Gems are for more than paper.

The rhinestones, pearls, and other gems can be used for more than paper.  They can be placed on glass, wood, vinyl, and more.  One particular friend of mine has a daughter that uses the gems for body art.  A line of rhinestones become eyebrow art or a fake nose piercing.  Don’t be scared to experiment with what you can use embellishments for.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Inlaid detail.

Sometimes the details are what matter.  For this technique you need a framelit (outline die) and a matching detail die.  If you don’t have a matching one you can use a bigger detail one and overlay to get a similar look.

Make sure to cut the framelit out first.  Then lay the cut out down and position the detailed die as desired.  This will result in an inlaid look.

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For complete instructions for this card tune in on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Team gathering, class, and car show!

This week is jam packed as many weeks are.

Tomorrow will be open time.  Drop in to finish a project or ask a question.

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On Wednesday will be the team gathering on the group page from 5:30-6:15.  Don’t worry…the regularly scheduled Live will still happen at 7 pm.

On Thursday from 6-8:30 we will gather while Holly hosts the masculine card class.  If you haven’t already RSVP’ed you have until Tuesday night!

And lastly, I will be vending at the Route 66 Car Show on Saturday from 9-3.  This will be up in Yucca Valley in the Tractor Supply parking lot.  Stop by and get your door prize and a Father’s Day gift.

Did I miss anything?  If so, comment and let me know.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting on Mother’s Day.

Hopefully your family is allowing some rest on Mother’s Day.  Or are you getting twenty questions about where things are in the kitchen.  Thankfully my kitchen isn’t that big so there’s not many places to look.  And at 10 am my kid isn’t even up yet.  Oh, the teenage years.  Whatever there is in your family, enjoy it.  Be present.  You will never get this moment back.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sales, yard sales, and farmers’ market.

It’s Saturday so that can only mean one thing.  It is time to announce the promotions, find the best yard sales, and stop at the farmers’ market.

The retiring list is out and has less than three weeks before it is all gone.  Here is the link to take a look at retiring products.

Some of the retiring products have been discounted.  Below is the list.

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If you would like to order online through Monday this helps Sandy to get FREE items.  This is a thanks for her allowing me to overrun her store for the Thursday class.  Please use host code HRWVCR6B when ordering online or contact me before 9 pm on Monday to order in person.

The farmers’ market (which I vend every 4th Saturday) is going today from 8-1.  There are several new vendors so go check it out.  I believe this week there will even be a vendor sharpening knives.

If you find any great yard sales please comment below.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes giving back is close to home.

When I post about giving back on a Friday it’s usually about an organization or someone far away that needs help.  This time it’s right here.  Right in our own crafty family.  One of the girls this week has been through a very painful sinus surgery.  She is recovering slowly but can use a little encouragement.  If you would like to send a card please contact me.  I will be sending out a package to her late next week.

Also this week one of the girls broke her ankle and it will take quite some time to heal.  She is off her feet and out of her craft room for quite a few weeks.  Please contact me to mail a card as well.

Most days we make a difference outside in the big world.  Now it’s time to make a difference with our very own.  Please stamp an extra card.  If I need to pick up just say so.

Here’s to impacting through encouragement right in our own family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mother’s Day Card

Last night was a good, and long, Facebook Live.  I showed many of the new products from the new annual catalog and created a Mother’s Day card.  If you would like to see all of this on video please go to YouTube video of Live.

So for now I will show you the card.

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This has the thick white cardstock as the base.  The new 6×6 paper is the mat.  The accents are in whisper white.  They are die cut with a new die and trimmed and punched with the new trio punch.  The stamp is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings and the metallic pearls are also new.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Glue dots as a holder.

Sometimes I have little pieces laying all over my crafting area and I lose them.  If I have enough time to clean I will often find them.  Sometimes I end up buying more and find them all later.  So what if there was a way to stay organized?

The other night I was creating with some little itty bitty googly eyes.  They ended up at the bottom of the pile and I kept having to dig them out.  Instead I used my mini glue dot roll as a holder.  I placed a bunch of the eyeballs on to the glue dots and just did not peel them off.  I waited to peel until I was ready for them.  But now instead of looking for a little eyeball I was looking for the glue dot roll.  This was so much easier to find.

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Don’t forget that your tools can be more than what they are used for.  Not only do I have glue here, but I also have an organizer tool.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Outlining while punching.

Have you ever wanted a clean line around the edge of your punched image?  If you sponge after you just seem to get the whole image inked?  Try outlining the image before you punch.  Here’s how…

  1. Grab a piece of cardstock and stamp whatever image you want.
  2. Place in punch but do not cut.20180508_072206_wm
  3. Grab whatever color marker and depending on how fine a line is what tip you will use. (Brush tip used here.)
  4. When outlining make sure to pinch the paper so it doesn’t move, but doesn’t cut.20180508_072322_wm
  5. Now punch or cut out.20180508_072332_wm
  6. Make sure to wipe ink off of edges of punch.  I used a baby wipe.

Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class is this week!

There’s always plenty going on here!  If you need to finish a project, have a question about a product, or just simply want to drop by then please do.  Every Monday is the day.

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This week is Card Class week.  If you haven’t RSVP’ed you still can for Thursday or Saturday!

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Remember that the retiring list is out as well as the new suite called “Share What You Love”.

If you would like to order please use host code JNTWAT2S that is good until tonight at 9 pm.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂