Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  It has been brought to my attention that one of our local places that gives so much back during Christmas (and the rest of the year too) has been hit hard with some changes recently.


Food For Life is accepting donations for toys for the kids.  This year Toys for Tots is NOT donating toys to any local non-profits.  Therefore any donation of toys would be most welcomed.  I am most happy to collect and then deliver so please contact me.


If you know a family that is in need of Christmas toys, please have them call Reach Out Morongo Basin to sign up for one (760-361-1410).  The toy  will be picked up at the Christmas meal.  The first 300 names will be getting toys.


Food For Life will be serving Christmas dinner at Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road from 3-5 on Saturday, December 22.  I am sure they can use all the help you are willing to give so please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Quilting with paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Since last night’s Live was about the sale and I didn’t create, I made something new this morning.  I “quilted” a card for you.  I used the Tailored Punch, Cookie Cutter Stamp Set with punch, and the Classic Label Punch.  Pick any Christmas paper (here I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper) and get punching.

I started in the middle and worked my way out.

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After covering the entire mat, I flipped it over and trimmed the excess with scissors.

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After trimming the excess I was left with a mat that looks like this.

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To finish the card and pull the color of the mat in, I stamped santa and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink.  Santa is popped up by dimensionals.  Everything else is glued by snail adhesive.  Don’t forget the metallic pearls to finish it off.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three textured cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I have three cards for you.  They are all done with the same products but in different ways.

The first card was done by running the white mat through the embossing folder and then laying the accent pieces over top.

The second card was done by gluing the accent pieces before running it through the Big Shot.  This gives the impression of it being all one piece or an inlaid effect.

The third card has no background texture but instead has texture only on the accent pieces.  (the foil pieces)

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For full instructions please watch the YouTube Video (https://youtu.be/vgAEJ9ZyRDs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mastering the swipe.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The swipe is not a hard technique but it does take some practice.  If you push too hard you get too much ink or you could damage your pad.  If you push too lightly then you don’t have enough background and have to start over.  There is definitely a sweet spot.

So the first few that you do I would encourage you to do on a scrap piece of card stock.  It needs to be similar to your final product otherwise it will soak up the ink differently and your practice will be for nothing.  Here’s a photo of some finished cards.

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For the video on how to do this please go to Swipe Video (https://youtu.be/VFxKQka_HV4).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you becomes joy.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the card that is created with the Celebrate You thinlits.

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To learn how to create this card please watch the Video (https://youtu.be/B_oXzMZfuEs).

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 🙂

Card Class Week

It’s Management Monday!  Here’s what’s happening in the next week or so.

  1. Card Class is happening this week!  If you haven’t RSVP’ed then please do!1538748753642
  2. Would anyone like to attend the Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am?  Let me know if you want to meet up to have some fun and see a great parade!
  3. Come on out to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 27.  I will be handing out candy to the kids while supplies last.1524581991165
  4. Save the date for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, October 27 in the evening.  We will be creating 16 cards.  More details to come.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

This will be short and sweet since I have cooking to get to.

The invitations are out for the New York New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st.  If you did not receive yours please let me know.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Christmas Sales!

I just got back from being gone the week and I missed all of you.  It was great fun but I have to say that I miss my “work” and fellow crafters.  So let’s celebrate me being back behind my desk (crafting or blogging).

Get 15% additionally off any Christmas stamp set, embellishment, or ribbon.  If it says “happy holidays” (or anything similar) or is red and green from now until Tuesday night I will take off an additional 15%.  This is only through me and only available as an in-person order.  That means no online orders.  You have to contact me to get the additional 15% off.

I am available today and Tuesday via phone and any time via e-mail, text, or message.

To order online please use host code WUR7D3CD through Tuesday night.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When Christmas ribbon becomes Valentine accents.

Don’t throw away your Christmas ribbon.  That red ribbon becomes a great accent for Valentine’s Day.  Start thinking outside the box.  Just about anything allotted for Christmas can be re-purposed for Valentine’s Day.  Remember to look sideways, upside down, and backwards at your supplies.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂