When a ruler is more than that.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  I know that you understand that a ruler is meant to be used for creating straight lines.  And once in a while it is even used to stir something or slide something out from behind something else.  But did you know it could be used to curl things as well?  Yes, the straightest thing can be used to create curl.

Take a slim piece of card stock resembling a ribbon’s width and spritz with water.  You will want it to be damp, but not dripping.  Curl around the ruler and leave to dry.  Once dry the paper will keep its shape.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Leaves become a flower.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Today we are stretching our supplies and thinking creatively.  The Rooted In Nature set keeps giving me more ideas.  Yes, they are beautiful leaves.  But, did you know, that those same leaves become beautiful flowers?

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To see this card finished and several others please tune back in to my Faceboook Page tomorrow night at 7 pm.  If you don’t have Facebook please check out my YouTube channel “stamping with joni”.  The video from the Live will be downloaded and ready for you on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pam’s Class, Farmers’ Market, and Host Codes!

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

  1. Today is the last day to RSVP for Pam’s Class on Wednesday!1536532911763.jpg
  2. I will be vending at the local Farmers’ Market on Saturday the 22nd.  Stay tuned later in the week.  I will have a special for those that donate blood at the market.1524581991165.jpg
  3. If you would like to order online please use host code BH6BMG4R to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.  This code is only good until tonight at 9 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Definition of rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday and it’s my day of rest.  I googled “rest” and several things came up.  These examples are from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

  1. We will not rest until we discover the truth.
  2. The workers were resting in the shade.
  3. He is resting comfortably after his ordeal.
  4. She went to her room to rest for awhile.
  5. The coach canceled practice to rest his team.

Other than the first one every other one is about allowing your body to find comfort to restore.  This allows for you to come back stronger and again to do more of what you had been doing.  I know with working out that the rest days are so important as long as you have done the work.

The second thing that pops up with rest is restaurants.  This implies to rest you must not work.

How do you enjoy your days off?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale Saturday

It’s Sale Saturday!  The only promotion is from yesterday.  It’s not a corporate promotion but one through me and it was announced yesterday.  It runs through the end of the month.  If you donate to the Yucca Valley Music Boosters $20 or more you will come to Card Class for FREE next month.  If you donate $50 or more you will come to Class for FREE and you will be included in the Host Appreciation Event that is held as a VIP get together for all my hosts.  If you would like to donate simply go to Band Site (www.yvhsmusic.com).  When you have a receipt simply screenshot to me privately to count for your free class.

If you would like to order online please use host code BH6BMG4R to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person simply contact me.  This host code will close out on Monday at 9 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  Today’s blog post hits home to me because it affects my own.  Here is what is going on.  The marching band program up at the high school where my daughter attends is in jeopardy of not being able to compete due to lack of funds.  So here is how I am giving back.  Anyone that donates $20 or more from now until the end of September will come to the next Card Class for FREE!  If you donate $50 or more you will come to the next Card Class FREE and be invited to the host appreciation.

So here is what you have to do.  Go to Band Site (www.yvhsmusic.com) and donate.  When it says confirmed or submitted take a screenshot and send it to me via text, email, or message.  Basically send it to me privately.  This is your “receipt” for Card Class and the Host Appreciation.

Thank you for being part of this crazy crafty family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Foam stamps make great cards.

Creating a stamp is not hard.  Creating one that lasts and has great quality…I will leave that to the experts.  If you read Tuesday’s technique post you already know what I am talking about.  For today I will finish the card.

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For a video please go to DIY Stamp Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using foam to make stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended.  Did you know that you can make your own stamps?  I am not saying to go buy another machine.  I am saying to use what you already have.  So grab your fun foam from the dollar store and your Big Shot.  You will need foam, Big Shot, and Embossing Folder of choice.  Run the foam through in the folder just like you would with a piece of card stock.  Then grab some glue dots and tack the foam to a clear block to create a “stamp”.  Then ink and use normally.

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To watch how this is done tune in tonight on the Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Take Your Pick

It’s Technique Tuesday and I am all about options.  The new Take Your Pick tool gives plenty of options.  You have a spatula, piercing tool, small stylus, large stylus, and a putty end.  If you love the details of bitty pearls, rhinestones, gems, or embellishments then the putty tip will soon be your best friend.  I tried it the other day and it cut my time in less than half to get the little seed pearls on my tufted card.  Just simply press to pick up the pearl and then press on to your desired place.  It’s that simple.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

And the Grand Prize goes to…

Drumroll please…  This is the moment you have all been waiting for.  I am announcing the winner of the Grand Prize from the 12 Days of Christmas contest.  So without further hesitation.

Congratulations Cheryl Merzenich!  You have won!!!  Woo-hoo!!!  (Be prepared to take a congratulatory photo on Thursday.)