It’s okay to be crooked.

It’s Technique Tuesday! I hear from many of you while you craft say that it’s not perfect. Well…it’s handmade. 🙂 One of my crafters would say “better done than perfect” (miss you Fran since you moved away).

My point is if you can’t do it straight then don’t. Make crafting work for you, not the other way around. If you don’t like bows then do knots instead. There is always another option.

Here is my answer to not being straight…don’t be.

Do it so crooked that it looks “perfect”.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Last day for current catalog!

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

This is the LAST day for the current catalog and before some of the products’ prices increase. If you would like to order please get it to me before 5:00 pm.

This is also the last day to let me know if you want in on the Papershare. I need 3 more crafters to subscribe by tonight before I am able to have this go. Let me know if you want in.

The new catalog begins tomorrow at 11 am! The first order will be in by 2 pm. Please let me know if you would like to be one of the first to get brand new product!

There is no class this week since it is my daughter, Tara’s, 17th birthday on Saturday. Save the date for Stamp of the Month, Card Class on Tuesday the 11th, Thursday the 13th, or Saturday the 15th. Shirley’s class is on the 22nd and Betty on the 29th. Invites coming soon!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you resting?

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you resting today or are you doing that on Monday with the holiday and all? I am driving out to see one of my desert kids show her horse with the 4H Club for the first time. And then it’s back home to rest until a dinner party for a special birthday. Do you have plans?

So my plan to rest will happen on Monday. I will not be open on Monday for studio time. But I will be back at it on Tuesday.

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at Carol’s Card Class on Thursday in Yucca Valley. The deadline is Tuesday and this is the very last $10 class I will be teaching. On June 1 classes go up to $15.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

And the birthday continues…

It’s Sale Saturday! The last week or so of Sale-A-Bration is upon us. Don’t wait because it will be gone before you know it. Also, if you haven’t heard there is a birthday promotion going on until Monday. Check out yesterday’s post if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about. And to tie things up the virtual kit class is up also. There is lots going on so if you need more details or have questions just contact me. There is no stupid question. Honest.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back to you!

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward! Since it’s my birthday today I have decided to give back to you. Without you I wouldn’t be here. I am so grateful that you enjoy classes and support my efforts with your orders. Thank you.

For the full details of this personal promotion please have a look at the email that went out this morning at 6 am or here’s the link…https://mailchi.mp/e5767355abce/birthday-promotion.

Happy Shopping and Crafting to You!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

DIY Class and more!

It’s Management Monday! Come on by Desert Rebel on Friday any time from 2-5 pm and create!

Join me for my birthday for not only a project but also a little sweet treat!

Watch on Saturday morning the 23rd for some great prizes! Instead of throwing a Mourning Party I am passing everything off in prizes for you. Be watching for more details at 6 am on Saturday.

If you would like to order online please use host code S9EMECGD to help Jodi. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This host code will be open until 7:30 pm tonight.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spinning apes and how to create them.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Watch as I create a card with a spinning ape. You will want to cut a piece of card stock for a card base and score in the middle. Then you will cut mats of the same color that are light enough to stamp on at 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5″ X 3 3/4″. The smaller mat you will cut with two circles. Make sure there is a 3/8″ gap between the center circle and the cut out so the pennies can slide in the gap. Stamp as wanted.

For the slider portion you will use two pennies and two dimensionals and create a sandwich. This will slide in to create your spinner portion.

For further instruction please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsn8fwdx0do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Let the paper talk.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day that I let the backgrounds speak for themselves. Sometimes I look at a piece of Designer Series Paper and say that is too busy. Instead look at how you can cut pieces out to make accents. It might be too busy as a whole but in pieces it could be beautiful. Or simply let the background speak for itself.

Sometimes the paper is busy enough to speak for itself. So when you look at the paper make sure to look at it as a whole, in pieces, or on its own.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

24 Hour Sale, Farmers’ Market, and Stamp-A-Stack

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

On Tuesday the 24 Hour Sale will happen!  This is our way of saying come celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday.

If you would like to order online please use host code MTNHMDXY.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

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Stop by the Farmers’ Market on Saturday!  If you have a little one come say “trick or treat”.

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And if you haven’t already RSVP’ed please don’t wait because Stamp-A-Stack is here!

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Birthdays, celebrations, and memories.

It’s not about the day especially, but it is about making a memory.  It’s about celebrating with that person and making them feel like they matter.  That’s why we do what we do.  As I sit here with a bucket of cards ready to go out I hope they matter because you do.

This week I was reminded how it feels to receive some happy mail.  It’s a great reminder of why we do what we do when it comes back.  Here’s a glance at the happy mail from this week.

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I will continue to post until I am back to grocery store ads and bills.  Thank you for filling me so I can continue with what I do.

Now go mail a card or share a smile.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂