Getting ready for Christmas cards!

It’s Sale Saturday! Since I am at OnStage I figured I would run my own promotion to get you thinking about your Christmas cards. I know it’s been hard to get in the spirit of things when it is still over 80 degrees on most days here in the desert. But we are 6 weeks away from Christmas so it is time to get going (me included). So, are you ready?

Here is the promotion…

  • When you place an order online, via email, phone, messenger, text, whatever before Monday night at 7:30 pm you will get FREE product! Do I have your attention? All right…let me give you the details now.
  • You place an order of $50 or more before tax and shipping.
  • In that order you need to have at least one pack of card stock. It can be thick card stock, any color, designer series paper, or one of the 6X6 stacks. Just paper.
  • You will get a free pack of envelopes from me upon delivery of your order. If you order online I will send them with your thank you note. Please specify whether you want white or vanilla.
  • For every $50 and pack of paper you will get a pack of envelopes for FREE! So if you order $120 worth of product and 3 packs of paper you will get 2 packs of envelopes from me.

Not only am I running the envelope promotion but I am also making someone the host. If the group order totals $150 then I can choose a host. If you place an order at $50 or more you will be eligible to be randomly chosen as the host. I will be contacting you on Monday evening to choose your FREE products!

If you would like to order online please use host code EFKBYR3U. Right now the host is me, but will change when a mystery host is picked.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Please remember that I am in session for OnStage and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Plan now, stress less later.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and recharge.

With about a month and a half to go before Christmas I am sitting here in my pajamas wondering where the year went. And my second thought is I have some work to do. Christmas cards, swaps, craft fairs, and …and…and…

So today I am planning and ordering so I have the supplies to do what I need to do. I just have to remember to take action on that plan so I don’t end up with cases of tic tacs that I forgot about much like last year. As you are ordering make sure to write down a list of what has been ordered and for what. This will keep things organized and will hopefully prevent you from buying something in a rush.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to be the same but different.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating Christmas cards with the Peacock Foils and the Perfectly Plaid paper with the Pine Tree Punch. They are super easy to create and look how fast they come together.

To watch the video and learn how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/V88OOeL5m-M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want an image that is more concave you will want the back of the folder where it is blank or the copyright is displayed.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, Mossy Meadow Mat, Blue Peacock Foil Paper for inner mat, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper with the ornament punch, and ribbon.

For full instructions and the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9n_-Sr2PI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Holiday Catalog is Coming!

It’s Sale Saturday! Do you hear the bells? The sleigh bells? I know it’s August but the Holiday Catalog is about to go live. Have you told me that you want your copy?

You can pick up your copy at the Open House on the 17th or I will have times the following week that I will be available both in 29 Palms as well as in Yucca Valley. If you are not local I will mail it to you for FREE!

But, for now, the clearance rack has some great deals! Go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack.

To help Jodi please use host code 3EDTMSUU that will be good until Monday evening at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where circles become Christmas.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using circles to create a Christmas card. Yes, Christmas. Did you know that circles, squares, ovals, and basic shapes can build to create just about anything?

Watch tonight on Facebook Live at 7 pm to find out what creation these circles become. Here is the link to the page, https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cleaning up…

It’s Sabbath Sunday and today is a little different than most Sundays. Since Christmas is right around the corner today is a catch up, clean up kind of day for me. Last night was the Open House so I will be cleaning a bit and then taking some inventory. It’s time to clean out the Christmas craft fair inventory and begin for spring and Valentine’s Day. I will put some work in today so I don’t have to tomorrow or Tuesday.

What are you up to today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Farmers’ Market and Open House

It’s Management Monday!  There’s still plenty going on through Saturday and then I will slow down until New Year’s. 

On Saturday I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms.  Come get your last minute stocking stuffers and vouchers for the new year.  I will also have the new catalogs available.

Come on out on Saturday, December 22 from 4-7 to pick up your new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure!  There will be snacks, a FREE project, and of course the new catalogs.  Please remember no kids, no hubbies, and no mess to clean up.  RSVP by Thursday, December 20 so I have a project prepared for you.  See you Saturday! 

If you would like to order please use host code DWKV37QG by tonight at 9 pm.  This will help me to re-stock the rewards basket.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂