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Aqua painter is not just for painting.

Have you ever stuck an embellishment or accent piece on with your dimensionals and you can see the edges of them sticking out?  Then get your aqua painter out.  No, I haven’t lost my mind.  I did just say aqua painter.  The top of it or the rounded end is perfect for giving a bit of an edge to an embellishment so you don’t see those dimensionals.  Stick around for tonight’s Facebook Live on http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni to see what I am talking about.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Messy but fun.

Some days you can stay pretty clean and others…well.  Today’s tutorial is taken from Splitcoaststampers.com.  This looks like it would be a mess but be lots of fun.  Does anyone want to try this?

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Here’s the link for directions, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/paintswiping/.

Let me know if you want to attempt this or if you do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lots happening…

There’s lots happening in the studio.  And by the looks of the mess I think everyone would agree. 😉

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It’s just like the weather outside.  I’m trying to figure out what season it is too.  So, I should probably tell you what’s coming up.

Tomorrow night we have the encouragement card class.  Thank you to all that have RSVP’ed.

Wednesday I will be on the base at the Career Fair.  If you are looking for a job this is where you need to be.

On Saturday the 30th Serina will be cooking breakfast/brunch for you!  We will be creating Halloween favors.  Cost is $5 per group of 10 favors.

RSVP no later than Wednesday night!

Please save the date for Gubler’s Orchid Festival on October 7 and 8.  I will be inside selling paper potted orchids.

If you would like to order online the host code is 2ERTGKSD and will be available until 9 pm tonight!  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Well, it’s back to the mess in the studio.  Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Festival Hangovers

After being out at the Mesa Fest yesterday all day and dealing with the wind, sun, and dust I am feeling a bit hung over.  A little bit beat up.  My face and lips are a little tighter today due to the sun and wind.  I had a good time but I am still a little bit chapped this morning.  Nothing a good shower and moisturizer can’t fix.

Do you ever feel a bit hung over after a great time, memory, or goal is met?  Share your experience in the comments.

Now I am off to rest a bit, wipe down all the dust, and organize just a bit.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Festivals, food, and fun!

Good morning!  I am up at the Yucca Mesa Community Center all set and ready for you during Mesa Fest.  I have new kits, favors, vouchers, and more for you.  And I have to say that I am hoping for someone selling a funnel cake.

For everyone that orders $25 or more you will get a chance to win the new Watercolor Kit.  For example for an order of $54 before tax and shipping you will receive two tickets.

If you would like to order online please use host code 2ERTGKSD through Monday night.  If you prefer to order “in person” please contact me.

Now go create!  Don’t forget to post a photo on the page.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes you get back when you least expect it.

I wasn’t expecting much, but I have to say the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming.  In case you haven’t heard I hit the $100K goal on Monday evening. 🙂  And I figured that once the announcement was made about the goal being hit that things would slow down.  You proved me wrong!  This is why I am here and doing what I do!  Because of you!  If you didn’t love it then I would be watering flowers at Home Depot or doing something else.  Thank you for filling my cup again!

So, for today, I would encourage you to give back or pay it forward.  Sometimes this happens in ways we couldn’t imagine.  The smallest smile or a big gesture of lunch or spending time with someone are all part of this ripple we are creating.  Remember, that we are part of the world we live in.  I firmly believe in making impact even if it is only for one person.  Imagine how that one person feels and who else they impact.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Outlines make things stand out.

Take a normal card with a normal stamp and then outline it.  Do you see how different a little bit of marker can make a card look?

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So next time things are looking a little bit dull take a pen to it.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping is not just for paper.

Remember to think outside the box.  You can stamp on more than just cardstock.  Recently I ran across an idea to stamp on wood to create those signs that it seems everyone is doing right now.  If you stamp on glass with basic black you will want to take a heat gun to fully dry the ink.  Ink is not just for paper.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Boxes out of envelopes.

Did you know that our tools have multiple uses?  For example, the envelope punch board can also be used to create boxes.  I found a perfect tool to be used to find out what measurements were needed to create a box.  Go to http://thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/ and keep it handy.  This is awesome!  And here is what I made with it.

They are cute boxes or covers for the acetate boxes.  I glued inside a piece of designer series paper and then made the cross hatches for tic-tac-toe with washi tape.  The markers or pieces are seasonal erasers.  Decorate and embellish as needed.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Here’s to a new start…

It’s Monday again.  I look forward to Mondays as they are a new start to the week.  For me it’s all about perspective.  That’s it.  If I think it will be bad, it probably will be.  So, here are the opportunities to get your creative mojo going.

This Saturday the 23rd from 10-10 the Mesa Fest is happening at the Yucca Mesa Community Center.  Come on out!

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On the 26th will be the Encouragement Card Class!

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Look for the Facebook event.  More will be posted soon!

On the 30th is Serina’s Halloween favors class from 9:30-12!  Invitations will be out by tomorrow!

If you would like to order please use host code PWFNAJ3Q before tonight at 9 pm.  Please contact me if you prefer to not order online.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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