Mondays are amazing

From the title I bet you think that I have lost it.  Well, Mondays are amazing.  We’ve been able to create at least some of the weekend and Mondays I am here for you!  Drop in and get questions answered on the project you couldn’t figure out.  Ask about a new product.  Or simply come to say hello.

open time

If you need to plan a little further out than tomorrow…mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26th from 10-3.  This is the first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack of the season.  Don’t miss it.

xmas stack

And last, but not least, save the date for the next Card Class from Tuesday, September 5th – Saturday, September 9th.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s a day to rest…

It’s Sunday and my day to rest.  I’m not sure if this is your day but I hope you have a day blocked off to have some fun or to re-charge.  So what do you do to breathe?  Do you read a book, go hiking, jump in the car…?  Comment below with what helps you to re-focus.  For me, it will be some crafting later today.

Happy Crafting!

With Inky Fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sales, Classes, and More!

It’s Saturday and hopefully you are able to take a second and enjoy that coffee instead of gulping it down as you run out the door.  With school starting soon the hustle and bustle will be back and running full force.  So take a moment to sit down and create.  Get that page ready for the first day of school pictures.

If you think life will get crazy don’t forget to still take a moment to have some down time.  If you need something to help with that so you don’t have to think try Paper Pumpkin.  It’s 50% off now until September 10th for new subscribers.


Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

And we are back to Friday again!

This week has gone so fast I can’t believe it.  And I have to admit that I didn’t get my card or cards mailed last week.  So today I already have one mailed off and I am working on a bunch of thank you cards.  Who do you need to take note of today?  Is there someone on your mind?

Remember to take a minute to enjoy life because before you know it the kids are gone and the house is quiet again.  I have three years before my daughter finishes high school.  While I am looking forward to watching what she chooses to do in life it also terrifies me.  All that time I put in to her.  Was it enough?

My point is simply this…take time to enjoy the moments because before you know it they are gone.  Just like I intended to mail a card last week and I look up and it’s Friday again.  Go mail the card (said to me too). 🙂


Happy Crafting!

Techniques can make a card

As I was having fun with Facebook Live last night I realized how much the little things matter.  I had missed the trash can and grumbled about how much effort would be spent picking up what didn’t want to go in.  Last night’s card was proof of that.  The little bit of glue to make some of the wine red finished the card.  So, I am reminding you that it is often the little things that matter the most.  Pay attention.  Happy Crafting!


Enamel dots are not just for projects

Do you have a hard time finding out what color is what in your re-inker bottles?  Mine are all stacked up and I often can’t read the side.  Or I have had to wipe the side of the bottle (because we had too much fun) and now the label isn’t all there.  Here’s an idea for you…put an enamel dot on the top of the bottle with the corresponding ink color.


Now it’s easy to see what color is what.  If you decide to order the enamel dots on page 196 please use host code FYDPPBPN.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping is not just for paper

Stamping is for so much more than just paper.  You can stamp on glass, wood, plastic, and more.  Imagine a surface and you can stamp on it.  So, for today’s tutorial I want to talk about shrinky dinks.  You remember, right?  Those little things that got stuck in the vacuum and you loved as a kid.  Well, there still around and you can stamp on them.  Take your staz-on pad and go.  Give it a few minutes to dry after stamping and then color with either a paint pen or sharpie.  Have fun, create, and enjoy the ride.  Happy Crafting!


Card Class and More

This week is something I look forward to.  Do you?  All of the preparation is done for Card Class and now I can enjoy the best part, you.  I don’t enjoy the hours of coming up with ideas, creating, designing, and preparing.  But I love seeing your smiling faces and the joy that creating brings to you.  So, for me, this week is the best part.  When all of the work pays off.  For those of you that haven’t decided yet you have a couple more hours to let me know that you are coming.  The RSVP deadline is at noon today.

Here are the cards we are creating.


So let me know if you can make it!

Also in the works is an All Ages Watercolor Class for August 19.  Save the date for Saturday!  More details to come.

And last, but not least, our first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is coming on Saturday, August 26th.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How do you re-charge?

Sunday in my home is a day of resting and re-charging.  Not much is usually happening and everyone is more than likely home.  Today is a day of cleaning from the craft fair (swap meet) yesterday and also mopping floors.  When there are enough rocks on your kitchen floor that you put shoes on to make coffee it’s time to sweep and mop.  Hopefully I will get some time in to create, but if not I will be cleaned and ready to start the week with some new creations.

So, tell me how do you rest?  Do you go hiking, craft, clean, or simply nap all day until Monday rolls around?  Whatever you do, Happy Crafting!

Sales, Swap Meets, and Coupon Codes

As I am writing this I am grateful to be sitting.  I just finished packing up for today’s Swap Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center from 8-12:30.  Bring a little extra cash with you as the Center has a pancake breakfast as well.  I have all the “normal” crafty things (cards, magnets, etc.).  Of course there will be a chance at a raffle and a voucher to everyone that walks in the door.


I am not sure who else will show up to sell at the Swap Meet.  There has been everything from saddles and tractors to santa suits to crafts and jewelry.  Come and find a treasure.

There’s not very many promotions right now except that you can get a jump on Christmas by ordering the Carols of Christmas bundle (or any part of).


Don’t forget to redeem your coupons either.  If you have codes that you want me to apply to your order please feel free to forward them via e-mail to me.


For any on-line orders please use host code FYDPPBPN.

Well, I’d better get driving so I am not late for this Swap Meet.  See you soon!  Happy Crafting!

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