Marbled background makes for a spooky card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The Marbled Background stamp makes for a great spooky sky.

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To learn how to create this card please go to the Facebook Live Video (https://youtu.be/PZxAi0Wtxgg).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to shimmer.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the finished card with all three methods of using the shimmer paint.  If you would like to learn these techniques this will be one of the cards for card class.

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Here is the video if you prefer…Shimmer Paint Video (https://youtu.be/fNCA2NNIfS8).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

You never know…

It’s Friendship Friday and this is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I have to say you never know when you will be impacted by someone’s “small” deed.  Between Joel (hubby) and I we had asked for about two weeks to help with the marching band specifically.  Funds were down and it was looking pretty destitute.  Every one of you that helped, THANK YOU!  We raised over $2000 in that short time.  You showed up in a big way and I thank you.  You touched me and my family.

So I will leave you with this video since you never know who you will touch and what impact you may have.  It might be something little to you, but it could change someone’s whole world around.

Ripples Create Waves video (https://www.facebook.com/TheBornsLegend/videos/2005785579741137/)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When leaves fall.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  This card was created with the gradient effect.  It can be done with a sponge dauber or baby wipe.

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For the video please go to video of falling leaves (https://youtu.be/wyxwWmyNadI).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making leaves into flowers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  I know that you can figure out how to create a leaf background by randomly stamping leaves all over your card stock.  So here are some other ideas to create with that same leaf stamp.  I made a sunflower and a layered poinsettia.

To view the video on how to create these please go to Leaves into Flowers Video (https://youtu.be/dAOSFimaD-o).

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 🙂

Quick treat holders.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here’s a quick idea for you when you get in a rush for those thirty school treats that need to be done the night before.  I know it’s crazy but we are back in session and rolling.  My brain is still rebelling against the whole routine but I know I have to get back in the groove of homework, marching band, wrestling, jazz, fundraisers, concerts, and more.  It’s painful but we can do it.

So, here’s the picture of these cute treat holders.

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And the video link is https://youtu.be/0vB6QPBRzbA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Little things make a difference.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  Go mail the card!  Call your friend!  Don’t wait.  You never know your timing and how much that little thing is needed.

Here’s a little video on how much one simple act can change a whole day in a bunch of people.

Go make impact!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Cheryl, thanks for posting this and being the inspiration to this week’s give back.

An apple a day is for back to school.

It’s Tutorial Thursday and I am here to show you how to create this card!

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  1.  Cut Real Red Card Stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Vellum Card Stock at 4″ X 5 1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Basket Weave Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  (For a map of the layers or sandwich to use please refer to page 222 in the Annual Catalog.)
  3. Take scraps of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp the apple three times all with Real Red.  The first time you will stamp off twice and then stamp.  The second time you will stamp off once and then stamp.  And finally, the third time you will just ink and stamp.  This gives the impression of layers.  Then stamp the stem in Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out the apple with Paper Snips.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from Picked for You (also where the apple is from) in Real Red also.  Then cut out with the medium oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  5. Glue the white pieces to the vellum with Snail Adhesive.  Then glue the vellum to the red base with Snail as well.  Tip:  you will want to stay behind the apple and words so the glue does not show through the vellum.
  6. Attach glue dots to all the corners to prevent the vellum from rolling up.  Then cover with Faceted Dots.

To view the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkB8kXQ_vc4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Taking action to give back.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  Instead of giving you another idea I want to ask you a question.  How many times have you acted on this?  How many times have you given back?  How many times have you been intentional on forcing yourself to be nice?

I would like to encourage you to listen to that still small voice.  Don’t wait!  This is how we got to where we are today.  Don’t hesitate.  The time is now.

Just recently a dear friend of mine posted a link to a Ted Talk with Mel Robbins.  Do you know about Ted Talks?  Have you heard of Mel Robbins?  If you haven’t google them or ask me later.

So now that things are growing with Stampin’ Up! I have been crippled with fear at times.  I know what to do but I procrastinate.  And as many of you know, I believe that knowing what to do and acting are two totally different things.  I hear that little doubting voice that says…”it’s getting too big”, “how will you ever make 53 thank you cards this week”, “why did you think you were capable of all this”, and on it goes.  I don’t know about you but sometimes I need ear plugs.  I need to stop listening and just go for it.  I can only name a handful of times where I said yes and then couldn’t figure it out.

So what are you hesistating on?  Stop it!  Let’s go make a difference.  Here’s to having 5 seconds of courage.

And here’s the link to that presentation I was talking about.  Mel Robbins (paste this if it doesn’t work…https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_robbins_how_to_stop_screwing_yourself_over?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread).

Now go for it!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂