Here is a simple 12 x 12 layout i did...yes that's right i scrap without pictures, but i like to do things that way, and why do you ask, because without pics, i have no distractions, so i am free to create without having to worry if i'm matching a photo or not! Then later i match up the perfect photo...or i save the layout until the perfect picture comes along!

Undeniably Tinful

I love altering tins, with Tim Holtz adirondack inks!!! I also decked out the flowers with glimmer mist (another of my ultimate fav's) So here is another of my tins. It is a tea tube. Super cute, it's about the size of a spary paint can.

Vintage Mini Pop

Here is a super cute mini album that i made, which was actually another class i taught. So the concept came from a card. Basically what you do is double the card and you have a mini album. I made it one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE paper lines which is October love love their paper!!! I'm pretty sure it's bordering on an obsession...LOL. I have 1 of these kits left from the class if you would like to do one. They are $30.00 each. So anyways this is what i created. Hope you like it.

So this is the front of the mini album....

and this is the inside, once you open the mini album!

*Tray Bien*

Here is a tray that i ran a class for in both Peace River and High Level. It's done on a 7gypsies tray....i LOVE 7gypsies, always something interesting with them to challenge yourself. So anyway, this is what i come up with.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flower centers

So here is a crazy idea i had...see we are back to the insanity thing...LOL. So what i did is take a non stick craft sheet and glop a quite thick circle of hot glue on it and then quckly before it dries, sprinkle beads or glitter, or whatever you desire on it, and when it dries it's stuck to the glue. Just make sure you have good coverage, you don't want to see any of the glue!

Tinfully Inspired

So here in High Level Alberta, we host a huge scrapbooking fundraiser each year, and it is always based around a childrens organization. It is the Go All Night Fundraiser. This year will be the 5th annual fundraiser!!! So last year one of the classes i did was a Maya Road Lunch Break Tin, which are now sadly discontinued. I thought you might enjoy a peek at it!!!

I will be a better blogger :)

Ok, i swear i will be a better blogger. I guess i just couldn't bring myself to come here because i think i may be afraid of this whole blogging thing...YIKES!!! They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but i'm pretty sure that if i keep at this i could actually lose my fears and get good at it :) But i guess we will see!