Letting the stamps stand on their own.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Sometimes the stamps just need to stand on their own.  Some stamps don’t need anything behind them except simplicity so they stand out.  This is very apparent with any of our “distinctive” sets.  They appear to be 3D with only one stamp.  They are simply amazing.  Take a look.

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This is the rose out of the Healing Hugs stamp set.  This is only one stamp with Merry Merlot.  If you would like to ask more questions or know which other stamps are considered distinctive please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

Managing the week.

It’s Management Monday!  Did you ever realize how much more you get done when you have planned things out and aren’t running everywhere getting things half done?  So let’s get this week off on a good foot.

On Thursday we will be out at Betty’s in Yucca Valley to create 3 cards.  If you are interested in attending please let me know before Tuesday night.

On Saturday at 9:30 we will be gathering in front of Palm Kabob House on Adobe Road for the Pioneer Days Parade that begins at 10 am.  Let me know that you are coming in case you need a chair and so I can leave space for you.

After the parade I will be going to get lunch at Palm Kabob.  Join me if you would like.

And at 1:30 we will have our Rainy Day Card Class.  I’m sorry for postponing but the roads and weather were just not cooperating.  Thank you for your understanding.  If you would like to attend the class please RSVP before Wednesday.  There will be a bonus card since we will have just come back from lunch.  So drinks but no food.  Hope to see you Saturday!

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And just a little jump ahead.  Save the date for the Stamp-A-Stack class on the 27th.  The invitation will be coming out today or tomorrow.

If you would like to order online please use host code NTGZX6ZK to help Jodi.  This code will be up until 9 pm tonight.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me or stop by.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Forceful rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  Are you resting today?  I hope you are not having to find your front yard after all the rain we’ve had up here in the high desert.

I find it funny that sometimes we overbook ourselves and Mother Nature has a way of slowing us down.  In this case it was a sudden stop.  Nearly 18 hours later and the highway is still shut in parts.

So instead of Card Class yesterday we will move it back a week and I will get things done now instead.  Here’s to being able to re-focus and get a few things planned.  It’s amazing what happens when the main road to town is washed out.

Here’s to everyone staying safe and dry.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Flash Sale

It’s Sale Saturday!  There is not much for promotions happening with Stampin’ Up!  So I figured I would help a bit.

Since we had some flash floods with some nasty rain mixed with thunder and lightning last night I think it’s time for a flash sale.  If you order anything from the clearance rack (our sale page all the time) then you will get FREE shipping on your order.  Just today!  If you have already placed your order and paid for shipping you can add something from the clearance rack today and I will still pay your shipping.

You have to contact me to take advantage of this sale.  You can email, message, or text me all day long.  For phone calls and replying to messages, I will be doing this from 6:30-8:30 tonight.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Companies give back.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back and paying it forward.  I know everyone shops, so today I am going to encourage you to shop smarter.  Many companies are now giving back and it often impacts right down to where you choose.

For example, Amazon now has Amazon Smile.  A percentage of your order goes back to a non-profit of your choice.  It’s the same shopping experience but with a bigger smile.

Many of our crafters are involved with giving back by serving on non-profit boards or volunteering.  Here are just a few:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Yucca Valley
  • Yucca Valley Music Boosters
  • Theatre 29
  • Hi Desert Cultural Center
  • Tuba Christmas
  • All Things Kabuki
  • 4-H
  • Hearts
  • Morongo Basin Humane Society
  • Twentynine Palms Rotary
  • Copper Mountain College Foundation
  • 29 Palms Food Pantry

So if you haven’t chosen a non-profit to give to when shopping on Amazon you have some choices.  With a little bit of effort we can make those dollars stretch just a bit further.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

Marbled background makes for a spooky card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The Marbled Background stamp makes for a great spooky sky.

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To learn how to create this card please go to the Facebook Live Video (https://youtu.be/PZxAi0Wtxgg).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a shredder for cards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended.  Did you know your paper shredder can be used for more than destruction?  It can also be used for making things.  So the next time you need shreds for that box you are sending, padding for the bottom of a basket, or even confetti in a card think of your paper shredder.

If you keep every bitty scrap after you’re done punching or stamping then send them through the shredder to make your own confetti or shreds.  Just make sure to clean out your shredder before using it to create anything decorative.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing paste adds cool touches.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know a little bit of embossing paste can add just a hint of snow or a tiny bit of texture?  If you can’t afford to buy all the different colors of embossing paste then just get the one with no color in it.  You can then separate it out and add bits of glitter or a tiny bit of shimmer paint (or re-inker) to create a different look.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class Week

It’s Management Monday!  Here’s what’s happening in the next week or so.

  1. Card Class is happening this week!  If you haven’t RSVP’ed then please do!1538748753642
  2. Would anyone like to attend the Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am?  Let me know if you want to meet up to have some fun and see a great parade!
  3. Come on out to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 27.  I will be handing out candy to the kids while supplies last.1524581991165
  4. Save the date for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, October 27 in the evening.  We will be creating 16 cards.  More details to come.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting with girlfriends.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  Sometimes the best way to re-charge is to check out with a few girlfriends and be a tourist.  So today I am taking a tour of the Orchid Nurseries, the Gem Show, and grabbing lunch.  What do you do for fun?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂