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Salad Spinner for a Background

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

Do you have a salad spinner sitting around your house? Is it being used? Now I am not going to tell you that you should eat more salads. Instead I am going to say to pull it in your craft room. Place your card front in the bottom of the spinner. Drop some ink on the card stock, close it up, and spin away. Make sure to wait until it stops spinning before opening that lid. And you might just want to wait until the card stock dries.

Once it is dry you have a splatter background ready to go for your card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stampin’ Blends for the splatter.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you how to create a splatter background.

Simply grab a Stampin’ Blend or a Stampin’ Write Marker and tap the bottom third of the barrel against the side of your finger. The ink will come out in a splatter and you will get a unique background every time.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class, Free Stamp Set, Holiday Hours, and More!


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

If you would like the new digital stamp set United for Creativity then go to https://www.stampinup.com/ and click on the banner for it. It’s free and here to celebrate World Diversity Day. There are some moving images in this set so take a look.

There is an order going in tonight! Please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=7ZWDPSZT by Tuesday, June 1st at 7:30 pm! This helps me to continue to reward you and do giveaways for the birthday club, VIP Events, Open Houses, and more. This also gets you the materials to create this project (with an order $50 or more in product).

I am closed today for Memorial Day. Please join me next Monday.

The Pay It Forward Event flyer was a blast! If you missed it there is still time to donate cards. I will be mailing the box on Wednesday, June 2. Let me know if you are planning on dropping some off or mailing them so I know to look for them.

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Save the date for Card Class on Saturday, June 5 and Thursday, June 10.

Please note that the New Catalog Open House has been moved to July 17.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

With security comes rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging for a great start to your week.

I have noticed since things are opening back up that I am resting better. Since I am able to work life is slowly getting back to “normal”. Not a new normal, but normal.

Have you found that you rest better when you feel secure? Do you not feel attacked or on guard?

So as you sit and enjoy this Sunday please take a minute to evaluate why you are feeling anxious or guarded. Or if you are not simply enjoy the day. Life is better when you are not having to look over your shoulder.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bonuses, Sign Ups, Retiring List, and Jewels


It’s Sale Saturday!

While there is not much on sale there are a couple of bonuses and a wait list.

There is a host bonus through June 14! If you order or buy $250 or more in product you get the normal 10% of host rewards and a $25 bonus! Please let me know ASAP as my weekends are already full and I am now booking during the week!

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And, if that’s not enough, when you choose to get a discount you also get an additional $25 FREE in your Starter Kit and FREE shipping. Ask me more about this! This is only until May 31 so please don’t hesitate!

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If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=7ZWDPSZT. This link will be good through Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

In the weekly newsletter that went out on Tuesday, I sent out a list of what is retiring from the Mini Catalog that finishes on June 30. If you need the list re-sent or in a larger font please contact me. Some will be discounted and all are while supplies last starting Tuesday morning. Please let me know what is on your list so I can get it ordered before it runs out.

If the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels are on your list please tell me! I have a wait list started for these dazzlers that are currently not available. When they do come back in stock I will notify you as to how many packs you will like and order them. Just let me know if you want on the “list”.

Just a quick reminder that I am closed Monday for the holiday but will be checking messages first thing in the morning on Tuesday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Go have lunch.

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

I am going to keep this short and sweet today. When a friend asks you to lunch…go. Make time for relationships. Work and cleaning will only get you so far. Now don’t live in a pig pen but don’t expect to be in a museum either. Live with moderation. As for now, I’m going to lunch.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create with a hybrid embossing folder.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to introduce you to something new…the hybrid embossing folder. It’s not a Prius but it does double duty. You see you can use it as an embossing folder on its own or the dies on their own. Or you can use them together…hence the hybrid part.

By using them together you are able to cut a step in your card making. So if you are making a bunch of cards this will save you much needed time.

For this project you will need:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock
  • Early Espresso Card Stock
  • Bumblebee Card Stock
  • Basic White Card Stock
  • Early Espresso Ink Pad
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder (includes dies)
  • Art in Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set

For complete instructions please go to the video, https://youtu.be/B-GkQa8uYuU. If you comment by Friday you will get the full instructions on this project. If you order $50 or more by Tuesday then you will get the materials to create this card as well.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Ovals for petals.

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

Did you know that the Double Oval Punch can be used to create flower petals? Just punch away and see what else you can create.

The center of the daisy was also from the Double Oval Punch, but I shortened up the oval.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A little color goes a long way.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to talk to you about color. Today I am using color in a very small way.

I start with a card base and then emboss a mat of the same color. Then I add just a touch of color to a small accent to tease the viewer.

What ideas does this bring to your mind?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bonuses, Digital Download, Open Day, Holiday Hours, and More!

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

Today is the last day to let me know that you are getting a paper, ribbon, and/or packaging share! Let me know!

If you would like the new digital stamp set United for Creativity then go to https://www.stampinup.com/ and click on the banner for it. It’s free and here to celebrate World Diversity Day. There are some moving images in this set so take a look.

There is an order going in tonight! Please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=E2A7C43J by Monday, May 24th at 7:30 pm! This helps me to continue to reward you and do giveaways for the birthday club, VIP Events, Open Houses, and more. This also gets you the materials to create this project (with an order $50 or more in product).

Come to craft, shop, pick up an order, or simply say hello. Consumables are available for the project you are working on at cost. Non-consumables such as ink, stamps, punches, and dies are available at no cost to you. Please bring your own adhesive and card stock. See you soon!

I will be closed next Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. Please make a note on your calendar.

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The Pay It Forward Event flyer was a blast! If you missed it there is still time to donate cards. I will be mailing the box on Tuesday, June 1. Let me know if you are planning on dropping some off or mailing them so I know to look for them.

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Save the date for Card Class on Saturday, June 5 and Thursday, June 10.

Please note that the New Catalog Open House has been moved to July 17.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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