Giving Back for World Card Making Day!

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day I encourage you to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I don’t know if you are aware but the first Saturday in October is known as World Card Making Day.  Since I will be vending at the Gem & Mineral Show at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree I figured I could give back to you.  Anyone that stops by my booth on Saturday will be able to create a card to send to brighten someone’s day for FREE!  This is my way of celebrating World Card Making Day!  So come on by and share a smile, a stamp, and some ink to create something that will make an impact in someone’s mailbox.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  See you soon!

When leaves fall.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  This card was created with the gradient effect.  It can be done with a sponge dauber or baby wipe.

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For the video please go to video of falling leaves (https://youtu.be/wyxwWmyNadI).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Accents are for more than just cards or tags.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Do you ever use a product in only one way and never think that it could be used for something else?  I often do this so please don’t think it’s only you.

Recently I was putting a bulletin board together and remembered that our Big Shot dies can also be used for big things, not just cards and tags.  I forget that the shapes can become pieces of a flag, flower, and so much more.  So, just a friendly reminder to think outside the box and ask if you don’t know what else to do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Seeing the forest for the trees.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Have you heard the saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees?  Well, today we are creating the trees so you are good.  I don’t know if you could see it, but there is a bit of Wink of Stella Clear added to the trees to mimic snow.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a link to the video to see how to make it.  Deer in the forest video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Country Lane Suite

So, do you hear John Denver?  Every time I hear or say Country Lane Suite I think of that song.  You know which one.  The one stuck in your head now.

Last night I created with this great new suite called Country Lane.  I love the colors, textures, and images.  Now I have to figure out how to bring the cotton to life.  I think that’s next week’s project.  But for this week, enjoy the texture and layers that come with this card.

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Here’s the video link on how to create this card…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkMYn2Y9Ek.

And, as promised, here’s the finished card from Tuesday’s technique.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When pieces become the main attraction.

You’ve heard the phrase one man’s trash is another’s treasure?  Well, in this case, the scraps become the main attraction.  I was recently cutting out some labels from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and realized that one of the leftovers was very cool looking.  I needed to save this piece and make it an accent for a card.

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Tune in tonight on the Facebook Live event to see what this becomes.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cards and a wash.

Penny is recovering but still has a bit to go.  I am putting together a care package for her by mid next week.  This means cards and gift cards for dinner.  They usually go out so I thought gift cards for places that deliver or have curbside service would be good for hubby to pick up.  That way something would be “normal”.  If you would like to bring a card or contribute to the gift card basket simply let me know.

Here is the schedule.

I will be up at Yucca Valley High School today from 9:30-11:00 am.  If you bring at least a card I will give you a ticket to get your car washed by the kids for FREE.  This is my way of giving back to you and saying thanks.  I have 4 tickets, so the first 4 gets a clean car.

On Tuesday I will be up at the Yucca Valley Walmart for National Night Out from 5-7:30.  You can bring your cards or contributions then.  Sorry, no car wash.

Thanks for being part of this crazy crafty family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

When wood becomes swiss cheese.

Today’s card has a certain tang to it, much like when you bite in to a good slice of cheese.  Here’s how this one was created.

The card base is from Soft Suede Card Stock cut at 5 1/2 ” on the 11 ” side.  It is scored at 4 1/4″.

The Very Vanilla mat is cut at 5 ” x 3 3/4 “.

The Wood Texture background is punched from circle punches 1/2″, 1″, and 1 3/4”.

The tree is stamped and die cut from the Rooted in Nature bundle.

The “thank you” comes from the new In Season bundle also stamped in Old Olive.

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If you would like to see the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KB7d5o2VBY to watch.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mondays are a great start to the week!

I’ve heard many complain about Mondays being the start of the work week, the hangover from the weekend, or just simply muddling through.  I am choosing for today to be great!  I keep reading that attitude is everything.  Let’s test it!

So for this week…it’s CARD CLASS week!  If you have not already RSVP’ed today is the last day for Thursday’s session.  Wednesday is the last day for Saturdays’ sessions.  Let me know that you are coming!

I’m already working on the cards for August’s class…it’s going to be GREAT!

Next week on Thursday the 26th is the Encouragement Card Class.  Sandy Smith hosts and mails the cards to Girls Love Mail.  Come on out for dinner and a chance to create 5 cards.  Cost is $15.  It’s a good time.

The 28th has two events.  In the morning I will be at the Farmers’ Market from 8-noon.  Come out to see what’s new.  And in the afternoon will be the 12th Anniversary Party!  Come celebrate with me!

If you would like to order online please use host code J92PTFKA to help Jodi earn FREE products.  If you prefer to order in person this order will be submitted on Saturday night.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂