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Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.

It’s Sale Saturday! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.

Have you seen the Darling Donkeys yet? The Ombre paper? What’s your favorite? For me, it’s hard to choose. It really depends on the day.

But I do need to remind you to not wait to order. Sale-A-Bration this year is only through the end of February, not March. Yes, it changed this year. But don’t feel short changed. We only have Sale-A-Bration from January through February because we also get to Sale-A-Brate again in July and August. That’s right. Another whole time to Sale-A-Brate.

This also changes the brochures. There is only one brochure, not a second or even third. There will be an additional flyer with two new stamp sets with coordinating dies starting in February, but not a whole other brochure.

So if you would like to order please use host link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=K29JUKXE to help Jodi to earn FREE products through Monday night at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When silence is comfortable.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Recently I had a moment to sit down with a few people and just breathe. It was interesting to me how different things are when you know someone fairly well versus not hardly.

When you are just getting to know someone you tend to fill the air with conversation. There is not much dead time or quiet in the conversation.

When you know someone fairly well the conversation tends to lend itself to whatever comes. There might be quiet in the air and it is okay.

Have you paid attention to who you feel comfortable being quiet with?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Acetate overlays, coloring on metal, and more.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have four cards to show you. Four! I have two pictured below but two more bonus ones on the video (also below).

Here is the list of supplies you will need to create these two cards and the bonus ones too.

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock
  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock
  • Fine Art Floral 12X12 Designer Series Paper
  • Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Mossy Meadow Ink Pad
  • Rococo Rose Ink Pad
  • Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend
  • Gems
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set

To watch how all four cards were created please go to https://youtu.be/H10KFGUdHKs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Coloring metal.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

You know that the Stampin’ Blends do a great job bringing life to a stamped image on card stock. But, did you know that the Stampin’ Blends can also be used to color metal, glass, clay, and more? In this case I colored the new Heart Charms.

When coloring on a surface that is not porous like card stock you need to give it time to dry. So color your charm, embellishment, whatever and then create your card. On the last step don’t forget to attach your colored charm.

Join me tonight on the Facebook Live to see this in action.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mixing and matching.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are going to mix and match.

I’ve taken some scraps of foil papers and blended them with care. First I cut them out of the Tasteful Labels Dies and then embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I want you to remember that just because there is a pine tree on something doesn’t mean it is just for Christmas.

For the background I took the Mossy Meadow Card Stock and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Queen) with the Woodland Embossing Folder.

It’s okay to mix and match pine trees with birch branches.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class is this week!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

The Card Class invitation is out and ready for you! Here is the flyer!

From left to right…we will create a sidestep card with springy donkey, slimline card with masked blending using the new blending brushes, and a cute daisy card. You will also get a bonus to help you get ready for Valentine’s Day.

The deadline to reserve your seat for Thursday is tonight! There is one seat left at Thursday’s session.

The deadline to reserve your seat for Saturday is by Wednesday! There are no seats left for the morning session and one left for the afternoon.

Let me know which session you will be attending!

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=K29JUKXE which will be good through tonight at 7:30 pm. Be looking in tomorrow’s weekly highlights or the pinned post on my page (https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) for the new link.

There are also still a few items on the Clearance Rack to check out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. I almost forgot. And Open Day! I have seats tonight.

How to release tension.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on rest to get recharged for the week.

Have you ever felt your muscles knotted up and tight? For me this is a daily occurrence. When crafting and sitting in one position I tend to get a bit tense or my muscles get fatigued. So what’s the answer? For some it might be to get a massage. For others it might be to go run or work out.

As I was searching for images for rest I came across this article talking about how yoga positions can help to release your psoas. (Psoas are a certain group of muscles that help to stabilize your spine.) So I’ve included the chart they gave for a quick reference.

If you would like to read the entire article please go to https://myergonomicchair.com/psoas-release/#header1.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New Catalog is Live!

It’s Sale Saturday! If you are looking for a deal I am not sure you will find many right now. Instead you will find a new Mini Catalog and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure that have just started with a bonus inside.

What is the bonus you ask? The bonus is five packs of paper for FREE with sign up. Now don’t groan and roll your eyes yet. Here are some things I think you should know about being a demonstrator.

  • If your wish list is long you might want to consider being a demonstrator strictly for the 20% off right from the start.
  • It is $99 plus tax to sign up with no shipping. You get $125 in products that you choose plus the five packs of paper.
  • You do not need to teach classes, but you can.
  • You do not need to have customers, but you can.
  • You do not need to ask your family to order, but you can.
  • There is nothing at all that you need to do except (here’s the hook) order or buy $300 worth of product a quarter. (So if you already buy over $75 a month with me you might consider this option.)
  • There is nothing negative that happens if you drop. Not to your credit or with me or anything. The only negative is that you are no longer an active demonstrator and you no longer get your discount.

So how does this change things for you when you sign up?

  • You have to submit your own orders. (That’s why you get 20% off.)(I am still here for questions.)
  • You come to Card Class (or any $15 class) for just $5.
  • You get gifts from me for your birthday, stamp-a-versary, and at least quarterly.

If this is something you are thinking about then contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Usually I am talking about a recent event or something that has happened. Occasionally I will talk about what a local group is doing to help. But today I thought I would talk about an organization that makes it easy to clean out your closet.

This company is helping you to re-use a box that you stuff with household items. You then print the label and ship it off to them. It’s that easy. And, yes, it is tax deductible.

So if you don’t want to go out to donate locally, you still can. The Give Back Box finds a local charity and gives it to them.

To read more about this please go to https://www.givebackbox.com.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to stamp with no ink.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I wanted to show you how to create a card with no ink. So here goes.

We have some great dies that make up for not having ink. In this case I am using “Always Dies” to create an elegant, un-inked look.

For this card here is the list of supplies you will need:

  • Thick Whisper White (or Basic White) Card Stock
  • Real Red Card Stock
  • Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Red Foil Sheet
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets (Sahara Sand)
  • Adhesive Sheet
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Always Dies
  • Stampin’ Seal +

For complete instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/h2Wq-RuQNCA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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