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Mixing and matching.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are going to mix and match.

I’ve taken some scraps of foil papers and blended them with care. First I cut them out of the Tasteful Labels Dies and then embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I want you to remember that just because there is a pine tree on something doesn’t mean it is just for Christmas.

For the background I took the Mossy Meadow Card Stock and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Queen) with the Woodland Embossing Folder.

It’s okay to mix and match pine trees with birch branches.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class is this week!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

The Card Class invitation is out and ready for you! Here is the flyer!

From left to right…we will create a sidestep card with springy donkey, slimline card with masked blending using the new blending brushes, and a cute daisy card. You will also get a bonus to help you get ready for Valentine’s Day.

The deadline to reserve your seat for Thursday is tonight! There is one seat left at Thursday’s session.

The deadline to reserve your seat for Saturday is by Wednesday! There are no seats left for the morning session and one left for the afternoon.

Let me know which session you will be attending!

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=K29JUKXE which will be good through tonight at 7:30 pm. Be looking in tomorrow’s weekly highlights or the pinned post on my page (https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) for the new link.

There are also still a few items on the Clearance Rack to check out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. I almost forgot. And Open Day! I have seats tonight.

How to release tension.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on rest to get recharged for the week.

Have you ever felt your muscles knotted up and tight? For me this is a daily occurrence. When crafting and sitting in one position I tend to get a bit tense or my muscles get fatigued. So what’s the answer? For some it might be to get a massage. For others it might be to go run or work out.

As I was searching for images for rest I came across this article talking about how yoga positions can help to release your psoas. (Psoas are a certain group of muscles that help to stabilize your spine.) So I’ve included the chart they gave for a quick reference.

If you would like to read the entire article please go to https://myergonomicchair.com/psoas-release/#header1.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New Catalog is Live!

It’s Sale Saturday! If you are looking for a deal I am not sure you will find many right now. Instead you will find a new Mini Catalog and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure that have just started with a bonus inside.

What is the bonus you ask? The bonus is five packs of paper for FREE with sign up. Now don’t groan and roll your eyes yet. Here are some things I think you should know about being a demonstrator.

  • If your wish list is long you might want to consider being a demonstrator strictly for the 20% off right from the start.
  • It is $99 plus tax to sign up with no shipping. You get $125 in products that you choose plus the five packs of paper.
  • You do not need to teach classes, but you can.
  • You do not need to have customers, but you can.
  • You do not need to ask your family to order, but you can.
  • There is nothing at all that you need to do except (here’s the hook) order or buy $300 worth of product a quarter. (So if you already buy over $75 a month with me you might consider this option.)
  • There is nothing negative that happens if you drop. Not to your credit or with me or anything. The only negative is that you are no longer an active demonstrator and you no longer get your discount.

So how does this change things for you when you sign up?

  • You have to submit your own orders. (That’s why you get 20% off.)(I am still here for questions.)
  • You come to Card Class (or any $15 class) for just $5.
  • You get gifts from me for your birthday, stamp-a-versary, and at least quarterly.

If this is something you are thinking about then contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Usually I am talking about a recent event or something that has happened. Occasionally I will talk about what a local group is doing to help. But today I thought I would talk about an organization that makes it easy to clean out your closet.

This company is helping you to re-use a box that you stuff with household items. You then print the label and ship it off to them. It’s that easy. And, yes, it is tax deductible.

So if you don’t want to go out to donate locally, you still can. The Give Back Box finds a local charity and gives it to them.

To read more about this please go to https://www.givebackbox.com.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to stamp with no ink.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I wanted to show you how to create a card with no ink. So here goes.

We have some great dies that make up for not having ink. In this case I am using “Always Dies” to create an elegant, un-inked look.

For this card here is the list of supplies you will need:

  • Thick Whisper White (or Basic White) Card Stock
  • Real Red Card Stock
  • Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Red Foil Sheet
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets (Sahara Sand)
  • Adhesive Sheet
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Always Dies
  • Stampin’ Seal +

For complete instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/h2Wq-RuQNCA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Controlling your spills.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today I want to talk to you about controlling your spills. I am not suggesting putting a lid on that cup. Instead I want you to put that tea, coffee, wine, etc. in a saucer. Take the bottom of your cup and stamp with it to create a great background. Just make sure it is completely dry or heat set it on the low setting of the Heat Tool.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Drawing on the back of your Dimensionals.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I am sharing a quick tip instead of a technique.

Have you ever had to touch the back of the Dimensional after placing it on your accent piece because you weren’t sure if you had peeled the backing off yet? An easy way to fix this is to grab a permanent marker and draw a line across the backs of each of the Dimensionals. That way when you have peeled the backing it won’t have a line on it and you won’t have to touch it.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Last day for pre-order bonus!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=BGW7KJ3B before tonight at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Please remember that this is the last day for the pre-order bonus. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here are the details.

For pre-order from now through Monday the 4th from the new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure here is the promotion.  This promotion is only through me and cannot be combined with any other offer or counted towards Club.  You can use gift certificates.  This is a one-time offer and cannot be used multiple times.  One bonus per person for one order only.

When you order $50 or more in product before shipping and tax you can pick for free:

  • Sprinkles on page 49 or
  • Pastel Pearls on page 19

When you order $100 or more in product before shipping and tax you can pick for free:

  • Matte Black Dots on page 11 or
  • Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon on page 49 or
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack on page 55 or
  • Resin Hearts on page 55

For example, if you ordered $250 then you would pick one item from the $50 list and one from the $100 list.  You would not pick multiples.

For any questions or to order please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Save the date for Card Class on Thursday, January 14 or Saturday, January 16.

Don’t push so hard that you need a break.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting to recharge for the week.

Sometimes you don’t realize how hard you are pushing until you have gone too far. This is true with almost everything. If you read too long your eyes hurt. If you run too far your legs cramp. If you don’t listen to your body and know when to take a break you might end up needing a longer break to recover instead of rest.

So what have you done to push too hard?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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