Friends are important.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today I am breaking up my routine by entertaining one of my daughter’s friends. Friends are important in every stage of life. How do you keep up with friends? Do you have a certain day that you set aside to do lunch or make plans?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.

It’s Sale Saturday! Now is the time to take advantage of the biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration! With every $50 (or $100) purchase you get to pick one exclusive item for FREE!

To order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB to help Jodi earn free items. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This host code is good until Monday at 7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tipping Point

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward! Have you ever read the book The Tipping Point? It talks about how one person doing one small thing can start a trend which changes an entire town. When I read this many years ago I decided to start looking at things with the perspective of making impact. So every decision I make gets run through my mission statement if you want to call it that. Does this make impact? It doesn’t have to be a big impact, but it needs to make one.

Do you have a filter that you run your decisions through?

When I woke up and started to scroll through I found this quote that I will leave you with. It is by Desmond Tutu.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world.”

Here’s to making this place a better one than the one I found one pebble at a time.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to use the new kit.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I don’t have a new card to show you, I do have a new kit. Today’s project is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is called the Precious Parcel Card Kit. There are 8 cards to be created easily and are cute as anything. They also fit nicely in the envelopes provided in the kit.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/0UzSwvFRFA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When the Tailored Punch Grows Tails!

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember me saying that you need to look at your products upside down, sideways, and backwards to get the most use out of them? Well today I am going to show you how to use the Tailored Punch sideways and create a dove tail. Remember to take a minute when you are creating to look at your products and see what else they can become.



Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s Card Class Week!

It’s Management Monday and if you don’t know it’s Card Class Week! You still have a few chances to RSVP for class! You have until tonight at 7:30 pm to RSVP for Thursday’s Yucca Valley session and until Wednesday night at 7:30 pm for Saturdays’.

Card Class Invitation

If you are planning ahead, then save the date for…

  • Saturday, January 19 for Valentine’s favors
  • Saturday, January 22 for Betty’s Card Class (different cards from this week)
  • Saturday, January 26 for the Farmers’ Market and the Organization Class

If you would like to order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB until tonight at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating just to create.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! If crafting truly is therapy for you (like it is for me) when was the last time you just created? You didn’t sit down to create a card that you needed to mail. When was the last time you sat down and just allowed your mind to create? It wasn’t for a purpose except to just create.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale-A-Bration has started!

It’s Sale Saturday and the Sale-A-Bration has begun! Are you part of it? Do you have your copy of the new catalogs?

If you don’t please contact me so I can get them to you.

On top of the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration I have a couple of promotions of my own.

First…the paper and/or ribbon shares. Do you want every piece of every new Designer Series Paper? Are you more of a ribbon fan? Then take a look at the new shares and let me know how many you would like.

And last, but not least, the Big Shot Promotion. If you already have the Big Shot you can still take advantage of this promotion. This is good for someone with a large wishlist or a crafter wanting the Big Shot.

If you would like to order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB. This code will be good through Monday night at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me via email, text, message, phone, or drop in on Monday during Open Times (10:30-12:30 or 5:30-7:30).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back after the holidays.

It’s Friendship Friday and today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I know during the holidays it is easy to give back. People almost expect it. But now it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions and to build the savings account back up. So I will ask you how do you give back when it is not obvious?

I know there is always a need for volunteers in several places. Here’s just a few locally…

  • 29 Palms Community Food Pantry
  • Reach Out Morongo Basin (helping seniors)
  • Concessions at Theatre 29
  • Boys & Girls Club in Yucca Valley

If you would like to get involved please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Let the paper talk.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day that I let the backgrounds speak for themselves. Sometimes I look at a piece of Designer Series Paper and say that is too busy. Instead look at how you can cut pieces out to make accents. It might be too busy as a whole but in pieces it could be beautiful. Or simply let the background speak for itself.

Sometimes the paper is busy enough to speak for itself. So when you look at the paper make sure to look at it as a whole, in pieces, or on its own.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂