Jodi’s Host Code, Serina’s Punch Class, and Farmers’ Market!

This week is looking like it will be a great week!  Here is what is happening in chronological order.

Monday — The order from Card Class will be submitted tonight at 9 pm.  If you would like to help Jodi please use host code Y9H7NWTT before tonight.  Also, if you order the Stamparatus before 9 pm you will get a shammy piece FREE!  If you prefer to order in person please contact me!

Wednesday — Serina’s Darling Punch Box Class is from 1-4 pm!  Cost is $50 and includes the kit and 18 cards.  I have one kit left so please contact me ASAP if you would like to join us!

Saturday — Come on out to Bucklin Park in 29 Palms for the Farmers’ Market from 8-1!  I will crafty items for sale as well as a door prize for everyone.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Hobbies bring rest.

By the title I bet you think I will talk about stamping.  For many of you stamping is what brings you rest.  And I am sure at some point today I will stamp too.  But what other hobbies (or therapies) do you have?  I like to work out and also to cook.  So today I will be babysitting a brisket and in between getting a few things done.  Tell me what other hobbies do you have besides crafting?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Promotions, farmers’ market, and class!

There is one promotion running through Monday night at 9 pm and is only available through me.  For every Stamparatus you purchase you get one FREE shammy piece to clean your stamps.  Please use host code Y9H7NWTT to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Even though I am not at the Farmers’ Market this morning please go and support our town.  There is fresh produce, honey, and more to be had.  If this market isn’t supported it will go to the side like everything else.

I will have office hours today from 10:30-12:30 since class is cancelled this morning.  This afternoon from 3-6 will be class and tonight’s office hours will be in effect.  Here is the new flyer that I hope explains this well.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Ideas for giving back.

Today’s Friday again and it’s time to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I don’t know about you but sometimes I seem to run out of ideas or just feel like it is a routine since I do the same thing.  So I want to give you some ideas and see if it helps.

  1. Donate your time (or money) to a local charity.
  2. Leave a random uplifting note on someone’s windshield.  Here’s a site for ideas on these notes…Link for Positive Notes.
  3. Donate blood.

If anyone has any others please comment and let’s keep this ripple going.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiling on Father’s Day.

Here’s a card for you just in time for Father’s Day.  It uses the technique I call “tiling”.  Here are the directions.

Get a card base (thick white used here)(5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

Cut wood texture mat at 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Cut old olive strips at 5 1/4″ x 1/4″ and 4″ x 1/4″.

Take the punch from the darling punch box and punch out three “squares” from very vanilla cardstock.

Now place end to end and stamp. (Rooted in Nature used here)

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Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink.

Also stamp the greeting (Itty Bitty Greeting used) with Early Espresso ink.

Use snail to glue mat and strips.  Use dimensionals to pop up the tiles.

Here’s the completed card.

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Here’s the video link for further instructions Tiling Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making something smaller is often helpful.

You’ve heard that if you have a huge project to do that you should break it up into smaller chunks to get it done.  This also prevents feeling overwhelmed.  The same is true with our stamping products.  Just recently I cut a shammy into smaller pieces.  This is so when I use the Stamparatus I have something easy to clean my stamps with.

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So my challenge for you today is this…order the Stamparatus and you will get a chunk of shammy so you can clean easier too.  This offer is available until Monday the 18th.  Please use host code Y9H7NWTT when ordering online or contact me to order in person.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiled stamping.

This is probably the only time you will hear me say this.  Punch first and then stamp.  Yes, punch first.  Then lay your punches end to end and stamp as if it was one piece.  This will create a tiled look.

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Stay tuned on Thursday to see the finished card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card class and Serina’s punch box!

There is always a bunch going on…but this week is Card Class!  And next week is Serina’s Darling Punch Box Class!

Card Class invitations went out very late this time and I apologize.  I’ve had illness, two birthdays, and the school year finishing.  It was enough that I thought of cancelling, but I am not a quitter.  And I am better now, thankfully.  And I had cards in my head that needed to be created.  And, I am hoping, you look forward to this.  So, we are off to the races.  One side note, if you regularly attend Yucca Valley’s session I will be e-mailing you directions for the new location.

Serina’s Punch Box Class is on Wednesday, June 20th from 1-4!  We will be creating 18 cards so you can get done and enjoy sitting poolside for the rest of the summer.

Both invitations are out!  If you were not invited just ask me for a copy of the details.

If you would like to order online please use host code Y9H7NWTT to help Jodi earn FREE products!  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.  This order will be submitted next Monday the 18th at 9 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by catching up.

Today’s the day.  Have you heard?  All of the birthday parties, graduations, concerts, and more are done.  This is the first day I have to get caught up.  So be prepared to see the samples for card class, samples for the punch box class, and whatever else is on the list.

Now you know what I am up to.  What are you doing?  Now that it’s summer are you re-arranging your house?  Are you hiding under a blanket and wishing the whole world would just disappear?  How do you cope with conquering the overwhelming pile?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Promotions, the last contest, and a host code.

Does there need to be a promotion?  The new catalog is here!  Well, there’s a promotion coming in July for the new Designer Series Papers.  Select paper packs will be on sale.  More details coming soon.  There will also be a paper share.  Stay tuned.

The last contest is a buy one get one FREE promotion.  Buy any embellishment on pages 197-199 and get another for FREE.  Please contact me to place your order.

If you like to order online please use host code R69VYW7Y.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂