How to make all the paper pretty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have a video on how to make even the Designer Series Papers you don’t particularly care for better. We all have that one sheet or pattern that is just not a favorite. So stamp over it. Emboss over it. Make it your own.

Here is the video link on how this is done…https://youtu.be/ln_85b190P8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s a three event week.

It’s Management Monday! There are three events happening this week and two that you can still reserve your seat for.

On Tuesday afternoon is Cherryl’s class.

On Friday afternoon I will be at Desert Rebel helping you create your tile magnet with gift pouch.

And on Saturday Betty is hosting a class in Yucca Valley (flyer coming soon).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Second release for Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! Do you know there is a second release for Sale-A-Bration that is now live? I have mailed out all the brochures and if you don’t have yours by Tuesday (maybe Wednesday) at the latest contact me!

There are some great new products in there! If you can’t wait to see them…here is the link. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10100/sale-a-bration

If you would like to order please use host code 73Y6A9D3 to help Cherryl. This order will be closing out on March 1 at noon. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

One Card Class!

It’s Management Monday! I have one Card Class for Cherryl this week. If you would like to attend on Thursday from 10-1 please let me know by Tuesday evening.

And remember no more Farmers’ Market for me. I will not be there this week.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Second Release of Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! Sale-A-Bration is about halfway done or there is half more to go (depending on your perspective). Just yesterday was the second release for Sale-A-Bration. What does this mean? It means you have more free products to choose from. 🙂

Here’s the link to see what’s available…https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10100/sale-a-bration.

If that’s not enough, be watching in the next couple of weeks as I will have more information on some brand new coordinating products that will be available for sale on March 1.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Give back to those closest to you.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day we focus on giving back or paying it forward. I want to do a gentle reminder to love on those closest to us. Sometimes we look outward to help and come home to be grumbly, tired, and worn out. Every once in a while make sure you are appreciating those that are closest to you. Here’s my story for that.

Yesterday started out like any other day. I was a little hurried in what I was doing so I was being a bit short with those around me. I got done, packed, and ready with a couple minutes to spare. I apologized to hubby (Joel) for being short and wished I didn’t have a reason to apologize. Just another example of imperfection. I strive for better but sometimes things happen. I went through my day in the rain so I wasn’t myself. (I live in Southern California in the desert so rain is not part of every day life.)

When I get home he decides to cook dinner. We had tomato soup and grilled cheese which was a perfect warm ending to a long day. And the touch that made it just perfect…bacon roses. He had not forgotten Valentine’s Day. He had just made it his own.

I don’t say this for bragging rights, but instead it was a wake-up call for me. Be good to those you live with, love, and call your own.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A new YouTube channel.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I figured since it was Valentine’s Day instead of giving you another project to do I would introduce you to a new YouTube channel. Now I have my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZYaEvaoc_I5-cQKvZuN5Q but there are many others.

So I figured I would introduce you to the Stampin’ Up! channel. This particular project is really cute and since it is Valentine’s Day I figured you could use a project with some gift wrapping. Give it a look…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-9ym4muIhk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Zig zags.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When creating a zig zag card make sure your scores are going the opposite direction. So when you score the second line flip the card stock over first. That way you can bend the card stock opposite without cracking. By folding it opposite this will create the zig zag.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Two Different Card Classes and Bingo!

It’s Management Monday! This week is Card Class! There is still time and seats available in Thursday’s session in Yucca Valley as well as the sessions on Saturday (morning or afternoon). Let me know when you are coming.

If you would like to order online please use host code 3ACYVRPY to help Jodi. This order will close next Monday the 18th at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

And if that’s not enough Lisa is hosting her very own Card Class (different ones to create) on Wednesday evening. You have just today to let me know about Lisa’s.

If you can’t make it to Lisa’s and would like to order online please use host code S6HQZ49J . This order will close on Saturday the 16th at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spinning apes and how to create them.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Watch as I create a card with a spinning ape. You will want to cut a piece of card stock for a card base and score in the middle. Then you will cut mats of the same color that are light enough to stamp on at 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5″ X 3 3/4″. The smaller mat you will cut with two circles. Make sure there is a 3/8″ gap between the center circle and the cut out so the pennies can slide in the gap. Stamp as wanted.

For the slider portion you will use two pennies and two dimensionals and create a sandwich. This will slide in to create your spinner portion.

For further instruction please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsn8fwdx0do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂