Take your pick is a great pick up.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! While the Take Your Pick Tool is intended for picking up things like embellishments and little bits I am not sure it is intended for pulling things out of nooks and crannies. If you have a punched out piece that gets stuck consider using your tool. It grabs it without bending a corner.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Technique Tuesday!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you know how to attach a card to a gift bag? Take a piece of card stock at least an inch wider than the card. Then punch a narrow window so the card can hang. Make sure the card matches since it will be a large part of the decoration for the bag.

Lily Bag

If you would like to create this project on Friday please drop by Desert Rebel.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Plenty going on.

It’s Management Monday! The New Year’s Eve Party is tonight. If you are not able to make it then look on the weekly highlights for details on the bogo sale, paper share, ribbon share, and more.

If that’s not enough then stop by Desert Rebel on Friday the 4th any time from 2-5. You can create a gift bag with attached greeting card for $5.

Save the date for Card Class on January 8, 10, or 12.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale Saturday!

It’s Sale Saturday! The Year-End Closeout is almost over. Just a couple more days and then it is on to spring with the new catalog. If you would like to order please use host code HSGHDU3K by Wednesday at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

You have today to let me know if you are coming to the New Year’s Party. You will get first chance at the retiring products for a BOGO sale! The New Year’s Party is this Monday from 4-9:30. Drop in when you like and stay as long as you like.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Self care so you can give back.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I ran across the quote today about filling my cup first so I have some to pour out to others. It is very easy during the holidays to get drained by what I am supposed to do or people I am supposed to see. Sometimes it is even fun, but it is often too much. This will leave me drained and feeling like I am wrung out without much left.

So I decided to fill myself back up. I am reading again and am starting a new 35 day program called Mindset Reset by Mel Robbins. I have realized that so much of what happens is how I look at it and not what actually is going on. So it’s time for perspective to change. To get back to the ground floor. To fill my cup again.

If you want more information on this free reset program then contact me. I’ll send you the link and you can check it out for yourself. I want more joy in life and I am realizing it is often how I look at things. How is your perspective?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a lily card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the card that will be created at the New Year’s Eve Party on Monday.

Gingham Lily Cards

If you would like to get your hand on some new product then plan on stopping in on Monday. If you do not have an invitation please let me know.

In the meantime you can watch this video on how to create these cards. https://youtu.be/czVe9b-aJQA

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making dies a different shape.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever wished that the big detailed die was in a different shape? Well then make it so. Cut the larger die with the detail in it and then run again with the correct shape. You will have the texture that you want along with the shape you desire. It’s a little more work but it will be exactly what you want.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping on tile.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Don’t forget that our ink works on tile, glass, fabric, and more. In this case Early Espresso was used to stamp the deer on a tumbled travertine tile that was not glazed. After it was clear-coated it was allowed to dry for about an hour.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New York New Year’s Eve!

It’s Management Monday! The New Year’s Eve party is happening on Saturday from 4-9:30. I will have a project, games, goodies, munchies, and a BOGO sale! There is lots happening on Saturday. Stop by for a bit. Invitation will be coming later today.

If you would like to order please use host code YARHTAVG to help me keep the rewards basket stocked. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. Yes, it’s Christmas Eve so I will only be open today from 9:30-noon. I will be submitting the order early so I can start cooking and enjoy the holiday too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cleaning up…

It’s Sabbath Sunday and today is a little different than most Sundays. Since Christmas is right around the corner today is a catch up, clean up kind of day for me. Last night was the Open House so I will be cleaning a bit and then taking some inventory. It’s time to clean out the Christmas craft fair inventory and begin for spring and Valentine’s Day. I will put some work in today so I don’t have to tomorrow or Tuesday.

What are you up to today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂