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It’s all in the action, not the intention.

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

I have to say that lately I have been going through many of my coaching sites as I am restructuring my business. And while there is much differing opinion on how to get things done, one thing is consistent…TAKE ACTION. It doesn’t matter how good my intentions are. Without action they are meaningless.

So I would encourage you to actually mail the note or card to your friend. Pick up the phone and call. Drop off a favorite snack to someone close. Or simply spend a few minutes connecting again. Whatever it is…take action.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using the New Masking Paper

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s tutorial is fairly simple but I had to show you the new Masking Paper.

For today’s cards you will need:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″ and scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Solid Color Card Stock cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″.
  • Basic White Card Stock cut to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″.
  • Large Framed Die.
  • Masking Paper.
  • Sponge Dauber and/or Blending Brushes.
  • Ink Pads.
  • Embellishments of your choice.
  • Brilliant Wings Dies.
  • In the Moment Cling Stamp Set.
  • Stampin’ Seal.

For complete instructions and two different cards please go to https://youtu.be/CIQ-IXp8Xjo.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine for Ironing!

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

Did you know that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine can iron too? It can’t do a shirt but it can do card stock.

I just finished finding some cards that were stashed and a little warped. So I thought what could I do. I let them sit out for a day or so and they didn’t flatten out on their own. And, as always, my Machine was sitting at the end of my table. I threw my warped card through the Machine. It helped but it was still not perfect. So I lightly misted with a Spritzer bottle and some water on to that warped card stock. I then ran it through again, but this time I left it stuck halfway through for a few minutes. When it came out it was perfectly flat.

Tip: Be careful with the water if there is ink on top. You might want to spray from underneath instead. And if you have embellishments please realize they will be flattened too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sharpie for the Win

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you a quick and easy tip to store your Embossing Powder better.

I don’t know about you but I often can’t read the top of the lid. So I grab what I think is white and end up with clear. Get your sharpie out of the drawer and write on the top of the lid so it is easy to see.

I hope this helps you to create faster.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Changes to Craft Classes, Open Sessions, and Host Availability!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week and maybe a bit beyond. There are some big changes being announced today so please read all the way through.

Club Order Bonus

When you would like to order please consider qualifying for the Club order. For this Club from May 16-31 order $50 or more in product with host code WKMRPTYN or using the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=WKMRPTYN to qualify. (You can also place your order directly with me but it will not be submitted until June 1.) There is no commitment unlike past Clubs. There is simply a bonus. To read more details about Club please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/rewards/.

Open Day Sessions

I am open today for Open Day sessions.

Next week is a holiday so I will be closed.

And starting in June I will no longer be open on Mondays for Open Sessions. Instead I will be open the last Saturday of the month from 10-3.

Craft Class

So besides no longer holding sessions on Mondays, Craft Class is now online only. * This Class will center around one collection, suite, or bundle. That way, you can see what variety of projects you can create using the same set. There will usually be at least one card but I also want to help you create 3D projects, organizers, tags, pockets, albums, and more. Papercrafting has so much more to offer than the two dimensions that cards give us.

This Class will run from the 16th of each month through the 15th of the following month. So if the sign up period starts in June but finishes in July then it will be called July’s Craft Class. This is because you will be receiving it through the mail in July.

By the last business day of the month you will need to purchase the stamp set with the proper host code to qualify for the Class to be FREE (just pay $7 for S&H). For my Team Members you will need to email me an order number with the product dollar amount of the order and date to qualify.

Cost for the class is $15 for Crafters without the purchase of the stamp set and $10 for Team Members.

The video, photos, and written directions with no materials will be available for $5 per Crafter. Team Members get this for FREE.

On the 10th of each month I will invoice you for the chosen method of taking the class. The invoice must be paid by the 15th.

Classes will ship the week of the 16th.

Please note that if any of the dates fall on a Sunday or holiday they will be on the next business day.

*If you prefer an in-person option you can attend the Open Session every last Saturday of the month any time from 10-3. Drinks will be provided but please bring your own snacks if needed. Stay the entire time or just for a minute.

Punch or Bonus Cards

This also means that the Punch Cards for a FREE class are no longer available since there will be no specific in-person classes.

Changes to Events for More Time for Hosts

I will also not be holding Game Days, Pay It Forward Events, or Product Classes in person. I have done this so I have more open time (especially on Saturdays) for you to host. You get to pick exactly what you want: your location, your food, your projects, and your free products.

So let me know where I am going and when. I look forward to what ideas you have to share with me!

If you have any questions about the above changes please feel free to contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spring Cleaning

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

We do spring cleaning for our homes, our cars, and even our craft supplies. But do we do any cleaning when it comes to our mental health?

I found this simple screenshot and thought there were some simple but good points.

I especially liked the unfollow one. I don’t how many times I am upset over something I have read and hubby asks me simply “why did you continue to read it”. Sometimes we forget that we have the power to unplug, unfollow, or simply ignore what irritates us.

I also like the one about prioritizing my sleep. The exercise one, while it is probably my least favorite, I know it is necessary.

And deconstructing my limiting beliefs. Wow. When I started asking myself why I believe things the way I do I was amazed at how much was passed down. Much of my foundation had never been questioned. So now I am digging into the why. Why do I believe what I do and not just assume.

I hope this helps you to maybe do some needed spring cleaning.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Two Bonuses!!!


It’s Sale Saturday!

There is a promotion that runs through May 31. If your wish list is long (over $99) then this is an awesome bonus for you! Order $125 worth of product and get another $66.50 for FREE! You pay no shipping, just tax. This is a great way to get nearly $200 of product for just over $100.

So what’s the catch? No risk, no credit checks, and no shows. To stay active you must purchase or sell $300 per quarter. There is no penalty for dropping. And you get a minimum of 20% off all of your orders. To read more about this please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/benefits-to-being-a-part-of-the-team/.

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=WKMRPTYN. This is the link to qualify for the Club order. This link expires Tuesday, May 31.

To read about the details for the Club Order that requires no commitment please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/rewards/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mosquitos!!!

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

No, I have not gone mad. Yes, I am going to relate mosquitos to giving back. Ready. Watch. Let’s go.

I have heard many excuses in 15 years of being a demonstrator and so many more since I have been working in retail since I was 16. (We’ll just say many more years than 15.)

It’s just one card. Why does saying thank you matter? You get the idea right?

To illustrate this point further I want you to imagine for me that you have just laid down for the night in your bed. The fan has a dull roar to it. Every so often you will hear a cricket. And then…you hear that unmistakable buzz. That high-pitched whine. The blood sucker is out looking for a good deal. You turn the light on and try to find that darn bug. It evades you so off goes the light. And as soon as it does that whining sound begins again. You play this game a few more times. And usually how it ends for me is with a welt.

I want to remind you that sometimes the tiniest of things or gestures can make a huge difference. I was reminded of this when I saw this quote.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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