Back to school card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we sing “inch worm, inch worm…”. Did that just play in your head?

As everyone is getting ready for back to school (unless you have survived it) I am going back to the drawing board. Today’s card has a chalkboard or blackboard for the mat. I thought about that last night as I was shooting the Live, are there even chalkboards any longer? Or is everything a dry erase board or even a smart board. Nevertheless, here’s a chalkboard with an inch worm for back to school.


He’s easy to create. Grab a white card base, daffodil delight mat, basic black inner mat, and some scraps of granny apple green. Add a chalk marker and some google eyes and you are ready to go.

In the video, not only do I show you how to make this card, but I also show you some more new products from the Holiday Catalog. Come pick up your copy at the Open House on Saturday! Here’s the video link…https://youtu.be/U3oSMZ67asQ

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Only a little Christmas.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s card is created by only having a little bit of Christmas stamps. The Holiday Catalog is coming!

To learn how to create this card please go to https://youtu.be/fwrWMt-GQ5M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wintery watercolor with a hint of glitter.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am creating an elegant, almost all white Christmas card for you. I start with a Thick Whisper White Card Base. Then I cut a mat out of the Watercolor Paper and a reindeer from the dies in Whisper White Card Stock. I use the Aqua Painter to create the watercolor wash and then add a bit of glitz to it with the Wink of Stella. I also wash the deer in Wink of Stella. And then, the final touch, is to add some of the Frosted Epoxy Drops.

If you would like to watch the creation on video please go to https://youtu.be/rmHlgFbPnig.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lucky 13!

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

Lisa’s class is happening in Yucca Valley on Friday! You have until Tuesday at 7:30 pm to tell me that you are coming!

The 13th Anniversary Party is happening this Saturday! Let me know by Wednesday if you are coming so I can have projects, games, and prizes for you.

Save the date for the Christmas in July kick-off next week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Feel free to drop in today for Open Studio Time!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Simple yet elegant.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes simple is best. Take this elegant card that uses one die to create a frame. This is from the Petal Labels Dies.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add folds.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you feel like your card is flat all the time? Then add some folds. Instead of the middle being flat and stamped on add some folds. Score evenly and create an accordion pattern so you can add some depth. Add a ribbon instead of an envelope to keep it closed.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Steam punk card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we take an alternative look to embossing. For this project you will want to have multiple colors of embossing powders and/or papers. The silver foil paper, copper embossing powder, and clear embossing powder were used.

For a video on how this is done please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2dJF-AHO8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Here’s what’s happening.

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

Betty is hosting a class in her home in Yucca Valley. Let me know that you are coming.

To order please use host code HWQSGUTW to help me restock the rewards basket. If you prefer to order in person please contact me or drop by. This host code will be good until 7:30 tonight.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating with the new washi tape.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am playing with some brand new product from the Pressed Petals Suite. The new washi tape with petals to go is awesome! So easy to use and if they are not stuck on straight the petals can be repositioned. Here’s the video on how to create a couple of cards from the new washi tape. Check it out…https://youtu.be/IGwG15kp8Ew.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clear envelopes for more than just cards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ordered the clear envelopes before? Do you use them to protect your cards? That is what they were intended for. But they can also be used to organize and keep small pieces. It can also be used as a bag to hold ink. Clip the corner off and drip ink to create a background. In a pinch an envelope can also be used as somewhat of a glove to protect from ink.

How do you use the clear envelopes?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂