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Giving Legos New Life

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

Did your kids play with Legos? Did you spend a small fortune getting that bin of building blocks? And now they are grown and you still have that bin? Well, I found a place that will take your old Legos, clean them, and give them to kids in need to have something to play with.

Check it out on https://www.lego.com/en-us/sustainability/environment/replay/.

So go look in your closet and use that bin for something else to collect dust on that shelf.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using dies to stencil.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you what to do with your dies that are super intricate.

I don’t know about you but after a couple of times that I use those intricate dies I have had enough of them. All the poking, prodding, and sometimes yelling to get those little pieces out. And don’t get me started if it rips. Aaaaagggghhhhh!

So instead of using it as a die, use it as a stencil. Grab a blending brush and get some color on that card stock. Just remember after to rinse your brush and your die to get the ink off.

This is also a great way to get a bunch of cards done quickly that don’t require extra postage.

If you use this technique please post to my page, https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

And for full instructions and a video please go to https://youtu.be/aAFXSbFfR9A. If you comment before the 21st you will also get written instructions emailed to you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A tombstone from a label.

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

Are you getting ready for Halloween but don’t want to buy a ton of products only for this occasion? Then use the Ornate Frames Dies to create some tombstones.

Start with the die pictured below as well as some gray card stock. (Silver Foil 12X12 Specialty Pack used here.) Put through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine but don’t crank it all the way to the end. Instead stop and then use the Paper Trimmer or Snips to complete the tombstone.

If you create a tombstone please post on my page, https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Peaceful Prints Challenge

This is the blog post you are looking for. Drumroll please…

Here are the contest details. Take one pack of Peaceful Prints 12X12 Specialty Designer Series Paper and hold it to the side for this contest as well as another contest on October 1st and another on the 15th. Each challenge or contest will last two weeks until the next one is announced. For every entry you will get a ticket with your name on it placed in the raffle jar. The three raffle prize winners will be announced at noon on Monday, November 1.

If you do not have a pack of this paper please contact me as I have some extras.

So, what are the prizes? Stamps, of course. There is one stamp set of the Delicate Dahlias and two of the In Your Words from the host section. The first winner will have first pick and so on.

So here is the first challenge for you. Create as many projects (cards, 3D, favors, tags, etc.) from the Peaceful Prints paper as you would like that are not Christmas-y. Even though this is Christmas paper there are so many options for other uses. Each project gets one raffle ticket in the jar. All products need to be current Stampin’ Up! products. No retired please.

Take a picture of your project(s) and post a comment on the pinned post on the Facebook page, https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni. Each comment with a project will get you one ticket. Please only post one project per comment. If you post multiple photos in one comment you will only get one ticket. You have until midnight of Thursday, September 30 to post.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Here is my sample of what you can do.

Curling a ribbon.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you know how to curl a ribbon? A real piece of ribbon, not curling ribbon. Well, here goes.

  • Take a piece of ribbon and tie it however you want.
  • Spritz with Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water only until damp, not dripping.
  • Wrap around a pen, pencil, or dowel.
  • Heat with Heat Tool on low to dry.
  • Voila, curled ribbon.

If you try this technique please post a picture of your project on https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Open Day Sessions, Deal of the Month, and More!

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

I am here and ready for you during Open Day Sessions!

Sale-A-Bration has 18 days left! Don’t wait!

Deal of the Month is up for September! To read about all the great deals please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/rewards/.

Be watching in the next day or so for the invitation for Saturday’s Halloween Favors’ Class.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

And some days you just need sleep.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest so you can be recharged for the week.

Today is going to be short and sweet. Sometimes you just need to sleep and have a slow day to catch up with yourself. Allow yourself to do this and don’t feel guilty. Sometimes after working really hard you need some time to just sit.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

20 more days!

It’s Sale Saturday!

I will be in Landers today for the Craft Fair from 10-2! I will all kinds of goodies, cards, and retired products. See you soon!

We have 20 more days for Sale-A-Bration! What’s on your wish list? Is there something you need to see in person? Let me know so we can coordinate.

There is a sign up bonus right now that can save you almost the cost of the starter kit. Between the bonus bundle being offered and our regularly great deal it is a steal. Ask me for more information on this! And the only qualification is to buy or sell $300 in products a quarter. No credit report pulled and no negative anything for dropping. But this only lasts until the end of September.

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=D766P2U6. This link will be good through Saturday the 25th at 7:30 pm. To read about the Deal of the Month please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/rewards/.

If you have a friend that you have been sharing your catalog with please tell me. I get them their own copies. Please contact me!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget about the Clearance Rack!

It’s all about different perspectives.

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

Did you know that when you give back or pay it forward to someone else you have to think of that person’s needs or wants? You put aside your perspective and focus on how that other person will perceive what you are giving to them. Will it be of value to them? Does it show effort on your part? Is it something they need?

These are all questions that are considered when giving to someone else. I love how the focus shifts from myself to that other person when considering them. It forces me to look at the world through their eyes for just a moment. This allows me to understand what someone else is going through better than just reading about it. It’s the ability to broaden my perspective and hopefully gain wisdom.

What opportunities will you take to gain a different perspective?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using that pearlescent paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how beautiful that Pearlescent Paper is. The photos in the catalog do not do it justice.

So for today’s card you will need…

  • card base
  • solid color piece of card stock
  • pearlescent paper
  • 3d wintry embossing folder
  • ribbon
  • label
  • ink
  • blending brush
  • peaceful moments stamp set

For complete instructions and to see how to create this card as well as another please go to https://youtu.be/blhFnNk4nNU.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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