Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Today’s topic is very close to home. In fact it lives in my home and has since I got married. It’s band life. Jazz, marching, choir, dixie, rock, ska, drum line, swing, metal…you name it I bet it’s been played in this house.

As most of you know I took on president of the Yucca Valley Music Boosters Association on June 1. I knew I could make a difference or an impact not only on my daughter’s senior year, but on 200 other kids as well. No, I wasn’t looking for another project but sometimes you just have to get it done.

I know you’re sitting here reading this thinking where’s the hook? How much will this cost me this time? Yes, it will cost, but only if you choose to participate. I am asking everyone if they would like to give $20 (more or less). I will combine whatever comes in to be given under the name of the “Red Door Crafters”. I will be collecting until September 15.

Here are the sponsorship packages so you know what they look like.

If you want to give on your own you can go to http://www.yvhsmusic.com.

If you can’t give or would simply like to see what happens then come to an expo, game, or event. Tonight is the first one at 6:30 at Yucca Valley High School. Let me know that you are coming since it’s on the back side of the campus.

Thank you for being a part of this crazy, crafty group.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. If you have a cause or organization you are passionate about please email me details at reddoor@stampingwithjoni.com. I would love to feature anything our “family” is giving towards for our give back Fridays.

Back to school card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we sing “inch worm, inch worm…”. Did that just play in your head?

As everyone is getting ready for back to school (unless you have survived it) I am going back to the drawing board. Today’s card has a chalkboard or blackboard for the mat. I thought about that last night as I was shooting the Live, are there even chalkboards any longer? Or is everything a dry erase board or even a smart board. Nevertheless, here’s a chalkboard with an inch worm for back to school.


He’s easy to create. Grab a white card base, daffodil delight mat, basic black inner mat, and some scraps of granny apple green. Add a chalk marker and some google eyes and you are ready to go.

In the video, not only do I show you how to make this card, but I also show you some more new products from the Holiday Catalog. Come pick up your copy at the Open House on Saturday! Here’s the video link…https://youtu.be/U3oSMZ67asQ

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Scoring is not always for folding.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using the scoring tool to not create a fold. Instead the embossed image will be for texture or emphasis. So grab your trimmer, stylus and a ruler, or your score board and start scoring with me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using Memories & More to Meet in the Middle!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes you are trying to create a quick card and it just doesn’t seem to come together. You don’t want to cut another piece of card stock but all your scraps are just a bit too short. Then grab some Designer Series Paper or a Memories & More scrap and place it in the middle. Simply cut and trim so it looks like it is supposed to be that way.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cheryl’s Class and the Open House!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week! There’s quite a bit so hold on for this wild ride.

On Wednesday Cheryl’s Card Class is happening in Yucca Valley. Please let me know by tonight if you are planning on attending.

If you cannot attend and you still want to place an order either contact me or use host code M4G4YQ7H.

The invitation is just out for the Holiday Catalog Open House this Saturday! Drop by any time from 10-1.

And if you want to place an order quickly…Jodi’s order gets submitted tonight at 7:30. Please use host code 3EDTMSUU for Jodi.

Save the date for Heidi’s class on August 24.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting at the cinema.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to get some rest, break from the routine, and just have some fun.

So for today I slept in, will actually cook some breakfast (and not just grab something), and then head off to the movies tonight to escape for just a bit. I believe Spiderman is on the screen tonight. I think my favorite movie of all time is the Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, or the Wizard of Oz. What’s yours?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Holiday Catalog is Coming!

It’s Sale Saturday! Do you hear the bells? The sleigh bells? I know it’s August but the Holiday Catalog is about to go live. Have you told me that you want your copy?

You can pick up your copy at the Open House on the 17th or I will have times the following week that I will be available both in 29 Palms as well as in Yucca Valley. If you are not local I will mail it to you for FREE!

But, for now, the clearance rack has some great deals! Go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack.

To help Jodi please use host code 3EDTMSUU that will be good until Monday evening at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s the little nudges.

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

Sometimes it’s the little nudges that keep you going. Yesterday I opened my mailbox to this card.

Good friends know when you are a little weary and need a nudge.

So when you hear that still small voice saying call Jennifer, text John, mail a card…whatever, please answer. Don’t ignore it. There’s a reason you are being nudged. It might just be what someone needs to get over the hump and to not slide back down the hill they just climbed.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mini curvy boxes, bells, and more!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I know it’s August but around here it’s beginning to look like the fall and Christmas. Or maybe I’m just hoping for cooler weather.

For today I am showing you the new mini curvy boxes and they even have bells on. 🙂

The tag is colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers and the balls on the toes are touched with our new Shimmery Crystal Effects.

To look at more products or how these were created please go to https://youtu.be/vxWXw7wCRA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper as a ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I want to talk to you about using paper as a ribbon.

Sometimes a fabric ribbon does not seem to match. It’s dyed to be the same color but with the texture it just doesn’t seem to go. This is when you rely on your paper instead. Take a narrow strip of paper and glue down much like a ribbon. It will match!

This card will be created at Cheryl’s Card Class on the 14th. Here’s the invitation.

Let me know if you would like to come!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂